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VAXXED: The Evidence & the Prosecutor



The following is from the website of the 2016 documentary VAXXED:  From Cover Up to Catastrophe:
“In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism.
“The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.
“Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.
“Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.”


Here’s a trailer for VAXXED:  From Cover Up to Catastrophe.




This is the full documentary.





Website for VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. (2016). See:

Wakefield, A. (Director). 2016. VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (documentary film). See:




© Copyright 2016. Joan Rothchild Hardin. All Rights Reserved.


DISCLAIMER:  Nothing on this site or blog is intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


For a Healthy Mouth







Thousands of studies have linked oral disease to systemic disease. Meaning, the health of your mouth, teeth and gums has a direct connection to health in the rest of your body. (Mercola, 8/27/2016)
Most of the billions of bacteria living in the mouth are harmless – even necessary for good health. Maintaining good oral health supports those good bacteria and enables the body’s natural defenses to keep bad bacteria under control. But, without proper oral hygiene, pathogenic bacteria can reach levels that lead to tooth decay and gum disease – and also create disease elsewhere in the body.
Additionally, medications such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers, diuretics and antidepressants reduce saliva flow. Saliva helps wash away food particles and neutralize acids produced by bacteria in the mouth, helping protect against microbial invasion or overgrowth that could lead to disease. (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2016)
Pathogenic bacteria living in our oral cavities enter the blood stream  through a variety of daily activities, such as chewing, eating, brushing and flossing. Invasive dental treatments greatly increase the risk of pathogenic bacteria’s spreading elsewhere in the body via the blood stream. (Whiteman, 2013)





Poor conditions in the mouth contribute to many problems elsewhere in the body, including:
  • Endocarditis. Endocarditis is a dangerous infection of the inner lining of the heart (the endocardium). Endocarditis typically occurs when bacteria or other pathogenic microbes from the mouth or elsewhere in the body  spread through the bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in the heart.
  • Cardiovascular disease. Research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke are linked to infections and the inflammation pathogenic oral bacteria can cause.
  • Pregnancy and birth. Periodontitis (a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues that surround and support the teeth) is linked to premature birth and low birth weight.
  • Sjogren’s syndrome. Sjogren’s is an immune system disorder that causes dry mouth.
  • Diabetes. Diabetics have a  reduced resistance to infection and have more frequent and more severe gum disease.  Research has found that people with gum disease have a harder time controlling blood sugar levels and that regular periodontal care can improve diabetes control.
  • HIV/AIDS. HIV and AIDS are immunodeficiency conditions caused by the HIV virus. Oral problems, such as painful mucosal lesions, are common in people who have HIV/AIDS.
  • Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis may be linked with periodontal bone loss and tooth loss. Drugs used to treat osteoporosis carry a risk of damage to the bones of the jaw.
  • Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK, discovered the presence of a bacterium called Porphyromonas gingivalis in the brains of patients who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when they were alive. This bacterium is usually associated with chronic gum disease. Worsening oral health is generally seen as Alzheimer’s progresses.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis. A strong link between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was found in a study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. 70% of the RA patients had gum disease. In 30% the gum disease was severe. The population norm for gum disease is 35% with 5% having severe gum disease. Severe gum disease is often found in the early stages of RA. RA patients should get complete oral health exams regularly.
  • Head and neck cancers. A link between head and neck cancers and poor oral health at the time of oncology diagnosis has often been observed. A British group studied the oral health state of 100 people with head and neck cancers before beginning cancer treatment and found periodontal disease in 71% of the subjects who still had their teeth. The periodontal disease was severe in 51% of them. 61% of them had cavities in one or more teeth.
  • Eating disorders. Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating take their toll on oral health. Without proper nutrition, gums and other soft tissues in the mouth may bleed easily. Saliva glands may swell and cause chronic dry mouth. Repeated vomiting exposes teeth to strong stomach acid, causing lost tooth enamel and tooth edges to become thin and break off easily.
  • Pregnancy and birth. Periodontitis has been linked to premature birth and low birth weight.
Source: (American Dental Association, 2016), (Critchlow et al, 2014), (Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, 2015), (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2016), & (Whiteman, 2013)









Since the mouth is the “gateway to total body wellness” (Mercola, 8/27/2016), maintaining oral health – or restoring it if it has been compromised – is of utmost importance. Here are some suggestions for accomplishing that:








A nutritious, balanced diet promotes healthy gums as well as a healthy body. In many cases, gum disease is directly connected to poor nutrition habits. Eat a well-balanced diet packed with plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Vitamins C and B are both essential to healthy gums.





– preferably with a biologic/holistic dentist who understands the connection between oral health and health in the rest of the body. And be sure to see your dentist as soon as an oral health problem arises.



“Your mouth is teeming with bacteria. It’s true. And it’s a good thing. There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people on Earth. And a huge number of them actually benefit you by protecting against the more dangerous bacteria.
Bacteria“When you used an antibacterial mouthwash, it kills all kinds of bacteria, even the good ones! This can be the opportunity that the hazardous bacteria need to take over and start an infection. This is known as a “rebound effect.”
“Another side effect of bacteria loss is reduced production of nitrites (which help your blood vessels to expand and contract efficiently). A Swedish study linked lower nitrite production from antibacterial mouthwash to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.” (Blodgett, 2015)

“KILLS GERMS by up to 99.9%” for up to 12 hours – THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING




A manual or electric toothbrush mechanically removes plaque bacteria from the teeth but new studies have shown that ionic toothbrushes do a better job. Plaque biofilm is hard to brush off because it has a positive polarity while teeth have a negative polarity. Opposite charges attract and like charges repel. Much like dust is attracted to objects in our homes, plaque is attracted to our teeth.
An ionic toothbrush temporarily reverses the polarity of the tooth surfaces from negative to positive. This draws plaque towards the ionic toothbrush head, allowing the toothbrush to clear away more of it. As you use an ionic toothbrush, plaque is actively repelled by your now positively charged teeth and attracted to the negatively charged bristles – even in hard to reach areas that haven’t been touched by the brush – and acids in the mouth are neutralized. Research has found that ionic toothbrushes reduce hypersensitivity, plaque, and bleeding. (Parker, 2016)





Most toothpastes contain toxic ingredients – such as fluoride, parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, triclosan, sodium hydroxide, bleaches and other harsh chemicals  These chemicals damage the body as a whole and can  impair the good probiotic bacteria in the mouth.
Switch instead to an herbal toothpaste that’s free of metals and carcinogens. Look for ingredients such as eucalyptus, licorice, neem, clove and peppermint – natural antibacterial agents and breath fresheners.
Here’s an example of an effective, healthier toothpaste:
Auromere Ayurvedic Toothpaste
Auromere toothpaste

From Auromére’s website:

Auromére ‘s highly effective line of Ayurvedic toothpaste combines the natural fibre PEELU with the astringent and invigorating properties of NEEM and 24 other barks, roots, plants and flowers which have been esteemed for centuries by Ayurvedic specialists for maintaining optimum dental hygiene. The all-natural botanical extracts and essential oils in Auromére Toothpaste are prized for their astringent, cleansing properties that help freshen breath and leave teeth feeling squeaky clean. In addition, Auromére Toothpaste contains no fluoride, gluten, artificial sweeteners, dyes or harsh chemicals commonly found in many toothpastes.

Free of fluoride, gluten, bleaches, artificial sweeteners, dyes, and animal ingredients.

Concentrated formula: Each tube lasts 3 times longer than other brands!

Available in 5 varieties: Licorice,  Freshmint,  Mint-Free,  Foam-Free Cardamom-Fennel, and Foam-Free Freshmint.


Oral irrigation removes plaque that tooth brushing doesn’t reach – from below the gum line. My favorite oral irrigator, and the one recommended by holistic/biologic dentist Reid Winick, DDS,  is made by Hydrofloss. I use it at night before bedtime and can feel the difference when I’m away from it while traveling.
Keeping an adequate supply of good probiotic bacteria living in your mouth defends against over growths of bad  pathogenic bacteria. Using an oral probiotic lozenge after you’ve cleaned your mouth before bedtime aids in maintaining dental and periodental health, reducing the incidence of inflammation and infections.
Here are two examples of high quality oral probiotic lozenges:

EvoraPro® Oral Probiotics for Dental Professionals

  • A product of more than 30 years of probiotic research by industry leader ProBiora Health
  • Features a patented, proprietary, extra-strength blend of beneficial bacteria, ProBiora3®
  • The blend of beneficial bacteria in EvoraPro are ones naturally found in healthy mouths

Life Extension Florassist Oral Hygiene

  • An oral probiotic that provides the beneficial bacteria that can help block harmful bacteria that first develop in the mouth
  • Allows the healthy and naturally occurring organisms found in the body to out-compete the harmful bacteria
  • Contains BLIS K12 and Bacillus coagulans, a unique blend of two oral probiotics
A fast way to get bad bacteria out of your mouth is with a tongue scraper. This is a traditional Ayurvedic technique for removing bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. The technique cleans the mouth, freshens the breath, and also stimulates the metabolism.






Green tea not only protects against radiation, boosts mineralization of bones, and helps with weight loss, it also promotes healthy teeth and gums. High levels of catechin, an antioxidant, seem to be responsible for green tea’s ability to reduce inflammation in the body, including the mouth.




Vitamin C’s positive impact on oral health is well known.  “In fact, the use of vitamin C in dental disease is one of the earliest recorded uses of nutrient therapy in Western medicine. In 1747, a British Naval physician named James Lind noticed that lime juice, which is rich in vitamin C, helped prevent scurvy, which causes tooth loss. As a result, British sailors bottled lime juice for gum disease prevention. Incidentally, this practice later gave rise to the term ‘Limey’.” (Life Extension, 2016)
An interesting source of vitamin C is a fruit called camu camu that’s native to the Peruvian and Brazilian rain forests. It has an exceptionally high vitamin C content. Vitamin C boosts the immune system and reduces the incidence of bleeding gums, gingivitis, and periodontitis. Other benefits are repairing and maintaining cartilage and bones throughout the body and improving the texture of the skin.
Raw, Organic Camu Camu Powder




Oil pulling is a highly effective method of detoxifying the oral cavity. Swishing a tablespoon of oil (preferably organic coconut oil, but olive or sesame can also be used) around in the mouth for 10-20 minutes removes the toxins, leaving an oral environment where healthy saliva flows properly to prevent cavities and disease. Research has shown that oil pulling reduces plaque-induced gingivitis and the bacterium Streptococcus mutans, a known cause of cavities.
The first synthetic bristled toothbrush so familiar to us now first went on sale on February 24, 1938, but oil pulling has been used for centuries in India as a traditional remedy to:
  • Cure tooth decay
  • Kill bad breath
  • Heal bleeding gums
  • Prevent heart disease
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Whiten teeth
  • Soothe throat dryness
  • Prevent cavities
  • Heal cracked lips
  • Boost the Immune system
  • Improve acne
  • Strengthen the gums and jaw
See Dr Josh Axe’s Coconut Oil Pulling Benefits & How-to Guide for more information on the benefits of coconut oil pulling plus a useful how-to video.


Sources: (Axe, 2016), (Felts, 2014), (Life Extension, 2016),  (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2016), (Mercola, 8/27/2016), & (Winick, 2016)





 “Pathogens are now being recognized as resident microbes that are out of balance … (T)he same bacteria that keep us alive can have a pathogenic expression when disturbed.

“I have been tooting the horn about getting out of the ‘pesticide business.’ I’m also speaking about natural pesticides. Not just triclosan, clorhexidin and those synthetic types, but also tea tree oil, tulsi oil, oregano oil and other antimicrobial oils that … have a potent disturbing effect on the oral microbiome.

“In the mouth, you don’t want to have a ‘scorched earth policy,’ nuking all bacteria and hoping the good bugs come back … (G)ood bugs basically have a harder chance of setting up a healthy-balanced microbiome when you disturb them, denature then, or dehydrate them with alcohol-based products.”

– Biologic dentist Gerry Curatola, DDS (quoted in Mercola, 8/27/2016)





“(T)housands of studies have linked oral disease to systemic disease.
‘Inflammation is known to be a disease-causing force leading to most chronic illness, and gum disease and other oral diseases produce chronic low-grade inflammation that can have a deleterious effect on every major organ system in your body.
‘Oral disease can therefore contribute to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s, just to name a few. Advanced gum disease can raise your risk of a fatal heart attack up to 10 times. And, according to Curatola, if you get a heart attack related to gum disease, 9 times out of 10 it will be fatal.
‘There’s also a 700 percent higher incidence of type 2 diabetes among those with gum disease, courtesy of the inflammatory effects of unbalanced microflora in your mouth.” (Mercola, 8/27/2016




For more information on oral health, see these earlier posts:

Oral Health and Overall Health

Oral Health, Thermography and Inflammation

Is Antiseptic Mouthwash Harming Your Heart?

Vitamin C for Tooth Pain

Root Canals and Breast Cancer

For more information on how ionic toothbrushes work, see:

The Science Behind Ionic Toothbrushes




Many thanks to Anne Mercer Larson and Morrie Sherry for suggesting I write on this topic as a follow up to my Root Canals and Breast Cancer post.







American Dental Association. (2016). Eating Disorders. See:

Axe, J. (2016). Coconut Oil Pulling Benefits & How-to Guide. See:

Blodgett, K. (2015). Is Mouthwash Bad for You? Blodgett Dental Care. See:

Critchlow, S.B. et al. (2014). The oral health status of pre-treatment head and neck cancer patients. British Dental Journal, 1:216. See:


Hardin, J.R. (3/14/2014). Is Antiseptic Mouthwash Harming Your Heart? See:

Hardin, J.R. (2/16/2014). Oral Health and Overall Health.  See:

Hardin, J.R. (2/16/2014). Oral Health, Thermography and Inflammation.  See:

Hardin, J.R. (7/31/2016). Vitamin C for Tooth Pain. See:

Hardin, J.R. (8/22/2016). Root Canals & Breast Cancer. See:

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. (2015). Dental Health and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Research Update. See:

Life Extension. (2016). Periodontitis and Cavities. See:

Mayo Clinic Staff. (2016). Oral health: A window to your overall health. See:

Mercola, R.  (8/27/2016). For Optimal Health, Mind Your Oral Microbiome and Avoid Fluoride, Harsh Mouth Rinses and Amalgam Fillings. See:

Parker, K. (2016). The Science Behind Ionic Toothbrushes. See:

Whiteman, H. (2013). Alzheimer’s disease linked to poor dental health. See:

Winick, R. (2016). Five Steps You Can Take to Naturally Promote Healthy Gums and Prevent Disease. Dentistry for Health NY. See:




© Copyright 2016. Joan Rothchild Hardin. All Rights Reserved.


DISCLAIMER:  Nothing on this site or blog is intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.










“In accordance with ancient Chinese medicine, the mouth is a reflection of the person’s total health. Ancient Chinese physicians would examine the patient’s teeth, gums, tongue and oral cavity before they examined the rest of patient’s body.” (My Dentist, undated)
You can use this INTERACTIVE MERIDIAN TOOTH CHART to learn about each tooth’s relationship to your overall health. For example, if you enter BREAST in the ‘Select An Organ’ box, you’ll see that these teeth share meridians with the breasts: 17, 16, 26, 27, 35, 34, 44, and 45.
Then you can click on each of those teeth to see which other organs are connected on that meridian.
I highly recommend doing this. It’s illuminating. For example, here’s what you get when you enter KIDNEYS and click on Tooth #3, the first molar:







“Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth’s pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This procedure seals off the root canal. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost.
“The most common causes of pulp damage or death are:
  • A cracked tooth
  • A deep cavity
  • An injury to a tooth, such as a severe knock to the tooth, either recent or in the past
“Once the pulp is infected or dead, if left untreated, pus can build up at the root tip in the jawbone, forming an abscess. An abscess can destroy the bone surrounding the tooth and cause pain.” (Colgate Oral Care Center, 2016)




Root canal information (American Association of Endodontics, 2016):
  • More than 15 million root canals are performed every year.
  • More than 41,000 root canals are performed each day.
  • Endodontists perform 25 root canal treatments each week; general dentists perform fewer than 2.


That’s a lot of root canal procedures – but are they safe? Many dentists, doctors, and researchers say ‘no’, that root canals pose serious health risks for the vast majority of us whose immune system functioning has been depressed by poor diet, antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, chronic high stress level, exposure to toxins, leaky gut, autoimmune conditions, chronic illness, chronic lack of sleep, etc.






“Infrared thermography is the technique of converting infrared energy (radiant heat) into an image that a person can see and understand.  We ordinarily see in visible light.  We can compare infrared to visible light – they are not the same, but they are analogous….
“… an infrared camera creates an image by converting radiant heat energy into a signal that can be displayed on a monitor (and later printed).
“The infrared energy emitted from an object is directly proportional to its temperature.  Therefore temperatures are accurately measured by the infrared camera.” (Iris Associates, undated)


“The theory behind thermal imaging, also called digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI), is that normal and abnormal tissues have different heat signatures. So a thermal image, when read by an experienced examiner and run through the proper computer analyses, may reveal the infrared evidence of a potential or actual health issue that may not yet be detectable by other means, such as an X-ray, CAT scan, or MRI.” (Integrative Life Solutions, 2016)
Images taken by infrared thermography cameras can be grayscale or color coded.


This grayscale infrared image looks odd because we ordinarily see in visible light while this image shows radiant heat.  As you can see from the temperature scale to the left of the image, the light areas are warmer than the dark areas. 



See Reveal Your Body’s Secrets Through Clinical Thermography and How Does Thermography Work? if you’re interested in getting more information about the technique.
On the color legend (along the right side) accompanying the set of four infrared thermograms below, the reds at the top indicate inflammation while the greens and blues at the bottom indicate the absence of inflammation. You can see that the circled area of muscle pain in the woman’s upper arm is cool (blue) so her pain is not due to inflammation, which would have registered in the red range. She does, however, have quite a lot of inflammation elsewhere in her upper body.



Airport security in Greece screens for fever, a sign of infection. Presumably, the man shown on the thermography screen was allowed into the country.

Thermal imaging camera & screen, in an airport terminal in Greece. Thermal imaging can detect fever, one of the signs of infection.

Another infrared thermogram, this one of a house, shows that the windows and most of the siding are doing a good job of keeping the house cozy inside (mostly blue and green) while the roof and a few other areas are allowing a lot of heat loss (bright red).







Thermography lets us visualize the relationship between root canals and cancers developing in the breasts. The two sets of thermograms below illustrate, in both grayscale and color, this connection.
The top row in the first set of four shows significant breast inflammation after a failed root canal extraction. The bottom row in this set shows a great reduction of the inflammation following the tooth’s extraction.


Before and After Effects of Failed Root Canal Extraction on the Breasts

Thermal Images Root Canal Extraction Copyright The Thermogram CenterTop Row – 2012: (Former Camera)

Note the lymph flow from the neck into the chest and breasts, particularly the right breast.

R – TH 4, L – TH 2

Bottom Row – 2015: (Current Camera)

Note the significant reduction in chest inflammation, the increased symmetry between breasts, and the lack of heat/thermal features therein.

R – TH 1, L – TH 1

Following the left tooth #14 extraction, the client’s Thermobiological Risk in the right breast decreased from HIGH risk (4) to LOWEST risk (1). Prevention was supported!!! Of what, we’ll never know…  (Thermogram Center, 2016)


This pair of thermograms below, of a woman who’d had a mastectomy a year earlier, shows intense inflammation in her breast area and chest lymph system (left image) and a rear molar socket infection on the same side (right image). The thermographer noted, “In the upper left image, lymphatic drainage from the right side of the mouth into the chest is apparent.”


Tooth Socket Infection and Breast Cancer

Thermal Images copyright The Thermogram CenterThis 46 year old female used thermal imaging in 2010 after having had a mastectomy just over a year earlier. While she hadnt understood that many teeth can affect the breast, her thermal imaging and the tooth and organ chart revealed to her the possibility of a back molar socket infection and breast connection. In the upper left image, lymphatic drainage from the right side of the mouth into the chest is apparent. (The Thermogram Center, 2016)


 “In a study of 150 breast cancer patients by Dr. Rau, in Switzerland, 147 of them had had root canals on the same meridian as the breast cancer. The other 3 also had dental problems on the same meridian, but they were not caused by root canals, they were infections in the jawbone caused by some other dental procedure.” (Kehr, 2016)


If you have had a root canal and have had, or are concerned about getting breast cancer, I recommend reading Ann Credible’s post about her own experience that led to her understanding the link between root canal,  breast cancer, and several other unpleasant symptoms she was experiencing: Do Root Canals Cause Breast Cancer?



“The Breast Meridian is connected to the 4th and 5th tooth from the center tooth, right and left, upper and lower jaw. In other words, if you have a hunk of metal or a root canal in one of those teeth, seriously consider having that issue repaired by a biological dentist.
“Dr. Robert Jones, a researcher of the relationship between root canals and breast cancer, found an extremely high correlation between root canals and breast cancer. In a 5 year study with over 300 cases, Dr. Jones found the following
  •  93 percent of women with breast cancer had root canals
  • 7 percent had other oral pathology
  • Tumors, in the majority of cases, occurred on the same side of the body as the root canal(s) or other oral pathology
(Desaulniers, 2012)








Root canals harm the body in two ways:
  1. They create a toxic drip of pathogenic bacteria that impairs the body’s immune system.
  2. Through the acupuncture meridian system, the toxic tooth energetically affects the organ connected to the tooth.
(Desaulniers, 2012)



Our teeth contain small holes that run horizontally from the inside of the tooth to the outside located within the dentin. Our larger teeth, like molars, can contain up to 3 miles of these tubules.




Microscopic Image of Dentinal Tubules in a Tooth (greatly enlarged)

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Microscopic Image of Bacteria Growing Inside the Dentinal Tubules of a Root Canaled Tooth








“Root canals seem to only place a bandage over a life threatening problem, and more appropriately merely delay the onset of major health issues. Unfortunately there is an underlying misconception that infective agents such as microbes, fungi, and viruses are successfully disinfected within teeth’s gums. However, there are miles of microscopic tubules which are never exposed to sanitizing chemicals.

“In studies, up to 50% of the pathogenic bacteria population remained following treatment with the common disinfectant sodium hypochlorite. Adding human error to the equation, secondary health complications arising from root canals seem more likely than not.” (Jockers, 2016)

Enterococcus faecalis



One of the toxic anaerobic bacteria that is often present in a root canal is  Enterococcus faecalis. As its name suggests, E. faecalis originates inside the digestive and genitourinary tracts. When it colonizes elsewhere in the body, it  can cause life threatening conditions such as endocarditis, septicemia, urinary tract infections, and meningitis. It is highly pathogenic and often antibiotic resistant.
In the mouth, E. facaelis colonies are responsible for the formation of abscesses, pus and destruction of tissue.
“E. faecalis has been frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. Root canal-treated teeth are about nine times more likely to harbor E. faecalis than cases of primary infections.”   (Wikipedia, 7/21/2016)


In addition to Enterococcus faecalis, other dangerous bacteria are often found living in tooth systems after a root canal (Jockers, 2016):
  • Pseudomonas:  Symptoms associated with Pseudomonas bacteria include a weakened immune system, pneumonia, and blood infections.
  • Staphylococci:  Staph bacteria cause skin infections and are often present in pneumonia, blood poisoning, and toxic shock syndrome.
  • Streptococci:  Populations of these types of bacteria cause strep throat, pain, fever, dizziness, swelling, confusion, abnormal blood pressure, and toxic shock syndrome.  As the most frequent cause of necrotizing fasciitis, Streptococcus pyogenes, is often referred to as the ‘flesh-eating bacteria’.






Root canals create toxic and dangerous conditions in the mouth. Our teeth are living organisms that connect to the rest of the body via the tubules in each tooth –  around 3 miles of tubules per tooth.
“Saving a dying, infected tooth would be like trying to save an infected appendix or gall bladder, stuffing it with bleach (sodium hypochlorite is routinely used in root canals) and other toxic chemicals, hoping that there would be no effects of long term infections. Sound silly?
“That is exactly what happens when you get a root canal.” (Desaulniers, 2012)
No matter what efforts are made to kill the pathogenic bacteria living in a  root canaled tooth, the truth is that these dead teeth can become seriously toxic sites continuously dripping infection into the body. (Desaulniers, 2012), (Jockers, 2016), & (Mercola, 2015)








Dr. Weston Price (1870-1948) was a prominent dentist known for his meticulous research and writings on the relationship between nutrition, dental and physical health. In 1913 he founded a research institute called the National Dental Association, which later became the research section of the American Dental Association. Price was the NDA’s chairman from 1914 to 1928.


Weston A. Price, DDS

A century ago, “Price was concerned about the pathological bacteria found in nearly all root canal teeth of that time. He was able to transfer diseases harbored by humans from their extracted root canal teeth into rabbits by inserting a fragment of a root canal root under the skin in the belly area of a test rabbit. He found that root canal fragments from a person who had suffered a heart attack, when implanted into a rabbit, would cause a heart attack in the rabbit within a few weeks. Transference of heart disease could be accomplished 100 percent of the time. Some diseases transferred only 88 percent of the time, but the handwriting was on the wall.” (Huggins, 2010)



The truth about root canals may have been written on the wall a century ago but Price was labeled a ‘radical’ by the dental profession, which continued to declare that root canals were perfectly safe. And by the way, the dental mercury in ‘amalgam’ fillings,  was first exposed as a serious health hazard well over a century ago – in 1840 – yet most of us still have these fillings in our teeth. Amalgam fillings are 50% mercury. (Huggins, 2010)


“Dr. Josef Issels, the ‘father of Integrative Medicine’ found that, in his 40 years of treating ‘terminal’ cancer patients, 97% of his cancer patients had root canals.” (Desaulniers, 2012)

Root canals have been linked to a wide variety of health conditions known to be adversely affected by inflammation in the body, including:
  • Cancers
  • Heart disease: heart attacks, endocarditis, heart valve infection
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive disorders
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Meningitis
(Jockers, 2016) & (Mercola, 2012)


“We have identified 28 bacteria that the literature reports are related to heart diseases, including heart attack, endocarditis, and heart valve infection. Neurological diseases are in second place with 23 bacteria reported to be causative or contributing factors. Liver function, kidney, breast cancer – the list becomes alarming, so it is time to inform the public what dentists cannot tell you out of fear of retribution from injured patients and their own association. The Dental Association would move from being one of the most respected professions to the least respected…
“How many people are affected, and how?
“While I cannot list every potential in this article, our figures indicate that over 90 percent of the patients seeking help for dental related problems suffer from chronic fatigue, and that’s just one example. How tiring can bacteria be? One group certainly can contribute. They are called “porins.” Few doctors and even fewer humans have ever heard of porins. The word comes from “pores.” These bacteria drill holes in red blood cells – pores – that allow hemoglobin to escape into the surrounding blood where the bacteria are lurking to suck up the iron. These bacteria, the porin producers, have a very high appetite for iron, and hemoglobin furnishes a never ending supply.
“Once a red blood cell has a few pores punched in it – a sleeve is inserted as well, such that the red blood cell cannot heal – the red cell bleeds to death. Now the liver has to process all that hemoglobin scrap relieved of its iron, and calm the body from irritations due to the red cell contents being where they do not belong.
“Another new kid on the block that may be dentally related is meningitis, which is a growing epidemic. When reading an article about the need for another meningitis vaccine, I recalled seeing meningitis listed as an effect of a few different bacteria that thrive in root canals and cavitations. Capnocytophaga ochnacea; Gemella morbillorum; Klebsiella oxytoca; Neisseria meningitidis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and a few more.” (Mercola, 2012)



root canals


You wouldn’t purchase a car just because a salesperson or an ad says it’s great. Wouldn’t you also want to know if it’s the right one for you?

If you want to take more responsibility for maintaining or improving  your own and your family’s health, you would be wise to look into the pro’s and con’s of doing whatever your doctors and dentists say needs to be done before actually doing it. Be an informed consumer so, if you do decide to take any particular piece of medical advice, you will be giving  INFORMED rather than BLIND consent.





Many, probably most, dentists and physicians don’t understand the connection between root canals and breast cancer or other illnesses. If you take your health seriously, it would be wise to find a biological or holistic dentist for all your oral health care.
You can search the following sites to see if there are these types of dentists in your area:  International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the (IAOMT)International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM) and the Holistic Dental Association. (Jockers, 2016)







If you want more information on root canals and why they’re dangerous, take a look at Dr Robert Mercola’s 2015 article Toxic Tooth—How a Root Canal Could Be Making You Sick.
Also see the 2014 book by Robert Kulacz, DDS, and T.E. Levy, MD, JD, The Toxic Tooth: How a root canal could be making you sick.
This is Kulacz and Levy’s website for their Toxic Tooth book: It’s worth taking a look.









American Association of Endodontics. (2016). Endodontic Facts. See: (2015). Do Root Canals Cause Breast Cancer? See:

Colgate Oral Care Center. (2016). What Is Root Canal Treatment?. See:

Desaulniers, V. (2012). Is your root canal increasing your risk for Breast Cancer?  Breast Cancer Conqueror. See:

Holistic Dental Association. (2016). See:

Homeopathic Dental Hygiene Clinic. (2016). Meridian Tooth Chart. See:

Huggins, H. (2010). Root Canal Dangers. See:

Integrative Life Solutions. (2016). Reveal Your Body’s Secrets Through Clinical Thermography. See:

International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM). (2016). See:

International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT. (2016). See:

Iris Associates. (Undated). How Does Thermography Work? See:

Jockers, D. (2016). Are Root Canals Really a Cause of Cancer? The Truth About Cancer. See:

Breast Cancer. Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.

Kulacz, R. & Levy, T.E. (2014). The Toxic Tooth: How a root canal could be making you sick. See:

Kulacz, R. & Levy, T.E. (2014). The Toxic Tooth. See:

Mercola, R. (2012). How a Root Canal Can Affect Your Health. See:

Mercola, R. (2015). Toxic Tooth—How a Root Canal Could Be Making You Sick. See:

Thermogram Center. (2016). Thermal Images: Teeth. See:

Wikipedia. (7/21/2016). Enterococcus faecalis. See:


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