Diseases Caused by Mercury

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 in Chronic Disease

Amalgam Fillings

Mercury is one of the most toxic elements on earth.  It is linked to many of the most degenerative and horrible diseases known to man.  It is unfortunate that these diseases are virtually all iatrogenic – diseases caused by inappropriate medical / dental treatment.

Mercury is one of the deadliest toxins known to man.  Its toxicity may well prove to be the most invasive and widespread disease in the history of mankind.  Mercury poisoning causes many common medical and mental problems including but definitely not limited to:

·  generalized morning stiffness

·  joint pain

·  rheumatoid arthritis

·  mixed connective tissue disease

·  skin rashes

·  subcutaneous nodules (skin bumps)

·  multiple sclerosis

·  amyotropic lateral sclerosis

·  neurological symptoms

·  ringing in the ears

·  burning and numbness sensations

·  dry eyes and mouth

·  immune dysfunction

·  axillary lymph node swelling

·  digestive disorders

·  malnutrition

·  leaky gut syndrome

·  dysbiosis

·  yeast and pathogenic bacteria infections

·  chronic fatigue

·  depression

·  circulatory diseases

·  atherosclerosis

and the list goes on and on.

Most of the mercury in our bodies comes from the amalgams used to fill teeth.  Though called silver fillings because of their silver appearance, these fillings contain 50 percent or more mercury along with other dangerous and toxic metals including copper, nickel, and tin.

Mercury can cause serious dementia, depression and short-term memory loss as well as all of the above listed symptoms and diseases.  The American Dental Association (ADA) has known about the extreme toxicity of mercury for many years, yet they continue to deny that mercury in amalgams is toxic and they are adamant in denying that mercury leaches out of the filling.  For many years now the ADA has been extremely active in keeping dental patients from learning that dentists have poisoned more than 85 percent of our population!

The ADA continues to fight a rear-guard battle to cover up their culpability in much the same way that tobacco and the cigarette industry have covered up and/or suppressed information suggesting that their products were connected with any disease entity.  This is the same type of criminal negligence that surrounded the use of silicone breast implants, asbestos, intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs), and pickup truck gas tanks. 

Dentists have known about the deadly consequences of mercury for many years.  Mercury amalgams were introduced into the United States in 1833, more than 160 years ago and were denounced at that time by large numbers of American dentists.  The opposition was so strong that the American Society of Dental Surgeons, formed in 1840, required its members to sign pledges promising not to use amalgams.  And in 1848 they actually found 11 members of the society guilty of malpractice for using amalgams.  All were suspended resulting in such an uproar that the Society had no choice but to disband in 1856.  Its successor was the American Dental Association.  Dental amalgams were not in good repute until after 1895 at which time it is believed that the ADA supported their use.

Prior to World War II a German chemist named Dr. Alfred Stock published many articles on the dangers of mercury fillings.  A Colorado dentist, Hal Huggins has spoken out against amalgams for more than 20 years now. 

Your dentist may attempt to refute the bad information on mercury amalgams because he is under pressure from the ADA to deny that this mercury leaches out.  He also is probably unaware that a bacteria in your mouth — Streptococcus mutans — can transform mercury into methyl mercury which is 100 times more toxic than metallic mercury. 

What is Mercury Toxicity?

Dr. Huggins poses some questions that you might ask:

“Am I mercury toxic?  Can you test my mercury levels?  Just what is mercury toxicity anyway?  These are common and confusing questions.  Mercury attacks many systems in the body.  If is attacked just one, like the polio virus or measles virus do, it would be quite easy to identify.  The diagnosis of mercury toxicity is based on both the number of changes and the degree of these changes.  White blood cells usually increase as a response to the introduction of amalgam.  If these cells go up from 5000 count to 7000 count, this is not especially note able.  If the count goes from 5000 to 50,000, then we are talking about leukemia.  This is quite note able.  The white cell count bears much more weight in diagnosis at 50,000 than 7,000.  Many measurable areas can be affected by mercury.  Make no mistake about it, hundreds of thousands of Americans show such changes in blood chemistry, mineral analysis and body function.  If you have amalgam fillings, you, too, are very likely to exhibit such changes.  No one is immune.

Volumes of material have been written on the cytotoxic effects of mercury.  Many studies have been conducted on the detrimental effects of mercury on human subjects.  Literally thousands of anecdotal reports have been reported on the horrible consequences of mercury toxicity in people.  It is incomprehensible that organized medicine and dentistry still refuse to acknowledge the voluminous research findings that clearly implicate this toxic heavy metal in the etiology of most of our diseases.

Mercury may have given you heart problems in the form of heart attacks, chest pain, tachycardia, murmurs, heart blockages, or other problems.  Mercury could very well be the reason you suffer from high or low blood pressure.  It is very likely that mercury is the cause of unexplained skin rashes, excessive itching, red flushes, rough skin and acne.  Mercury is the culprit responsible for the horrible functional degeneration seen in multiple sclerosis, and its spinal form — amyotropic lateral sclerosis or ALS).  It is also involved in shingles, numbness in any body part, epilepsy or convulsions, twitching, and knee or leg jerks especially at night.  But mercury also attacks the digestive system causing diverticulitis, ulcers, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disorder, and indigestion from most all causes, bloating, poor appetite, diarrhea and constipation.  It is involved in Graves disease, and other endocrine diseases including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and pancreatic dysfunction including diabetes.  Mercury is involved in problems of the ovaries, testes, painful menstruation, irregular menstruation, premature menopause, and tipped uterus.  It is a likely culprit in cervical erosion and PMS.  Mercury is also involved in almost all problems pertaining to the prostate gland in men.  It’s involvement in gray penis and lack of sensitivity in that organ is legendary.  In fact, mercury may be the leading cause of impotence in men.

Mercury toxicity may underlie the phenomenal weight problems Americans have.  It may be responsible for being underweight and/or being overweight.  It is invariably found in cases of chronically low or subnormal temperature (hypothyroidism).

But mercury also causes emotional problems often leading to the loss of friends and relatives (i.e. divorces).  For example, mercury can bring about sudden bursts of anger, massive depression, death wish mentation, suicide, extreme irritability, and divorces.  It and aluminum are invariably involved in Alzheimers disease.  It is involved in rheumatoid and osteoid arthritis, bursitis, tennis elbow, painful joints, Friedreich’s ataxia, asthma, osteomyelitis, psoriasis, sickle cell anemia, chronic anemia, kidney stones, and virtually all allergies.

Are you ever bothered by metallic tastes in your mouth, frequency headaches, noises in your ears, ringing in your ears, chronic eye inflammations and chronic fatigue?  Are you quick to tire?  Do you have swollen lymph nodes, hearing loss, excessive sweating, cold hands and feet, motion sickness, slow healing, skin fungus infections, Candida infections, leg cramps, or dizziness?  Do you have to get up at night to urinate, or experience frequent urinations during the day?  Do you suffer from insomnia?   Are you tired on waking up, have trouble making decisions (i.e. indecision constipation)?  Are you guilty of perpetual procrastination?  Do you seem to have more than your fair share of sore throats?  Have you had mono?  Mercury probably is responsible for mononucleosis and for false positives in venereal disease tests.  It is always involved in leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, and many other grave disorders.

Now are you ready to believe that mercury may have affected your life?  Hopefully, this information will awaken you as to the danger you face and the danger that everyone in your family faces.

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