Hi Margie -
I've picked up a few books about chelation, but haven't had time to read them cover to cover. The naturopath I saw earlier this year has a room full of people doing it, but I have no personal experience with this.
From reading one anecdote in one of the books just now: know that exercise and eating fresh fruits and veggies help chelate the body naturally on a lesser scale. So, until you get tested (serum or hair?), keep trying to move and eat fresh. :)
The anecdote was about Noel Johnson; you can read about him here: query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D
The book says he says: "If you cook it, overlook it!" (He was trying to be the oldest marathoner, but didn't make it by 2 years, at the time of the book's publishing anyway.) Keep on keepin' on - you're figuring it out and that's GREAT!
MarthaJoy - your thoughts about "ALL the suggestions" made me chuckle, as I've felt that for a long while myself. I keep reading, and just do what I can, and have changed what I can - cause it's all I can do! It has ALL helped, too! (Think how bad it'd be if we did NOTHING?)
I don't know how long you've known you were celiac or had gluten issues, but think that a lifetime of your teeth not getting their nutrients can only set you up for a losing situation. My mouth is full of old fillings, too. I'm not looking forward to what you're going through with implants, but it's probably in my future.
I used to work for an orthodontist. Implants ARE big in the dental world for two reasons: MONEY (of course), and they work. My dad is on a fixed income and just has another tooth pulled. He says if he can chew, that's all he cares about (my "old timer" won't listen to me about anything), but if you can save your bite it's a good thing. Your mouth/jaw line will cave in and chewing will get hard, and it's all downhill from there. My mother had her upper teeth pulled at 17 (she could kick herself now because it was the "norm" for whatever her issue was; kinda like taking out tonsils for me when it was low immunity from eating gluten! anwyay ..) and has lived with dentures since. She finally got them replaced last year for $6000 (he wanted $8k, but she dickered cause they're retired/money issues. He set her upper dentures with one less implant/post and it has been nothing but uncomfortable and a pain!) - if you can afford it, try to get the best.
I don't know what to say about the titanium, but ouch.
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