Health Coach Amanda was interviewed by Amy Lutz who is a news anchor with Fox 43 News in York, PA.
The subject discussed was fluoride.
90% of those with thyroid issues have an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s. Many with thyroid issues are not being diagnosed. The ones that do have a diagnosis are rarely checked for the autoimmune antibodies to see if they have Hashimoto’s (Hypothyroid) or Graves’ (Hyperthyroid).
13.4% of people in the United States have Hashimoto’s. Some feel this number could be as high as 27%! This means 30 million people are affected by Hashimoto’s. The incidence is much higher in women than in men. For every one man affected by Hashimoto’s there are about 5-8 women affected.
Many with thyroid conditions also experience nodules, hives, vertigo, anemia, PCOS, depression, IBD, anxiety, bio-polar, acid reflux, panic attacks, constipation, hearing loss, fibromyalgia, weight gain, insomnia, brain fog, dry skin and eyes, hair loss, cold hands and feet, foot and shoulder pain. As well as several hundred other symptoms, as the thyroid affects every single cell in your body!
One of the main reasons why Autoimmune Thyroid Disease occurs is toxins. Toxins such as fluoride, iodine and mercury become trapped in the body and trigger Autoimmune Thyroid Disease. Toxins should be more accurately referred to as poison. Toxins disrupt our endocrine system. The thyroid is part of that system. Toxins promote autoimmune thyroiditis and raise antibodies. The thyroid is referred to as the “canary in the coal mine” as the thyroid gland is the sentinel organ for toxic exposure. This means those with Hashimoto’s have a unique susceptibility to toxins.
Nutrient depletions are common in Hashimoto’s. Nutrient deficiencies can come from toxins such as fluoride. Nutrient depletions lead to inflammation, and cause oxidative stress.
Fluoride was used in the 1950’s to suppress the thyroid in those who were thought to have Graves’ Disease. (Hyperthyroid) The same percentage used back then, is what is commonly found in the US water supply today! Enough to cause thyroid issues! No wonder so many of us have suppressed thyroids.
Fluoride and Fluoride containing drugs can trigger or exacerbate autoimmune thyroid disease.
If you have a thyroid condition you need test for and address toxins, heavy metals and chemicals and remove them from your diet and lifestyle. You should also look into finding a more holistic dentist who does not encourage fluoride treatments. If you are struggling with thyroid issues, I’d love to meet with you for a free consultation and provide you with coaching to help you go from surviving to thriving.
Here are just a few of the interview questions:
1. What are your feelings about fluoride and why? As a Holistic Health Coach who specializes in autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s and Thyroid disorders, I try to help my clients obtain their healthiest life possible, in the most natural way. Fluoride is a toxin, a neurotoxin and should be considered a poison. Fluoride makes the body absorb aluminum which goes to our brain and contributes to Alzheimer disease. The Lancet puts fluoride in the same category as arsenic and mercury. Fluoride can trigger or exacerbate autoimmune thyroid disease. Because fluoride is a toxin it can cause nutrient deficiencies and this can lead to inflammation, oxidation and autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s.
2. What do you say to dentists who say that fluoride is beneficial to their patients? In 1944 the America Dental Association said that it was not worth the health risks to fluoridate our water supply. Any toxin, such as fluoride will disrupt the endocrine system. This can lead to weight gain, thyroid issues and diabetes. Fluoride was used in the 1950’s to suppress the thyroid in those who were thought to have Graves’ Disease. (Hyperthyroid) The same percentage used back then, is what is commonly found in the US water supply today! Enough to cause thyroid issues! No wonder so many of us have suppressed thyroids. To remove fluoride from your water you need a reverse osmosis filter.
3. The CDC has proclaimed community water fluoridation as one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century…. do you not believe that? Fluoride is a toxic chemical which can cause arthritis, weaken skeletal bones, compromise the thyroid, and calcify the pineal gland. Only 50% of the fluoride we consume is excreted, the other 50% is absorbed into our body. Fluoride lowers IQ and can cause osteosarcoma. Basically fluoride is eating away our enamel and the rest of our body as well. The FDA states that fluoride is a drug not a nutrient. 65 years ago fluoride was deemed safe along with PCBS, DDT and asbestos. All the others have since been removed except for fluoride. All the countries around the world are not consuming as much fluoride, combined, as the United States is today.
4. Why do YOU think many dentists say that their patients should have fluoride treatments? Many conventional dentists who were taught and belong to the ADA think that the fluoride treatments are needed to prevent tooth decay. But there has been no link showing that this is true. In fact it has been linked to fluorosis which is eating away the enamel of the tooth and causing cosmetic concerns. To prevent cavities there are many books such as “Cure Tooth Decay” that recommend dietary changes by adding in good healthy fats such as grass fed butter and cod liver oil while avoiding sugars to prevent tooth decay.
To see the full interview tune in August 28th at 10 pm and then again the following morning August 29th during the 4, 6 and 8 am hours. If you are not local, I will be posting the link, once it airs, to my website and social media pages.
UPDATE: On 8/23/17 around 8:45 PM – I caught a commercial for the upcoming fluoride segment on Fox 43, you’ll see the water glass filling, the hand washing (my hands), the lady drinking the water (me), the water running in the sink which were all my ideas and we shot those after the interview…..but it said it was to air TOMORROW, 8/24/17 – Thursday!!!! Not sure if the date changed, as well as times. So watch if you can! UPDATE: 8/23 at 10:42 PM they announced it will be on tomorrow, Thursday 8/24 at 10:00 PM. UPDATE: on 8/24 In the morning I received this from Amy Lutz:“Yes! It will air the 24th now, sorry! (10 PM) Be aware- the story’s focus changed quite a bit, so I only was able to use 2 quick sound bites from you. It became more about the legislative process behind community fluoridation. Thanks again!!!! – Amy Lutz
On a personal note, if they are trying to add fluoride to the water, even all of our water filters that we have will not remove the fluoride from the water. So we’ll be bathing in it. (And as you know I already have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.) The RO will take it out of the drinking water. The experience was not a total loss, those visiting my website will get an education on fluoride from the info I gathered to prepare for the interview. Back to my original post:
Here are a few links you may find helpful in learning more about fluoride and if it is right for you and your family.
This link provides you with info on a local dentist who does not use fluoride or mercury! http://amandagoodwin.biz/785holistic-health-hallifax-pa-central-pa-harrisburg-pa/
Fluoride has not been found to be helpful in preventing cavities and is actually causing fluorosis. (Fluorosis is an eating away of the enamel, and causing huge cosmetic concerns.) You can learn more here: http://www.newsweek.com/fluoridation-may-not-prevent-cavities-huge-study-shows-348251
What fluoride is, where it came from and how fluoride ended up in our water supply: https://www.democracynow.org/2004/6/17/the_fluoride_deception_how_a_nuclear
Some report the fluoride is also caught in the filters from the pesticide factories.
Fluoride can damage the pineal gland by causing calcification: https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/how-fluoride-damages-pineal-gland-health/
This calcification of the pineal gland is what inclines some to believe that fluoride can be used to ‘control’ masses. You can learn more here: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/08/22/fluoride-affects-consciousness-will-act/
Hope you can catch the interview live! August 28th at 10 pm and then again the following morning August 29th during the 4, 6 and 8 am hours.
UPDATE: 8/23 at 10:42 PM they announced it will be on tomorrow, Thursday 8/24 at 10:00 PM.
Here is the link to watch the interview: http://fox43.com/2017/08/24/the-fight-over-fluoridation-in-pa/ Ironically many in the natural/holistic/functional community believe that avoiding fluoride may prevent future disease, where as here the dentist interviewed says that adding fluoride to our water supply will prevent disease. Camille from the PA Dental Association feels that there is science and evidence to prove the benefit of water fluoridation. Below you will see many resources stating the opposite, including PubMed and Harvard. I also do not understand how polluting the environment and putting toxins in our bodies is necessary when only a 25% decrease in cavities occurs, according the the CDC sited in this interview. Here is part of the interview that included Health Coach Amanda.
“One of those critics is holistic health coach, Amanda Goodwin.
“It’s a poison that’s destroying our endocrine system and messing up our thyroid,” she said.
Amanda believes fluoride is a toxin. She said if you really wanted it, you could find it other ways. Forcing it on people though, in their water supply, is not okay.” – Amy Lutz
You can also read the full interview under the “In The Spot Light” tab” – http://amandagoodwin.biz/in-the-spotlight-interview-health-coach-southern-york-conty-pa-autoimmune-crohns-hashimotos-alternative/
If you’re like I used to be, you have likely been struggling to find the right doctor, the right tests, understand lab ranges, and the best medications for your body. You’ve likely tried a number of diets and strategies that haven’t worked.
I know how frustrating this can be, and how confusing it is to try to make sense of all the conflicting information out there.