Sunday, May 23, 2010
I really wanted to post this on Friday and call it "Fluoride Free Friday" but I haven't finished my other posts yet and everyday should be fluoride free anyway!
Anyhu, I am on this website called BabyCenter. Basically a bunch of groups of mama's and mama's to be talking about all sorts of topics or trading and selling their goods (like cloth diapers!) I hadn't been on there in a few days and when I came back I found this in my messages:
From: BabyCenter Partner
Subject: Go to nurserywater.com for coupons, offers and a chance to win prizes!
Date: 5/18/10 05:56AM
Sign up on nurserywater.com to receive coupons, valuable information, offers and enter for a chance to win prizes!
Seriously that site is just as bad as all the other awful corporate brands out there (actually isn't it run By Johnson & Johnson? Hmm yea...). I mean I do love some of the groups I am in there, so I just need to ignore everything else I guess. But I can't help feeling like being here is helping feed this disgusting government controlled society we live in.
Think about how many people are on that website (1000's!) and how many of them actually know about fluoride? I'm sure it is an extremely small percentage.
David Dees Illustration
OMG! Seriously take a look at this guys artwork! Amazing!
Now lets take a look into this.
The website says they have been around since 1948. So since 1948 people have been poisoning their babies because they were told it is good for them. Although tap water has fluoride too so no difference (except that your paying extra for this poison baby water ).
Does this make sense to any of you. Children's toothpaste has packaging and commercials that say fluoride free so it's safe if swallowed! But it's OK to drink it? Last time I checked drinking involves swallowing. Hello! Why is fluoride toothpaste not OK to swallow? Well because fluoride is a poison. But the American public seems to think “Oh it's just small amounts in water, it wont hurt you”. But maybe it's like a cigarette. One wont kill you but smoke enough over time and watch the magical effects (some sarcasm here I know)! On that note though, do you give your babies and children a drag of a cigarette because one wont hurt them? I didn't think so!
This product's website has a time line from pregnancy (wait are they telling pregnant mothers now to drink this stuff too? Well I don't see them mentioning it except for the drink 8 to ten glasses of water every couple of paragraphs... Hey if we are told it's so good for babies maybe we should be drinking it prego too!) to 4-5 years!
Of course the first thing I click on (Does my baby really need fluoride water?) brings up an article about fluoride and formula. Ahhh yes bad for baby #1 and bad for baby #2 put together equals a really healthy baby! :s Just an FYI, I am not completely anti-formula. I know there are mothers and babies out there that need it. But for the people who choose to formula feed for non medical or hardship reasons, I'm sorry, what are you thinking?
Then I scroll down some more and see the water bottles with an added danger #3, a TV character on the packaging. If your kids never noticed bottled water before they will be grabbing for the one with the TV character they know on it (that is if your kids watch those kind of things).
This is what the website says about the safety of this “Healthy” water:
Is drinking water with fluoride safe for my child?
Yes. The American Dental Association (ADA) continues to support water fluoridation at the optimal range of 0.7 to 1.2 parts per million (ppm), for the general public as determined by the United States Public Health Service (USPHS).
According to the ADA, baby formula can be mixed with water that is fluoride free or contains low levels of fluoride. Babies less than one year old need less fluoride than everyone else because they are so small. Nursery® Water has a fluoride level of 0.7 ppm or less. This means that when your child is drinking Nursery® Water, you can be confident that your child is getting a lower level of fluoride.
So all they say is that it is safe. There is no explanation what so ever about why it's in the water in the first place.
OK I take that back (did some more searching around the site) here is what they say the fluoride is for:
What is the Purpose of Adding Fluoride to Purified Drinking Water?
Our primary purpose in adding fluoride to purified drinking water is to help strengthen teeth. Nursery® Water is purified water steam distilled for purity, which assures you it is safe, pure, and clean. You can use Nursery® to mix formula and cereals, to dilute juices or as pure drinking water.
So first off how many newborns do you know that have teeth? Yea thought so. But this has clearly been marketed to newborns as well as teeth bearing babies and now all the way up to 5 yr olds! Lets get the fluoride into all the babies and children of this world!
Even as adults it clearly says not to swallow our toothpaste but lets keep drinking that water!
According to the handbook, Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, fluoride is more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic. Who started giving this to children!?
According to the Physicians Desk Reference, "in hypersensitive individuals, fluoride occasionally causes skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, or urticaria. Gastric distress, headache, and weakness have also been reported. These hypersensitive reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of the fluoride."
I could go on and on listing all the things that could happen to your body because of fluoride.
And the funniest part of all this, the one thing they actually say it is good for (your teeth) it's not. In reality it causes dental fluorosis.
Look at those healthy teeth! :s
So why are they putting fluoride in our water and toothpaste then? Well I think this pretty much sums it up .
Before 1945, fluoride was considered an environmental pollutant. It was responsible for many lawsuits against industries, like the aluminum industry and the phosphate fertilizer industry, whose waste products contain large quantities of fluoride. This fluoride destroyed crops and animals, leading to lawsuits. The limited public view was that fluoride was an environmental pollutant that needed to be reduced or eliminated from the environment.
But as a result of clever public relations campaigns, fluoride was transformed from an environmental pollutant to an essential nutrient necessary for producing healthy teeth. Got to love this country we live in! Bah.
Am I going to link to everything I have ever read to prove this to you? Nope. Really do the digging yourself and make the decision to avoid this poison yourself. But here is something to watch if you feel so inclined.
Fluoride Deception Part 1
Fluoride Deception Part 2
It's so sad and sick that our own kind are willing to do this to us. For money, greed, science, whatever their motives are it's not for the good of the people...
From all I have read and seen the is definitely one thing you wont see in my house!
Things you can do to avoid this poison:
Invest in a good water filter for your home. Whether it be be a counter top version, under the sink or whole house. Just make sure the filter says it filters out fluoride!
If you can't afford this right now buy bottled water (yea I know, not good for the earth at all but sorry my children poison free is more important to me). Unfortunately until I get a good water filter I am stuck buying bottled water. Or if your local supermarket or health food store has one, the water machine's where you fill up your own jugs of water (I miss this from my old Co-Op in my hometown before I moved!).
Don't forget fluoride free toothpaste too! For my kids I use Weleda Children's Tooth Gel
I have used a few different toothpastes for myself but I am not set on one yet. Right now I am using Jason Nutrismile Toothpaste Orange, Cinnamon and Mint. Be careful as a lot of Jason products still contain fluoride.
I have been really wanting to try these though as I have heard many good things about them! Tooth Chips Soap at Rose Of Sharon Acres's
They also have an Etsy store HERE
Good luck on your fluoride free journey!