We have been poisoned by heavy metals throughout our life. Their physical toll is a costly one and has created many different disease labels in people across the world. This makes it incredibly important to understand the points of heavy metal exposure, the signs of poisoning, and how to remove them.
Unfortunately, the exposure points of heavy metals have become very intertwined in everyday life, and in some cases, are a permanent part of the human physiology. This fact makes it especially important to avoid the obvious sources of heavy metals to keep exposure as low as possible, in order to maintain proper health.
Common exposure points include:
Seafood (i.e., salmon, lobster)
Mercury amalgams in teeth
Personal care products (i.e., deodorant, make up)
Rice protein products sourced from China
Pots, pans and soda cans (lined with nickel or aluminum)
Living in a home built prior to 1978 that has lead-based paint
Smoking or inhaling second hand smoke
Environmental factors like work sites and chemtrails
With low dose heavy metal exposure during pregnancy, early childhood vaccination schedules increasing near twelve-fold since 1940, and mercury being the primary component for dental fillings, it becomes very difficult to avoid heavy metal toxicity in the early stages of life.
Then, in the not so obvious category, unacceptable levels of heavy metals showed up in organic food products, most notably rice protein products. Thanks to the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, the public now has insight into products formally deemed safe so they can make appropriate decisions in the best interests of their health.
Signs of heavy metal toxicity
Although the signs may appear to be broad, it is a good idea to consider heavy metal toxicity especially if one has had any significant exposure to one or more of the exposure points listed.
Some signs that can relate to heavy metal toxicity include:
Chronic pain in the muscles and tissues of the body
Chronic discomfort, fatigue and illness
Chronic candida infection
Brain fog – confused and forgetful
Gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, heartburn and indigestion
Headaches and migraines
Mood swings, depression and anxiety
Nervous system issues such as burning extremities, numbness, tingling and paralysis
Heavy metal toxicity can also be at the root of common disorders like autism, chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple sclerosis.
One can also get a blood, hair and urine sample and have it sent it to an accredited lab for more scientific results.
Removing heavy metals
Once heavy metal toxicity is validated, it’s important to understand that it is one of the most dangerous detoxification processes to do on ones own, and proper medical guidance should be considered. However, if one does choose to do so, it’s best to do it slowly, and consider consuming the following foods for their safer removal:
Foods rich in zinc, selenium, and vitamin C
Purified or spring water
A recent study showed that modified citrus pectin promotes healthy urinary excretion of common, mild environmental exposures of mercury, arsenic, cadmium, lead and tin without altering excretion of other minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and selenium.
Also make sure to support the liver and kidneys during the heavy metal removal process due to the stress placed on these areas when removing heavy metals. If you want to practice a generally safer approach, consider infrared sauna or clay baths. They are very healing to the body and work well with removing heavy metals.