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Toxic Metals

In my post two weeks ago when I revealed I had Parkinson’s, I mentioned I was being tested for toxic metals in my body, as most neurological diseases are caused by metals in the brain. Especially Mercury in the case of Parkinson’s.

This week I got those test results back and my Mercury and Lead levels are both extremely high. “Off the charts.” Was how my doctor described it.

Also quite high were the levels of Arsenic, Cadmium, and Nickel. Over a life time, metals build up in a body and in my case that is already a long time. As a child I had toys made of lead, and if they were not made of lead they were painted with lead paint.

All through my first forty-odd years I lived in England in older houses that had lead water pipes, and old layers of lead paint. The Mercury could have come from food I ate, or from dental fillings, some that have been in place from as far back as the 1960s.

I probably breathed it a lot of metal fumes while brazing bike frames, which probably accounts for the cadmium and nickel. Anyway it serves no purpose to dwell on how the metals got there, except as a warning to others. 

The next step is to remove these metals. This will be done by a treatment called Chelation (Pronounced Key-lation.) The Chelation medication is administered through an IV in the arm. The metals then attach themselves to the medication and they pass out though the urinary tract. In other words you pee them away.

I already underwent one Chelation session, when my pee was tested to find these levels of toxic metals. Now I will have further weekly sessions for the next 20 weeks which will pretty much be the rest of this year.

Chelation treatment is not FDA approved, except for the treatment of metal poisoning. I find this interesting, because what the FDA is saying, is that Chelation will remove metals from a body, but there is no proof that it will cure Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Autism, and other neurological disorders it is being used the treat.

But as I see it, remove the toxic metals that caused the problem in the first place and you give the body a fighting chance to heal itself. Some of my brain cells have died because of these toxic substances, and as a result I have the beginning symptoms of Parkinson’s.

The human body is an amazing thing in that it can actually grow new brain cells to replace dying ones. However, if the toxic metals are destroying brain cells quicker than I can grow new ones, you can probably understand my reasoning why I need to remove these metals.

Unfortunately, Chelation will also remove things like Copper, Iron, Magnesium and Zinc and other metals a body needs, so I will be taking extra supplements to replace these. Also, the treatment does remove plaque that builds up in the arteries, so that’s an added bonus.

Chelation is not without risks, but as I am in otherwise excellent health, I am not too concerned. My first treatment will be this coming week. I don’t expect to see immediate improvements, any changes will most likely be gradual. I will keep you posted.


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My dad did chelation years ago. He had great results. Best of luck that you do as well.

September 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRob Hildebrand

Hi Dave, I was sorry to hear about the Parkinson's diagnosis but at the same happy happy to hear how you're fighting it. My wife had some uncontrollable head shakes for months and did the heavy metals urine test. Her father had died from Parkinson's. Her metals were also high and she is doing the Chelation which is already having a very positive effect. She also did something called an infrared sauna -- which also seems to pull out the metals that are lodged in fatty tissue. I want to recommend a powerful and hopeful book my wife and I read called The End of Alzheimer's by Dale Bredesen. Extremely relevant and I think you'll find some additional ideas for staying as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Best wishes, Matt

Typo corrected. Dave

September 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Walsh

My mother had Parkinsons and it ended up killing her. We were never told about the metals idea and/or chelation! Go for it!!

September 3, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterayjaydee

This is good news. Hope all else is well. I too played with some heavy metals like lead and mercury, our family didn’t know about the links to health risks back then.

September 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNelson O

As we as a society have gotten better at eliminating these toxic metals from the environment, one can hope that the incidence of neurological diseases they provoke will be reduced. Best of luck with the therapy, Dave.

September 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSkip Montanaro

Good luck with the Chelation treatments, Dave. I suspect all of us around your age were exposed to heavy metals growing up and in the workplace. We all drank water that flowed through lead pipes, played with lead toys, were exposed to lead paint and used all sorts of toxic solvents that are now banned.. So far my only symptoms are a bit of occasional memory loss.

September 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJohn B

I posted this on the Dale Browns Classic Rendezvous site, some very interesting comments you should read Dave

September 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony J Crump

Keep fighting, Dave, we all are with you on this, even from afar.

I just remember a friend's child was diagnosed with authism at 3 years old, and they found out the kid had unusually high levels of aluminum!! He's doing very good now, but no one knows how he got poisoned at such a young age. I can't help thinking how we use deodorants with aluminum in our armpits, very close to the breasts...

September 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlexander Lopez

all the best, Dave! ;-)

September 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMircea Andrei Ghinea

Dave, I study botany, sunflower, clover, burdock root , parsley and cilantro are all chelators . Cheap too. If you forage the clover, burdock root, etc. make sure the soil is clean , away from roads .

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Graves

Hi Dave,

Just wanted to say all the best with the treatment and a positive outcome.


September 24, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterdalbrisco3@bigpond.com

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