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For the past eight years, the thirty-eight-year-old Sarah has experienced severe pain in the lower back and hip joints. She appealed to many doctors and specialists. She had antibodies to the nuclei of her cells. One doctor, who was unable to explain the cause of the pain to her, nevertheless made a diagnosis: spondylitis with loss of mobility of the joints - a form of autoimmune arthritis. Painkillers and anti-inflammatories, as well as steroid injections, have become part of Sarah’s life. In the end, she was recommended a course of chemotherapy to inactivate the immune system. Under the influence of natural instinct, she rejected this recommendation and turned to me for help.
One of my questions confused her. I asked if there were silver amalgam fillings in her mouth. It turned out there. Then it turned out that she loves sushi, which, as is well known, can contain heavy metals. The test results showed toxic levels of mercury and arsenic in her body. We do not know why one person is more sensitive to the effects of a particular factor than another, but she clearly needed treatment. Not offering her to stop chemotherapy, I advised to interrupt him for several months and try a different approach - after all, she had been in pain for eight years now, and the previous treatment did not give a positive effect. She agreed.
Molecules that carry an electrical charge cause irritation and damage, and contribute to the oxidation process. These are the most notorious oxidants, about which they talk so much. An example of an oxidation process is what happens to a metal when it rusts. These molecules are neutralized by antioxidants, which abound raw vegetables and fruits.
Mercury, which is a toxic metal, is known as the “great imitator.” It can trigger a chain of reactions that ultimately lead to mental disorders, cancer, autoimmune diseases, anemia, and many other ailments.

Mercury, like any other toxic metals, can be your daily life partner, which you probably don’t even suspect.
See the table in the appendix “Emergency Sources of Heavy Metals”.
Sarah conducted a three-week purification program and then began a course of oral treatment for heavy metal poisoning, which uses a chemical agent called DMSA that binds and eliminates heavy metals. (This is a long-term treatment; it should be carried out under the supervision of a specialist and subject to a certain regimen, so that the body re-receives beneficial minerals that are excreted along with heavy metals during the treatment process). After half of the course, the grayish skin of her face turned pink and the pain in her joints began to subside. Optimism returned to her, she felt healthy and began to look much better than before. At the time of writing these lines, the course of its treatment is not over yet, and we are waiting for its completion to find out whether the production of antibodies will resume.
If you suffer from a chronic disease that baffles your doctor, it doesn’t respond to the treatment for too long, or it can give you a different set of symptoms, find a specialist in functional medicine to help you undergo the necessary alternative tests.
Each of the examples above describes how a toxic molecule of one type or another disrupts the body’s ability to maintain its own balance necessary for a healthy life. We know the mechanism of action of any toxin mentioned in this book. It is even possible that scientists can one day understand how each of them affects the chemistry of the body. But what is certainly impossible is to ever understand in detail how toxins interact with each other, once in the same organism.
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Heavy metal exposure

  1. Poisoning with heavy metals
    John V. Grafe, Frederick G. Lovejoy, Jr. (John W. Graef, Frederick H. Lovejoy, Jr.) Arsenic Source. Inorganic arsenic compounds - arsenic anhydride, arsenic anhydride, arsenite sodium and potassium - are part of the insecticides, poisons against rodents, fungicides, means to protect wooden products from rot, herbicides and solutions used in the manufacture
  2. The main manifestations in the oral cavity are chronic intoxication with heavy metals
    With mild salts of heavy metals (lead, bismuth, mercury), catarrhal stomatitis usually occurs with patches of mucous membrane (primarily the gingival margin). In severe cases, ulcerations develop, characterized by a persistent course. In addition to pain in the oral cavity, impaired salivation and a metallic taste, there is general weakness, apathy,
  3. Biological absorption of heavy metals in individual links of the plant-bee-bee-farming trophic chain
    Filippov A.S., Mikhailova A.I. Scientific adviser: Ph.D., associate professor Shakirova SS FGOU VPO "Ural State Academy of Veterinary Medicine", Troitsk. Recently, more and more often they suggest using bees in the system of environmental monitoring. The main argument is that bees actively collect nectar and pollen over a large area within a radius of 3 km, and contain heavy metals in their body.
  4. Metals
    The pollutants under consideration enter the food raw materials and products in the following ways: 1. In areas where metal or other ores are located, the soil is contaminated with the corresponding elements, and then plant products. The half-life of cadmium from the body is 13-40 years. The lethal dose of cadmium for humans is 150 mg / kg body weight. More than half of cadmium we get with
  5. Coating by spraying and in metal melts
    This section provides specific indicators of emissions of harmful substances during the application of anti-corrosion coatings, which are carried out: - by the electric arc method with the organization of metallization sites in special chambers, or in assembly (shop conditions) with the use of electrometallizers (hand-held electric arc machines of increased reliability, for example EM-12M , EM-14 M, EM-17 M).
  6. Metal / Scurf - Organic Residues
    Types of surface changes {foto26} Closure / hinge areas are clean Reason: Washing in open form. {foto27} Remains of blood in the area of ​​the circuit / hinge Reason: Washing in closed form. Often there are rust and / or blood. Immediately after surgery from the remnants of the operation (blood, proteins), from the remnants of salt, from the remnants of drugs. Origin and causes ¦ Drying
  7. Calculation of emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere from metal machining machines
    The calculation is carried out according to the “Methodology for calculating emissions (emissions) 3B into the atmosphere during the machining of metals (according to the values ​​of specific emissions)”. Metals, alloys, non-metals are machined. For the cold processing of materials using turning, milling, grinding, grinding, drilling and other machines. Characteristic feature of mechanical processes
  8. Metal / scurf - staining / discoloration of color plasma layers
    Types of surface changes {foto37} Example: black, TiAIN coated stamp. Motley brilliant color change or complete absence of coating with unchanged gold-plated components (end screw, springs) {foto38} Stamp: new Origin and causes Surface reaction under the action of cleaning solutions with addition of hydrogen peroxide and / or solution for washing, for example, with high
  9. Metal / scurf - remnants of process chemicals
    Depending on the size of the residue, the type of instrument and the nature of the surface, light to dark gray raids / blooms may appear as spots or dots. Their visual distinction can still increase after sterilization. Types of surface changes {foto28} Hollow handle with visible residues {foto29} Loading trolley suitable for washing and rinsing ophthalmic instruments {foto30}
  10. Metal / scurf - lime water stains
    Types of surface changes {foto31} Limescale wash chamber Corollary: tools with traces of lime Pour / paint from milky to gray. Depending on the situation, large or irregular spots with an edge on the surface of the instrument or washing / disinfecting installations. Lime content in water too high during cleaning or last rinsing.
  11. Metal / scurf blackening due to oxidation
    Types of surface changes {foto34} Sample - tires made of titanium: Left tire - new, from the factory. Right tire - after machine washing. Usually the color changes evenly. However, it can also be in the form of spots / various colors. {foto35} Clamp part: retainer and ring area {foto36} Wound hook with black painted hardened Cr-steel rod and the remaining clean handle and sheet
  12. Metal / plaque - silicates and other mineral compounds
    Types of surface changes {foto32} Typical silicate dyeing of the washing chamber and instrument surface due to the use of a cleaning agent containing silicates, or high content of silicic acid in water {foto33} Typical silicate surface dyeing of instruments with steam sterilization due to the increased content of silicic acid in completely desalted
  13. Forging - pressing, stamping production and heat treatment of metals
    The main processes during heat treatment of parts are: heating, hardening, surface cementation, tempering, nitriding, gas cementation, and bluing. At the same time, suspended substances, iron (II, III) oxide, carbon oxide, benzo (a) pyrene, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen (II) oxide, nitrogen dioxide, methane, hydrochloride (hydrochloric acid), sodium chloride, potassium chloride, barium and its
  14. Guidelines for the use of corrosion inhibitors in the process of pre-sterilization cleaning of medical products from metal
    (Approved by the General Directorate of Quarantine Infections of the Ministry of Health of the USSR of April 30, 2008 No. 28-6 / 16) General provisions The methodological recommendations are in addition to the “Methodical guidelines for presterilizing cleaning of medical devices” approved by the Ministry of Health of the USSR 08.06.82. No. 28-6 / 13. Methodical recommendations are intended for employees of medical institutions,
  15. Heavy chain disease.
    At the same time, an extremely rare tumor disease from the group of monoclonal gammopathies, lymphoid proliferation in tissues is accompanied by a leading symptom - the presence of specific heavy chains of immunoglobulins in the blood or urine. With each of the three forms of the disease of heavy chains, the prognosis is poor. The most common form of the disease - the alpha (a) -chain - is found in young people living in the Mediterranean region,
  16. HEAVY DIFFERENT INFECTIOUS DISEASES
    In connection with the achievements of medicine, many childhood infectious diseases have now become easier than before, but there are still severe forms that need intensive and sometimes emergency treatment. Treatment of children with severe acute infectious diseases is based on the main principles of etiopathogenetic therapy. The effect of treatment depends on the ability to distinguish
  17. Severe hypothyroidism (myxedema coma)
    Definition Hypothermia, impaired function of the central nervous system and hypotension allow differentiating myxedema coma from simple hypothyroidism. Myxedema is a rare but reversible cause of several frequent syndromes that cause admission of patients to an ICU, which includes: a) marked intestinal obstruction, b) respiratory failure (including the impossibility of stopping ILV), c) cardiac
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