Heavy Metal Toxicity is far from the first thing doctors look for.
It is tough to diagnose because it very closely mimics so many other potential issues. Unless you suspect you have been exposed somehow it can go undetected for years.
Let’s start with the basics: Heavy Metal Toxicity presents in two ways – Acute & Chronic. Acute Metal Toxicity: Sudden onset from immediate exposure can show up as:
- A headache
- Difficulty with motor skills
- Breathing issues
- Impaired cognitive skills
If you are experiencing any of the above-listed issues especially paired or multiple, please seek medical attention immediately.
When it comes to the chronic buildup of heavy metal toxicity over time: It is always due to a chronic and ongoing exposure. Symptoms are much more subtle. They can easily be dismissed or mixed up with other health problems. Chronic heavy metal exposure builds up in the blood and can present as
- CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Digestive problems
- Aching joints
- Inability to process sugar
- Female issues
- Watering eyes
- Chronic headaches – generally one side of the head
While it may seem like a far-fetched diagnosis there are many ways it can happen where people become exposed, unknowingly to contaminated sources.
These sources can include:
Your diet – If you are deficient in essential metals your body will attempt to find them any way necessary and will mistakenly use toxic metals as replacements. These incorrect metal forms can be found in pesticides, herbicides, rainwater, soil, and air exposure. 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.
Vaccinations – vaccines contain both mercury and aluminum.
Fluoride – Exposure can be daily thanks to fluoridation of the water supply as well as toothpaste.
Non-Stick Cookware – (especially when scratched, it can expose you to nickel which is carcinogenic and many people have an actual allergy to it as well)
Smoking – Cadmium poisoning is a side effect of smoking that many do not know of.
Cosmetics – Many makeup brands are made of aluminum as a base. This can contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s
Dental work – Amalgam fillings (the old silver ones we all remember), as well as any dental work that contains metal alloy, can contribute to toxicity. This can be bridges, crowns, veneers, and more. Ask your dentist for porcelain only.
Nutritional Supplements – Sadly some low-quality supplements can do more harm than good! Some colloidal slivers can lead to silver poisoning and other supplements can be high in lead, mercury, and can contain metals arsenic.
Cleaning Products – Commercial cleaning products can contain metals and other toxins
Insecticides & Herbicides –can contain metals and other toxins
Non-precious metal jewelry – Avoid wearing costume jewelry if you are sensitive to metals (especially nickel and copper)
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