Aluminum is the most abundant metal on the planet. In facts it is present almost anywhere, such as in the drinking water, foil, cookware, baking soda, cake mixes, aspirin, flour, non-dairy creamers, vanilla powders, and in the deodorants and antiperspirants.
Moreover, the food additives like E173, E520, E521, E523 E541, E545, E554, E555 E556 and E559 also contain aluminum.
Unlike the other metals, such as iron and other vitamins and minerals, our body does not need aluminum and therefore it is not able to process it correctly. So, it gets stored in our body and accumulates with time in your brain, liver, thyroid, kidneys, and lungs, and this can have serious consequence to our health.
Powerful Reasons to Eliminate Aluminum From Your Life
1.Aluminum can cause damage to your central nervous system.It has been proved that aluminum exposure in children can lead to autism. Children may be exposed to high levels of aluminum from drinking water,which can result in brain, bone and kidney disease. Moreover, children who take some aluminum-based medicines have also experienced bone disease. In adults, aluminum exposure can lead to age-related neurological deficits resembling Alzheimer’s and the Guamanian variant, ALS–PDC. (source) damage to your brain.
2.Aluminum can also damage your brain. According to a research, aluminum can produce toxic, oxidative stress in the brain. The brain can store a lot of aluminum which can later result in numerous neurological disorders, including chronic fatigue syndromes, MS, ADD, epilepsy, Alzheimer`s, Guilliane-Barre`s syndrome and others.
3.Aluminum eliminates the magnesium, calcium and iron from the body. ”Trace aluminum levels cross the blood-brain barrier and progressively accumulate in large pyramidal neurons of the hippocampus, cortex, and other brain regions vulnerable in Alzheimer’s disease. More aluminum enters the brain than leaves, resulting in a net increase in intraneuronal aluminum with advancing age. Aluminum is responsible for two main types of toxic damage in cells. As a pro-oxidant, aluminum causes oxidative damage both on its own and in synergy with iron. Aluminum also competes with, and substitutes for, essential metals-primarily Mg2+, iron and Ca2+ ions-in or on proteins and their co-factors.
4.Aluminum builds up in the bones, which can seriously weaken your bones. Also, it is believed that can lead to osteoporosis.
5.Aluminum cause oxidative stress on cell throughout the body which damages the DNA and leads to premature aging.
Reduce Your Aluminum Exposure
Aluminum can be toxic in excessive amounts. However, it is the one of the most abundant element (right after oxygen and silicon) in the earth crust and therefore it is very difficult to completely avoid it. However, there are certain steps you can do to protect yourself as much as possible. For example, you can use aluminum free cookware, avoid hygiene products that contain aluminum hydroxide, avoid processed foods etc.
Foods that remove heavy metals naturally:
Garlic, Onions, Blue Green Algae, Cilantro, Burdock, Bentonite (high grade), Carrot Juice and Green Tea. Moreover, Chlorella is also an excellent food that can remove metals and can help your body to rebuild nerve tissues.