Grand Rapids Dentist Dr. Kevin Flood Receives Raving Reviews
Chronic Pain and Diabetes Cured
Over the years you have educated my staff, our massage school students, and me on the role of dentistry in our overall general health. Specifically, you have taught us about the danger of mercury toxicity in the body from amalgam fillings. As you well know, I am very "dentist-phobic", but after considering what you taught me and my own health, I decided it was time to have the mercury removed from my teeth. I began the process with you in January.
I had eleven fillings to remove, nine to replace and two crowns. We decided together to do this work over four appointments.
Following the first appointment and four removals in January, I came down with a cold and cough that I could not shake for several weeks. For the next few weeks I just felt worn out. Finally, about two weeks ago, following more removals, I became ill with what I thought was the flu. Then I realized that more was going on than the flu. I was detoxing dramatically.
On March 15th, all the mercury was finally gone and all my teeth repaired. I have suffered from Fibromyalgia for over 30 years. Following the detox two weeks ago, my body pain (that on a daily basis I ranked between 6-9 on a scale of ten on any given day) is gone. I have not been pain free ever in my adult life. I feel like I am walking on clouds. For the first time I am having fun being physical.
I am also Type II diabetic. Or, I should say I WAS diabetic. Following the detox, my blood sugar has consistently been in the normal range. I have not had normal readings for more than three consecutive days in over three years.
Praise god and thank you for my healing. I am feeling so good I can hardly sit still! I just want to jump for joy and now I am physically able to do just that. I have high energy and I am pain free for the first time in my life. But, my thanks go far deeper. I want to thank you and your staff for the tremendous support during this process. I felt so genuinely cared for at every appointment and when I called with questions. I was truly nurtured through the entire process.
As a doctor of Naturopathy, I educate people about being well in body, mind and spirit and do my best to treat my clients with great care and dignity. You and your staff exemplify the true meaning of holistic health care. Thank you for guiding me back to good health.
Peace and Blessings,
Dr. Alfreda Brodbeck, ND
I am the mother of an 18 year old son. On February 25th, 1999, Rob Jr. suddenly became delusional and violent. He thought that people could read his mind and that the TV was sending him messages.
Rob had become uncontrollably violent throwing around a big stick outside in the yard and kicking in our cedar fence until it broke. He feared that the world was coming to an end and that many people were fleeing town. The police had to help us subdue him so that we could bring him to a mental institution 30 miles from our home. Enroute, I had to keep talking to him unceasingly or he'd start to panic. He thought demons were after him on the road behind us
When we arrived, the doctors gave him a tranquilizer to suppress his violent and bizarre behavior. They put him in a straight jacket in a room with no windows and tight security. We went back home.
Every night when we visited him he begged us to take him home with us. At one point he tried breaking out by throwing a chair through the window in his private room. The institution kept him for the next 2 1/2 weeks. He was drugged with Risperdal, Cogentin, and Wellbutrin (anti-psychotic drugs).
They said he would have to stay on these drugs for 6 to 12 months. Then they told us of another girl who went off her drugs and relapsed. "She didn't want to ever go off her drugs again", they told us, "even when the doctors gave her the ok".
Rob was finally released on March 8th. The next few weeks were filled with a great deal of stress for our family. Rob could no longer think on his own. He talked continually to me in order to maintain his own thought processes.
He thought I could read his mind and kept asking me if I could. I repeatedly said "No, I can't read your mind, you have to speak out loud in order for me to hear you." Inside our home was the only place he could safely stay. When we took him out, he thought the cars beside us were going to crash into us.
Extreme paranoia kept him away from others. His friends abandoned him. They accused him of being crazy. A small cross gave him some reassurance. He always kept it with him. However, now depression was setting in and he needed help. I took Rob to see a psychologist on March 18th. Perhaps this would give us some hope that Rob would be well again soon. The therapist talked with me for over an hour. He presumably wanted to set criteria for a diagnosis for Schizophrenia. Any acknowledgment I'd give him of a family background for mental problems would be used against my son.
I was told that if Rob didn’t start showing signs of remission in 2weeks, he’d be labeled as “Schizophrenic.” He said that Rob probably wouldn’t hold a job of more than that of a janitor’s level, and that he’d probably never marry. That angered me! My husband gave me a very strong challenge to find a cure for Rob. He told me, “If you’re so smart on nutrition and natural health, you find out what’s wrong with him.” So I set out to take matters into my own hands while asking for God’s wisdom. I picked up a copy of Hal Huggins book “It’s All In Your Head”.
Hal showed me that dental amalgam’s (silver colored mercury fillings) number one side effect was mental disturbances. Removing them and replacing them with plastic composites could result in remission of symptoms in five days.
On April 6th, Dr. Kevin Flood, DDS, a holistic dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan, removed Rob’s three metal fillings. Exactly five days later my husband took Rob Jr. to a Motocross race in Pontiac, Michigan. Amazingly, we didn’t dare to take him out of the house before this to any kind of social event because of his extreme paranoia.
Dr. Flood removed just three amalgams from my son’s mouth replacing them with composite plastic. The next day we took our son off the medication that he hated. The medications had made him dizzy and he couldn’t concentrate.
Much to our joy, our son could now think and hold a normal conversation without the need of his drugs! No more did he need to constantly talk to me throughout the day just to maintain his own thought processes. Once again we could look at him and see that he was in charge of his own mind. His future was now bright again. He is now employed at a good job and is 100% normal!
Our thanks go out to Dr. Flood for safely removing the source of our son’s mental decline, to Hal Huggins, for enlightening us, and to the good Lord for guiding me to the cure.
Gag Reflex Friendly from Michael and Linda Stevens
Dear Dr. Flood and his crew who worked on Ethan,
Thanks for being so considerate of my young guys gag reflex! My husband also told me that Ethan chomped on Angie's fingers once or twice! You guys are great. Dr. Flood, thanks for fitting Ethan in on your lunch hour.
He is going to sleep well tonight! (As are we).
Michael and Linda Stevens
Emergency Fix from Laura VanderWall
Dr. Flood and Staff: Thanks for taking the time and care to do an emergency fix on my front tooth on Thursday, September 30th. I appreciate that you squeezed me in and some of you stayed late to get the job done! Thanks to all of you I can smile and enjoy the weekend!
Thanks again, Laura VanderWall
Extra Mile from Debi Filush
Words can't express my gratitude to you for all your care and concern for me over the last year. I appreciate all you've done for me; especially the "extra mile" (or two) you went for me.
Thanks again and god bless you, Debi Filush
Pain Free and Stress Free from Paula DeFord
Dr. Flood, I want to express my appreciation for making my recent dental experience pain-free and stress-free. After what I went through the last time with this crown, I wouldn't have ever guessed I would ever have a crown I like. I love it! I am glad everything went smoothly and thanks for your concern.
Sincerely, Paula DeFord
Best Dentist Ever
Dr.Kevin Flood is probably the best dentist i've seriously ever been to.
Thanks for Being So Great from Skip
Thanks for your kind words and for being so encouraging. Even though I do not like having dental work done, and I sure have had a lot of it done in the past few years, the kind, caring and professional attitudes of every single person I've encountered at Dr. Flood's office have made me feel comfortable and a lot less stressed out about it.
Dr. Flood is a great dentist. He's open minded, he thinks outside the box, and he obviously cares about a person as a whole, including his/her feelings. He listens carefully and is willing to exchange ideas. He's also innovative in his approach to things, which is really a blessing in dealing with some of the issues that I have in particular. This all has been so helpful in my whole situation. It's been worth the 3 hour drive.
I really appreciate how considerate of my time all of you all have been and all the times you've fit me in and tried to make it the most convenient for me that it could possibly be. It's been such an overall great experience, especially for being such a less than pleasant thing to go through. When I come in to the office or call, I feel like the staff genuinely cares about me and my issues, yet I never feel like I'm being patronized. No one has ever made me feel like my many special needs and particular problems are a nuisance, which I really appreciate. You all are wonderful, and you're doing a great job at what you do. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Thanks also for sending all of the materials I absentmindedly left in the bathroom. They arrived in good shape, and even though I broke the front partial, I could still stick it in and wear it for a get together at my house Monday night that we had in honor of some friends that moved away about a year ago who are here visiting with us . There were lots of mutual friends that I hadn't seen in a long time and having the partial in kept me from having to constantly explain and talk about all of my dental issues, as people surely would have asked what had happened. It was a lot more fun to talk about what was new in everyone's lives, and of course, my new grandson.
My daughter Aubrey called this morning to give me the good news that Redmond has gained 2 lbs. 5 oz and grown 2 3/4 inches in the month since he was born! I am so thankful and excited that he is doing so well. God has been so good to my family!
I have to tell you that I am definitely NOT a strong person. I am weak and at times fearful, and the dental trials have been difficult for me, but I do believe that God is working out His perfect plan for my life, even in the midst of, and often even through the hard times. When I am weak... then He is strong in me. The glory should and must go to Him... not me. So many people are dealing with trials that are much more life changing and challenging than mine. Thinking about that helps me to keep it in perspective. Thanks for being part of the blessing in the situation.
Warmest Regards, Skip