Mercury Fillings One of the Hidden Causes of C.F.S. /M.E.?
As I have previously spoken about in the Waterless Cookware blog I have a bit of an obsession in researching C.F.S./ M.E. to find ways of helping my wife's symptoms. My research has thrown up some interesting facts regarding the toxicity of our amalgam fillings. What I have tried to do is take information from various sources and put it together into the following easy to read blog.
Many studies have demonstrated undeniable links between the many varied symptoms of desease and mercury poisioning. Have dentists contributed to this mercury poisoning by the use of amalgam fillings?
Amalgam fillings are made up of 52% mercury; the remainder being copper, zinc, tin and silver. Amalgam litterally means " mixed with mercury"
In 1997 Sweden banned dental amalgam fillings and in 2000 Austria did the same. In recent years Degussa, one of the worlds largest manufacturer of dental amalgam, announced they were stopping the production of amalgam for fear of lawsuits. Why? do they know something we dont know? Amalgams represented 50% of their business.
The World Health Organisation announced that we receive between 3 and 17 mcg of daily intake of mercury from our fillings. Many studies show that mercury gets released as you chew and particularly when you consume foods which are hot or acidic. No one likes going to the dentists but how about these for some disturbing facts. Autopsies of dentists have shown that they have higher than normal concentrations of mercury in their pituitary gland and have double the amount of brain tumours. Femaledentists and personnel are three times more likely to have sterility, stillbirth and miscarriage and all employees have a higher than normal concentration of mercury in their kidneys and endocrine system.....anyone thinking career change?
When the fillings are ground as happens when chewing some mercury does escape as vapor. This can enter the saliva and be swallowed and can be converted to methyl mercury by the action of bacteria in the mouth and in the gut. Methyl mercury is much more toxic than elemental mercury.
Many researhers suggest that mercury may contribute to damage to the immune system and increase susceptibility to immune system dysfunctions. Frequently, mercury poisioning causes unexplained Chronic fatigue/ M.E. symptoms
Mercury vapor has the ability to penetrate rapidly into all tissues which results in initial accumulation in the brain which are high in comparison to the uniform distribution elswhere. As far as excretion is concerned, normally excretion patterns allow mercury to accumulate in the kidneys as it is released out from other tissues. The brain concentrations remain relatively high even lasting 10 years after the last exposure to mercury.
Well , what can we do about it if we believe all the research?
Having all your fillings removed is not as easy as you would imagine. You need to go to specialist dentists who have the techniques and equipment to lower the risks of removing years worth of accumulated amalgams. It's not cheap costing many thousands of pounds/dollars to remove them and it's not without some risk as mercury vapor is released and depite best efforts some can still get into your fragile system.
Chelation therapy- Whats chelation therapy you might ask? Well I did, I had never heard of it until i started researching C.F.S./M.E. Simply put it's the use of a binding agent to detoxify metal agents such as mercury, arsenic and lead by converting them to a chemically inert form that can be excreted without further interaction with the body.
So how do we do it? Well there's the expensive way by buying overpriced tablets or there's the cheaper way that my research found. Coriander/ Cilantro will detoxify mercury from neural tissues and is an inexpensive easy way to remove (or chelate) toxic metals from the nervous system and body tissues.
Try this basic recipe for homemade Coriander/ Cilantro Pesto, it not only tastes great it does you good and it's cheap. It is recommended to take 2 teaspoons of cilantro pesto each day for 2 to 3 weeks this dose should help to remove the toxins accumulated from your amalgams and repeat every 6 months to continue the ongoing detoxification.
Coriander/Cilantro Pesto Recipe
1 glove of garlic
half cup of almonds, cashews or other nuts
1 cup packed fresh coriander/cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons olive oil
Put the cilantro/coriander leaves and olive oil in blender and process until cilantro/coriander is chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients and process into thick paste.( It freezes well,so you can make several batches at once )
I hope you found the blog interesting and informative, I think we owe it to our loved ones to try anything we can to help them on this difficult road to recovery and assist them to overcome the symptoms of C.f.S./M.E.
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