Series Heavy metals toxicity – Symptoms of heavy metal overload, part 3

Symptoms of heavy metal overload (part 3 of my Heavy metals toxicity series)

Toxic metals can harm the human body in many obvious or subtitle ways. In general, they are competing in the body with specific minerals receptors therefore disturbing the processes facilitated by that specific mineral. For instance, copper is antagonist with Zinc in the body and high levels of it will affect all the enzymatic processes where zinc is required in the body. It will also push Zinc out of the body therefore leaving the body’s defense open because of impaired immune functioning.

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Here it is a list of symptoms. You might have more of them or only a few.

  • Chronic infections as Candida
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia (especially with copper because it stimulates adrenals)
  • Nausea
  • Chronic muscle, joints pain
  • Chronic fatigue and feeing sick
  • impaired blood sugar regulation
  • Foggy brain – forgetfulness and/or confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Food allergies
  • Gastrointestinal bloating and gas
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Dizziness
  • Mood swings, depression, anxiety
  • Developmental delay
  • Learning difficulties
  • Impaired cognitive, motor, and language skills
  • Miscarriage
  • Cancer

It is, in fact estimated that at least 90% of all chronic diseases can be linked in a way or another to environmental toxicity hence heavy metals overload.

How to choose a healthy diet

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How to choose a healthy diet

Most diets, including low carbs diet plans are best approached with care, because although one may work for your best friend, it may not work for you. For those who have serious weight problems and also have pre-existing issues such hypoglycemia, the popular diets usually will not do the trick. People are all individuals therefore need eating plans that cater to individual needs. Having said that, it must be pointed out that there are some diets that will be beneficial for most of the population.

To assess which particular diet plan will be beneficial, you can follow the guidelines below.

  1. Diet offers sufficient balance and a variety of carbohydrates, protein and fats.
  2. Diet does not exclude one particular food group, and encourage excessive consumption of another.
  3. Diet encourages exercise to complement sensible eating habits.
  4. Diet encourages awareness of portion sizes.
  5. Diet does not encourage unrealistic quick weight loss.
  6. Diet is backed up with medical research data.

These points are very much common sense, and provide a good framework which many nutrition professionals would broadly follow.

Oxygen, Cancer, & the Root Cause of Disease: Part 2

The Amazing Gavin

Sickness and disease are not caused by GERMS. If you have your thinking cap on… please read this follow on to yesterday’s post:

Mainstream medicine believes that virtually all illness is caused by germs or genetic hereditary weakness (as well as deformities and trauma injuries). Their solution and strategy is to have us believe that there are over 10,000 different diseases and that each of these diseases requires outside intervention from pharmaceutical drugs and surgeries.

THE TRUTH however, is that most illness is due to cellular malfunction caused by cellular toxicities and cellular malnutrition, both of which can be avoided and overcome naturally.

I could tell you many details of my beautiful Gavin’s life that could illustrate the ways that this is true. I saw it for myself, over and over, but was afraid to believe in it 100%. How could it be? The entire medical and specialty care industry…

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Oxygen, Cancer, and the Root Cause of Disease

The Amazing Gavin

There are prime and secondary causes of diseases. For example, the prime cause of the plague is the plague bacillus, but secondary causes of the plaque are filth, rats, and the fleas that transfer the plague bacillus from rats to man. By a prime cause of a disease I mean one that is found in EVERY case of the disease.

Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. All normal body cells meet their energy needs by respiration of oxygen, whereas cancer cells meet their energy needs in great part by fermentation. All normal body cells are thus obligate anaerobes, whereas all cancer cells are partial anaerobes. From the standpoint of the…

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Heavy metals series – part 2

Again on Mercury

Here it is a disturbing extract about Vaccines and Mercury poisoning.

Original source: http://www.bionutritionalcare.com/?page_id=35

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Vaccines and Mercury

“Thimerosal is a vaccine additive that was developed by Eli Lilly in 1929. Thimerosal is a form of ethylmercury, and is 50% mercury by weight. In the 1980s and 1990s, the recommended vaccine schedule increased dramatically. Infants were being given multiple doses of mercury-laced vaccines. During this decade, babies were injected with mercury levels that exceeded the federal safety levels for dietary mercury by 87 times. Concurrently, childhood illness skyrocketed and evidence of mercury toxicity became apparent in multitudes of children born in this era. By 1999, the government had asked pharmaceutical companies to remove all thimerosal from vaccines. This was not the first time that vaccine producers were ordered to remove this harmful preservative. In the 1940’s many drugs were made using mercury and all vaccines contained thimerosal. In 1948, a Blue Ribbon Panel of doctors was commissioned by Congress to look at all forms of mercury in products for human use. After a review of research, the panel of doctors concluded that thimerosal was very harmful and that even one part per million could cause neurological injury. All forms of mercury were ordered out of medications. The drug company, Eli Lilly fought hard to keep their product, thimerosal, on the market and as a result, mercury-containing products were left in circulation. Again in 1956 the CDC received reports of the toxicity of thimerosal and mercury. Finally, many drugs were pulled off the market, including Mecuricome and Methialade, common over-the-counter mercury based disinfectants. However, thimerosal still remained in vaccines. In 2007, the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health stated, “The ubiquitous and largely unchecked place of Thimerosal in pharmaceutical products… represents a medical crisis in the modern day.”

But Hasn’t Thimerosal Been Removed From Vaccines?

Congressional Hearings in 2000 – 2004 revealed the immense dangers of thimerosal and public pressure caused vaccine producers to finally take action. The amount of thimerosal was reduced in several vaccines leaving a “trace” amount. This has led many parents and pediatricians to believe that vaccines no longer contain mercury. However, what must be realized is that “trace” amounts can still be in excess of one part per million. Furthermore, when multiple vaccines are given at once, the cumulative mercury levels are significant and dangerous. When a child receives numerous vaccines in a single day, trace + trace + trace still equals a toxic exposure. Furthermore, numerous vaccines still contain up to 25 micrograms of thimerosal. The vaccines containing the highest levels of thimerosal include inoculations against the flu, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal disease, Japanese encephalitis, and Pertussis. Many combination vaccines like the DTaP, also contain thimerosal.

Over the past decade, the prevalence of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit disorder have been exploded to epidemic proportions.  A growing number of doctors, researchers and parents believe that mercury from vaccines plays a major role.

But even with supposed “mercury-free vaccines”, mercury isn’t the only toxic metal in childhood shots to be worried about.”

In my next post I will explore lead toxicity in children.

Heavy Metals toxicity series – part 1

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Recently, my interests drove my research to heavy metals toxicity. After receiving my son’s hair test analysis I have discovered with a bit of shock that his body is poisoned by many heavy metals: Cadmium, Arsenic, Aluminum, Lead and Tin. That pushed my researches for health in a new, unexplored direction and as I searched around like mad I decided to compile the information bundle for anyone who needs it.

Here it is a short description of Mercury.

Mercury

Mercury it is one of the most dangerous toxic metals because it has no  known beneficial role in human metabolism

It seems that although humans eliminate some of the mercury they lack a robust mechanism for mercury elimination. As a consequence Mercury levels tend to accumulate with chronic exposure.

Another concerning aspect is that it can cross the placenta and passed to a fetus and be found in breast milk. That means, we mothers having amalgam dental fillings pass the toxicity onto our babies. What a hard legacy to live with!

I’ll come back with more information about: Lead, Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium and Tin.

Light and Love

Elena

Acupuncture supports women’s health

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Acupuncture supports women’s health

The origins of acupuncture can be tracked back to China where it has been practiced for thousands of years. It is one of the oldest and most used health systems in the world. Acupuncture started spreading into the Western part of the world during the second half of the twentieth century.

Acupuncture -what is it?

Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy is based on believes that there are 2 opposing forces in the universe and human body, yin and yang. When they are in balance, the body is in a state of health with qi flowing unblocked through the body’s meridians. When the meridians become blocked then the life force, qi, doesn’t flow properly to keep the forces yin and yang in balance. As a result the dis-ease appears in the body.

Acupuncture is a holistic health system which focuses both on prevention and treatment of disease by unblocking the meridians of the human body. It involves the insertion of very fine needles through specific points on the patient’s body. The needles are inserted to various depths into meridians to stimulate the flow of qi or “life energy” how it is called. By stimulating the body’s various points, acupuncture can help improve sleep and digestive functions, can help with the management of pain and to increase the sense of well being.

Scientific evidence
Scientific studies illustrate acupuncture potential in treating a number of diseases. Acupuncture is a harmless and successful healing method when executed by a good practitioner.

The British National Health Service carried out some studies to review the efficiency of acupuncture for various conditions. There is evidence that acupuncture is a great complementary tool in treating dental pain, jaw pain and to control nausea after chemotheraphy.

Some other studies have indicated that acupuncture can be effectively used to treat lower back pain, migraines, osteoarthritis and painful periods in women.

Acupuncture for specific women’s heath issues

Women’s hormonal balance is a very fragile one and acupuncture can help manage or treat some of the specific medical issues that women have.

Infertility:

  • unexplained infertility
  • endometriosis

Pregnancy:

  • back pain during pregnancy (or just back pain)
  • morning sickness
  • postpartum depression

Period related problems:

  • irregular menstruation
  • lack of periods
  • painful periods
  • migraines
  • PMS

Peri-menopause/Menopause issues:

  • irregular menstruation
  • fibroids management
  • emotional swings
  • breast tenderness
  • menopausal symptoms: hot flashes
  • insomnia  – promotes good, sound sleep

Other women heath issues:

  • obesity
  • back pain

References:

http://enhancedhealth.com.au/new-study-reveals-acupuncture-benefits-for-women-in-menopause/

http://www.rodalenews.com/acupuncture-therapy?page=0,1

http://cim.ucsd.edu/clinical-care/acupuncture.shtml