Bioaccumulation. Have you heard of it?
Well if you haven’t, I want to introduce you to a health concept that could save your life.
It’s called bioaccumulation. And it’s happening to you everyday. Most likely you have no idea it’s even occurring.
See bioaccumulation is a process by which certain toxic substances (such as heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls) accumulate and KEEP on accumulating in your body, posing a threat to your health and life.
Just this week, The Environmental Working Group, released a study that is proving that hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals are building up in the bodies of Americans.
According to the EWG’s research:
“Many of the carcinogens this study documents in people find their way into our bodies through food, air, water and consumer products every day. Dozens of them show up in human umbilical cord blood—which means Americans are exposed to carcinogens before they’ve left the womb,” said EWG President Ken Cook. “We should focus on preventing cancer by preventing human exposure to these chemicals.”
So what are these toxins? Where exactly are you getting them?
Over the next few weeks, I will be introducing you to the groups of toxins that are destroying your health. There are too many to describe in one newsletter. But I want you to know what you can start doing to pull these toxins out of your life immediately.
Today I want to introduce you the group of toxins that is perhaps the most destructive.
No, this is not a genre of music. This is a serious group of toxins that may be the source of many of your health problems. The main heavy metals that you need to be aware of are:
Depressed? Fatigued? Anxious? Having trouble sleeping? Having trouble losing weight? Dizzy? Ringing in your ears? Chronic digestive issues? Unexplained outbursts of anger? Thyroid problems? Autoimmune condition?
Well guess what? There is a good chance you are walking around with too much mercury in your body. Mercury is the most toxic of all heavy metals. It attaches to receptor sites that tell your body to burn fat, produce hormones that make you happy, and allow your thyroid to function normally. Understanding if you have high levels of mercury in your body is key to finally getting a solution to the above problems.
But where are you getting mercury from?
Well the biggest sources are fish, your amalgam fillings, and flu shots. Everyone is concerned about eating fish that is high in mercury, but outside of your dental care, a flu shot is packed with mercury. The highest mercury count ever found in fish was 210 ppb of mercury. A flu shot contains 51,000 ppb of mercury!
Although we have made great strides in getting lead out of household paint, lead can be passed down to you from your mother and grandmother. In fact research is showing that lead can get passed down through four generations.
What we know about lead is that it is stored in your bones and will leech out into your blood stream at times of the greatest hormonal change- puberty, pregnancy, perimenopause.
The number one symptom of lead toxicity is pain. Unexplained chronic pain that won’t go away no matter what therapies you try- that’s lead.
Did you know that almost one hundred percent of our seniors are predicted to die with either Alzheimer’s and Dementia over the next decade? And are you aware that their is a new term called pre-dementia that is symptoms of dementia that is happening at younger and younger ages?
Well one of the toxins that is linked to those diseases is Aluminum. Where do you find aluminum? Everywhere! But some of the greatest places you are getting exposed to aluminum can be found in:
-Foods such as baking powder, self rising flour, salt, baby formula, coffee creamers, baked goods and processed foods, coloring and caking agents
-Drugs, such as antacids, analgesics, anti-diarrheals, and others; additives such as magnesium stearate
-Vaccines—Hepatitis A and B, Hib, DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), pneumococcal vaccine, Gardasil (HPV), and others
-Cosmetics and personal care products such as antiperspirants, deodorants (including salt crystals, made of alum), lotions, sunscreens, and shampoos
-Aluminum products, including foil, cans, juice pouches, tins, and water bottles
Heavy metal accumulation is a serious issue for humans. This is why we are testing these metals in my office. Those of you that are patients of mine, talk with us at your next appointment and we will walk you through which tests you need.
If you are not a patient, please call my office at 408-298-8092 and we will find a time to sit down with you and see what metals might be contributing to your health problems.
As I mentioned in my newsletter on Wednesday, next week we are having a Pay It Forward Day. This is a discounted appointment where you and I will sit down one and one and look at the health problems that you are facing. One of the issues we will be testing for at that appointment are heavy metals. Call Dana at my office for more details.
This a HUGE health concern! Please get yourself tested. Please pass this information on to others.
Have a healthy day!