While married and while fiercely struggling to survive the sociopath, I first accessed allopathic “medicine” for a stress disorder. Toxic medications, when prescribed, did not work for me, and worse, made symptoms worse. In fact, the effects of the medications, for me, were frightening and disrupting natural body processes. I then chose to access a healthcare practitioner who practiced HTMA (hair tissue mineral analysis), orthomolecular medicine and pharmaceutical grade nutrients. That decision made the difference to me. I believe that building my body up with nutrients helped me to survive the ongoing pattern of having to survive a sociopath (who persisted with abuse ten years after divorce).
I eventually began to explore holistic healthcare. The ongoing stress with family scapegoating, children acting out toward the safe parent (self), family court corruption, overwork and pursuing education to become financially self-sufficient, personal injury, in addition to everyday stressors at work and in the community caused me to seek more support. Over time, with functional medicine, I learned that I was paying for too many nutritional supplements that either were not working or were causing unfavorable reactions. I realized I was paying for supplements to correct nutritional deficiencies. But there was no focus, with the practitioners I accessed for healthcare, on detoxification of the body. I returned to studying HTMA and, currently, have renewed fascination and belief that this diagnostic tool is foundational to maintaining health.
I became most disillusioned with conventional “medicine”. I realized that prescribing a pharmaceutical drug was not healing my body. Instead, it was covering up symptoms I need to pay attention to in order to heal my body naturally. With HTMA, I am discovering that allopathic, conventional pharmaceutical medications caused significant problems. Conventional doctors prescribed repeat rounds of antibiotics since I was a young child. Overuse of antibiotics disabled my immune system. In addition, the doctors prescribed birth control pills which raised both estrogen and toxic levels of copper. These synthetic, toxic chemicals disrupt the natural balance in the body and cause significant side effects. I want nothing to do with big pharma especially after seeing an extreme number of adverse reactions because of the covid jab.
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt and Connie Fox on Mercury Toxicity
I listened to Connie Fox talk about her experience with conventional medicine. She was misdiagnosed and antidepressants were recommended. In 8 years, she saw 97 doctors who often looked at her like she was crazy and were unable to treat her. How little the conventional medical system knows about mercury, heavy metals and detoxification. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, PhD, was the doctor who was able to treat her and to diagnose her correctly with a hair test. He determined that Connie needed mercury detox. Dr. Klinghardt is renowned as the top doctor in the world for the treatment of mercury toxicity. https://www.mercurymadness.info/?gclid=CjwKCAjwi6WSBhA-EiwA6Niok8gl42opb1Wa8DlJJyg8a1ZzsEjAupjSnIX4KiMQ7-SUKMl8oppK2xoCoSMQAvD_BwE
Connie states that without the hair test and detox, her recovery could not go far. Dr. Klinghardt once toldl her, “bugs love metals”. A toxic, heavy metal environment is a perfect environment for bad bugs to easily thrive and multiply. Mercury and other heavy metals easily damage the delicate mucosal layer that surrounds the inner lining of the intestines. About 75% of the immune system comes from the good bacteria which lives in this mucosal layer. Without the presence of a healthy mucosal layer, good bacteria cannot adhere to and colonize well on the intestinal lining.
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Connie went back to school, after she recovered, and became a licensed and Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner who now supports others with recovery. Her website, Freedom From Mercury Madness, provides much educational information about her story and how she works to help others. Connie emphasizes that healing the gut is the first step to recovery. She states as follows:
“Probiotics are of limited value without restoring the mucosal layer. Otherwise, much of the good bacteria simply passes through the intestines and out in the stool. A leaky gut condition and a compromised immune system develops the overgrowth of candida, bad bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. This causes a host of other problems, including mast cell histamine release, resulting in chronic inflammation and a hyper-sensitive immune response to toxins, allergens, foods, herbs and supplements. Leaky gut accompanies every chronically heavy metal toxic person to one degree or another. Typically, the more toxic you are from heavy metals, the more severe the leaky gut condition.
One cannot make much progress improving the proper breakdown of foods, reducing mast cell production, rebuilding the immune system, restoring cellular nutrition, strengthening weak organs and glands, protecting brain cells, or repairing damaged cell membranes and the myelin sheath of nerve cells and safely detoxify if one does not first restore the condition of the gut. It is the crucial first step.
Without the protective mucosal layer, these bad bugs dig their “feet/prongs” into the intestinal tract, creating microscopic holes, making it permeable (thinned, like cheesecloth) and “leaky”. Undigested food particles pass into the bloodstream this way. The immune system sees these food particles as “foreign invaders” and in an attempt to protect you, produces mast cells to destroy them by releasing their contents of histamine and other chemicals that cause inflammation.
So when you can’t properly break down your foods [assimilate/methylate], your food literally becomes toxic and your immune system develops an allergic-like response to foods and nutraceuticals. In addition, the metals, pathogens, their waste and other toxins also pass through the thinned, impermeable leaky gut, causing a “systemic” candida/bacterial/viral infection and recirculates the excreted metals, which ‘re-poisons’ you. This causes even more production of mast cells, histamine release and inflammation. Of course, this exacerbates symptoms. Taking the right binders can help, but does NOT eliminate this issue.”
Mercury Detox Specialist, Connie Fox HHP, CHC, AADP and her website: http://www.mercurymadness.info https://www.mercurymadness.info/the-hidden-obstacle-to-your-recovery-from-mercury-poisoning-leaky-gut-and-mast-cell-histamine-release/
Caution with Heavy Metal Detox
Always use caution. I believe in being gentle with the body, preparing the body for detox, rather than being aggressive with detox. Connie Fox learned this the hard way with trying chelation. Again, Dr. Klinghardt helped her make sense of the madness. He told her: “you cannot tolerate these forms of sulfur compounds, Connie. You are way too mercury toxic to handle DMSA, DMPS, MSM, NAC or chlorella. Your methylation is too impaired and you have too many bad bugs [pathogens]”. And he stated it so simply, as if 1+1 equals two. Of course! After four years of inconceivable torture from chelation, the most baffling mystery of my life was solved.”
She concluded: “I never again took DMSA or DMPS [or MSM, NAC or chlorella]. Mild mercury toxic cases can sometimes tolerate these chelators for a period of time. Moderate to severely toxic cases often times CANNOT. They need to first prepare their body for the safe and effective removal of metals, which includes:
- Repairing their leaky gut condition
- Improving assimilation and methylation
- Reducing mast cell histamine release, cellular inflammation and a hypersensitive immune response
- Restoring nutritional deficiencies
- Repairing cellular damage from the metals, pathogens and nutritional deficiencies
- Resolving the overgrowth of pathogens”
Connie adds: “Natural detoxifiers can effectively extract metals as chelators do, but are not toxic and do not bind to food nutrients, robbing you of the vital nutrients the mercury toxic so desperately need. There is no need to take a poisonous substance to remove another poisonous substance!”
Medical Medium on Mental Health & Toxic Heavy Metals
I did a copy/paste of this article below, from Medical Medium, because it spoke directly to me. I searched for answers for too long and was doing everything I could to be healthy. I had been to countless health professionals, scoured the internet, and read everything I could get my hands on with seeking relief that never came. It was not until I returned to using HTMA and detoxed heavy metals that I found the relief I was seeking.
Are Toxic Heavy Metals Ruining Your Life?
by Anthony William
“Do you suffer from chronic health problems and have yet to find the answers you seek? If you feel that you have been searching for answers for far too long, you are not alone. You may already be doing everything you can think of to keep yourself healthy. You stick to your organic diet. You get as much exercise as you can tolerate. You meditate. You take your daily supplements. You take time for yourself. As far as you can tell, you’re doing everything right, and yet, your symptoms persist. Fatigue. Migraine headaches. Joint pain. Brain fog. Sluggishness. Inflammation. Constipation and other digestive disturbances. Susceptibility to infections. Nervousness and anxiety. Insomnia. Poor memory. Yeast and bacterial overgrowth. Skin eruptions. Attentional deficits. Mood dysregulation. Sadly, these types of symptoms are becoming more and more commonplace. If you suffer from any one of these on a regular basis, odds are you have been to countless health professionals, scoured the internet, and read everything you can get your hands on, awaiting relief that never comes, or lasts only a short while. You may even have been told that it’s “all in your head,” that it’s “hormonal,” or “it’s just stress.” Yet as your symptoms continue, you keep asking yourself “What have I missed? Why does my body still feel this way?”
In this modern era, we are bombarded by toxins of every kind imaginable. Our bodies are subjected to an onslaught of dangerous chemicals on a daily basis from things like air pollution, plastics, and industrial cleaning agents, not to mention the thousands of new chemicals introduced into our environment every year. Toxins also saturate our water reservoirs, fall down from the sky, and hide out in our homes and workplaces. This has become an unfortunate reality of modern life. However, if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, there’s a good chance that a particular class of toxins are to blame. They are known as toxic heavy metals. Heavy metal toxicity—from metals such as mercury, aluminum, copper, cadmium, nickel, arsenic, and lead—represents one of the greatest threats to our health and well-being. While heavy metal toxicity is quite common, it is not commonly diagnosed. This is because heavy metal toxicity is an elusive adversary. It stays well-hidden within our bodies, never revealing itself unless you are actively looking for it.
“Heavy metal toxicity—from metals such as mercury, aluminum, copper, cadmium, nickel, arsenic, and lead—represents one of the greatest threats to our health and well-being.”
Imagine the effect of heavy metals, for example, copper and what it does to our delicate nervous system, neurotransmitters, immune system, etc. I now believe that this healing information is intentionally censored, as much as possible, in order to keep us ill.