Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Great Fluoride Debate

Albert Einstein's nephew, Dr. E.H. Bronner warned, "As a research chemist of established standing, I built within the past 22 years, 3 American chemical plants and licensed 6 of my 53 patents. Based on my years of practical experience in the health-food and chemical field, let me warn: fluoridation of drinking water is criminal insanity, sure national suicide. Don't do it."

Have you ever tried to research a topic that goes back 60 years? I've read just a tiny portion of reports on the fluoridation of water, and have come to my own conclusions that fluoride in water is not for me or for my family. I even love my animals too much to give them tap water that has fluoride in it.
I know, the government's reasoning is short but well-taught from childhood. Fluoride protects our teeth. Period, plain and simple, right? Well, maybe not.
One google search, youtube-watching or fact-checking, shows how this is BIG BUSINESS!
The Fluoride Debate, by Dr. F.B. Exner, F.A.C.R. states: "The one utterly relentless force behind fluoridation is American 'big industry' and the motive is not profit as such, but fear. Fear of colossal damage suits, and fear that official intervention will begin to mushroom wherever fluoride devastates air, water, soil and all forms of life. Added to this is fear of forfeiting the legally permissible level for dumping fluoride wastes into water supplies which is presently in effect for the specific purpose of accommodating industry."
It makes me worry when America is one of the only countries that allows and supports fluoridation. 99% of Western Continental Europe has rejected, banned, or stopped water fluoridation.
What do they know that we are not being told?
I don't know, but I am convinced to get another source for my drinking water besides the stuff that comes out of my tap at home.
One plan is to get a water filtration system for your home. It will go a long way to clean out the pollutants in your water. Yes, there are others! I have spent countless dollars on reverse osmosis water, bottled water, and a home water filtration system.
So, in my search for more freedom from corporate-control and health, I stumbled upon some encouraging information. It said to look in your local area for artesian or natural water springs. The water source comes from deep within the earth and remains a constant, cold temperature as it pours out of the mouth into our water bottles. All I had to do was ask the elderly people in my hometown, if they knew where any natural water springs were located. Not only did they know, but their eyes lit up as they told me stories of how they used to gather water and drink from it when they were young. Imagine my delite, when I found my dream water source only 1 block away from my house! The spring pours out strong and cold. The water tastes better than any I have ever tasted. The best thing is it's FREE and UNFLUORIDATED! (And UNCHLORINATED, which is a whole other topic!) Just to be on the safe side, I called the local biology department of the college here and asked to talk to anyone who has completed water samples on the spring. Sure enough, the local was more than willing to give me a full report and even said he would rather drink from the spring than from the tap in his home.
Just a side note, it is a waste of time to call your local health department upon finding a spring. They will give you a stock answer and tell you it is "not safe" drinking from springs. You are better off asking a local biologist or having your own water samples taken.
Phew~ I may not know all I should about fluoride in our water supply, but I know enough to try to find a better way.
Thank God for natural springs!
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Alea said...

You are fortunate to live so close to a natural spring! I have never let my family drink floridated water. I have never let my kids have flouride treatments from the dentist, flouride drops from the doctor (Dr. tried to prescribe after he asked if we had flouridated water and I said no), or flouridated toothpaste. Yet none of them have cavities - not one (my oldest kids are 19 and 17, so they have had a few years to acquire them if they wanted to). I don't buy into the theory that you have to have flouride in your water to have strong teeth. Eating healthy foods, brushing thoroughly and flossing have been all that has been necessary for our family. I will step off my soapbox now.

We have always used some type of filtration system for our water. I might add a nearby spring to my list of requirements for our next home. :)

DandelionHeart said...

Wonderful Alea! It looks like you have really read your research on this. I looked at some reports yesterday, that have proven the countries that do not allow fluoridation in water have the same or BETTER cavity prevention rates as we do. We would never be told this by those who make the policies. Also, the research is showing those areas with the highest levels of fluoride in water, actually have higher dental bills due to fluorosis! There are some strong advocates for fluoridation in water, they will say we are "quacks" and can not tell what is best for our health. But, the teeth don't lie! They are one of the first signs that show how well we are doing in meeting our nutritional needs. If they are showing damage something needs to change!
Thanks so much for your feedback!

DandelionHeart said...

very interesting interview on drinking water, flouride, and how to filter your water.

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