Could You Have Heavy Metal Poisoning and Not Know It?

Heavy Metal Poisoning. Could You Have It and Not Know It? Metals are found in our food, water, air--everywhere. Could a heavy metal buildup be wrecking your health? Find out how I found out that I had heavy metal poisoning--and how I try to keep metals and toxins out of my body now.

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We’ve dealt with a bunch of health issues in our family from autism to candida to thyroid disease to adrenal fatigue.  But one thing I never really thought I would deal with is Heavy Metal Poisoning.

Just the concept of heavy metal toxicity sounds alarmist, doesn’t it?

I almost can’t believe myself that I am writing that title.

But then–life has a way of teaching us lessons that we really didn’t want to learn.

Metal poisoning is one of them for me.

In my younger, more naive days, I used to think things like:

  • life threatening food allergies were all in someone’s head
  • autism and Asperger’s were just being over-diagnosed
  • heavy metal poisoning  or chronic fatigue was an excuse for someone who just was feeling tired and didn’t eat well or something and really had something else wrong with them

It’s hard for me to admit that, but it’s true.

There’s something about younger, full of energy years that makes one think that these things just aren’t real.

But they are.

I found out the hard way.

I’ve shared a lot with you all already about autism and Asperger’s, like in the following posts:

And though I haven’t shared our whole story about life threatening food allergies, believe me—they are real.

I’ll share more in the future.

But heavy metal toxicity?  That’s just a little too weird to be true, right?

Well, I’m going to share with you just a little bit today about our path with heavy metals, with more to come.

When my oldest son was born, we knew he was very sensitive.  His poor little body was covered (literally) with horrible eczema at 3 months.

I went to great lengths to continue to breastfeed, including doing trials to figure out what he was allergic to and adjusting my diet accordingly.

But when his health took another big downturn at age 6, we knew our work with him needed to go beyond food elimination.

Heavy Metal Poisoning - Our experience with it and what we did about it.

Heavy Metals in Our Family–the Beginning

My son was super anxious and had obsessive behaviors that were almost impossible to handle.

Basically we were trapped in our home for a year.  And mom went into overdrive trying to figure out what was wrong with him.

Finally, we arrived at a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome (a form of autism) for my son, and I ended up with candida and adrenal burnout (see my post on a test for adrenal fatigue).

That’s when the visits with alternative practitioners and the heavy metal questions began.

There’s a lot of info about heavy metals and autism on the internet.

Some of them are fascinating.

Did you know, for example, that:

  • Babies with autism have less mercury in their hair than neuro-typical babies?  That’s because the babies with autism don’t detox the mercury so it is staying in their little vulnerable bodies. Source
  • Vaccines still contain mercury?  See this chart and become informed.  Why would anyone want to get a flu shot and inject mercury into themselves? Makes absolutely no sense to me.  Believe me, a little mercury goes a long way.
  • Titanium dioxide, which is used often as a “natural” coloring is really a heavy metal – titanium is a heavy metal.
  • Aluminum is used in medicine in many ways, typically as a preservative?  Source
Anyway, we worked with a number of practitioners and over and over, the issue of mercury and metal toxicity came up.
The practitioners pointed to the following as possibly being connected to heavy metal toxicity that alternative practitioners brought up include:
  • my son’s autism
  • candidiasis (an overgrowth of yeast in one’s entire body)
  • receding gums (which I had)
  • varicose veins (which I had, despite my not having many of the risk factors except for my paternal grandmother, who had quite a few.  However, she also bore 7 children.)
Honestly, I really didn’t want to talk about metals, mostly because I didn’t know what to do about it and I wasn’t too keen on the chelation protocols that I’d read about and the risk factors involved with them.  I never felt good about using an IV or suppositories to yank the metals out of mine or my son’s bodies.
Well, something really bizarre happened to me that changed my mind completely about metal toxicity and made me realize that I really needed to do something about it.
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The Evidence of Heavy Metal Poisoning Becomes Undeniable

One of the kind souls who helped me along my path to healing was Martin Pytela of Life Enthusiast Co op.

Martin himself was almost wheelchair-ridden from mercury poisoning.

He recommended several immune boosting supplements as well as liquid zeolite (a supplement that makes a small cage to trap toxins and heavy metals and the releases them in your urine) to remove toxins and metals from my body.

So, on his recommendation, I tried some purified liquid zeolite drops in my water as a detox supplement.

What happened to me was, well — very interesting.

This might qualify as the current expression “TMI” for “too much information”, but in the interest of sharing what I think is important health information with my readers, here goes.

I first tried a normal dose of the zeolite in each glass of water, but it was too much for me, apparently. I had fatigue that was like a cloud in my brain.

So, assuming I was having a herxheimer reaction (detox symptoms such as flu-like symptoms, fatigue, headache, or uneasiness, that occur when toxins are flooding your body faster than you can deal with them), I cut back to 1 drop per glass of water.

I tolerated that dose.  And my urine smelled.  Like metal.  For over 2 months.

My husband started taking the liquid zeolite as well.

As for his urine–well–he now describes it as “glow-in-the-dark Mountain Dew” (not that we ever drink that stuff, mind you :-)).

At that point, I was introduced to Theresa Vernon and Nutritional Balancing.

I mentioned Theresa in my post on Adrenal Fatigue.

I will share more later about how I met Theresa, but I called her to talk about possibly working with her.

I mentioned my husband’s urine color and she replied that cadmium is bright yellow, but she said that it was uncommon for cadmium to be released this easily.

However, months later when we had my whole family’s hair tested, guess what came up on my husband’s hair test?

That’s right—-CADMIUM!

I was a believer.  The metals were there and they needed to come out.

In my next posts on Heavy Metal Toxicity, I’ll share more about zeolite, what it is and how I use it now.  Also, I’ll share about other metals that have impacted our family.

I will also be sharing why I think metal toxicity is such a problem in our world today and some options for you to deal with it if you suspect that you have a toxicity problem.

If you are intrigued, and you’d like to try a bottle of liquid zeolite yourself, please check out my Whole New Mom Store.

I’ll also be happy to send along to you the dosing information that we used and are using now.

(Update 10/13: I apologize for the delay in the follow up posts. I’m learning a lot more about detox and trying different things out so I can share with you all in the future. I am still using the zeolite but am changing other aspects of my protocol and am not doing Nutritional Balancing any longer.  Thanks for your patience!)

So–have you thought about heavy metal toxicity before?  What are your thoughts?

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  1. Erica Shaw says:

    Hi Adrienne,

    Can I use Zeolite on my 2 year old son? Thanks!

  2. I have been doing more research on the internet on zeolite after reading your article. Why do you recommend liquid zeolite over powdered zeolite? Thanks!

  3. Yes – I have! I am wondering if the liquid zeolite is the only kind that works so well? I am using a very fine powder zeolite right now that I was tested for (bioenergetic). Hmmmmm……now you have me curious. You definitely have proof that it was working with the timing of the hair test :) Right now, I have no idea whether it’s working, but I will be doing a retest (bioenergetic) soon and we’ll see what that says. Now I’m wondering if I shouldn’t go ahead and get my second hair analysis done just to see if it’s changed significantly from my first!

  4. Question about titanium. They use that for implants and such — I have an implant in my tooth that is connected with a titanium screw. I taste metallic all around that tooth, but yet was told (even by my naturopathic doctor) that it was the best metal to have in the body.

    That is the only one that you didn’t source, on the list (you linked mercury and aluminum but not titanium).

    I would like your source for that so I can show my naturopathic doctor.

    I have started using zeolite more often — prior I used it frequently but in the past few years I haven’t, so I started using the powder along with diatomaceous earth. I don’t like the taste of bentonite clay but I do use that as a base for my toothpaste.

    I also use my detox foot pads (www.purifyyourbody.com) to pull out toxins from my body. The weird thing is that I use them all over my feet, including on my toes. All the other areas (except my toes) have come “clean” after use but not my toes. NEVER. And so I think it may have something to do with the metal in my dental work (the thing is, I have all my amalgams removed and only 2 root canals. The root canals were not caused by improper care of my teeth — one was because I had something called osteosclerosis, where the bone was growing so dense and pinching the nerve of my tooth, it was horrible, and the other was a result of me getting the amalgams removed. The tooth was SO sensitive afterward that the root died. Crazy. So while getting those amalgams removed is important, there are risks).

    Anyway, just wanted to share my thoughts and ask about the titanium, as that might be my problem but would like a source. Thanks!

    • Hi Rebecca. I have been puzzled about titanium as well and am considering an implant. Have you heard of the zirconium ones? What did you mean by “source” for the titanium and what source do you mean to show your doctor?

      Odd about the foot pads. What do they have in them? I am using some more detox things as well as things have changed for me health wise. I have a lot to think about and sort through.

      What do you think about the root canals? That is something I am really bothered by as I have one. It was a very rare situation that caused it.

      • I have not heard of the zirconium ones… here is where I am requesting the source:

        You wrote in your article, this paragraph below, and cited the mercury and aluminum but didn’t include any sources for the titanium. I would like to see the source so I could approach my doctor about it. :

        Did you know, for example, that:

        Babies with autism have less mercury in their hair than neuro-typical babies? That’s because the babies with autism don’t detox the mercury so it is staying in their little vulnerable bodies. Source
        Vaccines still contain mercury? See this chart and become informed. Why would anyone want to get a flu shot and inject mercury into themselves? Makes absolutely no sense to me. Believe me, a little mercury goes a long way.
        Titanium dioxide, which is used often as a “natural” coloring is really a heavy metal – titanium is a heavy metal.
        Aluminum is used in medicine in many ways, typically as a preservative? Source

        • I did know about the hair. I did know that some vaccines still have mercury. I have heard that titanium isn’t as dangerous but I am not thrilled. I mentioned Al in my post – perhaps you missed it?

  5. What causes heavy metal toxicity? Are there side effects from the zeolite? How do you know you’re not stripping away essential minerals? :)

  6. I have just been told I have a severe allergy to Nickel and I am having bad skin problems, swelling burning itching. So I have been looking into doing a heavy metal detox, I have been taking Natures Sunshine heavy metal detox and I am feeling exhausted. I have been looking into Zeolite but there is so much confusing information, the sellers of powdered zeolite say that there is no way to have zeolite in a liquid base and it is a waste of money the other side is from the liquid producers that say it is much more readily available and 100% of it is absorbed into your cells and better than the powder. I could use help in deciding. Thank You

    • I dont think that is possible based on the research I have done and my experience. Sorry it took so long to respond. I’ve been swamped. I think it is just more convenient but that is my opinion.

  7. My daughter (just turned 19) has experienced eczema & allergies all her life. The last 5 years she’s had 3 surgeries for TMJ. She had a lot of digestive & neurological (chiefly brain fog & migraines) issues during this time from the steriods, pain meds, and antibiotics. Following the 2nd surgery she began experiencing worsening digestive and neurological issues and was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, and dairy, almond and hazelnut allergies. She’s had worsening itchy skin rashes that are not eczema and worsening joint pain. The second surgery involved surgically cutting the jaw bone on both sides, repositioning it and installing titanium plates and screws. The 3rd surgery, last week, was to remove the plates & screws because of her ongoing aching at the site of the plates over a year later. The skin rash is backing off and I’ve been led to wonder if there is a possibility of metal toxicity leading to the worsening symptoms just when we thought things were going to get better for her. I’d appreciate any ideas & input you can give me so much. I’ve been exploring sites and considering yeast overgrowth and leaky gut as the cause, but wonder if I’m on the right track. It’s so much to consider and the medical community is really no help. After multiple tests, the told her to take a low dose antidepressant to relax her stomach because there was nothing else wrong.

  8. Hi have you looked into gaps for your son??

  9. Hi there! Your website is full of interesting information. My blood test have shown I have super high copper and low zinc, we are supplementing with vit c (corn free), vit e, zinc. My levels had not gone down with this help. I am keen to try the Ziolite. Do know of any effective results regarding copper particularly? Thanks for all your time writing these articles for others. :)

    • I have read that zeolite removes copper but of course there is more to it than that, I don’t know enough to advise and I can’t legally give out medical advice. I am working w/ a woman who is fabulous if you would like her contact info.

  10. Needless to say, this post intrigued me greatly! I did some research on ConsumerLab.com to see what they had to say about Zeolite.

    “Although zeolite is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA, this does not mean that it has been rigorously tested for safety. In addition, some evidence suggests that zeolite may inhibit absorption by the body of certain medications. Zeolite can have a buffering effect and increase the pH in the stomach (i.e., making it less acidic). Reduced acidity in the stomach could, theoretically decrease absorption of certain nutrients that require a certain amount of acidity. Consequently, it would seem unwise to take zeolite on a regular basis.”

    Now, I get that there are many alternative health products out there that don’t get the thumbs up for a variety of reasons. I also know that you are EXTREMELY careful about what you give to your family! I’m curious what you found when you did your own research. I’m just worried that the Zeolite will interfere with my meds. There is no point talking to my doctor about this because he thinks a lot of these products are a waste of money.

    • Thanks Kristina. I have never heard that. Interesting. I can fwd it to the manufacturer and see what he says. I have had this recommended by several people whom I respect.

  11. Mrs.Momof6 says:

    Hello!

    Been perusing your site, found this post on metal toxicity. I have mercury poisoning, and my daughter who had an autism spectrum disorder had some metal poisoning too. We never had the hair tests done, but I am sure of it. When I started her on the GAPS diet and did the detox baths, she would leave a nasty greasy ring of grey around the tub each time. Now, years later I have had my amalgam fillings removed because I was having crazy symptoms: mental fatigue (brain fog), memory loss both short and long term, physical issues like loss of dexterity, loss of balance, numbness in feet and fingers, pins and needles, extreme vertigo, chronic fatigue and irritability… I started a regimen of cilantro and chlorella, coupled with epsom salt baths with ginger root. I take the detox protocol one week on then 2-4 weeks off… when I take the detox baths, I leave streaks of a dark grey oily substance that smears. I am relatively certain it is mercury.
    Do you happen to know if I can take the zeolite with the cilantro? I will do further research to find out myself… but was wondering if you might already know about it.

    Thanks for these posts. I too have dealt with much of what you have; adrenal fatigue, candida, gut dysbiosis, autism spectrum disorders and heavy metal poisoning. Thanks again.

    • I have never heard of a reason you can’t. Just some chemo drugs and a few others like lithium and platinum. I am working w a new practitioner whom I love if you are interested. haven’t posted about her yet.

  12. Ref. Toxic metals, I once read on naturalnews comment by someone who did try detoxing toxic metals and he said that it can be a dangerous taking products internally as they will cause the toxic metal that might be attached to an organ or something and actually releasing in circulation in the system, blood or else….this is roughly what I remember about the comments. I hope it makes some sense to you. What do you think? I sure have toxic metals Starting from mercury and so does my daughter. I am not at all sure how to tackle it as I would not want to cause more damage than good.
    I would appreciate a response. Thanks

    • My understanding is that zeolite grabs the metals and pulls them out of the body so that would not apply to the NN reasoning. Hope that helps. It has been used to clean up nuclear waste – it is basically a cage-like structure with affinity for the charge of the metals. Thanks! I am not a medical practitioner, however. But I don’t think regular docs work w/ zeolite :).

  13. What’s A GAPS Diet? where is the information? on this site?
    Thanks

  14. You must try food grade diatomaceous earth!! Google testimonials and where to buy it. Its fossilized diatoms & all natural. It draws out the metal toxins in your body. You’ll have amazing results…..

  15. Hi Adrienne! Just stumbled across your site and will definitely be reading more!
    Just wanted to share about a book I just read called “The Cure” by Dr. Timothy Brantley. He talks about helping to body to heal, I read it in 2 days! Thanks for posting!

  16. Sequoyia McGhee says:

    I have just learned about chemtrails. Their is a video about chemtrails on YouTube called “what in the world are they spraying”, that is very informative on the subject. Chemtrails are metals and chemicals being spread by planes globally over cities and rural areas. Thank you for teaching about zeolite.

  17. Jennifer says:

    How can I purchase zeolite from your website? There isn’t a link on your store page.
    Thanks!

  18. Did you ever do a part 2?

    • I didn’t – sorry. I had to change gears majorly and never got to it. I hope to write more. I am still using the zeolite but all of the other things are different.

  19. NOw, I know why you posted your concern over the titanium dioxide in On Guard from DoTerra. Thank you. I have learned a thing or two from you today. I’ve made order for doTerra Essential OIls but am def. going to check out NAN. I have also pinned you to my “Awareness” board on Pinterest.

  20. This is very interesting. I work with Autistic students. Two of my former students’ father worked in some sort of mine. It makes sense. Off topic, I keep seeing Piping Rock ads on your website. Do you recommend them? I am really looking for a few different diffusers I can keep in the car, at school and in different rooms in the house. I don’t want to spend a fortune.

    • They are only coming up b/c you were searching for oils likely. I should look at getting them off. I don’t recommend them. Here is the series about eos on my site: wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/natural-remedies/the-great-essential-oils-showdown-in-search-of-the-best-essential-oils/ Hope that helps. The owner is VERY picky about diffusers.

  21. I’ve been using liquid zeolite for about 6 months, 13 drops a day with a full glass of water. I am currently using it because it is supposed to be great for your immune system. I had a terrible virus last year, and looked into getting my immune system back to where it should be. I have never felt like my head was foggy, etc., but now I am wondering if I should cut back on the drops? I also take multi vitamins, calcium and fish oil. Is this all too much? Thanks.

    • I’m not sure what you are wondering – if you mean are you taking too much zeolite? I am sorry but I can’t medically advise. I take it as I remember for maintenance b/c there are always toxins. I personally think (not medical advice) that’s it’s more for detox which affects everything. Thanks!

  22. parishioner says:

    i was looking into glucosamine supplements, and found this on the consumerlabs website. it immediately made me think of your chocolate consumption and your suspicion of your husband’s cadmium levels . . .
    ” Heavy metal contamination from supplements is another potential cause of kidney problems (Gabardi, Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2012). Long-term exposure to excessive cadmium (which accumulates in kidneys), for example, can cause irreversible kidney damage and may also weaken bones. ConsumerLab.com has reported surprisingly high concentrations of cadmium in some popular cocoa powders. To avoid unnecessary exposure, it’s best to use supplements that have been tested by an independent testing organization, like ConsumerLab.com, to be sure that a supplement does not exceed heavy metal limits. ”

    sorry for the possible bad news. . .

  23. I have been reading about Zeolite on various websites, and one of them cautioned that a detox prior to using Zeolite is a critical step. It also said that the powder was effective and the liquid, unproven.

    I’m just wondering what your experiences/successes have been, and whether you agree with the detox beforehand.
    Also, this post said mercury poisoning mirrors candida overgrowth symptoms and that candida overgrowth can be a response to mercury poisoning. My brain is spinning.

    • Hi Donna, I have never heard of that and it seems counterintuitive to me. Not that I am a real “scientist” nor a medical practitioner, but zeolite’s point is to detox so I am confused about this recommendation. If you read my post (which I can assume you did :)), it is clear that the liquid was very effective. I smelled metal in my urine and my husband’s urine was bright yellow and I have clearly felt the detox aid from it so I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it works. I have heard that they both work but the liquid is much easier to use.

      I do think that candida and metals can go hand in hand but I again can’t medically advise. I have heard that when you have metals that candida can’t be gotten rid of b/c the cells are holding candida to prevent damage from the metals. Here is some information from the internet and this is what I heard.

      Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, world mercury detox expert, says that candida yeast serves the purpose of absorbing and sequestering heavy metals – that yeast overgrowth is one of the body’s defenses to try and keep mercury and other heavy metals from damaging body tissues.

      Why..?

      Because mercury will kill us really fast, but yeast does damage much more slowly; the body proliferates yeast to save us from the mercury.

      • I’m really finding your blog informative and useful! I have a message out to Liquid Zeolite but thought I would see if you have an answer. In looking at the Zeolite Liquid High Potency (green label), Comparisons between the 2 are hard to make as the same information isn’t listed for both. Just qurious if you know. Keep up the good work!

        • Which parts are you hoping to compare between the 2? Thanks.

          • Thanks for the quick response. The “Zeolite Liquid (High Potency)” states 100mg of Zeolite per serving. The “Liquid Zeolite” does not state the mg per serving, that I could find. Also the “DHQ” is not listed in the “Zeolite Liquid (High Potency)”. Why would it not be important in this compound? Again, I’m not sure you would have these answers but you seem to do intense research, so I was checking. till waiting to hear back from the company.

  24. Went to my endocrinologist today. He’s checking me for adrenal failure and for congestive heart failure! Could explain everything, Adrienne! I go back to the hospital tomorrow for more tests, because it’s between 7 and 9 AM that cortisol peaks. Isn’t that something?!

    • Heart failure – oh no! Cortisol should peak then. A saliva test is the most accurate apparently b/c you get tested throughout the day. Have you ever taken you am body temp? Not medical advice again….. glad you are getting answers!

      • I have, but I don’t know what it means…body temperature, that is. Yes, I am, too! I told him I thought I was dying. And with the significant weight loss, he was alarmed. He also asked me if I knew or if anyone ever told me why my liver enzymes were so high, and if my bones ever ached. I told him I didn’t know they were still high and my bones hurt all the time and immensely. I also told him I was freezing! I guess that all gave him clues. He’s also checking me for hepatitis, although I don’t know how I could have contacted that…but stranger things have happened. I still don’t know if they will do the PET scan. I guess the results of these tests will help with an appeal.

        • Temp upon waking. That is a sign of thyroid issues. I think I had some elevated liver enzymes. My head is really thinking about you……are you taking any liver support? Have you done castor oil packs? I know this could all be not enough but if your liver is struggling it has really helped me.

          I don’t think I have asked you what kind of diet you are on……I guess I need to take a course and start consulting :).

          • Yes, you are good at it! I am mostly paleo, with a little rice. I quit eggs at your suggestion, I was already corn, dairy, and gluten free. I use coconut oil and olive oil as our main fats, but have no qualms about lard and tallow and such. I do still eat beans, too. Of course, I soak them…always have. I don’t do caffeine or alcohol, or sugar. If I have to use any sweeteners, they would be raw honey, maple syrup, or stevia. But that’s rare, as I really hate sweets. Oh, I also avoid soy.

            • I had to go off beans too – not sure if they are my issue or not but we’ll see. I look forward to seeing what happens with you. If you suspect thyroid issues I was told to take selenium and glutathione. I hope to have a post on thyroid up today so stay tuned!

              • I may have to give up the beans, but I don’t eat too many now. Like I said, mostly paleo. I just got back from the hospital a I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. God was certainly with me. I have such bad veins that they’re down to one small one in my hand. I got there today and I was put with a tech that I haven’t seen in years, but she remembered me, and she’s not afraid of me. So, she took the blood, 7 vials, only 2 sticks, and that’s because the butterfly quit. And the blood flowed easily and quickly. It has been a long time since it has been like that. I believe we will get some answers this time. If not, this, whatever it is, will kill me.

  25. Very informative article!

  26. FLUORIDE DETOX IS A MUST… The MOST common and MOST unrecognized heavy metal, literally saturating everything around us (our AIR [chemtrails & nuclear energy], WATER, LAND, FOOD, medicines, drinking water, bottled water, natural waters, personal products, cosmetics, hair products, our shots, vitamins, the water our ‘organic’ foods and products are washed and processed with, is FLUORIDE! It’s unavoidable no matter how diligent you are! Its a byproduct, of sorts, in aluminum manufacturing, fertilizer production, among other things, and is also one of the KEY ‘ingredients’ in bomb-making and nuclear energy production [and for those who follow Fukushima, be more concerned about the fluoride, that NO ONE is talking about, than anything else, as its half-life is basically forever and it’s ability to travel and survive is far superior to Cesium, or any of the other radioisotopes.. and it’s much much more toxic!]).. Only Arsenic is more toxic. Fluoride/Fluorine, having many chemical ‘derivatives’ (anything with “fluor” in its name] is a neurotoxin which causes infertility, miscarriages, birth defects, brain atrophy/damage, fatigue, bone and tooth deterioration/brittleness/muttling, organ damage, nerve damage, premature aging, and a slew of other serious health effects. Fluoride is EXTREMELY difficult to purge from the body, yet we are being inundated by it every single day. Any Detox program’s primary goal should and MUST include clearing the body of as much fluoride as possible!!! Don’t believe the “fluoride is natural..and safe in small amounts’ garbage!! There are TWO types of fluoride.. Calcium Fluoride, which is found naturally, (and rarely encountered) and Sodium Fluoride, the dangerous man-made version, which is what is found in all those things mentioned previously, and what is making so many of us sick, old, tired, fatigued, fuzzy-minded, allergic, prone to colds/flus, infertile, bald, wrinkled, toothless, crippled and sickly! It’s side-effects also mimic both low and high dose radiation poisoning, and although its almost NEVER mentioned, even by alternative media, is the very thing that causes the majority of deaths and health effects from nuclear leaks and melt-downs. Fluorine, Sodium Fluoride, it’s derivatives and relatives, aka the fluoride in darn near everything around us, is NOT safe in ANY amount!!

    • Oh, I dont know how i missed this (too much fluoride in my brain), but I should also mention that like other heavy metals and radioactive isotopes, Iodine, Cesium, etc., fluoride is absorbed by the thyroid and causes the same type of disease and illness… CANCER, being the most serious. Thyroid/Lymphatic irregularities, nodules, inflammation, etc, are almost certainly a sign that you’ve been poisoned by fluoride. It doesn’t just cause thyroid disease and illness but heart disease, heart attacks, lymphomas, kidney cancer, liver cancer, adrenal cancer,, stomach and intestinal cancers, bladder cancer, leukemia, bone cancer, blood disorders, and many more. Do not go to govmnt-regulated/operated/funded resources if you want real answers. You can find pretty good info by first familiarizing yourself with all of the scientific names affiliated with fluoride/fluorine, then reviewing old articles (pre-1950 medical journals) and studies, especially older studies that don’t have fluoride listed in the title itself. You’ll have to be crafty and diligent but the truth about fluoride is out there. Good luck getting tested for it though. The medical, dental nor pharma communities won’t touch it.. You’ll most likely need to find a reputable testing facility overseas.

      • This is so hard to hear. I used to use fluoride toothpaste all the time and now one of my dentists insists I still use it but I am not. He says it’s the only way to protect my teeth. What do you use? I have some areas where roots are exposed.

    • Thank you – I agree it’s a big problem. Thanks for sharing.

  27. 1 – Is there a part 2 of this post? I can’t find it.

    2 – Are you still using zeolites? It’s over 2 years since you posted this 😉

    3 – Why do you recommend the zeolite supplement you sell? Is it high quality? I found this one (copy, paste, and take out the space after the YWB and before the “.com” to make the link work in your browser – http://ywb .mytouchstoneessentials .com/product/pure-body-extra-strength/) and am wondering if you know how it compares to yours? For example, they claim the zeolite “whole Clinoptilolite” is the best, and also in the FAQ section they say “There are other zeolite providers who mix zeolites in a liquid base of synthetic vitamins, or other substances. Synthetic vitamins can carry a positive charge. And while zeolites have an affinity for highly-charged toxins, sitting the zeolite cages for months with substances that carry even a weak positive charge could lead the zeolite to absorb those materials, and render it ineffective for detoxing the body.”

    4 – My grandparents have alzheimers, my husband has gout, and I just think it might be a good idea for my whole family to try. After all, if we DON’T need to detox heavy metals, it isn’t going to hurt, right?

    • Hi there. I am so sorry but I never did part 2 but I might soon. I ended up leaving that practitioner and felt I wasn’t getting where I needed to get but am about to hire another one. I did do a lot of work w/ someone else but think I need to do more w/ metals. Good on you for reading the URL :).

      2. Yes, I still use them and sell them in my store.

      3. I think it is high quality. I bought it initially from a man who is very particular. I don’t know how it compares to the one you have but this one is not mixed w synthetic vitamins as far as I know. My urine smelled like metal so it for sure worked and works :).

      4. I think personally I will use it for a long long time. We are all always exposed and it appears to be very benign. I wish I knew more about gout but thyroid work would be important as well. As for Alzheimers I would personally use coconut oil as well. That isn’t medical advice, however :).

  28. Timo Soren says:

    You get more organomercury in rice and meat a year than a single vaccine dosage. The sense of thimerosol is that a ton of fungal and other agents can’t infect the vaccine. But if you wish to pay more for a thimerosol free vaccine you can. But linking any think to single dosages of thimerosol is impossible as you ingest more organomercury in things around you on a regular basis than is found in a vaccine dose, not matter if you get 6 as a kid and 1 a year as an adult!

    • Hi there. I would like to see the data on that. From what I have read the mercury in rice issue is in heavily polluted areas like China. I don’t buy rice from China. And my short time of looking for data on mercury in meat only showed results for dolphin meat and sheep meat, both of which most persons do not eat.

      Let me know if you have some real data on this. Thanks!

  29. crookedheart says:

    WRT to your dental issues, exposed roots… Fluoride won’t do anything for that. However, a dilute peroxide rinse and oil pulling might help.

    • Thank you – wonder what your thoughts are on theobromine. Have you seen info on its dental applications?

    • I have had bad bouts with teeth and gum problems. I made my own concoction using clove powder, Echinecia powder from capsules, ground ginger, cayenne powder, garlic powder, turmeric powder, baking soda and water or olive oil to make a paste. If I have swollen gums or tooth ache I will take a ball of this concoction and put it in my cheek next to the problem tooth or gums. I also will do coconut oil pulls for this also. Both of these have done wonders for tooth aches and swollen gums. Try at your own risk as I am not a doctor and I am not prescribing anything for you to try. I am just telling what has worked for me.
      I have suffered from gout for many years and whenever I have a bad experience with it I would try and figure what I ate or consumed that caused it. I never could figure out what the cause was. I stated checking on foods or drinks that were high in purines. What I found was the worst cases for me seemed to be from eating Cod fish or drinking a lot of soda pop. I used to take a natural supplement and it seemed to help a lot but like when I ate Cod especially I had a super bad case of gout. Sometimes I would get mild cases of gout even on the supplement so I quit taking it. I ate a lot of frozen foods mostly having pasta in them. I also had high triglycerides and high blood pressure. The only way I got water was by what was in whatever I was drinking or eating. I seldom ever drank water by itself. I was not flushing my body of the uric acids from the purines due to seldom drinking water. Hence came the gout attacks which also went along with the high triglycerides.
      I just love the internet because I can find out things doctors never told me about. Not once had a doctor asked me what was my food diet like. Here take this pill or you could die. I found all the pasta I consumed could have been a big cause of high triglycerides as well as the sodium in the processed foods was a contributing factor in my high B/P.
      I quit drinking the soda pop, cut out almost all processed foods, seldom eat fish now, and I drink at least a gallon of water { usually green tea with no sweeteners} every day.
      I haven’t had gout in a long time now and if I do feel it might be coming on then I notice I hadn’t been drinking my usual amount of water or tea. My b/p used to be around 140- 150 over 85-95. Now it is around 130-135 over 60-80. I took a soaking bath with 3 cups Epsom salts, which is magnesium sulfate USP. I also took half bottle of hand cream and added about half cup of Epsom salts and then some water. I put this on my arms and on some of my legs. I took my b/p about an hour later and it was 120/60.
      I also have had kidney stones. My remedy is mixing about 1/8 cup of unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the mothers in it {Braggs makes it.} and TBSP of pure unfiltered honey in about a 8 oz. glass of water. I absolutely hate the taste and smell of ACV so I pinch my nose and drink the whole glass down as quick as I can. As long as I pinch my nose I can’t smell or taste the ACV. I rinse my mouth out right away with water as the ACV is supposedly hard on tooth enamel. Then I quit pinching my nose. Pee into a pan or dish and watch for mushy stuff or flakes in the pan or dish. That supposedly is the stones dissolved or broken up and come out in the urine. I might have to do this several times a day if have a bad case of stone pain. Like I said I love the internet.
      I notice since I drink a lot of water now that my urine does have a strong odor to it. I wonder if I am also washing some heavy metals out of my system?
      I wonder could a child that seemed to become autistic after having vaccines be helped by doing metal cleanses?

      • Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have been swamped and am trying to catch up. I appreciate your interesting thoughts. I do think that heavy metal issues are big for autistic kids and many parents are working on this. I am passing your info on to a friend w/ gout – thanks!

  30. Hi Adrienne. Thank u for this article. It rings 100% true, based on my own research. We are being bombarded from every angle with metals and other toxins, and there is zero doubt that many seemingly intractable mystery illnesses are the direct response of massive over-exposure. Our bodies were just not designed to be walking treatment plants for industry’s hazardous wastes, but that’s exactly what we’re being used for. I’ve been working lately with a group to get “fluoride” removed from our municipal water supply. It sure is an uphill battle, because those arrayed against us (dentistry types, health departments, politicians, + regular ppl who are CLUELESS and think their teeth will fall out if they don’t eat fluorocilicic acid 50X / day) are just absurd -and often dishonest. BTW, for my receding gums I am using baking soda w/coconut oil to brush, and rinse with food grade hydrogen peroxide. Works great. I just placed an order for your Zeolite. Can’t wait to get started with it. Thank u so much for all u do, girl!

    • You are so welcome! So you feel like the peroxide and soda are helping? I assume you know to really dilute the peroxide at least 50%? How has it helped? I hope you like the zeolite. I am using it more these days than I was before.

  31. Hi ????
    I want to try Zeolite ! Question .. 1 drop per day ? How many drops in a bottle ? My husband and I both want to take this we are in her early 60s and we know that we have to be full of toxins . How can I order it ?
    I am also interested it this for 2 granddaughters. I really enjoy reading all your articles especially on the oils I am going to be ordering some frankincense and it diffuser I have breast cancer and my husband suffers from depression .do you have any other suggestions? I hope to get an email from you really soon so we can get working on this. We just ordered an infrared sauna the ones with the lowest EMfs . I am doing quite a few protocols to cure cancer naturally and so far you seem to be doing really well!
    Thank you so much for your time!
    Janet

    • Hi there. The dose that was recommending to me is 3 drops per glass of water all day long as the zeolite leaves your body every so many hours. You can just sent me an email to wholenewmom {at} gmail {dot} com and I can help you if you’d like to order that way.

      I can’t medically advise, of course. However, if you are taking chemotherapy then the zeolite is typically not recommended. The Defense supplement on Native American’s website has some fabulous testimonials that you might want to watch . Here it is: (my affiliate link): http://bit.ly/1HIQqGD

      My friend had pancreatic and liver cancer. He did do chemo and then did a mushroom supplement similar to the Defense and then he went off sugar, gluten, and dairy and he was cured, which was a complete miracle.

      I will ask the oils company about other suggestions for you but again, they are not medical advice. Take good care.

  32. Raechel says:

    Hi,
    I first read this blog over a year ago and recently came back to it. I would like to try liquid zeolite for our daughter who I believe could really benefit from it. We live in Canada and when I tried to purchase from your store it said you were unable to ship to this location. Do you, or can you start shipping to Canada ?
    Your help would be greatly appreciated!

  33. hi,

    i’ve only just come across your posts.

    what would you suggest is the best way to check the toxicity presence/levels in one’s body?

    thanks,

    aga

    • Good question. I don’t know. I have done HTMA (hair analysis) and feel mixed about it. You can also do a challenge – like with DMSA. I am thinking I will go that route later. I do think that everyone has some levels for sure due to all that is happening in our world today so I think it makes sense to do some kind of detox when you can. Of course, this isn’t medical advice :).

      • hi adrienne,

        thank you for such a quick response!

        yeah, sadly you’re probably right re all of us being to some extent toxified. what a world do we live in..

        i appreciate it wouldn’t be medical advice, however what detox programme would you recommend? i’ve read about many, some more controversial like MMS etc. any suggestions will be welcome.

        many thanks,

        aga

        • I’m sorry but I am just not sure. I am working w/ a new practitioner who focuses on DMSA. I can put you in touch w/ her if you like. She works w/ people long distance.

  34. I am currently doing a candida cleanse, specifically what I researched from the whole journeys website (I didn’t pay for the cleanse, just read a lot of comments and watched a lot of her videos). The cleanse consists of a 4 day rotation of pau’d arco tea, Olive leaf, caprylic acid, oregano oil. Diatamecous earth with betonite clay in the morning. Sac B with probiotics at night. Only small amount of green apple or berries allowed and only small amount of sweet potato allowed. Just wanted to give you the run down on that. After doing some research I realize that I probably should disrupt the bio-film that they have created? And I am guessing they are also storing some heavy metals? Would the zeolite be helpful in disrupting the biofilm or where could you point me for what you suggest on this or do you have any recommendations (yes, I realize you are not a medical doctor and this would not be medical advice ;)) Would the zeolite help with chelating metals? I am just now trying to learn through chelating metals (and what exactly that means) any suggestions on that would be greatly welcomed as well. I was reading about interphase plus with EDTA, but read that if you have heavy metal toxicity that taking this will make the metals circulate throughout your body? (I am unsure if I have heavy metal toxicity, but in this day and age I am guessing so). Would any digestive enzymes work to disrupt bio-film (you have any you suggest?) I also read that NAC, lactoferrin, royal jelly, SF722 are helpful to destroy/disrupt biofilm. Oh, I also think I have H.pylori because of past stomach ulcer symptoms so I started a h.pylori cleanse of cats claw & triphala powder with mastic gum and some mucilage teas (protocol found on the mygutsy website). Long post, let me know what you think when you have time love!

  35. Hi Adrienne,thank you for all the helpful articles you publish on whole new mom. My wife and I have been boiling our tea in a stainless steel teapot for a while now and pinpointed last week that the use of this ‘heavy metal’ container has contributed to our headaches and the feeling of having a dull head.
    Can you anyone suggest another container/kettle to boil hot water for tea etc.

    Thank you

  36. Sara Thyng says:

    From your post on titanium dioxide, I’m a little concerned about the sunscreen I use. What do you use for sunscreen? I don’t use ones with Oxebenzene because I read it is a hormone disruptor.

    • I am not sure what to think about titanium dioxide. It’s a muddle to me. I just got a few sunscreens to try. This one is the first I have used and I am really happy with it. It has no titanium dioxide and no nano particles. For right now, I can’t find the other one I was most interested in. Someone must have misplaced it here. For now, try this site, and look at their sunscreen. It isn’t too thick and has a pleasant smell and has a “1” rating (very safe) on EWG / Skin Deep http://www.beautycounter.com/adrienneurban.

      Here is the rating on EWG: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/product/576208/Beautycounter_Protect_All_Over_Sunscreen%2C_SPF_30/

      Hope that helps and please let me know if you need anything further. I will try to remember to check back in once I find the other sunscreens to tell you what I think about them.

    • Hi again. Ok – so I did some more work on the sunscreens. Here is a link direct to the sunscreen: http://bit.ly/1c6loxG so that should make it easier for you to check it out.

      Then I found the Miessence sunscreen. It’s here. http://www.miessence.com/wholenewmom/en/product/41108/reflect-outdoor-balm

      I like it OK but it is quite a bit thicker than the Beautycounter and I think I prefer the lighter scent of the Beautycounter. I will try to check back after I find and try out the other brand. Hope that helps!

      • Sara Thyng says:

        I”m going to make some sunblock bar and creme and see how they work. I’m going to use the Wellness mama recipes. I did read somewhere online that it’s really hard to get a good SPF on these homemade sunblocks because the zinc oxide doesn’t like to stay evenly distributed but I have also read comments that some of these work about the same as a 30 SPF regular sunblock. I think it’s worth testing out. Thank you!

  37. I’ve never heard of zeolite and have never tried it. My son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 and I never knew that it could possibly be caused by heavy metals until almost 8 months ago and he just turned 8 about 2 weeks ago. My chelation product of choice is Vitamin D3 (10,000 iui). Once I started giving him this vitamin he improved significantly and if anyone talks to him, they have no idea that he is autistic! We get vitamin D from the sun but with all the overhead constant “chemtrail” spraying, it’s hard to get direct sunlight but with the spraying we get tons of metal trickling down on us almost daily. My advice is to possibly add vitamin D3 to your regimen. It’s a natural chelator and doesn’t have any side effects.

    • Interesting. I have never heard of that but now I read it releases glutathione. I do know that Vit D decreases Mg and so I do take D but take it w/ Mg and Vit K. My son is on it now as well – but mainly b/c he had low D.

      So glad to hear your son is doing well. Did you do other things as well?

  38. I tried garlic pills also and that worked well too. He was diagnosed as being high functioning autistic. I also started taking vit D3 and my chronic fatigue went away. I was always tired and grouchy. From my research there is a link between low vitamin d and autism. Also people with metal poisoning tend to have low D levels.

  39. Boudewijn says:

    I just wrote an article about this, I think I also have mercury poisoning, I just had my first few fillings removed by a holistic dentist a day ago and. I hope that this will fix my chronic health issues. Anyway, I will bookmark this page. Thanks for the useful information.

    • Thanks for sharing. I did delete the link to your post from your bio info – I hope you don’t mind – I am having more and more commenters who appear to be using my site to promote their own site rather than to sincerely comment here. thanks.

  40. Kristen says:

    What about detoxing using cilantro and blue-green algae or clay?

    • I have heard that cilantro can make a mess by putting metals where you don’t want them. The supplement that is. But I don’t know much about it. Sorry.