LadyK, you totally made me do more research into fluoride with your comment about the allergy. Thank you! I may finally understand why I've had to buy spring water for years and can't use fluoridated dental products!
Some online reading tonight tells me that 1% of the population is allergic to fluoride and hypersensitivities are seen more often in people who have other autoimmune or gastrointestinal problems.
Major symptoms of an allergy include skin rashes and ... gastrointestinal problems!
If you look into links between fluoride and gluten, you may stumble upon some information about how the use of fluoride in pesticides is causing bread and other wheat products to be high in fluoride, as well as nightshades and oats. There are other foods to avoid as well, grapes, lettuce. It seems to be able to affect the thyroid, cause headaches, cause brain fog, insomnia, rashes, weight loss, fatigue and more ... hmmmmm.
Is there a link between the overabundance of fluoride in our world and the uptick in gluten allergies, or does the damage caused by gluten make us susceptible to fluoride hypersensitivity?
I suppose we'll have to wait for the science to catch up on this one to get a better understanding of what is going on, but I'll continue to avoid fluoride and stick to organic foods.
Glad to help! What you learned makes sense. I learned of my flouride allergy the hard way... when I was in preschool, I found a flouride tablet on the floor in my classroom and thought it was candy. I ate it, and got anaphylaxis .