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Heavy metal contamination of crops and the impact on diets

When you think about a healthy diet, you probably imagine lots of vegetables and fruits. However, you may not be eating as healthily as you think. In some cases these foods can be contaminated with high levels of heavy metals. Consuming too much of them can lead to all kinds of health problems. They occur because of heavy metal toxicity, where the level of the metals in the body restricts metabolic functions. Continue reading

Where are heavy metals stored in the body?

At Hair Mineral Testing UK we work to offer a service that can shed light on your health and wellbeing. What we do is provide a heavy metal test that can check to see the levels of potentially toxic elements in your body. These could be the cause of numerous symptoms, including fatigue, nausea, and more. They could also cause serious long term damage if you don’t do something about it. Continue reading

Detoxifying with the right minerals

The great thing about the human body is it works to naturally remain in balance. A big part of this is detoxifying to remove harmful toxins. However, it is easy to block the pathways for detoxification. This can cause all kinds of issues. What you may need here is to get professional advice. This can look at how you could open these pathways and improve your health. It can also help you to get your mineral balancing right. Continue reading

Children have the highest risk of lead poisoning

Lead is one of the most poisonous elements and can cause harm even if people only ingest small amounts. The big concern is that it is a cumulative toxicant and affects multiple systems in the body. It is also stored in bones and teeth so it can accumulate over time. If you think you have ingested the element from any source, you should get a lead test as soon as possible. Continue reading

The problem of arsenic in groundwater

Consuming an excessive amount of arsenic can cause an array of symptoms and health complications. Acute exposure can cause things like vomiting, abdominal pain, skin problems, and muscle cramping. It can even lead to death in some cases. Long term exposure also has links to skin, lung and bladder cancers, diabetes and developmental issues. If you notice any symptoms, you should book an arsenic test. Continue reading

Aluminium is a neurotoxin

A neurotoxin is a substance that can cause damage to the nervous system if it enters the body. There are lots of substances that are known to have this affect, including natural elements and compounds as well as manmade chemicals. Aluminium can be particularly harmful if you ingest too much. It can inhibit hundreds of biological functions in humans, animals, and plants. So, it is always worth getting an aluminium test to ensure you don’t have too much in your body. We can provide this for you. Continue reading