This month I would like to address the issue of "Super Bugs". These are bacteria that are resistant to all or most of our present stock of antibiotics. Some are becoming more pervasive and attacking seemingly healthy people.
Last month I briefly mentioned the studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine evaluating the safety of mercury fillings in children. One study, conducted in Lisbon, Portugal, involved 507 children. The conclusion of the authors of this study was that, "amalgam should remain a viable dental restorative option for children."
My patients are a highly educated group of people. Most come to me knowledgeable about the toxic effects of mercury in the mouth, root canals, fluoride, etc. Often they teach me something. So it was with a special type of foot bath.
Last week a panel of the National Academy of Scientists released the results of a study on fluoride commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Currently the maximum allowable amount of fluoride in drinking water is 4 mg/liter. The study concluded that the amount of fluoride that has been allowed to be present in our drinking water (i.e., 4 mg/liter) is too high and can cause health problems.
As I discussed in the previous newsletter, our thoughts can have a profound impact on our physical body at the most basic level. The research of Dr. Masaru Emoto shows the effect music, words, thoughts, and even photos have on the crystal structure of water. Don't forget, we are mainly water. Thus, how we feel about ourselves, our self-esteem, can have a lot to do with our physical health.
You have heard people say, "Be careful what you wish for because it will probably come true". Thoughts are powerful.
As promised in the last newsletter, this month I will discuss the toxic aspects of root canals.
This month I would like to discuss root canals. This is an interesting topic especially as it relates to Whole-Body Dentistry.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) believes that its biggest success story is fluoridation of public drinking water. In their opinion it has saved billions of dental health care dollars by preventing tooth decay and has spared many people the pain and suffering associated with cavities and its consequences. If the American Dental Association (ADA) and NIH had its way, 100% of our drinking water would have fluoride added.
Some interesting things are happening on the legal front. The law suits against dental manufacturers of amalgam and the American Dental Association are in progress, and I am sure there will be many more.
In one case, a dentist, Dr. Barnes sued the Kerr Corporation, the nation's largest manufacturer of dental amalgam.
This month I continue my interview with Walter "Jess" Clifford on dental materials reactivity testing. Jess is the founder of Clifford Consulting and Research (CCR) and is one of the world's top authorities on dental materials. Using antibody detection in a patient's blood serum, CCR Labs tests for material compatibility.
The FDA and EPA have advised that women who might become pregnant, women who are pregnant, nursing mothers and young children should limit their intake of fish. Why? Because of the mercury levels in fish.
Heating Up in Connecticut: Hearing on Whether to Ban Mercury Fillings To Take Place
Joe: "Doc, I would like my fillings out as soon as possible. Can you do it?"
Dr. Breiner: "Joe, let's do a complete examination and then I can answer that question."
After the exam I had to tell the patient; "Joe, I know you would like your mercury fillings replaced very soon, however, I would strongly advise against it."
Let me tell you why...
During the past few months we have been addressing the question, "What is the proper diet for me?" We first talked about Metabolic Typing. This is testing to determine which foods, depending on your metabolic type, will keep you slightly alkaline.
This month as part of our continuing discussion on what is the right diet for you, I would like to talk about Dr. Barry Sears' Zone Diet.
Ever wonder why the Atkins diet worked so well for a friend, but not very well for you? Or why when another friend became a vegetarian, he felt so good that he tried to convert everyone into becoming a "veggie". You gave up your meat and became a carrot cruncher, and still didn't fare as well.
What we do in our office to chase away the "Bad Guys". This issue, Part 3, covers the final segment on the topic of Periodontal Disease.