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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Excess fluoride in drinking water leads to thyroid hormone problems

This post includes a summary of a study published in Fluoride 2005;38(2):98–108 and a recipe for pan seared salmon with avocado.

Study title and authors:
Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death?
AK Susheela,a M Bhatnagar,b K.Vig,c NK Mondald
Delhi, India
a Dr AK Susheela, Fluorosis Research and Rural Development Foundation, C-103, Saransh, 34 IndraPrasth Extension, Delhi-110092, India; b Registry of Pathology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi-110029, India; c Dept. of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India; d Fluorosis Research and Rural Development Foundation, Delhi-110092.
This study can be accessed at:
Susheela concludes: "These findings indicate that children with or even without dental fluorosis from exposure to excess fluoride, either through drinking water or through other sources, may have thyroid hormone derangements..............Withdrawal from fluoride sources along with measures to correct the thyroid hormonal status may be necessary to promote better health".

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Recipe of the day

Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado

Omaha Steaks Alaskan Wild Salmon Fillets
Food Mall: Salmon Fillets
• 2 large avocados, cut and peeled
• 3 T freshly squeezed lime juice
• 3-4 T olive oil
• 1 T minced shallots or green onion
• 1 T minced parsley
• sea salt and pepper to taste
• 1-1 1/2 lbs of salmon fillets

Put avocado pieces and lime juice into a food processor or blender and pulse until blended. Slowly add olive oil, pulsing, until you reach desired consistency of sauce. Add minced shallots (or green onions) and parsley, pulse just until combined. Remove to a bowl, salt and pepper to taste. Coat the bottom of a sauté pan with oil, heat on medium high until almost smoking. Season both sides of the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Place the salmon into the pan, skin side down. Cook the salmon until about medium doneness, about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve salmon with avocado sauce.

Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado