We have been discussing the effects of heavy metal toxicity over the past few weeks, including 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 Mercury.
Mercury is one of the oldest common pollutants. The most common ingested source of mercury is in fish, however it is also found in plants, water, the soil, livestock and the atmosphere. Mercury residues can also be found in the processing of foods, such as foods made with high fructose corn syrup. Exposure to mercury vapor from dental fillings is also concerning. The University of Calgary has a powerful video showing the negative effects of mercury on the brain, demonstrating the degeneration of growing neurons in the brain when mercury is introduced. (http://apollo.ucalgary.ca/mercury/movies/Lor2_QTS_700kb_QD.mov)
CAUTION: If you have mercury fillings and would like to get them replaced you should:
1. Be sure that your body is healthy enough to handle the extra burden of detoxifying the released mercury from these fillings. If you have a poor diet, have negative symptoms like bloating, constipation, skin rashes, trouble losing weight, etc… YOU ARE NOT READY. Contact us to learn more.
2. When your body is in good health, go to a dentist that specializes in removing mercury fillings. If not, you may be doing more harm than good.
Common Sources of Mercury:
- Amalgam filling
- Some cosmetics
- Residue in some processed foods
- Birth Defects
- Kidney Damage
- Memory Loss
- Vision Loss
- Cabbage family vegetables
- Sodium Alginate
- Vitamins A, B Complex, C, E
- Nutritional Yeast
Resource: Fighting radiation & chemical pollutants by: Steven Schechter, N.D.
Picture by: http://www.ion.ac.uk/archives/016_mercury_health_hazzard_or_hoax.html