The American Dental Association is solely responsible for the mercury poisoning it continues to deny from silver-mercury fillings—50 to 60% mercury. It has attacked dentists who even raise this sensitive issue. The ADA has tricked government into their combined conspiracy to poison all Americans through the addition of fluoride to drinking water, not to mention their sanctioned addition to toothpastes, etc!
I first became aware of fluoride toxicity in the mid 1960’s after an article from Mayo Clinic pushed the use of fluoride to enhance healing of fractures. I started recommending it to patients undergoing cervical fusion. The fusion was usually complete within 6 weeks instead of the usual twelve BUT many patients developed severe generalized bursitis.
I wrote to the authors of the Mayo paper and they admitted that at least 25% of their patients developed bursitis—but they never published this complication! Now we know that the bone produced by added fluoride is extremely fragile or brittle.
There is a general principle in medicine that a large dose that is toxic in the short term is equally toxic in smaller dosages over the long term.
Nine hundred mg of sodium fluoride over a three month period is roughly the same as 900 mg from city water over just 32 months! In a life of 79 years, the average American is ingesting at least 28,835 mg of fluoride from city water, not to mention the added amount absorbed from toothpaste, etc. Five to ten grams acutely is fatal in adults. Actual toxicity is 5 mg/kg of body weight, roughly the amount a 70 kg person imbibes from drinking water in one year! Acute fluoride poisoning has been reported at only 0.1 mg per kg or just 7 mg,. (Annals of Internal Medicine, 1994, 12: 339-344). The minimum lethal dose of fluoride is 20 mg/kg, a mere 3-year intake of city water. (New England J. of Medicine, 1994, 330:2, 95-99.) Many dental preparations contain enough fluoride to produce toxicity in children.
”Fluoride is a cumulative toxin…affecting the homeostasis of bone mineral metabolism. …leading to osteosclerosis, osteomalacia and osteoporosis. …leading to secondary hyperparathyroidism in some cases…and severe crippling skeletal fluorosis in pediatric age group.” This occurs despite normal intake of calcium. (Prog. Food. Nutr. Sci. 1986:10:279-314.)
Fluoride has also been shown to have significant toxic effects upon the nervous system, with hyperactivity, cognitive deficits, motor dysfunctions, IQ deficits, convulsions, and learning disabilities. (Fluoride, 1996. 29:2, 57-58).
Increased deposits of amyloid in the brain are also associated with fluoride intake. ”High fluoride drinking water led to six times the number of children with IQ below 69.” (Fluoride, 1996, 29:4, 190-192). Fluoride has also been associated with an increased incidence of cataracts and glaucoma (Toxicology, 2003, 22:23-31)
Hyperlipidemia can be induced by fluoride, along with inhibition of insulin release by the pancreas. This also leads to excess lipid peroxidation, decreased glutathione and superoxide dismutase, decreased antioxidant enzyme activity, and increased free radicals. (Toxicology, 2004, 204: 19-28). A wide variety of essential enzymes are inhibited by fluoride. And fluoride is mutagenic to human cells, producing increased chromosome aberrations. (Environ. Mol. Mutagen., 1993, 21:309-318.)
Finally, fluoride can create significant cardiac arrhythmia, neuropathy, and possibly hypothyroidism. (J. Biochem. Pharmacol. , 1984, 33: 3213-3217.). (Physiology in Medicine, 1971, Nobel lecture by Earl Sutherland)
THE BOTTOM LINE:
There is absolutely NO indication for the use of fluoride in drinking water or dentistry. Avoid them like the plague they are.
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as part of your overall commitment to self-health. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.