Everything You Need to Know About How Fluoride Causes Acne (also known as Fluoroderma)

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Welcome to the fluoroderma corner of The Cellulite Investigation!

What started as an investigation into why I have more than my fair share of cellulite, led to the discovery that chronic fluoride exposure was clogging my lymphatic system and causing my painful cystic acne.

My Experience with Fluoride and Acne

When I started this blog in 2009, I had no idea what was causing my chronic acne.  I tried all kinds of skincare products, weekly facials, even medication but none of these treatments addressed my acne at its root cause.

Despite my best efforts, my skin looked like this:

It took a lot of persistent investigative work, but I finally figured out that fluoride was the cause of my acne, a condition called fluoroderma.  Toothpaste and tap water aren’t the only source of fluoride exposure—it’s found throughout our industrial food supply, too.  Once I learned how to limit my fluoride intake, my acne disappeared naturally.

Now I have the effortlessly clear skin I always wanted.  Here is what my skin looks like now. There’s still some scarring, but no acne.  I’m take it!

How to Cure Acne Caused by Fluoride

Here is a list of the resources you will find on this page:

True healing from chronic cystic acne is possible! And it doesn’t involve medication, expensive skincare products, or pricey salon treatments.  All you need to heal from fluoroderma is knowledge—and I am offering that to you right here for free.

Free e-Book: Healing Acne from Within

This free 70-page e-book will, I hope, be the foundation for your fluoroderma victory.  It provides chapters on diagnosing fluoroderma, avoiding sources of fluoride exposure, and how to treat fluoroderma breakouts.

The book also includes sections on my personal fluoroderma story and my experience with fluoride detox.  The 11-page bibliography includes active hyperlinks to all the journal articles referenced in the book.

Healing Acne from Within: How to Diagnose and Cure Acne Caused by Fluoride Exposure (.pdf)

If you benefit in any way from reading Healing Acne from Within, please help me spread the word about fluoroderma by sharing the book with others. The book is free to distribute any way you can. It is my gift to all of you who suffered from chronic acne for years without knowing why.  It is also a gift to my younger self who spent so much energy feeling frustrated, embarrassed, and ashamed that I could not fix my skin.  It is satisfying to finally have it figured out, and even more satisfying to be able to share this information with other people dealing with the same condition.

Fluoroderma Questionnaire

My fluoroderma questionnaire is designed to help readers gauge the likelihood that their acne is caused by fluoride exposure.  It it not an official diagnosis, but it will bring your attention to some of the indicators and symptoms that might accompany fluoroderma.

Is Your Acne Caused by Fluoride? A Fluoroderma Questionnaire

Pocket Guide to Common Sources of Fluoride Exposure

This next resource is my Pocket Guide to Common Sources of Fluoride Exposure.  You can print this 1-page file and post it on your refrigerator or keep a copy in your purse.  Details of each fluoride source are covered in the e-book, but my Pocket Guide will come in handy when you’re grocery shopping or trying to select a low-fluoride meal at a restaurant.

Pocket Guide to Common Sources of Fluoride Exposure (.pdf)

Fluoroderma Success Stories

Is avoiding fluoride making a difference in the health of your skin?  Please add your story to our collection of fluoroderma success stories.

Fluoroderma Success Stories: Real People Cure Their Chronic Acne

I would love to post your before-and-after photos along with mine if you are brave enough to share them!  Email them to me at fluoroderma(at) CelluliteInvestigation (dot) com.   You can see mine at the link above.

Fluoroderma Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers

Most healthcare providers are unfamiliar with fluoroderma.  Since I started blogging about fluoroderma a few years ago, I’ve only heard from two people who learned about the condition from a medical professional.  This 1-page Fact Sheet is designed to inform healthcare practitioners of the most pertinent facts regarding fluoroderma.  I recommend printing it on one sheet of paper, with the Fact Sheet on the front and the references on the back.

Fluoroderma Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers (.pdf)

Template Letter for Writing to Government Officials About Fluoroderma

Once you realize the harmful effect fluoride is having on your body, you might decide to be more vocal about the need to end the outdated practice of public water fluoridation.  Here is a template for writing to authorities about water fluoridation, written from the perspective of someone who suffers from fluoroderma.

Personalized letters to government officials can be more powerful than lobbyists, especially when they come from constituents.  The template opens in Microsoft Word so you can edit it.

Template Letter for Writing to Government Officials About Fluoroderma (.doc)

For ease of personalization, I wrote this template in mad-lib style.  To fill it in, double-click on each blank and fill the space with your information.  The comment explains what information should go in each blank in case it’s not obvious.  The comment will automatically disappear when you start typing.

(Be sure to go back and look for any formatting issues when the letter is complete.  Some of the punctuation might need adjusting after the blanks are filled in.)


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