Category: News

  • Healing of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Case Report

    Healing of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Case Report

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disease that causes selective motor neuron death. Mercury toxicity has been suggested as a possible risk factor for ALS and other neurodegenerative disorders. Three of the members of the CONEM Germany Environmental Health and Safety Research Group published this […]

  • Petition for the Release of Publicly Funded Research Data in the US on Mercury and Infants

    Kaiser Permanente in the US used public funding to collect data and conduct a study on infants and mercury exposure. In their study, which had serious methodological flaws, they purportedly found that mercury exposure is safe for infants. Mercury Free Baby has requested the data from Kaiser Permanente, but even after repeated requests and even […]

  • Only One-Fifth of Global Population Achieves Sufficient Vitamin E Status to Receive Functional Health Benefits

    A recent study published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research (1) establish that just 21% of the studies of the examined populations globally reach a serum α-tocopherol concentration of ≥30 μmol/L. This is the vitamin E threshold that several studies suggest has major effects on human health in multiple areas. The research […]

  • Digestive Enzyme Therapy: A Possible Option in Autism Spectrum Disorder

    There is growing evidence for a gut-brain connection associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which suggests a potential benefit for digestive enzyme therapy in autistic children (1). Working with an Egyptian team, Geir Bjørklund and collaborators performed a double-blind, randomized clinical trial on 101 children with ASD (82 boys and 19 girls) aged from 3 […]

  • Vitamin D Deficiency Correlates with Severity of Autism and Shows Improvement with Supplementation

    Vitamin D deficiency has been previously reported in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the data on the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and the severity of ASD are limited. In collaboration with Egyptian researchers, Geir Bjørklund (2015) performed a case-controlled cross-sectional analysis on 122 children with ASD, to assess their vitamin D status […]

  • Increased Frequency of Metal Allergy in Patients with Connective Tissue Disorders

    Stejskal, Reynolds, and Bjørklund examined the frequency of metal allergy in 38 patients with connective tissue disorders (1). Of these patients, 16 had rheumatoid arthritis, 13 had Sjögren’s syndrome, and nine had systemic lupus erythematosus. A control group of 43 healthy age and sex-matched subjects were included in the study. Metal allergy was evaluated using the […]

  • Evidence Supporting a Link between Dental Amalgams and Chronic Illness, Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide

    Norway and Sweden have banned amalgam, reportedly due to environmental concerns. However, the use and toxic risk of dental amalgam fillings is still a subject of ongoing debate in many countries. Now, a review conducted by a team of international researchers has provided new evidence that mercury exposure from dental amalgam may cause or contribute […]

  • ADHD, Autism, and Phenylketonuria

    ADHD, Autism, and Phenylketonuria

    Researchers at Assiut University have in collaboration with Geir Bjørklund evaluated the neuropsychological status in 78 children with early and continuously treated phenylketonuria (PKU) in Assiut, Upper Egypt. The article was on 10 January  2015 published online first in Acta Neurologica Belgica. The first author of the study, Khaled Saad, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt. Bjørklund is founder and president […]

  • Copper Amalgam and Norwegian Dental Health Personnel

    Copper Amalgam and Norwegian Dental Health Personnel

    Copper amalgams, consisting 60-70% mercury (Hg) and 30-40% copper (Cu) (1, 2), were used very commonly in Norway for children with caries – allegedly because they were thought to inhibit the development of new caries. But they were used in a way making them far more dangerous for dental health personnel than other types of […]