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Originally posted on Jon Rappoport's Blog:
by Jon Rappoport
February 21, 2014
A recent study proposes that gluten intolerance and celiac disease are on the rise as a result of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
The National Library of Medicine states that celiac disease “damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats.”
The study authors, Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, have a different view. They point out that this rise in celiac disease parallels the increase in the use of Roundup, and the effects of glyphosate are those listed for celiac disease.
Here is the abstract of their study [Interdisciplinary Toxicology, http://www.intertox.sav.sk/, 2013, Vol. 6 (4), 159-184]: “Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II:…
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MRSA a journal/photos of the healing process using homeopathics.
Thanks to Pierre Fontaine RS Hom CCH For posting this case;
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections…..so its time to think of other options like homeopathy
Are you REALLY interested in doing medical research,here is a start;
all active-original links can be found here http://www.pnc.com.au/~cafmr/online/research/index.html
We are all victims of fraud in medical research, after reading these articles/documents you will see for yourself;
• Vivisection or Science: A Choice To Make – By Prof. Pietro Croce – Excerpts from Croce’s book of the same name, in which the former animal researcher details precisely why vivisection is unscientific and misleading.
• The Pharmaceutical Drug Racket – Part One – By CAFMR – Describes the poisonous nature of pharmaceutical drugs, their devastating affects on our health and economy, and the powerful interests behind this deadly industry.
• The Pharmaceutical Drug Racket – Part Two – By CAFMR – Exposes the massive fraud in drug testing that ensures the survival and proliferation of the highly dangerous and profitable drug industry.
• A Critical Look at Animal Experimentation – By Christopher Anderegg MD PhD, Murry J. Cohen MD, Stephen R. Kaufman MD, Rhoda Ruttenberg MD, Alix Fano MA, Medical Research Modernization Committee – The animal research community wishes the public to equate animal experimentation with medical progress, but increasing numbers of scientists and clinicians are challenging animal experimentation on scientific grounds.
• The Scientific Case Against Animal Experiments – By Dr Robert Sharpe – Former Senior Research Chemist says that the case against animal experiments is strongly reinforced by scientific arguments. This is because people and animals are different in the way their bodies work and in their response to drugs and disease.
• Doctors Against Vivisection – Quotes by doctors denouncing the scientific validity of animal research. Excerpted from the book 1000 Doctors (& many more) Against Vivisection, (Ed. Hans Ruesch).
• Perspectives On Medical Research – By Medical Research Modernization Committee – Scientific journal focusing on the use of animals in biomedical research.
• The History of Medical Progress – By Ray Greek MD, Medical Research Modernization Committee – Vivisectionists claim that animal experimentation is responsible for the major medical advances, however, an investigation of medical literature reveals an entirely different story.
• Human Experimentation: Before the Nazi Era and After – By David J. Rothman – Excerpted from the author’s book Strangers At The Bedside. As soon as animal vivisection had become standard practice in modern medicine, vivisectors recognized that the only way animal research could really be validated for human medical problems was to finally conduct the experiment on human beings, for there is no assurance from animal research itself that a given drug would be valid for human application.
• Human Experiments: A Chronology of Human Research – By Vera Hassner Sharav, Alliance for Human Research Protection. AHRP is a national network of lay people and professionals dedicated to advancing responsible and ethical medical research practices, to ensure that the human rights, dignity and welfare of human subjects are protected, and to minimize the risks associated with such endeavors.
• Corporate Crime in the Pharmaceutical Industry – By Dr John Braithwaite – Review of the book of the same name which shows how pharmaceutical multinationals defy the intent of laws regulating safety of drugs by bribery, false advertising, fraud in the safety testing of drugs, unsafe manufacturing processes, smuggling and international law evasion strategies.
• Why Do Pharmaceutical Drugs Injure and Kill? – By Robert Ryan BSc, CAFMR – Deaths due to the intake of pharmaceutical drugs have reached epidemic proportions. Is this because drugs are fraudulently tested?
• Death by Medicine – By Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD ND, Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD, Dorothy Smith PhD – A definitive review and close reading of medical peer-review journals, and government health statistics shows that modern medicine frequently causes more harm than good.
• What Doctors Don’t Tell You – Publisher of newsletters and books containing in-depth and cutting edge information exposing the dangers and short-comings of modern medicine and the availability of better alternatives.
• Conflicts of Interest In Clinical Trials – By Vera Hassner Sharav, Alliance for Human Research Protection. – Conflicts of interest have corrupted the soul of the American university, the ethics of medicine, the integrity of the scientific record, and the safety of patients who serve as human subjects in pre- and post-marketing clinical trials. Conflicts of interest in clinical trials result in deadly medicine. Adverse drug reactions in FDA-approved drugs are the leading cause of death in the United States.
• The Controlled Clinical Trial: An Analysis – By Harris L. Coulter PhD – Review of the book of the same name, in which the author critically examines the usefulness of randomised clinical trials. His thorough research reveals why the “controlled clinical trial” (CCT) cannot guarantee drug safety and efficacy. Click here to download book.
• DBAE’s Third International Scientific Congress – For the first time, lawyers joined doctors to seriously question the validity of animal experimentation in relation to human health at Doctors in Britain Against Animal Experiments’s Third International Scientific Congress, London, 10 May 1995.
• Why a Coalition of Doctors and Lawyers? – Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine, an alliance of medical and legal professionals, was formed out of Doctors in Britain Against Animal Experiments’s 1995 international scientific Congress, at which medical speakers were joined by lawyers.
• Cancer Research – A Super Fraud? – By Robert Ryan BSc, CAFMR – Have you ever wondered why, despite the billions of dollars spent on cancer research over many decades, and the constant promise of a cure which is forever “just around the corner”, cancer continues to increase?
• A Guide to The Problems With Animal-to-Human Organ Transplants – By Alix Fano MA, Murry J. Cohen MD, Marjorie Cramer MD, Ray Greek MD, and Stephen R. Kaufman MD, Medical Research Modernization Committee – There have been some 55 animal-to-human whole organ transplants attempted since 1906. All have proven unsuccessful, resulting in the suffering and death of all patients and donor animals.
• Doctors and Lawyers Unite to Oppose Transgenic Transplants – Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine called for a moratorium on transgenic transplants.
• Naked Empress or The Great Medical Fraud – By Hans Ruesch – Review of the book of the same name, which exposes vivisection as the racket that has become an endless source of profits and new diseases. The book explores the history and activities of the Drug Trust, an American-based, international drug cartel.
• Animal Experimentation: The Hidden Cause of Environmental Pollution – By Hoorik Davoudian BSc, SUPRESS/The Nature of Wellness – Exposes the scientific fraudulence of animal research and shows how it is routinely used and manipulated to make toxicants appear “safe” for human consumption.
• Slow Learners Or What? – Excerpted from the New York Times – Environmental regulation in the United States has been thrown into question after the National Institute of Environmental Health Services found upon reviewing their animal tests that these were inappropriate in identifying health hazards because chemicals frequently have wholly different effects between animals and humans.
• Scientific Toxicity Assessment – By Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine. The European Union Commission has proposed a strategy for a future Chemicals Policy, whereby some 100,000 different chemicals will be tested on animals. DLRM condemns this strategy as being totally irresponsible, since these animal tests are notoriously unreliable.
• Animal Experimentation: The Medico-Legal Alibi – Dr André Menache, speaking at the 10th World Congress on Law and Medicine, held at Jerusalem, Israel on 29 August, 1994.
• How Scientific are the ANU Monkey Experiments? – By Robert Ryan, CAFMR – A refutation of the scientific validity of primate experiments carried out the Australian National University.
• ANU Monkey Experiments: Science Or Science Fiction – By Robert Ryan, CAFMR – More on the unscientific ANU monkey experiments.
• Critique of NonHuman-Primate Research At Yerkes: A Summary – By Murry J. Cohen MD, Stephen R. Kaufman MD, and Brandon P. Reines MD, Medical Research Modernization Committee – Those who experiment on nonhuman primates have grossly exaggerated the role of nonhuman-primate studies in medical progress and significantly minimized the misleading data that results.
• A Critique of Maternal Deprivation Monkey Experiments at The State University of New York Health Science Center – By Murry J. Cohen MD, Medical Research Modernization Committee – The relevance and importance of maternal deprivation monkey experiments continue to be scientifically debated because of conceptual and methodological flaws in the experimental design.
• Science On Trial: The Human Cost of Animal Experiments – By Dr Robert Sharpe – Review of the book of the same name, in which the former Senior Research Chemist presents a powerful body of evidence and argument to demonstrate that, far from being scientific, animal research is methodologically flawed, and has retarded advances in human health.
• The Thalidomide Tragedy: Another Example Of Animal Research Misleading Science – By CAFMR – With the recent appearance of Thalidomide’s dreadful effects being passed on to the children of the drug’s victims, once again the issue has been raised of whether the drug tragedy in the 1960′s could have been predicted and thereby averted by the manufactures’ original animal tests.
• Shortcomings of AIDS-Related Animal Experimentation – By Stephen R. Kaufman MD, Murry J. Cohen MD, and Steve Simmons, Medical Research Modernization Committee – Animal experimentation consumes much of the funding for research aimed at addressing the AIDS epidemic. The Medical Research Modernization Committee has identified fundamental scientific problems with animal experimentation in general and AIDS-related animal experimentation in particular.
• Hepatitis C and Chimpanzees – By Ray Greek MD and Jean Greek DVM, Americans For Medical Advancement – Critique of the use of Chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates in Hepatitis C research.
• Health in Crisis – By CAFMR – Major afflictions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, iatrogenic (doctor induced) disease, diabetes, birth defects, asthma, arthritis, leukaemia, mental disease, and an endless list of other old diseases along with many new ones, such as herpes and AIDS, are killing and damaging more and more Australians every day.
• World Without Cancer and The Politics of Cancer Therapy – By G. Edward Griffin – Review of the book and audio of the same name which expose the science and politics of the Laetrile cancer therapy. The materials give a remarkable analysis of the international drug cartel and its devastating impact on medicine.
• The Drug Story – By Hans Ruesch – Reports on Morris Bealle’s 1949 classic book of the same name which looks into the history of the Drug Trust, its hidden ownership, profits, and impact on the health of the American people.
• In-Vitro Fertilisation – A Scientific Sham – By Robert Ryan BSc, CAFMR – The propaganda with which the IVF program is sold to the general public relies on its alleged usefulness in the treatment of infertility. However, IVF has only an approximate 10% success rate. In other words, it has a 90% failure rate!
• Divided Legacy: A History of the Schism in Medical Thought; Volume IV. Twentieth-Century Medicine: The Bacteriological Era – By Harris L. Coulter PhD – Review of the book of the same name in which the medical historian continues his analysis of the clashes between Empiricism and Rationalism which have dominated the history of medicine since ancient times.
• Poisonous Prescriptions – By Dr Lisa Landymore-Lim – Review of the book of the same name which describes the poisonous nature of pharmaceutical drugs and their adverse effects. The book details the relationship of asthma and diabetes to antibiotics and other drugs.
• SIDS and Seizures – By Harris L. Coulter PhD – Examines a number of studies in respect to vaccinations and SIDS and seizures. Shows how epidemiological statistics are manipulated to clear vaccinations of any causal effect.
• Vaccination Debate: Do Vaccines Cause Cot Deaths? – Harris L. Coulter PhD debates on the vaccination link to sudden infant death syndrome.
• Why a Satisfactory Solution to the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Has Not Been Achieved – By Dr Archie Kalokerinos – Eminent MD speaks out against the SIDS establishment.
• Red Nose Day – The Controversy Deepens – By CAFMR – More damning evidence has come to light about causes of cot death.
• Look at Cots to Isolate Possible Cause of SIDS – By Dr Jim Sprott – Babies are succumbing to cot death because of inadvertent gaseous poisoning by extremely toxic nerve gases generated by microbiological action on certain chemicals within the baby’s mattress.
• The Cot Death Cover-Up? – By Dr Jim Sprott – Review of the book of the same name which details the poisonous gas-SIDS connection.
• Dispelling Vaccination Myths – By Alan Phillips – A presentation of the commonly held beliefs about vaccination, and an introduction to the medical studies, government statistics, and other credible evidence which directly contradicts these assumptions.
• Vaccination: The Medical Assault on the Immune System – By Viera Scheibner PhD – Review of the book of the same name which summarises the results of orthodox medical research into vaccines and their effects. The book informs of the short and long-term dangerous side-effects of vaccines, its ineffectiveness in preventing infectious diseases, and details the causal link between DPT and polio vaccines and cot death.
• Experimental Vaccines and Gulf War Syndrome – By Neil Z. Miller – Excerpted from Miller’s book Immunization Theory vs Reality: Exposé on Vaccinations. Thousands of United States military personnel who served in the Persian Gulf War are now seriously incapacitated from experimental drugs and vaccines which were imposed on them.
• Emerging Viruses: AIDS & Ebola – Nature, Accident or Intentional? – By Dr Leonard G. Horowitz – Chapter by chapter summary of the book of the same name in which the author shifts the focus of science from African forests to America’s continuing military-medical-industrial enterprises, and meticulously documents how, when, where, and why the viruses, that now threaten humanity’s survival, were made.
• Human Sacrifices: Personal Stories of Vaccine Damage – Excerpted from Immunization Theory vs Reality.
• More Tragic Stories of Vaccine Victims – By National Vaccine Information Center.
• AVN Launches Vaccine-Reaction Register – On January 30, the Australian Vaccination Network will be presenting more than 200 reports of serious reactions and deaths following vaccination to the Federal Minister for Health and insisting that he thoroughly investigate each one.
• Paralytic Polio Linked To Vaccinations – Excerpts from The Infectious Diseases Series by Bill Bingham, National Anti-Vivisection Society, and The Vaccine Guide by Dr Randall Neustaedter. Reveals how the triple antigen and other vaccines have caused cases of paralytic polio.
• Vaccination and Social Violence – By Harris L. Coulter PhD – Author of Vaccination, Social Violence, and Criminality, Coulter develops the thesis that the “sociopathic personality” which has emerged on a mass scale in recent decades – and which is responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime and social violence – is causally linked to the childhood vaccination programs. In other words, vaccination causes encephalitis which in turn leads to these post-encephalitic states and conditions.
• Vaccination and Violent Crime – By Harris L. Coulter PhD – Hard-core criminals have very high incidences (much higher than the population at large) of: seizure disorders, dyslexia and hyperactivity, low IQ and mental retardation, autistic features, allergies, tendencies to alcoholism and drug abuse, etc. Research indicates that all of these conditions are recognisable as the long-term effects of encephalitis.
• How To Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations Of All Kinds – By Alternative Health E-Mall – Into every compulsory immunization law in America are written legal exceptions and waivers which are there specifically to protect you from the attempted tyranny of officialdom.
• Secret Government Database on Vaccine-Damaged Children – By Neil Z. Miller – Excerpted from Miller’s book Immunization Theory vs Reality.
• The Great Boycott – By Jon Rappoport – Describes why and how we should be boycotting the major pesticide companies. Explains the histories, products, and global health impact of these environmentally toxic, multinational chemical manufacturers.
• Are Supplements Safe? – By Robert Ryan BSc, Health Promotion Australia – The 2003 media circus that surrounded the problems with Pan Pharmaceuticals has created an impression with some people that nutritional supplements are “dangerous”. Let’s add some perspective.
• Codex – The International Threat To Health Freedom – By John C. Hammell, International Advocates for Health Freedom – The United Nations/World Health Organization’s Codex Alimentarious Commission may be the greatest threat to health freedom in the world today!
• FDA Attacks Alternative Clinics- Cancer Patients’ Lives Threatened – By John C. Hammell, International Advocates for Health Freedom – The Food and Drug Administration has a long-standing track record of suppressing novel therapies that compete with conventional oncology’s obscene profits.
• The Medical Monopoly Targets Homebirth – By CAFMR – Despite medicine’s dismal record of unsafe birth deliveries and the resultant high rates of medical litigation and record compensation pay-outs, the Medical Monopoly is attempting to discredit and outlaw Homebirths in Australia.
• The Story Behind Prozac… the Killer Drug – By Thomas Whittle & Richard Wieland, Church of Scientology – In the face of ever-mounting evidence of the dangers of the psychiatric drug Prozac, the FDA has balked at moving against the antidepressant which has accumulated more adverse reaction reports than any other substance in the 24-year history of the FDA’s ADR reporting system.
• Why to Avoid Ritalin: What You May Have Not Been Told About The Drug – Compiled by Healthy Source – Excerpts from official and non-official sources of the warnings, drug dependency risk, precautions and adverse reactions related to the use of Ritalin.
Campaign Against Fraudulent Medical Research
The mystery of Polio?
Just a week ago in the news ;The State of California found many cases of paralyzed arms in children .
What the health dept. has not looked into is the direct connection to recent polio vacc these kids had.
Paralytic Polio Linked To Vaccinations
“The early triple vaccine against diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus had also been shown beyond doubt to cause paralytic polio in some children to whom it was administered. The incidence of polio in children recently vaccinated against diphtheria was statistically greater than in unvaccinated children, symptoms showing in the vaccinated limb within 28 days of the initial injection. This scandal broke in Britain during 1949, an epidemic year for polio, other reports soon following from Australia. Papers dealing with this topic are plentiful. One, British, gives details of 17 cases of polio which followed 28 days or less after various injections. (129) Another, Australian, gives details of 340 cases of polio, 211 of which had been previously vaccinated against whooping cough and/or diphtheria. Of these, 35 had been vaccinated within the preceeding 3 months and a further 30 within the previous year. (130) Dr. Geffen reported similar findings from the London Borough of St. Pancras, where 30 children under the age of 5 developed polio within four weeks of being immunized against diphtheria or whooping cough or both, ‘the paralysis affecting, in particular, the limb of injection.
In 7 other recently vaccinated cases, paralysis occured but not in the limb that had received the injection’. (131) Two medical statisticians at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine examined these reports and concluded that:
“‘In the 1949 epidemic of poliomyelitis in this country cases of paralysis were occuring which were associated with inoculation procedures carried out within the month preceding the recorded date of onset of the illness’. (132)
“Dr. Arthur Gale of the Ministry of Health reported 65 cases from the Midlands, where paralysis followed about two weeks after an injection; in 49 of these, paralysis occurred in the injected limb. (133)
Then it was reported that of 112 cases of paralysis admitted to the Park Hospital, London, during 1947-1949, 14 were paralyzed in the limb which had received one or more of a course of immunizing injections within the previous two months. In the majority of cases, the interval between the last injection and the onset of paralysis was between 9 and 14 days. Again, combined whooping cough, diphtheria and tetanus injections were involved. This outbreak of polio followed an intensive immunization campaign during that time, 1947-49. (134)
Following these findings, the Ministry of Health recommended that diphtheria and triple vaccines should not be used in areas where polio was naturally present. From that time onwards, the incidence of paralytic polio decreased rapidly in Britain, even prior to the advent of Salk vaccination…”
(Bill Bingham, Diphtheria – Part Two, The Campaigners’ Handbook: The Infectious Diseases series, National Anti-Vivisection Society, 261 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 9PE, England, May 1988.)
“The medical profession has been aware of the damaging effects of vaccines on the immune system since their introduction. For example, the ability of pertussis and DTP vaccines to stimulate the onset of paralytic polio was first noted in 1909. In every polio epidemic since then DTP injections have caused the onset of polio disease.
“In 1950, two careful studies were conducted in the state of New York to evaluate the reports of an association between the onset of paralytic polio and recent injections. Investigators contacted the families of all children who contracted polio during that year, a total of 1,300 cases in New York City and 2,137 cases in the remainder of New York State. A history of vaccinations received in the previous two months was obtained on each child and from a group of matched controls in the same population. Those studies discovered that children with polio were twice as likely to have received a DTP vaccination in the two months preceding the onset of polio than were the control children (Korns et al., 1952; Greenberg et al., 1952).
“The association of vaccines with the onset of polio continues in the modern age. During a recent polio epidemic in Oman, DTP vaccination again caused the onset of paralytic polio. In that epidemic, 70 children 5 to 24 months old contracted paralytic polio during the period 1988-1989. When compared to a control group of children without polio, it was found that a significantly higher percentage of these children had received a DTP shot within 30 days of the onset of polio, 43 percent of polio victims compared to 28 percent of controls (Sutter et al., 1992). The DTP vaccine suppresses the body’s ability to fight off the polio virus.”
(Dr Randall Neustaedter, The Vaccine Guide: Making an Informed Choice, North Atlantic Books, 2800 Woolsey Street, Berkeley, California 94705, United States, 1996. Neustaedter’s web site at http://www.healthy.net/vaccine, which contains a forum for vaccine questions.)
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References to NAVS article:
129. Martin, J.K. 1950. “Local paralysis in children after injections” Arch. Dis. Childhood, March 1950, pp 1-5.
130. McCloskey, B.P. 1950. “The relation of prophylactic inoculations to the onset of poliomyelitis”. Lancet, April 8th, pp 659-663.
131. Geffan, D.H. 1950. “The Incidence of Paralysis Ocurring in London Children Within Four Weeks After Immunisation”. Medical Officer, April 8th, pp 137-140.
132. Bradford Hill, A., Knoweldon, J. 1950. “Inoculation and Poliomyelitis”. BMJ, July 1st, pp 1-6.
133. Gale, A.H. 1950. Daily Express, April 10th.
134. BMJ., July 29th, 1950.
Written by Katherine Czapp for Westonaprice
The Neglected Mineral We Cannot Live Without
Magnesium is an alkaline earth metal, the eighth most abundant mineral found in the earth’s crust. Because of its ready solubility in water, magnesium is the third most abundant mineral in sea water, after sodium and chloride. In the human body, magnesium is the eleventh most plentiful element by mass—measuring about two ounces. Most magnesium contained in the body is found in the skeleton and teeth—at least 60 to 65 percent of the total. Nearly the entire remaining amount resides in muscle tissues and cells, while only one percent is contained in our blood.
The importance of magnesium ions for all life itself, as well as for overall vibrant health, is hard to overstate. Magnesium is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions involving the creation of energy and its transport (ATP, the body’s fundamental energy currency), and the creation of proteins—the nucleic acid chemistry of life—RNA and DNA, in all known living organisms. In plants, a magnesium ion is found at the center of every chlorophyll molecule, vital for the creation of energy from sunlight. Magnesium is an essential element for both animals and plants, involved in literally hundreds of enzymatic reactions affecting virtually all aspects of life.
Every single cell in the human body demands adequate magnesium to function, or it will perish. Strong bones and teeth, balanced hormones, a healthy nervous and cardiovascular system, well-functioning detoxification pathways and much more depend upon cellular magnesium sufficiency. Soft tissue containing the highest concentrations of magnesium in the body include the brain and the heart—two organs that produce a large amount of electrical activity, and which can be especially vulnerable to magnesium insufficiency.
Magnesium works in concert with calcium to regulate electrical impulses in the cell—magnesium concentration inside healthy cells is ten thousand times greater than calcium, and there are crucial reasons for this safeguard. Cellular calcium channels allow that mineral to enter the cell only as long as needed to conduct an impulse; it is ushered out immediately by magnesium once its task is fulfilled. This vigilance is necessary to prevent calcium accumulation in the cell, which could cause dangerous hyper-excitability, calcification, cell dysfunction and even cell death. When excess calcium enters the cells because of insufficient magnesium, muscle contraction is sustained for too long, and we suffer, for example, twitches and tics in mild cases. When magnesium deficiency becomes chronic, we suffer the symptoms of heart disease such as angina pectoris, hypertension and arrhythmia, or the spasms and contractions characteristic of asthma, migraine headache or painful menstrual cramping.
Magnesium operates as a natural calcium channel blocker and is responsible for relaxation—counter to calcium’s contraction. Thus magnesium is pivotally important to the healthy functioning of our parasympathetic nervous system. It may be hard to believe, but our bodies were actually designed to operate for the most part in a calm, relaxed parasympathetic state, rather than in the heart-pounding, stress- and adrenaline-driven mode of sympathetic nervous system dominance that is nearly constant for many of us today, and which uses up great quantities of magnesium.
Magnesium is so important to so many vital body functions, and its deficiency is integrally involved in so many diseases, that more than one researcher has dubbed magnesium a miracle in its ability to resolve or improve numerous disorders. The current list of disorders with direct and confirmed relationships to chronic and acute magnesium deficiency is long, and includes many diseases whose conventional medical treatment does not commonly address magnesium insufficiency (see below). Ongoing research promises to uncover further associations between magnesium deficiency and other illnesses.
MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY IS ENDEMIC
Unfortunately, it is difficult to reliably supply our bodies with sufficient magnesium, even from a good, balanced whole foods diet. First of all, modern agricultural methods favor the universal use of NPK fertilizers (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium). Both potassium and phosphorus are antagonists of magnesium in the soil, and on calcareous soils create a relative magnesium deficiency (the magnesium present is bound and therefore unavailable to the crop). On sandy or loamy soils that are slightly acid, an actual magnesium deficiency often exists, as the magnesium leaches from the soil and is also unavailable to the crop. This leaching also occurs in response to acid rain. Magnesium, in fact, is one of the most depleted minerals in farm soils. To add insult to injury, new plant hybrids are continually introduced that have been bred to survive on these mineral-depleted soils. Of course, when mineral-depleted crops are eaten by animals or by us, they will sooner or later cause disease. Even though organically raised crops should be a better bet nutritionally, this isn’t always the case, and it pays in terms of your health to learn how your farmer replenishes the minerals on his fields.
“Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until depleted soils from which our food comes are brought back into proper mineral balance? The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables, grains) now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving us—no matter how much of them we eat. The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren’t worth eating as food.” These words of warning are from the 74th Congress, 2nd session, Senate document number 264, of 1936. It is truly sobering to learn that the decline in soil mineral balance was a topic of serious national concern more than seventy years ago, and the deficit has been affecting us—while steadily getting worse— since our grandparents’ generation.
Magnesium and other nutrients are diminished or lost in produce after harvest, through handling, refrigeration, transport and storage, even if all these steps were done “properly.” Buying produce and then storing it for days in your own refrigerator continues the nutrient loss, whether the produce is from the supermarket or your local farmers’ market.
Food processing causes enormous loss of magnesium in foods that are commonly fairly good sources of it, such as leafy greens, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Most of the magnesium in grain— found in the bran and germ—is lost in milling whole grains for white flour, which is used nearly exclusively for hundreds of devitalized processed food items. When nuts and seeds are roasted or their oils extracted, magnesium is lost. Cooking greens causes whatever magnesium they might contain to leach into the cooking water. Foods tend to lose less calcium than magnesium through these processes, adding to a troublesome dietary calcium overload that we will discuss shortly.
Fluoride in drinking water binds with magnesium, creating a nearly insoluble mineral compound that ends up deposited in the bones, where its brittleness increases the risk of fractures. Water, in fact, could be an excellent source of magnesium—if it comes from deep wells that have magnesium at their source, or from mineral-rich glacial runoff. Urban sources of drinking water are usually from surface water, such as rivers and streams, which are low in magnesium. Even many bottled mineral waters are quite low in magnesium, or have a very high concentration of calcium, or both.
A diet of processed, synthetic foods, high sugar content, alcohol and soda drinks all “waste” magnesium, as a lot of it is required for the metabolism and detoxification of these largely fake foods. According to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, the body requires at least twenty-eight molecules of magnesium to metabolize a single molecule of glucose. Phosphates in carbonated drinks and processed meats (so-called “luncheon meats” and hot dogs) bind with magnesium to create the insoluble magnesium phosphate, which is unusable by the body.
Tannins, oxalates, and phytic acid all bind with magnesium, making it unavailable to the body unless extra care is taken to neutralize some of these compounds during food preparation. It is interesting to note that foods commonly containing magnesium (provided they were grown in mineral-rich soil) also contain lots of these anti-nutrients, such as spinach (oxalates) and whole grains (phytates).
Many commonly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs cause the body to lose magnesium via the urine, such as diuretics for hypertension; birth control pills; insulin; digitalis; tetracycline and some other antibiotics; and corticosteroids and bronchodilators for asthma. With the loss of magnesium, all of the symptoms being “treated” by these drugs over time inevitably become worse.
Magnesium absorption is impeded with the use of supplemental iron. If you take calcium supplements, your need for magnesium increases, and in fact calcium will not be properly absorbed or metabolized if adequate magnesium is missing, and will mostly end up dangerously deposited in soft tissues. Magnesium is responsible for converting vitamin D to the active form that allows calcium to be absorbed, and also regulates calcium’s transport to hard tissues where it belongs. Lactose is another inhibitor of magnesium absorption (and milk is not a good source of the mineral to begin with), along with excess potassium, phosphorus and sodium.
Mental and physical stress, with its related continuous flow of adrenaline, uses up magnesium rapidly, as adrenaline affects heart rate, blood pressure, vascular constriction and muscle contraction— actions that all demand steady supplies of magnesium for smooth function. The nervous system depends upon sufficient magnesium for its calming effects, including restful sleep. Hibernating animals, by the way, maintain very high levels of magnesium. Magnesium deficiency will accelerate a vicious cycle and amplify the effects of chronic stress, leading to more anxiety, irritability, fatigue and insomnia—many of the symptoms of adrenal exhaustion—as well as to hypertension and heart pains—symptoms of heart disease.
Depression is related to stress and magnesium deficiency as well. Serotonin, the “feel good” hormone, requires magnesium in its delicate balance of release and reception by cells in the brain. Only when adequate levels are present can we enjoy mental and emotional equilibrium.
For reasons not fully understood, the body does not retain magnesium very well; certainly not as well as it holds onto calcium or iron, for example. Heavy sweating from endurance sports such as marathon running or strenuous exercise workouts can dangerously deplete magnesium stores and other electrolytes—although calcium is not wasted, by the way— resulting in trembling, faintness and even seizures and death. The drenching sweats that some menopausal women suffer cause magnesium loss as well, and their diminishing magnesium levels worsen their jagged nerves, sleep disturbances, panic attacks, body aches and depression. If these women have been tempted to consume modern soy products in a misguided attempt to moderate their symptoms, they will in fact lose even more magnesium because it will be bound to the abundant phytates in these concoctions.
A healthy gut environment is necessary for proper absorption of magnesium from the diet. Irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, candidiasis and other gut disorders can severely limit the amount of magnesium that the body will be able to absorb. Older adults often experience decreased stomach hydrochloric acid production, which can impair mineral absorption in general. And with so many treating their “heartburn” with antacids, a healthy digestive environment is hard to maintain.
CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM PARTNERSHIP
Both calcium and magnesium are necessary for the healthy body—in proper balance to one another, as well as to other necessary minerals. Considered biochemical antagonists, one cannot act without eliciting the opposite reaction of the other. Yet calcium and magnesium must both be present in balanced amounts for either one to function normally in the body. Some researchers suggest that the healthy ratio of calcium to magnesium in the diet should be 2:1. Others consider 1:1 to reflect ratios that we evolved with based on our diet prior to the advent of agriculture. In modern industrialized countries the ratio from diet is from 5:1 to as much as 15:1. The imbalance of these two very important minerals produces many dire consequences in the body that are often overlooked by medical practitioners when treating the disease states they cause.
Aside from the intricate electrical dance that calcium and magnesium perform together, magnesium is necessary to keep calcium in solution in the body, preventing its inappropriate deposition in soft tissues. As long as we have sufficient hydrochloric acid in our stomachs we can dissolve calcium from the foods we eat. After calcium leaves the acidic environment of the stomach and enters the alkaline milieu of the small intestine however, it is magnesium that is necessary to keep calcium soluble. Without sufficient magnesium, a whole host of physiological aberrations can occur with serious health consequences.
As Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle, explains, “In the large intestine it [precipitated calcium] interferes with peristalsis, which results in constipation. When calcium precipitates out in the kidneys and combines with phosphorus or oxalic acid, kidney stones are formed. Calcium can deposit in the lining of the bladder and prevent it from fully relaxing, and therefore from filling completely with urine. This leads to frequent urination problems, especially in older people. Calcium can precipitate out of the blood and deposit in the lining of the arteries, causing hardening (arteriosclerosis). . . It can coat and stiffen. . . plaque in the arteries. . . [and] can cause blood pressure to rise as well as increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Calcium can even deposit in the brain. Many researchers are investigating it as a possible cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Calcium can deposit in the lining of the bronchial tubes and cause asthma symptoms. Calcium in extracellular fluid. . . can decrease the permeability of cell membranes. This makes it increasingly difficult for glucose (a large molecule) to pass through the cell membrane to be converted to ATP in the cells’ mitochondria. High glucose levels created by excess calcium may be misdiagnosed as diabetes.”
MAGNESIUM IS A POTENT DETOXIFIER
Magnesium is utilized by the body for all sorts of detoxification pathways and is necessary for the neutralization of toxins, overly acidic conditions that arise in the body, and for protection from heavy metals. It plays a vital role in protecting us from the onslaught of man-made chemicals all around us. Glutathione, an antioxidant normally produced by the body and a detoxifier of mercury, lead and arsenic among others, requires magnesium for its synthesis. According to Mark Sircus, in Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, a deficiency of magnesium increases free radical generation in the body and “causes glutathione loss, which is not affordable because glutathione helps to defend the body against damage from cigarette smoking, exposure to radiation, cancer chemotherapy, and toxins such as alcohol and just about everything else.”
When our bodies are replete with magnesium (and in balance with the other essential minerals) we are protected from heavy metal deposition and the development of associated neurological diseases. As Dr. Carolyn Dean explains, “Research indicates that ample magnesium will protect brain cells from the damaging effects of aluminum, beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel. We also know that low levels of brain magnesium contribute to the deposition of heavy metals in the brain that heralds Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It appears that the metals compete with magnesium for entry into the brain cells. If magnesium is low, metals gain access much more readily.
“There is also competition in the small intestine for absorption of minerals. If there is enough magnesium, aluminum won’t be absorbed.”
MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY IN TOOTH DECAY AND OSTEOPOROSIS
Ask anyone—your neighbor or even your dentist or doctor—what bones and teeth require to be strong and healthy, and you will undoubtedly hear the response, “Plenty of calcium.” Bones and teeth certainly do require calcium—as well as phosphorus and magnesium, but without adequate amounts of the latter, calcium will not be deposited in these hard tissues, and the structures will not be sound. “When you load up your system with excess calcium,” writes William Quesnell, in Minerals: the Essential Link to Health, “you shut down magnesium’s ability to activate thyrocalcitonin, a hormone that under normal circumstances would send calcium to your bones.” Instead of providing benefits to the body, the displaced calcium actually becomes toxic, causing trouble in soft tissues of the kinds we’ve already discussed.
Numerous studies, in fact, have established the fact that it is dietary magnesium, not calcium, (and certainly not fluoride) that creates glassy hard tooth enamel that resists decay, and strong and resilient bones. Regardless of the amount of calcium you consume, your teeth can only form hard enamel if magnesium is available in sufficient quantities.
According to J. I. Rodale, in Magnesium: the Nutrient that Could Change Your Life, “For years it was believed that high intakes of calcium and phosphorus inhibited decay by strengthening the enamel. Recent evidence, however, indicates that an increase in these two elements is useless unless we increase our magnesium intake at the same time. It has even been observed that dental structures beneath the surface can dissolve when additional amounts of calcium and phosphorus diffuse through the enamel at different rates. Thus milk, poor in magnesium, but high in the other two elements, not only interferes with magnesium metabolism, but also antagonizes the mineral responsible for decay prevention.”
To revisit Deaf Smith County, Texas, and the justly famous residents whose teeth refused to succumb to decay, Rodale quotes the observations of Dr. Lewis Barnett, presented in a paper before the Texas Medical Association in Dallas, 1952. Dr. Barnett, an orthopedic surgeon, remarked on the low incidence of tooth decay and rapid healing of broken bones among these residents, and offered this explanation: “[The local] water and foods have a very high magnesium and iodine content and recently we have proven that all of the trace minerals known to be essential are present in the water and foods grown in that area.” Further, Dr. Barnett had found that the magnesium bone content of the average Deaf Smith County resident was up to five times higher than that of a resident of Dallas, while the concentrations of calcium and phosphorus were about the same in both groups. His observations led him to state that “[o]ne of the most important aspects of the disease osteoporosis has been almost totally overlooked. That aspect is the role played by magnesium.”
Rodale emphasizes the fact that Dr. Barnett gave much of the credit for these health benefits to the high magnesium content of the local water, and noted many signs of superior bone development among people in the area: “Dr. Barnett makes mention of the fact that people in older years frequently have fracture of the cervical neck of the femur and these are very difficult to heal in many localities. However, he noted that this fracture rarely occurs in Deaf Smith County, whereas it was common in Dallas County, Texas, where he also practiced. When a fracture did occur in Deaf Smith, healing was easy and rapid even in people eighty to one hundred years old. In contrast, fractures in Dallas were common and very difficult to heal, if not impossible.”
Over fifty years ago Dr. Barnett tested the magnesium levels of five thousand people and found sixty percent of them to be deficient. How much more of the population is deficient today, when all of the negative conditions contributing to that deficiency have been certainly amplified?
FOOD SOURCES OF MAGNESIUM
As we’ve mentioned, if farm soils are well-mineralized, leafy green vegetables, seeds, tree nuts and whole grains are fairly good sources of magnesium. Certain wild-crafted forage foods really stand out, however, such as nettles (860 mg per 100 grams) and chickweed (529 mg per 100 grams), and add many tonic and nutritive benefits to both human and livestock diets largely due to their high mineral content. Kelp, ancient denizen of the sea, contains spectacular levels, as do most sea vegetables. Remember that they are continually bathed in a solution whose third most abundant mineral is magnesium. And authentic, unrefined sea salt is a very good source of magnesium, along with trace minerals. Utilizing bone broths on a daily basis will provide another excellent source of minerals, including magnesium, in a highly assimilable form.
STRATEGIES FOR MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENTATION
Even with ideal digestive conditions, only a percentage of magnesium in foods will be absorbed—less when amounts in the body are adequate and more if there is a deficiency. This is also true of magnesium supplements, and there are many of them on the market to confuse you. For the average person, magnesium supplementation is safe to experiment with on your own, especially if you know you have symptoms that could be related to magnesium deficiency or are under extra stress, and so on. Excess magnesium is excreted in urine and the stool, and the most common response to too much magnesium is loose stools. Those with renal insufficiency or kidney disease, extremely slow heart rate, or bowel obstruction should avoid magnesium therapy.
General dosage recommendations range from about 3 to 10 milligrams per pound of body weight, depending upon physical condition, requirements for growth (as in children), and degree of symptoms.
Oral magnesium supplements are available in organic salt chelates, such as magnesium citrate and magnesium malate. These are fairly well absorbed, especially in powder forms to which you add water and can tailor your dosage. It is important to divide your dosage during the day so that you do not load your body with too much magnesium in any single dose. Carolyn Dean recommends taking your first dose early in the morning and another in the late afternoon—these correspond to times when magnesium levels are low in the body. Is it just a coincidence that these times of low magnesium and low energy also correspond to the cultural rituals of morning coffee and afternoon tea?
Loose stools indicate you are not absorbing the magnesium, but that it is acting as a laxative. When the magnesium travels through the intestines in less than twelve hours, it is merely excreted rather than absorbed. If you find you cannot overcome the laxative effect by varying your dosages, you may want to try an oral supplement that is chelated to an amino acid, such as magnesium taurate and magnesium glycinate, which some consider to be better absorbed than the salt forms and less likely to cause loose stools. For those who need a little help with digestion, such as young children, older adults, and anyone with reduced stomach acid or bowel dysbiosis, consider homeopathic magnesium, also referred to as tissue salts or cell salts. Magnesia phosphorica 6X is the appropriate dosage, and it works to usher magnesium into the cells where it belongs. It is also indicated as a remedy for muscle spasms and cramps of many varieties. Mag phos can help reduce and eliminate loose stools while you are supplementing with oral magnesium, giving you a positive sign that your body is indeed taking the magnesium into the cells.
Yet another option for oral magnesium supplementation is ionic magnesium in liquid form, such as that offered by Trace Minerals Research. This is a sodium-reduced concentration of sea water from the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Only about a teaspoon is needed to deliver about 400 milligrams of magnesium (along with seventy-two other trace minerals), which should be taken in divided amounts during the day. I recommend adding this to soups (made with bone-broth bases of course) as the strong mineral taste is hard to take straight. You can also add this to spring and other drinking water to up the magnesium content and use it in cooking. By “micro-dosing” your food and water in this fashion you greatly reduce any laxative effects a large dose of magnesium might elicit.
Another potential way to get more magnesium into your system is via the pleasant method of soaking in a bath of magnesium sulfate, otherwise known as Epsom salts. Commonly used to ease muscle aches and pains, magnesium sulfate also importantly helps with detoxification when sulfur is needed by the body for this purpose. When used intravenously, magnesium sulfate can save lives in such crises as acute asthma attack, onset of myocardial infarction, and eclampsia in pregnancy.
A couple of cups of Epsom salts added to a hot bath will induce sweating and detoxification; after the water cools a bit, the body will then absorb the magnesium sulfate. According to Mark Sircus in Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, the effects from a bath of Epsom salts, although pleasant, are brief as magnesium sulfate is difficult to assimilate and is rapidly lost in the urine. Magnesium chloride, which can also be used in baths, is more easily assimilated and metabolized, and so less is needed for absorption.
Finally, magnesium may be applied topically in a form commonly called magnesium “oil.” This is actually not an oil at all, but a supersaturated concentration of magnesium chloride and water. It does feel oily and slippery when applied to the skin, but it absorbs quickly, leaving a slightly tacky, “sea salt” residue that can be washed off. There are many advantages to transdermal magnesium therapy, since the gastrointestinal tract is avoided altogether and there is no laxative effect. Next to intravenous magnesium administration, transdermal therapy provides a greater amount of magnesium to be absorbed than even the best tolerated oral supplements, and can restore intracellular concentrations in a matter of weeks rather than the months required for oral supplementation.
It is likely safe to say that most people would benefit from an increased supply of magnesium in their diets, especially in these times of so many dietary, environmental, and social stressors. Of course no single nutrient stands alone in relation to the body, and the first priority is to eat a varied diet of whole plant and animal foods from the best sources near you. Adding extra magnesium, however, might be the missing nutritional link to help us guard against heart disease, stroke, depression, osteoporosis and many other disorders. In the prevention and alleviation of these diseases, magnesium can be truly miraculous.
THE MANY EFFECTS OF MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY
• Angina pectoris
• Anxiety disorders
• Arthritis—rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
• Auto-immune disorders
• Cerebral palsy in children of Mg deficient mothers
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Congestive Heart Failure • Constipation
• Crooked teeth/narrow jaw in children from Mg deficient mothers
• Dental caries
• Diabetes, types I and II
• Eating disorders—bulimia and anorexia
• Gut disorders including peptic ulcer, Crohn’s disease, colitis
• Heart disease
• Kidney stones
• Lou Gehrig’s disease
• Mitral valve prolapse
• Multiple sclerosis
• Muscle cramping, weakness, fatigue
• Myopia—in children from Mg deficient mothers
• Obesity—especially associated with high carbohydrate diet
• Parkinson’s disease
• PMS—including menstrual pain and irregularities
• PPH (Primary pulmonary hypertension)
• Reynaud’s syndrome
• SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
• Syndrome X
• Thyroid disorders
Source: Primal Body—Primal Mind, by Nora Gedgaudas.
THE MAGNESIUM CONTENT OF MILK
In general, milk is not a rich source of magnesium.
“The mineral content of milk and popular meats has fallen significantly in the past 60 years, according to a new analysis of government records of the chemical composition of everyday food,” begins an article in the Guardian about researcher David Thomas’s comparison of food tables from 1940 and 2002. The research was done for the consumer watchdog group in the UK, the Food Commission, and published in their quarterly journal, The Food Magazine. Mineral declines in dairy products showed that milk lost 60 percent of its iron, 2 percent of its calcium, and 21 percent of its magnesium. Compared to 1940, currently “[m]ost cheeses showed a fall in magnesium and calcium levels. According to the analysis, cheddar provides 9 percent less calcium today, 38 percent less magnesium and 47 percent less iron, while parmesan shows the steepest drop in nutrients, with magnesium levels down by 70 percent.”
Ignoring the declining magnesium content in foods such as dairy products may have confounded some analyses of disease etiology in large populations. Anti-animal-fat proponents tend to blame the rampant incidence of heart disease among the Finns on their high intakes of dairy products. However, according to Dr. Mildred Seelig, of New York University Medical Center, “In Finland, which has a very high death rate from IHD (ischemic heart disease), there is a clear relationship with heart disease and the amount of magnesium in the soil. In eastern and northern Finland, where the soil content is about a third of that found in southwestern Finland, the mortality from ischemic heart disease is twice as high as is that in the southwest. Ho and Khun surveyed factors that might be contributory both to the rising incidence of cardiovascular disease in Europe, and the falling levels of magnesium both in the soil and in the food supply. They commented that in Finland, which has the highest cardiovascular death rate in Europe, the dietary supply of magnesium has decreased by 1963 to a third of the intake common in 1911.”
Modern, urban Finns of course consume pasteurized dairy products, which not only have reduced magnesium levels to begin with thanks to modern farming practices, but also have less soluble calcium as a result of the denaturing of the enzyme phosphatase during pasteurization. Calcium that is not soluble precipitates out to soft tissue, such as the vascular system, and can contribute to a cascade of ominous events linked to heart disease.
We might surmise from these observations, then, that dairy products must be produced with reverence not only to the beast herself, but also to the soil that feeds the pasture that feeds her. When all nutrients are in balance with one another we can expect the food to have the power to truly nourish us.
Countless stressors in life today increase the body’s demands for magnesium—by our challenged endocrine systems, by environmental poisons that must be neutralized, by excess refined carbohydrates in our diets, to name a few. The balance of nutrients provided in the foods in the groups that Dr. Price visited was also in felicitous balance with those peoples’ physical, emotional, and social ecologies. We can only strive, both as consumers and producers of food, to achieve that equilibrium in the ecologies we inhabit.
FOOD SOURCES OF MAGNESIUM
In milligrams per 100 grams
Kelp 760 Pecan 142 Beets 25
Wheat bran 490 Walnut 131 Broccoli 24
Wheat germ 336 Rye 115 Cauliflower 24
Almonds 270 Tofu curdled by Mg nigiri 111 Carrot 23
Cashews 267 Coconut meat, dried 90 Celery 22
Blackstrap molasses 258 Collard greens 57 Beef 21
Nutritional yeast 231 Shrimp 51 Asparagus 20
Buckwheat 229 Corn, sweet 48 Chicken 19
Brazil nuts 225 Avocado 45 Green pepper 18
Dulse 220 Cheddar cheese 45 Winter squash 17
Filberts 184 Parsley 41 Cantaloupe 16
Peanuts 175 Prunes 40 Eggplant 16
Millet 162 Sunflower seeds 38 Tomato 14
Wheat whole grain 160 Sweet potato 31 Milk 13
Film on the history of amalgam:
Film recordings of the evaporation of mercury from amalgam fillings:
Danish Radio and TV doctor Carsten Vagn-Hansen’s view of the case:
They have also looked at the problem in detail in Norway and Sweden:
http://www.tf.nu (Swedish and English)
The Danisch Society for Orthomolecular Medicine has many relevant and interesting articles:
Retired chemical engineer (M.Sc.) Poul Møller has held the following lecture on ”Mercury, ageing and the next generation” and has also written an article in “Helsenyt”:
The Danish Association for Non-Toxic Dentistry (Foreningen mod Skadeligt Dentalmateriale) is also a place to look for information. Recommended here, however, is the exclusive use of biophysical information test and frequency medicine (homeopathy) for diagnosis and treatment. My personal opinion is that this can considerably prolong the detoxification and, in severe cases of chronic metal toxicity, is simply not effective enough:
Information on dental care from around the world:
http://www.lichtenberg.dk (Danish and other languages)
Dr. Med. Joachim Mutter (one of the major experts in the field) has given full interviews; here are some in PDF format:
Interview 1 about amalgam, part 1 (German)
Interview 1 about amalgam, part 2 (German)
Interview 2 about amalgam (German)
Dr. Med. Joachim Mutter, Prof. Boyd Haley and Prof. Melchart all express their opinions in this interview, which is also in PDF format:
Interview with Mutter, Haley and Melchart (German)
info from http://www.rabbit.org
Dr. Newkirk discusses the use of homeopathy in chronic disease and as a preventive:
One of the major areas in which we use homeopathy in rabbits is chronic disease, for example in chronic urinary or respiratory illness. When treated allopathically, the long duration of the condition can result in the overuse, leading to possible abuse, of antibiotics. This often damages the intestinal flora and may weaken the immune system. The immune system needs to be boosted, the urinary or nasal passages detoxified and cleaned, and the ‘environment’ of the organ drained.
Conventional drugs can’t do that. No matter how good the medication is, unless the body is helping, the disease will remain. Homeopathy helps the body help itself. The potency administered depends on the condition of the rabbit. If debilitated and weak, low potencies must be used. If a strong vital force is present, then higher potencies are employed.
Homeopathy is also beneficial as a preventive. An immune-boosting remedy can be added to the water, for example, and this is very useful when there is more than one rabbit. Here we would use a lower-potency mixed remedy because we would not be treating a particular rabbit.
When a rabbit needs medical attention, tests and radiographs will help the veterinarian make a diagnosis and prescribe remedies and other considerations for home care. In addition to following the veterinarian’s recommendations, caregivers may wish to discuss an emergency kit for those times when medical care may not be readily available (e.g., the midnight hours). Below are some remedies that Dr. Newkirk feels are appropriate for an at-home emergency kit:
•Arnica montana (or, Arnica): For wounds and injuries new and old that result in bruising, bleeding (often with unbroken skin). Reduces shock. Used before and after procedures that may cause bleeding or bruising of tissue (e.g., surgery, dental care).
•Hypericum perforatum: For open wounds with damage to nerve endings; dulls pain.
•Ignatia: Helpful with grief. May aid in calming the digestive system.
•Lycopodium clavatum: Reduces gas and digestive upset; can be used in combination with Nux vomica. Also useful for urinary conditions.
•Magnesia phosphorica: Soothes muscle cramps (e.g., abdominal).
•Nux vomica: Reduces gas and digestive upset.
•Pulsatilla: Especially good for thick, purulent discharge (e.g., nasal).
•Silicea (or, Silica): Useful for abscess when fever is not present; helps promote discharge of pus and healing.
It should be noted that high and low doses of the same remedy may effect different healing, thus emphasizing the need for consultations with a qualified veterinarian. In all cases, treatment stops as soon as symptoms cease. Treatment periods will vary with the condition.
A temporary aggravation of the symptoms (sometimes referred to as a curative crisis) can occur after the correct remedy is administered but before the cure is completed. This tends to occur more often with classical homeopathic remedies and can be especially noticeable in chronic disorders.
HOMEOPATHY: PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Homeopathy, with its tremendous power to heal, is not entirely harmless. This is especially true in chronic cases, long-standing cases, and those with pathological changes such as tissue destruction or deep lesions. Thus, having your rabbit treated by a veterinarian trained in homeopathy is very important. (Reference the resources via link to website) http://www.rabbit.org