Metal toxicity, aka heavy metal poisoning, happens when heavy metals build up in your body. While ingesting small amounts of some metals, like copper, zinc, and iron, can actually be good for you, heavy metals, like lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic, can pose a threat to your health. You’re most likely to come into contact with heavy metals via lead paint dust or chips, or if you eat mercury-contaminated fish or work in a factory where heavy metals are used. So, what is metal toxicity actually like? That depends on the metal, how much you were exposed to, and whether the exposure was short- or long-term. In general, it can sneak up on you with flu-like symptoms (nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain—all the fun stuff) or cause fatigue, depression, irritability, headaches, brain fog, poor immune function—the list goes on and on. Chronic, long-term exposure can progress into more serious health problems, including brain damage, diabetes, and cancer. Here’s the challenge with heavy metal toxicity: metals do not naturally leave your body, and even when you get treatment, it can take a long time to detox. Treatment methods depend on your exposure, and can include IV meds that bind to the metals through a process called chelation. Studies also suggest that upping your intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies or taking supplements can be useful, as can amino acids, glutathione, mineral mixtures, and probiotics, which may help shuttle metals out of the body. Some people also swear by sweating out metal toxicity though the use of infrared sauna. And by the way, while “heavy metal detox” is kind of a buzzword in the wellness market, there’s not much scientific evidence (right now, at least!) that natural remedies can really do the job of ridding your body of heavy metals. Some people say they work wonders, but if you suspect heavy metal poisoning (think unexplained nausea, weakness, or confusion), your first step is to consult with your practitioner. They’ll do blood work, and if you are in fact dealing with metal toxicity, they can guide you on the next steps. You can also ask your WanaFam for advice. Don’t feel like this is a problem you have to solve on your own!
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I’d love to hear people’s experiences with heavy metal toxicity- diagnosis and treatment. I’ve had approximately ten instances of iv contrast in a 3 year span, and since have had heart, circulation, cognition, and digestion problems along with many other symptoms.
Hi, newbie here. I tested positive for Lyme disease with several co-infections. I also have heavy metal toxicity: lead, cadmium, Arsenic, Mercury & aluminum. I have this bizarre symptom that does not allow me to put anything on my head. Any had, scarf, bandana, etc causes an excruciating migrane. Anyone experience this?
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Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease
What if you could focus on one aspect of your well-being to transform all the others--and at the same time prevent health problems you didn't even know were lurking beneath the surface? In today's world, we have no idea how many symptoms, conditions, and diseases are rooted in an overloaded liver. It's not only about liver cancer, cirrhosis, and hepatitis. Nearly every challenge--from pesky general health complaints to digestive issues to emotional struggles to weight gain to high blood pressure to heart problems to brain fog to skin conditions to autoimmune and other chronic illnesses--has an origin in an overloaded liver and can improve and heal when you harness the force of this humble organ. Medical Medium Liver Rescue offers the answers you should have had all along. With his signature compassion, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, shares unparalleled insights into undiscovered functions of our life-saving livers, explains what's behind dozens of health issues that hold us back, and offers detailed guidance on how to move forward so we can live our best lives. Find out for yourself what liver rescue is all about: being clearer-headed, more peaceful, happier, and better able to adapt to our fast-changing times. Learn how to sleep well, balance blood sugar, lower blood pressure, lose weight, and look and feel younger. A healthy liver is the ultimate de-stressor, anti-aging ally, and safeguard against a threatening world--if we give it the right support.
5 Steps to Restoring Health Protocol: Helping those who haven't been helped with Lyme Disease, Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Fatigue, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Digestive Issues, and More!
After seeing his wife’s health deteriorate, Dr. Jay Davidson went on a search for the answers her doctors just could not find. His research led him to the techniques that he now employs in his 5-step plan. Not only did his wife’s health rebound, but Dr. Davidson personally began following this plan as well. Even though he was relatively healthy, he saw great results. This showed him that anyone could benefit from his plan. After hundreds of his patients achieved their wellness goals using his techniques, he knew he had to share them with a larger audience. Of the success that he has seen in his clients as they incorporate his protocol into their treatment plan, Dr. Jay Davidson said, “The message is simple: no matter what your past is like or current circumstances are, there is hope. You can make a massive transformation in your life for the better.” His 5 Steps to Restoring Health Protocol™ is simple: (1) identify the problems, (2) drain the junk from your body, (3) eliminate pathogens, (4) rebuild your body’s tissues and pathways, and then (5) finally remove the heavy metals, biotoxins, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that have ravaged your system.
ox for Life: How to Minimize Toxins and Maximize Your Body's Ability to Heal
Start healing chronic health issues in as little as two weeks! The average person seeking to detox usually fails to educate themselves on the true source of their chronic ailments. They feel great after a detox, but then aches, pains, and symptoms of their problem quickly return. Why can't they heal? Because they continue to take in toxins that feed their symptoms! Just as important as the physical act of detoxing is understanding how to minimize the toxins you are taking in. When you are educated about what you breathe, ingest, and absorb, you can make lifestyle changes that have a major impact on your body's ability to function as designed. Changes, like eating organic food, drinking clean water, switching certain personal care products, and taking quality supplements, could drastically improve your health. Detoxing means so much more than occasionally completing a detox protocol, which is exactly what Dr. Dan Nuzum and his wife, Gina, share with you inside. In Detox for Life you will learn: why detoxification is critical to the healing process four detox protocols for various levels of cleansing over 50 recipes to help guide healthy eating the source of many toxins and how to minimize them how toxins contribute to chronic illness and disease what nutrients your body needs to heal efficiently how supplements can fortify deficiencies in your diet
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Learn True Health: Regain Optimal Health in The Face of Mystery Symptoms and Chronic Illness, Lyme Disease, Mold, EBV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Parasitic Infections and Heavy Metal Toxicity
So many people have Lyme disease. But because the symptoms are not initially apparent, it takes time, and a lot of testing before it gets diagnosed. My guest Scott Forsgren is no stranger to this disease, and he’ll tell us how he survived Lyme disease in this episode. Scott Forsgren is a health coach, podcaster, and health advocate who took years to recover from Lyme disease. He says Lyme disease can be a complex and challenging condition for people. And the more broadly that we cast the net, the more potential we have to optimize health and wellness. Early Signs Scott Forsgren shares that his journey started 22 years ago when he had a tick bite in Northern California in 1996. But he didn’t think anything of it at the time because Lyme disease wasn’t something anyone talked about back then. There was very little information available. “So, I did find for several months, around April 1997, that I had the flu on steroids. It was a tremendous sickness over several days. Those symptoms continued for several more months. And I wasn’t sure if I’d even survive that experience,” recalls Scott Forsgren. Every system of Scott Forsgren’s body was affected. He had vision problems, fevers, joint pain, muscle pain, lots of gastrointestinal problems, cognitive issues regarding brain fog, and memory loss. There were also episodes of numbness and tingling, tapping sensation in his left foot, tremors, internal vibration, muscle twitches. A lot of these conditions can also lead to anxiety and depression and obsessive-compulsive behavior. Finding A Cure From 1997 to 2005, Scott Forsgren saw about 45 different practitioners. The majority suggested that it was all psychological and that he should work with a psychologist or psychiatrist. Scott Forsgren did get a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. He even had a doctor who suggested multiple sclerosis. “I did work with a fantastic medical doctor in Arizona. There were a few years was good. Then in 2004 all of the symptoms came back,” said Scott Forsgren. “I do think Lyme is a worldwide problem. When someone has Lyme, there’s more than just Lyme disease that we need to look at to maximize the potential for our recovery.” Starting Over Scott Forsgren went over to the American College for the Advancement of Medicine and looked for a new functional medicine doctor. He wanted someone that was Holistic and who would look broadly at all the potential issues. He was then referred to an acupuncturist who worked in an outlet mall that was doing computer-based energetic testing. Scott Forsgren recalls that the acupuncturist advised him to have a doctor to test him for borrelia or spirochaete. Furthermore, Scott Forsgren was also encouraged to see if there were some food that might be stressing his body. Turning Into A Believer Scott Forsgren was a skeptic, but when he got himself tested, everything the acupuncturist said was right. That piqued his interest in this realm of energy testing. Over the years, acupuncture became his number one tool to guide my journey back to wellness. “So, one of the important things is to keep an open mind. A lot of things that I would not have been open to 20 years ago when this whole journey started are the things that I ultimately now have found to be the most beneficial,” said Scott Forsgren. After Scott Forsgren got officially diagnosed with Lyme disease, he also started learning from Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt has a system of energetic testing that Scott Forsgren learned over the years as well as utilized and benefited from. He also did work with Dr. Klinghardt as a patient. And according to Scott Forsgren, that was the best decision he ever made overall in his health journey. Autonomic Response Testing Autonomic Response Testing (APT) is a system of muscle testing. But Scott Forsgren says there is no perfect system. He says we use these systems to uncover information and get us closer to the truth. It’s also a way to understand the things that are stressing the body that may need some support. Scott Forsgren believes some of us have less than optimal detoxification capacity to even end up with the condition that is related to Lyme disease and many others. But they may not manifest symptoms at all. “I do think that one’s detoxification capacity plays a significant role concerning symptoms that we develop. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt either suspects or believes that probably everyone has been exposed to some Lyme related organisms at some point during their lifetime,” Scott Forsgren said. He adds,” I think genes do not tell the entire story, but I think epigenetics does. It influences our genetic expression. We change how our genes express through stress management, nutrition, detoxification and joy in our life.” Scott Forsgren also reveals that most people who are dealing with Lyme disease very type A+ personalities and perfectionists. So, he thinks there are aspects of certain characters that are always in that sympathetic dominant mode. Key Things To Regain Balance First is removing the impact of negative emotions, thought patterns, emotional traumas, and conflicts. Scott Forsgren also advises looking at your environment. Do mold or biotoxin exposures surround you daily? Because that’s one of the critical causes of harmful exposures. Scott Forsgren also advises to look at nutrition and gut health as well as explore detoxification. He says we need to create an environment that is supportive of our healing. “Look for parasites and other microbial overgrowths whether it’s Lyme, co-infections or fungal issues like yeast. Viruses can play a big role as well,” said Scott Forsgren. “Also explore dental contributors like amalgam fillings, root canals or cavities. Rewire the limbic system which is part of the brain that includes the hypothalamus.” Limbic System The limbic system is called the feeling and reacting brain. Scott Forsgren says it is involved in determining our level of safety regarding the things that we might encounter, smell, see, hear and taste. Scott Forsgren explains that you can think of it as the alarm center and anxiety switch. It influences the functioning of our immune system, hormonal system, endocrine system, autonomic nervous system. Ultimately, it is involved in blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and digesting. Any of these things can trigger a limbic system impairment. “If someone doesn’t resonate with having had emotional trauma or conflict that set the stage for their condition, it creates a trauma which we need to process in some way,” said Scott Forsgren. Using Saunas Saunas are good, but Scott Forsgren says some people may not entirely be ready for it. We can mobilize some toxins internally as well. So we have to make sure the routes of elimination are open. “When you use a sauna, you do sweat things out, but at the same time, you can mobilize some toxins internally. A sauna is a good tool, but you need to listen to your body and not force something that maybe they’re not quite ready for,” said Scott Forsgren. “Detoxification is a life-long focus. I do it every day.” He adds, “When we’re recovering from a chronic condition like Lyme disease or mold exposure, detoxification is critical. Microbes like candida and parasites may be present in the body because the body is utilizing them or allowing them to be there to concentrate heavy metals, to help us detoxify. So not all of these organisms are necessarily bad or that we need to get rid of.” Testing For Molds If someone is not recovering from chronic Lyme disease despite doing all the right things, Scott Forsgren advises that they have to explore the mold piece. He urges everyone who is suffering from Lyme disease, making sure that your environment is safe from a mold perspective and an EMF perspective. Because bottom line, you want to create a sanctuary for recovery. “About 25% of the population has a genetic predisposition to illness from water-damaged buildings. And similar to Lyme disease, there is no perfect test for molds, so it’s critical for people to explore,” said Scott Forsgren. Starting with your home, Scott Forsgren says any place where you spend time on a regular basis should be suspect until you explored it. And then if an issue is identified, you may be able to do some remedies like moving to a new environment. Putting in some good air filtration device in the environment is also very helpful. It’s not a solution to a problem, but it’s something that can fix the situation while you are addressing the core issue. ISEAI International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI) is an organization that has come together reasonably recently with doctors that deal with biotoxin illnesses. Some environmental professionals are part of this organization as well. According to Scott Forsgren, the organization is an excellent resource if you dive deeper into learning the cause of illnesses. The ISEAI website states that it is a nonprofit professional medical society whose aim is to raise awareness of the environmental causes of inflammatory illnesses. They also support the recovery of people affected by these illnesses using an integration of clinical practice, education, and research. Better Health Guy Website The website started in 2005 before Scott Forsgren had the Lyme disease diagnosis. Three months after the site launched, Lyme disease became the focus of the site. “The most interesting area for people to check out is the podcast where I interview experts as well as articles he has written over the years. Part of what’s on the blog are notes from different conferences that I have attended over the past ten plus years,” said Scott Forsgren. LymeLight Foundation Another organization that Scott Forsgren wanted to highlight was the LymeLight Foundation. The LymeLight Foundation is an organization that provides treatment grants to children and young adults 25 and under for Lyme disease treatments. “I think it’s critical for people to maintain hope. There are so many things that have improved in our understanding of Lyme disease and chronic conditions over the last several years,” said Scott Forsgren. He adds, “Lyme disease is a messenger for many of us. And the process of going through it is life changing. While it is the biggest challenge that many will ever face, something beautiful often happens as a result of the experience.” Bio Scott Forsgren, FDN-P is a health coach, blogger, podcaster, health writer, and advocate. He is the editor and founder of BetterHealthGuy.com, where he shares his 21-year journey through the world of Lyme disease, mold illness, and the myriad of factors that chronic illness often entails. Scott Forsgren’s podcast “BetterHealthGuy Blogcast” interviews many of the leaders in the field and is available on his website, BetterHealthGuy.com, and on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. He has been interviewed on numerous podcasts and has lectured on his recovery from chronic illness as an invited speaker of the Klinghardt Academy, at AutismOne, and on three Chronic Lyme Disease Summits. Scott Forsgren has written for the Townsend Letter and other publications. He is the co-founder of The Forum for Integrative Medicine which hosts an annual conference bringing together some of the top integrative practitioners to share practical tools for treating complex, chronic illness. He serves on the Board of Directors of LymeLight Foundation which provides treatment grants to children and young adults recovering from Lyme disease. Today, Scott Forsgren is grateful for his current state of health and all that he has learned on this life-changing journey.
Myers Detox: Transgenerational Toxicity - How We Pass Heavy Metals To Our Children with Mindy Pelz
Mindy Pelz talks to us today how we pass toxins on to our children and how to detox a child. Learn KETO tips for women too. Top 3 takeaways Why our children today are so toxic Transgenerational Toxicity - how we pass toxins and metals on to the next generation The best ways to detox your children Tips on doing the KETO diet for perimenopausal and menopausal women. Why you should cycle KETO around your menstrual cycle to improve hormone production. Tips on doing the KETO diet properly and KETO pitfalls Mindy Pelz Bio: Dr. Mindy Pelz, DC, is crazy passionate about helping families stay healthy. For the past 22 years, she has been in the health trenches with busy, overscheduled families. She has built one of the largest holistic health centers in Silicon Valley with her focus being on giving families simple, science-based, natural, and effective health tools that have all members of the family thriving.Her bestselling book, The Reset Factor, was released in 2015; it gave people all over the world access to a clear step-by-step path to creating a healthy, vibrant, energy-filled life free from disease and suffering. The launch of her book ignited a Resetter tribe, an online FB group of like-minded people, all supporting each other, exchanging health ideas, and cheering each other on to better health.Raising two active teens of her own, Dr. Mindy is deeply concerned about the toxic world our children are growing up in. Dr. Mindy believes that healthy adults start with healthy children, and parents need better solutions for keeping their kids healthy. Are toxic metals causing your fatigue and health issues? Find out by taking Wendy’s Heavy Metals Quiz at Metalsquiz.com
Myers Detox: How to Detox Heavy Metals From Your Mitochondria and End Fatigue with Wendy Myers
Wendy Myers share with us some great content from a recent Facebook live Q&A centered on Mitochondrial Function and Detoxification to Banish Fatigue. Top 3 Takeaways: - The heavy metals that may be compromising your mitochondrial function - Which supplements are most effective for detoxing metals from your system - A wealth of insight into my favorite products for a variety of health issues that you may too be struggling with, as well as tips and tricks for eliminating daily exposure to toxins
Myers Detox: Pectasol-C Modified Citrus Pectin and the Toxins it Removes with Dr. Isaac Eliaz
Dr. Isaac Eliaz speaks to me today about Pectasol-C, a modified citrus pectin, and how it removes so many toxins without removes vital minerals. You’ll also learn a host of detox tips from this world renowned detox expert. You will learn: - Why is it important to address Galectin-3, a rogue protein, for proper detoxification - How pectasol-C is shown in studies to reduce Galectin-3, and the inflammation and chronic illness that is causes - Medicinal mushrooms that aid detoxification - How Pectasol-C remove a range of toxins, but does not remove minerals like other binders. With 25+ years of clinical and research experience, Dr. Isaac Eliaz is a highly skilled practitioner who offers a unique, holistic approach to health and healing. His extensive training in Western medicine and research, Traditional Asian medicine, and complementary modalities, has earned him recognition as a leader in integrative health with a focus on complex, chronic conditions. In 2001, he founded Amitabha Medical Clinic in Santa Rosa, CA, where patients come from around the world to receive unparalleled, innovative treatment and care. Dr. Eliaz is also founder of the Sonoma County-based nutraceutical company ecoNugenics, offering some of the most researched dietary supplements available. Dr. Eliaz’s innovative formulas have been extensively validated in the scientific literature, demonstrating benefits for our most critical areas of health. He partners with top research institutes to co-author studies on therapies for immune enhancement, heavy metal toxicity, and the treatment of cancer and chronic illnesses. He is a frequent lecturer at international medical conferences and scientific meetings on the clinical application of integrative protocols to fight disease and restore health. As a life-long student and practitioner of meditation and mind-body medicine, Dr. Eliaz also offers low- and no-cost meditation and healing retreats to patients and practitioners around the world. These educational events are sponsored by his non-profit organization, Amitabha Wellness Foundation. Are toxic metals causing your fatigue and health issues?
Myers Detox: Toxic Metals and Parasites with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt talks to us about the need to detox the body and how parasites and candida can begin to surface when you detox metals. He also gives tips on what to do about this phenomena! Are toxic metals causing your fatigue and health issues?
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