by Taetske | 5:10 pm
(Last Updated On: April 8, 2019)

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.

 

alloy-wheel

Alloy-Wheel

 

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.

 

caldron

Caldron

 

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.

 

soft drink can

Soft drink can

 

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 with out aluminum foil? If you have any ideas, please let me know in your comment.

 

baked potatoes in aluminum foil

Baked Potatoes in Aluminum Foil

 

Conclusion

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

Photo Source: Pixabay

 

Mold is another health hazard. It is important that your environment is mold free. Perhaps you are interested in reading the following post.

How to get rid of Mold, beware of its Danger

 

 

Comments

skamalka

Hi there,

I accidentally come across your article about how to check luminium overload  and I find it very interesting so thank you very much.

I never thought Aluminium can get I to our body systems such ways can can cause multiple disease such as fatty liver. I wonder why such important topic is not discussed in schools or TVs so thanks again for your article.

I should circulate it amongst my Facebook friends.

Thanks again for the article.

Best wishes.

Apr 10.2019 | 02:32 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Skamalka,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Having a website for over 2 years I have come upon some unusual things I did not know about. So, I write a post and hope it will also help my readers. Modern life holds many hazards so it is good to be informed. That is a nice idea to share it with your Facebook friends, thank you.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 10.2019 | 03:54 pm

Peace

I should really be careful with the overload of aluminum in my life. Come to think of it, most things we consume come in aluminum containers. From tin milk to tin tomatoes to canned drinks to aluminum foil wrapped food. 

I have not given it much thought before but I just feel surrounded by aluminum right now. And the dangers of this substance is becoming real to me. I will take your advice and improve on taking more silicon and vitamins. 

Apr 10.2019 | 02:32 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Peace,

    That sounds like a good idea to me, get some more silicon and vitamins in your life. Not so easy to stay healthy but luckily there are things one can do. It is now many years ago that I threw all the aluminum cooking pots out of the house.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 10.2019 | 04:00 pm

Madyibilg

Wow. your post is an eye-opener. and not many people may know this. it is important to take care of yourself and watch what you consume. So yes as I said this post is an eye-opener, and glad I read it. What I learned means a lot. Thanks again.   

Apr 10.2019 | 02:33 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Madyibilg,

    We have to take care of what we eat, how we live and act. It is not so easy nowadays to remain healthy as so many hazards are around us. Good to hear you found my article helpful.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske 

    Apr 10.2019 | 04:27 pm

Babsie Wagner

Here I am trying so much to be healthy, and I haven’t even given thought to the aluminum issue.  In fact, I cook with aluminum foil all the time.  I am going to seriously look into this now, and I am going to stop cooking with aluminum.  I honestly had no idea about this, and I wanted to pop in and thank you for this article.  I really appreciate you bringing this important information to light for me.

Apr 10.2019 | 02:34 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Babsie,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    When I come across information like that I normally write a post. Having a website has opened my eyes to a lot of things, quite a few are not pretty at all. All these modern inventions to make our lives more easy and pleasant often have serious side effects.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 10.2019 | 04:33 pm

afolabi anumicheal

Thanks for writing this article on the effect of aluminum in the human body. I must commend you for a job well done for doing your findings and research before writing this article. As bad as it should I just took a can drink now. I really find this article educative and informative on a matter related to health, in this world, we are today it really hard to get rid of aluminum in all what we take into our system we can only reduce it to a very low level. Because knowingly or unknowingly we consume it, I like the fact that you give out a solution on how to reduce it by 70%

Apr 10.2019 | 02:35 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Afolabi,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I was happy to discover that there are methods on how to get rid of a big part of aluminum in our body. We should learn about these things so we can stay happy and healthy.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 10.2019 | 07:01 pm

IAN

I’ve heard the news about plastic being a problem, but never realized that the same can be said about aluminum. I also understand that it is a common product that has many uses. 

From an environmental perspective, the sheer amount of energy required to turn bauxite into aluminum is non-sustainable, not to mention the precious resources we waste. I would like to know what alternatives are out there that replace it or is it something that should be studied within each respective product’s niche?

I really need to read up more about this, to fully grasp its impact in our daily lifestyle and health issues we experiencing. Thank you for making me aware of this.

Apr 10.2019 | 02:37 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Ian,

    I find it amazing how things created by humans to make our life easier can have so many side effects. It is like modern medicine. A huge setup, billions involved, people getting sicker. Anyhow, what can one do? Since I have my websites I have been directly confronted with many things that affect our health and environment. My eyes have been opened multiple times and my total world view has changed considerably. Personally, I think that is good. To be aware of what is happening, worldwide, on many levels. Back to nature, I think that is it. I have to confess I am only like 50% and know very well I can do a lot better but I am trying to at least reduce my carbon footprint.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 11.2019 | 11:20 am

Dave Sweney

I did not know that aluminum too was a metal that we need to watch for, but it certainly makes sense, as too much of anything is generally not a good thing. There is a lot of aluminum just like plastic around us today, and just being aware of that can help I think.

There have to be a thousand ways to cut down on this, such as buying drinks in cartons that are made of waxed thick cardboard or paper, using recyclable glass bottles, etc. The aluminum foil issue is also one that can be addressed by using the waxed paper (like that used for cookie baking) and containers made of glass and resealable glass tops (I have seen them almost like the canning jars but square-shaped…

In regards to grilling without aluminum foil, I might try the Corning Glass with a lid. Anything you can wrap can be put in that and placed on the grill (should stand up to the heat and do the job of cooking the potato/corn on the cob/fish/vegetables). I will try that and see.

It is good to come here and get real information on things around us that can harm us. This is not information I get elsewhere, most certainly you will not see it in the news much. I appreciate your efforts to educate us all and keep us safe. Speaking of that, I will start drinking more water too that has good levels of silicone (I have to check around here to see which brand is best). Thanks much!

Apr 10.2019 | 02:37 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Dave,

    Nice to see you back again and thank you for your comment.

    In Holland, we say: every word that has te veel= too much in front of it is no good with the exception of Love.

    Amazing to see all these modern inventions which have multiple side effects. Was living in the past easier? I do not know but a fact is nowadays one has to be so careful of so many things, sometimes it gets a bit much I must say.

    I hope that you will find good water with lots of silicon where you live. As I said in my post I have good hard water in the Malaga area so there I am ok. 

    I will try what you suggest and use this special glass for grilling. Not that we do a lot of grilling, mainly in the summer when there are guests it is fun.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 11.2019 | 11:31 am

Simon Adams

This is a highly informative article on the dangers of aluminum. I have heard of it before and its quite alarming reading what negative effects it might bring with it. You have offered some valuable practical tips to reduce aluminum consumption – I, for example, like to drink from glass-bottles whenever possible. What do you think about coffee capsules from let’s say – Nespresso? Are they dangerous or can they be consumed with ease?

Apr 10.2019 | 02:40 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Simon,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    You asked a good question so I investigated a little. Aluminum coffee capsules are not your best choice. It is not good for the environment either so we better go back to using coffee the old way. I am sending you a link with some more information.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35605927

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 11.2019 | 11:38 am

Ibrahim Abdulrahman

It’s difficult to completely eliminate your exposure to aluminum but you can take steps to reduce it. Purchase Whole Foods. Aluminum cans and processed food packaging yes, even the paper looking stuff  usually contains aluminum. Choose Aluminum-Free Deodorant. Avoid Antacids. Detoxify Your Body.long before now I never knew that excess of aluminum in the body exposes the body to great danger. Thanks for the content it’s so rich and explicit 

Apr 10.2019 | 02:46 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Ibrahim,

    I am happy to hear you found my article interesting. Modern life holds many hazards and that is why we have to be well informed about them. Our health is the most precious we have and you are right whole foods are the best.

    Thank you for the comment on my website. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 11.2019 | 01:58 pm

Faheem

I had already steered clear of alumum in deodorants by using an anti-perspirant stick after hearing that regular deodorant wasn’t necessarily that healthy, but I was never aware of aluminum being such a big deal.                                          Memory loss and paralysis, damn. If that’s true, then this is definitely something to be wary about.

Anyway, thank you for providing possible solutions towards detoxing oneself practically and easily. Many articles I come across on these kind of things, like on cellphone connections, are very pessimistic and give you the impression that you’re basically done for and that there is nothing realistic you can do about it, so once again a big thanks for including positivity in your post and not making me feel bad 🙂

Apr 10.2019 | 02:46 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Faheem,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    The best thing we can do is to be informed as modern life holds many health hazards. We eat man-made foods, breathe bad air and drink polluted water. On top come the many radiations we are exposed to every day. Normally there are solutions to at least mitigate these negative effects on our health. 

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 11.2019 | 02:03 pm

Brent

Thanks for this article. This is really an informative and educative article and as well an eye-opening article to avoid aluminum intake into our body. I have never been conscious of can drink that they are made of aluminum and cooking with aluminum pot. I have learned something important today in your article. Great post and great job.

Apr 10.2019 | 02:47 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Brent,

    Cooking in aluminum can cause stomach ulcers. It is much better to cook in stainless steel pots. We are surrounded by this metal but should avoid having it in our body. I am happy you found useful information in my post.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 11.2019 | 02:09 pm

Topazdude

Hello Taetske. I really appreciate your concern for healthy living. Your article on caution on the overload of aluminum in our body really give me more insight on the need to caution somethings for my healthy living and avoid excess aluminum in my body. I can categorically say can drinks are much nowadays than bottled drink, I will opine that juice/drinks manufacturers should produce more of plastic bottle drinks instead of can ones. Thanks for sharing this helpful post.

Apr 10.2019 | 02:53 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Topaz,

    Thank you for your comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    The best would be to have glass bottles as we already have a plastic waste problem worldwide Besides our health we also have to take care of our environment.

    Regards, Taetske. 

    Apr 12.2019 | 06:20 am

Barrywesley

I will like to commend you for taking out time to write this article about aluminum overload.in our body. I will like to say that aluminum is very important to the body, and it is very very bad when it is in excess. Aluminum can also find their way in fruits, plants.they can be also be found in excess. And they are known as trace metals. 

Apr 10.2019 | 02:57 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Barry,

    I must point out that there is a misunderstanding on your part. Aluminum is ok to make things from but it is not a metal we need in our body to be healthy. Too much aluminum in the body will cause health issues. Aluminum is a non-essential trace metal, so we do not need it.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 12.2019 | 06:27 am

Seyi

Thanks for dropping this very informative article. Well when aluminum is in excess in the body system, it can even result to cancer and or other health complications. They can also be known as heavy metal when the concentration is high. And are trace metals when found in either fruit plant. 

Apr 10.2019 | 03:09 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Seyi,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF.

    Actually, Aluminum is known as a light metal, not a heavy metal. Also, Aluminum is considered a non-essential trace element. The less there is the better.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 12.2019 | 06:31 am

Alex

Hi Taetske. Honestly, I had no idea about the Aluminum toxicity, I’ve learned a lot from this post and I must commend you for this informative and educative post. My favorite drinks are in a can, I guess I’ll just have to stop buying and go for the ones in glass instead. Thanks for sharing 

Apr 10.2019 | 03:30 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Alex,

    Sadly many of our daily habits turn out to be not very healthy. We drink and eat things which can harm our health. The best we can do is to be informed as much as possible to mitigate these harmful effects. Living closer to nature will help a lot.

    Thank you for your comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 10.2019 | 04:47 pm

Sajua24

The modern life poses many problems and one of them is the overload of aluminum in our system. It has a danger it presents. Aluminum is the third most common metal found on our planet. Aluminum is used for so many things that might not even realize a certain thing is made from this metal. This metal should not be in our 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.

Apr 10.2019 | 03:37 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Sajua,

    You are right and you show that you read my post carefully. Aluminum should not be in our body as that can cause health problems. The use of Aluminum in our daily life should also be restricted. Cooking in Aluminum is really very bad.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 12.2019 | 06:34 am

Linda Frankson

Hi, Taetske, As one that has been on the road to self-healing I have known about aluminum for quite some time now and I am glad that you have brought this subject up.

There is so much toxic waste that we are taking in that it most difficult to keep up with all of these dangers that are in the world today.

But I am thankful that I come across people that take their time to write about these topics. It is so important that we get the correct information.

There has been much information come to light it is hard to keep track of all of them. So thank you very much for the work you do here.
always a better way
Linda

Apr 11.2019 | 08:14 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Linda,

    Nice to see you again. Thank you for your comment.

    Since I have my websites I have come across many things I did not know about before. Many times it was a real eye-opener and it has changed my world view considerably. I am a lot more conscious of what happens to our health and our environment. These 2 things are strictly related.
    We have to take care of what we put into our mouth as that will decide how healthy we will be in the future.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 12.2019 | 06:31 am

Sylvia Mann

Hi, Taetske,
Your article is very informative on the dangers of aluminum. My husband and I are trying to reduce this metal from our lives for quite some years. We have exchanged our cookware with ceramic and don’t drink any beverage from the can. However, it is sometimes, almost, impossible to avoid it completely but we try to do our best.
I remember when I was living in Germany I loved to drink Volvic, it was my most used beverage. Here in Canada, I am lucky that we do have our own water well which is very high in minerals.
Since I live in Canada, my husband introduced me to take vitamins on a daily basis and we use vitamin E and C, so we really try to do our best to minimize the toxic effect of aluminum.
Unfortunately, we still use the aluminum foil when making baked potatoes, therefore, I also hope someone might have an alternative to it.
Thank you for sharing this information.
Namaste
Sylvia

Apr 12.2019 | 03:09 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Sylvia,

    Welcome back to my website. Thank you for your comment.

    In the summertime, we love to be on our patio where we can entertain guests sitting in the pergola. The patio has cobblestones so it is safer to sit in the pergola which has a flat surface. We sometimes do a bit of barbeque and yes, potatoes in aluminum foil. So there you see I neither live a completely aluminum free life.
    Dave left a comment and he suggested to use special glassware. I will try it out but if it is not successful will use foil again for the potatoes. What also tastes good is potato salad when it is warm outside so it does not always have to be baked potatoes.
    I also have my own water from a perforation, it turned out to be perfect water with no added nasty things.

    I think it is good to take care of your health and try to avoid damaging substances. On the other side, one should not get stressed when now and then creeps in a little imperfection.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 12.2019 | 03:36 pm

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