(NaturalNews) Unlike the United States, which continues to poison its population with fluoridated water, the Supreme Court of Israel has ordered the country to stop adding the toxin to all water supplies by next year. Considering fluoride is linked with decreased thyroid and kidney function, infertility, lowered intelligence, impaired bone strength, heart disease and elevated cancer risk, the Israeli government has taken a major step toward protecting the health of its citizens. Yet, for those who live in one of the few developed nations that insist on fluoridating the water supply, effective measures can be taken to protect oneself.
Water fluoridation unusual around the world
While it might seem downright miraculous to Americans that a country would completely refuse water fluoridation, truth be told, widespread use of the toxin rarely happens internationally. The United States is one of only seven nations that fluoridates more than 50 percent of its total water supply (Ireland, Malaysia, Australia, Colombia, New Zealand and Singapore are the other six). Canada just slips under the radar at 40 percent. Asia and a majority of the European Union have rejected the practice, and for good reason. Christopher Bryson, author of "The Fluoride Deception," classifies fluoride as "the most damaging environmental pollutant of the cold war."
In the article, "Israel to Stop Adding Fluoride to Water Supplies in 2014 Due to Health Concerns," Paul Connett, PhD, writes:
"Zealous fluoridation promoters try to convince the American public that 'everyone drinks fluoridated water.' But the opposite is true. An overwhelming number of countries do not fluoridate, including 97% of the European population. In fact, over half the people in the world drinking fluoridated water live in the US. We are the odd ones out. Fluoridation is an outdated, unscientific, failed public health blunder. What I find remarkable here is that Health Minister German has been able to escape the unscientific belief system on fluoridation that traps so many public health bureaucracies in fluoridated countries."
If you happen to live in a country that fluoridates its municipal water supply, don't despair. Several reliable methods help shield against exposure and subsequent health consequences.
Protect and detoxify
In order to avoid fluoride toxicity, you must filter your drinking, cooking and bathing water using reverse osmosis. Unfortunately, most water filtration systems are not equipped to remove the toxin - make sure your model will specifically filter fluoride. Using spring or well water is another option, as long as the source is protected from agricultural and fracking contaminants.
Once you have minimized exposure, it's necessary to detoxify fluoride already present in the body. Infrared saunas are exceptional at not only removing fluoride, but also heavy metals. Likewise, consuming lemon water throughout the day flushes the liver, furthering detoxification. Herbs such as milk thistle and tamarind are extremely helpful too. An animal study from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute discovered that tamarind fruit significantly reduced fluoride concentrations in bone and blood while enhancing urinary excretion. Additionally, selenium in moderate doses has been found to decrease fluoride within the tissues, although researchers warn against high levels as it can encourage a synergistic toxicity. Consuming food-based sources, such as one or two Brazil nuts each day, ensures selenium is metabolized within safe parameters.
Of course, water supplies free of fluoride are ideal. The Fluoride Action Network provides comprehensive information about health dangers as well as seven concrete actions you can take to end water fluoridation in your community. Learn more here.
About the author: Carolanne believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, natural foods chef and wellness coach, she has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of green living for over 13 years. Through her website www.Thrive-Living.net, she looks forward to connecting with other like-minded people who share a similar vision.