Solé Brine – Nature’s Perfect Mineral Supplement For Fertility

Mineral deficiency is rampant. Filling your plate with lots of fruits and vegetables isn’t enough these days. It takes a concerted effort to make sure you’re getting all your necessary minerals. Think of your bones as the superstructure of a building. Picture your tissues, organs, and skin all draped over it. Your job is to make sure that this building can stand for a good 100 years or so.

Most modern drinking water is depleted of minerals. We no longer gather our water from brooks or streams that have picked up minerals on the way to the glass.

Modern agriculture isn’t doing a good job with minerals, either. That’s because crops aren’t rotated, and farmland is under a chemical assault.

Ross Bishop states, “A 1999 study … found that three decades of the overuse of nitrogen in farming has destroyed the soil’s fertility, causing it to age the equivalent of 5,000 years in 30 … For the amount of manganese you used to get in 10 green beans you would have to eat 300. You have to eat 11 bowls of spinach to receive the same amount of copper that you used to get in one bowl. To receive the same amount of iron in one tomato prior to 1945, you would have to eat 1,938 tomatoes today.

Carrots used to have 10,000 IU of beta-carotene, now they have less that 70. Wheat used to be 40% protein, whereas now it is less than 10%. It goes on. . .”  

Even our bread is no longer stone-ground. We used to get minerals baked right into the whole grain goodness.

What does all this have to do with fertility?

Your fertility functions are “turned on” by vitamin and mineral signals. They’re the “green light” that tells nature there’s enough nutrition to support a new mouth to feed.

Synthetic mineral supplements are typically very poorly assimilated. We have a much better suggestion for you.

Use solé brine every morning. It contains 84 minerals and trace elements. It’s a whole superfood derived from a pristine, unpolluted place on earth.

solé (“So-lay”) is a supersaturated solution in water of Himalayan crystal salt. It’s liquid sunlight captured in a Mason Jar! “Sol” is the Latin word for “sun”.

solé brine will help to balance your pH.

A minerally-satisfied body doesn’t have food cravings.

It helps to cleanse tissues, muscles, organs and skin congestion. This leaves more resources available for procreation.

solé brine is easy to make at home. We make ours in a small to medium Mason jar. We use a plastic lid because a metal one would rust over time. Place 3-4 rock chunks in the jar, and cover with pure spring water or  filtered well water. Request them from your local health food store, if they don’t already stock them. Tap water with chlorine or fluoride is not recommended here, or at any time.

The goal is to create a supersaturated solution. You’ll know it is, if some amount of the salt chunk is still visible after 24 hours. This means that the water molecules are completely full of minerals. Your brine is now ready.

Take a dose of your brine every morning. Start on the low end, and work up. Your first dose can be one single drop dissolved in a glass of water. Drink this at least 15 minutes before breakfast. Increase your dose until you’re taking a full tablespoon in your water.

You can continue to top up the Mason jar with water as the level goes down. Keep an eye on the saturation – add more rocks as the visible salt chunks start to disappear over time. You’re literally “drinking” these rocks in slow motion.

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 2 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

Why Acidic pH May Not Be Due To Diet

“Why is my pH still acidic? I’ve cleaned up my diet, and I’m drinking plenty of water.”  What’s going on?

It’s frustrating when you “follow the rules,” but don’t get the intended result. We’ve been there!

At this point, some folks will simply “try harder,” while others “give up.” But neither approach solves the real problem. Sometimes, faulty regimen isn’t the problem.

We want to emphasize the importance of healthy pH habits. Don’t give them up out of frustration! They’re essential for fertility, and for lifelong health. Every bite counts! You can’t fool your biochemistry. What would throw your pH off, if not regimen?

Your pH isn’t affected by physical factors alone. Your state of mind and emotions play an equal role. The effect is sometimes quite powerful and dramatic. Not only does every bite count, but also every thought and emotion as well.

This is why holistic healthcare doesn’t consider the needs of your ‘mind’ and ‘body’ as two separate things. It’s nature’s original “two for one” deal. Both sides create your cellular pH. Even with a perfect diet, your pH can still be off due to mental/emotional factors.

What’s the current “state of mind” behind your conception attempts? Is hope starting to cloud over with feelings of “failure,” “frustration,” or even “grief?”? Your pH readings will follow suit. Your mind and body are very intimate and responsive dance partners.

Is there a deeper belief coloring your experience? Do you hold a definition of “success” for your life based on having certain achievements by a certain age? Beliefs frame how you experience and feel the events of your life. They remove us from direct “lived” experience into emotional “interpretations.” By definition, such a separation from life is stress. At the cellular level, you respond with shots of acidity.

Here’s the kicker – your cells have no sense of time. They don’t know the difference between current and past stressors. Your “cellular memory” keeps shocks and traumas from the past alive in your body. It may not be immediately obvious what’s causing your pH to read acidic.

Let’s take a dramatic example of this. Imagine a war vet suffering PTSD. Their nightmares, anxiety, and physical symptoms may be overwhelming. They are operating on cellular memories of wartime. Even after they are back “safe” at home. Their unresolved shocks and traumas are still living. This always continues at the cellular level, even if the mind has “forgotten.”

Are we suggesting you slap a big goofy grin on your face, only thinking happy thoughts? This doesn’t work, unless you’re a Disney character. Emotional health means living your emotions, not eliminating them. “Better out than in” is our motto for health at all levels.

The key is not to give up on your healthy pH diet. That will always be the foundation to your fertility health and beyond. Keep it up while you source out this other type of pH disruption. You need to address the needs of both your physical and emotional bodies.

Writing your “timeline” is a good first step to releasing your past. Write down a list of every emotional shock or life trauma you can remember. Patients have told us that even this exercise alone can provoke a healing response. In your emotional body, “feel” which ones continue to have a “charge” for you. You’ll start to get a sense of the “map” of healing you need to follow.

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 2 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

Spring Cleanse for Mind and Body

What baggage are you holding onto? No, really–I’m speaking to you.

If you aim your gaze down into your belly, what is it that you’re feeling? Are you harbouring grief and sadness down there? What about loss or disappointment? Are you feeling pissed that you thought you’d be in such a better place in your life by now? Perhaps you’re afraid that you’re never going to get to your goals.

What if there was a way to dump all this physical and emotional content overboard without having to hash it out verbally. What if we could give you homeopathic remedies to lighten your load while also helping you detox from all that digestive, bloating, gassy stuff going on in your belly at the same time.

Perhaps you’ve been having more congestion and headaches than usual and you’re wondering if it has to do with the toxicity you’ve been carrying. Are you ready to let that go too?

Spring is a wonderful time to purge both physically and emotionally. Herbs come back at your local market, bitter herbs are growing like weeds and we’ve got homeopathic remedies to help you achieve your goals and obtain better health within a week of taking them.

Read our articles in this month’s Newsletter to find out more or simply book a FREE, no obligation, Fact Finding Session to find out how we can tailor a Springtime cleanse just for you.

 

 

 

The Emotional Meaning of Food Cravings

What’s the difference between “desire” and “craving” for food? When it comes to fertility health, there’s a world of difference. Are you aware of what drives your food choices? Is any given food feeding your physical, or your emotional body?

Cravings override your body’s desire for healthy sustenance. They generally have an emotional root. Grief will seek carbs as well as salty snacks. Anger goes for sweets, fear wants coffee and guilt will eat almost anything to stuff down their shame. Have you heard of “retail therapy”? Well, this is ‘over the lips, past the gums’ therapy.

Nutritional deficiencies or imbalances will also lead to cravings. This is your body crying out for what’s missing in your diet. Such imbalances join forces with anything still unresolved in your emotional body. Your innate desire for healthy eating gets hijacked by these factors. Emotional cravings overshadow your instinct for healthy sustenance.

Unresolved content in your emotional body will create a specific “disease state”. This is a state of mind which overtakes your natural physiology. It also starts to take over your cellular function. The cravings overshadow your healthy desires. Your cells’ mineral needs get pushed aside in craving’s pursuit of emotional fulfilment.

A miscarriage, for example, will create the emotion of grief. This is a natural response, of course. It only becomes an issue if there’s a blockage to the complete “letting go” of natural grieving. In this case, residues of grief still remain in the cellular memory. It will also start to generate the emotions of fear or anxiety for possible future miscarriages.

This may turn into the personality trait of a “walled off” feeling. It stands as an emotional defense against any future hurt. The inability to cry, or even an aversion to intimacy may result from such a state. “I don’t want your sympathy” becomes the unconscious trait of this defense. No one is allowed “in”, in the emotional sense. Physiology follows suit, making sure that no sperm can make it all the way in, either.

Your cellular physiology is quick to respond to your state of mind. The natural mineral balance begins to reverse. The alkalizing potassium leaches out from the cells. They get filled instead with encrustations of sodium. Such a sodium-dominance is acid-forming. It creates a downward spiral. This emotional state reinforces the cellular physiology, and vice versa. The resulting salt or carb cravings can only offer temporary relief.

What if you recognize this pattern in yourself? For starters, “don’t panic”. The myth of “willpower” as a solution isn’t helpful. It’s a misunderstanding of the real issue, and an unnecessary source of shame. To begin to notice these patterns in yourself is an amazing first step. The more consciousness you can raise, the more you remove power from the true source.

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 2 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

Feeling ‘Full’ Versus ‘Satisfied’ – What’s The Difference?

Habitual overeating is an assault on your state of fertility. Digestion taxes your system, and diverts needed resources away from reproductive functions. Your cellular pH levels suffer. Your “fertility hormone orchestra” gets thrown out of tune. It brings your immunity to its knees. You get turned into a digesting, detoxing machine. It leaves little to no room for your baby-making function.

How can you tell the difference between eating ‘enough’ and ‘too much’?

Eating so much that you feel “stuffed” sits on the “too much” end of the spectrum. You know your health would be in trouble if you ate every day the way you do at Thanksgiving dinner.

Where’s the “sweet spot” closer to the middle of this spectrum?

Can you recognize the difference between feeling ‘full’ versus ‘satisfied’?

‘Fullness’ is a mechanical sensation, where ‘satisfaction’ is qualitative. I’m sure that you’ve experienced this difference for yourself. Think of any meal you’ve grabbed ‘on the run’ to make sure your stomach wasn’t empty. Now compare this to the deep pleasure you’ve had with meals shared with close friends or family. So much talking and laughter filled you up while the food on your plate lingered.

This is the main reason you should banish ’empty calorie’ foods. The only thing they can do is to make you feel ‘full’. In fact, empty calories can only drive you to “fill ‘er up”. That’s because they provide no ‘satisfaction’ at all. Only nutrient-dense food can trigger your ‘satisfaction’ response.

The more you base your nutrition on ‘satisfaction’, the better your health will be. It’s the zone where your body’s intuitive wisdom shines. Satisfaction guides you to true nourishment. Satisfaction will guide you even better than any nutrition book is able.

Noticing the flavor of your food will connect you to the quality of satisfaction. The first bite delivers a burst of flavor. Then it starts to diminish with every bite. This is actually your body’s way of showing you when your nutritional needs are satisfied. Stay alert at this point. You’ll soon be crossing the threshold from satisfaction to fullness. The key is to teach yourself to notice this subtle feedback mechanism.

To get started, follow these healthy rules of thumb:

  • Begin by drinking a glass of water 10-15 minutes before eating. This is the first step of a healthy digestive function. It sets your body up for ease of digestion and optimal assimilation. It also removes your body’s craving to “fill up” on food when it actually needs hydration.
  • Set the stage for deep engagement with your food. Light a candle; put on some music; set out a beautiful placement, napkin, and cutlery. Even place an elegant wine glass on the table (but forgo the wine for now).
  • Prepare your food as if you are your own celebrated guest.
  • Focus on the sensory aspect of eating. Engage all your senses. Stay in touch with the quality of the flavor in each bite. Follow the sensation from your taste buds spreading throughout your body. Stay attuned to when you cross the threshold from ‘satisfied’ to the beginning of ‘fullness’.
  • Taper the speed at which you eat, remembering that your stomach is only as big as your fist.
  • ‘Wake up’ your senses within this eating experience. Enjoy your surroundings, including conversation or music. Turn OFF the TV, which has the opposite effect of our goal here.
  • Put down your fork between bites, and notice your breathing. Notice how you’re feeling. Are you taking that next bite out of genuine hunger, or mere habit? Are you relating to  your food out of love, or lust? Are you eating what should be tomorrow’s leftovers?

What do you notice as you cultivate this relationship to ‘satisfaction’?

Were you trained as a child to “finish your plate” (mechanical fullness)? Then this will overshadow your sensation of satisfaction at first. Know that you are undoing a deep habit ingrained at the cellular level. Keep watch for any tendencies to “emotional eating”. Those impulses go in the opposite direction of satisfaction-based eating.

Consider this goal of satisfaction-based eating as part of your fertility plan. It is the cornerstone to activating your body’s ability to self-regulatey. Your body’s innate wisdom is superior to anything that your intellect can create. The less you need to ‘micromanage’ your hormones, the better. Leave that to the expert (i.e. your body).

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 2 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

How To Honour the Momma Who’s About To Give Birth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My friend, Kate Varsava, Halifax Birthworker, Wombyn’s Summit Leader and Musician prepares for her own birth in the company of her beloved friends, yogis and fellow birthworkers.  I was so inspired by her tale of being honoured with care, love and beauty that I asked to share her Instagram post with you.

 

 

“Yesterday my house filled up. Yesterday I was filled up.

From my bath, filled with warm water, rose petals, and lavender oil, where I was receiving a massage from the loving maiden hands of my sweet friend‘s daughter, I could hear the joyful chatter of wimyn gathering and organizing themselves. I was adorned with a gorgeous fresh flower crown made by my sister, had my hair fixed up, put on my precious jewels…when I emerged from my room, drawn by singing voices, I found my kitchen full of food, my living room full of flowers and ladies (and baby daddy), and my whole house full of beautiful, buzzing, nurturing energy, beaming faces, radiant beings.

I was passed a cup of Guatemalan cacao, sat on a thrown, and treated like a queen. Tender recollections of how we each met, supportive expressions of a belief in me to enter the role of mother, a showering of love to wash me in confidence and fill my heart beyond measure. A feast of the most nourishing foods, a dance party, gifts of herbs and plants and salves, potions, candles, and sacred objects…it was the most dreamy day I could have imagined.

I feel like the luckiest womyn in the world to have community to hold me so, to have a coven sister to organize everyone (I love you so much marapanacci), to now have a freezer full of meals for my postpartum, fresh flowers in every room, art to decorate my birth room, and a heart so full full full ?? Thank you, thank you, thank you to all you gorgeous wimyn and all you ladies sans IG ??

I truly believe that if all wimyn were treated this way by loving community: held up, made to feel strong, cared for, and trusted through their pregnancies and motherhood (our whole lives actually), the world would change, humanity would change, we would all be better off, healthier, and happier.”

 

Are You Eating A Spermicidal Diet?

Are you eating a ‘spermicidal diet’ without knowing it? In other words, are you following the fads of ‘low fat’ or ‘high carb’? These are direct paths to infertility, not to mention other major diseases. It’s bad dietary advice generally, but especially when trying to conceive.

These fads are the kingpins in the ‘spermicidal diet’. They sound healthy, but create a state of acidosis, which is the opposite of what you want. Doctors miss this basic fertility factor. It’s why they throw around the “unexplained infertility” label so often. Fertility drugs are often prescribed prematurely, costing you extra time and money. Not to mention the side effects! Correcting your fertility diet is a simple and effective solution.

Coffee, carbs, and all forms of sugar will kill your chances at conception. Most ‘convenience’ foods are quite inconvenient for your fertility. Drugs (both prescription and recreational), and alcohol multiply these negative effects. The trappings of the ‘modern’ diet work against your ‘primitive’ reproductive biology.

There’s a long history of food industry lobbyists pushing to get the wrong food advice in front of your face. Beware the health myth of the low-fat diet, and the way that marketing presents the high carb to you. Your job is to tune out this bad nutritional advice, and focus on fertility foods. What the heck! Follow this healthy way of eating for the rest of your life.

“Save the environment!” Your vaginal environment, that is. Conception doesn’t occur if the sperm cannot reach the egg. A ‘spermicidal diet’ makes your vaginal biochemistry inhospitable to sperm. A healthy fertility diet ensures that your “fertility window” will open during ovulation. Testing your pH level every day is an essential part of your fertility regimen. Adjustments to diet and lifestyle are the primary way to balance your pH.

Reverse this acidifying trend in your diet. Focus on good, basic nutrition in vegetables, fermented food, and meats. Tailor the above to your unique body type. Limit high glycemic foods in your diet. You’ll even want to limit fruits, as all forms of sugar can tip the scales.

Make sure your alkalizing practices include:

  • Nutrient dense foods like meats, vegetables, nuts and some berries. Follow either the Weston A. Price or the Ketogenic diet.
  • Practice “Sequential eating”. Drink water before the meal, and then order your food in increasing density. Remember the traditional order in a restaurant of “Drinks. Soup or salad. Appetizer. Dense main course eaten at the end.”
  • Be sure you drink between 2-3 liters of water per day, and increase depending on how active you are.

Avoid the following acidifying practices:

  • Drugs, alcohol
  • Dehydration (don’t wait until thirsty!)
  • Processed food, fast food, fried food
  • Sugars and refined grains
  • Overeating and emotional eating
  • High carb, low-fat diets

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 2 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

The “Make or Break” Factor of Your Natural Fertility Success : pH Balance

This may not have been your conversational topic over dinner last night. I don’t begin discussions around vaginal pH, either. But, if you’re aiming for natural conception, it’ll become your top daily thought. The sperm and egg cannot meet until the conditions are right.

Are you on good terms with your microbiome? This is the flora and fauna that makes up your gut health. Probiotics are great for creating more life-sustaining organisms in your body. Also, a well-balanced pH helps to preserve it. It has a bearing on your fertility status, as well.

Your vaginal pH stays in a acidic state for most of the month. This is part of your healthy immune function. It ranges from 3.8 – 4.5 during the non-fertile part of the cycle. This healthy range helps to prevent infections of bacterial vaginosis and yeast overgrowth. This is why it’s important to take a probiotic after having been on antibiotics.

Luteinizing hormone (LH) increases during ovulation, which shifts the cervical mucous to alkaline. This lifts the normal barrier of mild vaginal acidosis. It creates a 48 hour window when the sperm has a fighting chance to make it through to the egg. That is, as long as the couple’s pH balance is in a healthy range. If not, the fertility window remains closed.

There are many factors affecting pH, including diet, hydration, and other lifestyle issues. Many couples consume an acidifying ‘spermicidal diet’ due to misguided advice. The emphasis on low-fat, high-carb eating is one of the reasons that infertility is on the rise.

If your pH balance is off, then your chances of conception approach zero. The vaginal environment will not allow sperm to pass. Nor will the sperm be models of vital health, either. This is why pH balance is the very first thing we ask couples to correct on their journey to fertility.

 

This topic is further expanded in Step 1 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.

The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About

Being Schooled at the WorldSchoolers’ Conference

March 2018 Newsletter

Last month we had the pleasure of speaking at the Worldschooling Summit, here, in Guanajuato Mexico. I was completely and utterly blown away.

I met very, healthy, and autonomous kids from Australia who’d just arrived from the United Emirates the night before with their family of five. Even though jet lagged, they sat right next to me and asked me “who” I was and where I came from. I found out what books they were reading and how they both loved and felt challenged by living internationally.

Another teen came up to me and expressed how happy she was to be in a “slow travel” groove with her family right now while going to a Catholic school in Columbia run by nuns. Her Mom has arranged it that she gets to go to classes and engage in the extra curricular activities but that she does not need to do the homework OR write any of the tests.

I had the pleasure of sitting, over lunch, with another teen who lives on a permaculture farm in the United States whose family takes extended travel stints all over the world. He stated that he’d like to fashion his life to live more off-grid like many of the other kids attending the conference and that he’s working on going to China for a teen retreat with many of the other youth at the conference travelling solo.

I met a family, like us, who live much of their year in a colonial town near us here in Mexico. Their father built software for music teachers and their mother is a life coach. The kids are self-educated. Last week, while their mom was in the States for a conference, they wanted to prepare all the meals at home. So their Dad helped the three of them to look up recipes online, get the groceries and prepare the meals while he ran his business behind the scenes, available to help them at a moments notice.

In this exercise, they learned about food, shopping, commerce and chemistry and viable necessary life skills. So much about “unschooling” is being able to adapt to the present circumstances and developing one’s inner resources. Many of the kids I met are bi- or tri-lingual. One family with a single Mom from Montreal who live in Mexico speak 5 languages fluently.

All this communing with folks has helped to broaden my knowledge base around what it means to be worldschooled. How this naturally builds empathy, compassion and ingenuity in unfamiliar places with folks who you often must rely on for your safety and purveyance in everyday life. It’s humbling and restores your faith in the goodness of everyday people.

It’s true that I fell head over heels in love with these amazing individuals and that I too have the heart of a worldschooler. I can’t wait to teach more on how to be a successful digital nomad and raise free range kids who’re citizens of the world.

Three Facts You Need To Know About Dental Mercury, By Amanda Just and John Kall, DMD of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

This article has been reprinted with permission from worldmercuryproject.org

1. All silver-colored dental fillings, also called amalgams, contain approximately 50% mercury, and dental mercury is still being used in the USA.

In 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) formalized a global convention to reduce mercury usage, which includes initiatives to phase down the use of dental mercury.  The UNEP mercury convention will come into force on August 16, 2017, and as part of this effort, the European Union is taking action on dental mercury.  A new EU mercury regulation plans to prohibit the use of amalgam for vulnerable populations (pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 15 years old) and provide for discussion about the feasibility of ending dental amalgam use in the European Union by 2030.

Prior to the 2017 ratification of UNEP’s mercury treaty, other countries had already taken protective actions against dental mercury.  For example, Norway and Sweden have banned dental amalgam, and Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Japan have reportedly limited its use to less than 5% of tooth restorations.  However, mercury fillings are still used on about 45% of direct dental restorations worldwide, including in the United States.

All silver colored dental fillings, which are still being used in the USA, contain about 50% mercury.

2. Mercury vapor is released from these fillings into the human body, and this dental mercury has been linked to health risks.

Mercury vapor is continuously emitted from dental amalgam which means that people are directly exposed to the mercury in their mouths.  The output of mercury vapor can be intensified by the number of fillings and other activities, such as chewing, teeth-grinding, and the consumption of hot liquids.  Mercury is also known to be released during the placement, replacement, and removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings.

Scientific researchers have associated this mercury in amalgam fillings with Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), antibiotic resistance, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, autoimmune disorders/immunodeficiency, cardiovascular problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, hearing loss, infertility, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and an array of other health problems. Click here to learn more about the potential health risks of dental mercury.

3. Safety measures can reduce the amount of mercury vapor released during the removal of amalgam fillings.

Some patients require the removal of silver amalgam fillings due to device failure, while others opt for the removal of silver amalgam fillings because of cosmetic purposes (white-colored fillings match the teeth better) or because they prefer to have dental fillings that do not contain mercury. However, the process of drilling out amalgam fillings liberates quantities of mercury vapor and fine particulates that can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs, and this is potentially harmful to patients, dentists, dental workers, and their fetuses.

The application of specific safety measures can reduce the potential negative health outcomes of mercury exposure during the amalgam removal process.  It is crucial for patients to know what these safety measures are so that they can insure these practices are implemented during the removal of amalgam fillings.

These writers co-authored a chapter about the health risks of dental mercury that was published in a textbook about epigenetics from Springer in 2016.

Amanda Just, MS:  Ms. Just is the Program Director of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxiciology.  She is also a freelance writer and dental consumer who has shared her writings about the impact of dental mercury amalgam fillings with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and various NGOs.

John Kall, DMD:  Dr. Kall serves as the Chairman of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxiocology’s Board of Directors.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Past President of the KY Chapter of the AGD, a member of the Louisville Dental Society, and a member of the Kentucky Dental Association.