Someone may want to check the temperature in hell — because I think it just froze over.
For years I’ve been warning you about the dangers of fluoride in our water.
And I told you how it’s been linked to everything from brain problems to cancer.
Now, for the first time, the FDA has finally admitted that fluoride is a drug… that it comes with serious risks… and that it hasn’t been recognized as safe.
The only problem? This long-overdue confession comes with one BIG catch.
Lots of us have been waiting a long, long time for the government to go after the thousands of cities and towns pumping fluoride into our water.
But the FDA ended up targeting the folks who make fluoride drops instead.
Believe it or not, the brain surgeons at the FDA just dashed off a statement claiming that swallowing fluoride drops for cavity protection makes it an “unapproved new drug” — and one that should require a prescription.
Even worse, they claimed it was “not safe for use except under the supervision of a practitioner licensed to administer” it.
You’ve got to be kidding me!
Our government is actually admitting that taking a few drops of fluoride could be dangerous for your health — but they’re ok with you drinking fluoridated water by the gallon!
Honestly, I don’t think the FDA could find logic in a dictionary.
But they were sure right about one thing (even if they didn’t mean to be). The idea that fluoride is good for our health — or even prevents cavities — is a giant myth. And it’s one that’s been force-fed to us for decades.
Close to three-quarters of the people in the U.S. are served up fluoridated tap water. But as I’ve warned you over the years, fluoride side effects are so numerous, that if it were an Rx drug it would be covered in black box warnings.
I’m talking about known side effects such as hypothyroidism, reduced IQ in kids, diabetes, hip fractures and even cancer.
On top of that, much of the fluoride added to U.S. drinking water is imported from China because it’s much cheaper. And that Chinese fluoride can contain some extras such as lead, arsenic and aluminum.
Some studies have even found uranium in it!
The bottom line is, we should be taking in as little fluoride as we possibly can. And that’s especially true for kids and seniors.
If your town is one of the many across the U.S. that adds this “drug” to its water, you should invest in a filter that can remove it. Many, including all those “activated carbon” filters don’t.
You might also consider adding a filter to your shower head as well. Some studies have found that fluoride can be absorbed through the skin.
Along with those precautions, stop using fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwashes. And never let your dentist sell you on a fluoride treatment.
The FDA may have just spilled the beans on what it really thinks about fluoride, but to stay safe and keep it out of our daily diet is going to be — once again — up to us.
“Petition asks FDA to remove all unapproved fluoride supplements from market” Fluoride Action Network, May 18, 2016, fluoridealert.org