Just a quick summary of my own health journey, because it had been a long one. I have genes that impair detoxification, if not supported. And I have a mother who had a lot of amalgam fillings when she was pregnant with me, and most likely shares the same genes as she has never been well her whole life. So I got already a good dose of mercury before birth. Followed by vaccines in the first years of life that contain aluminium and other toxins. Now my detoxifying genes could have been improved with proper nutrition and other healthy lifestyle interventions by my mother, but unfortunately that didn't happen. I was raised on the regular Standard European Diet (still SAD)... Plus, I wasn't breastfed. Not good for building a healthy gut microbiome which we know is crucial to physical and mental health. I showed autistic tendencies pretty early on but still seemed to cope. My parents were pretty neglective so would not have noticed anyway. When I got amalgam fillings in my milk teeth though (as well as high dose fluoride treatments) when I was around 8 or 9 years old, everything spiraled out of control. My mind got extremely foggy, I had a hard time focusing in class and stopped participating. I also didn't interact much with the other kids anymore (teachers noticed a lack of facial expression and body language). I basically froze inside, and it is hard to explain. Especially when you are child going through this, and you hardly know any different. That state is all you know. My eye sight worsened drastically around that time, and got as low as -7 dioptrine. I was always much weaker than the other kids in sports, and extremely shy and anxious. I developed obsessive behaviors, craved and ate sugary foods like crazy, and always felt that inner buzz. Plus, I was extremely depressed, had panic attacks, eating disorders and autoaggressive behaviors. If you know heavy metal toxicity, you know what I am talking about. Puberty came and my hormones were imbalanced. I was put on birth control pill when I was 14, another disaster that not only messes up the own hormonal regulation and detoxification system, but also depletes more nutrients, that I was already deficient in, thanks to toxicity and a poor diet. My digestion was terrible, and many many times did I get sent home from school due to stomach pains. Unfortunately I lost my childhood and youth to this state, and only in my early twenties discovered that I didn't have to live like this. Since then I did a lot to heal and get this body back into balance. I will always have to be more careful than others due to my "dirty genes" but I know they are not a destiny and I can modulate them with a healthy lifestyle as well as detox support. For that I am grateful, because even if you have "clean genes", an unhealthy lifestyle over time will modulate them into the other direction. So at least I know already how to stay healthy.