Mercury Attack: Can Dental Fillings Cause Type-1 Diabetes?

After months of research, I found evidence that type-1 diabetes may be caused by mercury poisoning – specifically, mercury dental fillings. Yes, tuna, vaccines, eye drops and house paint are all problematic sources… but there’s nothing like embedding mercury inside one’s mouth alongside some toxic bridgework and infected root canals, to really finish the pancreas off. Here’s an excerpt from the more lengthy text I’ll be publishing soon:

“Diabetes… can result from an autoimmune process initiated by mercury’s attack of the pancreas,” writes Dr. Hal Huggins in Uniformed Consent. He also points out that mercury binds to insulin, making it inactive. Mercury also inhibits zinc, which is needed to make insulin.

A 2013 study followed 5,114 American adults for 20 years. It concluded that “people with high mercury exposure” were 65% more likely to develop “pancreatic islet β-cell dysfunction” (the cause of type-1 diabetes). The same study clearly cites that one of the “major sources of mercury accumulation in humans result from… elemental mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings.”

The study does say that the organic mercury found in fish is worse than the non-organic mercury found in dental fillings. Organic mercury, it admits, has been linked to neurological, immune and cardiovascular problems. The study omits mentioning, however, that bacteria – such as those breeding in Nicole’s three root canals and four cavitations – can convert the non-organic mercury from the amalgam fillings into the more toxic organic mercury.

A 2006 study from the National Taiwan University’s Institute of Toxicology found that even “low-dose mercury-induced oxidative stress” caused mice to lose their ability to produce insulin.

Many people would argue that dentistry has nothing to do with Nicole’s type-1 diabetes. After all, she developed type-1 diabetes before she ever received a filling. But as an article in the International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine states: “This is a frequent argument, but the fact is often overlooked that mercury from a mother’s amalgam fillings may affect the fetus.”

Dr. Hal Huggins explains in an iHealthTube interview that root canals and improperly extracted teeth cause periodontal disease. In many cases, the jaw bone is infected a quarter inch below the tooth. A study from the State University of New York showed that “periodontal infection may complicate the severity of diabetes and the degree of metabolic control.”

As you can see, evidence suggests that removing amalgam fillings and root canals could be part of a cure for type-1 diabetes. At the very least, it will help with blood sugar control and minimize the complications (like kidney failure).

Editor’s Note: My wife, Nicole, has type-1 diabetes, kidney failure and a mouth full of toxic dental work. I’ve now released a lengthy article explaining how we are going to get the root canals, mercury fillings, bridges, crowns and cavitations removed. I also highly recommend reading Dr. Hal Huggins’ second book, Uninformed Consent: The Hidden Dangers in Dental Care. It’s available from, and

About the Author: John C. A. Manley researches and writes about alternative treatments for type-1 diabetes and its many complications. His wife, Nicole, of 14 years (as of June 9) has had type-1 diabetes for nearly four decades. Together they have lowered her HgbA1c below 5.5%, regained thyroid function, increased kidney function and reversed gastroparesis. You can subscribe to his weekly email newsletter or book a consult.

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