How Can You Tell Your Body Contains Heavy Metals?
We are pretty good at understanding our bodies and what may be happening within them, but there are also times when we just can’t seem to pinpoint what is causing a symptom or a pain, which leaves us frustrated with the unknown. This unknown could be tied to emerging information about how we may be affected by a build-up of heavy metals. Lets first take a look at what heavy metals are and how an accumulation over time can harm your
health. We are all exposed to heavy metals daily through the foods we eat and the environment that we live in. You may work in an environment that exposes you to low levels of chemicals every day; this can range from factory work, machine work, paving, roofing, landscaping etc. However, your exposure is also through simple things such as chemical hair treatments and cosmetic products, pesticides and herbicides in your lawn and garden, household cleaning products, unwashed and chemically sprayed fruits and vegetables and even some types of fish that are not so ocean wise. You know those silver-coloured dental fillings, (amalgam) they can contain up to 50% mercury by weight. Exposure to chemicals over long periods cannot be good for us so we can all benefit from taking a few steps to boost our body's natural detoxification systems and reduce our exposure. Some heavy metals are beneficial for you such as zinc, iron, magnesium, but there are others that are not so good, such as mercury, arsenic, lead, or cadmium and aluminum. The overload of heavy metals impacts the cells of your body by disrupting their many different functions, resulting in chronic fatigue, mental fog, low-grade infections, insomnia, digestive problems and anxiety. There is some early evidence that a heavy metal accumulation could also be an underlying factor in autoimmune disease (overstimulating the immune system) such as systematic lupus. The inability for your body to remove the toxic heavy metals can disrupt enzymatic function, hormone function and the function of your neurons. Some symptoms of heavy metal overload are unexplained symptoms like low energy, mood disturbances, fogginess, insomnia, skin disorders and digestive upset.
Take Some Steps to Reduce Exposure
Reducing your exposure to heavy metals is the first step to allowing your body to catch up to its natural elimination process. Examine your everyday habits from shampooing your hair, to cleaning your homes and check the ingredients on the labels. If there are chemicals in them, it is inevitable that you are exposing yourself to them as well. Consider getting rid of those lovely-smelling plug-in air fresheners, because breathing in the nice-smelling chemicals exposes you while making you feel good about it. Increase your intake of detoxifying foods, such as cruciferous vegetables, onions, garlic, green tea, and cilantro. Start your day with supplements like Enerex Pure Green Energy – it contains alfalfa,
kamut grass, barley grass, oat grass and spirulina, which are high in chlorophyll, a natural detoxifier. The supplement also includes MCT, Matcha, Beet Juice and Green Tea, so it’s a great get-up-and-go energy drink. Enerex Greens Mixed Berries is a green food supplement that can be given to the whole family, as it does not contain any of the energy enhancing herbs that can affect younger children, but it does include detoxifying spirulina and alfalfa, (chlorophyll) probiotics, mixed berries and healthy sources of fibre that can help the natural detoxifying process. If you have many of those unexplained symptoms, consider Enerex Heavy Metal Detox. The Heavy Metal Detox facilitates the binding of those harmful chemicals and supports your body’s natural detoxification process. This formula contains several healthy trace minerals and raw kale to help boost alkalinity. It also includes two organic compounds. Humic acid and fulvic acid. These unique compounds attach themselves directly to heavy metals in the body to gently remove them, without the concerns of reabsorption. Try to stay chemical aware, because even a small reduction in daily exposure can give your body a break and use its natural abilities to keep you healthy.
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