Heavy Metal Toxicity...Mercury Toxicity
Heavy Metal Toxicity…Mercury Toxicity
Excessive levels of heavy metals are common in autoimmune diseases. One doctor who tested all his patients found that over 80% of them with an autoimmune disease had excessive mercury toxicity levels. They are difficult to get rid of, and are especially harmful as they disrupt cell metabolism. Heavy metals like Mercury are too toxic for our Liver to handle so they slowly collect in our body, irritate cells and literally can wipe out the immune system. For some people, Mercury toxicity (and other toxic metals) could be a major cause of their fatigue, discomfort, and chronic disease.
Also Western governments have been seeding the upper atmosphere with superfine heavy metals like aluminium. Called chemtrails, these are an attempt to reflect sunlight and reduce global warming. Unfortunately, they gradually fall to earth. Add this to the dental Mercury toxicity caused by normal chewing and acid erosion of fillings…we really have a problem.
A Harvard School of Public Health study found that particulates with a diameter less than 10 microns pose a serious threat to public health. On April 21, 2001, the New York Times warned: 'These microscopic molecules are able to infiltrate the tiniest compartments in the lungs and pass readily into the bloodstream, and have been most strongly tied to illness and early death, particularly in people who are already susceptible to respiratory problems."
Michael Biamonte, at his health clinic, tested the mercury levels in his patients with various illnesses. He found that 84% of his clients with Candida had elevated mercury toxicity levels, and that they were 60% higher than normal. The exact same numbers held for clients with parasites. 86% of clients with Epstein Barr Virus had mercury toxicity levels elevated by 68%. For those with chemical sensitivities 85% were 70% elevated and found similar numbers for autoimmune diseases. Most other conditions were much lower.
This really opened my eyes to the damage mercury toxicity levels can cause. And to the fact that if you have a chronic fatigue, you have a very good chance of having elevated levels of mercury toxicity in your body.
Getting rid of mercury and other heavy metal toxicity is confounded by the bile loop. The liver picks up mercury from the bloodstream where cells have put it to be detoxified. However, rather than getting eliminated something else happens. The liver puts it into the bile in the intestines. Unfortunately, this mercury toxicity is rapidly absorbed once again into the blood stream with other fluids., or deposited in fatty tissue which serves as a toxic waste dump. (see detox for weight loss) So instead of the liver being able to get rid of the mercury toxicity it detoxifies, the mercury toxicity gets routed back into the body. This is also what happens with the bio toxins produced by microorganisms in the body. They continually get routed back into the blood from the bile.
Methyl mercury binds anywhere and everywhere, in genetic dependent proportions. Females retain methyl mercury 2:1 over males. It accumulates in the central nervous system, the endocrine system, and every major organ, as well as the body at large. (They may well do the same for these other bio toxins.)
Perhaps the most devastating are the pituitary, thyroid, hypo campus and adrenal gland methyl mercury toxicity accumulations. These disruptions help bring on fatigue, mind fog, short term memory loss, concentration problems, and headaches. People can lose their sense of balance. Women can develop early menopause and endodemitriosis from loss of proper hormone regulation.
If the heavy metal toxicity accumulation is in the immune system, the immune system can suffer severe damage. If the brain is the focus, all sorts of mental disorders can occur. If it happens in the liver or kidneys, acute diseases can attack those organs. In muscles, pain. In joints, arthritis.
Heavy Metal Toxicology
Human history is cluttered with screw-ups of catastrophic proportion. In a list that would extend for miles, Incorrect ideas about mercury is one that really stands out. Although it’s a natural element found in the earth’s crust, often in regions with volcanic activity, its natural status doesn’t mean it’s safe
In general heavy metals produce their toxicity by forming complexes or "ligands" with organic compounds.
These modified biological molecules in the body then lose their ability to function properly, and result in malfunction or death of the affected cells.
The most common groups involved in ligand formation are oxygen, sulfur, and nitrogen. When metals bind to these groups they may inactive important enzyme systems, or affect protein structure.
Mercury, often called quicksilver, is a naturally occurring metal.
While most people think of mercury as the shiny, silver - white substance used in traditional thermometers, this form of mercury - known as elemental, or metallic mercury - is only one of three forms the metal can take.
As the planet burns coal (7 billion tons in 2007 and rising), we release thousands of tons of mercury into the atmosphere and as a result, mercury levels are increasing worldwide in our planet’s marine environment.
- Algae (seaweed) absorbs mercury in a form called methyl mercury, which is toxic to human brains.
- As small fish and shrimp eat algae, they accumulate methyl mercury in their tissues. As larger and larger fish move up the food chain, methyl mercury levels increase substantially.
- Shark, tilefish, blue fin tuna, and swordfish are at the top of the food chain and have very high mercury levels.
The consumption of fish is by far the most significant source of ingestion-related mercury exposure in humans and animals, whether caught in local lakes and streams or bought in a grocery store.
Forms of Mercury
Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. It exists in several forms:
• elemental or metallic mercury,
• inorganic mercury compounds, and
• organic mercury compounds.
Sources of Mercury
Mercury is an element in the earth's crust. Humans cannot create or destroy mercury. Pure mercury is a liquid metal, sometimes referred to as quicksilver that volatizes readily.
It has traditionally been used to make products like thermometers, switches, and some light bulbs.
Exposure to Mercury.
Mercury in the air eventually settles into water or onto land where it can be washed into water.
Once deposited, certain microorganisms can change it into methylmercury, a highly toxic form that builds up in fish, shellfish and animals that eat fish.
- Methylmercury is the major source of organic mercury for all individuals.
- The US FDA and the EPA advise women of child-bearing age, nursing mothers, and young children to completely avoid swordfish, shark, king mackerel and tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico
- The Mercury Policy Project recommended that albacore ( white Tuna) should never be given to childr
Few people who use the phrase today realize that there's a story of human suffering behind it; the term actually derives from an early industrial occupational disease. Felt hats were once very popular in North America and Europe; an example is the top hat.
The phrase "Mad as a Hatter" originated in the 1800's from the observation that people (hatters) who used mercury to process felt for hats often developed mental changes. An early step was to brush a solution of a mercury compound - usually mercurous nitrate - on to the fur to roughen the fibers and make them mat more easily
Physical symptoms include trembling (known at the time as hatter's shakes), loosening of teeth, loss of co-ordination, and slurred speech; mental ones include irritability, loss of memory, depression, anxiety, and other personality changes.
This was called “Mad Hatter Syndrome.”
The people who then wore these "Fur Products" were also affected !!!
The problem with mercury is that any of the forms of mercury, mercury IS toxic to body.
Dental Amalgams Are A Major Source Of Mercury Toxicity
Amazing as it may seem, approximately 80% of our population have inside their mouths the most toxic non-radioactive substance on the planet. Mercury comprises 50% of all "silver" amalgam fillings that are placed in your mouth during routine dental procedures.
While substantial controversy exists regarding the toxicity and safety of dental amalgam fillings, they have been shown to release some level of mercury into the blood stream.
Research conducted as early as a decade ago reported that old fillings viewed under an electron microscope showed holes where the mercury had evaporated, releasing 40% of the mercury into the body over a ten year period.
The harmful effects of mercury on the body are almost too numerous to count.
In many cases it can take up to twenty-five years for disease symptoms from mercury poisoning to manifest.
Surface particles of elemental mercury from amalgams are acted upon by oral and intestinal bacteria to produce methyl mercury, an even more toxic form of mercury that targets the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, and the brain.
Mercury rapidly absorbs across the blood-brain barrier and interferes with the transmission of nerve impulses to the rest of the body.
The "Problem" With Mercury
The problem is Mercury simply “Loves" Sulfur in the body too much.
So much so, that it will compete with other molecules for Sulfur and can usually "steal" Sulfur out of other molecular structures, in effect killing them.
Mercury (Hg) interacts with brain tubulin and disassembles microtubules that maintain neurite structure.
If it can't steal Sulfur, Mercury will bond to the Sulfur atom the best it can. This usually prevents the molecule from performing its function.
Sulfur is part of our blood cells as well as many other proteins and enzymes. Many systems in our bodies are very much like today's Industrial Assembly Lines. If one work station stops functioning the whole system can backup or get very crazy.
Antibodies in the body contain sulfur & are therefore attacked by mercury — thereby destroying the body's natural disease defence system.
It Should Be Obvious…No Amount of Mercury Can Be Considered Safe !
Mercury Toxicity Symptoms
The most important factor I experienced is that, like many other people with amalgam fillings, I over time developed an increase in the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF MERCURY AT A GLANCE
The nervous system is more sensitive to mercury toxicity than any other organ in the body.
Mercury has recently been documented to be associated with arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies, developmental delays, impaired vision and hearing, motor function, brain function, IQ
General symptoms of mercury toxicity
Mercury particularly accumulates in the mitochondria ('powerhouses') of the cells where it inhibits energy production.
The presence of mercury in the circulation and the effects on energy production lead to:
• A profound exhaustion and fatigue (chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia)
• Low body temperature
• Cold hands and feet
• Unexplained changes in weight : weight gain & the inability to “loose it”, or weight loss
• Changes in appetite
• Excessive thirst
• Headaches and migraines
• Difficulty getting to sleep, and staying asleep & Insomnia
• Early waking
• Sleepiness during the day
Mercury has an adverse effect on the immune system, inhibiting the body’s ability to fight infection.
Illnesses associated with mercury poisoning
There are a wide range of illnesses that have been linked with mercury poisoning including:
• Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
• Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
• Multiple sclerosis (MS)
• Autoimmune diseases
• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
What most consumers don't know is that pharmaceutical companies usethimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative, in MOST vaccines & injections. . . including ALL FLU Vaccines and some recommended childhood vaccines. (Since 2001, with the exception of some influenza vaccines(flu), thimerosal was banned to be used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines. . . . it's questionable whether big pharmaceutical companies comply or not.)
Ethylmercury is a breakdown product of the antibacteriological agent ethylmercurithiosalicylate, which has been used as a topical antiseptic and a vaccine preservative
Mercury is ASLO highly reactive with selenium, an essential dietary element required by your body's enzymes. Among their numerous functions, enzymes prevent and reverse oxidative damage in the brain and endocrine organs.
The molecular mechanism of mercury toxicity involves its unique ability to irreversibly inhibit activities of co- enzymes, such as thioredoxin reductase. Although it has many additional functions, thioredoxin reductase restores vitamins C and E, as well as a number of other important antioxidant molecules, back into their reduced forms, enabling them to counteract oxidative damage within body cells
High mercury exposures deplete the amount of cellular selenium available for the biosynthesis of thioredoxin reductase and other selenoenzymes that prevent and reverse oxidative damage, which, if the depletion is severe and long lasting, results in brain cell dysfunctions that can ultimately cause death.
Luckily most of us were born with a define against exposure to mercury, initiated by specific sequences of genetic code that cause most people to expel the metal in 30 to 40 days. Not everyone carries this natural resistance, however. A small minority of people carry genetic codes that apparently causes their cells to retain mercury - greatly increasing the chance for cellular damage.
Such genetic differences may explain why some people are more susceptible to mercury poisoning than others.
The first step is to get a professional diagnosis. In this practice we test using Autonomic Response Testing (ART) with Clinical Kinesiology Diagnosis is used to accurately detect mercury toxicity and other toxic substances.
A natural approach to dealing with this would be using something that contains high levels of alginates. Alginates absorb heavy metals like mercury toxicity and other toxins in the intestines where they have been secreted by the bile. As these alginates cannot be absorbed, they are excreted from the body, taking the mercury toxicity and other toxins they have absorbed with them. This is called chelating. However, this will not remove the deposits locked up in the fatty tissue. An agent capable of blitzing the fat tissue open is required to release the toxins back into the blood stream in order that they are chelated out of the body. This step is often missed by a lot of therapists.
Systemic chelation is the key to complete heavy metal detoxification. There are doctors offering IV chelation for heavy metal detoxification, and charging a fortune for the treatments. IV devivery is both unnecessary and time consuming. It also does not address any secondary infections allergies or leaky gut syndrome which may have occurred as a result of the toxicity…so don’t be fooled.
In this practice you are in the hands of a professionally trained therapist Oral supplementation with specific nutrients, and detoxification diet regime. My clients enjoy fantastic results, and a huge improvement in their wellbeing and health.
In summary, Mercury toxicity in addition to the accumulation of other environmental heavy metal filaments is on the increase. There is increasing evidence that heavy metal, especially mercury toxicity, is the precursor to many debilitating diseases, such as auto immune disease. Accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms is needed to ascertain if you have heavy metal toxicity. Left untreated, this can be disastrous to your health.
For professional help please contact Linda on 02866328200