Let’s talk heavy metals.
No, this isn't a blog about Metallica, we're talking about the 24 heavy metals found in our environment that can be harmful to our health and LeQure is here to explain why.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Heavy metals are dense metallic and semi-metallic compounds found in our environment. Some are naturally occurring, whilst others are be man-made. Due to modern agriculture and industrialisation the amount of heavy metals present in our environment has grown exponentially and are often unavoidable.
Here are some of the most common and toxic heavy metals, and their sources, to be aware of:
- Mercury (dental fillings, seafood, vaccinations)
- Arsenic (brown rice, poultry and eggs)
- Aluminium (deodorant, cook wear, food packaging)
- Cadmium (cigarettes, batteries, coffee and hydrogenated oils)
- Lead (auto exhaust, building materials, root canals and water)
- Thallium (gasoline)
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT US?
Mercury and other heavy metals bioaccumulate in our environment, meaning once it is in our environment and food chain it naturally builds up over time.
Heavy metals are spread into the environment through pollution and eventually end up in our soil, air and water systems. Due to this, our marine life is particularly susceptible to heavy metal exposure and larger marine life often accumulate large amounts of metals over the lifetime. Then, the cycle continues. We like sushi and eat tuna and if you're anything like us, it is probably often. This leaves us also bioaccumulating this harmful compound over years of exposure.
The cycle doesn't end there. It has been shown that the mercury levels we build up in our bodies over our lifetime can also be passed on to our children through the mother’s placenta, meaning the next generation will have an even high toxic load to deal with.
Higher levels of heavy metals are not something to mess with as they can lead to a range of serious health conditions, including:
- Auto-immune conditions
- Poor digestion
- Excess sweating
- Weight gain around the waist
- Chronic health conditions
- Infertility and hormonal issues
WHAT CAN WE DO?
DETOX. Including simple detox regimes into your lifestyle can help ease the burden on your liver and kidneys who work to remove toxins from your body.
Here are easy some detox tips to include into your daily routines:
- Anti-inflammatory diet. Foods high in vitamin C, spirulina, dulse flakes and coriander have all been shown to help remove heavy metals from the body.
- Sweat! Strenuous workouts, saunas or a soak in a hot bath are great ways to work up a sweat.
- Supplement. Probiotics, milk thistle, dandelion, vitamin C are solid choices, but fulvic acid wins the gold star as it is a detoxification powerhouse.
We know many of the sources of heavy metals are often unavoidable and your love for sushi is real. Incorporating these easy detox practices into your lifestyle will help to offset any exposure you will have to help improve your overall health and wellness.
How to use your LeQure Detox Spray
The Detox Spray is your new best friend for a daily boost of 75+ medicinal grade trace minerals and magnesium. It works to nourish, heal, detoxify and repair your body whilst you are on the go through transdermal application.
Spray onto the fleshy parts of your body and simply rub in. Watch your skin absorb the medicinal grade minerals directly into your body and then wash your hands.
Aids sore muscles, cramps, improves sleep, soothes anxiety and reduces inflammation. The spray also actively helps to remove excess lactic acid, heavy metals, free radicals and pollutants from your body to improve your overall health and wellness.
If you would like to learn more about LeQure products, head to their website: www.lequrebody.com
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