Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Fluoride, a questionable chemical added to drinking water and toothpaste for the oft-repeated goal of preventing tooth decay, may actually be responsible for certain childhood mental disorders, according to new study Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity from the Harvard School of Public Health. The researchers looked at various chemicals that children are regularly exposed to and found that several, including fluoride, are directly related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mental issues. 
Government Bureaucrats to American People: “Shut up and take your medicine!”
Most Americans know fluoride as the chemical at the dentist office or in some types of toothpaste. Some fluoride occurs naturally in drinking water, depending on the geological composition of soils in the surrounding area. However, most exposure comes at the hands of city governments who elect to artificially add more fluoride to the water supply in the name of “improving oral hygiene.” It’s not optional, there is no way to opt out of fluoridated water if your house is connected to the municipal supply. How many of your friends, neighbors, and family members drink this stuff without a second thought? How often do you drink it?
Study Confirms the Obvious: Fluoride is Dangerous
Unfortunately, research has revealed that artificial fluoridation is an ineffective measure to combat tooth decay and that fluoride is a developmental neurotoxin. In other words, exposure to fluoride can be detrimental to brain development in children and has been linked to reduced IQ. Fluoride accumulates in the body over time, and too much fluoride has also been connected to long-term degenerative problems such as kidney disease, bone weakness, and arthritis.
How to Defend Yourself
Although many municipalities have wised up and stopped water fluoridation, it will take time before all city governments stop using artificial fluoridation. Visit the Center for Disease Control’s My Water’s Fluoride website to determine if your area artificially fluoridates their drinking water. If it does, you can reduce the level of fluoride by buying a reverse osmosis water filter, water distillation unit, or other filter, such as the Seychelle Water Filter Pitcher, that will remove fluoride from tap water.
In the meantime, we need to stay passionate, continue the fight, and remain alert and active. Does fluoridated water concern you? Do you or your child suffer from ADHD and believe it’s connected? Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.
-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
Article updated August 2014
1. Dr Philippe Grandjean MD, Philip J Landrigan MD. Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity. The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 330 – 338, March 2014. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(13)70278-3.
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About the author:
Dr. Edward F. Group (DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM) founded Global Healing Center in 1998 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer. Heading up the research and development team, Dr. Group assumes a hands-on approach in producing new and advanced degenerative disease products and information.
Dr. Group has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the internet.