Heavy Metal Poisoning

Heavy metal poisoning is one of the major causes of disease in America. Although there are many heavy metals that create toxicity in the body, the two most deadly are mercury and lead.

The Two Culprits of Heavy Metal Poisoning


Mercury is the second most toxic substance on the planet with an affinity for our brains and our organs. It enters our bodies with stealth-like abilities, concealed in many consumer products. Mercury is also hidden in water sources, the food we eat, recreational areas and work places, and is even administered by health professionals! There are many sources of mercury today amalgam fillings being the number one adult source; however vaccinations are responsible for the highest mercury exposure rates in children.

Diseases linked to mercury include:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Asthma & Allergies
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Chronic Anxiety
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • IBS
  • Hormonal dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Infertilty
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • MS
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • And even cancer!

How can mercury be linked to so many illnesses? This is because mercury is a neurotoxin that directly affects the brain, the control center of your nervous system. The assault on the hypothalamus and pituitary is the most destructive, as these control most of the endocrine system (thyroid, adrenals, gonads/ovaries). Mercury disrupts, disconnects, and/or falsifies the information sent by the brain to the other organs of your body. When your hormone communication becomes disrupted, the body can no longer function according to its design, resulting in various dysfunctions and diseases caused by heavy metal poisoning.

Blood tests are not the right test for chronic exposure, as it only registers acute heavy metal exposure. The mercury stored in the brain is the problem! Chronic mercury poisoning is when the mercury becomes embedded into the tissues of the body and is more difficult to test for. However, we are able to test for mercury with the use of chelation. The specific, scientific lab test we use is the Toxic Metals Test which accurately diagnoses heavy metal poisoning.

*Don’t run out to get your amalgams removed. You have to use the proper protocol to ensure you aren’t exposed to more mercury in the process (read more about proper amalgam removals here). To get well, we have a protocol to not only remove the sources of mercury correctly, but we will safely and effectively remove the mercury from your brain and from your nerve tissue.


Before 1978, lead was in everything. It was in our gasoline (meaning it was in the air), in paint we used, and in most household items. So those who are 40 years old or older grew up in the “lead generation” and most likely have some heavy metal poisoning.

But where are we getting exposure today? If you have watched any news station, you’ve seen toys coming from China that have been found to have lead in the paints. Many of the herbal products used today have lead in them, and even painted plates have been found to still contain lead. If you live in a house that was built before 1978 and lived there through the remodeling, you were certainly exposed to a high level of lead.

However, when we test for lead, those individuals with the highest levels of lead poisoning are not getting lead exposure from the above list, but from their mothers. Mom’s are the number one source of lead exposure, as it passes to the child while in the womb and through breast milk. This is also true for mercury. When the mothers test positive for heavy metal toxicity, the children also show the same high levels of heavy metals. What’s in the mom is in the baby!

Most lead is stored in the bone. At certain times of life such as pregnancy and old age, we lose bone. The lead that was stored in the bone is released and finds its way into other tissues, like our brain. This internal lead exposure is why many women develop symptoms after pregnancy and why seniors develop dementia.

Since lead is stored in the bone, it is very difficult to remove, yet it must be done correctly. Similar to mercury, most people test for heavy metals and detox incorrectly. We offer a Toxic Metals Test and from a urine sample, this lab can determine the quantity of heavy metals in your body, tissues, and bones. From the results of your lab testing, we are able determine your toxic load, and can begin safely removing these toxic heavy metals from your body, whereby removing the source of your symptoms and disease.

Heavy metal poisoning is a problem of epidemic proportions. This is why I urge every health participant to take this test. It has saved hundreds of lives, and it could save yours.

Learn more about our lab tests here.

Helping you take control of your health,
Dr. Nick Zyrowski

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