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Sep 13, 2022 | Heavy Metal Toxicity

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If you have unresolved, seemingly mysterious health challenges, then you may want to ask yourself: Is HEAVY METAL POISONING making me sick?

HEAVY METAL POISONING (also called HEAVY METAL TOXICITY) is now understood to be a CAUSE, or at least a contributing factor in unpleasant, persistent symptoms like extreme fatigue, cognitive decline, mood disturbances such as anxiety and depression and even chronic disease.

Unfortunately, in conventional medicine, HEAVY METAL TOXICITY is either poorly treated, misdiagnosed, or worst of all, totally undiagnosed.

 Why is HEAVY METAL POISONING often missed by most doctors? Mainly because it causes many symptoms tough to identify and even more difficult to treat with standard pharmaceuticals. These HEAVY METALS accumulate in the body, becoming an overlooked obstacle to your good health and must be REMOVED.

 The good news is that the problem of HEAVY METAL POISONING can be solved if you know what symptoms to look for, what specialized laboratory tests are useful and the special substances proven to REMOVE them.

So, let’s examine this form of TOXICITY and how a safe, natural and science-based approach to detecting and correcting these HEAVY METALS can restore your health from a REAL, often ignored problem that many doctors miss.


 Where do HEAVY METALS Come From?


(And Are ALL Heavy Metals Dangerous?)

Most people are petrified of HEAVY METAL POISONING and try to avoid them completely. This fear stems from the assumption that ALL heavy metals are dangerous to the body.

However, ALL HEAVY METALS are NOT dangerous.

The human body MUST HAVE certain heavy metals in different amounts and forms to function. Anything grown from the earth is going to contain some level of heavy metals. Therefore, all herbs, fruits, and vegetables by their very nature contain some form of heavy metals.

Some metals — such as iron and zinc —are needed in small concentrations for overall health.

So, ALL metals are NOT created equal.

Only the RIGHT FORM of heavy metals helps supports the body.

When people consume a PLANT-BASED, ORGANICALLY GROWN heavy metal, IT IS NOT TOXIC.

For example, eating the small but significant amount of IRON in spinach is safe. However, eating shavings off an iron pipe is NOT safe.

It is the OVEREXPOSURE to INORGANIC, TOXIC HEAVY METALS that causes stress in the human body and leads to serious health consequences.

The REAL problem is…




Public (HEAVY METAL) Enemy #1: MERCURY

MERCURY is one of the most common types of heavy metal poisoning.

In high amounts, mercury is one of the deadliest metals known to affect your biology. Studies show that when delicate nerves are exposed to MERCURY, the myelin sheath (the barrier that surrounds the nerve cells and protects them) can become severely damaged, interfering with how your brain and central nervous system communicate to the rest of your body.

Virtually EVERY person in the world has at least trace amounts of mercury somewhere in their body.


Some of the COMMON SOURCES of mercury poisoning (and other types of heavy metal toxicity) include:

  • Environmental pollutants, such as air pollution, traffic fumes, contaminants in food, cigarette smoke or radiation.
  • SILVER dental fillings (amalgams) slowly release mercury into the body.
  • Eating a poor-quality diet (for example, eating farm-raised fish that carry high levels of mercury). According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the most common way we’re exposed to mercury in the U.S. is by eating fish that contains heavy metals, such as swordfish, shark, mackerel and tuna. A diet that includes refined, processed foods and not organically grown can also be a source.
  • Drinking water that is contaminated with trace amounts of metals (such as aluminum).
  • Birth (heavy metals can be passed down in utero from mother to her offspring).
  • Exposure or use of HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS that carry mercury, such as adhesives, air condition filters, cosmetics, fabric softeners, felt, floor waxes and polishes, and talcum powder.
  • Tattoos.
  • Exposure to substances that carry LEAD, such as canned foods, some chocolates, toothpastes, old paints, insecticides, ceramic pottery, and construction pipes.
  • Use or exposure to other household items, such as antiperspirants, baking powder, baby formulas, plastic toys, antacids, aluminum foil, certain metal pots and pans, stainless steel cutlery, coins, and inexpensive makeup.
  • Certain vaccinations.

These INORGANIC, UNSAFE metals then travel throughout your body and penetrate the cells of various tissues and organs, where they can remain stored up for years!

Heavy Metals – Could This Be What My Doctor Is Missing?

HEAVY METALS may be making you sick, and your doctor could be missing the evidence of it. That’s because the symptoms of this toxicity vary greatly from person to person.

So, how do you know if these often-HIDDEN POISONS are a culprit of your poor or unresolved health issues?


What are the SIGNS and SYMPTOMS of HEAVY METAL POISONING in the body?


Some of the most common warning signs that you might be struggling with heavy metal toxicity include:

  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Brain-fog, poor concentration and poor memory
  • Chronic aches and pains, such as those associated with fibromyalgia
  • CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Dementia
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Digestive issues, such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Heart attack risk
  • Insomnia
  • Impaired coordination
  • Lyme’s Disease
  • Neurological disorders
  • Poor recovery from exercise and weakness
  • Shaking/ tremors
  • Skin irritation


What are some warning signs and side effects associated SPECIFICALLY with mercury poisoning? These include: changes to the central nervous system, irritability, extreme fatigue, behavioral changes, tremors, headaches, problems hearing, skin damage and cognitive loss.

Can heavy metal poisoning be fatal?

While it’s rare, it is possible — in some severe cases, metal poisoning has led to death.

 My Blood Work is Normal – But I Feel Lousy!



Without testing it is difficult to know with certainty that your body has accumulated these poisons. It’s also difficult to diagnose since conventional medicine does not prioritize the FACT that they are a problem.

Fortunately, while most doctors IGNORE the role of these TOXIC METALS, Functional Medicine providers do consider ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS that affect health and have ADVANCED TESTING that can uncover these HIDDEN factors of poor health.

If you would like to KNOW if you have HEAVY METAL TOXICITY, an advanced yet simple test is a Urine Test. Excreting an elevated level of these HEAVY METALS is a sure sign of toxicity.

The best, most advanced lab that offers HEAVY METAL testing is Vibrant America.

How Do You Get Rid of Heavy Metals from Your Body?


Heavy metal exposure is inevitable.

So, if you can’t completely avoid them, what can you do?

The answer is…

You can make food, advanced supplementation and lifestyle choices in daily life that both MINIMIZE your exposure to them AND help your body remove them safely.

Here are some GREAT TIPS:





 Advanced Supplements that may help you overcome heavy metal poisoning include:

  • CHLORELLA A green alga that acts to remove heavy metals, especially LEAD and MERCURY.
  • CILANTRO Detoxes these metals and also builds healthy skin and hair
  • SHILAJIT – An herb which is a natural chelator because it contains fulvic acid and humic acid that BIND to toxic molecules before eliminating them.
  • MILK THISTLE – Contains the active ingredient SILYMARIN which has been shown to heal the liver and is used to treat alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis and other liver diseases.
  • VITAMIN C In high doses acts as a scavenger of free radical damage.





Normally, your immune system defends against the daily assault of all environmental chemicals, including HEAVY METAL TOXICITY, but ONLY WHEN it is working correctly and NOT being OVERWHELMED by the extremely high TOXIC BURDEN all around us.

Failure of your body’s natural ability to detoxify itself from toxins results in health issues.

Supporting the body’s ability to bind to and eliminate toxins is a key part of healing from HEAVY METAL exposure.

So, you MUST support your body’s natural detoxification and drainage systems.

New, emerging technology, designed to help remove HEAVY METAL POISONING and SUPPORTING DRAINAGE systems (your body’s NATURAL ability to eliminate poisons from itself) are necessary to successfully recover from this kind of toxicity.

Let’s examine this more closely…

How do I get rid of these toxins in my body?

Special agents that BIND toxins in the gut and in other tissues so they can be more easily excreted are required for this.

An excellent, natural REMEDY for BINDING environmental toxins is called Carbon Technology

Made of specially-selected and precisely-formulated extracts of fulvic and humic acids, Carbon Technology uses these natural substances to tightly BIND toxins to help remove them from your body via stools.

The fulvic and humic acids in Carbon Technology have advantages to binders like activated charcoal and bentonite clay, two common binders, discussed below.

One big advantage is that Carbon Technology can travel beyond the gut.

Also, fulvic and humic acid extracts are a good source of nutrition, including amino acids, phytochemicals and minerals.  This is good since cells damaged by pesticides and environmental chemicals NEED TO SELF-REPAIR.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.



  • CHELATION— Chelation therapy is probably one of the most effective ways to reduce serious heavy metal exposure, especially the most dangerous metals like LEAD, MERCURY, ALUMINUM and ARSENIC.

Chelation therapy involves the use of a chemical called EDTA. Typically, it is injected directly into the bloodstream. After EDTA attaches itself to HEAVY METALS, it migrates to the kidneys and then eliminated through urine. Most people need between 6-25 chelation sessions to see optimized results. Burning at the injection site, vomiting, dizziness, fever, headaches, nausea, and low blood sugars are some UNWANTED, DIRECT EFFECTS of chelation therapy.



Because HEAVY METALS can weaken your immune system, OTHER chronic infections — such as PARASITES AND VIRUSES — may more easily take hold in your body.

It becomes a vicious cycle because then these PARASITES make the body more vulnerable to HEAVY METAL toxicity.

Either way, removing unwanted PARASITES from the body helps reduce the STRESS on the immune system.

There Is Hope

In conclusion, HEAVY METAL POISONING is difficult to avoid completely and impacts many disorders, including heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disorders and even brain or neurological problems.

So, if you’ve ever asked “What is my doctor missing?” and suspect that HEAVY METAL POISONING may be a part of YOUR persistent, unresolved health challenges, do NOT give up.

 This is where ADVANCED SUPPLEMENTATION can be helpful.

It’s important to work with an experienced practitioner who can recommend the right supplements designed to remove these toxins directly.

The good news is that there are doctors with specialized knowledge who are ready with a science-backed action plan to DETECT AND CORRECT TOXICITY.

Addressing these HEAVY METALS will take you from TOXICITY to PURITY, and allow you to get back to looking, feeling and functioning at your best.