During the year of 1945, local water treatment facilities around the U.S. began adding sodium fluoride to the water supply. Depending on who you ask, there are many “pro’s” and “cons” of consuming fluoride. Calcium fluoride is found naturally in underground water sources. It can actually weaken bones and teeth rather than protect them. Sodium fluoride is much worse for your health than calcium fluoride. It was created as a synthetic waste byproduct from the aluminum, fertilizer, and nuclear industries; it also just happens to be in your toothpaste and water supply. Sodium fluoride is able to combine with other toxic materials and increase its potency, making it far more lethal. Fluoride has also been shown to weaken and damage the liver and kidneys, and immune system. The EPA also has it categorized as “too toxic for the environment.”
Not many people are aware that fluoride also allows calcium to build up around the pineal gland, which results in a calcified pineal gland. Rene Descarte claimed he believed the pineal gland was “not only the minds third eye, but the seat for the soul.” There are many negative effects from having a severely calcified pineal gland. Once calcified, the pineal gland stops producing serotonin and melatonin as efficiently, or all together. Fluoride has also been shown to lower IQ.
Now, there are many people out there who swear by the benefits of fluoride for your teeth. Lots of these people happen to be dentists, or people who don’t believe all the negative effects of fluoride are true. In fact, the only positive claims I’ve been able to find are almost all directly related to dental health, and nothing more. An oral health page, Delta Dental, claims that “Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the entire tooth surface more resistant to acid attacks from the bacteria that live in the plaque on your teeth.” The American Dental Association also claims that “fluoride in water is safe and it works.” In terms of preventing cavities and being used topically, fluoride appears to have some beneficial aspect. If you look at the history of how fluoride came to find a place in our water, one would question the authenticity and genuineness of this historical decision. Some would think it’s just another medical advancement, while others believe its another violation of human rights and well-being.
If you’re interested in learning more about the effects of fluoride on the pineal gland and over all health, this Ted Talks with Alex Van Aken is extremely helpful and informative.