Could you be loading your body with a toxic metal?
Much like lead and mercury, aluminum is a metal that damages human tissue. We’ve been taught not to chew the paint off our walls and to say “no” to mercury tooth fillings, but what about aluminum? It’s the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust and may be more toxic than mercury. It is also incorporated into a variety of products for human use. Perhaps you can get ahead of the curve in avoiding this one.
Regular exposure to aluminum can lead to confusion, memory loss, problems with balance and coordination and allergic reactions to a wide range of substances. Aluminum is found in abnormal levels in the the tangles of brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Aluminum turns normal cells into cancer cells. Numerous studies link aluminum in anti-perspirants with breast cancer.
Too much of this metal blocks iron absorption and can lead to anemia. In kids, aluminum exposure can retard growth, yet it is commonly used in childhood vaccines to trigger immune system changes. Researchers are unclear of the longterm effects of aluminum exposure from vaccines and other sources.
We pick up aluminum from anti-perspirants, antacids and vaccines. High levels of aluminum can also be found in black tea, canned soft drinks and juices and refined table salt, as well as foods cooked in aluminum.
Sources of Aluminum
Black tea, especially with lemon
Salt (anti-caking agent used in refined salt)
Drinking water treated with aluminum (Al flocculating agents remove dirt )
Aluminum cookware, tinfoil (especially when cooking acid foods)
Soft drink and juice cans
Workplace air, mines or waste sites
If you suspect aluminum toxicity, stop using products known to contain this metal. Diet, supplements and homeopathy have been used successfully to help remove aluminum.