When you woke up this morning, you wanted to feel good. You were willing to open each safety lid on each medicine bottle and ingest each prescribed pill or recommended capsule for the sake of your health. You are a good patient, you want be well. Unfortunately, those medicine bottles may not hold the keys to the wellness you seek. In fact, the fundamental building block of your medicines, fluoride, may make things a whole lot worse.
Most of us are familiar with fluoride. We hear about it primarily as an additive to our water and dental products, but it is also used for insecticides and vitamin supplements. Fluoride is global, used in a variety of well-known and widely prescribed medications like cholesterol medication Lipitor, the antifungal Diflucan, and oft prescribed antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, and Lexapro. Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned, as doctors and patients are often unaware of the detrimental impact fluoride has on the body’s absorption of iodine.
Flouride vs. Iodine
Fluoride, unfortunately, looks a lot like iodine to the cells in our bodies. When cells connect with enough fluorine, iodine cannot connect and a vital nutrient is lost. Iodine deficiency can stress the thyroid, depleting thyroid hormone. Unproductive thyroids affect the reproductive organs of both men and women, leaving them unprotected an vulnerable to disease.
As fluorine based drugs compete with iodine for your cells, you may also become fluoride toxic. It is possible that this fluoride toxicity could be mistaken for an independent disease and treated in error. You might spend months or years treating a disease you don’t really have because the symptoms resemble the fluoride toxicity that does plague you! Again, doctors are often simply unaware of how much fluoride compounds patients are ingesting via their medication and must become better informed.
To protect your hormonal health, sexual organs, thyroid, nervous system, and a host of other bodily functions and systems, inform your doctor that you would like to find a better, safer medication. Switch medicine under your doctor’s supervision, and request an iodine test in case a supplement is needed.