Heavy Metals: News Flash …We All Have Them

Those of us on planet earth are subjected constantly to heavy metals, whether it be from the metals in our mouth, from the food and medicines we take, or breathing in the mercury, aluminum that is in the atmosphere. It’s true that not all people suffer from symptoms of heavy metal toxicity and the reason for that is in our genes. Some of us don’t detox as well as others. About ten years ago, there was a light flash in the holistic community which has since spread to materia medica…many physicians and health-care practitioners now order the MTHR genetic test. Some people inherit a gene from one parent, but oftentimes (in my case), the gene is passed down from both parents. I understand that in the 23andMe ancestry saliva test, that information is available to all.

So, what does one do when they are confronted with this information? First of all, information is good news. At least you have an idea of what is keeping you fatigued and miserable. What to keep in mind is that our liver (situated right under our right rib cage) is what keeps us going. It processes thousands of chemicals a day and in so doing keeps our brain clear and our system in balance. It needs HELP as do the colon and lymph system. I like to refer to the lymph system as a lazy river full of sludge–it only circulates throughout the body three and a half times a day. It carries away toxins that are then filtered through the kidneys. All of these organs need drainage support. You can start by eating greens like beet greens, chard and the beets themselves. You can sip warm lemon water throughout the day. You can take baking soda baths (or just soak your feet if you’re too weak to go into the tub). You can do gentle stretching, skin brushing. There are plenty of things you can do to help yourself. In fact, a good practitioner will ask that you do your part and do something every day to move you away from stuckness.

The beauty of acupuncture is that it can balance the body so the organs can eliminate. Acupuncture gets the body mind spirit moving again. There are Chinese and Western herbs and homeopathic remedies that can help move you from where you are to where you want to be. Zyto technology that I use in my clinic can cut to the chase and will inform what organs, glands and systems are priority.

You can heal. You can get better. By opening a window in your mind to let in fresh air, you can give yourself a jump start.