The Alzheimer's Cover-Up
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.
Leo Tolstoy

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 your position?

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 said,

"To advertise that you are a mercury-free dentist is like standing in a foxhole."

The Colorado State Dental Board is after his license.

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 United States.

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 products now.

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 money.

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 practices.


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 friend.


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.


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 whole families.


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 Alzheimer's disease.


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.


Goodman and Gilman's 1990 edition of The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics says,

"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 dental industry.


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.


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 schizophrenic.


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, D.M.D.

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 practicing medical-dentist.

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 education.

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 questions.

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 war.

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 medical-dentists.

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 hopefully,

"The dental profession eagerly awaits... their legitimate rights as members of the healing arts."

To this day, these feelings linger.

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 all along.


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."


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Markesbery, W.R. "Trace Elements in Isolated Subcellular Fractions of Alzheimer's Disease Brains," Brain Research 533, 1990, 125-131.

  4. Wenstrup et. al. "Trace Element Imbalances in Isolated Subcellular Fractions of Alzheimer's Disease Brains," Brain Research 533, August 28, 1989, 123-189.

  5. 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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