you have amalgam dental fillings and suffer from Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome, the mercury contained in your dental fillings may be a factor
that aggravates your illness. However, there are things you can do
about it and a natural coriander based paste you can make that has
shown to reduce levels of this heavy metal in the body. Thus helping to
relieve some of the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Parkinson's and Diabetes are
just a few conditions in which it has been documented that mercury
dental fillings could play a part.
There are no safe levels of
this heavy metal that we can have in our body without it having a
detrimental effect on our health. The toxic effects on the body have
been documented by over 1000 medical and Government Agency studies.
How Mercury Affects the
Negative Vapour Pressure:
Mercury has a negative vapour pressure, which means if you have dental
fillings that contain this metal, it is constantly vaporising into your
body. In addition, the battery effect that exists with the combination
of mixed metals causes the heavy metal to filter into your gums, jaw
and mucus. The metals are then carried through the blood stream,
causing adverse affects in the body.
Blood-Brain Barrier: Mercury vapours are able to penetrate the
blood-brain barrier. In pregnant women, the vapour can also cross the
placenta, causing the metal to affect motor neurons, hormone glands and
major organs in the foetus.
Affect on Cells:
Mercury is cytotoxic (meaning it kills cells), neurotoxic, immunotoxic
and induces immune system reactivity in many people. Heavy metals
affect the body's main building blocks at the cellular level. This
disrupts the basic metabolic processes in our bodies.
Is Mercury playing a
part in your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms?
Perhaps one of the most disturbing facts is that exposure to mercury
through amalgam dental fillings is present in almost the entire baby
boom generation. This means that thousands of current adults are
affected by this heavy metal.
Amalgam dental fillings are
reported to be the highest mercury source for most people. The amount
that filters into our bodies from these dental fillings exceeds
Government Health Guidelines. Research shows that many illnesses
(including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) have been either cured or
significantly improved after amalgam fillings have been removed.
What You Can Do:
Do you need to have all
your Amalgam Dental Fillings Removed?
The short answer is that it may not be necessary, not if you deal with
the root cause of the illness. I had all my amalgams removed, it helped
a bit, but it did not clear the root of the illness.
In my experience of the
successful outcome of over a thousand ME/CFS cases, the root cause of
the illness is a neurological pattern of the brain becoming hard-wired
into a hyper-vigilant survival response called Fight, Flight or Freeze.
A past internal or external stressor, trauma, shock or a gradual build
up of stress is normally the trigger.
When the nervous system of the
body is in this hyper-vigilant state, the immune system gets suppressed
and may not be able to deal with these heavy metals in an efficient
way. So rather than have all your amalgams removed, a less dramatic
answer is to get your immune system working properly again by learning
how to interrupt and stop the brain from continually being in survival
mode - which is exhausting you. That would be my recommendation,
together with choosing non-toxic white composite fillings for all
future dental repairs.
If you do choose the drastic
action of removing all your amalgam fillings, it is important to choose
a dentist that specialises in this area and uses a dental dam to stop
the metal re-entering your mouth and body.
Coriander Leaf Pesto
Recipe: A simple step in combating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
symptoms aggravated by contact with mercury, is to remove the heavy
metal that currently exists in your muscles, tissues and organs.
In 1998 Dr. Yoshiaki Omur
discovered that the coriander plant has the ability to accelerate the
process of removing heavy metals from a person's body. In a study he
performed, it seems that coriander leaf was able to cleanse the body of
mercury in two to three weeks, without the help of any chelation
His Coriander Leaf Pesto Recipe
may be the key to not only cleansing your body of heavy metals, but
also helping to relieve any symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that
it may cause.
Recipe for Coriander
1 Clove garlic
1/2 cup almonds, cashews, or other nuts
1 cup packed fresh coriander leaves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons olive oil
Put the coriander and olive oil
in a blender and process until the coriander is chopped. Add the rest
of the ingredients and process to a lumpy paste. (You may need to add a
touch of hot water and scrape the sides of the blender.)
You can change the consistency
by altering the amount of olive oil and lemon juice, but keep the 3:1
ratio of oil to juice. (It freezes well, so you can make several
batches at once).
Take approx. two teaspoons a
day for two to three weeks, once or twice a year.