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How To Reduce Your Exposure to Heavy Metals

While they can hardly be escaped in everyday life, there are certain sources of heavy metals you can deliberately avoid and cut back on to prevent overexposure.

1- Be mindful of your seafood consumption

Certain types of fish tend to contain high levels of the heavy metal mercury, which can be harmful in large amounts. The FDA has guidelines for avoiding mercury when eating fish-- those with the highest levels are typically larger fish including:

● Swordfish

● Shark

● Tilefish

● King mackerel

● Orange roughly

● Tuna

● Marlin

Fish (and seafood) with the least amount of mercury include wild caught salmon, trout, herring, haddock, sole, shrimp and shellfish such as oysters, scallops and mussels.

2 - Quit smoking

3 - Opt for organic

You’ve heard it before - organic is best. But some foods even more so to avoid heavy metals. Rice tends to contain high levels of the heavy metal arsenic. This is due to its absorbent property—rice absorbs arsenic from pesticide-ridden soil, irrigation water, and even the water that you cook it in.

Buying organic rice can prevent overexposure to the heavy metal. Be sure to always rinse your rice well (until the water runs clear) before cooking it.

Choose organic bone broth from grass fed cows and pasture raised chickens.

4 - Clean cosmetics and body care

There are numerous heavy metals—including lead, cadmium, and aluminum—which are often present in makeup and skin products. Find an aluminum-free deodorant to reduce this risk and seek out organic cosmetics.

5 - Invest in clean water and safe cookware

Due to environmental contamination, heavy metals tend to build up in groundwater and then enter the human body in large amounts. Water pipes also are frequently made with lead or copper, two metals which can be harmful to health. Investing in a water filtration system can help reduce absorption of these heavy metals into your body.

6 - Sweat it out

Far infrared saunas have become an increasingly mainstream addition to any heavy metal detox protocol. Research shows that sweat produced by an infrared sauna is only 80 to 85% water, with the remainder made up of harmful substances like cholesterol, sulfuric acid, ammonia, and heavy metals.

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