Inorganic mercury poisoning is associated primarily with peripheral effects, including gastroenteritis and tubular nephritis, whereas organic compounds predominantly affect the central nervous system (CNS) and effects may … It doesn't differentiate or what they call speciation. You can use also bitters for your drainage support. Intramuscular BAL (British anti-Lewisite or dimercaprol) has been used to treat inorganic mercury poisoning. Andrew: Yeah, I just found it interesting that people they don't seem cognisant of the way that bio-concentration happens. It's a metal, it won't disintegrate, it's a metal, it retains, it remains. Andrew: It was taken off the market years ago. Andrew: It's one of the biggest lessons I've learned is this heroic dosing. None of the vaccines on the National Immunisation Program for children under five years of age contain thiomersal (it has not been used as a preservative in Australian routine childhood vaccinations since 2000). Beth: So, the next test we are doing on her is to Tri Mercury Tests. And it's something that I think we need to be really respectful of when we are detoxing something like this because it's not something that you can just sweep under the carpet. It can be converted to 3 main forms: elemental (metallic) mercury (Hg 0) inorganic mercury salts, for example mercuric chloride ; organic mercury, for example methyl mercury. So, it's not like it's a new issue, it's just being denied, that's all. Steve Morgan gets to run the new Mercury 15 EFI 4-stroke against the existing 15 2-stroke tiller. I remember that. And then otherwise, perhaps he would consider general heavy metal testing if you've got little to go on, which you can do via hair or urine. Backed by decades of innovation and leadership, Mercury outboards are built to go the distance, delivering legendary performance driven by forward-thinking technology. Compare and contact a supplier in Australasia However, though the farmed fish have less mercury, they are much higher in other pollutants. So, you know, it's clear that it's a problem. And then it could also demethylate to form back to inorganic mercury, which can be a problem for those over-methylators. Australian Pollutants Inventory: Mercury & compounds
Mercury Information Security Services (Mercury) are a leading provider of information security services, advice and consulting in Australia. Via the liver to the gut then the kidneys. How's the visits to the…[toilet]” You know? [22:34] Limitations of testing Again, I had another patient who he was really concerned because he was pooing 14 times a day. The other thing is also, your methylation SNPs, so your methylation genetic variations can kind of show... so, what will happen is, if someone's got a lot of methylation issues, genetically, when we get their Tri Test, they'll look like they don't have any mercury in their system. Blood is the primary sample used to detect the presence of methyl mercury. All right, so interesting you mentioned the Minamata disaster, because in 2013 actually, I think it was about 160 countries got together for the Minamata convention which actually was an international treaty designed to protect humans from themselves, from the emissions and releases of mercury that they have created. The liposomal form of glutathione is definitely a better option than standard oral if you're not using intravenous. Get a urine test if you want a cheap and quick option. This steady drip if you like, of excretion of mercury in the kidneys or through the kidneys and the liver. Burning sensations or numbness, pain, headaches, fatigue. Our reputation for quality, precision and reliability sees A&D weighing and balance scales highly sought after and requested both locally and around the globe. Methylmercury, which is the one that's found in the fish and as I mentioned is highly absorbable in the gut because it attaches to the cysteine. Glutathione is a must, right, or supplementing with precursors. I think my frequent flyer FX Medicine points must be finally getting me a flight to Sydney eventually. The other thing that you have to consider is immune system. I'm so anxious." And that fish again eats multiple meals. Low grade continuous exposure can lead to: Inflammation of the mouth, soft gums, loose teeth, excessive salivation, metallic taste and foul breath Now, we can do this via herbs, homeopathic, liposomal nutrients. And then you can get retention of these toxins because the kidneys then start packing up as well. I know we've mentioned a few but what sort of real ringing-in-the-ears should you be listening to when your patient, you know, comes back on the second or third visit whilst going through these detox procedures. And you've just got to slow down, you know? So you can determine to what degree, and it goes, you know, it measures sort of smaller quantity and then can go up to, you know, scary levels if someone is scary and I have seen a few of these test results thus far and it's quite interesting. So, you do need to get this out. [01:54] How big is the issue of Mercury? Even Chris Shade talks about doing his own detox and causing himself all sorts of troubles because he decided to just go hard and fast. Andrew: It does. You said hair, urine, serum, and then you've got the Tri Test. So, what happens is the methylmercury sticks to it and then you eat it, and when you digesting the proteins, you're hydrolysing that into the amino acid, and then you have this free cysteine that’s got a mercury stuck to it. Beth: And I'll put the link in for the show notes, yeah. More than one type of sample may be collected and tested: Mercury testing may be ordered when a patient has symptoms suggesting excessive exposure to mercury. So, they're starting to, you know, get kind of you know, weeded out in the brain or highly anxious or things like that. He had to know where all the public toilets were on his travels because of his bowels. Andrew: Yeah, so I guess one of my issues is you know, like if you've got a steady outflowing. She plays a role in the clinical training programs and educational initiatives to offer the most advanced clinical tools available to prevent and treat the underlying causes of disease. Andrew: But I've got to say, he was very respectful of safety and I always admire him for that. Andrew: And this to me, answers in part at least, the denial. [03:29] What are the everyday sources? So, you know, the whole world's realising that there's a problem with mercury. So, like the nervous system is one of the main targets of mercury. So things like your shark or your flake, your swordfish, your orange roughy, your ling, your barramundi, tunas, your big tunas. Contaminants include: 1. residues arising from the use of pesticides and veterinary medicines 2. heavy metals (e.g. They say to you, "I feel so much worse.". Beth provides friendly and expert clinical training and support to assist practitioners in choosing the most appropriate test profiles, interpreting test results, and offering guidance on treatment approaches. Follow us on Twitter So irritable bowel symptoms. So, we get an idea about the kidney and liver/gut because this affects, you know, mercury will affect your elimination channels because it kind of like blocks it up or clogs it up or you know, gets overloaded. Mercury testing may be ordered when a patient has symptoms suggesting excessive exposure to mercury. Andrew: This is FX Medicine, I'm Andrew Whitfield-Cook. But you know, that again is talking about the mobile aspect of the mercury floating all around us. Because, you know, liquid mercury. The high levels of mercury found in certain fish may harm the developing nervous systems in unborn babies and young children. Because we know a lot more about genetic detox pathways now, too. Now, I don't mean renal failure, but I mean that they're not being adequately able to eliminate these toxins. What are the major sort of signs and symptoms? Obviously, dentists, you know, we've tested a lot of dentists with the Tri Test since it's come to Australia. Beth: Now, you're getting all blokey on me. Or maybe he stood near a lot of crematoriums in Seattle, I don't know? Beth: Well, definitely major detox or what we would call a Herxheimer reaction, you know, so major skin rashes, major nausea, major headaches or neurological symptoms. Follow us on Facebook Elevated levels of mercury in blood or urine indicate that excessive exposure to mercury has occurred. Why? Beth: Okay so, and that's because the mercury is converted to methylmercury and consumed by us in our fish. I have seen the skin thing happen because I work in a clinic where we do IV chelation, so we use those chelating agents. Mercury is no longer used in vaccines. I got to say... Beth: That's where your paranoia comes from, love. [23:40] Not all Mercury is created equal And it's because if we don't have enough, then we're more susceptible to the mercury toxicity within us. So, can we go into that? It may also be ordered to monitor those who are exposed to mercury in the workplace. That was over a decade ago. Beth: Absolutely. Each of which have these toxins, that's call bio-concentration. Andrew: Good luck. And then you team with that same issue with poor chelation or poor biotransformation and clearance out of the body, and then you've got a pool that's happening, haven't you? And then they're going to accumulate as you mentioned, in liver, kidney, brain, what have you. And a rescue mission is needed, you need to really woo it up. There's question marks about Alzheimer's and Parkinson's being, you know, mercury being involved in that. This is so, so involved that, you know, we're really just touching the surface by doing one podcast on this, so I'd love to have you back and delve further into this if that's okay with you. It's in your mouth and then you're swallowing that and it's in your gut. Mercury Australia. Thiomersal (or thimerosal) is a preservative that contains a form of mercury. So particularly, Hashimoto’s and some infertility and adrenal issues. So, you really need to do a thorough case history to determine if there's been exposure, so you need to ask about fillings, you need to ask about, you know, did they play this, the insides of the old thermometers when they were kids. Mercury can be passed from mother to baby through breast milk during nursing. And some medications, you know, ear, eye, nose drops, ointments have mercury in them. And it can mimic all sorts of diseases. And, of course, they end up in landfill or you've gotta be careful if you break them, right? And she said, "Oh, a heap." Better Health Channel: Mercury in fish
It was very well done by the University of Calgary. Now, much of that comes from metal manufacturing so such as gold, the coal industry, and especially in making electricity, which I'm surprised. So, the gentle way can be really great for the super sensitive, or they have genetic variations that cause their, you know, which might be something is someone is really ill you need to maybe look at their gene detoxification to see whether they can cope with that. Like you said, the slow drip. And I even talked to the chiropractor that works with us. You've got gut problems already. And then I just kind of went, "How many fillings have you got, love?" I think it requires us to look at this in more detail with specific patients and see what their story...what story evolved whilst they're undergoing therapy. Big fish are worse. Once mercury is absorbed, it is distributed throughout the body, with the majority accumulating in the kidneys and brain. Results for mercury testing equipment from Jerome, Lumex Instruments, Sewerin and other leading brands. But she was coming to me saying, you know, "I'm so anxious. Andrew: This sort of thing is obviously so involved. And definitely, the glutathione needs to be used quite a bit throughout, so they don't then re-tox themselves you know, later, yeah? And that's inorganic mercury, so this is why Dr. Chris Shade who you've interviewed previously on the podcast created the Mercury Tri Test because it measures the blood, hair, and urine. Because it s a very costly process because you have to go to a dentist who... Beth: ...is very well-versed in that and very safe. We look at intestinal binders, so things like chlorella, but you need lots of it to get adequate detox. And then she was talking about scalp numbing. And I said, "Oh, is this some sort of neurological thing if they're talking about this?" And she has done excellently because she's gone slowly and titrated up to how she's managed. Beth: Yeah, but still I want everyone, all the listeners to remember that all tests have their limitations of awesomeness. If I can just back up and actually talk about the different forms of mercury because we've just gone mercury, mercury, mercury…. The World Health Organisation has estimated a tolerable concentration of 0.2 μg/m3 for long-term inhalation exposure to elemental mercury vapour, and a tolerable intake of total mercury of 2 μg/kg body weight per day. Which by the way, Australia hasn't signed yet, but that's interesting. And he was like, "Oh, not off the top of my head." Inflammation of the mouth, soft gums, loose teeth, excessive salivation, metallic taste and foul breath, Mental and nervous symptoms including behavioural changes, stammering, anxiety, loss of sleep and loss of energy, A possible increase in hypertension and cardio vascular disease, Exposure to mercury vapour will cause flu like symptomes, progressing to pulmonary oedema, Gastrointestinal exposure can cause gastroenteritis symptoms. Well, it's not there in the blood, you know, so relevant testing has got to be employed in all cases. Now, interesting, the amalgams have been...mercury amalgams have been phased out in several countries in Europe, but still widely used in the USA and many other countries. Today we welcome back functional pathology expert and naturopath, Beth Bundy, who shares some eye-opening facts about mercury exposure. Yeah, so I was like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah." Then that fish gets prayed upon by a bigger fish, so then all of the mercury and other toxins that are in that fish get absorbed into that bigger fish. Activated charcoals, your zeolites, your clays. You don't go, "Excellent, you're detoxing fabulously." And I'm sorry if I blew people's minds a little bit. You know, those curly-whirly ones that now you can fit into your... Beth: And also in this impact statement, they say that mercury is internationally mobile, which actually means that the emissions and releases anywhere in the world can harm Australia and vice-versa. Mercury (also known by the chemical symbol ‘Hg’) is an odourless, silver, naturally occurring liquid metal. And others that are really quite, you know, mobilising and detoxing really well, so it is quite helpful. Beth: And another way is skin lightening. Beth: But that was a kind of a really...well, it wasn't really obvious, it was just these weird symptoms that I don't see a lot of people kind of having a numb scalp. Beth: Can be beneficial to help people kinda sweat things out providing they wash it straight off. Dimercaptosuccinic acid is a new drug that shows promise for the treatment of mercury exposures of all types. He couldn’t, you know, he had to plan his travels everywhere. So cosmetics, and so, those skin lighting creams that you can use with mercury, a bit like old fashion, you know, they used to put lead on their face in the renaissance. Contact us via Email. For 75 years Mercury has been #1 on the water, winning more races and setting more records than all other manufacturers combined. : +61 2 8845 5222. And that's kind of where the Tri Test comes in. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you have read here raises questions or concerns regarding your health. Mercury (formerly Mercury Interactive Corporation) is a former Israeli company that has been acquired by the HP Software Division.Mercury offered software for application management, application delivery, change and configuration management, service-oriented architecture, change request, quality assurance, and IT governance. … So, on a per capita basis, Australia's mercury pollution is high at approximately double the global average. Tel. Connected and out. And mercury came off the scale. Some people feel that the tiny amount of mercury vapour released when a person chews may affect their health, but in Australia the Australian Dental Association reports that the amalgams are safe at this time. Your doctor will ask about the history of your possible exposure and may also monitor your temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and breathing. Beth: So, you're compounding, compounding, compounding depending on how many of those things you've got in your mouth. Beth obtained her Bachelor of Health Science at the Southern School of Natural Therapies and lectured in both Nutrition and Food as Medicine for several years at the Australian College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour College). He said salmon and sardines are okay. And so, rather than going straight to the detox, we talk about this being our pre-tox or our pre-detox, yeah? This test paper is used for the determination of arsenic or arsine. That is not the way to do it. Mercury exposure What is mercury? And then he couldn't even remember what his name was. Metallic mercury is readily absorbed by inhalation whereas little is absorbed after ingestion. Beth: You see? The other thing we need to remember is metals as a general rule, metals are endocrine disruptors, and mercury has been associated with thyroid issues. He went Googling and came to me saying, "Look, this is my situation, I think it's mercury." Surprise, there's the three. Where the gut inflammation is coming from or what have you. Because what you can cope with and what I can cope with might be two different, you know, you can deal with playing with the...no, you can’t, play with the thermometers, but you can deal with eating more fish than I can per se before you know, it's toxic a level for me and it's affecting me. Follow us on Linked In They'll all come via the gut or kidney, you know, through the lungs. Beth: Absolutely, absolutely. Its use is contraindicated in methyl mercury poisoning. So if someone is getting chronic or frequent viral or fungal infections, okay, Chris Shade talks about Candida being very relatable to mercury fillings. Skin conditions and I have definitely seen that with IV chelation. No test preparation is needed. And we'll talk again soon. Mercury can be passed from mother to baby through breast milk during nursing. So, if they go, "I'm feeling nauseous, I've got a skin rash, I've got headaches." 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