A natural health victory for our friends in Oregon
Our natural health friends in Portland, Oregon, must have been holding their breath – but we’re pleased to report they can now celebrate a major victory.
The voting was quite close, with 61 per cent saying “no” – but still it meant defeat for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who had picked out Portland as a prime target, since it is the largest unfluoridated city in the US.
Fluoride, as we all know, is a toxic substance which is responsible for a number of serious side effects, including infertility, bone destruction and triggering early puberty in children.
It is biologically active in the human body but over time it accumulates in sensitive tissues, wreaking havoc with enzymes, including neurological and endocrine dysfunction.
Banned in Europe but not the US
It’s no wonder then that water fluoridation has been banned in many countries, including China, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Japan. Nearly all of Europe’s water supply is fluoride-free.
And yet, fluoride is omnipresent in the American food supply. It’s in the water, in juice, soda, wine and coffee, in soups and processed food, and in baby formula. The majority of American cities have fluoridated water. The United States seems blinkered to the health dangers and shows no sign of putting an end to water fluoridation which the Government looks upon as a “public health” measure.
The only answer is for individual communities throughout the States to take up the fight to end water fluoridation in their own local areas. And for Portland – this has meant victory!
The city gets its water from the Bull Run watershed; a 102-square mile protected watershed that is so pristine and pure the city was even granted a waiver from having to build a water treatment plant. It is no doubt because of this that residents voted “no” to having their water fluoridated.
Fighting for the right to vote
And this was not the first time they voted. It was the fourth!
Portlanders voted “no” back in 1956, again in 1962 and again in 1980. It seems that the issue never goes away for them. And the controversy reared its head again recently.
After more than a year of secretive planning, fluoride lobbyists finally convinced the Portland city council to begin fluoridating Portland’s water supplies once again. The decision was set to take effect by March 2014.
But the citizens of Portland were not to be browbeaten and they stood together and fought for the right to vote yet again.
Kansas says “no”
And they are not the only US citizens who disagree with water fluoridation. Six months ago, residents of Wichita, Kansas voted against it – winning by just 20 percent.
Other parts of the world are also recognizing the dangers at last too. Israel has announced it will end its mandatory fluoridation program, and Ireland has proposed legislation that would make water fluoridation a criminal offense! Canada has also seen a 25 percent drop in fluoridation programs over the past five years as a result of increasing public awareness about the associated dangers.
Will other US cities now follow Portland’s lead and instigate campaigns to stop this unnecessary and dangerous chemical from being placed in their water systems?
Stronger teeth through diet not fluoride
Those in favor of fluoridation argue that it is necessary for building stronger teeth – something we at NaturalCures believe can be achieved through a natural and well-balanced diet that avoids sugar and artifical sweeteners – as well as access to professional, mercury-free dental services.
Invest in a water filter
Do you live in an area where your water is fluoridated? Are you worried about the health effects. There are water filters, pitchers and even water bottles that can effectively remove the fluroride from your water, making it healthier and safer to drink.
And water filtration units not only remove fluoride but they also filter out other harmful deposits such as chlorine, heavy metals, bacteria, parasites and pesticides. You’ll also notice the improves the taste of your water too!
Our water filtration units work by reverse osmosis – the perfect package for a steady supply of pure drinking water!
They have been designed by Fred Van Liew who has nearly two decades of experience in natural health care to guide you to the best in affordable water purification technology. The Under Counter Reverse Osmosis System with Bio-Energies is the ultimate in Essential water treatment for all drinking and cooking needs!
Or have you thought about a shower filter and the benefits of showering without chemicals and bacteria being absorbed by your skin? You’ll certainly notice the difference if you have sensitive or problem skin. But in general, your skin will feel revitalized and refreshed. Check out the Ewater revitalizing shower filter at the NaturalCures store
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