by Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, Natural Health 365
I’ll begin this article by stating the obvious: I am not a dentist and I don’t pretend to be.
However, I talk with women all over the globe every week about breast cancer – as I coach them on my program which involves the ‘7 essentials’ of breast cancer prevention and treatment.
One of the fundamental questions I ask them is: “Do you have root canals?”
And when it comes to root canals, there is mounting evidence to suggest a strong correlation: root canals – which fill your mouth with toxic chemicals – can and do increase your risk of disease, including breast cancer.
Science confirms the root canal – cancer connection
After 25 years as a cancer-prevention advocate speaking with thousands of cancer patients and doctors on and off the air, he says:
“Two facts have jumped out at me from those many phone calls… 1) The most common cause of all cancers is root canal-filled teeth and cavitation sites; and 2) Until a cancer patient gets rid of the root canal-filled teeth and cavitations, they don’t get well. You can take those two facts to the bank, folks.”
Science is beginning to agree with Henderson’s claim. Dr. Robert Jones, a researcher at the Institute for Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow, looked directly at the relationship between root canals and breast cancer.
His 5-year study involving over 300 women with breast cancer found that 93 percent of them had root canals. Interestingly, he also found that, in the majority of the cases, the cancer tumors were located on the same side of the body as the root canal or other oral pathology.
In addition, the actual root canal procedure can be the cause of infection from the get-go. A 1998 study, published in the American Academy of Periodontology, concluded that the actual root canal sites as well as the blood samples of all 26 case subjects contained anaerobic bacteria.
It is a safe bet that from the minute you get that root canal (no doubt recommended and performed by your traditional local dentist), a never-ending river of bacteria starts flowing into your entire bloodstream.
How the teeth are directly connected to the health of your body
The connection between your mouth and the rest of your body just makes sense if you look at your teeth as an integral part of your overall body system. Your teeth are living organisms that are connected to the rest of your body through the ‘acupuncture meridian system.’
This organism contains over 3 miles of tubules (tiny fluid-filled holes in the dentin layer of each tooth). When a tooth becomes diseased to the point where it cannot be saved with a non-toxic filling or a crown, the tooth should be extracted. Period.
Saving a dying, infected tooth would be like trying to save an infected appendix or gall bladder by stuffing it with bleach (sodium hypochlorite is routinely used in root canals) and other toxic chemicals in the hope that the body will not reject it.
Sound silly, right?
It is silly, and dangerous. Innately, your body does not want to hold on to anything “dead.”
If a root canal is performed to “save” a dead tooth, the thousands of tubules within the tooth each become receptacles for deadly bacteria. The result is: An on-going toxic drip of bacteria such as E. Faecalis (responsible for abscess formation and destruction of tissue) into the body and its organs.
The result of the constant presence of bacteria in the root canal area can be a severe suppression your of immune system.
Infected teeth threaten your whole body with poor health
It can also effect the organs connected to the tooth, again through the acupuncture meridian system. For example, the 4th and 5th tooth – to the left and right of the center teeth – in the upper and lower jaw are connected to the breast meridian.
Constant infection caused by a root canal in these teeth can lead to complications, energy (or Chi) imbalances and blockages in energy flow in the breast meridian. This phenomenon is often very visible in thermography scans.
If you have had a root canal, consider having the tooth removed and the tissue around it cleaned and repaired by a holistic or biological dentist. Biological dentists understand the connection between root canal and disease in the body.
The Holistic Dental Association and the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine are great resources for learning more and for finding a biological dentist near you.
Bottom line, if you are being proactive with breast cancer prevention and are on a healing journey, you MUST address your dental health.