In today’s day and age, more people than ever before have high levels of heavy metal in their body. Some of you are reading this right now more than likely have heavy metals in the form of aluminum, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead to the point that you are toxic and don’t even know it. Why do you think that is?
Some of the sources of heavy metal poisoning include the foods we eat such as commercial baked goods. Baked goods like cakes, cookies, and crackers have baking powder in them. Baking powder manufacturers use a drying agent called aluminum. You know this is true because if you go to the market in the baking aisle, you can find “aluminum free” baking powder.
Aluminum is in a lot of the cookware that is out there as well as the majority of antiperspirant deodorants. Aluminum is also found in some vaccines. This short list shows the likelihood of being exposed and becoming toxic with the heavy metal, aluminum. Aluminum toxicity affects the body neurologically and physiologically.
Mercury is a heavy metal that can be found in many places like dental amalgam, sometimes called silver fillings. Amalgam fillings release a toxic cocktail of mercury vapors that affect your brain, heart, all the glands including adrenal, pituitary and thyroid. Mercury is also found in fish.
Certain species of shellfish, tuna, orange roughy, grouper, swordfish and king mackerel is higher in mercury, but caution does need to be exercised when eating all fish. Like aluminum, mercury can be found in some vaccines as a preservative called thimerosal. The ongoing controversy continues with vaccines and the possible cause of autism. Like aluminum, mercury adversely affects all parts of the body.
Other metal toxicity can be from lead, arsenic, and cadmium and we get exposed to them in a variety of ways: Lead-old water pipes, traffic fumes, and other pollutants. Arsenic and Cadmium from shellfish, insecticides, wallpaper, and other pollutants.
These heavy metals can wreak havoc on your body and make you very unhealthy. They can even be fatal. Symptoms are neurological and physiological. They do not metabolize in the body and store throughout the tissues. You may feel:
Exhaustion Pain in your joints due to inflammation Depression Headaches Kids may have unexplained behavior problems Constipation Fogginess in your head Physical rocking back and forth. If you have these types of symptoms, I would suggest you get a hair analysis to uncover if heavy metal toxicity was present and what kind. I believe in the most natural and organic methods are by far the safest. Attempt to uncover where the heavy metal source you were being exposed to and get rid of that source.
Lastly, concentrate your diet with alkaline water. You need an alkaline body to detox the heavy metals. If your body is in good ph balance that is, with a concentration of alkaline foods, the body has a chance to fight these outside intruders. Also, alkalizing the body with fresh, organic juice gives you a good chance to flush the heavy metals from your system and detoxify. You cannot go to the grocery store and by juice from the “juice” isle. Those juices are pasteurized and high in sugar, both on the wrong side of the isle.