How to Avoid Heavy Metal Poisoning
You may be shocked to learn that poisonous heavy metals are found in many of the household, and cosmetic products that you use each day.
What you may also be unaware of, is that these toxic metals are even found in our very own food chain. This means that certain foods that you and I eat, contain heavy metals that are known to cause health issues.
Under normal circumstances, trace amounts of these heavy metals are normally OK for the body to remove by itself. But, what if we told you that these heavy metals are now more common in foods and other products than ever before.
What you need to know, is that there are four main heavy metals, you need to be aware of:
Each of these metals either enters your body from the food you eat, the air you breathe, or the health and beauty products you are probably using.
However, do not worry.
Your chances of avoiding heavy metal poisoning can massively reduce if you read the rest of this post.
So keep reading to find out more
Before we look at how to avoid heavy metal poisoning, we first need to know where these heavy metals are found.
We are going to let you in on something which most other people will not know about. You see, if Lead should enter your body it can cause all sorts of issues with your body. (1)
Lead can enter your body by what you breathe in or by the food or water you drink. Once in your system, your blood will quickly transport Lead around your body. But, rather than being able to flush this metal out of your body, it deposits this toxic metal in your bones, skin, cells, and even your brain.
Lead is hazardous for most people in high amounts. Some common symptoms are headaches, impaired Vitamin D metabolism, and menopausal hormonal imbalance.
That said, it is even more of an issue for those of you who have a low immune system, children, and especially pregnant mothers.
The most common sources of Lead are:
It may come as a surprise, but most Lead poisoning happens from oral ingestion.
This toxic metal is one of the most commonly found, but also one of the more damaging heavy metals which causes fatigue, at best.
At worst, when aluminium is in the body, it becomes what's known as a neurotoxin, with scientific studies linking aluminium poisoning to Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's. (2)
The most shocking part of aluminium is where it is commonly found. The most common sources of aluminium that you are probably using are:
The most common cause of aluminium poisoning comes from people who have been heavily exposed to mining, soldering, or welding.
When it comes to heavy metals, there are some which the body needs in very small amounts, except that is, when it comes to you Cadmium.
It's a fact, that the body has no use whatsoever for this particular heavy metal. It should come as no surprise then, that a metal that the body has no use for, will cause serious health damage. (3)
In high amounts, this highly toxic substance causes kidney damage, affect heart and lung function, and damages bone structure. Other symptoms you should be aware of are unhealthy weight loss and hypertension.
Some of the most common sources that Cadmium can be found are:
Most Cadmium exposure comes via food ingestion and from breathing in toxins. However, smokers and those who work in hazardous waste facilities are at the highest risk of contamination.
Here's the thing, Mercury is another heavy metal that has no place in the body. Yet, this toxic substance is literally all around us. Depending on the types of food you eat, it can be in many food sources and health care procedures.
Once Mercury enters your body, it ends up being stored in your kidneys, bones, blood, spleen, and even your brain. As you can imagine, Mercury in the body will cause disastrous health consequences. (4)
You see, Mercury contamination during the early stages can cause fatigue, a loss touch, taste, and smell. However, the more serious effects are tremors, manic behaviour, kidney failure, and decreased immune function.
Some of the most common sources of Mercury are:
The people at highest risk of Mercury contamination are those who work in industrial settings, or coal power factories.
As you can see, the effects of heavy metal contamination can be quite serious. This is especially true if you don't take action once you realise you may have some symptoms.
Complete avoidance of these toxic substances would be near enough impossible. However, there are steps you can actively take to reduce your exposure to these heavy metals.
One of the easiest ways you can reduce the amount of is to remove health and beauty products contain these metals. Look at the back of the packaging, they will normally tell you what's in them. Once you have spotted these metals, you can now look for better alternatives.
Another important step you can take is to use cooking equipment such as pots, pans, and utensils, that are heavy metal free. There are plenty of alternatives when it comes to cooking equipment.
Lastly, a full body detox is the best way to help your body rid itself of these heavy metals. By undertaking a full body cleanse, you will provide the much-needed help that your liver and kidneys need to remove these metals.
Having said that, you will also give your kidneys and liver time to recover. This will any make sure they more resilient to heavy metal build up in the future.
If you need some help in getting started with a full body detox, then a great place to start is with our Detox Organics Product.
In this product, we only use organic produce which detoxifies, energizes, and alkalizes your body. All of which are important when removing heavy metals.
If you're looking for something else to help with removing heavy metals from the body, then our Activated Coconut Charcoal is a great choice.