Poison on the tip of your toothbrush
Fluoride has come under scrutiny over the years - and rightly so. Found in toothpaste, as well as our water supply, this industrial waste has been classified as "the most damaging environmental pollutant of the Cold War" by author Christopher Bryson, who wrote The Fluoride Deception. Linked with decreased thyroid and kidney function, infertility, lowered intelligence, cardiovascular disease, weak bones and increased cancer risk, fluoride is exceptionally harmful. Moreover, the Fluoride Action Network calls attention to the fact that "[j]ust one ... gram of fluoride toothpaste (a full strip of paste on a regular-sized brush) is sufficient to cause acute fluoride toxicity in [a] two-year old child (e.g., nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea)." Fortunately, we have an alternative to such toxic madness - in the surprising form of chocolate.