I was discussing the fluoride issue with Dr. Garry Gordon, a doctor I am iterviewing for my new book. Last fall, a new study in the Journal of American Dental Association reported that fluoride is actually bad for teeth. Of course, those of us who understand it is a toxin already know that - but now the CDC and AMA say that this recent study shows intake of fluoride during the first few years of life is significantly associated with fluorosis, and they now warn against using fluoridated water in infant formula.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is of a similar opinion. According to their website: "Recent evidence suggests that mixing powdered or liquid infant formula concentrate with fluoridated water on a regular basis may increase the chance of a child developing ... enamel fluorosis."
Sources: Journal of the American Dental Association;October 14, 2010; 141(10):1190-1201;CDC May 28, 2010
Fluorosis causes spotting on teeth, and in severe cases can cause orange or brown mottling of the teeth. Sadly, that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the damage that can be caused by fluoride. In my opinion, these agencies who have been telling us it's safe for so long can't completely back track and announce, "Whoops! That toxic waste will kill you!" So instead they find a gentle way to let us know it's best to avoid with the most vulnerable, like infants.
Here is Dr. Gordon's response.
Fluorine is very toxic for many patients and the dangers go far beyond the dental fluorosis issue, but at least that alone suggests proof that over 30% examined children have excessive fluorine already. We all need to know that fluorine is another mistake made by governmental agencies and now we even have CDC and ADA admitting that there are issues about fluorine excess showing up.
Believe me when I tell you that ALL fluorine should be destroyed, as the toxicity goes far beyond what you have been told. For one example, please know that fluorine makes the bones look white and dense and strong but they fracture easily. This means that by the time someone is being told they have osteopenia, what is being seen is often far worse than the x-ray reveals because the fluorine we all get and almost cannot avoid is making everyone's bones appear not too bad.
But we have new knowledge today that what matters is elimination of fractures and now we see this bone health picture gets complex but bone health is essential for longevity. FACT: bones are breaking even when the bone density appears normal; in fact bone density is a poor predictor of future fracture risk.
The more you study this fluorine issue, the more you will see we must add this to our growing long list of reasons we are all unhealthy today compared to what we could be. That list can get very long when we include GMO foods inducing leaky gut and unleashing an epidemic of food sensitivities, along with other toxins like the mandated flame retardants now in everything, PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl esters), dangerous vaccinations, and coal burning power plants polluting everything with lead and mercury.
Fortunately, we were born with lots of resilience so we appear to handle all the above for a time, but finally all this and the other contributing factors covered in my FIGHT program all come home to roost.
Garry F. Gordon MD,DO,MD(H)