My e-guide to fluoroderma is in the final editing stages. One of the chapters is about common sources of fluoride exposure.
I receive this question on a regular basis, so here is a quick reference guide on the subject.
non-organic poultry products, especially mechanically de-boned chicken such as chicken nuggets, ground chicken, chicken hot dogs, etc.; also, chicken soup made from bones (fluoride from pesticides on feed accumulates in bones, fat, and skin)
sardines, canned salmon, etc. where bones are eaten along with the rest of the fish (I did not eat these foods when I was dealing with fluoroderma so I can not verify if they caused outbreaks or not. I recently bought a can of sardines to conduct a self-experiment… I will let you know how it goes)
cereal (when made from fluoridated water during the extrusion process)
produce sprayed with cryolite (including grapes, potatoes, broccoli, squash, berries, lettuce, tomatoes, citrus fruits and several other common fruits and vegetables)
foods sprayed with sulfuryl fluoride (fumigant used in food warehouses; food products are not removed from the facility when fumigation is conducted)
foods cooked with fluoridated water, such as rice, pasta, steamed vegetables, etc.
fluoridated water (some well water has high amounts of fluoride, but this isn’t common in the U.S.)
tea (fluoride-based pesticides accumulate in tea leaves)
wine (from cryolite pesticide sprayed on grape crops in California)
soft drinks, beer, etc. (when made with fluoridated water)
certain fruit juices (from pesticides or fluoridated water added to the juice from concentrate)
Looking at that list, one might start to wonder what is left to eat. After avoiding fluoride for the past year, I can tell you it’s not all that difficult and it tastes a million times better (not to mention the other health benefits that come with eating real food).
Here is what I eat in place of the fluoridated foods and beverages above:
Instead of normal chicken from the grocery store, I eat organic, free-range poultry preferably from a local farm (but sometimes from Whole Foods).
Instead of cereal, I eat organic oats.
Instead of foods sprayed with cryolite, I eat organic produce.
Instead of prepackaged foods that come from warehouses spraeyd with sulfuryl fluoride, I eat real food from farms.
Instead of fluoridated water, I drink spring water (from a source I know is low in fluoride).
Instead of normal California wines, I drink wine that is either organic or imported.
Instead of American beer that could be made from fluoridated water, I drink beer from a country that doesn’t fluoridate (Belgium is my favorite!).
Instead of fruit juices that contain fluoride, I drink 100% fresh-pressed organic fruit juice not from concentrate (Lakewood makes some great ones).
These foods cost more than what I used to eat before I healed my acne, but I make up for it by saving money on facials, expensive skincare products, and acne treatments. 🙂
*This post is part of Fight Back Friday hosted at FoodRenegade.
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