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Beyond Fluoride: Tungsten & Other Harmful Water Contaminates

We’ve recently talked about how fluoridation of public water supplies does more harm than good. And we all know that lead has no place in your drinking water. But these aren’t the only water contaminants that are cause for concern. Consider tungsten, a heavy metal that has many modern industrial applications. With the highest melting […]

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Heavy Metal Toxicity & Food Allergies

Given the numbers, odds are that you or your child has a food allergy. Fifteen million Americans do. One in every 13 kids are affected, and that number is climbing. According to the CDC, between 1997 and 2011, food allergies among children increased 50%. While researchers investigate why, mother turned activist and author Robyn O’Brien […]

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From Our Archives: Is There A Battery In Your Mouth?

By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN That’s a strange question to ask – or is it? Did you know that most metals found in your mouth have the ability to create an electrical charge? This charge can be responsible for numerous side effects that are rarely associated with the dental work found in your mouth. […]

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Mercury Amalgam Fillings & Children

While most fillings are successful and long-lasting, sometimes they do fail. And according to research published last month in the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, mercury amalgam fillings fail a little less often than composite (and a lot less often than glass ionomer) – at least among the 300 children’s teeth that were studied. Not […]

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Dental Amalgam Evidence v. Dogma

The recent news from the FDA isn’t really news. Motivated by an IAOMT lawsuit, the agency finally responded to three outstanding petitions against the use of mercury amalgam in dentistry. Despite the growing library of evidence showing this product’s threat to human (not to mention environmental) health, the FDA largely denied the petitions, continuing its […]

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More Progress Toward a Mercury-Free Future

Even if you’ve never had a “silver” mercury amalgam filling in your mouth, you’re still affected by them day in and day out. Improper or careless disposal of amalgam waste ultimately pollutes our water, our air, our food – in short, all the stuff of our existence. In fact, it accounts for about half of […]

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From the Earlobe to the Mouth

What does your earlobe have to do with your dental health? If you can embrace the tooth-body concept once again, then you certainly will be able to follow the message that I wish to share with you in this article. Before I was introduced to biological dentistry (also called holistic dentistry), I never gave a […]

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Is There A Battery In Your Mouth?

That’s a strange question to ask or is it? Did you know that most metals found in your mouth have the ability to create an electrical charge? This charge can be responsible for numerous side effects that are rarely associated with the dental work found in your mouth. Galvanic current is a term that has […]

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FDA Panel Calls for Safety Review of Mercury in Dental Fillings

As the saga continues regarding the safety of mercury being used in dentistry, significant information is being presented not only to the FDA in the U.S. but also to the nations of the world. On Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 2010, Healthy Daily News reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers urged the agency to […]

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FDA Issues Precautionary Note on Silver Fillings

“The whole idea behind healthcare is to seek the best possible method of treatment at all times. Change is natural and necessary. What has been done in the past is not always the best for the future. And hanging on to old ideas simply because of their age is unwise and unnatural.” Mercury Free by […]

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