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Extremely Important: Fluoride Treatment – 5 Ways to Detox Fluoride

Lisa Garber
October 2nd, 2012
Updated 08/19/2014 at 11:04 am
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It should be outrageous to think that the very water we drink is poisoned—but the water actually is. Although calcium fluoride is found naturally in underground and ocean water, the sodium fluoride added to the public water supply is virtually toxic, a wolf in the sheep’s garb of improved dental health. (The West Virginia University Rural Health Research Center says that fluoride doesn’t even prevent cavities; vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are better allies for that.) Even the federal government is calling for lower levels of fluoride in public water after a Harvard study confirmed fluoride’s lowers IQ. So needless to say, it is extremely important to know of fluoride treatment methods.

In the wake of even more horrifying findings like fluoride’s link to the cardiovascular and cancer epidemic (causing at least 10,000 cancer deaths since 1977), it’s imperative that we learn how to defend ourselves against systematic and casual envenoming of our water. Here are 5 methods for fluoride treamtnet – ways to detoxify your body of fluoride.

Fluoride Treatment – 1. Iodine

While too much iodine is linked to hypothyroidism, so is too little. The good thing about iodine is that it increases urine irrigation of sodium fluoride as calcium fluoride. Although it does take some calcium with it (calling for an adjustment in diet or calcium supplementation), iodine and lecithin both remove fluoride from the body.

2. Tamarind

Though originally from Africa, tamarind is a staple in Ayurvedic medicine that can be made into a tea or tincture that pushes fluoride out in urine.

3. Liver Cleanse

Because the liver is responsible for clearing toxins out of the body, it makes sense to go through a liver cleanse to detox from fluoride. You can do a standard cleanse at home over a week or so; just be sure to undergo a safe and trustworthy cleanse per instructions. If the cleanse is absolutely not for you (although you can read up on 5 reasons you should do it today), you can cleanse your liver daily with these liver cleansing foods. Cleansing the liver is essential for fluoride treatment.

4. Boron

The next time you’re shopping for laundry detergent, scoop up a box of Borax, which contains boron (borax does not mean boric acid). Pour 1/32 of a teaspoon (up to ¼ teaspoon) into a liter of distilled water and sip it throughout the day (yes, this is safe). Not only will the box last forever, you can use it to do some eco-friendly cleaning around the house, too.

5. Dry Saunas

Intense but safe sweating from heat as well as exercise brings out sodium fluoride from fatty tissues. Just be sure to keep hydrating—with distilled water—and to protect your kidneys with chickweed tea.

As with any kind of detox, use caution and go at the pace that feels good for you and your body. In addition to detoxing the fluoride out, you can also limit the amount of fluoride coming in by investing in a water system that filters out fluoride, such as a reverse osmosis water system. As you incorporate any fluoride treatment and the fluoride leaves your system, you’ll experience overall health improvements, and you’ll never look at the faucet the same way again.

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  • M Schultz

    Distilled water is the the cleanest water, far better than using a filter.
    You can buy a countertop distiller for your kitchen for a few hundred dollars or you could buy a fancy filtration system for a few hundred dollars. I think distillation is the way to go. We get our minerals from our food. If you believe otherwise than just add minerals to your distilled water.

  • valerie

    In south America, they don’t sell natural toothpaste without fluoride. I’m looking for natural recipes to use instead of regular toothpaste. The toothpaste is quickly absorbed under the tongue so spitting it out isn’t expelling the toxins like some people think. I know baking soda is good.

  • Tweetie

    Thank you. I have a ways to go but I will add the minerals to the water and see what happens.

  • B

    Berkey water filtration units have fluoride filtering attachments available.

  • halusis

    its good to cleanse the body but only for a duration(day)

  • Briana

    the last suggestion says drinking distilled water,
    isn’t that dangerous?..

  • Jennifer

    My children's doctor prescribed fluoride to my children when she heard that we have well water. This is scary that for a couple of weeks I gave then that damn pill everyday!

  • Dentist in Waterloo

    Thanks for the natural remedies to detoxify fluoride from body.

  • Jone
  • Sibylle

    Watch out for Tamarind! It naturally has a high level of fluoride in it. Not sure why it is recommended here. I used to eat one Tamarind a day to detox from fluoride poisoning until I found out that I'm actually adding! Please inform yourself! Stay away from cigarettes, wine (except organic), any beverage produced in US or England/Ireland, non-organic vegetables and especially GREEN+BLACK TEA.

    • Wiser

      If it's natural, it's calcium fluoride… not sodium fluoride (the bad shit)

      • m

        all fluorides are poisonous. calcium fluoride is not as toxic, but it will do damage just the same. calcium tends to neutralize fluoride, but this natural variety is not bulletproof.

        search any pdr or other chemical source to see proof of this. when they say fluoride is good for the teeth, they are in error. fluoride affects the entire body and never in a healthy way. it accumulates and destroys dna, organs, cells, protoplasm, depresses the thyroid and kidneys, gets stored in bones and vital organs, etc.

        some of the so-called natural health substances have high amounts of fluoride in them. green tea is among the most toxic despite all its other favorable attributes. tea in general is loaded with fluoride.

        do some internet research and be shocked at what you will find.

        bottom line: fluoride has no place in human or animal nutrition. in very minute quantities the body can safely excrete about half what is consumed (in food, air, water) if you are young and healthy. the older you get, the less efficient this becomes and you accumulate greater percentages. it is impossible to be fluoride-free. everyone has some in them. including me. the goal is not to retain too much. eat certified organic as practically possible or grow your own, drink reverse osmosis or drink distilled water, do not inhale the air in big cities (it is in the gasoline).

        i could say a lot more, but it is easy to learn about most of it from the internet. search the word fluoride or fluoridation and you will find thousands of websites loaded with data.

  • Holland Simms

    Enter text right here!Berkey with the extra FP filters do me fine

  • dkb

    doesn't distilled water have fluoride in it? thank you.

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure distilled is the cleanest water along with natural spring

  • James

    New research has shown that the mineral selenium plays a key role in detoxifying excess fluoride, restoring the body's antioxidant capacity and even speeding the elimination of fluoride from the body.

  • JLS

    keep these report coming, I have done so much research on the dangers of fluoride, I have gum disease and now thyroid disease after many years of fluoride exposure and many many visits to the dentist. Well fluoride in the water is nothing other than a human, animal and environmental hazard. The proof is out there. I ask everyone to do their own research on the dangers of fluoride. Look after your own health and that of our children. Use a tooth brush to clean your teeth and look for healthy non-contaminated foods not containing fluorides and associated chemicals.

    • jwillie6

      50% of all fluoride you consume builds up in the body, in the bones, brains and other organs, so exactly why would adults want to take this poisonous drug in every glass of water every day for the rest of their lives?

      Fluoride is neither a nutrient nor essential for healthy teeth. No adult has ever walked out of their doctor's office with a prescription for the fluoride drug because it is deadly poison and the body has no known use for it. It is never included in any multi-vitamin formulation. Drinking it to prevent tooth decay is as foolish as drinking sunscreen to prevent sunburn. Every fluoride toothpaste tube carries the warning "if swallowed, call a poison control center immediately."

  • Dr. James Chappell

    After 40 years of researching and teaching natural healing and natural medicine, I can tell you what I have my patients doing relative to fluoride and hydration. Iodine will displace and help to detoxify fluoride. I only recommend Lugol's. At 3.5% it only takes the average adult ONE drop daily to be beneficial.

    As water is H2O or hydrogen and oxygen gases in liquid form, I recommend pure distilled water with electrolytic minerals added at one half teaspoon to one gallon of water. Celtic, New Zealand sea salt or Zeta Crystals will all work. Add a 1/4 inch slice of lemon and you have pure, electrolytic, alkaline water. If you want to "structure" the water making it more bioavailable, freeze it over night and thaw in the morning. It costs only pennies and there is nothing I have found better for my family or my patients.

  • Alice Whaley

    water should have beneficial bacterial in it. Most bottled water does not. We have a forest preserve in the IL area that does have great water with the bugs in it.

    Also, I have a daughter who brings me her great well water.

  • Avanti

    Sorry, but it has a print error: BORAX instead of BOROX.

  • Carl Thomas

    I've got loads of Borox and kelp powder but none seem that inviting. I also hear that Himalayan Salt helps. I think I'll try that.

    • Anonymous

      Only seasalt should be ingested

  • CDR

    I'm staggered at how dim even professionals are about fluoride. Dentists here in the UK are keen on water fluoridation simply because the water passes over the teeth when drunk (topical application). They don't seem to think about what happens AFTER that point; yet they tell us not to swallow toothpaste! I had a near stand-up row with mine over this issue and subsequently went elsewhere…..although unfortunately they've nearly all been indoctrinated into this fluoride myth.

    If ONLY we could get real facts circulated amongst the ordinary average person, they would realise what's going on. Not all parts of Britain have been fluoridated (mine hasn't) but the "controllers" are trying hard!

  • NecktopPC


    October 1, 2012

    Ethics Journal Reports: Fluoridation – Unethical, Risky, Benefits Doubtful, Poor Most Harmed

    Awofeso, a University professor in Australia, who published over 70 peer-reviewed academic papers in respected journals, says:

    1) No evidence supports the assertion that artificial water fluoridation reduces social disparities in cavity incidence

    2) Fluoridation's effectiveness is questionable

    3) Poor children are more apt to develop dental fluorosis (discolored teeth)

    4) Two potential adverse effects of fluoride, hypothyroidism and bone fractures, have been reported in scholarly journals

    5) Fluoridation chemicals (fluosilicic acid) are contaminated with lead, arsenic and mercury, major health hazards for which no safe levels exist.

    Full story:

  • Camila

    so, which water is safest to drink? I life in South Florida as a transplant from Chicago and founf the water here to be 'thick' and yellow. Yuck. In order to avoid using too much plastic I tried filtering tap water and ended up with high levels of several heavy metals. Now I switched to spring distilled water thinking it'll be the safest. Not sure this is right, though. Thanks!

    • Jeff

      Reverse osmosis is best for removing fluoride and all the gunk, just make sure to put the minerals back via a mineral filter or himalayan sea salt/ apple cider vinegar (props to Anthony Gucciardi for sharing this in a previous article)

      - Jeff

    • cris

      always look for water that has PH 7 or higher… reverse osmosis in the worst thing ever, so avoid it at all cost! As you detox your liver you must drink lots of apple juice (fresh made from juicer) and water PH7 or higher. if need more info email

      • Jonathan

        Reverse osmosis water has a PH of 7, unless a fair amount of chemicals have passed through the process. If you have a PH that is not 7 (higher or lower), it means you have chemicals in your water. My tap water has a low PH. The water that I distill from it does not register a reading from my PH strips. Why? Because it does not have enough contaminants to interact with strips. This is why I believe that distilling is the best. I also think that a decent reverse osmosis filter is sufficient. A standard filtration system will not work to remove fluoride.

        • Gail

          Should it be alright if I get distilled water, then put it through a filter that removes metals/chemicals?

    • Melissa S Bentley

      I love my Berkey filtration system. However it is pricey and you have to buy the fluoride filter separately, but I think it is worth every penny.

  • Anonymous

    Have been using nascent iodine, amazing stuff

  • pam

    Thanks so much for this.. been wondering for so long the best ways.