This week, "Foodie Friday", is also "Fang Friday":
"This is the infamous expose on the dangers on Mercury Amalgam fillings that first aired in 1990. Unlike most 60 Minutes segments, it was never aired again, followed up on, or publicly referred to even once."
"I saw a competent conventional dentist but he was absolutely clueless about the dangers of mercury. As a result I had large amounts of mercury liberated improperly and I believe it was largely responsible for damaging my kidneys.
SO PLEASE... Avoid my mistake and see a biological dentist who is trained in properly removing mercury so it doesn't go into your body during the removal process. This typically involves the use of high-powered suction and rubber dams. One simple strategy is to ask your friends or local health food stores who these dentists are in your community, or you can also contact The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, which is the organization that created the video above."
Current Research on Amalgam Fillings:
"Researchers from the departments of medicine, pathology and physiology from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, performed revealing experiments during 1989 and 1990 regarding the safety of amalgam fillings. Two studies examined the effects of amalgam fillings on sheep, while a third studied its effects on monkeys. The 1989 study placed amalgam fillings into the mouth of a four year old ewe for 29 days. At the end, mercury was absorbed in the lungs (due to "continual breathing of the 'intra-oral air' having mercury vapor"), the stomach (through "the mixing of intra-oral Hg vapor, amalgam microparticles, and dissolved mercuric ions with saliva and food before swallowing"), the jaw ("some tissues in the jaw... and tooth root and surrounding bone"), "the brain[,] and several endocrine glands."
The kidneys had high concentrations of mercury, which disproves earlier theories that mercury is excreted. The study concluded that, because about 8% of inhaled elemental mercury vapor is absorbed into the blood in humans, it immediately "becomes available for tissue retention." Since the study found problems resulting from mercury exposure so quickly, amalgam fillings "remain[ing] in human teeth for eight to ten years... would allow an extended opportunity for body tissues to be continuously exposed to Hg [mercury]." The study concluded: "dental amalgams can be a major source of chronic Hg [mercury] exposure." More at: http://law.unh.edu/risk/vol2/spring/royal.htm
Mercury fillings 'filled' with controversy
"When you plant a neurotoxin two inches from the brain, can you say no one is ever harmed from that?" said Charlie Brown, director of Consumers for Dental Choice. His group advocates that dentists be required to disclose the mercury content of amalgam fillings to patients. Four states and several cities mandate such disclosure, though federal law does not, and the ADA has no such recommendation.
The buildup of mercury from vapors 24 hours a day, over a lifetime, is the greatest concern, said Boyd Haley, retired professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky, where he headed the chemistry department. Eighty percent of mercury vapor stays in body tissue for days, months, even years, because the body doesn't have a good system for excreting it, he said. Cadaver studies have shown that bodies with more amalgam fillings have more mercury in their brain tissue.
Given people's exposure to other sources of mercury, and how it might interact with other heavy metals built up in the body, it's impossible to say that there is any safe level, said Haley, whose studies have linked mercury to Alzheimer's disease." More at: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-11-30/health/sc-health-1130-dental-fillings-20111130_1_mercury-fillings-amalgam-consumers-for-dental-choice
Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas.
"Here you‘ll see just how easily mercury dental fillings emit poisonous vapors in your mouth when rubbed or heated -- like when you eat or drink hot tea or coffee. You may be shocked at the amounts! This video is worth more than a thousand words when it comes to illustrating the very real danger of amalgam tooth fillings."
97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had Root Canals...
"Do you have a chronic degenerative disease? If so, have you been told, "It's all in your head?" Well, that might not be that far from the truth… the root cause of your illness may be in your mouth.
There is a common dental procedure that nearly every dentist will tell you is completely safe, despite the fact that scientists have been warning of its dangers for more than 100 years.
Every day in the United States alone, 41,000 of these dental procedures are performed on patients who believe they are safely and permanently fixing their problem.
What is this dental procedure? The root canal. More than 25 million root canals are performed every year in this country." Read more at: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/18/dangers-of-root-canaled-teeth.aspx?e_cid=20120226_WNL_art_1
Top 5 Low-Mercury, Heart-Healthy Fish, By RealAge
"Do fears about mercury keep you from reeling in the health benefits of fish? If so, you could be missing the love-your-heart boat.
For most people, the healthy fats in fish provide a huge benefit to your heart and overall health -- even with a little mercury. Skeptical? Get this: Eating one to two 6-ounce servings of omega-3-rich fish each week reduces your risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent! And your all-cause mortality rate drops by 17 percent.
Soon-to-be or currently breastfeeding moms need to be especially careful to avoid excess mercury. Still, most people can do their heart and body right by eating one or two servings a week of omega-3-rich fish that is relatively low in mercury. Unfortunately, most fish contain some mercury, thanks to industrial processing. But the less time fish spend simply living in a mercury-laden environment or eating other fish containing mercury, the lower the contamination levels will be. So for low-mercury fish, we're talking small fish that don't eat many other fish (or fish meal) and don't have a long life span. Here are five good choices:
1. Salmon (wild): 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids per 2 ounces of fish;* 0.014 parts per million mercury concentration
2. Herring: 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids per 1 ounce of fish;* 0.044 parts per million mercury concentration
3. Sardines: 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids per 2-3 ounces of fish;* 0.016 parts per million mercury concentration
4. Trout (freshwater): 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids per 3-4 ounces of fish;* 0.072 parts per million mercury concentration
5. Pollock: 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids per 6.5 ounces of fish;* 0.041 parts per million mercury concentration
*Oil content varies widely, depending on species, season, environment, diet, and packing and cooking methods.
Here's the list of fish to avoid:
- King mackerel: 0.73 parts per million mercury concentration
- Shark: 0.99 parts per million mercury concentration
- Swordfish: 0.98 parts per million mercury concentration
- Tilefish (Gulf of Mexico): 1.45 parts per million mercury concentration
So where does the beloved tuna fall? Pretty close to the middle of the road, actually, with mercury concentration ranging from 0.12 to 0.69 parts per million, depending on what kind of tuna you eat. And you'll need to eat anywhere from 3.5-12 ounces to get 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids, depending on how you take your tuna: Fresh tuna has the most and canned chunk light tuna has the least. But chunk light tuna also has the least mercury.
Keep in mind that oil content estimates can be fairly rough, despite the best research efforts. A fish-oil supplement is a surefire way to get the omega-3 fatty acids you want and need. But talk to your doctor first. Fish-oil supplements are dangerous for certain people." From: http://www.realage.com/health-tips/top-5-low-mercury-heart-healthy-fish
On This Day:
Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points, Mar 2, 1962:
"On March 2, 1962, Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points against the New York Knicks. It was the first time that a professional basketball player had scored 100 points in a single contest; the previous record, 78, had been set by Chamberlain earlier in the season. During the game, Chamberlain sank 36 field goals and 28 foul shots, both league records.
Wilt Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936, in Philadelphia. He grew to a full 7 feet 1 inches tall, and was an amazing athlete for his size: In addition to basketball, he competed in the high jump and long jump in college and played volleyball, helping to launch a professional league in which he competed after his basketball career ended. Chamberlain’s basketball heroics began at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, where he helped his team to two city championships. At the University of Kansas, he led the Jayhawks to the NCAA championship, which they lost to North Carolina in triple overtime, 54-53. During his college career, Chamberlain was often the target of aggressive play and the North Carolina game was no exception--at one point, Tarheel Pete Brennan grabbed Chamberlain around the waist and began to wrestle him. Tired of being abused by his opponents, Chamberlain left Kansas after his junior year. At the time, the NBA prohibited the signing of college-aged players, so Chamberlain spent a year playing with the Harlem Globetrotters before signing with the Warriors in 1959."
Our little part of the world is in shock over the untimely passing of Arlene's husband, Kevin of http://roamingwhenwecan.blogspot.com/. He was a great man, and all I can say is that God must have needed him now. We are all 'on loan', so we have to grateful for the time we have with our loved ones.
Misty had a little walk-about at Jay's when we went down there to get him. I am still getting the run-around from the clinic about getting my back put back in. Walking does help a bit, though. Medical doctors don't like chiropractors, they would rather do expensive back surgery.
Jay and I checked out a Hunter ceiling fan that I bought at a thrift shop the day before, as I only had 24 hours to check it out for a return. It worked very well. We didn't install it, as it is to replace the one in Ray's place, and he was in Houston with Shay for the second of her arm surgeries.
Then we worked on the water tank in the cargo trailer for a while. We found out that the tank water inlet on the tank is not a standard size, so I will have to buy something to convert it to that white and turquoise RV water tank hose.
I was so frustrated with the little Chinese keyboard with the narrow keys, that I took my SIIG MiniTouch with the ALPS keyswitches, apart. I'd rather be typing on my IBM MINI M, but I haven't been able to make the '5' work since I spilled juice on it.
I figured out how to fix the SIIG's space bar which has a long spring under it which is anchored into the metal base by two special clip-in spacers. They had come un-clipped. IF you can find a used SIIG MiniTouch, they can run up to $100. I bought mine for $5, but couldn't find anyone to repair it. The space bar hasn't worked since I bought it, so I haven't been able to use it until now.
That was the highlight of my day.