https://www.hamptonroadspub.com/main/books/excerpts/elements2.html Multiple Sclerosis Is Predominantly a Dental Disease
Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis, is a chronic disease of the nervous system affecting young and middle-aged adults. The myelin sheaths surrounding nerves in the brain and spinal cord are damaged, which affects the function of the nerves involved. The course of the illness is characterized by recurrent relapses followed by remissions. The disease affects various parts of the brain and spinal cord, resulting in typically scattered symptoms. These include unsteady gait and shaky movements of the limbs (ataxia), rapid involuntary movements of the eyes (nystagmus), defects in speech pronunciation (dysarthria), spastic weakness, and optic neuritis.
Since its discovery around the mid-1830s, there has been endless speculation about the cause of MS. Now we’ve come to realize that the first reported appearance of the disease occurred only a few years after the original insertions of dental mercury as amalgam fillings in 1826. During our interview, Cardiologist Thomas Levy told me that Dr. Hal Huggins has researched this medical history and acted on it. "Dr. Huggins has consistently witnessed improvement in MS patients undergoing amalgam removal. He observes clear symptomatic and laboratory test improvements in up to 85 percent of the patients. Until he relinquished his Colorado dental license, it was common to see wheelchair-bound patients discontinue use of their support chairs and take steps on their own once again," said Dr. Levy.
Multiple sclerosis recovery has happened repeatedly for patients so afflicted because they have undergone dental amalgam removal. Clinical observation confirms that multiple sclerosis is predominantly a dental disease. It is brought on by dentists packing mercury and other amalgamated metals into the cavities of people with impaired teeth. Mercury amalgams have made people what holistic and mercury-free dentist Richard T. Hansen, D.M.D., of Fullerton, California, has described as "dental cripples." (Note: Dr. Hansen’s holistic practice procedures are discussed at length in chapter 2. See the listing of his book on holistic dentistry in appendix B.) The success rate of healing for MS patients increased with Dr. Huggins’ discovery of fluoride in all its forms as a complicating factor in the disease. Fluoride must be scrupulously avoided by MS patients. They must not drink fluoridated water, brush with fluoridated toothpaste, or take fluoride dental treatments. Ingestion of this chemical retards the patient’s clinical progress toward healing or even promotes frank clinical relapse of MS symptoms.
Dr. Huggins has MS. Since he has experienced its symptoms for many years, Dr. Huggins himself is all too keenly aware of the nuances and persistence of MS as a disease. But he keeps the symptoms largely in check by following a series of stringent lifestyle modifications, eating an excellent diet (the dental diet), and taking nutritional supplementation as part of his daily regimen. It is well known that dentists push the use of fluoride products and fluoride drinking water on the public. By doing so, they are assuredly increasing the incidence of multiple sclerosis in the Western world. (See chapter 14.)
The brain and central nervous system (CNS) are strongly affected by the electrical current present in all people whose mouths contain metal. This phenomenon is readily recognized as "oral galvanism." Such electrical currents can be measured easily with a probe and a microammeter.Amalgams, metallic crowns, and braces generally all register from 1 to 100 microamperes of current in a positive or negative polarity. The natural currents found in the brain are in the range of 7 to 9 nanoamperes, making the mouth currents anywhere from 100 times to 10,000 times more powerful. Keep in mind that the base of the brain is roughly an inch away from the upper teeth.
The consequence is that MS patients and various other neurologically affected patients demonstrate improvement immediately with removal of this metallic electrical dental material. Their muscle strength and coordination improve and various symptoms decrease, including severe migraine headaches, chronic cough, jaw pain, muscle cramping, chest pain, and low energy levels. Even psychiatric and emotional depression disappear.
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Diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: neuropathies from Bordetella pertussis.
Having found positive the research for anti-Bordetella antibodies in the 95 47% of 92 patients affected by defined multiple sclerosis and in the 100% of 55 patients affected by non-patched neuropathies (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and correlated neuropathies), I reassessed the pathogenesis of the neuropathies from Bordetella pertussis. In the two categories of neuropathies (with and without patches), the beginning pathogenetic mechanisms are the same: 1) pertussis re-infection in patients with mucociliary barrier defect; 2) pertussis toxins passage in the blood; and 3) formation of circulating immune complexes. In multiple sclerosis, astrocytes produce class II human leukocyte antigens, the endothelia of the small brain vessels show the "adhesion molecules," and the immune complexes fall in the central nervous system (patches are formed). In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and in the other non-patched neuropathies, the astrocytes do not produce the class II human leukocyte antigens, the endothelia do not show adhesion molecules, and immune complexes do not fall in the central nervous system; but they increase in blood until they inhibit the ulterior antibodies production. For relative antibodies lack, pertussis toxins fix directly on neuro-epithelia; their pathogenic power and physiopathologic astrocytes role in the central nervous system produce the damage. With a blood sample, we can assess Bordetella etiology. In all these neuropathies, an extended antibiotic therapy to clear mucosae and to prevent reinfections is necessary.
Risk factors of multiple sclerosis: a case-control study.
Zorzon M, Zivadinov R, Nasuelli D, Dolfini P, Bosco A, Bratina A, Tommasi MA, Locatelli L, Cazzato G.
Department of Clinical Medicine and Neurology, Clinical Neurology Unit, Cattinara Hospital University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, I-34149, Trieste, Italy.
We assessed the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) associated with a series of putative risk factors. We studied 140 patients (90 women) with MS (mean age, 42.1 years; SD=10.2 years; disease duration, 10.9 years, SD=7.5 years) and 131 sexand age-matched controls. Using a structured questionnaire, we collected information related to demographic data, socio-economic status, education, ethnicity, changes of domiciles, migration, occupation, environmental, nutritional and hormonal factors, exposure to various bacterial and viral agents, vaccinations, and family history of diseases. In multiple logistic regression analysis, we found independent risk factors of MS to be: familiarity for MS (OR=12.1; 95% CI, 1.3-110.7), autoimmune diseases (OR=3.8; 95% CI, 2.0-7.1) and migraine (OR=8.7; 95% CI, 1.0-75.4); comorbidity with autoimmune disease (OR=6.8; 95% CI, 1.4-32.0) and migraine (OR=13.5; 95% CI, 1.5-116.6); and vaccination against measles (OR=92.2; 95%, 12.1-700.2). Familial susceptibility to MS, autoimmune diseases and migraine, and vaccination to measles are associated with an increased risk of MS. The data collected in this study are confirmatory and support the hypothesis that etiology of MS constitutes the effect of interplay between genetic and environmental risk factors. However, the relatively small number of cases and controls prevents firm conclusions.