What supplements do I need to take after I have my mercury fillings removed?
I often get this question from patients contemplating the removal of their mercury fillings.
I do not advocate that patients embark on this type of treatment without consulting a nutritional therapist who is well aware of the chemical in’s and out’s of heavy metal detoxification.
It is important to understand that a PRE-Treatment detox and organ support is necessary before the dentist starts removing the fillings. This pretox would be necessary throughout the procedures until all metal fillings have been replaced. Your body would have accumulated heavy metal toxins in the kidneys, liver, intestines, brain and other vital organs. Once a filling have been removed the body will release stored toxins and can cause RE-UPTAKE TOXICITY if the detox pathways of the liver kidney and colon are impaired.
If one has many mercury fillings it is advisable to detox the different compartments of the body. First one can mop up the free toxins, then clean up the extra cellular environment, followed by the intracellular space. The cells can not be cleaned out prior to cleaning up the extracellular matrix, just like you can not expect to have healthy fish is the water in the tank is polluted. As there can be obstacles to detoxification and the whole process is complex, it is most definitely recommended to do this under guidance of a therapist. A heavy metal detox can take up to 12-18 months. The cost implications of the nutritional supplements can be substantial so make sure you are informed and you have the funds to commence the treatment.
It is pertinent that the removal of mercury fillings is done by a holistic dentist trained in the safe removal and who adheres to the IAOMT recommended safety protocol, using protective measures to make sure no amalgam is going to contaminate the patient not the practitioner.
If patients are generally in good health both physically and mentally and there are no major stresses one can use the following recommendation for supplements to be taken and guidelines to be followed before and during amalgam removal. It must be stressed that they are based on varying nutritional protocols reported in complimentary medical and dental literature, and are not meant to treat any systemic diseases, nor to prevent any dental complications that may otherwise occur.
WARNING: We urge you to always consult with your physician or nutritionist before taking any of these supplements, especially if you suffer any form of chronic ailments and or your excretion is compromised. Please be aware that some herbs and supplements interfere with allopathic medication, or may be absolutely contraindicated for use in pregnancy, heart disease or antidepressant therapy.
- Zinc gluconate or picolinate: 25-30mg 1/2 hour before bedtime.
- Selenium: 200mcg once daily after breakfast. Do not take at the same time as zinc.
- Calcium/Magnesium: 1000mg/300mg once daily after a meal. Taurate or orotate forms preferred.
- Vitamin C: At least 2000mg twice daily after meals. Combine with bioflavonoids.
- A liver herbal detox remedy supported by a homeopathic liver/gall bladder remedy. A “liver flush” is also advisable.
- A homeopathic lymph support remedy.
- A homeopathic nervous system/brain remedy.
- A kidney herbal/homeopathic remedy.
- A colon stimulating supplement including psyllium seeds and other fibers.
- 2 capsules of activated charcoal and clay a in-between meals to mop up mould toxins (take at least 1 hour away from all herbs and medications).
- A chlorella supplement. Vulgaris is milder on the stomach but has less binding power then the Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Look for the cell wall broken version.
- Probiotics – intestinal recolonization with beneficial bacteria.
- N-Acetylcysteine, 500mg dialy.
- Garlic – freeze-dried or high-grade extract.
- Homeopathics individualized for detox
- Also recommended are glutathione, Vitamin E and Omega fatty acids and liquid electrolytes.
It is generally recommended to be on these supplements starting at least 2 weeks before any dental treatment and continuing for one more month after completion of therapy.
Throughout the weeks or months of treatment, it is advisable that:
- A diet rich with protein and vegetables, but low on carbohydrates be followed. \
- An organic ketogenic diet would be favourable.
- No big fish (including shellfish) be consumed. Sardines or other small fish are OK.
- No chewing gum.
- Do not brush the filling part of the tooth. Use a non toxic toothpaste
- Bowel movements of 1-2 times daily be encouraged.
- Plenty of liquids be consumed.
Sweating be encouraged either by exercise and/or saunas.
Dr Evelien van Amerogen
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