Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) Alzheimer's and Parkinson's could be caused by toxic dental materials such as the mercury used in fillings, a leading dentist believes.
Dr Hal Huggins, of Colorado, USA, argues that dental materials such as mercury, and the newer high-copper amalgam, leak into our systems and bind onto a cell membrane.
Once this happens, the cell is seen as alien and so is destroyed by our immune system. If the cell is a nerve cell, MS may result; if it instead binds to a hormone, the result may be Hashimoto's thyroiditis or diabetes, he argues.
(Source: Townsend Letter, June 2007).
E-news broadcast 7 June 2007 No.366