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Lead Poisoning


About
Lead is one of the most harmful metal contaminants known. The poison acaccumulates in the body. Even if there is only a low amount of lead that is retained by the body instead of being expelled can be absorbed into other tissues.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • A hair analysis can also detect lead toxins in the body.
  • A routine blood test for lead in children between ages 1-2 is recommended by the CDC.
  • Building over 50 years old should be check for lead. For instance lead based paint was used 50years ago and painting over the lead paint does not get rid of the lead.
  • Infants with SIDS and children who are on average about a 1/2in short than other children tend to have higher lead levels.
  • Men's hair color contains socetate and could lead to lead poisoning.
  • Pregnant women and children are at the highest risk for lead poisoning reported by the FDA.
  • There is still lead in the soil even though unleaded gasoline is used today always check your lead levels in the soil before planting a garden.
  • You can purchase lead testing kits.


Advice
  • Consider being checked for lead content in your body. Hair analysis is one recommended way to test for it.
  • Consume steam-distilled water only.
  • Include pectin (from apples) and fiber in your diet. Any supplemental fiber you are taking should be taken at a different time than other supplements or medication.
  • Learn to look at the labels of certain makeup and over-the-counter products to check for lead oxide.
  • Limit the amount of fat in your diet. Be sure to get enough iron and calcium in your diet.
  • Stay away from smoke and smoking.
  • The following foods encourage the removal of lead from your body: spinach, Brussels sprouts, eggs, cauliflower, kale, garlic, legumes, and onions.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Apple pectin
Importance: Very High
Comments: Eliminates toxins and metals.


Calcium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Keeps lead out of tissues. Calcium chelate form is recommended. Refrain from using bone meal, dolomite, or cow's milk as these may have lead in them.


Magnesium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Balances calcium. Chelate form is recommended.


Garlic
Importance: Very High
Comments: Enhances immune system. Eliminates lead.


Kelp
Importance: Very High
Comments: Provides needed minerals, including calcium and magnesium. Eliminates other metals that are not needed.


Alfalfa
Importance: Very High
Comments: Provides needed vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Helps eliminate toxins from the body.


L-lysine
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps with calcium uptake.


L-cysteine and L-cystine
Importance: Very High
Comments: Eliminates heavy metals. Removes toxins from the body. Amino acids that contain sulfur.


Vitamin C
Importance: Very High
Comments: Counteracts the effects of lead.


Zinc
Importance: Very High
Comments: Removes lead. Decreases body burden. Zinc deficiency can contribute to high lead levels.


Lecithin
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy cell membranes.


Lecithin
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy cell membranes.


Selenium
Importance: High
Comments: Powerful antioxidant.


Glutathione plus L-methionine
Importance: High
Comments: Potent antioxidants. Promotes healthy heart, liver, kidneys, and central nervous system.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: B vitamins enhance each other.


Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with function of cellular enzymes. Beneficial for brain metabolism. Eliminates lead from the brain.


Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with function of cellular enzymes. Beneficial for brain metabolism. Eliminates lead from the brain.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Alfalfa
Type: Internal
Purposes: Alfalfa is a good source to obtain vitamins, minerals, and other valuable nutrients and can aid in ridding the body of toxins.

Aloe vera juice
Type: Internal
Purposes: Aloe Vera Juice will aid in getting rid of metals from the body by loosening bowel movements so the metals can be expelled.

Chlorella & Cilantro
Type: Internal
Purposes: Both of these herbs can soak up the heavy metals that cannot be tolerated by your body.