It's an obstacle course out there. Trying to live healthy in a toxic world is a full-time job. You're getting more than a glass of red wine these days according to a new University of Washington study. 65 wines from 4 top wine producing states had arsenic levels that exceeded the allowable limit in drinking water. The samples had 10 to 76 parts per billion with an average of 24 parts per billion. Drinking water can have no more than 10 parts per billion of arsenic.
Arsenic is linked to certain cancers - bladder, lung, skin and gastrointestinal. We test for heavy metals in the blood to identify acute exposures and in the urine for accumulated total body burden. If you like your red wine it is a good time to check your levels on a yearly basis.
I had a patient who had severe gastrointestinal issues and her arsenic results came back extremely high in the blood. Her exposures were associated with arsenic-contaminated white rice and shellfish.
Arsenic is found in apple juice, rice, cereal bars and infant formulas.
If you have elevated levels we offer heavy metal oral chelation protocols and I.V. ozone chelation. We're always exposed to something, but the amount of accumulated metals makes a difference. Yearly heavy metal testing and treatment should be routine.
Take melatonin for 6 weeks and reduce fat in your liver. This is great news. I recommend melatonin for patients with sleep issues and for patients with all kinds of cancers. The standard dose of melatonin for patients with cancer is between 10-20 mg half hour before a set bedtime. This is important because certain cancers do not sleep. Taking back control of your body clock is a critical part of cancer care protocols.
University of Granada Spain and University of Texas researchers stayed up all night (just kidding) and found that only 6 weeks of melatonin given to mice helped to reduce fat accumulation in the non-alcoholic liver. The dose of melatonin was 10mg/kg. Now onto clinical trials in humans.