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Dentist Huggins has led the fight to alert the public and health professionals to the dangers of using mercury in the amalgams used to fill teeth. Here he describes his battle with the American Dental Association and the results of his research studies. After explaining mercury toxicity, he describes such conditions as neurological and immunological diseases that can result from this toxicity. His discussion also includes the diagnosis of mercury toxicity and the pros and cons of having mercury amalgam fillings removed. He indicates that there are often no definitive answers in the diagnostic process and that the final proof of mercury toxicity is whether the patient feels better when mercury fillings are removed. A useful if very detailed look at a continuing health controversy. Karen Graves

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Dr. Hal Huggins received his DDS from the University of Nebraska. Since 1962, Dr. Huggins has practiced general dentistry with an emphasis on nutrition. In 1973, he became involved in the study of mercury toxicity ad its impact on human health. Through the course of his investigation of the mechanisms of toxicity as they relate to autoimmune diseases, Dr. Huggins earned a master of science from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

In 1983, he began a full-time practice devoted to diagnosing and planning treatment for patients suffering from mercury toxicity. He is currently a consultant worldwide for multi-disciplined centers and founder of the Multi-Discipline Alliance of professionals who practice the Huggins Protocol for recovery from autoimmune diseases.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Avery Publishing; 1 edition (July 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895295504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895295507
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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103 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie ( on June 4, 1999
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Mercury in any form is a poison. That truth is learned by many individuals at an early age. What isn't readily available information however, is the fact that mercury is used in ALL metal dental fillings (incorrectly referred to as "silver fillings"). Why the American Dental Association (ADA) wants the public to think mercury is magically rendered harmless when placed in dental fillings (in the mouth) is a very thought provoking question, not to mention, scary... This book addresses mercury fillings in the mouth along with a few other really great tidbits you'll be glad you learned about...
Don't forget to also read "Uninformed Consent", Dr. Huggins latest 1999 book release.
Fortunately, I met Dr. Huggins back in 1983 when I had no idea what was wrong with me and I was sleeping 15 hours a day and each day I felt like I had just pulled an all-nighter at college...The medical folks told me I was either pregnant or I needed a shrink. Luckily for me they were wrong on both counts... All I needed was to have the mercury removed (correctly) from my mouth and subsequently from my body. (Body detoxification lasts for the rest of your life). Thank you again Dr. Huggins!
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83 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Donna J Coomer on April 13, 2001
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Dr. Huggins takes us on a eye opening tour of mercury toxicity at its worst and how are lives can be changed if we are willing to heed his advice.
After competing in a marathon I noticed that I had absolutely no desire to exercise. Having been an athlete all my life this was a little scary. When I started taking 5 naps a day and would forget simple things like meals, I knew I had a problem. My homeopath had "It's All In Your Head" and suggested I read it. I was amazed at the coverup the ADA has managed to get away with all these years. Luckily for us Doc Huggins has dedicated his life to getting the word out about the dangers of mercury toxicity.
After reading this book you should check out his website Hugnet. com and learn more about dental revision. I had mine done a year ago at his clinic in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and feel great. I now nap when I want to, not because I have to, have no more brain fog, and am starting to slowly get back into an exercise program.
So, read the book, research the website, and get those amalgams removed and replaced by a material compatible with 'your' body and get on with your life.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Premolardoc on December 31, 2007
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As a person with a dental background, I would like to say: To my knowledge, all Dr. Hal Huggins has said about Mercury toxicity and its effects on the brain and nervous system is correct. It is truth. For those who defend the dental community and ADA, you do not know who owns the patent on this mercury filling. It would be a big liability. *Also please read any of the health books by Dr. Blaylock a neurosurgeon exposing metal toxicity as well as other legal poisons in our everyday lives.

Next, I would like to tell you: Having my Root Canals extracted is the biggest regret of my life. My facial bones have resorbed and shrunk, without the compression forces of biting everyday. My smile, speech, chewing are all effected. I will have alot of surgery ahead of me so that I do not develop neuralgia, and I have other complications. The mercury that I had removed, was good choice. Glad to be rid of it. Just don't breathe the vapors, which is the methylated mercury and the deadliest kind.

My warning to you is: How do you know your Holistic Dentist knows what he is doing? Because mine didn't. Make sure your spaces a filled as soon as the gums have healed and are ready. Dentures are not natural, they have chemicals in the pink plastic, and also making eating difficult. If you are young, you need to be aware that without balanced number of teeth in your dental arch (top and bottom) there will be gradual changes to your jaw and facial bones. Also, I have found some Holistic dentists are not truly holistic in philosophy, and have chosen to get on the Alternative medicine band-wagon to pump up their business. Some- not all.

Please be careful.

Dr. Huggins is very honest and well meaning, from what I can see.
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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful By purplelizard on January 31, 2005
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we slowly are learning more about the hazzards of MERCURY in our bodies. sure, we now stay away from mercury infested fish--but what about the gov. is not talking about ("truth"-not in their vocaulary) is the mercury in our vaccines--NO they are NOT safe.

we do not know the individual threshold for mercury to throw us overboard. it could be just one vaccination with thimerosal preservative(mercury) that can injure-and don't give me that bs that we can detox mercury-the levels the gov allows are NOT safe for most-much less an infant who cannot rid all toxins to a full extent yet...and some can't detox the poison at all or only to a small extent--so why risk and put it in your bodies in the first place?

the gov will take away a dentists license if one talks about amalgam dangers to health. (ps flouride is not good for you either)

now we know for a FACT--yes a fact! that mercury in children causes AUTISM, also causes allergies-food sensitivities, auto immune diseases, ADHD, ADD.the symptoms list is long...

My amalgams were half out, replaced with composites. and I have another four to go..thought I read enough--I did not. Decided to see if I missed something, I did..there is a lot of info in this book.

I overlooked checking for positive and negative charges in my amalgams, I didn't know about the 7,14,21 day immunity cycle, I didn't know what to look for in my CBC's =which usually come out "normal" for us--check again--Huggins really goes over all this well. I'm going through his book again--AND got his other book "Uninformed Consent" to read before I proceed with the rest of my amalgam replacements.

His book is great.
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