Hello all, I've recently been going to an IAOMT trained dentist to attend to my 6 amalgam fillings and one root canal. In the past 3 months I've had 2 of my amalgam fillings replaced with bio-compatible materials (as shown by a Clifford blood test). Each replacement has left me somewhat drained, but I seem to recover just fine after about a week. My strategy has been to follow a glutathione-boosting supplement regimen while slowly replacing each amalgam filling once every 6-8 weeks. Basically, I've been using, "Dental Mercury Detox," by Sam Ziff et al. to guide me in the process. However, I've recently been unnerved by my research into the Hal Huggins protocol which stresses the importance of sequential removal, as dictated by electrical readings, and doing so within 30 days time. In fact, he claims that not doing so can prevent full physical healing, or even worsen existing conditions. As you can imagine, the idea that I might have bungled my chance for healing from this dental madness has added much more stress to my already anxiety-ridden state. In the book I mentioned above, Ziff makes the following claim AGAINST the validity of sequential removal: "One question related to amalgam replacement that we get a great number of calls on deals with a protocol called "sequential removal." Sequential removal requires the dentist to measure and chart the electrical current of each filling and to remove/and or replace the amalgam fillings based or the charted information, starting with the highest negative readings first. There is no scientific data to support the use of sequential removal. Additionally, there is absolutely no scientific data to support the statements being made by the proponents of sequential removal that "if your dentist doesn't use sequential removal it will cause the mercury to be locked into the tissues." It has been well established scientifically that precise measurement of these electrical currents or comparison of the electrical currents emanating from various amalgams is not possible. Amalgam is an unstable material to start with and measurements are of specific points on the filling, not the entire filling. Therefore, they cannot be compared to each other. Read more here. Also, this morning I spoke with Dr. Blanche Grube, considered to be Hal Huggins's protege, and explained to her my situation. I explicitly asked if by having replaced 2 of my amalgam fillings "out of order," have I done any irreversible damage or prevented a full physical recovery, to which she replied, "No." Of course it was a qualified "no," so long as I complete the rest of my process per the Huggins protocol. So to wrap up...I'd love to hear your thoughts on all of this. Am I better of taking it slow and adhering to my current strategy? Should I switch over to the Huggins protocol? Am I damned for not having followed the Huggins protocol from the outset? Is sequential removal truly necessary to facilitate optimal healing? Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!