Are Your Fillings Making You Sick?

by Dr. Maria Theologides

The average woman uses 12 different beauty products every day — cleansers, conditioners, hair dyes, fragrances, skin care products, scented lotions, nail polish, and makeup, to name a few. Take a quick glance at the labels, and you’ll see a cocktail of chemical components, many of which are laden with heavy metals such as aluminium and mercury.

When a blood pressure meter in a doctor’s office breaks in America, specially trained guys in “space suites” are urgently dispatched to clean up the soooo toxic EVAPORATING mercury But dentists around the world still place amalgam fillings which are 50% mercury. Their argument is that “once the mercury is mixed up with silver and other heavy metals in amalgam, it becomes perfectly fine! In addition, solids can’t evaporate” yet ice cubes in your freezer disappear with time or form fluffy white frost…

Scientific evidence has established beyond any doubt two propositions:

  1. Amalgam releases mercury in significant quantities, creating measurable exposures in people with fillings, and
  2. Chronic exposure to mercury in the quantity released by amalgam increases the risk of physiological harm.

Properly diagnosing “adverse health effects” related to dental mercury amalgam fillings is impeded by the list of potential responses to the elemental form of the substance, which include over 250 symptoms.

Not all individuals will experience the same symptom or combination of symptoms.

Moreover, scientists have associated the mercury in amalgam fillings with Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), antibiotic resistance, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, infertility, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other health problems. 

Early physical symptoms include: brain fog, tinnitus, dizziness, cold hands and feet, nausea. Skin especially behind the ankle bone becomes dry, itchy and flaky, hair becomes duller and more brittle. With time sleep becomes affected: the Circadian rhythm cannot be controlled despite all efforts; people experience photophobia, visual disturbances including alterations in colour perception with reduced sensitivity to the colour red or colour blindness; peripheral vision is reduced in severe cases. Smell becomes less acute with a non-liquid discharge; hearing is affected: perception of sounds does not diminish as notably as the patient’s ability to understand and interpret them i.e. they hear the speech directed at them but battle to interpret was is being said.

From an emotional perspective: fatigue and listlessness sits in, motivation even for crucial tasks seems like a monumental task, depression and anxiety creeps in, there is a constant sense of fear/anxiety, a sense of hopelessness and impending doom, minor challenges become overwhelming and interpersonal relationships are adversely impaired.

As mercury is primarily a neurotoxin, there is a progressive decline affecting short term memory & logical thinking; thoughts become heavy, repetitive & pedantic; creative thinking becomes difficult –impossible; selecting the right words to convey their meaning becomes increasingly challenging; brain fog saturates the mind. One by one basic regulatory systems battle to maintain homeostasis of hormones, glucose and insulin balance, gut and kidney function.

Exposure to EMF only seems to have made these symptoms more intense for sensitive individuals. Our world is sadly toxic, we are constantly exposed to heavy metals which all create an overload on our bodies and affect our immune system leaving us unable to do what we were designed to do which is to heal ourselves naturally.

It is important to remember that the type of mercury used in amalgam fillings is elemental (metallic) mercury, which is the same type of mercury used in certain types of thermometers (many of which have been banned). 

In contrast, the mercury in fish is methylmercury, and the mercury in the vaccine preservative thimerosal is ethylmercury.

Other products containing ethyl mercury thiosalicylic acid as a preservative are:

  • Antitoxins
  • Cosmetics, including makeup removers, mascara, and eye moisturizers
  • Desensitizing solutions
  • Ear, eye, and nose drops
  • Eye ointments
  • Mercurochrome®
  • Merthiolate topical antiseptic
  • Soap-free cleaners
  • Some contact lens solutions
  • Topical medicated sprays
  • Topical medications
  • Tuberculin tests
  • Vaccines (including most influenza vaccines and Sanofi’s avian flu vaccines)

Other common sources of mercury:

  • Adhesives
  • Air conditioner filters
  • Amalgams (silver fillings)
  • Auto exhaust
  • Batteries
  • Bleached flour
  • Calomel (talc, body powders)
  • Cinnabar (used in jewelry)
  • Drinking water (tap and well), plumbing and piping
  • Fabric softeners
  • Felt
  • Floor waxes and polishes
  • Laxatives
  • Paint pigments and solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Processed foods
  • Vegetables and fruits exposed to pesticides
  • Wood preservatives

The solution is to avoid heavy metal exposure where possible. If you have amalgam/silver amalgams consider having them removed BUT ONLY BY AN ACCREDITED BIOLOGICAL DENTIST. Read all labels of products you use on your body, especially your skin which is the largest organ of your body. Being healthy is beautiful, and women should challenge the cultural standard of beauty, choose natural alternatives. Choose organic fruit and vegetables which have not been genetically modified or sprayed with metal infested fertilizers. Keep away from EMF sources like your Wi-Fi and cell phone – do your research, read our EMF article and take a stand about the things that truly matter.