Originally posted by paul76
I tried to go Fluoride free a while back, the problem being? It's bloody expensive using bottled water, plus, It's difficult to find bottled water
fluoride free. Most brands of water add their own fluoride, so you're basically spending more money for the same thing.
Flouride-free is more expensive in some cases....For instance, I've switched to Flouride Free toothpaste. Toms of Maine is what I'm using now, and
its working really well. Its a bit more expensive than regular toothpaste, but I was using Sensodyne, for sensitive teeth which is also pretty $$.
When I made the switch, I kept some of my other toothpaste just in case the sensitivity came back - It hasn't yet. 3 months so far.
But the other day when I went into the grocery store, I noticed 3/$1 toothpaste bins - no wonder its expensive to buy Flouride Free. $4 a tube seems
pretty expensive with Colgate Running around. My dad just uses Baking Soda. As far as i can remember he has never used regular toothpaste, just
baking soda. I used to think he was nuts.
Bottled Water, as you said, most of the time is straight from the tap. I don't buy bottled water anymore. For a long time I was on this "bottled
water only" kick. I stopped that when I started to do a little bit more researching about Bottled Water.
Originally posted by Zepherian
I started getting water from mountain springs an hours drive away. Straight out the ground, filtered by the earth itself, as nature makes it. Much
better taste also. I bring around 45 litres a trip, comes out cheaper than bottled water and you know it's not treated with any chemicals.
I wish I could say that I was completely Flouride Free - but I'm not. I'm a student, I live on Campus, and it simply isn't feesible or economical
for me (in this city) to find untreated water. And even if there was a spring here - I drive a small fuel-effiecient car, I can't haul tonnes of
water... I wish I could tho. However, where my parents live in Alberta, there is a Natural Spring and they get most of their water from there. So for
at least 4 months out of the year I'm consuming less Flouride.
I do have a Brita Filter - but as I have read somewhere else in this thread - that doesnt necessarily filter out Flouride...
Any suggestions for me?
Originally posted by Doug Gaveld
That is hilarious to me. People don't even think about what they take into their bodies...
This is true. Look at everything in your pantry, in your fridge. Lables are amazing. I am as Chemical Free as I can possibly get, given my situation
of being a broke starving student. I avoid the big grocery stores if I can. If there is something I need, in a pinch i go, but i stay away from the
inside aisles. The pre-made, ready-to-go stuff. That stuff is FULL of preservatives and chemicals.
However, I'm lucky. I live in the Okanagan (BC) where there are lots of Farmers Markets, Fruit Stands, Organic Farms. It's great for buying
produce, and fruits. Everything in my fridge is from Local Organic Growers, or the Local Organic Healthfood store.
Also, all of my products, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Face Wash, Makeup, Deoderant, detergents, cleaning agents - all of it is certified organic, or
certified Vegan. I stay away from anything with Parabens, Laureth(l) Sulfates, Aluminum, etc. I've thrown out SO much stuff with chemicals in it.
The way I see it, I don't need any of those extra chemicals, I don't need additives.
[edit on 9/24/2008 by CA_Orot]