Heavy Metals Explained

Have you heard of heavy metals, heavy metal toxicity, or metal overload?

Did you know they can be implicated in Hashimotos, Arthritis, Dementia, Autism and much more?

In chronic health situations, it is alarmingly common for excessive metals to be a big part of the health picture. Heavy metals include lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic.

These are the most dangerous toxins that we are exposed to .

Toxic Metals passed on Generationally

A child may have the same type and level of toxicity as one or both parents, or one or more grandparents. It may be on the paternal or maternal side of the family.

The toxicity may skip one generation and appear in one or more siblings within a family.

This type of toxicity is deeply embedded. It may not be found in circulation at all: it may not even appear in the first test.

Then it may suddenly appear on subsequent tests after a course of general treatment.

I have seen this type of trans-generational toxicity with copper, aluminium, mercury and lead. However, it is possible with all toxic elements.

*** This proves that toxicity is not solely derived from the environment. ***

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Here’s an example of someone who had amalgam (silver) fillings in their teeth – even though they had all been removed several years ago. The toxic burden is still present

How toxic metals affect our health

All the elements listed in this picture above are toxic – they exert no positive effect in our body at all, and each has its own list of symptoms and side effects that will be present in varying potency depending on the significance of the toxic load.

Anxiety • Depression, crying spells • Exhaustion • Fatigue • Headaches • Insomnia • Memory poor, loss of concentration • Panic attacks • Osteoarthritis • Fatigue • Hyperactivity (children) • Hypersensitivity, irritability • Insomnia • Muscle cramps • Palpitations • Tingling in extremities • Osteopaenia or Osteoporosis – to name just a few!

Environmental Exposure

We can absorb toxic metals through our skin, our lungs, and our digestive tract. They can be in our foods, our beauty products, and our drinking water.

Many jobs will expose people to higher amounts of heavy metals, such as jewellers, petrol station attendants, miners, mechanics, agricultural farmers, and hairdressers.

If the body can’t detoxify the absorbed metals appropriately, then it will attempt to store them in the fatty tissues of the body.

Over time the heavy metals start to accumulate in the organs and tissues of the body. When the burden builds to a point of excess, function of the organ is disrupted, essential nutrients are blocked from absorption, and a host of serious health risks accumulate.

Here’s a list of heavy metal sources that you probably never suspected:

Furniture is one of those things that nobody expects to be a common source of heavy metals. However furniture contains fire retardants, protective finishes, and can contain heavy metals such as antimony and cadmium.

This includes mattresses, car seat covers, couches, and much more.

Some prescription drugs contain heavy metals. Antacids are also a significant source of aluminium.

Additionally, some vaccines also have heavy metals.

E-Cigarettes contain cadmium, a heavy metal that can cause neurological damage, kidney disease, and mental disorders.

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Our preferred way to test Heavy Metal levels in the body is with a hand-held spectrophotometry device which has been approved by the TGA to offer instant intra-tissue mineral and toxic metal testing.

Heavy metals are extremely dangerous, so levels are held in the tissues of the body – like a prisoner in a cell.

Blood tests don’t indicate how much is in storage, and is only useful to diagnose acute poisoning.

Feel free to call us to discuss how our testing is different.

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We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Warmly,
Lucy

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