Removing Toxicity – Heavy Metal Toxicity and Chemicals in General
Heavy metals in your body can damage the nervous system and other tissues and cellular components. This is called heavy metal toxicity. Lead, mercury, and aluminum are 3 examples of commonly found heavy metals in the body. Even in the bodies of infants.
You know that lead is not good for human development. It causes heavy metal toxicity. It
was removed from paints and gasoline as a result. Mercury is not to be played with in a bare hand or other parts of the skin. Mercury thermometers are rarely found anymore and were replaced by alcohol and digital thermometers because of the toxic potential of mercury.
How well does your body clear out the heavy metals that got into your body? There are several methods to test not only the presence of heavy metals but how well your body is clearing them out. This video explains one of the several methods we use because of their efficacy, accuracy, simplicity, and cost. https://youtu.be/WrDpB0t4Eno
MERCURY as an Example of Heavy Metal Toxicity
Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature. In its pure form (often called metallic or elemental), mercury is a shiny, silver-white, odorless liquid.
According to Medscape, Mercury in any form is poisonous, with mercury toxicity most commonly affecting the neurologic, gastrointestinal (GI) and renal organ systems. Poisoning can result from mercury vapor inhalation, mercury ingestion, mercury injection, and absorption of mercury through the skin.
Mercury has 3 forms: (1) elemental mercury, (2) inorganic salts, and (3) organic compounds. Perhaps the most deadly form of mercury is methylmercury. Only 2-10% of the ingested mercury is absorbed from the gut, and ingested elemental mercury is not absorbed at all; however, 90% of any methylmercury ingested is absorbed into the bloodstream from the GI tract. (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1175560-overview)
Avoiding the ingestion of damaging chemicals and heavy metals is as important as removing them from inside the body. Using a water purification for water that you drink, cook with,
and even shower with is an important part of a healthy life-style nowadays. Given that there are 100,000 new chemicals in the environment that your body was never exposed to before, keeping them out of the body (unless you specifically want to ingest them) avoids having to clean them out later. Cleaning them out later takes energy and resources that could be used for more important things, like enjoying time with family, chatting, and relaxing in your favorite hobby. I suggest the Multipure filter as a good choice to at least start out with. Don’t use something that only claims to make the water taste better. It will taste better but not remove the toxins that will damage you and your family’s and children’s health.
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Other Methods to Test for Heavy Metals
There are a variety of other methods to test for heavy metals and chemicals in the body. They are used to text for presence, sensitivity (immunological) to chemicals, and the capacity of your body to remove those heavy metals or chemical toxins in an as inocuous as possible fashion from the body. Hair mineral analysis is one such method to study presence and body metabolic function. Learn more in this series by Dr. Jay Sordean.