Heavy metals and the impact on your health
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Why should you thing twice before putting a crown metal in your mouth?
When I was young I had a tooth decay. I went to see a dentist who said that I had to put a crown as the tooth decay was infected and needed to be removed as soon as possible.
The dentist offered me the cheapest dental filling. A metal crown with some “Mercury” particle. I didn’t know anything about Mercury, protein or detoxification pathways. Throughout my studies and research I came across a podcast from Dr Ben Lynch (Dirty Gene book, specialist of histamine intolerance and genes) and Dr Dietrich Klinghardt (specialist in Lyme disease, detoxification of heavy metal and parasite cleansing).
They explained that the heavy metals such as Mercury, Aluminium, Arsenic and Cadmium are blocking some proteins pathways in our bodies.
As curious as I am, I decided to make some research and I found this study done by Tamas et al, 2014 that explains that heavy metals interfere with the physiological activity of specific proteins. It can cause DNA damage or impair DNA repair mechanism. They found that heavy metals are affecting proteins homeostasis by interfering with protein folding processes in the living cell. This mechanism doesn’t only affect individual proteins, but also results in the formation and cellular accumulation of toxic protein group.
Mercury. What does it do to my body and where do I find it?
Mercury is a chemical element. It’s considered to be part of the heavy metals family and can be found in fish, dental filling, utensils or cosmetics. Mercury blocks the protein pathways, such as the enzymes (made of protein). It then makes the body unable to produce the enzymes which are responsible to remove other toxins such as pesticide, POP or bisphenol A out of the body. As a results, some symptoms such as headaches, rashes, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain, and chills can be triggered.
How can we remove these toxins?
Body detoxification mostly takes 3 steps: Sweat, defecation and urination.
The organ responsible for most of the detoxification is the liver. It's like a factory. But when you load too much toxins, the machine can struggle and if you don’t add enough good oil (nutrients for us), one day the machine will shut down. To support our liver we need to avoid as much as possible the toxins that we can find in beauty products, laundry products, in some fish (make sure the fish is fresh and organic to limit the mercury particles), and in the dental fillings.
Sweat: is a mechanism that the body use to remove toxin out. Nowadays people don't sweat enough. Some studies found that the sauna would definitely help the body to detox. This study explains the benefits of sauna for our bodies and this one talks about the benefits of sweating for detoxification.
Defecation: helps to remove the toxin in our body. This is why you need to drink 2l of water per day as they help to form the stool, and eat fibres to help retain the toxin in the formed stool in the large intestines.
Urination: the main organ of our urinary system are the kidneys. Their role is to filters toxin out of the body. To support that you need to drink at least 2l per day
If you decide to detox, do with a health professional !
My approach and plans are based on naturopathic medicine. This study shows how the naturopathic medicine can help to detoxify the body based on nutrition, supplements and method that support the body.