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Heavy Metal and Mold Poisoning

If you are like most people who come to this page, you are looking for help.

You have some kind of symptoms! Most likely, you have been to many doctors and have had many tests run. The tests probably showed nothing wrong. You are frustrated and still feeling no better. If you have symptoms, it is a sign that something is definitely wrong, and there is a cause! The body is no longer able to adapt to its environment and it breaks down. Symptoms are the messengers. Toxins or poisons could be the answer!

You probably read something somewhere about toxins and think that maybe this holds a clue to your particular problem. YOU MAY BE RIGHT. VIRTUALLY 100% OF THE PEOPLE WHO COME TO SEE ME ARE TOXIC. Some have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or other forms of pain(link to Brianna & Jodie), some with vertigo or dizziness(link to vertigo page). Some have no pain, but have fatigue or brain fog. Others have performance issues(link to B& J). Some have nausea or anxiety issues(link to Katie and Arthur). They always have heavy metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic and aluminum. Many have chemicals levels of formaldehyde, carbon monoxide or petrochemicals. Others suffer from mold toxins! Yes, mold toxins! Mold toxins can be a primary cause of pain, heart attacks and stroke!

Heavy Metal, Chemical or Mold Poisoning:

How it works?

Things that are poison do their damage by interfering with normal physiology (the action steps that the body performs necessary to life). All action or physiology happens at the cellular level. The anatomy or structure or the way a cell is built is directly related to how it works. Each cell in the body is surrounded by a two layer wall or fence that the cell uses to protect itself from and communicate with the world outside. The cell wall is made of 50-60% fat and 40-50% protein. The two form a dynamic fluid matrix possessing all the characteristics necessary to perform all the necessary functions of cell life. Metals and other poisons like chemicals, mold toxins and the toxic waste from bacteria and other parasites are fat soluble. They dissolve in and move through fat. If they gain entrance to the body they end up in the cell walls. Residing in the fat, they cause some of the fat to change shape. The new fats are too long, have the wrong connections between elements or have a funny shape or all of the above. They are like square pegs trying to fit into round holes. The new shapes change the ability of the fats to fit into the anatomy of the cell, which alters their ability to function in the action steps or physiology necessary to sustain cell life. So the action or physiology of the body is slowed down and illness results.

Toxins enter the body in food, water, air or through the skin and gradually build up in the body slowly interfering with function and slowly causing illness.

What is needed?  

There is no question that these accumulated toxins (along with undiagnosed nutrient deficiencies) are behind every disease! Therefore prevention, detoxification, and nutrient restoration are essential to my system of allergy treatment.

1.) Prevention

Avoiding exposure to metals is paramount, but since humans have so polluted the air, food and water, it is well nigh impossible to accomplish. Minimizing exposure is the best we can do and takes diligence by educating ourselves to sources and then avoiding them.

2.) Detoxification and Nutrient Restoration!

What most people don’t realize is that nutritional status is extremely important in protecting us from metal poisoning. If we are deficient in minerals and trace elements, the body will absorb heavy metals in their place. Every cell membrane breaks down and rebuilds every two weeks but does not release the heavy metals efficiently if essential fats are not ingested or if bad fats are ingested. The liver, which performs detoxification 100% of the time, cannot perform this important task without all the essential nutrients! 

Are you tired of living with poor health?

If the answer is yes, then it is time to schedule an appointment.

To make an appointment with me call (978)-264-4151 or (978)-394-2147 or e-mail a request to me using contact form (click here) on my web site.

What to expect. Prior to the initial visit the patient is asked to fill out a toxicity survey and write a description of his/her habitual diet which they bring with them. During the initial visit an analysis is done without x-rays, blood tests, urine or saliva tests. It is totally painless and non-invasive and consists of the following:

1. Visual Contrast Sensitivity Test - a simple eye test where the viewer reads a card that determines the ability to detect the visual patterns of shades of grey. This measures the health of the photoreceptors of the eye with regard to the level of toxicity.

2. HRVT(Heart Rate Variability Test) - examines the heart rhythms and it’s variability which determines the level of health and degree of functioning of the involuntary nervous system.

3. MRT(Muscle Response Testing) - This is a hands-on examination technique that combines Western medicine and Oriental medicine and uses muscle testing as a bio-feedback indicator of the body’s response to certain stressors. These stressors cause change in the autonomic nervous system as the primary indicator of practitioner-elicited stress responses in the client’s body as reflected in muscle strength. Also called Bio-resonance testing, it allows the practitioner to scan the body to examine our physical condition, the safety of food, toxins, the electromagnetic environment, and obtain information about substances through their electromagnetic fields. This is done by the following:

  • Electromagnetically (placing substances in the field)
  • Structurally, pushing on a body area, squeezing an organ or gland, stressing a joint etc.
  • Contacting reflexes or acupuncture points

The patient’s response to the stressor is reflected in the muscle testing. Once stressors are identified, therapeutic modalities(supplements or homeopathics) are tested. Whatever neutralizes the stress response is an agent or a method that will help the body cope with the underlying cause of the stress (unless it is determined to be an allergen).

In this way, toxins and deficiencies are identified along with the necessary protocol( supplements, homeopathics, dietary changes, prevention, etc.) specific to the individual and a program of detoxification and health restoration is established and recommended to the individual

This method is used by and commented on by the following:

  • Dr. Savely Yurkovsky, MD, Cardiologist- On the whole, Bio-resonance testing represents the single most powerful diagnostic modality available in the world today.
  • Professor Yoshiaki Omura, M.D. Director of Medical Research, Heart Disease Research Foundation, President, International College of Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics, New York
  • Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D.-Klinghardt Academy of Neurobiology

I am using this method as a part of my metal and mold poisoning treatment system which helps my patients to get their health back and enjoy life. If you think you are suffering from heavy metal or mold poisoning, call me to schedule an appointment. I will do my best to bring your health and joy of life back.

You are very welcome to my Wellesley office! Please call or stop by at any time.
Office hours are Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
443 Worcester St., Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: (978) -394-2147
and Acton office:

20 Cherokee Rd., Acton MA 01720
Phone: (978)-264-4151

Office hours Tuesday and Friday 9 a.m. -7 a.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Heavy metal toxicity is frequently the result of long term low level exposure to pollutants common in our environment: air water food and numerous consumer products. Exposure to toxic metals is associated with many chronic diseases. Recent research has found that even low levels of lead mercury cadmium aluminum and arsenic (Read about Acton Plant Case) can cause a wide variety of health problems.

 

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Arsenic

Arsenic

Common sources of exposure to higher-than-average levels of arsenic include near or in hazardous waste sites and areas with high levels naturally occurring in soil, rocks, and water. Exposure to high levels of arsenic can cause death.

Beryllium

Beryllium

Elemental beryllium has a wide variety of applications. Occupational exposure most often occurs in mining, extraction, and in the processing of alloy metals containing beryllium. Beryllium causes lung and skin disease in 2 to 10 percent of exposed workers.

Cadmium

Cadmium

Cadmium is an extremely toxic metal commonly found in industrial workplaces, particularly where any ore is being processed or smelted. Several deaths from acute exposure have occurred among welders who have unsuspectingly welded on cadmium-containing alloys or working with silver solders.

Hexavalent Chromium

Hexavalent Chromium

Calcium chromate, chromium trioxide, lead chromate, strontium chromate, and zinc chromate are known human carcinogens. An increase in the incidence of lung cancer has been observed among workers in industries that produce chromate and manufacture pigments containing chromate.

Lead

Lead (click here to read the article)

Also read this research article Lead Contamination in Cocoa and Cocoa Products: Isotopic Evidence of Global Contamination (PDF) and Lead in Garden Soils (Link)

Dangerous element that can be harmful even in small amounts. Lead enters the human body in many ways. It can be inhaled in dust from Lead paints, or waste gases from leaded gasoline. It is found in trace amounts in various foods, notably fish, which are heavily subjected to industrial pollution. Some old homes may have Lead water pipes, which can easily contaminate drinking water. Most of the Lead we take in is removed from our bodies in urine; however, there is still risk of buildup, particularly in children. If Lead buildup occurs, health problems including damage to the nervous system, mental retardation, and even death, can ensue.

Signs and Symptoms

Lead poisoning may be hard to detect at first because children who appear healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. The accumulation of lead in the body usually is gradual, building up unnoticed until levels are dangerous.

The signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in children are nonspecific and may include: irritability, loss of appetite, weight loss, sluggishness, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and anemia.

Although children are primarily at risk, lead poisoning is also dangerous to adults. The signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in adults may include: pain, numbness or tingling of the extremities, muscular weakness, headache, abdominal pain, memory loss, reproductive impairment in men, constipation, and anemia

Mercury Mercury (click here to read the article)

Mercury is considered by many to be even more toxic than lead. Although mercury is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, mercury vapor is easily taken in through the lungs and readily passes into the brain. Once in the body, mercury also concentrates in the nerves, liver, and especially the kidneys. Mercury is a potent cellular toxin and is known to decrease neurotransmitter production, disrupt important processes within the nerve cells, and decrease important hormones such as thyroid and testosterone.

Signs and Symptoms

The primary symptoms of mercury-poisoning are short term memory deteriorates. You may find it difficult to concentrate on tasks which require attention and thinking. It is easier to execute tasks that are well known rather than to learn something new. You avoid social contacts which demand that you get out of your introvert behavior. You loose your temper easily and switch between different moods for no particular reason.

Gradually a more physical kind of exhaustion is added to the condition. More effort is required to initiate activities and sometimes break things due to inability to co-ordinate your movements with your visual impressions (ataxia). Occasional headaches, minor involuntary muscle spasms or ticks within groups of muscles can also appear. Hands and feet become easily cold, attacks of dizziness or vertigo can occur, and periodically you may find it difficult to focus your eyes and to see clearly. Joint and muscle pains, stiffness, lumbago and similar symptoms often appear at an early stage. They can be caused or increased by low availability of the trace element selenium. Nervous heart, sometimes accompanied by a week pulse, sometimes by a hard pulse, creates a feeling of anxiety. You don't sleep well, you wake up stiff and never feel thoroughly rested. As a whole you need more sleep than before, and you are constantly tired. Some individuals develop pronounced intestinal and stomach disturbances. Bloating is common and diarrhea can alternate with constipation.

From 50 to 200 micrograms mercury from amalgam daily passes the gastrointestinal tract. There is usually irritation where mercury first interacts with tissues. The upper respiratory tract easily becomes chronically inflamed and symptoms in mouth appear. The gums bleed when you brush your teeth, red and white irritations (lichen, leukoplakia) araise, blisters and sensitivity to certain nutritives develop, ypur teeth ache, the whole jaw can become more or less inflamed, and some persons develop sinusitis. Metal taste in your mouth is a direct sign of metal-poisoning (mercury, copper).

The more poisoned you are, the more serious and chronic your problems become. The piruitary gland will be affected which often leads to frequent urination. When the thyroid gland is affected secondary effects on metabolism can appear. Both glands accumulate mercury. neurological symptoms such as numbness, hypersensitivity and paralysis exacerbate. It is often hard to determine if the cause is in the nervous or circulatory systems

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Behavioral Structural Functional Abnormalities associated with various Heavy Metal Toxins

Psychiatric Disturbances

Social Deficits, Social withdrawal

Mercury

Repetitive perseverative stereotyped behaviors, OCD-typical behaviors

Mercury

Depression mood swings flat affect
impaired facial recognition

Arsenic, Copper, Lead, Mercury

Schizoid tendencies, hallucinations, delirium

Mercury

Irritability aggressive behaviors temper tantrums

Lead, Mercury

Suicidal Behaviors

Copper, Mercury

Sleep difficulties/ disturbances

Lead, Mercury, Thallium

Chronic fatigue (CFS), weakness, malaise

Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Thallium

Anorexia, symptoms reflecting eating disorders loss of appetite/weight

Arsenic, Lead, Mercury

Anxiety, nervous tendencies

Thallium

Attention problems (ADHD) lacks eye contact impaired visual fixation

Lead, Mercury

Speech and Language Deficits

Speech disorders

Aluminum, Mercury

Loss of speech developmental problems with language

Mercury

Speech comprehension deficits

Mercury

Dysarthria, articulation problems
slurred speech, unintelligible speech

Mercury

Cognitive Impairments

Mental retardation borderline intelligence

Arsenic, Lead, Mercury

Uneven performance on IQ scores low IQ scores

Copper, Lead

Poor concentration attention deficits (ADHD) response inhibition

Aluminum, Lead

Poor memory (short term verbal and auditory)

Aluminum, Lead

Dementia
pre-senile and senile dementia

Aluminum

Stupor

Aluminum, Arsenic

Impaired reaction time
lower performance on timed tests

Lead

Sensory Abnormalities

Abnormal Sensations in the mouth and extremities

Arsenic

Hearing loss difficulty hearing

Arsenic, Lead, Mercury

Abnormal touch sensations, diminished touch sensations aversion to touch

Arsenic

Blurred vision, sensitivity to light

Arsenic, Mercury

Motor Disorders

Choreiform movements myoclonal jerks unusual postures

Copper, Mercury

Difficulty walking swallowing talking

Copper, Mercury

Flapping circling rocking toe walking

Mercury

Problems with intentional movements or imitation

Mercury

Abnormal gait/posture, uncoordination loss of balance, problems sitting lying crawling and walking

Mercury

Decreased locomotor activity

Aluminum, Arsenic

Convulsions, seizure

Aluminum, Arsenic, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Thallium

 

Structural and Functional Abnormalities associated with various heavy metal toxins

Physiological Impairment

Brain and Central Nervous System

Neurofibrillary tangles

Aluminum

Neuritis retrobulbar neuritis
neuropathy

Aluminum, Arsenic, Thallium

Encephalopathy

Aluminum, Arsenic, Lead, Thallium

Alterations in nerve conduction velocity

Lead

Alterations in the spinal chord

Thallium

Accumulates in CNS structures

Aluminum, Mercury

Abnormal EEGs

Arsenic, Lead

Autonomic disturbances

Copper, Lead, Mercury, Thallium

Peripheral Nervous System

Peripheral neuropathy

Arsenic, Mercury

Alterations in peripheral nerves

Arsenic

Loss of feeling/ numbness in the extremities, parasthesia

Arsenic, Mercury, Thallium

Gastrointestinal Tract

Nausea vomiting diarrhea
loss of appetite

Arsenic, Copper, Mercury, Thallium

Abdominal pain stomach cramps
burning of the throat and mouth

Arsenic, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Thallium

Esophagitis, gastroenteritis, colitis

Arsenic, Mercury, Thallium

Cancers (colon pancreatic stomach or rectal)

Arsenic

Renal and Hepatic Impairment

Hepatotoxicity
Liver dysfunction damage

Arsenic, Copper, Thallium

Cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis

Copper

Kidney disease, kidney failure

Arsenic, Lead, Mercury

Renal toxicity, tubular proteinosis

Arsenic, Copper, Lead

Kidney Damage histological alterations

Arsenic, Lead

Cardiovascular System

Blood vessel damage

Arsenic

Anemia, decreased red blood cell count

Arsenic, Copper, Lead

Hypertension, increased heart rate (tachycardia)

Arsenic, Copper, Lead, Thallium

Electrocardiac disorders

Peripheral vascular disease,
cardiovascular disease, vascular collapse

Arsenic, Lead

Respiratory System

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Aluminum, Arsenic

Pneumonia laryngitis pharyngitis bronchitis Aluminum, Arsenic, Mercury
Restrictive airway disorders asthmatic conditions pneumoconisis

Arsenic, Aluminum

Respiratory tract cancers

Arsenic

Immune System

Immunosuppression

Lead

Decreased white blood cell count

Arsenic, Thallium

Reproductive System

Genital abnormalities

Aluminum, Thallium

Disturbances in menstrual cycle
menstrual pains

Copper, Mercury

Birth defects, premature births, spontaneous abortion

Arsenic, Lead, Mercury

Reproductive dysfunction

Arsenic, Aluminum, Cadmium, Lead

Other Physical Disturbances

Rashes contact dermatitis eczema itchy/irritating skin

Aluminum, Arsenic, Copper, Mercury

Muscle pain, headache, acrodynia, colic

Arsenic, Copper, Lead, Thallium

Alopecia (hair loss)

Thallium

 

 

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