Hey, Bloom for Life family!
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted articles on this site, but that’s just because I regularly write for the site True Activist – ever heard of it?
When I’m not creating delectable plant-based recipes, I’m helping expose unjust happenings and health-related news. It’s pretty grand.
However, one article I wrote REALLY caught my attention as it pertains to an experience I recently went through. You probably know about the fluoride controversy, and how sodium fluoride is now classified as a neurotoxin.
What? You didn’t! That’s crazy.
Yep, even Harvard University states on its website that “extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies.”
So why do we still ingest it when it can only be beneficial when used topically and in incremental amounts? Well that, my friend, is the question. Some states have reduced the levels of fluoride in the water due to findings like this one which was published in The Lancet, but little change has taken place since.
And oftentimes I forget to give it much thought, but I recently went to the dentist and decided I’d get a fluoride treatment after being talked into it by a holistic minded dentist. Boy, was that a mistake.
It’s taken THREE DAYS for me to feel semi-normal again, after the intense detox that started shortly after the treatment was applied. There are a number of reasons we need to avoid ingesting excess fluoride (which is not only in the water, but is in fluoridated toothpastes and some foods). Unfortunately, it’s hard to do.
For this reason, I’m sharing an article I recently wrote about how to detox fluoride from your body. Please take this content seriously and share with friends and family members! Sodium fluoride used to be used as rat poison – let’s think twice about ingesting it at all!
6 Ways To Detox Fluoride – A Known Neurotoxin – From Your Body
For years, health experts have been debating about whether or not sodium fluoride is toxic to the human body. Small amounts applied topically may prevent tooth decay, but there is little evidence suggesting that fluoride improves health when it is ingested.
In fact, according to the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, the additive is actually a neurotoxin and is classified in the same category as arsenic, lead, and mercury. Because it is commonly ingested through fluoridated water, certain foods, and commercial toothpastes, researchers believe that the additive is contributing to a worldwide “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity” that results in disabilities such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments.
The report coincides with 2013 findings by a Harvard University meta-analysis which was funded by the National Institutes of Health. The researchers concluded that children in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower’ IQ scores than those who live in areas with low amounts of fluoride in their water supply. In addition, the Harvard website states that “extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies.” In addition, “little is known about the substance’s impact on children’s neurodevelopment.”
Despite these findings, fluoride is still added to approximately 60% of the United States’ water supply. This is especially concerning, considering that sodium fluoride was once used as rat poison.
Because the cumulative toxin accumulates in the human body and can manifest in problems over time, including dental fluorosis – or far worse health issues, it’s important every individual follows the steps below to eliminate the additive from their body.
Note: You might experience detox symptoms at first – such as headaches, sluggishness, or aches and pains, but this is a sign foreign agents are leaving your body. Drink plenty of water and follow the six steps listed below to naturally eliminate fluoride from your system.
1) Get Adequate Iodine
Iodine is an important element for the normal metabolism of cells, especially thyroid hormones. It pushes the fluoride from your body via urine. Some good sources of iodine include seaweed (nori, dulse, wakame, etc…), cranberries, organic yogurt, potatoes, organic strawberries, and organic navy beans.
2) Consume More Boron
Boron is a natural element that helps flush fluoride from your body. Boron-rich foods include most nuts, dates, prunes, honey, broccoli, bananas, and avocado.
3) Eat Some Tamarind
This African fruit and spice is used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine. It can be used in a tincture or tea to cleanse the body of fluoride.
4) Increase Magnesium/Calcium Intake
Most people are deficient in magnesium because the soils have been depleted of this mineral through modern agricultural methods. It plays an important role, however, in the metabolism and synthesis of nutrients within your cells. It also inhibits the absorption of fluoride into your cells. Along with magnesium, calcium seems to help attract fluoride away from bones and teeth, allowing the body to eliminate it.
Both should be taken together, and this can easily be accomplished by consuming dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, organic yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, and dark chocolate.
5) General Liver Cleanse
The most important step to detoxify from excess fluoride may be to cleanse your liver. The liver is responsible for over 400 functions in the body, and when it gets overburdened, a number of symptoms may manifest. Because fluoride isn’t a product found naturally in the body, some sources claim that it may get stuck in the liver.
If you drink lemon water upon rising and eat liver-friendly foods, such as garlic, turmeric, lemons, limes, and avocado, your body will have an easier time removing heavy metals and toxins.
6) Sit In A Sauna
Saunas are great for ridding your body of toxins, as they inspire the body to sweat them out. The penetrating heat feels good, as well. Just be sure to drink plenty of water before and after to prevent dehydration. If you have any medical conditions, consult your healthcare provider first.
By adopting a wholesome, plant-based diet, getting plenty of exercise, receiving 15-20 minutes of sunlight per day, thinking positive thoughts, and taking time off to keep your stress levels in check, you’ll find that you feel better and have more energy than before. These additional tips will improve your body’s ability to detox fluoride and other toxins from your system, as well.
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