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Arsenic Levels!

Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by OkRadLakPok, May 27, 2013.

  1. OkRadLakPok

    OkRadLakPok Senior Member

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    I just got my report back. Levels of arsenic are so high I am being sent to a specialist! This is because I ate nothing but rice the last 20 years because of food sensitivities!

    I am taking methionine and glutothione because I cannot take SAMe. In fact, when I went off the arsenic, things in my body have really went crazy, I read that Arsenic can BOTH speed up and slow down methylation, su I have to be really careful.

    Anyone else get through arsenic poisoning? If so, please let me know how!! It is very scary.
     
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    dannybex Senior Member

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    Sparrowhawk Senior Member

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    I tested high for arsenic too. For years I ate chicken as my primary protien and had no idea that factory farmers feed arsenic to the chickens, so we absorb it. So rice isn't the only source, FYI.
     
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    tyson oberle Senior Member

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    How have you been tested for arsenic? hair, blood, challenge?
     
  5. OkRadLakPok

    OkRadLakPok Senior Member

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    I did the urine test. Will have another in 3 weeks.
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    @OkRadLakPok

    Selenium helps remove arsenic from the body. Reference: here.

    So you might want to consider taking this supplement (but check with your specialist first).

    I personally found that 400 mcg of selenium daily was quite helpful for my ME/CFS — see here.
     

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