I test almost off the charts for mercury, 11 other metals used in manufacturing among other things, also have systemic candida, probably as a result. I had a crippling relapse in January, but am healthy as a horse right now (so long as I stay on a strict anti-inflammatory diet.) I'm starting to see beyond how my sickness correlates to metals, since I have had near identical relapses off and on since I was a child, more than 20 years. The new correlation I see to my health is dropping my toxic, complaining, unpleasable, terminally unhappy, violent husband, and strictly limiting my exposure to my toxic family that stresses each other out as a rule. The poor stress response, the relapses, throughout my life have come when I'm overloaded from stress from people who have poor coping skills, are stumped in their dealings with other people, and can't please/comfort/satisfy themselves/who don't know exactly what it would take to reach a minimum of happiness. I have drawn these people to me like a magnet because they seem like familiars, like family. I have limited my exposure to them and somehow magically I'm the picture of health. Coincidence, no! Is it possible the frreak amount of metals in my body are causing me to have a poor response to these inconsolable people stuck in a cycle of viciousness, self hate/lashing out at others so that others don't see, and they themselves don't have to face their own fears/insecuirities, etc? yes. Am I healthier, though lonlier with out them. Yes. Can I learn to make healthier relationshiops while I also detox my body? hell yes. Any one else see through to the psychosomatic link between themselves and their unhealthy relationships (often relationships in which they give/forgive while not getting the same empathy/effort)? It's rarely talked about on the message boards, but It seems that people stuck in toxic relationships might be the last to know that their just sucking it up, putting up and dealing with their pain indirectly with health problems, thus paying the physical price for denial and quiet or ignorant acquiesence. I sure was.