Surviving the Middle Class CrashMay 6, 2010
The Majority of Those with Many Chronic Conditions Recover after Dental Amalgam Replacement
Posted by tempestodimare under Survival, fda, health, vaccines | Tags: ADA, amalgams, American Dental Association, biocompatible fillings, dentist, fda, Hal Huggins, Lou Gherig's Disease, lupus, mental focus, mercury, Multiple Sclerosis, non-toxic dentistry |
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By Drina Brooke, certified community herbalist
Linked here is a summary based on a cluster of studies of 1,569 patients, conducted by the Foundation for Toxic-Free Dentistry (FTFD), showing the percentages of patients recovering from various minor complaints or serious illnesses, after having their mercury-containing dental amalgam fillings removed. The studies list everything from irritability or depression and anxiety to forgetfulness, lack of concentration, muscle tremor, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis and an extensively long list of other concerns. As many as 86% of cases respond favorably, almost all the way across the board:
Within this summary linked above is a study of 100 patients done by dentist Henrik Lichtenberg in Denmark, detailing which percentages of patients improved a) not at all, b) slightly, c) greatly or d) had complete cure. Scroll down past the article in which Dr. Lichtenberg describes the method used in the study, you will see graphs and finally get to the columns detailing the percentages of non-improvements, improvements and full remission cases:
Note that Dr. Lichtenberg mentions the “proper” removal of amalgam fillings. Read on.
Many nervous system malaises seem to respond very well to removal of the toxic metals, followed by safe and slow detoxification. In fact, many alternative medical studies indicate that the autism epidemic is partially attributable to mercury exposure from vaccines. Many alternative medical sources state that multiple sclerosis often responds well to removing dental amalgam fillings which contain mercury, in those cases where metal toxicity is the root or partial cause of the problem. (Many things will cause auto-immune attack, and mercury is not the sole cause but is also an important one. Similarly, many things will cause MS and removing mercury is not the sole answer, but is recommended in many alternative medical books as part of a greater protocol if determined to be present by medical testing). For further information, see the chapters on Biological Dentistry and MS in the wonderful reference book, “Alternative Medicine, A Definitive Guide”.
In his book “It’s All In Your Head” by Hal Huggins, DDS MS, the toxicologist, immunologist, dentist and researcher describes how he removed the fillings from consenting cancer patients’ mouths, and their cancer showed signs of improvement. Put the fillings back into their mouths (with consent) and they began to relapse. Remove yet again, and there was improvement. Dr. Huggins has been researching the role of mercury in health for more than 30 years, and has logged the recovery rates (and non-recovery rates, very full disclosure) of more than 65,000 patients world-wide. His enormous database and body of research involves laboratory studies done on animals, and clinical studies with consenting human patients, plus follow-ups of recovery rates of patients world-wide who had their fillings removed by dentists trained in Huggins’s method.
Absolutely important! Read here about the only safe way I know of to have your mercury-containing fillings removed, a rubber dam alone is not sufficient protection. Read the protocol here and you will understand why: www.drhuggins.com
Huggins writes in his book above that toxicologists agree that mercury is the most toxic substance on the planet, save for two radioactive isotopes which surpass it. Dentists are not allowed to touch the fillings with their ungloved hands, and must dispose of the fillings as toxic waste, being prohibited from throwing them down the drain. Yet here the ADA and FDA go telling us that it is perfectly safe to put the mercury-containing dental fillings in our very own mouths!
Huggins explains that the rubber dam used to protect patients during removal of fillings, contains holes which fit around the teeth. Therefore, little shavings of mercury escape through the holes and are inevitably swallowed by the patient. Huggins uses intravenous Vitamin C to buffer the effects of the swallowed mercury. Cold water is released in a steady stream onto the teeth to cool down the fillings, because as they heat up with the very fast rotations of the drill used for removal, they form electrical currents which cause the release of mercury into the body. Cool water helps to minimize this reaction. As the water and rapidly-rotating drill cause fine mists to surround the patient and dentist alike, containing very fine air-born particles of mercury mixed with other metals in the fillings, the dentist and patient are each exposed: To mitigate this, Huggins-trained dentists use a specialized negative ion generator which binds with the positive ions in the mercury, soaking them up into the machine (if it is a quality machine with the right design). Many more precautions are taken (see link above) and the result is that even chemically sensitive patients are able to tolerate Huggins’s method. Chemically sensitive patients may ask their doctor or dentist about conscious sedation instead of full anesthesia, which is often used with success even on chemically sensitive patients.
Finally, Huggins-trained dentists test the patient for biocompatible fillings, and based on these tests the fillings are replaced with those materials indicated as best tolerated by the patient. Note however, that biocompatible fillings may not last as many years as the amalgam fillings do, which is part of the reason why the mercury-containing fillings are so popular. Health is wealth, as they say, but you make the choice (and talk to the Huggins-trained dentist, who will give you the facts).
You can search for a grantor to fund your mercury restoration here: www.fdncenter.org
Many people also report improved sleep after removing their fillings. If you think about it, the mercury with its mix of metals is right in our mouths, close to the brain. As the mix of metals cause electrical currents which Huggins has demonstrated on TV with electronic instruments, they cause the release of metals and mercury into the body. These metals are stored in the bones, where they can remain for decades if not detoxified properly. The electrical currents right next to the brain, interfere with sleep. Makes sense, eh? (Not all patients report this improvement, but a great deal of them do).
I only recommend one heavy metal detox product, because it has a gentle mechanism far preferable to others which chelate or pull heavy metals out of the cells. This product aids the liver’s secretion of glutathione, a sulfur-like detoxifying fluid which breaks down heavy metals. It also contains cilantro and other herbs to aid heavy metals detoxification: Metalloclear by Metagenics (brand name). This sets the stage for safer detoxifying than chelating or pulling metals out of the cells.
NOTE: It is best to seek professional guidance when undertaking a heavy metal detoxification program, under a naturopathic physician’s care. It is absolutely vitally important to build up liver and kidney function prior to detoxifying heavy metals. “Detoxification can be retoxification” warns Hal Huggins. This makes slow detoxification of metals a very, very important matter. Anybody who wants a “powerful” heavy metal detoxifier, is kidding themselves and may be setting themselves up for tissue damage. Go slowly and safely! Never, never detoxify from heavy metals if Leaky Gut Syndrome is present and has not been addressed in full. Build up the gut lining, strengthen liver and kidney function, THEN get your metals drilled out and NOT before! Repeat: This is vitally important! Anyone who wants to risk coming down with multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease or premature senility is welcome to have his/her fillings removed with Leaky Gut present, but please know that you have hereby been forwarned! (After building up the gut lining and strengthening liver and kidney functions with herbs, and with your doctor’s clean bill of health pronounced, then you are probably safe to proceed with the safe removal of your amalgam fillings, using Hal Huggins’s method only. Other methods simply aren’t as safe, and even the most cautious protocol can’t be a full guarantee). Please note that regardless of health status, everyone will have to detoxify from heavy metals after the fillings have been removed.
I recommend using Paradise Herbs Milk Thistle to build up the liver prior to drilling out the fillings, paralleled by nettles tea (3 cups per day) or capsules (see instructions on bottle) for strengthening the kidneys. Do this for one to three months prior to the removal of your fillings, using the safe method only. NOTE: If you have any kidney or liver health issues, talk to your doctor and use extreme caution, or even avoidance, of removing your dental fillings. The decision is up to your doctor and you, together.
You can read about Leaky Gut Syndrome here, and this has to be taken care of before strengthening liver and kidney function:
For the sake of full disclosure, Hal Huggins was quacklisted. In fact, he had been the darling of the American Dental Association (ADA) until the moment he began to blow whistles about the role of mercury-containing amalgam fillings in human health. While still enrolled in dental school, the ADA turned its back on him. His license was removed after he graduated from school, and the judge’s “reason” was, in these exact words, because he “refused to put mercury into peoples’ mouths”. I will let the reader decide whether to trust the Quacklisters who have profits to lose, or the unstoppably motivated researcher who obviously cares so much about human health that even this attack would not phase him. In fact, because of this, he went back to medical school and is now a post-doctoral toxicologist/immunologist, educating dentists and patients world-wide. Creative conflict! If he had not had his license removed, he would never have had the world-wide outreach that he now has. Thank you Hal Huggins! (Obviously, the reader knows that my mind is clearly made up. I don’t trust the motives of the quacklisters. But that’s my own opinion, clear as it may be in my own mind. Again it is up to the reader to make up his or her own mind. I will say though, that the dentist who removed the mercury-containing fillings from my own mouth, himself recovered from Lou Gherig’s Disease after Hal Huggins removed his dental fillings. Hal Huggins himself recovered partially from Multiple Sclerosis after removing his dental fillings).
See also what the mainstream has to say about mercury:
www.chemicool.com/elements/mercury.html “Harmful effects: Mercury and most of its compounds are highly toxic. The pure metal is absorbed easily by inhalation, ingestion or through the skin. “
I personally can only laud the man who perseveres with his unswerving ethic in the face of attacks on his career, which is devoted to helping people with their health world-wide. A database of 65,000 patients world-wide is an enormous number of people, from multinational cultures whose varying health tendencies would all seem to respond in similar ways to the removal of the toxic metals from their bodies. Toxicologists agree that mercury is one of the most toxic substances on the planet, so who is the quack anyway? The one looking out for human well-being or those seeking to undo him, a man with extensive research which could potentially undo an entire industry protecting its profits?
But skepticism is understandable too. My suggestion: If in doubt, why not take the protective view?
Health and blessings to you on your journey! –Drina
DISCLAIMER: The contents of this article and all linked materials herein are for informational purposes only, and do not diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Never substitute information for personalized guidance from your own licensed physician. Use this information only to ask questions of your doctor, making decisions based on professional and licensed recommendations. Individualized guidance is necessary based on your own unique needs. Herbs, drugs and nutrients may interact: Talk with your doctor.
Drina Brooke has a dual career as professional musician (since 1979, her life’s deepest love) and herbalist, an area which also holds her very strong interest. Drina’s herbalism background includes many years of private studies, healthfood store herb/vitamin consultant, and intensive apprenticeship studies leading to certification as Community Herbalist by phytotherapy authority Christopher Hobbs. She also studied physiology, detoxification and hidden sources of chemical poisoning with the late John Finnegan, clinical herbalist, nutritionist and author. A medical school graduate, Finnegan taught her his deeply effective healing strategy for immune system dysfunction. A master healer of the immune system with consistently impressive results, Finnegan healed her of environmental illness in the 1970s. Her rapid and deep recovery led to her great enthusiasm for herbalism, and convinced her of the far-reaching power of herbs. This sparked a passion for holistic health and an inner desire to share her joyous discovery with others. She has been researching auto-immune attack and other immune system matters for more than ten years, first as patient (in the 1970s) and now as herbalist with a special focus in this area. Her own experience gives her an empathetic understanding for the health struggles of other people, and helps her to help others, as is her desire. May you be well and happy!