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  • John Hance, Herbalist

Are you brushing your teeth with poison? Are you drinking it?

I haven't used toothpaste in over a year. Well, that's not entirely true. To be more accurate, I've made my own toothpaste for over a year. I haven't used over the counter (OTC) toothpaste in all this time. You see, I've known for over 20 years now that we all consume hidden poisons without ever giving it a thought, and that really bugs me! We mindlessly drink water from the tap (well, most people do) or from water fountains in public places, or with dinner when dining out. Even if you order the house-made sweet tea, guess what? That's almost always made with tap water.

The problem is fluoride. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral which many municipalities all over the country add to the public's water supply. There's a movement in America to end this practice, and it's growing in popularity, but there are still tons of cities and counties that do this.