Heavy Metals Poisoning
The term “heavy metal ” refers to a class of metals on the periodic table having a particular number of electrons on its outer shell. It’s a relatively dense metal on the periodic table, the origins of which took place at the moment of the Big Bang. The concept is sometimes extended to include metallics like arsenic and antimony. Although more specific definitions have been proposed, none have obtained widespread acceptance. Some heavy metals have niche uses, or are notably toxic, and some are essential in trace amounts.
The United States Pharmacopeia has specific tests to define heavy metals, depending on the colors and impurities in their respective classes. The term refers to metals with insoluble sulfides and hydroxides, whose salts produce colored solutions in water and within complexes. These properties make them difficult for the body to excrete. From a practical standpoint, in terms of geo-engineering, this means they can tint the sky when disbursed as aerosols. This is supported by scientific literature.
Some heavy metals, especially cadmium, mercury and lead, are potentially hazardous because of their intrinsic toxicity, especially environmental. Other commonly encountered toxic heavy metals include chromium, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, arsenic, selenium silver, antimony, and thallium. Heavy metals regarded as essential for human health in small quantities include vanadium, manganese, iron, cobalt, copper, zinc, selenium, strontium and molybdenum. A deficiency of these biologically essential elements may increase susceptibility to heavy metal poisoning. In fact, they are often employed as part of the strategy to cleanse heavy metal poisons from the body.
Metals comprising your body’s internal and external environment.
A Toxic World? We Think So.
We live in a toxic world – not by chance, by design. Toxic materials surround us and have become part of our biological make-up. Their presence in our bodies represents significant risk. That’s the main reason American’s have the highest rates of neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Your immune, circulatory, respiratory, neurological, musculoskeletal, and detoxification systems fight hard every day because of these toxins. It’s impossible to remain healthy when conductive metals inundate your tissues, each carrying a different electrical charge and creating cross signaling static between your nerves and tissue cells. They also attract and support yeasts and fungus in the body that can lead to cancers.
Heavy metals demonstrate a strong affinity for eye tissue, particularly relevant for women using heavy metal -containing cosmetics daily.
The list of offending substances containing heavy metals is exhaustive; herbicides, pesticides, dental fillings, implants, home and industrial compounds, various contact exposures, exogenous hormones, air and water pollution, foods, packaging, cosmetics, diesel fuel, gasoline, and many more substances we’re not even aware of. The body tries detoxing them, but the shear level of exposure and tenacity with which they attach to tissues creates high acidity levels, which increase cancer risk via candida infestation and lowered blood oxygen levels. At anti-agingremeides.com, I discuss the importance of blood oxygen from a cellular perspective.
Some of the diseases associated with heavy metals include autoimmune, neurological, hormonal and glandular, cardiovascular, emotional, digestive, dermatological, respiratory, and all the chronic disease processes found in the Merck diagnostic manual.
- Autoimmune Diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, M.S.)
- Endocrine Imbalances (Thyroid disease)
- Generalized Fatigue
- Neurological Problems (Parkinson’s)
- Gastrointestinal Problems (IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease)
- Cardiac Disease (Hypertension, Arrhythmias)
- Skin Disorders (eczema, psoriasis)
- Chronic Infections
Liver Function Essential
Optimal liver function is required for the maintenance of optimum health through the filtering of blood. The cytochrome P-450 enzyme system is an elegantly designed ‘software program’ the liver uses to disable toxins and dispose of them through the portal vein. When enzymes are missing, poisonous toxins accumulate in fat inside the liver. Over many years, these unhealthy fat deposits clog your liver tubules, raising blood pressure and causing high cholesterol. This places the kidneys at risk, while increasing the likelihood of heart attack. Fatty degeneration of the liver can also lead to cancer and liver transplantation.
Heavy exercise and the correct supplements, like alpha-lipoic acid and reduced glutathione found at anti-agingremedies.com, can help release fat, generate energy, and give your liver a better chance at clearing toxins out. This can only happen if continued toxic environmental and dietary exposure is controlled. There are many supplements and strategies we employ at Anti-Aging Remedies, but only with accurate testing can the correct combination be determined . Routine lab tests provide a fragmented picture of the problem, often leading to misdiagnosis. So called ‘normal’ values are really average values, skewed to a sick population. The bell curve range of what is considered normal are based on averages compiled on an ever increasingly sick population. This distorted lens is another example of the failure of medicine, putting patients at risk by delaying appropriate care.
Government regulatory agencies use these skewed values in setting accepted ‘safe’ exposure levels. The ultimate detriment to human health and safety is immeasurable. Every patient needs to be treated as an individual, using individualized testing, both in the clear and in the presence of of the toxic exposure. Endo-toxin function testing, hormone testing, environmental toxicity load, food sensitivity burdens, plus a wide spectrum of special exposure metrics addressing microwave, ELF, EMF and VLF frequencies, can reveal the true and hidden sources of toxic exposure. There are so many variables to keep track of that only a professional with experience and knowledge in all areas can find which are offending. It is then a case of determining by testing, which remedies will best correct the problem. You must also be neutralized, and immunized from further exposure by cloak with essential fatry acids and free radical quenching antioxidants.
Brain and nerves are primary targets for heavy metals
Forms of Chelation and Therapies
The word chelation is derived from Greek – meaning to grab tenaciously, as if with hooks. This is the removal of accumulated metals and other toxic residues that clog arteries in the heart and peripheral tissues, causing inflammation. This leads to degeneration at the involved sites of infestation.
Artificial fertilization of crops with urea nitrates results in precipitates infiltrating your blood vessels. These deposits attract cholesterol that causes heart arteries to clog This can cause stroke and cardiovascular attack. Releasing these metals into the peripheral tissues during detox diets can be symptomatic in itself, and lead to Herxheimer reactions involving Candida, mood swings, food cravings, and erratic blood glucose changes.
Chelation can take the form of oral, intravenous, and other more exotic delivery systems, including rectal and skin. Recognized substances with chelating effects include EDTA, DMPS diatomaceous earth, bentonite clay, and other substances such as zeolite. The fulvates, fulvic and humic acid formulas are powerful stabilizing probiotics derived from decaying soil matter. Considered to be the most chemically active compounds in soil, humic substances contain many nutritional phytochemical groups, including natural sterols, hormones, fatty acids, polyphenols, and ketones, as well as phytochemical subgroups of compounds such as flavonoids, flavones, flavins, catechins, tannins, quinones, isoflavones, and tocopherols, among others. These compounds are some of the most valuable and promising anti-cancer nutrients known. They increase the type of aerobic glycolysis that can slow cancer by re-establishing high blood oxygen levels. Do all these things work? It depends. Everyone is different – metabolically, genetically and functionally. The health of one’s gut and blood sets the stage for the battle between good and bad microbes. A multi-pronged attack on toxicity levels using detox and flushing, repopulation of enzyme, prebiotic – probiotic pathways, and restoration of mitochondrial cellular energy systems is mission critical.
FDA Weighs In
Not that the FDA is the last word, nor that they are an objective arbiter of truth, but they do approve the use of EDTA intravenously for lead detoxification and sometimes mercury. Most often this is in the context of childhood exposures to lead, and only when levels exceed specific metrics. Do not look to the government for truthful information, since the system has been broken since the 1980’s.
Ionic Foot Bath Therapy
This form of detoxification is safe and effective, is used by many naturepathic offices and is growing in popularity. The principle involves using an ionic diffusion gradient created through water and utilizing the skin. Both feet are placed in a basin of warm water containing a metal coil carrying a micro-current. Frequency waves pass from the coil element into the water, pulsed fields creating a charged polarity gradient that causes toxins to be pulled out through the skin. This micro-current simultaneously delivers a therapeutic effect to the extensive acupuncture points located on both feet.
The therapy can be augmented by adding Pink Himalayan salt containing 84 trace minerals. According to those who’ve used this therapy, the water starts out clear and soon becomes dirty with varying shades of green, black, amber orange, depending on the locations from which the toxins and metals are being released. Bubble represent lymphatic toxins being release. Sessions can last from 15 to thirty minutes and are painless.
The science behind this device is based on the valence shell charge of toxins being a different polarity that the coil. This sets up a reaction that electromagnetically attracts the poisons in your blood. With a series of 15 to 20 of these treatments, the deeper tissues are reached and their toxic metabolites can be seen filling the tub following a session. Patient’s report a loosening of joint pain and stiffness, more energy and improved complexion. They also think more clearly.
Detoxing from the feet.
Reduced Glutathione Magnesium Suppository
See Dean, C. The Magnesium Miracle.
See Dean, C. The Magnesium Miracle.
Magnesium is probably the most overlooked trace mineral, yet in terms of your heart, blood pressure and overall health – its is arguably the most important. It is in effect, nitroglycerin to the body. It promotes optimal energy, maintains healthy blood pressure, and balances all the other minerals in the blood. An intimate relationship exists between calcium and magnesium, calcium relaxes and magnesium energizes.
Considering all the pathways magnesium participates in, your longevity may well depend on maintaining healthy levels of this vital nutrient. The only downside of magnesium supplementation is that the high amount that is necessary can occasionally cause loose stools of diarrhea. For this reason, I recommend magnesium mineral salt baths three times per week as a therapeutic modality for detoxification and replenishment. You can also introduce magnesium enemas, holding the fluid for 20 -30 minutes, the magnesium gains direct access to the bloodstream this way.
Absorbing Nutrients Through The Colon
The colon lining is responsible for the re-absorption of water, useful during hot weather and conditions of dehydration. The colon recycles water through the body. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM, the lungs recycle this moisture for the purpose of maintaining optimal humidity levels in the body. Picture the lungs as a continuous misting apparatus, similar to the misting jets in your grocery store produce department. The misting mositurizes your organs so they can perform better and carry out their individual rolls which require the H2O molecule.
By employing suppository therapies and using different mineral and electrolyte enemas, patients can replace many of the nutrients less easily tolerated by the digestive tract. I have used them myself, and I’ve recommended them to patients.
Ozonated olive oil can also be placed into a large capsule, then inserted into the colon – the ozone diffuses through the colon wall, killing pathogens on its way as it releases oxygen molecules, shrinking tumors and polyps with advanced use.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant and free radical quencher. It plays a vital role in Phase Two liver P-450 enzyme stream pathways. Without it, toxins pile up inside the liver – stuck in Phase One resulting in fatty degeneration of the liver and cancer.
Glutathione is an important cellular defense nutrient that helps the body prevent and fight off infections and chronic degenerative disease. With its partner selenium, the duo is equipped to take on virus, and the cellular invasions caused by prions and viral proteins. Glutathione is often compared with vitamin C, rather unfairly – since both these anti-oxidants play their own unique role in the immune process by helping maintain resistance to infections.
Repairs DNA Damage
Glutathione is involved in DNA repair, detoxification of drugs, chemicals, radiation, metabolic waste, bacteria, airborne toxins, and carcinogenic agents – our everyday environment. Sulfur is an integral part of the glutathione enzyme structure, and because of sulfur’s location on the periodic table below oxygen, the two elements have similar electron configurations in their outer shell. This makes them analogs of one-another, and therefor complementary in function.
Sulfur affects the cell membrane, guiding its energy gradient for safe transport of sodium, potassium, magnesium and selenium into the cell. Sulfur plays a vital role in the chelation and detoxification of heavy metal poisons. This is another reason why cruciferous vegetables, red garlic and red and white onions are so important to consume on a regular basis. Last but not least, fresh free range organic eggs represent the ‘perfect food’, high in both protein and sulfur.