Heavy Metal Mercury Poisoning: Chelation and the Link to Autism: Asperger’s and ADHD
Similarities of Mercury Poisoning and Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Mercury poisoning is believed to be one of the leading biomedical causes of autism, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, sensory integration dysfunction, and PDD pervasive developmental disorder.
Mercury can affect the body in a variety of areas, including motor and speech processing, cognitive and social skills, and create sensory abnormalities. Many of these symptoms are similar to those seen in children on the autism spectrum or those with Asperger’s syndrome, PDD, sensory integration dysfunction, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADD / ADHD.
The “mad hatters” syndrome was the direct result of the mercury used to heal the felt when making a hat. Due to exposure to mercury, people who made hats often suffered from dementia, mental illness, or generally confusion. New studies link heavy metal toxicity to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning
Social withdrawal and lack of eye contact or eye fixation
Anxiety and mood swings.
Do not develop problems with speech, articulation and echolalia (repetitive vocalizations)
Sensitivity to sound
Abnormal tactile sensations or aversion to touch.
Over sensitivity to light
Flapping or repetitive movements
Excessive salivation or drooling.
Clumsiness and poor coordination.
Difficulties sitting, walking, crawling.
Poor concentration / attention problems / ADHD symptoms
Rashes or eczema
Digestive problems / diarrhea and constipation
Where did the mercury come from?
Several vaccines contain a form of mercury called thimerosal. According to the CDC, “Until 1999, vaccines given to babies to protect them against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and Hepatitis B contained thimerosal as a preservative. Today, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, The only vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years and younger that contain thimerosal are: one DTaP vaccine and three influenza (flu) vaccines. These four vaccines contain only trace amounts. of thimerosal “.
Vaccines do not cause autism, but if the body’s detoxification system is not working properly, the person may have a difficult time expelling what would normally be considered harmless amounts. Because the body cannot expel these harmful toxins adequately, they are harboring within the body causing the symptoms listed above. This is part of the reason why it is critical not to vaccinate a child when they are sick, even if it is just a cold.
Mercury amalgam dental fillings
For dental work, stay away from mercury amalgam fillings. It is safer to use composite fillings. Again, it may not be a problem for everyone, but for those with impaired detoxification systems it can cause serious problems. The more fillings, the greater the risk due to the cumulative effect of toxins. Before starting chelation therapy, mercury amalgam dental fillings should be removed to avoid further exposure to mercury.
Unfortunately, our food supply is contaminated. Tuna, swordfish, and seabass are the mostly highly contaminated fish with high levels of mercury. The website www.GotMercury.com has an online calculator to help you determine how much mercury is in your food.
Other sources of mercury
Damaged nonstick or aluminum cookware
Toxic air from coal-fired plants
Lawn and garden pesticides
I ate tuna several times a week when I was pregnant and swordfish several times a month. The warnings that these larger fish were generally high in mercury due to environmental contamination were only emerging between my first and second children. I also received the flu vaccine as recommended when I was pregnant, which contains thimerosal or mercury. I’m sure these were factors that contributed to why my two sons were found to have toxic levels of lead and mercury in their little bodies. The Happy Sun shows actual lab results before and after chelation therapy.
Chelation therapy is the process of removing heavy metals from the body by taking a drug, which attracts and binds mercury and helps excrete it from the body. There is some medical controversy about the use of chelation for the treatment of autism and ADD / ADHD problems because it is considered an “off-label” treatment. However, using botox for wrinkles is also an “off-label” treatment, as botox is designed to stop facial spasms and tics. In essence, you are not treating autism or ADD / ADHD with chelation, but are first testing the child to determine if heavy metal toxicity is an underlying problem and then using chelation therapy to treat heavy metal toxicity . Click here to read more about heavy metal testing.