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Heavy Metal Poisoning

Overview

Heavy metal poisoning is caused by metals that accumulate within the body`s fat cells, central nervous system, bones, brain, glands, and/or hair to produce negative health effects. Such metals are unsafe at any level in the body, and their presence in the body is not normal.

The most common heavy metal poisons are lead, cadmium, mercury, and nickel. Aluminum, while not a heavy metal, can also cause toxicity and poor health. They are by no means the only toxic metals that can cause poor health.

Symptoms of heavy metal poisoning can vary greatly, and depending on the type of metal toxicity, the age of the affected person (children are more susceptible to heavy metal poisoning), the length of the exposure, and the presence or absence of protective minerals and other nutrients that inhibit the absorption, binding, and effects of the toxic metals. For example, calcium deficiency exacerbates lead toxicity, while normal levels of calcium in the body help to protect against lead toxicity.

One common side effect of these metals is a metallic taste in the mouth. What follows are other common side effects for each of these toxic metals:

Aluminum: Aluminum toxicity may be associated with headaches, cognitive problems, learning disabilities, poor bone density (osteoporosis), ringing in the ears, gastrointestinal disorders, colic, hyperactivity in children, and ataxia (an abnormal walking pattern). Its possible role in poor memory or Alzheimer`s disease is speculative at this time but also worth noting.

Cadmium: Cadmium toxicity can cause fatigue, irritability, headaches, high blood pressure, enlargement of the prostate gland, increased risk for cancer, hair loss, learning disabilities, kidney and liver disorders, skin disorders, painful joints, and decreased immune functioning.

Lead: Lead toxicity can cause poor bone growth and development, learning disabilities, fatigue, poor task performance, irritability, anxiety, high blood pressure, weight loss, increased susceptibility to infection, ringing in the ears, decreased cognitive functioning and concentration and spelling skills, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, constipation, muscle and joint pain, tremors, and overall general decreased immune functioning.

Mercury: Mercury toxicity can cause cognitive and memory problems, irritability, fatigue, insomnia, gastrointestinal disorders, decreased immune response, irrational behavior, numbness, tingling, muscular weakness, impaired vision and hearing, allergic conditions, asthma, and multiple sclerosis.

Nickel: Nickel toxicity may be associated with fatigue, respiratory illnesses, heart conditions, skin rashes, psoriasis, fatigue, and headaches.

Exposure to toxic metals is quite common, given the degree of environmental toxins that now affect our planet. What follows are some of the most likely sources of exposure for each of the most common toxic metals:

Aluminum: Aluminum-containing antacids, many over-the-counter drugs and douches that contain aluminum, aluminum cookware and aluminum foil (especially when preparing and storing acidic foods), antiperspirants, most commercial baking powders, and contaminated water.

Cadmium: Possible contamination from cigarette and pipe smoke, instant coffee and tea, nickel-cadmium batteries, contaminated water, some soft drinks, refined grains, fungicides, pesticides, and some plastics.

Lead: Cigarette smoke, eating paint that is lead-based (in children, especially in poor housing or older housing), eating and cooking foods in ceramic glazes that are lead-based, leaded gasoline, eating liver that may be contaminated with lead, living in the inner city that may have elevated lead air levels, contaminated water, canned foods (especially fruit in which the lead-soldered cans may leach into the food), certain bone meal supplements, and insecticides.

Mercury: Possible contamination from mercury-based dental amalgam fillings, laxatives that contain calomel, some hemorrhoid suppositories, inks used by some printers and tattooists, some paints, some cosmetics, and many products that may contain small amounts of mercury such as fabric softeners, wood preservatives, solvents, drugs, and some plastics and contaminated fish.

Nickel: Many pieces of jewelry contain nickel and wearing them next to skin creates some absorption. Some metal cooking utensils have nickel added to them, even stainless steel, which is mostly a problem when cooking acidic foods. Cigarette smoke, hydrogenated fats (as nickel is the catalyst for the reaction to create them), some refined foods, and fertilizers contain nickel.

Note: Vaccinations and common dental amalgam fillings are two primary causes of heavy metal poisoning from mercury, as mercury is contained in many vaccines and well as in silver amalgams.

Caution: Heavy metal poisoning is a serious health problem and should not be ignored. To determine whether you are affected by this problem, consult with a holistic practitioner with experience in screening for these poisons and then work with him or her to effectively detoxify your body.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Health Protocols

Detoxification Therapy

  • Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com/ Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.  It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
  • Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste  www.wecarespa.com

Hydrotherapy

  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitionerhere.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water www.drinkrealwater.com/
  • Saunas, particularly far-infrared saunas which penetrate up the three inches of the skin and cause fat cells to release stored toxins, are an extremely effective aid in the detoxification process.

Eat an organic, whole foods diet that emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, garlic, onions, beans, seeds, whole grains (other than wheat), and lots of filtered water.

Fermented foods such as plain organic yogurt and kefir are also helpful.

Avoid seafood, as fish are increasingly becoming a source for heavy metal poisoning, especially mercury.

It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so also try to adhere to the following

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products.  The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows.  If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
  • Avoid conventional beef.  The best beef is organic grass fed beef.

www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400  The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.

Supplements:

The following supplements help protect against each of the following metals:

Lead: Calcium, vitamin C, amino acids (L-lysine, L-cysteine, and L-cystine), iron, zinc.

Cadmium: Zinc, vitamin C, amino acids (L-methionine, L-cysteine, and L-lysine).

Mercury: Selenium, vitamin C, amino acids (L-glutathione, L-methionine, L-cysteine, and L-cystine).

Nickel: Iron, zinc, vitamin C.

Aluminum: Calcium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, vitamin C.

In addition to the above, folic acid, garlic capsules, oral EDTA, DMSA, DMSO, liver glandulars, and a multivitamin/mineral supplement are recommended. Chlorella and green drink supplements also aid in absorbing and eliminating toxins.

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to overcome these blocks and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:

Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
. Find out more by clicking here.

  • Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
  • Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress.  Find a local practitioner here or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a practitioner here.

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic remedies to cleanse the bowel and lymphatic system, and remedies to purify the blood would be considered.  Fasting may be another recommendation.  Cleansing and purifying herbs are used along with liver protectors such as milk thistle and turmeric.  Oil pulling may also be suggested (see article section for more info).

As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Herbs to promote blood cleansing such as cilantro, red clover, rheumannia, burdock, milk thistle, dandelion and bupleurum, along with acupuncture to aid detoxification may be suggested by a TCM practitioner.

To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here

Aromatherapy

The following is a list of the most effective detoxifying essential oils.  Several drops of your favourite scents can be mixed in 15ml of carrier oil and added to bath water:

Angelica root 
Black Pepper
Cardamon
Cypress
Fennel Sweet
Geranium
Ginger
Grapefruit
Helichrysum
Juniper Berry
Lemon
Rose
Rosemary
Thyme

To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.

Homeopathic Medicine

Owing to the principles behind homeopathy (link to full description of what it is) it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription.  Find your closest Homeopath here

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Apis, 

Arsenicum Album

Bovista

Carbo Vegetabilis

Herbs

Milk thistle is an excellent herb to use for supporting the liver during detoxification.

Grape seed, olive leaf and green tea are beneficial for their antioxidant properties.

Cilantro has been found to chelate (remove) heavy metals like mercury, aluminum, and lead from the body (see article section for more info).

Other

Juice Therapy: To support the three main organs involved in detoxification – your liver, kidneys, and skin – drink a juice made of carrot, celery, burdock, beet, garlic, and flaxseed or currant oils twice a day (morning and evening).

Exercise

Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.

Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.

Qigong – Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body.  See article section for more information about the art of qigong.

Cilantro chelation therapy for heavy metal detox www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/cilantro-chelation-therapy-heavy-metal-detox.html

Foods to cleanse heavy metals www.livestrong.com/article/174503-foods-to-cleanse-heavy-metals/

Colon cleanse shopping list www.naturalcures.com/cleanses-detox/617-the-colon-cleanse-shopping-list

Cleansing recipes www.naturalcures.com/cleanses-detox/607-cleansing-recipes

The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php

Oil pulling and arsenic www.ehow.com/about_6698479_oil-pulling-arsenic.html

Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf

Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) http://www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php

Colloidal Silver NC_Newsletter_09-08.pdf

Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong (from August 2012 newsletter)

Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT (June 2012 newsletter)

Video

Heavy Metal Toxicity & Food, Nutrition Information www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPpwTSzCYBM

Dr. Cathie-Ann Lippman, MD: Eliminate Heavy Metal Toxicity www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wtglstj4Vw

Oil Pulling – The Underground Cure www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIMm_LI_U7A

Research

Cilantro study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8914687?dopt=AbstractPlus

Further Information (links and books)

by Bernie S Siegel

The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones

The Poisoning of Americans: A Tale of Congress, the FDA, the Agricultural Department, and Chemical and Pharmaceutical Companies and How They Work … Reduce the Health and Life Span of Americans by Jacob Silver

Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing by Bruce N.D. Fife

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green

Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen

Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski

Green Smoothie Bible by Kristine Miles

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

Judith Hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.com   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

Trusted products

Essential Oils

Heavy metal cleanse starter kit

KT Daily Supplements

Aromatherapy oils

Rebound Air – mini trampoline

Clean well – Natural Cleaning Products

EMF necklace – blocker and stress reducing pendant

Neutralize electromagnetic chaos

Dr Callaghan Techniques

Supplements

Water filter

Candida plan

Herbal and homeopathic remedies