Having fluoride in most drinking water systems for decades means most people have fluoride accumated in the tissues of their body. Getting it out should be a priority, since fluoride creates serious health problems including DNA damage, cancer, thyroid disruption, Alzheimer’s disease, hormone disruption, and pineal gland dysfunction. How to get it out? Here are some easy natural ways to remove fluoride.
Avoiding Fluoride Contamination
As always, the first step in detoxifying is to curb the taking in of toxins. Purifying water by reverse osmosis or distillation in communities where water is fluoridated is a good start to slowing down your fluoride contamination. Distillation comes with a bit of controversy, as all the minerals are removed during the distillation process. A great mineral supplement such as fulvic Acid (not folic acid) or unsulfured blackstrap molasses is recommended if you decide to use distilled water.
Avoiding conventionally grown foods sprayed with pesticides, and consuming organic or locally grown unsprayed foods is another big step. Watch out for processed foods such as instant tea, grape juice products, and soy milk for babies. They all contain high concentrations of sodium fluoride. So do many pharmaceutical drugs. By minimizing sodium fluoride intake, your body can begin slowly eliminating the fluorides in your system.
Magnesium is a very important mineral that many are lacking. Besides being so important in the metabolism and synthesis of nutrients within your cells, it also inhibits the absorption of fluoride into your cells! Along with magnesium, calcium seems to help attract fluorides away from bones and teeth, allowing the body to eliminate it. So during any effort to detox fluoride, it is essential that you include a healthy supplemental dose of absorbable caclium/magnesium as part of the protocol.
Let’s Speed Up the Fluoride Detox
Iodine supplementation has been clinically demonstrated to increase the urine excretion of sodium fluoride from the body, by changing it to the calcium fluoride form. During this process, calcium is robbed from the body, another reason for taking effective calcium and magnesium supplements. Lecithin is recommended as an adjunct to using iodine for excreting fluorides.
Iodine is another nutrient lacking in most diets and causing hypothyroid symptoms of lethargy or metabolic imbalances. Eating lots of seafood for iodine has its constantly rising mercury hazards. Seaweed foods and iodine supplements are highly recommended over seafood by most health experts.
Boron was studied in other parts of the world with pronounced success for fluoride detoxification.
The easiest way to assure yourself of having adequate amounts of iodine, magnesium, calcium and boron is to take Bone Matrix, a supplement that uses the most advanced forms of these nutrients to make sure they are absorbed. In addition to these nutrients, Bone Matrix combines other minerals and trace minerals to keep bones and teeth strong, and is a much more sensible way to have healthy bones and teeth than to have fluoride flowing through your body from the water you drink.
Tamarind, originally indigenous to Africa but migrated into India and southeast Asia, has been used medicinally in Ayurvedic Medicine. The pulp, bark, and leaves from the tree can be converted to teas and strong tinctures, which have shown the ability to eliminate fluorides through the urine.
Liver Cleanses are considered effective for eliminating fluorides and other toxins. There are several types of liver cleanses which can be performed easily at home over a week or two of time. We recommend Liver Cleanse, a unique liver-protective formulation designed to maximize detoxification. Other protocols focuses on the liver itself, such as the coffee enemas used with the Gerson cancer cure protocol. Still others focus on cleansing the gall bladder, which is connected with liver functions, by overwhelming it with a solution of olive oil and lemon or lime juice after some fasting.
Dry Saunas combined with exercise help release sodium fluoride stored in fatty tissues. This method can be intense enough to cause side effects or an occasional healing crisis. So keep the pure fluoride-free water intake high be sure to use Bone Matrix (100) to replace minerals lost through sweating. Lecithin is another useful adjunct to this protocol for fluoride detoxification.
Adjuncts to the Listed Remedies
Vitamin C in abundance is a helpful adjunct to fluoride detoxification. This should be obtained primarily from foods such as berries, citrus fruits, and green vegetables. Good sources are asparagus, avocado, cantaloupe, any kind of greens, pineapple, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and kale, and spinach. Do add to your diet as many high vitamin C containing foods as you are able, and eat them along with a couple of tablespoons of lecithin daily. Get plenty of rest and sleep.
Chelation therapies are recommended primarily for heavy metal removals. Though fluorides are salts, the sodium fluoride use in water treatment and many food and drink products comes with a cargo of toxic heavy metals. So including any one of several chelation therapies may be beneficial for overall health improvement in addition to assisting with fluoride removal.
Those include bentonite clay internally or externally, fulvic acid (NOT folic acid), cilantro pesto with chlorella, and even DMSA or any other chelation therapy with which you are familiar.
For more information on the many hazards of fluoride, see /articles/toxicity/Fluoride_the_Pineal_Gland_and_2012.html
List of foods with fluoride contamination
Website that offers a bibliography of other sources
Earth Clinic Folk Remedies
Great comprehensive overview of fluoride