Fluorides could cause Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease or different other neurological diseases closely related since it was proven that they can damage the central nervous system. Fluoride found in toothpaste, tooth gels in, in some table salt and of course in the fluoride tablets that are given to babies for the purpose of preventing tooth decay. As in conventional agriculture are also fluoride-containing pesticides in use, it is difficult to completely avoid fluorides. But there is a way to protect ourselves from the toxic effects of fluoride. Curcumin is the solution!
Sources of fluoride: salt, toothpaste, and conventional food
Nevertheless, the fluoride is given to babies for months, because as the doctors say, otherwise they would get bad teeth. Fluoride is so much marketed to us, they tell us that it is essential in toothpaste and in salt and even in drinking water, they just don’t say directly that without fluoride we will wake up the next morning without teeth. Now you sure can avoid many sources of fluoride – unless you live in a country like the United States where drinking water is fluoridated.
But even in Europe, there are fluoride-rich mineral waters, and whether fluoridated salt was used in finished products, we do not know often also.
In addition, there are numerous pesticides and fungicides containing fluorides. They are used exclusively in conventional farming. So if one takes conventionally produced foods it is almost impossible to detect if the fluoride is present and if yes in which levels. An Indian research team found that curcumin – may protect against fluorides and their negative effects – the active ingredient in the spice turmeric.
The results of this study were published in Pharmacognosy Magazine in early 2014. The researchers of ML Sukhadia University in Udaipur had observed that regular consumption of turmeric can protect the brain of mammals from a fluoride poisoning. In the past, the same research team had proved the damaging mechanisms of action of fluoride on the brain to then show how turmeric or curcumin neutralize both existing fluorides may also protect against further incoming fluoride in the body.
Curcumin is known to be a very potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties in addition so that it can protect against cell damage of any kind with ease. Curcumin mitigates the aggressive free radicals; it also boosts the production of glutathione, an endogenous antioxidant, which occupies a key role in the fight against oxidative stress. Fluorides damage in the brain especially the structures of the hippocampus and the cerebral cortex.
Curcumin can prevent fluoride-induced damage
The researchers Sukhadia University now have a test group (F) fluorides, another group (FK) fluorides with turmeric, the group only turmeric (K) and a fourth group no (N). After 30 days, the subjects (mice) were examined. The fluoride group (F) suffered from increased MDA activity. MDA (malondialdehyde) is a marker of oxidative stress, and provide the end product of lipid peroxidation instead. Mans looks at this value the intensity of cell damage caused by free radicals. In the FK group, however, a significantly reduced MDA activity could be measured in comparison to the F group, suggesting the antioxidant effect of curcumin. Fluoride can cross the blood-brain barrier, accumulate in the nerve cells of the hippocampus where they trigger free radical destructive chain reactions.
“However, a marked decrease in MDA levels was observed in the FK group. Curcumin neutralizes the harmful free fluorine radicals, which would normally lead to destructive lipid peroxidation.”
In order to avoid the damages provoked by fluoride, we recommend users fluoride-free toothpaste, tooth gels, tooth varnishes, mouthwashes etc. Try to avoid fluoride-containing dietary supplement as much as possible, also use natural and unrefined rock salt or sea salt. Opt for fruits and vegetables from organic farming that have been grown without pesticides containing fluoride or even start gardening. Spice up your meals regularly with turmeric. Perform at regular intervals a curcumin treatment. This may take 30 to 60 days. During this treatment is recommended the use of 30 mg curcumin per kilogram of body weight. So if you weigh 65 kg, for example, this would be 3 times a day 2 capsules of curcumin (if the capsules each containing 375 mg of curcumin).