In the last decades, toxic metal syndromes have been described. Chronic overexposure to lead, mercury and other potentially toxic metals can affect body and brain, causing a wide variety of diseases, including skin and heart problems, contributing to Alzheimer, cancer and depression. International research has accumulated a large body of evidence linking chronic disease to environmental problems and some of it is listed here. Today, doctors and patients alike are more concerned about the diagnosis and treatment of chronic metal exposure and with this booklet we help them through the jungle of information. We explain what diagnostic tests are useful, and why and how the individual genetic make-up predisposes people to accumulate metals, where toxins are hidden.
Medicine utilizes synthetic agents to detoxify acute and chronic metal intoxication. However, such chemical treatment may not be appropriate for sensitive patients, the very young or elderly. Nature has provided us with nutrients that are similarly capable of ‘chelating’ metals and this book explains not only the toxicity of metals, which symptoms they may cause or which organ systems they affect, nature also provides nutritional alternatives to synthetic chelation. We explain how natural detoxifying agents work, and provide nutritional self-treatment protocols.
Nutritional detox requires more recovery and healing time. When it comes to chronic metal exposure, we need to admit that our organ systems did not get overburdened in one week or month. The body gradually adjusted to toxins, and it will appreciate a gradual and gentle elimination of the burdensome load so natural healing can take place.
Reading The Gentle Detox leads the reader on to the safe road of natural detoxification.
E.Blaurock-Busch PhD is research director of Micro Trace Minerals Analytical Laboratory Germany and Trace Mineral International Laboratory of Boulder, Colorado and was Assistant Laboratory Director at King James Medical Laboratory, Cleveland, OH. Her specialty is metal toxicology and human nutrition.
She is a founding member and co-chairman of the International Association of Trace Element Research and Cancer, and organizer of the first East-West World Congress on Trace Element and Cancer, held in Beijing, China in 1996. As scientific advisor to the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology (IBCMT) she lectured worldwide at medical meetings and universities. As scientific advisor to the German Medical Association for Clinical Metal Toxicology (Deutsche Ärztegesellschaft für Klinische Metalltoxilogie – KMT), she continues to be involved in teaching toxicology to German physicians.
She is instrumental in environmental and laboratory research projects in metal toxicology, including epidemiological studies that evaluated the toxic burden of people of various countries, including India and Saudi Arabia. In 2005, she received the IBCMT (International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology) Award for Outstanding Service.
She was a guest speaker at radio and TV shows in the US, Germany and elsewhere.
She published several books in German and English at reputable publishers including Prentice Hall (later Simon and Schuster) and Hugendubel. Her many articles were published in various languages in medical and lay journals around the world.
She is a member of the European Academy for Environmental Medicine and the British Society for Ecological Medicine. She continues independent studies at Exeter College, Oxford University, UK.read more
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