Could the weight loss culprit be something as inconspicuous as mercury build-up in your body?
It is widely accepted that metal toxicity can impair neuro-endocrine function. Simply put, this means that normal thyroid function can be impaired from toxic metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead and others.
What are Toxic Metals?
Toxic metals are metals that are not required or of use to your bodies chemistry. Mercury is the example we are all probably most familiar with. Toxic metals can also be variations of metals for which there is a biological use, but in the wrong form are toxic.
What is the Weight Loss Connection?
For the purpose of weight loss, or an inability to lose weight no matter what, the effect of toxic metals on thyroid function and estrogen production becomes of particular interest.
Impaired thyroid function, specifically the impairment of T4 to T3 conversion will act like an invisible force field around your body fat. No amount of diet or exercise will be of use for someone with sufficiently impaired thyroid.
There is good scientific evidence that metal toxicity can impair endocrine (thyroid) function.
When we look at the scientific evidence for toxic metals and impaired thyroid function, there are numerous studies indicating lead, cadmium, and mercury with impaired thyroid function.
What we can say for sure is this...
1. Toxic Metals in your body are undesirable
2. Toxic metals may impair thyroid function in certain individuals
3. If you cannot lose weight, and have high levels of heavy metals, you may consider a protocol to remove toxic metals.
Order a Test to Objectively Measure Your Level of Heavy Metals
I recommend having your physician order a heavy metal toxicity test or contact our office for assistance.
If You Discover You Have Heavy Metals Then How Can You Rid Yourself of Them?
1. Find a doctor thoroughly trained in the evaluation and treatment of heavy metal detoxification
2. Be certain your detoxification pathways are functioning at optimal levels.
3. Eliminate all heavy metal exposure (we provide guidelines to all of our patients on potential exposure).
4. InfraRed Sauna with toxic free wood.
5. Confirm your biochemistry has the proper nutrients for cell support.
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