this video to truly understand just how dangerous mercury is to our bodies.  Looking back, I had never thought about the timing of everything, but all of my joint pain/swelling/stiffness started right after I had my silver (mercury) filling removed.  According to the video above, mercury induces autoimmune diseases in rats.  I truly believe that the improper removal of my silver filling induced my entire health escapade last year.  To this day, I never had any answers on what triggered my autoimmune symptoms, but now I do.  It/default.jpg" /> this video to truly understand just how dangerous mercury is to our bodies.  Looking back, I had never thought about the timing of everything, but all of my joint pain/swelling/stiffness started right after I had my silver (mercury) filling removed.  According to the video above, mercury induces autoimmune diseases in rats.  I truly believe that the improper removal of my silver filling induced my entire health escapade last year.  To this day, I never had any answers on what triggered my autoimmune symptoms, but now I do.  It/0.jpg" /> this video to truly understand just how dangerous mercury is to our bodies.  Looking back, I had never thought about the timing of everything, but all of my joint pain/swelling/stiffness started right after I had my silver (mercury) filling removed.  According to the video above, mercury induces autoimmune diseases in rats.  I truly believe that the improper removal of my silver filling induced my entire health escapade last year.  To this day, I never had any answers on what triggered my autoimmune symptoms, but now I do.  It/1.jpg" /> this video to truly understand just how dangerous mercury is to our bodies.  Looking back, I had never thought about the timing of everything, but all of my joint pain/swelling/stiffness started right after I had my silver (mercury) filling removed.  According to the video above, mercury induces autoimmune diseases in rats.  I truly believe that the improper removal of my silver filling induced my entire health escapade last year.  To this day, I never had any answers on what triggered my autoimmune symptoms, but now I do.  It/2.jpg" /> this video to truly understand just how dangerous mercury is to our bodies.  Looking back, I had never thought about the timing of everything, but all of my joint pain/swelling/stiffness started right after I had my silver (mercury) filling removed.  According to the video above, mercury induces autoimmune diseases in rats.  I truly believe that the improper removal of my silver filling induced my entire health escapade last year.  To this day, I never had any answers on what triggered my autoimmune symptoms, but now I do.  It&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&autoplay=1" /> this video to truly understand just how dangerous mercury is to our bodies.  Looking back, I had never thought about the timing of everything, but all of my joint pain/swelling/stiffness started right after I had my silver (mercury) filling removed.  According to the video above, mercury induces autoimmune diseases in rats.  I truly believe that the improper removal of my silver filling induced my entire health escapade last year.  To this day, I never had any answers on what triggered my autoimmune symptoms, but now I do.  It&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&autoplay=1">

Could Those Silver Fillings In Your Mouth Be Dangerous?

15 Jun
by Kristen, posted in Blog   |  12 Comments


My sister-in-law sent me this story yesterday because parts of it reminded her of me.  While my own health journey was nothing like this poor woman’s, I also suffered mercury toxicity.  Unfortunately, most people in the U.S. are contaminated with many heavy metals, and you would never know unless you continued to dig and dig for answers.  Many people have no symptoms of heavy metals in their bodies, until the exposure has gotten too high.  I recommend this video to truly understand just how dangerous mercury is to our bodies.  Looking back, I had never thought about the timing of everything, but all of my joint pain/swelling/stiffness started right after I had my silver (mercury) filling removed.  According to the video above, mercury induces autoimmune diseases in rats.  I truly believe that the improper removal of my silver filling induced my entire health escapade last year.  To this day, I never had any answers on what triggered my autoimmune symptoms, but now I do.  It’s so good to finally have answers, and now I can share my story and hopefully help others.

Check out Stacy Case and her story with Multiple Sclerosis-caused by the removal of her silver fillings.  She also went through chelation, and is on her way to being undiagnosed with M.S through alternative treatments.

What Set My Levels Over the Limits:

Last February (2010), right before my joint issues all started, my dentist here in Nashville informed me that I needed to get my silver fillings removed and replaced with a safer material as the mercury in those silver fillings was very toxic.  She seemed to know what she was talking about, and as my dentist, I trusted her that she was taking good care of my health.  I remember the metallic taste in my mouth as my fillings were being removed, but because my dentist didn’t inform me of the dangers of mercury and because I trusted her as my healthcare practitioner, I didn’t think much about it.  Not long after my first filling was removed, the joint pain and stiffness started.  It got so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night not being able to move my fingers.  Also, the following weeks and months after my first (and later second) silver filling removal, I had repetitive yeast infections and UTI’s and could not figure out why.  A few months later, I started having muscle tremors and constant twitching throughout my body.  I had no idea what was going on in my body.  One day, a facebook page that I follow, Heal Thyself, posted a link titled, “Dangers of Mercury Amalgam Fillings and How to Remove Them.”  After reading about the “safe” way of removing these fillings and the dangers of doing it the wrong way, I felt sick to my stomach.  No wonder I had all these crazy symptoms and repetitive infections for no reason.  Did I mention hypothyroidism was another symptom of mercury toxicity? (reversible, thankfully) What happens is that “the excess mercury circulates in the body (during and after placement and removal) to be excreted (or stored in the organs, brain and gut).  As the daily mercury exposure is lessened (after removal) old stored mercury is released into blood circulation for excretion.”  There is a lot more to mercury toxicity, so if you want more articles or if you have any questions, please let me know.

The International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology website informed me that there is a safe removal of amalgam fillings protocol.  The PDF file is at this link. Do you have silver fillings?  It is beneficial to your health to get them removed, but make sure you get them removed the safe way.  Go here to find a dentist who safely removes amalgam fillings and who knows all about mercury detoxification pathways.  *Note: Let your IAOTM dentist know if you plan to get pregnant within a year of amalgam removal, as proper chelation is necessary to completely rid your body of the excess mercury before pregnancy.

Here is a list of symptoms/conditions that could be caused by mercury or other heavy metals in your body.

My alternative doctor confirmed through a stool sample that my body had elevated amounts of several heavy metals, especially mercury.  He then started me on oral chelation therapy. The agents he used for my chelation were:

  • DMSA
  • EDTA
  • Cilantro Tincture
  • ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid)
  • As well as a few other supplements to support my body

I just had another stool sample collected to see exactly where my body is in this chelation processBut I can tell you within a month or two of starting the chelation therapy, the twitching, buzzing, and spasms throughout my body went away.  Those were a few of my symptoms, but remember every heavy metal has its own set of symptoms.  Heavy metal toxicity seems to be a topic that few people talk about or even think about when dealing with symptoms with an unknown cause.  Most conventional doctors will not order a stool test for this, so I advise you to either find an alternative doctor or naturopath who will.  Better yet, contact Great Plains Laboratory and order a test yourself.  This is the lab (but certainly not the only one) who performed mine.

You’re probably thinking, dang, this girl has had some crazy health problems.  You’re right, I have, and when I look back at everything I went through last year, I can honestly say that I’m thankful for it all.  My health issues have forced me to look at the food I eat and the products I put on my body in a whole new light.  I have learned so much through my own health journey, and I absolutely love researching and learning more. I truly believe that God allowed the pain and suffering that I went through last year so that I could help others.  That is my prayer and passion: that my stories and knowledge will help you become a healthier and happier person.

Naturally Yours,
xoxoxo
Kristen M. Pardue, RD, LDN, CLC

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12 Responses to Could Those Silver Fillings In Your Mouth Be Dangerous?

  1. i’m so glad you wrote this! i just made an appt. this morning to get a couple of cavities filled. it didn’t even dawn on me to ask if they use silver fillings. called and they do, so i cancelled my appt! i definitely don’t want to do anything that’s going to mess up things more!

    • Kristen

      Adrian, a story like the one you just told me is why I write this blog. Thank you for letting me know that it helped you. Sometimes I wonder if it’s really helping ppl or not, and by you telling me that it did, I know that it’s serving a purpose..if it helps just one person. You are so smart to cancel that appointment. The dentist that I now go to that is a mercury free dentist is Dr. Burcham in Franklin, TN. He will take good care of you and those fillings. :)

  2. Morgan Pocorobba

    I absolutely cannot thank you enough for writing this. This article is a huge step in the right direction for, not only my own healing, but the healing of my 3-yr-old son who has autism. I’ve put him on a special diet and now believe that it’s a combination of mercury(or other metals) and yeast infection in his system, which perpetuate each other.. I’m trying to cleanse him of the yeast through a basic yeast cleanse diet and juicing cilantro, romaine, lemon, etc..
    I now understand why this systemic yeast problem in both of us. The mercury seems to be a culprit. Thank you so much. I can not blame myself as much for his (and my) health issues and seriously look into continuing to detoxify from this..
    You are wonderful.
    I, too, feel God has allowed our family to go through this (all of us are also celiac) so that I can reach others.
    :) you rock!

    • Kristen

      Wow Morgan, thanks so much for the kind response. People like you are why I write this blog. I pray that you continue to find more answers for your family’s health, and if I can be of service, please let me know. I know you said all of you are gluten free, but I wasn’t sure if you had tried casein free w/ your son as well. GFCF diet tends to help w/ some autistic children. Good luck to you and your precious family!

  3. Elizabeth

    If I have metal fillings, how do I get them removed safely so the chemicals aren’t leaching into my body? How do you find a natural dentist who will do this the right way?!

  4. Belva

    I am so sick from my dental nightmare journey. I have been fighting the worse most challanging fight to literally save my life.My mouth was full of mercury fillings.I was suppose to get help to remove them properly 3 times which never happened.I am a hodgkins survivor.breast cancer & toxic mold survivor & alot more.I had total body radiation treatment years ago for hodgkins & to many surgeries.I have become really EMF sensitive.I am 87 pounds.I am so weak & stay so tired & ended up in oncology. & trauma dept.last year.Your regular allopathic doctors are so not knowledged on the mouthteeth body connection & especially not knowledged on what illnesses & diseases mercury dental fillings cause.I am truely blessed to be very knowledged on the issue full circle & I would not be here if the Lord had not allowed me to get knowledged on what I need to do as far as proper removal & taking supplements ect. but I have had to go to regular dentist to have teeth extracted & am so trying not to die.I do not have the finances to get it done by a mercury free or biological dentist.Once the 1st to teeth were pulled it started a domino affect causing one abcess after another & bone loss & cavitations.I am trying to come up with funds to at least get diagnosed so I can get his opinon & have it on paper.I was approved not once but twice forr hyperbaric oxygen treatments because of having the radiation yrs. ago that also included the jawbone.The doctor that runs the clinic will not allow me my treatments for no reason but just being evil.I was told by other clinics not by me to get a attorney.I tried for months but because of their lack of knowledge on my situation & no knowledge of hyperbaric oxygen I have not recieved any help.I know cancer would have been mentioned again but I believe my supplemnts prevent it from showing on bloodwork.I am losing this battle though because I am so infected & affected from it all.I am going to try to make a couple of videos & put them on youtube explaining my story better because it is quite a story & like you said if it helps one person that is a blessing.I found a biological dentist 2 hours from me but have to come up with money to get there & get a exam.I have no help & have lost people because they are quick to judge & not get knowledged & think your crazy.A girl waa sent by a congresswoman who passed a bill in CA. that dentist must tell patients about the dangers of mercury & then the ADA stepped in told dentiat if they tell they would take their liscense.So the girl came & filmed my story & was told to help me by the congresswoman & they was the last person that promised help & the 3rd person that has let me down as I am so trying not to die but am so scared everyday I am not going to live much longer.I try to get any one I can knowledged on mercury dental fillings.I am so glad you were blessed to get knowwledged,get help & get well & share with others the truth through your blessing.

  5. June

    I just had my mercury fillings removed, and I believe they were removed improperly like yours had been because within two days my joints have begun to hurt and stiffen like never before. I’m in my early twenties and I can’t find anything else to attribute the joint pain to. I just came across your article after a simple search of my symptoms. Thanks for writing this article! I’m going to contact a physician ASAP.

    • Kristen

      @June So glad my story could help you! I hate that it had to happen to us. Let me know if you found someone to help you detox/chelate from the heavy metals!

  6. Karen

    My 11 year old daughter started getting muscle twitching 1-2 weeks after getting a mercury filling. Had it removed 2 weeks ago. Now thinking about how to detox. Any suggestions?

    • Kristen

      @Karen-Do you live in Nashville area? I can recommend you to a doctor. If not, I can let you know of some great nutrients to help detox.

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