Whatever I have written thus far was gleaned
from personal study and experience over a twenty year period. My
initial motivation for studying into this matter being a
desperate need to recover my own health. With time, I was
greatly benefited by what I learnt and by what I applied. I will
always remember a specific period of about seven years when I
achieved a tremendous level of mental and physical vitality -
those were truly great, super-productive and wonderfully
enjoyable years - years that found me organizing health seminars
and talks all over my country, years that found me running up
and down mountains at the age of forty-plus, years of incredible
mental clarity, years during which I enjoyed a remarkable sense
of peace and well-being.
Sadly, those good years did not
last. Despite my excellent diet and lifestyle, my good health
and great feelings slowly started leaving me. Though I explored
every avenue in an effort to discover the cause of my decline, I
could find no answers.
Eventually I reached a point where
I could no longer go to work, where I could not sleep for more
than three hours a night, where concentration became a real
effort, where I could not deal with even slightly stressful
situations, where my memory failed me continually, where
depression held me in its cruel grip, where I had a strange
longing to die - for no apparent reason, and where any kind of
social engagement beyond my immediate family put me under
tremendous pressure. Where in the past I had loved lecturing and
mixing with people, I literally reached a point where I felt
that I would have to become a recluse.
Then, three years after it all
started, and some R50,000 later, a friend just happened to lend
me a book that described the symptoms of mercury poisoning - and
they matched my most prominent symptoms perfectly. Seeing that I
had one and a half teeth in the back of my mouth that had been
built up with silver/mercury amalgam - probably the equivalent
of 20 to 30 average fillings - this certainly was a possibility
Thus I began a period of intensive study that
culminated in a request to my dentist to remove all the
silver/mercury restorations from my mouth. Somehow he managed to
persuade me that the precautions that I suggested were not
necessary and, as a result, I swallowed a large proportion of
the drilled out and vaporized mercury amalgam. Little did my
dentist or I realize at that point in time that what I was
swallowing was the most poisonous, non-radioactive substance in
the world - more poisonous than lead, cadmium and even arsenic.
Now my troubles really started, and now my
symptoms really became serious. In fact, I literally started
dying by degrees. In desperation I searched the internet, I read
every book I could lay my hands on, and I contacted everyone I
could locate who had some experience with mercury poisoning, A
specialist in heavy metal toxicity even remarked that if it were
not for my healthy lifestyle and diet I would most surely have
become as mad as a hatter.
(Hatters used to suffer a high incidence of
insanity caused by the mercury used to make animal fur into felt
for hats - hence the expression - `as mad as a hatter.')
Eventually, in a very poor physical state,
not having slept properly for five years, I landed up in Mexico,
where Drs. Huggins, Morales and associates removed all possible
sources of toxic poisoning from my mouth - including nickel
based crowns, three root canals - all three of which were
infected (most root canals become infected and can become a
major threat to health), - and a number of cavitations.
Cavitations are hidden cavities within the gums. They come about
when a tooth is extracted in the routine `tug-and-leave' fashion
- without removal of the ligament surrounding the tooth. This
cavity in the gum is known to become the dwelling place for some
of the most toxic anaerobic bacteria known to man.
Within one week of this extensive oral
`clean-up,' my nerves stabilized, the depression left me, and my
energy levels improved tremendously. Within two weeks I was back
at work, and even enjoying the experience. It is now three
months since our return from Mexico and, though I still have
some considerable way to go, the improvement has been quite
phenomenal. Those in the know tell us that full recovery from
mercury poisoning can take six years or longer, if full recovery
is in fact possible, so I guess I need to be patient.
While in Mexico, my wife had all of her
mercury/amalgam fillings removed and, though she was not
suffering from any aggravating symptoms prior to this, she now
wakes up feeling energetic and fresh, her nervous system has
stabilized remarkably, and she has noticed a marked improvement
in many aspects of her life. Like millions of others in this
world, my wife thought that the way she felt prior to the
removal of her mercury amalgam fillings was simply the way she
was meant to feel for her age - little suspecting that her
entire system was being burdened by a deadly poison that had
been implanted in her teeth.
Today scientists and enlightened dentists the
world over are warning that silver/mercury fillings, made up as
they are of plus/minus 50% mercury, are a dangerous source of
systemic poisoning. As two highly respected physicians warn
us . . .
`Indeed, there is no question that mercury
vapor escapes with time from the surfaces of amalgams. There is
definite evidence that mercury is shunted quickly from the blood
and deposited in all organ tissues around the nervous system and
brain.' (Dr. H.R. Casdorph, M.D., Ph.D., & Dr. M. Walker, D.P.M.,
Toxic Metal Syndrome, pp. 156, 146)
More and more respected scientists are now
linking amalgam-related mercury toxicity to Alzheimer's Disease,
Parkinson's Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies,
Multiple Sclerosis, and many other very serious ailments - (see
Part 2) and most of those
who are suffering from these dreadful complaints have no idea
that the cause might just be inside their mouths.
Collectively Drs. Casdorph, Walker, Huggins,
and others, list the following as some of the more common
symptoms of mercury poisoning - according to various sources,
any combination of these symptoms could indicate mercury
toxicity - anaemia, anxiety, a sensitive tongue, bad breath,
bleeding gums, bronchitis, chills, colitis, coughing and nausea,
this link), drowsiness, erratic behaviour, excessive shyness
and embarrassment without cause, fatigue, fever, flu-like
discomforts, forgetfulness, gingivitis, hallucinations, high
blood pressure, inability to cope with stress, inability to make
decisions, increased sensitivity to sounds and light, insomnia,
irregular gait, irritability, joint pains, loss of appetite,
loss of self-confidence, low blood sugar, loosening of teeth,
memory loss, mental disturbances, metallic taste, mouth sores,
nervousness, numbness, nutritional disturbances, outbursts of
temper (which is also linked to certain drugs and/or the eating
of food that has been cooked in aluminium pots), paralysis,
resentment of criticism, self-consciousness, shaking, social
phobia, sore throat, stomach pains, suicidal thoughts, timidity,
trembling, urinary frequency or irregularity, visual changes,
vivid dreams, and vomiting.
link if you are in any way associated with someone who is
suffering from Alzheimer's disease, autism, Parkinson's disease,
or if you are considering a flu vaccine or having a child
Dr. Michael Colgan, Ph.D., CCN, one of the
world's top nutrition scientists, tells of a weightlifter who
was overcome by mercury poisoning. This normally confident
individual became embarrassed and mad when people looked at him.
As Dr. Colgan explains:
`The most insidious symptom was his loss of
confidence, something you would think was entirely mental. No
way. Mercury poisoning attacks the brain, to cause a condition
marked by shyness, fearfulness, and timidity. It can reduce the
strongest athlete to a frightened mouse.' (Optimum Sports
If you are plagued by any of these symptoms,
please do not rush off as I did and have your mercury fillings
removed. There is a special procedure that has to be followed
and special precautions must be taken - and you simply have to
find a dentist who acknowledges the dangers and who will be
willing to take the necessary precautions. Please DO NOT allow
any dentist to work on your mouth unless he is going to respect
your wishes in this regard.
In the United States mercury has now been
banned from use in interior latex paints and it has even been
banned from use in the switching mechanism of children's running
shoes - those shoes with lights in the heel - because the shoes
will ultimately end up on a landfill and the mercury will
eventually leak into and poison the subterranean water supply.
You can only imagine how poisonous mercury must be for the U.S.
health authorities to take such steps!
Isn't it strange that we are not allowed to
use mercury in shoes, and yet dentists are allowed to implant it
in our teeth?
Mercury is so poisonous in fact that the
Environmental Protection Agency (USA) has now declared scrap
dental amalgam a hazardous waste. What this means is that
dentists are no longer permitted to throw scrap amalgam in the
waste basket, or even to bury it in their gardens. The toxic
nature of mercury amalgam is such that the American Dental
Association (ADA) was forced to issue the following warning . .
`Dentists should alert all personnel who
handle mercury about the potential hazards of mercury vapour and
the need for good mercury hygiene practices. All amalgam scrap
should be salvaged and stored in a tightly closed container.
Handling amalgam requires extreme caution and a "no-touch"
technique should be employed.' (American Dental Association
News, September 7, 1981)
Even more baffling is the
thought that dentists are advised not to touch
mercury, and yet they are taught to implant it
in our teeth - where our tongues can touch it 24
hours a day!
Recent reports tell us that
on the strength of an abundance of scientific
evidence, the Swedish and German governments
have now placed an outright ban on the use of
mercury in dental restorative procedures. We are
hoping that other governments will soon follow
Despite the toxic nature of
Mercury, and despite warnings from research
centres the world over, in excess of 136,000
kilograms of this deadly poison is still being
used in dental restoration work annually. Yet,
thankfully, more and more dentists are refusing
to use mercury amalgam. As Dr. Richard D.
Fischer, D.D.S confesses . . .
Did You Know .
Thimerosol is a
mercury-based preservative that has been
used in infant vaccinations for decades.
Scientists and USA politicians alike are
now calling for urgent research to
establish whether there is not a link
between mercury/vaccinations and the
fact that an estimated 1 in 250 US
children develop autism. (CNN News
`I don't feel comfortable using a substance
designated to be a waste disposal hazard. I can't throw it in
the trash, bury it in the ground, or put it in a landfill, but
they say it's okay to put it in people's mouths. That doesn't
make sense.' (Alternative Medicine, p. 85)
In the words
of Charlie Brown, president of the World Alliance for
"Amalgam is a primitive, polluting, 19th
century product that began when physicians were sawing off legs.
Medicine has since moved forward." Unfortunately, this aspect of
dentistry has not, at least not yet in the United States"
For those of us who understand that disease
is an effort of Nature to remove toxic impurities from the
system, it is more than obvious that the very last thing we need
in this world is to have a deadly toxic substance implanted in
our teeth - one that would force our immune system into a
24-hour-a-day defensive reaction, weaken our immune defenses,
sap our energy reserves for 24 hours a day, and contribute 24
hours a day to the level of impurities in the system.
The challenge we face, however, is to get the
dental profession to admit that there is a problem. Most
dentists have only done what they were taught to do, and this
they have done very well, with every good motive and intention,
but the problem is with what they have been taught - coupled
with an understandable unwillingness to acknowledge that
dentistry might well be guilty of one of the biggest blunders in
medical history. If ever they do acknowledge this fact, of
course, they will face a class-action law suit that will last
from now into eternity - so do not expect any such
Nevertheless, one of the world's most urgent
needs is for the manual on dentistry to be radically and
urgently rewritten for, the way things are at present, and
according to professional opinion, . . .
`Organized Dentistry is probably the most
dangerous of all the human healthcare professions.' (Dr. H.R.
Casdorph, M.D., Ph.D., & Dr. M. Walker, D.P.M., Toxic Metal
Syndrome, p. 130)
As much as we do not want to believe this,
more and more professionals are warning that . . .
`The role the dentist plays is directly or
indirectly related to the etiology [cause] of a large number of
diseases, some occurring at sites far distant from the teeth.
This role is becoming more significant as dentists continue to
fill teeth with amalgam and alloy materials.' (Dr. F. Fuller
Royal, M.D., H.M.D., The Townsend Letter For Doctors, May 1990)
While I myself have had to
endure unbelievable suffering, I have no axe to
grind with the dental profession. Had I not
suffered as I have, I would not know what I
know, and I would not be sharing this vital
information with others - in the hope that they
can persuade their dentists to switch to safer
funeral by funeral."
(Niels Bohr, Nobel Prize-winning
Experience has shown, however, that some
dentists will respond to any suggestion that mercury is
dangerous by glibly stating that it is all fanatical raving -
"absolute rubbish"' - "unscientific" - "has no basis in
scientific fact," or that it is such a small problem that it is
not worth worrying about, or that the advantages of using
silver/mercury amalgam far outweigh the disadvantages - and so
on. One very popular theory is that only a few people have an
allergic reaction to mercury. This is like saying that only a
few people will die from a lethal dose of arsenic. Mercury is
poisonous to all people. Every extra filling in the mouth will
add to the burden on the system - and will constitute a toxic
time-bomb. You may not feel any noticeable difference for a
while, but when your immune system is undermined by factors such
as stress, burn-out or trauma, your body might lose its ability
to keep your mercury levels in check - then, as happened in my
case, your troubles will really begin.
What You Should Do
This chapter would not be complete without four
NEVER allow a dentist to place a silver/mercury filling in your mouth. If he
or she protests, kindly ask him or her to read this article. If he or she
still protests then, with respect, you have no other option but to find
NEVER believe that you will achieve optimal wellness while you have
silver/mercury amalgam fillings in your mouth.
NEVER discount the possibility that the silver/mercury fillings in your
teeth are contributing to your ill health and/or your bad feelings.
NEVER allow a dentist to remove your silver/mercury fillings unless he uses
a full rubber dam and unless he/she takes all the necessary precautions. See
Protocols at www.hugnet.com.
NB: I repeat: Before proceeding with any dental
revision, you yourself must be fully aware of what is required. In this
regard we suggest that you carefully study The Protocols For Amalgam
Removal, at Dr. Huggin's website at
Whatever treatment program you follow, the product
"Barley Life" - formerly "Barley Green," should constitute an integral part
of that program. This is the only product - together with an excellent
lifestyle and diet - that helped to bring about a significant improvement in
my own condition. Along with a good lifestyle and diet, I recommend this
product as a daily supplement for anyone who has amalgam fillings (5 heaped
teaspoons in a little water after every meal and a free range egg at least
every day). At first you will probably experience a healing crisis, but this is unavoidable.
If you wish to review the scientific literature on
this subject, please
click here, and/or
click here, read the articles that appear, and then review the
scientific evidence contained in the bibliography at the end of this
article. Or you may visit the website of the
International Association of Medical Technology. Here you will be able
to view a video of the vapor escaping from a silver/mercury filling. A huge
amount of material will also be found if you visit the links at
www.hugnet.com. You will also find
excellent information at
Dr Mercola's website.
Regarding silver amalgam fillings, and the removal
thereof, the following websites are highly recommended:
There is a strange quirk
about doctor - patient relationships today,
namely that the doctor's word and opinion are
final, and that the patient is not expected to
discuss or to suggest anything. That was my
problem. Please, take charge of your own life,
and employ your doctor or dentist to help you.
You are not obliged to sell your life to any
`It is wretched
to discover patients who have got
progressively more ill - not from a
disease, but from the side effects of
medication - and yet who were too timid
or intimidated to question their
treatment and stop swallowing the
tablets.' (Dr. Joe Collier, The
Health Conspiracy, p.143)
Proceed To Dental Miscue - Part 2: Part 2 was not
included in the original manuscript.
Proceed To Chapter 13: In the
next chapter we will be looking at yet another medical tragedy -
this time in the field of psychiatry.