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The Fluoride Debate: Rethinking Toothpaste and Water for Optimal Health

November 15, 20231 min read

Many dentists advocate for fluoride in toothpaste, praising its cavity-fighting abilities. However, emerging research challenges this long-standing recommendation, shedding light on the potential health risks associated with fluoride exposure. Found in both toothpaste and water, fluoride is a toxin that, once absorbed, is only partially eliminated by the kidneys. The rest accumulates in various tissues, including bones, teeth, the brain, fat, and blood vessels.

Accumulated fluoride has been linked to a range of health issues, such as impaired learning, memory loss, diminished intelligence, mood disorders, arthritis, bone cancer, diabetes, and mottled teeth—a condition marked by chalky enamel and brown discoloration. Skeletal fluorosis, a disease resulting from excessive fluoride in the bones, leads to weakened bones, causing stiffness and joint pain. Additionally, fluoride has been associated with impaired thyroid function, contributing to symptoms like hypothyroidism, characterized by low body temperature, weight gain, depression, and fatigue.

Given our constant exposure to various chemicals in food, personal care products, household cleaners, and even the air we breathe, it's prudent to minimize the toxins we absorb to alleviate the surge in chronic symptoms. While urging caution, I advocate for small, manageable steps that collectively yield significant improvements in future health.

Interestingly, countries like Finland and the Netherlands have ceased water fluoridation, acknowledging the potential health risks. New studies continue to highlight the insidious impact of fluoride accumulation on overall health.

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Brandon Drake

Brandon, the VP of Business Development at LabSmarts, empowers practitioners with bio-individualized blood work interpretation software, enhancing accuracy and efficiency in analysis while preserving personalized healthcare philosophies for optimal patient care. Brandon also works as Business Development Consultant at a leading CRM company. His role involves fostering partnerships with individuals and organizations keen on optimizing their operational processes and elevating customer and prospect interactions. The overarching objective is to catalyze business growth. Brandon’s approach centers on in-depth comprehension of your unique business landscape, objectives, and pain points. This enables him to discern how his company’s CRM technology can effectively resolve your specific challenges. His foremost aim is to empower customers to harness the full potential of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, thereby streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering growth, all while maintaining the human touch in the digital age. Brandon Drake

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