About 70% of Americans drink fluoridated water. They’re all at a higher risk of hypothyroidism and worse.
When the government added fluoride to our drinking water it was hailed as one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. It was sold to the public as the end to dental cavities.
Today municipalities in the United States add fluoride to the water supplies of 67% of Americans or nearly 211 million people.[i]
But new research shows drinking fluoridated water greatly increases your risk of developing an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism or low thyroid function causes fatigue, weight gain, constipation, aches, dry skin, thinning hair, and intolerance to cold. It can also cause slowed heart rate, depression, and impaired memory.
The new study from England finds that fluoride added to drinking water is associated with a 30% higher rate of diagnosed hypothyroidism.[ii]
Actual rates of under-active thyroid may be much higher since this study was limited to people who were diagnosed. Many more may suffer with an impaired thyroid and not receive necessary treatment…