When Stanley Kubrick made a movie, there was always an underlying message in it. The Shinning or Eyes Wide Shut are the subjects of discussion that captivate ideas of conspiracy theory, truth and somewhere in between. In 1964’s Dr. Strangelove, Fluoride in drinking water was one of those theories that turn out to be partly fact-partly fiction Fluoride Conspiracy Theory?
In the 1950s & until today, conspiracy theorists claimed that fluoridation was a plot by the Government, to slowly poison Drinking Water that Americans consumed. The Government claimed Fluoride was beneficial to Dental health while other scientists claim it slowly damages parts of the brain & body.
Just how true, we still don’t know. One of my favorite Kubrick movies is Dr. Strangelove, where Peter Sellers plays many parts: the mad scientist, the president, and a British Air Force captain.
One of the key plotlines in the movie is the scene when General Jack D. Ripper played by Sterling Hayden has gone mad and deployed his B-52 nuclear bombers to Russia because of what he believes is a communist infiltration plot against American society.
Fluoride in Drinking Water
Before he commits suicide, he makes his case in
point to the British Officer (played by Peter Sellers) that fluoridation in drinking water was a “commie” plot, a conspiracy that people were being slowly poisoned by drinking water and other products that were introduced by the powers that be after World War 2.
Today, the debate continues. Both sides have different opinions. Some scientists may have found proof from detailed research recently that links fluoridation with hypothyroidism among other adverse health conditions, especially in children.
As this Harvard study in 2016 concluded: “Perhaps most worrisome is preliminary research in a laboratory animals suggesting that high levels of fluoride may be toxic to brain and nerve cells. And human epidemiological studies have identified possible links to learning, memory, and cognition deficits, though most of these studies have focused on populations with fluoride exposures higher than those typically provided by U.S. water supplies”
“According to the American Dental Association, the effects of Fluoride have been studied for more than 65 years and is conclusive in that the use of fluoride has been rigorously tested as a public health measure and is considered one of the most successful medical measures of the last 100 years. ” Blog published on May 22, 2013
There is no-valid scientific proof to support people’s claims that fluoride causes medical problems like heart disease. They went on to say “As always The Dose makes the poison”
History of Sodium Fluoride
In 1945 Grand Rapids Michigan became the first place in the world for fluoride to be added to their drinking water supply. 53 years later the US Public Health System lowered it’s recommended levels for drinking water.
Growing evidence in recent years has changed some thinking that maybe consumer products that promote dental health may pose the potential risk of serious health problems that seem more and more apparent.
Earlier the same year, scientists linked high levels of naturally occurring fluoride in the drinking water of school children in Michigan to low levels of tooth decay.
That led to adding it to Grand Rapids tap water which grew to other communities water systems and eventually, all over the country and the world to where it is today. The process became admired and marveled as one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th century.
The studies in the following years showed some overall progress in the fight against tooth decay but never took into account that fluoride was being added to dental products like toothpaste and mouthwash. This might explain other states without fluoridated water in the country who also showed improvements in cavities and dental disease.
By this time fluoride was being added to drinking water supplies all over the world. Environmental Health Professionals were questioning the application to drinking water, dosing rate and risks to human health. They wanted more studies on the use by babies whose formulas were mixed with tap water but as we know the process never stopped. It was strongly defended and advocated by the government
What Is Fluoride Made Of
Fluorides are a natural element found in water and the earth that are used in the production of aluminum and other industrial products. In the mid- 1940’s the Aluminum industry was booming with a lot of fluorides left over as a by-product and this is where some conspiracy enters the story.
Apparently, there were some questionable studies done by questionable researchers who worked for some pretty big questionable companies like ALCOA Aluminum and Dupont and The Dental Research National Institute who hired some questionable PR guys who created national campaigns for the Tobacco companies on board.
They convinced the nation that fluoride was a medically safe and met their approval. It was an answer the government needed to hear. It was more or less, some feel, propaganda.
It suited big corporate companies and politicians for a much-needed fix to the abundant fluoride supply. By 1950 it was a huge success but at the same time, some scientists were finding fluoride sensitivity symptoms like a headache and gastric problems associated with test subjects.
There was a lot of money made by supplying municipal water treatment plants here and around the world with the naturally found chemical that was virtually a by-product of the new metal, aluminum. It was being used in every industry.
Some tests results that were in print went unnoticed by the general public. Even though toothpaste had the “In case of poisoning warnings” on the labels and the EPA was restricting levels of fluoride being dumped into streams and landfills was reported in the press.
The government while doing studies on how much fluoride is toxic, was adding it to our drinking water. Even though fluoride is found naturally in the earth’s crust, rocks, soil, and the ocean. Safe at lower levels, it accumulates in nature and also accumulates in the human body. It can be toxic in larger amounts that were and still are unknown.
You may also be exposed to higher levels of fluoride if you work in industries where fluoride-containing substances are used. Most notably in the electronics industry where hydrogen fluoride may be used to etch glass in TV picture tubes or to clean silicon chips, along with aluminum and phosphate fertilizer plants.
Toothpaste and dental rinses are the biggest fear especially for children swallowing toothpaste. Most fluoride leaves the body quickly in urine but some are stored in bone and teeth.
What Is Fluoride Made Of?
Almost all (98%) of Western Europe has stopped fluoridation of drinking water.
The National Kidney Foundation has been studying fluoride and its link to kidney disease and the potential health risks of a rare bone disease called skeletal fluorosis. The Center for Disease Control has developed information websites and reporting systems for water distributors to report how much fluoride is being used and what’s being tested. The program is called About My Water’s Fluoride it claims that the best way to find out your levels for your drinking water is to get the information from your own local utility provider. It’s all online.
An EPA report for the last 10 years has been warning the public about the dangerous levels of fluoride they have been reported across the country’s utility companies. They have determined that 4 milligrams per liter or above of fluoride in drinking water is unsafe but said it was coming from the infiltration of outside sources into the system.
Children that live in those communities where they are exposed to those levels could be in danger of a condition called fluorosis and long-term use over a lifetime could cause bone fractures. This had been known since early independent studies on the use of fluoride & drinking water as early as the 1940’s. Other known effects:
- Chronic fatigueDryness of the throat
- Frequent need to urinate
- Urinary tract irritation
- Aches and stiffness in muscles & In the lower back
- Muscle spasms (involuntary twitch
- Tingling sensations in fingers
- Abdominal pains Diarrhea
- Constipation Feeling of nausea
- Skin rash or itching, especially all Mouth sores,
- Loss of mental acuity and ability
- Depression Excessive nervousness
- Dizziness Tendency to lose balance
- Visual disturbances & Temporary blind spots
The pineal gland in medical terms (also called the pineal body, epiphysis, cerebri, epiphysis or the “third eye”) is a small endocrine gland in the body. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and photoperiodic (seasonal) function.
The pineal gland is shaped like a tiny pine cone, hence its name. It is part of the Endocrine system that is critical in controlling every aspect of your life, from your moods to your sexuality to your energy levels to your ability to grow and be strong. That system produces hormones that are necessary for human body function.
The secretion of hormones in the endocrine system is controlled either by regulators in a particular gland, like the pineal, that detects high or low levels of a biochemical and inhibit or stimulate secretion by a complex combined mechanism involving the brain, the hypothalamus, and the pituitary.
The pineal gland is depicted in ancient art and statues, as the mystical passageway to the heavens. In spiritual terms- fluoride inhibits melatonin that quiets the body and mind, allowing access to higher consciousness. The source of clairvoyance and intuition. Both pinoline and DMT, secreted by a healthy, activated pineal gland, are psychoactive, causing changes in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior.
DMT is the most powerful psychedelic substance known to man. Scientific experiments have discovered DMT in the pineal gland of rats. It is believed that DMT is released during near-death experiences, and this may explain the enhanced spiritual connection and awakening that takes place. DMT brings higher awareness and wisdom.
The use of fluoride over a period of time dull these senses collects in the body calcifies and changes the host behavior enslaving them. These toxins are delivered by drinking water, food from water hydration or animal (drink fluoride water) even long periods of showering or bathing in the fluoride-laced water.
What fluoride does to your brain is to allow the human being to used, abused and lose his/her intellectual and spiritual independence. This is the most powerful conspiracy theory in the history of the world.
Spiritualists in Hindu, Buddhists religions and others believe this Third Eye is necessary for meditation for inward and outward growth during a lifetime. Some people with near-death experience see a physical connection like a rope or string or ladder that is attached to the top of their head(where the pineal gland is located) towards the heavens. When you leave your body that string pulls them back from (spiritual to physical) to their body during this experience.
Like anything else, knowledge comes with age and experience. We learned all about lead in paint, fluorocarbons (product of fluoride) released to air-Hydrogen fluoride which is found in many drugs like Prozac. It is a fact that the increasing use of HF and fluorine compounds in drinking water, toothpaste, and beverages have raised concerns of a larger section of environmentalists in the US. Hydrogen fluoride is also found in pesticides. Then there is Global Warming and Chlorinated Hydrocarbons with a bunch more that are still being added to the list.
In 2015 the federal government lowers its recommended levels for fluoride in drinking water for the first in more than 50 years for the reason to prevent staining of tooth enamel caused by overexposure to fluoride. As a result, more people are exposed to too much fluoride and suffering from fluorosis — white stains in the enamel of their teeth caused by too much fluoride.
Mild fluorosis takes the appearance of scattered white flecks, frosty edges or lacy chalk-like lines on teeth. The white spots become larger with severe fluorosis, and in extreme cases, the surface of teeth becomes rough and pitted, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Federal health officials say the new recommended level will maintain the protective benefits of water fluoridation and reduce the occurrence of dental fluorosis.
But there are solutions even if the government is right and fluoride has no danger when ingested. There are water filtration units that effectively remove all chemicals from drinking water. Water Filtration System with Fluoride Filters that contain Reverse Osmosis Filters like the popular Big Berkey Water Filter that I use will remove many contaminants besides Fluoride. Consumers are encouraged to learn to test their own drinking water for fluoride levels and other known contaminants on their own.
We are living in a world of information and even though the government tries to give us a large amount of information there seems to be a lack of trust. Health Enthusiast practice by concocting solutions that can flush chemicals that are stored in your body from years of consuming chemicals from food and drinking water.
There are the natural Solutions for detoxing your body from the adverse accumulation of Fluoride. Here are some that are recommended by believers of Holistic medicine.
- Fulvic Acid can be found in Health food stores and can be taken as a supplement. It is one of nature strongest sources of the electrolyte. Fulvic Acid will remove toxins like Fluoride at a molecular level. This is one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man.
- Coffee enemas are a great way to rid your body of Fluoride and all heavy medals.
- Tamarind Tea is an African fruit that the bark leaves and fruit are all used as a tea through an increased urine flow.
- Chelation Therapy is technically a salt that is used to accumulate and remove heavy metals.
- Vitamin C should be taken as a fruit, not a supplement. Use Oranges grapefruits and tomatoes and lemons should be added with a calcium supplement with plenty of fresh filtered water.
- Boron the same as used in your laundry will work as a detox agent. Mix a 1/4 teaspoon in a liter of water and sip it through the course of the day.
- Saunas are great for detoxing. Take a long but safe session from a Dry Heat Sauna. this will pull Fluoride and other contaminants out of your body especially in fatty tissue where fluoride can be stored.
- Magnesium Supplements block fluoride from your body’s own cells. Magnesium will prevent fluoride to be absorbed by your teeth, bones and your brain until your body can dispose of it naturally.
- Detox your pineal gland with diet Apple cider vinegar- Beets-Oregano-Iodine pure cacao has a great effect on the pineal too. chlorella, spirulina, and wheatgrass in your diet.
- Meditation through Yoga especially in sunlight
- Try to avoid stress and EMF’s from electronics. Poor diets and lifestyles slow the de-calcification of the pineal ground
- Using frequencies 963 Hz Pineal Gland Activation Frequency 2675 Hz Powerful Crystal Resonator Advanced Shamanic Drums while your sleeping to exercise and activate while you meditate or sleep Filter your drinking water with Reverse
- Osmosis water filter. There are RO filters that add minerals they strip out are incredible units on Amazon
Some bottled water has fluoride removed.
- try to buy naturally grown foods with no pesticides.
- Stay away from calcium supplements. Instead, eat natural food high in calcium like leafy green veggies and almonds.
- Do away with sugar caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol.
- Spend time in the Sun every day and sleep in darkness.
- Know your local fluoride levels and doses from your Drinking Water Supplier.
Maybe General Jack Ripper had a point when he said: “don’t drink the water”. Or just maybe the whole thing is basically that the liability would be too huge for the government to burden. Or maybe not.
What if there was no conspiracy that the government didn’t know 50 years into fluoridation of drinking water about the possible dangers much like the Tobacco Industry’s link to cancer. Could they admit anything? Or maybe it’s just a conspiracy theory and the truth is Just somewhere in between.
References; Common Myths article American Fluoridation Society 2011
Jim has over 30 years in the Water/Wastewater and the Water Filtration Consulting Business. He has written over 250 articles on the World-Wide Water Issues and Solutions