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Health Tip of the Week: Mercury Fillings and Health Issues

A new report from the Health Care Research Collaborative, reported on by Dr. Joe Mercola of Mercola.com, has ruled that the impacts of mercury in dental fillings on human health and the environment far outweigh those posed by safer alternative materials.

This echoes findings from the World Health Organization (WHO), which, in its final report on dental amalgam, also took a stance against the use of mercury in dentistry, urging "a switch in use of dental materials" away from amalgam."

Mercury vapor from the amalgams passes readily through cell membranes, across the blood-brain barrier, and into your central nervous system, where it causes immunological, neurological, and even psychological problems; it also poses a significant environmental burden. Safer alternatives, such as resin composite or atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) are now widely available.

If you’re thinking of having your mercury fillings removed, get healthy first, as you want your detoxification mechanisms optimized prior to removal, then seek out a qualified biological dentist.

Thought for the Week

Every tooth in a man's head is more valuable than a diamond. ~ Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605

Chiropractic Thought for the Week

Doctors of Chiropractic regularly care for people with sciatica. Sciatica is characterized by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity and frequency: minimal, moderate, severe, and occasional, intermittent, frequent, or constant.

Pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, toothache-like, pins and needles, or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness, and tingling sensations.

The purpose of chiropractic care is to help the body’s potential to heal itself. It is based on the scientific principle that restricted spinal movement leads to pain and reduced function and performance. Chiropractic care is non-invasive (non-surgical) and drug-free.


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