associated with Alzheimer’s disease, memory
impairment, Parkinson's and Autism.
Commonly used everyday in cookware, soda cans,
aluminum foils, pesticides, pain killers,
anti-diarrhea medicines, antiperspirants, antacids,
toothpastes, nasal sprays, cigarette filters and
some metal cleaners. Frequently included in
vaccinations such as the flu shot.
Nano-aluminum particles are
sprayed by the military on a regular basis, known as
geo-engineering (the source of global
contributes to liver and kidney damage, weakness,
diarrhea, muscle spasms, headaches, and is an
Sources include baby formula, pesticides, beer, tap
water, table salt, paints, commercial imports and
other chemical products. Arsenic is currently used
for induction and consolidation chemotherapy for
acute promyelocytic leukemia and other cancers.
Consumer Reports study suggests the extremely toxic
inorganic arsenic can get into water and soil from
lead-arsenate insecticides. From there, rice can
absorb that toxin like a sponge.
concentrates in the kidney, liver and other organs.
High concentration is also deposited in the pancreas
and salivary glands. Considered more toxic than
either mercury or lead, it contributes to high blood
pressure, heart disease, cancer, fatigue, arthritis,
violence, infections, back pain and other
Sources are cigarette or
marijuana smoke, instant coffee, cola drinks,
refined grains, processed meats and tap water. Also
found in plastics, paint, motor oil, exhaust fumes
and incineration of rubber products. Solder used to
seal metal cans is a common source of cadmium.
Cadmium toxicity is
enhanced and increasing due to zinc deficiency
in our diet, which when present is protective
against cadmium. Zinc is depleted in foods due to
is associated with fatigue, heart disease, cancer
and renal problems.
Chlorine is required in the body, and found in salt
and other foods. Many chlorinated compounds,
however, are highly toxic. These include chlorinated
tap water, chlorinated hydrocarbons used in
pesticides and other chemicals, bathing in
chlorinated water, pools and hot tubs, and the use
of chlorine bleach and other chlorine-containing
COPPER Many of the most prevalent metabolic
dysfunctions today are related in some way to a
copper imbalance. Imbalance contributes to emotional
conditions, depression, spaciness, childhood
hyperactivity, learning disabilities, skin problems,
rheumatoid arthritis, acne, hair loss, cancer,
migraine headaches, anorexia, phobias, diabetes and
premenstrual tension. Associated with zinc
deficiency (like cadmium toxicity - see above),
adrenal exhaustion is very common.
found in the majority of homes in the USA, leeches
into the water supply. Water coolers and ice makers
in refrigerators also use copper tubing. The longer
water sits, it accumulates dangerously high levels
of copper. Other sources include cookware, vitamin
and prenatal supplements, municipal drinking water
and vegetarian proteins such as soybeans, tofu, nuts
and seeds, and soy based food such as fast food
hamburgers Copper elimination in a sauna may have a
rotten egg odor.
contributes to brown staining of the teeth, weakened
bones, hip fractures, hypothyroidism, mental
impairment, birth defects, sterility and cancer.
Fluoride compounds are found in pesticides, air
pollution, toothpastes, and are added to many water
supplies. Global studies have proven minor to zero
benefit of fluoride for tooth decay.
When fluoride and aluminum
are combined, the consequences may result in
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Autism due to crossing
the blood-brain barrier.
is added to all white flour products such as breads,
crackers, pasta and pastry, beer and red wine. It is
well absorbed from animal products, especially
meats, shellfish and animal organs. Vegetables high
in iron include green leafy vegetables such as kale,
collard, mustard greens, Swiss chard and spinach.
Iron can accumulate to help
support weak adrenal glands. It is stored in the
liver and other organs but iron overload may
contribute to joint pain, sudden onset of shortness
of breath, heart failure, diabetes, liver disease
which leads to cancer, thyroid problems. Iron
deposits in the amygdala, a portion of the brain
associated with feelings of anger, irritability and
LEAD is widely distributed in the environment
and contributes to more than 100 conditions
including neuromuscular and bone diseases (lead
incorporates itself into the bones in place of
calcium), fractures, mental retardation (interferes
with iodine uptake by the thyroid), hyperactivity,
anemia (destruction of red blood cells) and impairs
excretion of uric acid.
Sources of lead include old
paint, inks, pesticides, plumbing, hair dyes and
tints which is absorbed thu the scalp, soldered
products and leaded gasoline. Cigarette smoke is
contaminated with lead due to lead arsenate
insecticides sprayed on tobacco. Food cans are
sealed with lead solder are a prime source of
ingested lead, especially acidic foods such as
Iron deficiency increases
lead absorption, as does summertime heat. Children
are more affected by lead poisoning than adults.
Sauna therapy may produce a sickly sweet odor as it
MERCURY toxicity is present in almost everyone
today. Mercury is found in silver amalgam dental
fillings (alternatives are gold alloys and composite
quartz-resin materials), tuna (do not eat more than
three times a month - sushi included) swordfish and
whale meat, contact lens solution, skin whitening
products, multiple vaccines, diuretics, some
hemorrhoid medications, a common ingredient in
Mercury in industrial waste
is a common water contaminant, and widely used in
swimming pool algicides, floor waxes, adhesives,
fluorescent light-bulbs, fabric softener. Human
generated, airborne mercury contamination includes
cement production, gold production, crematoriums,
battery and explosives production, and coal burning
power plants. Mercury and its compounds are commonly
used in chemical laboratories, hospitals and dental
Mercury is easily absorbed
through the lungs, the gastrointestinal tract and
the skin. The main organ target is the kidneys, also
deposited in the brain, the thyroid and pituitary
glands, impairment of adrenal activity can occur and
Other symptoms are headaches, skin rashes and
various emotional disturbances. Common sensory
effects of mercury toxicity area tingling
sensations, limb pain, visual and auditory
disturbances and lack of co-ordination. Mercury
toxicity causes impairment of copper metabolism, and
is a common cause of hair loss. Mercury elimination,
if heavy, may be accompanied by a fishy odor during
a sauna session.
- Partially adapted from
writings by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, an outstanding
expert in nutrition, cancer and health.
Research Far Infrared which is
used to promote and support toxin
elimination, including heavy metals.