“Mercury fillings are not dangerous,” said the dentist.
“I thought mercury was poison to humans?” I replied.
“They are safe in dental fillings.”
Five years ago, I was having this phone conversation the staff at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. I used to create Yellow Pages ads for small business. The ad I wrote for a dentist mentioned he offered “mercury-free fillings.” Before the ad could be published it had to be approved by the College.
“You can’t say mercury-free,” they told me. “It suggests mercury is dangerous.”
I didn’t want to get into a toxicology debate with them, so I dropped it. I needed to get the ad approved.
Of course, if I had pressed them, they’d probably have argued that in small doses mercury is somehow becomes safe.
As I mentioned in the last post, Nicole’s hair mineral analysis shows her body is storing an excessive amount of mercury. Since beginning a nutritional balancing program, her second test shows she’s now detoxing two times as much mercury (than before she began the program). Whether mercury poisoning is a direct cause of her type-1 diabetes, is hard to say. But it seems reasonable to say it’s not helping.
According to Dr. Lawrence Wilson, in his book Nutritional Balancing Science and Hair Mineral Analysis, mercury has been associated with a number of ailments that could contribute to type-1 diabetes and its complications. Here’s a quick summary:
- Impaired energy. Energy is needed to fight off infections such as may be causing type-1 diabetes.
- Nervous system disaster. Nerve fibers are destroyed by mercury. Maybe diabetic neuropathy isn’t all about high blood sugars.
- Endocrine system failure. Wilson cites how mercury causes trouble for the thyroid and adrenals glands, specifically. Doesn’t seem far-fetched to theorize that it could also affect the beta-cells of the pancreas.
- Kidney disease. Mercury has been shown to accumulate in the kidneys. Too much and the kidneys fail. This may be part of the reason for Nicole’s kidneys failing suddenly five years ago.
- Brain problems. We’ve all heard of mad-hatter syndrome. Mercury causes everything from brain fog to insanity. Nicole’s ability to think clearly has only diminished over the years. Better blood sugar control helped, but certainly didn’t fix the problem.
So, regardless of what that dentist told me, I’m glad to see Nicole has started to get the mercury out of her system.
–John C. A. Manley
P.S. For a copy of Dr. Wilson’s book, Nutrititonal Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis, check out his website. It’s much more affordable than the copies on Amazon.
P.P.S. For more on other toxins that may be causing type-1 diabetes read: Do Type-1 Diabetics Have An Infected Pancreas?