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Mercury Aluminum Questionnaire

Rate each of the following symptoms based upon your typical health profile. The initial test applies to instances of the following within the past seven days.

Head

Headaches
Migraine headaches
Stuffy sinuses
Vision problems
Hearing loss/ringing in ear
Lack of concentration
Insomnia

Mouth/Throat

Chronic hoarseness
Sore throat
Cold sores
Bleeding gums
Painful gums
Swollen glands in throat
Thyroid problems

Cardiopulmonary

Asthma
Bronchitis
Chest Pains
Irregular heartbeat
Tachycardia
High blood pressure

GI Tract

Bloating
Constipation
Crohn’s disease
Diarrhea
Gastrointestinal problems
Irritable bowel syndrome
Stomach ulcers
(Helicobacter pylori)

Kidneys/Bladder

Frequent urination
Bladder infection

Neuromuscular

Muscle tremor
Numbness anywhere

Sensitivities

Allergies
Skin disorders
Dry peeling skin at ends of fingers (acrodynia)

Metabolism

Lack of energy

Personality traits

Anxiety
Bad temper
Depression
Dizziness

Major signs

Metallic taste in mouth
Metallic smell from urine
Metallic smell from feces

Have You Ever Had?

Kidney disease
Kidney failure
Multiple sclerosis
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus)
FM (fibromyalgia)
CFIDS (chronic fatigue syndrome)

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According to data from the U.S. Toxics Release Inventory, in the year 2000, industry in the United States released 4.3 million pounds of mercury and mercury compounds into the environment, and generated 4.9 million pounds of mercury compounds in toxic waste. This toxic metal burden increases low-grade inflammation at the cellular level, which interferes with mitochondrial function and energy production, and therefore has a very negative effect on the endocrine (glandular), immune, and metabolic systems.

Mercury is a toxic substance. Mercury vapor, which is considered the deadliest of mercury, is inhaled and passes through the lungs where it then enters the blood stream which carries mercury to virtually all the bodily tissues. It also passes directly to the brain where it has been known to destroy active brain neurons. We are exposed to Mercury from industrialization, rainfall, consuming fish and through amalgam fillings to name a few.

In monkeys, placement of amalgam fillings has impaired kidney function by 60 percent in sixty

days. Fortunately, we have two kidneys and both have a large amount of reserve capacity.

This study can be viewed by logging onto www.smokingteeth.com.

Most mercury vapors come from the industrialization of coal. Another important factor is

The precipitation of mercury vapors in the water supply through rainfall. The mercury

goes into lakes, ponds, and streams, where algae and bacteria take it in. First small (bait)

fish ingest this algae-laden methyl mercury, then the bigger fish eat these small fish, and

on up the food chain, until it reaches us. And the larger the fish, the greater amount of

time it’s had to accumulate more mercury from its diet of smaller fish, and on up the food

chain, until it reaches us. And the larger the fish, the greater amount of time it’s

had to accumulate more mercury from its diet of smaller fish, so when we dine on a large

mercury-overloaded fish, we are getting a large dose of toxic metal. “The Cove” is a

documentary on whaling dolphins showing the high concentrations of mercury contaminated

meat that is marketed and ingested by humans. One village had a very high amount of

neurologically disabled children due to the over consumption of mercury by expecting mothers.

Mercury affects the nervous system by disrupting muscle coordination, mood, behavior, memory, feeling and nerve conduction. All have been reported following long-term occupational exposure to mercury. A classic sign of mercury toxicity is a fine tremor, usually of the fingers, hands or arms and occasionally the eyelids, lips, tongue, and whole body. Many occupational studies indicate that tremors become more pronounced with longer exposures to mercury. Tremors are thought to be a sensitive indicator from mercury exposure as well as irritability, excitation and shyness, psychotic reactions such as delirium and hallucinations, loss of appetite, tiredness, sleeplessness, short-term memory loss and impaired nerve conduction have also been reported following long-term exposure. In one study, subtle behavioral effects were detected in dentists with moderate mercury exposure.

Elemental mercury is a heavy liquid. The vapor evaporates from the liquid and evaporation occurs more rapidly when the liquid is heated. The vapor is well absorbed following inhalation. It accumulates in the kidney and the brain. Elemental mercury is excreted from the body slowly. It has an elimination half-life of 40-60 days. Most elemental mercury is excreted in exhaled air, and small amounts in the feces and urine. Very small amounts can be eliminated in sweat, saliva and milk. Following ingestion, elemental mercury is poorly absorbed and most of it is excreted in the feces. Elemental mercury liquid and vapor can be absorbed through the skin in small amounts. Elemental mercury is transferred to the developing fetus in a pregnant woman.

In one animal study, the offspring of pregnant rats exposed to both methyl mercury and elemental mercury had more pronounced behavioral effects than rats exposed to elemental mercury alone. Similar effects were not observed in the offspring of rats exposed to methyl mercury alone.

Exposure to mercury may reduce fertility in females. Effects on male fertility have generally not been observed. In one study, fertility was decreased in female dental assistants who prepared 30 or more dental fillings per week. There was also some evidence of decreased fertility in a group of employees exposed to mercury at a lamp factory. Complications during pregnancy and delivery and increased menstrual disorders have also been seen in some studies.

Protect yourself from mercury by becoming educated consumer:

  • Read labels, and avoid products containing mercury or mercury derivatives.
  • Educate yourself about the myriad sources of mercury
  • Chose a dentist who does not use mercury in their practice. Though plastic is not a natural substance–certain plastics are safer than any metal (or porcelain which contains aluminum) and plastic does not produce an electrical current. Platinum and silver will corrode overtime, tarnish and possibly seep into the body—so it is best to be avoided.

Eat organic, live and nutritious foods whenever possible. High sulfur foods such as beans, onions, and garlic help protect the body from toxic substances. Drink filtered, spring or reverse osmosis– non-chlorinated and non-fluorinated water. Distilled water is closest to that of the internal body fluid. For important minerals and enzymes incorporate a Green drink such as liquid chlorophyll or your own recipe of juiced greens. Eat cilantro pesto especially with fish, as it acts as a food based chelator.

Some herbs, vitamins and minerals that may help remove heavy metal build up include Vitamin C, Milk Thistle, Algae (blue/green, chlorella, and CoQ10. Heavy Metal detox is an herbal combination containing, cilantro leaves, sodium alginate (from brown seaweed), apple pectin, N-Acetyl-Lcysteine, magnesium citrate, L-Methionine, kelp and ALA. This formula assists the body in pulling heavy metals out while providing necessary nourishment.

Aluminum is one of the most widely used metals and also one of the most frequently found compounds in the earth’s crust. Due to these facts, aluminum is commonly known as an innocent compound. But still, when one is exposed to high concentrations, it can cause health problems. The water-soluble form of aluminum causes the harmful effects, these particles are called ions. They are usually found in a solution of aluminum in combination with other ions, for instance as aluminum chlorine.

The uptake of aluminum can take place through food, through breathing and by skin contact. Long lasting uptakes of significant concentrations of aluminum can lead to serious health effects, such as:

– Damage to the central nervous system
– Dementia
– Loss of memory
– Listlessness
– Severe trembling

When you ingest fluoride through toothpaste, unfiltered tap water, or fluoride treatments this allows aluminum to pass through the blood brain barrier. Avoiding fluoride will help keep aluminum out of the brain. Try using a salt crystal for deodorant, and add tea tree or lavender essential oil to salt crystal spritzers which you can find at a local health food store. See the CDC (center for disease control) website and learn about the toxic effects of vaccines which contain aluminum as well as mercury.

Aluminum as a color brightener is widely used in food coloring, the aluminum is thought to be in an insoluble form, however the food manufacturers do not advertise the fact that a neurotoxic metal is present in sweets such as M&Ns. Very young children lack some of the protection mechanisms that are present in older children and adults. Aluminum is used as a coating for “buffered” pain relievers among many other things such as coated ibuprofen. Aluminum is also in baking powder, baking soda, (health food stores have aluminum free), dark teas, cake mixes, frozen dough, non-dairy creamers, fluoride toothpaste, anti-diarrheal drugs, and very high in processed cheese of any kind.

It is unlikely that you will completely avoid aluminum in food. Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust. The question you should be asking is how any aluminum can enter your brain and what you can do to avoid it.

Aluminum bonds with Zinc in the body. The human body needs zinc for brain functions and also the nervous system. After being treated with herbs and special trace mineral and all-around vitamins conditions resulting from aluminum toxicity may improve. There are certain herbs which will bond with the aluminum and allow it to be flushed out of the body.

Magnesium and silicon are protective nutrients that help counter the effects of aluminum toxicity. Eating a diet rich in magnesium and silicon would be very helpful. Silica can be found in horsetail which promotes circulation. Foods highest in silica are steel cut oats, skin of nuts and fruits. Foods rich in magnesium tend to be yellow think of mango and papaya. Ginkgo increases oxygen and blood flow to the brain, helps to improve mental clarity and inhibits free radical damage.

Plant vegetation and culinary herbs high in aluminum will help chelate toxic aluminum from the body naturally.

Fluoride

Fluoride has become so prevalent in our drinking water, bottled beverages, reconstituted juices, that many Americans are consuming fluoride at levels no one predicted.” Mark A. Breiner, D.D.S. Whole-Body Dentistry


Fluoride is a neurotoxin and has shown to lower IQ. Research shows that fluoride built up in the brains of animals when exposed to moderate levels of sodium fluoride. Damage to the brain occurred and the behavior patterns of the animals were adversely affected. Offspring of pregnant animals which received relatively low doses of fluoride showed permanent effects to the brain. These effects were likened to hyperactivity (ADD-like symptoms). Young animals and adult animals given fluoride experienced the opposite effect – hypo-activity or sluggishness. The toxic effects of fluoride on the central nervous system result in behavioral changes at the age of exposure. Two new epidemiological studies which tend to confirm fluoride’s neurotoxic effects on the brain have shown that children exposed to higher levels of fluoride had lower IQs.

In large cities where the water was fluorinated it has been found that bone cancer in male children was between two and seven times greater than in areas of non-fluoridated water. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers confirmed the bone cancer-causing effects of fluoride at low levels in animal studies. A new study has shown that fluoridation of water is linked to uterine cancer deaths.


Fluoride gradually builds up in the bones and causes adverse changes to the bone structure. Fluoridation may lead to the increasing prevalence of hip fractures in pre/post-menopausal

woman. The overall strength of the hip is destroyed over time by fluoride ingestion.


Fluoride compounds in water and in supplements do not provide any significant cavity-protecting effects. All of the recent large-scale studies of water fluoridation have shown that there are no positive effects. That is why countries without fluoridation have shown an equal improvement in dental health as those with fluoridation. There is scientific evidence that excessive fluoride exposure leads to increased levels of caries.

Independent research has shown that fluoride impairs the functioning of the immune system. In the United States, where toxic fluoride compounds are regularly added to water and given to children since the 1960s and 1970s, we are beginning to see an overwhelming number of people of that generation who are developing chronic immune system disorders.

Fluoride can cause severe skeletal fluorosis at high levels. Chronic, long-term exposure to levels of fluoride commonly found in water and food in the U.S. can cause the beginning stages of skeletal fluorosis including: pains in bones and joints, sensations of burning, pricking, and tingling in the limbs, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, reduced appetite, backache, osteoarthritis, etc. In fact, decades of ingestion of fluoride from water and other common sources can be expected to cause these symptoms in large numbers of people based on calculations of fluoride intake and excretion. Fluoride is a cumulative poison since it builds up in the body over the years. Very few healthcare practitioners are capable of diagnosing such a condition because healthcare practitioners are not trained to test for or recognize the effects chronic poisoning from fluoride.

Small amounts of this toxin over a long period of time can have crippling effects. The first step to avoiding fluoride consumption is to become aware. Find out if your water is fluorinated. Purchase a filter for your kitchen water uses such as drinking and cooking and a showerhead filter to purify your water by reducing contaminants. Purchase fluoride-free toothpaste from the local health food store or shop online. Read labels and avoid juice, beer, and soy milk that contains “water” as the first ingredient, look for filtered water. Purchase organic produce whenever possible, especially fruits and vegetables that have thin skin of which you would ingest such as grapes, blueberries and potatoes. Many non-organic produce may have been fertilized with fluoride contaminated phosphates. Always ask your dentist if they use topical fluoride in treatments. Call around your area to find holistic dentists that do not use fluoride in their practice. Sea vegetation such as dulce, kelp, chlorella and spirulina are high in iodine and act as blood purifiers which can help rid the body of chemicals and aid in rebuilding minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Supplementing vitamin C helps protect against free radical damage and premature aging. Black Walnut is high in fluorine which can aid in rebuilding the protective enamel to bones and teeth. Calc Fluor is a mineral cell salt that helps to support the development of healthy teeth. Certain bacteria need to be present for decay to set in. Thieves’ toothpaste can help prevent growth of unfriendly bacteria and support oral health.