One week after mercury amalgam removal plus splint therapy
The last 5 days has been very difficult for me, my gums are painful, it seems my nerves has been affected, as everytime I eat something cold or hot, my gums would be extra painful.
Sometimes, I even begin to think that the dental procedures last week was a bad idea. As I had to pay for it using my credit card (my TMJ, amalgam removal and splint therapy = cost me about $2,800 USD). According to Dr. Clark the amalgam removal alone would have cost $3,000 USD in the US). I believe I had a good deal doing these procedures in the Philippines. The holistic dentis I saw also used a rubber dam and a mercury vaccum and I was on conscious sedation during the procedure. Everything seems to be right during the procedure, but I felt they could have asked me to cleanse my colon first to prepare for this and that I will be experience a flare up in the next few months, as my body deals with the remaining mercury.
Don’t get me wrong, I like our holistic dentist, I just wish she could have prepared me for the after effects so I know how to deal with it when it comes.
Click here to see other people’s stories on their mercury amalgam removal.. It seems I have not done enough preparation prior to the amalgam removal. Although it is a good idea to have mercury fillings out, I should have not done it in haste. Now, I am expecting some flare-ups in the coming months. Maybe this is part of the Phase 2 Treatment Plan that she was talking about. She told me at one point, that she do not want to overload me with information– and I guess I was too focused on finances and making my mother and daughter comfortable than thinking about my own health.
Nevertheless, I can sleep really well every night, since the amalgam removal,despite all the anxiety and the inconveniences of the splint therapy (to address my TMJ issues). Knowing that I have done something right to address our dental issues one step at a time. I can still do something to address the flare-ups.
No pain No gain — yeah easier said than done. The Oil Pulling and intra oral release using Coconut Oil has given me tremendous relief. I was not able to move my bowels since Monday. I have never had this kind of cough in the past years. One second I will be happy that I am now coughing again (that my immune system still have its will to fight), so that I can release this mucus from my chest once and for all. But whenever the hacking cough hits me, specially in the office- I want immediate relief. To take over the counter medicine to relieve it. Last night, after reading an article about baking soda and clay to relieve constipation. I dissolved 1 tbsp of baking soda to one glass of water and drank it. Yes, I did! In one of my blog entries I said, I will not give the oral baking soda solution to my mother, as part of her treatment plan. But for one insane moment, because of that cough, constipation and toxic feeling I had for the last few days– I drank the oral baking soda solution. And was able to sleep like a baby. This morning, I woke up still feeling sluggish, terrified that the constipation will probably kill me. So, I massaged my stomach and rebounded 300 times. Whew! was able to move my bowels after that! Such a relief!. Then a few minutes later, I felt woozy. So, I took 2 clay tablets (Adam’s Claymin from Nature’s Glory).
Then did my 20 minute Oil Pulling and gargled with sea salt water. Now, my foggy brain is gone. The coughing stopped. My breathing is a lot lighter now. My senses seems to be sharper. Oh! Thank God!
What is Adam’s Claymin tablets? Click here
Calcium: 4.69%, Phosphorus: 0.15%, Sodium: 1.13%, Iron: 4.35%, Potassium: 2.8%, Magnesium: 2.88%, Zinc: 97.3ppm and 54 other elements.
How To Use
For internal use.
Take 4-5 tablets a day.
Calcium Montmorillonite Clay in tablet form.
At the back of the bottle, it says this is good for “Colon Cleansing”. Some websites, also says its good for detoxing mercury. The last few weeks, I asked Nanay not to take Calcium and Magnesium supplements– as these are No – No’s in the Gerson Therapy. Why? because inorganic Calcium and magnesium are poorly absorbed by our bodies. Calcium Montmorillonite or Bentonite or Living Clay (comes in different brand names), have all the organice minerals not present in our diet. This is probably the reason why, despite taking Physillium Husk, Castor Oil and Neem/Senna Extract, I cannot move my bowels at all.
Okay, back to the splint. I am beginning to be comfortable wearing it. It seems I am also beginning to adapt to the proper way of masticating and chewing my food.
Nanay has been asking me now and again, was it all worth it? I also have to fork out another $2,500 USD (using my credit card) for her teeth extraction, dentures and TMJ therapy. I said, Nanay, $2,500 USD cannot buy us a good night’s sleep. Now I can sleep better, knowing what keeps me up at night and dealing with it (the oral bacteria in your mouth, your vertigo and our digestive issues).
She is not concerned that I have to spent $2,800 USD to address my dental/health issues, but she was concerned that I have to spend for her too. I told her to stop thinking about it as it is bad for her. She just have to be happy that we found out what probably causing her illness and that she is in re-mission. We just have to prevent a recurrence. I also have to reiterate that I am also addressing my own health issues in the process of caring for her. She seemed to be happy hearing that. We had breakfast together and told her, its nice to eat with someone who also have a splint, as we both can relate with the inconveniences. We are supporting each other through out the process. I am hoping that as her digestive issues are addressed, I will also be able address mine, and prevent this from happening to my daughter too.
Today, Zarah is happy to swish, warm water with baking soda (not only to clean her mouth after every meal/drink, but also to train her how to do oil pulling properly). She was able to keep swishing for 6 minutes today. Brushing her teeth has become a welcome experience for her, as we use baking soda instead of tooth paste. She likes baking soda – as it does not sting her mouth. She even hugged me and kissed me before I went to work, telling me ” I love you mommy!”. I think in time, she will learn how to do oil pulling too and make it part of her morning routine. Nanay, also started oil pulling this morning.
“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
Aside from silver amalgams, we are continuing to receive doses of mercury from vaccines and our environment. In Singapore, babies are required by the government to complete a series of vaccinations until age 2. When I missed one of Zarah’s vaccinations I received a letter from the government (MOH), reminding me to ensure she take her vaccination. The fish and meat we eat, and probably even the water we drink is also contaminated. There are a lot of things that we cannot control, so we start first with the things we have complete control of — our teeth– our own bodies. Plus an extra dose of prayer.