Heavy metals accumulate in our bodies whether we are aware of it or not. Sometimes the metals come from the foods we eat. Other times, we inhale metallic vapors from our environment. These heavy metals, no matter how they enter are body, are toxic and must be removed continually to maintain natural vitality and holistic health.
Comments by Dr. Ted Herrmann:
No matter how healthily we try to live, we will always be exposed to dangerous toxins simply because they surround us. Each day, we come in contact with several different materials that contain poisonous amounts of heavy metals that, when accumulated, may cause serious health problems. These materials may be found in consumer goods, food products, and even dental work.
Heavy Metal Poisoning Through Paint
Things like model paint are not meant to be consumed and may contain high levels of heavy metals. The most common heavy metal found in paints is lead. Symptoms of accidental ingestion of this toxin include abdominal pain, convulsions, hypertension, renal dysfunction, loss of appetite, fatigue, sleeplessness, hallucinations, headache, numbness, arthritis, and vertigo (i). These symptoms are common to chronic consumption; individuals who work in production or other processes involving raw painting materials and who experience any of these symptoms should consult a physician immediately.
Fish and Mercury Poisoning
Tuna is known to contain mild amounts of mercury. However, this mercury accumulates in the human body over time. Even low and infrequent consumption of tuna can lead to the retention of mass amounts of mercury over time.
Mercury Content of Amalgam Fillings
Amalgam dental fillings are know to be made of 50-60% mercury, depending on the size of the cavity that is being filled. Over time, individuals with silver amalgam fillings have traces of mercury in their saliva that is 10 times greater than individuals who have no silver fillings (ii). This shows that amalgam fillings are likely to be the source of extremely toxic levels of mercury for individuals with traditional silver fillings.
If you desire a long and healthy life, you must limit your exposure to sources of heavy metal toxicity. Toxic metals lie hidden in paints, common foods, and even dental amalgams. Safe removal of amalgam fillings will eliminate the strongest source of heavy metal toxicity for individuals with silver fillings.
Complementary efforts include being aware of lead-bearing paints and limiting consumption of foods high in mercury content, like tuna. Contact Assure a Smile for more information on silver fillings, detoxification methods, and replacing silver fillings with white composite fillings.
(ii) Doctors Data Inc.; Fecal Elements Test; P.O.Box 111, West Chicago, Illinois, 60186-0111; http://www.doctorsdata.com/repository.asp?id=43 ; & Biospectron Lab, LMI, Lennart Mansson International AB, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://home.swipnet.se/misac/research11.html#biospectrons