how many here have tested for heavy metals?

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Re: how many here have tested for heavy metals?

Postby blossom » Tue May 06, 2014 12:22 pm

I was about 7 yrs. ago. I was high in a lot but as I remember aluminum was one of the highest. did chelation through the vein for about 3 mo. spent a lot of money it did not seem to be helping then I broke my leg and did not go back.
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Postby zjac020 » Tue May 06, 2014 12:59 pm

iv chelation really isnt that good a method. im considering frequent dose chelation according to Andy Cutlers protocol.
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Re: how many here have tested for heavy metals?

Postby blossom » Tue May 06, 2014 5:05 pm

zjac020 wrote:all very true want 2bike, unless you have mthfr mutations and your bodies detox pathways are compromised. That might explain how my hair analysis shows lead at 59 when it should be below 1.8...!?



I have mthfr I did not know it had that effect. anything we can do to help this?
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Re: how many here have tested for heavy metals?

Postby jimmylegs » Tue May 06, 2014 6:40 pm

interesting things to consider ..:

Nutrition and metal toxicity.
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/61/3/646S.short
Dietary deficiencies of calcium, iron, and zinc enhance the effects of lead on cognitive and behavioral development. Iron deficiency increases the gastrointestinal absorption of cadmium, and cadmium competes with zinc for binding sites on metallothionein, which is important in the storage and transport of zinc during development. Selenium protects from mercury and methyl mercury toxicity by preventing damage from free radicals or by forming inactive selenium mercury complexes.

TOXIC AND ESSENTIAL METAL INTERACTIONS
http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10 ... tr.17.1.37

Infantile zinc deficiency: Association with autism spectrum disorders
http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/111103/ ... 129.html?..
Recently, dietary restriction-induced zinc deficiency has been reported to up-regulate intestinal zinc-importer (Zip4) and induce the increase in Zip4 protein located to the plasma membrane of enterocytes43. This adoptive [sic] response to zinc deficiency is known to lead to increasing in the risk of high-uptake of toxic metals such as cadmium and lead. Thus, infants with zinc deficiency are liable to be exposed to increased risk of absorbing high amount of toxic metals and retaining them in their body. These findings suggest that the increased risk of toxic metal burdens attendant on the infantile zinc deficiency may also contribute to the pathogenesis of autistic spectrum disorders. ... patients with zinc deficiency have a low excretion ability of toxic metals and result in a higher body burden with them.
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Re: how many here have tested for heavy metals?

Postby want2bike » Wed May 07, 2014 5:32 am

You can't change your genes but living a healthy lifestyle is suggested. The article seems to suggest the Paleo diet is best for this condition. The most important thing to do is avoid all toxins. This is hard to do in todays world. Be aware of everything you are putting in your body. You should be eating organic when possible. It gives other suggestion at the end of the article on how to help you body detoxify. Eating the raw fruits and vegetables gives the body the nutrients it needs.



http://www.seekinghealth.com/media/Impr ... rt-ver.pdf
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Re: how many here have tested for heavy metals?

Postby jimmylegs » Wed May 07, 2014 1:35 pm

just to split hairs, you *can* change genetic *expression*...
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Re: how many here have tested for heavy metals?

Postby zjac020 » Wed May 07, 2014 1:54 pm

agree fully with jimmylegs. your lifestyle influences your genetic expressions.

yes good lifestyle used to be sufficient. to maintain a healthy non toxic body, but let's me honest... The body is now subject to a bombardment of toxins continuously which is why we are now sicker as nations than weve ever been. As a result a lot of gene issues are "expressing". In thr cases such as MTHFR there are things that can be done to help.
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