Every now and then, a media outlet shares a heavy metal poisoning or toxicity story and everyone jumps on it. But between those moments of publicity, we often forget about the risk heavy metals put on our health, and fall back into ‘trusting’ the environment, the water, the workplace and schools for being safe and toxicity free.
Heavy metals can build up in our body over time, and cause a cascade of problems that sometimes are overlooked. These metals can be found in water, paint, food (especially processed), the air we breath, our occupation surroundings, dental amalgams (AKA silver fillings), pan, pipes, pesticides and many other things.
Some examples of heavy metals that harm caused in the body include mercury, cadmium, arsenic and lead. Over time a build up of these metals can lead to:
One thing we can all do to expedite the process of removing heavy metals from the body is adding a few different foods to our daily eating plan. Consider these options:
Karla Heintz (BSc) Nutrition Educator and Author of
‘Picky! Not Me Mom! A parents’ guide to children’s nutrition.