Toxic Metals 101 – Mercury Toxicity

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Toxic Metals 101 – Mercury Toxicity

80-Mercury-Tile

 

(Lily Whitehawk for Total Health RESONANCE)

Symptoms of Mercury toxicity:

*Headaches

*Insomnia

*Memory loss

*Dementia

*Speech impairment

*Kidney damage

*Peripheral neuropathy

*Shaking and trembling in extremities

*Itching, tingling, numbness of extremities

*Muscle weakness

*Dizziness

*Redness, swelling, peeling of skin

*Hair loss

*Tooth loss

*Damaged nails

*Profuse sweating

*Tachycardia

*Hypertension

*Emotional instability

*Personality changes

*Liver damage

*Brain damage

*Coronary heart disease

*Impaired Neural development in children

*Impairment of peripheral vision

*Hearing loss

*Sore gums

 

Target Areas:

*Brain

*Neurological system

*Heart

*Kidneys

*Lungs

*Liver

*Gastrointestinal system

*Immune system

 

Sources of Mercury toxicity:

* “Silver” dental amalgams

*Coal burning power plants

*Vaccines containing thimerosol

*Thermometers

*Fish

*Shellfish

*Animals that eat fish

*Skin lightening cosmetics

*Florescent and energy saving lightbulbs

*Some older latex paints

*Button cell batteries

 

**** Note:  There are three main types of mercury.  Methylmercury is found primarily in contaminated fish and can cause serious neurological damage, especially in developing fetuses.  Elemental mercury is most damaging as a vapor that forms when products containing it are broken and the substance is exposed to the air and can cause lung, kidney, nerve and brain damage.  Organic and inorganic mercury compounds enter the body via ingestion, and effect the kidneys,  skin, gastrointestinal tract, and nervous system.  The organic form is more readily absorbed by the body, and therefore more toxic, than the inorganic form.

 

Visit your wellness center or health care professional to find out if you have heavy metal toxicity. A good provider will test either your hair, blood or urine (or a combination of these three), as well as do an intake consisting of extensive questions and analysis of your symptoms and past environmental and health history.

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