South Jordan, UT (PressExposure) July 25, 2006 -- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has advised anyone with a compromised immune system to consult their physician before drinking tap water. Healthy Divas, an organization dedicated to educating people about autoimmunity, has taken this warning one step further by advising individuals with autoimmune disease to avoid tap water altogether.
According to Heidi Whitaker, co-founder of Healthy Divas, âAs the temperature rises, our clients complain of increasing autoimmune symptoms. These include heart palpitations, numbness, relentless fatigue, and pain. The first thing we ask is if they have increased their consumption of fluoridated tap water, as those symptoms are often indicative of fluoride toxicity.â
Healthy Divas is not alone in these findings. Dr. George L. Waldbott, using double-blind tests, was able to determine that fluoridated water causes muscular weakness, chronic fatigue, headaches, skin rashes, joint pain, and tingling in the extremities.
According to the Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products handbook, âFluoride is more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic.â The Physicians Desk Reference reads, "in hypersensitive individuals, fluorides occasionally cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, or urticaria. Gastric distress, headache, and weakness have also been reported."
With vast evidence showing that fluoride is connected to numerous health issues, why is it still added to our drinking water? âFluoridation of municipal tap water is voluntary at the state or community level,â states Kathy Browning, co-founder of Healthy Divas. âI canât comprehend why they still add fluoride. Since the 1950âs, research has proven time and again that it is unsafe. I do know that when our clients eliminate fluoride, many of their symptoms are alleviated.â
Whitaker adds, âWhen speaking at conferences, attendees are shocked to learn the damage fluoride causes, particularly to those with lupus and diabetes. One of the first things we educate our clients about is the dangerous effects of fluoride.â
Besides tap water, fluoride can be found in toothpaste, certain vitamins, black and green tea, and most insecticides. Healthy Divas is now embarking on a national campaign to educate consumers about the issue of fluoridated water and provide solutions to help them eliminate this unnecessary toxin from their lives.
Facing a potential healthcare crisis due to record heat waves, Healthy Divas has elected to be proactive and provide a complimentary copy of their new ebook, âConquering Autoimmunityâ, available to visitors at their http://www.healthydivas.com website. Browning states, âWe believe it is our responsibility to educate our visitors and help them regain control of their health. Eliminating toxins like fluoride is a big part of the process.â
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