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Flouride Causes Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition caused by a deficiency of thyroid hormones in your thyroid gland, which is situated in the front of your neck, just below your larynx. The most common cause of hypothyroidsim is iodine deficiency. I'm sure you know this. What you may not know is that excessive intake of fluoride, in water, bottled drinks, foods, and toothpaste, will reduce the biologically active iodine in your system, and cause iodine deficiency: another name for hypothyroidism. No one ever heard of hypothyroidism until America began to fluoridate its municipal water supplies in the late 1940s. Most auto-immune diseases didn't exist before 1950 either. Nor did Alzheimer's disease.

Most people don't know that the pituitary gland in our brain, is the master gland that controls the effective functioning of all the other glands. Unfortunately, the pituitary gland soaks up fluoride like a sponge. And when that happens, the pituitary gland stops secreting a hormone known as TSH that stimulates the thyroid gland. At that point, hypothyroidism is inevitable.

Yes, you can begin eating seaweed to supply your thyroid with the natural iodine it needs. Seaweeds like dulse flakes, alaria, wakame, nori, and agar-agar will put more than 100 beneficial nutrients, including natural iodine, into your body. BUT if your pituitary gland is still soaked in toxic fluoride, the seaweed, good as it is, won't help much.

So what you need to do is banish fluoride from your life. That's not an easy task. Most of the cities in this country add toxic fluoride to their water supplies. It's also in the air we breathe because of the discharge from coal- burning plants. It's in bottled drinks and foods. And, of course, it's in most commerical brands of toothpaste.

Europeans are a lot smarter than we are when it comes to fluoride. 98 percent of European water supplies are fluoride-free. Hong Kong has fluoridated its water supply since 1961. Hypothyroidism is rampant in Hong Kong, as it is in the USA.

Fluoride also accumulates in the pineal gland in your brain, and inhibits its production of melatonin. The pineal gland controls the body's internal clock, which governs the onset of maturity. When the pineal gland becomes soaked in fluoride, it causes an EARLY onset of sexual maturity. 125 years ago, the average American girl reached puberty at age 17. Today, the average age is below 10 -- and dropping with every month that passes. Aside from all the emotional problems that early puberty causes, it's a known fact that girls who reach puberty earlier than their peers, are much more likely to develop Breast Cancer in their later years.

It gets worse! When you heat fluoridated water in an aluminum or teflon cooking pot, you're releasing both fluoride AND aluminum into your body. Such pans increase the aluminum content of food by 800 times; not 800 percent, but 800 TIMES! The plague of Alzheimer's Disease in America today can be traced to fluoridated water, and aluminum or teflon cooking pans.

Toothpaste is another horror story. If you have a tube of commercial toothpaste in your bathroom, stop reading now, and go get it. I'll wait for you.
Back? Good. I want you to turn the tube over and read the small-print warning on the back of the tube. For those of you who stayed with me, the warning reads like this: "WARNING: As with all fluoride toothpaste, keep out of the reach of children under six years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional assistance, or contact a Poison Control Center immediately."

Why is that warning on there? Because there's enough poisonous fluoride in a 7 oz tube of fluoridated toothpaste to kill a child who weighs 25 lbs or less, and is unlucky to eat a whole tube of the deliciously flavored toothpaste and not regurgitate it.

In 1996, there were 11,000 calls to Poison Control Centers from frightened parents whose little ones had sucked down a big mouthful of peppermint-flavored fluoridated toothpaste, and were now throwing up feverishly. The only thing that saved most of those children is that fluoridated toothpaste almost always causes you to throw up. If it didn't, all those kids would have died.

The warning is there because the law firms of the toothpaste companies MADE them put it on the tubes. Now if your child dies from eating fluoridated toothpaste, the company CEO will say, "Too bad. But we warned you. You can't hold us liable."

I could go on and on and on: If you suffer from hypothyroidism, do your very best to eliminate fluoride from your life. As I said, it's not an easy task.