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    Scoliosis & Heavy Metal Allergy

    I have just been told by a Professor that my Scoliosis is almost certainly due to the large amount of dental amalgam fillings I had as a child!

    I was recently contacted by a woman who worked as a dental nurse and regularly handled the amalgam paste used to fill teeth. She went on to have serious health problems and had a daughter who developed Scoliosis in her teens. This woman has been proven to have heavy metal allergy to mercury. Dental amalgam is 50% mercury and it is also in some medications and vaccines, including the MMR and 'Flu jabs!

    When I reacted badly to the Flu jab i had in December (and am still trying to recover from), I took this subject more seriously and intend to have a particular test (Melisa Test) to determine which heavy metals I may be allergic to. Dental braces, and metal implants of any sort can all cause problems, including spinal rods or wires and can also cause other problems such as child autism or Multiple Sclerosis.

    This link will give more information and there is a Scoliosis questionnaire you can complete on the website: http://www.mercurymadness.org/

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    Hmm, this is the first time I've heard amalgam fillings being associated with scoliosis. In my son's case who has severe scoliosis, he doesn't have any fillings of any kind... perfect and straight teeth. My husband and I both have amalgam fillings but none of our three kids have a single one of any sort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaM View Post
    I have just been told by a Professor that my Scoliosis is almost certainly due to the large amount of dental amalgam fillings I had as a child!
    What was s/he a professor of?

    Did this professor offer any evidence for this position or did they just get a vibe?
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    huh..???
    so i have scoli, but my 2 sisters don't...
    and we ALL have metal fillings...?
    my friends don't have scoli, and they have metal fillings...?!
    there should be A LOT more people with scoli if this theory were true!!

    i think it is a bogus explanation!!!
    professor of WHAT?

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    I hate this sort of thing. You know that someone will go on to quote this as being the truth. ARRGH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaRacine View Post
    ARRGH!

    Speaking of something close to that... this is hilarious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    professor of WHAT?
    My money is it will be in an entirely irrelevant field. But we will see.
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    I gather she is a professor of Immunology and previously worked as head of Immunotoxicology at a large pharmaceutical company and now works at a University.

    I am just new to all this myself so really don't know what particular research has led to the belief that metal toxicity can lead to Scoliosis. I am in no position to comment as to the validity of what I have been told but I have other health problems too and my symptoms certainly fit with those listed for metal allergy.

    The questionnaire I referred to above also asks about the health of the Scoliotic's mother and their possible exposure to metal toxins. My own mother was a nurse all her working life and the only link to metal I could think of was the mercury used in thermometers at the time she was in nursing. There is no doubt about the danger of mercury in the human body and I asked her if she had ever broken a thermometer. She said it had happened twice and been cleaned up with cotton wool. (To put this in perspective, if you break one of the newer low-energy light bulbs, you are supposed to open all the windows and vacate the room for at least ten minutes to let the vapour escape. Then you would wear gloves to lift the broken glass and dispose of it carefully. The amount of mercury in these light bulbs is miniscule in comparison to what would be in even the smallest thermometer).

    I don't think I would have paid much attention to this subject if I hadn't taken such an immediate and long-lasting reaction to my recent flu jab. I was very ill for many years and have demyelination of my spinal cord and no bladder or bowel function. My symptoms are very similar to severe vitamin B12 deficiency and when I started on injections, my health improved considerably. However, to keep it that way I need 3 injections a week and daily folic acid. From the reading I have done in the last few days, I gather the metal allergy causes a drop in your glutathione level and one of the treatments for improving it is B12, folate and B6.

    This whole idea is all very new to me but it is too important to ignore it. I obviously can't do anything about my Scoliosis but if I can find out for sure if I am allergic to the mercury and therefore can't detoxify it, I should be able to get treatment to rid my body of it and hopefully bring about a permanent improvement to my fragile health. I also met another woman last year who had both Scoliosis and MS, both of which are mentioned as damage which occurs from metal toxicity. The woman who first notified me of this did not say her daughter had amalgam fillings but that her own regular exposure to mercury would have affected her unborn child too and she is convinced that it was this which led to the girl's development of Scoliosis. The woman herself needs regular chelation to clear the mercury from her system.

    I did ask why not everyone with amalgam filling became ill and was told that some people are not able to clear the heavy metal toxins from their body as well as others. I would think that, at the very least, all those who have Scoliosis, or the mother of a Scoliotic child, should consider what metals they may have been exposed to throughout their lives and, in particular, dental fillings, dental braces and bridges, or any other metal implant or exposure to liquid mercury or vapour.

    I'm not making any claims for or against this idea but I will try to have the test suggested and will update this thread with what, if anything, it reveals.

    Andrea
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    My mom used to shine her nickels with mercury using her bare hands. I'm the youngest of 5 and am the only one with scoliosis. I have a silver sensitivity and have had all but one of my amalgam fillings removed for this reason. The one that remains gives me a tooth ache, but that's about all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohrer01 View Post
    My mom used to shine her nickels with mercury using her bare hands. I'm the youngest of 5 and am the only one with scoliosis. I have a silver sensitivity and have had all but one of my amalgam fillings removed for this reason. The one that remains gives me a tooth ache, but that's about all.
    Yes, yes but do you feel you adequately entertained the notion that space aliens might have caused your scoliosis? I am thinking not.
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    If this is true, we would see a decrease in incidence of scoliosis as alternatives to amalgam have become more popular. I bet there are young mothers with no metal fillings who have children with scoliosis who also have no metal fillings.

    My mother has a mouth full of metal. My dad did too but has recently had it all replaced. All my fillings and my sister's are composite. And yet I am the only one in my family with scoliosis.
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    still hoping, Thank you for reminding us why we're all here.

    Andrea, I'm sorry for responding with a negatives only post. I think it's an interesting topic and worth learning more about and I should have said that in my post. I would be very interested to hear the results if you choose to pursue this.

    But where I get stuck theoretically is that I would think over time we have learned what metals are harmful to us and have made changes to limit our exposure to them. If a metal allergy is one of the triggers for scoliosis (or maybe just a factor in progression) then why wouldn't the incidence decrease as we make our world safer overall? Or maybe there would have been peaks in incidence during the industrial revolution or something. But as far as I know the statistics have stayed fairly consistent.
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    anecdotals do not constitute proof of anything, except what happened to that one patient...
    i do not see rigorous research with conclusive proof that metal toxicity somehow directly causes scoliosis....none!
    where is the proof...?

    vague vibes and feelings and individual experiences do not constitute proof of anything...
    "mercury madness" seems like an apt title for what was on that website...

    i am not trying to attack anyone...
    i am trying to point out that i expect legitimate research...in all kinds of medicine...traditional AND alternative...before i start seriously considering that there is proof of such claims!

    sorry if that offends anyone...but i think more harm than good has been done over the years with ideas that scare people and turn out to be based on no facts...no proof...no solid research...

    jess
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    anecdotals do not constitute proof of anything, except what happened to that one patient...
    i do not see rigorous research with conclusive proof that metal toxicity somehow directly causes scoliosis....none!
    where is the proof...?

    vague vibes and feelings and individual experiences do not constitute proof of anything...
    "mercury madness" seems like an apt title for what was on that website...

    i am not trying to attack anyone...
    i am trying to point out that i expect legitimate research...in all kinds of medicine...traditional AND alternative...before i start seriously considering that there is proof of such claims!

    sorry if that offends anyone...but i think more harm than good has been done over the years with ideas that scare people and turn out to be based on no facts...no proof...no solid research...

    jess
    Agreed.

    And don't you just love the spectacularity of RFK Jr., a lawyer, making claims in opposition to the VAST consensus of the medical community? Even after all that went down in recent months w.r.t. Hg and autism, he is STILL at it!

    When you listen to his "reasoning," it seems obvious why he went into law and not science.
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    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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