OUTLINE OF THE HUGGINS PROTOCOL
- Become educated
on the topic of dental toxicity. Read Dr. Huggins' books, It’s
All in Your Head, or Uniformed Consent (available for
order in the Resources section of hugnet.com), or one of the many
other books on the subject now appearing in the bookstores.
- After you
are familiar with the protocol, interview a dentist and other
therapists to see if you can assemble an adequate team to do the
treatment that you have selected.
- In the dental
office, expect a dental examination that includes hard (teeth)
and soft (gums and neck areas) tissue evaluations. X-rays will
be taken to locate decayed teeth, defective fillings, missing
teeth, cavitations, root canal or dead teeth. Models of your teeth
may be taken at this time for an evaluation of your “bite”, and
to be used by the laboratory to fabricate replacements for any
missing teeth that might be removed during these procedures.
- He/she will
also take electrical readings on your fillings and crowns in order
to determine the sequential order in which the restorations should
- Your case
physician can write prescriptions for blood drawing for the following
items: o blood serum for the chemistry analysis from which your
intake of carbohydrate, fat and protein can be determined. In
other words, a scientific basis for your individual diet. o the
CBC, or complete blood count. This shows the red and white blood
cells that are generally altered by the presence of mercury and
root canals. From these tests information on how your immune system
is functioning can be gleaned, and how removal of dental interference
can re-ignite proper immune function. o serum is also drawn to
be sent to a special laboratory for what is called the “compatibility”
test. This shows which dental materials interfere with your specific
immune function, and which ones can more safely be used in your
mouth (more immune compatible with your immune system).
- A sample
of your hair from the nape of the neck will be taken (probably
best by your barber or beautician) to be sent to another special
laboratory for analysis of minerals. Some minerals, like lead,
mercury and cadmium, are toxic. Others, like sodium, potassium
and calcium are compared to blood tests for the same mineral in
order to be able to interpret the real condition of your body
in this area. There is a direct relationship between blood and
hair analysis – which shows us that high levels are not necessarily
indicative of high tissue levels, and the same for low levels.
These results may be totally the opposite from conventional wisdom
in people with cellular transport problems caused by dental toxins.
- Plan your
treatment jointly with the dentist, physician, IV personnel, acupressurist,
nutritionist, detoxification doctor and other health professionals
so that the timing of events complement each other, and do not
interfere with final results.
- Set your
appointment schedule in accordance with the 7-14-21 day immune
cycles. If this is violated, it is too easy to create an autoimmune
disease you might otherwise have never had. Be sure to allow 48
hours in between appointments as well. Be sure to get all of the
“removal” appointments (amalgam, nickel crowns and root canals)
accomplished within a 30-day period or less if at all possible.
- If you are
using Intravenous Conscious Sedation, then there is generally
only one removal appointment, and it can be 6 or 8 hours long
without a problem. Since IV sedation gives a time compression
and amnesia, you won't really care how long you have been there.
Placement of new crowns and partials can be done at any time without
regard to the immune cycles.
removal of the fillings requires that the quadrant containing
the highest negative current filling be removed first. Then the
quadrant with the next highest electrical charge is next. All
procedures involving filling replacement, crown replacement, tooth
extraction and cleaning cavitations without conscious sedation
can generally be accomplished within the 2 hour to 2 hour 15 minute
window you have for accomplishing this task before damaging the
immune system. Even if the procedures are quite short – like 15
minutes – never, never cross the midline during the same appointment.
The midline is an imaginary line dividing the head into two halves
at a point between the front teeth and between the eyes. Unless,
of course, you are utilizing IV conscious sedation. Then you can
do things upside down and backwards with no effect on the immune
- Start your
nutritional program based on your blood chemistry interpretations
as soon as is feasible in the program. The amounts of carbohydrate,
protein and fat intake are suggested with the first blood test,
and a more refined diet can be determined with follow-up blood
tests to check for individual overdoses, under doses or being
right on target.
may be started prior to the dental procedures when possible. TransMix
with Calcium is generally given the day before, the day of, and
the day after surgical procedures. Needs for calcium are specific,
and most patients suffer from an overdose of the improper form
of calcium. Care must be exercised when prescribing calcium. Most
of the rest of the necessary supplementation is based on your
chemistries (not blood type) and is individual. Modifications
in dose are based on follow-up chemistries.
- Do not take
Vitamin C the day of dental procedures. Vitamin C by mouth will
shorten the effect of the dental anesthetic to literally around
10 minutes – after that, it is painsville. The IV form of Vitamin
C does not do this for reasons unknown, but even 500 milligrams
in the tablet form will detoxify the anesthetic adequately to
let you feel the pain of drilling or surgery.
the Patient Protection Protocol as closely as is possible during
removal procedures. Please realize that many dentists do not have
all the safety equipment described, so see how much you can live
with, and without. Complete protection includes the use of the
rubber dam during amalgam removal; the use of copious amounts
of water with high suction while amalgams and nickel crowns are
being cut with the high speed drill; placement of dental materials
that have been proved to be biocompatible with you; presence of
negative ion generators to remove the massive amount of mercury
vapor within the dental office; IV Vitamin C during the removal
procedures – especially if surgery for root canals or cavitations
is performed; administration of one capsule of an anaerobic fighting
antibiotic one hour before surgery (that is all that is required),
the use of protamine zinc insulin if possible after the procedures.
- If surgery
is done during this procedure, be sure to select from the use
of ice packs immediately after the procedures are finished, the
use of magnets if desired, and dispensing of adequate pain pills.
Please avoid codeine when possible, for it makes many people nauseated,
and is constipating for the majority of people. Minimal travel
after surgery is advisable (like one or 2 miles) for the vibration
in a car can release the blood clot resulting in the famous painful
“dry socket”. Smoking after surgery will almost guarantee the
formation of a painful dry socket. Be forewarned.
- Be absolutely
certain that your IV during the dental procedures contains NO
Vitamin B-12. B-12 in any form is a methylator, and methyl mercury
is extremely damaging to your nervous system.
immediately after dental appointments is helpful to all patients,
and especially those with neurological problems. With all the
electrical currents beaming into the brain for many years (at
a current 1000 times greater than the brain operates on) the brain
tries to accommodate, then upon removal of this current, the brain
tries to uncompensate and recoup. The result can be a pretty uncomfortable
feeling for about a week. It can be accomplished while the IV
is still running. This is not a problem.
is a good way to stimulate lymphatic drainage, and is in particular
helpful in patients with white blood cell or serum calcium problems.
It can be applied a few days before the dental removal sessions,
and a few days afterwards.
- After dental
removal procedures are completed, be sure that the patient maintains
a high protein diet. If surgery was done, best use a blender for
a few days to avoid damage to fresh surgical sites.
- Be sure
that the C-flush procedures are followed. Many people achieve
a new level of health after basic dental revision procedures,
but do not feel that they have all the health and energy they
would like. When they remember the C-flush and actually do it,
they immediately feel much better. Remember, eating the right
foods is only part of the treatment. You have to digest, absorb
and assimilate the breakdown products of foods before you body
can really build a new you. It takes a renewed gut to do that.
- Select the
detoxification procedures that are available and acceptable to
you. Be careful to find the balance between adequate and overdoing.
Two to three procedures per week is adequate for most people,
and six to seven per week is overdoing it for almost anyone. Be
kind to you. The biggest single problem post dental revision is
too much detoxification too fast. Be real careful here. This goes
for detoxification medications as well as saunas, etc. Get educated.
Read the book on detoxification and take heed.
- See to it
that your follow-up blood tests and interpretations are scheduled.
It is easy to slip back into the habits that created your original
problem, so all of us need the handholding to maintain improved
- A really
important part of going through this program is that you have
a competent caregiver. Especially during dental procedures, the
brain is undergoing a new form of electrical and chemical stimulation,
and it can easily become confused. Even menial tasks like selecting
which clothes to wear, which foods to eat, preparing the foods,
cleaning up the kitchen afterward, what time are the appointments,
are stresses to a patient undergoing dental revision that are
not ordinarily considered stressors. Having someone appointed
as designated decision maker will enhance healing and reduce stress
on your immune system. Pull off your ego hat, and let someone
else help you at this time. Protocol recommended by Dr. Hal
A. Huggins, Colorado Springs, CO