“My highest priority is daily pain and the twisting/squeezing tightness of craniofacial tendons and ligaments. The skin on my scalp feels like an open, gaping wound at the slightest touch. The neuropathy and not having a sense of where my arms and hands are, is just as painful.”
These horrific statements are from a respondent to a survey conducted in 2014 of patients that underwent anywhere from 1 to 8 Magnetic Resonance Imaging tests using a now-controversial intravenous Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agent (GBCA) to enhance images of abnormal tissue.
GBCAs are generally thought to be safe to use; however, retention of Gadolinium in fat, bone, and brain tissue is known to have serious consequences. Researchers have estimated that approximately 1% (15 mg) of the 1.5 grams of injected Gadolinium from each dose of contrast (0.1 mmol/kg body weight) may be released from the contrast agent and deposited in the bones of GBCA exposed patients including those with normal kidney function.
Gadolinium is neurotoxic. It inhibits mitochondrial function and induces oxidative stress. The Blood-Brain Barrier is easily disrupted, and this is why Gadolinium is deposited in brain tumors and brain lesions such as those seen in Multiple Sclerosis.
Symptoms of having Gadolinium poisoning include pain in the arms and legs, bone pain, tissue burning and brain fog.
The medical community and government agencies have recognized the toxicity of retained Gadolinium from GBCAs as the primary contributor to the development of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) in patients with compromised renal function. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis may resemble skin diseases, such as scleroderma and scleromyxedema, with thickening and darkening developing on large areas of the skin, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis can also affect internal organs, such as the heart, kidneys and lungs, and it can cause a disabling shortening of muscles and tendons in the joints (joint contracture). Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis can begin days to months after exposure to Gadolinium-containing contrast, but progresses quickly. Some signs and symptoms of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis may include:
- Swelling and tightening of the skin
- Thickening and hardening of the skin, typically on the arms and legs and sometimes on the body, but almost never on the face or head
- Skin that may feel “woody” and develop an orange-peel appearance and darkening (excess pigmentation)
- Burning, itching or severe sharp pains in areas of involvement
- Skin thickening that inhibits movement, resulting in loss of joint flexibility
- Rarely, blisters or ulcers
In some people, involvement of muscles and body organs may cause:
- Muscle weakness
- Limitation of joint motion caused by muscle tightening (contractures) in arms, hands, legs and feet
- Bone pain
- Reduced internal organ function, including heart, lung, diaphragm, gastrointestinal tract, or liver, but direct evidence is often lacking
- Yellow plaques on the white surface (sclera) of the eyes
- Blood clots
Of the 17 patients cited in the study, “pain” was identified as a chronic symptom, along with burning, numbness, tingling, or prickling sensations (aka Paresthesia). Also identified by 10 patients were “deep bone pain” and “electric-like feelings.”
This study indicates that Gadolinium, a man-made heavy metal, can be retained in tissues for 79 months (6.5 years) or more. Patients who underwent multiple MRIs are at even greater risk of bioaccumulating Gadolinium, even with normal functioning kidneys. Unfortunately, the onset of their symptoms may take weeks to appear, so the MRI connection isn’t immediately apparent. In the study, 100% of the patients experienced symptoms within the first month following contrast MRI, and 59% reported their symptoms almost immediately.
There have been many class action lawsuits filed since 2016 to stop the insanity of Gadolinium use, as MRIs and MRAs (magnetic resonance angiography) can be performed without this toxic element. Tests are available to determine urine levels of Gadolinium; however, these can only reveal a small fraction of the accumulated burden.
The good news for MRI/Gadolinium victims is that sauna detoxification can reduce the body burden of this, and other xenobiotics (foreign substances to the body, like heavy metals, synthetic chemicals, and Persistent Organic Pollutants). Subjective Symptom Surveys by our patients, taken before and again 30 days post-treatment, indicate a 78-100% improvement in their symptoms. If you or a loved one has suffered from Gadolinium toxicity, our Detoxination Protocol using sauna, exercise, and niacin (vitamin B3) can help prevent or reverse long-term health issues. More information on Gadolinium toxicity or other xenobiotics may be found on our Resources page. To learn more about Detoxination, please GetDetoxinated.com or contact us TODAY!
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A San Francisco jury on August 10th, 2018, found Monsanto liable for a school groundskeeper’s non-Hodkin’s lymphoma that he said developed after years of applying the company’s trademarked Round-Up weed killer.
The $289-million award in San Francisco County Superior Court is certain to add momentum to a multi-front battle to ban Round-Up’s main active ingredient, glyphosate. The compound is applied to millions of acres of crops, many of which have been genetically modified to withstand the herbicide.
According to CNN, Johnson, 46, applied Roundup weedkiller 20 to 30 times per year while working as a groundskeeper for a school district near San Francisco, his attorneys said.
He testified that during his work, he had two accidents in which he was doused with the product. The first accident happened in 2012.
California growers also applied it to more than 200 crops across 4 million acres, including 1.5 million acres of almonds, making it their most widely used herbicide, according to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
This case is the tip of the iceberg, as there are now over 5,000 cases filed against Monsanto, now a subsidiary of Bayer.
According to MIT research scientist, Stephanie Seneff, Glyphosate is possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized Societies.“ A report found in the Journal of Organic Systems, 9(2), 2014 reveals the correlation curves of most chronic diseases, like diabetes, kidney failure, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, obesity, and cancers, since the introduction of Genetically Modified Orgnisms or Genetically Engineered crops from in 1996 to 2010.
Sacramento Medical Group can now test for glyphosate levels and offer detoxification from this insidious chemical. Agribusiness, forestry, and landscaping employers should seek to minimize their liability exposures by randomly sampling their farm workers, groundskeepers, forestry workers, and associated employees.
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You’ve probably never heard of “Detoxination®” because we just trademarked that word. It literally means “the process of removing toxins”. Although we call it “detox” for short, it’s much different than ordinary detoxification.
Detoxination® has been developed to handle fat-soluble, or lipophilic, toxins. These are the heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, and man-made chemicals that the human body is not well equipped to eliminate, and are the leading cause of chronic illness, fatigue, neurological spectrum disorders – and even cancers.
Juices, cleanses, chelation and other common detoxification methods may support the liver in converting toxins into water soluble, or hydrophilic, toxins to be excreted – but toxicants that are unable to be metabolized get sequestered away in the fat and adipose tissues to protect your organs. A 1984 onsite field study of capacitor workers in Semič, Slovenia by Dr. David Root, Medical Director of Sacramento Medical Group, established that test subjects’ fat stores contained PCB concentrations over 200 times higher than in their blood serum.
The effects from chemicals which store in the body are not always easy to describe. First, there is inadequate health data on the vast majority of the 85,000+ chemicals in commercial production. What data does exist tends to reflect effects in rodents rather than humans, and is nearly always the result of large exposures to a single chemical. It is difficult, if not impossible, to estimate the effects of chemical mixtures, and there have been very few such tests in animals. In addition, animal tests are notoriously poor at indicating the potential for effect on the skin or the nervous system.
Heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum accumulate in the brain, which is approximately 70% fat, resulting in reduced I.Q., cognitive impairment, and increased risk of dementia. Everyone alive is affected by our increasingly toxic environment.
When family planning, couples need to consider their own toxic body burden prior to conception. Chemicals and heavy metals are passed through the placenta to fetuses leading to endocrine disruption, immune suppression, reproductive failure, and birth defects. And breast milk contains high concentrations of persistent organic pollutants, such as pesticides.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
Experts recommend heavy metal and chemical toxicity testing when a constellation of symptoms cannot be otherwise diagnosed; however, treatment typically focuses on reducing exposures, because reduction of the toxic body burden continues to elude conventional medicine.
For over 35 years Dr. Root has effectively employed a sauna-based protocol that exploits the lipolysis rebound effect of nicotinic acid (niacin, vitamin B3) combined with cardio exercise to treat occupational chemical exposure injuries around the world.
Now you can benefit from his proven modality as a foundation for sustainable wellness.
Detoxination Wellness Centers, next to his Rancho Cordova clinic, is now open to the public.
For more information, visit www.GetDetoxinated.com or call 916-366-0999 for a free consultation.