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Toxins in the Brain Equals Danger!

“Cognitive decline is largely a matter of three fundamental threats to our brain”: So says Dr. Dale Bredesen in his best-selling book, The End of Alzheimer’s.

1. Inflammation

2. Shortage of brain boosting nutrients such as natural hormones

3. Toxins

To further emphasize the importance of this, the NIH website now lists thirty thousand articles on the dangers of toxins in the brain.

Heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead are neurotoxins (kills brain tissue), and most of us do not know we have been exposed to them.

Remember, the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland? His character was based on a “madness” dating from early felt making in hat manufacturing during the 18th Century. The symptoms of Mad Hatters disease included memory loss, depression, insomnia, tremors, irritability, and extreme social phobias. Although few of us make felt hats these days, let alone use mercury, we are nevertheless exposed when we eat fish (typically the larger ones). The other source is the inorganic mercury in dental fillings.

More importantly, mercury, arsenic, lead and cadmium can induce the signature pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease – amyloid beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles.Chronic exposure to these metals have also been associated with loss of executive functions (including problem-solving, planning, organizational ability, higher forms of thinking, reduced mental acuity and deterioration of verbal skills as well as depression.

The good news is, at The Renewal Point we can check for heavy metal toxicity and clear it from the body and brain. There are several ways to check for heavy metals in your system. Mercury, for instance, is often measured in your blood, but since mercury sits in deposits in the bone, brain, and other tissue, blood tests are not very sensitive indicators. The standard is to collect urine, typically over six hours following the administration of a chelating agent (that is a chemical that grabs out the mercury tightly and pulls it out of the tissues).



With over 15 years’ experience in Toxin Elimination, a Board Certification in Integrative Medicine, and a Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine, Dr. Watts has designed a Toxin Elimination Program that has helped thousands of patients. If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms talked about in this article, we recommend that you schedule an appointment or come to one of our upcoming seminars ~ we can help!  To schedule an appointment or RSVP to our upcoming seminar, you can call us at (941)926-4905, email us at info@therenewalpoint.com, or visit our website TheRenewalPoint.com.

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