Over the past few months we have been discussing specific vitamins and minerals, explaining what each does, how each are best absorbed and foods that each are found in. We have completed our discussion of each specific vitamin and mineral however it does not stop there. For the next 2-3 months we will be discussing the effects of heavy metal toxicity that include sources they are found in, toxicity symptoms and counteracting nutrients that include the vitamins and minerals we previously discussed. As always we hope you enjoy and if you have any
questions please feel free to contact us. If you suspect heavy metal toxicity for yourself or are just curious call our offices and we will would be more than happy to assist you in running a heavy metal test.
Heavy metals include and are not limited to mercury, lead, aluminum, copper and fluoride. These items are found in our environment including our food, cleaning supplies, air & water. Completely avoiding heavy metals is near to impossible however there are several preventative steps that one can take in order to keep your body in a healthier state, therefore, making it easier to fight off exposure. These steps include and are not limited to:
· Eating organic when possible
· Thoroughly washing fruits and veggies after purchasing
· Drink plenty of clean water (filtered water is best)
· Avoid processed foods, sugar & caffeine
· Breathe fresh air – live in the city? Consider taking a ride to the country side or ocean
· Stress reduction – do something that helps you to manage & reduce stress such as exercising, meditation, listening to music that soothes you etc.
For our next heavy metal blog entry we will be discussing Lead.
Lead does not have any health benefits and therefore does more harm than good. One needs to be careful of lead based paints as well as soils contaminated with lead, which will in turn invest the foods grown in such soil.
Common Sources of Lead:
· Scrap metal
· Tobacco smoke
· Nausea &vomiting
· Fatigue & insomnia
· Nerve disorder
· Brain damage
· Legumes & beans
· Cabbage family
· Vitamins A, B1, B2, B complex, C, D & E
Resource: Fighting radiation & chemical pollutants by: Steven Schechter, N.D.
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