Health Impacts of Mercury Toxicity
Mercury Toxicity can cause the following problems:
Fatigue and Lack of Energy
When mercury binds to oxygen in the lungs it causes lower levels of oxygen in the body’s tissues which may lead to fatigue, lack of energy, parasite infestation, development of yeast infections and development of cancer.
Mercury kills off beneficial bacteria and combines with bile to create a favourable environment for parasites which prevent digestive enzymes from being released. This can lead to gallbladder malfunction.
Mercury released from amalgam fillings can mirror the symptoms of food allergies.
Mercury rapidly depletes the immune system and has been shown to induce auto-immune diseases and cause an increase in the number and severity of allergies.
Psoriasis and Other Skin Problems
Mercury toxicity is a cause of eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis and other skin problems. Sufferers of psoriasis have been found to have high levels of candida in their systems and candida is linked to mercury toxicity. Zeolite has helped many sufferers of psoriasis, e.g. one woman’s long standing case of psoriasis cleared up in three weeks after taking 1 teaspoon of zeolite per day. An exaggerated tendency to blush can also be caused by mercury.
Yeast overgrowth (candida) can often be caused by the antibiotic effect of dental mercury killing off the friendly bacteria which control the growth of yeast. In this case the candida will not likely go away until the root cause, mercury, is removed as much as possible.
Mercury toxicity can cause electrolyte imbalances which contribute to impaired kidney function.
Mercury can cause hair loss by impairing copper metabolism.
Mercury affects the acoustic nerve, eventually resulting in loss of hearing.
Loss of appetite caused by mercury-induced depletion of zinc can cause anorexia.
Sex and Reproduction
Heavy metals play havoc with our sex lives and the ability to reproduce. It is very important for both women and men to rid your body of heavy metals and other toxins before considering a pregnancy. As zeolite is very safe and the most effective detoxifier of heavy metals it is a good idea to take it before and during pregnancy and also when breast feeding.
Low libido (sex drive) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are examples of a downward spiral of problems whose root cause is mercury toxicity.
PMS can also be caused in part by mercury exposure, once again because mercury lowers zinc levels which in turn lower progesterone levels and low progesterone levels can cause the symptoms of PMS.
Mercury lowers zinc levels which then lowers progesterone and testosterone levels both of which can lead to infertility.
Mercury lowers zinc levels, which then lowers progesterone levels. Progesterone is needed to bring a pregnancy to term.
Babies can absorb mercury from their mothers. Human and animal studies have shown that mercury can cross the placental barrier and is stored in the foetus before it is stored in the mother. Mercury is also transmitted via breast milk.
Birth defects, especially involving the brain and learning ability, can be caused by mercury, as the metal can pass through both the placental barrier and the blood-brain barrier contrary to prior belief. Studies on mercury toxicity also show a higher incidence of cerebral palsy and chromosome damage.
Mental, Neurological and Emotional Effects
Mercury is soluble and can be easily absorbed through the roof of the mouth, which is only about 2 cm from the posterior pituitary gland. Mercury tends to accumulate in all tissues, but especially in the brain, preferentially in the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. This is another good reason to rinse your mouth with zeolite water after cleaning your teeth.
Other Associated Problems
Mental/neurological symptoms which can be caused by mercury toxicity include: Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, developmental problems, demyelinization which can lead to multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Accumulation in the Brain
This can lead to problems such as: depression, rage, anxiety, indecisiveness, brain fog, compulsions, discouragement, hyperactivity, schizophrenia, vision difficulties, timidity, phobias, lowered libido, lack of self confidence, mood swings, dizziness, insomnia.
Inhibition of Neurotransmitters
Mercury inhibits the effects of some neuro-transmitters: adrenaline, dopamine, noradrenaline, melatonin and serotonin. Inhibition of these neurotransmitters can account in part for feelings of depression, lack of energy and loss of motivation.
The above information is based mainly on articles by Analytical Research Labs Inc, Phoenix, Arizona.
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