Heavy metals are naturally occurring elements which become toxic if they accumulate in your cells and tissues. They disrupt the normal functioning of your body and lead to a number of negative health symptoms including fatigue, digestive issues, pain, migraines, headaches, brain fog, learning difficulty, muscle weakness etc…
Heavy metals have no biological role and often any measureable amount may have negative health effects. Removing heavy metals can often have profound effects on people health.
The main toxic heavy metals are:
Aluminium – Associated with abdominal pain, headaches, seizures, irritability, fatigue, poor memory, autism and joint pain.
Sources – Over the counter medications can be one of the largest sources of aluminium, antiperspirants and douches, Food that has been cooked or stored in aluminium pots and aluminium foil is another source.
Cadmium – Associated with fatigue, poor sleep, and trouble waking up in the morning, learning difficulties, cognition, recurring flu-like symptoms, and abdominal pain.
Sources – foods such as rice and wheat which are grown in soil contaminated by sewage sludge, super phosphate fertilizers and irrigation water, Large ocean fish such as tuna, codfish and haddock, Many processed foods, Solder used to seal cans, many water supplies, Dental amalgams and appliances, batteries,
Copper (Excess) – Associated with Fatigue, foggy head, headaches, abdominal pain, painful periods, reoccurring thrush, depression, food allergies, poor immunity, tics, insomnia and reoccurring viral infections.
Source – Copper ore, copper pipes, supplements, hard water, hot tubs, cookware, medications, dental materials, jewellery, insecticides, oysters, chocolate and industrial emissions
Lead – Associated with fatigue, headaches, muscle pain, poor memory, tingling, and muscle weakness, constipation with abdominal pain.
Sources – paint and gasoline and is still used in batteries, solder, pipes, pottery, roofing materials and some cosmetics, toys and soil.
Mercury – Associated with oversensitive to drugs and medications, digestive issues, diarrhoea, leaky gut, anxiety, fatigue, depression, OCD, thyroid disturbance, eczema, mood.
Sources – fish, shellfish and animals that eat fish, found in many rocks including coal, mercury thermometers, fluorescent and low-energy light bulbs, dental fillings modern amalgam fillings, batteries
Your Naturopath can then help identify the best course of action to improve your essential minerals and how to safely remove any excess heavy metals that may be negatively affecting your health.
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