Fluoride, Fluorosis and the Media


I pic up this, in the media and the internet many times discussed, topic for current reason. A private, public television broadcast news seem to go for a broke (as it seems to me) to represent fluoride and fluoride containing toothpaste as absolutely harmless and to try to pose a current advertisement for a fluoride-free toothpaste as a lie. In this advertisement they indicate the toxicity of fluoride, which is posed as a lie by the news broadcast. They said that the caries infestation in Germany decreased by over 80% since the introduction of fluoride containing toothpaste and there are no studies that indicated negative effects of fluoride. Also, articles on the internet even of notable institutions are clearly pro fluoride with a grinding majority and only very few tries to emphasize its toxicity. Some even recommend to take fluoridated food - like salt or water - or even fluoride pills. Most of these authors seem to forgo an objective investigation - on both sites!

Fluorides are trace elements which are salts of the toxic fluor gas. They can be found everywhere in nature and are usually up taken by food. Mainly nuts contain higher amounts of fluorides (up to 680 µg per 100g in walnuts) and are accumulated within the food chain (we biologist call this bio accumulation). This means, that we can find higher amounts of fluoride in meat (between 80 and 200 µg per 100g). Especially high amounts can be found in tea as well. Mainly affected are cheap teas, as the producers yield old leaves of the tea plant as well which store already increasing amounts of fluoride from the soil. The exact amounts vary strongly among the different teas. Besides, there is no risk of a fluoride deficit with a normal diet and even with a fluoride free diet one is not able to find deficiency syndromes. Increasing risk of caries is rather an aspect of wrong diet and bad mouth hygiene.
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Onions vs. Earache



The best a most effective agent against earache are onion drops. The onion with its generally antibacterial and antiseptically effect is able to kill the responsible bacteria very efficient. The main reason for this effect is allicin. Beside the already mentioned effectivity against diverse bacterial classes and its antiseptic properties, it is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and even helps against diverse parasites very effectively.

For this, you can cut an onion in pieces a squeeze the juice with a garlic press. You should do this, with less powerful, but more with constant strength. This will lead to much more juice without pressing the onion pieces through the holes of the press. Now you can take up the pure onion juice with a small pipette to drop them directly into the ear. The affected person should lie and stay lying for a short while after the treatment, that the juice don't run out immediately. To prevent the juice from running out and to hold the ear and respectively the tympanum warm, you should plug a small dabber into the ear canal. But just very carefully, so that there can be an air interchange. This treatment should be repeated two to three times a day.
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