Small amounts of minerals or metals are necessary for health, but too much can cause a slew of health problems, such as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, memory loss, vertigo, arthritis, auto-immune diseases, and so much more.
Common metal contamination comes from leafy greens such as spinach and kale, fish, air pollution, and regular hygiene products. Plants tend to trans-locate more metals to their leaves in comparison to their fruits. Forage eaten by livestock can be another hazard. We breathe in smog and cigarette smoke and are exposed to chemicals from hair dyes, plastics, perfumes, carpeting, and furnishings, etc. on a daily basis.
According to Renegade Health Ranger, Mike Adams, and the author of Natural News, we consume a great deal of metals through the foods that we eat. We are eating arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, and lead in larger amounts than what are considered to be healthy. We are also exposed to mercury through many different sources such as fish, silver fillings, vaccinations, some medical equipment, florescent light bulbs, batteries, and glass thermometers.
Top Metal Laden Foods and Products to Watch Out For
- Baby Formula – they say mother’s milk is best, and I am starting to see why. Baby formulas contain aluminum along with other potential hazards or recalls from manufacturing contamination.
- Baked Goods – Often times baked goods contain aluminum from baking powder and other contaminated ingredients. Make your own baked goods, with aluminum free baking powder instead.
- Aluminum Pots and Pans – Every time you cook or scrape the pan, aluminum is released into the foods and you end up eating it.
- Over the counter and prescription drugs – Antacids, and other binding agents contain aluminum.
- Fish and Produce – It’s hard to avoid eating these foods, because they are healthy in the same right. Eating organic or wild varieties is always the best option here. Keep portion sizes reasonable and avoid the most contaminated varieties such as tuna, mackerel, swordfish, shark, and tilefish.
- Deodorants – Antiperspirants contain aluminum, which penetrate the skin. We use these on a daily basis, so our body is constantly absorbing it. Try using just plain deodorant without the antiperspirant.
So, what are we to do if we want to stay healthy? Avoid leafy greens and other potentially contaminated produce? That’s not the healthiest remedy, either. What might be a more suitable course of action is to support our bodies in the removal of any excess metals.
Some natural forms of metal chelation can be achieved with chlorella and cilantro. Other methods include EDTA and DMSA, which are more therapeutic and often used to remove larger quantities of metals. There are many Natural Therapies to Promote Chelation, Detoxification, and Protection. Learning about heavy metals and how they might affect our health is important in this day and age. The Symptoms of Exposure can often be the starting point in recognizing that your body needs to detox from the overload and undue stress of excessive metals from our environment and foods. We owe it to ourselves to stay informed and to take control of our health.
Learn more about heavy metals and the benefits of Metabolic Detoxification for improved health.
By Colleen Moriarty, DR Vitamin Solutions