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Saturday, October 13, 2007, 8:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I would like to be directed to more information regarding taking the methylB12 since I do have quite a few old (mercury?) fillings.  I have taken the B12 before and feel like it gives me more energy.  I have tried other types of B12 and don't get the same results.  How dangerous could this be?  Due to being told I have arthritis in my joints I am trying to be 100% compliant plus taking appropriate supplements.  Sometimes it is difficult to determine what is best.
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It's a matter of conjecture. Some feel that there is a potential danger through methylation of the mercury. Methylation is a natural process that goes on in the body whether or not there is supplementation of additional available methyl donors. Whether supplementation of a methyl donor such as the Methyl B12 actually increases the amount of mercury methylated or how much is an open question.

My feeling is that if you need the extra methyl donors and/or the methyl B12 is the only way that you can succesfully get b12 supplementation, then you should take the supplement.

You may want to consider having the amalgams replaced with a more freindly material.

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might want to take chlorella instead of the B12 as it will give you energy and chelate the mercury out of you

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I recently had two root canals done and still have the temporary fillings in.  They said they put in the hardest material available (but I didn't ask what--now is that dumb of me? because I was waiting several months to have the crown done (due to insurance).  

At the time, I was having a hard enough time just going through all this as I am the worlds biggest chicken when it comes to dentistry plus I didn't have the money to pay for all this and my insurance only covered so much and I had to pay the rest.  I'm sure I probably have something wicked in my teeth (not that I didn't already have something wicked in there cuz there were two very old and very large amalgam fillings in both teeth.  The new stuff isn't shiny like the old stuff.  it looks more like a cement than a metal.

I guess my question now is what to do from here?  What questions should I ask?  What options do I have?  I still have to get these 2 temporary fillings taken out and a crown made.  I was so pie-eyed over the cost of what still has to be done, that I didn't even think to ask about the materials they plan to use or the ones they've already used.  I don't think my dentist is considered a holistic dentist.  Not sure there even is one around or how to find one.  Then to find one that I will be comfortable with.  I had to have Nitrous Oxide (sp?) to get the root canals done and am not sure what I'll have to do to get the rest done.  This dentist works very well with people who fear dentistry like I do.  

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Hi Jill,
Getting the amalagams (metals containing mercury) out of our teeth is a big bottom line, not just because the mercury is toxic, but also because the metal fillings expand and contract with temperature changes.  This causes small fractures in the teeth which leads to unstable teeth that can crumble when we bite into something hard.  So that's an important step.

Many folks consider root canals to be a big mistake because of the potential for low grade bacterial infestation inside the canal.  It's a personal decision, based upon weighing all the options.  The alternatives are not very attractive, and all seem to have as many bad effects as the root canals.  Most of us have at least one.  Some people have opted to have the tooth pulled and leave an empty space.  For those of us who have root canals, it's vital to keep our immune systems operating in top form, and eat for our blood type to the very best of our ability.  I have found that these measures are successful for me in staying healthy.

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Thanks for all the information.  I think I have decided to talk to my dentist about slowly replacing the old fillings. I'm not sure if he will agree with doing it and if it seems like it is for "cosmetic" purposes, my insurance probably will not pay for it.  (I had never thought about the metal fillings expanding and contracting.  Perhaps that is why my Mother has had problems with cracking teeth recently.  
I have several root canal teeth also.  I sure wish I had known about Blood Type way of Eating about 30 years ago!!
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