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Amalgam Illness, Diagnosis and Treatment : What You Can Do to Get Better, How Your Doctor Can Help Paperback – June 21, 1999
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"Amalgam Illness, Diagnosis and Treatment" provides practical tools for use in trying to sort out a health problem. ... Himself and amalgam victim, Cutler describes the weird world of an amalgam patient in a very initiated way. Mercury and other heavy metals take up residence in the active site of liver enzymes where some essential substance is supposed to be sitting. The enzymes stop detoxifying pollutants and naturally occurring toxins and the victim becomes more sensitive to air quality, foods and chemicals. ... A chelating agent ... has two or more thiol groups in the same molecule which hold onto the mercury more tightly and is more likely to be able to move it out of the body safely. ... The objective of the suggested treatment is to minimize the redistribution of mercury, and to get it out of the system. -- Heavy Metal Bulletin, volume 5 number 3 August 1999
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This book presents a wealth of information on mercury poisoning such as you might have gotten from dental amalgam fillings, laboratory accidents, occupational exposure to mercury, exposure to mercury preservatives in health care products such as eye care products and contraceptives, etc. The book discusses how to tell if you have mercury poisoning, what to do about it, how to get help, and how to deal with physicians. Much of this information is covered several times at different levels so that you can find the amount of detail that best suits you. The book is straightforward and factual. The book is a tool for solving intractable health problems.
This book need not be read cover to cover or in any particular order. Figures and tables have been included to rapidly convey how the different symptoms are interrelated and how different medicines and nutritional supplements can be used.
This book is intentionally very broad. A large number of supplements and medicines are discussed. Thus there will be SOMETHING that each individual patient's metabolism tolerates, and SOMETHING that each physician is familiar and comfortable with.
This book gives you the options you need - you decide what to use.
This book discusses methods to diagnose and treat some of the physiological and metabolic dysfunctions which are a part of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and environmental illness. Some of the information will be helpful even if mercury isn't the root of your problems.
The book is written as a straightforward reference book for you, not as super sophisticated research treatise for medical school professors. Everyday terms have been used when possible. Thus "low thyroid" instead of "hypothyroid," "poisoned" instead of "intoxicated," etc. Where medical words need to be used, they are explained.
Instead of a very long list of esoteric and obscure references, there is a short list of helpful and interesting books and papers that explains what they are so you can decide if they would help you. This book covers:
how to find and work with good doctors;
the effects of chronic mercury poisoning, and how mercury causes these effects;
how to diagnose chronic mercury poisoning;
how to treat chronic mercury poisoning;
scientific evidence that a lot of people are mercury poisoned.
This book is especially valuable because some physicians are not yet familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of chronic mercury poisoning. Their textbooks state that there is no suitable biological index for the amount of mercury in the target organ, the brain, but do not explain what tests to use in place of the old fashioned ones that miss 2 cases out of 3. Worse, the textbooks offer no guidance on how to cure chronic mercury poisoning or control symptoms during treatment. This book gives your physician the information they need to help you.
Since the medical textbooks aren't up to date on chronic mercury poisoning yet, the burden is on you, the patient, to decide whether to accept a physician's diagnosis and proposed treatment plan, or to seek another. If you are getting diagnoses like "there is nothing wrong," or "it's all in your head" and proposed treatment plans like "try ignoring it and seeing if it goes away," this is the right book for you. Don't suffer silently. Read Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis And Treatment and get well.
Top customer reviews
My whole life was falling apart. I'm a nurse, so I won't quit my vigilance.
I met a woman at the Vitamin store who said she has Hashimoto's due to her mother's amalgam fillings, and she was taking supplements to help. I dismissed her as crazy, but my health continued to decline as did my memory. At the time I was taking a supplement called ALA without knowing the half-life or that taking it with the amalgams in my mouth would cause catastrophic health. Eventually, the tooth next to my amalgam bore a hole due to the ALA trying to pull the metals out of my tooth. My health plummeted to an ultimate low.
I'm grateful for Dr. Cutler. I found the Mercury Detox Support Group on FB and he had just joined that week, as well!
For the people who write in these reviews about his negative personality, they are expecting that a man who has a PhD in chemistry, who also became ill be the utmost respectable person. Drop your expectations. Ultimately, he is a human being and he will not hide his strong emotions. That is what I call a "real" doctor. As a nurse, I have learned the most from those types.
No politics, no holds barred doctors!!
My health: Marked improvements: Improved memory, energy, mood, etc...
Give yourself a chance and do not give up, because every tiny improvement or step back will teach you something. You have to do as he says! He really isn't writing this book as a fad, so you cannot pick and choose! Also, he tells you how to talk to your doctor which is very important. Most medical professionals were taught a program, so they literally need you to be your own advocate.
Have a realistic outlook, this is hard work, but life is hard work and you may experience many bumps during this healing, but that is by no means a reason to blame Dr. Cutler. This is a challenge that will teach you so much. Embrace it.
Real health is hard, period.
I have a long way to go but I'm not getting any worst and if anything I'm feeling better. I may need to do 100 rounds or more which is common.
Some of the symptoms I've had with mercury are:
Panic Attacks (HORRIBLE like you're going to die)
Shortness of breath
neck glands tender (feeling like you have to keep cracking your neck)
Anger (thoughts of wanting to tear my dentist's head off with my bear hands)
Lack of motivation
I've done a TON of research on this topic and they all say the Cutler Protocol is the real deal. I recommend this book and his other hair test book as they go hand in hand. Dr. Cutler's website has them cheaper than on Amazon which is where I purchased mine.
the book Mercury Diaries and Getting the Mercury Out are also great books of people that are healing via the Cutler Protocol.
October 22, 2014
I am currently on Round 29. I have worked my way up to 25mg DMPS and 200mg ALA every 3 hours. My last round I did 100mg DMSA and 200mg ALA every 3 hours. I have candida so I'm just going to do DMSA once a month as it can make candida worse as Cutler says. I think it is helping slowly but surely. One thing I can say for sure is that mercury really messes up the gut which I think is where a lot of my symptoms are originating from so nutrition and focusing on healing the gut is SO important. Avoid all sugars and things that feed candida and irritate leaky gut. My plan going forward is to do the Dr. Bernard Jensen Bowel Cleanse protocol and Ann Boroch's Candida cleanse (see their books on Amazon). I will update on my progress.