"Oh there been times that I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will"
~ Sam Cooke - Change is Gonna Come ~
On February 3, 2011, Calgary City Council voted 10-3 in favour to remove Fluoride from our drinking water. The timeline for the removal of fluoride remains unclear, as the city must apply to Alberta Environment to amend its water licence. Opponents question the safety of fluoride in drinking water and suggest it should be up to individuals to decide whether to expose themselves to the additive.
Why all the controversy around Fluoride and why does it matter to me?
According to the Max Gerson, fluoride is a powerful poison. It is a compound (with sodium!) of the most powerful of the group of elements called "halogens." These have similar properties, but fluoride is at the top of the list, the tiniest, most active and the most powerful. This also means that it is capable of displacing the halogens lower in the periodic table, including the fourth ranking one: the all-important iodine. Iodine is needed by the thyroid gland in order to produce thyroxin, a major hormone that controls many others. Iodine is also needed to restore the immune system in order to heal cancer and most of the other chronic diseases. Displacing iodine (with fluoride) seriously impairs the immune system--and with it, the body's ability to heal!
So what does this mean to me?
A workaround ... basically due to the fluoride has yet to be removed, we have to purchase distilled water and I get to enjoy a sponge bath just like when I was a baby. This is a tough one for me, coming from a gal that LOVES hot baths .... *sigh* oh how I miss my baths .....
But hey! "a change is gonna come..." and when it does, this gal is going to be soaking and soaking till her hearts contents!