Sick and Tired: Toxic and Out of Sorts
June 12, 2012 By: Barbara Downes
Have you noticed in the last few years more devastating illnesses? Too many cases of cancer, autism, ADD, fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson’s, arthritis and cardiovascular disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s , diabetes and strokes? I think we have all seen the increase and wonder what is happening that human tissue seems to be getting less resilient. I have been working at getting sick people well for almost 30 years now and I’d like to share a few things I’ve learned about what is happening.
We are toxic, plain and simple. Swimming in an environment of obvious poisons in the air, water, adulterated foods, genetically modified everything, fluoride and mercury in our water and dental care, it would be hard not to be. It is tragic and we cannot seem to adapt quickly enough as a species to the loads we are carrying and things are breaking down.
Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element on earth. Many of us older kids have several mercury fillings. We’ve had quite a few vaccines tainted with this as a preservative, eaten fish who were bottom swimmers and a full of it, so even without having an acute exposure, we can still be pretty sick from heavy metals.
Clinically, if all we had to do was deal with mercury, it would be difficult enough, but we don’t usually find heavy metals in isolation. We find it along with fluoride, aluminum, cadmium, etc. Unfortunately we don’t see them in an additive mode, we see them accumulate in an exponential fashion. As far as toxins go, it is not 1+1=2, more like 1+1=50.
There is good news though! We have learned to detoxify the body gently and safely over time. We teach that wellness and the healthy life of the future will involve a lot of avoidance and a little detoxifying over the years, thus we seem to get younger and younger. More good news too, it seems that when we approach the mercury that is stuck in the body and escort it out, most other toxins seem to follow. That is very good news and very do-able.
Some less than obvious symptoms of toxicity are: fatigue, headache, anxiety, loss of self-confidence, weakness, irritability, hearing problems, depression, tremors, numbness and tingling, dizziness. This is because mercury effects nerve health, thus the brain and the nerves to every organ, cell and system can be sick.
Your brain and nerves are your core, your essence. Their health and function is the goal of every chiropractic adjustment, yet even the adjustment prime will not transport mercury out. The adjunct of Clinical Nutrition and Detoxification is a great coupling in getting life right!
Find me at Brick Bodies Padonia most weeknights in the cardiotheater and say HI, ride along and we can chat about any health concerns, or just write me, drdownes@downeshealth. We are here for you and love the wellness potential rising!