The issue is about a health hazard which is relevant to many.
We all know that we are not supposed to touch or handle mercury due to toxicity, but have you taken into account some of the environmental exposures? Mercury is a poison which is cumulative.
Exposure to toxic levels of mercury can lead or contribute to;
- Kidney Damage
- Multiple sclerosis
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Autism* in children
- Damage to:
- Immune system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Muscle control
- The speech center
There exists no barrier to prevent mercury from reaching brain cells and nerve tissues, where it is retained in the pain center of the brain.?
sources of mercury exposure
First and foremost is the amalgam or "silver" fillings – these contain nearly 50% mercury. If you have old metal fillings it may be time for them to go. The New England Journal of Medicine has called metal fillings the chief source of mercury exposure. In addition, a study showed that chewing gum can release further mercury from the fillings into your system.
Next on the list is vaccines, a derivative known as Thimerosal. Mercury is used as a preservative in certain vaccines, many of which are specifically administered to children. Studies are linking this to an increased rate of autism amongst children world wide.
And then of course there is fish, once one of the healthiest foods. Certain fish, when eaten, can expose you to high levels of mercury due to pollution running off into the water from coal mining.
the bodies defense
Located in each cheek is avery large salivary gland called the parotid* gland. Under normal conditions one of the functions of this gland is to secrete enzymes powerful enough to sweep away harmful chemicals and poisons.
However, in the presence of excessive exposure the gland becomes overwhelmed. Support of the gland is often necessary.
As a word of caution one should never attempt mercury detox without first removing all amalgam fillings and second without trained supervision. The result could be harmful.
what are the solutions?
- I recommend having any amalgam fillings removed. Consult a mercury free dentist who has the knowledge and experience to remove the fillings safely.
- If you have a child who is due for vaccines discuss alternatives with me before using generic, unsafe vaccines.
- If you feel you have been exposed to mercury that may now be affecting you, come in and get a nutritional exam and testing.