What do you know about heavy metal poisoning?

News posted by Nikki Harris



Are you exposed to heavy metal toxicity?

Did you know that the accumulation of heavy metals in the body causes an increase in the production of free radicals and oxidative stress? This may lead to inflammation and may be associated to illnesses such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.

So what are the potential risk factors exposing us to these heavy metals?

Exposure to metals may occur through the diet, mercury (e.g. fillings), medications, the environment or in the course of work or play (e.g. over-use of computers and mobile devices). Metals may also be contaminants in dietary supplements, or they may leech into food and drink stored in metal containers.

Did you know that a number of naturally occurring plant peptides and by-products are effectives as metal-binding compounds or as inhibitors of heavy-metal absorption? Examples include: onion, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, coriander, bran fibre, chlorella, selenium and many more. Why not book in with our nutritional therapist for a consultation and to discuss any concerns you may have?

A full dietary and lifestyle history may reveal hidden sources of metal exposure!

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