So, what is heavy metal toxicity? It’s when molecular particles of metals find their way into your body and concentrate in large enough doses to disrupt cellular activity, cell replication, and nerve function. Five heavy metals are the most common polluters of your body and can be harmful to your health in large amounts. They are: aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Arsenic, a ground-water pollutant; lead, from old paint; and mercury, an industrial-waste pollutant found in our streams, rivers, and lakes (i.e., our main water supplies), account for the majority of cases of heavy metal poisonings of people.
Once heavy metals enter your body, they don’t like to come out again. The removal process is long and arduous, and often expensive. But, that’s balanced against the poisoning itself which is painful, debilitating, destructive of your mind, and in some cases, even deadly. Listen to this podcast as Kira and Bill Van Ittersum give 5 ways to avoid exposure to heavy metals and then 5 ways to help remove them from your body.