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Toxic Metals Suppress Immune System

By January 9, 2013No Comments

Once a patient begins to treat two of the most common causes, which are candida and food sensitivities, the immune system starts to rebound to full activity. There stands, in the immediate path of immune improvement all environmental exposures, the first of which is toxic metals. Toxic metals are heavy metals, not required for health or metabolic function, but when present within the body, actually suppress normal metabolic or immune pathways. The mass effect results in immune suppression and fatigue. Most people probably think themselves immune to such exposures. The reality is actually quite disturbing. If you are living you have been exposed and carry or have carried as some point in time a toxic metal burden. This burden leads to immune suppression, with resultant inability at overcoming simple infections such as viral infections. This leads to fatigue and inability to recover from daily physical stress. Toxic metal burden has been linked to cancer, autoimmune disease, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and many others. So what metals are we exposed to and what are the sources of these toxic metals? Sources of metals include: Aluminum, Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Gadolinium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Tin, and Uranium to name a few. Each of these metals can be found in our food, air, and water supply. They exist abundantly in cosmetics, lotions, soaps, and cleansers. They are produced as by products in mining, manufacturing, energy production, and technology industries. If we are eating, breathing, and applying non-organic products and foods, we are exposed. Toxic metals are not easily eradicated or removed from the body. They tend to bio accumulate or concentrate in connective tissue and organs of the body. Because of this fact, an agent described as a chelator, is given orally or intravenously to grab or attach to toxic metals and discard them through the kidneys or intestines. If a urine sample is collected following the delivery of a chelator, a potential estimate of toxic metal burden can be made. Once we know the degree and possibility of a toxic metal burden, a treatment plan can be designed to reduce the toxic metal load over time. Patients who have had chelation performed notice improvements in blood pressure, immune function, circulation, focus and alertness, memory, diabetes and cholesterol control, and reduction in autoimmune disease. These declines in toxic heavy metals also lead to an improvement in chronic pain and chronic fatigue.

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