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
About the Author
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.