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PROVIDING NEW POSSIBILITIES IN THE QUEST FOR WELLNESS

Dr.Praveen Kumaar Saxenaa
MBBS,DMRD(OSM) FACAM ,FRCAM , CLINICAL METAL TOXICOLOGIST (IBCMT ) MEMBER ANTI AGING MEDICINE & RESEARCH INDIA WORLD SOCIETY OF ANTI AGING MEDICINE WOSAAM

Heavy Metal- Public Life Metals occur naturally in our environment, especially in the Earth’s crust, where they contribute to the balance of the planet. However, as a result of human activity they are distributed, concentrated and chemically modified, which may increase their toxicity. ue to minin!, industrial and a!ricultural activities, huntin!, and the fact that lar!e amounts of consumer products end up as waste, the air, water, soil, microor!anisms, plants, animals and, finally, human bein!s are bein! polluted and poisoned by heavy metals "here is accordin!ly no escapin! the permanent exposure to heavy metals and other toxic substances, which are omnipresent in our daily lives. #t is hi!h time this problem was tac$led more systematically and with !reater commitment to ensure that, over time, human contact with toxic heavy metals is avoided to the maximum possible extent and the ris$s they pose to human health are eliminated. "he presence of metals in the environment has been well $nown for many years. % study published by the &rench 'ational %ssembly and (enate in )**+ showed that many metals used in industrial processes, such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, man!anese, mercury, nic$el, selenium or or!anic ,inc, end up in the human environment as a result of air and water emissions and solid waste. % report says that -compellin! scientific evidence.points to some of the /0,*** synthetic chemicals in use today as contributin! to breast cancer by alterin! hormone function or !ene expression. &ewer than one in +* cases of breast cancer occurs in women born with a !enetic predisposition for the disease. %s many as 0* percent of breast cancer cases remain unexplained by personal characteristics and other traditionally accepted ris$ factors1 epidemiolo!ists and other scientists increasin!ly believe many cases are lin$ed to environmental factors. -"his 2is3 the clearest evidence yet that the rise in breast cancer incidence is lin$ed to exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals %part from their natural presence in the Earth’s crust and their industrial uses, many metals can be found more directly in the human environment without everyone necessarily bein! aware of this.#t would be wron! to thin$ some people are not affected by the problem 4ust because they have no amal!am fillin!s or are not employed at a metal-wor$in! company, since there are other sources that could put them in contact with toxic metals. Presence of metals in the direct human environment 5 %luminium rin$s cans, medicines 6vaccines, stomach liners, orthopaedic and dental ceramics, medical !lues7, cosmetics, sun cream, toothpaste, deodorants, saucepans, aluminium $itchen foil %rsenic &ood chain5 drin$in! water 6natural mineral deposits7, ve!etables, especially lettuces, seafood 8admium 8eramic products in contact with foodstuffs, ci!arettes and ci!arette smo$e, batteries1 &ood chain5 drin$in! water, ve!etables, seafood, animal livers and $idneys DR.SAXENA ENTRE FOR PROGRESSIVE !EDI INE "#$ %a& 'a((a ar)a'e *++ KF H&ma,a(na-ar H,' ./ P0 #1#2.344#.$4 4435.#$1 H&Te)0 &(, Bran)0 !a'0a+ur 6e%&'e% A7&en% *88&)e 9H*n'a : ra(na'ee+ 7ane ; H,' 5###<$ +0 #1#2 ."$$3<.. ===.0ea7(0,0ear(.&n ===.'r%axena)en(er.)*m

PROVIDING NEW POSSIBILITIES IN THE QUEST FOR WELLNESS

Dr.Praveen Kumaar Saxenaa
MBBS,DMRD(OSM) FACAM ,FRCAM , CLINICAL METAL TOXICOLOGIST (IBCMT ) MEMBER ANTI AGING MEDICINE & RESEARCH INDIA WORLD SOCIETY OF ANTI AGING MEDICINE WOSAAM

Mercury Production of chlorine, !old extraction, batteries, measurin! instruments, dental amal!ams, ci!arette smo$e1 &ood chain5 fish 6swordfish, tuna, rays and shar$s7 'ic$el 9ewellery, coins1 &ood chain5 drin$in! water, molluscs, chocolate, soya, nuts, oat flour Lead :atteries and accumulators, old paints ;r!anic ,inc ,<itamin supplements, sun screens, deodorants, athlete’s foot products, antidandruff shampoos Metal -;r!anic diseases 'eurolo!ical and psychiatric effects %luminium 9oint pains, bone calcium loss,anaemia ementia, %l,heimer’s, Par$inson’s, encephalopathy with loss of memory,concentration and mobility %rsenic "ype ) diabetes ama!e to the nervous system, leadin! to wea$ness, deafness, paraesthesia, or!anic psychoses with drowsiness, a!itation, stupor,delirium, schi,ophrenia 8admium ama!e to $idneys and lun!s, fra!ile bones, anaemia, increased ris$ of cancer Mercury :rain dama!e, autoimmune diseases 6rheumatic arthritis,lupus, multiple sclerosis7, cardiovascular diseases , liver cancer, iminished intelli!ence, speech disorders,restlessness, a!!ressiveness, visual and hearin! disorders, polyneuropathy, myasthenia !ravis,%l,heimer=s 'ic$el %ller!ies, dermatitis, ec,ema Headaches, di,,iness, lac$ of sleep Lead Haematolo!ical and cardiovascular effects 6hypertension7, $idney dama!e epression that may lead to suicide, lac$ of attention, dama!e to visual intelli!ence and motor functions, memory disorders, learnin! difficulties, fati!ue, a!itation, a!!ressiveness, psychoses, hallucinations, peripheral polyneuropathy, encephalopathy, ;r!anic ,inc (tomach cramps, nausea, vomitin!, anaemia, dama!e to the pancreas 8erebral oedema with nausea, vomitin!,di,,iness, visual disorders, cramps, for!etfulness, fati!ue, lac$ of interest, headaches, sleepin! difficulties Heavy metals, li$e other toxic substances, seldom appear in doses hi!h enou!h to tri!!er immediate illness. "hey are consumed in small doses but continuously, and build up in various or!ans of the human body where they become -time bombs.. #n addition, accordin! to some experts, the healthy human body can cope with wea$ doses of heavy metals and eliminate them without developin! any specific reactions. People do not all respond in the same way to exposure to heavy metals owin! to their different !enetic predispositions and state of health. #t is therefore often difficult to establish a causal lin$.

DR.SAXENA ENTRE FOR PROGRESSIVE !EDI INE "#$ %a& 'a((a ar)a'e *++ KF H&ma,a(na-ar H,' ./ P0 #1#2.344#.$4 4435.#$1 H&Te)0 &(, Bran)0 !a'0a+ur 6e%&'e% A7&en% *88&)e 9H*n'a : ra(na'ee+ 7ane ; H,' 5###<$ +0 #1#2 ."$$3<.. ===.0ea7(0,0ear(.&n ===.'r%axena)en(er.)*m