Lead – The Silent Killer

I just returned from the American College for the Advancement of Medicine’s annual meeting. Research has proven that heavy metal toxicity is one of the main root causes of all disease. Until you lighten your lead load, you may not feel better.

Some of us spend a small fortune on expensive, high quality supplements with little or no results. I’m concerned and very disappointed when I see this.

Dr. Lyn Patrick, Director of Progressive Medical Education presented research documenting many sources of lead such as some brands of multi vitamins, makeup, drugs, toys, jewelry, ceramics and many other household items.  Did you know that house dust in homes built before 1979 has more lead in it than paint chips?

What can we do about it? First, we must try to reduce the exposure by educating ourselves and making changes. Second, we have to remove the toxins from our bodies. Heavy metals are removed from the body by process called chelation. It can be done by either oral, rectal or IV routes and is safe and effective.

I received my chelation certification because I have realized that if you don’t get the lead out, you may not ever become truly well.  Heavy metals compromise liver detoxification and the immune system and guarantee future illness and problems. When your immune system is half asleep, it cannot do its jobs of defending you from infection and repairing the damage your body experiences everyday.

The usual heavy metal suspects are lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. They bind tightly to critical enzymes that our natural detoxification and immune systems depend on to operate efficiently. It is a vicious cycle of intoxication that builds upon itself, compromising the immune system until you are diagnosed with leaky gut, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease, kidney insufficiency or cancer.

If you were born before 1979, your bones are storing massive amounts of lead.  As you age over 40, your hormones decline and your bones start releasing lead causing an elevated blood lead level that interferes with your immune systems ability to defend and repair. In other words, your immune system is half asleep at the wheel when you need it the most.

It is time to wake up and understand why you are not feeling as well as you would like. I’m writing this article to inform you of a very important reversible cause of degenerative disease that can be safely addressed at Integrative Medicine of Idaho.

If you are interested in knowing your toxic burden and detoxifying, please call 208-426-0052 and make an appointment. We take the time to listen and help you create a wellness plan that works for you.

Mary Migliori, MD

Director, Integrative Medicine of Idaho 2200 E. Warm Springs Ave. Ste 102,Dr. Mary

Boise, ID 83712