Monday, January 10, 2011

Just Me Thinking.....

I heard on the news and have seen many stories on the internet about new recommendations of fluoride levels. Now some are saying that we are getting too much fluoride and it's causing problems. Well..... here's my thinking, if you are getting fluoride from your water, toothpaste, mouth wash, and that's not including fluoride from food you are eating (yep, from our food including infant formula), it would make sense that you are more than likely getting way too much.
But here's another thought, is fluoride something that your body is deficient in??? I don't think so. If it's not something our body is deficient in then why are we adding it? Our body works wonderfully if we give it what it needs. I am by no means a doctor or dentist this is just a thought that popped into my head the other day while reading a news story about how the fluoride levels should be lowered. I have however read why fluoride is so bad for you and why people really should stay away from it so although it is maybe a step in the right direction to lower levels, I do think we should just stay away from it.
Want to know why I think we should buy fluoride free toothpaste, mouth wash, filter our water, etc? Look at this website

On the topic of substances our body is deficient in, can you think of anything else we add to our bodies that is supposed to be helpful but may not be????
I can think of a few! (Vaccines, certain pharmaceuticals,etc)
Maybe we should be thinking about things in a little different way. Maybe before taking or using something we should ask ourselves if it is something we are deficient in and is it going to work with our body in a gentle and effective way. If not maybe we should reconsider and look for a better alternative :)

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