The TRUTH about Heavy Metals
Do you suffer from chronic health problems, continually searching for answers? Fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, migraines, headaches, joint pain, lack of motivation, sluggishness, inflammation, constipation, digestive disturbances, weak immune system, nervousness, anxiety, mood swings, skin disorders, depression, insomnia, poor memory, yeast/bacterial overgrowth?
Well you are not alone. The fact is that more than 133 million Americans, or 45 percent of the population, have at least one chronic condition. You may have even been told that it’s “all in your head,” “it’s hormonal,” or “it’s just stress.” Yet as your symptoms continue, you keep asking yourself “What have I missed? Why does my body still feel this way?”
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, there’s a good chance that a particular class of toxins are to blame. They are known as toxic heavy metals. While there are over 35 heavy metals, heavy metal toxicity—from metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead, aluminum, cadmium, thallium, copper, and nickel—represent one of the greatest threats to our health and well-being. Heavy metals are deadly hidden toxins in our food and environment. They are added to the food chain from upstream industrial dumping and pollution, pesticide runoff, incinerator emissions, smokestacks, aviation, and auto exhaust.
The excerpt below is from world renown Medical Medium Anthony Williams:
While heavy metal toxicity is quite common, it is not commonly diagnosed. This is because heavy metal toxicity is an elusive adversary. It stays well-hidden within our bodies, never revealing itself unless you are actively looking for it.
Toxic heavy metals are virtually everywhere, and are present in things we come in contact with every day, such as aluminum cans and aluminum foil, batteries, metal cookware, old paint, and even the foods we eat. For instance, pesticides and herbicides (which are hard to completely avoid even on a strict organic diet), are a common source of heavy metals.
As a result, most of us are carrying around heavy metals that have been with us for almost our whole lives and which have burrowed deep inside our tissues. Unfortunately, it is these “old” metals, the ones that have been lurking in our system for prolonged periods of time, that pose the greatest threat.
They literally poison our bodies, and can inflict damage on virtually every system and organ, including our brain, liver, digestive system, and other parts of our nervous system.
While toxins of every kind are harmful, heavy metals pose a unique threat. Not only are they damaging in their own right, they are also a form of neurotoxin (a poison that disrupts nerve function and confuses your immune system). Heavy metal neurotoxins can inflame and irritate our central nervous system (especially our brain), causing multiple symptoms such as memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, and depression.
Toxic heavy metals can also promote inflammation in the digestive tract, releasing poisons into our gut as well. Heavy metals also serve as a source of food for viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens in our body. For example, heavy metals can serve as a feeding ground for Streptococcus A or B, E. coli, C. difficile, H. pylori, and yeast cells. This can create an overgrowth of multiple bacteria in our gut, resulting in a condition known as SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), which is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation (or both), and can lead to nutrient deficiencies.
Additionally, when viruses such as Epstein-Barr and Shingles feed off toxic heavy metals, they can produce symptoms such as tingling, numbness, fatigue, anxiety, heart palpitations, ringing in the ears, dizziness and vertigo, as well as neck pain, knee pain, foot pain, pain in the back of the head, and a variety of other aches and pains that are often attributed to other causes.
When pathogens such as Epstein-Barr, shingles, and many others feed on heavy metals, they transform the metals into an especially aggressive form of neurotoxin. This secondary neurotoxin is the by-product and waste of these pathogens, and has the ability to travel throughout the body and wreak even greater havoc on the central nervous system.
This phenomenon can throw medical communities off track, leading to incorrect diagnoses such as Lyme disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and many other autoimmune disorders, because blood tests start to lose their accuracy when the bloodstream becomes full of neurotoxic by-product and pathogen waste.
These neurotoxins can even cross the blood-brain barrier, where they short circuit our neurotransmitters (the chemicals our brain cells use to communicate with each other). In turn, this can trigger depression and other mood disorders, memory loss, and a variety of other cognitive impairments.
It is therefore no surprise that heavy metals play a prominent role in our current epidemics of “mystery illnesses” and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Despite all of this, heavy metal toxicity remains a relatively unexplored (and untreated) phenomenon—for everything we know about the dangers of heavy metals, there is a great deal more that has yet to be discovered. Heavy metals just may be the premier “hidden antagonizer” and mystery illness trigger in so many of us, contributing to all of the aforementioned symptoms—and more.
In the modern world, the accumulation of heavy metals and other toxins, along with inherited mercury deposits, is inevitable. The good news is that you can get rid of the heavy metals that you may have already accumulated (both generational and recent). There are also many steps you can take to minimize your future exposure.
At Be Intentionally Well we believe that DETOX must ultimately be the starting point to wellness. While avoiding the daily onslaught of heavy metals and other toxins is tough, protecting your body from these threats is not. Our Cellular Health Cold Laser Detox is one of the most comprehensive heavy metal and neurotoxin release protocols. This exclusive and highly proprietary protocol is a whole body, multi-therapy approach to wellness, ridding your body of toxins, strengthening your immune system, and improving how you feel. It combines Cold Laser therapy (low-level laser light therapy), Ion Therapy (Ionic Cellular Cleanse Detox hand/foot bath), Redox therapy, and Homeopathic Frequency therapy. Each of these therapies works to draw out the toxins in the body in a different way, speeding up the detox process, and assisting the body to naturally heal itself. It is a safe, painless, affordable, non-prescription approach to addressing chronic pain, chronic illness, and promoting overall well-being.
You can also give your heavy metal detox an additional boost with our Red Light Therapy. Red Light Therapy emits infrared light on your skin for the purpose of healing. Studies show that the rays deeply penetrate the body, providing increased blood flow and oxygenation, removal of toxins, elimination of aches and pains, and enhanced immunity. Red Light Therapy sessions assist the body’s innate detoxification efforts, which expedites the heavy metal removal process.
While detoxing is a great start, it's also important to take steps to avoid these toxins as much as possible on a daily basis. Much of this starts with an awareness of one’s diet, the water we drink, the products we use for personal hygiene, as well as the cleaning products we use on a daily basis in homes and place of work. Making better choices is something we have the power to control to some degree.
I urge you to listen to your body, get in tune with the reasons why you’re experiencing certain ailments, and be proactive in detoxifying and reclaiming your health. I hope this post can serve as an approachable starting point on the road to controlling how you interact with toxicity.
Learning how to recognize the sources and symptoms of contamination, how to counteract and ultimately fortify yourself from heavy metal poisoning can seem like a daunting task and at times can even be a bit overwhelming. In the coming months we will dive deeper into each of these topics with more tips and recommendations to simplify the process and help you live a detox lifestyle.