Dr. Alan Greenberg, M.D.
Dr. Alan Greenberg received his M.D. in 1961 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served his internship in medicine and pediatrics at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He had three years of residency training in neurology and psychiatry at the University of Minnesota hospitals and the University of Colorado Medical Center.
From 1966-1968 he had a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Neurochemistry at the University of Maryland Department of Pediatric Research. He subsequently served as the Head of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Rosewood State Hospital where he directed the EEG laboratory as well. In the 1970s he collaborated with Dr. Mary Coleman in research on the effects of medications on serotonin levels and behavior, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry- March 1976 vol. 33.
He was engaged in the private practice of neurology and psychiatry for 26 years and was a consulting neurologist and psychiatrist at Harbor Hospital Center for many years. He founded scienceformulas.com with Timothy Wilson in 2003 where he worked with people suffering from toxic metal poisoning using hair analysis hair analysis and an effective natural detoxification product which he formulated – Chelorex.
Recently he served as a natural health consultant at a nearby naturopathic clinic where he gained valuable experience, particularly in the area of evaluating the biological significance and utilization of nutritional approaches to compensate for significant genetic variants. He continues to work as a natural health practitioner and coach using naturopathic and functional medicine approaches to assist his clients to achieve optimal health.
My Personal Struggle
With all those many years of schooling and training, I thought I knew a lot. In reality, what I didn’t know created a huge problem. That turned out to be the serious toxicity of amalgam fillings which are 50% mercury.
During my 40s and 50s, my dentist inserted a dozen amalgam fillings in my teeth. At the time, I was totally unaware of the danger of these mercury fillings. While still in my 40’s, I began having episodes of atrial fibrillation. As I entered my 50’s I developed irritable bowel syndrome, excessive fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, impaired equilibrium and coordination, and a speech disorder characterized by slow and hesitant speech. As well as having difficulty in mobilizing and organizing myself, I found it took me 2 to 3 hours to get to the office in the morning. Weight gain was also an issue, altogether I gained 70 pounds over a few years. I was plagued by episodes of intense drowsiness, especially at night when I had to drive home, also when I was attending a lecture and the lights were turned off. In retrospect I definitely had developed narcolepsy, an autoimmune consequence of mercury poisoning. I became sensitive to perfumes, cigarette smoke, diesel fumes, and other chemical odors which often precipitated migraine or asthma attacks. Other problems included lactose intolerance, aching of my joints, treatment resistant fungal infections and frequent viral infections.
Although I was examined by numerous physicians, none of them had anything to offer except symptomatic support. I was told I was getting old and there was little that could be done for my situation.
My Personal Success
Finally I ordered a hair analysis on myself that revealed elevated levels of mercury, lead and aluminum. Subsequently I had my amalgam fillings replaced after a dentist found an elevated mercury vapor level. Because of my multiple chemical sensitivities, I was unwilling to risk using synthetic chelators. Instead I used my own natural detoxification regimen. After about eight weeks my speech began to improve along with my coordination and balance. I also noted improvement in energy and mental clarity. Over a period of six months I was able to lose 70 pounds without effort. Within the next year my angina and atrial fibrillation disappeared as did my arthritis, shortness of breath, immune dysfunction, narcolepsy, lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome. Today I am able to run and dance, whereas previously I was barely able to walk. Surprisingly, even my hair turned dark brown again.