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Originally posted by Turq1
Just looking at the op, pretty much has it all spot on. Fluoride increases bone cancer in young men. Fluoride accumulates in bones contributing to bone fractures particularly in the elderly. Ingesting fluoride has no effect on teeth. Fluoride has been shown to reduce IQ in children. Nobel prize winner in medicine is against it. Seems pretty obvious at this point.
Without flouride any calcium you ingested would be passed through waste instead of utilized by your body.
A statement asking Congress to end water fluoridation in the United States has been released by the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Over 600 professionals, including a Nobel Prize winner, officers in the Union that represents Environmental Protection Agency professionals, and members of the National Research Council panel on fluoride’s toxicology, have signed the statement.
Besides mineral and taste loss, I agree with you.
*** DOCTOR #1 *** Here is what Dr. Allen Banik says... "Distilled water is the greatest solvent on earth. (It is) the only water that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues. What we as scientists and the public have never realized is that minerals collected in the body from water are all inorganic minerals, which cannot be assimilated (digested) by the body. The only minerals that the body can utilize are the organic minerals (from fruits and vegetables). All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be disposed of or eliminated. Today, many progressive doctors prescribe distilled water to their patients. All kidney machines operate on distilled water." - Allen E. Banik, M.D. Author, "The Choice is Clear"
*** DOCTOR #2 *** Here is what Dr. Paul Bragg says... "The greatest damage done by inorganic minerals (hard)---plus waxy cholesterol and salt---is to the small arteries and other blood vessels of the brain (75% water). Hardening of the arteries and calcification of blood vessels starts on the day you start taking inorganic chemicals (and minerals from tap water) into our bodies." "When distilled water enters the body, it leaves no residue of any kind. It is free of salts and sodium. It is the most perfect water for the healthy functioning of the kidneys(83% water). It is the perfect liquid for the blood(83% water), the ideal liquid for the efficient functioning of the lungs(86% water), stomach, liver(85% water) and other vital organs. Why? Because it is free of all inorganic minerals. It is so pure that all liquid drug prescriptions are formulated with distilled water. Dr. Paul Bragg, N.D. Ph.T., from his book: "The Shocking Truth About Water"
*** DOCTOR #3 *** Here is what Dr. James Balch says... "There is only one water, and that is clean, steam distilled water. No other substance on our planet does so much to keep us healthy and get us well as water does." Dietary Wellness; 1993 Dr. James Balch, M.D.
*** DOCTOR #4 *** Here is what Dr. C.W. DeLacy Evans says... "Used as a drink, distilled water is absorbed directly into the blood, the solvent properties of which it increases to such an extent that it will keep in solution salts already existing in the blood, prevent their undue deposit in various organs and structures, favor their elimination by the various excreta, and tend to remove these earthy compounds which have already accumulated in the body . . . There is no doubt as to the high value of distilled water used freely as a retarder of the ossifying conditions which appear to constitute the condition of old age." ---C.W. DeLacy Evans, M.D., in his book, How To Prolong Life
*** DOCTOR #5 *** Here is what Dr. Teofilio de la Torre says... "Instead of drinking the hard water of springs or the chlorinated water of the cities, it will be to our advantage to drink distilled water . . . to prevent calcification of the body."
*** DOCTOR #6 *** Here is what Dr. Charles McFerrin says... "Distilled water is 'empty' water - a hungry water, a water capable of absorbing body poisons. You have had the experience of trying to use an old post office blotter on the desk. Everybody had used it and it is so full of ink that it will not suck up any more. So it is with a 'full' water, a water full of chlorine, aluminum, etc. Such water does not have the capacity of absorbing body impurities." ---Dr. Charles McFerrin, writing in the July 1955 issue of Nature's Path
*** DOCTOR #7 *** Here is what Dr. Alexander Graham Bell says... Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, recognized the health value of distilled water, and claimed that its daily use prolonged his life. Afflicted and bed-ridden with sciatica, Dr. Bell could find no relief for the pain. The attack came just as he was investigating the deposit of salts in the human system. A well-known scientist had written a book in which he said that old age came from such deposits, and that the ills of advanced years were due to the lack of their elimination. He believed that when such deposits went to the joints, man had rheumatism. When they went to the kidneys, he had kidney trouble and stones in the urinary organs; and when they lodged in the arteries, they produced what is called hardening of the arteries. In the same way when such deposits coated the nerves, they caused sciatica. Dr. Bell wrote: "I knew that distilled water was pure. I thought that if I drank plenty of it, I could get rid of some of the salts that were covering my sciatic nerves. I tried drinking it and it worked like a charm. I have kept up my drinking of distilled water and I attribute my almost perfect health largely to it." ---Dr. Alexander Graham Bell