Having too much of anything, will have the potential to be harmful. This becomes even more obvious if the substance in excess has been scientifically established as toxic.

The diseases of advancing age collectively provide the culmination of a lifetime of accumulated toxins. There is not any system of the body that can escape the consequences of toxicity. Some regions are more vulnerable than others. If the substance is inhaled, a compromise of respiratory function can be anticipated. If the substance is leached from mercury amalgam fillings, the harmful effects are distributed to other body regions by either swallowing it or by having the mercury travel through a three-millimeter plate of bone through the roof of the mouth to gain access to the brain.

These toxic substances can be identified and eliminated. It is possible to quantify the amount of the offensive agents that are actually retained within the body. Once quantified, we can easily follow the success of our detoxification program through repeat testing. There are pharmaceutical and non-drug compounds that can assist in removing the toxic load that has accumulated over a lifetime.

You can restore your lost vision—now—and, by removing all of your toxicities, be able to regain your sight once again.

What Are Heavy Metal Toxins?

The most problematic toxins that alter tissue function are referred to as the heavy metals. These toxic materials accumulate over a lifetime and profoundly and adversely affect tissue function by interfering with the metabolic processes of a cell and its cell membrane. There is not any body tissue or organ that is spared the wrath of these metals, and they are considered enemy number one on your to-do list to regain your sight.

The following is a list of the most recognized and commonly detected heavy metals:

  • Antimony
  • Cobalt
  • Platinum
  • Beryllium
  • Copper
  • Silver
  • Boron
  • Lead
  • Thallium
  • Cadmium
  • Manganese
  • Tungsten
  • Chromium
  • Mercury
  • Zinc
  • Nickel

The exposure to these heavy metals varies with an individual’s geography, food and water source, occupation, and other environmental factors. Some of the most injurious exposure comes from medical and dental intervention, which, once again in an odd twist of fate, incriminates these two healthcare entities as the provocateur and not the eradicator of disease.

The Effects of Heavy Metals

There is no organ or body system that is resistant to the harmful effects of heavy-metal exposure. The root of entry more than likely is the major determining factor in what organ will be most affected with the contamination, but certain body tissues demonstrate a predilection toward being influenced by specific metals and resistant to others.

The following list is comprised of the most common heavy metals associated with human tissue dysfunction and disease. The list should be preceded by this salient point: eye diseases can result from chronic exposure to any of them. Also included are the most common sources of heavy-metal exposure associated with each.

  • Arsenic: associated with bronchitis, dermatitis, poisoning cadmium: kidney damage, lung disease, lung cancer, bone defects like osteomalacia and osteoporosis, GI disorders
  • Lead: mental retardation in children, developmental delay, fatal infant encephalopathy, congenital paralysis, neural deafness, and acute or chronic damage to the nervous system
  • Manganese: causes damage to the nervous system (via inhalation or contact)
  • Mercury: tremors, gingivitis, psychological changes, acrodynia caused by pink hands and feet, damage to the brain and nervous system zinc: causes corrosive effect on the skin and damage to the nerve membrane (via fumes)
  • Chromium: damage to the nervous system along with fatigue and irritability copper: anemia, liver and kidney damage, along with stomach and intestinal damage

Sources of Exposure

  • Arsenic: pesticides, fungicides, metal smelters
  • Cadmium: welding, electroplating, pesticides, fertilizer, cadmium, nickel batters, nuclear fission plants
  • Lead: paint, pesticides, smoking, automobile emissions, mining, burning of coal
  • Manganese: welding, fuel additives
  • Mercury: pesticides, batteries, paper industry, dental intervention
  • Zinc: refineries, brass manufacturing, metal plating, plumbing
  • Chromium: mines, mineral sources
  • Copper: mining, pesticide production, chemical industry, metal piping

The Dental Contribution

There can be no discussion of heavy-metal toxicity without a special reference made toward the contribution made by the dental professional in adversely impacting on human health and disease.

Dental care does not come without health consequences. Dental amalgam is a mixture that contains, by definition, at least 51 percent mercury combined with silver, tin, and copper.

From the moment the amalgam is placed in the prepared tooth, mercury leaches out of the filling and into the mouth where it will be mixed with saliva, swallowed, and distributed throughout the body. The largest amount of leached mercury travels through a three-millimeter plate of bone that comprises the roof of the mouth where it is able to gain exposure to the brain and other neurological structures, including the eye.

Once the mercury is taken up by those tissues, it continues to accumulate and disturbs the normal function of whatever tissue is involved. The mercury is not coming out of that tissue unless extraordinary measures are taken for that purpose.

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