Heavy metal toxicity displays itself in each individual differently and comes from many sources. Signs and symptoms of heavy metal exposure will vary in nature and intensity depending on the type and quantity of metal involved. Early symptoms of toxicity can be missed because they are often non-specific. Excessive exposure and damage to several different organs can occur even if you have no, few, or nonspecific symptoms. However, having some idea of what to look for can be very helpful as you try to determine if this is an option you should pursue.
Symptoms of Heavy Metal Toxicity:
Again, signs and symptoms of heavy metal toxicity are dependent on the type of metal that is present. If you are experiencing more than 5 of the symptoms from the list below please consider getting a hair analysis to evaluate your level of metal exposure:
- Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Nervous system symptoms such as numbness, tingling of hands and feet, weakness
- Kidney damage
- Liver damage
- Burning Pain
- Over acid stomach
- Yeast overgrowth
- In the lungs – irritation, edema
- Brain dysfunction, memory loss
- Changes in behavior
- Multiple chemical sensitivities
- Malformed bones in children, weakened bones
- In pregnant women – miscarriage, premature labor
Mercury can cause intermittent paralysis in some individuals. Arsenic disrupts thyroid-mediated gene regulation, and may be a cause of diabetes, as well as obesity. Molybdenum can inhibit the liver enzymes leading to a yellow coloring of the skin.
As the body becomes inundated with these metals, it may run out of places to store it. In this case, the body will deliberately overgrow yeast to create a new storage space. It is with this in mind that one should never simply destroy the yeast when the body is incubating it. First, get checked for heavy metal toxicity to make sure that you won’t be releasing poisonous metals into your system when you destroy the yeast.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
As the body becomes inundated with these metals, the liver works at full capacity to manage them. This is necessary in order to keep you alive. This puts the liver in the situation of having to make some tough decisions when other chemicals and other substances are present. In fact, the liver may be so busy with the metals that it has to ignore the other things. In turn, the other chemicals and substances that the liver is ignoring do not get processed properly. Thus, they remain in their harmful or toxic state. As a result, they will irritate you and cause various symptoms. Physicians call this multiple chemical sensitivities. We call this a toxic body. Remove the heavy metals and the body can return to managing the less offensive chemicals and substances. Indeed, multiple chemical sensitivities disappear at that point.
Testing for Heavy Metal Toxicity
A heavy metals panel may be ordered if your doctor suspects that you have been exposed to one or more heavy metals. Keep in mind that this will be a blood test that may come back normal. Why? Because the body will do all it can to keep the blood values normal. For example, the body will remove lead from the blood and hide/store it in the bone marrow. Doctors acknowledge that the lead will not appear in the blood a few months after exposure. Therefore, the blood test don’t show issues with metal toxicity until they are extremely severe. The body has to be so inundated with heavy metals that it has run out of places to store it in order for the blood levels to become elevated. Generally speaking, metal toxicity is often overlooked by doctors because they are not taught about it in medical school. As a result, heavy metals and the source of their exposure are not widely known or mentioned when one goes to see a physician.
Testing at Optimum Health
We remove some of the heavy metals with our total body cleanse process. Then we test the resulting water for heavy metals. We also use hair tissue mineral analysis to test your hair to see if it has been used by your body as a storage place for heavy metals. Then we use the test results to help create your individual Recipe for Health. This Recipe for Health will contain suggestions to help you reach your optimum health status. If you desire, we will be with you every step of the way!
Two Examples of Heavy Metal Toxicity
Since heavy metals are literally heavy, gravity pulls them downward. Therefore, they tend to settle in your hand and feet. More tends to settle in your feet. The more you have settling, the higher up your arms and legs the settling will occur. As the metal tends to irritate the skin from the inside, the rashes below are what we at Optimum Health have come to consider classic for long-term heavy metal exposure.
This first client’s legs were so heavy and restless that he could no longer lift them normally to climb steps and constantly moved them around in exaggerated motions while sitting. His feet were blue on the bottom and his right foot had very little feeling and he could barely move the toes.
His legs felt lighter immediately. After over 20 dermal chelation session, the bottom of his feet were normal in color. He could move his toes, walk up steps normally and had full feeling in his feet. Of course, the rash decreases with chelation.
This second client’s legs were very heavy and burned like they were on fire.
His legs felt lighter and the burning stopped after metal was removed with his first chelation. The burning came back within 24 hours but would stop with each chelation. The burning will stop completely once all of the metal is removed.
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