Will Your Water Cause Early Puberty for Your Kids?

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- Is your family still drinking fluoride in your water? Well, perhaps this may help you see the light:

Fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland more than any place in the body and may contribute to early onset of puberty.

Researcher Dr. Jennifer Luke from the University of Surrey in England found that the pineal gland is the primary target for fluoride accumulation in the body – even more so than bones. The pineal gland is a tiny pine cone-shaped gland located in the exact geometric center of the brain that produces melatonin.  Melatonin is a hormone that regulates circadian rhythms in our bodies including waking and sleep cycles and menstrual cycles – in particular, the onset of puberty.

Precocious puberty is a big concern because it raises the risk for health issues later in life including diabetes, metabolic syndrome/heart disease, fertility issues, breast cancer in women and testicular cancer in men.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not gonna let my kids drink my local tap water!

Fluoride may strip you of your super powers…

For those of you who practice yoga or are into into alternative medicine, you may know that the pineal gland is also associated with the Third Eye chakra – responsible for our intuition, or sense of deeper knowing. It is interesting to consider that the pineal gland is larger in children (about the size of a grape) and naturally shrinks to the size of a pea and calcifies with age – just as babies and young children seem to have an innate sense of intuition that usually diminishes as they approach puberty and become self-conscious.

Though Dr. Luke’s studies have been focused on the effects of fluoride on the pineal gland regarding puberty, many experts theorize that a pineal gland/Third Eye over-burdened with fluoride will also result in a dulled intuition and a disconnect from universal wisdom.  While this may not be a selling point for you, I for one, would like to hold on to any remnants of super-powers that I may have.

I’ll take my water sans fluoride, thanks.

How to Avoid Fluoride

#1 – Eliminate or greatly reduce the fluoride your family uses in dental products.

Under no circumstances should fluoride be swallowed, so young children should only use fluoride-free toothpaste-, floss, and mouthwashes. If you opt to use fluoride toothpaste, use only a thin layer on your brush, and be sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing.


Find out if your local water has added fluoride, and if necessary, have your water tested. If your water is fluoridated, invest in a good quality water filter that removes fluoride (the only way to do this is through reverse osmosis, so be sure to add minerals back into your water because they will be removed too.) When you are out and about, bring your own stainless steel or glass bottles. Buy bottled water only as a last resort as it is massive waste of packaging, and regular consumption of water stored in plastic poses its own set of health risks.

Where to Buy the Right Water Filter

I have spent hours and hours pondering this question, so I will save you some time: the best choice is a reverse osmosis filter that removes fluoride and all other harmful substances plus remineralizes the water as well. There are other filters that fit a range of  budget and rental-friendly needs.

Click here to get a good water filter for your countertop

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Click here to get a good water filter for your shower head

This post is part of the following blogging carnivals:Real Food Forager’s Fat Tuesday and The Healthy Home Economist’s Monday Mania.

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  1. says

    “If your water is fluoridated, invest in a good quality water filter that removes fluoride (the only way to do this is through reverse osmosis, so be sure to add minerals back into your water because they will be removed too.)”

    What about the fluoride filters for the Big Berkey systems? Have they recently been proven not to work? Just wondering if you know something I don’t since I was just getting ready to order some for our Berkey.

    • Emily says

      Hi Diana – I spoke with Radiant Life, and if you are using the fluoride filter for the Berkey you should be good. If yo have any questions, call Radiant LIfe directly at 888-593-8333 – they are super knowledgeable and extremely helpful. :)

  2. Ashley Hass says

    I was wondering the same thing. Would LOVE to get a filter from Radiant Life but just can’t afford to spend the $1500 right now. The Berkey Filters are good? Do they take out and put back in everything they should? Which one do you recommend? Thanks for the info!!:)

    • Emily says

      I am on a conference call with Radiant Life right now. They recommend calling them directly at 888-593-8333. They can help you find the right filter for your budget and needs. Let them know I sent you. :)

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