Metal Toxicity - Hidden Danger

Friday, July 2, 2010

I had my blood drawn recently to take a look at my overall health. What we found among the wreckage was not a complete surprise, but surely my blood held definite answers to what I already expected: I had a heavy metal toxicity. I have high levels of Mercury and Arsenic in my body. Oh joy.

As you read this you may be thinking, "Gee, that sucks for you, glad I'm OK". Well, you could be dead wrong. In fact, I would venture to say that a good majority of the general population has this very same issue, if not worse in some instances and instead of being treated properly, they are told that they are hypochondriacs or are given metal-laced, disease-inducing drugs that only put a band-aid on the symptoms.

In an effort to keep my rant short on the subject, I went forward with what I like to do best and present facts and the research behind them. I found several science studies and they, being scattered and dry, were not for optimal reading, therefore, you will find a lot of these links are to highly regarded sources which have their own back-up research resources as well as great information regarding each topic.

Common Symptoms of Heavy Metal toxicity:


Radiation Exposure
Cookware (pots and pans)
Tap Water (Lead)
Metal Dental Amalgams (Mercury)
Dental Implants
Popular Protein Powders:
Johnson & Johnson - "Tylenol" brand childrens' products
Common plastics
Chinese Manufactured Children's Jewelry
Some Balsamic Vinegars
Thimerosal (Mercury) in children's vaccines
GMO Crops 
Large Ocean-dwelling Fish and Sea Mammals 
Household products, including:
  • Paint
  • Crystal
  • Pewter
  • Glazed pottery
  • Garden herbicides and pesticides


Chelation Therapy
Hyperbaric Pressure Chamber
Brown Seaweed
The "Top Ten Natural Ways to Remove Heavy Metals":
Currently, I am utilizing Chlorophyll, given to me by my doctor, as well as other 'detoxing' methods with the use of Bentonite Clay. I have a long path ahead of me, but I know it's absolutely necessary for optimal health. My personal belief, after long bouts of research, is that general toxicity, including metal toxicity and poor gut health, due to negative environmental and dietary factors, can be traced to numerous painful and deadly diseases. Can some of these be genetic? I believe that genetics play a role to advanced susceptibility, yes. Can these genes by re-trained or by-passed? Well, my friends, the human body is a wondrous thing and I think the answer may shock and/ or surprise you.

I suggest that you discuss all concerns with your doctor, take a blood test, take advanced measures to eliminate harmful environmental and dietary factors from your daily routine for prevention and take the necessary steps toward a full metal and toxin detox. If you are serious about becoming or staying well, it is not an easy road, but one that will be most rewarding in the end.

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