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51. Toxic Metals, Your Hidden Health Hazard

Episode Summary

Toxic metals, sometimes called heavy metals, include mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and other metals that are naturally occurring in the earth’s crust. They’ve been used by humans for thousands of years and are the oldest toxins known. Metal toxicity—especially from heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and lead–affects all organ systems and can result in wide-ranging and nonspecific symptoms; however, the central nervous system (CNS) is especially susceptible to damage from metals. But they don’t just affect your central nervous system. Toxic metals are systemic toxins that in high enough amounts damage your kidneys, blood, brain, bones, and other organs.

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Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • [00:45] Metal toxicity causes mysterious symptoms
  • [01:30] Toxic metals are everywhere but invisible 
  • [04:35] How toxic metals harm our bodies
  • [06:30] The importance of asking your doctor to assess you for toxic metal exposure 
  • [07:00] Symptoms of toxic metal poisoning 
  • [08:15] Mercury is one of the most common toxins 
  • [10:45] What to do if you have mercury amalgam fillings
  • [12:06] Foods that have high levels of mercury 
  • [13:50] How lead damages your body 
  • [18:03] Flint Michigan’s water crisis 
  • [18:37] Foods that contain Arsenic 
  • [19:28] How Arsenic toxicity affects the body 
  • [21:55] Toxic metals are even in some dietary supplements
  • [25:31] Test that can be done for metal toxicity 
  • [29:05] Tips to naturally eliminate metals from your body

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94. Using Food as Medicine

94. Using Food as Medicine

In general, a whole food, unprocessed diet that emphasizes healthy protein and fats, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes, and lean meats or fish, is consistently linked to better health. But, you may be wondering, how specifically do healthy foods work their magic?

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