Determining Mercury Toxicity
How do we determine mercury toxicity? By the damage it does to the body's chemistries. There is no one single test that determines if a patient is or is not mercury toxic. The reason for this is that mercury attacks ALL tissues, not just one place. Genetics will determine where that attack will focus and chemistry can point to the direction of the battle.
Here is a brief view of what we look for in chemistries that are potentially altered by mercury coming out of silver-mercury fillings. The first 3 or 4 chemistries are used routinely and the rest when they appear to be necessary. Many of the latter ones are being used as a basis for scientific challenge to the ADA and FDA who say that mercury in the mouth is perfectly safe.
Blood Chemistry: There is a series of chemistries that respond to challenges from mercury as well as nickel, root canals and other dental toxins. Genetics determines where the most damage will be done, but the chemistry shows us directly where the imbalance occurred. Monitoring the chemistries lets us determine whether or not we are making progress in correcting the problems.
Blood chemistry also tells us about your Ancestral Diet. How much carbohydrate, protein and fat does your specific body require? And even better, is your body metabolizing the foods that you are eating? Monitoring changes in chemistry tells us if you are getting the proper nutrients to rebuild injured tissues. Removing the mercury fillings, root canals, cavitations, etc may stop the source, but that has nothing to do with reconstruction of your body.
Cholesterol is one of the chemistries that is particularly necessary for proper healing. We have spent enough time monitoring changes in cholesterol now (about 200,000 data points of chemistry) to determine what levels of cholesterol are necessary for healing and where the danger point is. It is the LOW cholesterol that makes you susceptible to many diseases you may not want. High cholesterol is an advertising ploy, and we present the current and past scientific literature that proves it. If you are interested in the truth about cholesterol, you might want to order a copy of our two hour CD on just what cholesterol does for you and how we have been duped. Read about Mercury Effects on Blood Chemistry... >
Complete blood count:
Hair analysis: Minerals as shown in hair analysis give us an idea of what is going on within the cells. Frequently blood is a corrector of imbalances within the cells. We used to think that blood was representative of the condition of the cell contents, but now it is obvious that blood is there to correct the cells, not reflect their conditions. Using blood and hair simultaneously, we have a much better indication of the body's needs.
Oxyhemoglobin: Hemoglobin tells us about how many transportation units are available, but not how much oxygen is actually being carried. Only by studying the venous oxyhemoglobin can we determine how much actual oxygen is being transported. If mercury is on an oxygen carrying site, then the hemoglobin may tell us you are adequately supplied, but if half of the sites have mercury on them, the actual amount of oxygen is only half what the hemoglobin suggests is there.
Hemoglobin is manufactured by porphyrins from the blood stream. When mercury and other dental toxins attack the porphyrins, they drop out in the urine instead of forming the energy molecule ATP and the heme required for hemoglobin manufacture. High levels of porphyrins in the urine indicate that your potential energy is literally going down the toilet.
Several diseases have been studied by examining the chemicals in spinal fluid. In many of the autoimmune diseases, abnormal proteins are found in the spinal fluid. Within a few days of application of the protocol, we found zero abnormal proteins in the spinal fluid. This suggests brain function is altered, especially in autoimmune and neurological diseases and that the protocol restores normal composition of spinal fluid.
Lymphocyte viability: Lymphocytes are one of the white blood cells of your immune system. In the presence of dental toxins many times the lymphocytes appear on the test slides, but in the blood stream they are non functional. Viability means the study of life. Dead cells, even though floating around in the blood, are of no functional value. This test shows how many of these immune cells are dead and how many are alive. Much different from looking at the CBC slide in which all cells are dead due to the processing of staining them. Mercury and other dental toxins can kill billions of cells without you even knowing it, but your defenses are down.
DNA: Test on DNA have proved quite interesting in demonstrating the damage that several dental materials can do to our bodies.
Microalbumin in urine: First of all, it shouldn't even be there. Measurements before and after dental revision shows that dental mercury and other toxins sometimes have a large effect on our ability to fight off disease.
Over the past decades since 1968, we have developed a system guided by blood chemistries that have established what we call the Stability Point. Hospitals use what are called "normal ranges" for blood reports. Normal encompasses, by definition, 95.56 percent of the population. This population consists mainly of sick people in the hospital and patients who are visiting doctors for some health problem. Do you want to be compared with them?
The "Stability Point", or sometimes "Stability Range" is much more narrow and is aimed toward the chemistries of people who are in good health. It is a good target to test any new drug or treatment to see if it is good or bad for people. When chemistries move toward the Stability Point, you are doing what you should be doing. If the chemistry moves away from the Stability areas, you are doing damage to the patient. Now, sometimes the chemistry must compensate for lows by going high for awhile and vice-versa, but that is why we need trained doctors to interpret the changes in chemistry.
With chemistry as a guide, we have a better chance of heading toward health than just guessing, or depending on what drug manufacturers say the drug will do.