Fluoride is Not Enough—Now They Want to Add Calcium to Our Drinking Water!

June 14, 2010
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cup-of-waterIn the wake of the World Health Organization’s swine flu vaccine scandal we told you about last week, we have learned of even more WHO foolishness: they’re now recommending that municipal water supplies and foodstuffs be fortified with added calcium.

On the surface, this doesn’t seem like a bad idea. In their recommendations, they write: “In both developed and developing countries, typical diets are often deficient in calcium and magnesium, essential minerals which are necessary for the development of strong bones and teeth, and for cardiovascular function. At the same time, there is evidence that consuming ‘hard’ drinking-water [that is, water high in minerals] may be associated with reduced risks for some diseases.”

Quite true. And it is certainly good that they want to add both calcium and magnesium. Calcium shouldn’t be taken without magnesium (though magnesium may be taken without calcium), but the correct calcium-to-magnesium ratio is much debated. WHO won’t be able to recommend a universally accepted ratio because the science isn’t there yet.

Importantly, calcium also shouldn’t be used without vitamin D, omega–3 fatty acids, and especially vitamin K (in particular, vitamin K2). Without these essential co-factors, the calcium may end up in our blood vessels or our heart, where it causes harm, rather in than our bones, where it is needed.

The science is simply too complicated for governments to be putting things into our water supply. The current widespread fluoridation of water is bad enough—and may even be illegal—now that fluoride has finally been recognized to be toxic. This is just one more intervention that can have unintended and possibly disastrous consequences. We have noted the way governments (at WHO’s urging) mandate too many vaccines, often for diseases without pandemic potential. Some of the vaccines are risky or contain toxic ingredients, or are damaging when taken all at once or at too young an age. And the current requirement to add folic acid to bread may be riskier than anyone in government understands (something we will discuss further in a future newsletter).

Scientists need to study and test and debate and make their arguments for what they believe is healthy. Governments need to stop being so arrogant about forcing everyone to ingest increased levels of specific nutrients, particularly when the science is anything but unanimous on the subject. Decisions like these are always best left to the consumer.

The consumer, of course, does need to be informed. And government can help that by alerting the public to the emerging science of natural health. At the very least, food agencies around the world can lift their gag orders and stop censoring the dissemination of legitimate peer-reviewed science about food and dietary supplements.

84 Responses to “Fluoride is Not Enough—Now They Want to Add Calcium to Our Drinking Water!”

  1. Christina Fermin says:

    I want just WATER, nothing less, nothing more. Clean purified water without Calcium or Fluoride please!!!

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  2. Drina Brooke says:

    Hey, what about people who get kidney stones?
    When working in retail health food stores as a trained herbalist, I have been amazed to see how common this has become. It’s connected to poor calcium metabolism, so the last thing these kidney stone sufferers—really sufferers, ouch and how!—-need, is more calcium FORCED into their diets. Oh how nice, US Government. Very thoughtful. Stop this at once!

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  3. Bronwyn Guild says:

    The interference of human ideas (which are often half-baked and implemented without proper knowledge of nutrition) is what created toxins in our water to begin with.

    STOP ADDING THINGS TO OUR WATER!

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  4. Susan Ibarra says:

    If you want pure, nothing-in-your-water, perfect, clean drinking water – - – move to snow country – - – the northern states. I was born in northwestern Montana, where the water is pure and pristine – - – - – not a thing in it water. It tastes so wonderful – - – - – and the people all have to get dentures by or before the age of 21 years – - – because there is nothing in the water to protect them from all the crap in our food!!!!!!! I was on that train till we moved from there when I was five. Even in those few short years it was ruining my teeth. We moved to a place that provided fluoride in the water, and it helped, but the lack-of-minerals-in-the-water had done damage. I would end up with at least 6 cavities every time I was taken to the dentist – - -and I brushed, and took fluoride as a supplement. It didn’t stop the problem. I was given straight fluoride treatments at the dentist, who literally buffed it into my teeth – - – -and the decay stopped dead!!!!!!!!! And the fluoride in the water worked from then on. I hate to crack everyone’s activist bubble on this one, but people get lax with their supplements, and try to get a kid to take them????? It’s like trying to pull skin off of teeth to convince them that it is for their own good health. There is only one city in northern California that puts fluoride in their water. All of the other cities have a terrible problem with their teeth, and that very successfully feeds the extreme numbers of dentists in this area!!! We have put their children through college, and everyone lives in $4 million homes!!!!!
    There are very many very poor immigrant families here that have no dental coverage, with no fluoride, and no knowledge of the terrible horror of baby-bottle teeth in their toddlers. They do not have the money to go to a dentist, and even if they did, they couldn’t afford fluoride treatments if their life depended on it – - – - and their lives DO DEPEND ON IT!!! They cannot afford the supplements either!!!!! The people around here lose their teeth starting at a fairly early age too. If the fluoride did any harm to a lot of people, it would be one thing, but I haven’t personally seen any literature to that effect. Calcium is another thing. Calcium can affect some peoples’ hearts, if they are already taking calcium, or if they are taking a medicine that is supposed to block it. The point is, folks, before you jump too high and too loudly – - – you might want to do some research, and ask a few dentists about all of this. They will agree that some things we take in by way of our water are very necessary. Find and cll a dental school and ask questions about it. DON’T JUST GO INTO “”"I-WON’T-HAVE- IT”"” MODE!!!!!!!
    RESEARCH THIS, DARNIT!! THEN WEIGHT THE BAD THINGS ABOUT IT WITH THE GOOD THINGS!!!!!!! RESEARCH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • patty brune says:

      It is actually magnesium that makes our teeth strong. It takes what calcium we get from our fruits and vegetables and puts it into our bones. Calcium fortified food and drinks cause damage to our health in many ways. Arthritis is one of them. I had arthritis, bone spurs, constipation, cavities and an irregular heart beat before I found out it was the calcium I was taking causing it. I take 600 mg of magnesium with no calcium everyday and haven’t had cavities in years. All my other problems are a thing of the past, too. I get my calcium from my fruits and vegetables and stay away from dairy and calcium fortified as much as possible.

      They keep telling women to take 1000mg or more of calcium everyday and now women are having heart attacks and so much more happening to them.

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  5. Judith says:

    What will the government think of next? Thanks but no thanks!!!!! As a massage therapist with a passion for taking charge of your heath there are books for my clients to read!!! The more one takes charge of their health the more they start to see the benefits of good healthy living every day.
    It is time we tell the elected ones that our health is not for them to mess up with what they place in our drinking water and food.
    Thanks all. Take charge and walk in divine health

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  6. Lou says:

    Most people get way too MUCH calcium and it ends up hardening their arteries and heart valves and even individual cells. So calcium is out.

    OTOH most of us men could use some Viagra. The women could stop drinking water.

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  7. R L Sarch says:

    No calcium, flouride or any chemicals in the water.Stop putting chemicals in our water now.
    I will decide for myself what supplements that I want to put in my body.
    The government is not to decide it.

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  8. Pam says:

    According to OSHA, fluoride is “a bio-hazard waste material from the production of aluminum”. And there is not one scientific study showing the effect of fluoride on cavities. We need to stop our government from the continuous poisoning of our food supplies. Enough is enough!

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  9. Ann Curtis says:

    Since you don’t seem to have a very good track record lately of keeping the American people healthy–otherwise, we wouldn’t have a sick-care industry going in the United States–I would ask you to step aside and leave our water supply system alone. You can’t just add one thing without knowing how that one thing is going to affect a person. In this case, you can’t just add calcium without adding all the other vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that calcium needs to work with–synergistically–for calcium to be affective and good for health and not harmful. Anyway who took basic biology in high school knows that. Since biology is usually required, that means most Americans are aware of this. You have already helped to compromise most of our water systems with flouride–which is a toxin and illegal to be added without our consent, since it’s lauded as a “preventative” by the American Dental Association–and chlorine, which is best kept to swimming pools. I sure don’t need it inside my body! If I feel I have a need for some chlorine, I’ll go and drink some of the swimming pool water. That’s not to mention all the other bugs and nasty things that are in the typical American water supply. Those of us in the know make sure we purify our water before drinking it. Or we buy other water and don’t drink that which comes from our tap.

    I don’t need someone telling me what I should or shouldn’t take. I am an adult. I have a college education. I read, learn, and educate myself. I am more than capable of deciding for myself what I do or don’t need in terms of adding supplements to my diet, thank you very much. I always thought the FDA–and WHO–was actually against supplements anyway? I mean, you have Europe by the balls, so that those poor people aren’t able to take care of their own health. Why the sudden change of heart? It’s not for our vested interest, I’m sure. Did you discover that adding calcium will make a certain percentage of the American people sick, so pharma can cash in on our suffering, and more people will die, further helping along the ridding of the world of too many people/too many undesirables? That seems more in line with what you do. Oh, and adding calcium to our water supply is illegal, because I didn’t give you consent to give it to me. Just like I didn’t give you my consent to put flouride and chlorine in my water.

    Watch out. We’re watching you, and we know exactly what you’re doing. Other people are catching on as well. Our movement is growing strong. We all prefer to be healthy and not sick. Looks like industries are going to have to find other ways to get rid of their industrial byproducts. Or find other ways of manufacturing that won’t produce such destructive and lethal byproducts.

    I, for one, DO NOT want them in my body.

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    • RIX MOHAY says:

      You hit it on the head. I too have practiced natural medicine for over 35 years and see the bigger problem is of a spiritual nature, greedy mammon worshippers out to kill us through their playing gods. Having to be forced into their meds has left me in a wheel chair with no recourse. I will fight to the end.

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  10. Aaron says:

    Is this how we do things? It would explain alot if this is how things are done, prematurely taking action without knowing the actual results will be. Look at the world today!

    What is wrong with you people?

    Lets take away more freedoms now, like the freedom NOT to have this crap added to our drinking water. Fluoride was the dumbest thing to happen. It is toxic!

    One might come to the conclusion that these guys really do not care.

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  11. David Begin says:

    Why not enable us to lobby the WHO with our email campaign system

    They willl be inundated because our subscribers are motivated to take action.

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    • EUnderhill says:

      Sending them massive email campaigns won’t work. Ever heard of \dev\null? It’s unix device descriptor that pretty much discards anything sent to it. Even the old MS-Dos had it as simply null. They’d just set up their email system to send certain emails to this virtual device.

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  12. Susan A says:

    I wonder what industry has toxic waste that they want to relabel as “calcium” in order to dump it without taking precautions and actually get paid for it. That’s what is happening with “fluoride”. It’s waste from the aluminum and fertilizer industries. That’s probably the real impetus behind this action.

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  13. rachel goodkind says:

    Its’ simple! FIRE THE GOVERNMENT egoists (MIS-LEADERS) and those who act superiorly that are in bed with big business (including Monsanto) and special interests, put them on another planet and let them consume all of the chemicals they place in the water, RbgH, bovine ensephalitis, genetically engineered/pesticide laden foods they shove at us, chemtrails they ejaculate in the air daily, and LET THEM BE THE LAB RATS they experiment on!. I choose decent honest leadership, integrity, and those who work FOR the people and the environment as a better place to live for all…….namaste’.

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  14. NO, I DON’T WANT FLUORIDE IN MY WATER. AND I ALSO DON’T WANT CALCIUM IN MY WATER, EITHER! Has anyone at WHO been in a dialysis center recently where there’s a chart hanging on the wall showing where all those calcium supplements go in your body? Not to the bone, at least not when we eat the diets recommended by “health” organizations who project their beliefs about such things in lieu of researched and careful testing over long periods for the clearer version of what is real and reliable fact.

    WHO lost any tendril of respect when it frauded the world into the recent vaccine scandal. We now know for sure they cannot be trusted to disseminate scientific, sound advice about how we need to handle our health. We know their lust for money is far more important to them than the health of any of us, and now serve only to rape more money from wherever they can without providing any service in return – in fact, providing more damage in return!

    I have a degree in healthcare and 30 years’ experience. I’ll ride on the experience part, which sifts the wish-it-were-so from reality, and I’ll share what I “know” with whoever wants it, to be decided by THEM as to whether it is something they wish to try. WHO could never survive in the world without coercion, and what a disrespectful – and dangerous for the rest of us- way to operate and to live.

    At this point out best plan is to decontaminate our water supplies from the toxins we’ve put in them. You can be really sure the right group to do that isn’t WHO, the organization who puts mercury, pig DNA, and live viruses into vaccines for children and the rest of us. What a degenerate mess!

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  15. valerie gilbert says:

    let ME decide what supplements I want to take! get that fluoride out of my water now and let me choose my vitamins, which I do! I want to live in a green, clean, organic world. don’t you? we’re smart enough to make it happen. are we smart enough to want it? it’s your future, and our planet.

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    • Deb Arnold says:

      I feel the same way! Who are they to say what we SHOULD BE TAKING?I would love to have clean water as well as safe water. Thanks for this action. Deb Arnold

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  16. FLOURIDE WAS AN ISSUE WHEN I WAS A CHILD. I ADAMANTLY DENIED MY CHILD FLOURIDE TREATMENT AND NOW MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE BEING TREATED WITH IT. AS TO THE CALCIUM ADDITIVE, I HAVE ENOUGH CALCIUM IN MY WATER TO CAUSE WATER SPOTS ON EVERYTHING IT COMES IN CONTACT . IF WE NEEDED EXTRA CALCIUM, WHY DO WE HAVE CLOGGED WATER PIPES AND WATER HEATING ELEMENTS? WE NEEDED TO CLEAN OUT OUR COFFEE POTS WITH VINEGAR FOR THEM TO WORK PROPERLY. OUR SHOWER HEADS NEED SOAKED IN VINEGAR TO UNCLOG THEM. FAUCETS GET CALCIUM SO BAD THEY PUT OUT SLOW STREAMS OF WATER. I SAY NO TO EXTRA CALCIUM AND FLOURIDE. THANK YOU. JUDITH CARTER

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  17. Terry Pollock says:

    How typical of uninformed humans, shortsighted, ignorant greedy humans. We scramble to remove calcium from drinking water because it limes up the pipes in our homes. Then we add a softener to it to make sudsing easier and again to stop “mineral buildup.” Meanwhile, cardiovascular disease skyrockets (no more magnesium in water but a lot of sodium now if you used a water softening device). And NOW we want to add it back.

    Milling whole grain flour, then having to enrich the white starch with B vitamins, etc, but not nearly to inherent natural levels…same scenario. Now people are very B vitamin deficient…..

    So sad that we ONLY see nature as something to be conquered or thwarted or oh, yes, I forgot….”improved”. Give me a break.

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  18. Charit Moschopoulos says:

    We simply need better prepared food, access to clean produce and a good education to eat properly NOT some bigwig in Washington or in some corporation or at WHO who thinks they know best for everyone. This is insane and taking away my personal choice.

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  19. karen stoute says:

    This is insane. How many more things is the government going to forced us to consumed before we all drop dead. ( Government : wait a second, where are the people oop)

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    • Sunil says:

      This was a heulfpl article. I was aware of flouride as an issue but there has not been a lot of awareness around this issue and certainly not as related to dog health. Cheers.

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  20. WHO should lrt parents take care of thier of thier children,not some govt.enity! Read the FACTS! WHO is suppose to be smart,than why don’t they see one only use calcium under certain condtions? It appears that that the almighty $ has infected this org.also.!

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  21. Harry K. Hillegass says:

    Please stop putting additional things in our water, no flouride and no calcium. Keep the water clean, for our children, our future, for all of us. Flouride is toxic.

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  22. Not only is the chemistry of calcium complex for the body to usefully deploy calcium requires activity as well Simply adding calcium into the body does NOT have it be useful to the body. Are they then going to add something that will make people move around, exercise and perform tasks that involve physical stress to the body to have it build up bone mass and muscle development? This will not work well to achieve the results they are looking for. It will however generate no end to the possible political and economic mischief and likely poor, unexpected health issues.

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  23. Sally G says:

    To whom does one write about this situation?

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  24. I SAID IT, DON’T MESS WITH OUR WATER SUPPLY!

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