Mercury Detoxification Therapy
Mercury Can Ruin Your Health
If you have “silver” dental fillings (amalgams), regularly eat seafood, work in a dental office, live downwind of a coal-fired power plant, or come in contact with mercury at your school, job or home, there’s a good chance your body has accumulated unsafe levels of this disease-causing toxic metal. How prevalent is mercury toxicity? Dr. Dooley properly tested a group of over 1,000 “healthy” individuals’ urine for mercury through the highly respected independent laboratory Doctor’s Data, Inc. Historically such a large-scale test of individuals using the same test method had never been done. What he found shocked and concerned him, as it should concern you: 75% of the people tested with mercury levels in the red, very elevated zone and another 20% were in the yellow elevated zone.
You may not be aware that mercury is a health risk. Or maybe you’ve heard it’s a problem but you feel fine, so you’re not concerned. But research shows that over time, mercury can quietly and insidiously attack your brain, heart, emotions, nervous and immune systems, and disrupt reproduction and sexual performance. Nearly every organ system is affected by mercury and the list of conditions created is staggering. When the World Health Organization studied mercury it determined that there was no safe lower level of mercury in the human body. Even in parts per million mercury negatively affected enzyme pathways and causing cellular and genetic damage.
A Neurologist weighs in on Mercury:
Robert Nash, M.D., is a practicing neurologist and the Chairman of the American Board of Metal Toxicology. He reviewed mercury-associated diseases, mechanisms, controversies, and therapeutic options. Toxic effects from mercury, he suggests, spread across a broad spectrum of diseases — including autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neurodevelopment diseases, nephrotoxicity, and cancer.
How is this possible?
Well, the mechanism of mercury toxicity in the adult brain may be related to proteins involved in mercury excretion, including glutathione, glutathione transferase, metallothionine and ApoE. Mercury depletes glutathione, selenium, and ascorbate (vitamin C), as well as inhibiting thiamine (B1) and pyridoxine (B6).
Mercury also inhibits nerve growth, and passes easily through the placental barrier to accumulate in the fetus.
It can also reduce nerve function and communication, which can lead to the development of neurofibrillary tangles — a common feature of Alzheimer’s. (see video below)
In fact, recent findings suggest that the gene Apo E 4 may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s because it has an impaired ability to bind with mercury and transport it from the brain. Dr. Nash suggests that most, if not all, abnormal biochemistry in the Alzheimer’s brain can be mimicked by mercury. He further concludes that, biologically, the case of mercury as a cause of Alzheimer’s disease is more complete than that for thimerosol-related causation of autism.
He states (as did the W.H.O.) that no level of mercury exposure from amalgams can be considered without risk!
Mercury toxicity is also proven to be linked to cardiovascular disease. Two studies have reported increased risk of heart attack while another has shown no risk.
However, the data presented in the American Journal of Cardiology (Frustaci, 1999) on heart failure from unknown causes is very compelling. Biopsy samples found 22,000 times the level of mercury in people with heart failure from unknown causes compared to controls whose heart failure was caused by virus, heart attacks, or high blood pressure.