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Intentional musings of a unique Shelby Township Michigan Chiropractic Physician dedicated to helping people find solutions to improving their health by rooting out causes to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, stubborn thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, chronic knee & shoulder pain, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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Mercury Toxicity Mimics Many Diseases Including Autoimmunity (Video)

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Dec 12, 2013

Mercury toxicity is the great mimicker of a host of health challenges.

Here is a sample of what one should know about mercury toxicity.


1: Mercury is known to denervate nerve fibers, similar to the pathology of multiple sclerosis. In other words it makes it so the nerves do not work.

2: Mercury can leak into the blood-brain barrier and reduce nerve conduction velocity and visual evoked responses, diagnostic tests used for multiple sclerosis.

3: Mercury can inhibit the action (binding) of happy hormones, like serotonin, at the synapse (nerve to nerve connection) leading to depression.

4: Mercury can cause hearing loss.

5: Mercury can decrease norepinephrine and dopamine activity at synapses, damaging our molecules of emotion. This can make a person lack zip, enthusiasm, joy, and creativity and make him anxious, insomniac, and terribly tense.

6: Mercury can create peripheral neuropathy, auto-immunity and interferes with synapse transmission, decreasing infection control so the unsuspecting victim gets recurrent sinusitis, prostate or gum infections, as examples.

7: Hidden mercury toxicity can be at the root of a resistant Candida infection. Sometimes you just cannot clear Candida symptoms until you get rid of the mercury.

8: Mercury is also a major undiagnosed cause of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

9: Whenever we see someone resistant to all treatments, there is a high probability mercury toxicity is at the root of it.

10: Mercury toxicity can create any baffling neurologic disease as well as impair cure for any disease of other body systems.

One of the most common symptoms we see from mercury toxicity is that of terrible body burning and baffling pain that migrates.

But what neurologist looks for mercury toxicity?

And you certainly will never find it by doing an MRI.

Instead, folks get fictitious diagnoses like erythromelalgia, fibromyalgia, idiopathic neuropathy, neurosis, idiopathic pain syndrome, or hypochondriasis.

Remember a diagnoisis does not tell you the root cause, and the root cause is always what needs to be determined for proper treatment to proceed. The concept of a fictitions diagnosis does not mean to say the symptoms someone is suffering are not real, rather that someone can be given a name for the symptoms they have and the diagnosis (giving a name to symptoms and signs) does not tell the doctor what to do to get to the root cause. 

Many conditions have their root in heavy metal toxicity and the symptoms generated can be mistakenly called a specific diagnosis. 

Also important to consider is whether or not one has a gene flaw, called a single necleotide polymorphism (gene SNP or SNP) will also give a potential for body dysfunction. For a SNP to be relevant, the epigenetic trigger(s) [what you eat, where you live, who you interact with, when you sleep,how you exercise, even aging – all of these can eventually cause chemical modifications around the genes that will turn those genes on or off over time] also have to be present to turn the gene on, or off,  and the SNP has to be in a specific area the gene for the SNP to pose a problem. Gene SNP's should not be used alone to determine treatment, rather a full review of proper testing, including testing for immune reaction to heavy metals, needs to be completed and evaluated to determine a proper course of corrective or ameliorative treatment.

Watch the following 5 minute video on how mercury can cause nerve damage. This is a real eye opener.


In my practice I find that toxic overload is a common trigger in autoimmune illness such as Hashimoto's, multiple sclerosis, vitiligo, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's disease and many other illnesses. I wrote about my battle with plantar warts and by detoxing how I was able to have them go away in just a matter of 3 weeks (I had them for five years). 

I've got a great video for you to watch that explains the concepts of how to detox effectively. There are a lot of dangerous and downright inneffective methods to perform a detox on the internet, so be careful what you select. I highly recommend you consider Detox Done Right. Click here to view it now. You won't be disappointed. You'll need about 40 minutes to review it and I reccommend you shut your phone off to avoid interruptions.

Once you've reviewed the video and you now want to get started, call my office at 586-731-8840 to find out how to get started on your "new you" cleanse!

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For more details about the natural approach I take with my patients, take a look a the book I wrote entitled: Reclaim Your Life; Your Guide To Revealing Your Body's Life-Changing Secrets For Renewed Health. It is available in my office or at Amazon and many other book outlets.

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Portions of this blog courtesy of Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S., director of Functional Medicine University.


Rogers SA, Detoxify or Die, Prestige Publishing, Syracuse NY, 2002

Topics: fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, Insomnia, mercury, depression, autoimmunity, Anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, candida

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