by Tom Warren
I know that most men, including
those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can
seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth, if it be
such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions
which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which
they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven
thread by thread into the fabric of their lives.
Suppose that you had dedicated your
whole life to helping patients achieve better health. In time you
were recognized as an eminent professional and became a board member
of your medical association, one of the largest and, to the
uninformed, most respected conglomerates in the world. Your
associates produce a gross income of $50 million a day.
Collectively, the board is a major economic-political power. If
change were in the air, what would you be willing to do to protect
Dominant members of society always resist change. The power
structure looks at identical data disinterested parties see clearly,
but filters out information that challenges its earning power.
A hundred and eighty years ago, when the problems we are talking
about started, medical science was in its infancy. Technology to
determine the efficacy of pharmaceuticals and treatment processes
was, by today's standards, nonexistent.
During the Civil War, surgeons wiped blood off their knives onto
their aprons to get ready for the next operation. Surgeons did not
know that they needed to wash their hands before delivering a baby,
so one in four mothers died from childbirth fever (Sepsis
infection). Doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian obstetrician
from Vienna, observed that mid-wives regularly washed their hands
before delivery. It was common knowledge that midwives had a
significantly lower Sepsis infection rate than surgeons.
Doctor Semmelweis installed a sink at
the entrance to the delivery room and surgeons were not admitted
into the operating room until they carefully washed their hands.
Sepsis infection disappeared. Doctor Semmelweis informed the medical
community and was driven insane by their ridicule and harassment.
In the United States, not less than seven thousand researchers,
scientists, physicians and dentists are aware of at least part of
the following information. Approximately half of that number, those
that practice mercury-free dentistry and the physicians who support
them feel threatened by their medical societies and state medical
and dental boards.
Scott McAdoo, D.D.S., of Denver, Colorado, who is
one of the most skilled dentists I had the pleasure of going to
"To advertise that you are a mercury-free dentist is like
standing in a foxhole."
The Colorado State Dental Board is after his
The only scientists and physicians that does not feel themselves at
risk are our toxicologists, who have been trying for years to tell
the public that mercury in "silver" fillings is a deadly poison. The
Toxicology Society has published dozens of research papers about the
toxicity of mercury. Unfortunately, the American Dental Association
(ADA) has enough economic-political power to shut down the very
doctors the public should be listening to.
Most medical research is funded by the pharmaceutical industry and
researchers are disinclined to shoot their wallet in the toe. For
example, a ten day cure for peptic ulcers was discovered over eleven
years ago. Most ulcers are caused by H-pylori bacterial infection. I
wrote about H-pylori in Beating Alzheimer's in December of 1989.
The October 1995 issue of Readers Digest
reports less than half of United States doctors know how to treat
their 25 million ulcers patients correctly.
"Doctors may be
unwilling to try the new methods, while drug companies may be (are)
reluctant to abandon the lucrative antacid market."
Zantac and Tagamet are two of the fastest selling medications for ulcers in the
Doctor Joel Wallach, M.D., D.V.M., who performed over 27 thousand
autopsies on animals as well as 10 thousand autopsies on humans told
me whatever disease the cadaver exhibited, malnutrition was the
underlying cause of death. He discontinued practice and sells Body
and Mineral Toddy, liquid vitamin and mineral supplements. I was
introduced to Doctor Wallach's products several years ago.
I did not try Body Toddy on myself, I
gave it to our house plants. They grew so huge during the summer
that I had to cut them down to dirt and start over. I use both
Malnutrition is a sub-clinical symptom evolved in the Alzheimer's
disease process. I have heard physicians say people waste their
money on vitamins and minerals, that we just piss them down the
drain. What do they think happens to pharmaceuticals? I prefer to
piss fifty cents worth of vitamins and minerals every day than die
from Alzheimer's, or to have wasted more than a hundred thousand
dollars going to doctors who did not have the slightest idea of how
to reverse Alzheimer's, or any other chronic disease.
All the traditional doctors did was
waste my time and take my money. None of them—not one—had the
slightest idea of what to do. In addition, the traditional medical
community harassed every doctor I went to who knew anything about
reversing chronic disease. If a physician cures patients other
doctors cannot, his peers shun him, and medical boards do their
damnedest to ruin his reputation, his practice and take his license.
The bottom line is arrogance, ignorance and money. Mostly, it's the
I have a friend who was perhaps, the most informed physician within
his area of expertise, in America. He wrote more than eight hundred
research papers that were published in peer review medical journals.
He was personal physician to some of the most powerful men in the
world. He is in Who's Who in the United States and Who's Who of the
world. At the university where he taught, doctors have large
My friend was not bringing in as much
money as the good old boys wanted so they started directing indigent
patients his way. His patients had a higher recovery rate than his
colleagues who were charging significantly higher fees. Their
patients learned of this, and dropped their physicians to go to my
The university fired him. He sued and
won $300 thousand. But he is out of the circle; he is not considered
one of the good old boys any-more. The traditional medical community
pretends he does not exist. He is shunned. The pressure caused his
marriage to fall apart. He has taken to drugs and is very ill. His
license has been revoked.
All his tomorrows are yesterdays.
A PARALLAX VIEW
Suppose that you were a foreign intelligence officer looking for the
perfect undetectable poison to destroy an enemy in a way that
brought no repercussions to yourself. Suppose that your research
scientists discovered a low-level, slow-acting poison, a liquid
metal, that is the most lethal non-radioactive element in the
Periodic Table. This toxin has an affinity for brain and
neurological tissue, especially the sheath surrounding neurons that
transmit thought process within the brain.
The onset of clinical symptoms are so insidious physicians are
unable to detect the etiology of the patient's distress. One person
may develop schizophrenia, another tremors, or Alzheimer's, because
the poison always heads for the weakest organ and weakest gene. If
you could induce your enemy's dentists to insert this diabolical
toxin into their patient's oral cavity "two inches from the brain"
in 85 percent of your enemy's population, you would wreak havoc on
the whole fabric of their society. You could put hundreds of
thousands of their citizenry in mental hospitals. You could destroy
Sick people are inefficient, troublesome
workers. They fill the welfare rolls. They fill the prisons. You
could cause hundreds of billions of dollars of taxes to be spent
supporting institutionalized mental patients and imprisoned
no-accounts. You could cause your enemy to spend trillions of
dollars on unnecessary medical bills before poisoned patients
expire. In addition, sick under-employed workers can-not pay taxes.
The best part is that the last person anyone would suspect of
poisoning them is their dentist.
If the above parody were true, if it was discovered that any nation
caused tens of millions1 of our population the devastation I just
described, we would declare war. This discovery would be considered
"A Day in Infamy." Unfortunately, the only incongruity in the above
scenario is that there is no foreign intelligence officer. I wish
there were. It would make the following information more palatable.
This is what has been covered up:
The primary cause of Alzheimer's is
iatrogenic disease, doctor-induced disease, from so-called
"silver" dental fillings that poison the brain and nervous
system. Mercury in silver dental fillings has an affinity for
brain tissue and easily passes through the blood-brain barrier.
Mercury vapor ions are too miniscule to be recognized by the
autoimmune sys-tem until enough mercury accumulates upon the
nerve sheath that surrounds the synapses. At that point our
autoimmune system does not recognize the tissue as self and
attacks the nerve sheath as if it were a foreign invader.
If an Alzheimer's sufferer can carry on a half-way reasonable
conversation for five minutes, do not let uninformed physicians
persuade you that Alzheimer's is not reversible. An
anesthesiologist who read Beating Alzheimer's checked and
rechecked my information with dentists and physicians for six
months, then removed thirteen root canals. He recovered from
Alzheimer's disease in two hours flat. Every once in a while
someone tugs on my sleeve in a store, a restaurant or after a
speaking engagement and tells me that I have saved their life.
It is impossible to estimate how many millions of people died
from neurological diseases of unknown etiology. The correct name
for Alzheimer's should be "Chronic Low-Level Mercurial
Poisoning." Mercury poisoning from silver dental fillings is a
causative factor in the majority of people diagnosed with
And I charge that the ADA has covered up
their culpability in the same way cigarette manufacturers and
Dow Chemical, who produced silicone breast implants, denied
their products' connection to disease.
Those of us who have had our lives
turned upside down by mercury poisoning could live with the fact our
dentists made an appalling mistake in not recognizing the toxicity
of mercury sooner. What we will not tolerate is the fact that the
ADA did everything within its power to stonewall the fact that
silver fillings were poisoning their patients.
They allowed over ten million silver
amalgam fillings to be placed into our mouths, two inches from our
brain, after there was evidence pointing to serious problems due to
mercury poisoning from silver amalgam.
The ADA tried to protect their profits
and their reputations, not their patients. In the mean-time
thousands of dental patients have unnecessarily suffered
catastrophic diseases. If it seems impossible to believe that our
dentists would cover-up the fact that they have poisoned a minimum
of 12 percent of our population, read the inset on page 47.
If physicians knew mercury was poisonous, dentists had to know
mercury was poisonous. It's that simple. Since 1830, the
hierarchy—the good old boys in the ADA and our dental professors,
must have known that dentists were placing poison into their
patients' mouths. They lied to their dental students. They lied to
us. In polite company another name for a lie is a "misnomer."
Dentists called mercury-amalgam, silver-amalgam. Silver filling is a
misnomer. That is a cover-up by any definition of "cover-up" that I
understand. And that's fraud.
The ADA admitted that five percent of dental patients were allergic
to silver amalgam. There is no such thing as allergy here. The ADA
is trying to argue that a poison is not a poison.
Gilman's 1990 edition of The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
"With very few exceptions, mercury poisoning is most often not
diagnosed in patients because of the insidious onset of the
affliction, vagueness of early clinical signs, and the medical
profession's unfamiliarity with the disease."
It is impossible to estimate how many millions of people died from
chronic diseases due to mercury poisoning. The ADA claimed only 5
per-cent2 (13 million) of dental patients were allergic to silver
amalgam—that is, until the Center for Disease Control pointed out
that by definition: that's an epidemic. Then the ADA changed their
tune to one percent. Even so, that figure is 2,600,000 denial
patients they admitted poisoning. The last I heard the ADA was
saying it is just a miniscule amount—less than a hundred.
Finally even mainstream media had enough. A CBS 60 Minutes special
entitled "Is There Poison in Your Mouth?" ran nationwide December
16, 1990 that included fantastic recoveries when mercury-amalgam
fillings were replaced. "Is There Poison in Your Mouth?" was the
most highly viewed television program 60 Minutes ever produced. CBC's Panorama followed up with "The Poison In Your Mouth" that
aired in London. These two programs destroyed the credibility of the
The ADA knew that if they could not put
a spin on the revelations exposed in those two television news
stories their days were numbered.
THE WITCH HUNTS
In two states, Colorado and Minnesota, the dental boards have used
the Attorney General's Office and millions of dollars of public tax
money to take away licenses of dentists and physicians who inform
their patients that mercury-amalgam is the etiology of the disease
they are suffering. The Colorado Attorney General's Office spent $4
million over a twenty-two year period investigating Doctor Hal
Huggins and eventually revoked his license.
Before Hal decided the fight was not
worth the effort anymore he had spent over $700 thousand in legal
fees. The AMA took Doctor Sandra Denton's Colorado medical license
because she was associated with Doctor Huggins. Sandra Denton is one
of the smartest, most dedicated physicians that I have ever known.
She was set up. Sandy did not do anything wrong. The Colorado
Medical Board took her license to under-mine Doctor Huggins' support
within the medical community.
I know many critically ill patients that Doctor Denton helped. One
young woman was dying by the hour. Other physicians offered no
explanation for, or understanding of her illness. Doctor Denton
correctly diagnosed the woman's condition and canceled half of her
appointments over a two week period to care for this one indigent
patient. She had her nurses watch over the young woman constantly.
Area surgeons refused to operate because the woman was so close to
death. Doctor Denton found a corporate jet to fly her patient from
Seattle to Colorado Springs. Two oral surgeons removed titanium
implants within the lower jaw and all of her silver fillings. Both
surgeons laughed at Doctor Denton. They told Sandra the patient
would die on the table.
The young woman started to recover two hours after surgery. Six
months later she had two titanium posts re-implanted into her lower
jaw to anchor her lower dentures in place and rapidly became
Doctor Denton pleaded with her surgeons to remove the
implants, and [the patient] quickly recovered. Several years have
gone by and the woman leads a normal life.
Dentistry: Stepping Out of the 1830s
by James E. Hardy,
Mercury's use in dentistry has been the subject of my studies for
the past 14 years. I thought I knew the history of the
mercury-amalgam controversy well, but yesterday I pulled a book down
from my shelf that a patient of mine had given me. It was a bound
volume of Dental Students' Magazine, dated 1942 and 1943. What I
read gave me new insight into the history of mercury-amalgam and its
intimate relationship with organized dentistry.
Dentistry in the U.S. did not develop as a separate profession until
the period of 1780 to 1800. There were two types of "dentists" at
this time. There were those who had medical training and practiced
both professions. These were medical-dentists. Then there were those
who were merely craftsmen and engaged in some other trade, such as
barbering, carving of wood, ivory, and metals... among them were the
itinerant tooth pullers. These were called craftsmen-dentists.
There were no American national dental organizations and no dental
schools in existence before 1840. Dentists were either self taught
by "trial and error" on patients or were apprenticed under a
The first dental school was chartered in the United States [on]
February 1, 1840. It was called the Baltimore College of Dental
Surgery. It is of interest to note that the Board of the College of
Dental Surgery was composed of nine physicians and five Clergymen;
no dentists. Originally, the school was to be a graduate program for
medical schools as it was only one session long and did not include
any chemistry or pathology. But as it turns out, this was the
beginning of dental training separating itself from medical
Also founded in 1840 was the first national dental organization. It
was called the American Society of Dental Surgeons. Its members were
medical-dentists, not barbers, carpenters, or sculptors. The
medical-dentists were vitally concerned with the medical, biological
and mechanical aspects of dentistry. The craftsmen-dentists were
concerned with the mechanical aspects and did not consider medical
Mercury-amalgam was first brought into the U.S. from Europe by the
Crawcour brothers in 1833. They had a very strong, effective
advertising campaign that promised to save decayed teeth by filling
them without pain in minutes. The Crawcours were considered
unethical charlatans by many medical-dentists. They removed gold
fillings and replaced them with mercury-amalgams. They did not dry
decayed teeth or even remove the decay before they packed the hole.
There were even some reports of their packing amalgam between teeth
when there were no cavities at all. This began the first amalgam
The amalgam war was the war between the craftsman idea of ease of
manipulation and the medical intent to avoid the danger of systemic
mercurial poisoning. Mercury was clearly known to be poisonous by
the physicians in the 1830s.
In 1845, the American Society of Dental Surgeons banned the use of
(mercury) silver-amalgams, making the members sign a pledge of
non-use and promise to oppose its use under any circumstances or be
expelled from the Society. Remember, this Society was restricted to
A great number of craftsmen-dentists picked up the use of
silver-amalgam. They were not concerned with the medical
ramifications of mercury in the human system. Anatomy, chemistry,
histology, pathology and physiology were considered irrelevant to
the craftsmen-dentists. So many dentists began using amalgam
(because it was easy to use and very profitable) that membership
growth in the American Society of Dental Surgeons (ASDS)
was curtailed. The ASDS decided to rescind their anti-amalgam
resolution in 1850 in hopes of gaining more members. But the
craftsmen-dentists had already decided to organize and associate
with each other.
In 1859, a new dental organization arose composed largely of
craftsmen-dentists. It was called the American Dental Association.
The average dentist in the newly-formed ADA was no longer one who
was in sympathy with medicine. As a result, physicians adopted an
extremely adverse attitude toward the profession. During this time,
dental schools dropped courses in physiology, pathology, and
materia medica and did no anatomy except head and neck.
In Dental Students' Magazine, October 1942, an editorial states
"The dental profession eagerly awaits... their legitimate
rights as members of the healing arts."
To this day, these feelings
For dentistry to step out of the 1830s and fully acknowledge its
responsibility as a healing art, it must prohibit the current use of
mercury. The use of mercury in dentistry has only recently been
banned in Germany. (Austria, Sweden, Denmark and Canada have either
banned, or curtailed the use of silver amalgam fillings. Switzerland
has stopped dental schools from teaching about silver amalgam.) Some
day it will be banned in the United States. We've known the truth
Mercury is poisonous.
All truth passes through three
stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self evident.
All quotations and background
information for Dentistry was taken from Dental Students' Magazine,
November 1942 and September 1942.
Doctor Denton moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she was instrumental
in getting the state law changed so it is more difficult for medical
boards to revoke a non-traditional physician's license. Several
years ago, I thought enough of her expertise to drive the Alcan
highway from Seattle, Washington to Anchorage, Alaska in December to
participate in her allergy desensitivity program. I have not needed
to see any physician for allergies or short term memory loss since
that time. Cerebral allergic reactions to favorite foods and
chemical sensitivities environmental physicians call brain-fag and
brain-fog are involved in the Alzheimer's disease process?
There have been so many doctors in trouble with their medical boards
for exposing chronic low level mercurial poisoning as the etiology
of their patient's distress it would fill several volumes of books
to narrate their stories. It would take more volumes of writing to
tell the stories of poisoned dental patients who have recovered
after removing their silver fillings.
A past-president of the Toxicology
Society told me,
"We know mercury is a poison. We
teach it out to students. The use of silver dental fillings is
an economic-political decision. Don't blame the doctors."
To the uninformed, "tens of
millions" probably seems ridiculously high. For the 18 decades
that dentists have used mercury silver-amalgam den-tal fillings
the above estimate is in fact, conservative. Seven percent of
our population is hospitalized in a mental institution at some
time during their life. Seven percent of our present population
would be approximately 18 million people. The number one
sub-clinical sign of mercury poisoning is endogenous depression.
Mercury-amalgam has very recently,
irrefutably, been connected to many neurological diseases. If
mercury-amalgam is the direct cause of only half of the mental
patients being committed to mental hospitals that figure is 9
million dental patients whose lives have been devastated by
their family dentist. In addition, there are 4 million
Alzheimer's sufferers in the United States. From past experience
we expect that the ADA will do everything within its power to
discredit the Adolph Coors Human Study Results, that will be
released in 1997.
This study, the first of its kind in
the world, covers amalgam removal, replacement and removal again
and silver-amalgam's effect on body blood chemistries. This
research prove, beyond speculation, that chronic low level
mercurial poisoning from so-called silver dental fillings is the
root cause of many chronic diseases for which, until now, our
physicians have had no explanation.
Doctor Alfred Zamm says a more
accurate figure is 12 percent. Twelve percent is more than 30
million Americans whose autoimmune system is adversely affected
by mercury poisoning. Alfred V. Zamm, MD, "Dental Mercury: A
Factor that Aggravates and Induces Xenobiotic Intolerance,"
Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Second Quarter, 1991, Volume
6 Number 2.
Cerebral allergic reactions to
favorite foods and chemical sensitivities causing brain-fag and
brain-fog are part of the pathology of the Alzheimer's disease
process. Brain-fag feels like a cranky sleep child that needs a
nap. Brain-fog is best described as being spaced out.
Hahn et. al. "Dental Silver
Tooth Fillings: A Source of Mercury Exposure Revealed by
Whole-body Image Scan and Tissue Analysis," University of
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, August 3, 1990, 2641-2646.
Hahn et. al. "Whole-body Imaging
of the Distribution of Mercury Released from Dental Fillings
in Monkey Tissues," University of Calgary, Alberta Canada,
August 3, 1990, 2641-2646.
Markesbery, W.R. "Trace Elements
in Isolated Subcellular Fractions of Alzheimer's Disease
Brains," Brain Research 533, 1990, 125-131.
Wenstrup et. al. "Trace Element
Imbalances in Isolated Subcellular Fractions of Alzheimer's
Disease Brains," Brain Research 533, August 28, 1989,
Zamm, A. "Dental Mercury: A
Factor that Aggravates and Induces Xenobiotic Intolerance,"
Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Second Quarter, 1991,
Vol. 6, No. 2.
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