Heavy Metal Detox
Heavy Metals and their Detoxification
Heavy metals in the body
In trace amounts, certain metals have benefical
physiological functions in the body –
however, when their presence
exceeds their physiological norm, they are a MAJOR cause
of immune system suppression, increased free radical activity (causing cellular
and tissue damage in vital organs) and disruption of cellular functions. Some
metals have no business being in the body at all and have a toxic effect at any
trace metals include:
Health- toxic metals include:
Some metals are not physiological metals, but can
aid health in small amounts
Health effects of toxic metals –
even at a low level, toxic heavy
metal ions can cause serious health
effects, including reduced growth and development, cancer, organ damage, nervous
system damage, and in extreme cases, death.
To give an idea of the problems caused by or associated with toxic metals:
Aluminum has been associated with Alzheimer's and
Parkinson's disease, senility, and presenile dementia.
Arsenic exposure can cause cancer, abdominal
pain, and skin lesions.
Cadmium exposure produces kidney damage and
Lead and mercury may cause the development of
autoimmunity – whereby the immune system
attacks its own cells. This can lead to joint diseases and ailments of the
kidneys, circulatory system, and neurons. At higher doses, lead and mercury can
cause irreversible brain damage.
Heavy metals enter the
body from various sources
transdermally acquired or via other
(silver colored ones contain mercury)
Food – Fish can
contain mercury and cadmium, aluminum
found in antacids, canned foods, aluminum foil, some baking sodas; arsenic in
Water – E.g.
arsenic , and more
Cookware – E.g
iron or aluminum pans contaminate food
E.g. arsenic, cadmium; coal burning adds mercury to the air, etc.
E.g. arsenic in wood preservatives, cadmium in some paints
Lead water pipes –
introduce lead into water
Gasoline – lead
Batteries - lead
How to detoxify the body of heavy metals
“Tools” to help rid the body of heavy metals :
chelation by I.V. or Bio-chelat®
promotes excretion over base-line of cadmium, lead and mercury
How to Supplement
(Lugol’s Solution recommended)
- protects cells from aluminum, mercury,
lead, cadmium, beryllium and nickel
Silver dental amalgams
containing mercury should be removed by a holistic/biological dentist
- with the concurrent use of a heavy metal detoxification protocol.
Avoid taking in any more toxic heavy metals;
Lead poisoning diagnosed by analyzing blood samples -
The maximum allowed concentration of
lead is 10 micrograms (3.5 × 10 −7 ounces) per deciliter of blood.
Hair samples give meaningful data on heavy metal
the United States Environmental Protection Agency reviewed over 400 studies of
the use of hair for toxic metal detection, concluding that:
“Hair is a meaningful and representative tissue for (biological monitoring for)
antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium,
copper, lead, mercury, nickel, vanadium and perhaps selenium and tin.“
How do heavy metals cause problems in the body?
The heavy metal ions form
complexes with proteins involving carboxylic acid
amine (–NH 2 ),
(modified biological molecules) lose their ability
to function properly and result in the malfunction or death of the cells - When metal ions bind to
these groups, they inactivate important enzyme systems, or affect protein
structure ( linked to the catalytic
properties of enzymes).
Heavy metals may also
increase formation of damaging radicals -
that can oxidize and cause damage to body molecules, cells and tissues of vital
– Heavy Metal Toxins