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Symptoms of Mercury Toxicity

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What’s up this week? Many folks tell me it’s anything but energy. Why do so many people suffer from chronic fatigue? Don’t we get enough sleep? Let’s look at the example of the woman who gets ten hours of sleep per night, goes to bed exhausted and wakes up (only to a lengthy alarm) feeling exhausted. I use the female example because we saw a high predominance of females with this problem. There was a scenario that followed. Females are different, you know, primarily different from their male doctor counterparts.

When women are fatigued for a few years, they are much easier to beat up. And there is a pattern of treatment. I saw this pattern hundreds of times. It may seem familiar to some of you reading, for either you have experienced it, or had a wife or mother who experienced it. You may note a hint of sarcasm on occasion, for it really irritates me to see women treated in this manner.

H stands for husband, W for wife, and D for doctor.

H. Why don’t you see a doctor? You aren’t the same person I married ten years ago. You were so cheerful, active, fun to be around and now look at you.

W. Hummmm. Dear, would you set the alarm for just five more minutes?

H. You have already been asleep for ten hours. The bus will be here for the kids in 20 minutes and I can’t find Jenny’s left shoe. She won’t wear any color but red today. And where is my paisley tie? I have a meeting with the boss today and I’ve got to look my best. I’ll call for an appointment for you. What kind of doctor do you need, anyway?

W. Ten minutes…. just ten more min….

Doctors must get tired too. Tired of seeing the same woman with the same problems several times every day. Different name each time, but it’s still always the same.

D. What’s your name, age, problem, how long have you thought you were tired? Married? [now the routine really get monotonous] There are only two possible answers. Yes or no. If yes, how long? You and your husband get along OK? To himself: denial, just like all the others. Simple, really. If you are married, the husband is the problem, if not, that is the problem. Now on to the next series:

Do you have children? Again, two possible answers. If you do, they are the problem. Copping out. If not, again, simple, you feel inadequate. Treatment: Blood test to determine if anemic. If anemic it is expected because you are female and females do that thing once a month that is so bizarre. They lose blood. Of course they are anemic. Men don’t do it, so it is abnormal. Give iron and see me next month. If the blood test is OK, one choice. Shrink.

The blood test is usually normal, in fact, many times what is called high normal. Aside from confirming that you need a shrink, what does this blood test mean?

Most of the time, this blood test is a Complete Blood Count, or CBC for short. It includes a count of your red and white blood cells. Let’s focus on the reds for today. The red blood cells can be counted so you know how many cells there are per cubic millimeter of blood. Hemoglobin tells how much hemoglobin, or potential oxygen carrying capacity you have. And the hematocrit (formerly called cell volume – perhaps a better term) is a measurement of the percentage of blood that is composed of cells that contain hemoglobin. There are other breakdowns of counts that refer to the size, volume, etc. of the cells, but the hemoglobin and hematocrit will tell us the story we need to understand.

Hemoglobin is a gihugic  molecule that contains four parking places that can carry oxygen. These parking places are called binding sites, or places that oxygen can bind to the molecule for a free ride throughout your blood vessel system. When a hemoglobin molecule travels through an area that is short on oxygen, the tissue that is in need creates a chemical affinity for oxygen, such that the oxygen will jump off the hemoglobin and join the depleted tissue. This binding of oxygen to hemoglobin is not real strong, so that oxygen can jump off and the hemoglobin can return through your veins to the heart, to the lungs, and pick up another load.

Silver-mercury fillings are constantly giving off mercury atoms into the mouth which can be inhaled into the lungs and from there go into the blood stream, or swallowed, go into the stomach, on to the intestines and into the blood stream — which ever way, mercury can end up in your blood. Being a highly reactive atom, mercury immediately starts looking for a binding site with which to set up a permanent relationship. The binding sites on hemoglobin look ideal, so mercury tends to bind to the hemoglobin.

There is another fact that may explain why chronic fatigue is a modern issue. In the late 1970s dentistry began using “high copper amalgam”. Instead of the usual two to six percent copper, a new amalgam containing up to 33 percent copper was introduced to the market.

In U.S. tests and later published in Europe, it was found that the high copper amalgams emit 50 times more mercury vapor than the conventional amalgams of the previous century.

There is one big difference though. When oxygen binds, it is for a short period of time. When mercury binds, it may be forever. Out of the four available binding sites, if one mercury atom attaches, then you have lost 25 percent of the oxygen carrying capacity of that molecule. If two attach, you have lost 50 percent. You can see that it really doesn’t take much contamination to eventually have an effect on your energy level. Sleeping doesn’t help this problem either.

To confirm this, we have tested the “oxyhemoglobin” levels in the blood. This test tells of your “oxygen saturation”, or how much oxygen you are transporting relative to how much you really could be transporting. If all your hemoglobin was contaminated with two atoms of mercury on each molecule, your level would be 50 percent.

Now we have an explanation. Many of our female patients had high hemoglobin levels. Why? Because the body was aware of the mercury contamination and COMPENSATED by forming additional red blood cells, giving more hemoglobin and a higher hematocrit. These gals all looked like Olympic athletes from their high cell counts, but without an oxyhemoglobin level to see how much oxygen was really there, your wimpy attitude confirmed the “It’s All in Your Head” diagnosis.

Venous oxyhemoglobin levels are rarely done on a routine basis, so do not criticize your doctor for not doing them. Most oxyhemoglobins are done on arterial blood anyway. Venous levels give an idea of what life is like in the trenches. How much oxygen is utilized for just keeping your organs and tissues alive? Venous blood after supplying oxygen for maintenance housekeeping should have around 60 to 70 percent saturation. This leaves 60 to 70 percent of your oxygen income available for challenges like finding Jenny’s shoe, fixing breakfast, finding the tie, making love, working 8 hours away from the home, all those little expected normal things we face. Most of our patients had around 40 percent saturation or less. Twenty-something was not unusual in females. The implications here are mind-boggling.

What do you do about the situation?

Granted, mercury may also be altering thyroid, cell membrane permeability and a bunch more things that contribute to chronic fatigue — not to mention foods and digestion, but we are facing a primary problem with constant mercury contamination. None of the other avenues of treatment are going to be nearly as effective as long as you have amalgam spewing out mercury vapor into your blood stream. Amalgam removal sequentially, and with the most protection you can find (rubber dam used by the dentist to reduce your exposure during removal, lots of water flowed onto the filling while it is cut out – more than the little spray offered by the drill itself – vitamin or IV protection)… there are a lot of things that can be done, but the important thing is to reduce your constant daily exposure.

Amalgam removal, protection procedures and nutrition are other chapters all in themselves, but the important thing you need to know is that you are not a wimp — you are not shirking your responsibilities and that it is not All in Your Head.

Suicidal thoughts, sometimes called floating suicidal thoughts that invade one’s thoughts more than a dozen times a day are frequently noted in people with – again, the low cholesterol – presence of mercury fillings – condition. Most people do not actually commit suicide, but think of it so often that they think they are crazy and will not even mention the condition to friends, family, or professionals. Upon questioning, we have found these floating thoughts in over 50 percent of the patients treated over the past several decades. These, apparently mercury generated thoughts, usually dissipate within two to three days after treatment is initiated when all of the protocol is applied. The improved atmosphere of living within one’s mind without these thoughts gives and entirely different life for these people.

Sometimes these mercury related thoughts are called “suicidal tendencies”. Tendencies? Sounds gentle, doesn’t it? But it is not. This is probably the area that upsets me most about the amalgam issue. Of the over 2000 patients that we saw over the past ten years, a very high percentage had suicidal tendencies. These tendencies were in the form of thoughts of suicide that came over them for no particular reason. Sure, if the enemy is coming over the hill and they have in mind stringing you up with rawhide and letting you stretch to death, suicide offers a better way out. If the building is on fire and you are going to sizzle or jump to a quicker death, this to me is not suicide. It is making a choice about what is inevitable. That’s not what I’m talking about.

I’m talking about the well over half of my patients who had thoughts of suicide appear in their minds several times a day. For years. Who can you tell? No one. It puts you into isolation. People, even family and friends — especially family and friends — will think you are crazy. Or at the least, they won’t take you seriously. Isolation. What a thing to live with in isolation.

And what makes it happen? Where do these thoughts come from? Ask your psychiatrist, or psychologist, or ask me. The origin in many of my patients was right under their nose. Mercury.

It seems to me, after counseling over 1000 suicidal patients, that the natural reaction of mercury in the brain is the release of suicidal thoughts. You are not crazy. Let me repeat, you are not crazy. Suicidal thoughts are the natural reaction of the toxic exposed brain. It is not you. I know you. I have seen so many of you who are mercury toxic that I know who you are. And I know what you are not. You are not crazy.
I used to play a game. Even when the questionnaires were blank in the area of emotional disturbances, there were certain chemistries that gave it away. When I would notice these chemistry combinations, I would start moving papers around. I would puzzle over figures on one page, then go to another page, then use one of the medical terms I learned in my internship. “Hummmm” I would say. That’s the medical term I learned. “You know, you have the same chemical patterns I have seen recently in people who have UNEXPLAINED suicidal thoughts.” Once in a while people would break down and cry instantly. They had lived in isolation, many due to their religions that preached that you don’t even think about such a thing, much less talk about it, or God’s gonna gitcha. Satan will have your soul. Maybe Satan already has your soul. In this case I equate Mercury to Satan. What else can take a perfectly happy, loving soul and convert it to a frightened internal nightmare over which you have no control?

Too strong? Not if you ask my patients who experienced living in their own private hell, then were able to throw off the suicidal thoughts and live loving lives without constant fear that they might take their own lives.

What have we noticed that stimulates these thoughts? First there is the negatively charged amalgam filling in the mouth. Almost all of the new “state of the art” high copper amalgams produce negative charge. In the presence of a negative electrical environment, mercury leaching out of the fillings is converted momentarily into the deadly methyl mercury. Methyl mercury can cross the blood brain barrier, the placental barrier, in fact, there is no barrier to methyl mercury. It is about 100 fold more neurotoxic than the elemental mercury given off from the filling initially.

We have also noted that if a child has braces and amalgam, that the emotional reactions and school grades suffer more. Add that to a diet rich in sugar and soft drinks and it is no wonder that we have “teenage behavior”. We have seen so many young people change personalities in 24 hours after braces and amalgam were removed, that we wonder why it is such common practice. I have heard orthodontists say that they noted grade point averages drop and attention spans fade after braces are put on, but they thought it was just the psychological trauma of having “railroad tracks” on their teeth.

This is an area that I will be examining more thoroughly in the near future. Please, if you, or any family member have experienced suicidal tendencies, or know of the actual events having taken place and have access to dental records from the two years previous to the event, let me know. You have my e-mail address. You are not crazy. You are really OK. Remember, suicidal thoughts are the natural reaction to the presence of toxic metals. Don’t live in the dungeon of hurt when with a little effort and guidance, you can live the life you deserve to experience.

From somewhat the same origin as mercury generated mental problems, comes mercury generated brain fog. Brain fog can come from mercury alone, but usually root canals are also involved. The toxins formed around the tooth in an encasement called the periodontal ligament squirt into the body’s lymphatic drainage system every time a person bites down.

Together, mercury and these toxins invade the hippocampus and amygdala  portions of the brain and create havoc. Brain fog generally shows improvement within a few days of initiation of treatment, but mercury generally requires a few weeks before notable changes occur. If this is not stopped, it may gradually progress into Alzheimer’s disease. Mercury is the primary interference factor, but the toxins from root canals and cavitations play a significant, if unknown, role. If root canals and cavitations are not treated, success is far short of what could have happened.

Indigestion can be the result of mercury escaping from fillings and entering the stomach and intestinal tract along with food that was chewed upon mercury fillings. The abrasion of food on fillings releases 1500 percent more mercury than a filling just sitting in the mouth. Even though this has been published in an ADA owned dental journal, the fact is ignored by the dental profession and the ADA has threatened to apply sanctions to dentists who mention the fact.

As mercury enters the gastrointestinal tract, it can touch (not combine with) many of the “friendly intestinal bacteria” and change them into unfriendlies. These bacteria do not know how to digest carbohydrate, protein or fat, so the result is indigestion. The process called the C-Flush – a mechanical way of removing the bad bacteria – will aid in elimination of these mercury-stimulated bacteria and then one can restore the normal flora of the gut and indigestion can disappear. Generally this is an easy situation to correct, but 10 percent to 20 percent of the people will have to have more attention paid to this area of mercury interference.

Headaches for no particular reason are frequently generated due to mercury interference with brain metabolism. Even migraine headaches can respond to mercury removal (when done properly) within less than a week. Sounds too good to be true to the person who has suffered from migraines for years, but we have observed it happen hundreds of times over the past, nearly 4 decades. Now – warning! If a person has moderate headaches and just runs out to have their mercury fillings removed at random with any old “white filling”, they may push themselves into migraines and be far worse off than before. This is why the protocol is so important. One slip up, or omitted step and you pay the price – and not in money. In reduced quality of life. Mercury is not a toxin to be treated lightly.

Numbness and tingling of the hands and feet are another mercury related symptom that foretells neurological problems are on the horizon. Nerve impulses at the synapse require a complicated system of electrochemical reactions that have to act in concert with each other. Magnesium and manganese are two critical minerals involved in this reaction. Mercury interference here can cause impulses to fire, but not recover so that they can fire again. This creates sensations of numbness and tingling. Using chemistry interpretations, one can determine how much of a problem exists and be lead to how to correct it. Sometimes, as with many neurological problems, improvement can be noted within days as compared with weeks or months.

Numbness and tingling of the hands and feet are another mercury related symptom that foretells neurological problems are on the horizon. Nerve impulses at the synapse require a complicated system of electrochemical reactions that have to act in concert with each other. Magnesium and manganese are two critical minerals involved in this reaction. Mercury interference here can cause impulses to fire, but not recover so that they can fire again. This creates sensations of numbness and tingling. Using chemistry interpretations, one can determine how much of a problem exists and be lead to how to correct it. Sometimes, as with many neurological problems, improvement can be noted within days as compared with weeks or months.