Forced Fluoridation is Hard for Some to Swallow
There is a persistent and growing movement in the United States to stop adding sodium fluoride (NaF) to public water supplies. Supporters are as avid as opponents, and both cite science to back their views. Who’s right and who’s wrong?
Most Americans today have grown up with public water supplies that have been treated with low concentrations of fluoride. Our parents and dentists told us it would prevent cavities.
Before bottled water (most of which is also fluoridated, by the way), we never thought twice about getting a glass of water at the sink, and even drank out of the garden hose when it was inconvenient to go inside.
Then critics began to question the cost of community water fluoridation, its actual effectiveness in combatting tooth decay, and that, overall, it does more harm than good.
Did you know that sodium fluoride, the same chemical used in American tap water, is an industrial byproduct that has many industrial uses? A Natural News article explains that fluoride is:
“…a pickling (preservative) agent and inorganic poison and therefore commonly used in pesticides, fungicides and insecticides (this is because sodium fluoride prevents the growth of fungi, bacteria and mold). Sodium fluoride is used in the manufacturing of steel and aluminum metals. It’s also used as a metal surface treatment and cleaning agent, for glass frosting, as a wood preservative, and for pH adjustment in industrial textile processing.”
“For community water systems that add fluoride to their water, PHS recommends a fluoride concentration of 0.7 mg/L (parts per million [ppm]) to maintain caries prevention benefits and reduce the risk of dental fluorosis.”
Advocates for public water fluoridation claim that the low levels cited above create no lasting health hazard to humans.
After all, we use other toxins safely with water, like bleach. A couple of drops of Clorox in a gallon container will kill bacteria and make the liquid safe for drinking.
Why, then, the absolute horror some associate with the municipal water fluoridation program?
One big reason is that the Nanny State has eliminated the choice of whether or not to consume, or merely be exposed to, fluoridated water. This is the time-old conflict between individual rights and the common good. “Big Brother says fluoride is good, m’kay?”
Another factor behind the anti-fluoride movement is the negative association fluoride has with Nazi Germany. Although there is no hard evidence, Nazis supposedly used it to subdue people in concentration camps.
It turns out that fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland over the course of a lifetime. An ICNR (International Center for Nutritional Research) study “presented evidence that fluoride readily accumulates in the aged pineal.” Is it prudent to ingest a toxic substance that the body can’t eliminate?
A new theory is making the rounds on Conspiracy Street: metaphysicists (people who “journey inward” in consciousness, through meditation and other spiritual practices) claim that fluoride calcifies – hardens – the pineal gland and renders it inoperable.
In case you weren’t aware, the pineal gland is so named because of its pine-cone shape. It is located smack dab in the middle of the head and near its more famous neighbor, the pituitary gland.
Mainstream scientists don’t fully understand what exactly the pineal gland does. But, according to Healthline:
“Researchers do know that it produces and regulates some hormones, including melatonin. Melatonin is best known for the role it plays in regulating sleep patterns. Sleep patterns are also called circadian rhythms. The pineal gland also plays a role in the regulation of female hormone levels, and it may affect fertility and the menstrual cycle.”
Metaphysically, the pineal gland is distinct from the pineal chakra – and they are not in exactly the same location. Termed by some the “third eye,” the sixth pineal chakra (just below the highest “crown” chakra on the top of the head) is the functional gateway to higher consciousness. The hardening effects of fluoride are thought to reduce psi (psychic abilities) and keep people from achieving “higher planes of consciousness” leading to “enlightenment” – notions straight out of zen Buddhism.
Gaia summarizes this idea very nicely:
“It’s through the awakening of the third eye and its corresponding pineal gland that we’re able to attain supernatural feats of telepathy, psychic vision and an intimate connection with God.”
The conspiracy theory at play here is that the US federal government – or, more likely, the cabal which runs it – is pushing pineal-reducing fluoride knowingly, in order to keep “visionaries” from developing their full potentials.
After all, the CIA wants to keep their mind control programs going without competition from other organized groups of psychics. Why not impose a physical handicap as a supplement to the prevailing propaganda line that “there is no such thing as psychic phenomena.”
Even if you aren’t the mystical type, how do you feel about being forced to consume a known toxin that the body can’t ever eliminate, building up to higher and higher levels the longer you live?
If you could try life without fluoridated tap water, would you?