This one ghost compound in our drinking water hiding in plain sight — now there’s proof it is linked to lifelong health problems…Luckily, there’s a fix…
This ghost toxin in city water makes men sick — is it in your water?
Often people think about certain health difficulties exclusively from the perspective of their current lifestyle.
“I haven’t been feeling well lately, clearly I must be doing something wrong.”
Or, “If I start eating better and exercising, my problems will go away.”
But in reality, a lot of the symptoms we experience stem from decades-long processes.
This is why they are difficult to reverse if you think about them from a short-term perspective.
Stress, malnutrition, or exposure to certain compounds early in development is now seen as a driving force of disease states later in life.
“If nutritional stress is applied during a critical period of growth and development, the organ(s) and/or body will never recover once they pass through the critical period.” – Nakamoto & Rawls (2018)
You can spontaneously start to experience cognitive or physical decline, and it’s most likely caused not by a particular lifestyle problem.
The problem is instead probably the cumulative effects of epigenetic processes originating from childhood.
Exposure to fluoride in drinking water appears to be one example of the many factors which can profoundly influence the physiological state of an individual far into the future.
Over the past 5 years, several researchers have independently confirmed that fluoride negatively affects thyroid function.
Considering the fundamental importance of thyroid hormone in regulating mitochondrial function and countless enzymatic activities, it is no surprise that it is associated with very grave conditions:
“The most recent controversial aspects of fluoride are related to toxicity of the developing brain and how it may possibly result in the decrease of intelligence quotient (IQ), autism, and calcification of the pineal gland.” – Nakamoto & Rawls (2018)
Indeed, a recent study (Wang et al., 2020) pointed towards very frightening results…
Fluoride exposure is associated with impaired thyroid function and lower IQ scores in children.
Even worse, another study done with rats has shown that the negative effects of fluoride exposure can be passed onto the offspring and reduce their resistance to stress.
The main takeaway here is that individuals are not solely responsible for all of the health problems they may have to deal with.
A lot of it is driven by epigenetic processes which are set early in development.
That being said, it’s not necessarily completely out of our control…
For instance, the anti-thyroid effects of fluoride exposure can be compensated by taurine supplementation, and taking general steps towards increasing GABA.
Nothing is set in stone, but we have to be aware of the factors which can work against us to be able to paint a realistic picture of the state of our health.
I personally use a Berkey black filter water system for healthful water — this is one of the few home water units that removes fluoride.
Wang M, Liu L, Li H, et al. Thyroid function, intelligence, and low-moderate fluoride exposure among Chinese school-age children. Environ Int. 2020;134:105229. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.105229
Cui, Y. S., Zhong, Q., Li, W. F., Liu, Z. H., Wang, Y., & Hou, C. C. (2017). Zhonghua lao dong wei sheng zhi ye bing za zhi = Zhonghua laodong weisheng zhiyebing zazhi = Chinese journal of industrial hygiene and occupational diseases, 35(12), 888–892. https://doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1001-9391.2017.12.002
Adedara, Isaac A et al. “Taurine Ameliorates Renal Oxidative Damage and Thyroid Dysfunction in Rats Chronically Exposed to Fluoride.” Biological trace element research vol. 175,2 (2017): 388-395. doi:10.1007/s12011-016-0784-2