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Okay with Mercury Fillings?

Posted by Alan (London) on 11/13/2006

Hi there, I have amalgam (mercury containing) fillings and was wondering if oil pulling is suitable with these ? Thanks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Alan: The best solution appears to be to remove the amalgam fillings and replaced them with a non-mercury kind. After you remove it then, oil pulling would be most helpful.

If it is not possible, then consider one tablespoon of sunflower oil and peppermint oil. Do it for about 3 times and that should reduce mercury somewhat, but the cause will not be removed.

To reduce mercury exposure somewhat, supplementing magnesium should help. Taking plenty of selenium supplements and garlic should also help displace mercury out of your body easier.

It is also important to take plenty of granulated lecithin when you eat the food. Since mercury are oils soluble, and removal of oil soluble compounds are difficult a fat emulsifier could help you a lot. This is to be taken one one tablespoon of granulated lecithin with every meal of food you take.

Since metals are somewhat acid forming, taking some baking soda regularly should also help. Try a simple 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to 1/2 glass of water taken at least 3 times a day on an empty stomach.

Replied by Luke
Lewiston, Idaho

Read your feedback, was wondering if there was anything else to do for amalagam fillings (silver amalagam fillings), which I've read that do have about 50% mercury generally in those kinds of fillings anyway. I did try oil pulling but I was having the same reactions as most people with metal fillings, but when I used coconut oil it did remove my canker sores from my mouth, or numbed them. I want to continue oil pulling but want to get my fillings replaced first. Are the any other natural mouth washes that I coud do at home to help my teeth and mercury poisoning for now?? Would getting pure silver fillings still have an effect on oil pulling since it's still a metal??