1. Mercury has definitively been linked to heart disease by medical researchers at the Catholic University in Rome. They recently reported that patients with congestive heart failure (idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy or IDCM) have vastly elevated concentrations of mercury in their heart tissue. They compared mercury concentrations from the left ventricle of patients with IDCM and valvular disorders, with patients having no heart disease at all. The IDCM patients had mercury concentrations 22,000 times higher than in the patients without heart disease. Test results revealed frequent premature heartbeats in all the IDCM patients and ventricular tachycardias (irregular heartbeats) in six of the 13 patients. None of the patients had had occupational exposure to mercury. Researchers at the University of Calgary point out that dental amalgams are the most likely source of the mercury. So-called "silver" amalgam fillings contain 50% mercury and are, by far, the largest source of mercury in the human body according to the WHO (the World Health Organization).
2. In an article in the November 28, 2002, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, "Mercury, fish oils, and the risks of myocardial infarction," the authors stated: "Mercury may promote atherosclerosis [heart disease] and hence increase the risk of myocardial infarction [heart attacks] in several ways. Mercury promotes the production of free radicals...and may bind selenium [so that it] cannot serve as a cofactor for glutathione peroxidase. Mercury may inactivate the antioxidant properties of glutathione, catalase, and superoxide dismutase. Mercury may induce lipid peroxidation, and mercury levels were a strong predictor of oxidized LDL levels...Mercury compounds can also promote platelet aggregability and blood coagulability, inhibit endothelial-cell formation and migration, and affect apoptosis and the inflammatory response. Increased rates of cardiovascular disease were found in mercury-exposed workers, and mercury levels in hair predicted the progression of carotid atherosclerosis in a longitudinal study. The article found that mercury levels were directly associated with the risk of heart attacks.
3. Dr. Boyd Haley has confirmed that dental mercury is linked to heart disease. Page 16 of his study which can be viewed at
shows the link between dental mercury and heart disease very clearly.
4. From http://www.ithyroid.com/mercury.htm
"The relationship between mercury from dental amalgam and the cardiovascular system. Siblerud RL Department of Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523. The findings presented here suggest that mercury poisoning from dental amalgam may play a role in the etiology of cardiovascular disorders. Comparisons between subjects with and without amalgam showed amalgam-bearing subjects had significantly higher blood pressure, lower heart rate, lower hemoglobin, and lower hematocrit. Hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cells were significantly lower when correlated to increased levels of urine mercury. The amalgam subjects had a greater incidence of chest pains, tachycardia, anemia, fatigue, tiring easily, and being tired in the morning. The data suggest that inorganic mercury poisoning from dental amalgam does affect the cardiovascular system. PMID: 2270468, UI: 91102526"
5. Read about how zapping seems to improve the oxygen carrying capacity of red blood cells by making "sticky" blood cells "unstick" and flow freely.
Read about my step-by-step program for detoxification and revitalizing the immune system in My Recovery Protocol.