Updated: Feb 1
Your air, water and food are saturated with toxins—that means your body and mind are too.
We are so accustomed to using many items on a daily basis that contain vast amounts of metals without even thinking of what we are putting in our bodies.
Aluminum is a pervasive heavy metal used as a food additive and in metal cookware, beverage cans, antacids, and antiperspirants
Lead can be found in our water supplies, air pollution, and as you may be familiar in old paint dated back before 1978.
Maganese is a metal that is needed in small amounts to our bodily function and is found in green leafy vegetables, but manganese toxicity can occur when manganese dust from sources such as chemical manufacturing and welding is inhaled or when high levels of manganese are present in drinking water.
Arsenic has become a common contaminant in soil and groundwater due to its prevalence as a byproduct of industrial manufacturing processes. Arsenic is also present at high levels in conventionally raised poultry, which is fed arsenic-containing drugs, and in rice from India and areas outside of California
Heavy metals pass through the blood–brain barrier and accumulate in brain tissue. Once in the brain, they harm neurological function through several mechanisms.
Heavy metals displace essential minerals such as zinc and iron that are required for neurotransmitter production.
Heavy metals induce oxidative stress, which reduces neuronal plasticity and impairs learning and behavior.
Aluminum accumulates in immune cells of the brain. This may provoke an inflammatory immune response that ultimately affects neurological function and behavior.
Heavy metals accumulate in the fatty tissues - like the heart, liver, and especially the brain.
This makes these organs far more susceptible to wireless radiation poisoning. This also effects the mitochondria, as the calcium voltage ion channels are depolarizer from electromagnetic radiation, which decreases cellular integrity, as well as lowers the mitochondria’s ability to produce energy correctly and at higher voltages. The more you hold your cell phone too, the more that electrical field from the phone will transfer across your electric field and make metals “stick” to you more as well, as the electrical field from the phone creates an electromagnetic vacuum trapping in conductors. This will make it more difficult for your body and organs to detoxify metals as well, and you will have a harder time integrating beneficial minerals into the body due to leaky channels in the cells (causing premature cell depolarization).
Ok so enough about all of the bad stuff- how do we get it out of our system??
I have to share this new heavy metal detox supplement I've been using for the whole family over the past month. You know I like to try things out before I share with you and wow- this is definitely something I'm so grateful for!
I started myself and Landon (my 13 year old son) on it the first week. Landon had been tested for heavy metals at the age of 4 and had excessive amounts of mercury in his system. During my pregnancy with him I unfortunately had to deal with hydronephrosis of my left kidney. I came into the ER with horrible pains in my side and I was not able to urinate. After hours of exams and being placed on a catheter, I was sent home with a prescription for Tramadol to alleviate the pain and told that there was nothing else that could be done unless I opted for an abortion because my baby was considered "non viable" because I was only 20 weeks pregnant.
At that time I was not knowledgeable about the various effects of medicine and my doctor promised taking Tramadol for the pain was the best way to handle it- all while pregnant. I know for a fact this drug contributed to the myriads of problems Landon dealt with as a baby and is still dealing with now.
I haven't talked too much about what I went thru with Landon as a developing baby but he was always inconsolable. He always acted like he was in pain, crying and clinching his legs up tightly. Test after test and doctor after doctor for years up until he was about 3 years old I was always told "he's fine, there's nothing wrong" Looking back now, I realize a lot of the symptoms while he was an infant were in fact opiod withdrawals. Yes, despite being told this drug was safe for my baby Tramadol can cross over into the placenta, exposing a developing fetus to traces of the drug. How much of the drug the fetus is exposed to can vary depending on how much is taken by the mother. I don't know if I'm ready to open the book and go into that portion and involve past parties responsible for these recommendations. I just know that in my son's best interest- I needed to figure out how to get him better. How to help him heal, and to do it without overloading his system with even more pharmaceuticals.
It doesn't help that also during this time I went thru an extremely upsetting and emotionally abusive separation from my ex husband. Landon has very empathetic personality traits so even though I tried my best to keep the kids out of the arguments, Landon came to my defense many times when he was just a little baby around the age of 20 months. He was always hugging and clinging to me, his way of reassuring that things "would be ok" in his own little way. I finally got the courage to just leave my ex, and we started a new life on our own along with some help of close friends and family.
When Landon approached the age of 3, he started having extreme anger outbursts toward the teachers in his daycare. I tried switching him to a few different places, but it just seemed the upset in a routine made him even worse. We got fortunate and found a wonderful director at a local preschool who just understood how to work with him. Things seemed to settle for a bit, but then he ended up having an episode of self harm during an extreme temper tantrum I took him to a psychiatrist and they advised me to place him on Ritalin. I just couldn't handle the idea of my baby on something so strong, so I looked for alternatives. I began trying to clean up his diet as best as I knew how at the time- reducing sugar intake, eliminating food dyes, and I also consulted with an occupational therapist.
She ending up diagnosing him also with sensory overload- a tell tale "overall" symptom diagnose for many babies who have been exposed to narcotics while in the womb. She also suggested undergoing a "heavy metal" detox which I was unfamiliar with and honestly I shrugged off at the time being. I think I was just so overwhelmed at trying to keep it together for Landon and my daughter Juliet. At the time I was a single mom and was working two jobs by myself trying to make ends meet. It was really one of the most testing times of my entire life if I'm being honest.
Over the years Landon still had 2 sessions a week with his occupational therapist and I also ended up putting him back to a psychologist once he was in second grade. It seemed to help him be able to work thru a lot of his feelings. But I always noticed him struggling with any type of memory, poor self-esteem and sense of worth, excessive hyperactivity, difficultly with verbal expression and also poor perceptual skills.
A few various consults of doctors he was labeled with the typical "ADHD" and a few others said he had "Aspergers" (which is now not even officially recognized, it's just wrapped into broader catergory to Austim) and once again I was advised several times to place him on pharmaceutical medications which I refused.
I kept at it with cleaning up his diet even more intensely within the past 6 years and he's been totally gluten free for almost 4 years now. He dabbles every now and then in keto and he has come so far to be able to acknowledge his feelings and emotions in a mature way.
I always felt like I let him down in properly handling his exposure to these medications, and knowing what I know now as well in regards to how toxically laden vaccines are with mercury and aluminum I look back and wish I would have known so much more and been a better health advocate for my child.
But all we can do is move forward in the right direction and do so with love. I've always been on the lookout for a proper heavy metal detox I felt I could trust and I know I've found it now. After incorporating this into our lives for the past month I have to say how much I see it helping our family.
Landon has come light years from where he was by eating a clean diet, taking da