Heavy Metals

Heavy metal toxicity is an often overlooked problem in the modern world. Both acute and chronic exposure to such toxins wreaks biological havoc on all living organisms. Our bodies are constantly exposed to these toxins through many different sources including the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the products we use and the vaccinations we are administered. Some the metals we are frequently exposed to that are problematic for our health include:

  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Chromium
  • Arsenic
  • Aluminum

When heavy metals enter our bloodstream through various pathways, they often lead to toxicity within several important organs including the brain, heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. Heavy metals are highly reactive compounds that can lead to high levels of tissue damage and inflammation via increased levels of oxidative stress. They provoke powerful immune responses that can lead to auto-immune diseases and poor immune function long term.

It is important to test your drinking water and avoid foods and beverages that come in aluminum cans or have additives or preservatives. Opt for ceramic or cast iron cookware over non-stick and avoid aluminum foil for cooking or baking. Check your personal hygiene products for aluminum or other heavy metals and toxins before applying them to your skin. We encourage you to ask your dentist about heavy metals in dental amalgams. You may also want to think twice about getting a tattoo and having a lot of body piercings. As for vaccinations, keep well informed on the potential risks. We encourage you to do your homework and ask for a list of ingredients from your physician before administering them to your child. It is always a good idea to know what you are exposing your body to so you can make well informed decisions.