Finding the Fountain of Youth
Claire W. Gilbert, Ph.D.  www.blazingtattles.com
From BLAZING TATTLES May-Aug 2001 issue
     I recently underwent some state-of-the art, radical dental
surgery for the purpose of improving my health.  I thought I knew
what the results would be, but they are not all in yet.  Still, I
need to tell how my hearing has improved, as well as leg and
stomach edema, and circulation to my skin on my legs.  Also, my
body is more supple and flexible, I have more sexual energy, and
most of my daily brain fog is gone.  (Brain fog is common to
Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Chemical Injury, and
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.)  As if those improvements were not
enough, I notice I drizzle food on my clothes while I eat about 95%
less, and I have much better control of my urinary bladder.  Also,
gone is acid reflux and indigestion.  Can you believe that?

     Things are not always simple, and getting from being brain
damaged and bedridden to becoming a reasonably functional person
cannot easily be explained.  The odds were against me, but I
decided to defy the authorities who gave me no hope.  Over two
decades I've done a lot of things to reverse my situation.  Enough
things, that it would take at least a book length manuscript to
tell about it all.  The oral surgery was just one more thing in my
movement toward health.

     I got interested in the effect of teeth on health in my
struggle to get my brain to work properly.  I read that if you have
metal across the midline of your head, it can impair the function
of the brain.  I had my two front teeth crowned with something
called "ceramco" which was ceramic over gold, and the dentist, for
strength, actually made it with one piece of gold shaped like two
teeth, so there I was with metal over my midline.  I wanted it off!

     At the same time, I heard that people with environmental
illness (multiple chemical sensitivity) felt better and were
healthier when they had their amalgam (silver & mercury) fillings
removed and replaced.  I knew little of this but I helped add up
the results of a survey taken at a large support group of MCS
people in New York City.  People were given questionnaires
regarding what modalities helped them.  All those who answered they
had mercury amalgam removed, reported it helped them.  (Other
things I recall that helped a lot were supplements and

     In time, I had all of my crowns and fillings removed and
replaced with a relatively innocuous composite.  The most
surprising immediate effect was on the evening of the day the last
crown was removed (in the lower rear of my mouth), I stopped
hearing noise in my ears.  I had been hearing "whoosh, whoosh,"
every night.  It stopped.

     Another effect was that my very painful fibromyalgia was
greatly relieved.  In fibro, your muscles don't work within
themselves in synch, i.e., some fibers pull harder than others, and
you get really bad pain.  There were times I was crippled from it,
and turning over in bed at night was excruciating.  That all
improved vastly with the removal of the mercury and other metals.
Studies have shown a link between muscle pains, MS, and the like,
and mercury amalgam fillings, often called "silver" fillings.

     Still another effect was that my cholesterol level fell.  A
little realized relationship exists between cholesterol and
mercury.  The body -- to protect itself from the mercury whose
fumes gets breathed in and as a solution in saliva gets swallowed -
- binds the mercury with cholesterol.  When the mercury begins to
leave the body, so does the excess cholesterol.  In other words, it
is not pathological to have an elevated cholesterol level when you
also have mercury fillings in your mouth.  In fact, the cholesterol
is a protection against symptoms developing such as to the nerves
or muscles.

     During the time I was undergoing the amalgam-removal (by a
dentist who knew the proper, safe protocol for this work), I
started reading the dental protocol of Hulda R. Clark, N.D., Ph.D.
She recommends strongly against capping or crowning teeth because
if they are that badly damaged, they should be removed.  But I
wanted very much to keep my teeth.  I had nearly all of them and
wanted to keep it that way.

     In the process of recrowning or recapping teeth, I had a few
go bad.  I could tell.  They were dead by then so didn't hurt a
lot, but I had a discomfort in the gums/jaw.  I also saw my ankles
become puffy and was exhausted to the point that it was hard to
stand on my feet to cook and do dishes.  I found when the tooth in
question (they went bad, one at a time) was pulled, the puffiness
left my ankles and my strength came back.  I hadn't learned yet
that my heart was also being affected by an infected tooth and that
was why I was so weak.  At least, I believe that now.

     I also believe now that high speed drills are not good for
teeth.  They cook them, and also can make minute cracks in them.
I wouldn't be surprised if the high speed drill contributed to the
demise of my teeth, but I don't know for sure.  But in any case, if
you look in any of Clark's books, you see pictures of what it looks
like under those shiny crowns.  It's not pleasant!

     I acceded to Clark's dental protocol to the extent I did not
get any bridges made, as bridges have to cut into good teeth to
secure themselves.  I got partials (removable partial dentures)
instead.  And so it went for years.  My surviving teeth looked just
fine.  In general, if I went for a dental check up, I was not told
I needed to have teeth extracted, except I did develop a draining
fistula under my front lip.

     Without detailing it, I treated the fistula and it "went
away."  I consulted a conventional oral surgeon and he saw no
reason to pull my front tooth.  (I had lost one in the first round
of having teeth go bad after I changed caps.) The fistula was not
apparent, and the tooth was solidly in.  There was no decay to be


     I've learned to pay attention to my body and its reactions.
Maybe it's a survival thing.  After I saw health improvements
described above, I was living in a situation in which I was daily
the recipient of pesticide sprays, and also herbicides and lawn
chemicals.  These do not agree with me and my body began to shut
down.  One of the signs was that I could not only not lose weight
(I'm overweight) but all I could do was gain weight.  My body
systems were slowing down including my metabolism.  Some of my
neighbors who were not environmentally ill, were also showing signs
of increasing or sudden, serious illnesses.  It was an unhealthy

     I was able to escape and get my own, relatively safe house,
and my weight, for the first time, began to fall of its own accord.
I was not on a special diet.  The body tucks poisons or toxins away
in the fat, and to that extent, fat protects the body as it keeps
the toxins from circulating where they can do damage to vital


     After about a year and a half in the house, things began to go
wrong again for my health.  A medical examination revealed high
blood sugar, for the first time.

     I had an hypothesis that the upper molars second from the
wisdom teeth (dentists call these teeth "No. 3" and "No. 14") were
causing a problem with my pancreas, the organ believed to regular
blood sugar.  Both of these teeth were crowned and had hurt me at
one time or another.  They are also believed to be on the same
acupuncture meridian as the pancreas, and I found that if I
stimulated the reflex point (similar to the idea of acupressure
point) for the pancreas, the teeth would stop hurting!

     I went to an endocrinologist about the blood sugar and was
called "diabetic."  Maybe I'm in denial but I don't believe in it.
It's "high blood sugar."  It's not a unified disease.  Not all
diabetics lose their eye sight or their toes.  I mean, it doesn't
predict what diseases a person will get.

     And I believe in the reversibility of illness, so I thought it
is time to get those crowned teeth out according to the Dr. Clark
protocol, which incorporates that of Hal Huggins, D.D.S. in terms
of cleaning out the sockets from which infected teeth are pulled.
I had six crowned teeth. Not many oral surgeons or dentists are
familiar with the Huggins procedure and they assume that your body
will take care of the infected dental ligaments and jawbones after
your teeth are pulled.  This does not always happen.

     While I was diddling around trying to find a dentist and funds
to cover the work, my hearing in the right ear went bad.  I thought
it was a wax plug.  I worked on getting the ear cleaned out, but
the hearing got progressively worse.  Shortly before my oral
surgery, the ear was almost deaf.

     Also, I noticed my loose fitting clothes were becoming tight.
I hadn't changed my diet in any way.  I also noticed puffiness
around my ankles.  I was becoming scared that I was degenerating.
I was beginning to have bladder control problems upon awakening
from sleep, too.  Well, I'm not a kid any more.  Was this just

     I located a dentist in my region who was able to use
kinesiology to locate teeth that were dead and rotting.  These
things do not show up by inspection in nicely crowned teeth, and
they do not show up in x-rays.  The dentist was also familiar with
the Clark protocol and had the skills necessary to do it.  It took
a little research to find him.  But it was very expensive to have
him perform the oral surgery.  He wanted to remove about 7 teeth,
and "clean the cavitations."  He also found an amalgam tatoo in an
area where teeth had been removed.  A tatoo is where amalgam in the
past got on or in the gum and fused with the gum tissue.

     There was an oral surgeon in Mexico to whom Hulda Clark sends
patients and I decided to use that surgeon.  I had heard excellent
things about his work and his personality, as well as the quality
of his staff.  Because, probably, of the rate of exchange of
dollars and pesos, the work cost less in Mexico, and the savings
would pay for the trip.

     I arranged to have my work done and I went to Mexico.  The
surgeon was wonderful in terms of his kindness to me as a person
overly sensitive to anesthetics and the like.  His skill and
equipment was state-of-the art.  He went one step beyond the
Huggins protocol.  Also, he does not use a high speed drill.  And
no antibiotics.  I hadn't taken antibiotics for decades because of
my sensitivity to them.  I had other surgeries (tongue lesion -
nonmalignant and oral surgery without antibiotics and used
colloidal silver, echinacea, etc.) without problems.
     This surgeon cleaned all of my jawbone (upper and lower, front
and rear) from which he removed teeth or from which teeth were
removed in the past.  He scraped the bone "clean."  I do not know
if such an operation is even legal in the United States.  In
Europe, at least, doctors and dentists are debating the issue of
whether there is anything to be gained from bone cleaning.  The
Heavy Metal Bulletin had an entire issue devoted to this.  It is
published by Monica Kauppi, Lilla Aspuddsv. 10, S-12649 Hagersten,

     My surgeon removed not one amalgam tatoo, but two. He also
removed an amalgam shard (small piece of amalgam) that was in my
front, upper gum.  He found two old root tips that had been left
behind in my jaw by other dentists and he removed them.  And he
found the remains of the fistula in the gum under my top lip and
removed it, too.

     He removed all my crowned and capped teeth plus two other dead
teeth and a dying tooth.  What was totally amazing and shocking is
that these crowned teeth which looked so nice from the top, looked
worse underneath than the ugly teeth in Clark's books!  One molar
with many roots had rot between the roots under the tooth!  This
does not show up in x-rays.  Two single-rooted teeth had brown rot
along the root, also not visible from x-rays.  One molar had a big
abscess at its root tip, not visible from an x-ray.  Unbelievable.


     When the oral surgery was complete, my hearing came back
completely!  I asked the surgeon if there was a connection and he
replied "Everything is connected to everything."  I took a hearing
screening test after I got home from Mexico and I did very, very
well on it.  I can hear the softest tones -- 4 of 4 on my left ear,
3 of 4 on my right ear.  The screening person said that is

     For a while after the surgery, my leg edema was completely
gone, and the puffiness stays away yet.  I think the epinephrine in
the anesthetic may have encouraged the edema to go totally away,
not sure.  In any case, my leg retains now a shape that it had lost
for a long time.

     Now that it is a little more than five weeks, I can note other
subtle changes in my body.  The skin on my legs where I have had
edema for so long is improving.  Presumably, the circulation is

     In doing a yoga type exercise or just bending over to touch my
toes, I notice my body gives more than it did before.

     Of course, a huge benefit and one I hoped for was the lifting
of the brain fog that I used to experience usually for hours every
day.  That is almost completely gone or completely gone.  My IQ
used to get depressed when I was in a fog and I don't think that
happens any more.

     I've noticed improvement in my digestion.  I used to need to
take digestive enzymes almost daily during the months prior to the
oral surgery.  Now I don't take them at all.  I've taken them twice
in five weeks, that's all.  And I do not have acid reflux any more!
And I don't drizzle food on my shirts much at all anymore, so I am
assume the hand-eye coordination is improved.

     Something else, too.  I've noticed I have more sexual energy.
That one surprises me, perhaps, the most!


     Our models of dentistry and medicine make us think that teeth
and the rest of the body are mutually exclusive.  Dentists only do
teeth and for the most part are not even allowed to discuss health
or recommend for it.  Yet from my experience, I believe dental
infections can gravely impact health in untold ways.  I believe the
bacteria can migrate to vital organs and cause death.  Hulda Clark
is able to actually trace the migration of pathogens from the mouth
to vital organs and cancers using her resonancing equipment --
controversial but also state of the art.  It is so state of the art
that she can do metabolic studies in minutes which take
conventional research long periods to do, i.e., she can trace the
movement of something ingested as it becomes incorporated in

     I can't say yet whether my blood sugar will come down as my
body detoxifies itself from all the poisons with which the dental
infections loaded it up. So the report on my alleged diabetes will
await a future report.  What I can say is that I believe that
anyone who has any health problem for which the cause is unknown
ought to consider removing all teeth that are crowned or need
crowning and remove all dental materials from their small cavities.
Replacement material recommendations which are totally nontoxic can
be found in Clark's The Cure for All Diseases and on the net at

     I firmly believe that perfect health should be available to
everyone and that many so-called congenital or hereditary defects
do not develop unless certain other conditions are present.  While
teeth are not the only consideration, they are most certainly and
definitely overlooked.

Claire wrote later the following on the Doctor in Mexico...

I've received inquiries for the name of the dentist I used in Mexico.
 Actually, he's an oral surgeon.  The reason I didn't put his name in the
 article is because at the time I wrote it, Quackbusters had made a lot of
 trouble for Dr. Clark in Tijuana (and indirectly for her patients), and I
 didn't want to call attention to the name of the oral surgeon.  However,
 Clark is in the clear now and has Quackbusters on the defensive, and I can
 give you the surgeon's name, etc.
 As for Quackbusters, Clark's attorneys are taking the principals to court
 and will depose them to find out (among other things) from whom or where
 their money comes.
 The oral surgeon is Benjamin Are'chiga, D.D.S.
 Phone from US: 011-52-66-82-94-64.  That may also work for fax.
 Email is mailto:implanto@infosel.net.mx.
 Address is Edificio Cazzar (Cazzar Building), Paseo Centenario de Tijuana
 10310-302,  Tijuana, B.C.
 I learned the hard way that you might not find the street on the map as it
 goes by the also of simply Paseo de Tijuana.  In U.S. lingo, it's 10310
 Paseo Centenario de Tijuana, Rm. 302.
 I stayed at Hotel Pueblo Amigo 4 nights and five days.  It is a $5. cab ride
 (or $1 or $2 by shared taxi, but that's tricky unless you speak Spanish and
 know Tijuana) or a nice walk to the dental clinic.  I got a promotional rate
 at the Hotel.  It is very near the border.  I did not want to cross the
 border every day while I was undergoing dental surgery.  I had an old friend
 with me whom I knew from a long time ago, who lives in Orange County, Calif.
 The hotel costs more than a chain motel, but it was worth it to me, at my
 age, etc.  It was environmentally pretty safe, and it had windows that open.
 The bathroom was large and made of marble.
 First day surgery was my upper center jaw.  Second day, the right quadrant
 (upper and lower) and third day, the left quadrant (upper and lower).
 Stitches are not dissolving (they are more inclined toward infection) and
 are taken out on second day after surgery.  Mouth is kept as sterile as
 possible.  No antibiotics were administered.
 I went back a second time to Tijuana, two months after the oral surgery,
 although you can have it all done at once.  I went back for a couple of
 fillings and another cavity which was just cleaned and left unfilled, and
 for partial dentures.  I stayed then in Chula Vista and took the tram to the
 border each time I had an appointment.  I didn't rent a car that trip,
 although on the first trip when I had a rental, it just sat in the Hotel
 parking lot.  We didn't want to drive in Tijuana, but don't forget I'm an
 old lady, and my friend was even older.
 I hope this answers the questions I've been asked.
 Best wishes,
 I can tell you that if you email them, you are not likely to hear back.
 Probably also if you fax.  I call.  I found there are some prepaid calling
 cards (not US postal service, at&t, etc.) by companies that cater to people
 who call Mexico or overseas, and calls are 17 cents a minute to Tijuana with
 no connection charge.  My long distance service wanted over $1.00 a minute.
 There is also a dentist who does the restorations, partials, onlays, etc.
 That is Dr. Solorio. 

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