How to Detox Fluoride from the Body (Reversing Fluorosis)

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How to detoxify stored fluoride in the body for improved health and wellness including clearer thinking, improved pineal gland function, and a stronger skeletal system.

When people switch to drinking purified water from a comprehensive water filtration system instead of straight from the tap, they rarely consider that the toxic effects of fluoride are almost certainly still lurking within the body.

The form of fluoride added to tap water in health-altering quantities, as well as commercial products like toothpaste and your child’s fluoride treatment at conventional dentists, is a highly toxic inorganic form….a waste product of the phosphate industry. This type of fluoride also contains trace amounts of arsenic and lead. (1)

It is far different from the small amounts of naturally occurring organic fluoride in some soils from around the world.

Where Fluoride Is Stored in the Body

Once toxic fluoride is consumed via treated municipal water or gets into the bloodstream directly from the thin gum tissues via toothpaste/fluoride treatments, it gets stored in three primary areas: (2)

  • Teeth & Bones
  • Brain
  • Pineal Gland

These effects are visible to the eye in some cases.

Tooth Spots

For example, when excessive fluoride exposure occurs, it can manifest as spots on the teeth that vary in color from white to yellowish/brown.

Dental cleaning or commercial whitening cannot remove these spots (although this will make them less noticeable).

Pineal Gland Dysfunction

Storage of fluoride in the pineal gland risks dysfunction and sleep disturbances. Over time, a malfunctioning pineal gland may contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. (3)

The pineal gland is crucial to critical thinking abilities among other important brain functions. This may be related to the known effect of fluoride exposure lowering IQ in children according to Harvard researchers.

Thus, for those of us who have ever consumed tap water for any length of time, even if it was years ago, it is helpful and useful to health to consider a gentle yet effective fluoride detoxification regimen.

Fortunately, this is an easy and painless process as long as you go slow! In addition, this method is supported by scientific research.

All that needs to be done is add supplemental boron to the diet for a short period of time.

Bonus! Boron is important for removing heavy metals from the body as well and will likely improve your arthritis (both RA and osteo) if you suffer from this degenerative ailment.

Boron Deficiency Widespread

Despite its critical nature as a trace element in the human diet, many are boron deficient today. I call it a “stealth deficiency” much like low Vitamin D.

In other words, many people who have boron deficiency don’t even know it.

Worse, governments around the world fail to appreciate the importance of this trace mineral in the diet.

An example of this is that the USDA does not even have a recommended daily allowance (RDA) for boron!

It’s almost like it was purposely “forgotten” in the conventional health literature.

Dietary Sources

The USDA suggests that it is “easy” for people to get plenty of boron in a regular diet.

However, it simultaneously fails to recognize that the widespread use of commercial fertilizers significantly inhibits boron update in plants.

For example, apples are one of the best sources of boron. An organic apple from a tree grown in rich soil may have as much as 20 mg of boron.

This gives new meaning to the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, doesn’t it?

By comparison, apples from trees grown with chemical fertilizers may have only 1 mg of boron.

It is shocking how authorities purposely ignore alternative studies that show boron to be very helpful in resolving ailments like arthritis that are at epidemic levels in modern society.

Why has boron been virtually ignored or even demonized as toxic by governmental nutrition circles?

It almost seems like the powers that be don’t want us to know about boron and how deficiency can profoundly affect our health in so many negative ways…perhaps to benefit their grip on power.

No matter what you believe as to why boron…the “ghost nutrient” is shockingly ignored in conventional nutrition and standard supplements, the fact of the matter is that boron does help to detox stored fluoride from the body…and in very short order!

How to Use Boron to Detox Fluoride

How does boron safely and quickly remove stored fluoride from the body?

This means removing the risk that this accumulated fluoride will continue to slowly cause bones to deteriorate, the pineal gland to calcify, and the thyroid to become underactive.

The process is simple. Boron binds with fluoride ions to form boron fluorides which are then easily excreted in the urine.

Scientific studies in Germany (in pigs) and China (in humans) reveal the level of effectiveness of using boron to detox fluoride in extreme cases of skeletal fluorosis. (4, 5)

In the human study (nearly wiped from the internet), the amount of supplemental boron was gradually increased from 3-9 mg/day (as 300-1100 mg borax) over a three-month period, with one week off each month.

The control group received yeast instead of borax powder.

Notably, throughout the 3-month treatment, no neuritis occurred and liver and kidney function remained normal. (5)

The treatment was so effective that the study participants experienced 50-80% improvement.

Types of Boron for Fluoride Detoxification

There are two ways to use boron as a supplement for removing fluoride from the body.

Please note that I am not a doctor and I am not suggesting that you do what I describe below. I am only relaying the results of my research and what many people have done for decades to improve boron status naturally.

Concentrated DIY Solution

The easiest way to get more boron into the diet is to make a concentrated solution with sodium borate.

This substance, comprised of boron, oxygen, hydrogen, and sodium, has other common names such as sodium tetraborate decahydrate, disodium tetraborate decahydrate, or simply….borax.

To make the solution, dissolve one teaspoon borax in one quart of filtered water. The 20 mule team brand from the supermarket is fine as all borax is food grade.

Strangely, I’ve noticed borax disappearing from supermarkets in my area where it used to be everywhere a couple of years ago. To save you the cost of gas driving around, you may need to order online.

Take one teaspoon per day of this concentrated solution diluted in a glass of water. This provides 3 mg of supplemental boron. This is a very safe amount, fully in line with the study of boron in humans. (6-8)

Continue this for a minimum of three weeks or up to three months if you have severe fluorosis (with one week off a month in line with the scientific study).

At a Wise Traditions Conference some years ago, Weston Price Foundation President Sally Fallon Morell described how she used the borax concentrated solution to resolve issues with one of her knees within two weeks.

Note that Australia, UK, and many countries in the EU have inexplicably banned borax.

Odd, don’t you think?

If you live in these areas of the world, you will need to go the supplement route below that is sadly more expensive.

Store Supplements

If dissolving a small amount of borax in water and using it as a supplement freaks you out because of the “borax is toxic” narratives pushed in conventional circles (by design?) or borax isn’t available where you live, then you will need to use commercial boron supplements instead.

Boron supplements are few and far between at the health food store, but there are still some brands available for those that are desperate for more boron in their diet.

Note: I did not find any boron supplements at large chain health food stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Trader Joe’s.

I only found them at small, independently owned health food stores.

Note that ionic solutions of boron are preferable to boron pills. This is the brand I suggest. It is also available from Azure Standard.

Unfortunately, some countries have even banned ionic boron solutions in addition to prohibiting the sale of borax! It seems only a matter of time before the boron pills are gone too.

It all seems very fishy if you ask me!

Will Detoxing Fluoride Remove Spots from Teeth?

One of the first questions people ask when considering a fluoride detox is whether the process will heal spots on their teeth from fluorosis.

The answer to that is …. possibly.

There are some anecdotal reports from people who have increased boron in their diets that the appearance of the teeth improve.

However, I could not find any studies that corroborate these claims.

The good news is that removing the stored fluoride from the body will have much more important health effects than from a strictly cosmetic perspective.

A decalcified pineal gland and less brittle bones among other critical improvements are much more important to long-term health.


(1) Four Places Fluoride is Stored in the Body

(2) Toxic Treatment: Fluoride’s Transformation from Industrial Waste to Public Health Miracle

(3) Pineal gland dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease

(4) Skeletal Fluorosis Studies in the Journal Fluoride

(5) Borax Effect on Skeletal Fluorosis

(6, 7) The Borax Conspiracy

(8) Health Benefits of Boron

How to Detox Fluoride from the Body (Reversing Fluorosis) is written by Sarah Pope for


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