What are my thoughts on detoxing heavy metals?

What are my thoughts on detoxing heavy metals?


Yeah. I did a video about this and my thought is
look at how bad the heavy metal is and if it’s, if it’s at the level where a conventional
practitioner would say you have lead toxicity for example then you need a fairly extreme
solution of that that I don’t feel comfortable advising anyone on, but if it’s like your
levels are a little bit high and you want to reduce them, then my suggestion would be
zinc supplementation on the basis that most heavy metals produce a metallothionein increase. Metallothionein is your endogenous chelator. And the ability of the heavy metal to provoke
that protective response is completely dependent on zinc concentrations inside your cell even
across the range of deficiency through normal status through more zinc than you need, and
there’s no evidence for a threshold or cutoff. So I think if your zinc status is fine and
you boost your zinc status a little, a little bit better– without hurt–without causing
any zinc toxicity then, or without causing copper deficiency or deficiencies of other
minerals, I think that’s a very gentle and safe way to reduce your load of heavy metals. Unless what you’re seeing is arsenic, in which
case methylation would be my focus because methylation plays a specific role in addressing
arsenic. And for anyone who hasn’t seen that I have
a comprehensive methylation resource at chrismasterjohnphd.com/methylation. So those might be my ideas for gentle nutritional
approaches.