Brian was an honor student at age fourteen. Within a month after his trip to the dentist, his world changed. Suddenly he experienced ongoing fatigue and a "brain fog" so severe he could not concentrate for more than ten minutes at a time. Honors classes became a thing of the past, while Brian, who had always been a happy well adjusted teen, grappled with suicidal thoughts.
Ten years later Brian was searching the web for a means to treat his persistent body acne when one site said the treatment probably wouldn't work unless mercury fillings were first removed. After a little research, Brian realized his fatigue, lack of attention, fogginess, and the metallic taste in his mouth all coincided with the dental visit when he acquired ten amalgam (mercury) fillings in his teeth. Just the removal of the first three amalgams resulted in a dramatic increase in mental clarity.
Mercury fillings - amalgam
Mercury fillings slowly leech mercury and mercury vapor, causing a multitude of problems in the body including disruption of the nervous system, the immune system, the circulatory system, and the reproductive system. Mercury can damage the brain, heart, kidneys, and lungs - virtually every organ and every system in the body.
Mercury is a neurotoxin that binds selenium, keeping it from fighting cancer cells. Nearly every process in the body relies on sulfur - hormones, enzymes, nerve tissue, and red blood cells, but mercury binds to sulfur, inactivating it.
Mercury binding to proteins may affect the immune system's ability to recognize cancerous cells and normal cells, resulting in cancerous cells growing while the immune system attacks normal, healthy tissues resulting in auto-immune disease. It decreases liver detoxification and breaks DNA.
Mercury is found in the center of tumors. It plays a major role in reproductive and endocrine cancers. It also collects in the mouth and jaw with heavy collections of mercury in cavitations.
Mercury creates an anaerobic environment, one in which Candida flourishes. When mercury fillings are removed and a mercury detox is completed, Candidiasis significantly improves or resolves.
Dr. Adams states, "There are many thousands of documented cases where removal of amalgam fillings when combined with mercury detoxification and nutritional support has cured or significantly improved serious health problems including cancers such as multiple myeloma and leukemia."
Mercury fillings can be removed and replaced, though it is imperative to your health that you choose a properly trained dentist to perform the removal, one who will make every effort to minimize your mercury exposure throughout the process. Look for biological dentists (those who practice holistic care).
What to do now
International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine has a database of practitioners.  You might also try the Mercury Safe Dentist Directory.  See the first source for a homemade toothpaste recipe to heal teeth and gums. It should also be noted for those with amalgam fillings that Candida mercury is a precursor to Candida.  Eat lots of garlic! 
In the meantime, it is important to continue a diet and supplement regime to aid your body is releasing the mercury now in your system as well as the mercury that continues to be released each day. A truly healthy diet is based on fresh, raw, organic produce. In fact, 80% of the diet should be raw, organic produce - more vegetables than fruit. A diet rich in produce aids the body in removing mercury and other heavy metals. Both raw garlic and cilantro are known to help remove mercury from the body, and should be eaten daily. Drink lots of fluids.
Your diet needs to aid in detoxing the body while supporting the immune system. You support your immune system by not overburdening it with pesticides, herbicides, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, GMOs, or sugar. Real food--organic food--nothing processed. If removing mercury fillings is not something you can do right now, or if you have had it done and need to detoxify, check out Bullet Proof Your Immune System and Mercury Fillings, Root Canals, and Cavitations.
About the author:
Michael Edwards is the founder, owner, editor-in-chief, and janitor for Organic Lifestyle Magazine and Green Lifestyle Market. At age 17, Michael weighed more than 360 pounds. He suffered from ADHD, allergies, frequent bouts of illness, and chronic, debilitating insomnia.
Conventional medicine wasn't working. While he restored his health through alternative medicine he studied natural health and became immersed in it.