Fluoride is frequently recommended by some dentists as a method to prevent tooth decay. But, fluoride can cause problems.

Studies have linked fluoride to damage to the neurological system in children. It is also has been shown to negatively impact the thyroid, pineal gland, and blood sugar levels.

Dental fluorosis is a condition where the tooth enamel is damaged by excess amounts of fluoride being ingested. Fluoride is in tap water, toothpaste, processed foods, and some medications. Using a fluoride-free toothpaste is recommended.

One website that you can go to for more information is http://www.fluoridealert.org. Good foods (not fluoride) are needed to ensure strong, healthy teeth. Bone broths, adequate-protein, healthy fats, and lots of vegetables are beneficial. Another tip for healthy teeth is to avoid white sugar and processed foods to help prevent dental caries.Image of a little boy smiling and brushing his teeth.

Berkey sells a filter called Berkey Fluoride Water Filter- PF2, that get the fluoride out of the water. Most filters do not remove fluoride, it is difficult to get out.

More information on the Berkey Water Filter Systems can be found at http://www.bigberkey.com.

Fluoride-free water actually tastes very good!

Yours in Health, Kerry

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