If you regularly feel fatigued, suffer from headaches or migraines, are prone to mood swings, and regularly experience cold and flu symptoms, it may be that you are experiencing symptoms of heavy metal poisoning. With so many of our foods and lifestyle choices today, we are more and more exposed to heavy metals, toxins and chemicals, in a way like never before. These heavy metals, once accumulated in our bodies, can create serious damage to our health and wellbeing. But, there is a simple solution to removing these heavy metals naturally! It is time to empower ourselves so that we can protect ourselves from the damaging effects on our systems – with one of the world’s oldest natural remedies – CLAY!
How do heavy metals destroy Your health?Much of our food contains genetically modified organisms, artificial colours and flavours, sweeteners and preservatives. Many of our personal care products contain chemicals, synthetic bulkers and artificial fragrances. Our prescriptive medications, our kids’ toys, our clothes and homes, our cleaning products, our cars, our air-conditioners and computers, all of these things used regularly and daily, expose us to these chemicals in a big way. Perhaps some of the worst heavy metal contaminants found in our foods, and which can have serious implications on our health, include mercury, lead and cadmium. The reason these become a health issue is that they can accumulate in our bodies with extended exposure or intake, and when they do so, they severely impact on our digestive and immune systems, and thereby undermine our health and wellbeing.
- Mercury can be widely found in our fish and seafood which is found in contaminated waters. It can also sometimes be found in our meat because of environmental pollution in the fields where they graze. If you are over a certain age, chances are mercury is also found our fillings. Long term exposure to mercury can negatively affect our central nervous system, our brain function and is known to contribute to reproductive health issues. It can also lead to serious issues for an unborn fetus.
- Lead is considered to be one of the most harmful metals to our health, and especially to our children’s developing bodies. Found in contaminated old water pipes, paints, and pesticides, it enters the blood stream through ingestion or inhalation. Many food types, including fruit and vegetables, meat, grains and seafood can have traces of lead. High levels of lead in the body can lead to problems with blood pressure and kidney functioning.
- Cadmium,another harmful heavy metal,is usually found in foods, and is common in cigarette smoke. Once it enters into the blood stream, it is then transported into our organs such as the liver, kidneys and lungs.