Dangers of Heavy Metal Toxicity
Chronic, low-level exposure can result in significant retention in the body that can be associated with a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic diseases.
Do you eat salmon? Do you drink water? Do you live in the city and breathe polluted air? Do you drive to work on congested roadways? Have you been exposed to cigarette smoke?
With the onset of the industrial revolution, our environment is FULL of toxic heavy metals. Unfortunately, we are all exposed to heavy metals from diet, to medications, to various environmental exposures at home or at work .
The major ones present are Mercury, Arsenic, Antimony, Aluminum, Lead and Cadmium. Heavy metals tend to accumulate in the body, specifically in the brain and other fatty tissues. . Chronic, low-level exposure can result in significant retention in the body that can be associated with a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic diseases.
In fact, as a single intervention, Dr Walter Blumer MD in Switzerland has shown a 90% reduction in cancer mortality when treating heavy metal patients, compared to 172 control patients in the same area. Heavy metals can cause damage to DNA both directly and indirectly. The net effect of DNA damage is sometimes uncontrolled growth cancer.
Which Heavy Metals are Considered Toxic?
From my perspective, the following is the four main heavy metals that you should be most attentive about for your health. They are mercury, arsenic, lead, and cadmium.
Though it’s common knowledge that fish today often have high concentrations of mercury, most people are clueless about how dangerous this metal actually is. Mercury tends to build up in your body’s fatty tissues, so avoiding mercury exposure needs to be a top priority.
Toxic to the nervous system and most of your organs, mercury exposure can lead to headaches, inexplicable dizziness, both drowsiness and difficulty sleeping, weight loss, loss of coordination, and digestive problems. Over time, it can lead to high blood pressure, depression, memory loss, and even organ failure. Pregnant women are especially at risk, as mercury exposure has been linked to birth defects.
You can be exposed to mercury in a variety of ways today, including shellfish, air pollution, pesticide-laced crops, fluorescent lights, and even dental fillings. In fact, a study from Norway found that 47 percent of dental patients with mercury-laced fillings suffered from major depression, a common symptom of heavy metal toxicity.
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