I was doing great up to about fourteen weeks ago, and then out of the blue any exercise became impossible. I just didn’t have the energy or drive. Also my dodgy knee was just not healing at all. Nine months that baby has been playing up without a glimmer of recovery. I went to see a few health practitioners and they all discovered something different wrong. One found my body was not recognising water: just passing on through. He corrected that and gave me some acupressure points to massage to make it stick. He also found my digestion doing funky things and gave me more acupressure points to massage. Someone else fine-tuned my supplements, a little more of this, a little less of that. Another chap found I was massively deficient in calcium. He advised a green juice as well as calcium supplements. All of this advice turned out to be correct and I definitely felt better. But something was still out of kilter because I felt drained.
‘Evidence of Harm’ is a film about amalgam fillings and the appalling damage the mercury in those fillings causes people. It tells the story of the mercury poisoned people, the specialists fighting desperately to stop the use of amalgam and the dentists that do the drilling: some of the dentists believe amalgams are harmful, and some don’t. It delves deep into the politics of mercury with the American Dental Association (ADA) under the spotlight, and highlights some of the history from the early mercury days in the 1800’s to put things into perspective.
Research from the last few decades is reviewed and gives an up to date picture of where we are today in terms of the 50 percent mercury content of amalgam fillings. An astonishing number of people still receive amalgams even today in 2016. Many dentists, scientists, courts and official spokes-people are interviewed and give their views. It quickly becomes clear there is a mountain of evidence that supports what every normal, rational, unbiased person can understand: putting mercury in your mouth, close to your brain, is an incredibly dangerous thing to do, and yet somehow dentists across the world still continue to use amalgams to fill teeth.
I’m gonna do a book review today. This was recommended to me by Rebecca Rust Lee after she read my book. She said I’d like it and I certainly did.
First up, I’m not autistic, nor is anyone in my family, but I do have a good friend in Australia that is at the business end of autism. Leanne is chelating her kids using the Cutler protocol. Sorry, I should say; Leanne is successfully chelating her kids using the Cutler protocol 🙂 She told me earlier this year that her son had ‘emerged’ and was well and truly on the road to recovery and that significant progress had been made. Happy dayz! Leanne is a bit of a legend and we have been emailing each other for a couple of years. She is my only real connection to autism, although I have read about it during my travels because it is connected to the amalgam poisoned community. It thought I should get involved to learn a bit more about something that affects so many people’s lives today.
‘The Age of Autism’ is written by a journalist and a father of a child diagnosed with autism. It is NOT a book about how to get better from being autistic. They set out to discover what causes autism, or what might cause autism, or what factors might contribute to becoming autistic. They delved back into history to see if they could discover its roots, see when it all started. Is it a new disease? Or an old one that’s been with us eon’s?
And this is where the book gets interesting for me. Basically the first half of the book, and it’s a hefty and wordy beast of a book, the first half of the book is all about mercury. Over 200 pages dedicated to the history of mercury in our environment and in medicine going back to the 1800’s, all the way up to today. And the history of mercury in our society is absolutely horrific. Mercury pollutes our world and was used indiscriminately and willy-nilly as a cure-all. Anything that was wrong with you back-in-the-day and the doctors smothered you in, or made you drink vast quantities of mercury. This sometimes cured the patient of their ills, but almost always caused them mega-grief and mega-hassle. If you think you got it bad, people 100 years ago had no hope and no chance. They just went mad and died in misery.
I found it extremely odd there was nothing in there about how to cure autism, people are getting better after all, but I suppose that is another couple of books worth of writing.
Cool book. I believe the more we understand about the underlying problem, the easier it is to do meaningful things to help ourselves. And that’s what this book is: background info on us and our problem: mercury poisoning in all its gory glory. For that reason the book is relevant to everyone with mercury issues, not just the autism angle. Once people understand autism is just another form of mercury poisoning…I guess they too can take appropriate actions.
Education is key.