reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
You talk about health food but still will not believe that this chemical is bad for you,.. very contradicting.
You don't seem to have a concept of context.
I am not a "health food" person. I am a "real food" person. I grew up on cooked meals and real food (as opposed to microwave food and rubberized
food). Don't get me wrong - I can demolish a box of dream-bars in a single sitting and similarly wreak havoc on any junk food out there (I have a
metabolism that must be responsible for fueling the fires of hell, or something - because I will not gain a pound regardless of my calorie intake). I
just don't consider a meal that does not include some vegetables, meats, and starches to really be a meal.
However, I also understand chemistry to a fairly substantial degree. The world is full of chemicals. As I pointed out - Fluoride is in tea in much
greater concentrations than in your drinking water.
Life is full of all kinds of chemicals and health concerns. For example, the Solanaceae family (Nightshade) is known for its many alkaloids that are
irritating and, in some cases, lethal.
"Well, duh, Aim - "Deadly Nightshade" kind of implies you shouldn't eat it."
True. However; Tomatoes, eggplant, pepper, potatoes, mandrake, and tobacco are also part of the nightshade family.
As a group, nightshades have a bad reputation in alternative health circles and many practitioners recommend avoiding tomatoes, potatoes, peppers
and eggplant, or eliminating them from the diet entirely – especially if you are seeking to eliminate chronic pain symptoms or headaches.
However, tomatoes are known to have some very powerful antioxidants - and they taste pretty damned good, too.
Potatoes are also a fairly good source of a number of vitamins and minerals (as well as a very good source of carbohydrates).
However - all of these plants have the potential to be toxic. Any green part of a potato or tomato is toxic to humans. Fried green tomatoes are not
an uncommon dish - but they do contain toxic alkaloids (granted, you would have to eat a completely implausible amount of them over a short period of
time to put you in any danger).
With this knowledge of the world - I put it all into perspective. I do not agree with water fluoridation from a political perspective. I really
don't see the biochemical argument against it as having any relevance.