Can’t eat wheat? What’s in your teeth?
I had a bit of a moment when I was out eating dinner a couple of weeks back. A local restaurant had launched a whole new line of gluten free dishes on its menu — very exciting stuff — and I was there checking it out with members of a gluten free group I’d found online.
I was sitting opposite the organizer of the group, making chit-chat, waiting for the waitress to come take our order. I was talking about how careful you have to be when sharing a kitchen with a wheat-eater, how my girlfriend and I had a toaster each to avoid contamination.
“Oh we just have one toaster,” the organizer said, gesturing to the woman sitting beside him. “I’m lucky, my wife is gluten free too.”
“Oh yeah,” she grimaced. “Really lucky.”
And they both laughed ruefully.
Now believe me, I don’t go around craning my neck, looking into other people’s mouths to see if their teeth are stuffed with mercury. But if someone opens their mouth in front of me, what am I supposed to do? If I see some amalgam right in front of my face, I notice it.
Well, this couple laughed, and I saw that both of them had a lot of amalgam. The conversation moved on to how hot the weather had been, but my mind was still back with the amalgam.
I know that my own personal case of gluten intolerance was caused by mercury amalgams. My symptoms first flared up when I got my amalgams removed. Then they got scary bad with neuropathy and tunnel vision when my blood mercury levels were at their highest. And now that I’ve detoxed the mercury, my symptoms are practically non-existent. The connection couldn’t be clearer.
But as I sat there at that table and looked at that couple, I wondered, What if it’s not just me?
What if every single case of gluten intolerance, celiac disease and wheat allergy is caused by mercury?
I was sorely sorely tempted to conduct an unofficial poll right there at our gluten free table: Hands up everyone here who has silver fillings?
Would all the hands go up?
I thought about asking, but the moment passed and I let it go.
But I’ve been thinking about it ever since. What would it mean to the celiac community if a direct causal link was found between amalgam fillings and allergy to gluten? Has anyone really asked this question?
I think a lot of people would like to know.