How to Remove Lead from your Body

By Kyla Miller, R.H.N.;

There are six minerals that are considered non-essential toxic minerals. These are aluminum, mercury, cadmium, silver, gold and lead. Exposure to lead, which is considered a heavy metal, is almost impossible to avoid in an urban society. Among the most common exposures to lead are inhaling exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke and industrial airborne pollutants, paint in homes built prior to 1978, and unfiltered tap water. How can you tell if you are suffering from lead toxicity? If you are, what can you do to detoxify lead from your body?

Possible signs of lead toxicity include:

Impotence or infertility
Renovating an old home
Metallic taste in mouth
Hand tremors; seizures
Gastrointestinal colic
Chronic fatigue
Loss of appetite
Muscle weakness
Blue gums
Kidney, heart, liver, or nervous system damage/failure

Lead toxicity can cause hypertension, infertility, constipation, anaemia and/or hyperactivity in children and adults. If you suspect that you are suffering from lead toxicity, it is vitally important for you to consult with your physician and seek the appropriate testing.

Once lead toxicity has been confirmed, there are various things you can do to detoxify it from your system. Here are five recommendations:

1. Increase your dietary calcium intake. Calcium and lead compete for absorption in the intestine. Therefore, if the diet contains adequate calcium, ingested lead will pass through the gastro-intestinal tract and be excreted from the body.

2. Invest in a Vitamin C with bioflavonoids supplement. This helps to neutralize the effects of lead in the body.

3. Infrared sauna therapy has a deeply detoxifying effect on the body. Infrared saunas are becoming widely recognized for their detoxification benefits. They can be found in healing centers, spas, fitness centres, etc.

4. Bentonite Clay is an excellent substance to help pull heavy metals out of your body. Once ingested, the clay binds to the positive oriented molecules (in this case the lead) and pulls them out of the body through waste elimination. Since clay is negatively charged, the positively charged molecules are instantly attracted to it. This has proved to be a very effective way to eliminate other waste products from the body. Essentially, Native tribes , and some birds and animals have been ingesting clay for many centuries.

5. Chlorophyll is a great substance to help chelate heavy metals out of your body. Foods like cilantro, chlorella, spirulina, and wheat grass are all excellent food to help boost the nutrient content in the blood in an effort to provide the body with the appropriate tools to flush harmful substances out.

When determining whether or not you have lead toxicity, always tune into your body. More often than not, your intuition will guide you down the right path. Use the recommendations to help clean your body out, however, always consult with a health professional for the best approach.

Your questions: Have you ever suffered form heavy metal toxicity? If so, what treatment did you follow? (post your comments below)

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies; C. Norman Shealy

About the Author : Kyla Miller is the co-founder of She has overcome illness through dietary/lifestyle changes, and practicing a positive mindset daily. Kyla is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is currently studying to become a Reiki Master.

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