Mercury Fillings: A Subject That Has Yet to Go Away

When will we get this one right here in the UNITED STATES?
For over 16 years, I have educated patients and colleagues alike, on the dangers from mercury placed in the mouth by dentistry. It was a problem when it was placed in my mouth as a child, it is a problem today, and it will continue to be a problem long after I have moved on.

Our EUROPEAN cousins have for years been the LEADERS in the dialogue of the hazards found in MERCURY dental fillings. Countries have banned its use in dentistry.
The World Health Organization (WHO) urged moving away from dental mercury amalgam in 2009.
And just last month, another European Commission report from BIOS (BIO Intelligence Service) recommends a phase out of dental mercury and mercury in batteries.
There”s a reason for these reports: Significant evidence of risks for negative health effects from mercury.
The ADA (American Dental Association) largely refuses to connect the dots, and continues to assert that there is no harm to be found when mercury is placed in the mouth as a filling.

There is an organization that educates dentists and advocates mercury free dentistry. The IAOMT is a resource for understanding the concerns of safely removing mercury from the mouth and a resource for locating a biological dentist near you for proper mercury removal.
1) Future use of dental materials for dental restoration, World Health Organization, Geneva Switzerland, November 16-17, 2009
2) Study on the potential for reducing mercury pollution from dental amalgam and batteries, Final report, European Commission – DG ENV, July 11, 2012
3) FDA What you need to know about mercury in fish and shellfish, March 2004
4) ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Revised: August 2009

10 Easy Things To Improve Your Health

Chew Slowly. Savour each bite. Don”t wolf-down your meals. Chemical messages in your body let you know you are full after a meal. You can over eat before these cues can signal you. Eating slowly allows the message to reach full effect, telling you you”re filled up.This can greatly reduce calorie intake and helps reduce your weight.

Sleep More. Research shows that getting extra sleep improves weight loss. Lack of sleep is shown to increase the appetite, leading to eating more than is needed. Bedtime by 11pm is recommended.

Veggies and Fruits. These foods are dense with nutrients giving you a good bang for your buck. Higher water and fiber content helps fill you up quicker. Use culinary herbs with lemon juice and healthy fats, such as flax seed oil and fish oils, to flavor your meals.
Brothy Veggie Soups. These foods are a great way to restrain your appetite. Use as an appetizer to curb your hunger.

Hunger. Avoid waiting too long between meals. If you get really hungry, to try to rapidly suppress the hunger feeling. Usually these types offoods are high sugar, low nutrient kinds of foods.

Snacks. Use of health choices between meals avoids getting too hungry. Fruits, veggies, nuts , and seeds and hummus are a few great ideas to snack on.

Grains. Best to reduce the intake of these food items – breads, crackers, bread sticks. You don”t need much of these grains in the diet if at all. But if you do consume grains, use whole grain products.

Eyes on the Prize. We are highly motivated by the things we see. Visually, we can motivate ourselves to succeed by placing pictures of that island vacation your going to reward yourself with, ot hanging up the bikini you wish to fit back into. Place these items where you will see them several times everyday to benefit from the reminder of where you”d like to be soon.

Sugar. Give yourself the 21 day challenge of not consuming any foods that contain added sugars (that means “zero” added sugar).
Exercise. 10 mins daily of balanced exercise will greatly influence the weight to come off. Push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, squats, running in place, jump romp, low-weight weights, and resistance bands, are just a few of the thing that maintain muscle tone and can be done at home with minimal upstart.