Metal and Chemical Toxicity: Signs and Symptoms

metal and chemical toxicity

Signs and Symptoms of Metal and Chemical Toxicity

Heavy metal poisoning and chemical toxicity lead to the accumulation of toxins in our tissues and organs causing nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and the breakdown of the immune system, the central nervous system, and the organs of the body. This breakdown of bodily organs and systems will encourage numerous diseases and disorders (listed above) to take hold in the body.It is important to know some of the early signs and symptoms of environmental toxicity so that you can take action to reverse it. The following is a few of the many symptoms of heavy metal poisoning and chemical toxicity:
  • Environmental allergies
  • Food allergies
  • Brain fog
  • Coated tongue
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Frequent colds and flus
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of memory
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Muscle twitching
  • Night sweats
  • Parasites
  • Prone to mood swings
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Sensitive to smells
  • Skin problems
  • Sore or receding gums



“Heavy metal toxicity in humans has been associated with many health conditions, including heart disease, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer’s disease, immune system disorders, gastrointestinal disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS), and autism.

Disorders Linked to Heavy Metal and Chemical Toxicity

The following is a list of the most common disorders found by independent research studies to be directly linked to toxic metals and chemicals:
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Autism Spectrum disorders
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • Candidiasis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gulf War Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Infertility
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
  • Multiple Scleroris
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Thyroid disorders


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In animals:

Pathologies produced by chronic Aluminum poisoning

This is the most important because it is the most prevalent found in all animal hair analysis I have tested. Aluminum has a predilection for the brain and nervous tissues therefore it touches every organ in the body via its nerve connections. This means it contributes to arthritis, kidney failure, Congestive Heart Disease, liver diseases, hypoglycemia as well as Diabetes Mellitus, Leaky Gut syndrome with resultant multiple allergies and skin diseases, endocrine dysfunctions (sterility, hypo and hyper thyroidism, deficiencies in pancreatic enzymes with the inability to digest food properly, Cushing’s Syndrome, ovarian cysts), bone marrow depression with anemia, poor clotting ability, and weakened defenses against infection. These animals are more prone to succumbing to bacterial, viral and fungal diseases.

Other Heavy Metals and their pathologies

Mercury in toxic amounts (I’m talking more than .05 ppm in a man weighing approximately 180 pounds) prevents the body’s cells from transporting glucose, thus reducing energy available to the body. It causes convulsions, anorexia, tremors, swollen gums and behavior problems in animals. Mercury is rapidly absorbed from coal fumes, contaminated seafood, paint, canvas and contaminated waters.

Lead is picked up by animals drinking from ceramic bowls, or from the water itself. Dogs that guard gas stations or come in contact with peeling paint or just live in the city all build up lead intoxication. Lead contaminates canned food from lead seams of the can. This lead intoxication causes widespread damage to the animal’s nervous system, brain, heart, lungs and kidneys. Lead also displaces calcium.

Cadmium pollution is becoming more common due to its presence in drinking water, cigarette smoke, auto tires and processed meats. It produces pathologies of the lungs, liver kidneys and reproductive organs. It displaces zinc also producing poor healing and premature aging. My work in EAV has shown its predilection for the stomach with reduced hydrochloric acid being produced by the stomach thereby rendering abnormal digestion of proteins that can lead to “Leaky Gut” Syndrome and allergies

Arsenic poisonings are of two types: organic and inorganic. Inorganic arsenic is found in rodenticides, weed killers, ant baits and insecticides, dips for ticks and sometimes used to rid tapeworms in sheep. People and animals consume pesticides and weed killers sprayed on foodstuffs.

Organic forms are actually fed to pigs and poultry to improve production and in the case of swine to treat diarrhea. People and animals consume this meat!

An acute large dose of arsenic causes gastrointestinal damage with profuse watery diarrhea, bleeding and death. Chronic, smaller doses of arsenic causes a non- specific wasting disease- remember “Arsenic and Old Lace”? It is the quintessential choice of poisoners because it mimics so many chronic diseases that cannot be diagnosed except with hair analysis. These are documented facts.
Now under President Bush, our government standards increased the allowable arsenic content of drinking water!!! It boggles the mind. Meanwhile the public’s health and animal health go down the toilet. Just watch the cost of Medicare, medical insurance, and every other medical and veterinary expense skyrocket in this country.

What Have We Learned?

Heavy metals are contaminating our food, water and health supplements for animals and man. Heavy metals produce pathologies relative to quantity and period of time consumed. The major source of consumption is due to pollution of our air, water and soils by agribusiness, industry and the public.

The governmental agencies are not protecting us; we have to protect ourselves. I strongly recommend to all people and pet owners: consume and feed to your animals only detoxed organically grown produce. If you can’t find organic buy and detox every fruit, grain, meat and vegetable you bring home to make your home made meals for your family and pets. I have found even organic foods in this country are polluted with heavy metals.


I find rice grown in India (Basmati rice) at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains is very clean and healthy and is what I feed my family and animals.
Stop using everything that contains aluminum that can be leached by acid foods (meats, tomatoes, citrus drinks, all soda drinks, etc.) I don’t use any aluminum period, in my household. EAV studies have shown to me that aluminum is toxic to all cells. It goes to the brain and nervous system, thereby touching every organ in the body including the immune system. There are research studies published by scientists in this country showing aluminum can get into the brain of animals showing damage similar to that which occurs in human beings with senile dementia. There is evidence that aluminum contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AZD) by both directly poisoning the brain and causing clumping of the neuron connector structures and by injuring the blood brain barrier allowing toxic wastes to enter brain tissue. One particular kind of toxic waste is known to selectively attack the very parts of the brain that become damaged in the AZD type of senile dementia. In my veterinary practice, I have seen aluminum causing ovarian cysts, pancreatic cysts resulting in hyper insulin comas, tumors and cancer. Dowsing has shown me that aluminum lowers the nutritional energy of food and water thus depriving the body of its needed energy. Throw out your aluminum pots and pans and replace them with cast iron, stainless steel or Pyrex. Don’t wrap or Bar-B-Q or bake anything in aluminum foil. Bake your own goodies using aluminum baking powder replacements or buy from companies like Ener-G Foods. * Foods can be wrapped with, guess what, wax paper, or put in plastic containers. Other sources of Aluminum intoxication:

  • Beverages from aluminum cans- soda pop and beer being acid, leaches the aluminum from the cans into the solution that is consumed by people. One wonders if the increased violence in our youth may have some basis in aluminum toxicity of the brain and nervous system.
  • Use of anti-perspirants
  • Drinking water (many municipal water add aluminum in flocculation process)
  • baking powder/soda (there are non metallics in health food stores)
  • drying agents in salt and other dry products
  • processed cheese (buy aged)
  • bleached flour
  • fluoridation of water increases leaching of aluminum from aluminum cookwareBut the far greater pollution of aluminum comes from Acid Rain falling on clay soils. Acid Rain is made by water (rain) combining with air emissions from combustion of fossil fuels. Trucks, automobiles, and industry burn fossil fuels. These produce nitrates, sulfates, carbonates and chlorates. The hydrogen molecule in rain chemically combines with these to form nitric acid, sulfuric acid, carbolic acid and hydrochloric acid respectively. Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the earth’s crust. It is found in clay, (bentonite (Canadian Bentonite has minute amounts that flush out )and kaolin), and serpentine rock. They are composed of bound aluminum molecules. When acid rain falls on these type soils, it chemically releases the aluminum to be a free agent. If crops are grown in these locations (and almost every major agricultural areas in this country are downwind to industry air pollutants; and autos and trucks are everywhere), the roots of the crops take up the aluminum and incorporate it into the plant tissues. It is these vegetables, fruits, and grains we eat. Food- producing livestock eat the hay and grains grown here and also take in the aluminum in their tissues. Both man and animal eat the crops and the livestock. Aluminum concentrates as it goes up the food chain. Man and carnivores sit on top of the food chain. The free aluminum leaches through the soils and gets into the underground waters, polluting our drinking water, and the water that irrigates the livestock and crops. It’s a vicious cycle that must be broken. We must stop using fossil fuels, and electricity generated by burning fossil fuels. We must look to alternative energy sources like wind, solar and hydroelectric power. We must make our government leaders stop squeezing every drop of fossil fuels out of this planet. We will be seeing a backlash of increased degenerative diseases in man and animals developing if we don’t. There are many companies that are developing alternative energy, one I use is Green Mountain Energy* but there are others that may be registered with your state’s Energy Commission. We can reduce auto emissions by fostering the development of electric cars, using our autos less by walking more, using bicycles (healthier for us) and combining several errand trips into one, and shopping in our homes via the internet.References:Mineral Tolerance of Domestic Animals, National Academy Of Sciences, 1980Trace Elements, Hair Analysis and Nutrition, Passwater and Cranton, 1983, Keats Publishing Co. New Canaan, Ct.Lancet (1:1028, 1987)

    Lancet (2:849, 1988)

    Special Report On Aluminum March 1989 Published by Alexander Grant, M.D. and Assoc. Inc., P.O. Box 1786, Indianapolis, IN 46206

    Toxic Metal In Human Health And Disease 1989, Dr. Paul Eck and Dr. Larry Wilson, Eck Institute of Applied Nutrition and Bioenergetics, Ltd., 8650 N. 22nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021

    Green Mountain Energy Resources: 1-800-286-5856, Fax: (319) 399-2424


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