Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Aluminum Toxicity

A normal, healthy body naturally heals from most types of conditions, whether from illness or injury. If you have a health condition that is not healing, there must be a barrier to your health that has to be identified and addressed. In this way your body can overcome that barrier and your ability to reach optimal health is possible.

Typical barriers to healing include stressed emotions, a weak immune system, food allergies and the effects of toxic chemicals and metals in the body. In the office, we identify these and remove them and patients are usually amazed at how fast healing starts with just a few key changes in their life.

Aluminum often comes up as a heavy metal that needs to be detoxed. So after testing them for the supplement they need to help open up the body's own detox pathways, it's also important that they stop putting aluminum in their body.

Where does aluminum toxicity come from and how to avoid it?

1. Aluminum cans

2. Aluminum foil

3. Aluminum take-out containers

4. Deodorant

Many aluminum free deodorants are available including Tom's, JASON, Arm and Hammer, and my favorite Kiss My Face, roll-on. Here's also a great recipe for making your own!

5. Anti-acids

Maalox and Mylanta contain aluminum. Rolaids and Tums are alternatives that don't contain aluminum.

6. Aluminum pots, pans, baking sheets, scratched teflon

Cook with stainless steel, ceramic, glass and unscratched teflon

7. Antidiarrheal Products

Watch labels carefully for any mention of aluminum salts.
Products containing loperamide such as Imodium AD usually do not contain aluminum salts.

8. Buffered Aspirin

Buffered aspirin can contain up to 14.4 to 88 milligrams of aluminum hydroxide or aluminum glycinate. Ordinary aspirin is aluminum free as are many other pain killers.

9. Douches
Many popular douche products contain aluminum salts. A homemade version of vinegar and water can be substituted.

10. Food Additives

Cake mixes, frozen doughs, self-rising flour, and sliced process cheese food all contain from 5 to 50 milligrams of sodium aluminum phosphate per average serving. Baking powder has 5 to 70 milligrams of sodium aluminum sulfate per teaspoon. Starch modifiers and anti caking agents also contain varying levels of aluminum compounds. The processed cheeses used on cheese burgers at fast food restaurants also contain aluminum, which is added to make the cheese melt better.

11. Shampoos

A number of anti-dandruff preparations contain magnesium aluminum silicate. Watch labels carefully for aluminum lauryl sulfate, which is a common ingredient in many popular shampoo products.