Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dental Risk - Cancer

I took a break from blogging yesterday. I have been a bit physically tired and spent must of my time resting.

Of late, it appears that every time I cough, my phlegm would also include some traces of fresh blood. Well, the only thing I monitor now is to ensure that I don't bleed from coughing. I just think it's part of the reaction from the therapy and there is no point in dwelling over it. However, I do take in peppermint tea with honey and lemon to smoothen the throat. I am also feeling rather tired lately and spend much of my time napping in the afternoons.

Amalgam Fillings: What The Doctors Won't Tell You
Although amalgam dental fillings have been in widespread use for around 150 years, this started to change in the mid-1980s, when evidence began to emerge that mercury vapour was being released from these fillings. However, there was not much supporting evidence at that time. Indeed, as recently as 1997, the World Dental Federation (FDI) and the World Health Organization joint consensus statement on dental amalgam stated: "No controlled studies have been published demonstrating systemic adverse effects from amalgam restorations.”

However, recent advances in technology have allowed the mercury-Alzheimer’s theory to be tested directly on brain tissue samples from known sufferers of the disease. Two independent university laboratories have now shown that minute amounts of mercury can damage the membranes of growing brain cells.

A team of Swiss and Belgian scientists exposed brain cells to minute amounts of mercury and observed changes that mimicked “all the biochemical lesions of AD” (J Neurochem, 2000; 74: 231-6).

A year later, University of Calgary researchers found that mercury caused the "neurofibrillary aggregates" characteristically found in the brains of AD sufferers (NeuroReport, 2001; 12: 733-7).

In response to the concerns these findings raise, Sweden has banned mercury fillings, and Austria and Germany have restricted their use.

Mercury is more toxic than arsenic.

Dentists have the highest suicide and divorce rates among professional. Female dental personnel have a higher spontaneous abortion rate, a raised incidence of premature labour, and an elevated perinatal mortality.

Research has demonstrated that 100% of all root canals result in residual infection due to the imperfect seal that allows bacteria to penetrate. The toxins given off by these bacteria are more toxic than mercury. These toxins can cause systemic diseases of the heart, kidney, uterus, and nervous and endocrine systems.

You can read more about The Link Between Mercury Amalgams and Illness by Dr. Hal Higgins here.

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