Neurosurgeon Speaks Out Against Dental Mercury
This is the interview Pat Robertson had with neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock on the 700 Club. The interview was on the November 18th program in 2002.
Dental Dangers You Never Knew: An Interview with Dr. Blaylock
Health is one of the top concerns for Americans today, especially aging Baby Boomers. Pat Robertson spoke with leading medical expert Dr. Russell Blaylock on what people can do to keep their good health. Dr. Blaylock revealed some shocking secrets about dental dangers that many Americans are unknowingly subjected to.
PAT ROBERTSON: With us today is a leading medical expert on what people can do to keep their good health and prevent serious diseases. Dr. Russell Blaylock, a leading medical expert on food additives, brain diseases, nutrition, bio-terrorism and aging that gives us quite a range. He joins us today to discuss his new book called, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life. Doctor, it is good to have you back with us on The 700 Club.
DR. RUSSELL BLAYLOCK: Thank you, Pat.
ROBERTSON: Welcome. The shocking thing in here has to do with the fillings that people put in their teeth, dental amalgam. What is it, 180 million of them go into people's teeth? What are they? Why is that a problem?
BLAYLOCK: Well, the amalgam is an amalgamation of metals. Fifty percent, approximately, is mercury. The others are different metals like tin and silver that are mixed with that. But the mercury can vaporize, and when it vaporizes it's absorbed through the tissues of your mouth.
And one of the things we've learned is that it travels through the nerves directly to the brain. The part of the brain it goes to is the first part of the brain involved in Alzheimer's disease.
ROBERTSON: Has there been any study with enough subjects to give us a conclusion as to whether that's a causative factor?
BLAYLOCK: Well, there's compelling evidence that it can produce the exact pathological change in the brain that causes Alzheimer's disease, so we know it's a major contributor, but probably not the sole cause of it. It produces an enormous amount of free radicals in the brain, it ties up different bio-chemical processes that have to do with brain energy production, excitotoxicity, and all these processes working together over time produce the Alzheimer's disease.
ROBERTSON: Well, every time you get a filling in your tooth, they roll that little ball up and stick it down in there, that little ball has got mercury in it. Is that what you're talking about, I mean, it's part silver and part...
BLAYLOCK: Right, it's 50 percent mercury. And that mercury, when you chew, it releases it at a much higher rate.
ROBERTSON: Will this cause arthritis or aches in the joints, et cetera?
BLAYLOCK: It can, to some degree, but the main effect is on the nervous system because mercury is fat soluble and the brain is 60 percent fat, so it tends to accumulate in the brain. The brain levels are much higher than the blood levels, about 10 times higher.
ROBERTSON: If this is so bad, why do dentists use it?
BLAYLOCK: Well, it had to do with money, because they've been putting...
ROBERTSON: That's usually the answer.
BLAYLOCK: It usually goes back to the money. But over 150 years ago when they started using amalgam, and they've continued to do it, and the original dental association would throw you out of the association if you used dental amalgam. Since so many dentists were making money from it, they got rid of the organization and started the ADA, which was an organization that allowed them to do it. So they've been doing it ever since.
ROBERTSON: You mean the initial one said it was against their principles to use an amalgam of that nature in teeth?
BLAYLOCK: That's right. It was a violation to use it, if you used it, you were out of the association.
ROBERTSON: Great day!
BLAYLOCK: So they just started their own association.
ROBERTSON: But dentists, I mean, I've known some very nice dentists, they are concerned about the health of their patients, do they realize what this does?
BLAYLOCK: Well, the problem is, is their organization, the American Dental Association, is lying to them. Because they are at high risk, much higher risk than we are, because they are exposed to it every day they deal with it. For instance, when you drill a tooth that has mercury in it, they get 4,000 parts-per-million 18 inches from the drill point. So they're breathing this all day long.
ROBERTSON: Have you found many dentists as they move on in years who are susceptible to Alzheimers? Has there been any study as to the pathology of aging dentists?
BLAYLOCK: Well, they have. And they've shown studies that they do have these symptoms of mercury toxicity over a long period of time. And I've treated several, very bizarre neurological disorders, inability to think and see and all sorts of problem. So we're seeing neurological problems in increased rate in dentists.
BLAYLOCK: But if you sit in their office and breathe the air and it has high mercury levels, you're also in danger just from sitting in the office.
ROBERTSON: Well, let me talk about the other one, it had to do with the fluoridation. A few years ago there were people who were considered just total kooks who were saying fluoridation of the water is a terrible thing, and city after city voted that they would make fluoridation a matter of law in their communities. And you've done a study about the effects of fluoride. What does that say to you?
BLAYLOCK: Well, fluoride is an equally poisonous compound. In fact, it's so poisonous that at one part per million it can interfere with brain cell function, it lowers the Coenzyme Q10 level of the brain substantially, the phospholipids in the brain are lowered, it poisons the thyroid gland, it produces infertility, it lowers testosterone levels...
ROBERTSON: Good heavens, all that? !
BLAYLOCK: It does all that.
ROBERTSON: And it's in our water for everybody to drink?!
BLAYLOCK: That's correct. And then the shocking thing is, it does not reduce cavities, it increases cavities.
ROBERTSON: Well, you said that it's an interesting thing that the reason they have less cavities with fluoride is because people's teeth fall out and so there are fewer cavities to treat. Is that true?
BLAYLOCK: There's the old adage, "fewer teeth, fewer cavities," and this has been shown throughout the early studies all the way up to present. The largest study ever done in the United States, 39,000 people comparing un-fluoridated and fluoridated water communities, found that it did not prevent any cavities, and then they put this under secrecy and it took the Freedom of Information Act to get this report out of the government. And when they examined it, it showed it did not reduce cavities.
ROBERTSON: You said it was a plan of Alcoa Aluminum Company to get their by-products into the marketplace to find a market for their fluoride?
BLAYLOCK: It's interesting that Andrew Mellon was the owner of Alcoa Aluminum, and one of their by-products is forming fluoride, which is highly poisonous, costing millions of dollars to get rid of. So they concocted a plan where we'll put it in the water, say it reduces cavities, and we'll get rid of it, and even make a profit off of it. Well, now it comes from the super-phosphate fertilizer industry, is where most of it comes out of, the smokestacks, the sludge is where they get the fluoride. It's fluorosalicylate, which has never been tested on humans, but we know fluoride is a serious brain toxin, particularly when it combines with aluminum.
ROBERTSON: This is shocking. The fact that, you know, we have been sold a bill of goods on this one. And there was a steamroller, I mean, in society anybody who came out against fluoride was considered on the way-out fringe.
BLAYLOCK: Well, now we have so much research showing its toxicity, that that's no longer true. We have very powerful medical evidence, scientific evidence that it's a serious brain toxin.
ROBERTSON: Well, Doctor, is your book available? I know we have it on our website, I believe that's the case. And is this available in bookstores, or do we get it through you? This is a fabulous book, ladies and gentlemen.
BLAYLOCK: It'll be in the bookstores, should be able to get it over the internet; it's just been released. I have a new section in here on the bio-terrorism threat: How to protect yourself against bio-terrorism, nuclear terrorism and chemical, with some new, innovative ways that have been proven.
ROBERTSON: Well you're an important voice in this whole matter. Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life; Harness Your Bodys Natural Healing Powers, by Dr. Blaylock. You can get it at 1-800-759-0700 through CBN or you can pick it up at your bookstore. Thank you so much for being with us.
BLAYLOCK: Thank you, Pat. I appreciate it.
Please go to the original link for this article at CBN Site. There are other articles on the CBN site by Dr. Blaylock concerning dental mercury.
About Dr. Blaylock
Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. is a board -certified neurosurgeon who completed his medical training at the Lousiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Afterwards he spent five years of neurosurgical training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. There he worked with the eminent neurosurgeon, a teacher and researcher Dr. Ludwig G. Kempe. Together they published over a dozen scientific papers.
Dr. Blaylock, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Mississippi medical Center, has written and illustrated three chapters in medical textboks and a patient booklet on multiple sclerosis. For the past sixteen years he has had a busy private neurosurgical practice. During the course of his practice he has treated many cases of neurodegenerative diseases.
Russell L. Blaylock, M.D., is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Southern Neurosurgical Society, The American Nutritionist Association, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care.
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