Did you know women diagnosed with breast cancer are informed not to used deodorant? The reason behind this is the aluminium content of deodorant which has been strongly linked to cancer. Find out how you can test the levels of aluminium and other toxic metals within your body.
Heavy Metals: What you need to know!
Heavy metals, like aluminium, lead and mercury can accumulate in our tissues and organs. This is toxic to our body and can potentially cause nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances and damage the bodies immune, nervous system and other organs.
Signs and Symptoms of Heavy Metal Toxicity
If you experience one or more of the following it would be wise to get your level of heavy metals tested:
- Frequent fatigue and low energy
- Flatulence, gas and bloating
- Excess weight
- Food allergies
- Impaired digestion
- Irritability, mood swings
- Bad breath
- Frequent colds
- Brain fog
- Coated tongue
- Muscle and joint pain
- Muscle twitching
- Night sweats
- Sensitive teeth
- Skin problems
Heavy metal toxicity is much more common than people realise, exposure can occur everyday through tap water, cooking processes, deodorant and pollution. Long term chronic exposure has been linked to attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, arthritis, epilepsy, fibromyalgia and thyroid disorders.
Toxic Heavy Metals
Heavy metals may enter the human body through food, water, air, or absorption through the skin. Below are the most commonly encountered toxic heavy metals and lifestyle sources. There are simple changes you can make not drinking tap water (filtered or bottled) and look for alternatives like alumninium free deodorants or stainless steel cooking pans:
||Pipes, Paint, Drains, PVC Plastics
||Fish, Dental Fillings, inhalation
||Non organic fruit/vegetables, shellfish, smoking, exhaust fumes
||Deodorant, aluminium Foil, antacids, food additives, nasal sprays, tap water, tobacco, exhaust fumes, aluminium cookware, tinned food
Are you Toxic?
One way of establishing heavy metal toxicity is a hair mineral test. A hair mineral analysis will provide an insight into elevated levels of toxic minerals within the tissue. Once you have checked your heavy metal toxicity levels there’s lots of simple things you can do to detoxify, contact Keris to arrange a mineral test.