Fluorides could cause Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, or different other neurological diseases closely related since it is proven they could 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 to prevent tooth decay. As in conventional agriculture are also fluoride-containing pesticides in use, it is challenging to avoid fluorides altogether. 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 cleverly marketed to us.
They tell us that it is essential in toothpaste and salt, and even in drinking water, they 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 fluoridated.
But even in Europe, there are fluoride-rich mineral waters, and whether fluoridated salt used in finished products, we do not often know also.
Besides, 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 harmful effects – the active ingredient in the spice turmeric.
The results of this study published in Pharmacognosy Magazine in early 2014. The researchers of ML Sukhadia University in Udaipur had observed that regular consumption of turmeric could protect the brain of mammals from fluoride poisoning. In the past, the same research team had proved the damaging mechanisms of action of fluoride on the brain to show then 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 also 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 vital 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. Malondialdehyde (MDA) is one of the final products of polyunsaturated fatty acids peroxidation in the cells. An increase in free radicals causes overproduction of MDA. Malondialdehyde level is commonly known as a marker of oxidative stress. Mans looks at this value as 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.”
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 supplements 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. 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 three times a day two capsules of curcumin (if the capsules each containing 375 mg of curcumin).
Updated on 12/27/2019