Environmental toxicity and treatment

Environmental toxicity and treatment

Every day of our lives we are exposed to countless numbers of chemicals, metals, toxins and pollutants. These substances are everywhere, from the air we breathe, the foods we eat, the water we drink, water we bathe in, the pharmaceuticals we take, the smoke we inhale, the cleaning products we use, the pesticides and insecticides we come in contact with – the list goes on and on.

The heavy metals that most commonly cause poisoning are:

  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Cadmium (found in cigarettes)
  • Arsenic
  • Mercury.

Others include:

  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Nickel
  • Selenium
  • Tin
  • Thallium
  • Uranium.

Other sources of poisoning include:

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Chemical warfare
  • Radiation.

Sources of Metal and Chemical Toxicity

Mercury

Besides leaking from teeth fillings, is also found in fish, cosmetics, pesticides, paint and plastics.

Aluminum

Is found in soft drink cans, cookware, cheeses, baking powder, deodorants, and white flour.

Cadmium

Is contained in cigarette smoke, coffee, gasoline, steel cooking pans, and metal pipes.

Arsenic

May be present in coffee, industrial pollution and pesticides, and salt.

Lead

Is found in dyes, gasoline, paint, plumbing, pottery, insecticides, tobacco smoke, textiles and scrap metal.

Copper

Is found in supplements, hard water, hot tubs and swimming pool chemicals, cookware, the birth control pill and other estrogen medications, copper IUD’s, and dental materials.

Nickel

Is found in dental crowns, and jewellery.

Carbon Monoxide

Of course, comes from auto exhaust, cigarette smoke and smog.

Treatments for toxic overload

The primary treatment for most heavy metals is chelation therapy. Chelating agents are substances that go through the body to attract and bind heavy metals.

Certain toxic elements can be removed by taking specific combinations of minerals and vitamins. For example, a daily regimen of six magnesium oxide tablets plus one teaspoon of calcium/magnesium powder taken with fresh lemon juice is said to rid the body of arsenic – eventually. But at this rate, it could take years to clear all the chemicals and metals from the body.

Chemicals and heavy metals are not removed by fasting!