Many people are aware of the danger of heavy metals, yet, they are everywhere. Humans are exposed to heavy metals, such as mercury, aluminum, copper, cadmium, nickel, and lead in a variety of ways. Mercury can be found not only in your dental silver filling (amalgam), but also eye drops, nasal spray, and influenza vaccines. Copper is used in cookware, drinking water, birth control pills and IUD (intrauterine device). Cadmium is used in many products, including batteries, pigments, metal coatings, and plastics, and it is found in cigarette smoke. Lead can be found in paint and drinking water, but also your everyday serving plates (here is a list of manufactures). Then, aluminum, it is actually all over in our daily life. Aluminum foil to soda/beer can, and your cookware might be made of aluminum too. Also, antacids, buffered aspirin, processed food, drinking water, and several vaccines contain aluminum. So, it is virtually impossible not to take in a certain amount of toxic heavy metals. But do you really know the mechanisms of what these heavy metals do to your body?
I refer to Andrew Williams’s book, Medical Medium, because he explains more clearly without technical words:
“These heavy metals often accumulate in your liver, gall bladder, and/or intestines. Since heavy metals tend to be heavier than the water that’s inside your digestive system and blood, they sink down and settle into the intestinal tract – just like gold settles at the bottom of a riverbed.
Toxic heavy metals are poisonous, and if they begin to oxidize, their chemical runoff will mutate and damage whatever cells are nearby. However, the biggest issue with heavy metals is that they are prime food for bad bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and worms. That means these metals are likely to attract and serve as a feeding ground for Streptococcus A or B, E. coli and its many strains, C difficile, H pylori, and viruses. When these pathogens consume the toxic heavy metals, they release a neurotoxic gas that attaches itself to the ammonia gas and travels through the intestinal lining. In other words, the ammonia permeability* takes on a friend, and that friend is heavy metal contamination. The ammonia permeability makes it possible for the toxic gas to get through the intestinal lining. …
….Once the pathogens I mentioned above settle in, they will start inflaming your gut – e.g., saturating the linings of your intestines or colon. They will release poisons in your gut directly via neurotoxins they produce, and indirectly via their waste and toxic corpses. This is how most people develop illnesses and disorders such as IBS, Crohn’s disease (an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract), and colitis (an inflammation of the colon – which is typically a chronic infection of the shingles virus coupled with Streptococcus bacteria). “
He also adds that Mercury is 100 percent responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.
So don’t take this lightly that heavy metal poisoning is only relevant to someone who works in the metal industries or lives near factories. Many researchers say that heavy metals are the root cause of many illnesses, and Andrew William says that the toxins your great grandfather accumulated are being passed down from one generation to the next. Maybe you need to pay more vigorous attention to the products you use. For example, are you using aluminum foil to cook some acidic food such as tomato, lemon, and vinegar? The acids will react with the aluminum, causing the metal to leach into the food and the cookware to become discolored and/or pitted.
Although there are many articles out there about heavy metal detox regiments, I highly recommend one from Andrew Williams because it is truly effective and so many people around the world have healed from it. You can read his books or watch his YouTube videos.