Fluoride Poisoning and Fluoride Detox

Fluoride Toxicity Testing

Posted by Peter (Dublin, Ireland) on 03/09/2010

To whom it may concern,

I have been living in Ireland for 3 years. Due to my current health condition, I have a suspision of being toxicated by fluoride, which has been found in Irish drinking water. I have done a thorough research on internet in relation to fluoride analysis toxicity tests, unfortunately I was not able to find an appropriate test center nor a test kit so far.

What is the fluoride testing method?

Would it be possible to tell me how can I analyze my body against fluoride toxicity, please? This information is extremely important for me.

Thank you for your time in advance,

Best Regards,

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Posted by Bill (Los Angeles, California Usa) on 01/20/2012

Something to know about fluoride toothpaste and fluoride poisioning.

According to the toothpaste manufacturers own instructions, the proper dose - sic - of tootpase is a drop the size of a small pea. Do not swallow - spit it out.

OK - now here is the crazy part - On the toothpaste box it says if more than that is used, to notify a poision control agency immediately or see a doctor.

Now here is the sick part - the TV commercials show a toothbrush completely covered with toothpaste and then a dairy queen swirl on the end. This is more than two thousand percent the toxic dose as noted on the toothpaste instructions.

This is criminal.

Replied by Jen
(Bozeman, Mt, Us)

This is a very interesting observation. Thank you for it. I will have a little more ammo in my quest to get my extended family off of flouride:)

Replied by Francisca
(Zug, Switzerland)

I had never thought about it Bill... And it is true that many people, seeing the picture of the film on TV will indeed put a load of toothpaste on their tooth brush. I keep telling my husband he doesn't need to use so much although we only use toothpaste without fluoride! And yes... it is criminal but then a lot of criminal stuff going on! Nowadays any time I see some governmental advice I look the other way because I know that no matter where you live it will most probably be crap only designed to extract money out of you!

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

A child eating a tube of toothpaste will die.. That shows how toxic it is.


Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 01/19/2012

A sobering read how fluoride toxicity is occurring in plants, fish and even bees. It even is killing off frogs and some insects in certain areas. They use it now in fertilisers and apparently tea is heavily infused with it. The salad and fish you eat may not be as healthy as you thought. Even supplements which we thought were healthy may be toxic in fluoride as it goes through the food supply. It can even be in toxic levels in fruit trees.

As an aside most labs don't check for fluoride levels in humans. Fluoride also damages the thyroid.


Long Term Exposure to Fluoride

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Posted by James (Hamilton, Canada) on 07/05/2007
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I spent over a year working as a chemical compounder for a pharmaceutical company. They specialized in fluoride based products for the dental care industry, (eg. pastes, polishes, rinses and gels). On a daily basis for over a year, I was exposed to sodium fluoride dust and residue, stannous fluoride dust and residue and hydrofluoric acid fumes. I have since developed a debilitating condition that has not been properly diagnosed by my doctor. I have had scans, blood work, x-rays and an MRI. Still no diagnosis. Are there other people out there like me that have been exposed to large amounts of fluoride on the job and are paying for it with their lives?

Replied by Heroay
(Texas, USA)

There is MORE to Fluoridation of our water than meets the eye. Perhaps this will explain the otherwise unexplainable obstination of our loving government officials, in spite of demands and lawsuits to the contrary by the People, in their forced use upon us of this corrosive poison. Implemented in both the Bolshevik gulags and the Nazi concentration camps to mentally subdue their prisoners (and damage the left occipital of their brains in the process). If you add to corrosive fluoridation the brain damaging Aspartame in soda drinks, you have close to the complete picture: Mass Mind Control of the Sheeple.

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
510 posts

Hey, you left out one of the major neurotoxins that permeates all our processed foods and kills off our brain cells- MONOSODIIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG)! We are probably getting more of it in our processed food than we would from eating Asian or stir-fried foods all the time. WAKE UP AMERICANS! The FDA isn't about to ban any of these neurotoxins so the only way you are going to get them out of our food is to stop buying anything that contains them and write the manufacturer telling them why. Big Business's Big Bucks might work with the FDA but when they find they don't have a market, our bucks are going to talk to the Big Business that is contaminating our food supply. With the news that Alzheimer's disease is now starting in the third decade (30's) and in those with no family history of it (genetic predisposition), we don't have time to waste. We will soon be a nation of people unable to care for ourselves and few, if any, left to take care of us! From another Sheeple.

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Posted by John (Trang, Thailand) on 02/27/2018
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What activates Bayers fluoride 2 years after 4000mg dose? I had it under control with magnesium chloride, Lugols iodine, boron, exercise and good diet but last night in middle of a good sleep – BANG! Pain in every tendon. Couldn't sit up, had to wait ‘till the pain eased off a bit. When it eased off I was able to sleep. Next morning there's still a trace of the pain everywhere. Can't imagine what caused it. I know the poison remains in the body but what's the trigger? Also any new detoxing that works. john

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Posted by Laurie (Fishers, Indiana ) on 10/16/2015
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For one year now, I have been taking supplements due to low levels of vitamin D3, B12, and iodine. My doctor decided it must be because of fluoride toxicity. I also have taken iodine for 2 years and magnesium, topically. My supplements also include an adrenal supplement from MedixSelect (Dr. Brownstein works with them) and I have taken BioQuench (Biotivia) for several years for inflammation of the ovaries due to pcos. The mangosteen fruit 'skin' is the best anti-inflammatory for this condition. My whole family is hypoglycemic but I am the only one with very bad 'pcos' since my first pregnancy.

I take glucophage (2,000 mg/day). Tried to get off it and was totally out of control. Cholesterol, triglycerides and weight went up.

Just discovered my 2 quarts of strong tea day might not be good. Ugh! So, I started drinking more water. We've had a Big Berkey for over two years. Oh, and a few weeks ago, I began eating apples almost daily. I have since learned that they detox fluoride.

Suddenly, after a year, I am feeling awful. Palpitations occuring almost daily started two weeks ago, joint pains and weakness this week. I added Coral Calcium for the heart rhythm, figuring it was from the pcos.

I have most of the symptoms of finally detoxing and want to know how to abate the feeling of being sick, weak, achy, and the stiff neck. Does it usually take this long to start detoxing fluoride? How long will it take once it starts one has been heavily exposed for 40 plus years?

What was very interesting to me was the list of symptoms of fluoride toxicity. In my late 30s, I suddenly developed interstitial cystitis which was treated as a repeated bladder infection, but I discovered it was an allergy to sulfates. My husband and I suddenly became sensitive/allergic to many things in our late 30s. We have many toxicity symptoms

I also have scoliosis and was fused using C-D rods at 26. (I sound like a mess.). Recently, I learned that while I have no arthritis in any joint (a miracle considering I was a child gymnast and rode/trained horses for almost 40 years). But, my lumbar discs are degenerating and I have stenosis and bone spurs. All of these are symptoms of fluoride toxicity. Will getting the fluoride out help the discs or are they done?

When I discovered the truth about fluoride (4 years ago), my brain was foggyand I couldn't find even simple words. I am much better since finding the right iodine. I make my own toothpaste and even laundry soap with pure water, and have tried to reduce the amount of fluoride exposure. But, I keep finding more avenuesmthey use to get it in us!

Finally, I wanted to let you know that while I was researching another topic, I found evidence that, after WWII, the U.S. Government discovered the use of fluoride in Nazi Germany to control the population, especially in the camps. By the mid-50s, fluoride was being added to water supplies here. This is how I discovered how bad fluoride is.

If you know how to mitigate the symptoms of cleansing and how long it may take, please let me know.

Thank you!

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Posted by Sue (Townsville, Qld, Australia) on 05/02/2009
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Better But With Side Effects

This is a rather long submission I'm sorry, but one which I hope someone will be able to find help from.

I found this site a month ago looking for an answer to neck, shoulder and arm pain. I've always had problems in this area but for the last 6 months it was chronic, and had spasmed- leaving me unable to move at times.

After reading the EC fluoride page I now know what the problem is. I've always lived with fluoridated water, and as a child was given fluoride tablet supplements. I have had problems with brain fog, indigestion, muscle and joint pain, and tiredness, for a long time, but they have all become really noticeable lately, yes I turned 50 last year. I drink a lot of water, so I bought a bench top filter (have ordered a fluoride filter module). The first thing I noticed was that the filtered water doesn't burn my throat when I drink it and I don't burp afterwards. I presume that burning is the taste of chlorine.
Here is my diary for the last 4 weeks, I think it is a testament to the EC site , everything I have done I found here:

I took Magnesium and Vitamin C for the shoulder, neck pain .. remarkable, within 2 hours the pain was subsiding, within 24 hours 95% gone. I continued with magnesium and Vit C every day for a week or so. And have weekly professional massages but with coconut oil. I still have some stiffness when I turn my neck too far either way, but at least I can turn it.

My Indigestion: Occasional burning, (especially at night), but chronic burping, all the time. (I use no white flour, sugar, etc that helps a lot, but still burp, burp, burp.)
I Tried Apple Cider Vinegar, a small dash in water throughout the day, but after 2 days this set my teeth on edge.
I Tried it with the Baking Soda. Same thing.
Tried Baking Soda and Citric Acid .. Same thing.

Finally gritted my teeth and tried the lemon juice/baking soda method (the thought of it made my stomach heave) -. remarkable. It was like somebody opened a window and let the fog out --I'm talking within minutes -- and the burping stopped. I was expecting to burp for hours, but nothing, and my stomach felt relaxed, my whole body sighed with relief. Am taking it 2 x day.

I also tried Castor Oil packs on an area central just below the breast bone, that was sore to touch and hard. I put the pack on the spot with a heat bag at night before I went to sleep at about 12pm and took it off at 3 am toilet visit. I did that 2 nights, and both times, the next day, at about 10am I felt a strange trickling feeling from that sore point, and I felt nauseous until I had something to eat. It doesn't feel swollen or sore any more. I don't pretend to know what it was, but it worked and feels good.

Last week, I had a foul, metallic taste in my mouth. I was using Cilantro (made into pesto, with olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice, sunflower seeds, blended till fine). Having that 2 or 3 times a day, and also taking Lecithin granules. I suppose I was taking too much. Couldn't work out why my mouth tasted so foul, I had a look at my tongue in the mirror and got such a fright, it was green. Then I realised that it was probably the "Living Green Drink" I'd also been using to try and get more greens into my diet. Ha Ha. It also makes my stomach feel good.

The metallic taste settled down after a couple of days. I've since noticed that you say to use the Cilantro every other day. Was my using it every day what caused the metallic taste do you think?

About 2 weeks ago I noticed a large mass in my right breast. It was hot to touch and sweating, but there was no sign of infection, no redness or swelling. It appeared from nowhere, I've never had breast lumps. I presume it is a calcium deposit caused by the magnesium? I have wondered about too much calcium in my system, I have arthritis in my knees and ankles. A bone density test I did once, showed readings so high they were off the chart.
This mass is getting smaller. I am continuing with the lemon/baking soda, do I do that until it has disappeared? Do I still take it 2 x day everyday? I have stopped the Magnesium, is that right or will I continue with that also, if so how much and how often? I want to start to using a mineral supplement, instead of just plain Magnesium. Should I find one without Calcium? Have also started taking Vitamin E 500 iu x 3 day.

Also, you talk about your Miracle Water and broad parameters. I started my menstrual cycle again, I haven't had one for 6 months. It lasted 9 days, a long time for me. Not heavy, but annoying. I tried 1 tblspn of coconut oil twice a day. Still bleeding. Tried Evening Primerose Oil. Same thing. I was starting to worry, It seemed strange that it started out of nowhere? Today I took apple cider vinegar. A dash in water, it went down a treat. (No burning or burping). An hour or so later, took a bigger dash in water, and the bleeding has stopped. Yea! Does this sound right? As I said I haven't had one for 6 months, and I have no other menopause symptoms. It will be interesting to see if they continue to be regular after using the Miracle Water.
I hope you can find the time to answer my questions, I would really appreciate it.

Also, you should think seriously about documenting all your trials and successes in a book. Your years of work and experiences are important. I also believe that if we looked long and hard enough at you, we may be able to see a pair of wings attached to your back. Your are a blessing and are at-one with the angels!

Kindest Regards.

EC: Sue, thank you so much for this extremely detailed feedback!

Replied by Lou
(Spokane, Wa)

Hi all. When I found out how to drive the deadly fluoride out of human bodies, MINE, I was overjoyed. The science is impeccable. ENJOY

Doctor James Howenstine MD on Iodine
I thank my lucky stars for running into this insightful Doctor's cogent observations on the super critical mineral iodine.


"Iodine has a role in promoting general well being as well as protecting against infections, degenerative diseases and cancer. Iodine promotes the normal killing of defective and abnormal cells (apoptosis). Thus, iodine helps the body's surveillance system to detect and remove abnormal cells. Additionally, the presence of iodine triggers differentiation away from the more dangerous undifferentiated type of cell toward normal cells. The presence of adequate levels of iodine in the body (Japanese diet with lots of sea vegetables and fish) reduces reactive oxygen species (ROS). in the body which decreases the oxidative burden in the body. This results in slowing of degeneration disease processes and decreasing the risk of cancer."

"The mammary glands have a trapping system for iodine similar to that of the thyroid gland. The breasts effectively compete with the thyroid gland for ingested iodine. This distribution of iodine to both breast and thyroid gland in pubertal girls explains why goiter is 6 times more common in girls than pubertal boys. The disappearance of iodine into breast tissue in women leads to decreased ability to supply the thyroid gland with an adequate amount of iodine. The development of a goiter in young girls indicates deficient distribution of iodine to both breast and thyroid tissue. Treating such a patient with thyroid hormone is not sensible and appears to increase the risk of breast cancer." Note women you MUST solve this problem yourself, the average doc jumps right to the thyroid meds. IMO get at least 14 mg of iodine/day

"Iodine therapy helps the body eliminate fluoride, bromine, lead, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum and mercury. Could this substitution of bromine for iodine have been carried out to increase diseases and thus create more need for pharmaceutical drugs?" Note you have NO idea how good it makes me feel to hear a mainstream doctor voice the obvious

"Several human organs need iodine but can not absorb it until blood iodine levels reach high values (stomach, salivary glands). Most persons exhibit impaired production of stomach acid as they age. This impaired capability to produce adequate stomach acid may be a result of iodine deficiency as iodine promotes stomach acidity." Note low zinc will also promote low stomach acid

"Excessive clotting and vascular disease resulting from high levels of lipoprotein (a) can be reversed by iodine treatment."

"Dr. Abrahams thinks that the correct quantity of iodine needed to maintain sufficient amounts of iodine in the body is 13 mg. daily. This is 100 times more than the government recognized RDA for iodine."

Doctor James Howenstine, MD

Doctor Al Sears MD on Iodine Deficiency Problems


"A lot of iodine is concentrated in breast tissue. When you don't have enough, you can develop fibrocystic breast disease. Up to 93% of American women have it. This is when your breasts become very painful and have nodules and cysts in them. The longer you have this disease, the higher potential for breast cancer." Doctor Al Sears MD

"Iodine is concentrated in the stomach. When you don't have enough, you develop a condition that feels like you have too much stomach acid. But it's just the opposite... you don't have enough. If it goes on long enough, it can develop into stomach cancer." Doctor Al Sears MD

"Tear glands in your eyes contain large amounts of iodine. Lack of iodine can cause dry eyes." Doctor Al Sears MD

"Iodine is concentrated in the ovaries. Women who lack iodine develop cysts. The greater deficiency, the more cysts. It can also lead to a disease called polycystic ovarian disease." Doctor Al Sears MD

These are some of the low iodine problems Doctor Al Sears a well practiced clinician has seen in his practice over the years. It opened my eyes.

A way to REMOVE Fluoride from your Body

"Iodine therapy helps the body eliminate fluoride, bromine, lead, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum and mercury. Could this substitution of bromine for iodine have been carried out to increase diseases and thus create more need for pharmaceutical drugs?" Doctor James Howenstine, MD

"Dr. Abrahams thinks that the correct quantity of iodine needed to maintain sufficient amounts of iodine in the body is 13 mg. daily. This is 100 times more than the government recognized RDA for iodine." Doctor James Howenstine, MD

Most of us are deficient in iodine. This deficiency allows the fluoride to displace what little iodine we have. Repleting your iodine along with CEASING fluoride ingestion, can drive out the fluoride out of your body. To replete your iodine you will HAVE to start thinking of milligrams of iodine NOT micrograms.

Avoid these which can prevent your Absorption of Iodine (** = cooking usually eliminates the problem)

Corn ** (See Grain Protocol) make sure corn is NOT GMO, 85% is
Drugs (See Drug Protocol)
Soybeans and Soy Oil
Chlorinated Water (See Chlorine Protocol)
Fluoridated Water (See Fluoride Protocol)
Millet ** (See Millet Protocol)
Mustard ** (See Mustard Protocol) go easy
Peanuts ** (See Peanut Protocol)
Raw Cruciferous Vegetables ** (See Cruciferous Vegetables Protocol)

Iodate Sources

* Seaweed one quarter of an ounce of dried seaweed can contain 4 mg of iodine. This is the ONLY food to consider if you are deficient
* Seafood
* Eggs
* Pineapple

Here is an easy way to tell if you are Deficient in Iodine

Get a bottle of Tincture of Iodine. Paint a square inch or two of the tincture of Iodine on your upper thigh as you sit. If your body absorbs all the iodine in less than 24 hours you are deficient; repaint doubling painted area. Repeat this procedure until your body does not absorb all the iodine in 24 hours.

Iodine Repletion

IMO the very best way to accomplish the iodate repletion Doctor Howenstine recommends is to eat about 4 ounces (dry weight) of a good Japanese Seaweed every day or every other day for at least a few months. After that go on a maintenance dose of once or twice a week. I recommend going to a place who carries Asian foods. Talk to them about a good bio-available source of iodate. The red or brown seaweeds usually contain the most iodate.

Severely iodine deficient people can often take up to a year to replete with even daily seaweed. If you suspect you are not repleting sufficiently on seaweed consider working with an integrative doctor. Solving an iodine deficiency can result in an improvement in MANY areas of your health and should IMO be taken seriously. Lugol's and Iodoral supplements are used by many to replete iodine. I have gotten severely depleted several times and taken 50 mg/day for a month or so.

Keep an Eye on your Iodine

I take at least ten kelp tablets (See Kelp Protocol) a day for my iodate, take an iodine liquid, eat seaweed and test with Tincture of Iodine every week or so. Usually my symptoms of hypothyroidism will remind me when I have missed a day or two.

Potassium Iodine a very useful substance
The great Iodate Scam
Lugol's Iodine Solution read the reviews for use and dose information
Iodoral Iodine Supplement

Replied by Tami
(Beaverton, Or)

I have Hashimoto's and an iodine loading test indicated I'm deficient. I've tried taking Iodoral but everytime I start I get horribly fatigued. Do you have any idea's on what else I can take? I continually read about the benefits of iodine and would like to find something my body can tolerate.

Replied by Dallas
(Amesbury, MA)

Tami, I have read that when you have Hashimoto's, as you and I both have, the amount of iodine is critical and many docs recommend that you not use iodine. However, Hashis need iodine. Therefore, it is better to paint the iodine that is used for cuts that you get at the pharmacy in the 2 oz bottle on your skin and let your skin absorb the optimal amount. The best kind I get is the C_S brand which has both iodine and iodide - both are necessary.

Also, you might want to look this up.....you need to supplement with other things such as selenium (esp. important) if you want iodine to work for you. If you are taking thyroid medication, check your temperature each morning before you get up and make sure it is not going consistently above normal (like about 99 degrees plus) to make sure you are not going hyPER thyroid because the iodine should improve thyroid function and you DO NOT WANT TO GO HYPER! If you go hyper for to long, without decreasing your thyroid med dosage, you could have a dangerously fast heart beat. So, keep a check on your heart rate too. This is all doable esp. with advice of a knowledgeable physician (perhaps a naturopath) if you can find one - but you just must be careful.

Replied by Nicole
(Chantilly, Va)

Hi Sue...to answer your question...cilantro is a very powerful chelator of heavy metals. It actually releases it from the cells. However, a binder (like bentonite clay or diatomaceous earth) is needed to bind to the newly released metals in order to excrete them more efficiently so they're not re-deposited back into the body.

Organic Sulfur

Posted by Lucille (Scarborough, Maine) on 05/26/2014

Hi, I just wanted to add this information about organic sulfur for detoxing fluoride:


Reader Theories

Posted by Cindy (Kansas, USA) on 12/06/2008

Hi again! I've been thinking about fibromyalgia and fluoride and I'm wondering if the ice cream/sinus infection thing is related.

Could both problems be caused by the known chemical reaction between fluoride and dairy? Some ice cream must be processed with fluoridated water problems. And the best selling brands are probably processed at more than one plant. Perhaps some are on fluoridated waterlines and some aren't...

This might explain the hit and miss aspect of both problems i.e. why some get fibromyalgia and/or sinus infections and some don't.

Calcium reduces the amount of fluoride that is absorbed by the body but dairy products are contra-indicated for fibromyalgia sufferers. So, where are they getting their calcium? What about blackstrap molasses? Non-dairy PLUS lots of calcium.

I also found that activated charcoal won't bind fluoride but DE (diatomaceous earth) does.

This all seems garbled but I'm going to send it anyway. Could be important.

EC: Cindy is referring to the feedback on the ice cream and sinus infections page here: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/sinus_infections_and_ice_cream.html

Removing Fluoride From City Water

Posted by Jan333 (Vernal, Utah) on 06/01/2009

I have fibromyalgia. I know many people in my city that do. What is the best way to go about encouraging our city to removed fluoride from our drinking water?

Replied by Anonymous
(Anonymousville, USA)

Google, the Fluoride Action Network which a lot of information on this. Also known as FAN. Wouldn't it be nice if fluoride was not added to any water systems on this earth?!! It's just poison! Maybe if you tell your city council that they will save money by not adding it to water they will listen. Also, it's very hard on children having detrimental physical and mental effects.

Maybe you will be the one to stop fluoride from being used in water systems in Utah!

Wishing you well!

Oh yes, please keep us posted if you take any action.

Replied by Doddie
(Lawrenceville, Georgia, Usa)

To 06/02/2009: Anonymous from Anonymousville, USA, 06/02/2009:I took action and tried to and passed the information on. I hope it makes a difference. I do not think we are moving fast enough. I hope everyone that reads these post do!

Replied by Anonymous
(Pdx, Or)

The effects if fluoride are dangerous and staggering. One day fluoride will be looked at as an ignorance act of the past. A new health movement is going on people of all ages are becoming aware People want pure organic food NO GMO and they want pure clean water. Don't get me started! :) First get organized and look at what other communities have done to get it out of the water. Contact the leaders that organized it and they will give you the step by step process, Our city wanted to put it in the water . People came together for common cause people volunteered and some were paid to gather signatures so that it could be take to the city so the people can vote on it. Once you start the ball rolling you will see people of all ages volunteering. I always think if the once famous talk show host had even touched on this subject about the deadly effects of fluoride we would of seen a movement againist fluoride that you would of believed!

Removing Fluoride Healed Pain

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My name is Sheila. I'm a professional dance coach and former competitor. I became injured after my competition at the ESPN World Cup championships then I became more aware of nutrition health and other stuff and I came across the danger of fluoride. Then when I stop using fluoride my body started healing faster and the pain stopped in a very drastic way. Even the way my muscles and bones are structured began to improve during the healing.

Sodium Thiosulfate, Borax, Baking Soda

Posted by Jim (Connellsville, Pa) on 08/24/2009

How do I neutralize fluoride in tap water? Can I use sodium thiosulfate, borax or baking soda? Can I use all 3 together?


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Posted by Ed2010 (Oakville, Canada) on 01/16/2012

Tamarind to remove fluoride poisoning. I have seen few documentaries about flouride poisoning.

In rural india where the natural spring water contains high amounts of fluoride.

People use to add a small amount of tamarind fruit, equivalent to half size of Golf Ball, in a pot of water overnight and use that water for drinking purpose.

A pot of water equal to a volume of 20 Liters. This added tamarind will remove or nullify the flouride poisoning in water.

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(Ozarks, USA)

I thought you might be interested in this collection of research articles I made for friends, on the use of Tamarind. I left out the papers that were addressing its use as anti-viral, anti-fungal, etc. It has valid properties in those areas though not always as strong as many other foods and supplements.

** Prevents or reduces liver, kidney, and DNA damage.

J Pharm Pharmacol. 2012 Mar;64(3):430-8. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-7158.2011.01418.x. Epub 2011 Dec 8.
Anti-apoptotic effects of tamarind leaves against ethanol-induced rat liver injury.
The leaf decoctions of Tamarindus indica (TI) have long been traditionally used in liver ailments. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-apoptotic activity of TI leaf extract against acute ethanol (EtOH)-induced liver injury.... All graded doses of TI leaf extract mitigated the EtOH-induced liver caspase-3 activation (42, 57 and 64%) as well as DNA fragmentation (32, 47 and 50%), respectively. The highest dose of the extract demonstrated membrane-stabilizing (38%) in addition to glutathione-replenishing (88%) effects. Also, the leaves improved the liver histopathological alterations.
from leaves. Reduced liver damage, reduced DNA damage, in rats.

Indian J Exp Biol. 2009 Nov;47(11):900-5.
Tamarindus indica L. And Moringa oleifera M. Extract administration ameliorates fluoride toxicity in rabbits.
...fruit pulp (100 mg/kg body weight) ... Orally once daily for 90 days lowered plasma fluoride concentrations in rabbits receiving fluorinated drinking water... less hepatic and renal damages...
Fruit (pulp). Reduced fluoride damage. Bone density and size improved, liver and kidney health improved, in rabbits.

** Reduces fluoride in the tissues and related health improvements.

Res Vet Sci. 2011 Dec;91(3):422-5. Epub 2010 Oct 25.
In vivo efficacy of tamarind (Tamarindus indica) fruit extract on experimental fluoride exposure in rats.
...to determine the efficacy of hydro-methanolic (1:1) extract of tamarind fruit pulp in removing body fluoride burden... extract given orally in three doses, 25mg/kg, 50mg/kg, 100mg/kg... There was a significant (p = 0. 01) increase in urinary fluoride excretion from day 28 onwards. The mean fluoride concentration in long bones of treated rats was significantly lower... Findings suggest... can reduce fluoride concentration in blood and bone and enhanced urinary excretion, indicating the ameliorative potential of fruits of tamarind in fluoride toxicity.
Fruit. Reduced fluoride body storage in bone & blood, increased urine output of it, in rats.

Eur J Clin Nutr. 2002 Jan;56(1):82-5.
Effect of tamarind ingestion on fluoride excretion in humans.
Tamarind intake led to significant increase in the excretion of fluoride in 24 h urine... Excretion of magnesium and zinc decreased significantly... Excretion of calcium and phosphorous were not significantly different... creatinine excretion decreased...
Form not specific. Reduced fluoride in the body, increased magnesium & zinc, left calcium & phosphorus unchanged.

Nutrition. 2004 May;20(5):433-6.
Additional beneficial effect of tamarind ingestion over defluoridated water supply to adolescent boys in a fluorotic area
...There was a significant increase (P < 0. 01) in fluoride excretion and urinary pH and a significant decrease in urinary calcium (P < 0. 01) and copper (P < 0. 05) excretion in the experimental group as compared with the control group... Tamarind intake appears to have an additional beneficial effect on the mobilization of deposited fluoride from bone, by enhancing urinary excretion of fluoride...
Form not specific. Increases excretion of fluoride from the body.

J Water Health. 2006 Dec;4(4):453-61.
Studies on defluoridation of water by tamarind seed, an unconventional biosorbent.
For domestic and industrial applications, defluoridation with 100% achievement and subsequent regeneration of adsorbent was performed with a household water filter and fixed bed column respectively.
Seed. Used as a filter was able to de-fluorinate water.

** Assists in blood glucose control, actual healing of pancreas, diabetic improvement

Biol Pharm Bull. 2005 Jul;28(7):1172-6.
Attenuation of hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats by aqueous extract of seed of Tamarindus indica.
...Aqueous extract of seed of Tamarindus indica was given to MD and SD rats at the dose of 80 mg and 120 mg/0.5 ml distilled water/100 g body weight/d respectively for 14 d... Intravenous GTT was performed that highlights the antidiabetic action of this extract is not due to its effect on the intestinal rate of glucose absorption but may be due to modulation of intracellular glucose utilization in target organs...
Seed. I think they are saying it reduced blood glucose levels in diabetic rats.

Pak J Pharm Sci. 2010 Oct;23(4):427-34.
A stereological study of effects of aqueous extract of Tamarindus indica seeds on pancreatic islets in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
Tamarindus indica Linn was used as a traditional medicine for the management of diabetes mellitus... Male rats made diabetic by pancreatic island damage... Once that was in place treated groups given 50 100 200 mg/kg/day for 8 weeks... Volume density and total volume of islets, volume weighted mean islets volume, volume density islets/pancreas, volume density beta cells/islet, mass of islets and pancreas of treated diabetic groups were significantly higher than untreated diabetic group... Results suggested that AETIS partially restores pancreatic beta cells and repairs STZ-induced damages in rats.
Seed. Diabetic rats had pancreas health increase, diabetic condition reduced.

Acta Med Iran. 2011;49(5):277-83.
Prevention of high fructose-induced metabolic syndrome in male wistar rats by aqueous extract of Tamarindus indica seed.
Tamarindus indica is used as a traditional treatment for diabetes....
Seed. Improved every blood reading and a couple other things in rats damaged by fructose intake.

** Reduces overall cholesterol, reduces LDL, increases HDL, reduces blood pressure (D)

Pak J Pharm Sci. 2006 Apr;19(2):125-9.
Effect of Tamarindus indica fruits on blood pressure and lipid-profile in human model: an in vivo approach.
Dried and pulverized pulp of T. Indica fruits, at a dose of 15 mg/kg body weight, was found to reduce total cholesterol level (p = 0. 031) and LDL-cholesterol level (p = 0. 004) to a significant extent.... it significantly reduced the diastolic pressure as confirmed by independent sample t-test at 5% significance level.
Fruit (pulp). Reduced overall cholesterol, LDL especially, reduced diastolic (bottom number) blood pressure.

Food Chem Toxicol. 2006 Jun;44(6):810-8. Epub 2005 Dec 5.
Hypolipemic and antioxidant activities from Tamarindus indica L. Pulp fruit extract in hypercholesterolemic hamsters.
...a decrease in the levels of serum total cholesterol (50%), non-HDL cholesterol (73%) and triglyceride (60%), and to an increase of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels (61%). In vitro, the extract presented radical scavenging ability... And led to decreased lipid peroxidation... In vivo, the extract improved the efficiency of the antioxidant defense system...
Fruit (pulp). Reduced overall cholesterol, LDL and trigylcerides, increased HDL, and a couple other benefits, in hamsters.

J Nat Med. 2012 Apr;66(2):333-42. Epub 2011 Oct 12.
Antiobesity effect of Tamarindus indica L. Pulp aqueous extract in high-fat diet-induced obese rats.
It was observed that TIE decreased the levels of plasma total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and triglyceride, and increased high-density lipoprotein (HDL), with the concomitant reduction of body weight. Moreover, TIE decreased plasma leptin and reduced fatty acid synthase (FAS) activity and enhanced the efficiency of the antioxidant defense system. TIE exhibits antiobesity effects, as indicated by a significant reduction in adipose tissue weights, as well as lowering the degree of hepatic steatosis in the obesity-induced rats. The extract possesses hepatoprotective activity, as it reversed the plasma liver enzymes level elevation prior to the high-fat diet. A dose-dependant effect of TIE is detected, where TIE at 50 mg/kg showed the most prominent effect, followed by TIE at 25 mg/kg and, subsequently, 5 mg/kg.
Fruit (pulp). Reduces cholesterol, reduces trigylcerides, reduces LDL, increases HDL, enhanced immunity, improved liver health, and reduced bodyfat, in rats.

** Helpful to loss of adipose cells (body fat)

(^ see last one in section right above, also, for this mention)

DNA Cell Biol. 2007 Sep;26(9):627-39.
Transcriptome of primary adipocytes from obese women in response to a novel hydroxycitric acid-based dietary supplement
The dried fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia, also known as Malabar tamarind, is a unique source of (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA)... When taken orally, a novel, highly soluble calcium/potassium salt of HCA (HCA-SX) is safe and bioavailable in the human plasma... Facilitating lipase action on the lipids... Markedly induced leptin expression in the adipocytes... Significant down-regulation of 348, and induction of 366 fat- and obesity-related genes... Induced transactivation of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF), a novel approach in the management of obesity... Taken together, the net effects support the antilipolytic and antiadipogenic effects...
Salt from hydroxycitric acid extract from fruit. Several fat-tissue reduction-related benefits. From women, but in test tube.

** Degrades indigestibles, kills/digests exoskeleton invaders, kills/expels parasitic worms, improves immunity, detoxes snake venom

Phytother Res. 2006 Oct;20(10):851-8.
The anti-snake venom properties of Tamarindus indica (leguminosae) seed extract.
Seed. In short, this really helped in several ways to detox snake venom.

Food Chem Toxicol. 2009 Jan;47(1):163-70. Epub 2008 Nov 3.
Modulation of human neutrophil oxidative metabolism and degranulation by extract of Tamarindus indica L. Fruit pulp.
Together, these results indicate the potential of ExT as a source of compounds that can modulate the neutrophil-mediated inflammatory diseases.
Fruit (pulp). Improved white blood cell (immune) response. Cannot figure out if this is on humans or test tube (abstract only).

Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2009 Apr 1;65(Pt 4):343-5. Epub 2009 Mar 21.
Isolation, purification, crystallization and preliminary crystallographic studies of chitinase from tamarind (Tamarindus indica) seeds.
(Chitinase is found in some hard seed coatings, some fungi, and critter exoskeletons. ) N-terminal amino-acid sequence analysis of this protein confirmed it to be an approximately 34 kDa endochitinase which belongs to the acidic class III chitinase family.
I think this means, Tamarind was found to have activity that dissolves that substance.

Indian J Pharm Sci. 2011 Jan;73(1):104-7.
Determination of anthelmintic activity of the leaf and bark extract of tamarindus indica linn.
The alcohol and aqueous extract of bark of Tamarindus indica exhibited significant anthelmintic activity as evidenced by decreased paralyzing time and death time.
from leaves and bark. Is even better at killing parasitical worms than the standard chem used for that.

** Helps heal gastric ulcers from various causes

J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 2011 Apr;3(2):236-41.
Antiulcer effect of the methanolic extract of Tamarindus indica seeds in different experimental models.
...the methanolic extract of seed coats of Tamarindus indica significantly reduce the total volume of gastric juice, free and total acidity of gastric secretion... In pylorus ligation induced ulcer model... also a significant reduction in ulcer index...
Seed coat. Gastric ulcers created in 3 diff ways. Improved all 3 health parameters related to ulcer.

** Studies on intake quantity, over-dosage

Acute toxicity and hepatotoxicokinetic studies of Tamarindus indica extract.
T. indica used as food and medicine has been shown to be toxic at high doses.
Generality. Severe overdose on Tamarind extract has toxic effects. Full paper not avail. And no detail on how much. Note that earlier studies ref'd in my collection used up to 500mg/kg dosage with great effects, n animals.

Genet Mol Res. 2009 Sep 8;8(3):1085-1092.
Assessment of the potential genotoxic risk of medicinal Tamarindus indica fruit pulp extract using in vivo assays.
...doses of 1000, 1500 and 2000 mg/kg body weight... Reviewed blood, liver and bone cells... The extract made with T. indica was devoid of clastogenic and genotoxic activities in the cells of the rodents, when administered orally at these three acute doses.
Fruit (pulp). Pretty huge intake (but only for one day) did not do damage to blood, liver or bone, in rats.

** Various health improvements, increases 'bioavailability' of some medicine

Int J Biometeorol. 2012 Mar 21.
Effect of polyphenols extracted from tamarind (Tamarindus indica L. ) seed coat on pathophysiological changes and red blood cell glutathione peroxidase activity in heat-stressed broilers.
This showed that PETSC could reduce GPx activity and bilirubin in feces, and increase red blood cell parameters in heat-stressed broilers.
from seed coat. Improved health in chickens with a Tamarind extract.

Anim Sci J. 2010 Apr;81(2):264-70.
Effect of polyphenols extracted from Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L. ) seed coat on physiological changes, heterophil/lymphocyte ratio, oxidative stress and body weight of broilers (Gallus domesticus) under chronic heat stress.
This study indicated that polyphenols could reduce heat stress, oxidative stress and improve the growth rate of heat-stressed broilers.
Seed coat. Body temperature, health and growth improved in chickens.

Poult Sci. 2005 Jan;84(1):56-60.
Effects of dietary tamarind on cholesterol metabolism in laying hens.
(5 types of hens were fed oven-dried tamarind. Yolk weight increased, but cholesterol in yolk did not, but cholesterol in the hen itself reduced.)
Dried Fruit. Improved offspring weight, reduced cholesterol in mom, in chickens.

Eur J Drug Metab Pharmacokinet. 2003 Jul-Sep;28(3):179-84.
Effect of Tamarindus indica. L on the bioavailability of ibuprofen in healthy human volunteers.
...The study has indicated that Tamarindus indica L. fruit extract significantly increased the bioavailability of Ibuprofen.
Fruit. Increase absorption/power of ibuprofen. (May indicate similar behavior with other substance(s).)

** Protects from UV light damage, and a polymer from it is good used as carrier for eye medicine

J Pharm Pharmacol. 2003 Mar;55(3):333-8.
The polysaccharide from Tamarindus indica (TS-polysaccharide) protects cultured corneal-derived cells (SIRC cells) from ultraviolet rays.
We propose a protective role of the polysaccharide in reducing UV-B derived DNA damage to eye cells. This finding could be of some clinical importance when the polysaccharide is used as a delivery system for ophthalmic preparations.
In a gel mix. Reduced UV damage to eyes.

This one below covered Tamarind but only in passing. I just thought was a useful note about soybean (bad) and guava (good) lectins re: this toxin - PJ
Arch Med Res. 2001 Jul-Aug;32(4):251-7.
Lectins in fruits having gastrointestinal activity: their participation in the hemagglutinating property of Escherichia coli O157:H7
All extracts showed hemagglutination to group O erythrocytes test (HA) with the exception of mango. Two new galactose-specific lectins were identified from tamarind and guava. When analyzed for participation in EHA, only guava lectins inhibited this... Guava is a source of lectin that can be explored to prevent adhesion of E. Coli to epithelial intestinal cells; contrariwise, soya must be studied to see its participation in the uremia caused during E. coli O157:H7 pathogenesis.
In a gel mix. Reduced UV damage to eyes.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004 Sep;48(9):3396-401.
A mucoadhesive polymer extracted from tamarind seed improves the intraocular penetration and efficacy of rufloxacin in topical treatment of experimental bacterial keratitis.
Standard treatment of bacterial keratitis includes topical administration of concentrated antibiotic solutions repeated at frequent intervals in order to reach sufficiently high drug levels in the corneal tissue to inhibit bacterial growth. However, this regimen has been associated with toxicity to the corneal epithelium and requires patient hospitalization. In the present study, a mucoadhesive polymer extracted from tamarind seeds was used for ocular delivery... The polysaccharide significantly increased the intra-aqueous penetration of rufloxacin in both infected and uninfected eyes.... results suggest that the tamarind seed polysaccharide prolongs the precorneal residence times of antibiotics and enhances drug accumulation in the cornea, probably by reducing the washout of topically administered drugs.
Seed. Used as gel, helps eyes absorb and maintain fluid, helps eye medicine work better.

Cutis. 2004 Nov;74(5 Suppl):24-8.
Natural products as aids for protecting the skin immune system against UV damage.
Animal and now human studies have shown that a class of agents known as oligosaccharins--complex carbohydrates found in plants--protect the cutaneous immune system from UVB-induced and UVA-induced immunomodulation. This immunoprotective effect occurs independently from erythema and DNA damage protection, and these agents, particularly tamarind xyloglucan, may become important adjunctive ingredients to sunscreens.
N/A. No study info but abstract was interesting. Compound in Tamarind helps protect skin from UV.

** General Info

Food Funct. 2012 Feb 3;3(2):101-9. Epub 2011 Nov 28.
Dietary agents in the prevention of alcohol-induced hepatotoxicty: preclinical observations.
Tamarindus indica L. , commonly known as Tamarind tree is one of the most important multipurpose tropical fruit tree species in the Indian subcontinent. Tamarind fruit was at first thought to be produced by an Indian palm, as the name Tamarind comes from a Persian word "Tamar-I-hind, " meaning date of India. Its name "Amlika" in Sanskrit indicates its ancient presence in the country. T. Indica is used as traditional medicine in India, Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and most of the tropical countries. It is used traditionally in abdominal pain, diarrhea and dysentery, helminthes infections, wound healing, malaria and fever, constipation, inflammation, cell cytotoxicity, gonorrhea, and eye diseases. It has numerous chemical values and is rich in phytochemicals, and hence the plant is reported to possess antidiabetic activity, antimicrobial activity, antivenomic activity, antioxidant activity, antimalarial activity, hepatoprotective activity, antiasthmatic activity, laxative activity, and anti-hyperlipidemic activity. Every part of the plant from root to leaf tips is useful for human needs.
Full plant. A review of its use traditional and modern commercial, free on pubmed.

Replied by Ed
(Oakville, Canada)

Amazing researches. -- A typical Hindhu Family meal in South India will have Rasam (Soup made with Tamarind Juice) daily. Rasam is mainly to increase digestion and detox.

Rasam made for 6 persons will have only small lemon size of tamarind in it and will make for nearly 2 litres of rasam. (mostly water). However, I know for sure one should not take too much tamarind as it is, as it will affect the body.

A folk tale says sleeping under the Tamarind Tree daily will ruin your body.


A number of trees and plants can thrive in areas of geopathic stress. Odds are if being too close to a tamarind tree would be harmful over time, it may not be the tree but where the tree is located because geopathic stress is known to lower our health. It may be that products from such a tree or plant could help us with various types of toxicity or imbalance because that plant understands how to coexist with it in balance. Elderberry is also a 'negative ray' plant in where it grows, yet Elderberry is wonderful for the immune system. Plant medicine is often helpful because of what a plant understands in its environment - for instance Aloe Vera, which is very cooling, grows in hot climates so it understands how to create that balance within excess heat for its own survival. Its skill is our medicine.

Posted by Dominick (Streamwood, Illinois) on 05/25/2010
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Hi there, I've been taking Tamarind Fruit powder, 500mg each in two capsules, totaling 1g per day, for about 4 days now to remove the fluoride from my body that has no doubt built up for years of drinking tap water. I have had IBS for about 5 years, and sleep problems all my life, my hope is that removing fluoride buildup might help these issues.

So far, I've noticed a persistent headache in the frontal part of my head since taking it, and that I've been almost constantly tired.

Has anyone else experienced this while taking Tamarind fruit, or is this normal fluoride removal side effects, and if I should be worried?


Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa)

Hi - That sounds like a classic "Herxheimer" reaction.

Do a search on it on the web. I had a bad one when I started taking VCO (virgin coconut oil). Felt like the flu for about 4 days....

If you don't have any other symptoms, I would try to work through it. It is your body trying to release the toxins faster than it can deal with. Or you may want to cut back a bit for now on the supplement, and work your way back up to two a day more slowly?

just a thought.

Good luck!


Replied by Ed
(Oakville, Canada)

I doubt tamarind is the cause of the side effect. May be other ingredients in the capsule could have caused the side effect.

In South India, people used to add tamarind fruit pulp in their cooking recipes like sambar, rasam, saarus..we are so used to take everyting in capsule form.

Whenever I need a natural health food, walk into the bulk food and buy them a half pound of tamarind fruit is only a dollar. I don't have to spend 10 dollars for 50 capsules...

Moreover, it is good to take herbs like turmeric, aloe vera, Apple Cider Vinegar or tamarind in its natural form so the body can naturally digest. As these are all edible foods.

Maybe you should try tamarind juice.


1. Half teaspoon - tamarind pulp

2. Glass of water

3. 1 tsp - demarara sugar

To prepare tamarind pulp. Take some tamarind a golf ball size and add 50 - 100 ml of water and soak it for 1 hour. After 1 hour blend tamarind and water using your hand or wooden spoon to make it as a pulp. Remove the seeds and other fibres. And filter the pulp using a filter or cheese cloth. Don't use blender to extract pulp.

Now add this half teaspoon of tamarind pulp with glass of water and sugar, mix it and make it as a juice. Drink it.

Don't take more than 1 - 2 glass in a day.

Taking more tamarind will cause stomach disturbance.

Replied by Ed2010
(Oakville, Canada)

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 Especially Iron, Magnesium and also trace elements like chromium

Wheatgrass Juice

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Posted by Lisa (Jackson, Ms. USA) on 01/20/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have not yet tried this but a friend shared this info with me recently:

Reading the Wheatgrass Book from Ann Wigmore, I want to share with you this incredible discovery :


Page 62

"A few years ago, I ( Ann Wigmore ) asked Dr. GH Earp Thomas of the Bloomfield Laboratories in High Bridge, New Jersey, to do an experiment for me. He placed a small amount of wheatgrass juice in a jar of regular tap water and he tested it for fluoride and other chemicals present in the water...

Both of us were surprised by the results!

He concluded, "Fluorine rapidly combines with calcium phosphate and other kinetic elements to lose its toxic properties, and harden teeth and bones. that is why fresh grass would act as a catalyst to speedily change the acid fluorine into a beneficial component with a positive reaction...

By using wheatgrass, which is comparatively rich in calcium phosphate, it would remove any free fluoric acid and change its negative charge to an alkaline calcium phosphate fluoride combination with a positive reaction"

I was amazed (Ann Wingmore )

not only did wheatgrass neutralize the toxic effect of fluorine but it converted it into an ally in maintaining healthy bones and teeth! I don't recommend that you drink tap water, though; pure spring or purified water taste better and is much better for you. But if you cannot obtain spring or purified water, pour a little wheatgrass juice into regular tap water, and it will make it more healthful..."

book info: The Wheatgrass Book: How to Grow and Use Wheatgrass to Maximize Your Health and Vitality (Avery Health Guides)

Author: Ann Wingmore

Replied by Dreamerbob
(San Diego, Ca)

Why not add calcium phosphate to your list of supplementation? Would it not change the fluoride in your body?

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