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!


  1. I always have my ear to the ground about oddball potential causes/cures. I think they're definitely worth a shot. The most important thing to have in life is health, though healthy people seldom recognize that. Anyway, I have some dark colored fillings, but since I got them as a kid I don't know what they're comprised of. They later started doing tooth-colored fillings on me. I'd be interested to find out. Keep us in the know!

  2. I have decided not have have my mercury filings removed as the bio chemist I went o see wanted to do it really quickly as in 4 sittings and I believe that would have been too much stress on my body along with a huge internal chemical change. What I have decided to do though is change 1 every 6-9 months and do it slowly. Yes it will cost more, but this should negate the huge chemical change and minimise me from other illness far worse that a bit of UC.

  3. Paula, have you completed your removal of your mercury filings? Do you think this has anything to do with your current remission? Please update up thanks so much!

  4. Its always better to consult a holistic dentist. Two of my amalgam fillings are removed by a holistic dentist.

  5. Is this filling on the right side of your mouth or the left?

  6. Hi, I’ve been through such a similar situation. I had 3 amalgam fillings and it was done almost 3 years ago. I wasn’t really aware of the negative impacts o f mercury amalgam fillings then. After the treatment, my friends kept saying that amalgam fillings were bad. But I did not give much attention to it. Since last 2 years, I kind of developed very strange symptoms like getting tired easily, aggressiveness and joint aches. I very recently consulted a holistic dentist. He had asked me to get rid of the fillings very soon. He explained that there is no safe level of mercury and that even a small amount can cause severe health troubles. I came to know that amalgam fillings were deadly dangerous. Anyways I’m getting them removed by tomorrow. I really hope that everything goes well. I do not want to go through any such situation again.

  7. I had 2 amalgam fillings which I have got replaced with tooth coloured restoration from Oshawa last year. These restorations were easily carried out in one appointment and they were cost effective. Now I have minimal doubts regarding any health issues arising due to the presence of mercury, and my teeth looks more healthier and appealing. Now I have put myself on the safer side from any such health hazards.