dvjorge wrote: I never knew Th 17 were considered “bad cells” until I read this article. The first thing that came to my mind was what I have read about mercury over-activating Th17.
Most, if not all people who have mercury toxicity develop some autoimmune disease ( I have hyperthyroid, possibly Graves disease ) but, it isn’t my case only if not what people usually report in the chelation forums.
It gives me more support about the idea of mercury behind my health problems.
Have you been formally diagnosed with either hyperthyroidism or mercury toxicity? I’m wondering why you’re not more strict with your diet if you really feel mercury is the problem. Surely you’ve read about the role of natural chelators like glutathione and the importance of good liver and GI tract function in excreting chelated toxins. You can’t hope to achieve this while eating junk food, drinking alcohol and generally not giving your body all the support you can.
Supplements do nothing but put a premium on urine if they can’t be absorbed, and chelation is dangerous if toxins can’t be excreted. Even if you’re taking massive doses of ALA, you’re only adding more of what’s there and being used ineffectively. The primary focus has to be improving how the body utilises these things.