MANAGE THE DRIVERS – TOXIC METALS
Toxic metals, often called ‘Heavy Metals’, may enter the human body through food, water, air, or absorption through the skin in agriculture and in manufacturing, pharmaceutical, industrial, or residential settings.
Heavy metals become toxic when they are not metabolised by the body and accumulate in various tissues. When collected, the body tends to “hide” them in fatty tissue, and the brain is a very fatty organ. As these metals accumulate over the course of our lives, if not expelled from the body then issues may arise, with Alzheimer’s disease.
Sources of toxic metals can include;
- Occupational: e.g. plumbers, miners, welders, renovators etc.
- Household: e.g. lead plumbing, aluminium utensils etc.
- Personal care: e.g. aluminium deodorants, amalgam (mercury) dental filling
- Lifestyle: smoking, high seafood intake
We can assess the levels of toxic metal body storage with a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, for more information on this click here
If toxic metals are found to be an issue, then helping to eliminate them from the body can be done using certain nutrients and herbs. These bind to the metals, safely remove it from the nerve tissue, and take it out of the body, (when you go to the toilet!).
It is important to get professional medical advice when seeking to remove toxic metals from the body, as the process can be quite dangerous if not adequately controlled.