The Huggins-Grube Protocol is an integrated system that incorporates multiple safety factors to enhance immune recovery. The Huggins-Grube Protocol is devoted to providing not only education, but also alternatives to dental materials and procedures that may be connected to a variety of health issues.
Over the past decades since 1968, Dr. Huggins had developed a system guided by blood chemistries that have established what he called the Stability Point. Hospitals use what are called “normal ranges” for blood reports. Normal encompasses, by definition, 95.56% 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.
Dr. Blanche’s private practice, Centers for Healing in Scranton, PA,
offers patients complete dental treatments utilizing state-of-the-art technology
in conjunction with The Huggins-Grube Protocol, including full-mouth restorations.
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AN IN-DEPTH LIST OF THE ITEMS COVERED IN the Huggins-Grube Protocol:
- Become educated on the topic of dental toxicity. Read Dr. Huggins’ books, It’s All in Your Head, Uninformed Consent, or the 2002 book Solving the MS Mystery (available for order in the Huggins Applied Healing online store), or one of the many other books on the subject now appearing in the bookstores.
- After you are familiar with the protocol, interview a dentist and other therapists to see if you can assemble an adequate team to do the treatment that you have selected.
- In the dental office, expect a dental examination that includes hard (teeth) and soft (gums and neck areas) tissue evaluations. X-rays will be taken to locate decayed teeth, defective fillings, missing teeth, cavitations, root canal or dead teeth. Models of your teeth may be taken at this time for an evaluation of your “bite,” and to be used by the laboratory to fabricate replacements for any missing teeth that might be removed during these procedures.
- He/she will also take electrical readings on your fillings and crowns in order to determine the sequential order in which the restorations should be replaced.
- Your doctor can write prescriptions for blood drawing for the following items:
- The complete blood count (CBC). This shows the red and white blood cells that are generally altered by the presence of mercury and root canals. From these tests information on how your immune system is functioning can be gleaned, and how removal of dental interference can re-ignite proper immune function.
- Blood serum for the chemistry analysis from which your intake of carbohydrate, fat and protein can be determined. In other words, a scientific basis for your individual diet.
- Additional blood is drawn to be sent to BioComp Laboratories for what is called the “compatibility” test. This shows which dental materials interfere with your specific immune function, and which ones can more safely be used in your mouth (more immune compatible with your immune system).
- A small sample of your hair from the nape of the neck will be taken (probably best by your barber or beautician) to be sent to Doctors Data for analysis of minerals. Some minerals, like lead, mercury and cadmium, are toxic. Others, like sodium, potassium and calcium are compared to blood tests for the same mineral in order to be able to interpret the real condition of your body in this area. There is a direct relationship between blood and hair analysis – which shows us that high levels are not necessarily indicative of high tissue levels, and the same for low levels. These results may be totally the opposite from conventional wisdom in people with cellular transport problems caused by dental toxins.
- Plan your treatment jointly with the dentist, physician, IV personnel, acupressurist, nutritionist, detoxification doctor and other health professionals so that the timing of events complement each other, and do not interfere with final results.
- Set your appointment schedule in accordance with the 7-14-21 day immune cycles. If this is violated, it is too easy to create an autoimmune disease you might otherwise have never had. Be sure to allow 48 hours in between appointments, and keep your appointments as close to 2 hours or less, however, it may be necessary for the dentist to go an additional 15 minutes and that is acceptable. Be sure to get all of the “removal” appointments (amalgam, nickel crowns and root canals) accomplished within a 30-day period or less if at all possible.
- If you are using Intravenous Conscious Sedation, then there is generally only one removal appointment, and it can be 6 or 8 hours long without a problem. Since IV sedation gives a time compression and amnesia, you won’t really care how long you have been there. Placement of new crowns and partials can be done at any later time without regard to the immune cycles.
- Sequential removal of the fillings requires that the quadrant containing the highest negative current filling be removed first. Then the quadrant with the next highest electrical charge is next. All procedures involving filling replacement, crown replacement, tooth extraction and cleaning cavitations without conscious sedation can generally be accomplished within the 2 hour to 2 hour 15 minute window you have for accomplishing this task before compromising the immune system.Even if the procedures are quite short – like 15 minutes – never, never cross the mid-line during the same appointment. The mid-line is an imaginary line dividing the head into two halves at a point between the front teeth and between the eyes. Unless, of course, you are utilizing IV conscious sedation. Then you can do things upside down and backwards with no effect on the immune system.
- Start your nutritional program based on your blood chemistry interpretations as soon as is feasible in the program. The amounts of carbohydrate, protein and fat intake are suggested with the first blood test, and a more refined diet can be determined with follow-up blood tests to check for individual overdoses, under doses or being right on target.
- Supplements may be started prior to the dental procedures when possible. Needs for calcium are specific, and most patients suffer from an overdose of the improper form of calcium. Care must be exercised when prescribing calcium. Most of the rest of the necessary supplementation is based on your chemistries (not blood type) and is individual. Modifications in dose are based on follow-up chemistries.
- Do not take Vitamin C the day of dental procedures. Vitamin C by mouth may shorten the effect of the dental anesthetic. The IV form of Vitamin C does not do this for reasons unknown, but even 500 milligrams in the tablet form will detoxify the anesthetic adequately to let you feel the pain of drilling or surgery.
- Observe the Patient Protection Protocol as closely as is possible during removal procedures. Complete protection includes the use of the rubber dam during amalgam removal; the use of copious amounts of water with high suction while amalgams and nickel crowns are being cut with the high speed drill, full body and head draping, presence of negative ion generators to remove the massive amount of mercury vapor within the dental office and an air filtration in the operatory, placement of dental materials that have been proved to be biocompatible with you, IV Vitamin C during the removal procedures – especially amalgam removal, surgery for root canals or cavitations are performed.
- If a root canal extraction is performed, the tooth is put in a test tube and sent to DNA ConneXions for the list of the microorganisms. If a cavitation surgery is preformed, at least one blood sample should be sent to DNA ConneXions for a list of infectious organisms and a separate biopsy should be sent to a pathology laboratory. This is done to insure the patient is not dealing with a cancerous lesion. Ideally, all cavitations should be sampled, but that necessity is determined by the surgeon and the patient’s financial capabilities, jointly.
- If surgery is done, the dentist/surgeon will determine the need to use ice packs immediately after the procedures are finished, the use of magnets if desired, or dispensing of homeopathic remedies or pain medication. Please avoid codeine when possible, for it makes many people nauseated, and is constipating for the majority of people. Minimal travel after surgery is advisable (like 5 miles or less) for the vibration in a car can release the blood clot resulting in the famous painful “dry socket”. Smoking after surgery will almost guarantee the formation of a painful dry socket. Be forewarned.
- Be absolutely certain that your IV during the dental procedures contains NO Vitamin B-12. B-12 in any form is a methylator, and methyl mercury is extremely damaging to your nervous system.
- Acupressure immediately after dental appointments is helpful to all patients, and especially those with neurological problems. With all the electrical currents beaming into the brain for many years (at a current 1000 times greater than the brain operates on) the brain tries to accommodate, then upon removal of this current, the brain tries to uncompensate and recoup. The result can be a pretty uncomfortable feeling for about a week. Acupressure can be accomplished while the IV is still running. This is not a problem.
- Massage is a good way to stimulate lymphatic drainage, and is in particular helpful in patients with white blood cell or serum calcium problems. It can be applied a few days before the dental removal sessions, and a few days afterwards.
- After dental removal procedures are completed, be sure that the patient maintains a high protein diet. If surgery was done, best use a blender for a few days to avoid damage to fresh surgical sites.
- Be sure that the C-flush procedures are followed. Many people achieve a new level of health after basic dental revision procedures, but do not feel that they have all the health and energy they would like. When they remember the C-flush and actually do it, they immediately feel much better. Remember, eating the right foods is only part of the treatment. You have to digest, absorb and assimilate the breakdown products of foods before you body can really build a new you. It takes a renewed gut to do that.
- An alternative to the C flush procedure would be having 2 or more colon hydrotherapy sessions. This form of cleansing the lower bowel is preferable to the C flush. Contact your local colon hydro-therapist as soon as possible, after your dental revision.
- Select the detoxification procedures that are available and acceptable to you. Be careful to find the balance between adequate and overdoing. Two to three procedures per week is adequate for most people, and six to seven per week is overdoing it for almost anyone. Be kind to you. The biggest single problem post dental revision is too much detoxification too fast. Be real careful here. This goes for detoxification medications as well as saunas, etc. Get educated. Read the book on detoxification and take heed.
- See to it that your follow-up blood tests and interpretations are scheduled. It is easy to slip back into the habits that created your original problem, so all of us need the hand holding to maintain improved health.
- A really important part of going through this program is that you have a competent caregiver. Especially during dental procedures, the brain is undergoing a new form of electrical and chemical stimulation, and it can easily become confused. Even menial tasks like selecting which clothes to wear, which foods to eat, preparing the foods, cleaning up the kitchen afterward, what time are the appointments, are stresses to a patient undergoing dental revision that are not ordinarily considered stressors. Having someone appointed as designated decision maker will enhance healing and reduce stress on your immune system. Pull off your ego hat, and let someone else help you at this time.
THE HUGGINS-GRUBE PROTOCOL IN SUMMARY
- Dentists should be able to do “full dental revisions”, including safe removal of all dental materials.
- Have a biocompatibility test done through BioComp Laboratories.
- Set your appointment schedule in accordance with the 7-14-21 day immune cycle.
- Sequential removal of mercury amalgam fillings.
- Dentist should utilize maximum protection for the patient to include: Full body draping, head to toe, rubber dam, copious amounts of water – high suction, negative ion generator, air filtration system
- DNA testing for root canal and cavitation samples
- Pathology testing
- Vitamin C IV (G6PD) test required (this is very important).
- Have a treatment team in place to insure the best health outcomes.
- When possible do colonics after your revision.