Revised, December 22, 2011
The following scientific study reveals that fluoride reduces the production of several species of phospholipid that the human brain should normally be able to produce to effect self-repair, the main species of phospholipid thus affected being phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, and phosphatidylserine. Thus, ingesting toxic fluoride reduces the ability of the brain to repair itself and build new brain cells and neuron pathways to the extent of 10-20%, though this figure will be lesser or greater in different individuals depending on their individual fluoride exposure. Though the human body uses phospholipids from dietary sources, it also produces its own. When dietary deficiences arise, or when the toxin fluoride reduces production of these phospholipids, then the body has been found to be unable to manufacture enough for its needs, and in the case of phosphatidylserine, supplementation can be of great benefit.
http://www.fluoridation.com/brain.htm Brain membrane lipid in rats were analyzed after being fed either 30 or 100ppm fluoride for 3, 5, and 7 months. The protein content of brain with fluorosis decreased, whereas the DNA content remained stable during the entire period of investigation. After 7 months of fluoride treatment, the total brain phospholipid content decreased by 10% and 20% in the 30 and 100 ppm fluoride groups, respectively. The main species of phospholipid influenced by fluorosis were phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, and phosphatidylserine. The fatty acid and aldehyde compositions of individual phospholipid classes were unchanged. No modifications could be detected in the amounts of cholesterol and dolichol. After 3 months of fluoride treatment, ubiquinone contents in brain were lower; however, at 7 months they were obviously increased in both groups of fluoride treatment. The results demonstrate that the contents of phospholipid and ubiquinone are modified in brains affected by chronic fluorosis and these changes of membrane lipids could be involved in the pathogenesis of this disease.
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This damage can be greatly rectified by the simple measure of taking a supplement of phosphatidylserine every day, between 100mg and 300mg a day. I personally have experienced a vast increase in mental clarity, inner vividness of colour perception, memory and analytical ability since starting to take it, and I am only using 100mg a day, though I drink distilled water and raw organic cow milk. Phosphatidylserine is the most important phospholipid for brain function, and occurs naturally in oily fish such as mackerel and tuna, which are rich sources, with lower amounts being found in dairy products, rice and root vegetables. http://www.whathealth.com/phosphatidylserine/
Other things you can take to increase mental function are high potency B vitamins, and coconut oil, as the brain is about 20% fat by weight in its hydrated state. Coconut oil has been used to greatly ameliorate the condition of Alzheimer’s patients. Other ketogenic therapy protocols would ideally include hemp oil, as that contains every single essential fatty acid that the body needs long-term; the retina of the human eye contains about 60% fat also, and this will provide top quality building materials.
Phosphatidylcholine is also readily available in lecithin derived from soy beans, and I have used that, but did not feel the benefits that I feel with phosphatidylserine when I tried it, but phosphatidylcholine is still a very important component of cell membranes. In any case, very large quantities of phosphatydlcholine are easily available in a normal diet and thus supplementation is not normally really necessary, though certain medical conditions may justify additional supplementation. It is commonly used as a slimming aid as it assists in the metabolisation of fats. Here is an article which proclaims quite a few benefits from using phosphatidylcholine: http://woodmed.com/Phos%20Choline.htm
Dr. Steven Zeisel, from the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, demonstrated in a study that volunteers on a diet deficient in choline were not able to produce enough of this nutrient, though it had previously been thought that the human body was able to produce adequate quantities when it needed. Choline, usually occurring as a part of phosphatidylcholine, can be easily found in a wide variety of foods, especially in eggs, fish, legumes, nuts, meats and vegetables, as well as human breast milk. People on a normal diet are not deficient in this essential nutrient, the importance of which was recognized in 1998 by the National Academy of Sciences when it was declared an essential nutrient, with typical daily intake being in the range of 300 to 900 mg a day.
As regards phosphatidylethanolamine, which is the third species of phospholipid whose production by the brain is inhibited by fluoride, this particular lipid also possesses excellent qualities in relation to maintaining mental function. http://www.isnare.com/?aid=307626&ca=Medicines+and+Remedies
Phosphatidylethanolamine is available in soy lecithin http://www.soyconnection.com/soyfoods/pdf/Soy-Lecithin-Fact-Sheet.pdf
The egg yolk lecithin contains phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine as major phospholipids.
An Indian Ayurvedic herb that you can easily grow yourself as a bedding plant is Bacopa Monnieri (commonly named in garden shops as Bacopa Snowdrop). This plant has been shown to greatly improve mental function in many ways, enabling test subjects who took Bacopa to solve problems a massive 60% faster than their peers who did not take Bacopa. Bacopa is a vastly superior alternative to Gingko Biloba, as Gingko has been heavily implicated in certain clinical studies with causing stroke, whilst Bacopa produces no adverse side-effects at all. According to Ayurvedic medicine, cow milk will improve the tissue of the human brain, though this should be raw and organic, and not heated before use; if a calf is fed pasteurized milk instead of raw milk, the calf will usually die after 60 days or so, so pasteurized and heated milk products are definitely not good for you either if they kill the calf.
Creatine monohydrate, the substance normally known to be used by athletes to enhance their ATP production and boost their muscle mass, is also a very interesting substance as regards its ability to boost intelligence and memory as confirmed by tests on university students. I use this substance myself, and it is very cheap to buy and completely tasteless, dissolving instantly in the mouth with a little water, though make sure you buy it pure without any flavour enhancers or artificial sweeteners, as it is commonly sold mixed with aspartame, an artificial sweetener which is known to damage the brain. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1691485/pdf/14561278.pdf
The following video shows very clearly just how devastating sodium fluoride is to brain tissue, producing cell death at just one part in 30 million, which is essentially a chemical lobotomy:
Certain foods in America are permitted to contain very high amounts of fluoride; such as 900 ppm in dried egg powder, not good if you are in the armed services or relying on that instead of fresh eggs in times of emergency or poverty: http://unspy.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/the-campaign-against-sulfuryl-fluoride-in-food/
Note here the extremely high amount of fluoride, 89772 mcg or 89.772 ppm, in unsweetened instant dried tea powder: http://www.fortcollinscwa.org/pages/fluoride.htm Here, the blatant fraud of fluoridation for dental health benefits is clearly revealed: http://nofluoride.com/Nexus_article.cfm
To avoid fluoride effectively, one really needs to filter all water coming into the dwelling at the point of entry, and this will remove other brain-damaging elements like aluminium, http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(82)92678-2/abstract (the effects of which fluoride makes even worse). A good quality set of filters will also remove chlorine which is responsible for around 50% of all cancer cases, with the added benefit of saving you a fortune in skin creams, as you will find that when the chlorine is removed from your bathing or showering water, your skin will no longer be dried out by the chlorine, and will become silky smooth, and you won’t get white heads cropping up everywhere.
Supplementation with phosphatidylserine would really help children to achieve so much more at school and college in and every other aspect of everyday life, and it would definitely be of benefit in cases where brain damage has occurred, in major trauma and epilepsy, as well as for other degenerative conditions of the brain.
From experience I know that food sources are not enough to produce the benefits you require, and that concentrated supplements really can and will provide the dynamic boost you need, to give the breakthrough in health, when food alone just won’t do the trick. This is surely the case when we are combatting an unnatural depletion of our own capacity to manufacture the substances we need.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/04/jeff-green-on-fluoride-toxins-part-2.aspx?e_cid=20120204_DNL_art_1 ‘This Food Blasts Your Body With Up To 180 Times The Fluoride In Drinking Water’