In the last blog we talked about inflammation and that there are two types of inflammation that happens inside our bodies. They are acute inflammations and chronic inflammations. Acute inflammations are beneficial to our body, for example when you cut your finger, the cut area gets red and inflamed as your body fights off the infection and then seals the cut area with a scab.
However, chronic inflammation is when inflammation goes out of control inside the body and may cause dilated blood vessels, attack our own immune system and epigenetics, the mechanisms that turn on or off certain genes.
So, knowing that inflammation can cause all these potential problems with our health, what causes inflammation, and why are more and more people getting symptoms such as chronic fatigue syndrome, weight loss resistance and brain fog which are all caused by chronic inflammation.
The world environment has changed. We have to deal with things that our grandparents and ancestors never had to deal with. Things such as chemicals and toxins are in our daily lives, not just in our foods, but also in our water, the soil, the air, on our skin care products, and also inside our homes.
We are slowly poisoned by trace amounts of heavy metals and toxins through our food, water, soil, air, and our cleaning products that over time will cause inflammation in our bodies.
There are 3 big culprits that is causing inflammation inside our bodies today.
The first one is lead.
Lead is a heavy metal that is poisonous to our bodies. And if you are over 40, chances are that you grew up in the lead generation. There was lead in our paints and also in our water pipes. What’s worse is that lead doesn’t just stay in your body.
If you are a mother, the lead inside your body is also passed on to your babies and grandbabies, all the way down 4 generations.
Lead is responsible for turning on the gene expression associated with many chronic diseases including the obesity gene.
Lead is not only in our water pipes and in our wall paints. Ladies, if you wear lipstick or eyeshadow, you are most likely inhaling lead and other toxic chemicals. A recent study showed 20 out of 33 lipsticks contained lead which, as I’ve mentioned, turns on the obesity gene and causes many of you to become obese.
The second culprit is Mercury.
I remembered that when I was a young kid and I got a fever, my mom would put a mercury filled thermometer inside my mouth to see if I have a fever or not. Mercury is also used in amalgams and silver fillings for your teeth, so if you like to eat candy, as I did, and you have a few fillings, then you have been exposed to mercury.
The contents of these fillings had over 50% mercury and mercury can leach through teeth grinding or hot beverages you drink.
Mercury was also in a lot of the vaccines when I was growing up and are still in some of the vaccines today. And If you wore contact lens in the 80’s and 90’s, you most likely have mercury poisoning too because the saline solution contained mercury.
Mercury is the second most toxic substance in our planet, after uranium. Think about that. And the trouble is, once they are inside your body, it is super difficult to get them out of our bodies.
Some symptoms of mercury poisoning are:
Depression, forgetfulness, digestive issues, constant body odor, cold hands and feet, sensitivity to sound, ringing in ears, Insomnia and many more.
Heavy metals trigger brain inflammation which can lead to Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s.
The third culprit has been on the news a lot lately and it may actually be the most harmful to our bodies. And that is Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round up.
Glyphosate makes heavy metals more toxic in our bodies by opening up tight junctions in our gut and blood barrier for mercury and other heavy metals to move into our cells and into our brains.
Glyphosate is practically found in all our conventional food supplies and water supplies. It is used heavily on wheat, soy and corn products, and these products trickle down to cereals, breads, snacks, baby food and livestock fodder for cows, poultry and pigs. Therefore, they are also found in conventional meat products.
All of these toxins and chemicals slowly gets absorbed into our cells. Our bodies are made up of over 37 trillion cells. And these cells are like little buckets, and they can only carry so much. As our bodies get filled with heavy metals and toxins over time, they eventually spill over.
The problem is, as the bucket fills, there aren’t any symptoms, no warning. So you can have heavy metal and toxin poisoning without even knowing it.
But as soon as the cells can’t hold anymore and overflows, that is when metabolic syndrome happens, that is when you develop cellular inflammation and when chronic health problems starts.
In our next blog, we will go over the symptoms of cellular inflammation and the steps to fight and reverse them.
If you are experiencing brain fog, weight loss resistance, digestive problems, hormone dysregulation, muscle and joint pains, and many other chronic problems, the underlying cause to your problems may be due to toxins and heavy metals that are in your body. If you want to find out more about the effects of heavy metal and toxins in your body and what you can do about it, sign up here for our upcoming True Cellular Detox Webinar!
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