Maybe It's Mercury
Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities
by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE
A wide variety of debilitating and supposedly incurable conditions may actually be due to chronic mercury poisoning. Mercury poisoning can be easily cured if it is recognized. These conditions are seldom cured because mercury poisoning is believed to be rare. It is not rare, it is quite common and many people suffer needlessly.
Most tests used by medical doctors are only accurate for acute poisoning. Most people have chronic poisoning - small exposure to toxic material over time, like mercury vapor from your fillings or arsenic from your garden vegetables.
By working with many people, Dr. Cutler was able to develop a set of statistical tests which apply to the "essential elements" results on a hair test in order to diagnose chronic mercury. The book also explains how to look for heavy metals other than mercury.
What is in the book?
Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities starts out telling you how to interpret a hair test for mercury and other heavy metals. There is a step by step discussion with figures to make this easy. There are examples using actual hair test results from real people.
Mercury interferes with how the hair element results come out. On the hair test, mercury is often low and other minerals take unusual values. It is crucial for proper hair test interpretation to know how to recognize mercury's characteristic signature.
Mercury often causes retention of certain minerals. Arsenic, antimony, tin, titanium, zirconium and aluminum are elements many people retain too much of when they have a mercury problem.
Hair tests are worth doing because a surprising number of people diagnosed with incurable chronic health conditions actually turn out to have a heavy metal problem. Heavy metal problems are easy to correct. Hair testing allows the underlying problem to be identified and the chronic health condition often disappears with proper detoxification
Essential element levels contain much useful information about hormones as well as nutritional problems. High hair levels do not always mean high body levels. Interpretation is specific to each element. Some of the essential elements can be toxic if they show high hair level, others actually show high hair levels when the body is deficient and needs more of them. Stress, poor digestion, adrenal issues and thyroid problems will often show up in hair tests long before they can be identified by other laboratory methods.
Hair Test Interpretation contains over seventy example hair tests with background information and interpretation. All of these tests are actual results from real people, with complete details of their health situation, what they are doing about it, and in many cases how they responded to different treatments. Several families are presented with hair tests and health histories for all members, one including identical twins. Several of the cases have before and after hair tests showing the effects of different treatment regimens on test results.
Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities also contains a discussion of how to detoxify the various toxic elements. There is a detailed chapter that explains how to follow the Cutler protocol.
The Mercury Detoxification Manual: A Guide to Mercury Chelation
By Andrew Hall Cutler, Phd, PE
and Rebecca Rust Lee
What is in the book?
The Mercury Detoxification Manual: A Guide to Mercury Chelation starts with symptoms of mercury poisoning and how and where you might have been exposed. It then goes on to discuss how to test for chronic mercury poisoning.
You will need to get amalgam fillings removed (if you have them) before chelating. Chapter 5 discusses what work you need to have done, how to do it safely and whether you need to worry about amalgam under crowns. It describes the precautions you and your dentist need to take to make sure the work is done safely.
There are two chapters on chelation: one on chelation in general and one on the Andy Cutler chelation (ACC) protocol. These chapters describe how to chelate along with what to do and not do when you are chelating.
Chapter 8 describes a number of problems common to mercury toxic people. It discusses adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, diabetes, liver problems, digestive tract problems, yeast and dysbiosis, poor concentration and attention deficit, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chemical sensitivity and pain. In addition, it lists supplements that can help each of these problems and what your doctor can do to help.
The diet chapter helps you find ways to eat that make you feel better. In particular, it discusses thiols in foods. Thiols are a specific type of sulfur compound in food that can cause sensitive people to react badly. The chapter describes an elimination diet to tell if you are sensitive to thiols. It also gives high and low thiol food lists and this book is the only place that these particular lists can be found. Many people find great relief from symptoms by eating the correct thiol diet.
Keeping yourself organized and on track is very difficult for the mercury toxic person. The organization chapter discusses ways to get and keep yourself organized. It provides suggestions for supplements, chelation and day to day living.
One question that comes up is: can I have children while mercury toxic? Chapter 11 addresses this issue. It's the first time this information has been published in an easy to read form.
If you find you are mercury toxic, it's normal to wonder if your child is too. Chapter 12 gives metrics to decide if your child also needs chelation. There are teething charts, a discussion of growth charts and a timeline of developmental milestones. If your child is not meeting these milestones, it's worth considering chelation.
Amalgam Illness Diagnosis and Treatment
A book on how to cure mercury poisoning
by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE
A wide variety of debilitating and supposedly incurable conditions may be due to chronic mercury poisoning. These conditions are seldom cured because mercury poisoning is believed to be rare. It is not rare, it is quite common and many people suffer needlessly. Mercury poisoning can be easily cured if it is recognized
There are many "mystery syndromes" that physicians don't know how to treat - fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, anorexia, recurrent depression are a few examples. These can just be mercury poisoning. Treating them as mercury poisoning cures them, while the usual treatments are seldom effective.
This book gives practical guidance on how to tell if you really have chronic mercury poisoning or some other problem. If mercury poisoning is your problem, it tells you how to get the mercury out of your body, and how to feel good while you do that.
Sections of the book also explain how the scientific literature makes it clear that many people must be getting poisoned by their amalgam fillings, why such a regulatory blunder occurred, and how the debate between "mainstream" and "alternative" medicine makes it more difficult for you to get the medical help you need.
Most of the book is devoted to what you can do to treat your symptoms while you get rid of the mercury. The treatment section gives step by step directions to figure out exactly what mercury is doing to you and how to fix it. You can feel better soon. This book tells you how.
Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment was written by a research chemist who got mercury poisoning from his dental fillings. When he realized that there was no suitable educational material for either patient or physician, and given how much suffering this condition can cause, he wrote this book to help people get well fast.
What is in the book?
Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment starts with a detailed explanation of why amalgam illness is something that some people must inevitably have by comparing the well known statistics for how much mercury people absorb from their fillings to the well known statistics of how sensitive different members of a population are to a given toxin. This discussion is for people who really don't know if they believe in amalgam illness or not.
Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment also discusses how to deal with physicians if you think you have a controversial disease - especially if you aree covered by a managed care plan.
A key section is devoted to diagnosis - how to tell if you actually have amalgam illness instead of something else. It is also possible to be mercury poisoned from something other than amalgam, and the testing and examination described here is diagnostic regardless of the source.
How to get safe dental work iis briefly described - there is a robust industry of amalgam free dentists if you know how to look for them. The use of drugs and nutritional supplements to get the mercury out of your system is carefully presented- there are some important factors here that are not well described in other books on the subject and not all physicians who claim they know what to do actually give good advice.
The major section of the book discusses how to relieve all the symptoms and health conditions amalgam illness can cause while you proceed with detoxification. Since amalgam illness is not widely recognized in the medical community, most people with it get pretty sick before they get motivated to bounce around between doctors and wind up in from of someone who can tell them what is going on.. Most victims have pretty serious, unpleasant health problems (like fibromyalgia or severe allergies) and they really need to make these STOP for the year or two it can take to get fully detoxed and heal their body.
There are extensive tables of what to use for different conditions, a "materia medica" or description of all the drugs and nutritional supplements that may be helpful, and appendices covering things like what the assorted clinical laboratory tests you might get actually mean, what other helpful books are that you might use, and supporting information like what the chelating agents are and how they work.