Heavy Metals

heavy-metals-1Of the 70,000 chemicals and heavy metals used commercially in the world today, 65,000 of them are considered hazardous to our health. Just as choosing organic foods is a way to avoid ingesting many of these hazardous chemicals, becoming aware of the other main sources of heavy metal toxins is very important. Understanding the water one drinks and uses is increasingly essential in reducing toxin intake. According to Diet for a Poisoned Planet by David Steinman, less then 1% of the earth’s surface water is safe to drink!

According to the United States Dept. of Labor, “Toxic metals, including “heavy metals,” are individual metals and metal compounds that negatively affect people’s health.” Even still, heavy metals are present in nearly all aspects of modern life. Iron may be the most common as it accounts for 90% of all refined metals. Platinum may be the most universal given it is said to be found in, or used to produce, 20% of all consumer goods. Chromium, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead have the greatest potential to cause harm on account of their extensive use. Mercury may be considered the worst due to its ever-present potency in fish, water and even vaccines.

Many of us may not even realize we have been or are exposed to these toxic substance on a daily basis. The most common means of contamination from lead is either in plumbing that contains the heavy metal which then distributes it through water or in older, lead-based paints. Mercury exposure is most commonly found through the consumption of fish, while tobacco smoke is the most common way one is exposed to cadmium.

Here at the Tree of Life, Dr. Cousens has developed a successful recipe for removing these toxins from the body at an accelerated rate using fasting, green juice and supplements.