The Dangers of Fluoride and Fluoridation
Albert Schatz, Ph.D - "Fluoridation ... it is the greatest
fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it has been perpetrated on
more people than any other fraud has." Professor Albert Schatz,
Ph.D. (Microbiology), Discoverer of streptomycin and Nobel Prize Winner.
Dr. Charles Gordon Heyd - "I am appalled at the prospect of
using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that
will produce serious effects on a long range basis. Any attempt to use
water this way is deplorable." Dr. Charles Gordon Heyd is the former
president of the American Medical Association.
January 2011 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control today issued
a startling report that admits 2 in 5 children in America show signs of fluoride
poisoning (streaking, spotting or pitting of teeth due to dental fluorosis).
The agency concluded that fluoride levels need to be lowered in municipal
water supplies, reducing fluoride to 0.7 milligrams per liter (the previous
recommended upper limit was 1.2 milligrams per liter). This ends over
five decades of the U.S. government recommending up to 1.2 milligrams
of fluoride in every liter of water. But even the new lower levels are
still more than enough to cause serious harm to children, and when mothers
make infant formula using fluoridated tap water, they inadvertently
poison their infants with hundreds of times the level of fluoride that
would normally be found in healthy human breast milk.
The Devil's Poison: How fluoride is killing you
Fluoride and fluoridation will go down as one of the greatest controversies
of the 20th century. Up until the early 1940's, fluorine's effect on
life was always deemed poisonous. It was proven to be altering enzymes
used by living organisms to carry out a multitude of essential processes.
Fluorine, the most reactive element on the planet, is also the strongest
Scientists in the 1930's and 1940's experimented with
this element to create the most deadly nerve gases, rocket fuel, and
radioactive U235 for the bomb. As a wood preservative, rodentcide and
insecticide, fluorine compounds are second to none. As an Orthodontist,
I began investigating the increasingly prevalent lines and spots that
I saw on the enamel of children. Like rings on a tree, they indicate
excessive fluorine exposure.
I started to ask the question, "How does
fluorine cause these marks?" Chronic doses of fluoride, like arsenic
and lead, accumulate in our bodies causing a blockage in the way cells
breathe and leads to the malformation of collagen. Cancer, diabetes,
thyroid and neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, heart disease,
arthritis and bone loss osteoporosis have all been linked to chronic fluoride
ingestion. We are now exposed to increasing doses of fluoride from toothpaste,
rinses, water, food, medicines, showering, bathing, and even the air
that we breathe. Our environment has become a literal fluoride dumping
ground. This book explores many chronic diseases that plague man today
and looks at the scientists that connected these diseases to chronic
exposures of fluoride.
In The Fluoride Deception. video, Christopher Bryson, an award-winning
journalist and former producer at the BBC, discusses the findings of
his new book The Fluoride Deception. "Bryson marshals an impressive
amount of research to demonstrate fluoride's harmfulness, the ties between
leading fluoride researchers and the corporations who funded and benefited
from their research, and what he says is the duplicity with which fluoridation
was sold to the people. The result is a compelling challenge to the
reigning dental orthodoxy, which should provoke renewed scientific scrutiny
and public debate.
Serious Health Conditions Caused by Fluoride
Osteoporosis and Arthritis: Scientists at EPA in Washington have declared that there is every
reason to believe that the increasing numbers of people with carpal-tunnel syndrome
and arthritis-like pains are due to the mass fluoridation of drinking water.
On July 9, 1998 the Manchester Guardian reported news of fluoride poisoned water
in Central India, from untested wells drilled in the 1980s, causing severe arthritic
damage to tens of millions of people -- a national disaster. Fluoride is the
most bone seeking element known to mankind. The US Public Health Service has
stated that fluoride makes the bones more brittle and dental enamel more porous.
Hip fractures: Drinking fluoridated water will double the number of
hip fractures for both older men and women. Extremely low levels of water fluoridation
0.1 ppm still produced statistically significant increased hip fractures. (Bordeaux
Study JAMA 1994).
According to Dr. J. William Hirzy (vice-president of the NFFE
LOCAL 2050, the union representing all scientists at the EPA, Washington, D.C.)
there have been 5 epidemiological studies done since 1990, in three different
countries, all showing a higher increase in hip fractures in fluoridated communities.
Some studies have indicated a 87% higher risk of hip fractures to the elderly
in areas where water fluoridation was even below 1.5 ppm.
Cancer: Fluoride was found to be an equivocal carcinogen by the National
Cancer Institute Toxicological Program. Further studies by the New Jersey Department
of Health have now confirmed a 6.9 fold increase in bone cancer in young males.
Earlier studies had found a 5% increase in all types of cancers in fluoridated
communities. In 1981, Dean Burk, for many decades Chief Chemist at the US National
Cancer Institute, testified at congressional hearings, reporting that at least
40,000 cancer deaths in 1981 were attributable to fluoride. 40,000 cases that
could have been prevented simply by NOT putting industry waste into the public
water supply. Burk stated that fluoride causes more cancer, and causes it faster,
than any other chemical.
Thyroid disorder Fluoride, Thyroid Disease and
Infertility: Infertility in women was found to increase with water
fluoridation. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists reported a close
correlation between decreasing total fertility rates in women between ages of
10 and 49, and increasing fluoride levels. They also reported that a review
of all of the animal studies done to date shows that fluoride adversely affects
fertility in most animal species.
There are also several studies linking aluminum with fluoride, showing that the bioavailability of aluminum
is increased in the presence of fluorides, causing aluminum in the brain
to double in treated animals.
According to an October 28, 1992 Wall
Street Journal Article about a study conducted by Varnier JA, et al.:
"Rats fed the highest doses developed irregular mincing steps characteristic
of senile animals.... Post mortem examination of the rat brains disclosed
'substantial cell loss in structures associated with dementia -- the
neo-cortex and hippocampus'." (Note:
Alzheimer's Disease, first
diagnosed by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1907, is now the #4 killer for every
person over 60 in the US. Every 2nd person over 70 will develop Alzheimer's.)
Environmental fluoride is implicated in this.
Fluorides lower the intelligence capacity of humans, with
children, again, especially susceptible to early fluoride toxicity. IQ levels
were significantly lower than children not exposed to fluorides in all age groups
listed. (Li,X.S.,Zhi,J.L.,Gao,R.O.,"Effects of Fluoride Exposure on the Intelligence
of Children", Fluoride;28:182-189, 1995) Further studies proving the neurotoxicity
of fluoride in rats have also been conducted by Dr. Phyllis Mullinex.
Mullenix and co-workers showed that rats given fluoride in drinking water at
levels that give rise to plasma levels fluoride concentrations in humans, suffer
neurotoxic effects that vary according to when the rats were given the fluoride
- as adult animals, as young animals, or through the placenta before birth.
Those exposed before birth were born hyperactive and remained so throughout
their lives. Those exposed as young animals displayed depressed activity.
In 1998 Guan et al. gave similar doses as used by the Mullenix group and found
that several key chemicals in the brain - those that form the membrane of brain
cells, were substantially depleted in rats given fluoride, as compared to those
who did not receive fluoride. Partly based on these findings, the union representing
all EPA scientists in Washington have now filed a grievance demanding fluoride-free
bottled water for their offices. (Note: this also explains a recent University
of South Florida study relating fluoride intake during pregnancy to the yearly
1% increase in learning disabilities found in children...) Studies proving that
fluorides transfer through the placenta are well known.
Fluoride's Role in Thyroid Disease and Iodine Deficiency
Because of the impact of water fluoridation,
increased exposure to heavy metal contamination, herbicides, pesticides and
radioactive pollution, as well as low levels of selenium in soil where crops
are grown, the need for iodine in the daily diet is crucial.
Two billion individuals worldwide have insufficient iodine intake, with
those in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa particularly affected. Iodine
deficiency has many adverse effects on growth and development.
are due to inadequate production of thyroid hormone and are termed iodine-deficiency
disorders. Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable mental
impairment worldwide. There is clear evidence that small amounts of fluoride,
at or near levels added to U.S. water supplies, present potential risks to
the thyroid gland, according to the National Research Council’s (NRC) first-ever
published review of the fluoride/thyroid literature. Fluoride, in the form of
silico-fluorides, injected into 2/3 of U.S. public water supplies, ostensibly
to reduce tooth decay, was never safety-tested.
Barry Grove's book, 'Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death', exposes the 'science' that has successfully
promoted water fluoridation for what it is: bluff, propaganda, and lies.
Fluoride is a poison--more poisonous than lead, slightly less poisonous than
arsenic. It is cumulative and collects in bones and tissues, not just the
teeth. Numerous studies done on animals point out the obvious dangers. Other
studies have shown increased rates of cancer,
joint pain and osteoporosis, and other diseases. Dr.
Albert Schatz, who discovered the antibiotic streptomycin, said in 1982 that
" fluoridation is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated."
Yet other studies of tens of thousands of children show that it isn't even effective
at preventing cavities and is an extremely poor delivery system even if it were
effective. Like it or not, your government sometimes lies to you. Groves points
out the fact that fluoridation is nothing more or less than a huge government-sponsored
lie, conveniently spun so that the super-phosphate industry can rid itself of
harmful toxic waste that is illegal and dangerous to release into the air but
suddenly becomes a magical "elixir of good teeth" when added to our drinking water.
There are two main thyroid disorders: Hyperthyroid and Hypothyroid.
The thyroid hormones regulate metabolism, growth and development, and
the activity of the nervous system. An under production of these hormones is
a hypothyroid condition, while an overproduction creates a hyperthyroid condition.
Traditionally, the importance of iodine to the biological function of the body was focused on
iodine’s role in the nourishment of the thyroid gland, particularly for the production of T3 and
T4 hormones and the regulation of metabolism.
D.C. Jarvis, MD - Iodine is necessary for the
thyroid gland's proper performance of its work. The human thyroid gland is located
in the front of the lower part of the neck. All the blood in the body passes
through the thyroid gland every 17 minutes. Because the cells making up this
gland have an affinity for iodine, during this 17-minute passage the gland's
secretion of iodine kills weak germs that may have gained entry into the blood
through an injury to the skin, the lining of nose or throat, or through absorption
of food from the digestive tract. Strong, virulent germs are rendered weaker
during their passage through the thyroid gland. With each 17 minutes that rolls
around they are made still weaker until finally they are killed if the gland has its normal supply of iodine. If it does not, it cannot
kill harmful germs circulating in the blood as Nature intended it should. It
is well established that the iodine content of the thyroid gland is dependent
upon the iodine available in the food and water intake of the individual. If
the iodine intake is low the gland is deprived of an element it needs to do its work.
Sea Flora Rich in Iodine
According to iodine research by Dr. Guy Abraham and Dr. David Brownstein,
as many as 96% of Americans are extremely deficient in iodine. Thankfully, there
is a simple step many of us are already taking to help boost the protective
benefits of iodine within the thyroid and literally ever cell within our body.
Select sea vegetables are a rich and rare natural source of iodine from the most nutrient
dense species of seaweed on the planet. If there is enough iodine in our bodies,
radioactive fallout is no longer able to concentrate in the thyroid and it will
simply pass through. This is just one of the many benefits of natural, food-based
iodine. It not only helps to ensure proper operation of the thyroid and our
entire endocrine system, it helps to protect this vital gland from the dangers
of radioactive fallout.
Iodine is the most abundant non-conservative, biophilic and redox-sensitive
trace element in the oceans. Recently, marine phytoplankton
has been implied to play an important role in the iodine-evaporation from the ocean
into the atmosphere, iodine-migration to the sub-oceanic sediment and iodine-supply
to aquatic lower animals.
Plants Health Benefits Aren't Just for Humans .... It Can do Wonders for Dogs,
Cats, Ferrets, Horses and Other Animals. Feeding iodine rich sea plant
and kelp meal to animals can protect against nuclear radioactive fallout
and also promotes shiny hair coat and supple skin - Healthier and stronger newborns
- Improved milk production in lactating bitches and queens - Improved reproductive
performance both for male and female - Aids in the healing process by offering
the vitamins and minerals necessary for tissue repair - Better utilization and
absorption of nutrients from foods ingested. Many pet owners, show dog owners
and other animal lovers are also feeding marine phytoplankton
Dr. David Derry of Canada - “Dietary iodine found in iodized salt
is below the amounts needed to fill mucus defense roles. To protect themselves,
people wishing toboost their defense against infections should supplement
their diets with iodine.” In 1945, a breakthrough occurred when J.D. Stone and
Sir McFarland Burnet (who later went on to win a Nobel Prize for his Clonal
Selection Theory) exposed mice to lethal effects of influenza viral mists. The
lethal disease was prevented by putting iodine solution on mice snouts just
prior to placing them in chambers containing influenza viruses.”
Kathleen Thiessen, PhD - “Many Americans are exposed to fluoride in
the ranges associated with thyroid effects, especially for people with iodine
deficiency. The recent decline in iodine intake in the U.S could contribute
to increased toxicity of fluoride for some individuals. Common thyroid symptoms
include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, fuzzy thinking, low blood pressure,
fluid retention, depression, body pain, slow reflexes, and more. It’s estimated
that 59 million Americans have thyroid conditions."
It has been known since the latter part of the 19th century that certain communities,
notably in Argentina, India and Turkey were chronically ill, with premature
aging, arthritis, mental retardation, and infertility; and high levels of natural
fluorides in the water were responsible. Not only was it clear that the fluoride
was having a general effect on the health of the community, but in the early
1920s Goldemberg, working in Argentina showed that fluoride was displacing iodine;
thus compounding the damage and rendering the community also hypothyroid from
CDC Covering Up Serious Hazards of Water Fluoridation
Dr. Mercola - "In 2005, eleven unions within the EPA publicly called
for a ban of water fluoridation, over concerns that it may cause bone cancer.
And in 2006, the American Dental Association warned mothers about using fluoridated
water to mix their powdered baby formula. Now, finally, the U.S. Department
of Agriculture is developing software to try to assess just how much fluoride
you’re ingesting, citing new findings that cumulative fluoride intake might
lead to painful skeletal fluorosis. Yet despite long-standing, ever-mounting
evidence of fluoride's hazard to human health, the CDC still clings to its outdated
recommendation to add fluoride to drinking water in order to protect your oral
health. Even though it was a lie, right from the start.
90 percent of the fluoride added to your drinking water is hydrofluoric acid
-- a compound of fluorine that is a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel, cement,
phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Fluoride is also the active toxin
in rat poisons and cockroach powder. It is nothing but a carcinogenic industrial
waste product, passed off on the public as a 'nutrient' with necessary health
benefits, to benefit the nuclear arms, aluminum, and phosphate manufacturers
financially, to the tune of about $ 10 billion per year. Aided, of course, by
your federal health agencies, controlled by political interest."
The CDC joined the ADA to warn moms not to give babies under 12 months any
fluoridated water! Still the unhealthy dumping of toxins into our drinking water continues.
Spokesmen for national groups are beginning to notice AN ALARMING
RISE IN CAVITIES AMONG CHILDREN AND TEENS. Some dentists recommend DENTAL
SEALANTS, especially for older teens not previously considered candidates
for the treatment.
And for those that care aboutwrinkles and such...Fluoride
disrupts the connective tissue, causing excessive cross-linking, cysts,
and premature aging of the skin! Clearly, getting rid of fluoride
is the first important step to take care of your teeth and other problems in the body.
600 Physicians, Dentists, Scientists and Environmentalists Call for an End to Fluoridation
A statement asking Congress to end water fluoridation in the United States
has been released by the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Over 600 professionals,
including a Nobel Prize winner, officers in the Union that represents Environmental
Protection Agency professionals, and members of the National Research Council
panel on fluoride's toxicology, have signed the statement. The report urges
Congressional members to recognize that fluoridation is outdated, has serious
risks that far outweigh any minor benefits, violates sound medical ethics, and
denies freedom of choice.”
Fluoride The Aging Factor: How to Recognize and Avoid the Devastating Effects of Fluoride
Dr. John Yiamouyiannis
John Yiamouylannis is a world-leading authority on the biological effects
of fluoride, which include mottling of teeth, premature aging, spontaneous abortion,
brittle bones and cancer. Learn how fluoride acts as a chronic poison and how
to avoid exposure. The author provides a scathing indictment of corporate and
government responsibility in promoting the fable of fluoride as a necessary
and safe product for human consumption.
Fluoride's positive image in the United States may rest in part on the whitewashing
of unwelcome research findings and the firing of scientists who dared question
fluoride's benefits. Dr. William Marcus, formerly the chief toxicologist for
the EPA's Office of Drinking Water, lost his job in 1991 after he insisted on
an unbiased evaluation of fluoride's potential to cause cancer. Marcus fought
his dismissal in court, proved that it was politically motivated and eventually
won reinstatement. Marcus now declines comment on the episode beyond saying,
"I was right about fluoride's carcinogenicity, and now we know that." An investigation
by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in 1991 supported Marcus'
charges, documenting that government scientists had been coerced to change their
findings and portray fluoride more favorably.
Dr Robert Verkerk - “Fluorides are extremely reactive molecules which
have been shown to cause considerable harm in biological systems. They continue
to be used by health authorities for a specific medicinal purpose, namely the
treatment and prevention of dental caries, yet they have never been subjected
to the full risk/benefit analysis which is required in order to bring other
drugs to the market. Drinking water medicated with fluoride clearly amounts
to government-sponsored use of an unlicenced drug. It is staggering that international
bodies such as the United Nations’ Codex Alimentarius Commission could have
overruled the substantial scientific concerns about fluoride in infant formula
raised by several countries in November’s Codex meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand
and that babies, the most vulnerable members of our society, are made the innocent
victims” Dr Robert Verkerk, Executive Director of the Alliance for Natural Health.
August 2002 -
Belgium becomes the first country in the world to prohibit fluoride supplementsFluoride
tablets, fluoride drops and fluoride chewing gum, for decades promoted as the
crown jewels of dentistry, are going to be taken off the market because they
are poisonous and pose a great risk for physical and psychological health. This
has been decided by the Federal Minister of Public Health. November 2005
- Most of Western Europe has now abandoned fluoridation of water due to
a lack of evidence as to its effectiveness and concerns about major side-effects.
98% of Europe is now free of fluoridated water.
Fluoride Weakens Racehorse Bones
Year 2009 - Adverse health effects are now ongoing in So CA due to fluosilicic acid
injections into public water supplies, designed to ‘decrease teeth cavities’.
The graph below depicts data presented by the Equus Memorial, dedicated
to horses mostly in the U.S. that have lost their lives since 1970 while
participating in the ‘sport of kings’. Many of the deaths include the recent
precipitous rise of bone breakage deaths noted in So CA’s Santa Anita, Hollywood
Park and Del Mar racetracks. Del Mar alone had 8 lethal bone breaks in 2008
and in the first week in 2009 already has 7 such
These are memorial descriptions after strict criteria for inclusion, where
the actual total lethal racehorse deaths mostly due to bone breakage has
been published to be 800 deaths just last year, 2008 in the U.S.
I cannot tell what all the possible reasons might be for this precipitous
increase in broken bones in racehorses, but I do not agree that it is simply
abrupt changes in breeding practices or worn-out track surfaces or synthetic
polytrack alone that could be responsible. I am certain that fluoride, that
accumulates from unnaturally drugged drinking water, into horse bone plays
a significant role. Fluosilicic acid (a crude hazardous waste from the fertilizer
industry) or sodium fluoride injections into public water initially spread
widely in the 1960’s into many U.S. cities, but ranchers typically use wells
to water livestock.
In So CA however, city water is commonly used for horses so when acid injections
began in 2006-2007 over the wide greater Los Angeles and North San Diego
County area, suddenly 18 million So CA residents and animals began treatment
with this insecticide (Merck Index) used as though it is a drug useful for
children’s cavities. The FDA has never approved of fluoride for human ingestion
because its toxicity compares with that for arsenic and lead in tested animals
and there is no way to regulate dosage through public water supplies.
CA ranchers that moved quarter horses to Pagosa Springs, Colorado
did not realize that such drugged city water, that was there, was
unsuitable for horses which were killed by fluoride in 9 years.
X-rays on autopsy revealed that the earliest effects of fluoride
were incorporation into bone, causing them to be thickened and weakened.
Later on, hooves and teeth became crumbly, skin reactions spread
and their eventual deaths were due to associated cancers. Fluoride
incorporates into bones at thousands of times that in water after
drinking 1 ppm fluoride for only fractions of a lifespan (2 years
The natural bone converts to a fluoroapatite derivative,
altering the structure that interferes with whole body calcium metabolism,
where the effect is fastest in soft waters. The indestructible,
nonfilterable fluoride ion (smaller than the water molecule and
oxidized by no chemical substance on earth) is now leeching into
various ground water sources throughout the country as well.
No decrease in teeth cavities occurs from blood fluoride after swallowing,
but instead adverse biologic effects occur in the fluoridated human population,
including detectable increases in per capita cancer deaths (Yiamouyiannis,
Fluoride the Aging Factor, 1970; National Research Council, 2006), increased
mental retardation (Osmundson, 2008 see fluoridealert.org), increased heart
attack per capita incidence (see www.lulu.com ‘Toxicity of Fluoridated Water’),
and the well-described epidemic we are now experiencing of lethal bone fractures
in elderly people (Nature, 2008). Likewise, the Irish Osteoporosis Society
(see fluoridealert.org) reports recently that Ireland, the most heavily
fluoridated country in Europe, reports vast increases in hip fractures in
the elderly since fluoridation practices began there.
It is time to request that Metropolitan Water District, Los Angeles cease
and desist injecting into public drinking water any further fluosilicic
acid and caustic soda (active ingredient in ‘Drano’ drain cleaner to slow
the fluosilicic acid corrosion of District water pipes). The drugs were
injected to treat children’s teeth where humans drink their body water volume
monthly, and was not designed for horses who consume 30 gallons of water
every day, turning over their entire body volume every 4 days.
Del Mar itself is not yet fluoridated, but Escondido (4 years), the entire
Los Angeles basin (2 years) and North San Diego County (2 years) are. Mayor
Sanders overturned the votes of the people and accepted $5 million from a dental
consortium to fluoridate in May, 2010. After 1-2 years, horses on fluoridated
water develop pathologic bone structure and other symptoms that progressively
worsen over time while drinking it because it is irreversible after incorporation.
Drinking non-drugged water for 25 years does not lower the fluoride that had
already accumulated (NRC, 2006). All drug injections from water districts violate
8 counts of Federal drug law, where facilities formulating the fluosilicic-caustic
soda mixtures, or sodium fluoride injectables, are not registered with nor approved
by the FDA. CA AB733 does not mention “fluosilicic acid” that water districts
mistakenly believe is ‘required’, which is actually against Federal law.
Metropolitan water is also treated with aluminum ion to clarify the water.
The coincident presence of both aluminum and fluoride causes quick uptake of
aluminum into brain and neurobehavioral pathology in experimental animals (Varner,
Brain Research, see fluoridealert.org). Sadly, we recently discovered that the
San Diego Wild Animal Park has been fluoridated for a few years now, and what
has happened recently there is alarming. The elephant sh0w has been permanently
canceled and many of them were moved to the Zoo which is as yet not fluoridated.
One animal has mental derangement (personal communication with an anonymous
zoo employee) which is not surprising knowing they drank 60 gallons of the fluosilicic
acid insecticide treated water that also contains aluminum, daily for two years.
Likewise, all zebras (40 gallons of water daily) are isolated in a separate
pen for new ‘unusually aggressive behavior’ (personal communication with two
park employees). High volume consumption of artificially fluoridated water (without
sufficient calcium) contributed significantly to these problems because fluoride
in animal blood, which mostly comes from unnatural forms, cannot possibly ‘hide’
and exert zero adverse effects.
Fluoride Uptake into Human Bone
(Reprinted from National Research Council
Report on Fluoride in Drinking Water, 2006, National Academy of Sciences, Washington,
D.C.). Note that 1) accumulation is linear, rather than saturable which proves
it is a pathology, not normal physiology; 2) long-term consumption of fluoridated
water at only 1 ppm incorporates fluoride to 3-4,000 mg/kg into bone after about
20 years typically that is usually associated with severe bone pain requiring
hospitalization, and 3) subjects moving to non-fluoridated water source cities
maintain their accumulated bone fluoride level for 25 years because this unnatural,
pathologic accumulation is irreversible, as mentioned in Chapter 11 of this reference.
Children at Risk for Dental Fluorosis
Have you seen children and young adults among your family and friends with those
whitish spots or flecks on their teeth or, in more extreme cases, dark streaks
that look like decay? This is the effect of dental fluorosis, the first visible
sign of overexposure to fluoride. In some communities, the incidence of dental
fluorosis is 30 to 60 percent or more. Fluoride ingestion from mouth rinses
and dentifrices in children is extremely hazardous to biological development,
life span and general health. Research from China has shown a correlation between
exposure to low doses of fluoride and diminished IQ in children.
Research is beginning to show that the cavity-fighting power of fluoride
may have been overstated. Recent studies in the Journal of Dental Research conclude
that tooth decay rates in Western Europe, which is 98 percent unfluoridated,
have declined as much as they have in the United States in recent decades. Indeed,
it's only in the United States that fluoride is championed by the government
Most European nations -- including Germany, France, Sweden and Holland --
prohibit fluoride on public health grounds.
Paul Anthony Taylor, on behalf of the Dr Rath Health Foundation - “It is
deeply irresponsible of governments to force all sectors of society to consume
fluoride along with our single most required form of sustenance – water, especially
when the toxic dose overlaps the therapeutic dose meaning there is no safety
margin. The recent meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for
Special Dietary Uses in Chiang Mai, exemplified
the irrational and inconsistent behavior of regulators in relation to fluoride.
On the basis of consensus voting procedures, the same committee, in the same
meeting, voted to prevent fluoride from being added to powdered formulas during
their manufacture, while allowing the same contaminant to be added to water
used in the manufacture of ready-to-use formulas.”
Excerpt from "The Perfect Prescription
For Your Teeth" booklet:
"Fluoride detaches the gum tissue, forming POCKETS from 1 to 8 mm deep. Dr.
Judd states, “Receding gum surgery will end when the GUM POCKETS cease. The
very mention of the procedure, which involves transferring flesh from the roof
of the mouth to the excised area of the gums, is a heinous and useless procedure
which ought to pass into oblivion. Fluoride is a nerve poison. FLUORIDE CAUSES
CAVITIES. There is not the slightest doubt. Dr. Judd states, “TO AVOID FLUORIDE
IS TO PREVENT MORE THAN 114 AILMENTS.. These 114 MEDICAL SIDE EFFECTS extend
all the way from cancer down to headaches CAUSED BY 1 PPM FLUORIDE IN THE WATER.
Thirteen of these side effects are proved by a double blind study on 60 patients
by 12 physicians, 1 pharmacist and 1 attorney.”
Fluoride and Eczema
A testimonial on Thu, 02 Dec 1999 from Rose
"I have a 7 month old baby boy who had been diagnosed with eczema quite
some time ago. He suffered from it behind the ears, hairline and mainly
cheeks. I tried everything to help him get rid of it. While I was on the
allergy one list group, I was told about fluoride and it's problems. I NEVER
would have dreamed that this was the problem. Sure enough, after eliminating
tap water (which has fluoride in it, in my city anyhow), and replacing that
tap water with steam distilled water, his eczema is GONE! I am so surprised
and very happy some one told me about this as I would have never associated
the two.? It worked for me and it's worth a try for your child. The distilled
water is used for drinking, and I use it to make his formula. As for bathing,
I rarely bathe my son (doctor's orders because his skin is so sensitive)-
I use regular tap water when I do and afterwards apply a lotion all over
his body to seal in the moisture. Even his constant nasal congestion has
cleared since using the distilled water, also my allergies have subsided
as I now too drink that water. I am very happy with the results!!!!"
"The contents of a family size tube of fluoridated toothpaste is enough to kill a 25 pound child."
Three ingredients in toothpaste are considered dangerous. Fluoride is
poisonous if taken internally, and Sorbitol and sodium lauryl sulfate can
cause diarrhea, especially in children. As of April 7, 1997, all fluoride
toothpastes and dental care products shipped must have a warning label stating
that if more toothpaste is swallowed the needed for brushing, a poison control
center or health care professional should be contacted immediately.
Dental Fluorosis: A Legal Time Bomb
In the United States, there are no warnings posted on fluoride-laced
products pertaining to the risks of ingesting too much fluoride or for those
at risk from ingesting fluoride. Many dentists and pediatricians who prescribe
fluoride supplements, dentists administering fluoride treatments and the
manufacturers of fluoride-laced products do not inform people of the risks:
(1) Fluoride is poison; second only in toxicity to arsenic which is rated
as the most toxic. (2) The fluoride gel used for topical treatments contain
concentrations as high as 12,000 ppm (parts per million), well above the
probable lethal dosage for a child. (3) A tube of toothpaste contains 1,000
to 1,500 ppm of fluoride which can be a lethal dose for young children.
(4) Many children and adults have allergic reactions to fluoride. The more
notable reactions are: Restlessness/insomnia, nausea and swelling of the
lips. (5) People who have maladies such as: kidney ailments, HlV/AIDS, immunodeficiencies,
diabetes and heart ailments are at risk from consuming fluoride-laced products
and fluoridated water. (6) The suspected geno-toxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic
effects from long term fluoride intake have not been disproved. Almost every
research paper broaching the subjects calls for more research into those
areas and states that the evidence of safety is "inconclusive and contradictory".
The same scenario occurred with asbestos.
Many medications are packing a potentially lethal hidden dose of fluoride
Over the past several years, numerous fluoride-containing medications
have been pulled off the market for causing deaths and illness. Fluoride
is "highly toxic to the liver," expert Andreas Schuld of Vancouver, BC Canada
said. Schuld, head of Parents of Fluoride Poisoned Children, explained that
"In the liver all fluorides interfere with the metabolism of thyroid hormones,
creating thyroid disorders and associated diseases, such as muscle diseases
….heart disease, etc." Other effects can include a serious muscle disease
that causes pain and weakness. He cited the recent withdrawal of Baycol,
a cholesterol-lowering drug taken by 700,000 Americans, as an example of
hidden fluoride-induced dangers that could be lurking in your medications.
Baycol, Schuld said, has been linked to 31 U.S. deaths, with at least nine
other fatalities worldwide.
CIPRO is ciprofloxacin, a fluorinated quinolone, belonging to a class
of fluorinated antibiotics which also include enoxacin, temafloxacin, grepafloxacin,
norfloxacin, sparfloxacin, tosufloxacin, fleroxacin, lomefloxacin, ofloxacin, etc.
September 4, 2000 - Sen. Bob Smith (R-N.H.), chairman
of the Environment and Public Works committee, has asked EPA to review its
standard for fluoride in drinking water because of some recent scientific
reports showing potential adverse effects from fluoride exposure. In a letter
to J. Charles Fox, EPA assistant administrator for water, Smith wrote, "I
urge EPA to conduct an in-depth analysis of fluoride in drinking water based
on the best available, peer-reviewed science, as required by the [Safe Drinking
Water act Amendments of 1996 (SDWA)], and also to evaluate whether fluoride
additives, including fluorosilicates, provide a safe alternative to sodium
fluoride added to drinking water."
In addition, Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), chairman of the Subcommittee
on Energy and Environment, has written to EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner
asking 20 questions about EPA's standard of 4 mg per L for fluoride in drinking
water. Fluoride is now added to the drinking water supplied to about 50%
of the U.S. Population. SDWA requires EPA to review drinking water standards
between August 2000 and August 2002
October 26, 2000 Assemblyman John V. Kelly (R-36) today petitioned
FDA Commissioner Jane Henney to take regulatory action against children's
fluoride supplements. The products, drops and tablets, are prescribed for
children living in areas with non-fluoridated water to reduce dental caries.
Dr. Richard Shames, a Harvard and University of Pennsylvania graduate
who served at the NIH, believes that we are witnessing an
autoimmune low-thyroid epidemic. Doctors on the
Thyroid Unit at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NYC have revealed that 20 million Americans are
currently being treated for thyroid problems. Synthroid, just one of the
various thyroid medicines, is now either first or second most-prescribed
drug in the US. The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center estimates
that there are over 13 million more Americans who have undiagnosed thyroid
problems that are causing many of their uncomfortable symptoms (fatigue,
depression, excess weight, infertility, miscarriage, severe menopause, dry
skin, constipation, hair loss).
Karilee Shames, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nursing, points out that
a major environmental trigger of low thyroid is likely to be the
fluoride added to municipal water supplies. Scientists
believe that fluoride can depress thyroid functions with levels as low as
2. 5 mg/ day, even though (according to a 1991 government report estimates
that) adults in fluoridated areas ingest an average of 3.9 mg daily.
Drs. Richard and Karilee Shames suggest that in a misguided attempt to help
curb cavities in young children, we may be unwittingly poisoning our collective
endocrine systems. In fact, the Shames are quick to point out, there really
is no solid research on the long-term effects of fluoride on the human body,
even though it has been used for over fifty years. Equally disturbing is
the current substitution of an industrial silicofluroide waste product in
place of the original pharmaceutical grade of sodium fluoride, without proper
main thyroid disorders: Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid:
1 - Hypothyroid / Hypothyroidism / Under Active Thyroid: Hypothyroidism
is an under production of thyroid hormone. The two hormones produced by
the thyroid controls the body’s temperature, ability to burn calories, and
energy usage. It is estimated that hypothyroidism affects over 13 million
people in the USA and even more worldwide, 90% of which are women. One in
eight women may develop a thyroid condition at some time in their life usually
between the ages of 30 and 50. Under production of thyroid hormoneSymptoms:
Fatigue, loss of appetite, overweight, painful PMS, muscle weakness, dry
and scaly skin, yellow orange coloration in the skin, particularly palms,
yellow bumps on the eyelids, hair loss, recurrent infections, constipation,
slow speech, edema (drooping and swollen eyes), anxiety & panic attack. Most frequent symptoms are: intolellerance to cold and fatigue., A conditon called Hashimoto's disease (allergy to thyroid hormone).
2 - Hyperthyroid occurs when tyroid gland produces too much hormone.Speeds
up body processes (esp. digestion). Thyroid functions influence pituitary,
parathyroid, and sex glands. All may be affected., Results: overactive metabolic
state, malabsorbtion of food, increased fat breakdown and cholesterol excretion,
increased use of glucose, over stimulation of protein synthesis., Symptoms:
Stress, anxiety, nervousness, irritability, increased perspiration, insomnia and fatigue,
weakness, hair loss, separation of the nails, hand tremors, intolerance
of heat, rapid heartbeat, and sometimes protruding eyeballs. The condition
is sometimes called thyrotoxicosis, or Grave's disease.
The thyroid hormones regulate (1) metabolism, (2) growth and developement,(3)
the activity of the nervous system. An under production of these hormones
is a hypothyroid condition, while an overproduction creates a hyperthyroid
Soy Products and Thyroid Disease
Scientists have known for years that the isoflavones in soy products can
depress thyroid function and cause goiters in otherwise healthy children
and adults. Researchers at Cornell University Medical College said that
children who got soy formula were more likely to develop thyroid disease
and that twice as many diabetic children had received soy formula in infancy
as compared to non-diabetic children. In fact, in other countries such
Switzerland, England, Australia and New Zealand, public health officials
recommend highly restricted medically monitored use of soy for babies and
for pregnant women. Soy formula is a lifesaver for the 3 to 4 percent of
babies allergic to cows milk, but it is so widely advertised that it is
sold to 25% of the entire formula market. "By far the worst calls are from
women whose children have been fed soy formula. They tell me heartbreaking
stories about baby girls who show signs of early maturation, such as underarm
odor, breast development, body hair and even menstruation as early as two,
three and four years of age! In baby boys, 12 months of soy feeding can
lead to gross effects by the age of 11 or12.
Breasts can appear and testicles do not develop."Elaine Hollingsworth, author
of Take Control of Your Health and Escape the Sickness Industry.
Dr. Williams' Hypothyroid self-test - Here's how you do it:
1. Place an oral thermometer by your bed. Make sure to shake it down
to at least 96 degrees.
2. When you wake up the next morning, immediately place the thermometer
in your armpit and leave it there for 10 minutes before getting out of bed.
Just relax and remain still during the test. (Note: Men and postmenopausal
women can do the test any time. Women in their menstrual years get the most
accurate readings on the second or third day after menstrual flow starts).
3. Record the temperature.
A reading of anywhere between 97.2 and 98.2 degrees is considered normal;
temperatures below 97.2 generally indicate you have a thyroid imbalance
Hypothyroidism is the under-production of thyroid hormone)
I'm "only" 48 years old, and have been struggling with hypothyroidism for
years now. My doctor has gradually increased my dosage over the years to
where I have now been at a whopping .212 mcg/day. I have been using
Marine Phytoplankton since August 2005 and have
noticed significant and amazing improvements in so many areas of my life
(including people who literally didn't recognize me from 6 months ago)...
but the most measurable is this: Last week I started feeling jittery and
anxious, and I suddenly realized that's how I felt whenever I was on too
much thyroid medicine. I made an appointment with my doctor for a blood
test to check the levels. When I got there, the nurse told me I was early
and I thought she meant I got the appointment time wrong. Then she told
me I was 3 months early; the doctor didn't "need" to have my levels tested
for another 3 months. I told her I had been on a nutritional supplement
that has been known to normalize thyroid levels, and since I'd been feeling
jittery, I felt I should have it checked.
I could tell she thought I was
nuts, but who cares? When the results came in, the nurse said "Mary, we
got the results back on your thyroid test, and the doctor wants you to stop
taking the nutritional supplement." I'll confess that years of indoctrination
created an initial split-second reaction of "Oh, no! It's not good for me!"
Then logic, reason and common sense immediately took control and I asked
her for more details. She said that my thyroid number was low, indicating
I'm overmedicated, and that whatever supplement I was taking was to blame
(not her exact words, but the inference was there). I explained that it
was not just any old supplement for thyroid, but a complete nutritional
supplement... and that I'd hoped for the results I'd just gotten! I then
told her, laughingly, to tell the doctor "No, you'll have to shoot me first
before I'll go off of it!" and, instead, could he reduce my dosage. She
called me later and said the doctor had lowered my dose from .212 mcg to
.100 mcg/day! That's less than half of what I've been taking! "
Hyperthyroids and Grave's Disase (overproduction of thyroid hormone)
"In 1999, I was given a drug for hot flashes. In 2000, I was told my uterus
was huge and I had a seven pound cancerous tumor, that I believe I got it
from the drug because I was given too much estrogen from the drug. I had
an immune system breakdown from the cancer and a few months latter I got
Grave's disease (autoimmune
disease of the thyroid gland that results in the overproduction of thyroid
hormone. This causes such symptoms as nervousness, heat intolerance, heart
palpitations) and eye disease along with the Graves disease. My eyes were
so protruded I had double vision and I was very sick, eating constantly
and having to stay close to a bathroom. I could not work for three years.
I changed my diet and ate only organic food and no coffee. Three months
ago a friend told me about glyconutrients
. My eyes have gone down and my thyroid condition has improved. My t3 and
t4 cell count is normal. I feel a normal amount of energy, more natural
and overall, feel great." Jerre J., Grand Junction, Colorado
Two main thyroid disorders: Hyperthyroid
and Hypothyroid. The thyroid hormones regulate (1) metabolism, (2) growth
and development,(3) the activity of the nervous system. An under production
of these hormones is a hypothyroid condition, while an overproduction creates
a hyperthyroid condition.
Glutathione and Thyroid Health
Glutathione (GSH) is a tripeptide formed from glutamic acid, cysteine,
and glycine. Combined with vitamin E and selenium, glutathione forms glutathione
peroxidase (GPx) which is one of the key antioxidants that protects the
body and is critical forprotection of the thyroid gland from oxidation
damage.Dr. Jimmy Gutman, MD - "Clinical evidence links low glutathione
levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging
diseases. Glutathione levels diminish as we
age and many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to
Glutathione is a master antioxidant, an important line of defense against
diseases, toxins, viruses, pollutants, radiation and oxidative stress. Low
glutathione levels are linked to diseases such as Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis,
AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Atherosclerosis, pregnancy complications,
male infertility and Cataracts. A Glutathione deficiency can cause a lack
of coordination, mental disorders, tremors, and difficulty maintaining balance.
Glutathione is continuously defending our body against attacks from disease,
toxins, poisons, viruses, pollutants, radiation and oxidative stress. Without
Glutathione our liver would soon become overwhelmed with the accumulation
of toxins, resulting in organ failure and death.
Robert O. Young D.Sc., Ph.D - "In the last ten years, over 25,000
medical articles about this substance have been published, and the scientific
understanding of glutathione is gradually becoming common knowledge. Each
and every cell in the body is responsible for its own supply of
glutathione and must have the necessary raw
materals in order to produce it. Glutathione is always in great demand and
is rapidly consumed when we experience any sort of emotional or physical
stress, fatigue and even moderate exercise."
Our endocrine system
includes our adrenals,thyroid, hypothalamus, gonads (men), ovaries
(women). This system is largely responsible for producing the hormones we
need. As we age many of our body's systems may become less efficient than
they were when we were younger. The remarkable properties of the four herbs
in this product have long been revered by the people of Brazil and Peru.
They include: Suma-known as Brazilian Ginseng, it is classified as an adaptogen
for facilitating hormonal balance and helping the body adjust to stress*.
It contains plant sterols, minerals, electrolytes and many amino acids,
the essential building blocks of the body. Maca-commonly referred to as
Peruvian Ginseng, grows high in the Andes in mineral rich soil. Studies
done by the Peruvian Government showed animals with Maca in their diet maintained
better health and vitality and had more offspring than animals not eating
Maca. It is traditionally used to facilitate energy, mental clarity,
libido and muscle tone. Muira Puama-is a Brazilian shrub that has historically
been used as a tonic for the nervous system and to nutritionallysupport
organs involved in healthy sexual function. Dr. Jacques Waynberg has
conducted studies at the French Institute of Sexology.
SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW THYROID
• Unusual weight gain (or sometimes loss)
• Low body temperature, feeling cold
• Digestive and elimination problems
• Tiredness, weakness
• Brain fog
• Slow pulse, low blood pressure
• High cholesterol levels
• Hair/skin/nail dryness, brittleness
• Low, husky voice
• Muscle and joint aches and pains
• Menstrual Changes
• Fertility Problems
• Mood swings, depression, anxiety
• Anti-depressant has no effect
• Low sex drive
• Vision/eye problems
• Neck and throat complaints
• Hearing problems/tinnitus
• Recurring infections/low resistance
• Onset of allergies
• Sleep apnea and snoring
• Breathing difficulties/asthma-like feelings
• Dizziness and vertigo
The US-based National
Health Federation (NHF) has strongly opposed since the 1950s the fluoridation
of public water supplies, and has long fought against the contradictory
consensus views at Codex meetings. Scott Tips, NHF’s Legal Counsel, said:
“This disproportionate behavior at Codex must be stopped and we welcome
the support of other high-profile NGOs in this important struggle in which
the most vulnerable sector of our society – babies - are the innocent victims.
Even the Canadian Dental Association has stated that ‘Fluoride supplements
should not be recommended for children less than three years old.’ This
demonstrates a most definite awareness that fluoride is not the innocuous
substance that it is passed off as being, particularly where the forms used
(hydrofluosilicic acid, sodium silicofluoride, and sodium fluoride) are
nothing more than the by-products of commercial fertilizer or aluminum
production. In fact, while many governments struggle with the fluoride issue,
increasing amounts of scientific evidence contraindicate the use of fluoride
in the public water supply.”
98% Of Western Europe Has Rejected Water Fluoridation. This includes
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. The predominant reason for Europe's rejection
is the belief that public drinking water is NOT the appropriate vehicle
with which to deliver medication to a population. India, and Japan have
either rejected or banned its use in recent years.
"In 1990 a 10 year study was completed by the federal government National
Toxicology Program (a part of the Department of Health and Human Services)
to rule out any possibility that fluoride causes cancer. Much to their surprise,
bone tumors found in laboratory animals were found to be the direct result
of fluoride ingestion. Even before the study was complete, the NTP contacted
the Environmental Protection Agency to inform them that fluoride was carcinogenic."
A subsequent animal study found that fluoride interferes with the
pineal gland's production of melatonin, a hormone which helps regulate
the onset of PUBERTY. In the study, animals dosed with fluoride had reduced
levels of melatonin metabolites in their urine and had earlier onsets of
puberty than the controls. (23)
Up until the 1950s, European doctors used fluoride to reduce the activity
of the thyroid gland for people suffering
from overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
(24) The daily dose of fluoride which people are now receiving in fluoridated
communities (1.6 to 6.6 mg/day) (25) actually exceeds the dose of fluoride
which was found to depress the thyroid gland (2.3 to 4.5 mg/day). (26)
Hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) is currently one of the most common
medical problems in the United States. Synthroid, the drug doctors prescribe
to treat hypothyroidism, was the fourth most prescribed drug in the US in
the year 2000. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include depression, fatigue, weight
gain, muscle and joint pains, increased cholesterol levels, and heart disease.
A recent study published in the journal Brain Research found that 1 PPM
fluoride in water facilitated the uptake of aluminum into the brain of rats,
producing the type of brain tangles (amyloid deposits) that are associated
with Alzheimers disease and other types of dementia. (27) An epidemiological
study published in the December 2000 issue of the journal Neurotoxicology,
found that fluoridated water was associated with elevated levels of lead
in children's blood. (28) The study's findings parallel the findings of
an earlier study published in the September 1999 issue of the International
Journal of Environmental Studies. (29) Lead in the blood is associated with
a variety of neurological problems, including reduced intelligence, aggression
and hyperactivity. Dozens of laboratory studies have found that fluoride
is a mutagen - a classification which frequently indicates that a substance
iscarcinogenic (i.e. that it causes cancer). (30) A cancer bioassay
conducted by the National Toxicology Program found that rats dosed with
fluoride had a statistically significant increase in bone tumors (osteosarcomas),
which were not found among the controls.
The initial review of the study also reported that the fluoride-dosed
rats had tumors of the thyroid, oral cavity and rare tumors of the liver;
however these tumors were later downgraded under conspicuous and controversial
circumstances. According to Dr. William Marcus, the Chief Toxicologist at
the EPA's Office of Drinking Water, the downgrading of the tumors was politically
motivated and not scientifically defensible. A recent epidemiological study
conducted by a scientist from the US Public Health Service found that female
infertility was associated with elevated levels of fluoride ( >3ppm)
in drinking water. The study concluded that more emphasis needs to be given
to the effects on health from total fluoride exposure - not just exposure
to fluoridated drinking water.
"Dr. Phyllis Mullenix of Harvard University's Forsyth Research Institute
(a dental research institute) published a study pointing out that fluoride
was more effective than lead in reducing IQ levels in children!"
Excerpt from naturalrearing.com
In 1997, 1500 scientists, engineers, and lawyers of the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) joined in the release of a cautionary statement
regarding fluoride: "Our members' review of the body of evidence over the
last eleven years, including animal and human epidemiological studies, indicates
a causal link between fluoride/fluoridation and cancer, genetic damage,
neurological impairment, and bone pathology
Kathleen Thiessen, PhD - “A low level of thyroid hormone can increase
the risk of cardiac disease, high cholesterol, depression and, in pregnant
woman, decreased intelligence of offspring,”.
“Though apparently vague and non-specific, most of the symptoms of fluoride
toxicity point towards some kind of profound metabolic dysfunction, and
are strikingly similar to the symptoms of Hypothyroidism.” (Parents
of Fluoride Poisoned Children)
Robert Carton, PhD, an environmental scientist who worked for
over 30 years for the U.S. government including managing risk assessments
on high priority toxic chemicals, says “fluoride has detrimental effects
on the thyroid gland of healthy males at 3.5 mg a day. Withiodine deficiency,
the effect level drops to 0.7 milligrams/day for an average male.” (1.0
mg/L fluoride is in most water supplies)
It is only in the last two decades during which endocrinology has progressed
so rapidly, that now over 150 symptoms and associations can be identified
in hypothyroidism. Almost all correlate with known symptoms of fluoride
poisoning. Most of the double-blind test results of fluoride poisoning found
in Moolenburgh's study on water containing 1ppm of fluoride - which led
to the ban of fluoridation in Holland - are now recognized symptoms of
Dr. Mercola - "Hypothyroidism is far more prevalent than once
thought. The latest estimates are that 20 million Americans have hypothyroidism,
but the actual numbers are probably higher. Some experts claim that 10 to
40 percent of Americans have suboptimal thyroid function.
Iodine is the key to a healthy thyroid and efficient
metabolism, and even comprises a large part of the thyroid hormone molecule
itself. Iodine deficiency is one of the three most common nutritional deficiencies,
along with magnesium and vitamin D."