Are You Suffering from Heavy Metal Toxicity?

Heavy metal poisoning can be subtle and mimic other health issues. It is not always easy to diagnose.

There are two forms of metal toxicity. Acute & Chronic. Let’s take a look at both.

Acute Metal Toxicity:

Sudden onset from immediate exposure can result in –

  • Severe cramping
  • Severe convulsions
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Impaired cognitive skills
  • Impaired motor skills

If you are experiencing any of the above, please seek medical attention immediately.

Chronic Metal Toxicity: Build up over time due to chronic and constant exposure are much more subtle and can easily be confused with other health issues. It can present as –

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Aching joints
  • Digestive issues
  • Impaired blood sugar regulation
  • Female reproductive issues
  • Watering eyes
  • Chronic headaches that keep coming back – generally one side of the head

Metal toxicity may sound like a far-reaching concept but we are all exposed on a regular basis to possible contaminants. Possible sources of metals can include:

  • Fluoride – in the drinking water and in dental products like toothpaste and rinses
  • Cookware – (beware aluminum and nonstick cookware as well as stainless steel which can expose you to nickel which is carcinogenic)
  • Vaccinations – mercury and aluminum injected directly into the bloodstream
  • Cosmetics – contain aluminum bases which can also contribute to Alzheimer’s
  • Dental work – Silver amalgam fillings as well as any dental work that contains metal alloy can contribute to toxicity. It is recommended for all crowns and bridges to do porcelain only.
  • Smoking – can cause cadmium poisoning
  • Buy only high-quality supplements – some colloidal silvers can lead to silver poisoning and other supplements can be high in lead, mercury, and can contain metals arsenic.
  • Conventional Household Cleaning Products – can contain metals and other toxins
  • Insecticides & Herbicides – can contain metals and other toxins
  • Costume Jewelry – Avoid wearing costume jewelry if you are sensitive to metals
  • The Food You Eat – If your body is deficient in essential metals it will use toxic metals it can find as stand-ins instead. Metals can come from pesticides, herbicides, soil, rain, air exposure, and processing.

If you aren’t feeling your best and you cannot seem to find relief or explanation, it is advisable to seek professional assistance. Left unchecked heavy metal toxicity can lead to permanent damage to the body and organs. Get back in balance and back to health with Nutrition Specialists of Florida by calling 239-947-1177. www.bonitaspringschiropractor.com

Originally Posted: http://chiropractorbonitasprings.com/blog/b_76326_are_you_suffering_from_heavy_metal_toxicity.html

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The Water Cure?

Having recently been under the weather with a bad chest/head cold and cough, as many others are right now, I thought I would share a tip that was incredibly helpful and completely free.

Hot liquids during a cold are comforting, but are most of us drinking the wrong ones?

Both tea and coffee have a dehydrating effect on the body. So while they may be comforting and taste good, they actually may be doing some harm during a cold rather than the good you are going for.

It was suggested by a friend who had lived in Thailand for a time that over there they drink hot water. Just hot water. As hot as you can get it down. I added lemon to mine, which is also helpful in detoxifying (plus it makes it taste good).*Please use good clean non fluoridated water*

When you drink just plain water or water with lemon you are rehydrating the body and clearing the organs, especially the kidneys, which during a cold need all the help they can get as they are working over time to try and filter and get you back to health.

I decided this made sense to me and I had nothing to lose by trying it. I boiled up a pot of water, squeezed some lemon and drank it down. The heat felt wonderful. My body temperature began to rise and with that my nose began to drip like a faucet and my eyes started watering as well.

I drank hot water with lemon all day and evening.
The next day?
I felt markedly better!

Now, as this was a lingering cold at this point (going on nearly 3 weeks) I had tossed a lot of herbs, vitamins and pretty much everything I could think of at this cold so I am not claiming that water was the cure… But

I will say this: From here on in if I do get another cold? It will be one of the very first remedies I try.