Heavy metals are useful in the industrial world, however they wreak havoc when they’re in your bloodstream. Yes, tiny particles of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and aluminum may be in your body at this very moment, and they are disrupting your health.
Read on to understand about the damage metals cause and what to do about it.
How do metals cause harm?
The human body actually contains certain types of these elements that are required for optimal health. Iron, copper, and zinc are a few but can be toxic at certain levels.
Metals not required for cellular function sabotage our health by causing stress, inflammation, and oxidation. For example, if a cell needs potassium, lead will block it. Chlorine and fluoride interfere with iodine and thyroid function.
What are my options?
Your best option is to avoid exposure to heavy metals as much as possible. Here are 10 ways to do that:
- Clean Air: Air pollution is a significant concern and challenging to avoid. The best thing you can do is make sure the air in your home is as clean as possible. We recommend an Austin Air Purifier. It has a 5 stage filtration process which rids the air of environmental pollutants.
- Healthy Home: Many people don’t realize that those pleasant smelling fabric softeners, dryer sheets, detergents, and personal care products are full of chemicals that may harm your health. Does your deodorant have aluminum in it? Throw it out and avoid exposure to that heavy metal immediately. If you’d like more information on what products to buy, check out our Resource Guide.
- Cookware: manufacturers load most cookware with a variety of unhealthy metals like aluminum, along with nonstick chemical coatings. Avoid the toxic components and go ceramic.
- Holistic Dentist: Dental amalgam fillings are loaded with toxic mercury. Ironically, they have outlawed mercury in many products, but still allow it to be placed in your mouth. We recommend finding a holistic dentist who uses nontoxic materials.
- Natural Immunity: Some vaccines contain aluminum and mercury which are utilized as adjuvants (enhances immune response) and preservatives (antimicrobials). Check out our “Wide Awake” vaccine seminar for more information.
- Lead: It is no longer used in many products in the U.S. however, there is still a risk of exposure through our drinking water, in old houses, toys from China, and burning of fossil fuels.
- Beverage Containers/canned foods can leach unwanted metals and toxins into the products you are consuming. Use glass as often as possible.
- One finds arsenic in water, rice, and chicken. Use a quality filtration system in order to remove as many contaminants from your water as possible.
- Eat organic foods: Toxic farming practices are a major source of metal contamination. Source your food carefully and buy local as much as possible or source from companies that ship around the US.
Seafoods can also contain large amounts of heavy metals. Stick with small fish such as sardines, anchovies, and shellfish. As far as larger fish go, wild caught salmon is an excellent choice but avoid fish like tuna. Heavy metals are more concentrated in the larger fish because of pollutants in the ocean.
Knowledge is power.
Being aware of where heavy metal exposure allows you to avoid them, and future health concerns.
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