Uninformed Consent: The Hidden Dangers in Dental Care

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Hampton Roads Publishing, Jan 1, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 280 pages
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Dr. Huggins and Dr. Levy assert that a large number of disorders are, though often incurable, easily preventable. He proposes that multiple sclerosis, lupus, leukemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's disease, many mental disorders including Alzheimer's, and even major diseases like breast cancer are caused, in part, by the toxins we place in our bodies. Where do these toxins come from and how do they get into our bodies? You my be surprised to find that you have actually paid to have them put there. These dangerous materials--mercury, cadmium, beryllium, nickel, and others--are used in everyday dentistry to make up the fillings, root canals, and bridgework in our mouths, and are supposed to be "safe." But are they?

Uninformed Consent presents cases of toxic poisoning--of depressed immune systems and inexplicable illnesses--to toxins entering the bloodstream from the heavy metals in dental materials. The authors also discuss the hidden truths that the dental industry in America doesn't want to talk about, and the real reasons the dangers of these materials have been suppressed and ignored.

Dr.'s Huggins and Levy implore the reader: "Don't leave your health in your dentist's hands and assume that all will be fine. Become informed and take an active role in your health. Know what will be implanted in your mouth. You must decide at the outset what is more important to you--the life of a filling or your life." Uninformed Consent will give you the facts so that you may take responsibility for your dental--and complete--health and wellness.

 

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Doctors Huggins and Levy, who have spent years studying the toxic effects of dental materials, have written an authoritative book that accomplishes their stated purpose of "making the reader aware of ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
23
Metabolic Consequences of Dental Toxicity
35
Chronic Fatigue
Indigestion
Listening Instead of Lecturing
Strange Bedfellows
Disease Responses Seen after Dental Reyision
Sources of Dental Toxicity
11 A Nickels Worth of Adyice
Root Canals Reyisited
The tlayitation
This Wont HurtTill Later
Proper Dental Detoxification after Total Dental Reyision
Suggested Resources for Help and Additional Information
About the Authors
Copyright

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Thomas E. Levy is a distinguished professor in the Department of Anthropology and directs the Levantine and cyber-archaeology laboratories at the University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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