Autism and Mercury Poisoning

If you are wondering how you can help your children . . .

If you have a screaming child, a fretful baby – and it either happened after vaccination, or is gradually getting worse, it may be time to take charge yourself, rather than waiting for a diagnosis, as often the autism label is left hanging until it is way too late.

If you think it is just a case of ‘bad behavior’ yet your child is not getting better – what do you have to lose in trialling something that at the very least will remove harmful environmental background toxins?

Often stopping all sugar and sweet ingredients in the diet (including fruit) can be helpful.  Often getting a lot more water and a great multivitamin is also a start.

In clinic I often find a Chinese herbal capsule that clears out heat and toxins is allied to improvements at school – but always with the sugar removal as the beginning.

When Mercury toxicity is present, often – especially with autistic children – hair analysis may not pick up the severity of the problem, as the lack of Magnesium may be stopping excretion of the Mercury, and indeed other toxic minerals, from the body.

Magnesium deficiency is easily remedied – the Magnesium oil can be used on the skin, and left there to soak in – Epsom salts baths will also help, though the oil directly on the skin may be easier to administer.

When deficient in Magnesium, removal of heavy metals, especially Mercury, is compromised.

AUTISM and heavy metals (from Mark Sircus

Dr. Boyd Haley believes that the CDC and the FDA are strongly influenced by the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries and that they have been derelict in their duty to safeguard the health of the American people.

As a result of their delinquency, we have been systematically poisoned by mercury derived from silver amalgam fillings in our teeth, and our children, especially boys, have been severely damaged by vaccines containing thimerosal.

Dr. Rashid Buttar is well known for his work with the synthetic chelator TD-DMPS for children with autism as well as his cancer work with adults. His thoughts on the basic principles of managing and ridding our bodies of mercury burdens reach to people of all ages with numerous illnesses.

With mercury being proven to be increasingly involved in disease processes, the need for chelation and detoxification becomes more and more clear every day. Below are his beliefs.

“Children diagnosed with autism or autism spectrum disorders suffer from acute mercury toxicity secondary to huge exposure while in utero (maternal amalgam load, dietary factors, maternal inoculations, Rhogam injections, etc.) and early on in life (vaccinations preserved with thimerosal, etc.).

Adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s suffer from chronic, insidious mercury toxicity secondary to exposure over a long time (amalgam load, inhalation of mercury vapors, combustion of fossil fuels, dietary factors, etc.).

By addressing and eliminating the mercury ‘spark,’ the secondary ‘fires’ become far easier to manage clinically and the improvements realized from treatment of the resulting imbalances become easier to maintain.

“The reason for some individuals to have severe damage from mercury where others do not have serious adverse neurological deficits is due to various factors that include biological individuality and genetic predisposition.

In addition, factors such as the type of toxicity exposure the individual was exposed to makes an enormous difference.

      • Was it inhaled?
      • Was it ingested?
      • Was it injected or exposed on their skin?
      • What type of mercury exposure did the individual receive?
      • Was it organic or inorganic mercury?
      • If it was organic, was it ethyl mercury or methyl mercury?
      • How frequent was the exposure to the source of toxicity?
      • Was there a significant maternal load present prior to birth?
      • Was the situation exacerbated by the mother being inoculated, or having Rhogam administration either during gestation or prior to conception?
      • How many vaccine administrations took place and over what period of time?
      • What about the diet?
      • How about the proximity to industrial sites, and exposure to combustion of fossil fuel?

As you can see, the variables are extensive. But the treatment is essentially the same. The only difference is the extent of continuity of treatment.

“The underlying common denominator in chronic neurodegenerative disease seems to be either decreasing vascular supply (less blood to the brain) or accumulation of heavy metals, specifically mercury.

The inability of an individual to eliminate toxic metals, especially mercury, is directly related to the level of neurodegeneration experienced.

In the young patient population suffering from autism or pervasive developmental delay, the vascular supply is not an issue. The underlying pathology of children with autism and the geriatric population with Alzheimer’s is of the same etiology, specifically mercury toxicity.

Both these patient populations suffer from the inability to excrete mercury as a result of a genetic predisposition resulting from the Apo E allele. This allele appears to be associated with the inability to get rid of mercury from the system. If these patient populations inhabited a complete mercury-free environment, they would not have the problems associated with autism or Alzheimer’s.

When the mercury is successfully removed from their systems, these individuals begin to significantly improve due to a cessation of the destruction and denudation of the neurofibrils, as evidenced by steady improvement in cognitive function.

Mercury is the ‘spark’ that causes the ‘fires’ of autism as well as many other neurodegenerative diseases including PDD, ADD, ADHD and Alzheimer’s.

Autism is the result of high mercury exposure early in life versus Alzheimer’s where there is a chronic accumulation of mercury over a lifetime. A doctor can treat ALL the ‘fires,’ but until the ‘spark’ is removed, there is minimal hope of complete recovery with most realized improvements being transient at best.

“Mercury is the underlying common denominator of all the problems from which these children suffer due to impairment of their excretory pathways.

And the only solution for these non-eliminators is to effectively remove the mercury while repairing and enhancing the damaged elimination and detoxification pathways. Concomitantly addressing the GI tract is vital if the goal of treatment is to achieve permanent recovery.

“Once the process of mercury removal has been effectively initiated, the source of damage is now curtailed and full recovery becomes possible. Complete recovery can now be attained and further enhanced by utilizing various additional essential therapies including nutrition.”

For those who are new to the concept that nutritional maximization has a lot to do with the removal of heavy metals we can look to mercury compromised children with autism. Traditionally there are several nutrients that children suffering from autism (mercury toxicity) are routinely lacking at the proper levels. They include calcium, zinc, vitamins C and E, varied amino acids, selenium, magnesium, taurine, and essential fatty acids.

It’s hard to miss the changes that a dietary change will bring about in your child. Potentially, the severity of your child’s behaviors can be reduced, and they may also improve in the area of social interaction if you feed them the rocket fuel provided by super concentrated nutritional substances.

But we do need to go after the heavy metals and especially mercury very specifically and pointedly.

Easily administered, liquid activated zeolites allow the Mercury to be effectively and harmlessly removed.

See also Kathryn’s story of Mercury removal.

Why Activated Liquid Zeolite Can Help With Autism

Zeolite works outside the cells to absorb mercury and other heavy metals – plus viral particles. And other toxins too – once it has got rid of most of the heavy metals.

Zeolite has proven to be such an excellent heavy metal detoxifier, you no longer need a number of other heavy metal detoxifiers that are more commonly suggested.

Zeolite is especially good with mercury and lead. It is able to get through the blood-brain barrier to detoxify the brain.

Zeolite has a negative ionic charge and attracts heavy metals, toxins and viral particles to it, grabs hold of them in its cage like structure, and pulls them out of the body without chelating healthy minerals, without releasing the mercury back into the body like many detoxifiers do, and without making the body work harder to detoxify the heavy metals and other toxins it chelates. Nothing works better.

Liquid zeolite and Autism

According to United States Department of Education data, 1 child in 166 suffers from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which includes conditions like aspergers.

According to that data, 22,780 students between the ages of 6 and 21 were enrolled in American schools in the 1994-95 school year. That figure rose to 166,302 during the 2004-05 academic year.

Among children ages 3-5, there were 15,581 students during 2000-01, which increased to 25,902 by the 2004-05 school year.

The data in Canada indicates a similar picture: 1 in every 150 Canadian children has a form of autism. The incidence of autism in Canada has increased from 1 in 10,000 in the 1970’s to the 1 in 150 figure today, an increase of 6,000%.

If autism spectrum disorders (ASD) were merely random birth defects, we would expect their incidence in the population to be consistent over time.

Studies by Professor James Adams, PhD of Arizona State and other doctors active with DAN protocols have shown that mercury and other heavy metals are prevalent in many children with autism.

Other studies suggest a possible link between a mercury-containing preservative found in many vaccines, thimerosal, and the high mercury levels in autistic children; as the number of immunizations rose, so did the incidence of autism.

A new study published on 15 May 2007 in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health (Geier/Geier) clearly suggests there is a direct causal link between mercury exposure from thimerosal-preserved vaccines and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

The same authors published another report linking thimerosol to neurodevelopmental disorders in the spring 2003 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Click here to read about a recent book documenting the thimerosal phenomenon.

Watch a video of Robert Kennedy, Jr. on the thimerosol-autism increase.

Earlier, the amount of mercury in some vaccines was underappreciated primarily because the package labeling listed the thimerosal concentration, but not the actual amount of mercury.

A concentration of 1:10,000 seems like a very small amount, but this concentration provides 25 micrograms of mercury in a single dose of vaccine.

Also, the term ‘mercury derivative’ has been used to describe thimerosal, which may have been interpreted to mean that the product did not have the same biologic effects as mercury.

While it is not unanimously accepted that thimersol concentration can contribute to autism cases, it is well documented that mercury causes neuron degeneration.

Dr. Joseph Mercola, a sort of celebrity doctor famous for his health newsletter, adds in an article that the information-carrying radio waves from cell phone base stations and cell phones make children’s exposure to vaccines and heavy metals much more dangerous than they typically are.

In the June 2007 issue of Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health , a study by J. B. Adams, et al, titled Mercury, Lead, and Zinc in Baby Teeth of Children with Autism Versus Controls was published, and  according to the authors, children with autism have three times as much mercury in their baby teeth.  Conclude the authors, “Preventing mercury exposure could prevent many cases of autism. Removal of heavy metals may help reduce autistic symptoms, especially in young children.”
As liquid zeolite is very efficient at eliminating mercury and other toxins from the body, there is a possibility that it may be useful for treating the effects of autism. Many parents report a dramatic improvement in their children’s langauge and social skills.


A study is currently being conducted with zeolite and its effects on children with autism. Nine Urinary Toxic Metal tests will be performed by Doctor’s Data, Inc. for each child in the UTM test group.  Laboratoire Philippe Auguste, Paris France, will provide both baseline and completion Urinary Porphyrin Profiles.

Two study sites have been approved — one in Plano, Texas and the other in Baton Rouge, Lousiana. This study, now in its second year, is the first clinical study examining a natural element’s chelation effect on autism disorders and should be published in a Tier 1 medical journal sometime in autumn 2008.

Symptoms of mercury poisoning can vary; depending on how the mercury entered the body, the length of exposure, and how much mercury has built up in the tissues and organs. The most common symptoms of being poisoned by this toxic metal are mood swings, skin rashes, gastrointestinal problems, poor memory, mental confusion, muscle weakness, and a feeling of pins and needles in the hand, feet, and around the mouth.

Mercury is the most poisonous non-radioactive substance on Earth and any amount in the body is considered unsafe. It is not flushed easily from the body. It can bind with the tissues of our liver and kidneys, building up over time until it compromises the immune system, causes liver impairment, and in some cases, permanent neurological damage. There is also a link between autism and mercury poisoning.

Zeolite – Autism and Mercury Poisoning

Abnormal movements, social and language impairment, and a need for routine and sameness are found in both autism and mercury poisoning. Oneway very young children are exposed to high levels of mercury is through vaccinations.

Thimerosal, a preservative used in vaccines and other medications, is fifty-percent mercury by weight (Thimerosal was used to make sure vaccinations remained potent long enough to be administered).

Urine or hair testing can show if a seemingly autistic child or adult has mercury in their system.

Another way children and adults are exposed to mercury is through fish. Organic mercury, such as that found in fish like tuna, mackerel, shark, and see bass can cross over from the blood into the brain and cause irreversible nervous system and brain damage.

Cooking doesn’t take the mercury away or reduce it. It’s recommended that fish of these types be eaten only once a week.

Zeolite Mercury Poisoning Treatment

A Porphyrin Analysis done through a urine test can show whether or not there is a high level of mercury present in the liver and kidneys. If there’s a positive diagnosis for mercury poisoning, removing the source is very important. Eating foods high in sulfur such as eggs, nuts, seeds, garlic, garlic, broccoli and avocados can help treat mercury poisoning.

Another way of eliminating mercury poisoning is a mineral called zeolite, which removes heavy metals and environmental toxins from the body. 5

Zeolite is an amazing crystalline mineral capable of absorbing many different types of gases, moisture, petrochemicals, heavy metals, low-level radioactive elements and multitude of various conditions. The channels in the zeolite provide large surfaces of areas on which chemical reactions take place.

Zeolite can absorb large amount of material such as ions or gas molecules. Its extremely hard, micro porous, honeycomb type of structure is permeated by ducts and cavities throughout.

These caves or channels are openings where either environmental toxins or heavy metals (mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium and nickel) can bind and then very gently, be eliminated out of the body.

Find out more about treating mercury poisoning with liquid activated zeolites.