A fluoride detox is one of the best things you can do for your health.
Even though fluoride makes your bones weaker, lowers the IQ of children, calcifies your pineal gland and negatively effects thyroid function- it’s still added to the water, toothpaste, and cookware of millions of people.
This forces health-conscious individuals like yourself and I, to make the right choices to protect ourselves and family. But the good news is that you’re at the right place to take care of the issue. As all information here is science-based and most importantly, backed by real-life experience.
Why Should I Detox My Body Of Fluoride?
On top of fluoride being NOT natural, toxic and industrial waste that damages your bones, brain and hormones. It’s also NOT an essential nutrient and not a SINGLE biological process requires fluoride.1,2,3
This means your body does not need fluoride to function.
To make things worse, fluoride is a cumulative poison which means it accumulates in the body. In fact, in adults only 50% get’s removed by the kidneys – while the rest gets stored in your body. While in young children, close to 80% remains in the body.4
A huge health issue when you consider the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that any benefit fluoride has on cavity prevention is through contact with teeth and NOT through ingestion.5,6 This means there is zero reason to swallow fluoride in order to protect teeth.
Or in other words, swallowing fluoride to prevent cavities makes as much sense as swallowing sunscreen lotion to prevent sun burns.
And as a result, any fluoride you have put into your body throughout your life (water, tea, toothpaste, foods high in fluoride, and etc.) has not only done nothing for your teeth but may currently be affecting the health of your brain, bones, and hormones.
So that’s why you should consider doing a fluoride detox…
How To Detox From Fluoride?
At this point, you’re probably wondering how you can remove fluoride from your body. Thankfully, a fluoride detox is very simple and follows two general steps.
- Eliminate all fluoride exposure
- Help your body remove accumulated fluoride
To make this as fast as possible, I’ll briefly explain the step, tell you how to do it and if you’d like to read more about a certain step – click on the highlighted blue text.
Part 1: Eliminate All Fluoride Exposure
Logically, it makes sense to start with eliminating the substance that causes all the damage.
If you don’t, you’ll be wasting your time no matter what you do. You can’t expect your body to get rid of accumulated fluoride if you’re giving it more to deal with. So this is the most important part of any fluoride detox and thankfully it’s also the easiest.
All you have to do to eliminate the different sources of fluoride is make a choice. A choice to drink different water, use different toothpaste, switch to fluoride-free tea and so on…
Best part is once you eliminate all fluoride exposure, your body will naturally start to remove accumulated fluoride. While in step 2 of the fluoride detox, you’ll learn how to multiply this effect.7
1. Drink Fluoride-Free Water
Since we drink water (including tea and coffee) and cook with it everyday, fluoridated water is the largest source of fluoride you’ll most likely be exposed to throughout your entire life.8
Making this the most urgent step out of the entire fluoride detox.
Unfortunately fluoride is hard to remove from water and most do do-it-yourself methods like boiling water fail to remove fluoride. So the best way to get fluoride-free water is to use a fluoride water filter (link to my guide that helps you choose the right one).
However, the sad truth is that many water filter brands LIE about their filters being able to remove fluoride. So to help you avoid being tricked, I’ve decided to share with you the fluoride test results on 33+ water filters. All you have to do is enter your email below and I’ll send it to you right away.
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This will allow you to double check if the current filter you have can or can’t remove fluoride or check a brand’s performance before buying it.
And speaking of buying filters, if you’re looking for a quick recommendation, the most popular choice would be a water filter pitcher from Clearly Filtered (best brand of all the pitchers I’ve tested). But if you can, I’d definitely recommend buying and installing a reverse osmosis system. That would provide you with the most reliable and cheapest source of fluoride-free water.
Now I don’t recommend bottled water but for the times you drink it, I’ve put together a list of bottled water without fluoride (link to article).
This is where you’ll be able to search the fluoride levels of 298+ brands of bottled water sold across the world from countries like the USA, Canada, UK, Thailand, Poland, Germany and even Costa Rica. Most of which was independently tested by yours truly.
2. Use Fluoride-Free Toothpaste
Toothpaste is an extremely potent source of fluoride that contains anywhere from 1000 ppm to 1500 ppm of fluoride.9
So what seems like a little “pea-sized” amount of toothpaste is actually a lot of fluoride. Easily putting many children OVER their “recommended” daily fluoride intake from toothpaste alone.10
Now considering there are literally 100s of toothpastes to choose from and many fluoride-free toothpastes contain toxic ingredients. I put together an article on the best fluoride-free toothpaste (link to article) where I bought and tested over 33+ brands.
Helping you choose the right fluoride-free toothpaste for your fluoride detox.
3. Drink Fluoride-Free Tea And Coffee
After testing 329+ teas, it’s clear that tea is one of the largest sources of ingested fluoride worldwide. In fact, even pro and anti-fluoride groups would agree that many teas contain unsafe fluoride levels.
For example, the World Health Organization recommends drinking water to be between 0.5 to 1.0 ppm of fluoride to avoid dental and skeletal fluorosis.8 However, many teas contain two, three, and even six times what’s typically found in tap water across North America.
So to help you choose a fluoride detox friendly tea, you can search the fluoride levels of 329+ brands of tea at fluoride in tea (link to tea database).
On the other hand, information on fluoride levels in coffee is very limited.
Knowing this, I couldn’t help myself and decided to go out and test 238+ types of coffee. And I found out coffee is very low in fluoride (nothing to worry about) but you do have to watch out for fluoride-based pesticides. So buy organic and look for brands that are pesticide-free. Otherwise your coffee may contain a lot of fluoride.
4. Avoid Using Teflon Coated Cookware (Non-Stick)
Every kitchen you’ve stepped foot in, probably has at least one of these bad boys laying around.
The problem is non-stick cookware like Teflon contains fluoride in the form of PFC’s (Per-fluorinated compounds) which has been shown to have a leaching effect during cooking.11
Here are some quick facts about PFCs:
- Man-made compounds that did not exist prior to industrial civilization.12
- Does not break down, accumulates in the environment and in the human body.12
- Found in the blood of 95% Americans.13
- Increases the likelihood of cancer and infertility, weakens the immune system and disrupts thyroid hormone production.13
So the next time you start cooking, what should you use?
Avoid Teflon and other non-stick pans, and use cast-iron or stainless steel. Good news is that with a little effort, a similar non-stick effect can be achieved. While if you’d like to read more, please refer to the fluoride in cookware article.
5. Try To Avoid Medication Containing Fluoride
I was surprised to realize how many medications contain fluoride…
Anesthetics, antacids, anti-anxiety, antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, antihistamines, cholesterol-lowering medications, anti-malarial, chemotherapy, arthritis medications, psychotropics, and steroids.15
Now, I’m not saying don’t take your medication.
However, since drugs containing fluoride can be a high source of daily fluoride intake, it’s best to know if your medication contains it. At that point you can consult with your doctor on alternatives or options in lowering or getting off of it completely.
To help you figure this out, you can search your medication at drugs that contain fluoride.
6. Go To Fluoride-Free Dentists
Fluoride treatments used by traditional dentists are extremely hazardous (pictured above).
Even though these fluoride gels are meant to be applied topically (a.k.a directly to teeth), a significant amount of fluoride is absorbed into the body during treatment. In fact, even when dentists follow safety precautions, significant ingestion can still take place.
Enough to produce toxic spikes in blood fluoride levels.16,17
But thankfully there are alternatives that are just as effective and most importantly, not toxic for your health. So next time you go to the dentist, pass on the fluoride treatment or better yet – find a dentist that is fluoride-free.
And you can find these types of dentists by searching for “fluoride-free dentists near me” using Google. But always ask because even some of these “holistic” dentists still use fluoride.
Part 2: Help Your Body Detox Fluoride
The previous steps were easy because all you have to do is buy something and use it as normal (i.e, drinking water, using a different pan, using fluoride-free toothpaste).
Good news is the first part is the most important. So if you did nothing more than part 1, for the most part you’ll be safe from fluoride’s toxicity. As not only have you stopped adding more fluoride to your body but your body will naturally start to detox from fluoride. Lowering your body’s fluoride levels over time.
But to go above and beyond in your fluoride detox, part 2 will help you do exactly that.
7. Fluoride Detox Diet
Obviously, avoid eating fluoride.
Unfortunately this is easier said than done since there are many foods high in fluoride.
This is due to how the food is packaged (non-stick material), if fluoridated water was used for preparation and if the soil is polluted with fluoride from industries or tap water. But most importantly, the sneakiest source definitely has to be fluoride-based pesticides used on vegetables and other crops.
So to ensure you’re eating a fluoride detox friendly diet, follow these general rules:
- Stick to whole foods: generally contain much less fluoride
- Eat nutrient dense foods: superfoods like eggs, liver and bone marrow
- When possible eat organic: pesticides & insecticides commonly contain fluoride
- Eat natural: let’s just say, mother nature got it right
- Avoid foods high in anti-nutrients: phytic acid, gluten, & lectins
It’s important to note, animal products are generally very low in fluoride (eggs, meat, etc.) while vegetables have a higher chance of containing fluoride. So if you’re vegan or vegetarian make sure the products you eat are grown in good quality soil.
You can’t go wrong with exercise.
Sweating is one of the best ways to remove toxins from the body. Now whether you want to do this through free-weight training,
CrossFit, yoga, or running, is up to you.
But most importantly, in regards to this fluoride detox. Exercise helps stimulate bone growth which is what we want. Considering our goal is to replace fluoride in our bones with better built bone. This is exactly what happens when you exercise and give your body the right nutrients (next step).
Just keep in mind, the best gym routine is one you enjoy and can do consistently. The goal here is to be and stay active. Even something like regularly walking in the sun will help you out a ton.
9. Supplements For A Fluoride Detox
Now that you’ve stopped sending your body fluoride, it’s time to send the resources it needs to remove stored fluoride, repair any damage it may have caused, and function at an optimal level.
Overall you should make sure you’re getting ALL essential vitamins and minerals since they’re all important. But to start off your fluoride detox, the main focus should be on 5 specific nutrients. Which have been shown to reverse the effects of dental and skeletal fluorosis.18
If you don’t see a nutrient/supplement here but have seen it on other websites, there’s a reason for that which is addressed below (i.e, Borax, Iodine supplements, Tamarind).
Calcium is one of the biggest known substances in fighting fluoride. To the point where people who accidentally ingest a large amount of fluoride are told to immediately drink cups of milk.19
Now considering I’m lactose intolerant, my favorite source of calcium is grass-fed and raw dairy, specifically milk. I don’t experience any of the negative effects associated with dairy that would otherwise be grain-fed or pasteurized.
My guess is that the grains the cows are fed are toxic and/or the pasteurization process damages the milk, especially the delicate nutrients found within it.
Best part about this, is that the cows that produce grass-fed and raw dairy are treated with respect, live happy lives eating grass all day and you support small farmers instead of the huge and corrupt milk industry.
Foods high in calcium: seeds, cheese, yogurt, almonds, leafy greens (spinach, kale, collard greens), sardines, salmon and any other fish where the bones are edible.20
Percentage of Americans that do not meet daily requirement: 44.1%21
The sunshine vitamin is hands down the most important nutrient on this list.
Almost everyone does not get enough, regardless if they’re doing a fluoride detox. This is especially true if you live in parts of the world where the sun is not strong all year around or if you don’t get much sun in general.
And when it comes to detoxing from fluoride, vitamin D among many other things, helps your body effectively absorb calcium. So if you don’t have enough vitamin D (likely) the calcium you consume will go to waste and not do what it’s supposed to do.
Of course, getting out in the sun is the best source of vitamin D. And the more skin you expose to the sun, the better (shoutout to Carnivore Aurelius).
But if you can’t get sun, make sure you eat foods that contain natural vitamin d, and worst case scenario, supplement. Just keep in mind you may need more than what’s generally recommended to get to healthy levels of vitamin D.
Foods high in vitamin D: wild salmon, herring, sardines, liver, grass-finished animal products.22
Percentage of Americans that do not meet daily requirement: 88.5%21
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is an important substance that helps heal damage caused by fluoride.
Acting as an essential substance to the body’s production of proline, one of the most important amino acids of collagen. Which is important, as collagen is the base material for bone and tooth matrix.23 But if you’re getting all the other nutrients talked about here, it’s very likely you’ll already get enough vitamin C.
Foods high in vitamin C: pepper, parsley, kale, kiwis, broccoli, lemons, strawberries, citrus fruit.24
Percentage of Americans that do not meet daily requirement: 38.9%21
Combo-Pack Vitamins and Minerals
Almost every single essential vitamin and mineral is connected one way or another with your body detoxing fluoride. In fact, this even applies to any other detox’s or function your body does.
With that being said, other vitamins and minerals that are key to a fluoride detox include vitamin K2 (helps with calcium metabolism), phosphorus (bone and teeth health) and vitamin A (important to building strong, healthy bones).
And without taking 25+ different pills every day, my favorite way of getting all these vitamins and minerals is by eating grass-fed liver a few times a week or a little every day.
Of course, I don’t officially recommend you eat raw liver. I personally do it but you should research for yourself and the best people to learn from are Paul Saladino (aka Carnivore MD) and Brian Johnson (aka Liver King).
However, the point is whichever way you eat liver it’ll provide you plenty of vitamin K2, phosphorus, vitamin A along with several other key nutrients like choline, copper, vitamin B, iron and many others.
Worst case, if for whatever reasons you can not eat liver or don’t want to, consider supplementing with liver pills or cutting up liver into small pieces and swallowing it with water.
Last but not least, let’s talk about iodine.
Iodine helps flush fluoride from the body. So when you don’t get enough iodine the body is left with more fluoride which has been shown to interfere with thyroid function. But fluoride also easily displaces iodine in the body. So in order to see benefits, you need to reduce fluoride exposure and make sure you’re getting enough iodine.
However, I don’t recommend supplementing with iodine, but instead through real food.
Foods high in iodine: seaweed, fish, shellfish, dairy, eggs, liver, shrimp.
*Important Note About Supplements*
I understand people like the idea of taking a pill to get their nutrients. It sounds very easy…
You pop a pill and you’re good, right?
But the vitamins you find in pills come nowhere close to the vitamins you find in real food. On top of that, not every brand of vitamins is good quality, some could even be harmful to your health, and some artificial supplements are not bioavailable. Which means they may be doing nothing but increasing your credit card bill.
But there’s an easy solution.
Eat superfoods high in vitamins and minerals. For example, just 3 foods give me almost all the nutrients I need for the day and a fluoride detox. But for those that have a hard time eating healthy or “nasty” foods like liver. I’d recommend you supplement with pills that are made from the real thing (liver, bone marrow, seaweed, and other organs).
10. Avoid Common Mistakes & Traps
Most people waste their time and put their health at risk following many other fluoride detox “tips”.
Usually this happens when someone hopes a “quick fix” like a certain supplement or product can do all the work. When in reality, there’s no magic bullet. Instead, all you have to do is keep it simple… Stop all fluoride exposure and give your body specific essential nutrients.
Your body will take care of the rest.
Giving you 99% of the results.
That’s why the goal of this article is to recommend products, food and techniques you NEED. Not tell you about 12 different things that “could” help you. So here’s a list of a few things I recommend you AVOID:
- Supplementing with fake iodine
- Sauna for detoxing, instead get some sun
- Melatonin supplements
But if you are looking for a “quick fix” I’d try the following things; grass-fed liver, raw and grass fed dairy, plenty of sunshine, quality sleep (try using blue light blocking glasses a couple hours before bed and a sleep mask at night – will help your pineal gland) and get rid of vegetable oil in everything you eat.
Comprehensive Fluoride Detox Program
By following what you read here and signing up for my emails, you’ll have more than enough information to get amazing results.
But there are a lot of things that I can’t mention here because I’ll get a bunch of hate or I just need more time to explain it to you.
For instance, I do NOT recommend borax, iodine supplements, tamarind, and even the use of saunas for removing fluoride from your body. Other things I’d like to touch on are, how to avoid cavities without fluoride, which foods to eat, how much you need to eat and how to make sure you’re getting the right type of vitamins and minerals.
So for those that would like more information, I put together a 5 Step Fluoride Detox Program (link to program) that covers everything you need to know.
For example, it blows my mind, that there’s one superfood that has ALL the vitamins and minerals you need for a fluoride detox, has been a major part of many civilization’s diets for hundreds of years but I’d say over 95% of people, ignore it, are scared to eat it, or buy the wrong type.
This is also one way I support the website and everything I do (buying products and testing).
Benefits Of A Fluoride Detox
By completing this fluoride detox you essentially dodged all the health effects of fluoride.
Worrying about dental fluorosis, skeletal fluorosis, lowered IQ for your children, calcified pineal glands and thyroid problems are now a thing of the past… Talk about hitting not 2 birds, but multiple birds with one stone.
But the benefits don’t stop there…
1. What People Are Experiencing
At this point I’ve had 75,000+ people read this fluoride detox and a few hundred have shared their personal stories with me through email or Instagram. The type of stories that you won’t see any mainstream news outlet cover. Or a matter of fact, see anywhere else.
I. Arthritis and Bone Pain GONE
Several people have shared that their bone and joint pains have disappeared immediately or in a matter of days after they stopped drinking fluoride and using fluoride toothpaste. Elimination of tea or switching to herbal tea has also given similar benefits.
II. Headaches and Migraines Disappeared
Fluoride is a neurotoxin (substance that causes damage to the brain) so many brain benefits have been observed especially when people quit drinking tea high in fluoride.
III. Cured Skin Conditions & Acne
Several people have been able to completely get rid of their acne, eczema and other skin conditions.
In fact, one woman was able to completely get rid of her autoimmune skin disease called psoriasis that she had for 12 years by simply switching from drinking water from a Brita (improperly filtered tap water) to bottled water that was low in fluoride and lead.
IV. Spiritual Improvements
Due to a healthier pineal gland people have reported feeling more conscious and other benefits related to opening their “third eye”. People have also reported experiencing more vivid dreams.
V. Elimination of Menstrual Cramps
Dozens of women have written and told me once they’ve greatly reduced fluoride exposure, their menstrual cramps have either gotten much better or completely disappeared.
VI. Thyroid Improvements
People have reported better natural thyroid function, one woman reported not taking not her thyroid medication and feeling great after stopping fluoride exposure. Which should be expected considering fluoride was once used as a drug to suppress thyroid function. So logically, removing fluoride would boost thyroid activity.
Now more testimonials can be seen at the 5 Step Fluoride Detox Program page.
Just realize, it’s not a guarantee you will experience all or any of these effects. Everyone is different and there may be other things in your life that need to be fixed. I’m also not saying you shouldn’t take your medication, that’s something you and/or your doctor should decide.
2. Healthy Newborns and Babies
Eliminating and detoxing from fluoride can be the difference between a baby having the opportunity to grow up with excellent health or a life filled with health problems.
Since the placenta can not block environmental toxins, during pregnancy the baby is directly exposed to fluoride within the body. Considering the size and lack of development of unborn, newly born or young children, fluoride’s effects are much worse the younger you are. Especially on vulnerable and developing brains:
- Neurobehavioral Defects: leads to autism, ADHD and other cognitive impairments25
- Reduced Intelligence: lowered IQ26
- Hippocampus Damage: impaired ability to learn and remember27
And if you’re a young woman that is planning on having children just keep in mind fluoride accumulates in your body so you should give yourself some time to detox of any stored toxins including fluoride.
3. Enhanced Mood, Energy & Sleep
Lastly, by eliminating fluoride, you begin to optimize the activity of the pineal gland.
This small, pine-cone shaped gland is responsible for the production of melatonin in the body. When exposed to fluoride, the pineal gland calcifies and its overall function decreases. While a fluoride-free diet stimulates the growth and function of the pineal gland.
With less melatonin the following effects start to emerge:
- poor sleep,
- increased oxidative brain damage
However, you’ll experience the opposite; great sleep, positive mood, focused concentration. And if you want to optimize your pineal glands function, wear blue light blocking glasses and wear a sleeping mask while you’re asleep (pictured below).
You’d be surprised how well you sleep by just doing these 3 things (minimize fluoride exposure, wear blue light blocking glasses 2 hours before bed, and wear a sleeping mask).
Congratulations on making one, if not the best health decisions of your life.
Now I understand you may be overwhelmed with what you have read and may not know where to start. But my best advice would be to take it one step at a time. Start with the easy things like drinking fluoride-free water, switching your toothpaste, buy a stainless steel pan and stop drinking teas high in fluoride.
And maybe most importantly, remember the goal here is to minimize fluoride exposure since completely eliminating it is impossible. As hard as you try, you’ll always come across a little bit of fluoride. But that’s okay since if you give your body the nutrients it needs, it’ll be able to deal with it.
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Fluoride Detox FAQ’s
1. How Long Does Fluoride Stay In The Body?
When a healthy adult ingests fluoride, only around 50% gets removed by the kidneys while the rest is free to travel through blood and accumulate in calcifying tissues such as the pineal gland and bones.4 And contrary to the lies fed to us, the teeth contain less than 2% fluoride so none of it is going to where it’s “supposed” to go.29
But in regards to detoxing fluoride, it depends what body part we are talking about. For example, the pineal gland will improve and heal quickly due to its constant contact with large amounts of blood. While bones will take years to completely remodel themselves.
However, the most important thing is lowering your total fluoride serum levels (level of fluoride in your blood and urine) which is mainly influenced by your daily fluoride intake. So once you do step 1 of this fluoride detox, you’ll start to experience the majority of positive effects.
2. Are There Any Fluoride Detox Symptoms?
You will most likely not experience any negative side effects from detoxing fluoride from your body.
Remember, you’re getting rid of a toxin. This will make you feel better.
But this is only true if you do it the way outlined in this article. I can see how someone could experience negative symptoms or side effects following other advice. Which mainly has to do with the products and supplements being used.
3. What Function Does Fluoride Have In The body?
As mentioned above, there is not a SINGLE biological process that requires fluoride.1,2,3
This means fluoride does NOT help your body do one single positive thing. So any fluoride you ingest is only going to increase the risk of harm but provide you zero benefits. In other words, a fluoride detox is you removing garbage from your body.
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