How Fluoridated Water can Affect the Thyroid Gland

May 4, 2012

Back in April 2012, I was doing research for a Wellness Programme I was developing for my clients and had come across the importance of water, and how dehydration can cause palpitations etc. I decided to drink eight glasses of water a day. I am Hypothyroid and have reduced my dose of Eltroxin to just 25 mcg alternate days,  having started off at 200 mcg daily ten years ago.  I was in good health at the time of drinking the water and was on 50 mcg of Eltroxin daily.

One week and 56 glasses of water later, I wasn’t well. I developed a dry itchy rash on my face, my skin was dry, and I had massive palpitations and fatigue. What had gone wrong? I had expected to be feeling on top of the world. It was at this point in my research I discovered Fluoride and how it adversely affects the Thyroid and its functioning.

Fluoride isn’t the innocent water additive that we’ve been lead to believe was necessary to purify our water and protect our teeth from tooth decay. No, Fluoride is Hydro Fluoro Silicic Acid, a by product of the Aluminium and Phosphates Industry, its actually industrial waste. It’s not permitted to dispose of it lawfully in oceans or rivers as it is listed as a grade 2 poison, yet somehow it has become acceptable to dispose of it in small seemingly harmless doses into our public water supplies. Fluoride is the main ingredient in Prozac and Rat Poison, and we can see how effective that is !

There are many chemicals being added to our water, including Arsenic, Lead, Silicon, Cadmium, Aluminium Sulphate etc when  mixed they cause toxicity in our body. Do an internet search on the effects of arsenic in small doses on the body, for example and see what you find. Harmless? I think not!

Fluoride is an enzyme poison. It displaces iodine as it is a halogen (chemically related) the uptake of iodine in the body is compromised, the iodine gets ejected by the fluoride. It is highly damaging to the Thyroid Gland. Fluorides are accumulative and build up steadily with ingestion from all sources, from the water you drink, from the shower or bath water your skin absorbs, from the air, from the pesticides on fruit and vegetables, from the foods, drinks or beverages like bottled waters that have used fluoridated water in the preparation, and from toothpaste and rinses. It’s absorbed by saliva.

Fluoride undermines the immune system and creates a distortion of protein structure. This causes the proteins to fail to recognise body proteins, and so instigate an attack on them, they perceive them as a threat. This creates an Autoimmune Disease and causes thyroid antibodies to be produced which cause Thyroiditis, Hashimoto’s Disease, and Graves Disease etc.

In the past Fluoride was given as a medication for Hyperthyroidism, in the form of pills, fluoride baths and as a glass of water. They discontinued this as it was proven to destroy the Thyroid Gland. The distressing thing for any of us suffering from this illness is that, what they were prescribing back then, the 1 part per million per glass of water, is the equivalent of what is in each glass of water we consume today. I had my water tested recently and it has 1 part per million of fluoride in it. No wonder I wasn’t feeling well!

I don’t know what we can do about this except to raise awareness and convince our Governments of the error of their ways and hope that they will provide us with clean, safe, drinking water for the sake of our health and those of generations to come.

To keep myself and my family healthy, we have chosen to use non Irish bottled still water. The Irish bottled water has Fluoride added. I buy ‘Perthshire’ Scottish Water from Tesco which is inexpensive.  We have chosen to use Fluoride and SLS free toothpaste. I buy from Holland & Barrett or my local Health store. The Fluoridated toothpastes have been found to contain 1,000 to 1,500 parts per million of Fluoride in them. Considering that 1 part per million was proven to destroy the thyroid gland, I don’t think I’ve made a whacky decision to change my product. The rinses also have a lot of Fluoride in them, approximately 1,000 parts per million, so again I changed to Fluoride free. I only use tap water for washing delph, bathing etc. I use the bottled water for cooking and drinking etc. I am now feeling much better, have reduced my medication further and intend to continue reducing as far as I can. My blood tests are normal as I’m doing this very slowly, and I’ve now added Sea kelp to my diet, which is rich in iodine. I became vegetarian and eat mostly fish, veg and fruits etc.

Check out my article on Fluoride which gives more information about this toxin.

For more information check out these links

You can Sign the online petition here

Fluoride Free Water Group

Or for more information contact

Freedom From Fluoride Group on face book!/groups/335951713136539/

No Fluoride in NI Water on face book

Declan Waugh’s report on Human Toxicity regarding Fluoride

Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation

How Fluoride can cause Hypothyroidism

The Fluoride Deception



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