I have written several posts warning people of the many illnesses and health problems that are related to mercury poisoning from amalgams–silver fillings. This story and amalgam removal protocol was sent to me. I have been unable to find the name of the author–but it is so important, I felt I needed to publish it as it clearly describes the steps necessary to safely remove amalgams as recommended by the Hal Huggins Institute. The proper removal of amalgams is key in preventing further damage from mercury poisoning.
I started taking Dr. Huggin’s supplements to remove the stored mercury from my cells in May, 1991. The change in my mental and emotional states were astounding. Each month I got better and better. My memory returned and my depression left. My energy increased and my anxiety decreased. My entire personality was changing. What a joy! I had blood and urine tests taken to record the loss of mercury. The blood test confirmed the amount of mercury that was being dumped into my body each day and the urine test confirmed the amount that was being excreted due to the Huggin’s supplements. I was excreting more mercury than I was taking in. To be exact, the test indicated that I was taking in .5 micrograms of mercury and excreting 5.0 micrograms. After a few months the changes in myself were so enormous that I made up my mind then and there that I wanted this to be a permanent change in my life. The only way to insure that was to have all of the mercury amalgams removed.So, I called the Huggin’s telephone number and asked for a dentist referral in my area. Also, having interviewed a variety of people, I had several referrals of my own.
I then proceeded to call all of the dentists and interviewed them over the phone. Either talk to the dentist or someone in authority in the office to elicit the information that you desire. Do not go in for a consultation until you have done this. First of all, the consultation will cost you money. Secondly, you don’t even want to use a dentist that is not using the proper protocol for mercury removal. I had read the book, Its All In Your Head, and knew the Huggin’s protocol by heart. I also knew that improper removal of the mercury could cause serious and permanent damage to my health. The Huggin’s protocol for mercury removal was taught by Dr. Huggins in his Colorado clinic to those dentists that were interested in learning the methodology. Dr. Huggins stopped placing mercury amalgam fillings in his patients’ mouths in 1973. He is recognized as one of the leading authorities in the world on mercury amalgam removal. Huggin’s protocol for mercury removal was as follows and these are the questions that you want to ask the dentist or his receptionist over the telephone BEFORE you waste your time or money on a consultation: (This was the protocol when I had my amalgams removed in 1992. New technology and research might have changed it).
Dental Amalgam (Fillings) Removal Questions and Procedures
- Electro Ferese Machine (EFM) – Does the dentist have one in his clinic? The EFM is designed to attract errant mercury atoms that escape into the environment while amalgam removal is taking place. Generally, the EFM is attached to the ceiling of his work station. This is very important, as you do not want to absorb these escaping atoms into your body via inhalation, etc. When you do go in for a consultation, ask to visibly see this machine.
- Air Exchange Machine (AEM) – This usually sits on the floor in the work station and physically exchanges the air in the room several times per hour. You should actually see the AEM to ascertain the dentist is in compliance with the Huggin’s protocol.
- Rubber Dam – This is a square piece of rubber that is placed into your mouth as a safeguard against mercury pieces and/or vapor being swallowed or absorbed during removal. The rubber square is about half the size of a Kleenex tissue and is laid over your open mouth and kept in place with wire frames that fit outside your mouth around your lips. The dentist puts pressure on the rubber around the tooth that he is going to work on so that the rubber breaks in that spot only, adhering firmly around the tooth. That leaves only the tooth to be worked on exposed, effectively protecting the other teeth, tongue, throat and mouth with the rubber dam. While it is difficult to explain, the procedure is quite painless and absolutely necessary. I would not let a dentist touch me for mercury extractions if he did not use this exact procedure.
- Water Exchange – Constant water/air suction should be used during removal to insure that all of the mercury is immediately removed from your mouth, thus eliminating any chance of absorption from mercury vapors.
- Sequential Removal – The dentist should have a machine that reads electrical current in your mouth. This machine is called an Amalgameter. It reads positive and negative electrical current in microamps. A ground is placed in your mouth and a probe is touched to each tooth which has a filling in it. The tooth will either have a positive or negative reading. Sequential removal means that amalgams are removed in order, according to the electrical charge. For example, the quadrant having the highest negative reading is done first, moving to the quadrant with the lowest negative reading. Then, the quadrant having the highest positive reading is done moving to the quadrant with the lowest
positive reading on the Almagameter. COMPLETE RECOVERY IS SELDOM ACHIEVED IF THIS PROCEDURE IS NOT FOLLOWED EXACTLY. A quadrant is a fourth of your mouth.
- You have the upper left teeth forming one quadrant, the lower left another. The upper right and lower right form the additional two quadrants. After each amalgam extraction, resetting of the current has to be done because the fields change. When I had my current tested it indicated I had a total of 80 microamps. Dr. Voll of Germany has said that there should be no more than six microamps of current in anyone’s mouth. He has also said that the acupuncture meridians in the body are adversely effected by any current greater than six microamps and that this aids the process of disease. Picture these meridians as guitar strings running from the bottom of your feet to the top of your head. There is concern about negative current at one microamp. It has been said that some of the dramatic improvements seen in some people after amalgam removal is due to the changes in their electrical field due to the removing of the negative fillings along with getting rid of the mercury.
- Protamine Zinc Insulin (PZI) – Be sure that the dentist uses a shot of PZI with each quadrant of amalgam removed.
- Immunization Cycle – Avoid having all appointments on the same day of the week in order to avoid interfering with the 21 day immune cycle. I had mine removed one quadrant a day for four consecutive days. On Monday one quadrant of amalgams was removed and on Thursday the fourth one was removed.
- Dycal – Make certain that the dentist does NOT use Dycal as a base. Dycal causes electrical current to be generated just as the metals do. All metals, including gold, cause electrical current fields in the mouth. To eliminate these fields, you must eliminate all metals.
- Do not take vitamin C on the same day as mercury removal takes place because it reduces the pain killing action of the Novocain.
Protocol After Removal
Now that we’ve covered the things that you must interview your dentist on, let’s cover the things that you must do to have the best results from your amalgam removal.
- Dietary changes are important. This includes the elimination of caffeine, sugar, and alcohol from your diet, and of course, smoking. I believe that organic, raw, fresh fruits and vegetables are necessary daily to achieve and maintain optimal health.
- The taking of supplements to remove the mercury stored in your tissues and brain cells. These supplements can be purchased from Dr. Huggin’s office. Also, several doctors recommend chlorella as a good detox method. There are several other ways to detox, see #20, Detox Body and #21, Detox Brain.
- As per author, the taking of Aloe Vera Gel. See subject #3, Aloe Vera.
Now, for the final aspect of this procedure. What do you replace the mercury/silver amalgam with? To this question, I am happy to say, there are good answers.
To begin with, there is a blood test. You can call Peak Energy Performance Laboratory in Colorado (1-800-331-2303) and they will send you a kit. You can have the blood drawn locally, then mailed overnight to Peak Energy Performance laboratory in Colorado. They analyze the blood and will give you a list of the replacement materials that you are compatible with. The procedure was called a Compatibility Panel 307 in 1992. The results are given to you and you can take them to your dentist who then, collaboratively, helps you select the best replacement materials for your amalgams. When I did this, the test revealed that I was very compatible with a white filling material called Conquest. This is a white, ground-glass powder mixed with a plastic binder. There are several different name-brands of materials similar to Conquest, but my blood test indicated I was least reactive to the chemical components in Conquest (Post Comp II by Generic Pentron).
As I stated earlier, do not let the dentist use Dycal as a base for the filler in your teeth. The best results overall are with a base called Dropsin. A “base” is a coat of insulation usually placed over the pulp chamber where the nerve lives to decrease the thermal shock of hot and cold sensitivity. Now, for the crowns. If the hole that is left in your tooth after the amalgam is removed is going to be too big, then a normal “filling” will not be suitable. It will not “hold”. In this case, you will need either a crown or an inlay. At this point you have four choices, of which, in my opinion, two are good and two are bad ones. Let me explain the good and bad of all four choices: The four choices are pure porcelain, porcelain over metal, gold, and cast glass. Please remember that these are my opinions and these choices were available in 1992. There might be new materials on the market that are better today.
1. & 2. Porcelain and Porcelain over metal- Porcelain was my choice. Porcelain comes in two ways;
- Pure porcelain bonded to your tooth
- Porcelain on top of metal (metal is 86% pure gold) cemented to your tooth.
Since I don’t believe in using metal of any type in one’s mouth, even gold, I chose the pure porcelain. As you have learned in this book, gold does give off an electrical charge and you will have an electrical field in your mouth if you use it, although according to experts it is a very low field. Also, you NEVER mix gold and mercury/silver amalgam in a mouth, not even for one day.
The downside for pure porcelain is two-fold. Porcelain is not as strong as metal/porcelain crowns. Heat and cold sensitivity lasts longer due to the fact that porcelain is simply bonded to the tooth while metal/porcelain crowns have a metal and cement base that adds a “buffer” separating the nerve in the tooth from heat and cold.
There are many different brands of porcelain. Since aluminum is an ingredient in porcelain, you must be careful to use one brand of porcelain only. Research data on the brand “Di Cor” shows a 100 to 500 thousand year half-life in aluminum leakage. In other words, you don’t have to worry about it in your lifetime because it will take a minimum of 100 thousand years for half of the aluminum to leak out of the porcelain.
3. Gold – The third choice is gold. A good point about gold is that it is the strongest choice, a bad point is that it will create an electrical field in your mouth which can be harmful to your health according to experts.
4. The fourth choice is Cast Glass. This is probably one of the best materials, but it is not strong and the crowns can break and crack with hard usage.
Taking everything into consideration, I elected to use pure porcelain and I have been happy with the choice. I have absolutely no electrical field in my mouth and the sensitivity to hot and cold diminished in a short time.
Everyone is different with their level of tooth sensitivity. I have talked to people who hardly notice a sensitivity at all while others had varying degrees of sensitivity. In my case, sensitivity was acute for several months, though within nine months it was barely discernible. It has been several years since I had my crowns put in and there is no sensitivity at all. I have been told that I am the exception to the rule, that most people don’t have as much sensitivity as I experienced.
Dental Amalgams (Fillings), Electrical Testing and Other Issues
Your dentist MUST check the electrical fields each time you come in for amalgam removal because the fields can change from quadrant to quadrant. This is part of the sequential removal procedure discussed earlier. During my mercury/amalgam extraction I also supported my adrenal glands by taking pantothenic acid and vitamin C. I took this combination for months prior to the extraction, but eliminated the vitamin C on the mornings scheduled for extraction, electing to take it in the afternoons (recall, vitamin C decreases the effectiveness of Novocain) and I continued taking it for some time afterward. I also added a freeze-dried adrenal gland supplement which I took before, during, and after amalgam removal. It just seems to me that since the adrenal glands are so sensitive to stress, that I should support them to the best of my ability during the extraction process. The stress on the body is tremendous at that time.
One more bit of information. My amalgams were removed in January of that year, but I didn’t start losing weight until three months later, in April. From April until August, I had lost 20 pounds. I believe the delay was the time necessary for the Pineal to recover from 30 years of “shell shock” in being bombarded with electro-magnetic fields. There is probably a time of adjustment and repair necessary for it to start functioning properly.
I must add here that the process of extraction was absolutely painless!!!! I never had one uncomfortable moment. And, my energy level was high and my mental condition, i.e., emotional stability, etc., was excellent. I think it was partially due to the adrenal support and the liter of Aloe that I drank daily, consuming four liters in four consecutive days of extraction. At that time I was taking Coate’s Aloe which comes in liter bottles (33.8 oz. in a liter Vs 32 oz. in a quart). From laboratory reports, at that time, I knew that Coate’s Aloe had between 1500 and 2500 mg./L of the healing ingredients I sought, therefore, one liter each day was adequate. If I had been taking R-Pure Aloe, I would have had to only take three ounces per day, as R-Pure Aloe guaranteed, at that time, 448 mg. per ounce of the healing ingredients. My goal was to consume a minimum of 1200 mg. of Aloe’s healing ingredient per day.
In ending this section, I would like to expound on the importance of selecting the dentist. The dentist that removed my amalgams is in West Palm Beach, Florida, and his name is Dr. Medlock. He was trained by Dr. Huggins and is a very sincere, conscientious person. Working with him and his staff was a pure delight. The staff always greeted me with an upbeat, happy attitude and demonstrated the utmost concern for my safety and comfort.
Dr. Medlock’s knowledge and input helped me tremendously in deciding on the proper crowns for my teeth. Thanks to his desire for continuing education, a recent seminar he had attended provided him new-found information on using the Di Cor porcelain.
Not long after I had finished my extractions, Dr. Medlock returned from another seminar on mercury extraction where he discovered a substitute for the rubber dam. It is a combination drill and semi-rubber dam all in one.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank him again for the safe, successful mercury extraction that I experienced. He has also been helpful in providing me with some of the necessary names and techniques listed in this book, not to mention his critique of this subject for accuracy.
Now, the last reference I am going to make in this topic occurred on December 16, 1990, on national television. Sixty Minutes, the popular television show, did an expose on mercury amalgams. I have the transcript of the show. Anyone can order it by calling Burrelle’s Information Services at 1-800-777-TEXT, OR
Journal Graphics 1-800-825-5746, or write to Journal Graphics, 1535 Grant Street, Denver Colorado 80203-1843. The television segment is entitled “Is There Poison in Your Mouth? To order it you must request it by date and segment title. I highly recommend that you order this transcript and read it. The contents are mind boggling.
The following information is excerpted from the transcript with permission from CBS.
—- Copyright, CBS Inc., 1990. All Rights reserved. Originally broadcast in December, 1990, over the CBS Television network and affiliates —-
Morley Safer: “Is there poison in your mouth? The American Dental Association says there isn’t, but some of its members say there is and have stopped using it. Mercury is more poisonous than lead or even arsenic.
Because its been around so long and because it was assumed that the mercury wasmade stable when mixed with other metals, amalgam fillings were never testedfor safety – one of those remedies that the Food and Drug Administration automatically approved, but now a growing number of scientists, doctors and dentists are saying silver amalgams should be banned. Last summer, the EPA banned mercury from indoor latex paint because of mercury vapor. The vapor level in this patient’s mouth after chewing for 10 minutes is 92 times higher than the mercury-vapor level in a newly painted room – three times higher than the U.S. Government allows in the work-place.
Dental Amalgams (Fillings), Medical Schools
A number of medical schools are looking at the relationship between mercury vapor in the mouth and a whole variety of diseases. Alzheimer’s, arthritis and colitis have all been linked to mercury poisoning. Mercury in the work-place has produced kidney damage, brain damage, birth defects and symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Up until seven years ago, the ADA said no vapor at all was released from fillings. The ADA is adamant that mercury in a patient’s mouth is safe – so adamant that in 1986 – it changed its code of ethics. It became a violation of that code for any dentist to recommend the removal of amalgam because of mercury.
The Inclusion of the “Is There Poison In Your Mouth?” Television script does not imply endorsement of the author’s editorial content therein.
By changing its code of ethics the ADA can now charge a dentist with fraud, get expert witnesses to testify against him, and revoke his license. Therefore any dentist that speaks out against mercury dental amalgams could lose his license and livelihood! And, it HAS BEEN DONE. Please read the 60 minute transcript to find out more.
I end this chapter on a note of sadness. It has been called to my attention that the panthers of the Everglades of Florida, an endangered species, are being killed by mercury poisoning. There are only a few dozen left in the Everglades and recently several have died. Panther No. 27, as the 4-year-old female was called, had a higher mercury level in its body than did victims of history’s most notorious mercury poisonings, at an industrial town in Japan.
If mercury in the environment is this deadly, think about having a toxic waste dump in your very own mouth, spewing out vapors every second of every day that you live, and for that matter, long after you die.
I hope this helps to enlighten you, to open your eyes to the lies that are being fed to you concerning the SAFETY of mercury amalgams. It’s your physical and mental health that are being destroyed. It’s you that is being cheated out of the full enjoyment of life which can only come hand in hand with a healthy, robust body and mind. I made my decision, and I had all of my mercury amalgams removed in January of 1992.
For those of you with any doubt as to mercury’s dangers, I would recommend that you read a book called “Beating Alzheimer’s” by Tom Warren. It is listed in the back of this book under the section entitled, Recommended Books to Read. Tom Warren was diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s disease and for six years he and his wife searched for answers to beat his INCURABLE disease. “Beating Alzheimer’s” is his own true story, and in his book, Tom devotes an entire chapter to mercury fillings.
The November 11, 1988, issue of Dental and Health Facts News Letter, published by the Foundation For Toxic Free Dentistry, reports that a group of researchers at the University of Kentucky found increased mercury in Alzheimer’s brain tissue.
The Stortebecker Foundation for Research, in Stockholm, Sweden, reports that the high concentrations of metallic mercury found post-mortem in the brain originate mainly from the mercury in dental amalgam fillings. However, far more dangerous are similarly released mercurial fumes, which settle in the mucous membranes of the upper region of the nasal cavity and are then transported directly to the brain. A silver filling is composed of five dissimilar metals: 50 percent pure elemental mercury, 35 percent silver, 13 percent tin, two percent copper, and a trace amount of zinc. When these dissimilar metals combine with saliva, a battery effect occurs. Studies indicate that an electrical current accelerates the release of hazardous mercury vapor.
A research paper entitled Dental “Silver” Tooth Fillings: A source of Mercury Exposure Revealed by Whole-Body Image Scan and Tissue Exposure and written by Leszek J. Hahn, et al, published on August 28, 1989, by the Departments of Radiology and Medical Physiology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It ended all speculation about the stability and dangers of mercury silver fillings by reporting what happened when radioactive mercury-silver fillings were placed in the teeth of adult sheep. Mercury appeared in high concentrations in the sheep’s’ kidneys, livers, jaw tissue, and gastrointestinal tracts. In each animal, it was found in lower concentrations in the frontal cortices, occipital cortices, thalami, cerebrospinal fluid, pituitary gland, thyroid and adrenal. It was found throughout their whole bodies – within twenty-nine days.I have read, from knowledgeable sources, that many of the chemical imbalances found in people are created by reactions to toxic substances in the mouth. They include mercury, copper, nickel, beryllium, aluminum, molybdenum and other metals found in fillings, crowns, braces and removable bridges. Plastic fillings contain phenol, hydroquinone, formaldehyde, boron, strontium, urethane and toluene.
These are just a few of the chemicals that people are exposed to from these fillings. Even “gold crowns” contain notable amounts of copper, palladium, silver, tin and zinc in the non-biological, or metallic forms which can react with our bodies. These metals and chemicals can combine with your hemoglobin where oxygen is supposed to travel resulting in the experience of chronic fatigue. They can combine with your hormones such that your blood test may look “normal” yet the hormones are not fully active due to contamination from some of these metals. They can attach to normal cells in your body and make them register abnormal, or “nonself” to your own immune system. When this happens, your white blood cells will start to destroy those “non-Self” cells thinking they are invaders. This creates what is called an autoimmune disease. Examples are Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Arthritis, Lou Gehrig’s Disease and many others.