heavy metal toxicity?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Hi all, has anyone here been diagnosed and treated for a heavy metal toxicity and did the treatment improve your symptoms?

My ND thinks I may have one, as I am unresponsive to all treatment for my IBS over many, many years and tests aren't showing I have anything like SIBO, leaky gut, allergies, parasites or flora imbalance.

I just ordered a very expensive blood panel and I'm curious about other people's experiences.

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on August 18, 2013
at 12:38 AM

I personally find nothing particularly toxic about heavy metal. Now soft jazz, well, that's another story...


on August 18, 2013
at 02:35 AM

I tried many IV chelations for Mercury, and in my opinion the cure was worse then the disease (I also read later, that you need to be careful of harming your kidneys). After years of searching for alternatives, I found a book by Dr. Sherry Rogers called "Detoxify or Die." She goes into great details on how to detox properly with adequate nutrition first and what tests to have done. Unfortunately, her books are not an easy read and she recommends a lot of different and expensive supplements; but I trust what she writes, because she provides many references and doesn't sell (and states that she doesn't make any money from) the products she recommends. In fact, she will often provide better or lower cost supplement substitutions in her later writing. Her book "The High Blood Pressure Hoax" provides a good Detox update from her original "Detoxify or Die" book. It hasn't been easy, but following some of Dr. Sherry Roger's advice has really improved my health the last 10 years.



on August 18, 2013
at 12:14 AM

For bloodwork, I had elevated levels of porphyrins, but no acute high doses of heavy metals (apparently only useful if exposure was recent). Had issues with fatigue, pain, and difficulty sleeping. Went through series of IV chelation, which I did not see any benefit from. He did at least do the bloodwork to find a large RT3 problem.

Gelatin helped a bunch with fatigue/thyroid.

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