Heavy Metals in the Food Chain

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Heavy Metals in the Food Chain

heavy metals in foodHeavy Metals in the Food Chain

Heavy metals part of the natural crust of the earth but various industrial activities of mankind has led to them being released into the environment. There are many other sources of toxic metals such as vehicles, pesticides, fertilizers, industrial waste, amalgams, vaccinations and other medications and a lot more.  These can all find their way into the body causing a variety of symptoms, so eliminating heavy metals naturally is a wise choice for maintaining optimal health.

Heavy metals can do a lot of harm in the human body – toxic metals have been implicated in many diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, liver and kidney diseases and several forms of cancer.

It is not necessary to take in huge amounts of these heavy metals at any one time – even small, minute doses over time will accumulate in the body and cause many diseases – this low level toxicity is a topic that is now of interest to many modern toxicologists – we are not only interested in acute poisoning, but poisoning of the cells of the body over time.

Heavy metals can get into the body in a number of ways – inhalation and absorption through the skin, as well as the ingestion of contaminated food and drinking water. Both plants and animals can bioaccumulate heavy metals from the environment within their tissues. So when we eat these toxic plants and animals, we also get toxic – this is a common source and we have already looked at the heavy metals in baby food, fruit juices and fish and others.

Fish has been a hot topic for many years due to the accumulation of mercury which is of particular concern to pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children, as foetuses and young children, whose brains and central nervous systems are still developing – mercury is a powerful neurotoxin.

There are many benefits from eating fish such as the omega-3 fatty acids, good quality protein and more than 70 minerals and trace elements coming from the sea. What we have to learn is what fish to eat, and what to avoid. Methylmercury (MeHg), the form of mercury found in fish and seafood, biomagnifies up the food chain. Thus, fish near the bottom of the chain generally contain lower concentrations than those at higher trophic levels, though other factors such as the concentration of mercury that fish are exposed to from the environment can also have a major effect.heavy metals in food

recent study looking at the effects of MeHg and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on the IQ scores of children concluded that, for most of the 33 fish species that were studied, the adverse effects of MeHg exceeded the beneficial effects of DHA, with the larger fish reducing the children’s IQ score by upto 10 points.

The choice of fish is important – in another risk-benefit analysis which looked at 19 different types of most commonly consumed fish eaten by pregnant mothers would result in a gain of 0.79-5.7 IQ points in their children. However, those those that ate the wrong type of fish that is known to be more toxic such as tuna which is top of the food chain could expect a reduction of 2.3 points in the IQ of their children.

Even though mercury in fish is detrimental to health, there are also other heavy metals that are found in fish that can bioaccumulate. One recent study showed that common carp and rudd from the Topolnitsa reservoir in Bulgaria contained levels of arsenic and lead in their muscles that exceeded national and international standards.
Vegetables and cereal crops can also be loaded with heavy metals – rice, a staple food that is eaten in high quantities by many people and babies, can accumulate arsenic in its grains from contaminated soil and irrigation water.

One recent study showed that rice could be quite toxic in arsenic that exceeded the WHO permissible limits – harmful effects of arsenic were shown by another study, which found an association between steamed rice consumption and the prevalence of skin lesions in Bangladesh.

The research discussed here represents just some of interesting findings of scientists investigating the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in foods over the past few years. Many more studies on heavy metals in fish, rice and other food types can be found on the FSTA® database.

Natural Heavy Metal Detox

Reading this article, one can conclude that heavy metals are ubiquitous – they are everywhere and very difficult to completely avoid these days – however careful we are with our food choices.

This is why it is important to also undertake toxic metal detox protocols for all the family. The question, is what is the best choice as there are so many on the market?

It is best to eliminate heavy metals naturally using a proven toxic metal formulations such as HMD™.

We recommend you take the HMD™ Ultimate Detox Pack which contains the HMD™ (Heavy Metal Detox) as well as LAVAGE, a herbal drainage remedy and organic CHLORELLA.

This can be used by all the family and there are also children’s dosages too.

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