Do you have aluminium toxicity? Get yourself tested here.
Aluminium is a toxic metal to humans, yet we use it all of the time often without realizing the harmful effects it has on our body and the mind. Some of the most obvious places we can get aluminium toxicity include:
- Food packaging
- Common household products
- Aluminium foil
- Cooking utensils, pots, pans, cookware
- Car parts
- Toothpaste tubes
- The water supply
- Industrial waste
- Polluted foods
- Polluted supplements and pharmaceutical drugs
Aluminium is well-known for leaching from heated cookware into foods. Like many other toxic metals, aluminium binds to essential vitamins and minerals which can lead to serious health problems through nutritional imbalances.
Aluminium in the brain
One of the big problems with aluminium toxicity is that it interferes with brain function including memory, aluminium has also been linked to kidney & liver problems, including behavioral problems such as ADD, ADHD and autism in older children. Aluminium once it enters the body often ends up replacing those nutrients that favour the brain, these nutrients then lose their position, they get disabled causing serous mental health problems.
Some studies have shown that increased exposure to aluminium can increase the rate of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 50%. Alzheimer’s disease is the memory disease that affects many of elderly who lose their memory but this is becoming more prevalent in younger people. Plenty of studies have shown that increased accumulation of aluminium in people with Alzheimer’s is a clear indication of aluminium toxicity being a causative factor along with raised homocysteine.
Symptoms of aluminium toxicity
Aluminium toxicity can cause a large number of symptoms, this is because aluminium interferes with so many of our essential nutrients, so it is not uncommon for a person to have nutritional deficiencies as a result of aluminium toxicity. The following are examples of the effects of aluminium toxicity:
Aluminium causes many metabolic disorders, these types of disorders can effect any part of the body and or mind, metabolic disorders happen when normal nutritional metabolism cannot function properly which can lead to any disease or disorder.
Aluminium interferes with zinc, calcium, iron and phosphorus. It’s important to understand for example that the more zinc deficient you are, the more aluminium you will absorb into your body.
Aluminium is associated with Alzheimer’s disease, anemia (including blood disorders), Parkinson disease, neuromuscular disorders, dementia, hypoparathyroidism, kidney and liver dysfunction, dental cavities and bone health decline such as osteoporosis.
Aluminium and genetics
Some genes can play an important role in your ability to detoxify aluminium. Those found to have a deleted genes known as the GSTT1 (Glutathione-S-Transferase) was found significantly associated with Alzheimer’s disease, therefore those found with high levels of aluminium toxicity should be tested for the GSTT1 gene mutation. If the gene is in fact deleted the person affected can benefit greatly from specialized nutritional therapy. It is estimated that upwards of 67% of society have detoxification gene mutations which cause heavy metal accumulation.
Do you have aluminium toxicity?
The best way to find out if you have toxic levels of aluminium and or if you’re at risk from aluminium related disease is by a hair mineral analysis, this simple home test shows if you are toxic and guidance can be given to how to detoxify the aluminium in your situation as everyone is different.
Detoxification of aluminium
Often people attempt to detoxify aluminium without knowing if they have toxicity and without knowing the best ways to achieve results. Aluminium is a very toxic metal and each person who has been exposed to the metal is affected in different ways, this can cause detoxification problems.
It’s important to have yourself tested by professionals that can guide you through the detoxification process that will work for you personally. It’s also possible that you may have a gene mutation which can make any basic detoxification program useless and or harmful.
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