- Mercury as Antinutrient Sara Russell and Kristin Homme describe the insidious role of mercury in illness.
- The Thimerosal Travesty Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. dismantles the false narrative about thimerosal safety.
- Thimerosal and the Brain Janet Kern and coauthors explain what thimerosal does to the developing brain.
- Poisoning Our Children Sylvia Onusic pinpoints sources of mercury that affect our children.
- Using the Cutler Protocol Rebecca Rust Lee spells out the ins and outs of using the protocol to chelate mercury.
- A Holistic Dentist’s Odyssey Carl McMillan describes the journey from dental school to a mercury-free dental practice
- President’s Message: Mercury
- Letters: Letters to the Editor of Wise Traditions
- Caustic Commentary: Sally Fallon Morell takes on the Diet Dictocrats
- Reading Between the Lines Merinda Teller discusses mercury and medicine
- The Wise Traditions Pantry Maureen Diaz reworks favorite family recipes
- Homeopathy Journal Joette Calabrese on homeopathic mercury
- Technology As Servant John Moody considers how old and new technologies may spell the end of chemical farming
- WAPF Podcast Interview Hilda Gore talks to Andy Cutler about how to chelate mercury and other metals
- All Thumbs Book Reviews
- Tim’s DVD Reviews
- Legislative Updates Activism works!
- Vaccination Updates Kendall Nelson on aluminum in vaccines
A Campaign for Real Milk:
- Healthy Baby Gallery: More Wise Traditions babies!
by Sally Fallon Morell
This issue focuses on our exposure to mercury—one of the most poisonous substances on the planet—from the environment, from food and—most seriously—from the practice of medicine.
The fact that humans still suffer from mercury exposure today is particularly egregious since we all know about the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. The recognition that hat makers went insane from mercury exposure is part of our popular culture. In England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, mercury was employed in the production of felt, which was used for popular types of hats. Mercury poisoning also occurred in the United States among hatters in Danbury, Connecticut, who developed a condition known locally as the Danbury shakes. Over time, the hat makers exhibited apparent changes in personality and also experienced tremors or shaking. Historians and public health officials understood the fact that mercury attacks the nervous system, causing drooling, hair loss, uncontrollable muscle twitching, a lurching gait, difficulties in talking and thinking clearly and, in severe cases, hallucinations. Yet mercury was used in common medicines—for everything from syphilis to rashes to teething—until well into the twentieth century.
Fast forward to today when our two major exposures to mercury—amalgam fillings and vaccinations—are worse than anything people experienced in the past. Amalgams are constantly outgassing mercury vapor just next to the brain, while vaccinations bypass our normal protective barriers through injection into the bloodstream. How can anyone justify these practices?
Fortunately, we can avoid such exposures by choosing alternative dental filling materials and just saying no to all vaccines. And for those who have suffered from mercury toxicity, there is a way to detoxify, the Cutler Protocol, described in these pages.
The nineteenth annual Wise Traditions conference will be here before we know it. This year’s theme is “Nurturing Therapies for Chronic Illness.” The conference will feature tracks on cancer, mental illness, conditions of the elderly, dental treatments and environmental toxicity. The hilarious Tom Naughton, producer of the documentary “Fathead,” will give the keynote address at the banquet.
The conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, to satisfy hundreds of requests that we bring the gathering back to the mid-Atlantic area. The location is the beautiful Baltimore Hilton Hotel, and their kitchen staff is already psyched about doing delicious meals. Food costs are higher in the area so we are raising conference fees slightly to cover them. But we still offer plenty of work scholarships, so stay tuned for email announcements. We look forward to seeing many of you there!