METALS AND MS
You have heard it time and time again that the cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown and that, more than likely, it is triggerred by the interaction of your unique genetic make-up and toxins in the environment that we breathe, eat, drink, and put on our skin. Some of these toxins that affect our immune system in an unwanted way are the heavy metals such as mercury, iron, copper, chromium, cobalt, arsenic, nickel, lead, and cadmium. Even those metals that we consider “prescious” have such an effect. And we are encouraged to believe that they are harmless when we make them part of the adornment of our mouths. Gold and silver come to mind. When the conditions are right and chronic, they can, slowly but surely, add to your health woes. If either gold or silver is part of the fixture in your oral cavity, it may be wise to remove it.
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Sharing some humour:
Somewhere in one of our great states, a sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch. The sheriff asked, “why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don’t you see that sign right over your head?”
“Yep”, he replied. “That’s why I’m dumpin’ it here, ‘cause it says: ‘Fine for dumping garbage.’ ”
To Your Better Health,
Dr. Rudy Cartwright
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