By way of introduction to the correspondence below from Hanne Koplex, I thought you might first like to know something about her. The information was taken from the 12 Melisa Conference in Prague.
“Hanne Koplev, a Danish veterinarian, who also had studied acupuncture … stopped working as a veterinarian in 2001 because of Parkinson’s disease, presumably caused by exposure to mercury and copper. In collaboration with private clinics she “challenged” 15 Parkinson patients with Dimaval (DMPS) and 3 patients with penicillamin in order to prove exposure to mercury and copper, respectively. Some were later treated with chelators and improved.
Hanne indicated a number of exposure sources: mercury from dental amalgam; copper from intense pig farming, intrauterine inlays, cooking-vessels, copper tubing and amalgam; manganese from welding; lead from gasoline:
“The Parkinson patients that I have seen were all heavily exposed with amalgam in their teeth, and sometimes also gold. The only exception was a dentist from India, working in Sweden, with no amalgam in his teeth, but exclusively amalgam in his work.”
Hanne Koplex submitted for posting the following fascinating summary of her ongoing study that clearly links toxins to the loss of smell for persons with Parkinson’s.
Please note that intoxication with Mercury can be followed by symptoms as loss of smell.
My article about Parkinson’s disease is not updated since 2005. The corresponding diagram can be found at this link: http://www.snowboat.no/Diagram15.03.2006.PD-1korr.pdf (This diagram from 2005 contains only 18 patients.) Today I have collected test results for about 72 Parkinson patients.
All except two patients, who were or had been medicated with anti-psychotic medication, were found intoxicated with heavy metals. The most common result is a combination of chronic intoxication with Mercury, Lead and Copper. Copper could be a special Danish problem due to pollution from agriculture production.
The article has been used at The MELISA-congress in Prague concerning “Toxic Metals as a Key Factor in Disease”. http://www.melisa.org/popup/12-group-summary.php
Please note too, that in some patients with Parkinson’s disease the sense of smell is changed. Putrid smells are sensed very strong, and pleasant smells as ex. flowers can not be sensed. Some of these patients would (wrongly) answer, that they have a very good sense of smell.
The sense of smell have be restored after (years of) detoxification in one of the patients with loss of smell.
And note too the way that mercury can enter into the body and destroy the sense of smell.
The links Hanne provides in the summary above contain information about toxins and Parkinson’s that is illuminating. If you have Parkinson’s and have not yet explored with your health care providers whether toxins may be a factor that is contributing to your symptoms, may Hanne’s study inspire you to explore this possibility with greater zest and zeal.
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.