Be careful with the overload of aluminum in your life
Modern life poses many problems and one of them is the overload of aluminum in our system. I have written a post about it in the past and the dangers it presents. Not that aluminum is something new, no, it is the third most common metal found on our planet.
It is a very useful metal but it is one thing to make equipment and machines out of aluminum but a completely different thing is when it is present in your body.
Ever present aluminum in our daily life
Aluminum is used for so many things that we might not even realize a certain thing is made from this metal. Just the other day I became conscious of that. I opened a container of collagen powder and took 2 small scoops to put in my coffee. To open this canister you have to pull off a thin lid and this lid is made of aluminum.
As another example, the eye drops I use come in a carton box with 5 aluminum packets. Inside each Aluminum packet are 5 individual mono doses of these drops. These are just 2 examples but there are many more.
Accumulation of heavy metals
This metal should not be in your body but its accumulation is too easy. You can ingest it, inhale it, and you can absorb it through the skin and you might not even be aware of it. It stays in your system, in the bone and brain, lungs and liver, and also thyroid. It is bio-accumulative so over the years your aluminum levels will continue to increase and it will cause oxidative stress in your tissues and cells.
Aluminum toxicity is related to multiple health issues. As it accumulates over the years in your system, you can get chronic conditions which you do not understand. As an example, aluminum interferes with the metabolism of iron. If you are exposed to this metal, the end result is you get anemia. Getting anemia you might be advised to take an iron supplement, but that obviously will not work. You have to get rid of the aluminum first.
Another strange thing is you might get nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This is a strange disease I think, but it seems that one in four people have this condition.
To think that when tested, 80% of people show excessive levels of aluminum in their hair samples. This is one of the best testing methods but of course, the hair must not have been washed just prior to the test.
Keep an eye on these ailments
Now you might be wondering how does a person know if they have too much aluminum in the body? Some early symptoms might alert you. Perhaps getting headaches often, difficulty in breathing, or your skin is becoming dry. These are a few examples and there are more telltale signs. When the toxicity is getting more serious you might experience memory loss, confusion, and even paralytic muscular conditions. All this sounds rather awful don’t you think?
Luckily there are quite a few things that you can do at home. Introduce them into your normal daily routine and you will be surprised at the positive effect. The ways to detox are not difficult but a must.
Reduce the Aluminum by 70%
There are other ways to battle the aluminum overload in your body. Dr. Exley, a professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Keele University, has reported that drinking mineral water can decrease the aluminum concentration in your body by 70%. You might ask why drinking mineral water can have such a benefit? This mineral water contains a significant amount of silicon and drinking water with silicon in it for 12 weeks would contribute to this positive result. You can also look at what types of food contain high levels of silicon.
Some good water brands with silicon
I live in the south of Spain in the province of Malaga. This area is known for its hard water but hard water contains more silicon than soft water. I will not complain anymore about the water I have here. If you have to drink mineral water, it seems that the brands Fiji and also Volvic have the optimal amount of silicon.
Be sure to check the label. You will need a minimum concentration of 30 mg/L, or 30 ppm, of silica. No need to tel you to take the unsweetened and or unflavored variety, just plain mineral water.
Vitamins can be a big help
Food wise you can also do a lot. Take a good dose of vitamin C and E. Eat garlic, onions, broccoli, arugula, and kale. They help to promote the production of glutathione which is the body’s master antioxidant.
Check what aluminum you have
De- aluminate your house, well, this is a word I just made up but I suppose you get the idea. Do not cook in aluminum, never ever. Drinking from aluminum cans should be avoided (have a bottle of beer instead of a can). Take care to restrict the use of aluminum foil in your kitchen, it is a neurotoxin. It is not a good idea to cover food with this foil and then put it into the oven.
Use glass or ceramic as much as possible because it is completely inert and does not leach any harmful particles into your food. Also, the fact you can reuse it is a benefit because there is a lot less waste.
A question to my readers, how do you bake a potato (or corn or fish) on the barbecue without the aluminum foil? If you have any ideas, please let me know in your comment.
There are many health hazards in everyday life. Luckily there are normally also solutions to mitigate these negative effects on our health. I hope you will find the ones that fit your case. Feel free to contact me if you wish.
Source: NaturalHealth365, March 18,2019, article Lori Alton
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