The Impact of Genes and Heavy Metals
It’s yet again another week, and it was definitely a hot one this week, whew. Speaking of hot, I HIGHLY recommend if you haven’t watched the FULL documentary of Plandemic, do so! It just released this last week and it is a good one. You won’t find it on normal media sights, because they ban it everytime! The only way you can watch the full video is through the platform londonreal that releases all information without censoring. If you haven’t heard of it, it is the most revelatory film on what is driving the vaccine agenda, the various roles of the WHO, Bill Gates, Tedros Adhanom, Anthony Fauci and more.
Going deep into what is really happening with mainstream media, Silicon Valley tech giants, big pharma and our health protection agencies.
This film will fundamentally shift the discourse around Coronavirus, the lockdown and the vested interests involved.
I honestly find if hard to talk about health topics, when so much is going on around us, but there is a lot of good happening too. So be encouraged. A lot is getting blasted open, people are healing and getting restored. Remember to keep joy in your life at all costs. Take breaks from information like this and enjoy the ones around you. Get outside, smile and be around people.
Okay, on to this week’s topic : Genetics and Heavy Metals.
Last time we talked about Leaky Brain, which was a pretty big hit! A lot of people had no idea about this concept or what causes it. Cause #2 for leaky brain is TOXINS.. As as we know toxins are quite literally everywhere. Food, Air, Water, Dental Materials, Cleaning/beauty products, EMF’s, and injections to name a few!
Part of that list includes heavy metals. Although, slight amounts of some heavy metals, such as iron,, zinc and copper, are essential for enzymatic activities in our body, other metals like lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury, are toxic for humans. Here is a list of where they are found and what they do. This isn’t an all extensive list, but is a good start.
Since we are exposed to these metals on a pretty regular basis, how are body responds to them depend on different internal and external environments.
It also of course depends on the amount of the exposure and how the exposure was administered. For instance, in a vaccination, the heavy metals are injected and bypass our internal detoxification organs(because we aren’t ingesting them) for breakdown, so this is a much higher and detrimental amount.
We know now some of the serious side effects of heavy metal toxicity such as : Loss of bones, kidney destruction, vascular disorders, developmental dysfunction and cancer are some of the well-known health problems triggered by heavy metals.
Genetics and genetic variations are considered an internal contributing factor, and as the world of genetics is ever expanding, they are considered as novel and important contributors in heavy metal body retention and metabolism.
I very often see heavy metals affecting a person’s mood (depression or anxiety), gut dysfunction, headaches, increasing infection load like candida and neurological dysfunction. Another common finding is skin rashes and irritations.
There are certain genetic variants such as MTHFR, PON1, DMT1, GSH which are proteins that are either directly or indirectly involved in how we process and break down heavy metals. This shows that heavy metal metabolism plays a huge role in a person’s sensitivity and severity of health effects.
This is HUGE news!
This is part why I got so interested in looking into genetics and why certain people handle substances well and others not. Or why one patient got well with something and the next didn’t. Genetics are like our own blueprint, and can give us so much insight into how to know how each of our bodies uniquely work! The more you know about it, the more you can help your body by enhancing it. It might I add also save a TON of $ knowing what is optimal for you and what isn’t….
So again… Just to recap, certain variations in genes make it hard for that person to detoxify against heavy metals. That means that all those “heavy metal” detoxes and protocols out there, could possibly be doing someone major harm for certain individuals if they can’t metabolize it!
The purpose of most heavy metal detox programs is to utilize something to attract the metal to it. The most utilized one now is called zeolites, which are made from volcanic ash. Before diving into genetics I used to use these remedies all the time. As the metals attach to it, your body is then supposed to eliminate it. However, many had very severe symptoms like fatigue and headaches even though zeolites are typically very safe. My instincts are that certain individuals because of these genes have a VERY hard time eliminating them.
Keep in mind, actual increased exposure to these metals can also shut down certain genetic enzymes as well, so we must get them out, but we must get them out safely.
Let’s talk for a minute about what each of these Genes Do.
1. Metallothionein 2 A (MT2 A).This gene is a cysteine rich protein located in cytoplasm of cells. These proteins are involved in body responses to both xenobiotic heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium, arsenic. MTs are able to bind to heavy metals via their thiol groups and provide a protection against these materials in the body.
2. Metallothionein 1 A (MT1 A). While the expression of MT2 A is induced by the presence of several metals, such as copper, zinc and cadmium, the expression of MT1 A was shown to be merely cadmium. So this one is particularly important when those with high levels of this metal show up!
3. Divalent metal transporter 1 (DMT1). DMT1 transports not only iron, but also other metals like cadmium and lead. Other investigations also demonstrated an association between iron levels and the expression rate of DMT1 in the intestine. Accordingly, lower body iron levels can lead to higher rate of DMT1 expression and increasing the uptake and recovery of iron. However, over expression of this transporter can cause duodenal absorption of other biochemically similar metals, such as cadmium and lead.
4 .Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). A LOT of people have heard of this gene by now. It does a LOT of things including: being a crucial enzyme in amino acid metabolism, is responsible for catalyzing the conversion of 5,10- methylene tetra hydro folate to 5- methylene tetra hydro folate, which is a co-substrate for re-methylation of homocysteine to methionine. Deficiency of MTHFR can cause homocysteinemia and some disruptions in metabolism of folate.
Genetic variations in MTHFR gene were shown to be associated with different conditions, such as depression, schizophrenia, inflammatory bowel diseases, and hyperhomocysteinemia. TT homozygotes were suggested to be more sensitive to heavy metals and other environmental toxins.
5.Paraoxanase 1 (PON1). Paraoxonase 1 (PON1), (also known as A esterase), is a liver secreted glycoprotein, is responsible for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant defenses after its association with high-density lipoproteins (HDL) in bloodstream. So far, associations between PON1 genetic variations and different conditions, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, depressive and bipolar disorders, gestational diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance, have been shown by different research.
6.Glutathione (GSH) related genes. Have you heard of glutathione before? We naturally make it. Ligandins or glutathione s-transferases (GSTs), are a group of enzymes able to conjugate the reduced form of glutathione (GSH) to xenobiotic substrates. This process finally leads to water solubility of these substrates and their easy detoxification.
Individuals with these genetic variants do really well with adding in glutathione to chelate heavy metals, since they don’t produce glutathione as well.
Sorry for the chemistry lesson there, but it’s sometimes interesting to know what these genes are actually doing.
Having this information is extremely helpful in knowing that individuals limitations. We can then give specific nutrients and recommendations to help safely and easily detoxify heavy metals if they are present. Again, we don’t want to just go and do heavy metal clearings on everyone. It’s not safe, and can cause some real mitochondrial damage. If you have those silver amalgum fillings, we must get those out before doing a bunch of heavy metal clearing. Going with a safe biological dentist is key for safety here.
Heavy Metals and Sensitivity…
When you have heavy metal toxicity you can become very sensitive to many things. One is EMF’s or electromagnetic frequencies. This is because heavy metals act like an antennae for these frequencies pulling them into the skin and tissue through the sweat glands.
If you’ve been with me for a little while you KNOW, that EMF’s are bad news. A huge portion of coronavirus is the increased radiation of 5G causing toxic load.
So, if you know that you have amalgam fillings for instance, or lots of heavy metal toxicity from vaccinations or other means, then it is WISE to keep your distance from Wifi, bluetooth and other forms of EMF’s.
For more information about your genes, make sure you schedule a genetic nutrition session and we’ll go over the ones for you that are at play.
For more information about this, you can read about the research here:
OIL OF THE WEEK
This week we are talking about Melissa OIL. This is the QUEEN of all oils….Lemon balm – also called melissa essential oil, short for its Latin name Melissa officinalis – is distilled from the leaves, which are quite easy to grow and replenish. Lemon balm comes from the same family as peppermint, which is typically known for being prolific and even invasive.
In spite of easy-growing techniques, the leaves themselves yield very little essential oil. So it isn’t a question of how quickly the plant produces but how much it must produce in order to yield a true, pure essential oil.
CANCER PREVENTION POTENTIAL OF MELISSA
Within my protocols and recommendations, lemon balm stands out as absolutely valuable due to its cancer prevention potential. As researchers uncover more and more about the mysteries of cancer and the potential that God-given substances have to erase it, I grow more excited about our work with essential oils.
Lemon balm (melissa essential oil), for example, went through an extensive study in 2014, testing its ability to mitigate brain cancer cells. The results taught scientists much about the way the composition of lemon balm interacts with brain cancer cells. In the end, they found that a major part of lemon balm – citral – had numerous effects on the process and behavior of brain cancer and “may be of potential interest for the treatment” of this particular kind of cancer. (1)
4 MORE BENEFITS OF MELISSA ESSENTIAL OIL
Until we know just how to maximize lemon balm (melissa essential oil) as a cancer prevention and even treatment, lemon balm can benefit our lives in many ways, from daily comforts to long-term effects.
1. ANTI-DIABETIC ACTIONS
Diabetes affects more and more people every day, from type 1 lack of insulin production to type 2 lack of insulin sensitivity. For type 2 diabetes, diet and lifestyle changes are a huge component of treatment.
Where diet and lifestyle are indicated, you are likely to find an essential oil to help as well. Such is the case with lemon balm, which has been tested as an anti-diabetic essential oil. Mouse studies suggest that even small amounts of lemon balm essential oil can help to curb type 2 diabetes. (2)
It’s important to know your diabetes diagnosis well before looking toward additional nutritive treatment like essential oils. Once you understand what your body needs, you can look to oils like lemon balm to assist treatment.
Application: Use lemon balm essential oil as part of your shift toward healthy mind and body lifestyle decisions to combat diabetes. See some of our other favorite essential oils for diabetes here.
2. HEALING COLD SORES
Not only are cold sores uncomfortable and unsightly, they are a virus that can be transmitted. In fact, cold sores fall under the umbrella of herpes – the herpes simplex virus. So if you are struggling against cold sores, it’s not just a soothing reprieve you need. You need an antiviral!
Many essential oils are antivirals and could be used against cold sores. Lemon balm, though, appears to be directly effective against the herpes simplex virus. (3) As part of a soothing lip balm, you can address both the need to sooth painful sores and attack the virus at its root.
Application: Include a few drops of lemon balm in a melted mixture of a bit of coconut oil and beeswax. Pour into a small tin and let set up. Remember not to share this lip balm – it’s a source of healing and you don’t want to share your cold sore, as well!
3. COGNITIVE CALM & RELAXATION
Lemon balm is traditionally used for its calming effects. Essential oils are perfectly suited for this purpose, with easy application (just breathe deep!) and relaxation promotion. Lemon balm may do much more than just relax you, though.
For example, one study published in 2012 demonstrated the ability that lemon balm has to directly affect the brain and neurotransmitters. The specific action studied actually has implications for improving cognitive function and even reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. (4)
Such direct effects on the brain show us how deeply essential oils work in our bodies. Simply inhaling an oil like lemon balm is not just relaxing us because we like the scent, but it’s actually helping to change things deep within ourselves!
Application: Use a drop or two of lemon balm in calming and cognitive-enhancing blends. Diffuse for room-wide calming benefits or inhale directly for more targeted and specific results.
4. BUG REPELLENT
You’ve probably noticed by this point that bug repellent effects are a repeated benefit of many essential oils. It’s not universal for all essential oils, but many have shared components that are effective against mosquitoes, ticks, and other pests. With Lyme disease on the rise, this is more important than ever. For lemon balm, the shared component is citronellol and citral, shared with the popular bug repelling oil citronella.
Sometimes, these natural components are much more effective than synthetic alternatives. As one study noted of essential oils, “these natural products have the potential to provide efficient, and safer repellents for humans and the environment.”