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So, you may remember me expressing my fears regarding my amalgams a short while back...I'm still heavily nursing my 15 mo...I've got about 10 mercury fillings which are about 13 months old...I would like to breastfeed for years, if that's what the babe wants, and I would like to have additional healthy children...
Today I went to a new dentist who I found through the toxicteeth website. Follows all of the protocols for removal and such, has a nice office, etc. I decided to see him for my cleaning so that I could meet him and at least talk about what I'd be facing. Well, they found decay on one of the amalgamed teeth and I've got an appointment for a crown. They've suggested that I can *simply* pump up a supply of milk and get the work done even though I'm nursing. They referred me to a naturopath for details.
So, now I'm thinking "what if?" and am considering having the rest of the amalgams removed over the next year. I plan to talk to the naturopath as soon as she calls me back, but at one point Moneca invited me to seek support in this thread (and I know how knowlegable everyone here is,) so I thought I'd run it by everyone.
Has anyone tried feeding their boob-loving babe from a bottle for days on end? Do you think this will be adequate as far as protection from toxins?
I know that I shouldn't chelate at all while I have mercury fillings, so if the naturopath suggests any such thing I'll hang up on her. Are there any other key bits of information that I should/should not hear from her that might clue me in on her desire to protect me and babe? The dentist kept talking about how I should start some sort of pre-removal treatment/regime before any work was even done (hinting at chelation!?!!, maybe just supplements?), but they didn't get into details and are not able to give medical advice...
I very much appreciate any opinions or feedback on any of this. I've come to value this thread and dental forum immensely over the last couple of months, on a million different levels.
Is it safe to chelate while you still have amalgram fillings in your mouth?
How do you figure out if mercury poisoning is causing your health problems?
Curious about your thoughts on this productas a chelating agent.
My homeopath recommended it to me today. She wants me to take it and then let it pass through my b'milk to dd.
It supposedly is safe to use w/amalgams. (I still have 4 left.)
Have more reading to do on it . . .
yep, kinda my thinking on it too. I'm a little : because I tried to explain this to her and she brushed it off. I know that she knows literally nothing about breastfeeding and certainly not much about chelating (except for chelating herself.)
I also told her that this went against the advice my dentist (an awesome homeopathic dentist who discussed w/me at length dd's issues.)
I knew of dd's mercury toxicity before I even had her first hair test done. I can see the mercury rear its ugly head too and it's not pretty. Diet has helped her tremendously as have certain supplements and craniosacral therapy but now I'm at the point where I'm ready to do something *serious* to chelate her. It's so scary to me because she's so young. (I know, there are benefits to this too.)
Guess I'll wait and see what the DAN docs advice is. I'm not ready to go it alone. If it were myself that'd be a whole different story yk?
I mentioned on the curing cavities on nutrition thread that the ND recommended this chelation protocol which supposedly takes two years and can be done while BF. I put in a call to her today to clarify what I'm taking that actually does any chelating-as what she has me taking seems kind of benign. It is Seacure-a hydrolyzed whitefish protein
and three Unda homeopathic remedies for digestion.
I am amazed at all the different supposed chelating products out there now! There was even an ad in Mothering for a new one with a citrus based something or another. How can that chelate?
Moneca, the chapter in AC's book about the witch doctors: Is that in AMalgam Illness Diagnosis and Treatment or in another of his books?
You may remember me saying that I was going to talk to a naturopath re:removal of mercury filling in decayed tooth right away, and general treatment plan for mercury removal someday in the future.
Well, I just got back from her office, and I was hoping to run her treatment plan by you mama's to see what you think. She seemed to be fully aware that I shouldn't be trying to mobilize the mercury. She said that what I WOULD want to do is bind the mercury with other *things* so that it doesn't cross the brain barrier and so that it can be filtered through the liver and out the bowel. She said that her treatment plan would help ensure that the mercury that is going to be released would come out the bowel rather than go into the blood, where my breastfeeding babe could get it.
So, this is what she wants me to start the day before the removal, and to continue for a week in most instances:
A LOT of cilantro
Whey protein powder, 1 Tb a day
A LOT of garlic, beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, broccoli sprouts, kale
A LOT of fiber, even psillium powder if necessary
Vit C, 1 gram 5x per day
Dandelion and Burdode root tea, everyday
10 glasses of water a day, at least
High quality multivitamin: MAXXUM 3 by Karuna (Vits and Mins -Iron) 6caps/day
NAC (N-acetylcysteine) 600 mg/day
Modifilan-pure brown seaweed extract (Laminaria japonica extract) 1500mg and then 3000mg per day
One epson salt bath per day
Does this look reasonable to you? It's mostly foods/natural stuff so I'm less worried about it than I normally would be. She said that none of these things acts as a chelator...
What do you think?
I just got the results of my hair test. Not mercury toxic, according to AC's counting method.
After amalgam removal (3 months ago), the ND I was seeing at the time, asked me to do a urine challenge test and I did it according to AC's more safe method. These results showed I was excreting a lot of mercury and lead (but this test is useless, right? Not a reliable method of determining mercury toxicity?).
I thought I was mercury toxic because: I had a *mouthful* of fillings (3 huge/deep fillings, 5-6 medium-sized ones and 2-3 small surfac-ey ones), have Graves Disease/thyroid issues, etc. I am putting off TTC because I thought I was mercury toxic (ss has autism).
I'm on my second round of DMSA/ALA (12.5/12.5mg) and the side effects of mild headaches are easily handled with supplements and chiropractic adjustments.
Should I continue chelating? What am I missing? What else do I need to consider to make this decision?
Thanks for your help!
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