Vitamin D and Erectile Dysfunction/EMF’s and Mercury Release From Dental Fillings/Phytic Acid and Alzheimer’s Disease

Vitamin D and Erectile Dysfunction

Several clinical studies have evaluated and confirmed the role of vitamin D in influencing sexual dysfunction. The biggest of these studies found that men with vitamin D deficiency had a higher prevalence of erectile dysfunction compared to those with optimal levels.

Now a new study has confirmed that.

“After vitamin D replacement therapy, total and free testosterone increased and erectile function improved, whereas other sexual parameters did not change significantly. At logistic regression analysis, higher levels of vitamin D increase were significantly associated with high values of erectile function after adjustment for testosterone.”

These findings led the the researcher to hypothesize that “the improvement of erectile function is not due to the increase in testosterone levels”. They concluded that: “Vitamin D is important for the wellness of male sexual function, and vitamin D administration improves sexual function.”

Of note is the amount of vitamin D given to the subjects: “Patients were administered cholecalciferol (oral solution) at various dosages (50,000 or 100,000 IU) either weekly or every two or three weeks or monthly.” Unfortunately the study did not indicate which group benefited most. It does however indicate that we can take large doses of vitamin D all at once, and ride it out for a week, or even a month. I would just suggest that if one wished to experiment with high doses of vitamin D for this, or other purposes, that they ensure that they take vitamin K2 and vitamin A as well, since these are cofactors of vitamin D.


EMF’s and Mercury Release From Dental Fillings
Mercury is a toxic element which has adverse effects even at low doses. Mercury toxicity has a wide range of symptoms, and can be responsible for ailments from chronic fatigue syndrome to neurological disorders (often diagnosed as ALS, MS or Parkinson’s disease). Common symptoms of mercury toxicity include numbness or a pins-and-needles sensation in parts of the body, shaking or tremors, inability to walk well, vision problems, and/or brain fog and memory problems.(Source)

For those who still have dental amalgam fillings, there is always concern that some of that mercury is leaching into the body, leading to potential health problems. Given that dental amalgam is composed of approximately 50% elemental mercury, this is no small concern. Recently a group of Brazilian scientists had the idea to “evaluate the effect of exposure to Wi-Fi signals on mercury release from amalgam restorations.”

The researchers gathered 20 teeth (which had been extracted at dental offices), filled them with amalgams (following standard dental protocols), and then stored the teeth in a saline solution at body temperature, for 14 days. They chose the 14 day time frame since research has shown that the highest amount of mercury discharges from fillings during the first 2 weeks after dental restorations are done.

Following this, the tooth samples were put into tubes filled with artificial saliva to mimic the conditions in the human mouth. Then the teeth were divided into two groups: a control group, and a group that was exposed to radiofrequency radiation emitted from standard Wi-Fi devices at 2.4 GHz for 20 min. The distance between the Wi-Fi router and the samples was 30 cm, and the router was exchanging data with a laptop computer that was placed 20 meters away from the router.

The results showed the concentration of mercury in the Wi-Fi group about twice of the control group, leading the study to conclude: “Exposure of patients with amalgam restorations to radiofrequency radiation emitted from conventional Wi-Fi devices can increase mercury release from amalgam restorations.”

J Environ Health Sci Eng. 2016; 14: 12. “Effect of radiofrequency radiation from Wi-Fi devices on mercury release from amalgam restorations.” Maryam Paknahad, et al.  (Study)

In the discussion section of this paper, the researchers point out that previous research that has found other forms of electromagnetic fields to also increase the release of mercury from dental amalgam. The original study, done in 2008, concluded, it “appears that MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and microwave radiation emitted from mobile phones significantly release mercury from dental amalgam restoration”. This study has since been confirmed by many following studies.


Removing mercury from the body is tricky, but some of the most effective things to do include consuming cilantro and chlorella, ensuring that one takes 200 mcg of selenium daily, and using an infrared sauna once a week. It is also important that one keep levels of glutathione high by taking glutathione precursors (vitamin C, whey protein, milk thistle, cruciferous vegetables, asparagus), or in serious cases, taking liposomal glutathione (other forms of glutathione are relatively ineffective).

For a detailed look at the most advanced mercury detox protocols, visit the website of the one of the foremost experts in the field, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.


In the last newsletter I covered the benefits of the often reviled phytic acid. What started me on digging into the subject was actually this study done on Alzheimer’s disease.

Published in Medical Hypothesis (2009), this study found a link between pineal gland dysfunction and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Here is a summary of the study:
The presence of lesions in the pineal gland, which may be attributable to different causes (old age, or exposure to cytotoxic materials or environmental contaminants), would result in development of calcification, the extent of which would increase with more severe injury, with lower concentrations of crystallization inhibitors (pyrophosphate and phytate) and/or with reduced ability of the immune system. Calcification of the pineal gland would lead to a loss of function, decreasing the excretion of melatonin. This reduction in melatonin would both generate a further increase in oxidative injury (because of a fall in antioxidant capacity) and would be responsible for an increase in the deposition of b-amyloid protein, which is associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, a dearth of crystallization inhibitors could be a risk factor for development of Alzheimer’s disease, and this hypothesis should be further evaluated.”   (Study)

If calcification of the pineal gland is one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease then an important strategy for prevention of Alzheimer’s is to inhibit this calcification from occuring.

Within the study it is stated: “… it is hypothesized that a lack of inhibitors of calcium salt crystallization, such as pyrophosphate and phytate, will favor calcification.”

According to Wikipedia, “Pyrophosphate occurs in synovial fluid, blood plasma, and urine at levels sufficient to block calcification…Currently, pyrophosphate analogues, e.g. alendronate, are in clinical use in osteoporosis and Paget’s disease…” Since “aldedronate” is fosamax, a bisphosphonate drug of highly dubious value, we do not want to consider that as an option for fighting pineal gland crystallization.

However, phytate (or phytic acid) is commonly available in plant foods (beans and grains), and so there exists yet another argument for including these foods in our diet (for more arguments see previous newsletter).

The study mentions melatonin as important, since “melatonin synthesis decreases with age in all humans, but this decline is more pronounced in Alzheimer’s patients. In fact, melatonin inhibits the formation of beta-amyloid protein.”

I am a firm believer in taking melatonin in supplemental form, mostly because city living causes a depletion of it. Melatonin is blocked by light at night (street lights), electromagnetic pollution (cell phone towers), and blue light (computer and smartphone screens). So, given that it is not only necessary for sleep, but also an anti-cancer and anti-aging compound, I believe we should supplement with it. This Alzheimer’s link is yet one more reason to do so.

One of the best de-calcifiers of soft tissue is vitamin K2, a deficiency of which has also been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.


Nutristart has a liquid vitamin K2 product available, a nutrient now considered essential to supplement with, given that it has been deficient in the modern diet since the advent of feeding grain feeding animals (1930’s).

Finally, I will point out that the worst element for contributing to calcification of the pineal gland is fluoride, and one should try to avoid ingesting it at all costs. And, the best way to remove fluoride from the body (along with bromides/flame retardants) is to take high amounts of iodine.


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