Heavy Metal Toxicity
Everyone has innate heavy metal defence mechanisms to protect from heavy metal toxicity. However, we don’t always do or have what is required to maintain these buffers. Hence, the toxic burden starts to accumulate and can subsequently overwhelm one’s ability to simply stay well and healthy.
Heavy metals include mercury, lead, arsenic, etc. and are readily around us. They are in the water we drink, the food produces we consume, the ground we walk on, even in the products we use every day. Though they vary in available quantity, high levels of almost all heavy metals can make one sick.
Heavy metals, which include Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Zinc, etc. have been grouped base on their higher density or atomic weights. Although, not all heavy metals are harmful, as the body needs some small amounts of these metals for healthy living like copper and iron. Nevertheless, one must be careful to avoid heavy metal toxicity.