Last Modified on Feb 18, 2015
What Is Heavy Metal Poisoning?
With an ever increasing understanding of the world, individuals are realizing the effect that the variety of foods they eat and items they encounter have on their bodies. One such realization has involved the increased awareness of everyday toxins in the environment. While heavy metals including zinc, copper, chromium, iron and manganese are essential in small amounts for effective bodily functioning, these elements are toxic when they accumulate in the soft tissues of the body. As such, heavy metal poisoning is a toxic issue that arises when heavy metals overpopulate in the body. This accumulation causes poisoning and may have serious and even fatal effects.
The exact symptoms of heavy metal poisoning vary depending on the type of metal present in the body. Nonetheless, common symptoms include muscle and joint pain, headache, memory loss, gastrointestinal issues, vision problems, chronic fatigue and mental confusion. In general, heavy metal poisoning can have adverse effects on several of the body’s systems including the nervous system, gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system and reproductive system.
The root cause of heavy metal poisoning is the buildup of heavy metals in the body, specifically the soft tissues. Heavy metals that are responsible for heavy metal toxicity include cadmium, antimony, chromium, mercury, lead and arsenic. Individuals frequently encounter these metals via the environment, water supply and residential applications.
Heavy Metal Detox and Natural Treatments
The best way to avoid further issues with heavy metal poisoning is by completing a detox. Typically, once the exact types of metals present in the body have been identified, a treatment regimen is prescribed that involves nutrient recommendations and chelation therapy. Many individuals, however, experience advice heavy metal detox side effects until the process has been completed. These side effects include gas, bloating, gastrointestinal issues, nausea, dizziness and headaches.
Many natural options can be used to support and complete a heavy metal detox and avoid extensive heavy metal detox side effects. Adzuki beans or bentonite clay can be consumed to cleanse the body. Likewise, cinnamon and turmeric support toxin removal as do apple cider vinegar and borax.
Continue reading below for treatment protocols, measurements and feedback from Earth Clinic readers.
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[YEA] Adzuki Beans for Heavy Metal detox:
Recently I was in a natural foods grocery store looking at remedies for the basic candida a lot of americans seem to live with. I had recently learned that candida was a sort of mechanism by your body to absorb heavy metals, so get rid of the metals, get rid of the candida. A man from Brazil was working in the homeopathic suggestion and we started talking about candida, heavy metals as a sort of cause, and he gave me his suggestions he had learned for detoxing heavy metals. The first was bentonite clay, which he said was very effective at removing heavy metals and other non-nutritional substances from your body. When I asked about food I could eat, he of course said Cilantro. He also reccomended Adzuki beans, saying they also chelate hevy metals. So I decided to buy some and try them. He said to was the beans and soak them overnight, and save the water you soak them in for cooking as they contain part of the 'medicine'. Upon trying them, I noticed a strongly effective sensation of detox much like when I consume a good amount of cilantro, and the best part is they are VERY delicious. My wife also tried them and agrees. Apparently, depending on your toxcicity levels, they can either be intense or mild. They also had a lot of cleansing effects on my kidneys. I am going to continue incorporating them into my diet little by little. I find they are very tasty with some turmeric and cinnamon, or even plain with some sea salt. It seems they can be substituted for most kinds of beans in a wide variety of recipes. I hope this helps you all on your quest to more ideal health!
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02/18/2013Posted by Ameen (Linden, New Jersey) on 08/10/2009
Responding to Zeina from Abu Dhabi, UAE:
As Salaamu Aleikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh Zeina,
How are You. To quickly comment about your article; there are numerous sources for health information and these are a few I will put more later
www.majidAli.com---Wholistic Muslim Doctor; www.garynull.com---Wholistic Doctor (kosher). look on google.com put in the search box any subject and get an answer---put bob beck and get help for any virus, however i can not guarantee a cure, but every little bit helps.Posted by Zeina (Abu Dhabi, Uae) on 08/10/2009
Hi TED, bless you for the help you are providing on this wonderful site!
We constantly hear about dairy product and white flour how it harm our health and I am kind of convienced about it but the problem is our middle eastern diet is full of cheese and yogurt and kefir and all dairy product also rice and so.. I can stop this all for some specific period of time for cleansing but can not cut it off for ever :(
Can you let me understand why it's harmful? is it the matter of alkalisation or fungus or what? Could you please tell us what to do to NOT feel guilty toward our body and health? is there any supplement we can take to minimize the bad effect of dairy product and white flour? Is camel milk or ship milk are also bad as cow products? My naturopath even doesn't recommend soya milk, he do agree just for rice milk :(
Also can you advise us how to do detox in general and for heavy metal specificially?
Thanking you support and care in advanceReplied by Val
Approval Ratings BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (1) 100% Posted by Ruben (Bs.as., Argentina) on 09/05/2010
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] I've been suffering of chronique fatigue, muscle sores, joint pain and tinnitus for the last 8 years. As many of you I couldn't find any answers from doctors other than "it's psychosomatic". After many research I think my condition is related to heavy metal poissoning and fungus. I've been using for the last weeks Ted's alcalinization remedies as lemon baking soda and baking soda potassium citrate and I started feeling much better but not cured. I'm taking also cilantro and chlorella to chelate the heavy metals. Four days ago I began using Bill's HP inhalation technic and almost instantly made me feel better and energized. The problem is that every time I pump the hp I feel a burning sensation in my throat and afterwards I have a flu-like sore throat. I'm using 35% food grade HP diluted to 3% with distilled water. Has anyone have the same experience? Any ideas?
Thank You all!Replied by Grannykeeperpdx