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Autoimmune Disorders and Heavy Metals

Autoimmune disorders have toxicity origins, and they are typically heavy metals. When heavy metals are introduced into the body, the immune system attacks metals and toxins deposited in the thyroid.  It also inadvertently attacks the organs and tissue as well. Allopathic medicine refuses to acknowledge that toxins and metals may play a role in causing these ailments, but there is science behind it.

Mercury is a heavy metal. Vaccines contain mercury. There is a plethora of science that supports the theory that vaccination causes autoimmune disorders. You don’t have to look too deep to find the studies; they are readily available, yet the powers that be often avoid disclosing the connection. And they indeed tell you they are safe and effective and tell you to vaccinate since the immune system is weak, yet this is the cause of the weakened immune system.

Mercury and the Thyroid

Mercury and Iodine are chemically very similar. Your body uses iodine to produce hormones.  Your thyroid absorbs and stores the iodine in your body, but it also absorbs the mercury too. This, in return, causes two problems.

The first issue is that when your thyroid stores mercury instead of iodine, it won’t have enough iodine. It then cannot produce enough T4 and T3 hormones. This then can cause hypothyroidism.

Second,  there is now a risk of developing an autoimmune disease. No one knows precisely how heavy metals lead to autoimmune disease, but science shows that it does. Research has shown a link between mercury and autoimmune disease. One particular study from a 2011 study that women with high mercury exposure were more than twice as likely to have thyroid antibodies.

Mercury and thyroid autoantibodies in U.S. women, NHANES 2007–2008


Associations between positive thyroid autoantibodies and total blood mercury in women were evaluated using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2007–2008. Women are at increased risk for autoimmune disorders, mercury exposure has been associated with cellular autoimmunity and mercury accumulates in the thyroid gland.

Hormone Altering Chemicals


Mercury is ranked third by the US Government Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the most toxic elements or substances on the planet.

Of course, we all know Mercury is in vaccines and crosses the blood-brain barrier. Mercury-contaminated seafood is something to be aware of also. The main exposure to methylmercury (MeHg) is mostly through vaccination, eating seafood, fish, and wildlife.  Other chemicals containing mercury are still used as antibacterials. These products include mercurochrome (contains a small amount of mercury, 2%), and thimerosal (in 20% of flu vaccines 2018-2019), and phenylmercuric nitrate, which are used in small amounts as preservatives in some prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Mercuric sulfide and mercuric oxide may be used to color paints, and mercuric sulfide is one of the red coloring agents used in tattoo dyes.

Sources of organic mercury include:

  • Exposure to fossil fuel emissions
  • Batteries
  • Incineration of medical waste
  • Dental amalgam
  • Skin Creams
  • Germicidal soap
  • Medications
  • Teething powders (now banned)
  • Analgesics – (pain killers)
  • Diaper treatments
  • Vaccinations
  • Thermometers
  • Incandescent lights
  • Batteries
  • Some blood pressure devices.

Mercury toxicity is associated with nervous system damage and impaired neurological development in infants and children. Mercury has profound cellular, cardiovascular, hematological, pulmonary, renal, immunological, neurological, endocrine, reproductive, and embryonic toxicological effects.

Exposure may also occur from the improper or excessive use of other chemicals containing mercury, such as skin lightening creams and some topical antiseptic or disinfectant agents (mercurochrome and thimerosal). This information was obtained from:


Public Health Service Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

How to avoid it? 

Avoid vaccines containing mercury. Read the packet insert! Avoid all seafood. Is a little bit of the 3rd most toxic poison okay in your life? We don’t think so. Don’t eat tuna fish. Many suggest limiting your amount of mercury exposure. We say they are not giving you good advice. Avoid all Mercury.


BPA has been linked to cancers, heart disease, early puberty, and obesity.  Government test shows 93 percent of people in the U.S. have BPA in their bodies.

How to avoid it? Food cans can be lined with BPA. Thermal paper (receipts) is often coated with BPA.  “PC,” for polycarbonate, or recycling label #7 is an indicator for a BPA product.  Buy BPA plastic cups and products for your home.

Organophosphate pesticides 

Organophosphate is a neurotoxin.  It was used made for chemical warfare during World War II but never used. Brilliant scientists decided to use the same chemistry to develop many pesticides that attack the nervous system of insects.

Studies link organophosphate to affect brain development, behavior, and fertility, yet these pesticides are found everywhere. It also lowers testosterone and alters thyroid hormone levels.

How to avoid it? Buy organic produce only! Do not buy pesticide-ridden foods. If it does not have the organic certification on it or is not labeled organic, do not buy it. Eat at organic restaurants.


Atrazine is a pesticide. Low levels of exposure to atrazine can turn male frogs into female frogs. Atrazine is used vastly in corn crops. It is also found in drinking water. Atrazine has been linked to prostate cancer, breast tumors, and delayed puberty.

How to avoid it?  Always buy organic produce. Get a water filter that is certified to remove atrazine.


Dioxins have a cumulative effect and build up in the body. They are potent carcinogens and can affect the immune and reproductive systems.

How to avoid it? It is very hard. The American food supply is contaminated. Meat, butter, fish, milk, and eggs are most likely to be infected. Eating fewer animal products can cut down your exposure.


Perchlorate, a component in rocket fuel.  It is in most of our milk and our foods. Perchlorate competes with the nutrient iodine, which the thyroid gland needs to make thyroid hormones. It can alter your thyroid hormone balance. This is significant because these hormones regulate metabolism in adults and are critical for proper brain and organ development in children.

How to avoid it?  Avoid milk and Install a reverse osmosis filter. Used iodized salt to be sure to get enough iodine. You really cannot avoid it in food.


Phthalates can trigger what’s known as cell death in male reproductive parts. Studies have linked phthalates to lower sperm count and hormone changes, obesity, diabetes, and thyroid issues.

How to avoid it? Avoid plastic food containers and plastic wrap that has the recycling label #3.  Read labels on personal care products and try to avoid those that say, “added fragrance.” This could mean phthalates are found in the product.  Buy organic personal care products.

Fire retardants

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, can imitate thyroid hormones and disrupt their activity. They are linked to lower IQ and other health effects.

How to avoid it?  Be sure to use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. Avoid reupholstering foam furniture.


Lead is highly toxic, and they already agree that it causes many serious health effects.

How to avoid it?  Buy a good water filter, eat organic, and avoid peeling paint that may be contaminated with lead.


Arsenic is a toxin found in foods and water. It can cause bladder and lung cancer. Arsenic can also reach havoc on your hormones, especially the system that is associated with weight, immunosuppression, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance.

How to avoid it? Buy a good water filter that takes out the arsenic.

Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs)

The perfluorinated chemicals are used to make non-stick cookware  PFOA’s do not break down in the environment. They will be there forever. They are linked to kidney disease and thyroid disease, and it can affect thyroid and hormone levels.

How to avoid it? Do not ever use non-stick pans and stain and water-resistant coatings.

Glycol Ethers

They are solvents in paints, cleaning products, brake fluid, and cosmetics.  They are linked to blood abnormalities and lower sperm counts, asthma, and allergies.

How to avoid it?  Avoid products where ingredients such as 2-butoxyethanol (EGBE) and methoxydiglycol (DEGME) are listed.

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