Is the Fluoride in Your Water Causing Weight Gain and Depression?

Holy Hormones Journal: Well, our friends across the Big Pond – are making the connecting between fluoride and your thyroid. Water – the substance that  sustains us – also making us sick? Has anyone noticed a trend in ‘man-made’ improvements and the rise in chronic illness? It appears fluoride can be added to the growing list of endocrine disruptors’

wp-content-uploads-2013-10-symptoms-of-hypothyroidism“The body’s endocrine system is an interconnected organic communication network. Through the hypothalamus (brain) in consort with the autonomic nervous system, and organs like the liver and the kidneys, the endocrine system, regulates the body’s psychological ability to manage its internal environment to ensure stable, consistent response to fluctuations in external surroundings and conditions.  The endocrine system’s glands, the pituitary, pineal, thyroid/parathyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, and reproductive organs, (testes/ovaries) produce over thirty hormones that initiate and regulate every aspect of your daily living.” Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle pg. 19.

Now that you understand the integral role the endocrine system plays in our daily lives, maybe you will also begin to understand how the many chemicals that we are exposed to can alter the communication network. The skewed messages then trigger skewed reactions which can lead to skewed results – like depression, weight gain etc.

And sadly, as discussed here and on my radio show… these skewed messages are passed to our offspring.

GreenMedInfo wrote a very disturbing article in 2012 citing fluoride as the ‘calcifier’ of the soul.

The Discoverypineal gland on fluoride

Research published in 2001 showed that fluoride (F) deposits in the pineal gland with age and is associated with enhanced gland calcification. Eleven aged cadavares were dissected and their pineal glands assayed:

“There was a positive correlation between pineal F and pineal Ca (r = 0.73, p<0.02) but no correlation between pineal F and bone F. By old age, the pineal gland has readily accumulated F and its F/Ca ratio is higher than bone.”

The pineal gland is also known as the ‘third eye’ and its role in the endocrine system is crucial – as it filters in external energy – also known as circadian rhythms to being the cascade of the symphonic harmonious messaging via hormones. What does it mean if this pea-sized gland becomes calcified? Hardened?  It means that our entire endocrine system becomes blocked from receiving hormone signals – based on light – which affects wake/sleep patterns.

And how many of us are struggling with sleep issues which lead to other chronic health issues?

Fluoride in drinking water may trigger depression and weight gain, warn scientists

The Telegraph
By , Science Editor
February 23, 2015

Fluoride could be causing depression and weight gain and councils should stop adding it to drinking water to prevent tooth decay, scientists have warned.02.25.15 Fluoride water glass_2653869b

A study of 98 per cent of GP practices in England found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 per cent more likely in areas of the greatest fluoridation.

It could mean that up to 15,000 people are suffering needlessly from thyroid problems which can cause depression, weight gain, fatigue and aching muscles.

Last year Public Health England released a report saying fluoride was a ‘safe and effective’ way of improving dental health.

But new research from the University of Kent suggests that there is a spike in the number of cases of underactive thyroid in high fluoride areas such as the West Midlands and the North East of England.

Lead author Professor Stephen Peckham, Centre for Health Service Studies, said: “I think it is concerning for people living in those areas.

“The difference between the West Midlands, which fluoridates, and Manchester, which doesn’t was particularly striking. There were nearly double the number of cases in the West Midlands.

“Underactive thyroid is a particularly nasty thing to have and it can lead to other long term health problems. I do think councils need to think again about putting fluoride in the water. There are far safer ways to improve dental health.”


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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.

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