Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fibromyalgia and Fluoride

I recently discovered that fluoride toxicity has the same "symptoms" as the very allusive fibromyalgia diagnosis. Fluoridation is also being blamed for the rise in thyroid problems because it interferes with iodine absorption. Fluoride was once used to treat thyroid problems and many of today's medications contain levels of fluoride, such as Cipro and Prozac.

While most experts believe water fluoridation to be associated with minimal risk, a handful of scientists disagree. This growing group believe fluoridation to be associated with an unacceptable risk of skeletal damage. In exchange for a modest dental benefit, the risks include fractures and bone tumors. Personally, I know this has been debated since AT LEAST around 1993-1994. While working in a hospital, I happened onto an article in one of the radiology trade magazines. The article correlated the percentage of cities with fluoridation versus those without, and the relative percentage of hip fractures and low bone density. The findings revealed that cities having the lowest bone density and highest bone fractures also fluoridated the water.

Also interesting is how fluoride is linked to the aluminum industry and Teflon, which I did not know. I read recently that fluoride is theorized to assist aluminum in crossing the brain-blood barrier because of how they bind once ingested. This is interesting because of the Alzheimer's and aluminum connection.

Many believe that fluoride was the worst mistake of the century, me being one of them.

I will be editing this post as I collect information on the subject, so stay tuned !

Original content written by: Tina Elmore-Wright


Olivia Love Worthy said...

Hi, I just found out about the link between fibromyalgia and fluoride 4 days ago. I've had bedridden episodes since taking medications 14-15 years ago with fluoride. You might like my article about it, "This Information Could Save Your Life," at my blog, www.dontforgettosaythankyou.blogspot.com

I enjoyed your article and may you be strengthened. I started brushing with baking soda last night and already my teeth look whiter! =) We must avoid more exposure and then I've read many of our symptoms will fade. I hope so as at this point I haven't had a life outside of my home in 1 1/2 years, and I'm only 38 years old.

Keep me updated on how you are if you like. Feel well, Olivia

Scents Of Peace said...

Thank you Olivia !

I visited your site as well and hope you're healing as I write this.

I will be posting an update - very extensive - as soon as I put it proper form. You will have my permission to re-post it when I do !

Stay strong and stay in touch !