Heavy Metal Detox
Metal toxicity can cause health issues that range from headaches and aching bones to memory loss and discoloration of the skin and nails.
50% of Americans Need Heavy Metal Detox
Scientists estimate that over 50 percent of the U.S. population consumes too much heavy metal. It's not hard to believe when you consider the metals found in industrial byproducts, tainted drinking water, pesticides and even dental fillings.
First Things First: Check Your Dental Fillings.
A large portion of the heavy metal detoxification work we do centers around the oral cavity, mercury and other heavy metals that are stored in our patients mouths. We are proud to point out that all of our biological dentists have been doing mercury free dentistry for the majority of their careers.
Although metal toxicity can be caused by the environment, the main source is mercury fillings. So, if you are not sure, we urge you to check this out with your dentist. It is always safer just to replace any old fillings with new ones which are guaranteed to contain no heavy metals.
Don't Use Deodorants
Did you know that most deodorants have aluminum as their active ingredient? Your body quickly absorbs this metal, solving the day's odor problem. But what about the long-term effects? Is it worth your health?
Signs include mottled brown skin, hyperkeratosis of palms and soles, cutis edema, transverse striate Leukonychia, perforation of nasal septum, eyelid edema, coryza, limb paralysis and reduced deep tendon reflexes.
Useful lab tests include Urinalysis (Oliguria, Hematuria, Hemoglobinuria); Complete Blood Count and Peripheral Smear (Macrocytic Anemia); Tissue Exam (reveals arsenic deposits - urine, nails, hair) and Serum Arsenic levels.
Although primarily on acute exposure, an interesting chapter by W. Stopford, tells of a young man who was treated by daily 20-minute saunas for three years and recovered from a nearly fatal acute Hg (Mercury) poisoning.
The same 20 minute sauna also saves your kidneys 24 hours of working time.
Why Sauna Therapy Is So Effective?
Doctos found that Hg (Mercury) was higher in sweat than in urine of exposed factory workers. Sweating can pose serious risks for unconditioned persons and especially those in pregnancy or some with vascular disease (although medical supervision may make dry sauna beneficial for many with cardiovascular disease).
Other risks such as skin and lung problems due to molds, etc., might be negligible in a dry sauna which also may impose less heart stress (because of lung cooling).
A study reported only 50% pulse rise in dry sauna but 130% in wet. Dry air is survivable over 20 minutes at 260° F, but very moist air at 115° F is unbearable even for a few minutes.
However, with the many types of saunas today, one can always choose the type of sauna that they are comfortable with.
A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 grams in a sauna, consuming nearly 300 kcal in just 15 minutes of Sauna Therapy!
by Darry J.Oswald
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