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Mercury Toxicity


The Agency for Toxic Substances and disease registry in the US was established by congress to monitor the effects of hazardous substances on human health.  On its 2007 list, of 275 substances known to be harmful to human health, mercury was number 3.  The first two are arsenic and lead .  Most of our exposure to mercury comes in the form of small, frequent amounts, building up slowly over time.  Because of this slow build-up, and the variations in symptoms, which are similar to many common health problems, most people do not even think that toxicity could be at the root of their problems.   A combination of genetic susceptibility, nutrition, stress, exposure to toxins, dose and biochemical variation all control the ability of our bodies to deal with the effects of mercury.  Our general low level  of essential nutritional minerals makes it easier for  mercury, lead and cadmium to bind to our cells instead.  Over time this alters the function of those cells.  Toxic metals can cause or contribute to many chronic illnesses through oxidative stress, inhibiting the body’s production of its own anti-oxidants, blocking  enzymes from doing their jobs and poisoning sulphur biochemistry.   Some of the health issues that toxic metals can cause or contribute to are:  
·       Alzheimer’s Disease ·       Parkinson’s Disease ·       Multiple Sclerosis ·       Autism, ASD ·       Cancers ·       Fatigue ·       Depression ·       Anxiety ·       Food and drug addictions ·       Insulin resistance ·       Diabetes ·       Learning difficulties ·       Allergies ·       Asthma ·       Adrenal gland exhaustion ·       Digestive problems ·       Hormonal imbalances ·       Memory problems

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Amalgam fillings - the problem
 History is littered with discoveries made, and then forgotten or buried, as they were inconvenient.  The use of mercury as a dental restorative is a great example.  The main regulatory body for dentists in the USA, the American Society of Dental Surgeons ruled that its members should sign a pledge never to use dental amalgam (which is approximately 50% mercury).  This was due to concerns over the effect of mercury on health, with its well-known links to dementia and loss of body coordination.  This was in 1845.  The ASDS eventually folded as members flocked to a new organisation that encouraged the use of amalgam.   It is only in the last few years that the dental profession has reawoken to the toxicity of mercury.  

Did you know that, ·      
  • Dental amalgam makes up 1/3 of the mercury in the American sewerage system, and 5% of total mercury emissions. ·      
  • American dentists in 1995 used approx. 70,000 kg mercury in a year. ·      
  • As of 2008 the FDA committee looking at amalgam refused to confirm its safety. ·      
  • Dental amalgam use is restricted in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Denmark and Austria. 
  • Japanese and Swiss dental schools do not teach amalgam placement as their main form of tooth restoration. ·      
  • The WHO reports that there is no safe level of mercury in the body. ·      
  • The FDA and WHO have never approved amalgam as an implant material. ·      

Guidelines from the US agency for Toxic substances and Disease Registry state that the amount of mercury leaking from one amalgam filling over time is above the long-term level required to cause brain damage. ·       Dental regulations on the safe handling and disposal of mercury amalgam are very stringent and safety conscious.  Great care must be taken, and yet it appears, according to them, that the only safe place for dental amalgam is in someone’s mouth. Scary stuff.  Fortunately less people are having amalgam fillings now and there are increasing moves to ban this implant material.  The problem with amalgam fillings is that the mercury in them leaches out slowly and much of it is absorbed into the body.  Chewing and brushing teeth that have amalgam fillings raises the level of mercury vapour in the mouth.  Mercury levels remained raised for 90 minutes after chewing a meal.  The mercury in amalgams has been found in the gums, kidney, liver and intestines of monkeys who had amalgam fillings put in their teeth.  Mercury levels in the kidneys post amalgam rise for a year after the filling is done . 

Even more worrying are studies showing higher brain concentrations of mercury in animals exposed to dental amalgam.  Mercury levels were 8 times that of normal controls after 2 months of exposure, and twice as high as the rats fed a mercury-laden diet.  Mercury from amalgam when placed in the teeth of pregnant ewes was found in foetal blood and amniotic fluid within 2 days of placement.  The mercury from the fillings was also found in the liver and brain of the foetus.  The placenta progressively concentrated mercury as the pregnancy went on.  In women who had pre existing amalgam fillings mercury levels were higher in breast milk and amniotic fluid, and higher in the brain, kidney and liver of infants.  Blood levels of mercury are not accurate as the mercury is absorbed and bound to body tissues so quickly.  Mercury can bind to any body tissue and disrupt any metabolic process in the body.  Amalgam fillings are also associated with increased anxiety and depression in women.   Removal of amalgam fillings with their replacement by composite/ porcelain is beneficial to health when done properly.  It is vital that the correct support is given before, during and after amalgam removal to ensure that there is no addition of mercury to the existing body burden.  Removing amalgam fillings correctly, leads to the normalisation of body chemistry.  Mercury levels in the plasma and the red blood cells dropped, LDH carried in the blood returned to normal levels, as did various other white blood cell levels.

This is a great example of the effect of mercury on the whole body, and of the benefits to your health of removing your amalgams.  A study of people who had used DMPS to help detox alongside the removal of their amalgams found that 78% of people were satisfied or very satisfied with their treatment, with only 9.5% disappointed.  DMPS is not a very efficient way of removing mercury from the body, micronized chlorella is much more effective, safer and better tolerated.  

What you can do: v    
  • If you need new dental work, have composite or ceramic fillings, never amalgam. v    
  • Follow the procedures outlined in this book to have your amalgams removed. v    
  • Find a dentist expert in amalgam removal if you need yours removed.  




Mercury in Vaccines.
  Excert from “Deadly Immunity”,  Robert F. Kennedy Jr, 2005
 “According to a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency's massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines -- thimerasol -- appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. "I was actually stunned by what I saw," Verstraeten told those assembled at Simpsonwood, citing the staggering number of earlier studies that indicate a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism. Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely young infants -- in one case, within hours of birth -- the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children.   The CDC paid the Institute of Medicine to conduct a new study to whitewash the risks of thimerosal, ordering researchers to "rule out" the chemical's link to autism. It withheld Verstraeten's findings, even though they had been slated for immediate publication, and told other scientists that his original data had been "lost" and could not be replicated. And to thwart the Freedom of Information Act, it handed its giant database of vaccine records over to a private company, declaring it off-limits to researchers. By the time Verstraeten finally published his study in 2003, he had gone to work for GlaxoSmithKline and reworked his data to bury the link between thimerosal and autism”.

  • A child getting vaccinated with all the recommended jabs up to 2001 would receive more than their recommended safe maximum level of exposure to mercury during their first 6 months of life.  ·      
During a review required by the Food and Drug Modernization Act, it was learned that infants receive more mercury in the first six months of life than is considered safe according to federal guidelines. For a twelve-to-fourteen month old child receiving vaccines on the Universal Childhood Immunization Schedule as they are typically delivered (four to six shots in one doctors visit), they may receive forty or more times the amount of mercury than is considered safe according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. The EPA guidelines were confirmed to be accurate through an independent evaluation conducted by the National Research Council (NRC)

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Mercury is a naturally occurring element in the crust, oceans and atmosphere of the globe.  The burning of fossil fuels is a major source of mercury in the environment.  Other major sources are incinerators and crematoria.  The latter is due to the amalgam fillings in the mouth of the deceased.  There are now special filters to prevent the escape of this form of mercury.  It is amazing, the only place amalgam fillings seem to be considered safe......is in your mouth.  Three times more mercury is found in rain now compared to levels before the industrial revolution.  Over the last 30 years levels have been steadily rising. Other major sources of mercury come from food, particularly fish.  Industrial pollution leaching into the sea and lakes, and rain bourn toxins have been absorbed up through the food chain by plankton, algae etc, eaten by small fish who are eaten by progressively larger fish until we eat those large fish.  Fish, marine mammals and shellfish can, depending on where they are caught, have relatively high levels of methyl mercury, a more dangerous form than elemental mercury as it is absorbed and bound into body tissue much more easily.  Tuna, Marlin and Swordfish are particularly high in mercury.


Aluminium
Aluminium is the most common metal on the earth, and close to being a ‘heavy metal’.  It is used in food packaging, pans, antacids, inside toothpaste tubes, as aluminium foil and in deodorants. Certain foods have high levels, either from the soils they were grown in / food they were fed, tendency to absorb aluminium or as an additive.  Most deodorants and antacid tablets contain aluminium and vaccines which do not contain ‘live’ antigens also have aluminium.  Certain foods contain higher levels of Aluminium.  Approximately 1% of dietary aluminium is absorbed in the normal gut.  Aluminium pans can also leach metal into food, particularly if the food is acidic.  Tomato sauce cooked in an aluminium pan can accumulate 3-6mg per 100g of sauce. Non-acidic foods cooked in aluminium can contain 1mg per 100g.  Rhubarb is probably the worst food to cook in aluminium.
Some foods and their aluminium levels:
Food Aluminium micro grams per 100g
Mussels 27,000 Krill 6,300 Parmesan 2,000 Spinach 970 Brussels sprouts 420 Corn Flakes 410 Brown Sugar 410 Avocados 390

  Aluminium has been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, kidney problems in babies and behavioural issues in older children.  There has been controversy for some time about the risk of breast cancer from deodorants, partly because of the tendency of the left breast to be more affected than the right, the left armpit receives more deodorant than the right armpit in a right-handed woman.  This has never been proved.  However recent evidence has shown that in women with breast cysts, the level of aluminium in the fluid of the cyst was far far higher than levels in the serum (fluid part of the blood).  Women who suffer from cystic breasts (gross cystic breast disease) are more likely to get breast cancer. Chronic exposure to aluminium can affect the ability of the liver to regenerate.  As we rely on the liver for much of our detoxifying abilities, this is not good news. The link between aluminium and Alzheimer’s is suggested but not considered to be proven.  Areas of high aluminium levels in the water are associated with a 50% increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  The increased level of aluminium in the brains of those who have died of Alzheimer’s disease could be due to the disease itself, or be a cause of it, or more likely a bit of both.  It is concerning that aluminium is being injected into many elderly people every year in the form of the flu vaccine.  Aluminium in the nervous system can affect the ability of the mitochondria, the energy producing powerhouses of the cell, to function and produce energy.  This affects the structure of important nervous system cells called astrocytes.  Metal ions are associated with many pathological processes in the neurodegenerative diseases, including protein aggregation and oxidative stress .  A recent research study tested the impact of low dose aluminium in the diet on the behaviour, brain and learning ability of mice bred for Alzheimer’s disease testing.  They found that doses of Al comparable to human intake caused impaired learning and memory, and an increase in cell proliferation in key areas of the brain indicating a reactive response by the brain to the toxic insult.  Extrapolating this to humans the authors of the study suggest that aluminium may impair brain function in the general population at the current level of intake.  Aluminium in water has also been shown to adversely affect the memory and body weight in rats.  It is most likely that aluminium is only one of the factors involved in Alzheimer’s disease.  People undergoing kidney dialysis can get so called dialysis dementia when the aluminium level in the water used for dialysis is too high.   Though they can suffer memory loss and convulsions, the characteristic tangles in affected brain cells in Alzheimer’s are not seen in dialysis dementia. 

Chelation therapy (metal removal therapy) is viewed as a valuable approach in treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Curcumin (turmeric) in the diet can protect the brain against oxidative stress caused by aluminium by increasing the activity of antioxidant enzymes.  This is an easy dietary modification to make as turmeric can be used in many dishes, alternatively capsules can be taken. We are more vulnerable to aluminium absorption and toxicity when we are low in zinc, magnesium and / or iron.  Supplementing these can reduce the risk of damage from aluminium

Lead
Lead has been conclusively linked to poor behaviour, low concentration, slower reaction times and lower IQ levels in children.  These studies helped to remove lead from petrol.  Lead levels are lower now but we are still exposed through old pipes and paint, and lead that have accumulated in the environment over time from previous pollution.  For women there is one major source of lead exposure.  For lovers of very red lipsticks, beware.  Many contain high lead levels. 


Metal toxicity - what you can do:
What you can do:     
  • Never have silver amalgam fillings.
  •    If you have amalgams, prepare properly for their removal, then go to a dentist who specialises in safe amalgam removal.
  •  Do not chew gum.
  •  Prepare well for amalgam removal.     
  • Use Phase 1-3 Detox to bind mercury in the mouth and body. 
  • Avoid eating fish with a high mercury level.
  • Do a heavy metal detox using micronised chlorella.
  • Do not use aluminium salt antacids.  Use bicarbonate of Soda if needed, or a aluminium free / low level clay.    
  • Do not cook in aluminium pans, particularly if cooking rhubarb or tomatoes.   
  •  Do not drink out of aluminium drinks cans – the dented ones can have a break in the polymer coating the aluminium and can leach aluminium into the can.   
  • Take turmeric daily to prevent oxidative stress damage to brain cells.   
  •  Supplement calcium, magnesium and zinc. Add iron if needed.    
  • Avoid vaccines containing aluminium and/ or Thimerasol.  
  •  Find out if your lipstick contains lead.  Do not use it if it does.  
  • If you live in a house over 40 years old, check there are no lead pipes or paint.   


References.

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