Heavy Metal Toxicity

In this article we will take a look at the effects of heavy metal toxicity, discuss where heavy metals are present, and the importance of gently detoxing. 

Insomnia, brain fog, memory issues, mood swings, depression and anxiety are all symptoms of toxicity, particularly heavy metal toxicity. Heavy metals have a way of disrupting our bodies natural electrical impulses. This major disruption from heavy metal toxins negatively affects our nervous system and our immune function? Our bodies are inundated with heavy metals from our environment, personal care products and lifestyle? all day long.  Heavy metals can also be transmitted to us while in the womb.

Symptoms are the only way that our body knows how to communicate with us. You see symptoms are signals from our body telling us that something is wrong, misaligned or needs attention. If you listen to your body as it communicates to you through symptoms, you create an important opportunity to heal.  The good news is your body is healthy enough to tell you that something is overwhelmed in your system.  

As a Doctor of Natural Medicine, I dig deep to identify the root cause of symptoms.  This is exactly where traditional healthcare falls short. We don’t want to silence your symptoms, we want to do some investigating and follow your symptoms like clues to identify the root cause so we can resolve it. More often than not, my clients find that they have heavy metal toxicity and this may be the root cause of their symptoms. Particularly Mercury and Aluminum which have the most impact on our health.

The leading German Toxicologist, Richard Straube MD. PhD, reported that in 2008, he found on average 20 toxins in the human cells of his patients. Using the same test and criteria, in 2018 he has found over 500 toxins.

Focusing on nutrition will only go so far. We can consume healthy food and take our vitamins but the heavy metals in our system prevent us from absorbing all of the nutrients and minerals. This is why we suggest a focus on holistic detox as well as nutrition. Nutrition is what we put into our bodies and detox is what we take out of our bodies.

Removing heavy metals from your body and brain is essential for your health and vitality. Heavy metals poison our bodies, and inflict damage on virtually every system and organ, including our brain, liver, digestive system, and our nervous system.

Where are Heavy Metals Hiding?


  • Tap water
  • White Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Food and beauty product coloring agents
  • Cookware
  • Aluminum foil
  • Antacids
  • Buffered aspirin
  • Vaccines
  • Deodorant
  • Infant formula


  • Tap water
  • Dental fillings
  • Some seafood
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Environmental waste
  • Cigarettes
  • Cosmetics for skin care


  • Non-organic bone broth
  • Cosmetics
  • Old pipes
  • Lead paint before 1979
  • Jet fuel
  • Leaded gasoline


  • Cigarettes
  • Vaping
  • Exhaust fumes from machinery and vehicles


  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Non-organic poultry
  • Non-organic eggs
  • Tap water
  • White rice
  • Some seafood
  • Cosmetics


  • Toothpaste
  • Dental treatments
  • Tap water

As you can see from this list of hidden heavy metals, it is almost impossible these days to avoid consumption or absorption of these toxins. More importantly, we most likely have been carrying around heavy metals for years, sometimes decades while not realizing that they are the root cause of our symptoms.  

The collection of symptoms diagnosed as Auto-Immune, may in fact be caused and exasperated by a toxic load of heavy metals that are decades old.  They have had free reign to slowly and stealthily attack your nervous system and cause an over-reaction of your immune system in an attempt to fight against these toxic invaders.

Chronic immune responses cause inflammation throughout the body and leads to long-term insomnia, digestive issues, anxiety and pain. Adding a holistic heavy metal detox protocol to your health and healing journey can help you to clear the toxins and ease the inflammatory response.

Do you Need to Detox from Heavy Metals?

If any of these signs and symptoms affect the quality of your life you may need to detox to reestablish optimum health and create vitality and longevity.

  • Body odor
  • Bad breath
  • Fluid retention
  • Nasal congestion
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Allergies
  • Constipation
  • Acne
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Cravings
  • PMS
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bloating
  • Irritability
  • Weight Gain
  • Skin Rashes
  • Brain Fog
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Swings

Detoxing if not done properly can do more harm than good to our bodies. Holistic detoxing focuses on boosting the immune system, supporting the digestive system, opening the lymphatic system while supporting each and every organ.

Immune boosting and holistic detoxing is my specialty and I can help get to the root cause of your auto-immune symptoms and personalize a holistic detoxing plan for you. If you want to learn about holistic detoxing to address your auto-immune symptoms consider scheduling a call with me to discuss your options.

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