We all know what amalgam is, but most of us have only ever heard of it referred to as a "silver filling". Yes, those hideous gray fillings that make it obvious that we have cavities. I started getting amalgam fillings by the time I was 8, and had a whopping 12 by the time I was 18! Needless to say, I was very self-conscious about my teeth. The reason why I had so many cavities is a totally different story, which I will address in a later blog post. As I began learning about health and nutrition, I kept hearing the word amalgam. So, I eventually started to research it, and wow- I was blown away, disgusted, and incredibly scared.