Feel like your brain isn't working right?
Struggling to find words? Depressed for no reason? Anxiety attacking you at of the blue? Wish you could get a good night's sleep?
Well there is a good chance you have heavy metal toxicity.
Just like we discovered the importance of the microbiome of your gut and how it helps your brain work at it's best, doctors are now seeing that conditions such as Alzheimer's, Dementia, Anxiety, Weight Loss Resistance, Thyroid Problems and Depression can be linked to exposure to heavy metals.
Today I want to introduce you to one of the worst heavy metals, Mercury.
The are many reasons to minimize your exposure to this heavy metal. According to the World Health Organization, exposure to mercury can cause serious health effects, including damage to the digestive, nervous, and kidney systems. It is a threat to a child and baby in utero.
And it’s listed as one of the WHO’s top ten most toxic and dangerous chemicals.
There are three areas you get mercury from: your amalgam fillings, fish, and vaccines like the flu shot.
To give you some perspective on this harmful toxin, it’s recommended that you avoid fish such as tuna because of the large amount of mercury it contains—210 ppb of mercury—definitely one of the highest concentrations of all fish. It is a great idea to minimize your consumption of this fish. But there is something that has an ever greater concentration of mercury in it: the flu shot.
The flu shot contains 51,000 ppb of mercury in every shot—not to mention aluminum, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, the world's leading immunologist and thirteenth most quoted biologist of our time, with nearly 850 papers in peer review journals, says: “If an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970–1980 (the years of the study) his/her chance of developing Alzheimer's Disease is ten times greater than if they had one, two, or no vaccinations.”
Mercury amounts have not changed since that time, and flu shots are highly encouraged for pregnant women and elderly. No wonder Alzheimer’s and dementia are the fastest growing diseases, now affecting 5.4 million Americans over the age of sixty-five.
And it’s not just Alzheimer’s that is increasing dramatically. Autism rates are predicted to affect one out of two children in the United States within a decade. The controversial link between autism and mercury has been well researched and documented for some time now. Something is damaging the brains of our children and our seniors. A great place look for a cause is the increase of exposure to these heavy metals.
It's important that you know how to limit your exposure to mercury.
The first two places to start with are your teeth. Before you allow your dentist to put a silver filling into your mouth, you need to do research on this dangerous dental practice. Many dentists are keeping up to date with research on mercury and have stopped using silver fillings. Others haven't are don't realize the long term health damage they are creating for their patients. Please see a dentist that is current on this information.
I have surprising news for you. The flu shot does more harm than good. Research it. As mentioned above, the mercury and aluminum content in flu shots is through the roof. There are many natural ways you can support your immune system. Please reach out to your natural health practitioner to learn what you can do.
Lastly, watch your fish intake. The lists below are presented in terms of the amounts of mercury found in different types of fish (high, moderate, and low).
High Levels of Mercury
•Farm fresh salmon
Moderate Levels of Mercury
Lowest Levels of Mercury
If you suspect you heavy metals could be the source of your health challenges, get yourself tested. The only effective way to test heavy metals is through a provoked 6 hour urine test. Hair analysis is not accurate. If you have any questions about this testing, please reach out to Jessica at my office. She is our heavy metal detox expert and will explain to you how we test and detox these harmful metals.
Hope that helps!
I will be going through heavy metals and how they affect your thyroid function tomorrow night at my Thyroid Talk. Call us to save yourself a spot. 408-298-8092