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My problems really became evident in October 2007. I went to the emergency room with symptoms of nausea, dizziness, and double vision. I thought I might be having a stroke so MRI, CAT scan, and blood work were done but they could find nothing wrong with me. One of the doctors examining me suggested I had signs of MS in my upper body. Since the doctors seem to think nothing was wrong with me they suggested taking an aspirin each day and forgot about it. In April 2008 I went to the emergency room again since the symptoms I was having (nausea, pains in my stomach, dizziness, prickly feeling running up my arm, dead feeling in fingers and toes, fatigue syndrome, trouble sleeping and not wanting to eat) concerned me. My blood pressure was high so they put me on blood pressure medicine. Since I was 60 years old my doctor seemed to think my pain was a sign of old age. I could not accept living with the way I was feeling.
I remember being told I had signs of MS so I did a search on my computer concerning MS. It brought me to the Swank site, which shows people with MS are helped by eating a diet, which is low in saturated fat. I started following the diet but still did not get the relief I was looking for with my symptoms. Searching more on the Internet I began to understand that most of the degenerative diseases were being caused by toxins in our environment and I had to get these toxins out of my body. I located Tom McGuire, DDS website. He has a book explaining the vitamins and supplements needed to get the toxins out of your body. I purchased the book and started following the vitamin and supplement plan and within a week most of the symptoms had disappeared. I knew then all my problems were a result of toxins in my body.
The dentist I had before my trip to the emergency room in October had put a bridge in my mouth. I had been having problems with inflammation in this area but that did not seem to concern him much. Do not know where the bridge came from but it is my understanding that many of these things are coming from China now. Tom McGuire’s website expresses the importance of getting a mercury free dentist who understands this problem and takes care of it using the proper procedures to protect your health. I had a total of nine root canals and an assortment of amalgams and Michael Rehme, DDS has taken care of this problem and I am happy with the results. I no longer have this poison in my mouth and have not had a sick day since July 2008. Previously I had made trips to doctor once a year with bronchitis and my doctor could not understand this since I am not a smoker. Also had made a couple visits to the emergency room for muscle spasms in my back but no longer experience this. I really feel I have made a wise choice in getting the bad teeth out of my mouth. Will continue to follow different methods of detoxification of my body. They are skin brushing, detoxification baths, Yoga and Tai Chi, vitamins and supplements and occasional juicing along with fasting. I also realize the diet is very important in fighting disease. Disease can only grow when the body is acidic so it is very important to keep your diet mainly fruits and vegetables so you can keep an alkaline body. I have lost 35 pounds an am no longer considered obese. Do not need the blood pressure medicine anymore.
I would like to comment on the mercury problem. Mercury does not belong in the body. I had a urine test done to determine if I had too much mercury in my body. My test showed the mercury in my body was within the acceptable limits. The government has ser these limits and the dentist and doctors who make their living out of putting this poison in your mouth and giving you the drugs have influenced the government. They still see nothing wrong with the amalgam m fillings that are 50% mercury in your mouth. Yet when they remove this amalgam from your mouth it becomes hazardous waste and must be treated as such. How do they ever justify the amalgam as safe when it is in your mouth but hazardous when it comes out? Mercury is used in pesticides and kills other organisms. Mercury will kill you if you get too much of it. Before it kills you it will make you sicker than you have ever been. As far as I am concerned any mercury in the body is too much.
All I can say is thank you! Thank You! Thank You! To Dr. Rehme and his staff… for wonderful care and service to give me back great quality of life! The procedures I’ve had done are: mercury removal, teeth removed that had root canal procedures done to them, partials upper and lower, and teeth cleaning. Improvements in my health since having these procedures:
Clarity and calmness of mind (including better concentration)
My breathing is smoother and deeper (less stress in my chest area)
Veins in my legs gone down
My walking gate more even
Salivate more and of course how wonderful it is to be able to chew my up my food!
Teeth cleaning was even a good experience- got much good information not given at other facilities before
Oh yes, and have had tinnitus for years- about 50% better already I am so grateful!!! God Bless You!
It’s been a long journey to balance and wholeness. Clinical depression had its hold on me. Medicine, therapy, and shock treatments proved no relief. In the summer of 2006 Dr. Yu started me on a program of supplements to bring my body back to balance. It was a long process and finally I was well enough to tackle the dental portion. After removal of amalgam fillings and replacement of a few crowns I feel as if I have my life back. Life is worth living again. Many thanks to Dr. Yu and Dr. Rehme.
Thank you. My neck pain is gone. For the 1st time in years, probably 4, I’m not suffering from muscle tightness or arthritic pain in my neck. I’ve consulted numerous doctors, internal medicine, pulmonary, cardiac, and chiropractic. No definitive diagnosis other than degenerative joint disease. Now after pulling out a few teeth with root canals and replacing some silver fillings, I’m pain free. Actually the neck pain disappeared rather quickly, within 24 hours of my extractions. It’s hard to remain skeptical about the Tooth and Body Connection when the results are freedom from pain.
Prior to the tooth removal, I had constant abscesses around the tooth, urinary tract infections, not to mention was battling hypothyroidism which had caused weight gain, hair loss and dry skin. Half a year later, I was able to completely stop my thyroid medication. Today my weight is normalized and I lead a happy, healthy life. Thank you!
After removing a tooth and cleaning the exposed jaw of decay I noticed an immediate decline in over all body stiffness. Also gone was pain and stiffness in my right knee. Nothing else changed in my in my diet, exercise or eating habits that would account for this improvement.
I came to Dr. Rehme in July 2005. The doctor that had been treating me for late stage disseminated Lyme Disease had suggested that I have a Cavitat scan for an old root canal.
My Lyme doctor has tried many antibiotics and other treatments on me with very limited results. He said he had done research that led him to believe there was a connection between old root canals, bone necrosis, and the less than satisfactory results he was having in treating some Lyme patients.
Dr. Rehme removed the old root canal tooth and all the metals in my mouth. As of today, Dec. 27, 2005, I have experienced great improvement in my Lyme symptoms; particularly in energy, mental clarity, and attitude/mental health. In short, I have hope that I will continue to improve and become well due to the procedures done by Dr. Rehme.
I had my wisdom teeth taken out over 18 years ago, and they healed fine and I felt fine. Little did I know what was going on inside, unseen.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer (on right side) August 2004, I began to research the reason. I had a very high level of mercury in my system and a cavitation on right side (lower) where my wisdom tooth had been taken out. I had cavitation surgery February 2005 and all of my mercury fillings removed.
Today, almost on year later, I am cancer free and I feel fabulous. I have lots and lots of energy. I never knew I could feel so good, or what feeling really good was.
Since having Dr. Rehme perform my dental work (removing amalgams) and Dr. Moreland perform my cavitation work, I’ve noticed several improvements in my health. The most significant improvement I’ve noticed is that I an able to consistently fall asleep easily at night and stay asleep all night long. This is a problem I’ve struggled with for some twenty years. Also while asleep, I would grind my teeth and wake with headaches. I no longer have this problem. I used to keep my jaw clenched throughout the day, causing headaches and this has disappeared as well. I used to struggle to make it through a day of normal activities. Overall I feel more energetic, and as though a weight has been lifted from my body.
Four years ago (age 53) I was diagnosed with another (!) autoimmune disorder (Grave’s Disease). Everything for me has been “chronic, progressive”. My medical doctor recommended removal of silver amalgam fillings because a high percentage of hyperthyroidism is caused by mercury toxicity. This was accomplished about 2 years ago. At the time, one root canal was also removed because of an overfill (one of the filaments put in by a former endodontist was lodged in my left maxillary sinus requiring oral surgery to remove it).
With all mercury removed and a foreign object removed from my upper jaw and sinus, I began to crawl slowly out of the Grave’s Disease symptoms, but I hit a plateau and stopped. My medical doctor recommended removal of all root canals. He believed teeth with root canals were as toxic as mercury in fillings, if not more so. That was a difficult decision. I was always taught to keep my teeth. I would be having two teeth (#19 and #30) removed – on the chance I would not experience any change to my health – and the expense nearly took my breath away. Somehow, I chose to do it. Upon removal of the second root canal, I remember saying, while still in the dentist’s chair, “I feel better”. Then I thought, “Well, that’s probably due to the laughing gas”. But as my sockets healed over the weeks, I truly did notice I was feeling better. This was most unusual, since even recovering health for me has always been “chronic, progressive”.
At the moment of this writing, about eight weeks since the first root canal was pulled, I still have two large holes in my mouth (the bridge work is yet to be done). Nonetheless, without a doubt, I truly do feel good. Since I have not felt good for a year, that’s really saying something.
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