THALLIUM TOXICITY AND POTASSIUM UPTAKE

My latest oligo scan reported a high level of Thallium (heavy metal) in the body, as well as a decreased Potassium level.

Thallium is toxic and added to gasoline, exposed into our air by the cars exhaust. Anyone that has lived particularly close to a road, and has a slower detoxification system is likely at risk for elevated levels of Thallium in the blood. Therefore, if you have the mother fucker mutation (MTHFR) it’s important to find out whether you have high levels of this due to your slower detoxification process.

Work with a functional (integrative) medicine doctor to conduct a hair mineral analysis or a urine metal push test.

I am intrigued to have possibly have found a link between the levels of Thallium and Potassium when listening to Wendy Myers, a heavy metals and detoxification expert, and the founder of liveto110.com)

Thallium exhibits some similarities with Potassium (due to similar ionic radii). It can thus enter the body via potassium uptake pathways. Potassium ions have a number of roles in the body, including the transmission of messages through nerves; however, the body cannot distinguish between thallium and potassium, and the incorporation of thallium ions in the body instead, means that these roles cannot be carried out. Wendy Myers talked about Thallium blocking the uptake of Potassium in our bodies, so even if we are eating a diet high in this mineral, we are still likely to to become deficient and require supplementation.

Yet, Potassium is also one of the best natural mineral detoxifiers of Thallium as well, due to this similarity of the ions.

HERE ARE SOME COMMON EFFECTS OF THALLIUM ACCORDING TO WENDY MYERS

  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Abnormal reflexes
  • Abnormal vision
  • Abdominal pain
  • Acne
  • Agitation
  • Alopecia
  • Blood in stool
  • Bone marrow depression
  • Brain fog
  • Breakdown of red blood cells
  • Burning sensations
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Convulsions
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Degenerative changes of the heart, liver and kidney
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry and crusty scaling of the skin
  • Encephalopathy
  • Excessive salivation
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Gluten sensitivity
  • Hallucinations
  • Hair loss (temporary and permanent)
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Inflammation of the mouth, lips, and gums
  • Insomnia
  • Leg pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of reflexes
  • Malnutrition due to thallium interference in absorption of nutrients
  • Muscle aches, weakness and tremors
  • Nausea
  • Nail changes (Mee’s lines)
  • Numbness in extremities like fingers and toes
  • Polyneuritis
  • Respiratory paralysis and failure
  • Seizures
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin hyperesthesia (mainly in the soles of the feet and the tibia)
  • Subarchanoid hemorrhage
  • Tachycardia
  • Urine discoloration (green) shortly after exposure
  • Vision disturbances
  • Vomiting
  • Damage to the nerves controlling the muscles of the head and neck (e.g., swallowing and eye movements)

ITS GOOD TO KNOW

That high levels of Thallium can be found in one of the most healthy vegetables Kale! But what’s more alarming, is that organically grown Kale tends to absorb more of it from our soils. This isn’t a cause for putting down the healthy green king of the vegetable, however, do your best to stay informed about where your Kale comes from to try and understand how much toxicity the plant may be exposed to in the soil.

If you discover you are carrying unsafe levels of Thallium, start on a detox protocol right away with your doctor, supplement with potassium, and regularly visit the Infra-red Sauna.

 

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