Jeremy E. Kaslow, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.A.A.I.

M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.A.A.I..

Dr. Jeremy E. Kaslow’s professional expertise and interests include nutrition, detoxication, metabolism / biochemistry, immune enhancement, hormone optimization, pain management

Mary and Emily are the primary team in the Supplement Dispensary.

Vanessa joined the practice in August 2009. She has been trained in NeuroEmotional Technique (NET), REBA testing and BioReprogramming. She has been getting…

Megan, Beverly and Lele are the primary front office staff.

Shannon, Larissa, and Lorinda are the back office staff. All are known for exceptional care and technical skills.

Toxicity Topics

Arsenic Exposure

The order of decreasing toxicity (most to least) for arsenic is: arsines, inorganic arsenites, organic arsenoxides, inorganic arsenates, arsenorganics with As valence of +5, and metallic As.

Arsines can penetrate rubber and are well absorbed through the skin which will become vesicated and blistered during the exposure. Arsines combine with hemoglobin in RBCs, cause hemolysis and cell destruction. Chronic exposures to arsines can result in anemia. Myocardial failure due to oxygen deprivation can occur in severe cases.

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Environmental Concerns

A mineral fiber commonly used in building materials. EPA and Consumer Products Safety Commission have banned the use and manufacturers have voluntarily limited the use of asbestos. Surface use was banned in 1978. However, manufacturers were allowed to sell existing stocks of products.

Surface uses include fire proofing coat sprayed on steel beams in buildings, acoustic ‘cottage cheese’ ceilings, plaster, spackling and joint compound, ceiling texturing material, steam pipe and boiler jacketing, building wrap, heating duct joint tape, pot holders, hot gloves, gas fireplace glow coals (banned in 1974).

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Lead Exposure

A common misconception is that lead toxicity is a problem of the distant past, a problem confined only to areas of urban blight, or a problem only for children exposed to high levels of the toxin. Low-dose exposures still occurs and has a profound impact on childhood development. Identifying lead exposure can help protect the health of your child and may be a pathway for treating learning or behavioral disabilities without the use of powerful stimulant medications.


Lead accumulates inside the body. Because of their size and developing nervous system, children are much more vulnerable to the effects of long-term, low-dose lead exposure. Growing children not only absorb lead more rapidly but also have not developed as effective toxic clearance mechanisms as adults.

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Mercury’s Effects

NeuroReport Volume 12, number 4, 733-737

Retrograde degeneration of neurite membrane structural integrity of nerve growth cones following in vitro exposure to mercury.

Christopher C.W. Leong, Naweed I. Syed, and Fritz L. Lorscheider

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1

This study showed that mercury can cause neurodegeneration in the brain central ring ganglia of the snail Lymnaea stagnalis. The resultant defective microtubule assembly and the aggregation of neurofibrils observed can also be found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. However, the species difference between snail cells and human cells does not necessarily provide a direct link between chronic exposure to mercury vapor and Alzheimer’s.

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Metal Toxicity

Paraphrased from Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, Ph.D.’s article in Explore! Volume 10, 2000

In the late phase of the Roman Empire, it was considered a privilege of the reigning aristocracy to drink out of lead cups and many of the water lines in the city of Rome were made out of lead pipes. It took several hundred years before the physicians of the time established the link between mental illness — affecting mostly the aristocracy — and the contamination of the drinking water with lead. In the 1700s, the use of mercury for the treatment of both acute and chronic infections gained favor and again, it took decades before the toxic effects of mercury were recognized within the medical community. In the time of Mozart, who died of mercury toxicity during a course of treatment for syphilis, any pathologist in Vienna was familiar with the severe grayish discoloration of organs in those who died from mercury toxicity and other organ-related destructive changes caused by mercury.

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Zinc-Copper Interaction

The human body has an elaborate system for managing and regulating the amount of key trace metals such as zinc, copper, iron, manganese, chromium, etc. circulating in blood and stored in cells. Nutrient metals from our diet are (1) incorporated into blood if blood levels are depleted, (2) transported into cells if cellular levels are inadequate, or (3) excreted if blood and cell levels are sufficient or overloaded. When this system fails to function properly, abnormal levels of trace metals can develop in the brain and other parts of the body. One of the most common trace-metal imbalances is elevated copper and depressed zinc (the optimal plasma or serum ratio is 0.70 – 1.00). The ratio of copper to zinc is clinically more important than the concentration of either of these trace metals.

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Mercury’s Effect On Biochemistry

MERCURY: Influences on Body Chemistry Mercury Sources (partial list): Natural Sources: volcanoes, some stone Deliberate Sources: mining of silver, lead, and coal; curing of plastics; fireworks (pharoah’s serpents and bengal green lights); anatomical specimen preservatives; fungicides and pesticides (golf courses); laboratory tests in slide preparations and reagants; dental amalgams; thimerosol; certain drugs; thermometers; fluorescent lights; … Continue reading “Mercury’s Effect On Biochemistry”

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Why the ionic state makes heavy metals toxic

There is an often overlooked concept with regard to toxic metals that warrants consideration. In fact, this may explain why some patients have toxic effects from toxic metals and some patients seemingly do not. The concept may relate to the electrical state in which the metal is found. To set the stage, let’s start with … Continue reading “Why the ionic state makes heavy metals toxic”

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