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Worried About Lead Toxicity? You Should Be

October 26, 2016

There are over 4,000 citations in the medical literature regarding the influence of a body burden of lead on our health.  Children have smaller bodies so when they drink a contaminated glass of water the amount of lead has a greater influence as the body tries to deal with it.

When you attempt to find out the lead level in the body by administering a blood test you are missing the fact that the body has ways of dealing with poisons and contaminants.  The body sequesters lead removing it from the blood stream and deposits it in tissues with a low blood supply in its effort to detoxify and prevent it from being distributed throughout the body.  An acute exposure can be detected in blood if the exposure is recent, during the first day or so. After that blood levels will test “within the normal range” so you have to look in other systems of the body to determine the level of contamination.  Lead is deposited in bone and fat tissue, fat tissue has a low blood supply and is somewhat more “stable”.  Well, guess what? Your nervous system and brain are made up of fats, cholesterol and others.  The accumulation of lead in bodies is of great concern in assessing the health or determining the source of symptoms.

When the blood levels are within “normal limits” on a blood test  the faulty assumption is made that the toxic substance is not a health factor.  Any amount of lead in the body is toxic, disturbing normal function to one degree or another.

Behavior problems; hyperactivity, temper tantrums, withdrawal, frequent crying of no apparent reason, fearfulness, refusal to play, drowsiness/fatigue, learning disability, speech disturbances, perceptual motor dysfunctions, mental retardation, seizures or convulsions, ataxia, encephalopathy, for children but also in the same vein for adults.

The interaction of lead with other metals in the contamination of the body are synergistic and then 1 + 1 does not equal twice the problems but magnifies the health problems.  Please consult the links on our website home page, top right hand corner at drmaulfair.com – doctorsdata.com and icimed.com specifically.

 

Dr Conrad Maulfair, D.O.

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