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Questions and Answers with Dr. Kennedy about Dental Amalgam Mercury Poisoning Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy

(Questions by one of his patients preparing a newspaper article)

1) How did you first learn of mercury toxicity and become interested in treating it?

At a medical meeting (American College for Advancement in Medicine) about 10
years ago I heard a research paper presented. That got me started.

2) About how many mercury-poisoned patients do you currently encounter within a month (average)?

About 10, average. It is very common among people who come to me for fatigue.

3) Does there seem to be an increase in the number of patients seeing you with this illness over the years? If so, what do you attribute this to? Increased awareness? Increased incidence in mercury toxicity?

Yes. Yes. No.

4. When did you first begin treating mercury-poisoned patients?

Ten years ago, but the treatment has advanced a lot in those 10 years.

5) You have said that mostly women experience mercury toxicity; do you have any theories behind this pattern?

No idea why that should be, but women outnumber men about 5:1.

6) Besides being female, are there any other patterns of characteristics you have noticed in these patients?

Middle aged mostly 35-45.

7) Any theories on why some individuals are more prone to mercury toxicity? Genetic predisposition?

Amount of mercury present, age (increases susceptibility), general health and presence of long term acidity, and finally genetic susceptibility.

8) In your practice, what are some of the worst cases of mercury toxicity you have encountered? What is the prognosis for these patients?

The worst cases have severe gut wall damage and the challenge for those people is to stay with the program long enough for a repair of the gut wall to be effected. As you know I use the German SanPharma remedies and sometimes a person will have to repeat an extensive protocol more than once. But all recover if the mercury is removed, the residual is chelated out and the gut wall is repaired.

9) Do most cases generally have a good prognosis?


10) Does your standard method of treatment consist of removal of mercury fillings, administering DMPS (Challenge test), followed by DMSA and Penicillamine, and chlorella, with another DMPS Challenge test later down the road?


11) What is the range of time for one to recover from mercury toxicity? (from mild to severe poisoning)

Mild, with no gut wall involvement, and only one or two amalgams,.as soon as the mercury is removed and chelated out - 3 months minimum to six months maximum. If the condition is severe, with gut wall involvement, and many amalgams, up to 1.5 years.

12) Do you feel that the main source of this illness is from mercury fillings? Are there any other sources of mercury poisoning that you have witnessed in your practice? (broken thermometers, fish consumption)

Fish consumption is very important. I have seen people who were being chelated to bring down mercury actually drive the level up with daily fish consumption. I recommend zero tolerance for fish.

13) Do you personally believe that the ADA is aware of the damaging properties of mercury "silver" fillings?

Yes. They have washed their hands of the practice and informed dentists they are on their own "dentico-legally" so to speak, without actually acknowledging they made a mistake by condoning the practice themselves in the first place for all those many years. There is a website where people can go to join the class action suit against the dental profession:

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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