Article # M100: Dealing with the Emotions of Discovery
Date: August, 2004
Dr. Myron Wentz’ book, A Mouth Full of Poison, showed how one’s first exposure to mercury from amalgam fillings can actually occur at the point of conception. When a mother learns that she contributed, even unknowingly, to the poisoning of her child; it is not something she can take lightly. Most of the mothers we’ve spoken with didn’t find that knowing they weren’t responsible made it any less painful. Thus, the first article in our MAMA series is devoted to helping you deal with what you’ve experienced emotionally. Facts and knowledge and solutions to problems are wonderful. They definitely have their place, but we don’t believe that anything is truly resolved until we deal with the emotional issues surrounding its cause.
The primary emotion that we want to address is guilt. We aren’t psychologists and don’t claim to be experts in this field. But we have communicated with mothers who have had to deal with this difficult subject. Based on our experiences we’d like to pass along what we’ve learned. We sincerely hope you’ll find it useful.
Lesson Number One
We fully understand how angry you must be about not being told that your mercury amalgam fillings were not only poisoning you, but your child as well. But anger has never solved anything. Getting angry at the dentist(s) responsible serves no purpose. What you need to remember is that you’re not the one who is guilty, or should be blamed, or who should feel shame. We can’t stress the importance of this enough! You and your child are the victims of this crime! This is vital to understand and will be repeated. You did not commit a crime; you are the victim of one! This crime has been done to you . . . not by you! When you are not at fault, there are better ways to channel the energy being consumed by negative thoughts and feelings.
This is not about getting even. It is about making every effort to undo the damage that mercury from amalgam fillings has done to you and your child. We’ve given you the guidelines to do just that in our book, The Complete Guide to Mercury Detoxification: How to Safely Remove Mercury from Your Teeth and Body. Keep in mind that our detoxification program is designed for adults and would need to be adjusted accordingly for a child. In addition, a child’s mercury detoxification program will need to be monitored carefully by a qualified health professional.
Helping Other Victims
Once you’ve done everything possible to correct the damage caused by these toxic fillings, it will be time to direct your energy in a different direction. You will want to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else. You may not be able to change the past, but you can insure that it doesn’t repeat. Here’s what you can do.
You can focus your anger toward telling the truth about this crime and cover-up to everyone you know and care about. Word-of-mouth is the most powerful form of communication, and spreading the word about the health hazards of mercury amalgam fillings will be more effective than you know. Think about this for a moment. How important would it have been to you to have had this information before you became an unwilling participant in the poisoning of your child? There is no doubt in our minds that you would have chosen a different path.
Tell Family and Friends
Now you have the opportunity to tell your family and friends about what you’ve learned and experienced. You can do your best to prevent them from having your experience. Talk with them, loan them your book, and express your passion. Tell them about this website. If you meet resistance, let it go. It’s not up to you to change people’s opinions, but it’s important to offer them the seed of choice.
Now it’s time to step back and take a moment to reflect. You should feel very good about the steps you have committed to take to rectify the wrongs that pro-amalgam dentists have done to you and your child. You can’t undo the past, but you can create a positive and healthy future.
Last updated:Mon, Sep 20, 2004