This article was authored by Klaus Ferlow, HMH (Honorary Master Herbalist), innovator, lecturer, researcher, writer, founder Ferlow Botanical Enterprises Ltd, Vancouver, B.C. manufacturing/distributing organic toxin-free medicinal herbal and personal care products to professional health & wellness practitioners in Canada and parts of USA since 1993.
Since Roman times cilantro has been used as food and medicine. A study by Dr. Yoshiaki Omura from the Heart Disease Research Foundation, New York, N.Y. has discovered that the herb cilantro will detoxify mercury from neural tissue and is used to help stimulate the appetite and relieves minor digestive irritation. This is a remarkable discovery. It is a novel technique, which greatly increases our ability to clear up recurring infections, both viral and bacterial. Bioactive cilantro blend (coriander/yellowdock herbal tincture) is an inexpensive, easy way to remove (or chelate) toxic metals from the nervous system and body tissues. Cilantro blend contains yellow dock to help drain the mercury from the connective tissue. Little is known about the origins of the coriander plant, although it is generally thought to be native to the Mediterranean and parts of Southwestern Europe. Experts believe its uses date back to at least 5000 BC. References to coriander can be found in Sanskrit writings, and the seeds were often placed in Egyptian tombs. Today, coriander (cilantro) is cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries through the world. Yellow dock has a long history of domestic use, it is gentle and a safe laxative. The cilantro blend is an excellent blood cleanser, tonic, and builder, working through increasing the ability of the liver and related organs to strains and purify the blood and lymph system. It achieves its tonic properties through astringent purification of the blood supply to the glands and acts as a cleansing herb for the lymphatic system.
Do dental amalgam fillings contain toxic material?
Silver fillings are made up of five different metals, amalgamated together to form a solid mass which hardens in the mouth/teeth. The main ingredient in amalgam is mercury, which accounts for about 50% of the complete filling. The other ingredients are silver, copper, tin, zinc and occasionally nickel. It has been shown that mercury is continuously relieved from mercury dental fillings in the form of mercury vapor and abraded particles. The process is further stimulated and can be increased as 15-fold by simply chewing (Americans are known of chewing gums with aspartame, the artificial sweetener which is harmful to your health), brushing the teeth, hot drinks and even swishing your mouth with a solution of hydrogen peroxide, used to reduce dental plaque. Mercury is extremely poisonous - published research from two scientists at Utah State University shows that mercury is more toxic than lead, cadmium and even arsenic - accumulating over time in the various tissues of the body, particularly the brain and kidneys. In human autopsy studies it has been found that there is a direct correlation between the amount of mercury found in the brain and the number of mercury fillings in the mouth. In essence, all of the elements comprising dental amalgam are toxic metals. Mercury has a very high absorption rate and is capable of entering the human body very rapidly. The vapor is fat solvable and neutral electrically. It has the ability to easily penetrate cell membranes and pass rapidly from the blood into the body cells and stay there.
What are the systemic effects in the body?
* neurological: frequent or chronic headaches, dizziness, ringing or noises in the ears, find fine tremors (hands, feet, lips, eyelids, and tongue)
* immunological: allergies, rhinitis (inflammation of the nose) , sinusitis, asthma lymphaddenopathy (especially cervical or neck)
* endocrine: subnormal temperatures, cold, clammy skin, especially hands and feet, excessive perspiration
* other: muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, hypoxia (lack of oxygen), anorexia, joint pains, anemia, edema (swelling), loss of weight
* severe cases: hallucinations, manic depression
Besides mercury amalgam fillings there is a daily intake from mercury derived air, water, food(fish) as well as from clothes, paints. However, the effects of heavy-metal poisoning tend to be slow as the toxicity builds up. Other symptoms are headaches, upset stomach, colics, insomnia, poor concentration, lack of coordination, multiple sclerosis, hyperactivity, learning disabilities. Strong symptoms of lead poisoning are gums lined up with a blue tinge, muscle weakness and mental disturbances, memory loss, impotence, reproductive disorders, mental retardation, blindness, constipation, nausea, vomiting, paralysis of the extremities, insanity and appetite loss.
Cilantro's postulated mechanism of action is to act as a reducing agent changing the charge on the intracellular mercury to a neutral state allowing mercury to diffuse down it's concentration gradient into the connective tissue.This is called connective tissue mercury toxicity. The next step is to remove the mercury from the connective tissue. Mercury is preferentially attracted to the cell wall of the unicellular organism chorella. It can be also bound to sulfhydryl groups in garlic or to sulphur in the form of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). To get the mercury out, the coriander/yellow dock herbal tincture is one of the best solutions. Also a herbal Milk Thistle combo, cleansing the liver (with nettle), detoxifying the liver and kidneys (milk thistle) purifying the blood (dandelion) boosting the immune system (cat's claw) is a good alternative. Furthermore a Soft Heat infrared sauna for detoxification is recommended. The clinical goal is to convert mercury into a state enabling it to be removed from the cells and be eliminated from the brain, connective tissues, lymph system, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys.
Another alternative is chelation therapy using chemicals like EDTA which has been available in Canada for several years and has been used to help remove these heavy metals. However, the more natural way would be to use herbal remedies coriander/yellow dock and Milk Thistle combo.
Dr. Omura performed another study in which three amalgams were removed from an individual using all of the precautions available to prevent absorption of the mercury from the amalgam. Even with strong air and water suctioning, water rinses and a rubber dental dam, significant amounts of mercury were later found in the individuals lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver and heart. No mercury was detected in these tissues prior to the date of removal. It is therefore very important that you continue to use the herbal tinctures, Soft Heat infrared sauna or chelation to detoxifying your body.
It's All In Your Head, Dr. Hal A. Huggins, ISBN 0895295504
Mercury Free, James Earl Hardy, ISBN 0964930102
Tooth Truth, Frank J. Jerome, ISBN 1890035130
Hidden Dangers in Dental Care, Dr. Hal A. Huggins, Tomas, E. Levy, ISBN 1571741178
This information is offered for its educational value only and should not be used in the diagnose, treatment, or prevention of disease. Any attempt to diagnose and treat illness should come under the direction of your health care practitioner.