“Toxic heavy metals can cause or play a role in many different chronic illnesses and symptoms, including migraines, depression, anxiety, memory loss, brain fog, ADHD, dizziness, aches and pains, tingles and numbness, autoimmune disease, eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, Parkinson’s and more.
Increasing numbers of people, and at younger ages, are getting sicker than ever before. Even young adults, teenagers and children are experiencing all kinds of neurological and physical problems as toxic heavy metals build up in their bodies, brains, livers, intestinal tract and reproductive systems.
Medications: They contain various types of toxins, often including copper, aluminum and mercury.
Fluoride: This is an aluminum byproduct, a neurotoxin. It’s highly toxic to the liver, causing liver cell damage. We absorb fluoride from childhood fluoride treatments, public water that’s treated with fluoride and toothpaste that contains it.
Water: If you have your tap water tested, you’ll find that it contains multiple metals, including lead and arsenic. The EPA has deemed small amounts as safe, so the levels in public water supplies are considered safe. Unfortunately, the standard allowed in the water we drink and bathe with is anything but safe.
Air: The air we breathe, polluted by industry, contains toxic heavy metals as well.
Aluminum in cans, foil, baking and sticks of gum: The metal can leach off the product and into your body.
Pots and pans: Using aluminum or copper cookware, or even stainless steel pots and pans can mean you get a shaving of metal along with your meal. I’ve seen this a lot in restaurants, where pots and pans have been scraped to the bone with metal utensils, which means shards of metal have been inadvertently added to meals. I recommend using ceramic cookware whenever possible at home. If you use stainless steel or another metal-based cookware, do your best to avoid scraping your pots and pans.
Old metal fillings: For years the industry fought to protect these metal fillings and insisted the mercury was safe. This is an example of how something people herald as safe can be proven dangerous later. They finally switched to ceramic, but many people still have the old fillings. If you have multiple mercury fillings, it is not recommended to have them all removed at once.
Copper pipes: In any home you live or stay in, copper from pipes can leach into the drinking and bathing water.
Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides: These are laden with toxic copper. Everyone has acquired some toxic metals from these commonplace products.
Inherited mercury quicksilver: When people went to the doctor in the 1700s and 1800s, they were pretty much always given quicksilver, regardless of what their health issue was. The tonic was made by heating mercury to create a liquid patients could drink. Yes, believe it or not, people were told to drink mercury for their health!
By the mid 1800s the medical establishment was collapsing and conventional doctors were called quacks because patients were going mad, they were going insane due to the quicksilver. By the turn of the century, people started turning away from those doctors and turning toward herbalists, chiropractors, naturopaths and other healers. The conventional doctors, the “quacks,” as they become known, had to advertise that they no longer used quicksilver in order to eventually get patients back.
The pervasive use of quicksilver had already done plenty of damage, however, and the consequences continue. Toxic heavy metals, including mercury, is passed down intergenerationally. In other words, our forefathers “medicinal tonic” is still poisoning us and the new generations being born today.
Metals on their own are a poison, but when they oxidize they can then rupture, expand, change shape or run together. The discharge that’s created when metals oxidize is a corrosive runoff that’s damaging to nearby tissue. People don’t know toxic heavy metals are rusting and rotting in our brains and bodies and causing all kinds of neurological problems, including short-term and long-term memory loss. The most common metals in the brain are mercury and aluminum, but close runners up include copper, nickel, lead and arsenic. Every individual carries different levels and different combinations of metals.
And remember how these metals carry a destructive charge within the body? When the metals cross paths and interact it can cause anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, mania and schizophrenia. People end up, understandably, needing medications for mood disorders. Yet unfortunately, these medications contain metals too. That doesn’t mean medications shouldn’t be used; they can be life-saving in some circumstances. But they are often overused too and that can contribute to the problem.” -Excerpt from Medical Medium Newsletter.
To read more about cleaning up your system from toxic heavy metal overload, trying reading Anthony Williams’ book, Celery Juice or get started on the medical medium protocol. If you need support and help getting started, let’s talk and book a consult.