Heavy Metal Detox - Resources and Methods

Heavy metals include:

  • aluminum
  • arsenic
  • cadmium
  • chromium
  • iron
  • lead
  • mercury
  • nickel
  • titanium
  • zinc

Some heavy metals occur naturally and indeed are essential to your health such as iron, chromium and zinc. But too much iron is a health hazard and toxic exposure to most other heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, mercury and aluminum are known to cause organ damage, affect the development of the nervous system in children, affect hearing, vision and speech, disrupt hormone functions and are implicated as causes of cancer.

For a detailed assessment of the dangers of heavy metals see this Safe Cosmetics article.

Heavy Metal Detox by Chemical Means

Chelation therapy is one way of eliminating heavy metal toxins. Chemicals that bind to heavy metals are introduced into your blood intravenously. The binding to these chemicals provides a pathway out of your system when the chemicals are excreted in your urine.

The chemicals used in chelation therapy have their own insidious side-effects and deaths have been known to occur.

Some of the chemicals used are: ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA a synthetic amino acid) or DMPS, Succimer (DMSA).

Heavy Metal Detox by Natural Means

Miso and Coriander are two natural foods known to bind to and expel heavy metals from your body. Chlorella algae and garlic juice may also be effective along with amino acids.

Dr Janet Star Hull offers hair analysis and a comprehensive detox that will rid your body of a long list of heavy metals and other chemical toxins. If you have any doubts about the effects of toxins then her forum is a must read.

Read more about detoxing heavy metals and radiation protection.

Test kits for aluminum, cadmium, mercury and lead are available from Global Health Center.

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