Is Fluoride Making You Fat?
In the first half of the 1900s, fluoride was used by European doctors to reduce thyroid gland activity in individuals who suffered from hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid) (Stecher 1960; Waldbott 1978).
Adding fluoride to water is like taking a population of people, most of who suffer from an under-active thyroid already, and forcing them to drink something that further slows the function of the thyroid. The thyroid regulates every single metabolic process in the body. The thyroid regulates our metabolism and when it becomes sluggish, our health deteriorates. Additionally, losing weight can be impossible. The thyroid is the body’s energy center and when it’s not working properly, neither are you.
Fluoride has been proven to decrease basal metabolic rate. Yes, this will make you fat, but being fat may be the least of your concerns, as decreasing thyroid function can be detrimental to your overall health.
In 2006, The National Research Council published a report on the consequences that fluoride has on our bodies. The report states, “Fluoride affects normal endocrine (hormone) function or response…. fluoride is therefore an endocrine disruptor.”
An Austrian researcher, Rudolph Ziegelbecker, proved in the 197’s that as little as 1ppm of fluoride concentration could disrupt DNA repair enzymes by 50 percent. Fluoride has been proven to distort enzyme shape, which can disrupt proper function.
Why do we add fluoride to water and many other substances?
The answer is simple: Money.
Fluoride is a toxic by-product of many man-made, manufactured chemicals. It would cost a ton of money to dispose of fluoride (a waste product) each year.
Dean Burk, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, said it best: “Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of the century, if not, of all time.”
Yikes! Get this: in the United States, you find a warning on each tube of toothpaste that contains fluoride. Did you know that?
Check your toothpaste and see if contains a warning. It has been documented that there is enough fluoride in one tube of toothpaste to kill two small children if they were to consume the entire tube at once.
It’s pretty simple: if it kills you in large doses, then makes sense that smaller doses are also not safe.