The US Government has recently admitted that Americans have overdosed on fluoride. Fluoride has long been added to drinking water to help prevent tooth decay, but overwhelming research is proving that fluoride in drinking water does not contribute to tooth decay prevention and there are more adverse health affects from it. Fluoride is not an essential mineral, but (by FDA standards) a drug—and a toxic one at that.
Our government has recently reduced the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water. This article from Mercola.com goes on to say “About 40 percent of American teens have dental fluorosis, a condition referring to changes in the appearance of tooth enamel—from chalky-looking lines and splotches to dark staining and pitting—caused by long-term ingestion of fluoride during the time teeth are forming.”
More alarming are the other health risks that come with over-fluoridation. If fluoride can have adverse affects on your teeth, it could also affect your bones—skeletal fluorosis. Symptoms of early stage skeletal fluorosis include:
- Burning, prickling, and tingling in your limbs
- Muscle weakness
- Chronic fatigue
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Reduced appetite and weight loss
The second clinical stage of skeletal fluorosis is characterized by:
- Stiff joints and/or constant pain in your bones; brittle bones; and osteosclerosis
- Calcification of tendons, or ligaments of ribs and pelvis
- Osteoporosis in the long bones
- Bony spurs may also appear on your limb bones, especially around your knee, elbow, and on the surface of tibia and ulna
For more information on fluoride, I encourage you to check out this article in its entirety or watch the video below.