Symptoms of Arsenic poisoning can be subtle or extreme. Unless you reach high levels or you are looking for it particularly, it can be difficult to see as a cause of many issues. I’d like to share some symptoms and sources of arsenic toxicity.
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 be cross-contaminated by pulling it into the roots. There may even be some “organic” fertilizers that are contaminated with 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. It also has a link 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.
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
- Shellfish & seafood
- Some seaweeds
- Rice and rice-based foods (including organics)
- Commercial table salt
- Paints and pigments
- Imported Ayurvedic herbs
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 you where your mineral and heavy metal levels are so you can begin a detox protocol. 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 cellular health and toxic metal levels?
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