SMOKING TEETH – MERCURY
How can we justify use of Silver amalgams with 52% Mercury, the most toxic non-radioactive metal out there in living tissue, our teeth? With chewing, grinding etc, we are constantly leaking mercury vapors, inhaling and swallowing these to cause mercury overload in our bodies.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF HEAVY METAL EXPOSURE:
Heavy metal toxicity is a major health hazard in USA. Bakersfield has one of the worst air in the country making us more prone to all kind of diseases. Heavy metal exposure is implicated in a variety of conditions / diseases including:
- Thyroid Disorders
- Asthma, Allergies, Emphysema
- Nervous System Disorders
- Parkinson's Disease
- Dementia, Alzheimers Disease
- ADD, ADHD, Depression
- Neurotransmitter Imbalances
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Auto-immune Disorders
- Kidney Disease
- Infertility, Miscarriage, Premature Delivery
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
- Atherosclerosis including Heart Attacks, Stroke
NEWBORN HEAVY METAL EXPOSURE
One in every six babies, which is more than 600,000 a year, is born to a mother with a mercury level over what is regarded safe for a fetus. Mercury is known to interfere with brain development. The FDA has advised pregnant and nursing women to avoid eating certain fish including: swordfish, shark, tilefish and king mackerel, and to limit fish to 12 oz. or less per week.
New research reveals HMT plays major role in cardiovascular disease and immune disorders. Heavy metals, such as mercury and lead, disrupt nerve cell growth and metabolism. Thallium is implicated in heart & nervous disorders.
Previously aluminum was felt to cause the brain lesions associated with Alzheimer’s, but now mercury is felt to be the main neurotoxin. Mercury amalgam fillings are the most common source of inorganic mercury exposure. Malaise, poor immune status and other vague unexplained symptoms are associated with HMT. Many babies are exposed to lead in older houses by chewing on painted surfaces.
Most fish whether from the ocean, restaurant, a farm or canned in a grocery store, contain a number of toxic substances besides mercury including PCBs, radioactive materials like strontium and toxic metals like lead, chromium, arsenic and cadmium. Large saltwater fish, such as tuna, swordfish, shark, marlin, sea bass, and halibut as well as freshwater fish such as pike, walleye, largemouth bass, and white croaker may contain high amounts of methyl mercury.
COMMON SOURCES OF HEAVY METALS:
- Older paints may contain lead, mercury, cadmium & antimony.
- Insecticides and Fungicides may contain arsenic, antimony, and cadmium.
- Thallium enters the air through rat poisons, coal plants, smelters, and mining.
- Thallium is found in plant food and in fish and shellfish.
- Cooking Utensils (pots and pans) may contain aluminum and copper.
- Household disinfectants may contain mercury, copper and silver.
- Wood preservatives contain arsenic & copper.
- Several vaccines contain mercury and aluminum. Autism may be related to the mercury in childhood vaccinations, including "FLU" vaccine.
- Organic mercury, known as methyl mercury is extremely toxic.
- Automobiles release manganese & cadmium from the catalytic converter, and tires.
- Diesel exhaust contains high amounts of nickel and sulfur in the form of sulfur dioxide.
- Power plants, especially coal-burning plants, release mercury, antimony, arsenic, and thallium into the atmosphere.
- Steel and metal foundries release a variety of toxic metals including lead, arsenic, copper, aluminum, thallium, cobalt, & antimony into the atmosphere.
- Sewage sludge contains mercury, cadmium, lead, and arsenic.
- Contaminated wastewater from industry is another common source of heavy metals ending up in sewage.
- Sewage is then either burned into the atmosphere or spread back onto the land as “organic fertilizer.”
- The California Dept. of Food & Agriculture predicts that food grown with contaminated fertilizers will be the greatest source of industrial toxin exposure to people.
- Fish, the nearly perfect health food for most, is likely unsafe for most to regularly eat.
- According to a report, nine U.S. chlorine factories are among the nation's largest sources of mercury, one of the most hazardous and ubiquitous contaminants.
- Emissions from these chlorine factories and power plants travel thousands of miles in the air and drop into oceans and lakes, building up in the tissues of animals, such as seafood products and people.
- In fact, in 2002, chlorine factories each reported emitting an average of 1,097 pounds of mercury into the air, five times more than the average power plant. Indianapolis Star January 30, 2005
TREATMENT OF HEAVY METAL TOXICITY:
IV and oral Chelation including specific and general detoxification. Treatment strategy also includes removal of ongoing exposure and adequate nutritional support and supplementation. Follow-up is critical for long term success.
LESS TOXIC FISH
Most salmon is farmed Atlantic salmon. The safer fish is wild Pacific salmon or try a brand of Alaskan Wild Red Salmon, which is free from mercury contamination and most toxic substances.
Supplementaion with high-quality fish / krill / cod liver oil is a great way to reap the benefits of fish without eating fish.
MANAGEMENT OF HEAVY METAL EXPOSURE:
Heavy Metal Toxicity Provocative Testing
Reduce ongoing exposure
Oral or IV Chelation
General Detoxification including InfraRed Sauna, Ozone Sauna, Hyperbaric Oxygen, IonCleanse Foot Bath, Colon Flush
Supportive Supplements and Follow-up