Thanks to Seanʼs work, a lot of attention is given to the quality of food we eat, what types of food nourish us best, and above all how to use the toilet for the ultimate elimination! 🙂
When we talk about food, Sean helps us see why we want to eat natural, organic, ʻreal foodʼ and certainly choose foods free of toxic ingredients. Doesnʼt it seem appropriate to give a similar amount of consideration to the oral hygiene products we use on a daily basis?
We believe that to create optimal health and wellness we have to hold the same standard for our personal hygiene products as we do for the foods we eat to nourish our bodies.
But why do we need to put the same consideration to our oral hygiene products as we do for the foods we eat? After all, we arenʼt eating our toothpaste, right? I will let Dean Vafiadis, DDS, president and founder of the New York Smile Institute answer this question…
“Most of what you put in your mouth goes into your bloodstream, even if you don’t swallow it.” Dean Vafiadis, D.D.S.
In fact, some chemicals enter your system faster through the mouth than by the usual stomach route.
So, at this point, letʼs turn our attention and take a look at the main controversial ingredient in oral hygiene products, fluoride.
While there are valid points on each side of the fluoride argument, we have found the main difference is how broad of a perspective each side takes when viewing the subject. Those in favor of using fluoride in the mouth are looking from the viewpoint that goes something like this, “applying fluoride on the teeth helps to reduce tooth decay so we should use it”. Those not in favor of using fluoride take a broader, more holistic view. This more general approach questions whether the benefits of using fluoride on the teeth are greater than the risks of fluoride on the health of the whole body. Since our company produces organic toothpaste alternatives, you can guess where we stand on this argument.
It would be different if using fluoride was the ONLY way to achieve greater oral health. Then we may have to weigh more closely whether the benefits of using fluoride was more important than the risks. But, there are plenty of ways to create greater oral health without using fluoride.
So, hereʼs our major concern about fluoride exposure…
Fluoride displaces iodine in the body.
There it is. Did you miss it? Doesnʼt sound like a big deal, does it?
While that doesnʼt sound so terrible, hereʼs my case for fluoride poisoning from toothpaste (and water fluoridation) being a driving cause for subclinical hypothyroidism which has direct links to all of the major modern diseases we find in our global culture.
I’m pretty pumped up about tomorrow. It almost feels like Christmas.
Tomorrow morning, I will be uploading the fourth episode of The Underground Wellness TV Show to the YouTube channel.
My guest is Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and traditional naturopath David Getoff.
This particular episode is ALL about water. David and I cover chlorine, fluoride, and all of the other harmful toxins that may be lingering in your water supply and toxifying your body. And, of course, we also cover (at length, in fact) exactly how you can safely remove these toxins from your water.
In the video below I share with you a couple of my favorite safe water products. First, I cover my trusty shower filter.
Did you know that taking a 15-minute shower in chlorinated water is like drinking eight cups of it? Craziness!
Then, I get into my fabulous glass water bottle — because I like my water to be estrogen-free.
I guess we can call tomorrow David Getoff Day.
Stop by here in the morning for our TV show. It’s a really mind blower.
By the way, Brett Klika is my second guest. He puts me through another one of his extremely creative workouts.
Then tune in to tomorrow night’s UW Radio show. It’s Ask David Getoff! You can call in and ask David anything you want about your health and wellness. The man is a genius!
The radio show goes down LIVE at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Click HERE to listen by internet. Or dial 347.237.5608 to ask David a question on the air.
If you’re a bit shy about calling in, post your question on the UW Facebook Page.
Enjoy today’s vid!
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Yesterday, we discussed how the beneficial bacteria in your gut protect you from invaders, as well as their role in building a healthy intestinal tract.
Today, it gets even better!
Turns out that these bacteria also produce the entire spectrum of B vitamins, Vitamin K2, and amino acids. So when your body is running low on vitamin B16, for example, it calls your gut flora and has tells it to produce more of it. Very cool!
Also, in a nation obsessed with detoxification, we have completely ignored the role of gut flora in carrying harmful, cancer-causing chemicals and heavy metals out of our bodies. Wait until you hear about the rat study that demonstrated just how protective your gut flora (when healthy, of course) can be in eliminating mercury from your body. Absolutely mind blowing.