It might be if it is fluoridated water.
A study published in the journal Nuclear Medicine Communications definitively proved that fluoride is absorbed into your vascular system and that the fluoride uptake is higher in patients with cardiovascular events then it is in patients without cardiovascular event.
Researchers followed 61 patients after administering fluoride and found that 96% of them had fluoride uptake in their cardiovascular walls.
After hundreds of studies have shown fluoride affects everything from cognitive function in humans to diabetes, fertility and more in animals, I recommend avoiding fluoride in water and never use fluoridated toothpastes.
Fluoride is an enzyme inhibitor, point-blank.
But what’s the problem with the miniscule amounts of fluoride added to the public water supply?
The old problem that is widely recognised (even by the National Institutes of Health) is that it accumulates in bone.
It is estimated about 50% of the fluoride we consume is eliminated, and 50% is stored.
Miniscule amounts of flouride adding to our bodies sip after sip after sip equals a not-so-minimal exposure.
Over a lifetime, these levels can reach high proportions… decreasing bone density and causing brittleness.
For a nation whose women have epidemic proportions of osteopenia and osteoporosis, it would be crazy to continue to use fluoride on a daily or twice daily basis… and then use even more Rx to combat the osteoporosis that develops later in life. Studies have shown that the rate of hip fracture in elderly is directly increased in areas that fluoridate their water.
The truth is, even if you feel that you *need* fluoride to help reduce the incidence of cavities… you are getting plenty of fluoride through your foods.
Plants store fluoride found naturally in the earth AND from the water used to irrigate crops. Yep, even organic crops have fluoride in them from the irrigation water.
Statements from reps of the National Institutes of Health recommend that people who drink large quantities of water should not drink tap water, but instead switch to bottled water. We are just getting so much exposure to fluoride, to intentionally consume extra fluoride, whether through drinking water or toothpaste, is way too much.
Your skin absorbs fluoride as well, so even when you are showering or taking a bath, you are absorbing fluoride.
And now? In addition to bone uptake?
Now the new problem is we know fluoride is being taken up by our cardiovascular system as well.
In a nation with heart disease steeply rising, this doesn’t sit well with me.
Today’s cited article shows direct absorption to of fluoride into our cardivascular walls and a significant correlation between cardiovascular events and fluoride uptake, so it is all the more urgent for us to avoid fluoride all together.
This is the water filter we personally use in our home!
In the meantime, read this blog post about why I don’t ever want fluoridated toothpaste near my lips ever again and this blog post with links to toothpastes I do recommend here!