In this Blog, we are going to look at just two damaging effect Mercury has on the thyroid and blood oxygenation, however there are many more negative effects this toxic metal has on our bodies, such as including damage to the brain, kidney, and lungs which i will cover in future articles.
Mercury, considered to be both the most toxic non-radioactive element and the most volatile heavy metal and SHOULD not be handled by people.
So why are we told, and how can it be that is it is safe to keep mercury in our mouths?
Eight million mercury fillings are put in people’s mouths in Britain every year. This includes children. This is insanity in its highest order and the British Dental Association is an absolute disgrace. They continually deny that mercury fillings cause any health concerns.
Dr. Boyd Halley, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Professor in the College of Pharmacy and in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky and an NIH Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Physiology, at Yale University Medical School has conducted some of the most important research on the biochemical effects of inorganic mercury, specifically from dental amalgams.
His results have never been refuted.
Dr. Halley has proven, beyond any challenge, that mercury vapour is released from dental amalgam fillings in large concentrations Even in fillings more than 20 years old.
Each amalgam filling has as much mercury as a thermometer, and its poisonous vapors are constantly emitted from the teeth to the brain. This is a particular risk, according to the U.S. government, to the developing brain of the child. The foetus is at the greatest risk of all if the pregnant woman has dental fillings drilled out or implanted, because of the proven transport of mercury through the placenta. So too is the nursing infant of a woman with amalgam dental fillings, because of the transport of mercury into the breast milk.
Mercury and the Thyroid Gland
So why and how does this toxic metal effect our thyroid?
First lets understand what the thyroid does?
The role of the thyroid is to stimulate metabolism (Helping the body make energy), keeping the body temperature regulated and assist other organs in their function and along with the parathyroid glands (beside or near thyroid), controls the body’s circulating calcium levels.
The thyroid has four iodine binding sites or receptors on the thyroid gland. These receptors bind with the iodine we get from our diet. The iodine enters the thyroid and activates it. If the thyroid is not absorbing enough iodine it will not be fully activated and the body’s temperature will be abnormally low.
Enter dental mercury. I discovered that mercury from dental fillings can migrate to the thyroid gland and can sit on one or more of the thyroid’s four iodine receptors, blocking iodine from reaching the receptors, thereby preventing full activation of the thyroid. Not a good situation!!
Blocked by dental mercury, iodine cannot be absorbed in normal amounts by the thyroid gland. The result is low body temperature or hypothyroidism.
“An underactive thyroid gland can contribute to heart disease and the propensity to sustain a heart attack.” states Broda O Barnes, M.D. a Connecticut physician who specialized in identifying and treating the many unsuspected connections between low thyroid activity and health problems. “I am convinced that we are seeing today many more people with low thyroid function than ever before” explained Dr. Barnes “and that the rising incidence of heart attacks is related to the rising incidence of hypothyroidism.”
Mercury is a toxic metal with significant effects on the thyroid. There is ample evidence that mercury leaches from dental amalgam fillings and contributes to thyroid disease and anaemia. While large doses of mercury can induce hyperthyroidism, smaller amounts can induce hypothyroidism by interfering with both the production of thyroxin (T4) and the conversion of T4 to T3.
Mercury inhibits the conversion of thyroid hormones T4 (thyroxine) to T3 (triiodothyronine)—a process called monodeiodination. Decreased T3 levels are often associated with fatigue, depression, erratic heat regulation, high cholesterol, and numerous other thyroid-related ailments.
Regarding the thyroid, selenium is a component of the enzyme that helps convert T4 to T3 peripherally, so deficiencies of selenium may impair thyroid function and promote hypothyroidism. Taking selenium with Lugols Iodine is a great way to kick-start the thyroid and help the body detoxify mercury.
Mercury and oxygen starvation:
In short, mercury interferes with a whole host of vital body functions and destroys body chemistry. For instance, chronic fatigue can be related to oxygen insufficiency. Mercury prevents oxygen from binding with the haemoglobin in red blood cells.
Hemoglobin has passenger seats for oxygen that are called binding sites. Each binding site is capable of binding to one oxygen molecule and transporting it to tissues that are low in oxygen. Oxygen jumps off the passenger seat and leaps to help deprived tissue with little effort.
SHOULD MERCURY COME ALONG, UNLIKE OXYGEN, IT JUMPS INTO THE PASSENGER SEAT, BUCKLES UP, AND PLANS TO STAY THERE UNTIL THE RED BLOOD CELL IS RECYCLED. WHEN ENOUGH MERCURY COMBINES WITH THESE PASSENGER SEATS ON THE HEMOGLOBIN, THE BODY EXPERIENCES CHRONIC FATIGUE DUE TO LACK OF OXYGEN TRANSPORT.
I have simply scratched the surface on the dangers of having mercury fillings in your mouth, but i hope this enlightens you into what the dangers are of this MAD method of dentistry.
So what to do?
If you have amalgam fillings in your mouth, I urge you to get them removed after placing yourself on Heavy Metal Detox for 1 month before and at least 3 months after. Consult with a mercury free dentist who understands the dangers of silver (mercury) fillings about getting them removed.
Research also show that you should be using a high dose vitamin C alongside the heavy metal detox protocol.
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