Fluoride is one of the most controversial chemicals around and it is in many more products than toothpaste. It is also found in antibiotics, drinking water, and no stick pans, making exposure inevitable.
Research published in 2001 show fluoride deposits in the pineal gland and is associated with enhanced gland calcification. It is also considered a dangerous neurotoxin. A study from the Department of Zoology, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India, have spent the past decade investigating it.
They feel it causes severe neurodegenerative changes in the brain, particularly in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex. Fluoride produces neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration.
These researchers identified turmeric, known as curcumin, as an ideal agent to test as a neuroprotective substance. Previous research indicates it acts as an antioxidant in 3 ways: oxygen, free radicals and superoxide damage. Curcumin also appears to raise endogenous glutathione production in the brain which is a major antioxidant defense system.
Our study thus demonstrates that daily single dose of 120 ppm F result in highly significant increases in the LPO [lipid peroxidation, i.e. brain rancidity] as well as neurodegenerative changes in neuron cell bodies of selected hippocampal regions. Supplementation with curcumin significantly reduce the toxic effect of F to near normal level by augmenting the antioxidant defense through its scavenging property and provide an evidence of having therapeutic role against oxidative stress mediated neurodegeneration.
Side effects of fluoride
Brain damage in the unborn, bone weakness, low estrogen and testosterone levels, joint problems, memory loss, Alzheimer's, kidney stones and many more.
There are over two hundred peer-reviewed, published studies showing curcumin is a neuroprotective agent. By decreasing our intake of fluoride and increasing turmeric consumption, we may well by-pass the many side effects of fluoride.