Four years ago, my wife decided to get her amalgam fillings removed while we were on holidays in Costa Rica. The amalgam fillings had turned grey and black, so she had them changed for white fillings.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but her initiative became for me, the beginning of a new awareness regarding the dangers of amalgam fillings, the challenge of removing these fillings and reclaiming my own health.
I have had a mouth full of silver amalgam fillings for over 40 years. I went for a consultation with Dr. France Chevalier, an Ottawa dentist, in September, 2011 and I had the shock of my life.
I had decided to get my amalgam fillings removed because they contain about 50% mercury, one of the most dangerous and obnoxious elements on the planet, and my dentist in Cornwall, Ontario refused to remove them. He told me amalgam fillings were perfectly safe, that the mercury was inert in my mouth and there was no good reason to remove them.
So, my consultation with Dr. Chevalier in September, 2011 was an event that challenged almost everything about dental health that I had been taught since the early 1960’s.
During that appointment here is the information that jolted me:
- 12 amalgam fillings in my mouth had to be removed, 2 each month using the strict protocols(i.e. rubber dam, specialized vacuum, oxygen)
- a front tooth which had a root canal and a crown two years prior had to be extracted due to the growth of cysts
- an upper molar, and previously treated root canal had to be removed also for the growth of cysts
The whole issue of root canals, and the many risks involved, is a subject for another article. What you should remember is that a tooth which has had a root canal done, is in essence a ‘dead tooth.’ Our bodies are designed to reject dead tissue, so once the blood supply has been cut off to the tooth, there is a strong possibility that anaerobic organisms such as parasites and bacteria will find a home in that space. Then you will have more problems.
I agreed to go ahead with this work, and Dr. Chevalier performed the extractions in December, 2011. Since I needed cosmetic dentistry as a result of the extractions, I incorporated the follow-up treatments while vacationing in Costa Rica. You can read here about dental treatments I had with Dr. Enrique Parra in Liberia, Costa Rica.
Why Do We Use Amalgam Fillings?
What appears to be the case is that the millions of people, who have amalgam fillings around the world, are blind.
They are blind to the fact that there is a strong causal relationship between mercury poisoning and how the body functions. For over 100 years amalgam fillings have been is existence, but during that time organizations like the Canadian and American Dental Associations have refuted any attempts to show that dental amalgams (50% mercury) are a serious health hazard. There is so much money at stake and the possibility of lawsuits for damages would shatter the economy.
Silver amalgams are the cheapest way to fill a tooth, so the profit argument is always the bottom line in business. The American Dental Association, for example, has such a stranglehold on the dentists across America, that if any one of them speaks out against amalgam fillings, that dentist will be censured and may have his license revoked. Meanwhile, people are getting sicker and sicker from the effects of the amalgam but bureaucrats will cry for ‘proof.’ But how can there be proof if no one authorizes research to be done to determine the effects of mercury on the body?
Think about the 60’s when the tobacco industries claimed that ‘smoking doesn’t cause cancer.’ The government supported that claim for a long time. But then the dam collapsed, and people realized how dangerous smoking was to overall health. Then the class action lawsuits started. It will be the same for the dental establishment once enough people become aware. The lies, deceits and mistruths will fall like a house of cards.
In Canada, you can walk in and out of a dental office with your mouth loaded with amalgam fillings. They are your fillings.
If the dentist removes just one of those fillings, and shows you the removed filling on a tray, you can say goodbye to it forever. Why? Because the government forbids mercury in any form to be removed from a dental office. That mercury must be stored in a hazardous waste container, and must be removed from the office using strict protocols.
Does that make any sense to you?
Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning
About four years ago while traveling in Central America, I began to lose weight and while in Panama, I was diagnosed with gastritis and parasites. I returned to Canada and struggled with the parasites, using various modalities in an attempt to eradicate them such as: wormwood, black walnut, cloves, vibrational healing, and many dietary changes.
The parasites are still present in my body, and are noticeable from time to time in my stool. As well, when the parasites are active I suffer from low energy and stomach disorder.
Mercury in amalgam fillings forms an attraction to parasites in the body, and they can spread very quickly to the body’s organs. They make digestion difficult and generally make one lethargic. In my case, I believe they were also responsible for my sinus problems which have persisted for the last 10 years. Even without a cold, my sinuses would become blocked quite frequently, and as I found out only recently, this is one of the symptoms of mercury toxicity.
To cope with the sinus problems, I have found that drinking a glass of water with 3 drops of wild oil of oregano works wonders. This treatment can be taken from 1-3 times per day.
In Dr. Mark Breiner’s book, Whole Body Dentistry, there are numerous examples of the mercury related illnesses in the doctor’s patients. All of the autoimmune diseases such as MS, Crohns, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s begin with brain dysfunction, and mercury can be the culprit.
Remember, western medicine does not take mercury poisoning seriously, and there is no money for the pharmaceutical companies in ridding the population of mercury poisoning. However, there is money attached to the treatment of all of the diseases that I just mentioned. Are you beginning to see the picture?
No research, no proof. No proof, then there can be no problem. That has been the operating model for the past 100 years.
Dentists who have sounded alarm bells regarding mercury toxicity have been quickly silenced by the establishment. Their licenses have been revoked so they are reluctant to speak out. Even many of the ‘mercury free’ dentists won’t talk much about amalgam fillings, but in their clinics they refuse to use them.
My Amalgam Fillings
I have 4 amalgam fillings left to be removed, having had 2 removed each month from September to December, 2011. After each appointment with Dr. Chevalier, I felt unwell for several days and even several weeks after each appointment. Dr. Chevalier explained to me that this reaction is normal. In spite of best practices, 100% of the mercury vapour cannot be eliminated, and the body absorbs some of it. This causes the ‘mercury spiral’ which brings on the symptoms I have been talking about. Fatigue happens frequently after the fillings have been removed. It takes time and patience to get over it.
I will be getting 2 more fillings changed in April, 2012 and the last two in May, 2012. I am looking forward to getting all of the mercury removed from my body. It will be the first time since the 1950’s that I will have no mercury in my body!
Getting the amalgam fillings removed is the first step to restoring my health.
However, as mentioned the mercury has been in my body for the past 50 years, and the removal of the amalgam fillings is only the first step.
The remaining steps will involve “chelation”- which is the removal of the residual mercury from my body. For this step I will require a health professional whom I can trust, since chelation can be a risky procedure.
Each person has a different sensitivity level and the chelation must draw out the toxic metals at an appropriate rate, in order that a ‘backlash’ does not occur. In other words, we want to withdraw the mercury but at a rate that does not make the body mercury toxic- which would be a step backwards!
For this purpose I will be using the services of a naturopath doctor who is familiar with chelation therapy.
In conclusion, you can expect further articles on dental health from this website, since it is my opinion that the amalgam filling issue is not going away, and will only spike as the population ages, and the people who got amalgam fillings in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s will experience a decline in health as they age.
Right now it appears that the baby boomers, those born between 1945 and 1960, are the demographic most at risk. These are the people who are also suffering from the autoimmune diseases that I previously mentioned.
If you have comments, questions, or experiences you would like to share, please email me with your concerns.
The amalgam filling cover-up will only be exposed when a ‘tipping point’ is reached; that is, when people start talking about their experiences, and refuse to accept poor health as a natural function of ‘aging.’
It doesn’t have to be that way.