You may be wondering what all the water filter fuss is about. Well it’s not for nothing. When fluoride is added to tap water, it impacts a specific part of the brain and it is harmful to your health. It may also affect your level of happiness. The good news is you have the power to prevent these negativities from happening!
For about the past two years I’ve ditched the tap water in lieu of natural spring water. Now, the bottled water industry is a whole other topic to be discussed due to water source, plastic pollution, and carbon foot printing, so for this reason, I recently purchased my very own home fluoride water filter.
Many people are misled to believe that adding fluoride to water is good for our teeth. Wrong! Sure, fluoride is one of the key elements for teeth development, however, we get plenty of fluoride the way nature intended when we eat a healthy, balanced diet.
The evidence is weak to support adding fluoride to water will prevent cavities. If you’d like to fight cavities, stay clear of sugar and remember to floss and brush your teeth with fluoride FREE toothpaste of course. Interestingly, countries without fluoride in the drinking water, such as Canada, have fewer dental caries than the US.
Somewhere along the line, someone in America thought it best to add fluoride to the municipal tap water system. Let’s think about this for a minute. Why would we want to add anything to one of the purest, healthiest earth elements on the planet? It is perfect just as it is. Removing contaminants and organisms is one thing, but adding to water seems unnatural.
Another popular theory as to why adding fluoride is a great idea is to kill various parasites that live in water naturally. UV light or ozone treatment can also accomplish this, as can various types of water filters. Did you know that fluoride is as rat poison? So it appears we are drinking a pesticide. If fluoride is capable of killing other living beings, I’m sure it has the potential to cause damage to our bodies.
After reading various sources online, it appears much of the fluoride added to tap water is sourced from toxic waste plants as byproducts of various industries, including fertilizers. So what to do with all this toxic waste? I’m not going to get into conspiracy theories here but you get my drift. There is no reason to add fluoride to water.
Since the dawn of humanity, people were doing just fine without adding fluoride to drinking water. If anything, certain countries with naturally fluoridated water were experiencing bone problems known as skeletal fluorosis. Fluoride has been scientifically proven to alter immune function*. Since fluoridation has occurred in the United States, cancer has been on the rise along with autoimmune disease. And since fluoride affects our bone structure, it may possibly be linked to osteoporosis.
Excess fluoride calcifies our pineal gland*, which is located deep within the brain and regulates hormone function and our sleep rhythm. Though scientists continue to unveil the function of various structures in the brain, it is believed that the pineal gland may also play a role in intuition and clairvoyance. As one of the spiritual center of our brain, along with the midbrain, it is imperative to maintain the health of this organ for a healthier, happier life. In a future blog I will discuss ways to decalcify and reverse fluoride deposition in the pineal gland.
Why not be safe than sorry? For now, the best thing to do is to refrain from drinking tap water as it is. Also remember to choose fluoride free toothpaste. The cheapest, sustainable option is to purchase a fluoride filter that can filter the water straight from the tap without all the plastic waste and carbon foot printing of bottled water. Though if you prefer bottled water be sure it is spring water from the source and not purified water.
Boiling water only makes the fluoride issue worse, and keep in mind not all water filters filter out fluoride. Refrigerator filters and britas do not. Yes, there is an initial investment to a water filter, but can we really put a price tag on our health? Systems such as reverse osmosis with remineralization, as well as Berkey filters do IF you purchase the "PF" filters along with it, which also filter out arsenic which is toxic to the body and also found in tap water.
Personally I purchased a Berkey with the added filter (I have no ties to them). I recommend reading reviews and finding one in your price range that works for you. Purchase a stainless steel canteen as well to carry water with you wherever you go.
I share this information with you because I genuinely care about public health and we have the power to vote with our dollars and live a healthy, preventative lifestyle. My purpose is to increase awareness and inspire you to take care of your mind, body, and spirit. Wishing you health, happiness, and hydration!
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Salgado-Bustamante M1, Ortiz-Pérez MD, Calderón-Aranda E, Estrada-Capetillo L, Niño-Moreno P, González-Amaro R, Portales-Pérez D. Pattern of expression of apoptosis and inflammatory genes in humans exposed to arsenic and/or fluoride. Sci Total Environ. 2010 Jan 15;408(4):760-7.