Fluoride Poisoning and Fluoride Detox: Q&A

Last Modified on Mar 16, 2009

Question About Tamarind for Detoxing Fluoride

03/16/2009: Yalcin from The Hague, Netherlands: Dear Ted,

Thank you for all the information regarding fluoride detx.

I was wondering how do the scientists know that tamarind lowers the body burden of fluoride. Tamarind itself has fluor, so maybe the excretion of fluoride is simply the fluoride from the tamarind itself.

I ate 6 tamarinds yesterday. A few hours later my mind became very foggy. I had very vivid dreams yesterday.

I would like to continue eating tamarinds, but only if I am sure that more fluoride is excreted than I am ingesting from
eating the tamarinds.

Thank in advance.

Greetings,

Yalcin

03/19/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: There are studies that show increase fluoride from eating tamarind, could in fact be that tamarind has high fluoride is a possibility. Hence, it's quite possible that this might happen also.

However, there is another study that uses tamarind seeds to remove or defluoridate water used as a bioabsorbent. This one seems to prove at the very least that tamarind seeds, not tamarind itself that is a more powerful fluoride remover. I do eat tamarind seeds - they don't taste so good, and leave a dry tongue feeling, and some after taste, but this is at least one possibility that tamarind seeds remove fluoride. Hence, tamarind without the seed may have a slight properties of fluoride removal, but it's difficult to deny the fact that researchers never try to prove whether fluoride came from tamarind or from the accumulation.

Because of these technical questions surrounding tamarind issue is why I used borax instead. In any event, a crushed and cleaned tamarind seeds can be added to defluoridate water and I may take them internally from time to time, but is difficult to eat tamarind seeds.

It is implied at least in one research that tamarind seems to be protective in an experimental group (eating the tamarind seeds) against those of the control groups (that did not eat tamarind seeds) on spontaneous disease and aging. The spontaneous aging issue is a very intersting one since they mentioned, "spontaneous diseases with aging, such as myocardial change, nephropathy, mammary tumor (in female), pituitary tumor etc., were seen. These diseases played important role as the cause of death of the dead rats."

More details of that research is needed, but I don't have the details. At least for me eating just one seed seed is pretty difficult to eat anyway, as it doesn't taste all that great. As to the issue of brain fog and vivid dreams, this is one of the immediate effect of chelation. When fluoride gets remove from the tissues and pineal gland and goes into the blood stream, the first effect is a brain fog. Then thereafter, an improvement in sleep and memory functions are indicated with a vivid dream. Thereafter on the second day, better sleep patterns should be noted. This is one way I see it as removing fluoride, although tamarind fluoride is present, it might also acquire more fluoride removal as it is eaten, although no research have done so directly. And hence the argument of tamarind removal fluoride has some room for doubt, but not for tamarind seeds.

Ted

Restless Leg Syndrome

03/12/2008: woman from CA: I've followed Ted's remedy regarding fluoride poisoning.' I noticed that the neck and back pain only disappeared when I used the Tamarind powder with the Borax. I've been leaching with the borax for at least 30 weeks now. The symptom that seems to be resistant is the restless leg syndrome that appeared after my last stilt with anti-depressants chalked full of fluoride. My question is will the restless leg ever disappear? I take calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, iodine and b-complex. From researching it is recommended to take iron but I have cancer and can not. The pulsing in my leg keep me awake at night and depress my activities 70%. It's not just pulsing but it is the weakness that goes with the pulsing. Does anyone recover from fluoride poisoning completely?

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Although borax and tamarind helps in reducing fluoride, but not completely. The restless leg syndrome has other causes besides the fluoride to consider. Calcium is often touted as reducing fluoride, through the digestive system, but once it is inside, it combines with fluoride and accumulates in the pineal gland as a fluoride and calcium. Therefore calcium is not going to help, but sodium citrates, magnesium and potassium citrates will in reducing blood fluoride but the problem here appears the acid blood will leech the calcium again, if the body is not sufficiently alkaline, causing calcium fluoride accumulation. And hence baking soda 1/2 teaspoon taken twice a day is what was missing from the equation. There was one boy in Australia that had a restless leg syndrome that was cured in several months, but the cause is not mainly due to fluoride poisoning, although fluoride did play the part. The remedy at the time, which completely stopped the restless leg syndrome were alkalizing, lemon and baking soda remedy, magnesium, and sodium thiosulfate, which is a dechlorinator, but most importantly is the chelation that is the single most important remedy for me. Hence the METAL chelation that I concentrated on at the time was the use of coriander (chinese parsley), spirulina and chlorella. The second most important was the alkalization and the third most important remedy was the sodium thiosulfate which reduces excessive calcium and some granulated lecithin. The restless leg syndrome is a weak form of epileptic seizures, even before the petite mal and it appears as thus. As to the remedy, of lemon and baking soda, it is 2 tablespoons of lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, in 1/2 glass of water taken before sleep. Metal needs to further be removed with granulated lecithin which is fat soluble and helps remove more free metals, but at the same time helpful in rebuilding of myelin sheaths, but vitamin C sodium ascorbate is synergistic. Most psychoactive drugs, anti-depressants, in my personal opinion can nearly be completey substitute with something as simple as sodium thiosulfates, which is found in hot water springs, but is used as an antidote for many forms of poisoning but its major use is found as a dechlorinator, and to help sleep, if one crystals is dissolved in a glass of water each night. It is also use, at least by me, to calm ADD/ADHD children, reduce restless legs, epileptic siezures cause by excess heavy metals from excess use of antibiotics, and contaminants in our food too. Its effect are fast in calming. However, people will initially experience a laxative effect, which is only once, before the body normalizes it because sodium thiosulfate is also a metal chelator, as well as removes or detoxifies oxidative chemicals in the body. So chemically it is interesting because I also used this in kidney problems and other things. When this is added to drinking water, it is a 10% sodium thiosulfate added in drops, of 5-15 drops per glass or 1/2 glass of water. Or they can also be added in the same amount from 20 drops to 60 drops of 10% sodium thiosulfate in a one liter drinking water. I never agree that any that a restless leg syndrome has a single cause, but what I can say is' free heavy metals, neurodegeneration from toxins (e.g. aspartame, kerosine, insecticide, arsenic),  excess calcium, fluoride and chlorine are among the cause i found. So I would prefer to treat other causes rather than just focus one single cause, although fluoride is an important factor if excessive use was done, but what is not mentioned is psychoactive drugs also causes neurodegeneration too. Therefore a significant improvement is seen at least on my end after the use of alkalization, magnesium, heavy metal chelation, reduction of oxidative chemicals (from sodium thiosulfate) has always been the use of two smart drugs, which are hydergine and nootropil (natural form is pyroglutamate), taken together once a day, for only 4 or 5 days out of a week. The body simply needs a 2-3 day rest period out of a week, or the use taking them every other day can do a more cost effective job can be done too. One other detoxification issue I tried with the restless leg that has some results is the L-glutathione in case I happened to have an extra budget to buy some more to help detoxify the free radical metals.

Most metals come from iron cookware, metal cookware, especially aluminum, which in presence of fluoride causes aluminum to penetrate through the blood brain barrier, causing the restless leg syndrome too. If excess aluminum use is indicate from bakery products, soda cans use, aluminum foil use, aluminum tea pots, then a baking soda with ACV or malic acid, or apple is needed to be eaten or taken twice or three times a day. Malic acid reduces aluminum buildup by chelating out the aluminum. Other metals that tend to lodge in the brain is also possible such as mercury and zinc, which causes electrical shortage as most free metals are. As for the free metal zinc detoxification, the common remedy I used is always the L-Carnosine. 500 mg taken once to three times a day and I also used this to treat other conditions too, not just the restless leg syndrome.

I hope this helps and I would much prefer to try other supplements that might also be from other causes because fluoride alone won't cause a lot of damage when COMPARED with multiple causes synergistically with other free heavy metals for example. An investigation of any major accidents, you will noticed that many small mishaps, carelessness, shortsightedness are combined to cause such kinds of major accident. A small careless would not, but when combined with many things, it can cause a greater damage to many people, much like the S.S. Titanic (ships were going too fast, the metal hull has defect, the design of the ship's containment was short sightedness, not enough lifeboat, the emergency telegraphic system was NOT 24 hours, etc.)

08/13/2011: William Bsc,cn from Chaiyaphum, Thailand replies: We all have received well-meaning advice to take this or that mineral for various reasons. I was recently advised by a fellow practitioner to add Hair Analysis to my practice. After reading a detailed report about it's importance, I will never take a mineral supplement again without knowing the levels and ratios of essential minerals in my body, nor will I freely advise a patient to just take some of this or that mineral, without the precise knowledge of an Analysis. To learn details for yourself, and to find a practitioner near you, go to www.arltma.com. I am not advertising, I am sharing my professional conclusion.

Options for Removing Fluoride?

02/07/2008: Daniella : Dear Ted, Please i would like to know how to clean the water from fluride if i can't afford to buy an osmosis machine? Boiling the water would help clean it from fluride? Does all teas contain fluride or only green and black tea? Is there anyway i can drink green tea without being affected from fluride? Does mint tea also have fluride? I hope you can answer me. Thank you for your help. regards Daniella.

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: A fluoride can be remove by adding a small pinch or 1/16 teaspoon of borax per liter of water. It will at least chelate out some fluoride from the body too. If i need to remove fluoride from my body I need much more borax than this, such as 1/8 teaspoon of borax per liter of drinking water for a day a week for example, or adding a tiny amount every day.

Boiling water will not remove fluoride, but it also adds more heavy metals depending on what kind of metal ware is used for coking. The more the water boils out, the greater the concentration of fluoride and heavy metals. This is much worse, in terms of aluminum if aluminum cookware was used. Of interested, you can see metals by projecting a laser pointer on the boiled water.

Tea is naturally high in fluoride so adding some borax will negate this effect.

07/01/2009: Timothy from Nevada City, CA USA replies: Reverse Osmosis is not the only type of filter to remove fluoride, nor is it the best. It wastes huge amounts of water, and leaves the contaminants in the discarded water. R/O also strips everything out of the water, including trace elements that the body needs. .... Activated alumina is a better way to filter out fluoride. If you have enough filter material it virtually eliminates fluoride...... No, activated alumina is not aluminum. Aluminum is a more highly processed material made from activated alumina. One of the things added to make aluminum is fluoride! A search for fluoride water filters will show you the options.
09/24/2012: Eli from Richmond, Va replies: Hi, I am trying to find ways to remove fluoride from the water. I did get an activated alumina (fluoride removal filter), but then I saw some reviewers of the same filter that said they had the water tested for fluoride and it did NOT remove it. My question is about adding the borax to the water and how do you know it effectively removes the fluoride from the water? Have you tested this method? And is it safe for me to tiny amounts and have my toddler drink this water? I really don't want him ingesting fluoride. Thanks
09/24/2012: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: If you don't find any good filter, then you can use my recipe to remove flouride from your body. It is tamarind juice. This is good for elders, may be for toddler you can give 1 tsp or 2 tsp. This recipe is to remove accumulated flouride in your body.

http://earthclinic.com/CURES/fluoride2.html#TAMARIND

note: in this recipe, I am no more using demerara sugar as demerara sugar is still partially refined sugar. I use pure jaggery, which is natural and rich in minerals.

Drinking of too much black tea will also accumulate flouride in your body.

The tamarind juice initially you can take for 2 weeks daily and there after once in a week for general health. Tamarind juice also has the ability to dissolve oxalate crystals in the kidney.

Hope this helps

Dmps Removes Fluoride?

09/25/2007: Carol : I know DMPS leaches out heavy metals but does it leach out fluoride? Carol

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: No, DPMS does not remove the fluoride out of the body. Only alkalization using baking soda with citric acid and especially the borax remedy (boron) will help chelate or remove the fluoride out.
Carol replies: Thank you for this particular answer. I had some doubt, which defused my case against fluoride. You have enabled strength and conviction, which I needed most. Another question if I may... According to the Toxicological Profile for Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride and Fluorine by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, fluoride is mostly excreted in the urine and the remaining fluoride is registered in the bone (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp11.pdf). Will substantial fluoride exposure be indicated in the hair sample test?
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Not all fluorides are excreted that easily. For example, a contaminant high in aluminum may cause the fluoride to penetrate the blood brain barrier as an aluminum-fluoride attachment occurs. This happened the most during the 1960s-2000s when fluoride toothpaste in aluminum tubes were used. It can also occur if the food contaminant is high in alumimum too, but I suspect other heavy metals may encourage to prevent fluoride from full excretion, one obvious example is high calcium in the body which can attach itself to the body's tissues, such as pineal gland, where calcium fluoride (with other metals) accumulate throughout life so much that scientist use this accumulation to measure this as a biomarker to aging.

Hence long term exposure at least a year or more to flouride contamination, will result in fluoride accumulation which may show itself in hair mineral analysis. Too much fluoride that can result in a common bone conditions of fluorosis obviously could kill you so that could indicate that it is not excreted as much as most people wish. If you have white spots on the front teeth, this indicates already some fluoride exposure, as other areas of the teeth already become mottled while more severe leads to brown teeth and the teeth never gets white when drinking water high in fluoride. This is again from excess fluoride use, and in most cases this becomes more common then in the past, hence fluoride such as this, may show up in other analysis. Even a physical examination is even easy to see.

Carol replies: Hi Ted, Lets say I may be able to find an independent lab to do a fluoride test from a hair sample and lets say that this lab normally does non-biological screenings and would not be able to indicate what levels are safe or toxic. Would you happen to know the levels within a safe rage and outside of a safe rang? Thank you Carol
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: An independent lab will have a normal range levels, usually through hair mineral analysis which might be helpful there. Although even with the hair mineral analysis we tend to accumulate calcium and fluoride in our tissues, and sometimes this is not shown, but can be felt from their effects, such as frequent muscle pains (calcification of tissues) or sleeplessness (fluoride and calcium accumulates in the pineal gland).

Does Dmps Leach Out Fluoride

09/25/2007: Carol : I know DMPS leaches out heavy metals but does it leach out fluoride?

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: No, DPMS does not remove the fluoride out of the body. Only alkalization using baking soda with citric acid and especially the borax remedy (boron) will help chelate or remove the fluoride out.

Testing for Fluoride Levels

09/07/2007: Carol : How can a person get tested for fluoride levels in the body? Is there an accurate test? Thank you

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: The simplest possible way is to do hair mineral analysis, which not only checks the fluoride levels, but also other heavy metal toxicity. Most people would be surprised to know that mothers with high fluoride and high heavy metals and cause the child growth to be limited and also have learning disorders, such as ADHD, hyperactivity and others. Sometimes such toxicity is not found in the child's hair mineral analysis but it was quite revealing on the mother where it eventually affected the children's development during the term in the mother's womb, and not just the mercury, alumminum or MSG tainted vaccines injected into babies during the first weeks of life.

Fluoride in Tea?

08/20/2007: Ann : Dear Ted, I am a confirmed morning tea-drinker. It warms me, wakes me, and gets my systems going. Besides all the anti-oxidant goodies in my Formosa Oolong, I just like the ritual of my tea. Yesterday I stumbled across an article on mercola.com which told of all the dangers of fluoride in tea! http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/07/24/green-tea-protects-against-heart-disease.aspx I take Synthroid and Cytomel for mild hypothyroid issues and avoid fluoride toothpaste, filter my water, etc. to avoid flouride. I wonder if I am causing problems for my body by tea-drinking. Then I think of the 100's of millions of tea-drinkers over the past 1,000 or so years... Were they all suffering from the over-dosing of fluoride...? Don't think so. What is your advice on this? A question regarding ACV with baking soda: I have avoided baking soda because, with excess sodium, I tend to retain water. Does the ACV completely counter that bad effect of the soda? Thank you again for all the good help you are giving. You are a glory to your Creator, Ted, using your talents so wisely and generously. Ann

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Dear Ann: Fluoride in tea is well known problem in tea, that's why I have to take a small pinch of borax in a water or tea to chelate out the fluoride. Boron chelates fluoride.

As to the issue of whether fluoride may bring about hypothyroidism, where fluorides completes against iodine causing iodine to be somewhat borderline, I would imagine that to be only part of the problem. There is a bigger picture of bromine bleached white flour and white bread, where bromine is well known to displace iodine and increase iodine excretion, setting off an iodine deficiency. Dietary bromine can be quite high from consumption of white bread, flour, pastries etc.

The other issue is the aluminum problem which is also high in teas. Therefore eating apples (that has malic acid) or taking apple cider vinegar with baking soda remedy will help the body chelate out the aluminum.

There are benefits of the tea and there are problems of the tea that needs to be dealt with since tea has tannins which are antibacteria, reduces blood pressure to some extent, tightness of the chest, increase fat excretion, and might reduce some excess iron, which accumulates in the heart, to cause heart problem as free metal iron tends to create free radicals (Fenton Reaction) and degenerates the heart tissues. However, my being an old fashioned former chemist, I just take a B.P. or U.S.P. grade tannic acid at 1/8 teaspoon in one liter of drinking water taken not too often.

The dose is actually below the minimum inhibtory concentration against microorganism and thus won't harm healthy cells as well. I take it to reduce the excess free metal iron buildup as well as mercury, cadmium and mercury. Men do have difficulty in reducing iron, which results in heart problem, while woman who can menstruate, do not accumulate free radical iron as easily. However vitamin C can also help the body utilize the iron more effectively but not necessarily as effective in reducing the iron buildup.

Most filter devices do not effectively reduce fluoride and this is why I have to add a tiny pinch borax and eat apple often to reduce fluoride and aluminum problems.

In case if you want to know how much contaminated of free metals there are, you can try this experiment: put one teaspoon of tannic acid in any water you want to test. Leave it overnight.

There is a good chance your water will become black while a reverse osmosis water will get you a gray color. There is a place in United States where the river waters are black, but drinking is safe due to tannic acid reacting with free metals, causing a black color.

In my opinion, fluoride problems from the tea is not a major problem to thyroidism. It is the problem of the bromine process used in processing white bread and white flour, which is actually a recent phenomenon that was changed about 40 something years ago. The original process was a bromine process. So people who consumes too much white bread and uses white flour may end up getting their body heavily excreted of iodine as bromine displaces iodine. I take green tea myself and aware of some of the pitfalls. However, I take the necessary precautions, while avoiding white bread and white flour use, as well as taking some kelp, seaweed or even using iodine as a mouthwash to prevent the problems of iodine deficiency. Ted.

P.S. Most people who cannot find borax generally usually used the 20 mule team. Soda generally won't cause water retention. It is the oily foods and late night dinner.

To lose weight avoid eating dinner. We seem to eat excess calories. This is the part that seems to cause weight gain and weigh loss most readily. Higher portions about 80% protein mostly from good fish source helps a lot. It is the protein and amino acids supplements that burns the fat. Seaweed or kelp is considered a food. Tannic acid are usually sold through a chemist.

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt or more added in 1 liter of water may reduce the IBS, however in some cases I have seen taking magnesium supplements can kill certain bacteria that leads to IBS. Sometimes eating fruits can lead to IBS because of the sugar.

Question Regarding ACV with Baking Soda

08/20/2007: Ann : Dear Ted, I am a confirmed morning tea-drinker. It warms me, wakes me, and gets my systems going. Besides all the anti-oxidant goodies in my Formosa Oolong, I just like the ritual of my tea. Yesterday I stumbled across an article on mercola.com which told of all the dangers of fluoride in tea! I take Synthroid and Cytomel for mild hypothyroid issues and avoid fluoride toothpaste, filter my water, etc. to avoid flouride. I wonder if I am causing problems for my body by tea-drinking. Then I think of the 100's of millions of tea-drinkers over the past 1,000 or so years... Were they all suffering from the over-dosing of fluoride? Don't think so. What is your advice on this? A question regarding ACV with baking soda: I have avoided baking soda because, with excess sodium, I tend to retain water. Does the ACV completely counter that bad effect of the soda? Thank you again for all the good help you are giving. You are a glory to your Creator, Ted, using your talents so wisely and generously.

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Dear Ann:

Fluoride in tea is well known problem in tea, that's why I have to take a small pinch of borax in a water or tea to chelate out the fluoride. Boron chelates fluoride.

As to the issue of whether fluoride may bring about hypothyroidism, where fluorides completes against iodine causing iodine to be somewhat borderline, I would imagine that to be only part of the problem. There is a bigger picture of bromine bleached white flour and white bread, where bromine is well known to displace iodine and increase iodine excretion, setting off an iodine deficiency. Dietary bromine can be quite high from consumption of white bread, flour, pastries etc.

The other issue is the aluminum problem which is also high in teas. Therefore eating apples (that has malic acid) or taking apple cider vinegar with baking soda remedy will help the body chelate out the aluminum.

There are benefits of the tea and there are problems of the tea that needs to be dealt with since tea has tannins which are antibacteria, reduces blood pressure to some extent, tightness of the chest, increase fat excretion, and might reduce some excess iron, which accumulates in the heart, to cause heart problem as free metal iron tends to create free radicals (Fenton Reaction) and degenerates the heart tissues. However, my being an old fashioned former chemist, I just take a B.P. or U.S.P. grade tannic acid at 1/8 teaspoon in one liter of drinking water taken not too often.

The dose is actually below the minimum inhibtory concentration against microorganism and thus won't harm healthy cells as well. I take it to reduce the excess free metal iron buildup as well as mercury, cadmium and mercury. Men do have difficulty in reducing iron, which results in heart problem, while woman who can menstruate, do not accumulate free radical iron as easily. However vitamin C can also help the body utilize the iron more effectively but not necessarily as effective in reducing the iron buildup.

Most filter devices do not effectively reduce fluoride and this is why I have to add a tiny pinch borax and eat apple often to reduce fluoride and aluminum problems.

In case if you want to know how much contaminated of free metals there are, you can try this experiment: put one teaspoon of tannic acid in any water you want to test. Leave it overnight.

There is a good chance your water will become black while a reverse osmosis water will get you a gray color. There is a place in United States where the river waters are black, but drinking is safe due to tannic acid reacting with free metals, causing a black color.

In my opinion, fluoride problems from the tea is not a major problem to thyroidism. It is the problem of the bromine process used in processing white bread and white flour, which is actually a recent phenomenon that was changed about 40 something years ago. The original process was a bromine process. So people who consumes too much white bread and uses white flour may end up getting their body heavily excreted of iodine as bromine displaces iodine. I take green tea myself and aware of some of the pitfalls. However, I take the necessary precautions, while avoiding white bread and white flour use, as well as taking some kelp, seaweed or even using iodine as a mouthwash to prevent the problems of iodine deficiency. Ted.

P.S. Most people who cannot find borax generally usually used the 20 mule team. Soda generally won't cause water retention. It is the oily foods and late night dinner.

To loose weight avoid eating dinner. We seem to eat excess calories. This is the part that seems to cause weight gain and weigh loss most readily. Higher portions about 80% protein mostly from good fish source helps a lot. It is the protein and amino acids supplements that burns the fat. Seaweed or kelp is considered a food. Tannic acid are usually sold through a chemist.

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt or more added in 1 liter of water may reduce the IBS, however in some cases I have seen taking magnesium supplements can kill certain bacteria that leads to IBS. Sometimes eating fruits can lead to IBS because of the sugar.

Removing Fluoride and Chlorine From Bath?

02/21/2007: Sabrina from Summerfield, FL: hello,i have a very important question. i have hypothyroidism and i want to remove the flouride out of my bath water because i have city water. can i add borax to my bath water or boric acid? im not sure which one i could use and if it would remove the flouride. also is there anything i can do to remove the chlorine from the bath tub water? and as far as using my shower, will a shower filter remove most of the chlorine? please help in this situation. thank you so much!

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Dear Sabrina: The research study that I remembered conducted using borax for fluoride removal or at least chelate the fluoride out or reduce the fluoride toxicity.

To remove chorine is very simple for the bathtub. Go to a aquarium shops, they will have a bottle of dechlorinator. The dechlorinator that I used is sodium thiosulfate 10% in water.

Most dechlorinator should at least mention the active ingredients. This will prevent the manufacturers from putting harmful substances in their product. Of course the manufacturers do not like this as it lowers their profit margin if the buyer knows the exact ingredients possibly giving the consumer a chance to make their own solution.

On the other hand you can get a better prices from a swimming pool supplier. It is usually ideal for you to get most of the supplies you need and they might also have sodium thiosulfate to remove chlorine from the water at a much better price.

Should you be able to contact the swimming pool suppliers ask them for chlorine and fluorine removal, as well as other supplies that can remove other unwanted polluted city waters from your shower and water filter.

Adding Borax or Boric Acid to Bath Water Remove Flouride?

02/21/2007: Sabrina from Summerfield, FL: hello,i have a very important question. i have hypothyroidism and i want to remove the flouride out of my bath water because i have city water. can i add borax to my bath water or boric acid? im not sure which one i could use and if it would remove the flouride. also is there anything i can do to remove the chlorine from the bath tub water? and as far as using my shower, will a shower filter remove most of the chlorine? please help in this situation. thank you so much!

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Dear Sabrina: The research study that I remembered conducted using borax for fluoride removal or at least chelate the fluoride out or reduce the fluoride toxicity.

To remove chorine is very simple for the bathtub. Go to a aquarium shops, they will have a bottle of dechlorinator. The dechlorinator that I used is sodium thiosulfate 10% in water.

Most dechlorinator should at least mention the active ingredients. This will prevent the manufacturers from putting harmful substances in their product. Of course the manufacturers do not like this as it lowers their profit margin if the buyer knows the exact ingredients possibly giving the consumer a chance to make their own solution.

On the other hand you can get a better prices from a swimming pool supplier. It is usually ideal for you to get most of the supplies you need and they might also have sodium thiosulfate to remove chlorine from the water at a much better price.

Should you be able to contact the swimming pool suppliers ask them for chlorine and fluorine removal, as well as other supplies that can remove other unwanted polluted city waters from your shower and water filter.

Removing Fluoride From My Body

01/25/2007: Linda from Pretoria, South Africa: Question for Ted: Dear Ted, thank you so much for all the information and help that you are providing. I have had wonderful results with a lot of your remedies and find your explanations very informative. I would like to know how to remove a buildup of fluoride from my body. My father used to work in a laboratory when I was young and he made me and my sister swallow liquid fluoride every night to strengthen our teeth. Fluoride is also added to our water in South Africa. Will it help me to add a pinch of borax to my drinking water? As far as I could understand, this will only remove the fluoride in the water, but will it also remove a possible buildup in my body? My dentist also noticed that I have fluoride stains on my teeth, so I can only guess that there must be some buildup in my body. Also the pharmacist told me that borax is poisonous. Did he maybe confuse it with borasic acid? I highly appreciate all the wonderful work that you do.

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Dear Linda: The toxicity for fluoride is far deadlier than borax. For example a simple Sodium Fluoride, LD50 (which means 50% probability of death at a certain dose) oral mice is about 44 mg/kg., while for borax oral mouse, this is about 3000 mg/kg. Arsenic for example, is about 14 mg/kg (Oral rat). So you can see that the toxicity of both arsenic and fluoride are in fact quite close. It is this information why both arsenic and fluoride are used to kill rats and pesticides.

Now if we compare borax with a simple table salt, the LD50 is about 3000 mg/kg. The toxicity of borax is quite close to the toxicity of salt. Boric acid is considered more toxic primarily because it is acid and that the boron content is high. Certain misinformation is possible by the authorities, but if you understand that acidity of the substances and higher elemental content being higher as the cause of toxicity, this information is difficult to hide. The only known case of poisoning from boron is only boric acid in only babies from accidental ingestion. A small pinch of boron can therefore be added to drinking water to remove fluoride. I sometimes used borax mouthwash, to help reduce fungus and bacteria in the mouth also. A small quantity of borax chelates of fluoride and can be soothing and helps normalize sleeping patterns. I once had sleeping problems and with small borax use, fluorides were removed that was accumulated in the pineal gland, allowing the pineal gland to function normally creating melatonin, which controls sleep. However I later found that some colorless iodine painting and some boron doses are synergistic. This is just an observation, but there is some evidence that iodine helps restore many glandular functions and not just the thyroid. Who knows, it may also help restore pineal glands and based on my own observation seems to indicate that, on getting a good sleep at least.

05/17/2010: Magda from Secunda, South Africa replies: I HAVE TRIED THE BORAX FOR FIBROMYALGIA BUT AFTER 3 DAYS I HAD TO STOP IT, IT CAUSES PAIN IN MY COLON AND LIVER, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU CAN RECOMMEND?

Question to Remove Buildup of Fluoride From Body

01/25/2007: Linda from Pretoria, South Africa: Question for Ted: Dear Ted, thank you so much for all the information and help that you are providing. I have had wonderful results with a lot of your remedies and find your explanations very informative. I would like to know how to remove a buildup of fluoride from my body. My father used to work in a laboratory when I was young and he made me and my sister swallow liquid fluoride every night to strengthen our teeth. Fluoride is also added to our water in South Africa. Will it help me to add a pinch of borax to my drinking water? As far as I could understand, this will only remove the fluoride in the water, but will it also remove a possible buildup in my body? My dentist also noticed that I have fluoride stains on my teeth, so I can only guess that there must be some buildup in my body. Also the pharmacist told me that borax is poisonous. Did he maybe confuse it with borasic acid? I highly appreciate all the wonderful work that you do.

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Dear Linda: The toxicity for fluoride is far deadlier than borax. For example a simple Sodium Fluoride, LD50 (which means 50% probability of death at a certain dose) oral mice is about 44 mg/kg., while for borax oral mouse, this is about 3000 mg/kg. Arsenic for example, is about 14 mg/kg (Oral rat). So you can see that the toxicity of both arsenic and fluoride are in fact quite close. It is this information why both arsenic and fluoride are used to kill rats and pesticides.

Now if we compare borax with a simple table salt, the LD50 is about 3000 mg/kg. The toxicity of borax is quite close to the toxicity of salt. Boric acid is considered more toxic primarily because it is acid and that the boron content is high. Certain misinformation is possible by the authorities, but if you understand that acidity of the substances and higher elemental content being higher as the cause of toxicity, this information is difficult to hide. The only known case of poisoning from boron is only boric acid in only babies from accidental ingestion. A small pinch of boron can therefore be added to drinking water to remove fluoride. I sometimes used borax mouthwash, to help reduce fungus and bacteria in the mouth also. A small quantity of borax chelates of fluoride and can be soothing and helps normalize sleeping patterns. I once had sleeping problems and with small borax use, fluorides were removed that was accumulated in the pineal gland, allowing the pineal gland to function normally creating melatonin, which controls sleep. However I later found that some colorless iodine painting and some boron doses are synergistic. This is just an observation, but there is some evidence that iodine helps restore many glandular functions and not just the thyroid. Who knows, it may also help restore pineal glands and based on my own observation seems to indicate that, on getting a good sleep at least.

How to Clear Water of Fluoride?

Dear Ted, Please i would like to know how to clean the water from fluride if i can't afford to buy an osmosis machine? Boiling the water would help clean it from fluride? Does all teas contain fluride or only green and black tea? Is there anyway i can drink green tea without being affected from fluride? Does mint tea also have fluride? I hope you can answer me. Thank you for your help. regards

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: A fluoride can be remove by adding a small pinch or 1/16 teaspoon of borax per liter of water. It will at least chelate out some fluoride from the body too. If i need to remove fluoride from my body I need much more borax than this, such as 1/8 teaspoon of borax per liter of drinking water for a day a week for example, or adding a tiny amount every day.

Boiling water will not remove fluoride, but it also adds more heavy metals depending on what kind of metal ware is used for coking. The more the water boils out, the greater the concentration of fluoride and heavy metals. This is much worse, in terms of aluminum if aluminum cookware was used. Of interested, you can see metals by projecting a laser pointer on the boiled water.

Tea is naturally high in fluoride so adding some borax will negate this effect.

04/15/2010: Chris from Boulder, Co replies: I am curious if I want to take boron supplements instead of borax via detergent, what the dosage change is?
I want to take these supplements to remove fluoride from my body, and to negate effects of drinking non defluoridated water http://www.vitamincottage.com/boron_3mg_by_nature_s_way_100_s_108633_gm_-p-5134.html

so how many pills of boron do i have to take?
it works the same as borax salts right?
Can i de fluoridate water with these too?
thanks so much, i am trying to decalcify my pineal gland for one thing.
Chris

Will Substantial Fluroide Exposure Indicated in the Sample Test

Carol : Thank you for this particular answer. I had some doubt, which defused my case against fluoride. You have enabled strength and conviction, which I needed most. Another question if I may... According to the Toxicological Profile for Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride and Fluorine by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, fluoride is mostly excreted in the urine and the remaining fluoride is registered in the bone (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp11.pdf). Will substantial fluoride exposure be indicated in the hair sample test?

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Not all fluorides are excreted that easily. For example, a contaminant high in aluminum may cause the fluoride to penetrate the blood brain barrier as an aluminum-fluoride attachment occurs. This happened the most during the 1960s-2000s when fluoride toothpaste in aluminum tubes were used. It can also occur if the food contaminant is high in alumimum too, but I suspect other heavy metals may encourage to prevent fluoride from full excretion, one obvious example is high calcium in the body which can attach itself to the body's tissues, such as pineal gland, where calcium fluoride (with other metals) accumulate throughout life so much that scientist use this accumulation to measure this as a biomarker to aging.

Hence long term exposure at least a year or more to flouride contamination, will result in fluoride accumulation which may show itself in hair mineral analysis. Too much fluoride that can result in a common bone conditions of fluorosis obviously could kill you so that could indicate that it is not excreted as much as most people wish. If you have white spots on the front teeth, this indicates already some fluoride exposure, as other areas of the teeth already become mottled while more severe leads to brown teeth and the teeth never gets white when drinking water high in fluoride. This is again from excess fluoride use, and in most cases this becomes more common then in the past, hence fluoride such as this, may show up in other analysis. Even a physical examination is even easy to see.

Independent Lab Fluoride Test From a Hair Sample

Carol : Hi Ted, Lets say I may be able to find an independent lab to do a fluoride test from a hair sample and lets say that this lab normally does non-biological screenings and would not be able to indicate what levels are safe or toxic. Would you happen to know the levels within a safe rage and outside of a safe rang? Thank you

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: An independent lab will have a normal range levels, usually through hair mineral analysis which might be helpful there. Although even with the hair mineral analysis we tend to accumulate calcium and fluoride in our tissues, and sometimes this is not shown, but can be felt from their effects, such as frequent muscle pains (calcification of tissues) or sleeplessness (fluoride and calcium accumulates in the pineal gland).


 

 

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