Heavy Metals are affecting our health

We may be aware of heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum, lead etc. I have many clients that had presented heavy metals on their health questionnaire. But I wasn’t sure if this was actually a real problem or not.

The more I dive into this and get more research. I am realizing how incredibly common and serious this issue is among the general population. It shouldn’t surprise me, for the fact that we are bombarded with heavy metals in our environment. They are in our water, our food, the products we buy and bring into our home. They are are products we wash with etc etc. So after saying all this how can we possibly say…. how can I have heavy metals in my body?

I have seen my questionnaire results show heavy metals, but even I have questioned this really being a common problem. So yes I have asked this, as well as my clients. So I am here to tell you that it is common and a real problem. I have received hair analysis results back and can see there is a definite problem.

So of course the question always is what do we do about it?

Our bodies are very well adapted to getting rid of things it doesn’t need by the way of the liver and bowels. But when our bodies don’t have the right amount of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, the heavy metals take their place. So the formula is… right of amount of minerals, the heavy metals don’t need to stick around.

Helping our liver do it’s job is something I recommend. I have seen some info on social media claiming that cleanses for the liver are a waste of money. Yes… maybe some are. But like anything, before you purchase, research is key. Or getting a qualified nutritionist to help is probably the best route to go.

Our organs are made of cells. Cells need the right nutrients. If the cells don’t get the proper nutrients they can’t work properly. I use the analogy with your car. You can’t put water in the gas tank, or not get oil changes or change filters and expect it to run properly. Why do people think they can put whatever they want into their bodies and expect them to work properly.

Your liver is the main filtration system of the body. It performs over 600 functions. It works really hard. It gets clogged up. A fatty liver is actually stones that a congealed. These will block bile that is imperative to excrete toxins, metabolize calcium, emulsify fats. We need to eat properly, drink lots of water, avoid sugar and other processed foods and eat foods and take supplements that help support the health of the liver. Different foods and nutrients are good for different organs in the body. Milk thistle, glutathione produced from N acetyl-cysteine , dandelion root, lemons, grapefruits are extremely beneficial for the liver.

Eating healthy, taking a good quality supplement (I recommend USANA as it has a platinum plus rating), that will give you all the antioxidants and minerals, you need to help keep heavy metals from hanging around the body and settling in organs and bones. Taking activated charcoal, and chlorella can help remove heavy metals out of the body.

For more info on getting tested for heavy metals from hair analysis and an intensive questionnaire.  Contact Linda at info@bestbody4life.ca



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Linda Murphy

Linda Murphy

Linda is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She teaches her clients easy ways to incorporate an anti-inflammatory diet in a busy lifestyle. She is an avid cook and loves to teach her clients easy and healthy ways to prepare everyday meals.
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