There are many ways to limit the exposure to dangerous metals:
1. Aluminum - Toxicity increases the risk of colds, dry skin, flatulance, heart burn, muscle weakness and memory loss.
Sources: Antacids, deodorants, bleached flour, conventional cosmetics, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and painkillers, as well as aluminum cans and cookware and municipal water supplies
2. Arsenic - When ingested, this heavy metal is deposited in hair, nails and skin. Toxicity impacts the kidneys, liver, and lungs. Symptoms of chronic exposure include confusion, deafness, diarrhea, nausea, peripheral nerve damage and vision problems
Sources: Found mainly in drinking water and public water systems. Another source is indoor air from coal dust, paints, smoke, herbicides, insecticides.
3. Copper - Overload of this metal can compromise both adrenal and nervous system function. Toxicity symptoms include allergies, anorexia, depression, hair loss, hyperactivity, insomnia, and skin abnormalities. Because traces amounts are essential to health, some dietary copper (avocados, grains, shellfish, seeds and nuts) is necessary in the diet. However, limit this metal intake
Sources: Birth control pills, dental fillings, fungicides, insecticides, copper intrauterine devices and pasteurized milk, as well as copper cookware and water piping in the house.
4. Lead - This metal impacts the whole body, but exposure before and after birth is most damaging. Symptoms include behavioral problems like ADD and ADHD, blue gums, convulsions, hearing loss, kidney disease, miscarriages, and visual disturbances.
Sources: Lead paint dust accounts for 70% of its presence in blood levels among American children who tend to play in dusty areas and place their hands in their mouths after touching objects containing lead.
5. Mercury - It is a neurotoxin that disrupts normal hormonal activity, increases the risk of heart disease and kidney problems. It also compromises the immune system, causes headaches, fatigue, memory loss and mood swings.
Sources: It is found in soil and water, it also contaminates large fish and many other foods. It is also present in batteries, cosmetics, dental fillings, some medications, solvents, plastics, vaccines, and wood preservatives. All of these are additional sources of cummulative poison.
How can you detoxify your body? Add to your diet apple pectin and other fibers, burdock root, calcium and magnesium, chlorella, garlic, green tea, milk thistle, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), and vitamin C with bioflavonoids.
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