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by 1523 · October 16, 2013 at 2:25 PM

How Do You Avoid Fluoride? Buy all of your water?

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wtfgod 0 · October 15, 2013 at 11:58 PM

dont worry about it too much, i see no problem using fluoride topically for teeth. im not so thrilled about it being put in the water for obvious reasons.... one being its not needed... two being ethical, as its pretty much forced... (more)

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by 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Ideally I'm looking for a stainless steel water filter. It must be countertop because our plumbing is weird below the sink and 3 plumbers earlier couldn't put in my below the sink UV water filter. Thanks in advance!

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Firestorm 0 · March 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM

You might want to consider, say, a Berkey filtration system. It isn't attached to the sink at all -- it works through gravity -- and it allows for superior filtration. However, there will still be mineral loss. There doesn't seem to be a way to... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Is there any amount of fluoride in Hood's natural spring water I have looked every where and i have to have a face book to get an answer

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AnarchyCaveman 0 · June 02, 2012 at 5:03 AM

You can feel good, good, good about Hood.

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by 46 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

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 3159 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

My visits to the dentist throughout my life were all compulsory (i.e. parents forced me). Now, I brush with coconut oil and baking soda, floss regularly, and don't experience any pain or visible ailments to gums and teeth. Do you still go to the... (more)

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marbowqui 0 · April 24, 2011 at 2:40 AM

As a dentist, Of course I suggest you still get a 'regular check-up'. Because: 1. There are concavities and irregularities with the anatomy of teeth that don't allow access from tooth brush and floss to reach them. Those areas should be scaled... (more)

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by 60 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

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)