Heavy metals are prevalent in modern society due to the high amount of industrialism contained within our culture. Metals can be found anywhere and everywhere including food, medicine, water, household items, and even in the air we breathe at home, work, shopping or at school. Low amounts of metals are naturally needed in our body and help with every process that our body conducts, but an overabundance of these metals can cause disruptions in these processes and slow down your body as a whole.
There are two ways that metals will build up in the body. The first is called biotoxicity. This is when toxins build up in the body tissues and cause aching joint pain and digestion issues. The second is neurotoxicity, which is where toxins build up in your nervous system that cause neurological issues such as headaches, pain, sleep disturbances, fatigue, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
The reason that metals affect the body like they do has to do with how our body uses metals in its processes. As an example, while calcium is naturally in the bones if your body has too much lead (or too little calcium) it will use the lead instead which can lead to osteoporosis and can disrupt the formation of red blood cells. Another example is that magnesium can be replaced in this manner with aluminum which can lead to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s.
Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity are difficult to identify since they can be associated with multiple possible conditions. Aluminum can be especially “sneaky” in the way it affects a person. It can actually force calcium out of the bones and cause them to begin to decay and weaken. When it builds up in your muscle tissues it can cause chronic pain during movement (especially in the joints).
At Nutritionally Yours, we recommend a hair analysis test to look at the status of metals within your body. Hair is the most accurate way to check for metals. Blood can be tested as well, but since blood serves as a transport for everything in the body the metal levels will fluctuate and be inaccurate. Hair is directly connected to the tissues where metals will build up, and can even give a detailed history of the metal levels in your body.
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Medical disclaimer: Hair Analysis Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All hair test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss concerns with your medical doctor.
Kaplan, Gary. ‘Heavy Metal Toxicity: What Are The Symptoms?’. The Kaplan Center. N.p., 2015. Web. 16 Nov. 2015.
Mercola, Dr. ‘Toxic Metals: The Reason You Still Feel Sick’. Mercola.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 16 Nov. 2015.
Pepi, Anita. ‘Aluminum Poisoning’. Drpepi.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 20 Nov. 2015.
by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC