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    Ok, so I wasn't exactly sure where this belongs but I think I'm putting it in the proper place.

    Those of us who are paying attention to what we put in our bodies, may be under the impression that tea is safe to drink. Well, this evening, it was brought to my attention through a trusted source, that tea is not that good for us after all. I will not name my source but I will name other sources and include links to confirm this.

    Summation - Fluoride & Pineal Gland:

    Up until the 1990s, no research had ever been conducted to determine the impact of fluoride on the pineal gland - a small gland located between the two hemispheres of the brain that regulates the production of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate the onset of puberty and helps protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.

    It is now known - thanks to the meticulous research of Dr. Jennifer Luke from the University of Surrey in England - that the pineal gland is the primary target of fluoride accumulation within the body.

    The soft tissue of the adult pineal gland contains more fluoride than any other soft tissue in the body - a level of fluoride (~300 ppm) capable of inhibiting enzymes.

    The pineal gland also contains hard tissue (hyroxyapatite crystals), and this hard tissue accumulates more fluoride (up to 21,000 ppm) than any other hard tissue in the body (e.g. teeth and bone).

    After finding that the pineal gland is a major target for fluoride accumulation in humans, Dr. Luke conducted animal experiments to determine if the accumulated fluoride could impact the functioning of the gland - particulalry the gland's regulation of melatonin.

    Luke found that animals treated with fluoride had lower levels of circulating melatonin, as reflected by reduced levels of melatonin metabolites in the animals' urine. This reduced level of circulating melatonin was accompanied - as might be expected - by an earlier onset of puberty in the fluoride-treated female animals.

    Luke summarized her human and animal findings as follows:

    "In conclusion, the human pineal gland contains the highest concentration of fluoride in the body. Fluoride is associated with depressed pineal melatonin synthesis by prepubertal gerbils and an accelerated onset of sexual maturation in the female gerbil. The results strengthen the hypothesis that the pineal has a role in the timing of the onset of puberty. Whether or not fluoride interferes with pineal function in humans requires further investigation." Source

    Did you know that fluoride was used in the past to treat hyperthyroidism and that it was frequently used at levels below the current “optimal” intake of 1mg per day. Did you know that Fluoride is able to mimic the action of TSH? Researcher Andreas Schuld has found that excess fluoride correlates with other thyroid-related issues such as iodine deficiency. When there is excess of fluoride in the body it can interfere with the function of the thyroid gland.

    Fluoride in your water supply.

    Some cities in America have taken action and refused to have fluoride in their drinking water. Who knows – this could be why there seems to be such a prevalence of people with symptoms of underactive thyroid. Check with your water company and find out exactly how much fluoride is in the water you drink. If it is high, naturally or not, then write to your water company and complain, explaining that fluoride affects the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Fluoride is not only added to toothpaste, but to some mouthwashes too. If you think this could aggravate your problem, try buying toothpaste without fluoride (Boots Chemist do their own) and buy a water filter. Some water filters can remove fluoride but carbon-base filters such as the Brita filter do not. Be sure to find the right type of filter. You need a Reverse Osmosis system. This is should remove up to 98% of fluoride from your water. The average price is £250.00. Filters cost about £35.00 and will need to be changed about every 6 months. Here is a list of companies that make water filters that filter out fluoride:
    Touch-Flor (Europe) Ltd., 212 Picton Road, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 4LL Tel: 0151 735 0488 Email: [email protected]
    Liff Industries Ltd., Bay Hall, Miln Road, Huddersfield, HD1 5EJ Tel: 01484 512537 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.liffindustries.com
    Coleman Water Ltd., 24 Balmoral Close, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 9EJ Tel: 01473 682488.
    For more information about fluoride, see the National Pure Water Association’s website: http://www.npwa.freeserve.co.uk or http://www.fluoridealert.org

    Fluoride in tea

    Andreas Schuld tells us in his paper “Fluoride—What's Wrong With This Picture?”…

    In their drive to fluoridate the public water supplies, dental health officials continue to pretend that no other sources of fluoride exist. This notion becomes absurd when one looks at the fluoride content in tea. Tea is very high in fluoride because tealeaves accumulate more fluoride from pollution of soil and air than any other edible plant. (49,50,51) It is well established that fluoride in tea gets absorbed by the body in a manner similar to the fluoride in drinking water. (49,52)

    “The fluoride content in tea has risen dramatically over the last 20 years due to industry contamination. Recent analyses have revealed a fluoride content of 22.2mg per teabag or cup in Chinese green tea and 17.25 mg of soluble fluoride ions per teabag or cup in black tea.” “Aluminium content was also high – over 8mg. Normal steeping time is five minutes. The longer a tea bag is steeped, the more fluoride and aluminium is released. After ten minutes, the measurable amounts of fluoride and aluminium almost doubled. (53).”
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    Green Tea, Fluoride & the Thyroid

    August 1999

    OPEN LETTER TO: Susan Cameron-Block
    Host - Current Health Issues

    Dear Susan,

    I am writing this letter with the intent to inform on various issues associated with the use of fluorides, especially as it relates to green and black teas, and to voice our concern about the continued promotion of green tea as a drink"beneficial to one's health" on your radio show "Current Health Issues".

    Tea is very high in fluoride content. Fluoride in tea is much higher than the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) set for fluoride in drinking water.

    Tea leaves accumulate more fluoride (from pollution of soil and air) than any other edible plant (1,2,3). Fluoride content in tea has risen dramatically over the last 20 years, as has tea consumption (4).

    While in 1976 a Belgian analysis showed content of between 50 and 125 ppm fluoride in 15 varieties of tea (3), a Polish study in 1995 found fluoride content of up to 340 ppm in 16 varieties of black tea (5). A major Canadian study published in 1995 reports average fluoride content in tea to be 4.57 mg/l in the 1980's (6).

    A website by a pro-fluoridation infant medical group lists a cup of black tea to contain 7.8 mgs of fluoride (7), which is roughly the same amount as if one were to drink 7.8 litres of water in an area fluoridated at 1ppm. It is well known that fluoride in tea gets absorbed by the body similarly as the fluoride in drinking water (1,8).

    Some British and African studies from the 1990's showed a daily fluoride intake of between 5.8 mgs and 9 mgs a day from tea alone (9,10,11).

    In order to understand a dose/concentration relationship properly, one needs to realize that the level of fluoride at 1 part-per-million (ppm) = 1 mg/l was set in the 40's when TOTAL intake was considered to be only about 1 mg/day in areas with fluoridated water. It was thought that the fluoridation of water supplies at 1 ppm (1 mg/l) would duplicate this intake, assuming that people would drink 4 glasses of water a day. However, average current total intake of fluorides is approaching the 8mg/day range, according to the last official data available from the US PHS (1991) and other publications (12).

    TOTAL intake from ALL sources is the amount to be considered for any adverse health effect evaluation (13,14,15).

    The fact that fluorides accumulate in the body is the reason why a MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level) for fluoride content in water needs to be set by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) - by law under the US Surgeon General. This is to be done specifically to avoid a condition known as Crippling Skeletal Fluorosis (CSF).

    The MCL is set so as to only avoid the third and crippling stage of this disease. It is set at 4ppm => 4mg/liter, assuming that people will retain half of this amount (2mg), and therefore be at a "safe" level. The EPA scientists, whose job and legal duty it is to set the MCL, declared that this level was set fraudulently by outside forces, and that 90% of the data showing the mutagenic properties of fluoride were omitted (16).

    Virtually every company selling green tea advertises it's high fluoride content as "beneficial" in preventing cavities, promulgating the misleading and false data supplied for the last 50 years by the ADA/CDA and other dental health trade organizations, as well as various public health agencies. There are NO double-blind studies anywhere proving the efficacy of fluoride as a caries preventative (17). There ARE double-blind studies proving adverse health effects, at the level of 1ppm (1mg/l) in water.(18) There are no studies documenting safety at any intake level.

    Thyroid Medication

    Drinking a cup of tea with fluoride content as mentioned above (7.8mg) would mean a fluoride intake much higher(!) than amounts which were actually given as medication to treat hyperthyroidism (-> over-functioning thyroid) for numerous decades - in several countries - specifically to reduce thyroid activity! [(2 -10 mg NaF/day => 0.9mg - 4.5mg F-)] (19,20,21,22)
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    Sorry to bring this news to those who may not have heard this before but as a fellow and former tea drinker, now, I thought this might be something that would be of some use. Especially to those with a thyroid problem.
    Being unprepared is giving up!

  • #2
    thanks for the link. Gloom and doom for those "Sweet Tea" drinkers. :( I, personally never liked tea and don't drink it. that's a good thing now I see.
    Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
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    • #3
      wow i'm glad i live in the south and tea is a staple in our diets from the little bit i read we mature faster breed longer and watch gerbils play with their selves yep that sums it up we is dumb suthern's
      the pack that plays together stays together

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      • #4
        Let's see hmmmm, they feed some rats floride and only floride for a couple of months and found the rats developed a problem with it. Go figure, look I drink beer and tea and more beer depending on wheather or not I have to go to work. I ain't giving up my tea or beer or coffee, hell just getting in the car in the morning is more risky then my bad habbitts.

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        • #5
          hey hey hey

          Originally posted by Centurion View Post
          Let's see hmmmm, they feed some rats floride and only floride for a couple of months and found the rats developed a problem with it. Go figure, look I drink beer and tea and more beer depending on wheather or not I have to go to work. I ain't giving up my tea or beer or coffee, hell just getting in the car in the morning is more risky then my bad habbitts.
          now dont fuss atem they might be from above the mason dixon or west of the mighty mississippi they dont understand us
          the pack that plays together stays together

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          • #6
            I agree, give me some sweet tea and some pulled pork barbecue and afterwards I’ll brush with some fluoride to be mintee fresh.

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            • #7
              naw use the mint toothpick right
              the pack that plays together stays together

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