Mirror Of The Body: Your Mouth Reflects The Health Of Your Whole Body, is a newly published book by acclaimed holistic dentist Dr. James E. Rota. From the time we are children we are taught to care for our teeth and maintain our dental health. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are a part of most people’s lives in modern Western society. What many people haven’t been taught is that dentistry has been infused with some misguided ideas and practices that are destructive to one’s health. Dental doctor James E. Rota, DDS has written the book called Mirror Of The Body to detail his own journey through dentistry. In that journey he discovers that his own health has been harmed by common dental practices and he changes his approach to dentistry to help keep others from suffering that harm, while also delving into detoxification and holistic medicine to help reverse the harm that has occurred.
Dr. Rota’s career spans from being a dentistry professor at UCLA in the 1960s to being a prominent dentist for celebrities in Los Angeles. His book includes endorsements from Dick Van Dyke and Raquel Welch. Rota writes a lot about the dangers of mercury used in dentistry, and the need for detoxification practices to help clear our bodies of mercury and other substances that are impairing the functioning of our cells and organs. Rota shares about the discoveries of how our mouth and teeth are connected to the whole body, with each tooth energetically connected to a different acupuncture meridian. The book includes scientific references documenting the dangers of mercury amalgam fillings, with many online resources for holistic dentistry and healing options.
Rota’s personal healing journey is interesting to follow. Most recently he has included cannabis oil in his regimen of natural therapies to halt the growth of prostate cancer. Ozone, rebounding, saunas, and other resources for detoxification have been part of his protocol to stay healthy into his 80s. Something important that we can learn from this book is how an entire profession can cling to dangerous practices and faulty beliefs. As individuals seeking to be healthy we need to research things on our own rather than blindly following professionals who are trained to follow the status quo and maintain denial about any harm their treatments and procedures may be causing.
For those who do have mercury dental fillings it is important to learn about safe ways of removing them as well as ways to detox the mercury from the body. This book provides some helpful guidance about this. It also shares general wisdom for health and healing that applies to any issue. Rota says “Take time to meditate and reflect on your life. Clarity is important in the healing process. Embrace life’s challenges, for there are lessons in them. Release fears and expectations. Find harmony within the conflict of life. Give ourselves permission for the struggle to be there and to release it. Establish your connection to the grid, to the collective consciousness. Be of service to yourself and to others.”