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The dangers of fluoride and fluorine

This article, like my book Surviving Lupus, Levaquin, & Life, reminds us of the importance of knowing what chemicals we put in our bodies! Having experienced the devastating effects of neurotoxicity caused by the fluoroquinolone antibiotic, Levaquin, I know I have to be careful to read labels and ingredient lists carefully so as to not cause further damage. Be cautious, and treat your body with loving and informed care!

Note the fluorine atom in these chemicals. It is the fluorine in the fluoroquinolone antibiotics that make the fluoroquinolones like Levaquin and Cipro that make them particularly neurotoxic. The fluorine helps the antibiotics cross the blood- brain barrier and thus enter the nervous system. While we naturally have, consume, and need some fluorine, try to avoid products, and they are plentiful, that have "fluor" in their name. Even toothpaste and tap water.

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