The heavy metals, especially mercury, and the light metal, aluminum, play a significant role in causing chronic illness. The medical literature is replete with proof of the link of mercury poisoning to serious disease. Most of this literature is not readily accessible to the lay person because it is very technical. There are, fortunately, a number of very readable books on the market that deal with the subject of mercury poisoning from dental fillings, as well as other metal toxicity.
The books I recommend are:
Not only do mercury and other metals poison us, they often attract pathogens such as parasites, bacteria, viruses, fungus and yeast. All of these elements can form a toxic soup that often acts synergistically. The effect of a single element is often multiplied by the presence of another element or other elements. Together they create a chain of pathology. In some cases this chain can be broken and the pathology reversed. Some "incurable" diseases may not be incurable in all cases. I am living proof of this, having recovered from two "incurable" diseases: Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn's disease.
In order to minimize our exposure to mercury and other toxic metals we should first get the mercury out of our mouths. Mercury makes up 50% of every so-called "silver amalgam" filling. Mercury is, by far, the most toxic metal on the planet, and the most powerful neurotoxin on the planet. The dental profession refuses to call them mercury fillings, which is what they are. "Silver amalgam" is much less scary to hear than than "mercury amalgam". Mercury was recognized in the 19th Century as a deadly poison. Mad Hatter's Disease was caused by hatters using mercury to make felt hats. In the 19th century mercury was known as Quick Silver, taken from the German phrase Quak Silber. People who put mercury, or Quak Silber, into other people's mouths were known as "quacks". Today they are known as dentist. For more information please read The Big Dental Lie.
It is no great surprise that dentists have a high rate of serious illness, including the highest rate of suicide of any professional. The post prevalent psychological symptom of mercury poisoning is depression. All dentists are mercury toxic, according to the medical literature. I have known more than one dentist with Multiple Sclerosis. I am sure the American Dental Association has statistics about all this, which it keeps in a deep, dark file. I have challenged the ADA for 13 years to make this information public. I am still waiting for their reply.
Update: In June, 2008, the FDA agreed to settle a lawsuit concerning dental mercury. The first shoe has dropped. Here is the link to the story. The case is: Moms Against Mercury v. Eschenbach, 07cv2332, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
In the settlement, the FDA agreed to bring to a conclusion by July 2009 a regulatory review of mercury in fillings that began in 2002. The process could result in a requirement that prescribing information warn dentists and pregnant women of nervous system dangers to fetuses and young children with developing brains. "Gone are all of FDA's claims that no science exists that amalgam is unsafe," said Michael Bender of Vermont, a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
Withholding important information that would help patients make informed choices in not only unethical and immoral, it is also criminal, in my opinion. If this were taken into a court of law, which may one day happen, the American Dental Association will have an extremely hard time defending itself. But you know the way it is with lawsuits. The legal system and lawyers can tie things up forever in court. A perfect example of this is the class action lawsuit against the dental profession that has been tied up in the Canadian court system for the past 12 years. There is a whole list of neurological diseases that may be caused by dental mercury besides MS: autism, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) among them. Tom Warren wrote a very interesting book called Beating Alzheimer's which is based on his personal experience with dental mercury connection.
Mercury fillings can be replaced with bio-compatible plastic fillings. To learn more about biological dentistry please click here.
In my opinion, when dental mercury and other toxic metals attract pathogens such as parasites, bacteria, viruses and fungus, really bad things can start to happen. Crohn's disease is one possible result of the deadly interplay of metals and pathogens in the digestive tract that I am personally familiar. I nearly died from Crohn's in 1994. To learn more about Crohn's disease please click here. I developed The Ultimate Zapper to kill pathogens involved in the deadly cycle of pathology associated with Multiple Sclerosis which I was paralyzed with in 1989 and Crohn's disease.
A rose is a rose is a rose. It's really not all that difficult to connect the dots. If you and I can connect do it why can't the multi-billion dollar MS industry? Maybe they need more money. Just joking. Actually, there's no money in connecting the dots. So, there aren't any dots. Tell me it ain't so, pharmaceutical companies. Tell me it ain't so, MS Society. Tell me it ain't so, MS Clinics. Tell me it ain't so, Neurological Association. Tell me it ain't so, ADA. Go ahead. Tell me it ain't so, AMA (American Medical Association). Go ahead, make my day! I'll put all your responses on my site. I'm waiting to hear from you. I've been waiting to hear from you for 10 years. Still waiting. Still not a single email.
I take it all back. I just figured it out. You don't get Multiple Sclerosis from mercury vapor when your dentist "places" fillings in your teeth that are 50% mercury and you end up swallowing the mercury bits that would otherwise have the EPA at the door except it is the door at your dentist's office where they make an exception to the rule, or when you grind the mercury fillings down by chewing for 10 or 20 years and your neurons get nuked gradually by mercury vapor so that nobody notices until you end up in a wheel chair which is when everyone notices you can't walk anymore, or when your dentist drills the mercury fillings out without taking proper precautions and you end up a basket case overnight, mysteriously, which is exactly what happened to me in 1989. You don't get Multiple Sclerosis from dental mercury. Dental mercury is completely safe. In fact, dental mercury is so safe that the ADA uses it as an antibacterial agent in commissary food at ADA Headquarters. Dental mercury tastes good. It has a bit of a metallic tang that is an acquired taste. MS? We don?t know the cause. We don't know the cure. Did I get it right, ADA? Ya gotta call your lawyers? No problemo, I'll hold.
Well, the ADA will not be happy when it learns that Minamata disease caused by mercury poisoning is exactly the same as mercury poisoning from dental fillings that is diagnosed as MS. The people at ADA headquarters will be losing a lot of sleep when they read this, of course. Dental mercury and MS, it's just coincidental. Did I get that right, ADA? Oh, I forgot, it's time to run for the cure and bike for the cure again. Don't forget to give generously. If you don't they may never find a cure. If you do they will never find a cure. The money stops flowing into the coffers once they find a cure. A cure? That thought is a nightmare for the ADA and the MS Society.
Mercury is the second most toxic element on the planet (second to plutonium) and it is the most powerful neurotoxin on the planet. So, logically, the burden of proof is on the regulators, governing bodies and colluders, including the ADA and the MS Society, to prove that dental mercury is not toxic. The MS industry, including the ADA and the MS Society, turn logic on its head by claiming dental mercury is not toxic and they lie through their teeth by saying it's safe in your mouth. There would be no money to be made from selling "silver amalgam" fillings if they told their patients that 50% of those fillings were mercury because everybody knows that mercury is poison and anyone in his right mind, at that point, would run the other way. So, the dental industry calls mercury amalgams "silver amalgams" and it demands that patients take them to court to prove that "silver amalgam" fillings are safe. They can afford to be arrogant. They have lawyers, lots of lawyers, prepared to lie for them. Money talks. But it doesn't always tell the truth.
It is very clear that Minamata disease is an acute form of Multiple Sclerosis. Their symptoms are identical, but the onset of symptoms is much faster and more dramatic with Minamata disease, in most cases, because the amount of mercury exposure is much greater. But these two diseases are only different in name. Mercury poisoning is mercury poisoning whether it comes from "silver amalgam" fillings over a period of decades or whether it comes from acute poisoning. A rose is a rose is a rose.
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