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by 6082 · about 9 hours ago

If the paleo diet has little or no sugar in it, do we still have to worry about cavities? And, if not - does that make fluoride toothpaste unnecessary?

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Dave_Hirschman 0 · March 16, 2010 at 5:01 AM

No. To my knowledge, it has never been proven that there is any need for fluoride in human nutrition. The studies purporting to show that fluoride protects your teeth were deeply flawed, and funded by aluminum and fertilizer companies that were... (more)

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by 915 · about 9 hours ago

I'm lucky enough to live in a place that doesn't add Fluoride to my drinking water. I have heard a lot of bad things regarding fluoride & sls & for the past couple of years i have been using a fluoride & sls free toothpaste just to be... (more)

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Native_Sky 0 · August 31, 2013 at 3:33 AM

it's worth it!! I have been Sensitive to SLS in shampoos, soaps, and toothpaste my entire life! No more Canker sores, a flaky scalp and sores from deodorants! Nowadays there are so many more products to choose from! There's also some natural... (more)

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by 458 · about 10 hours ago

I'm 7 months pregnant (yes, the paleo fertility rumors are true) and have been successfully treating my pregnancy-induced heartburn with a very strict paleo diet and some other tools, like small meals, etc. However, I've found that unfiltered... (more)

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by 1193 · about 10 hours ago

I've seen plenty of questions on here asking about switching to fluoride free toothpaste or getting a fluoride filter, but my question is WHY? I don't fervently seek the addition of fluoride in my life, but I have nothing against it either. All... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I'm not down with putting fluoride in drinking water. Because it's really not very effective. It isn't really all that harmful, either, though. Many of these memes are just alarmist and inaccurate. There's a middle ground between the SAD "your... (more)

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

I'm convinced that: 1) Fluoride is terrible to drink and shower in, and 2) Grok was smart for not adding it to his drinking and showering water. Question: What's a safe and effective brand / model to filter shower water? Given how bad... (more)

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DopeFiend 0 · July 19, 2013 at 10:22 AM

As far as I'm aware from previous research there is no economic way to filter fluoride and most basic water/shower filters claiming to do so are a scam. On my home shower I've got a basic chlorine filter. From what I understand chlorine is... (more)

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by 726 · about 10 hours ago

According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride_toxicity), excessive fluoride can lead to dental fluorosis and a weakening of bones, but evidently one woman who FOD'd had strengthening of the bones... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 25, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Large amounts of fluoride can increase the density of bones while also increasing their fragility and likelihood of fracture. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199003223221203 And hey, maybe something else in the tea, like vitamin K,... (more)

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by 548 · about 10 hours ago

I'm thinking about switching from tap water to a spring water that comes in a big jug (with all the recent talk about fluoride in tap water). BUT I'm confused because I thought plastic was very bad, and leaches chemicals into the water. Is this... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · February 21, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Spring water has fluoride in it too. I buy distilled which has much less. Alternatively, you could buy a distiller and do it yourself but I have not invested in one yet.

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by 70 · about 10 hours ago

Question - has anyone ever used the filter pitchers made by Clearly Filtered? http://www.clearlyfiltered.com According to their site, the $45 pitcher can remove 90% of fluoride and other toxins for up to 200 gal. I emailed them and they would not... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

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Marcy_1 0 · February 14, 2013 at 2:39 AM

My oh my. I think Paleohacks just jumped the shark.

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by 6229 · about 10 hours ago

When you eat out do you prefer bottled water in plastic (glass is rare and expensive) or tap water with fluoride/chlorine etc.? I believe iodine can detoxify fluoride and chlorine according to Dr. David Brownstein, MD so I believe tap water to be... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 28, 2013 at 3:34 PM

We have a reverse osmosis filter in the kitchen sink, and carbon filters for the showers. Fluoride isn't the only problem - chlorination is pretty nasty stuff and the vapor off hot water is where it causes the most damage. There's an old study... (more)

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by 1032 · about 10 hours ago

I know there have been similar questions, but nothing has quite answered definitively. Compared to ingesting something, how much does your skin absorb substances into the bloodstream? And what factors impact on this? Does the type of... (more)

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Rebecca_14 0 · January 01, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Many medications/treatments are applied by rubbing into the skin and are absorbed by the body. Some that are better utilized by avoiding the stomach (Progesterone and L-Glutathion are 2 off the top of my head.) Weird experiment???after a shower... (more)

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by 1601 · about 10 hours ago

hi guys, I've cured my acne I think. I think it was a combination of anti-candida pills (Candex), paleo eating, probiotics, and finally, tap water. Yes, everyone in my family who I have told that tap water makes me break out thinks I am... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · November 26, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Detoxing for me always took two to six weeks. And then I went primal! It used to be that if my iodine-containing trigger foods snuck into my diet I'd break out for a short interval and make a quick return to clear skin. Not so anymore. I... (more)

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by 120 · about 10 hours ago

does anyone know if it has been found to have any fluoride, chlorine, or other garbage in it? also if anyone has any recommendations for carbonated beverages that are "in the clear" that'd be great....thanks

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Lyndsay 0 · August 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

La Croix is great! I drink it all the time! Gotta love it with lime!

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by 287 · about 10 hours ago

I'm 27 years old. 99% Paleo diet (Micro-brew beer is my kryptonite). I eat NO SUGAR. I never really did. Even when eating a SAD, sugary stuff was always too rich for me. I have lost 55 pounds and I have never felt happier and healthier. In an... (more)

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Zachary 0 · April 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Quickly do this: 1. Ensure you are eating all as many fat-soluble vitamins as you can, including K2 and D. 2. Ensure you are eating a mineral rich diet (from your post it seems you have this down already). 3. Eliminate as many sources of... (more)

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by 46 · about 10 hours ago

I have recently come across data claiming that russet potatoes contain 135 mcg of fluoride per 299 gram serving. Would anyone care to substantiate this? Would this be a catalyst of skeletal fluorosis and brain damage over time(say consuming one... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 01, 2011 at 3:25 AM

Woah woah woah, remember dose makes the poison. You're talking 0.000045% F by weight, or 0.45 ppm. Something like fluorinated toothpaste is 0.15% F by weight or 1500 ppm. Even taking into account the difference in mass, you're getting 10th the... (more)

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by 114 · about 10 hours ago

Having heard that conventional toothpaste marketed as "aproved" by the dental assoc. of Canada contains sodium fluoride and that fluoride causes brain damage and skeletal fluorosis I changed to the "tom's of maine" and similar brands of... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 27, 2011 at 8:19 PM

I really doubt you're exposed to enough fluoride over time to cause any negative health effects. Mark Sisson on fluoride: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/is-fluoride-safe/ Wikipedia on fluoride toxicity:... (more)

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by 2435 · about 10 hours ago

My daughter is 3 and her doctor prescribed her fluoride since our water isn't fluoridated. I've heard bad things about it, but I can't remember what any of it is. Keeping in mind that her diet is not 100% Paleo, and that I'm terrible about... (more)

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statelessRich 0 · July 15, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Go here: http://www.fluoridealert.org/

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by 78422 · about 10 hours ago

Hi all, my question concerns green tea. I am wondering if it is a good idea to consume 10 grams of loose leaf green tea(apparently organic?) imported from China to Canada per day mixed in omelletes and not steeped or drained but simply 'as is'. If... (more)

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Simibee 0 · April 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM

I would estimate that there is probably ~30-70mg caffeine in 10g green tea depending on when it was picked e.t.c, most of which can be removed by first rinsing the leaves in cold water. Remember that green tea also simultaneously promotes... (more)

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by 60 · about 10 hours ago

I have been for 2 weeks and my teeth have gotten yellow plus it seems to make my breath smell. Its just normal Tom's of Maine toothpaste. Has anyone got any advice?

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Heather_2 0 · February 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM

I've been brushing my teeth with no toothpaste at all for almost a year and I haven't had any problems. Part of the problem with any kind of toothpaste is that it is abrasive. It will scratch the surface of your teeth and make them duller and... (more)

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by 5838 · about 11 hours ago

Just wondering if this could be a temporary fix until I get a a filter that removes fluoride? If one of these happens to be fluoride free, and I start drinking it, is there any additional info I would need to pay attention to? Thanks (more)

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James_3 0 · February 02, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Distilled no, spring/sparkling/mineral possibly (usually insignificant amounts, although there's variation). Look at the pdf for some info from WI: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/P4/P44559.pdf What exactly is your concern? If... (more)

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by 5838 · about 11 hours ago

Can anyone recommend a really good water filter or system? I want to remove the floride from my drinking water. I am opposed to bottled water from a health perspective and an environmental one as well. Extra points if the filter is portable.... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 18, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Berkey Travel, with the extra cartridges to remove fluoride. It is stainless steel. I got mine from Pleasant Hill, and am very happy with... (more)

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by 20787 · about 11 hours ago

What evidence do we have that fluoride is good for teeth in any way? Is there anything besides epidemiological studies? Do these studies include all data points so they were accurate across all populations? Or were only a few locations used in... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · December 02, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Dr. John Sorrentino DDS just began a blog and he just led with this very topic. Take a peek. http://www.sorrentinodental.com/Blog.html?entry=the-inflammatory-model-of-tooth (more)

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by 20787 · about 11 hours ago

After success with other more natural alternatives, I've become skeptical of many mass produced so called 'health' products. Considering that fluoride is a toxin, I haven't found any good research showing that applying it to my mouth is really... (more)

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Kimmie 0 · January 08, 2011 at 4:45 PM

After a lot of experimentation and tweeking, my favorite toothpaste recipe is: 3T baking soda 10 drops liquid stevia 15 drops cinnamon oil 15 drops peppermint oil Stir it all together with a toothpick and store in a little tupperware... (more)

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by 22913 · about 11 hours ago

I've been reading alot more lately on environmental effects on our food. I came across a very disturbing report about my favorite non water beverage... Apparently my green tea(and other types) contain significant levels of fluoride.. I filter... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · September 17, 2010 at 1:32 PM

It's in black tea too (albeit in lower concentrations). Apparently, "brick tea," a variety made from old leaves is worse. High quality loose leaf tea made from young leaves, on average, should be better. Overall, I'd go with the strong... (more)

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by 6082 · October 30, 2014 at 5:16 AM

A recent post on the Nutrition and Physical Regeneration blog caused me to wonder about the safety of water fluoridation. Is it really necessary or safe? (more)

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Louisa 0 · March 13, 2010 at 6:59 AM

NO! I read this article (also cited at the bottom of the blog post you mention), a few years back, it was the one piece of reading that finally convinced me to avoid fluoridated water at all costs, I will now never give fluoride toothpaste to my... (more)

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