Mercury is a poisonous neurotoxin commonly found in everyday sources - from
drinking water to bleached flour and cosmetics. Behind lead, mercury is the
second most common metal toxin and both can pose great physical and mental
health problems. Learning problems, developmental delays and behavioral
problems are linked to lead, mercury and other heavy metal exposure. A 2000
report by the National Academy of Sciences stated that toxic chemicals and
other environmental factors cause about 3% of all developmental and
neurological disorders in the United States.
Mercury and heavy metal toxicity can cause or be mistaken for chronic
conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, autism, Attention Deficit
Disorder, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and a host of other
serious disorders. Children are especially susceptible to heavy metal
exposure. Even small amounts of lead, mercury and other heavy metals can pose
a threat to a child's developing brain.
Physical symptoms of mercury toxicity include:
- Mood swings.
- Depression and/or anxiety.
- "Brain fog."
- Chronic infections.
- Food allergies.
- Migraines and/or headaches.
- Gastrointestinal complaints.
- Visual disturbances.
- Chronic malaise.
- Chronic muscle or soft tissue pain.
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic physical or mental health condition,
discuss oral chelation with your healthcare professional. Removing mercury and
other heavy metals through a detoxification process can greatly improve
symptoms, or eliminate the symptoms altogether.
Oral chelation therapy is widely used for heavy metal detoxification. EDTA
(ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid) is the most commonly used chelator for
heavy metal detoxification. EDTA attaches itself to heavy metals and carries
the metals from the body. EDTA is safe and FDA-approved for treating lead
poisoning and toxicity from other heavy metals. A quality EDTA oral chelation
formula will target mercury, lead, arsenic, aluminum, plus another dozen or so
toxic heavy metals trapped deep within the organs, tissues and bones.
Detoxification is the "upstream" approach to addressing chronic health
concerns. Detoxification removes the root cause of the problem instead of
simply addressing the symptoms. In traditional health care, symptoms are often
addressed using pharmaceutical drugs, which can further add to the body's
After cleansing to body of heavy metals and other toxins through chelation
therapy, avoiding future exposure to heavy metals is important.
First, avoid "silver" amalgam fillings and consider replacing silver fillings
with porcelain materials. The porcelain is not as durable as amalgam fillings
but they are more attractive and healthier. Silver (amalgam) fillings contain
about 50 percent mercury by weight. Research studies show that even small
amounts of mercury can damage the brain and internal organs and suppress the
immune system. The World Health Organization reports that the daily intake of
mercury from amalgam fillings exceeds the combined intake of all mercury
consumed from food, water and air. A study of human autopsies found a strong
correlation between the number of silver fillings and the amount of mercury
found in the brain. Mercury is a suspected cause of Alzheimer's Disease.
Second, demand thimerosal-free vaccines when vaccinating an infant. Thimerosal
is a mercury-based preservative used in vaccines. For every vaccine that
contains thimerosal, there is at least one thimerosal-free brand. A growing
amount of evidence links thimerosal to neurodevelopmental disorders,
developmental delays, behavior problems, autism and Attention Deficit Disorder
and behavior problems.
Also avoid consuming bottom-feeder seafood like lobster, oysters and clams
that may contain toxic levels of mercury. Tuna, mackerel, and swordfish
contain the highest levels of mercury of all fish.
Mercury, lead and other environmental factors are everywhere - in the air we
breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. You might not be able to
completely avoid all exposure but you can limit your exposure.
To maintain health and remove toxins, detoxify the body annually with oral
chelation therapy. Between detoxifications, maintain a regular exercise habit.
Sweat release toxins from the body so any exercise program that causes you to
break a sweat will cleanse the body and boost the immune system.
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