While revamping my website earlier this year I came across an informational video on Dr. Alison Adam’s website; mouthbodydoctor.com that clearly and cleverly conveyed the same concerns that I now have regarding dental products and procedures.
Realizing that this informational video was exactly what I would like to have on my homepage, I contacted Alison to see if I might gain permission for its use. Being the pioneer that she is, spreading the word to the public about the dangers in dentistry is paramount and she graciously granted my request. You will find this video in the sidebar to the right of this post if you are reading this post on the website. For those of you receiving this post via email, please click here for a link to the video.
Since then, Allison and I have become good friends through email and Skype and I now have a holistic dentist whom I can consult with at any time…well, almost any time, as I have to allow for the five hour time difference as she resides in Gloucestershire, England.
Dr Alison Adams is a leading spokesperson and pioneer in the field of what she calls MouthBody Medicine. This is an emerging discipline that looks at the effect of dental procedures and dental disease on general health and how nutrition and systemic health issues relate to the mouth and teeth. She is a dentist, naturopath, author, online health coach, and speaker.
Alison qualified as a dentist gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Science (BDS – equivalent of DDS) from Guy’s Hospital, London in 1983. After seven years in general dental practice she undertook further study at the University of Michigan, USA, obtaining a Master’s degree in Restorative dentistry (MS). She subsequently ran her own private practice in central London for a number of years before her health deteriorated to the point where she was forced to quit dentistry. After a lifetime of poor health for which she had taken many medications and had had over 20 surgeries, she finally decided to take her health into her own hands. At first this involved extensive reading, but this then segued into more formal courses of study in natural medicine.
Over the course of her studies she came to appreciate that what had been ailing her and members of her family was primarily chronic mercury poisoning. This came not only from her occupational exposure to mercury vapor as a dentist using amalgam, but also from an accidental spill at work, her own dental amalgam fillings, and the mercury based preservative (thimerasol) used in many vaccines.
“I thought I had left dentistry behind when I quit and studied natural medicine, but my research kept bringing me back to the importance of the mouth – and particularly of dental procedures – to health. I now believe that almost everything I was taught over seven years of study for two degrees at two of the best dental schools in the world was either wrong, irrelevant or seriously incomplete. My mission is to alter the way dentistry is practiced and to define a new paradigm of dental care which takes into consideration the health and wellbeing of the whole body.”
If you are like me, and are constantly searching for answers to perplexing health questions, I suggest that you have a look at; mouthbodydoctor.com and if you still need answers – contact her personally like I did! You will meet an honest, committed and knowledgeable Doctor who is there to help.
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Until next time,