The Huggins Grube Protocol: An Introduction
Centers for Healing is all about . . . healing. Go figure, right? Yes, names still mean something, and we chose ours for good reason. After all, the heart of our work here at Centers for Healing involves biological dental revision. That is: the systematic removal and replacement of all toxic materials in your mouth. Why? So you can heal.
To ensure the safety and success of our work, we follow a special patient (and doctor) protection plan developed by my mentor, Dr. Hal Huggins. We call this plan “the Huggins-Grube Patient Protection Protocol,” or simply “the Huggins-Grube Protocol.”
Dr. Hal Huggins
Dr. Huggins spent most of his long career trying to convince the dental profession to stop using mercury in fillings. In the process, he learned that the safety involved in the removal of mercury-filled amalgams and crowns is just as important as the removal itself. Well, that safety is the heart and soul of our Protocol.
Cause and Effect
The Huggins-Grube Protocol, thus, is a comprehensive plan covering the phases before, during, and after dental revision treatment. After all, getting the toxins out of your mouth is just the first step in getting healed, by removing the causeof your symptoms.
The second step is the healing process itself. There, we help your body recover from the effects of exposure to those toxins, many of which take on the features of full-fledged autoimmune diseases.
Autoimmune disease? Maybe it doesn’t sound as bad as it should. After all: “auto” means “self” and “immune” means “protected.” So, “auto-immune” ought to mean “self – protected,” right?
Wrong. Although there are many kinds of autoimmune diseases, they all have one terrible thing in common: they cause the body to mistake and attack itself as a foreign object! If the immune system is like a series of battleships, then autoimmunity is like having those ships wage relentless war on their homeport. What are some of these autoimmune diseases?
- Crohn’s Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Celiac Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Type 1 (juvenile) Diabetes
The list goes on and on. You get the picture: really bad stuff. Bottom line: if you’ve got an autoimmune condition, then you certainly don’t want to make it worse than it already is.
Again, that’s why, over the course of the next few weeks, I will be writing about specific aspects of the Protocol. This way, you’ll have a better understanding of its importance and why we follow it so closely.
A Healing Partnership
I need to stress something from the get-go, however. We do everything in our power to protect and heal you, as safely and quickly as we can. But, a patient’s involvement in his or her own healthcare plays a major part in the total healing process. The success rate of our work dramatically increases when a patient takes his or her treatment in hand, working with us as active partners in healing. Active partners in healing: what a concept!
You’ll see that concept in action as I walk you step-by-step through the different phases of the Huggins-Grube Protocol. I have no doubt you’ll see clearly how it helps me and my colleagues here at Centers for Healing in our daily work for yourbest physical, dental, and emotional health, as safely and quickly as possible.
All the best,