HEAVY METAL DETOX
Do you currently have heavy metal toxins trapped inside your body?
The answer is YES!
So what is a “heavy metal” and what do I need to know?
The truth is that most people do not fully understand the real
dangers of heavy metal poisons and just how common they
are in our modern world. Fortunately, you can take steps to
understand and minimize such threats through simple acts of
education, prevention, and treatment that will help to lessen any
negative impact on you and your family’s health.
Heavy metals are simply a certain class of metallic elements.
Our bodies require trace amounts of some heavy metals, including
copper, zinc, and others, but even these can be dangerous at high
Other heavy metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium have no known benefits, and their accumulation over time can
cause serious illness and even premature death. The industrialization of our world has dramatically increased the overall
environmental 'load' of heavy metal toxins.
Today, heavy metals are abundant in our air, soil, and even drinking water. They are present in virtually every area of modern life
from construction materials to cosmetics, medicines, processed foods, fuel, appliances, and even personal care products. It is
very difficult for anyone to avoid exposure. However, you can take steps to understand and minimize this threat through acts of
prevention and treatment that will help to lessen their negative impact on you and your family’s health.
Heavy metal toxins contribute to a variety of adverse health effects. There are over 20 different known heavy metal toxins that
can impact human health. Accumulation within the body can lead to a decline in the mental, cognitive, and physical health of the
Three of the most common and dangerous heavy metal toxins:
The use of this toxic element in numerous industrial processes has resulted in its presence in many biological and ecological
systems. Ground, surface, and drinking water are susceptible to arsenic poisoning from the use of arsenic in smelting, refining,
galvanizing, and power plants; environmental contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, desiccants,
wood preservatives, and animal feed additives; and human made hazardous waste sites, chemical wastes, and antibiotics.
--- After the absorption of arsenic compounds, the primary areas of distribution are the liver, kidneys,
lung, spleen, aorta, and skin. Arsenic compounds are also readily deposited in the hair and nails---.
Arsenic is a highly toxic element that has been used historically for purposes of suicide and homicide. Its health effects are well
known and documented. Acute exposure to arsenic compounds can cause nausea, anorexia, vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle
cramps, diarrhea, and burning of the mouth and throat. Garlic-like breath, malaise, and fatigue have also been seen while contact
dermatitis, skin lesions, and skin irritation, are seen in individuals who come into direct tactile contact with arsenic compounds.
Studies have shown close associations between both inhaled and ingested arsenic and cancer rates. Cancers of the skin, liver,
respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract are well documented in regards to arsenic exposure. Several arsenic compounds
have been classified by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a Class A - Human Carcinogen (IARC 1987).
Lead is the 5th most utilized metal in the U.S. Human exposure to lead occurs primarily through drinking water, airborne lead-
containing particulates, and lead-based paints. The primary source of lead in drinking water is from lead-based plumbing
materials. The corrosion of such materials will continue to increase concentrations of lead in municipal drinking water. The EPA
actually allows small amounts of lead to be present in our tap water due to this insurmountable problem. Lead from water and
airborne sources have been shown to accumulate in agricultural areas leading to increased concentrations in agricultural
produce and farm animals. Cigarette smoke is also a significant source of lead exposure.
Lead is one of the most toxic elements naturally occurring on Earth. High concentrations of lead can cause irreversible brain
damage, seizure, coma, and death if not treated immediately. Evidence suggests that lead may cause fatigue, irritability, memory
problems, reduction in sensory and motor reaction times, decision making impairment, and lapses in concentration.
In adults, lead is very detrimental to the cardiovascular system. Occupationally exposed individuals tend to have higher blood
pressure and are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, and stroke. The kidneys are targets of
lead toxicity and prone to impairment at moderate to high levels of lead concentrations. Other signs/symptoms of lead toxicity
include gastrointestinal disturbances, abdominal pain, cramps, constipation, anorexia and weight loss, immunosuppression,
and some liver impairment.
Children absorb lead much more efficiently than adults do after exposure and are susceptible to the most damaging effects of
lead toxicity. Lead not only appears to affect cognitive development of young children but also other areas of
neuropsychological function. Young children exposed to lead may exhibit mental retardation, learning difficulties, shortened
attention spans (ADHD), increased behavioral problems (aggressive behaviors) and reduced physical growth. Lead has been
determined by many health experts to be the #1 threat to developing children in our industrial societies.
Mercury occurs primarily in two forms: organic mercury and inorganic mercury. Inorganic mercury and elemental mercury are
both toxins that can produce a wide range of adverse health affects. Inorganic mercury is used in thermometers, barometers,
dental fillings, batteries, electrical wiring and switches, fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides, fungicides, vaccines, paint, skin-
tightening creams, antiseptic creams, pharmaceutical drugs, and other ointments. Humans have the ability to convert this
inorganic mercury to an organic form once it has become absorbed into the bloodstream. Organic mercury is known to bio-
accumulate due to the body’s inability to process and eliminate it. Organic mercury is found primarily in marine
life (fish) and can often be found in produce, farm animals, processed grains, dairy products, and surface water
Occupational exposure to mercury containing compounds presents a significant health risk to individuals. Dentists, painters,
fishermen, electricians, pharmaceutical/laboratories workers, farmers, factory workers, miners, chemists, and beauticians are
just some of the professions chronically exposed to mercury compounds.
Our understanding of the effects of methyl mercury poisoning comes primarily from epidemic poisonings in Iraq and Japan. In
Iraq more than 6,000 individuals were hospitalized and 459 died as a result of methyl mercury poisoning. Adults experienced
symptoms including parasthesia visual disorders, ataxia, fatigue, tremor, hearing disorders (deafness), and coma. Observations
of exposed individuals have shown irreversible brain damage. Iraqi children poisoned through the consumption of mercury
containing food products (grains treated with mercury containing fungicides) exhibited nervous system impairment, visual and
auditory disorders, weakness, motor and cognitive impairment, and emotional disturbances. Individuals in Japan experienced
many of these same symptoms after the ingestion of fish containing large amounts of methyl mercury.
Mercury has recently been implicated as being a contributing factor to the increasing prevalence of autism in American children.
The Autism Research Institute has focused on mercury containing vaccines (TMS) and their relationship to autism. Over 2 million
individuals are affected with autism, a neurodevelopment syndrome that typically produces impairment in sociality,
communication, and sensory/perceptual processes. Recent evidence has found a positive correlation between complications
seen in autistics and complications seen in mercury poisoned individuals (Bernard et al. 2000). Mercury poisoning has been
implicated in the development of many other human dysfunctional states for many years. Among these are cerebral palsy,
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, psychosis, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Sources & Causes of Mercury Poisoning
•Air & water pollution •Adhesives
•Batteries •Chlorine bleach
•Cosmetics •Fabric Softeners
•Fish and seafood •Floor wax/polish
•Fungicides •Hair dyes
•Laxatives •Mercury thermometers
•Mercury amalgam fillings •Paint
Associated Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning/Toxicity
•Brain fog •Chronic headaches •Fatigue
•Fever •Frequent colds •Forgetfulness
•Gastric disturbances •Hearing impairment •High blood pressure
•Irregular heartbeat •Lack of coordination •Metallic taste in mouth
•Muscle weakness •Nervousness •Pain in the chest
•Parasites •Restriction of visual field •Ringing in the ears
•Irregular breathing •Speech disorders •Tingling in hands and feet
Allergies ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease Alzheimer's
Anemia Anorexia Asthma
Autism ADD ADHD
Candidiasis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epilepsy
Epstein Barr Hypertension
Insomnia Kidney diseases Multiple Sclerosis
Neuritis Paralysis Parkinson's
tuberose.com/Metal_Detoxification.html site about mercury poisoning & heavy metals
Other heavy metal toxins include Aluminum, Antimony, Barium, Bismuth, Cadmium,
Cesium, Nickel, Platinum, Rubidium, Thorium, Tin, Tungsten, and Uranium.
GLUTATHIONE AIDS THE BODY IN DETOXING THESE HEAVY METALS........
GLUTATHIONE - An Important Detoxifier
Glutathione is a short string of amino acids called a peptide. It is composed of three amino acids: glycine,
glutamine and cysteine.
Glutathione is a major player in detoxifying the body of many toxic pollutants, including toxic metals and
chemicals. Glutathione deficiency impairs the body's ability to get rid of toxins whether they are environmental
or the by-products of cellular metabolism.
If we have low glutathione levels we slowly become toxic, storing away poisons in our tissues, organs, muscles
and brain. We simply cannot detoxify effectively if our glutathione levels are too low, no matter what form of
detoxification we undertake.
Glutathione is made by all the cells in the body, and is the body’s master antioxidant and detoxifying agent. In
one review, almost 80% of people with chronic ailments were found to be deficient in glutathione. In fact, low
levels of glutathione are involved in all disease states.
Why? – because the heavier the cumulative toxic burden on the body, the greater this depletes supplies of
glutathione. For example: One molecule of mercury uses up one molecule of glutathione. Since all chronic,
degenerative disorders are triggered, in part, by the toxic load, it is small wonder to see why glutathione levels
are such an important marker.
When a person knows the jobs of Glutathione in the body they realize that being the MASTER
ANTIOXIDANT, GLUTATHIONE DETOXIFIES THE HEAVY METALS that might accumulate in
the BRAIN, LUNGS, LIVER AND KIDNEYS.
SMOKING / TOXINS / GLUTATHIONE'S EFFECT
HEALTH CANADA HAS THIS TO SAY ABOUT SMOKING / TOXINS...........
Q26. How much mercury is released from cigarette smoke?
Cigarette smoke contains up to 11.5 nanograms of mercury per cigarette in mainstream smoke and up to 16.6
nanograms of mercury per cigarette in side stream smoke.
Q27. What is the source of mercury in cigarettes?
Mercury is taken into the plant primarily by the growing root and subsequently translocated to the leaves along
with other nutrients. Mercury exists in the tobacco plant as a result of its deposition from the air, combined with
the soil uptake of mercury. It is released in tobacco smoke as the cigarette burns, and exposure to tobacco
smoke contributes to the total body burden of mercury.
AGAIN WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT SOME PEOPLE WILL NEVER STOP SMOKING, IT IS A CHOICE THAT IS
MADE, THOSE THAT ARE SMOKING OR ARE BEING EXPOSED TO SECOND HAND SMOKE NEED TO HELP THE
BODY TO RID THE TOXINS INCLUDING MERCURY FROM THE BODY..........
THERE IS NO MORE EFFICIENT METHOD OF HEAVY METAL DETOX THAN HAVING AN ADEQUATE AMOUNT OF
GLUTATIONE IN THE CELLS. REPLENISHING GLUTATHIONE IS EXTREMELY NECESSARY FOR HEALTH
KEEP THOSE LUNGS HEALTHIER
TAKE GSH-IMMUNITY DAILY
FOR PROTECTION AND DETOX!!!!!
Radioactive Cigarette Smoke
By Terry Martin, About.com Guide Updated May 07, 2010
About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board
What Lead-210 and Polonium-210 Are:
Lead-210 (Pb-210) and polonium-210 (Po-210) are poisonous, radioactive heavy metals that research has shown
to be present in tobacco smoke.
Where Lead-210 and Polonium-210 Come From:
When uranium, an ore that occurs in small amounts in nature, breaks down, radium is released as radon gas into
the atmosphere. Once that occurs, radon gas decays quickly, producing lead-210 (Pb-210) and polonium-210 (Po-
210), highly radioactive metals (known as radon decay products). Radium is also present in phosphate fertilizers
that are often used in tobacco farming.
How Lead-210 and Polonium-210 Get Into Tobacco:
As the radium in soil around tobacco plants releases radon gas, and ultimately, the tiny lead and polonium
particles float free, they attach to bits of dust and are carried to the surface of tobacco leaves. And because
tobacco leaves are covered with thousands of fine hairs, these radioactive chemicals grab hold and stay put --
from the field all of the way to the smoker's lungs.
Lead-210 and polonium-210 are insoluble in water, so they are not removed during the cleaning and cigarette
What happens when a smoker inhales the cigarette smoke?
As a smoker breathes in cigarette smoke, lead-210 and polonium-210 "stick" to the cigarette tar that collects at
the junctions of air passages within the lungs called bronchioles. Studies have shown that lead-210 and
polonium-210 build up at these locations within smoker's lungs and over time produce radioactive hot spots.
Health Risks Associated with Lead-210 and Polonium-210:
Inhaling lead-210 and polonium-210 increases the risk for lung cancer. In fact, because the build up of radiation a
person receives over many years of smoking can be huge, researchers feel that lead-210 and polonium-210 in
cigarette smoke are significant factors for lung cancer in smokers.
The Bottom Line:
Lead-210 and polonium-210 are toxic, radioactive heavy metals that are present in inhaled cigarette smoke.
They build up over time in delicate lung tissue and are a key risk factor for lung cancer. Further, these toxins are
just two of the hundreds of poisonous and/or carcinogenic chemicals present in cigarette smoke.
More on the Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke:
Cigarette smoke is a toxic cocktail of more than 4,000 chemicals, including 200 poisonous and 40 carcinogenic
compounds.•Chemicals in Cigarettes:
Lead-210 in Tobacco and Cigarette Smoke September, 1967. PubMed Central - National Institutes of Health.
Chemcials in Cigarettes
•Ammonia •Arsenic •Benzene
•Carbon Monoxide •Cadmium •Hydrogen Cyanide
•Formaldehyde •Tar •Ambergris
Once again...... we support
for replenishing the body with GLUTATHIONE,
REMEMBER IT TAKES ONE MOLECULE OF GLUTATHIONE TO BOND TO ONE MOLECULE
OF HEAVY METAL FOR DETOX............
YOU SMOKE YOU NEED GSH-IMMUNITY / PURE AND SIMPLE.....................
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SITE NEITHER SAYS YES NOR NO TO
SMOKERS, IT IS A PERSONAL CHOICE.....
WE DO NOT IN ANY WAY JUDGE NOR TRY TO JUDGE.
THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION OF THE HEAVY METALS AND
DANGERS THAT WE ALL KNOW ABOUT SMOKING.
WE PROMOTE GLUTATHIONE FOR DETOXING AND HEALTH
BENEFITS THAT ARE SO NECESSARY FOR THOSE THAT DO
SMOKE..... OR ARE AROUND SECOND HAND SMOKE............
WE PROMOTE GSH-IMMUNITY FOR REPLENISHING the most
Please see these sites for further information about heavy metal health studies.........
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