Saturday, March 17, 2012

Amalgam Fillings and Ulcerative Colitis - Is there a link?

"Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on the earth, surpassed only by plutonium, according to Dr. Paul Gilbert of the Academy of General Dentistry. Mercury amalgam dental fillings have been used in the United States and UK since 1833 and 50 percent of their composition is toxic liquid mercury. Mercury poisoning is pervasive, affecting the entire body, according to well-known advocate of amalgam removal, Dr. Hal Huggins. Recovery from mercury poisoning is long and tedious."

So my question is to all you UC suffers....Do you have amalgam fillings? 

I know mercury is extremely dangerous but hadn't actually made the link between UC and mercury fillings before until 2 days ago when I went to see Greg Emerson who specialises in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.

I'd just about sat down in the chair for the 1hr long consultation when I was asked to open my mouth so Greg could have a look in.  He started counting my amalgam filling and given the fact I grew up in the 70's in the UK, I have a mouth full of amalgam fillings - 10 in total of which I'd say 5 are really big fillings.

So to cut a long story short, he basically said I needed to have all the mercury fillings removed before he could treat me any further.  Apparently Root Canals also pose issues for your health.

Greg Emerson showed me the following video - Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas - and based on this, I have decided to proceed with having my fillings removed in the hope it will cure my UC for ever.  I also have a gold crown that needs to be looked at as it may contain mercury and as you may have seen in the video - gold and mercury is a big no no! 

I have found a Holistic dentist to remove my 'silver' fillings as a "normal" dentist may expose me to more mercury when he drills out my teeth. Yes, of course it's going to cost me a fortune to have all this work done, but I have actually been thinking about having these fillings changed for quite a while now and if I do manage to rid myself of colitis, what a miracle that would be.  Yes, you are hearing the skepticism now, as how many times have I thought I might have found the cure, only to be disappointed.  But for me, this could be a win win situation.  I have had these fillings in my mouth for the last 25 - 30 years and they have been leaking into my body and maybe this is what is causing me all my problems and ulcerating my colon.  It does kind of make sense!  What have I got to loose?  Yes cash, but at least I'll have a nice white mouth.

I hate dentists with a passion, as some of you may have read in my previous blogs, but I'm going to do this.  My first consultant is on 4/4 so I'll let you know how it goes.  If anyone has heard of the mercury / UC link or of has any theories, please let me know.

And finally, here's a link to another story I found - Amalgam Removal Ends Colitis.  Again I'll be the skeptic until proof is supplied...unfortunately, previous experience shows that people trying to sell you something are out to make a quick buck.  But here's hoping!