The Mercury “Standard of Care” Solution

By Rosanne Lindsay, Naturopath

Has Western, allopathic, medicine legitimized ‘standard of care’ through poison?

The caduceus is a hybrid symbol of the staff of Hermes/Mercury, messenger of the gods, and two serpents in a coital position, representing fertility. The English medical printer Churchill used the symbol as a printer’s device, beginning some time around 1844, and later it came to be accepted as a symbol of medicine in the United States.

Historically, Aristotle is credited with the oldest known written record of mercury dating back to the 4th century BCE, in which he referred to it as “fluid silver” and “quicksilver.”  At that time, it was used in ceremonies and to treat skin disorders. In India and China, it was used as an aphrodisiac and for medical therapy, circa 500 BCE. Chinese woman are reported to have consumed mercury as a contraceptive 4,000 years ago. Cinnabar (HgS) is still used as a sedative in traditional Chinese medicine.

As many people now know, mercury is a neurotoxin. Yet even though mercury in all its forms is extremely toxic to life, it has been traditionally used to make products such as thermometers, switches, some light bulbs, and dental amalgams, known as silver fillings.

Most people don’t know that mercury in silver fillings is not locked into the filling but escapes continuously during the entire life of that filling in the form of vapor (Hg0), ions, and abraded particles.

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Mercury vapor is much more hazardous than the liquid form of elementary mercury (Hg). Therefore, chewing, brushing, and drinking hot fluids stimulate this release for a continuous exposure, 24/7. That’s because mercury makes up 51% of amalgam fillings.

Mercury has no legitimacy being in anyone’s body, yet millions of people allow this metal to be implanted by dentists or injected by doctors since it is considered to be a “standard of care” in Western medicine.

Mercury exists in several forms: elemental or metallic mercury, inorganic mercury compounds, and organic mercury compounds. You may have heard of methylmercury, which can build up in fish and shellfish and animals that eat that fish, or ethylmercury, known as thimerosal, still found in some vaccines, such as the CDC-approved flu vaccine.

Know Your Exposures

It is important to know common mercury exposures (vaccines, dental filings, and some fish) so you can avoid them and eliminate them from your environment, and your body. Although the FDA claims fish consumption is a major exposure of mercury, fish also contains selenium, which renders mercury less harmful. As long as you are eating fish that contains more selenium than mercury, the amount of selenium in the body will always be in plentiful excess of mercury. Fortunately, the vast majority of fish most people consume have more selenium than mercury. The exceptions are pilot whale, shark, tilefish, king mackerel and swordfish. See the five reasons why concerns about mercury in fish are misguided.

What are some of the signs and symptoms of mercury toxicity? What are some of the best tests to identify your level of mercury exposure? Why do medical doctors not know about this exposure or how to test for toxicity? Have people been misled? Is there a cover-up? Where do you go to get guidance on mercury exposures and solutions?

Meet Leo Cashman of DAMS

Leo Cashman is Executive Director of Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions (DAMS). DAMS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization established in 1990, educating the public on dental amalgam mercury and other ways dentistry may affect health. Leo is Editor of the DAMS news magazine, Dental Truth.

Since the year 2000 DAMS has provided educational information to an estimated 60,000 people on dental mercury and other dental–health issues. He’s also written hundreds of articles and provided dozens of interviews and presentations on dental mercury and other dental-health topics. And won some prestigious awards, as well.

Is mercury exposure related to low thyroid and the thyroid disease epidemic? What about neurodevelopmental problems, such as shaking or cognitive decline? How many dental amalgam fillings do you have and for how long? How do you safely remove a hazardous substance from your mouth without increasing your exposure? Which type of dentist do you use for amalgam removal?  Are root canals safe? What are some foods and supplements known to help the body detoxify from mercury?

Listen to this Nature of Healing podcast for answers to these questions and to learn about whether your own symptoms result from years of mercury exposure coming from your own mouth. It is never too late to begin the healing process. However, you must first know your exposures.

Rosanne Lindsay is a writer, blogger, and Naturopathic healer. She is the author of two books, The Nature of Healing: Heal the Body, Heal the Planet, and her story of thyroid disease reversal: Free Your Voice, Heal Your Thyroid, Reverse Thyroid Disease Naturally. Find her at Nature of Healing on Facebook. Consult with Rosanne to create a custom healing plan via Skype or Zoom or phone. Contact her at Subscribe to her blog for updates at and visit her podcast archives at Blogtalkradio.

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