The ABCs of Biological Dentistry and Medicine Biological Dentistry and Medicine Defined.
Dental and oral conditions can be understood only in relation to the whole body. Just as your foot bone’s connected to your ankle bone, your oral tissues are physically and energetically connected to every other part of you. Biological practitioners know that the body reflects what goes on in the mouth—and that the mouth reflects what goes on in the body. Dysfunction or disturbance in one area will eventually and invariably show up as illness in related areas of the body.
A biological approach is holistic, a blend of clinical practice, sound scientific knowledge and the traditions of natural healing. It does not automatically equate symptoms with illness. For what we call “symptoms” often indicate important signs of healing. To suppress these symptoms and call it “cure” is both superficial and shortsighted. And by ignoring the actual causes of illness, this allopathic practice leaves the patient vulnerable to even more dysfunction and future disease.
In contrast, biological practitioners try to find the systemic causes of illness. To remove the root cause is to take a major step towards healing. As a rule, they opt for the least invasive, least traumatic and least toxic means of diagnosis and treatment. True biological care supports the body’s natural abilities of self-healing and regeneration.
Biological practice is socially, spiritually, ecologically and environmentally aware. Its practitioners honor the right to informed consent. They know the human body is more than a collection of parts that can be mechanically worked on in isolation. Seeing us as whole, unified beings, they respect each person’s individual uniqueness and dignity. They are committed to providing the patient with the knowledge, tools and power to take charge of his or her health.
Biological practitioners know the profound impact they have on each other. They work together to help each patient heal and maintain his or her health and well-being. IABDM-trained, non-dental practitioners always look in each patient’s mouth for signs of toxicity or dysfunction in the teeth and jaws. If needed, they refer the patient to a biological dentist. In turn, biological dentists consider each patient’s whole health history. As needed, they refer the patient to allied practitioners to provide this holistic care.
Health isn’t a condition. It’s a process. And it’s most sincerely engaged in when all involved consider and care for each person’s whole being. Success comes from cooperation—as, indeed, it must. For true healing and health involve the whole being: body, mind and spirit.
About Dental Amalgam (Mercury Fillings)
in brackets refer to references at the bottom of this article)
Amalgam contains about 50% Mercury.
has been scientifically demonstrated to be more toxic than Lead, Cadmium
or even Arsenic.
Mercury leaves dental amalgam continuously throughout the lifetime of the
Mercury vapour is the main way that mercury comes out of amalgam. (31)
Mercury vapour is absorbed at a rate of 80% through the lungs into the arterial
blood (31, 55)
Mercury kills cells.
There is NO harmless level of Mercury Vapour Exposure (63)
Mercury from mercury fillings binds to sulphydryl groups. These exist in
almost every enzymatic process in the body. Mercury from amalgam has the
potential to disturb all metabolic processes (25, 33, 60)
Mercury from amalgam is transported freely via the blood (19, 34, 35).
Mercury vapour is absorbed directly into the brain (34, 55a)
Mercury from amalgam will result in a slow build up of mercury in body tissues
(20, 26, 34)
Mercury crosses the blood brain barrier (34, 55a)
Mercury is implicated in Alzheimer's Disease (67, 68)
Mercury from amalgam is stored in the foetus and infant before the mother
(20, 61) (Could this be part of the reason for children getting cancer?).
Mercury from amalgam is stored in the breast milk and the foetus up to 8
times more than the mother's tissues (18, 19)
Mercury crosses the placenta (18, 31)
Mercury crosses into breast milk (18, 31, 61)
Mercury will severely reduce reproductive function (2, 3, 4, 20, 22, 24,
31, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 49)
Mercury rapidly depletes the immune system (27, 34, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45,
46, 47, 48, 60)
Mercury will induce a number of Auto Immune Diseases (27, 34, 35, 42,43,
Mercury will cause an increase in number and severity of all allergies (1,
Mercury from amalgam is stored principally in the kidneys, liver and brain
(1, 20, 31)
Mercury from amalgam causes kidney damage (shown in animal experiments)
Mercury from amalgam causes a 50% reduction in Kidney filtration, as shown
in a study of sheep after amalgam placement (59)
After chewing, Mercury vapour levels will remain raised for at least another
90 minutes (1, 15, 16, 18, 47)
Mercury from amalgam will migrate through the tooth (25, 27, 30)
This rate of migration is increased if a gold crown is placed over a tooth
filled with amalgam (27, 30)
Teeth are living tissues and are a part of our bodies.
Teeth have a massive communication via blood, lymph and nerves with the
rest of the body (34)
Mercury from amalgam is absorbed into the body at a rate of 3 to 17 mcg
/ day (WHO 1991 Criteria 118)
Mercury is transported along nerve fibres (33,34, 50)
Mercury binds to haemoglobin in the red blood cell thus reducing oxygen
carrying capacity (1, 16, 17, 21, 26,35)
Mercury damages blood vessels, thereby reducing blood supply to the tissues
Amalgam fillings produce electrical currents which are no doubt injurious
to health. These currents are measurable in Micro Amps. The Central Nervous
System and Brain operate in the range of Nano-Amps, which are 1,000 times
less than a Micro Amp (28)
Dissimilar metals in the mouth, such as gold and amalgam, produce higher
electrical currents (19, 30)
Brain levels of mercury are in a direct linear proportion to the number
of surfaces of amalgam fillings in the mouth (1,19, 25)
Mercury will cause single strand breaks in DNA (41,42)
Mercury levels in the blood can NOT be assessed by blood or urine levels
Dental personnel are severely affected by exposure to mercury (3,13, 49)
are at the bottom of this article)
by the Australasian Society of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
Phone 61-2-9867 1111
IS POISONOUS! MERCURY FILLINGS ARE POISONOUS!
is NO safe form of mercury in living tissue.
The people of the State
of Florida, WERE in imminent danger,until yesterday, January 18, 2001. Not
from a terrorist attack,not from a hurricane, but from a source few would
suspect - their friendly, neighborhood dentist. And that dentist - held hostage
- was going to be forced to cooperate, in what some Health Freedom activists
characterize as "the forcing of a known deadly toxin into our bodies"
Everyone in the world
knows that MERCURY is a deadly poison, and wreaks havoc with the human body.
The problem is so well known in government circles that US Congresswoman Diane
Watson, on Monday November 5, 2001 introduced a bill OUTLAWING the use of
mercury fillings in the US over a five year period.
But, prior to yesterday,
it looked like the Florida Dental Board was taking it's orders from quackbuster"
kingpin, Bobbie Baratz, who recently replaced delicensed MD Stephen Barrett
quackpot throne. And that would have meant, simply, that Floridians would
be forced to accept mercury fillings HAMMERED into the mouths of their children,
and loved ones, whether they liked it or not. An apparently corrupt Dental
Association was trying to get the Florida Dental Board to pass rules making
it illegal to warn patients about the effects of the deadly poison (mercury)
that makes up 50% of every (so-called) "silver" dental filling.
They were also trying to pass regulations that would
allow seizure of licenses of practicing dentists who remove mercury fillings,
or advertise to do so. Three new regulations, sponsored by the Florida Dental
Association, were on the table in
front of the Dental board for discussion. They were introduced last September.
The largest manufacturer
of mercury amalgams, I'm told, manufactures in Florida. There has been no
investigation, as yet, into whether State appointed Dental Board members,
or Dental Association members have any financial, or business relationships
with amalgam manufacturers. Maybe it's time to look...
AND THEN CAME YESTERDAY...
In a two hour meeting
before that Dental board health freedom activists from all over North America
gathered. They were there to counter the LUDICROUS presentation, asking for
the three new
regulations, made to the Florida Dental Board, last September, on behalf of
the Florida Dental Association, by the buffoon-in-chief himself, National
Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) President Bobbie Baratz.
There was standing room
World renowned experts
testified about the dangers of mercury, and the responsibility the Dental
Board has to protect the public. For almost two hours, "real experts"
countered the DRIVEL
previously delivered, in September, to the Florida Board by quackpot Baratz.
Baratz, who was there,
was apparently so intimidated he couldn't speak when it was his turn, at the
end of the meeting. The Dental Association representative declined to have
at this meeting. They had flown Baratz, who claims he gets $350 per hour as
an "expert," all the way down from Massachusetts. Not to speak?
Maybe the message that
the people of California delivered to their own Dental Board, this last year,
sank in, in Florida. Californians DUMPED their own board, forcing the formation
of a new board, with all new members, after January 1, 2002, because the board
acted arrogantly over ONE issue, the posting of mercury amalgam warnings in
dental offices. The disbanded board kept insisting that "there is no
evidence that mercury amalgams pose a problem." Californians know better.
Or, maybe it was the fact
that the Health Freedom people in Florida, brought their own court reporter,
and their own video team, to record the proceedings. But, whatever...
The Florida Dental Board
THE FLORIDA STRATEGY...
The Florida campaign was
WELL designed. It was choreographed from start to finish - and it's not finished
yet. The broad-issue health freedom people jumped in and made an alliance
with the dental issue people - an alliance made in heaven. New friends were
The goals, and objectives,
were well thought out. And, an action plan was initiated and carried through
to this point - and it's not over.
Four major things were
(1) Information on the
dangers of mercury amalgam were put into the public record - so that it
cannot be denied,
(2) information on laws
governing what the public needs to be warned about was put into the public
record - so that it cannot be denied,
(3) information on the
"Florida Health Freedom Bill" and it's INTENT was formally entered
into the public record by the Senate and House sponsors of that legislation
- so that it cannot be denied,
(4) information was
entered into the public record about the LACK OF CREDIBILITY of Robert S.
Baratz MD, DDS, PhD (Bobbie Baratz) President of the NCAHF - so that it
cannot be denied.
Of course, the reason
they did these things was calculated. Should the Florida Dental Board have
continued on their original course, with the information they now had in front
of them, they too, like in California, would have been history. That was,
and is, the next step, if necessary.
It isn't necessary - yet.
You don't mess with the
Health Freedom Movement...
All in Your Head by Hal A., Dr Huggins, Hal Huggins
Dentist Huggins has led
the fight to alert the public and health professionals to the dangers of using
mercury in dental fillings. Here he describes his battle with the American
Dental Association and the results of his research studies.
Truth by Frank Jerome, D.D.S.
Written by a dentist for
you, the consumer. The dental profession has generally ignored or denied
the great risks of using mercury and other metals in mercury fillings. This
book is to inform you as to what type of materials and procedures you REALLY
want, once you are better informed.
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