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Heavy Metal Detection Analysis Crucial To Reclaiming Your Health
The biological terrain, which is the internal environment of the body, is all about the vital balance of biochemistry and biophysics that determines the ideal environment for cellular function and hence good health. One of the essential parameters for a healthy biological terrain is a well-balanced mineral count. To achieve this, diet, digestion, emotional & mechanical stressors, and last but not least environmental pollution (specifically heavy metal intoxication or burden) need to be addressed. In 1974, the World Health Organization suggested that at least 80% of all chronic diseases can be attributed to environmental pollution one way or another, and that of all pollutants heavy metals pose the biggest threat to our health. Heavy metals can either directly or indirectly cause, contribute, or worsen nearly every disease or illness we know. They have a devastating influence on our mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being. The major reason for all degenerative diseases is the overproduction of free radicals. Pollution elevates production of free radicals (oxidation), which increases the blood pH level (alkalizes), which sets the stage for bacteria, viruses, and degenerative diseases to develop. Of the many producers of oxidants, heavy metals are among the most dangerous because they are not metabolized or broken down, but instead are accumulated and stored in the body tissues and organs. It is very difficult to avoid them since they are present in our air, water, food, medical drugs, vaccines, cosmetics, paints, hobbies, and even in our mouth (silver-mercury amalgam fillings); they are found in virtually everyone to some degree. Heavy metals can enter the body through inhalation, intestinal absorption, as well as absorption through the skin. The answer to the question, “ Which one comes first, heavy metal accumulation leading to metabolic disturbances or a disturbed metabolic pattern leading to the accumulation of heavy metals?” is that either one can happen first. In most cases of body burdens however, it is the metabolic disturbance that leads to the increased retention of the heavy metals. Disturbance in normal digestion and protein metabolism, as well as diet, nutritional status, stress and illness will allow heavy metal accumulation, which in turn will have adverse effects on the very same conditions that invited the heavy metals in at the first place. Elemental forms of heavy metals are not well absorbed, however, organo-metalic forms are lipophilic and can readily pass through membranes and even cross the blood-brain barrier. Once absorbed into the body, heavy metals have a wide distribution in various organs, glands, and the central nervous system. Some metals seek bones and those settle into the teeth and skeletal system. They can then effectively poison enzyme systems, increase free radical production, and displace or compete with essential elements that make up metalo-enzyme complexes and thus compete with the absorption of nutritional minerals. Heavy metals are a major source of free radicals that cause cell-damage by oxidation (loss of electrons) which leads to a blood that is more alkaline (loss of protons) and a urine that is more acidic (concentration of protons lost from the blood). The body’s elimination system is able to get rid of these excess protons, nonetheless a small accumulation of protons into the connective tissue occurs and an absorption into the cell (intra-cellular) follows. Once the proton is inside the cell, intra-cellular potassium and magnesium will be excreted and washed out with the urine in order to maintain electrical balance. This leads to an overall body tissue acidification and hence slowing down of all metabolic and digestive processes, a diminished kidney function, and a decreased enzyme activity. Degenerative diseases are the consequence of this kind of situation. This results in chronic pain and inflammation, a major source of free radical production that causes further oxidation, and the vicious cycle is thus completed. Heavy metals like cadmium, lead, mercury and more are so pervasive in our society today that there is no longer a question of whether or not we are toxic, but rather what our level of toxicity is. French doctor, Claude Bernard, believed that pathogens and disease occurred only when the biological terrain was disturbed (destabilized), that is when an imbalance was present in the biological terrain. On his death bed, another famous French doctor, Louis Pasteur, admitted that Bernard was right in that the pathogen was nothing and that the terrain was everything. Every living thing needs a very specific terrain in order to be able to survive. Optimal health can only thrive in a specific terrain. A virus, bacteria, or fungus can only thrive in specific environmental conditions conducive to their development. Heavy metals will disturb the biological terrain of the human body, thereby creating an environment conducive to the development of pathogens. Read More Click Here
Our clients requested iodine testing for years and now they have this available to perform along with the Loomis 24hr Urinalysis using a special kit. Please see click on this link for more details regarding how to purchase and order iodine kits. Additionally, we have included a library of articles that relate to iodine load and iodine spot testing.
MRL has a new look going into 2015
MRL has decided to give its clients a new way to order supplies and to stream line their 24hr Loomis Urinalysis needs. Our laboratory has staff that has been performing the Loomis 24hr Urinalysis just as Dr. Loomis taught them in 1986. Since that time there has been many changes in the way business is conducted and the expectations that clients have. Our goal this year is not only to service you the practitioner better with our testing but to also help your practice grow by providing helpful tips that we have gathered over almost three decades performing this test.
Most of this years blogs will be from our most successful clients sharing their tips on how to grow and what pit falls to avoid. However, first and for most we need to educate you on what to expect from MRL as a laboratory and to also get you comfortable using our services.
Let’s start off by a little homework assignment that is watching our videos and reading everything on the Step by Step Page.