The One Toxic Thing You May Have Inherited From Your Parents And Grandparents
Genetic conditions are those that are related to our genes, at least in some part. Hereditary is what is passed from one generation to another. Genes are responsible for your hair color, eye color, height, shoe size etc., but much to your surprise, there are things that genes are not responsible for, such as the inheritance of heavy metal toxicity.
What Are Heavy Metals?
Heavy metals are defined as metallic elements that have a relatively high density compared to water. Heavy metals are naturally occurring elements that have a high atomic weight and a density at least 5 times greater than that of water. Their multiple industrial, domestic, agricultural, medical and technological applications have led to their wide distribution in the environment; raising concerns over their potential effects on human health and the environment.
Research published in the Journal of Environment Sciences postulates that heavy metals are transferred from mother to baby during pregnancy and are therefore inherited.
“Consumption of arsenic, lead, copper, mercury etc., by pregnant women is genuinely a serious problem. Therefore care must be taken by the individual to avoid consuming such substances which may lead to further complications.”
How To Test For Heavy Metals In The Body
There are two popular ways of testing for heavy metals in the body. Probably the most effective way is to do a hair analysis: Hair holds a history of the past 3 months and so a sample of hair collected from the nape of the neck can be analyzed for its mineral content.
One less effective way of testing for heavy metals although it is extremely popular is fecal testing and urine analysis. However, fecal testing and urine analysis are not as accurate a form of heavy metal testing since these show heavy metal excretion from the body and are not an indication of heavy metals that are in the body.
Can Heavy Metals Be Removed From The Body?
Heavy metals can be removed from the body safely and effectively. However, some of the ways in which this can be done can be harmful and ineffective. Some go for harsh heavy chelation methods, and others remove heavy metals by adding some gentle chelating foods their diet that binds to heavy metals and escorts them from the body. One such method was created by Anthony William, NY Times Best Selling Author of Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal.
According to William, aside from exposure to environmental toxins, heavy metals are inherited from our forefathers through our family line and these metals fuel viral issues in the body that feeds chronic illness. "Heavy metals can serve as a feeding ground for Streptococcus A or B, E. coli, C. difficile, H. pylori, and yeast cells. Additionally, when viruses such as Epstein-Barr and shingles feed off toxic heavy metals, this can produce symptoms such as tingling, numbness, fatigue, anxiety, heart palpitations, ringing in the ears, dizziness and vertigo, as well as neck pain, knee pain, foot pain, pain in the back of the head, and a variety of other aches and pains that are often attributed to other causes."
Foods to eat in combination to rid the body of heavy metals include:
- Wild Blueberries
- Atlantic Dulse
- Barley Grass Juice Extract
- Fresh orange juice
According to William, the above ingredients bind to heavy metals carrying them out of the body in tandem. This method of cleansing is gentle, safe and effective when used over time and may be the most essential and nourishing cleanse Moms-to-be can do before conception. Other methods used by practitioners involve harsh chelation and may not be as effective.
— Jennifer Accomando (@HolisticHlthEd) September 6, 2016