You are going to want to share this episode with all your loved ones. I interview Dr. Thomas Levy and he discusses what he has learned to be the (silent and hidden) underlying factor in most chronic and degenerative diseases.
What led to this discovery was that Dr. Levy accompanied a friend to the dentist and what they discovered shocked and alarmed him. The friend was completely pain free, symptom free but when they took a 3D Cone beam CT Scan of her mouth, they found a large and serious infection eroding away at her sinus wall. This infection was undetected by a routine digital X-ray.
What Dr. Levy soon learned was that chronically infected teeth impact 80-90% of people with a chronic degenerative disease. He discusses the role of focal infections of the teeth leading to oxidative stress as the (definition of) disease.
In this interview he talks about how to get assessed for this type of infection and other markers to test for and have regularly monitored to assess for oxidative stress and to help the body maintain health and wall off infection. He discusses the crucial role of the thyroid, sex hormones and C-Reactive Protein in maintaining the health of the body and their role in walling off infections.
Dr. Levy discusses the research showing how focal infections and periodontal disease have shown to affect fertility. From increasing time to conception, to increasing risk of miscarriage and decreasing sperm quality. It is clear that the health of the mouth is crucial to maintaining the health of the entire body including the reproductive system.
Dr. Levy also addresses myths around supplementation and discusses Vitamins and Minerals that lead to oxidative stress as well as commonly marketed combinations of supplements that are dangerous and should be absolutely avoided.
About Episode Guest
Dr. Thomas Levy is a board-certified cardiologist as well as an attorney. After practicing adult cardiology for 15 years, he began to research the enormous toxicity associated with much dental work, as well as the pronounced ability of properly-administered vitamin C to neutralize this toxicity. He has now written eleven books, with several addressing the wide-ranging properties of vitamin C in neutralizing all toxins and resolving most infections, as well as its vital role in the effective treatment of heart disease and cancer. Others address the important roles of dental toxicity and nutrition in disease and health.
Recently inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame, Dr. Levy continues to research the impact of the orthomolecular application of vitamin C and antioxidants in general on chronic degenerative diseases. His ongoing research involves documenting that all diseases are different forms and degrees of focal scurvy, arising from increased oxidative stress, especially intracellularly, and that they all benefit from protocols that optimize the antioxidant levels in the body. He regularly gives lectures on this information at medical conferences around the world. His eleventh book, Hidden Epidemic: Silent Oral Infections Cause Most Heart Attacks and Breast Cancers, was published in September of 2017.
Thomas Levy graduated as the valedictorian of Notre Dame High School in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1968. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1972. He graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1976 and received his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and then Cardiology at Tulane as well. In 1998 he also received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law.
Although Dr. Levy became Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, his traditional medical training did not prevent him from being completely open to and fascinated by the work of Hal Huggins, DDS, MS, whom he met in 1993 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he had been practicing adult cardiology since 1991.
Dr. Huggins introduced Dr. Levy to the many profound uses and applications of vitamin C. Since his initial contact with Dr. Huggins. Dr. Levy has written seven books and co-authored three others. His research and writings have led him to conclude that all diseases ultimately start and are then propagated by increased oxidative stress in the affected organs and tissues, both intracellularly and extracellularly. His ongoing work continues to focus on contributing to the sound scientific basis for reaching this conclusion, as well as how to best slow and even reverse a variety of chronic degenerative diseases by lessening the levels of oxidative stress in the affected tissues.
Dr. Levy is a regular presenter at the Orthomolecular Medicine Today Conference.