Aluminum is one of the most common heavy metals in our environment. It is found in a wide variety of materials and objects from common household products through to medical vaccinations. Like all of the heavy metals, aluminum exposure is cumulative and, over time, toxicity levels are reached within the body. When this occurs there are some very clear indicators that the levels of aluminum in your system have reached a critical level.

Heavy metals in general are problematic in our environment. The most common culprits include lead, arsenic, mercury and aluminum and they are often found in combination with pesticides, pollutants and synthetic chemicals. These lethal combinations result in increased health risks that often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Treating the symptoms rather than the underlying toxicity problem is also a common mistake.

Does Aluminum Cause Harm?

If you have ever stopped to consider all the ways in which you are in contact with aluminum on a daily basis then you are probably aware of the exposure to this heavy metal. Aluminum is used in all types of cans, particularly for drinks, but also in cooking utensils, food wrapping, food additives and in various beauty products such as lipstick. Water treatment plants are routinely cleaned using products containing aluminum. Deodorants contain aluminum as do vaccinations. In vaccinations, aluminum is used to increase the body's immune response.

Research now links aluminum to breast cancer as well as several other health conditions and diseases. Neurological damage and damage to the nervous system is associated with aluminum exposure. Alzheimer's, ADD and autism are also believed to have a strong tie with high levels of aluminum.
In addition, other very common health conditions are also now being linked to the presence of aluminum and other heavy metals such as mercury. These conditions include tremors, heart attack, stroke, blood clots, anaemia, speech disturbances, bone disorders and more significant and severe allergic reactions. This also implies a link to immune system malfunctions and imbalances that can contribute to other related health conditions.

Fast foods and highly processed foods contain much higher levels of aluminum than fresh foods. Food colourings, which are common in highly processed foods, as well as specific food additives are very high in aluminum. Eating these types of foods frequently or regularly is now shown to increase the risk of developing the digestive disorder Crohn's disease.

Removing Aluminum From Your Body

Although aluminum and heavy metals are in your environment, there are several ways you can minimize your risk of exposure. Changing your lifestyle to a more holistic, environmentally friendly model can really help in lowering your exposure. Eliminating synthetic chemicals and cleaners is a good step to lowering the aluminum levels in your environment. Avoiding products containing aluminum in cooking, food preparation and even food consumption will also provide a respite for your overloaded system.

However, no matter how careful we may be there will always be aluminum around us. We see ourselves aging faster, having more illness, and constantly feeling fatigue and exhaustion we need to carefully consider the underlying causes. Heavy metals in everything around us combined with the use and exposure to synthetic chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and insecticides leaves us with higher and higher toxic levels in the body.

The human body is a wonderful piece of machinery. Over time the body has learned how to handle small levels of exposure to heavy metals, but it has little powers against the new synthetic chemicals, and increasingly higher exposure rates to aluminum, mercury and lead are too much for the body. You can help your body in a number of ways-detoxification including diet, fasting, saunas, detox patches and herbal supplements to help boost immunity and metabolic functioning.

While these detoxification methods are very effective, they are not designed to provide specific detoxification at the cellular level. There is a product on the market that is designed to do just that, and the results of using this product are truly remarkable. Activated liquid zeolite rids that body of heavy metals and toxins, greatly reducing and eliminating their very negative effects.

In the war against toxins, there are very few miracles cures. However, everything that you can do to assist your body in getting rid of the toxic overload will allow it to begin on this journey to good health and a toxin free body.

Written by Caroline Nettle

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