Cooking is Like Science

Cooking is Like Science
Cooking is Fun & Healthful!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Concerning Toothpaste - Isn't There Anything That Is Safe Anymore?

  Every day we hear the latest news about what is bad for you to eat, drink, use on your skin or hair, and now we hear about how toothpaste is bad for you. Why? Is there any hope for anything safe out there?

   Perhaps you never knew any danger about toothpaste. The most obvious problem with most toothpastes is that they contain fluoride. The American Dental Association approves of fluoride, unfortunately, but, in spite of that, more information is being made available about the harm in fluoride.

   I've already written in articles prior to this one, about the connection between the FDA and groups like Monsanto. Monsanto works with genetic modification in plants, which is approved by the FDA. The FDA also approves of the use (I call it overuse) of fluoride in our products, despite the fact that fluoride is a known carcinogen. Also, we are the only country in the world where adding fluoride to our drinking water is mandatory. The same person who has been one of the lawyers for Monsanto, has also been the head of the FDA, and by making the connections, you might be able to see why there are problems with some of the standards allowed by the FDA which any normal person would consider dangerous.

   Also, the AMA and the ADA unfortunately work hand in hand with the FDA.

   Some of the other ingredients that are in our conventional toothpastes, that are considered unsafe are; FD&C blue color dye #2, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Triclosan, Saccharin, and Aspertame.

   I have found some 'safer' toothpastes, so I thought, only to find sodium lauryl sulfate in them. Maybe toothpaste needs a complete renovation!

    There is a toothpaste that is safe to use, and you can find it on It is called, 'Earthpaste' and at first, it might seem kind of strange because it is different looking and tasting than the average factory produced toothpaste. Here is a link to it. Keep in mind, it's not going to be cheap.

  I actually really love this toothpaste. The first tube I bought was pretty expensive, but I have found it a little cheaper if you buy it in a 4-pack.

   I think that as time goes on, more and more people will want to buy products that don't contain these dangerous ingredients that are put into our store bought toothpastes, and some adventurous young people will come up with their own toothpaste and will make a lot of money from selling their 'safe' toothpaste to the public. Of course, the FDA will step in and give their 2 cents as well, and we just have to take whatever they say with a grain of salt.

    Did you know that you can make your own toothpaste? There are a few links out there and I will post  a few here:

Do your own research on the use of glycerin. Some say it weakens the enamel on the teeth, so don't feel obligated to add it to your toothpaste mixture. 

No comments:

Post a Comment