How Do You Get Heavy Metal Poisoning
Whatever we do to maintain our healthy lifestyle, we simply can’t avoid polluted water, food and air which are all contaminated, giving us heavy metal poisoning.
Unfortunately it is everyday presence.
Even though you struggle to keep yourself healthy, you still can’t avoid the fact that sometimes you won’t feel OK and not even knowing the reason for it.
What causes heavy metal poisoning
Unfortunately, the reasons you feel that way are probably due to heavy metal toxicity, and toxic metals like mercury, aluminum, cadmium, nickel, lead and arsenic spread around in environmental living space.
In very small amounts, many of the heavy metals, such as zinc, copper, chromium, iron and manganese, are essential for body function.
But, if these metals accumulate in the body in concentrations high enough to cause poisoning, then serious damage may occur.
Toxins can be found as chemical residues in processed foods, personal care products, lead in paint and tap water, the mercury-amalgam fillings etc.
Also, depending the profession people have, the most exposed are:
- lab workers
- dental occupations
- cosmetic workers and so on
Sometimes, toxicity symptoms might be misdiagnosed for chronic issues like depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis and autism.
Symptoms Of Heavy Metal Poisoning
There are two types of heavy metal poisoning : acute and chronic.
Acute symptoms of toxicity are much more easy to recognize, as they tend to come on quickly and be severe. Those include:
- Impaired cognitive, motor and language skills
- Cramping, nausea, and/or vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
Chronic symptoms of toxicity tends to produce different symptoms that are much more easily confused with symptoms of different conditions.
As they develop over time, they are more difficult to recognize.
These are some common signs of chronic exposure you’ll really want to know, like:
- Nervous system disorders, including numbness, tingling, burning or paralysis in the extremities
- Female reproductive issues like infertility, miscarriage and menstrual problems
- Chronic malaise, meaning a frequent general feeling of fatigue, illness and discomfort
- Chronic pain, mainly in the tendons, throughout the muscles or soft tissues of the body
- Visual disturbances
- Depression or anxiety
- Brain fog like being confused or forgetful
- Digestive issues like constipation, bloating, gas, diarrhea, heartburn or indigestion
- Migraines or headaches
- Mood swings
- Central nervous system dysfunction
Pay close attention of you notice some of these symptoms that you may have for a prolonged period of time so you can act upon.
How To Reduce Toxicity Effects
It’s simply impossible to avoid all exposure to toxins, and there are many things you can do to eliminate them, or to try to reduce damaging effects.
Try Good Diet
- Avoid pasteurized dairy products and go for unpasteurized options like raw milk
- Aim to make at least 1/3 of your diet with raw foods
- Eat as little sugar as possible, with the exception of a small amount of raw honey
- Aim to eat more foods locally grown and seasonal ones
- Go for whole organic food
- Include Vitamin C by consuming citrus fruits, as they are full with antioxidants
- Eat plenty of healthy fats coming from coconut oil, nuts and seeds or wild-caught salmon
Nutrition is a key factor here when speaking of metal toxicity, because when you’re deficient in essential metals, the body turns to toxic metals as an alternative.
Another reason nutrition plays such an important role is that essential nutrients are vital for aiding the natural detoxification process, to help your body get rid of those toxins on its own.
Now, you see why detoxification is so important for us?
How To Limit Your Heavy Metal Poisoning
Believe it or not, using your kitchenware can be poisoning you without even knowing it.
Switch to using cast iron, titanium, enamel or glass cookware instead.
Avoid purchasing cosmetics that have an aluminum base as well as powders that contain bismuth.
Many antiperspirants contain aluminum, and they’ve been shown in studies to raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Amalgam Tooth Filings
If you have amalgam fillings, ask your dentist to replace them right away and don’t wait any longer.
Household Cleaning Products
It’s about time to throw away all chemical cleaners, and replace them with natural ones such as vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice.
They are non-toxic and quite effective for cleaning household items.
Usage Of Herbicides
They are not just bad for your health, but they harm the environment as well.
Also be extremely cautious with Boric acid (Borax), because it can lead to serious health problems, despite the fact that it is considered as a natural alternative.
If you decide to purchase herbal remedies, at least do it from a reputable place(source). They might contain certain levels of toxic metals.
Some products can even be high in arsenic, lead or mercury through unintentional contamination. Be wary of some colloidal silver as well, as they can lead to silver poisoning.
As you can see, these pure facts are just a reminder for us to take an action and detox our body on a more regular basis, as we are unable to fully protect from heavy metal poisoning.
It is everywhere.
So, make a detox plan and go by it, day in-day out, and see how symptoms you may have from a heavy metal poisoning are slowly vanishing.
Take control of your health!
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