So is the fluoride in tap water alright or not? Obviously it sounds like it is not okay, but people swear that it is necessary for your teeth. My intuition tells me that this is not right and that the human body can do fine without it (duh!!). Also my high fruit diet should take care of my teeth I believe.
What do yall think??
Right on the money Chase!
Great talk on fluoride here:
Thanks for sharing
they poison everything around us D:
I just found this video
There is no validity to that claim. Minerals in the body are in a constant state of flux, getting shuttled from one part of the body to another. The amount of minerals in regular store bought mineral water is so low, that it's insignificant. If you eat one lettuce leaf, you get more minerals than drinking a gallon of mineral water, so if you're worried about distilled water taking minerals away, just eat one extra lettuce leaf a day, and you're fine. Also, as Chase pointed out below, We're not even sure that the inorganic minerals in un-distilled water can be properly used by the body.
I read that this myth was started in high school chemistry classes to keep students from drinking the expensive distilled water.
I bought a table-top distiller like this one. No plumbing necessary and you just fill it with tap water.
Look at the research out there...fluoride is a horrible thing for the human body, and ingesting it won't help your teeth (studies showing it helps tooth enamel are for fluoride applied to the teeth, not eaten!) Here's more info on fluoride
Thank you everyone for all your replies...
I think my next step is going to be buying a filter pitcher like Brita to keep in my fridge, that should be safe to do, no?
most basic filters won't filter fluoride. We have a berkey with the fluoride filters.