Alzheimer’s  Mercury amalgam

Beating Alzheimer's: A Step Towards Unlocking the Mysteries of Brain Diseases

a book by Tom Warren


Reversing Alzheimer's Disease

About me 
Twenty years ago, I would not have believed most of the things I tell people today. I was too focused and busy to read in-depth research outside my profession. I accepted information from other professionals at face value. Fifteen years ago the cover-up by the ADA and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Dental Division was still in place. In the Summer of 1988, a physician told her audience of 500 doctors that dental amalgam was loaded with mercury, one of the deadliest poisons in existence. They were incredulous. Several physicians replied, “They were glad they did not have mercury in their fillings.” What they were unaware of was that their mercury-silver amalgam fillings contained very little silver, and lots of mercury. These past and present paradigms continue to haunt us as we search for ways to become healthy, and simultaneously alter the paradigms of our medical and dental caretakers.

 Book Description
Sometimes glare from the sun blinds us from seeing through a window. Often we can step sideways and look through the glass at an oblique angle. Preconceptions are like that. They limit our view and cause us to close our mind to ideas that, if we looked closely, would become self-evident. This article talks about taking responsibility for our own health and erasing the glare of medical myth. In my years of personal search for wellness, I found most doctors stuck within the boundaries of outdated medical paradigms and wasted nearly a hundred thousand dollars going to physicians that did not have the slightest idea of how to reverse Alzheimer’s (AD), schizophrenia or any other chronic disease. I think it is time for traditional medicine to step sideways and look at the view through a larger picture window.

The primary cause of Alzheimer’s is “iatrogenic” disease caused by chronic low level mercurial poisoning from mercury-silver amalgam dental fillings. In short, dentists have poisoned their patients with mercury for 160 years. Seventeen years ago, our family dentist told me when mercury is combined with other metals to form amalgam, mercury does not leach. When scientists proved that it did (all metals leach), the American Dental Association (ADA) changed their tune to: not enough mercury leaches from mercury-silver amalgam to hurt anyone. Some dentists and clinicians began to suspect that chronic low level mercury poisoning from amalgam might be linked to many diseases, because as people began to exchange mercury-silver amalgam fillings for biocompatible composites their health improved. In many cases, their health improved dramatically. Then the ADA said that they had hundreds of research papers proving mercury was safe. Scientists asked the ADA for copies of their research. There wasn’t any; not one research paper.

Silver fillings are called silver because they look like silver, not because they really are. The correct scientific name for amalgam is denoted by its highest metal content. In the United States the most common mixture of mercury- silver amalgam in a dental fillings is 52 per cent mercury, 30 per cent copper, 13 per cent tin, 4 per cent silver and less than 1 per cent zinc.

It does little good for me to spend over ten years time and more than $300,000 teaching Alzheimer’s sufferers what they need to do to recover, while dentists continue to place 500,000 mercury-silver amalgam fillings every day. Mercury, the most toxic non-radioactive element in the periodic table, has an affinity for brain tissue. It poisons the brain, the central nervous system, weakens the immune system and opens up the doorway for many other chronic diseases.

This book is a clear warning to amalgam manufacturers, the ADA, State Dental Boards and dentists that their time in the sun is coming to an end. It is not in the nature of the insurance industry to insure a known risk. As underwriters begin to recognize their potential unlimited liability, malpractice and product liability coverage will become prohibitively expensive. I think the most likely scenario will be to decline malpractice coverage for dentists who continue to place mercury-silver amalgam dental fillings. The underwriters will not allow the dental industry to sink the insurance industry.

In a legal brief filed with the Superior Court of The State of California at Santa Clara, case #718228, October 22, 1992, William H. Tolhurst, Plaintiff, vs. Johnson and Johnson Consumer Products, Inc.; Engelhard Corp.; ABE Dental Inc.; The American Dental Association, et al.; Defendants. Attorneys for the ADA said, “The ADA (as a trade association) owes no legal duty of care to protect the public from allegedly dangerous products used by dentists. The ADA did not manufacture, design, supply or install the mercury containing amalgams. The ADA does not control those who do.” The court agreed and dismissed the ADA from the case, leaving the defendant dentist, Thomas Fitzgerald DDS, the amalgam manufacturers, and distributor holding the bag.

It is time for ADA members to rethink their own position. How do you feel about the ADA’s posture in the above paragraph? Doesn’t it make you proud to be a member of such an ethical professional association? Fifteen years ago dentists said that there was not sufficient evidence to justify discontinuing the use of mercury-silver amalgam fillings. Today there is too much solid research about the amalgam connection to chronic disease available, so the old argument has become more full of holes than a whiffle ball. And, it is the dentist who will be impacted by the consequences.

World-wide, there are over 4,000 research papers indicating mercury is a highly toxic substance. How can dentists be so thoughtless as to place one of the deadliest toxins in existence “two” inches from our brain? Dentists need to step back and take a look at the view from the patient’s perspective. We ask, whose interest are you trying to protect, amalgam manufacturers, the ADA, yourself, or your patients? Is there any dentist so ignorant and arrogant to believe that when this all comes down, that those dentists who place amalgam fillings, the ADA and amalgam manufacturers will walk away with their integrity and wallets intact? Dentists who continue to support the ADA amalgam position are running out of time to walk away unscathed and will have to accept the repercussions. It is probably too late to walk away. Our forbearance is at an end. Those of us who have been injured will not let you.

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