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Flouride and Thyroid Function


#1

What’s everyones perspective on flouride and thyroid function? Proper thytroid function is required for good hair growth.

http://fluoridealert.org/health/thyroid/index.html


#2

The thyroid can malfunction in many ways.

–There can be a problem with the body’s interpretation of stimuli, including muted response or over-reaction to levels of T3 and T4 in the blood. This causes an inappropriate amount of TSH, a problem most likely involving the hypothalamus.
–The thyroid can be resistant or hyper sensitive to TSH signals.
–The thyroid can over or under produce T4 after receiving TSH signals.
–The thyroid can fail to turn T4 into T3.
–The body can use up T3 faster than the thyroid can produce it.

Fluoride can sometimes act like TSH, causing over production of T4.
This can cause hyperthyroid symptoms or goiter.

If the fluoride over stimulates the thyroid too much, it can become resistant or “tune out” TSH signals.
This results in hypothyroidism.

It is a possibility that the addition of too much fluoride could be the cause of the rise in thyroid conditions.
Or it might be that science has finally recognized symptoms of thyroid impairment rather than blaming it on the patient or chalking up to the normal aging process.

We really don’t know enough about the thyroid or the body’s endocrine system to be able to judge accurately. I’m glad that there is fluoride in my water to keep my teeth presentable, but I think, as with all things, the fluoride needs to be kept in moderation. I also think that doctors should check TSH, T4, and T3 levels on a regular basis.


#3

Jessica, I just want to say that it is great having you in the forum. There are NEVER females in here.

I believe it gives a different perspective on things.


#4

» The thyroid can malfunction in many ways.
»
» --There can be a problem with the body’s interpretation of stimuli,
» including muted response or over-reaction to levels of T3 and T4 in the
» blood. This causes an inappropriate amount of TSH, a problem most likely
» involving the hypothalamus.
» --The thyroid can be resistant or hyper sensitive to TSH signals.
» --The thyroid can over or under produce T4 after receiving TSH signals.
» --The thyroid can fail to turn T4 into T3.
» --The body can use up T3 faster than the thyroid can produce it.
»
» Fluoride can sometimes act like TSH, causing over production of T4.
» This can cause hyperthyroid symptoms or goiter.
»
» If the fluoride over stimulates the thyroid too much, it can become
» resistant or “tune out” TSH signals.
» This results in hypothyroidism.
»
» It is a possibility that the addition of too much fluoride could be the
» cause of the rise in thyroid conditions.
» Or it might be that science has finally recognized symptoms of thyroid
» impairment rather than blaming it on the patient or chalking up to the
» normal aging process.
»
» We really don’t know enough about the thyroid or the body’s endocrine
» system to be able to judge accurately. I’m glad that there is fluoride in
» my water to keep my teeth presentable, but I think, as with all things, the
» fluoride needs to be kept in moderation. I also think that doctors should
» check TSH, T4, and T3 levels on a regular basis.

Any Thyroid issues are normally secondary to Liver issues. When you start to detox your liver by raising Glutathione levels / improving methylation these will normally help resolve thyroid issues.

Regards
Pete


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#6

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stop posting these useless bumps

get a life


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