Tuesday, August 28, 2012
These days, we are infinitely more aware of the deadly toxicity of mercury exposure, yet mercury remains more common than one might think. Mercury can be found in our cars, homes, food, medicine cabinets — even in our mouths. The biggest challenge with diagnosing heavy metal toxicity is its indolent, slow, smoldering effect that never lets the affected know that mercury is the root of the problem. Exposure to mercury begins in the womb, where the mother transfers mercury to the fetus through the placenta. Once the fetus is out of the uterus, there are many ways for mercury levels to begin to accumulate.
In the late 1990s the estimates for coal-fired plants stood closer to 50 tons or 100,000 pounds, so Americans have been living through a 30 percent increase in the past decade or so. Globally the count is worse because China alone has been putting on the electrical grid one new coal-fired plant after another. India also has been expanding its industrial base rapidly using much more coal.
At the same time we have some nightmare reports about recent dramatic rises in the incidence of diabetes but of course no one is connecting the dots between increasing mercury exposure and the diabetes pandemic. The number of diabetics in the United States has grown to nearly 26 million, a 10 percent increase over 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in January 2010.
Studies indicate that mercury tends to accumulate in the brains of primates and other animals after they are injected with vaccines. Mercury poisoning has been linked to mental retardation, autism, neurodegeneration, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, seizures, hyperactivity, dyslexia and many other nervous system conditions, infantile acrodynia (also known as “calomel disease”, “erythredemic polyneuropathy”, and “pink disease”), asperger’s syndrome, PDD-NOS, ADD…
It damages the pineal gland, central nervous system, endocrine system, kidneys and other organs and adversely affects the mouth, gums and teeth. Exposure over long periods of time or heavy exposure to mercury vapor can result in brain damage and ultimately death.
Mercury and its compounds are particularly toxic to fetuses and infants. Women who have been exposed to mercury in pregnancy have sometimes given birth to children with serious birth defects (see Minamata disease).
Mercury may be measured in blood or urine to confirm a diagnosis of poisoning in hospitalized victims or to assist in the forensic investigation in a case of fatal overdose. Some analytical techniques are capable of distinguishing organic from inorganic forms of the metal.
The factors that determine how severe the health effects are from mercury exposure include these:
- the chemical form of mercury; the dose;
- the age of the person exposed (the fetus is the most susceptible);
- the duration of exposure;
- the route of exposure — inhalation, ingestion, dermal contact, etc.
- the health of the person exposed.
- Elemental mercury
- Other mercury compounds (inorganic and organic)
Many schools and mystical traditions have known this area of the brain to be the connecting link between both the physical world that we have come to know as our own, as well as the spiritual world beyond time. The pineal gland is considered the most important part of our bodies in initiating supernatural powers as well as the highest source of ethereal energy.
Because the pineal gland is located so deep and protected in the brain, some believe that there is an importance of this gland, so important that it has been linked to mysteries and mysticism.
Many believe that it is associated with the sixth chakra. Awakening the pineal gland is linked to prophecy and increased psychic awareness. It is also considered to be linked with consciousness ascension.
Mystery and myths have surrounded the ‘third eye’ and there are many references to the pineal gland throughout history. Ancient Greeks believed that the pineal gland in our heads was used as a connection to the “Realms of Thought”. Descartes, who was a French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer, called it the “Seat of the Soul”.
The pineal gland also secretes melatonin during relaxation and meditation when one is practicing visualization.
Cleaning up the pineal gland is useful for those wishing to develop their multidimensional perception. The Pineal gland will naturally make its own DMT when fully operational and we will be able to remain in a visionary state most of the time. An awakened pineal gland brings the ability to consciously astral travel, explore other dimensions, foresee the future and receive communications from loving dimensional beings.
It is said that when the pineal gland or ‘third eye’ is awakened, one is able to see beyond space time into time space. It raises the frequency on which one operates and moves one into a higher consciousness.
Here are some basics for pineal detox:
1. Mercury - this is really bad for the pineal gland. Its poison. Dont let this get into your body. Mercury tooth fillings are pineal toxins. Have them removed. All medical vaccines are also mercury tainted. Thimersal (a vaccine preservative) is methyl mercury and is very difficult to get out of the brain once it’s in there. Avoid eating fish and bottom feeders such as shrimps and prawns. Tuna and dolphin meat is particularly bad for mercury – the bigger the fish the higher the concentration of mercury in its body tissue.
Eco light bulbs – if one is smashed mercury vapour is released into the room and inhaled. Avoid at all costs breaking one indoors.
Mercury can be removed from the body by the daily use of chlorella, wheatgrass and spirulina. Cilantro herb taken daily can help remove mercury from brain tissue.
2. Fluoride - in toothpaste and tap water. Its another heavy duty poison. Avoid it at all costs. It calcifies the pineal tissue and basically shuts the gland down.
3. Organic foods - some pesticides are pineal toxins. Organic healthy food with a high ratio of raw is supportive to pineal detox. Meat is not helpful either. Some people who channel seem to not be affected but for many the toxicity and density of meat will pose challenges and we want to make the work easy if we can.
4. Alcohol + smoking. Naturally these need to go along with the emotional attachments to using them (usually boils down to self worth issues or unresolved trauma).
5. Heart Healing - raises the overall vibration of the being and heals fear – a useful advantage for when we start seeing other dimensions.
6. Other toxins - if something is toxic do not put it in your body. If you can’t say its name its most likely bad. Toxins include artificial sweeteners (aspartame K) , refined sugar, phylenanine (in squashes), E numbers beginning with 1, deodorants, cleaning chemicals, dental mouthwashes (saltwater is suffice) and air fresheners.
7. Raw chocolate. Raw cacao is a pineal gland stimulant/detoxifier in high doses because of the high antioxidant content. (starseeds.net)
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Symptoms of mercury poisoning in adults
Mercury is destructive to the immune system and causes many unrelated diseases. This can delay the treatment, because in the absence of peculiar symptoms, both doctor and patient attempt to cure other possible diseases. Hence, it is a must that you identify certain symptoms that are associated with mercury poisoning.
Fits of anger, short term memory loss, low self-esteem, inability to sleep, loss of self-control, sleepiness are some signs of psychological disturbances. Besides, a person may also suffer from the loss of ability to learn new things or things that require memorization.
Oral Cavity Problems
Inflammation of the mouth, loss of bone around teeth, ulcerated gums and other areas in the mouth, darkening of gums, taste of metal, bleeding gums etc., point to a possibility of mercury poisoning.
Digestive Tract Problems
Cramps, inflamed colon, diarrhea and other digestive problems are also indicative of mercury poisoning.
Weak pulse, blood pressure changes, chest pain or feeling of pressure in the chest area are some cardiovascular problems associated with this condition.
Weakness and problems with breathing, emphysema, persistent cough are some respiratory problems that are linked with mercury poisoning.
Headaches, vertigo, tinnitus, twitching in various areas of the body (eyelids, feet etc.), may be warning signs of mercury overexposure.
Symptoms of mercury poisoning in children
Mercury poisoning in children may lead to several developmental disorders including Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, PDD-NOS, ADD. Common neurological symptoms that appear in children are:
- Decreased eye contact.
- Repeating certain actions over and over again.
- Not responding to their name.
- Not looking at an object when pointed.
- Poor concentration or attention.
- Sensitivity to sensory stimulation.
- Loss or delay of speech.
- Difficulty in understanding and articulating words.
- Difficulty in memorizing.
- Aggressive behavior.
- Night terrors.
- Sleep problems.
- Mood swings.
- Multiple sclerosis
- Juvenile diabetes
- Chronic ear infections
- Decreased immunity.
Considering the severity of mercury poisoning, it is a must that you prevent any hazards of mercury exposure. Warn your family about the potential dangers of mercury in household items. Most importantly, guard your kids against accidental mercury exposure.
Causes of Parkinson’s Disease and the mercury connection
The list of possible environmental causes of PD usually includes: welding fumes (manganese is the main suspect), insecticides, herbicides, industrial chemicals of various sorts, well water, heavy metals. It is quite likely that in susceptible individuals, more than one of these contribute, depending on exposure.Mercury fast facts
Conspicuously absent from most such lists is mercury. Mercury is a potent neuropoison which produces symptoms very similar to PD. And most people of my generation carry around a few grams of mercury in their teeth.
The amount of mercury ingested from amalgam is small enough that anyone with all their heavy metal defenses in good working order can handle it without suffering any obvious harm. Among those of us whose defenses against heavy metals in general or mercury in particular are defective, significant harm from amalgam is, I believe, fairly common; but because of the low level at which mercury is released from amalgam, the harm it does is very slow to become apparent, even in sensitive individuals. So it is hard to demonstrate cause and effect. Harm from amalgam has yet to be proven with enough certainty to satisfy a court of law. Kenn Alan
- Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element on earth.
- A silver-colored mercury amalgam filling normally contains 52 percent mercury.
- On average, amalgam fillings weigh 1 gram and contain ½ gram of mercury.
- The typical adult carries 10 amalgam fillings containing 5 grams of mercury.
- Half a gram of mercury in a 10-acre lake would warrant issuance of a fish advisory for the lake.
Common items that mercury can be found in include:
Thimerosal and vaccinations
Thimerosal is the preservative of choice for vaccine manufacturers. First introduced by Eli Lilly and Company in the late 1920s and early 1930s, the company began selling it as a preservative in vaccines in the 1940s. Thimerosal contains 49.6 percent mercury by weight and is metabolized or degraded into ethylmercury and thiosalicylate. Mercury, or more precisely, ethylmercury, is the principle agent that kills contaminants. Unfortunately, mercury also kills much more than that.
Links between autism and thimerosal
Autism affects 500,000 to 1.5 million Americans and has grown at an annual rate of 10 to 17 percent since the late 1980s. California found a 273 percent increase in autism between 1987 and 1998. Maryland reported a 513 percent increase in autism between 1993 and 1998 and several dozen other states reported similar findings. Some scientists say the estimated number of cases of autism has increased 15-fold –1,500 percent – since 1991, when the number of childhood vaccinations doubled. Whereas one in every 2,500 children was diagnosed with autism before 1991, one in 166 children now have the disease.
This increase in reported autism cases eerily parallels the increase in the number and frequency of thimerosal-containing vaccinations administered to infants. As of today, children are given as many as 21 immunizations in the first 15 months of life. After a number of scientists and concerned activists noticed the correlation, an investigation was launched to get to the heart of the matter.
THE CURE – DETOXIFICATION
The inability of an individual to eliminate toxic metals, especially mercury, is directly related to the level of neurodegeneration experienced
It is the inability to see the effects of chronic, low-level toxicities on human health that has been, and remains, our greatest failing as intelligent beings. Dr. Boyd Haley‘I can now very comfortably and definitively state to you,’ says Dr. Rashid Buttar, ‘that, in my opinion, based on the evidence, every single chronic insidious disease process is related to one word: toxicity. You cannot address the issues of aging unless you address detoxification.‘ Dr. Buttar, board certified and a diplomate in preventive medicine and clinical metal toxicology, and vice-chairman of the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology, contends that he only recently (around 2004) arrived at this conclusion. ‘Five years ago I wouldn’t have said this, even a year ago I wouldn’t have said it. But the more success we’ve had, the clearer it has become: All chronic disease is toxicity. You get rid of the toxicity and you put out the fire. You may need to rebuild afterward, but you must put the fire out. Conventional medicine is just covering your eyes so you don’t see the fire.’
Dr. Boyd Haley believes that the CDC and the FDA are strongly influenced by the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries and that they have been derelict in their duty to safeguard the health of the American people. As a result of their delinquency, we have been systematically poisoned by mercury derived from silver amalgam fillings in our teeth, and our children, especially boys, have been severely damaged by vaccines containing thimerosal.
Dr. Rashid Buttar is well known for his work with the synthetic chelator TD-DMPS for children with autism as well as his cancer work with adults. His thoughts on the basic principles of managing and ridding our bodies of mercury burdens reach to people of all ages with numerous illnesses. With mercury being proven to be increasingly involved in disease processes, the need for chelation and detoxification becomes more and more clear every day. Below are his beliefs.
‘Children diagnosed with autism or autism spectrum disorders suffer from acute mercury toxicity secondary to huge exposure while in utero (maternal amalgam load, dietary factors, maternal inoculations, Rhogam injections, etc.) and early on in life (vaccinations preserved with thimerosal, etc.). Adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s suffer from chronic, insidious mercury toxicity secondary to exposure over a long time (amalgam load, inhalation of mercury vapors, combustion of fossil fuels, dietary factors, etc.). By addressing and eliminating the mercury ‘spark,’ the secondary ‘fires’ become far easier to manage clinically and the improvements realized from treatment of the resulting imbalances become easier to maintain.
‘The reason for some individuals to have severe damage from mercury where others do not have serious adverse neurological deficits is due to various factors that include biological individuality and genetic predisposition. In addition, factors such as the type of toxicity exposure the individual was exposed to makes an enormous difference. Was it inhaled, ingested, injected or exposed on their skin? What type of mercury exposure did the individual receive? Was it organic or inorganic mercury? If it was organic, was it ethyl mercury or methyl mercury? How frequent was the exposure to the source of toxicity? Was there a significant maternal load present prior to birth?
‘Was the situation exacerbated by the mother being inoculated, or having Rhogam administration either during gestation or prior to conception? How many vaccine administrations took place and over what period of time? What about the diet? How about the proximity to industrial sites, and exposure to combustion of fossil fuel? As you can see, the variables are extensive. But the treatment is essentially the same. The only difference is the extent of continuity of treatment.
‘The underlying common denominator in chronic neurodegenerative disease seems to be either decreasing vascular supply (less blood to the brain) or accumulation of heavy metals, specifically mercury.The inability of an individual to eliminate toxic metals, especially mercury, is directly related to the level of neurodegeneration experienced. In the young patient population suffering from autism or pervasive developmental delay, the vascular supply is not an issue. The underlying pathology of children with autism and the geriatric population with Alzheimer’s is of the same etiology, specifically mercury toxicity. Both these patient populations suffer from the inability to excrete mercury as a result of a genetic predisposition resulting from the Apo E allele. This allele appears to be associated with the inability to get rid of mercury from the system. If these patient populations inhabited a complete mercury-free environment, they would not have the problems associated with autism or Alzheimer’s.
When the mercury is successfully removed from their systems, these individuals begin to significantly improvedue to a cessation of the destruction and denudation of the neurofibrils, as evidenced by steady improvement in cognitive function. Mercury is the ‘spark’ that causes the ‘fires’ of autism as well as many other neurodegenerative diseases including PDD, ADD, ADHD and Alzheimer’s. Autism is the result of high mercury exposure early in life versus Alzheimer’s where there is a chronic accumulation of mercury over a lifetime. A doctor can treat ALL the ‘fires,’ but until the ‘spark’ is removed, there is minimal hope of complete recovery with most realized improvements being transient at best.
‘Mercury is the underlying common denominator of all the problems from which these children suffer due to impairment of their excretory pathways. And the only solution for these non-eliminators is to effectively remove the mercury while repairing and enhancing the damaged elimination and detoxification pathways. Concomitantly addressing the GI tract is vital if the goal of treatment is to achieve permanent recovery.
‘Once the process of mercury removal has been effectively initiated, the source of damage is now curtailed and full recovery becomes possible. Complete recovery can now be attained and further enhanced by utilizing various additional essential therapies including nutrition.’
Physicians treat heavy metal toxicity in a number of ways that can be quite confusing. The field of detoxification and chelation is a strange one where wars are fought over whose method is better.
My approach through Natural Allopathic Medicine is comprehensive, using basic substances like magnesium, iodine and sodium bicarbonate to support detoxification, chelation and healing. Magnesium Oil is both necessary in detoxification and protective against mercury damage in autism and diabetes.
I even use super nutritional substances like Rejuvenate whose backbone is made from chlorella and spirulina for there is nothing like it or better tasting to support overall cell physiology and recovery. Mark A. Sircus<For those who are new to the concept that nutritional maximization has a lot to do with the removal of heavy metals we can look to mercury compromised children with autism. Traditionally there are several nutrients that children suffering from autism (mercury toxicity) are routinely lacking at the proper levels. They include calcium, zinc, vitamins C and E, varied amino acids, selenium, magnesium, taurine and essential fatty acids.
It’s hard to miss the changes that a dietary change will bring about in your child. Potentially, the severity of your child’s behaviors can be reduced, and they may also improve in the area of social interaction if you feed them the rocket fuel provided by super concentrated nutritional substances.
But we do need to go after the heavy metals and especially mercury very specifically and pointedly.
Removing mercury fillings
If mercury is so dangerous, shouldn’t everyone run out and have their dental fillings removed? The answer is a great big “NO!” The process of removing amalgams can generate mercury vapor and particulates many times greater than leaving them alone. Before making a decision to have your fillings removed, have your physician screen your body with a simple urine test to measure the level of toxic heavy metals in your body. If it is determined that your levels are high, it is recommended that you consult with a biological dentist who is knowledgeable in safe amalgam removal.
Chelation therapy as a treatment option
You should be aware of the fact that there are alternative techniques to treat metal toxicity problems, such as chelation therapy. In most instances, the general population knows nothing about such treatments because the traditional medical establishment isn’t aware of its existence and/or such knowledge has been suppressed over the years by various powerful organizations.
Chelation was first used in the 1940s by the U.S. Navy to treat lead poisoning and was subsequently approved by the FDA as a safe method of treating heavy metal toxicity. Chelation therapy is a medical treatment that improves metabolic and circulatory function by removing toxic metals and abnormally located nutritional metallic ions (such as iron) from the body. This is accomplished by administering an amino acid, ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), by either an oral or intravenous infusion.
When a molecule of EDTA travels through the blood stream, it grabs on to the heavy metal particles, binding tightly and pulling them out of the membrane or body tissue in which they are embedded. Since EDTA is an artificial amino acid, the body regards it as a foreign substance and delivers it to the kidneys to be excreted in the urine.
Physicians familiar with the administration of chelation therapy treatment alternatives can thoughtfully review the benefits of undergoing such therapeutic treatments with their patients.
Dr. Connealy, M.D., M.P.H. began private practice in 1986. In 1992 she founded South Coast Medical Center for New Medicine, where she serves as medical director. Her practice is firmly based in the belief that strictly treating health problems with medications does not find the root cause of the illness. Dr. Connealy writes monthly columns for Coast and OC Health magazines and is a biweekly guest on Frank Jordan’s “Healthy” radio show. She routinely lectures and educates the public on health issues.The human condition has changed
The rules and conditions of life are changing and it is going to be a struggle for survival. Our already toxic world is getting more contaminated and radioactive, with modern dentistry and medicine adding significantly to this problem with their use of heavy metals, lethal drugs and radiation.
The majority of people are meeting the future with significantly weakened bodies and immune systems because of dangerous deficiencies in iodine, magnesium and other essential minerals and nutrients. The strength of the cells’ adaptive capacity is directly related to nutritional sufficiency and proper cellular respiration that removes toxins and wastes through the cell wall.
Cells can respond to stress in various ways ranging from the activation of survival pathways to the initiation of cell death that eventually eliminates damaged cells. Whether cells mount a protective or destructive stress response depends on different factors, but the most important is nutritional status. Bicarbonate deficiencies are also a problem, thus the reason sodium bicarbonate makes such a great medicine.
Natural Allopathic Medicine uses only safe, non-toxic, non-synthetic medicinals that do not add to the toxic burden of the body. Most of the items in the protocol can be taken orally, transdermally or administered intravenously. Transdermal applications include topical application directly on the skin, intense medical baths,nebulization into lung tissues or in the use of glutathione suppositories and natural enemas. (IMVA)
Essentials of natural chelation
Almost 20 percent of the children in this country are chronically ill or disabled.The pristine environments of the world have vanished, we have now realized too late that the same thing has happened to our bloodstreams, cells and tissues. As the ability of science to measure increasingly smaller amounts of toxins in the body improves, we are finding that it does not take very large amounts to degrade bodily functioning. What’s worse, these many toxins combine in unpredictable ways to produce a combined effect, worse than the sum of the individual effects.
That’s a very different situation from what it was 20 or 30 years ago, and there’s no explanation given by the public health authorities as to why that is true.
Barbara Loe Fisher
National Vaccine information Center
The really bad news is that we have open nuclear wounds on the planet belching out radioactive materials around the entire northern hemisphere, a fact that the entire medical community stubbornly ignores. Medical officials have also kept their mouths shut about the clouds of mercury that have been penetrating every corner of the earth—as well as every cell in our bodies. All the coal fired plants in the world together put out thousands of tons of mercury into the environment and it gets into everything. Modern medicine and dentistry have also contributed to the poisoning of the public by their use of dangerous chemicals, heavy metals and radiation (For more on radiation dangers and treatments see my book Nuclear Toxicity Syndrome and also the second edition of my book Iodine).
Some crazy countries routinely use depleted uranium weapons on the battlefield and the fallout from that stuff stays around for a few billion years.Fortunately for our children and for us there are natural and semi-natural forms of treatment that can reverse much of the damage of mercury, lead, arsenic and other chemical poisoning. Even uranium can be eliminated with the proper protocol.
Chelation has been shown to be effective at removing plutonium from the most carcinogenic locations in the skeleton, such as on bone surfaces near living cells.Dr. Jaquelyn McCandless says, “Oral agents, especially DMSA, can encourage yeast overgrowth.” When chelating people with a heavy metal burden, particularly when they are young children or very elderly or have any chronic disease, it is best to mobilize and eliminate the metals gently, slower rather than faster, so that the body can reabsorb less and avoid flooding the body with toxic metals that cause further oxidative stress due to their free radical activity.
Natural chelators are safe, non-invasive, affordable and available without prescription as they are considered food supplements. In reality there is a tremendous amount of anecdotal evidence with a host of chelation products and substances on the market but very little hard proof. It is far easier to make claims than to prove their efficacy by way of costly clinical studies.
No matter what chelating method you use, they will all be more effective if your magnesium levels are not depleted. Magnesium is very important for phase one detoxification and it, along with other minerals like zinc, displaces toxic heavy metals from the body. Magnesium is a crucial factor in the natural self-cleansing and detoxification responses of the body. Thus it is reasonable to assume that low levels of magnesium would render a person or child vulnerable to heavy metal mobilization during chelation. Many of the problems with chelation can be reduced when a person is given sufficient magnesium. The therapeutic value of magnesium as a transdermal application reaches well beyond the potential of dietary magnesium or oral magnesium supplements. Transdermal therapy effectively saturates the tissues, delivering high amounts of magnesium directly into circulation. (Read more on natural chelation)
In the 21st century the center of pharmacology needs to be shifted away from medicines that add to people’s already heavy toxic burdens, to medicines and protocols that reduce these burdens.Fundamental role of trace minerals
In the last 35 years, it has been recognized that trace minerals have a fundamental role in health maintenance and can no longer be taken for granted. The essential role of trace elements in the support and maintenance of the immune system against bacteria, viruses, fungi and cancer, degenerative diseases and birth defects are well documented.
These minerals absorb toxic substances from the intestinal tract, and at the same time, possess a healing and soothing quality. They absorb gaseous substances and aid in regularity. Minerals enter into the synthesis of every living cell and influence the vital processes of oxidation, growth and reproduction.
According to Joel D. Wallach in the book “Rare Earth and Forbidden Cures”, the only common denominator of trace minerals is that they are all found in low amounts in the healthy tissue. The concentration of trace elements and their functional concentration must be maintained within narrow physiological limits if the functional and structural fabric of the tissues and organs of the human body are to be maintained for optimal fertility, development, growth, health and longevity.
The most efficient form of trace mineral supplement, such as plant-derived minerals should be consumed.
Source: The Watchers