A Look at Commerical Toothpaste

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Why are there so many people switching from the “regular toothpaste” to natural toothpaste?
It’s pretty simple. There are unnecessary and harmful chemicals they put into them which are toxic to your health!

Sodium Fluoride is one of the most known about toxic ingredients that is inside toothpaste. It is also the main ingredient in rat and cockroach poisons. Sodium Fluoride is also a key component in anesthetic, hypnotic, and psychiatric drugs and Sarin nerve gas.
Dentists have always been recommending fluoride because it “prevents cavities”.  However, Fluoride has NEVER been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Weird, right?… A study (Fluoride an equivocal carcinogen. National Cancer Institute) done in 1990, stated that fluoride has been shown to NOT reduce cavities. In fact scientists are linking Fluoride to a whole world of problems.

Studies have shown that Fluoride has caused issues regarding:

  • reproductive problems
  • lowered IQ
  • early puberty
  • Thyroid function
  • bone problems

Did you know that most popular toothpastes contain enough fluoride in four ounces to kill a small child within 2 to 4 hours? We have always been told to not swallow the toothpaste, You gotta spit it out!! Hmm, I wonder why?  Something to think about…you got to ask yourself, why am I putting something in my mouth that I can’t ingest and if I do it will make me feel sick.

Some of the repercussions affecting youth ingesting small amounts of Fluoride may cause:

  • salivation
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • epigastric pain
  • diarrhea

If that didn’t turn you off regular toothpaste…maybe these other chemicals will.

Other ingredients found in toothpaste are:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – A foaming agent that gives you the feeling that the toothpaste is working! NOPE it happens to be a clinical skin irritant. Used in many personal care products for its cleansing and detergent properties in products such as garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers and car wash soaps. It is also found in most shampoos including “No tears” baby shampoos.

Triclosan – Classified as a pesticide and used for its antibacterial properties. Happens to be a class of chemicals that is suspected of causing cancer in humans. Externally causes skin irritation and internally (even in small amounts) causes cold sweats, circulatory collapse, convulsions, coma, and death.

Hydrated Silica – A whitener that damages tooth enamel! While it can remove tarter and make it seem like its making your teeth whiter, its actually damaging your teeth preventing your pearly whites from re-mineralizing! hydrated silica is an abrasive substance which causes ware and tear on your enamel due to it being made up from a crystallized compound found in quartz, sand, and flint.

Propylene Glycol – Acts as a wetting agent in most toothpastes but has been linked to brain, kidney and liver liver issues.

Glycerin – Keeps the toothpaste from drying out but leaves a coating on your teeth that prevents them from remineralizing!

Diethanolamine or known as DEA is a commonly used as another foaming agent. It has also been linked to cancer issues and hormone disruption with repeated exposure.

There are lots of healthy alternatives to switch too. You can make your own, go to a natural health store or even your local grocery store to purchase one. Some include brands such as Tom’s, Dessert Essence, J/A/S/O/N and Redmond Earthpaste (my personal favourite)

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Jeremy Matthew Wulkan, is a co-founder of Clean Livin', Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and a aspiring health coach. 9 years ago he chose to become vegetarian for ethical reasons which then he soon adopted a vegan lifestyle. Years later after becoming very ill due unknown reasons and the lack of knowledge regarding plant-based nutrition, he spent countless hours doing research and found an extreme passion towards the aspect of health in veganism.

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