by Rae Middleton
My dentist found my breast cancer two years before it was detectable. Well… kind of. I am the wife of an integrative medicine doctor (Dr. Jeff Middleton) in Fort Lauderdale. His recommendation was to see Dr. Cintron for her holistic approach to dentistry. After answering many questions about my teeth and health, Dr. Cintron suggested extraction of my upper left molar, tooth #14. She used both a traditional and non-traditional approach to my care. Extraction, bone and plasma rich growth factors (PRGF) from my own blood were performed on that molar. After a few months of healing, a non- metal, zirconia implant was put in and more PRGF was used to accelerate the healing. My husband, knowledgeable about the tooth meridian chart and the relationship between that particular tooth and the incidence of breast cancer, suggested I follow up with further testing. Due to my newfound vigilance, I went to an oncologist who found a small lump in my breast. Fortunately and thankfully, I had been able to connect the dots between the tooth Dr. Cintron extracted and my husband sharing his knowledge of meridians. The lump was found early, which I believe, saved my life.
“I’ll begin this article by stating the obvious: I am not a dentist and I don’t pre- tend to be. However, I talk with women all over the globe every week about breast cancer—as I coach them on my program which involves the ‘7 essentials’ of breast cancer prevention and treatment. One of the fundamental questions I ask them is, ‘Do you have root canals?’
“I ask them this because I am passionate about helping others create vibrant health and educating them on how to get there. And when it comes to root canals, there is mounting evidence to suggest a strong correlation: Root canals—which fill your mouth with toxic chemicals— can and do increase your risk of disease, including breast cancer.” Dr. V’s five-year study involving over 300 women with breast cancer found that 93 percent of them had root canals. Interestingly, he also found that, in the majority of cases, the cancer tumors were located on the same side of the body as the root canal or other oral pathology. In addition, the actual root canal procedure can be the cause of infection from the get—go. A 1998 study, published in the American Academy of Periodontology, concluded that the actual root canal sites as well as the blood samples of all 26 case subjects contained anaerobic bacteria. It is a safe bet that from the minute you get that root canal (no doubt recommended and performed by your traditional local dentist), a never-ending river of bacteria starts.
After 25 years as a cancer—prevention advocate speaking with thousands of cancer patients and doctors on and off the air, he says, “Two facts have jumped out at me from those many phone calls: 1) The most common cause of all cancers is root canal—filled teeth and cavitation sites; 2) Until a cancer patient gets rid of the root canal—filled teeth and cavitations, they don’t get well. You can take those two facts to the bank, folks.”
There is no other medical procedure that involves allowing a dead body part to remain in your body. When your appendix dies, it’s removed. If you get frostbite or gangrene on a finger or toe, it is amputated. If a baby dies in utero, the body typically initiates a miscarriage. Your immune system doesn’t care for dead substances, and just the presence of dead tissue can cause your system to launch an attack, which is another reason to avoid root canals—they leave behind a dead tooth. Infection, plus the autoimmune rejection reaction, causes more bacteria to collect around the dead tissue. In the case of a root canal, bacteria are given the opportunity to flush into your blood every time you bite down.