Category Archives: Cleansing and Detoxification

Dr. David Brownstein – Holistic Family Medicine: Time to Detoxify

Researchers have found that adults over the age of 40 who have higher levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine tend to be obese, have more abdominal fat, and are insulin resistant. Studies have shown these metabolic disorders can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.(1) (2)

BPA is classified as an endocrine disrupter. Its chemical structure is similar to thyroid and estrogen molecules. This similarity can result in BPA binding to estrogen and/or thyroid hormone receptors. The result of a foreign substance binding to our hormone receptors is that the receptor can be either stimulated or inhibited. Either way, these endocrine disrupting substances wreak havoc with our hormonal system.

BPA is used in the manufacturing of plastics, in epoxy resin linings of food cans and in thermal receipt paper. Furthermore, it has been found in baby bottles and used as part of dental sealant. It can contaminate food and enters the body easily through skin or by ingestion.

Research has shown that BPA in rats can inhibit activation of thyroid hormone. In humans, this problem is known as T3 resistance syndrome. T3 resistance syndrome can lead to all of the signs of hypothyroidism such as weight gain, fatigue, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

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How to test for metals poisoning and remove heavy metals from your body

(NaturalNews) With all the recent news about iron pills that might harm you (http://www.naturalnews.com/034021_i…) and a popular dietary supplement that was exposed as having surprisingly high levels of aluminum sulfate (http://www.naturalnews.com/034005_A…), NaturalNews has received numerous emails from readers wanting to know how to actually remove heavy metals (and light metals, for that matter) from their body.

On top of the items mentioned above, there is also aluminum and mercury in many vaccines (http://www.naturalnews.com/031870_f…), and people take in mercury from eating sushi, too (http://www.naturalnews.com/029189_s…). There’s also a problem with copper exposure, as people who take in too much copper may literally lose their minds or become delusional (http://www.naturalnews.com/034037_A…).

The bottom line in all this is that we are being assaulted with heavy metals through medicines, personal care products, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and even some fraudulently marketed health products.

So what can you do about it?

Step one: Get tested – blood, hair, urine

Before you can treat metals toxicity, you need to determine what levels of metals you actually have contaminating your body’s tissues.

As metals toxicity expert Roy Dittman explained in our recent interview, a blood test alone cannot accurately determine your level of metals toxicity. Many metals quickly pass from your blood to your tissues, where they may lodge and cause serious long-term health problems such as:

• Iron lodged in your heart tissue can cause heart disease.

• Aluminum lodged in your brain tissue can cause Alzheimer’s or clinical insanity.

• Mercury lodged in your brain can cause autism spectrum disorders.

• Lead lodged in your bones can interfere with red blood cell production and even white blood cell production.

To get tested, find a local doctor or naturopath who can run these tests and offer you an intelligent diagnosis. Get your tests done, review your results, then decide your next course of action.

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Infrared saunas safely detoxify the body and help heal injuries

NaturalNews) Thousands of massage therapists are now incorporating infrared sauna sessions into their menu of services, and clients are routinely requesting the new technology for elimination of toxins, healing muscles, increasing circulation, firming skin, erasing sun damage, relieving joint pain and tension, and even for recovering from chemotherapy.

Infrared saunas are a noninvasive, drug free form of light therapy that can penetrate the body as much as three inches, heating muscle tissue and even internal organs without heating the surrounding air. The process promotes the elimination of medications, alcohol, nicotine, and other carcinogens that frequent the bloodstream. The saunas also facilitate weight loss, reduce stress, and boost the immune system.

Unlike traditional saunas which use air and steam, infrared sauna’s heaters emit radiant heat which is absorbed directly into the body. Also, where the traditional sauna helps the body perspire at an average ratio of 97% water and 3% waste, the infrared sauna helps the body perspire 80% water and 20% waste and toxins.

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How to Get the 400 to 800 Chemicals in Your Body Out

How to Get the 400 to 800 Chemicals in Your Body Out | Food Freedom.

Spirulina and Chlorella Aid Heavy Metal Detox

Spirulina and Chlorella Aid Heavy Metal Detox.

Reduce Aluminum Toxicity

Reduce Aluminum Toxicity.

Are Aluminum-Containing Antiperspirants Contributing To Breast Cancer In Women?

Aluminum, which is not a normal physiological component of breast tissue, has been measured recently in human breasts and breast cyst fluids. The aluminum has been detected at levels above those found in blood serum or milk.

An examination of healthy women and breast cancer-affected women found a positive correlation between levels of aluminum and ferritin and the presence of breast cancer.

According to the study, as reprinted on the website Green Med Info:

“These results may suggest a role for raised levels of aluminum … as biomarkers for identification of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer. The reasons for the high levels of aluminum … remain unknown but possibilities include either exposure to aluminium-based antiperspirant salts in the adjacent underarm area and/or preferential accumulation of aluminium by breast tissues.”

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