Bio-Resonance Results Glossary Vitals Human Toxins

HUMAN TOXINS

Understand how everyday toxins, pollutants effect our bodies and our health.

Alcohol

Excessive alcohol use can cause the pancreas to produce toxic substances that interfere with proper functioning. The resulting inflammation is called pancreatitis, a serious problem that can destroy the pancreas. One of the most frequent causes of chronic pancreatitis is alcohol abuse.    The liver’s job is to break down harmful substances, including alcohol. Excessive drinking can cause alcoholic hepatitis which can lead to the development of jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes).   

 

Chronic liver inflammation can lead to severe scarring known as cirrhosis. This formation of scar tissue can destroy the liver. When the liver fails to perform, toxic substances remain in your body. Alcoholic liver disease is the liver manifestations of alcohol overconsumption, including fatty liver (buildup of fat in the liver. Its normal to have fat in your liver, however more than 5 – 10 % is not normal and you may have fatty liver), alcoholic hepatitis (an inflammatory condition of the liver because of drinking too much alcohol for a very long time), and chronic hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) with liver fibrosis (the first stage of liver scarring,)or cirrhosis (which is scar tissue that replaces the normal tissue of the liver).

 

When the pancreas and liver don’t function properly, the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) rises. A damaged pancreas can cause the body to be unable to utilize sugar due to a lack of insulin, which can lead to hyperglycemia. Unbalanced blood sugar levels can be a dangerous problem, especially for people with diabetes.

Drinking also releases excess GABA and dopamine, two naturally occurring neurotransmitters. GABA is responsible for calming the brain down, and dopamine is responsible for pleasure, a part of the brain’s reward system. Too much of these neurotransmitters can lead to shortness of breath, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, night terrors, delusions, hallucinations, spasms, and increased levels of both aggression and depression.

 

   

Chemical Toxicity

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency or EPA, the most important threat to both human, animal and plant life on earth comes from the effects of toxic chemicals. Hundreds of thousands of chemicals have been produced in the world in the past two hundred years, especially, often with little understanding of their toxicity – until a problem arises.  Thousands of toxic chemicals have found their way into our air, food and water supplies worldwide.  No place on earth is free of them anymore because they are carried by the wind and the rain to every corner of the earth. Studies reveal that everyone in the developed nations has hundreds of these toxic chemicals in their blood and stored in their body tissues. Toxic chemicals contribute to every possible type of physical and mental health problem imaginable.

One important group of chemicals, the endocrine disruptors. These are toxic chemicals that disrupt the hormone systems of plants, animals and human beings.  Most people have at least a dozen of these inside the body, and many people today are born with them, having acquired them from your mother in utero.

If you get enough of these chemicals in your body, they can wreak havoc on your hormones due to the following mechanisms:

– Increasing production of certain hormones
– Decreasing production of other hormones
– Imitating hormones
– Turning one hormone into another
– Interfering with hormone signaling
– Telling cells to die prematurely
– Competing with essential nutrients
– Binding to essential hormones
– Accumulating in organs that produce hormones.

 

 

Some of the worst are:

BPA.  This chemical mimics estrogen in the body.

Dioxin.  This is a pesticide sprayed on some food products.

Atrazine.  This is a toxic herbicide sprayed on some food products, especially corn.

Phthalates.  This is another toxic chemical that can signal cells to die.  It is found in some plastic food containers, some personal care products, and food wrap that says recycle #3.

Perchlorate.  This chemical is sometimes used to kill germs that live in tap water.  It interferes with iodine in the body.

Other iodine antagonists.  Other chemicals that interfere with iodine in the body and thereby cause thyroid problems are bromine and fluorine.

Fire retardants (PBDEs).  These are very persistent chemicals that imitate thyroid hormones and contribute to thyroid problems.

Perfluorinated chemicals. These are chemicals used to make non-stick coatings on pots and water-resistant coatings for clothing.  They are very persistent chemicals that have many negative effects on the body including kidney and thyroid disease, low birth weight, damaged sperm and high cholesterol.   Most people have some in their bodies because they do not degrade.

Organophosphates. These are very toxic pesticides used to stop insect reproduction.

Glycol ethers.
  These are endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in solvents used in paints, brake fluid, cleaning products and cosmetics.  They can cause asthma, allergies and blood abnormalities, among other problems.
Arsenic, lead, copper and mercury.  These toxic metals are also considered endocrine disrupters.  Copper and mercury affect the thyroid gland.  Lead and arsenic – widely used in pesticides – can affect many glands in the body.
Medical drugs in the water.  Unfortunately, some medical and over-the-counter drugs do not break down or biodegrade quickly.

 

Drugs, Medication

A person with drug toxicity has accumulated too much of a medication in the bloodstream. The effects of the medication are more pronounced at toxic levels, and side effects may be severe. Toxicity may result when the dose is too high, or it may result when the liver or kidneys are unable to remove the drug from the bloodstream. Many commonly prescribed medications can accumulate in the bloodstream and result in toxicity.

Symptoms of drug toxicity depends on the drug taken. Symptoms of drug toxicity can be broken down into: Symptoms of GHB abuse which include: palpitations, confusion, lethargy, coma, low blood pressure, low body temperature, muscle spasms, slow breathing, slow heart rate, vomiting, violent behavior. Others include symptoms of hallucinogens, symptoms of narcotics, symptoms or sedatives, and symptoms of stimulants.

 

Drugs, Recreational

Recreational drugs are chemical substances that are taken for enjoyment instead of medical reasons. Psychedelic Mushrooms, Amphetamines, Ecstasy, Cocaine, Opium, Heroin and Cannabis are just some of recreational drugs out there. They can lead to addiction, health and social problems and crime. Most recreational drugs are illegal.

 

Electromagnetic Radiation

This is a kind of radiation including visible light, radio waves, gamma rays, and X-rays, in which electric and magnetic fields vary simultaneously. Sunlight is also a form of EM energy, but visible light is only a small portion of the EM spectrum, which contains a broad range of electromagnetic wavelengths. The study of electromagnetism deals with how electrically charged particles interact with each other and with magnetic fields.

There are four main electromagnetic interactions:

The force of attraction or repulsion between electric charges is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Magnetic poles come in pairs that attract and repel each other, much as electric charges do.
An electric current in a wire produces a magnetic field whose direction depends on the direction of the current.
A moving electric field produces a magnetic field, and vice versa.

EM radiation is created when an atomic particle, such as an electron, is accelerated by an electric field, causing it to move. The movement produces oscillating electric and magnetic fields, which travel at right angles to each other in a bundle of light energy called a photon. Photons travel in harmonic waves at the fastest speed possible in the universe: 186,282 miles per second (299,792,458 meters per second) in a vacuum, also known as the speed of light. The waves have certain characteristics, given as frequency, wavelength or energy.

 

Excitotoxins

Excitotoxins are a class of chemicals (usually amino acids) that overstimulate neuron receptors. Neuron receptors allow brain cells to communicate with each other, but when they’re exposed to excitotoxins, they fire impulses at such a rapid rate that they become exhausted. Several hours later, these depleted neurons die. Excitotoxins can cross the placental barrier, possibly harming the brains of unborn children. Excitotoxins also cross the blood brain barrier and  are known to cause migraines, seizures, neurological disorders,  blurred vision, increased appetite, overeating, infertility and reproductive disorders, impaired brain function, cancer, and heart and cardiovascular damage.

Excitotoxicity is the pathological process by which nerve cells are damaged or killed by excessive stimulation by neurotransmitters such as glutamate and similar substances. This occurs when receptors for the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate (glutamate receptors) such as the NMDA receptor and AMPA receptor are overactivated by glutamatergic storm. Excitotoxins like NMDA and kainic acid which bind to these receptors, as well as pathologically high levels of glutamate, can cause excitotoxicity by allowing high levels of calcium ions (Ca2+) to enter the cell. calcium ionsenter into cells activates several enzymes, including phospholipases, endonucleases, and proteases such as calpain. These enzymes go on to damage cell structures such as components of the cytoskeleton, membrane, and DNA. Examples of excitotoxins include: aspartame (NutraSweet), sucralose, cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, aspartic acid and food coloring. MSG is one of the worst and is disguised under at least 30 other names which include: autolyzed yeast, calcium caseinate, gelatin, glutamate, glutamic acid, hydrolyzed protein, monopotassium glutamate, monosodium glutamate, sodium caseinate, textured protein, yeast extract, yeast food, and yeast nutrient.

  
Hair Dyes

In certain individuals, the use of hair coloring can result in allergic reactions and/or skin irritation. Individuals allergic to gluten for example, will need to be cautious when purchasing hair color since certain hair dye includes gluten. Gluten does not need to be ingested for it to cause an allergy. Skin contact with gluten may cause a reaction; therefore, leading to an allergy. Symptoms of these reactions can include redness, sores, itching, burning sensation and discomfort. Symptoms will sometimes not be apparent immediately following the application and processing of the tint, but can also arise after hours or even a day later.     Source

  
Herbicide Toxicity 

Although many modern herbicides are less toxic than their predecessors, they are still poisons and should always be handled with caution.Skin irritations are some of the most common effects when a person comes into contact with herbicides, and are most likely to happen on exposed areas, such as the hands and forearms. Some chemicals may burn the skin and should be washed off immediately with cold water.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.” Glyphosate residues are found in most commonly consumed foods in the Western diet courtesy of GM sugar, corn, soy, and wheat.

Research suggests that glyphosate may “enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions [including gut bacteria] and induce disease.” Glyphosate causes extreme disruption of the microbe’s function and lifecycle. What’s worse, glyphosate preferentially affects beneficial bacteria, allowing pathogens to overgrow and take over, including the highly toxic Clostridium botulinum.

Glyphosate may stimulate hormone-dependent cancers even at extremely low “environmentally relevant” amounts. 

    

Metabolic Waste

Metabolic toxins (or body toxins) are normal by-products of your metabolism occurring throughout the mind and body. Organic chemist Ludwig Brieger defined a toxin as a poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms. This excluded manufactured substances (chemical) created by artificial processes. Simply put, metabolic toxins are toxic waste byproducts produced throughout every metabolic pathway in the mind and body that must be eliminated from the body. Numerous factors may contribute toward an excess of metabolic toxins. However, the two most common factors today include:

1. Nutrient imbalances

Nutrient imbalances include nutrient excesses and deficiencies, inherited enzyme deficits, toxic elements, chemical toxicants, medications, stress, and so on. Metabolic toxins can produce a long list of symptoms and conditions throughout the mind and body.

Each metabolic pathway (urea cycle, citric acid cycle, carbohydrate metabolism, neurotransmitter metabolism, etc.) requires a specific combination and proper amount of essential nutrients (or derivatives) during each step of the process.

If there is a deficiency or excess of any of the nutrients required for the specific metabolic pathway, the pathway is not completed in an efficient manner and results in an excess of a metabolic toxin.  In any pathway, combinations of essential nutrients may be synthesized to produce additional metabolites required for the metabolic pathway to function properly.

Metabolic toxins produce a variety of metabolic intermediates known as organic acids. A urinary organic acids lab analysis is a functional analysis. This simply means the organic acids analysis can be helpful for determining whether a sufficient amount of a particular nutrient is available for a variety of metabolic pathways. If a particular nutrient is deficient, it produces specific metabolic intermediates or metabolic toxins.

2. Sugar and simple carbohydrates

Sugar, in its variety of incognito names such as high fructose corn syrup, agave, aspartame, and so on, are the most common contributors for metabolic toxins. Sugar also contributes toward nutrient imbalances further increasing metabolic toxins.  Simply put, sugar is poison to the mind and body.
Simple carbohydrates such as refined flour (white bread, pasta, white rice, etc.) are all major contributors.

 

Paint

This is any liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition that, after application to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film. It is most commonly used to protect, color, or provide texture to objects. Paint can be made or purchased in many colors—and in many different types, such as watercolor, synthetic, etc. Paint is typically stored, sold, and applied as a liquid, but most types dry into a solid.     Source

  

Pesticide Toxicity

 Pesticide poisoning symptoms are similar to those of other illnesses and poisonings. Unfortunately, all pesticide poisoning symptoms are not the same. Each chemical family (i.e., organophosphates, carbamates, chlorinated hydrocarbons) can attack the human body in a different way. However, you should be aware of the general symptoms of pesticide poisoning.

Mild Poisoning or Early Symptoms of Acute Poisoning include: headache, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, restlessness, nervousness, perspiration, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, loss of weight, thirst, moodiness, soreness in joints, skin irritation, eye irritation, irritation of the nose and throat.
Moderate Poisoning or Early Symptoms of Acute Poisoning: nausea, diarrhea, excessive saliva, stomach cramps, excessive perspiration, trembling, no muscle coordination, muscle twitches, extreme weakness, mental confusion, blurred vision, difficulty in breathing, cough, rapid pulse, flushed or yellow skin, weeping.
Severe or Acute Poisoning:  fever, intense thirst, increased rate of breathing, vomiting, uncontrollable muscle twitches, pinpoint pupils, convulsions, inability to breathe, unconsciousness.

    

Smog Pollution

 Exposure to smog can lead to several different types of short-term health problems due to its ozone content. These include:

 Coughing and throat or chest irritation: High levels of ozone can irritate your respiratory system, generally lasting for a few hours after you’ve been exposed to smog. However, ozone can continue to harm your lungs even after symptoms disappear.

 Worsening of asthma symptoms: If you suffer from asthma, exposure to high levels of ozone from smog can trigger asthma attacks.

 Difficulty breathing and lung damage: Smog can make it feel difficult to breathe deeply, especially during exercise, according to the Mayo Clinic. This is because of the effects of ozone on lung function.

 It’s important to note that smog affects everyone differently, and some people are more susceptible to its negative effects. Children, seniors, and people with asthma need to be especially careful on smoggy days.

 

Smoke

 This is a collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases emitted when a material undergoes combustion or pyrolysis, together with the quantity of air that is entrained or otherwise mixed into the mass. It is commonly an unwanted by-product of fires (including stovescandlesoil lamps, and fireplaces), but may also be used for pest control (fumigation), communication (smoke signals), defensive and offensive capabilities in the military (smoke screen), cooking, or smoking(tobaccocannabis, etc.). Smoke is used in rituals where incense, sage, or resin is burned to produce a smell for spiritual purposes. Smoke is sometimes used as a flavoring agent, and preservative for various foodstuffs. Smoke is also a component of internal combustion engine exhaust gas, particularly diesel exhaust.     Source

    

Stimulants

 This is an overarching term that covers many drugs including those that increase activity of the body, drugs that are pleasurable and invigorating, or drugs that have sympathomimetic effects. The term stimulant encompasses a broad category of substances, including those prescribed for medical conditions; those manufactured for illicit substance abuse; and those found in over-the-counter (OTC) decongestants, herbal extracts, caffeinated beverages, and cigarettes. The symptoms of a sublethal stimulant overdose may include dizziness, tremor, irritability, confusion, hostility, hallucinations, panic, headache, skin flushing, chest pain, palpitations, cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension, vomiting, cramps, and excessive sweating.

 

  

Stress Hormones

This includes cortisol and adrenaline which are produced by your adrenal glands.  Adrenaline known as the “stress hormone” helps regulate blood pressure and the immune system during a crisis, whether a physical attack or an emotional setback. This helps you to tap into your energy reserves and increases your ability to fight off infection. Relentless stress can keep this survival mechanism churning in high gear, subverting the hormone’s good intentions. Stress hormones are produced by your body in situations that might be perceived as potentially dangerous. Daily activities, physical and emotional, that cause increased anxiety may cause your body to release some of these hormones and may cause you to feel more stressed about a routine situation. Stress hormones are a normal body response, but when constantly under stress caused from daily situations, this can lead to long-term health problems. Long-term stress is associated with high levels of cortisol. This is a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex which has a marked effect on carbohydrate metabolism and acts as an immunosuppressant. In the short term, physiological and psychological arousal results in the secretion of adrenaline into the blood, and noradrenaline into tissues. These hormones evolved so that we could deal rapidly with impending danger. They prepare our bodies for action by improving the blood supply to skeletal muscles and mobilizing energy stores. If stress hormones are too low, muscles have insufficient fuel and oxygen to respond quickly.

   

Tobacco/Nicotine 

Nicotine is naturally found in the roots and leaves of various plants especially those of the nightshade family. It is most commonly found in that of tobacco. Many people don’t know this but nicotine is very toxic, sometimes even more than cocaine and so it is highly controlled and regulated by the government. As little as 60mg of the substrate is enough to kill a person. To achieve a lethal dose from cigarettes, for instance, one must smoke about 40 cigarettes at once or chew about 15 pieces of nicotine gum at once. Once smoked, chewed, or sniffed nicotine goes into the bloodstream, and the body wants more. The nicotine in tobacco makes it a drug. Because nicotine is a stimulant, it speeds up the nervous system, creating the feeling of having more energy. It also makes the heart beat faster and raises blood pressure.

   

Vaccinations

  

Information is from these sites:
http://www.healthline.com/health/alcohol/effects-on-body
http://www.quitalcohol.com/the-truth-about-what-alcohol-does-to-your-body.html
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm143566.htm
http://www.livescience.com/38169-electromagnetism.html
http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/how-lower-cortisol-manage-stress
https://quitday.org/smoking-effects/nicotine-poisoning/
http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/tobacco/Unit1/1what_is.html