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Amalgam Fillings not so Safe

Here's Mercola's latest post on the subject.

We already knew we were getting a lot of mercury from fillings, but the dental profession and FDA continued to say they were "safe and effective"... safe and effective.. safe and effective.. safe and effective... It's the same mantra they use for vaccines containing lord knows what toxins... safe and effective... Now we know to be suspicious when that mantra comes out. Then somewhere along the line some dentists got real and decided they wanted to stop poisioning their patients, and suddenly had more business than they knew what to do with. The old-school dentists who still said fillings that were 50% mercury were safe and effective started losing ground. The FDA follows the money, like a dog follows a biscuit. I'm not a cynic, I'm a realist. =-] Too bad my brain is already frying/fried from the 20 mercury laden fillings that I got when I was a child.

I just learned yesterday that high dose N-acetyl-cysteine is dangerous for people with a high mercury load because it mobilizes it and is thought to transport it across the blood brain barrier and INTO the brain. I did not know this and took NAC along with detox protocols so I probably worsened my own problem. I wonder if taking NAC with a chelator is of any help in removing said toxin from the brain?

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skyojos
Jan. 28th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Good post. At every turn, living is dangerous to one's health! Next time I look in the mirror I am going to count my amalgam fillings. Ugh. I have heard it's quite expensive to replace with better but have not looked into it. Not sure what the crowns I will get are made of but will look into it.
liveonearth
Jan. 28th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
Nobody has done the research but the rate of offgassing decreases over time, and my fillings are over 30 years old, so I figure I have already ingested the majority of the mercury that was in them. Gum chewing increases the rate at which you draw out the mercury, and I have chewed a LOT of gum. In other words, I have no intention of undergoing the expensive and dangerous process of having someone drill out every single filling in my head and replace it with something else. Odds of them destroying perfectly good teeth in the process are high. I don't think replacing ancient fillings is a good idea for anyone in my position, even though alternative dentists are quite eager to do it for me.
skyojos
Jan. 28th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
Good perspective. Most of mine are probably 30-40 years old with a few in the 10-15 year range. Not much gum chewed until lately =-]
No way I could afford removal/replacement at this time so good to know that it might not be wise anyway.

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