I am caring for a 92 yr old with Dementia and she has metal dental fillings. I started her with whole foods, exercise, sunshine and loving care with massage. At night she has anxiety disorder. I wish her dental metal fillings are removed as it can be toxic affecting her memory cells. I buy cilantro, garlic, onions and healthy drinks of lemon and orange juice for her.
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Association between dental amalgam fillings and Alzheimer’s disease: a population-based cross-sectional study in Taiwan
The potential effects of amalgam fillings on the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are not well understood. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between dental amalgam fillings and Alzheimer’s disease in Taiwanese population aged 65 and older.
Data were retrieved from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (LHID 2005 and 2010). The study enrolled 1,943,702 beneficiaries from the LHID database. After excluding death cases and individuals aged 65 and under, 207,587 enrollees were finally involved in the study. Dental amalgam fillings are coded as 89001C, 89002C, 89003C, 89101C, 89102C, or 89103C in the national health insurance research database (NHIRD). Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes 331.0.
Individuals exposed to amalgam fillings had higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease (odds ratio, OR = 1.105, 95 % confidence interval, CI = 1.025-1.190) than their non-exposed counterparts. Further analysis showed that the odds ratio of Ahlzheimer’s disease was 1.07 (95 % CI = 0.962-1.196) in men and 1.132 (95 % CI = 1.022-1.254) in women.
Women who were exposed to amalgam fillings were 1.132 times more likely to have Alzheimer’s disease than were their non-exposed counterparts.
Numerous studies have also demonstrated that the mercury exposure or concentration increases in the following tissues and situations
- Due to chewing, brushing, and/or bruxism
- In exhaled or intra-oral air of persons with amalgam fillings
- In saliva of persons with amalgam fillings
- In blood of persons with amalgam fillings
- In various organs and tissues of amalgam bearers, including the kidney, liver, pituitary gland, thyroid, and brain or parts thereof
- In feces of amalgam bearers
- In amniotic fluid, cord blood, placenta, and various fetal tissues including liver, kidney and brain, in association with maternal amalgam load
- In colostrum and breast milk in association with maternal amalgam load
Scientific evidence confirms that in most individuals with dental mercury amalgam fillings, mercury exposure exceeds the Reference Exposure Level (REL).
[REL is a term used to denote the exposure level defined by national and international regulatory agencies at which there is an expectation of no negative health outcomes within the population.]
Also, reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Canada’s federal department of health (Health Canada) conclude that mercury vapor from dental amalgam is the greatest source of human exposure to mercury in non-industrial settings.
Additionally, in research published in 2011, Dr. G. Mark Richardson reported that more than 67 million Americans aged two years and older exceed the intake of mercury vapor considered “safe” by the U.S. EPA due to the presence of dental mercury amalgam fillings, whereas over 122 million Americans exceed the intake of mercury vapor considered “safe” by the California.
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