Mercury is the most toxic, non-radioactive
element on the earth. Most medical and scientific researchers have
called for a ban on the use of mercury in all products. However, the
potential harmful effects of mercury fillings have been ignored by the
U.S. government. Due to its poisonous nature, mercury can adversely
affect the immune, urinary, cardiac, respiratory and digestive
systems. Under laboratory conditions, mercury has produced brain cell
deterioration identical to that seen in victims of Alzheimer's
Many people do not realize the "silver" amalgam
fillings are 50% mercury. A large filling may contain as much mercury
as a thermometer. Mercury vaporizes easily at room temperature, and in
this state, is odorless, colorless and tasteless. Inhaled mercury
vapor is readily absorbed into the bloodstream. The World Health
Organization has concluded that dental fillings contribute more
mercury to a person's body than all other sources of mercury combined.
Mercury is a powerful poison. Published research demonstrates that
mercury is more toxic than lead, cadmium or arsenic. No amount of
exposure to mercury vapor can be considered harmless. Especially
considering its cumulative effect.
For more information
on the ways the amalgam fillings leak mercury into the body and the
problems caused by mercury in the body see: "The Smoking Teeth
The International Academy of Medicine &
Toxicology believes you should have mercury fillings removed (unless
you are pregnant or lactating). Mercury vapor is continuously emitted
from dental fillings and accumulates in the body over time. The
damaging effects of this exposure may not manifest for years or even
decades. Studies repeatedly demonstrate that even low levels of
mercury cause measurable adverse health effects. Mercury in the
tissues of a fetus or infant correlates significantly with the number
of dental amalgam fillings in the mother. Newborns may be at risk for
learning disabilities because of mercury their mother absorbed during
pregnancy. Many physicians are testing their patients for mercury
toxicity and referring them to biological dentists. Across scientific
disciplines, health professionals are realizing that mercury may
adversely impact patient health.
To prevent mercury exposure, the IAOMT
recommends finding a biological dentist properly trained in mercury
filling removal. Patients should inquire about the following amalgam
Utilizing an efficient suction
system in the oral cavity with a special tip or its equivalent to
contain amalgam particles and mercury vapors.
Utilizing a rubber dam to eliminate the possibility of having
patient swallow the larger sections of mercury amalgam fillings as
they are being cut apart and removed
Using a vacuum system extra-orally
to capture any escaping mercury fumes
Operating both intraoral and
extra oral vacuum systems at maximum efficiency.
Applying copious amounts of water
to the filling during removal.
Removing the amalgam in large
segments to minimize the generation of mercury vapor and amalgam
Providing the patient and dental
staff with a mercury-free source of air.
If applicable have a vitamin C drip
done during the mercury amalgam procedure and/ or have it done soon
after the procedure.
Most biological dentists work in
conjunction with physicians, who may prescribe supplements prior to
the removal of mercury fillings. It is imperative that chronically ill
patients seek advice from a physician knowledgeable in mercury
In addition to these measures recommended by the
IAOMT for protecting patients while having the fillings removed there
is a new protocol being recognize by the alternative naturopathic
health practitioners that uses Calcium Bentonite Clay for detoxing
mercury from the body.
clays are able to extract heavy metals, radioactive elements and many
other toxins such as pesticides from the body. These clays,
technically known as Smectites, have the ability to absorb and adsorb
making them ideal for binding with heavy metals. To understand more
about the remarkable abilities of healing clay go to
When Bentonite clay
water and swells, it is stretched open like a highly
are drawn into these
and bound fast. In fact, according to the Canadian Journal of
including Paraquat and Roundup. The
eventually eliminated from the body with the
bound to its multiple
When clay contacts
"free mercury", as well as many, many other toxic substances, the clay
acts with both absorption and adsorption. Thus, the body is protected
against the mercury as it exits the body.
In my book
Living Clay, Nature’s Own Miracle Cure, I list the protocol
for using Calcium Bentonite Clay for mercury detoxing. The clay can
and should be administered in several ways and in conjunction with a
biological dentist properly trained in mercury
Begin taking clay
internally several weeks before the removal of the fillings. Drink
2 oz. of pre-mixed liquid calcium Bentonite clay water 3 times a
Prior to the
removal of the amalgams begin swishing clay water in the mouth for 2
minutes 3-4 times a day and then spitting the mixture out and
rinsing the mouth with water.
Pack dry powder
clay around the teeth and gums at night and sleep with it in the
mouth. Another method would be to put hydrated clay into a plastic
mouth piece and insert over the teeth at night. Follow this with
Taking clay baths
twice a week using two cups of dry powder clay per bath sprinkled
lightly back and forth across the tub as you are filling the tub
with hot water. Soak for 15-20 minutes submerging as much as
possible into the bath water. Continue this for twelve weeks or
longer if necessary to draw out toxins stored in the soft tissues of
Test or the Melisa Test (www.Melisa.org)
are recommended to monitor the Mercury levels in the body before and
during the detoxing.
For thousands of
years, people have used clay to heal wounds, soothe indigestion, and
kill intestinal worms. Though the practice has declined in modern
times, the recent rise of drug-resistant germs has scientists looking
more closely at these ancient remedies to learn exactly what they can
do and how they do it.
More and more we are
seeing man-made chemical health related problems being rectified with
seemingly simple natural substances like Calcium Bentonite Clay. This
amazing natural substance is beginning to be recognized for its true
value as a catalyst to support the body in returning to its natural
state of health.
Be discriminating and select a clay from a
reputable source. Ask to see the mineral analysis of their clay and a
lab test for microbials. Insist on a quality, clean, pure, natural
clay free of Staphylococcus Aureus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa,
Escherichia Coli and Salmonella.
The Smectite/Montmorillonite Calcium Bentonite Living Clays, capable
of adsorption and absorption, are widely respected for their healing
I would like to
thank Dr. Pentti Nupponen,
www.drnupe.com, a dentist who cares and stays on the leading edge
of safe practices for his patients, for consulting and contributing to
the authenticity of this article.