Those Aching Joints May Be Fluoride Poisoning
By James Donahue
As the body ages we notice that our joints begin to ache and we can't move as freely as we once did.
I have especially noticed the pain in my knees and lower back. I am also starting to experience stiffness in my arms, shoulders,
neck and upper back.
Since I have been carrying around some extra pounds I attribute my personal problem to worn out bones,
cartilage and joints brought about by my own misdoing. I also blame personal inactivity, spending much of my day at a desk
and computer screen. But I began to question this reasoning after recently meeting a former schoolmate who has remained
lean and active on the farm. This man complains of almost identical symptoms. He said he could no longer follow
his wife through big shopping malls because walking too long on concrete caused excessive pain in his knees and lower back.
He was considering a cane.
At about this same time I received correspondence from Jane Jones, director of the Campaign for Pure
Water, in the UK, who has been actively involved in a campaign to get fluoride out of the European water supply. Jones sent
a report of a study published in Rheumatology International that links fluoridated water to knee osteoarthritis "at
levels lower than expected and in amounts many Americans consume daily."
The study, which looked at Turkish patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis, found a correlation
with fluoride at 1.9 to 3.6 milligrams per liter of water. This is equal to the ingestion most Americans get through food,
air, water, medicines and dental products, the story said.
The story quoted Paul Beeber, president of the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation: "Unknowingly,
Americans inhale or consume between 1.6 and 6.6 milligrams of fluoride a day from varying sources, as obscure as ocean mist,
and as common as French fries and cola.
"Little do they know their fluoridated tap water and food supply could be causing their arthritic
ailments," Beeber said.
Beeber noted that in the mainland United States, where water is about 66 percent fluoridated, about
one-third of the adults suffer from arthritis. "It is curious that Hawaii, the least fluoridated state (at 9 percent) also
has the least arthritic adults (17.8 percent)."
Is it really arthritis, or something called skeletal fluorosis; a fluoride poisoning of our bones
and teeth? According to the U.S. Public Health Service the symptoms of skeletal fluorosis include "stiffness of joints; sporadic
pain; chronic joint pain; arthritic symptoms; slight calcification of ligaments."
That fluoride is a poison is not news to the medical world. The Journal of the American Medical Association
and the New England Journal of Medicine have both reported greater incidence of hip fractures in fluoridated areas. The National
Institute of Environmental and Health Services has linked fluoridation with cancer.
A book by Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, "Fluoride, The Aging Factor," shows that the drug causes a premature
aging process. He notes that in areas where fluoride is consumed in the drinking water, there are higher rates of bone
disorders (skeletal fluorosis, osteoporosis and arthritic pain) and people suffer from brown decaying teeth.
Yiamouyiannis claims that the acceleration of the aging process by fluoride occurs at the bio-chemical
level by causing enzyme inhibition, collagen breakdown, genetic damage and disruption of the immune system.
"Fluoride interacts with the bonds which maintain the normal shape of proteins," he continues. "With
distorted protein, the immune system attacks it's own protein, the body's own tissue." The visual and physical effects from
prolonged exposure to fluoride include nausea, bloody vomit, faintness, stomach cramps, tremors, constipation, aching bones,
stiffness, skin rash, weight loss and brown or black discoloration of the teeth.
The source of fluoride will shock you.
An article by Dr. Jackie Alan Giuliano in "Healing Our World" noted that reporters Joel Griffiths
and Chris Bryson discovered the truth about fluoride while researching hundreds of declassified documents about the Manhattan
Project, America's secret atomic bomb development program.
They found that fluoride was a key chemical in atomic bomb production. Millions of tons were used
during the Cold War period to manufacture high-grade uranium and plutonium.
"Fluoride was the top chemical hazard of the U.S. nuclear weapons program, not only for workers, but
for those living in nearby communities as well," Giuliano wrote.
Griffiths and Bryson suggest that the government was involved in a promotion of fluoride as a beneficial
substance as a way to escape a threat of extensive litigation from victims of fluoride poisoning during that period.
Whatever the reason we were introduced to fluoride, it probably had nothing to do with public health.
You can almost be sure the motive was, and remains, money.