Recent studies confirm human exposure to heavy metals have risen dramatically as a result of an exponential increase of their use in industrial, agricultural, domestic and technological applications. Mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic and aluminium are found in numerous everyday sources from our environment and may be the cause of underlying immunological, metabolic and behavioural conditions.
Many heavy metals are the direct result of industrial waste production and release into the soil, air and water.
Lead, arsenic, mercury, nickel, aluminium and cadmium have no safe level in humans.
Heavy metals and toxins accumulate in fat cells, bones, glandular tissue, brain, hair and nervous system having detrimental health effects. Amid this assault of toxins, our body is ineffective in clearing these substances by itself.
Mercury is a carcinogenic heavy metal capable of impairing immune function and causing blockages in the nervous system. Mercury vapours are found in seafood and products derived from seafood (green lipped mussel extract), released from amalgam fillings and converted by the body into organic methylmercury.
Methylmercury can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and autism. In addition to environmental sources, mercury and aluminium are also contained in some vaccines and many medications and personal care products.
Heavy metal toxicity can manifest as a variety of symptoms including:
- Brain fog
- Roaming nerve pain
- Behavioural and/or mood disorders
There are several ways to assess toxicity levels. Toxins rarely show up in blood tests as the body stores toxins away in tissue to prevent constant exposure via the blood.
If you would like to arrange a personal health assessment, call True Medicine on 07 5530 1863.