by Dena Schmidt; NaturalHealth365
Cases of chronic disease have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., with issues related to the immune system high on the list. These diseases have all been associated with mercury-based dental amalgam fillings.
Dental amalgam fillings contain up to a 54 percent ratio of the neurotoxin mercury. The National Institute for Health, through an extensive epidemiological study, showed a high correlation between dental amalgam fillings and chronic disease. Yet, the FDA and other health agencies refuse to do anything about this huge public health risk.
The public is waking up to the dangers of dental amalgam fillings
Autoimmune issues linked with mercury fillings include arthritis, MS, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, muscle tremors, joint and muscle pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn’s disease, lupus, endometriosis and diabetes.
2. Neurological problems
Neuropathy, paresthesia, memory loss, ADD, epilepsy, autism, headaches, migraines, dizziness and vertigo are all associated with mercury fillings.
3. Mood disorders
Amalgam fillings have also been associated with anxiety, depression, insomnia, schizophrenia, anger control issues, and mental confusion.
4. Immune system dysfunction and cancer
Immune system problems like asthma, chemical sensitivities, skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, sinus issues and susceptibility to infections can also be caused by dental fillings loaded with mercury. The risk of breast cancer, leukemia, and other cancer types tend to go way up with these fillings in the mouth.
5. Cardiovascular conditions
Amalgam fillings are associated with hypertension, arteriosclerosis, angina and abnormally rapid heart rate (tachycardia.)
6. Stomach and digestive problems
Research has also found a link between mercury fillings and leaky gut syndrome, malabsorption of minerals, and blocked cellular enzymatic processes.
7. Hormonal imbalances
Hypothyroidism, adrenal gland issues, Hashimoto’s disease, hair loss, prostate issues and urinary problems have all been linked with mercury fillings.
8. Reproductive difficulties
Mercury has been connected to reduced sperm count, infertility, PMS, genital tract problems, spontaneous abortions, birth defects, and learning disabilities in children.
9. Oral health issues
Despite their intention and purpose of repairing cavities in teeth, mercury fillings can actually cause oral health problems. Mercury vapor can accumulate within the gums, tooth roots, jaw and oral tissue, leading to a range of health problems like periodontal disease, halitosis, oral ketosis and oral lichen planus.
10. Vision and hearing problems
Mercury fillings have also been associated with hearing loss, tinnitus, and vision issues including eye inflammation, myopia, macular degeneration, cataracts, astigmatism, iritis, color blindness and other vision disturbances.
If you suspect your dental fillings could be at the root of your chronic disease, they can be removed and replaced with fillings that do not contain mercury. However, many integrative healthcare professionals warn against disrupting the mercury during filling removal – which could result in high amounts of mercury vapor released during the process.
Bottom line: If you decide to have them removed and replaced, be sure to seek the services of a proven, experienced dental professional – preferably a holistically-oriented dentist trained by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. (IAOMT)