Mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium are some of the more common metals individual may become exposed to. We encounter heavy metals in the workplace, through water supplies, cosmetics, pesticides and herbicides, dental fillings, fire retardants on furniture, carpets, mattresses. A new car is a constant source of exposure to heavy metals via the off gasses of chemical and contact with vinyl. Many pharmaceutical drugs and over the counter medications contain heavy metals used as binding agents. Antacids, for example contain significant amounts of aluminum! Vaccines use a mercury based preservative thimerosal. YIKES!!
As innocuous as it may seem, your household keys are a source of constant exposure to lead through the brass they are made from, which contains lead. Don't give your keys to a small child to keep them occupied, they put everything into their mouths. Oil based paints made and applied before 1978 contained lead. Many contractors continued to use supplies of lead based paint still in stock with many paint companies that continued to sell products after the ban was in place well into the 80's. Historic and older homes most certainly have lead based paints in them. Applications of newer layers of paint do not protect one from the lead contamination of the older layers. The lead migrates to the surface. Contact with hands or mouths will cause contamination.
A current trend is vaping and e-cigarettes. The solutions of these delivery devices often contains cadmium. Bringing us to air pollution which is a constant exposure to heavy metals from vehicle exhaust.
Acute symptoms associated with these metals include:
Methods of eliminating heavy metals include:
Dr. Cousens’ Chemtrail Protection Protocol and this Blog The Zeolite Story
Zeolite has been controversial for many years often debunked by the American Medical Industry. Do your own research and education before trying this method. I prefer the less is more solution of altering lifestyle and food consumption, reducing exposure before resorting to a more intense detox. However for those who have testing dangerously high in heavy metal exposure this protocol is decidedly worth undertaking.
As a part of my Seasonal Detox Spring Cleaning After Care I have mentioned the importance of detoxing from heavy metals. Along with the above list of foods homeopathy provides an excellent modality to facilitate heavy metal detox.
DesBio 's product Metox ranks as one of the better choices
Various "binders" are a necessary component to support the body in detoxification from heavy metals. This Blog Post from Vibrant Blue Oils is a wonderful overview of key binders. I recommend supporting the liver and kidneys with a detox before actively working on elimination of heavy metals. It's important that all elimination channels be active and strong during the process, liver/gallbladder, kidneys, skin. Symptoms of heavy metal detox can include headaches, nausea, acne, boils, malaise, cramping in muscles and stomach. Clay and salt baths several times per week, along with vigorous stimulation of the skin will help minimize symptoms.
The illustration below comes from a website Safer Chemicals, Happier Families! This organizations site is a great source of information on ways to educate and protect yourself from harmful chemical and heavy metal exposure.
Certified Wellness Consultant speaks up!