Dr. Paula Bickle started her career as a dental hygienist in
Portland, Oregon. During her dental practice she started to question the safety
of root canals and commonly used dental materials including mercury and
fluoride. She realized that the oral cavity was not disconnected from the rest
of the body. Many diseases show themselves in the oral cavity, furthermore some
diseases may originate in the oral cavity and certainly the patient's
nutritional status affects it all.
This lead Dr. Bickle to pursue a Masters Degree in nutrition
followed by her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in nutritional biochemistry. She then founded
her own alternative/complimentary medical clinic employing MDs, NDs,
chiropractors, and nutritionists. The philosophy of the clinic was to find the
source of the patient's problem and to find the best treatment to fit the
individual patient's needs.
Since the patient's needs were of primary concern and neither
conventional nor alternative medicine seemed to have the correct answers, Dr.
Bickle began her research projects. Her research interests have included but
not been limited to autism, female hormone replacement, allergy diagnosis and
treatment, weight loss, sports injuries, heavy metal toxicity, and the
necessity/effectiveness of childhood vaccinations. Her latest achievement was
the completion of the FDA trial moving DMPS (a chelating agent used for mercury
and arsenic) to the allowed list of bulk compounds that can be used in the
Dr. Bickle is an outspoken critic of the current
drug/surgery/HMO mentality that seems prevalent in conventional medicine. Every
patient is an individual and needs to be treated as such. Seven years of heavy
metal toxicity research has led her to believe that many people with chronic
diseases have been miss-diagnosed. The correct question your physician should
ask is "are you sick, toxic, nutritionally deficient, or all three?" All
patients referred to her clinic for detoxification has their previously
diagnosed disease improve or disappear after being treated for toxicity and
Dr. Bickle is also a well-known speaker to professionals and the
general public. She has trained physicians and dentists from 33 States and 6
foreign countries on heavy metal toxicity and nutritional biochemistry. She
hosted her own radio show in the greater Portland market for 10 years.
Dr. Bickle is married to Howard and is the mother of six grown
children. She is very proud of her 11 grandchildren and spoils them as often as
she can. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors of the beautiful Pacific
Northwest including boating, golfing, and camping. She also enjoys sewing and
cooking for her family and friends.