Fluoride in Drinking Water tied to Thyroid Problems

Fluoride in Drinking Water tied to Thyroid Problems by Life Water Ionizers

According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA) an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and most of them (60%) don’t know they have it. Thyroid disease strikes primarily women, one woman in eight can expect to develop Thyroid Disease in their lifetime. The causes of Thyroid Disease are largely unknown, but thanks to a new study from the University of Kent in the UK, that may be about to change: Excessive levels of Fluoride in drinking water have been linked to Hypothyroidism.

Fluoride in Drinking Water tied to Thyroid Problems

Got thyroid problems? Got fluoride in your drinking water? There is a connection …

What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. The symptoms of which are:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Cold intolerance
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Weight gain

There are many factors that can combine to cause hypothyroidism, fluoride is just one of the factors. Iodine deficiency is also a factor. However, people with the autoimmune hypothyroid disease may be sensitive to iodine, and suffer side effects. The vast majority of people get enough iodine in their diet, thanks to table salt, most of which is fortified with iodine. So you should speak to your doctor before deciding to avoid or take iodine.

If you think you may have hypothyroidism: Speak to your doctor. There are specific medical tests that must be performed to know for sure.

How much fluoride in water does it take to impair thyroid function?

In the study, fluoride levels in excess of 0.03 mg/L were associated with doubling the risk for hypothyroidism. A level far lower than the maximum level of fluoride allowed in water by the EPA, which is 4 mg/L.

Researchers in the study concluded that iodine deficiency may contribute to the problem as well. But while iodine deficiency is definitely a contributing factor, the fact is; iodine deficiency can be induced by overexposure to fluoride! It may very well be that the fluoride you get from your drinking water impairs your body’s ability to absorb iodine, which could lead to an iodine deficiency.

Do you need fluoride in your water?

No. Children are the only group that may benefit from fluoride in their water, and that fluoride can easily be replaced by just getting kids to brush their teeth. Since there is no benefit to adults, anyone concerned about fluoride’s link to thyroid problems should consider filtering the fluoride out of their drinking water:

Filters that reduce or eliminate fluoride in drinking water:

  • Activated Alumina – Reduces levels of fluoride
  • Life Super Filter – Eliminates fluoride in drinking water
  • Reverse osmosis – Removes fluoride and everything else from water

Activated alumina – Reduces but does not eliminate fluoride from drinking water. Downside: Activated alumina filters can put aluminum residue in your water

Life Super Filter – In independent lab testing, Life’s Super Filter eliminated fluoride from water. The test water contained the EPA maximum allowed level of fluoride in water, which is 4 mg/L.

Reverse osmosis – Removes over 99% of everything from water, leaving pure water. RO water must be remineralized to make it healthy to drink. If your water is severely contaminated, RO is the treatment method of choice.

Life Water Ionizers filter fluoride and make water healthy

Why not kill two birds with one stone? If you want fluoride out of your water, and you want to improve your health by drinking alkaline water, a Life Ionizer is an ideal solution. Life Ionizers will give you a Life Super Filter-free with the purchase of a Life water ionizer, which will take care of your fluoride. Plus, the process used by water ionizers to make alkaline water provides you with an additional layer of protection against fluoride. Acidic toxins like fluoride are automatically rejected into the acidic waste water stream when the machine is in operation – leaving you with healthy, fluoride-free, alkaline water. Learn More

Benefits of an Alkaline Water Ionizer and Fluoride Removal Filter

  • Protection from fluoride in drinking water
  • Reduces levels of bone loss markers
  • Significantly improves the taste of your water

Women who are at risk for bone loss should drink alkaline water!

 

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References

 

http://www.webmd.com/women/news/20150225/fluoride-in-drinking-water-tied-to-higher-rates-of-underactive-thyroid

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