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Ailments caused by fluoride - Introduction

It is often said that fluoride attacks the human body in different ways according to an individual's susceptibilities.  For example, why do some people get excema and others don't.  Could it be that each of us produces varying amounts of hormones, enzymes and co-enzymes?  And whereas a person may produce a sufficiency of one enzyme, that person could be producing less than necessary of another.  All humans have the same basic genetic template but in the same way that we all look different, it's not a gigantic leap of faith to visualise that the amount of enzymes that we each produce varies across individuals making us even more 'different'.

We are what we eat!  This has always been a particularly accurate truism. We evolved from cave men and our diet before we started to grow crops comprised of nuts, wild fruits, wiild honey and meat (including fat).  Cave man may also have discovered fermentation by accident.  An evolutionary adaptation for counteracting the toxic effects of alcohol was the production of an enzyme which destroys alcohol in the body.  We know that this enzyme is not produced in the majority of Oriental humans and thus the majority of people in the Far East are intolerant of alcohol.  Other Oriental humans are intolerant of lactose for much the same reasons.

Once humans started to grow wheat, etc. evolution had to catch up a second time because this time the basic genetic template had not been evolved to cope with the task of digesting grain.  These days, many humans are able to digest and process gluten but others cannot, so that as far as they are concerned, gluten is a poison.  The reason why many of us can synthesise gluten is because we've evolved to produce the enzyme/s which convert the gluten into a less poisonous substance.

In addition to food inputs, the environment and polluting substances also have an influence on our health.  Whereas some humans are able to successfully deal with toxins, others are less successful because they do not produce a sufficiency of a particular enzyme.  There's also the issue of sensitisation.  You can have too much of something until finally, your body becomes unable to tolerate the smallest amount.  People often say that they have become intolerant of sea food following a bout of food poisoning.  Water technicians who handle fluoride in the treatment plants have been transferred to other duties because of this intolerance to the chemical and its fugitive emissions. 
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Thus, the toxin, fluoride, either does not have any obvious negative effect on individuals or it can devastate an individual who does not have a sufficiency of a particular enzyme.  Chronic illnesses are not only due to malformed organs but because a particular enzyme on which an organ depends for operating efficiently is either too abundant, is deficient or absent from the process.

However, even for those individuals who produce the full complement of enzymes and who do not become ill from ingesting and absorbing fluoride, the eventual outcome is the same:  fluoride bioaccumulates in their bones, their teeth and in the pineal gland, and, over time, the body is weakened.

Dental fluorosis (DF) is the initial visible sign that the body has been poisoned by fluoride.  It's what is described as a 'biomarker'.  (Other biomarkers, for example, are ridged fingernails, fingernails with white flecks, a blue line on the gum which indicates chronic lead poisoning.)  Yet, DF does not occur in all children because many children (perhaps 65% of fluoridated children) have good diets containing calcium/magnesium, vitamins, meat and fat.  Good diets often counteract the negative health effects of fluoride.

Disadvantaged fluoridated children who don't eat 'good food'
are more at risk of getting DF.

If this is the case, then the fluoride which is supposed to protect the teeth of disadvantaged children is also poisoning them.

The next page discusses the various types of ill health caused by fluoride.  Many fluoride-induced illnesses can disappear once an individual stops "taking the medicine" so all is not completely lost.  Unfortunately, Dental Fluorosis is permanent and cannot be reduced in severity by reducing fluoride intake.  

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