Heavy metals are elements that have metallic properties and are toxic to the body, even in small quantities. The scientific definition of heavy metal is a metal with a density level greater than 5 g/cm3. Examples of heavy metals are lead, arsenic, chromium, mercury and cadmium.
Another metal that is very toxic to the body is aluminum. Aluminum is not considered a heavy metal but it does have heavy metal-like properties and is one of the most common environmental toxins.
Heavy metals damage the body by destroying cells and weakening the metabolism and neurotransmission process. This can lead to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and other chronic health problems.
Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity can range greatly. Some of the common symptoms are fatigue, anxiety, depression, headaches, chronic pain, constipation and dizziness. Heavy metal toxicity has increased dramatically because of pollution, fossil fuels, pesticides, vaccines and bad food standards.
How to reduce and detox heavy metal toxicity
- Avoid unnecessary vaccine shots like the flu shot, even better avoid most vaccine because many of them contain some form of heavy metal. A good portion of vaccine contains aluminum or thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative.
- Drink fresh filtered water instead of regular tap water because tap water usually contains heavy metals. I highly recommend installing a water purification system in your home. If you are into portable water purification systems, the one I recommend is the Berkey water purification system.
- Avoid dextrose solution because it contains aluminum. Dextrose solution is sometime added to intravenous fluids in hospitals.
- Avoid using products that are made with aluminum, such as aluminum cookware. For cookware use the ones that are made with stainless steel.
- If possible, avoid using pharmaceutical drugs because some of them contain heavy metal.
- Reduce sea food consumption because some sea food usually contains good levels of mercury.
- Avoid using paint that contains lead and reduce your use of cosmetic. Most cosmetics contain unhealthy ingredients and a good portion of them contain lead.
- Avoid dental amalgams (silver dental fillings) because it contains mercury. Instead use alternative fillings, such as composite fillings because they are less hazardous to your health.
- If you smoke, you may want to think about seriously quitting because cigarette is full of heavy metals.
How to detox heavy metal
- Chlorella does a great job helping the body detox heavy metals. Taking chlorella daily will reduce the levels of heavy metals in the body. Take it as recommended and don’t take it for longer periods of time.
- Sauna therapy is great for detoxing heavy metals and other toxins. Sauna therapy works by increasing sweating which helps flush out toxins through the skin.
- Cilantro, nettles and alfalfa have been shown to help the body detox heavy metals. These three herbs contain natural healing chemicals which stimulate the body to remove heavy metals.
- Chelation therapy is a very popular therapy for detoxing heavy metals. The therapy uses chelating agents, such as Ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) and alpha lipoic acid (ALA) to help the body remove heavy metals.
- Zeolite is excellent for removing heavy metals. Zeolite contains a negative magnetic charge that attracts heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium, arsenic, lead, aluminum and even radioactive metals like cesium and strontium-90. It basically binds to heavy metals which allows the body to flush them out. A great zeolite product to purchase and use is Healthforce ZeoForce. I also recommend ChelorMAX Oral Heavy Metal Chelator because it contains cilantro, chlorella, garlic, alpha lipoic acid, NAC, DMSA, and EDTA. These seven ingredients are some of the best chelators in the world.
Once you remove a good portion of heavy metals from your body, you will feel a big change in your health. Your energy should increase and you should feel less depressed.