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by 905 · August 31, 2013 3:49 AM

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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daz 0 · August 31, 2013 3:00 AM

When i was looking for a cheap commercial toothpaste, i chose sls-free over fluoride-free... From memory i think i chose the sls-free option because i was prone to mouth ulcers (canker sores) & i read that sls was an irritant & could be a... (more)

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by 458 · July 26, 2013 6:47 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 1141 · July 30, 2013 8:55 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 3277 · March 24, 2014 at 10:56 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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moshe 0 · March 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Omica is the best shower filter on the market to reduce some of the fluoride that municipalities add to their water supplies. It has 7 stages of filtration, activated alumina being one of those stages that acts upon fluoride. It also has a... (more)

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by 726 · March 25, 2013 9:22 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 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 · October 30, 2013 1:11 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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Rah 0 · October 30, 2013 1:11 PM

This is probably a little late to respond, but there is a difference between natural fluoride in purchased spring water and Hydrofluorocillic Acid which is placed in the water....not to mention the concentration is likely different. I... (more)

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by 70 · February 20, 2013 7:52 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 · February 14, 2013 2:39 AM

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Marcy_1 0 · February 14, 2013 2:39 AM

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

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by 6218 · February 28, 2013 3:34 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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Karen 0 · February 28, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Unless I lived in an area where the municipal water tested poorly - tap water every time. Tap water with a relatively inexpensive filter (Pur for instance) ideally - the filter would cost much less than buying water bottles. If in an area with... (more)

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by 1039 · January 01, 2013 6:31 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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Baba 0 · November 06, 2012 at 12:42 PM

It depends on the size and type of the molecule, your skin (thick, thin, mucuous membrane) and probably a host of other factors. I apply hormone gels to the inside of my arms (where the skin is thin) and it works just fine. I think the great... (more)

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by 1600 · January 16, 2013 4:43 AM

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 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 · August 25, 2012 3:53 AM

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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Manymoons58 0 · August 25, 2012 3:53 AM

I love it. Especially the berry flavor.

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by 287 · March 20, 2013 6:52 AM

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 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 6218 · June 28, 2013 4:20 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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Madison_2 0 · June 28, 2013 4:20 PM

I found this great place in nyc that has a lot of different filters to choose from. I was also very interested in the Berkey filter but a few close friends had bought it and said they had several problems - including the mold and just filtering... (more)

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by 0 · September 06, 2013 3:22 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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Sami_1 0 · July 14, 2012 4:28 PM

If it isn't distilled, it has fluoride in it.

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by 53 · December 01, 2011 3:35 AM

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 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 109 · September 28, 2011 4:59 AM

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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Joshua 0 · September 28, 2011 4:59 AM

I simply brush with baking soda and do a water/hydrogen peroxide mix. I also avoid sugar, for the most part. My teeth are becoming more white, by the day. Very cheap and extremely simple.

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by 2426 · April 02, 2013 2:02 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 77338 · May 01, 2013 2:58 AM

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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Tony_Valdes 0 · May 01, 2013 2:58 AM

Hey here's a company that sells a green tea with no pesticides or fertilizers and is watered with spring water (should eliminate fluoride). http://verdanttea.com/teas/mrs-lis-shi-feng-dragonwell-green-tea/ Here is another article about this tea... (more)

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by 3142 · October 15, 2011 6:13 AM

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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phd_biochem 0 · October 15, 2011 6:13 AM

You all are so misinformed. Going off research done over 50 yeras ago? It's laughable.

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by 60 · August 11, 2014 8:47 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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Tricias79 0 · October 16, 2013 2:49 PM

My boyfriend and I switched to a natural brand (no fluoride) and now both of us have bleeding gums when we brush. Any thoughts as to why this happened?

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by 5852 · February 02, 2011 at 11:51 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 5852 · January 09, 2013 8:34 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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David_Marino 0 · January 09, 2013 8:34 PM

The FluorideMaster whole house filter system filters fluoride out of typical municipal water. Its a more reasonable option than the whole house reverse osmosis systems. Its not perfect, but at less than $1,100 it is reasonable. It uses a large... (more)

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by 20469 · April 04, 2014 6:34 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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GB_Bari 0 · December 10, 2011 3:26 PM

Some of you have hit upon the truth - that Fluoride only benefits young forming teeth. It is actually quite harmful to adults and especially older adults. IMHO, the western world has been victimized by shrewd opportunists who carefully constructed... (more)

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by 20469 · August 07, 2013 at 10:17 PM

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 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)