Toxic buildup in the body can prevent the body from performing its normal functions efficiently and will compromise the immune system’s ability to protect us from disease.
The dangers of dental toxicity
Dental toxins represent a major part of our daily exposure to toxins which also include air and water pollution and chemical exposure. In his book Optimal Nutrition for Optimal Health, Thomas Levy states that amalgam fillings contain approximately 50% mercury, one of the most hazardous heavy metals seen today. Through the inhalation of the vapor and the swallowing of mercury compounds, the body receives a continual exposure to this toxin, with symptoms including gut and immune system disorders, increased mercury levels in the brain, irritability, depression, insomnia, mild tremor, nervousness, impaired judgment and co-ordination, headache and fatigue.
Other metal found in these amalgam fillings include silver, copper, tin and zinc which can all be toxic to the body in their chemically unbound and elemental forms. Nickel is typically used in partial dentures, braces, crowns and caps, and exposure can increase cancer risk, click site.
Natural remedies for mercury detoxification
The main method for mercury elimination is amalgam removal. However this may be impractical, unaffordable or just not possible for some people. There are however, natural methods of detoxification which can increase elimination of mercury.
- Large doses of chlorella can increase mercury excretion from the body
- MSM (methysulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur and binds mercury for detoxification.
- Vitamin C aids mercury elimination by mobilizing mercury from intracellular stores
- NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) is a chelator of mercury.
During mercury detoxification, ensure sufficient protein intake, and maintain 2-3 bowel movements per day for optimal elimination.
The connection between root canals and chronic disease
Root canal procedures can introduce bacteria from the mouth deep into the root of the tooth and prevent already present bacteria from escaping. The oxygen-starved area of the tooth root and tooth pulp predisposes the bacteria to produce massive amounts of toxic by-products that depress the immune system in a slow and subtle way, possibly leading to cancer, heart attack or other degenerative diseases.
Periodontal disease and heart and lung disease
This disease of the gums results in toxicity from similar bacteria as root canals, producing extremely potent anaerobic bacterial toxins. Heart and lung disease can be associated with gum disease. Dr Murray Vimey, one of the world’s top mercury researchers, believes that mercury amalgam fillings contributes to periodontal disease.
Maintenance of healthy gums and teeth and detoxification
Avoid smoking, take large doses of Vitamin C and use a dental water irrigation device containing some hydrogen peroxide to keep teeth and gums in good condition. In order to eliminate dental toxins, it is vital to enlist the help of a dentist well versed in proper detoxification methods as incorrect procedures can aggravate any current medical problems. For assistance regarding these methods Dr Huggins can provide information, or Dr Thomas Levy.
The toxic effect of electromagnetic fields
Microwave fields, electromagnetic and radio waves surround us daily. Our bodies also have their own electrical and electromagnetic fields which can be disturbed, changed or inhibited easily by cell phone, pager and other battery powered devices worn on the body.
By being aware of the sources of these toxins, it is easier to avoid or lessen their exposure. Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis or to guide treatment without the opinion of a health professional. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a doctor for advice.