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by Birdlady » November 11, 2008 at 10:31 am #102652

I am using Dr. Andy Cutler’s frequent dose oral DMSA protocol. He doesn’t sell anything other than a book. I would recommend buying it if you have the extra cash, but there are yahoo groups dedicated to his protocol. He is known to post on them too.

You take small doses of DMSA every 3-4 hours for 4 days. Then you take 4 days off. Rinse and repeat this for at least 3 months. I started off with 15mg of DMSA, but I am now up to 25mg. At 3 months, you add small doses of ALA into the mix. So you’d take for instance, 25mg DMSA and 5mg of ALA every 3 hours on 4 days off 4 days.

I will be starting round 7 tomorrow. I haven’t even hit the 3 month mark yet and the hair growth is getting long in some sections. There is a section that isn’t growing yet. I am optimistic though. *crosses fingers*

The reason why you take it so often is to keep the mercury from redistributing back into the body. It is a very slow process and will likely take a year or more. During the protocol I wouldn’t expect your health to be very good. You will have good days and bad days. Your amalgams must be out before starting this or you could in theory pull mercury out of the amalgams into your body.

For supplements I don’t have a particular brand I use. A lot of them are Thorne Research, but some of them I just bought from a local herb shop. Thorne won’t sell directly to the public. You’d have to find a herb shop that sold them or a doctor’s office that carried them.

Vitamin C is very important. It helps to alleviate symptoms of mercury toxicity.
Vitamin E
Magnesium
Milk Thistle
CoQ10 I can’t remember what that one is for. haha
A good multi vitamin without copper. Mercury toxic people usually have high copper already.

Good luck!! You can do your own research into his protocol to see what you think. It was the only one that actually made sense to me.

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by jksl » November 17, 2008 at 2:11 am #103104

i can’t wait to get my filling out and replace my crown, but i think that has to wait now. i really need to change my lifestyle First. Be as healthy as i can be, before i take that mercury-removal step. I need to have a steady and moderate exercise routine and eat regularly. change my diet and eating habits (cut out wheat, dairy, corn, sugar, etc). try to get better sleep. i should clean my apartment every week to get rid of all this dust.

Is chorella safe to take if i have fillings? does it just pull metals out of tissues or does it carry out the body too? and does it cross the blood brain barrier?

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by I Gotta Have More Cowbell ! » November 17, 2008 at 8:17 am #103120

Food For Thought On Mercury. If you want them out of your mouth, and you feel better that’s cool. I am an Asst. State’s Attorney, looking to be a judge someday, so I like to see both sides. And I like alternative med’s and supplements so no axe to grind here. Sorry for the long posts.

My Doc once told me as we age we take minerals from our bones including lead, mercury, toxins, etc. He recommended calcium supplements, or other foods that would prevent my body from releasing the toxins from my boes as I age. Any thoughts on this?

Don’t hold the lawyer career against me But I always like good Atty. jokes!

There are serious scientific studies on this subject. Here are three I found
just in Apr 2006 issue of JAMA () (Journal of the Americal Medical Association)

Down Timothy A. DeRouen; Michael D. Martin; Brian G. Leroux; Brenda D. Townes; James S. Woods; Jorge Leitão; Alexandre Castro-Caldas; Henrique Luis; Mario Bernardo; Gail Rosenbaum; Isabel P. Martins
Neurobehavioral Effects of Dental Amalgam in Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial
JAMA, 295: 1784 – 1792.

Conclusions: In this study, children who received dental restorative treatment with amalgam did not, on average, have statistically significant differences in neurobehavioral assessments or in nerve conduction velocity when compared with children who received resin composite materials without amalgam. These findings, combined with the trend of higher treatment need later among those receiving composite, suggest that amalgam should remain a viable dental restorative option for children.

Down David C. Bellinger; Felicia Trachtenberg; Lars Barregard; Mary Tavares; Elsa Cernichiari; David Daniel; Sonja McKinlay
Neuropsychological and Renal Effects of Dental Amalgam in Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial
JAMA, 295: 1775 – 1783.

Conclusions In this study, there were no statistically significant differences in adverse neuropsychological or renal effects observed over the 5-year period in children whose caries were restored using dental amalgam or composite materials. Although it is possible that very small IQ effects cannot be ruled out, these findings suggest that the health effects of amalgam restorations in children need not be the basis of treatment decisions when choosing restorative dental materials.

Here are some more references you check out, they were given
in the following article:

Down Herbert L. Needleman
Mercury in Dental Amalgam—A Neurotoxic Risk?
JAMA, 295: 1835 – 1836.

REFERENCES

1. Bellinger DC, Trachtenberg F, Barregard L, et al. Neuropsychological and renal effects of dental amalgam in children: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2006;295:1775-1783. FREE FULL TEXT
2. DeRouen TA, Martin MD, Leroux BG, et al. Neurobehavioral effects of dental amalgam in children: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2006;295:1784-1792. FREE FULL TEXT
3. Ratcliff HE, Swanson GM, Fisher LJ. Human exposure to mercury: a critical assessment of adverse health effects. J Toxicol Environ Health. 1996;49:221-270. FULL TEXT | ISI | PUBMED
4. Vimy MJ, Lorscheider FL. Intra-oral air mercury released from dental amalgam. J Dent Res. 1985;64:1069-1071. FREE FULL TEXT
5. Shapiro IM, Cornblath DR, Sumner AJ, et al. Neurophysiological and neuropsychological function in mercury-exposed dentists. Lancet. 1982;1:1147-1150. FULL TEXT | ISI | PUBMED
6. Thompson CM, Markesbery WR, Ehmann WD, Mao YX, Vance DE. Regional brain trace-element studies in Alzheimer’s disease. Neurotoxicology. 1988;9:1-7. ISI | PUBMED
7. Echeverria D, Woods JS, Heyer NJ, et al. The association between a genetic polymorphism of coproporphyrinogen oxidase, dental mercury exposure and neurobehavioral response in humans. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2006;28:39-48. FULL TEXT | ISI | PUBMED
8. Oshima H, Nakamura M, Yasuda K, Yamagishi N, Hatayama T. Stress protein assay for the evaluation of cytotoxicity of dental amal

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by I Gotta Have More Cowbell ! » November 17, 2008 at 8:18 am #103121

Food For Thought On Mercury. If you want them out of your mouth, and you feel better that’s cool. I am an Asst. State’s Attorney, looking to be a judge someday, so I like to see both sides. And I like alternative med’s and supplements so no axe to grind here. Sorry for the long posts.

Don’t hold the lawyer occupation against me Although I like good Atty. Jokes!

The “Mercury Toxicity” Scam:

How Anti-Amalgamists Swindle People
Stephen Barrett, M.D.
More than half a century ago, Orson Welles panicked his radio audience by reporting that Martians had invaded New Jersey. On December 23, 1990, CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes” achieved a similar effect by announcing that toxins have invaded the American mouth. There was, however, a big difference. Welles’ broadcast was intended to be entertaining. The “60 Minutes” broadcast, narrated by veteran reporter Morley Safer, was intended to alarm—to persuade its audience that the mercury in dental fillings is a poison. It was the most irresponsible report on a health topic ever broadcast on network television.

Mercury is a component of the amalgam used for “silver” fillings. The other major ingredients are silver, tin, copper, and zinc. When mixed, these elements bond to form a strong, stable substance. The difference between bound and unbound chemicals can be illustrated by a simple analogy. Elemental hydrogen is an explosive gas. Elemental oxygen is a gas that supports combustion. When combined, however, they form water, which has neither of these effects. Amalgam’s ingredients are tightly bonded to each other. Although the types of chemical bonds in water and amalgam differ, saying that amalgam will poison you is just as wrong as saying that drinking water will make you explode and burst into flames.

Very sensitive instruments can detect billionths of a gram of mercury vapor in the mouth of a person with amalgam fillings. However, the minuscule amount of mercury the body absorbs from amalgams is far below the level that exerts any adverse health effect [1-6]. One study found that people with symptoms they related to amalgam fillings did not have significant mercury levels. The study compared ten symptomatic patients and eight patients with no reported health complaints. The symptom group had neither a higher estimated daily uptake of inhaled mercury vapor, nor a higher mercury concentration in blood and urine than in the control group. The amounts of mercury detected by the tests were trivial [6]. Some studies have shown that the problems patients attribute to amalgam restorations are psychosomatic in nature and have been exacerbated greatly by information from the media or from a dentist [7-11]

An extensive review published in 1993 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concluded that “there is scant evidence that the health of the vast majority of people with amalgam is compromised or that removing fillings has a beneficial effect on health.” [12] In January 1998, the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs issued a report on dental amalgam safety, with emphasis on studies that had been published since the 1993 review. The report concluded:

Millions of people have amalgam restorations in their mouths, and millions more will receive amalgam for restoring their carious [decayed] teeth. Over the years, amalgam has been used for dental restorations without evidence of major health problems. Newly developed techniques have demonstrated that minute levels of mercury are released from amalgam restorations, but no health consequences from exposure to such low levels of mercury released from amalgam restorations have been demonstrated. Given the available scientific information and considering the demonstrated benefits of dental amalgams, unless new scientific research dictates otherwise, there currently appears to be no justification for discontinuing the use of dental amalgam [13].

Dubious Claims

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by I Gotta Have More Cowbell ! » November 17, 2008 at 8:19 am #103122

Food For Thought On Mercury. If you want them out of your mouth, and you feel better that’s cool. I am an Asst. State’s Attorney, looking to be a judge someday, so I like to see both sides. And I like alternative med’s and supplements so no axe to grind here. Sorry for the long posts.

Don’t hold the lawyer occupation against me Although I like good Atty. Jokes!

Dubious Mercury Testing
Robert Baratz, M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Mercury is found in the earth’s crust and is ubiquitous in the environment. Thus, even without amalgam fillings, everyone has small but measurable blood and urine levels. Amalgam fillings raise these levels slightly, but this has no clinical significance.

The legal limit of safe mercury exposure for industrial workers is 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air for 8 hours per day and 50 weeks per year. Exposure at this level will produce urine mercury levels of about 135 micrograms per liter. These levels are much higher than those in the general public but produce no symptoms and are considered safe.

Most people without fillings have a maximum of 5-10 micrograms per liter of urine. Most practicing dentists have levels below 10 micrograms per liter, even though they are exposed to mercury vapor when placing or removing amalgam filings and typically have amalgams in their own teeth. Thus, even with that exposure, the maximum levels found in dentists are only twice those of their patients—and most dentists are have the same levels as most patients. These are far below the levels known to affect health, even in a minor way.

Despite these facts, small percentages of dentists, physicians, and chiropractors are advising patients to have their amalgam fillings replaced with other materials. Their advice is typically accompanied by one or more tests that are either misinterpreted or completely bogus. These activities are the hallmarks of a scam.

Breath Testing
Breath testing is done by asking the patient to chew gum vigorously for several minutes and then probing the mouth with an industrial mercury detector. These instruments measure changes in electrical conductivity caused by absorption of mercury or other metals onto a gold foil film. In the hands of anti-amalgam dentists, several factors combine to produce falsely high readings.

Vigorous chewing provokes a release of detectable but tiny quantities of mercury in the breath for a few minutes. Because people only chew during a small part of the day, the resultant readings are much higher than the average amounts released per 24 hours. The correct way to quantify mercury release (or potential absorption) is to determine the average amount over a 24-hour period.
The devices suck in the air so that any metallic vapor and various other compounds are deposited on a gold film. The electrical resistance of the film is measured and interpreted. The volume of the mouth is 100 to 200 cubic centimeters. The device is designed to measure a volume of air several times the capacity of the mouth. When applied to the mouth, it creates a vacuum that causes mercury to be released from the fillings, leading the machine to give an artificially high reading. This reflects not only more mercury than would normally be present, but also other substances (including copper, silver, tin, plastics, foods, and gasses produced by bacteria), which also deposit on the film and change its electrical resistance. Typically the patient is shown how high the needle has gone and told that this number indicates mercury poisoning. Small errors in measurement, or large errors produced by the multiple sampling of the same volume, compound the problem.
To ensure accuracy, these machines should be calibrated by testing them with standard concentrations of mercury. This is important because over time, the build-up of substances on the gold film tends to raise the readings. Anti-amalgam dentists almost never calibrate their equipment to retain accura

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by I Gotta Have More Cowbell ! » November 17, 2008 at 8:20 am #103123

Food For Thought On Mercury. If you want them out of your mouth, and you feel better that’s cool. I am an Asst. State’s Attorney, looking to be a judge someday, so I like to see both sides. And I like alternative med’s and supplements so no axe to grind here. Sorry for the long posts.

Don’t hold the lawyer occupation against me Although I like good Atty. Jokes!

Analysis of U.S. Representative Diane Watson’s Proposed
“Mercury in Dental Filling Disclosure and Prohibition Act”
Robert S. Baratz, MD, DDS, PhD

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On November 5, 2001, U.S. Representative Diane Watson (D-CA) issued a statement outlining her reasons for introducing a bill to outlaw the use of amalgam fillings. Amalgam use has been supported by the American Dental Association; the U.S. Public Health Service; the vast majority of dentists; the National Council Against Health Fraud; and Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. Here is a segment-by-segment analysis of the fallacies involved in the wording of the bill.

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A BILL

To prohibit after 2006 the introduction into interstate commerce of mercury alloy intended for use as a dental amalgam, and for other purposes.

The FDA regulates medical devices sold in interstate commerce. Dental amalgam as such — which the bill refers to as “mercury alloy” — is not sold in interstate commerce. Amalgam is made from two components, mercury metal and an alloy of silver, copper, tin and other metals. They are sold as separate medical devices and are approved separately by the FDA. Mercury alloy is not sold to dentists, only mercury metal. An alloy of mercury is created when amalgam is made in a dentist’s office. Thus, this bill would not apply to dental amalgam.

The American scientific community, on which the FDA depends in part for its advice in the FDA regulatory processes, bases its opinions on the scientific process of discovery, validated by experimental evidence. The purpose of this bill seems to mandate the adoption of illegitimate facts upon the scientific community. It would be a grave and dangerous precedent for that to occur. The review and regulation of medical devices and their components should be based on objective scientific fact, not political whimsy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ‘Mercury in Dental Filling Disclosure and Prohibition Act’

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

The Congress finds as follows:

(1) Mercury is an acute neurotoxin.

Reality: Although some forms of mercury are toxic, the mercury in amalgam is chemically bound and poses no health risk.

(2) A dental amalgam, commonly referred to as a “silver filling” consists of 43 to 54 percent mercury.

Reality: This statement is misleading because it makes no distinction between the metallic mercury used to make the amalgam and the alloyed mercury, which has different physical and chemical properties.

(3) Each such dental amalgam contains about the same amount of mercury as is present in a mercury thermometer, about 1/2 to 3/4 of a gram.

Reality: This statement is highly misleading. The chemical form of mercury in thermometers differs from that in amalgam. Moreover, swallowing the contents of a broken thermometer poses little risk because metallic mercury is poorly absorbed by the body and simply exits through the intestines.

(4) The mercury in a dental amalgam continually emits poisonous vapors.

Reality: This statement is false. Very sensitive instruments can detect billionths of a gram of mercury vapor in the mouth of a person with amalgam fillings. However, there is no credible evidence that this material is actually absorbed, or, if it is absorbed, in what f

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by I Gotta Have More Cowbell ! » November 17, 2008 at 9:45 am #103130

I once read we are constantly absorbing our bones and regenrating them throughout our lifetime. So you would think everything in our bones would end up in our bloodstream. And yet people who kept a high bone density, and high calcium rich diet “trapped” or slowed down the rate lead and other toxins (like mercury?) that were released in their bloodstreams.

For example 2 sisters grew up with high lead paint exposure in their home. As they got older one developed health problems and Alzheimer’s . The other sister ate well, and took lead free calcium supplements and is doing fine. This could be a coincidence, or genetics, etc.

I know elderly people need 1000iu of Vitamin D and 1200mg of calcium. Our bodies only absorb 13% to 28%, on average, of the calcium in our food, and supplements. And calcium is absorbed better with aerobic exercise.

So maybe we can up our calcium intake and trap some of the toxins (like mercury) in our bones? Just curoius if anyone had any thoughts on this.

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by hapyman » November 17, 2008 at 11:19 am #103140

Or we can safely chelate it using humifulvate, Zeolite or chlorella and spirulina.

From what I know of chlorella/spirulina it slowly chelates heavy metals out of the body. However, I doubt that it crosses the blood brain barrier because I am not sure what in chlorella causes it to be able to chelate. For that you would need something like liquid Zeolite. From what I have heard from other people the only trustworthy brand (that we know of) is Waiora. Nidhogge has a pdf on it so I am not sure if he wants to chime in or not.

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by jksl » November 20, 2008 at 5:16 pm #103548

You guys have to see this video:

Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas

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by Anxious1 » November 21, 2008 at 9:22 am #103616

its the porphyrins in the cell wall of chlorella that metals bind to. (providing the cell wall has been partially broken, which is done in most chlorella from the Health food shop)

Its basically because of the shape of the molecule being something like a circular cage with a space in the centre where metal ion’s fit and bond with surrounding atoms. Hemoglobin in erythrocytes binds the oxygen in a similar fashion, but its quarternary shape makes it more of a cage

‘Porphyrins bind metals to form complexes. The metal ion, usually with a charge of 2+ or 3+, is in the central N4 cavity formed by the loss of two protons. Most metals can be inserted. A schematic equation for these syntheses is shown:

H2porphyrin + [MLn]2+ ? M(porphyrinate)Ln-4 + 4 L + 2 H+
A porphyrin in which no metal is inserted in its cavity is sometimes called a free base. Some iron-containing porphyrins are called hemes; and heme-containing proteins, or hemoproteins, are found extensively in nature. Hemoglobin and myoglobin are two O2-binding proteins that contain iron porphyrins.’

Zeolite works in the same manner except its much more effective than chlorella because the molecule has a much more complex cage shape, and metal ion’s become trapped easier.

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by chuckp » November 21, 2008 at 11:53 pm #103726

Jksl
Nice youtube post
I had urinalysis done and it showed mercury poisoning and have been going through chelation since April. I don’t feel like myself just yet. Can this take awhile and I only had 2 mercury filling so is it possible to get it from only 2 fillings?

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by Anxious1 » November 22, 2008 at 1:14 am #103731

no. of fillings is kinda irrelevant. I mean obviously if say each fillings is releasing 5 micro grams a day of mercury vapour then more fillings means more vapour. But wat is more relevant is the corrosion rate affected by the way u eat, teeth grinding, chewing gum, acidity in mouth etc, and also ur current mineral status, whether or not u r deficient enough to make ur body utilise those toxic metals instead of the minerals it needs.

So my point is 2 fillings in a person that is deficient in minerals, and has a high corrosion rate in mouth, could still release more mercury vapour than someone who has 20 fillings but that isn/t deficient, and has a low corrosion rate in the mouth.

Also ur assuming that ur major source of mercury is fillings, it probably is, but it isn’t the only one. There is also Fluorescent lighting which releases mercury and cadmium when it bursts, a high content in bigger predatory fish on ur plate, vaccines, inks, glues, and alot more that governments fail to recognise as a problem.

For all u know u could have already had a toxic burden from these things, and the release from the fillings just put u over the top.

U can have chelation done quickly if done by a doctor, but really the safest and most effective way is slowly over a yr.

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by jdp710 » November 22, 2008 at 2:09 am #103735

My mom use to tell me stories on how she and her brother would break thermometers and play with the mercury.

With the understanding of mercury’s toxicity that we have today, if you break a CFL bulb, you need to call a HAZMAT team to properly clean and dispose of the mercury.

Boy how times have changed, lol.

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by chuckp » November 22, 2008 at 12:42 pm #103774

I’m 28 and when some family friends that are older said that, we use to play with that stuff. LOL

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by Anxious1 » November 22, 2008 at 7:54 pm #103814

RE : – With the understanding of mercury’s toxicity that we have today, if you break a CFL bulb, you need to call a HAZMAT team to properly clean and dispose of the mercury.

U americans don’t know how lucky u r to have a system where hazmat team will come and clean up a burst tube.

In australia, its not common knowledge that these tubes cause a problem. Only ppl really into toxicology really know about it. There is no warnings on packaging, and watever our equivalent of hazmat is, aren’t going to come out for a burst tube. There probably too busy drinking beer and throwing shrimp on the BBQ.

In short, its not recognised as a problem. I used to love blowing them up when i was a kid. Now i have mercury poisoning, and my best guess is that is was caused my a mixture of 10 amalgam fillings, fluorescent tubing and inks and glues from factory work.

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