A Nurses Perspective: Do Our Children Need Fluoride, part 2

The Fluoride Controversy: Fluoride is a drug, do our children need it?  part 2

After doing some additional research, I found some shocking studies and research I would like to share with you.

I am a nurse, so things click for me when I read a technical article.  If I write something that you don’t understand, please contact me, and I’ll re-word it as best I can into non medical terms.

Every body contains a Pineal Gland, which regulates melatonin in the body.  It is a light-sensitive neuroendocrine organ attached to the roof of the third ventricle of the brain. The pineal gland secretes melatonin, other biogenic amines, and neuropeptides. If something is wrong with the Pineal Gland, something will become sick or malfunctioning in your body.  This is basic Fact.  The Pineal Gland is a small gland located between the two hemispheres of the brain that regulates the production of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate the onset of puberty and helps protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.

Dr. Jennifer Luke from the University of Surrey in England (1997) has found that calcified pineal glands contain a huge concentration of fluoride: “In terms of mineralized tissue, the mean fluoride concentration in the pineal calcification was equivalent to that in severely fluorosed bone and more than four times higher than in corresponding bone ash, i.e., 8,900 ± 7,700 vs. 2,040 ± 1,100 mg/kg, respectively. The calcification in two of the 11 pineals analyzed in this study contained extremely high levels of fluoride: 21,800 and 20,500 mg/kg.” Fluoride and the Pineal Gland. As well as the hard tissue build-up, the aged pineal also contains more fluoride than any other soft tissue. However, in her later 2001 study, Luke says that “The high fluoride levels in the pineal are presumably due to the large surface area of the HA crystallites both intra- and extracellularly….There was no correlation between pineal fluoride and bone fluoride. Therefore, unlike bone, pineal fluoride concentrations are not indicators of long-term fluoride exposure and body burden. Pineal fluoride, however, was significant.” She concluded that the fluoride buildup in the pineal may affect melatonin synthesis”…………. “” an increased calcification of the pineal gland represents a decrease in the number of functioning pinealocytes, which results in a decreased ability of the pineal gland to produce melatonin.” see studies: Kunz 1999; Mahlberg 2009 for calcification causing reduction in melatonin production.”.

Journalist Christopher Bryson claims, in his book, The Fluoride Deception, “that since the Manhattan project in the 1940s, when fluoride was used for enriching the uranium that was to be used in atomic bombs, a propaganda project was started, to convince workers and locals to the Tennessee nuclear plant, that fluoride was not only safe, but was also good for children’s teeth. In the 1950s, the advertising spinmaster Edwad Bernays used the situation as an experiment in public gullibility, and the AMA started to endorse adding of fluoride to public water supplies. All studies that showed results contradicting the supposed benign nature of fluoride on health were effectively censored”.  See also the book by Barry Groves, Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death

Other health side-effects include Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Fluoride and liver cancer, Fluoride-cancer-connection, respiratory, immune system, brain (falling I.Q.shown in a Chinese study), memory, arthritis and bone diseases, Skeletal fluoridosis, kidney problems, reproductive problems, thyroid disruption, (as shown by the National Research Council in 2008) and more.   http://www.diagnosis2012.co.uk/new11.html#fluoridev

Dr. Mercola has cited some studies:  “Following the initial breakthroughs on the link between fluoride and pineal gland calcification, scientists began to examine the issue more closely. In 2006, the National Research Council (NRC) released its report: “Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards.”

“The NRC began working on the report in 2003 as requested by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to review the latest research on fluoride toxicity and assess the EPA’s current safe drinking water standards for fluoride. In 2006, the report was released with a summary that backed up the work of Dr. Luke and her research team who conducted the first experiment on the role fluoride plays in pineal gland calcification back in 1997. The summary was printed in the National Academies Press, Washington D.C. P221-22:”

“The single animal study of pineal function indicates that fluoride exposure results in altered melatonin production and altered timing of sexual maturity… Recent information on the role of the pineal organ in humans suggests that any agent that affects pineal function could affect human health in a variety of ways, including effects on sexual maturation, calcium metabolism, parathyroid function, postmenopausal osteoporosis, cancer, and psychiatric disease.”

One main role of your pineal gland is to produce melatonin, the natural sleep hormone that plays a vital role in your normal sleep function. Melatonin is not only necessary for proper sleep, it also regulates the onset of puberty and fights against harmful free radicals. When your pineal gland function is suppressed, melatonin production suffers and you are putting yourself at risk for a number of startling conditions including: Alzheimer’s disease, Circadian dysregulation, Insomnia, Bipolar disease, Hormone imbalances, low melatonin, and low back pain.

Thanks to research first conducted by the University of Surrey in England in 1997, it is now known that the soft tissue of the adult pineal gland contains more fluoride than any other soft tissue in your body. In fact, the levels of pineal gland fluoride examined in the study were high enough to inhibit enzymes.

When your enzymes are damaged, it can lead to collagen breakdown, eczema, tissue damage, skin wrinkling, genetic damage, and immune suppression. It can also cause problems with your:

  • Immune system
  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Blood circulation
  • Kidney function

“Pineal gland fluoride levels were measured at 330 parts per million (ppm). The EPA currently sets the maximum allowed level of sodium fluoride in the drinking water at 4 ppm. This is nothing compared to the amount of fluoride found to be stored in the harder tissues of your pineal gland known as hyroxyapatite crystals. Fluoride levels observed in the hard tissue were found to be as high as 21,000 ppm. Hyroxyapatite crystals store more fluoride than any other hard tissue in your body, including teeth and bone.

The results were surprising even to the scientists on the research team. Animals treated with fluoride not only had lower levels of melatonin as expected, but female animals experienced an early onset of puberty. Due to the interference of melatonin production in the animals in response to the fluoride treatment, the hormonal triggers that are responsible for puberty were disturbed.”

Dr. Luke summarized the findings:

“In conclusion, the human pineal gland contains the highest concentration of fluoride in the body. Fluoride is associated with depressed pineal melatonin synthesis by prepubertal gerbils and an accelerated onset of sexual maturation in the female gerbil. The results strengthen the hypothesis that the pineal has a role in the timing of the onset of puberty.”

For the majority of people living in areas with public fluoridated tap water, fluoride is in our faces every day, it is a part of every glass of water, every bath and shower, and every meal cooked using that water.

Here is a link to the Fluoride Action Newsletter, where you can read additional information gathered over the years on Fluoride  http://www.fluoridealert.org/

As per Saint Lukes Medical Center, the ways to test your Pineal Gland are: http://pslmc.com/health_library/detail.htm?id=104867

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. You will be referred to an endocrinologist. This is a doctor that specialized on glands and hormones. Tests may include:

  • Blood tests—to measure pituitary and other gland (prolactin, TSH, FT4, IGF-1, growth hormone, corticotrophin or ACTH, beta human gonadotropin, alpha subunit, estradiol, testosterone), hormone levels, blood sugar levels and to identify other underlying conditions that may be causing your symptoms
  • Urine tests—to measure excretion levels of certain pituitary gland hormones (beta human gonadotropin, cortisol)
  • Visual field tests—to check for problems with peripheral vision
  • MRI scan —a test that uses strong magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the pituitary gland near the brain

Special Tests

  • Glucose tolerance test—the standard test for acromegaly
  • Dexamethasone suppression test and corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) test—best tests to see if excessive secretion of hormones from the adrenal gland is due to a pituitary adenoma

Last reviewed March 2011by B. Gabriel Smolarz, MD

  • Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

 

Here’s the bottom line: If you or your child are experiencing any of the above medical problems, especially early puberty or sleep disturbances (insomnia), for your sake, get your pineal gland tested.  Doctors are very quick to treat our symptoms, but sadly more reluctant to dig deeper to get to the root of the problem, which, in all fairness to doctors, is not always easy to discover.  Don’t just medicate your symptoms, find out why they are occurring in the first place, and let’s fix that, so that hopefully there will be no symptoms that need to be medicated.

Aliss Terpstra states on the  Fluoride Poisoning Group,

 

“The least expensive lab test for fluoride is a 24 hour urine test in which a person collects their urine for a 24 hour period.  The fluoride concentration in the sample is measured using an ion specific electrode meter. A result of more than 1 ppm (1 mg/L) means there is fluoride overdose.”

“The most expensive yet accurate test is a fasting serum (blood) test, requiring a licensed medical professional to draw blood, and send it to a medical lab. It is almost impossible to request this test through normal channels such as a family doctor in any country where artificial fluoridation is done.”

“Doctors are taught that increased fluoride intake is beneficial, and elevated serum fluoride is not harmful until it is grossly high.  They believe there is no point in testing for serum fluoride unless the person has signs of acute fluoride poisoning with evidence of high exposure such as a workplace chemical spill or overdose from fluorinated drug or dental product. But even then, the toxicity will be underestimated and even scoffed at.”

“In theory, a medical doctor should be able to order several related medical tests that strongly indicate chronically elevated fluoride in the blood” 

  1. Blood calcium level:  Any emergency room doctor would know to check this when someone arrives with symptoms of low blood calcium that may accompany heart attack or stroke – or fluoride poisoning.
  2. Urine test for increased bone collagen protein breakdown:  The results of this test can find evidence of bone loss – or chronic fluoride poisoning.
  3. Parathyroid Hormone (PTH): This blood test measures abnormal calcium metabolism – or chronic fluoride poisoning.
  4. Thyroid function blood tests: These blood tests measure evidence of hypothyroid function (such as increased TSH, change in ratio between Free T4 and Free T3) – or chronic fluoride poisoning.

One Reliable Test

“There is one reliable test that costs nothing except bottled water and doesn’t need a doctor. The test is to discontinue all known sources of fluoride, to consume and cook with only distilled water for 2-3 weeks and record what happens.”

One of three things will happen:
1. No difference, no changes: fluoride is not the issue.
2. A worsening of symptoms, followed by gradual improvement: you’re fluoride poisoned.
3. Dramatic improvement in symptoms:  you’re fluoride poisoned.” 

Fluoride Controversy: part 2

 

After doing some additional research, I found some shocking studies and research I would like to share with you.

I am a nurse, so things click for me when I read a technical article.  If I write something that you don’t understand, please contact me, and I’ll re-word it as best I can into non medical terms.

 

Every body contains a Pineal Gland, which regulates melatonin in the body.  It is a light-sensitive neuroendocrine organ attached to the roof of the third ventricle of the brain. The pineal gland secretes melatonin, other biogenic amines, and neuropeptides. If something is wrong with the Pineal Gland, something will become sick or malfunctioning in your body.  This is basic Fact.  The Pineal Gland is a small gland located between the two hemispheres of the brain that regulates the production of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate the onset of puberty and helps protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.

 

Dr. Jennifer Luke from the University of Surrey in England (1997) has found that calcified pineal glands contain a huge concentration of fluoride: In terms of mineralized tissue, the mean fluoride concentration in the pineal calcification was equivalent to that in severely fluorosed bone and more than four times higher than in corresponding bone ash, i.e., 8,900 ± 7,700 vs. 2,040 ± 1,100 mg/kg, respectively. The calcification in two of the 11 pineals analyzed in this study contained extremely high levels of fluoride: 21,800 and 20,500 mg/kg.” Fluoride and the Pineal Gland. As well as the hard tissue build-up, the aged pineal also contains more fluoride than any other soft tissue. However, in her later 2001 study, Luke says that “The high fluoride levels in the pineal are presumably due to the large surface area of the HA crystallites both intra- and extracellularly….There was no correlation between pineal fluoride and bone fluoride. Therefore, unlike bone, pineal fluoride concentrations are not indicators of long-term fluoride exposure and body burden. Pineal fluoride, however, was significant.” She concluded that the fluoride buildup in the pineal may affect melatonin synthesis”…………. “” an increased calcification of the pineal gland represents a decrease in the number of functioning pinealocytes, which results in a decreased ability of the pineal gland to produce melatonin.” see studies: Kunz 1999; Mahlberg 2009 for calcification causing reduction in melatonin production.”.

Journalist Christopher Bryson claims, in his book, The Fluoride Deception, “that since the Manhattan project in the 1940s, when fluoride was used for enriching the uranium that was to be used in atomic bombs, a propaganda project was started, to convince workers and locals to the Tennessee nuclear plant, that fluoride was not only safe, but was also good for children’s teeth. In the 1950s, the advertising spinmaster Edwad Bernays used the situation as an experiment in public gullibility, and the AMA started to endorse adding of fluoride to public water supplies. All studies that showed results contradicting the supposed benign nature of fluoride on health were effectively censored”.  See also the book by Barry Groves, Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death

Other health side-effects include Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Fluoride and liver cancer, Fluoride-cancer-connection, respiratory, immune system, brain (falling I.Q.shown in a Chinese study), memory, arthritis and bone diseases, Skeletal fluoridosis, kidney problems, reproductive problems, thyroid disruption, (as shown by the National Research Council in 2008) and more.   http://www.diagnosis2012.co.uk/new11.html#fluoridev

 

Dr. Mercola has cited some studies:  “Following the initial breakthroughs on the link between fluoride and pineal gland calcification, scientists began to examine the issue more closely. In 2006, the National Research Council (NRC) released its report: “Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards.”

“The NRC began working on the report in 2003 as requested by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to review the latest research on fluoride toxicity and assess the EPA’s current safe drinking water standards for fluoride. In 2006, the report was released with a summary that backed up the work of Dr. Luke and her research team who conducted the first experiment on the role fluoride plays in pineal gland calcification back in 1997. The summary was printed in the National Academies Press, Washington D.C. P221-22:”

“The single animal study of pineal function indicates that fluoride exposure results in altered melatonin production and altered timing of sexual maturity… Recent information on the role of the pineal organ in humans suggests that any agent that affects pineal function could affect human health in a variety of ways, including effects on sexual maturation, calcium metabolism, parathyroid function, postmenopausal osteoporosis, cancer, and psychiatric disease.”

One main role of your pineal gland is to produce melatonin, the natural sleep hormone that plays a vital role in your normal sleep function. Melatonin is not only necessary for proper sleep, it also regulates the onset of puberty and fights against harmful free radicals. When your pineal gland function is suppressed, melatonin production suffers and you are putting yourself at risk for a number of startling conditions including: Alzheimer’s disease, Circadian dysregulation, Insomnia, Bipolar disease, Hormone imbalances, low melatonin, and low back pain.

Thanks to research first conducted by the University of Surrey in England in 1997, it is now known that the soft tissue of the adult pineal gland contains more fluoride than any other soft tissue in your body. In fact, the levels of pineal gland fluoride examined in the study were high enough to inhibit enzymes.

When your enzymes are damaged, it can lead to collagen breakdown, eczema, tissue damage, skin wrinkling, genetic damage, and immune suppression. It can also cause problems with your:

  • Immune system
  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Blood circulation
  • Kidney function

“Pineal gland fluoride levels were measured at 330 parts per million (ppm). The EPA currently sets the maximum allowed level of sodium fluoride in the drinking water at 4 ppm. This is nothing compared to the amount of fluoride found to be stored in the harder tissues of your pineal gland known as hyroxyapatite crystals. Fluoride levels observed in the hard tissue were found to be as high as 21,000 ppm. Hyroxyapatite crystals store more fluoride than any other hard tissue in your body, including teeth and bone.

The results were surprising even to the scientists on the research team. Animals treated with fluoride not only had lower levels of melatonin as expected, but female animals experienced an early onset of puberty. Due to the interference of melatonin production in the animals in response to the fluoride treatment, the hormonal triggers that are responsible for puberty were disturbed.”

Dr. Luke summarized the findings:

“In conclusion, the human pineal gland contains the highest concentration of fluoride in the body. Fluoride is associated with depressed pineal melatonin synthesis by prepubertal gerbils and an accelerated onset of sexual maturation in the female gerbil. The results strengthen the hypothesis that the pineal has a role in the timing of the onset of puberty.”

For the majority of people living in areas with public fluoridated tap water, fluoride is in our faces every day, it is a part of every glass of water, every bath and shower, and every meal cooked using that water.

Here is a link to the Fluoride Action Newsletter, where you can read additional information gathered over the years on Fluoride  http://www.fluoridealert.org/

As per Saint Lukes Medical Center, the ways to test your Pineal Gland are: http://pslmc.com/health_library/detail.htm?id=104867

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. You will be referred to an endocrinologist. This is a doctor that specialized on glands and hormones. Tests may include:

  • Blood tests—to measure pituitary and other gland (prolactin, TSH, FT4, IGF-1, growth hormone, corticotrophin or ACTH, beta human gonadotropin, alpha subunit, estradiol, testosterone), hormone levels, blood sugar levels and to identify other underlying conditions that may be causing your symptoms
  • Urine tests—to measure excretion levels of certain pituitary gland hormones (beta human gonadotropin, cortisol)
  • Visual field tests—to check for problems with peripheral vision
  • MRI scan —a test that uses strong magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the pituitary gland near the brain

Special Tests

  • Glucose tolerance test—the standard test for acromegaly
  • Dexamethasone suppression test and corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) test—best tests to see if excessive secretion of hormones from the adrenal gland is due to a pituitary adenoma

Last reviewed March 2011by B. Gabriel Smolarz, MD

  • Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

 

Here’s the bottom line: If you or your child are experiencing any of the above medical problems, especially early puberty or sleep disturbances (insomnia), for your sake, get your pineal gland tested.  Doctors are very quick to treat our symptoms, but sadly more reluctant to dig deeper to get to the root of the problem, which, in all fairness to doctors, is not always easy to discover.  Don’t just medicate your symptoms, find out why they are occurring in the first place, and let’s fix that, so that hopefully there will be no symptoms that need to be medicated.

Aliss Terpstra states on the  Fluoride Poisoning Group,

 

“The least expensive lab test for fluoride is a 24 hour urine test in which a person collects their urine for a 24 hour period.  The fluoride concentration in the sample is measured using an ion specific electrode meter. A result of more than 1 ppm (1 mg/L) means there is fluoride overdose.”

“The most expensive yet accurate test is a fasting serum (blood) test, requiring a licensed medical professional to draw blood, and send it to a medical lab. It is almost impossible to request this test through normal channels such as a family doctor in any country where artificial fluoridation is done.”

“Doctors are taught that increased fluoride intake is beneficial, and elevated serum fluoride is not harmful until it is grossly high.  They believe there is no point in testing for serum fluoride unless the person has signs of acute fluoride poisoning with evidence of high exposure such as a workplace chemical spill or overdose from fluorinated drug or dental product. But even then, the toxicity will be underestimated and even scoffed at.”

“In theory, a medical doctor should be able to order several related medical tests that strongly indicate chronically elevated fluoride in the blood” 

  1. Blood calcium level:  Any emergency room doctor would know to check this when someone arrives with symptoms of low blood calcium that may accompany heart attack or stroke – or fluoride poisoning.
  2. Urine test for increased bone collagen protein breakdown:  The results of this test can find evidence of bone loss – or chronic fluoride poisoning.
  3. Parathyroid Hormone (PTH): This blood test measures abnormal calcium metabolism – or chronic fluoride poisoning.
  4. Thyroid function blood tests: These blood tests measure evidence of hypothyroid function (such as increased TSH, change in ratio between Free T4 and Free T3) – or chronic fluoride poisoning.

One Reliable Test

“There is one reliable test that costs nothing except bottled water and doesn’t need a doctor. The test is to discontinue all known sources of fluoride, to consume and cook with only distilled water for 2-3 weeks and record what happens.”

One of three things will happen:
1. No difference, no changes: fluoride is not the issue.
2. A worsening of symptoms, followed by gradual improvement: you’re fluoride poisoned.
3. Dramatic improvement in symptoms:  you’re fluoride poisoned.”

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