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has anyone been tested for heavy metals?
galfromiowa
Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 2:04 PM
Joined: 11/23/2013
Posts: 309


I'm taking my dh to a homeopathic doc next week for multiple tests which include heavy metal testing by 24 hour urinalysis. I'm not sure what else he tests for except some cellular inflammation. Have any of you gone thru this or have opinions?
Lane Simonian
Posted: Sunday, January 5, 2014 7:21 PM
Joined: 12/12/2011
Posts: 4986


Several heavy metals can contribute to Alzheimer's disease including mercury and aluminum (in the form of aluminum fluoride).  Many of the peroxynitrite scavengers such as curcumin, ferulic acid, and eugenol may also be heavy metal chelators, so it may be a case of killing two birds with one stone.
Marta
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 8:52 AM
Joined: 6/3/2013
Posts: 1118


Lane - can you clarify?  What two birds are being killed, and with what?

Thanks,

Lucia


Lane Simonian
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 6:14 PM
Joined: 12/12/2011
Posts: 4986


First, methoxyphenols such as curcumin, ferulic acid, and eugenol can reduce the formation of peroxynitrites by acting at metal chelators. Secondly, they directly scavenge peroxynitrites and reverse part of their damage. 


 

http://web.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&authtype=crawler&jrnl=09722327&AN=31780013&h=jUVajCKV6YZAKRz05vzbJddfQr04pjTt8oAy0sS5HiAJqjRJcpc3dqa5u4GZv%2fOB5dSLFYyhMRdv%2f0VWabrHpQ%3d%3d&crl=c 

 

http://www.mdsabstracts.com/abstract.asp?MeetingID=787&id=99234 

 

http://www.santeim.com/2013/06/turmeric-in-dementia-patients/ 

 

 

 


 


 


jackalar
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 7:40 PM
Joined: 11/25/2013
Posts: 29


Thank you Lane.  I don't have the energy to read your links tonight, but I will definitely read over the weekend.  I just want you to know your input is much appreciated. 

 

Jackie


jackalar
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 7:57 PM
Joined: 11/25/2013
Posts: 29


Galromiowa,

 

Good luck with the homeopathic visit for your dh. I have no experience with this, but would definitely consider it in the future. 

 

While on vacation a couple of years ago, I came down with a very painful backache.  A homeopathy product I purchased at a health food store eliminated the problem overnight.  This had never happened before and I was amazed.

 

Please let us know how you make out. 

 

Jackie