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How to tell if you have heavy metal and chemical toxicity plus tips to downsize your toxic burden

by , 25 January 2017
How to tell if you have heavy metal and chemical toxicity plus tips to downsize your toxic burden
You do everything right - you follow a clean diet rich in whole foods, especially fruits and vegetables, you drink plenty of clean, bottled water and you exercise as often as you can.

So why is it that you're still looking haggard, feeling fatigued and yielding such dismal results from your healthy lifestyle habits?

Before you take another sip of your fancy bottled water and tell me about how fresh and delicious the fillet of salmon you had for dinner last night was, read on!

Feeling fatigued and frustrated? You may have heavy metal and chemical toxicity

Heavy metal and chemical toxicity refers to the toxic effect of certain metals and chemicals in certain forms and doses – and it’s more common than you think.
 
Symptoms of heavy metal and chemical toxicity include fatigue, diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, back pain, urinating more than usual, dizziness, headache, depression, weakness, tiredness and anaemia.
 
While it’s impossible to completely avoid metals and chemicals, it’s certainly possible to downsize your exposure to reduce fatigue and other health problems by making simple lifestyle changes such as managing your stress levels and getting proper sleep. Here are other tweaks you can make...

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Four tips to lower your toxic burden and avoid heavy metal and chemical toxicity

#1: Minimise toxins in your home, office and beauty routine
Toxins are sneaky – they lurk just about everywhere, including cleaning products, water bottles, food containers and beauty products. To learn how you can avoid ubiquitous toxins in your home, office and beauty routine, visit the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) website.
 
#2: Only buy fish that’s undergone third-party testing
If you’re a big fish-eater, you’ll want to limit your consumption or at least only buy fish that’s undergone third-party testing to ensure that it’s heavy metal-free. It’s also worth noting that smaller fish, like sardines and anchovies, contain less mercury and other toxins than larger fish.
 
#3: Chat to your doctor about going on a fatigue-reducing detox
If your fatigue is out of control, you may want to consider going on a professional detox to help heal your body from all of the toxins and chemicals it’s exposed to. Your doctor or a trained nutritionist are the best people to talk to about a fatigue-reducing detox programme.
 
#4: Take supplements to optimise your energy levels
There are a number of nutrients that help remove biotoxins, reduce fatigue and boost your energy levels. They include acetyl-L-carnitine, alpha lipoic-acid, d-ribose, acetylcysteine, taurine, tyrosine and glutathione. You can get your fix of these nutrients in the form of supplements.
 
If you want to be sure that you’re suffering from heavy metal and chemical toxicity, consult your doctor, who will be able to give you an accurate answer through a urine test.



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