August 7, 2013 at 8:58 am #521dsnrbecParticipant
I had a heavy metals challenge test last year which indicated extremely toxic levels of mercury and lead. I had a complete dental restoration done by a holistic dentist and then attempted to chelate following the Cutler protocol (frequent, low doses of ALA and DMSA). It was during this time that I became very ill with some form of dysautonomia. I’m still trying to find a doctor who knows what that is! In the meantime, I had genetic testing done and found out due to a defect, I am a poor detoxifier. Since I’m sure this is the case with many on this forum, I was wondering if anyone has a similar situation with high heavy metal toxicity and trouble chelating? I would love to know your experiences since I feel that I can’t move forward in my healing journey until I rid myself of these poisonous toxins.August 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm #4062Lab-Scientist-LadyParticipant
I have read some where that persons with EDS can rapidly metabolize some things like anesthesia, but slower on other things. I also read that there is a gene that can be tested for to tell you where you fall on metabolizing things. I think with all our issues our liver, small bowl, etc don’t work as well as a healthy person. I personally have trouble absorbing vitamins, iron, calcium, etc., but I rapidly metabolized anesthesia and painkillers. I know it takes a long time to rid your body of heavy metals because your liver and spleen have to clean out all the red blood cells that are poisoned by the metals. Your body replaces only 1% of its red blood cells each day. Therefore, it will take over 100 days to replace all your red blood cells. Also, if your bone marrow is also affected it will take even longer to rid your body of the heavy metals. The bone marrow is where all your red blood cells come from. I also, remember a study that showed that women that intend to get pregnant should avoid fish that contain high levels of mercury for a year prior to becoming pregnant because the mercury stays in your system that longAugust 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm #4078dab78Participant
hi-i worked for a dentist for 10 yrs from 1978-88 and we would fix the amalgam and mercury in the palms of our hands. this mixture is your dental fillings. if the mercury would fall on the mixing ledge we would play with it. the girls before me all did this. one of the girls before me died in her early 20’s from cancer i don’t know anymore about her. now i know how dangerous mercury is and would never had touched it. we didn’t wear masks at that time either so breathing in the dust from fillings being remove might not have been that great.August 10, 2013 at 12:18 am #4084Dr. DianaKeymaster
Have you checked your 23andme for disorders of methylation? Some of those can cause detox problems. One of my favorite folks dealing with this is on YouTube — Recovering Potsy. Here is one of her videos: http://bit.ly/17dZAHZ Perhaps her journey can help you? 😉August 22, 2013 at 12:00 am #4162Lab-Scientist-LadyParticipant
Have you had success with 23ME? I am leery of them. Many because you have to pay for a subscription and if you don’t you can’t see your results because they do not give you a hard copy.
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