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Could you have heavy metal Arsenic toxicity?

Symptoms of Arsenic toxicity and poisoning can be subtle or extreme

Unless you reach high levels or you are looking for it, this toxicity can be difficult to link as a cause of so many symptoms.  I’d like to share some of these symptoms and sources of arsenic toxicity.


Where do we get arsenic exposure

Pesticides that contain arsenic toxicity could have been sprayed on farm fields or the heavy metal can remain in the soil.  Growing an organic plant in that same soil can have cross-contamination by pulling it into the roots.  There may even be some “organic” fertilizers that have contamination from sewage sludge containing arsenic and other heavy metals or toxins.  Chicken manure that people use for their vegetable gardens can become contaminated due to their chicken feed containing Roxarsone which is an anti-parasitic medication used since the 1960s.  Arsenic has been called the ‘slow death’ metal so consistently detoxing is necessary.

Long-term effects of arsenic exposure from food or water sources can lead to skin lesions and cancer.  Arsenic also has links to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  If a pregnant woman has exposure to arsenic, it can lead to a negative impact on the baby’s cognitive development.


What are the symptoms of arsenic toxicity

Symptoms may include aches, pains, weakness, sore throat, diarrhea, ringing in the ears, vertigo, headaches, pale appearance, anorexia, fever, hair loss, chills, loss of appetite, bluish lips, skin rashes, excess saliva, difficulty swallowing or breathing, irritability, dermatitis, slow wound healing, kidney damage, goiter, keratosis, stupor, jaundice, abdominal pain, muscle spasms, seizures, coma, confusion, herpes infections, and even medication overdoses.

Sources of arsenic are:

  • Rat poison
  • Drinking water
  • Some fish
  • Pesticides and residues
  • Leather tanning products
  • Wood preservative chemicals
  • Fungicides
  • Shellfish & seafood
  • Some seaweeds
  • Rice and rice-based foods (including organics)
  • Glassmaking
  • Beer
  • Commercial table salt
  • Paints and pigments
  • Cosmetics
  • Insecticides
  • Imported Ayurvedic herbs


How can I detox arsenic toxicity

The primary way to detoxify this heavy metal from your body is through your urine.  An organic form is typically flushed from the body within a few days of exposure.  I use methylation in the liver to help facilitate the elimination within my program to consistently detox.   

Using your hair for a non-invasive, Hair Mineral Analysis test can tell your mineral and heavy metal levels.  After that you can begin detox protocols then measure results.  After 3-4 months we will do a retest Hair Analysis to make appropriate changes to continue corrections in rebuilding nutrition and detoxification processes.


Are you ready to see your  health and where your toxic metal levels are in your cells? LET’S CHAT!

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