016: Can Fluoride Be A Hidden Trigger For Your Skin? w/ Melissa Gallico

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Got ongoing adult acne? You’ve probably tried the soaps, lotions, and medications for acne, but nothing works.

What if the source of the problem is fluoride in your water? We are learning more and more about how fluoride can negatively impact your skin in ways you might not have realized.

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My guest, Melissa Gallico, is the author of The Hidden Cause of Acne and F is for Fluoride. And does she know how to research! Melissa is a former military intelligence officer, Fulbright scholar, and intelligence specialist at the FBI. This may not sound like the CV of an expert in fluoride, but while working all over the world, Melissa noticed that her chronic acne cleared up whenever she wasn’t exposed to fluoride. That sent her on a research mission to discover just what the link between fluoride and skin conditions is.

Fluoride is in more places than most of us realize. We need to watch our exposure to these sources which can turn up in unexpected places. Melissa shares her discoveries about where fluoride is found (chicken bones, really?) and what you can do to limit your exposure to it.

Have you taken steps to avoid fluoride? Tell me about it in the comments!


In this episode:

  • The many different ways we are exposed to fluoride in our environment
  • The various skin issues that fluoride exposure can cause
  • What common foods contain high amounts of fluoride
  • How to protect your pets from fluoride exposure
  • What to look for in a fluoride-removing filter



“I tried drinking non-fluoridated water and right away I saw such a dramatic difference.” [4:06]

“The only thing predictable about how someone responds to fluoride is that the response will be unpredictable.” [7:33]

“Fluoride accumulates in your bones over time. The estimated half-life of fluoride in bone is 20 years. So when you consume fluoride today, and it is sequestered in your bones, half of it is still there 20 years from now.”  [11:14]



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016: Can Fluoride Be A Hidden Trigger For Your Skin? w/ Melissa Gallico