An often overlooked health issue, high levels of metals in your body can be extremely detrimental to your overall health. In particularly, metals can wreak havoc on your neurological health. Magnesium, lead, arsenic, aluminum and other heavy metals in the body can lead to loss of mental capabilities, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, headaches, fatigue and lots more. The toxicity of these metals depends on a range of factors including age, gender, genetics, dose size and route of exposure.
Exposure to heavy metals is unfortunately all around us. Car keys, pesticides, food stored in metal containers, smog, second-hand smoke and many more sources all expose our bodies to heavy metals. It’s pretty much impossible to completely avoid heavy metals in our modern world.
Signs of excessive heavy metal build-up in the body can be subtle and easy to miss. Here are some warning signs to looks out for.
-Depression, Bipolar Disorder or Anxiety
The blood isn’t the best way to measure your metal levels. Since most metals concentrate in your body’s tissue such as the brain, they cannot be detected reliably within the blood. The most reliable option for testing metal levels is a hair test. The test costs around $100 and includes a lab analysis. Check out the link below to get yours
Hair Test ($115)
If you’re looking to cleanse your body of heavy metals and prevent further damage by the metals already in your body there are a few ways to go about it. You can eat foods rich in Vitamin C. The Vitamin C works as an antioxidant to combat the carcinogenic effects of the metals. Eating green foods such as kale, cilantro and spinach will act as detoxifiers, removing metals including mercury from the body. Other detoxifying foods to consumer are garlic and onions. These two foods contain sulfur and work well for expelling metals like lead and arsenic. Lastly, make sure to drink lots of water or vegetable juice daily to flush out toxins.
Other than the tips above its also wise to keep away from foods high in heavy metals including farmed fish and non-organic produce or meats. Alcohol makes it harder for the body to process these toxins and should be consumed in moderation as well... in a nutshell, try to keep your sushi and sake bomb extravaganzas to a minimum.