Well old fillings are better than the newer ones, but they still degrade with age.
My thought is based on a memory about how mercury poisons red blood cells. Apparently a hemoglobin molecule can carry 4 oxygen atoms, which are easily released at their destination (in the capillaries).
A mercury atom can occupy one or more of the spaces on the hemoglobin molecule that oxygen should be attached to, and the mercury will not be released. Thus the oxygen carrying ability of the blood can be reduced, especially the more mercury in your system. It is possible that your "shortness of breath" is the body trying to breath harder because your red blood cells are not becoming oxygenated.
There is probably a blood test.
In any case, it is not a bad idea to have the mercury removed anyway.
You would have to find a dentist with expertise in mercury (silver) removal. The life of blood cells is short, so that with a few weeks or months after the mercury removal, if this is the cause of your difficulty, you would know whether this was the root cause of the shortness of breath.[/b]
I have every intention of getting these fillings changed later on. Unfortunately I can't afford to do it
It will be 4 months on the Pauling Protocol on June 25, 2007. My blood pressure at rest on the average is 125/75 with my pulse averaging 60-65 bpm. I'm about 50 pounds overweight.
Still getting the shortness of breath problem randomly throughout the day. Yesterday I was loading 3 computer monitors onto my truck and it was bugging me, walking around pushing them on a cart wasn't fun either.
I was walking up 2 flights of stairs yesterday, it took me a minute to catch my breath. My left ring and middle fingers are kind of numb, but that could have been from a muscle strain, but I notice that when I go to bed and wake up later those finger on my left hand feel a little sluggish, and then sometimes I get a poking sensation in my left tricep, never on my right arm do I experience anything like this. It's weird.
I'm going to get my cholesterol tested again next week so I will see how the numbers look
I eat very clean:
Lean chicken breast, jasmine or brown rice. Mixed vegetables, figs, fresh parsley.
I started taking slippery elm, and black cohosh and scullcap along with the other supplements I had posted.
I'm looking for some beginning of noticeable physical improvement, that HAS NOT HAPPENED YET while on this protocol.
Interestingly enough, in my conversations with Jonathan Campbell, he had mentioned that he was aware of one person who was on the protocol and apparently this individual ate absolutely terrible, never changed the way he ate, healthwise.
Yet, he completely recovered from his symptoms.
That is what I would hope to gain from this, a day that start where I don't feel any physical symptoms relating to shortness of breath or lightheadedness, and head pressure.
I was shooting for 6 months when I'm suppose to feel the difference, that was a decent estimate of time when supposedly the arteries and veins are suppose to be cleaned out.
So far I don' t see that.
PH levels are also a concern, because being in an acidic state I feel could be a cause as well of these problem. If your PH is off, nothing not even nutrition I feel can work, and one may sit there spinning their wheels.
I'm often at a ph of 6.0 which concerns me, and keep making dietary adjustments to try and help it to be more alkaline.
Additionaly, stress is a huge factor in keeping the body in an acidic state.
In anyone can help with this I would appreciate it.