The data from this study revealed that amalgam sensitive individuals are quite heterogeneous with respect to treatment effects and that there may be a true association between symptoms and mercury levels in subgroups. Therefore, the question of 'amalgam sensitivity' should concentrate more on individual vulnerability, either in the form of biological (e.g. genetic) or psychosocial (e.g. personality, experiences, health beliefs and concerns) predispositions.
I am one of the few dentists in the Orange, Riverside, and L.A. counties who has the experience and special equipment required for the mercury safe protocol recommended by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, so patients do not inhale toxic mercury vapors.
My journey toward becoming a holistic and mercury free dentist began around 2002. I had already stopped using silver amalgam fillings in the 1990's, when better filling options became available. I was concerned about the idea of putting mercury in people's mouths and also knew that it caused teeth to crack, which is not what I wanted for my patients.
I suspected my health was being impacted by my dental amalgams but dismissed the idea as I trusted the scientific integrity of the dental and medical community. I assumed the anti-amalgam community to be unscientific alarmist. I expected to find little or no scientific work on the subject, but was shocked to find hundreds of peer reviewed studies.
I am a survivor of mercury poisoning which stemmed from having 16 mercury dental amalgam fillings by the time I was 24 years old. I've suffered from a number of neurological issue, including: depression, panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, stuttering and heart palpitations. I reached a point in my life where I wanted god himself to take my life and I wanted to die.
Like many other victims of mercury toxicity, I suffered from numerous autoimmune and mystery illnesses for years before being diagnosed with mercury poisoning. In 2010, my physician recommended I have my six silver fillings, removed immediately. Over the last year, my health has improved far beyond my wildest expectations.
Chris Shade PhD of Quicksilver Scientific shares his story of mercury toxicity, amalgam removal and subsequent health improvements.
Dr. Joeseph Baba D.D.S. discusses patients health improvements he has observed after removing amalgam fillings from their mouths.
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