Chlorine, flourine, and fluoride are chemically related to iodine and compete with it, blocking iodine receptors in the thyroid gland. Dioxin, a dangerous chlorine related compound found throughout the food chain is one cause of low thyroid. Another is likely related to toxic substances which are produced when drinking water is chlorinated, and later when chlorinated drinking water mixes with plant phytochemicals in food. Rather than feeding the body’s endocrine glands as nature intended, the many hormone-like plant micronutrients found in food are altered by chlorine and turned into mutagens that do permanent damage to the glands.
In order to protect one’s health from the destructive action of chlorine and to obtain the intended benefit from our food and nutritional supplements, humic extracts (Humifulvate) especially fulvic acids, provide natural chelation properties. They detoxify the body, the liver and the digestive tract by attaching to toxic buildup, including heavy metals, chlorination byproducts, etc., where they disarm, neutralize, and remove them as waste products. Fulvic acids also work as nature’s most powerful antioxidants, neutralizing dangerous free radicals, as well as supplying hormone stimulating micronutrients.
The dangers of chlorine are known to biochemists and chemists. Chlorine has been combined with many other normally safe organic substances to form some of the most powerful deadly toxins known, such as dioxin, DDT, PCBs, etc. The bottom line is that the real culprit is chlorine, not the substances with which it reacts.
Avoid chlorine, fluorine (fluoride) and bromine. Avoid drinking coffee and especially tea that has been prepared with chlorinated tap water (most restaurants prepare coffee and tea with tap water). Drink only filtered water. Install a water filtration system in your home and install water filters on your shower and store your water in glass or ceramic containers.