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If you suffer from health problems and have not yet been able to heal, this is something you might want to look into. Even if you don’t feel you have any health issues, but you’ve never thought about heavy metal toxicity before, I’d still suggest reading on.
In today’s world we are bombarded by all kinds of different toxins — one particular threatening kind being heavy metals. Unfortunately, heavy metal toxicity is quite difficult to diagnose and stays well hidden unless you take action to look for it.
WHAT ARE HEAVY METALS?
Heavy metals are naturally occurring elements that have a high atomic weight and a density of at least 5 times greater than that of water.
Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury rank among the priority metals because of their high degree of toxicity. These metallic elements are considered systemic toxins that are known to induce multiple organ damage, even at lower levels of exposure. They are also classified as human carcinogens according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
WHERE DO WE GET THEM?
Toxic heavy metals are virtually everywhere, and you’ve probably come into contact with them through aluminium cans and foil, batteries, metal cookware, old paint and the foods you eat. Pesticides and herbicides are also a common source of heavy metals. If you’ve eaten fish regularly, had amalgam fillings, received vaccinations, drunk contaminated water, or done industrial or agricultural work, there’s a good chance that you have a fair amount of toxic metals in your system.
As a result, most of us are carrying heavy metals that have been with us for almost our whole lives and which have been stored deep inside our tissues.
THE NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS
Heavy metals are a form of neurotoxin. A neurotoxin is a substance that’s poisonous to the tissues in the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. It causes inflammation in these areas, resulting in symptoms such as memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, depression, digestive stress and create a breeding ground for viruses, parasites and pathogens which result in other disease occurring.
The longer these metals are in your system, the more damage they can do. They begin to oxidise and cause damage to surrounding tissue, poisoning the whole body and damaging every system and organ.
Did you know mercury stacks on itself? When mercury balls hit each other, they combine and fan out into tiny balls. It likes to spread and find places in our brain and body.
You may have heard the term “mad hatter”? It’s origin stems from men who worked in hat factories and had to dip hats in mercury solutions. When you sweat you’d get mercury poisoning from the hat. This would damage your brain and you’d go a little mad — literally! Resulting in the term “mad hatter”.
TOP 5 FOODS TO DETOX HEAVY METALS
Spirulina + Barley Juice Powder
These two powders work synergistically to soak up and remove heavy metals from your body. Spirulina draws it out of your brain, central nervous system and liver, while barley juice draws it out of your spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid and reproductive system.
Cilantro not only tastes great, it also binds to heavy metals and helps remove them from your body.
Blueberries draw heavy metals out of your brain tissue and heals gaps created by oxidation when the heavy metals are removed. Wild blueberries, in particular, possess unique phytonutrients with special detoxifying abilities.
This seaweed binds to lead, aluminium, copper, cadmium and nickel. Atlantic dulse actually goes into deep, hidden places of the digestive tract, binding to mercury and not releasing it. Concerned about the dulse itself having mercury? Atlantic sea dulse will not release any mercury it might possess into the body. It holds onto mercury and grabs onto other metals along the way and drives them out as well.
OTHER WAYS TO PREVENT HEAVY METAL TOXICITY
Keep dietary fat low
If you are trying to remove mercury and other heavy metals from your body, extra fats from the foods you eat can slow down or even halt the removal process, because the fat tends to soak up the metals you’re trying to get rid of. You don’t need to remove fat altogether from your diet, just reduce it a bit.
Infrared saunas emit rays which deeply penetrate the body, increasing blood flow and oxygenation of the blood, removing toxins from the skin, eliminating aches and pains and strengthening the immune system. Infrared sauna sessions assist the body in detoxifying and helping the removal of heavy metals.
Use natural cosmetics
Heavy metals are found in a wide variety of personal care products, including lipstick, whitening toothpaste, eyeliner, deodorant and nail colour. Use natural products and ensure to check labels as, unfortunately, even organic products have added toxins in them.
Your body wants to heal and it’s constantly working to remove unwanted toxins like heavy metals. By drinking only juices, you’re giving your digestive system a break and allowing your body more energy to detox. Drinking juices with celery, cucumber and apple will be particularly effective at removing heavy metals.
If you’ve never done a juice cleanse before, you can start with 1 day every month or so, then move up to 2 and maybe 3 days.
Incorporating the above 5 foods along with the extra recommendations, you will be well on your way to removing unwanted heavy metals from your body, protecting yourself from further toxicity in the future and achieving the vibrant health you deserve.
REFERENCE: Anthony Williams “Heavy Metal Detox”