I dedicate this blog post to the late dentists Dr.Hal Huggins, the Grandfather of holistic dentistry and Dr. Weston Price, the ‘Isaac Newton of Nutrition’. I am grateful for their labors of love in discovering the issues that arise from toxic dental materials and practices.
There are several foundational pillars that are required for healing – mouth health is one that everyone needs to be aware of. I am not an expert in this area – I simply shine a light on it. Unless and until the mouth is cleaned out, healing cannot be complete. Mercury/silver fillings, root canals and cavitations can be deadly as they continually pollute the body and eventually overwhelm the immune system. It is also imperative to find a dentist who knows how to properly address the removal and recovery process. Even if you have a ‘clean’ mouth it is important to consider if your parents had ‘toxic’ mouths when you were conceived.
Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948) wanted to know why his patients had dental decay and physical degeneration. He travelled the world to study isolated human groups eating their traditional foods – they typically had beautiful straight teeth free of cavities, stalwart bodies, resistance to disease and fine characters. He analyzed these foods and found that them to be nutrient dense with minerals and fat-soluble vitamins from animal foods. He is well known for his contribution to nutrition – he also made other monumental discoveries. Find much more info at: http://www.westonaprice.org/
Dr. Price also conducted extensive research into the destructive effects of root canals, mercury fillings and cavitations. We are finally getting it, or at least some are. Thankfully there are holistic practitioners who treat their patients following his guidelines. The principles of holistic dentistry, based on the research of Weston Price and Francis Pottenger, are as follows:
- Eat nutrient-dense whole foods, properly grown and prepared.
- Avoid root canals. If you have root canals that you suspect are causing disease, have them removed by a knowledgeable dentist.
- Avoid mercury (amalgam) fillings. If you have amalgam fillings, have them removed by a holistic dentist who specializes in mercury filling replacement.
- Orthodontics should include measures to widen the palate.
- Extract teeth only when necessary, and then in such a way as to avoid leaving the jaw bone with cavitations, which can be focal points of infection.
Hal A. Huggins (1937-2014), has so far been the most controversial dentist of our present time. He furthered Price’s work and took a stand on the use (or misuse) of mercury in fillings in conventional dentistry. He had been in practice since 1962 and had a post–doc Master’s at the University of Colorado with emphasis on immunology/toxicology. He successfully pioneered treatments for autoimmune diseases caused by dental toxins and personally treated over 5,000 toxic patients. There is a volume of info on his website: https://www.hugginsappliedhealing.com/ plus he has written several invaluable books (which you can also see on his website).