Scott: Doctor, you mentioned x-rays. How, you know a lot of people, especially here at the Health Freedom Expo will say that, oh there's radiation in x-rays. How necessary are they in your line of work and are there alternatives to, maybe something that's more safe?
Dr. Diane Meyer: There's thermograms. You asked a lot of questions. Let's take it from the top. What was the first one?
Scott: How necessary are they? And sometimes you'll get them a couple times a year, maybe once a year, it depends on who you see.
Meyer: Correct. A traditional dentist will say once every six months. And that's what I was raised to believe. I personally do them as needed. If I'm monitoring tooth decay, I'll take them more frequently. As a general rule, my patients don't get them but once a year. And that's if they need it, and by that I mean if we're monitoring something. A new patient coming in, I would say I need x-rays. I can't assess, you're bringing your car into the machine shop and you're not letting them open the hood. So I mean we really need a lot of x-rays in the beginning.
I have utilized thermograms as a tool. CAT scans are great. Radiation doesn't scare me. It's like cancer doesn't scare me. There are ways to change those thought processes. I think we've been lead to believe those things. Cancer kills. But then you've got a list of cancer survivors over here. You know, so, it doesn't kill everybody. So, you know what I mean? Just like the thought process with radiation. Well, we're getting more from that meltdown in Japan than we are from any dental office. I don't care if you're in there all day long. You know, so, once again, being empowered with knowledge, that's the key and that's why we're all here at the Health Freedom Expo. Radiation's easy to fix. It's iodine. It's so easy. Radiation goes out when iodine comes in. So if you don't have iodine, you probably want to get some. But that's just what I recommend with my patients. And I know there's some homeopathics out there too.
In my office, which, I can't speak for everybody else, I have the lowest radiation that was available, you know. It's all digital so we don't have to worry too much about that. I know doctor Oz had come out, oh thyroid cancer and not wearing the thyroid collar for dental x-rays. I'm like, if that's the only thing you were looking at.. We're in the midwest here, we don't get iodine in our diet. Why don't we look there first. Because, what is the thyroid dependent on? Iodine. So, if you just take, use your intellect and decipher back, cause, cause, cause, you know... start here, you've got to keep going back, going back, going back. We're in the midwest, you are iodine deficient and vitamin d deficient. That's a given. So just supplement with those on a daily basis and you'll be ahead of the game. Breast cancer too is an iodine deficiency from a lot of the research that I read. Which is very prominent here, in DuPage county, even. So I think it's all about nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. So I don't care what they throw at us or what they do... I mean, they.... in 1950, the took the bromine out of the bread... er, iodine out of the bread and they started putting bromine in. Bromine's another direct competitor for the thyroid. And for... every cell has a receptor for iodine. So you drink chlorinated water, it's going right to that receptor. Same lock and key thing. Chlorine, fluoride fits in there too, interestingly enough, as does mercury. And arsenic and I believe cadmium and a few other metals. But the beautiful thing about the human body and why I keep going back to nutrition, if you upload the iodine, your body starts to let go of all of the chlorine, the fluoride, the bromine, the mercury. So you just have to... but if you're not supplying the body with the nutrition, it's not going to be able to get rid of those things.
Dr. Diane Meyer talks about the use of x-rays in dentistry. Are they always necessary? If so, how often? Dr. Meyer talks about radiation exposure from the x-rays and how you can combat that with iodine.
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