BREAST IMPLANT ANALYSIS
If you would like your breast implants analyzed for identification of the manufacturer, implant failure product information and analysis and extensive details about how and why your implants caused symptoms and illness in your body please contact Dr. Pierre Blais who is the world’s foremost expert on breast implant failure:
Dr. Pierre Blais
Innoval Failure Analysis
496 Westminister Avenue
Phone (613) 728-8688
Fax (613) 728-0687
If you would like the saline fluid in your implants tested for fungus or other microbes, Mycometrics is a microbiology services laboratory specialized in the identification of fungi (molds), bacteria and viruses from the environment, food, pharmaceutical or biological products. https://www.mycometrics.com/
DR. DIANA ZUCKERMAN
If you live in the U.S. and have been affected negatively by breast implants and need help convincing your insurance to cover your explant, Dr. Diana Zuckerman would like to hear from you . Since 1990, Dr. Zuckerman has been working to warn women about the dangers of breast implants and is the only doctor collecting and presenting accurate statistics and research, as listed on the Breast Implant Safety page of this site, evidencing the negative health consequences of breast implants. Presently Dr. Zuckerman is working toward having explants covered by health insurance in the U.S. Please contact Dr. Diana Zuckerman at email@example.com . Please see this link about the ins and outs of insurance coverage: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/insurance-coverage-for-breast-implant-removal/
If you feel you may be mercury poisoned from your mercury fillings or another source, please order and read Andy Cutler’s book: Amalgam Illness: Diagnoses and Treatment from Amazon or here:
3006 – 230th Lane SE #X103
Sammamish, WA 98075
Phone (425) 557-8299
Fax (425) 557-2104
HAIR TESTING AND INTERPRETATION
Breast Implants contain different heavy metals and hair testing will indicate if heavy metals from breast implants or other sources are causing you toxicity. I suggest getting both the Hair Elements test which will give you your mineral status and the Hair Toxicities test if they are separate. Part of your detox will include supplying your body with any minerals that are low so your body will let go of heavy metals. Hair Testing in the U.S. can be obtained from Doctors Data here: https://www.doctorsdata.com/. Hair Testing in Canada can be obtained from Rocky Mountain Analytical here: http://rmalab.com/healthcare-professionals/our-tests. Medical doctors do not acknowledge hair testing or toxicity because they did not learn about it in school but Naturopathic Doctors often use hair tests to identify hidden toxicities and balance minerals. Hair testing is becoming more popular and like anything is being abused and used to make money by nutritional companies marketing over priced supplements through low quality hair tests. With these low quality hair tests, everyone is told the same thing, they are very deficient and toxic and need hundreds of dollars of supplements to get well. Don’t buy into this. There is no need to buy expensive overprices supplements.
If you would like to learn to interpret your own hair tests and identify toxicities from hair tests, please order and read Andy Cutler’s book: Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities which can be purchased on Amazon.
PALEO AUTO-IMMUNE PROTOCOL DIET
If you have auto-immune symptoms, the Paleo Auto-immune Protocol Diet could be very helpful in minimizing your symptoms and modulating your immune system responses while healing and recovering. Information on the Paleo Auto-Immune Protocol Diet can be found here:
MTHFR GENETIC DEFECT
In 2003 the Human Genome Project revealed an important gene to our detoxification, the MTHFR, is defective and mutated in many people.
When it’s working correctly the MTHFR gene produces the MTHFR enzyme. The MTHFR enzyme works with folate vitamins (B9, folic acid), breaking down and converting to the amino acids homocysteine and methionine which is used by your body to make proteins, utilize antioxidants, and to assist your liver to process fats. Methionine helps with depression and inflammation. It also helps convert estradiol (E2) into estriol (E3). Methionine is converted in your liver into SAM-e, which is anti-inflammatory, supports your immune system, helps produce and breakdown your brain chemicals serotonin, dopamine and melatonin, and is involved in the growth, repair and maintenance of your cells. So a proper methylation pathway means you will be able to eliminate toxins and heavy metals easier than if it is defective and mutated.
When it is not working correctly the MTHFR gene only functions at 40% or 70% of its capacity which means you won’t break down toxins or heavy metals very well and you could find yourself accumulating heavy metals. The defective gene does not break down folate vitamins properly which can cause high homocysteine and homocysteine is poorly converted to glutathione which is your body’s master detoxifier and so you are more susceptible to toxin buildup.
How to treat it? You can’t change a defective gene but you can help it do its job better and minimize problems. Some find their folic acid lab test levels are high (it’s one of several folate vitamins) since a defect in the gene prevents your body from using it, it goes high. The recommended solution is avoid supplements and many processed foods with folic acid. Healthy foods that contain folate should be okay, as would be the active form of folate called methylfolate as a supplement, also called 5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate). B12 might also be high, so patients tend to avoid the synthetic supplemental version of B12 called cyanocobalamin and instead favor the more useable methylcobalamin (methylB12), which will help break down those high levels. But the methylB12 will be used by your body in detoxing you from toxins, so you may need to start low to avoid detox side effects like fatigue, achiness, etc. Another good B-vitamin is the methyl version of B6, called P-5-P.
Dr. Ben Lynch feels that “repairing the digestive system and optimizing the flora should be one of the first steps in correcting methylation deficiency”, and that especially includes treating candida because of the toxins it releases, inhibiting proper methylation. Some experts recommend eating clean, such as Paleo or the GAPS diet. Avoiding exposure to toxins is important. Minerals play a key role in several enzymatic functions. Vitamin C helps reduce oxidants. Molybdenum (500 mcg) helps break down excess sulfates and sulfites
High copper and low zinc is a common finding when you have an MTHFR defect–a high level of copper, which will conversely mean your zinc levels will fall. And since the ratio of these two metals is highly important, correcting the problem is crucial, since high copper can be related to hyperactivity, depression, headaches, acne, frequent colds due to lowered immunity, sensitive skin and/or bruising, worsening hypothyroid, adrenal stress and more.
Here are two great resources about MTHFR:
2. Video and talk by Dr. Ben Lynch, ND.