Toxic metals: Heavy metals and aluminum!!!
Today’s article is all about toxic metals. This includes heavy metals, especially mercury, cadmium, lead and gadolinum, as well as the light metal aluminum. These toxic substances are widespread in our environment and can cause numerous health problems or be a factor in their development.
We clarify how they get into our bodies, what health consequences can develop as a result of exposure, and most importantly, how do you diagnose exposure and how can I eliminate metals?
Additional information on this topic can also be found on the following page: https://imstro.com/en/heavy-metal-detoxification/
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Heavy metals – possible effects on health
Heavy metals are hazardous to human health. If chronic stress is not detected or treated, it can have fatal consequences for health.
Heavy metals are accumulation poisons, which means that they accumulate in the body over a long period of time and are only excreted very, very slowly, especially lead, mercury and cadmium. The half-life of mercury, for example, is between 18-28 years, and the half-life of lead is greater than 20 years. Therefore, it is clear that it is only above certain concentrations in the body that discomfort occurs in the individual, but also why long-term, often decades-long exposure to low-threshold concentrations of toxic metals can also contribute to health problems.
Likewise, genetics plays an important role in the excretion of environmental toxins (XENOBIOTIKA). There are constellations where the individual ability to excrete is significantly limited (e.g. homozygous GSTM1 polyp morphism >> more information on this can be found at: https://imstro.com/en/heavy-metal-detoxification/).
Heavy metals and aluminum can cause or be a contributing factor to numerous health problems. Some of them are listed below:
Possible consequences of heavy metal exposure
- Susceptibility to infections
- Autoimmune diseases (e.g. rheumatic diseases, multiple sclerosis, CFS, etc.)
- Chronic inflammation
- Anemia (anemia)
- Memory and concentration disorders
- Exhaustion and chronic fatigue
- Sleep disorders
- Headache and pain in the limbs, dizziness
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Damage to the liver, kidney and lungs (e.g. pneumonia).
- Mental disorders, disorders of consciousness, depression
- Neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease)
- Neurological diseases (polyneuropathies, etc.)
- Strokes and heart attacks
Likewise, a link between metal poisoning or exposure and an increased risk of cancer is being discussed.
Chronic exposure to toxic metals increases the body’s tendency to chronic inflammation (Silent Inflammation, which we can detect in the lab). Furthermore, these can lead to oxidative and nitrosative stress. These two forms of laboratory-measurable stress cause damage to cell membranes, proteins, enzymes and can also damage genetic material and are involved in the aging process as well as the development of cancer.
In addition, the toxic metals damage the power plants of the cell, the so-called mitochondria. Those have to produce energy in the form of ATP for us every day, approximately the amount of ATP in kg corresponding to our body weight per day. That’s quite a lot. When these stop functioning properly, fatigue and many other serious health problems result. The mitochondria can be strengthened very well with the ozone high-dose therapy according to Lahodny (more information about: OHT according to Lahodny). Parallel to this, but also without the OHT according to Lahodny, we regularly carry out chelation therapies in our practice in order to eliminate metals (further information on our chelation therapies for the elimination of heavy metals).
Diagnostics and therapy of heavy metal intoxication
I am a member of the German Society for Metal Toxicology (see my diploma Metal Toxicology; website: Society for Clinical Metal Toxicology). Due to the regular advanced trainings of the society I am up to date with regard to the diagnostics and the therapy of heavy metal intoxications.
In our practice we carry out all common Chelation therapies , especially the administration of DMPS (especially in case of mercury contamination), Ca-disodium-EDTA and Na-EDTA (especially in case of lead contamination and cadmium contamination), ZnNa DTPA (in case of gadolinium contamination, often after multiple MRI’s with contrast medium) and oral therapy with DMSA (lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.). Furthermore, we work with NBMI, the only fat-soluble chelator. And we additionally support the body with natural substances and strengthen the excretory organs.
In summary, heavy metals and aluminum contamination are a serious growing problem that can affect our health.
If you are interested, you are welcome to inform yourself about the possibilities of diagnostics and therapy in a personal conversation. I will be happy to advise you in the best possible way so that you can achieve your health goals.
Dr. Stefan Rohrer
YouTube video on how to eliminate heavy metals