Having Mental Issues? Top Symptoms You Have Heavy Metal Toxicity

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Metals, such as lead and aluminum, are natural substances in the earth. However, man has altered this world to such as state that minerals that used to occur in miniscule amounts and pass harmlessly through the body now permeate our air, water, food, and many types of consumer goods. Known as heavy metals, these compounds affect the body negatively. Today, we are going to focus on how these heavy metals could be affecting your mental health as many of them tend to accumulate in the brain.

Heavy metals are so pervasive in our environment now that people no longer question whether they have been exposed, but rather, how high is their level of exposure! Although people who have obvious overloads of heavy metals will exhibit classic and obvious signs of poisoning, those with chronic, low-level exposure can lead to a wide variety of health problems.

Although efforts are underway to help stop, or at least curb, the heavy metals that are being dumped into the environment, the problem will take untold years to be resolved. Thousands of tons of toxic industrial waste are dumped every single year into the environment in the United States alone.

Exposure to heavy metals and their accumulation in our bodies can lead to a wide variety of mental health issues that can mimic actual psychiatric issues. This generally means that the affected person will be prescribed more toxic pharmaceutical drugs or other unnecessary treatments when all they really need is to remove these metals from the body. Unfortunately, many clinicians who deal with mental health issues are rarely trained to suspect or look for heavy metal toxicity.

Keep reading and find out if you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of heavy metal toxicity.


1.  Lead

You might think that lead used to be found only in paint and that it has most likely been eradicated by now, but you would be mistaken. Lead is extremely dangerous and can cause serious mental problems. Lead is found in contaminated water and soil, and it is used in some types of pesticides that are used on food crops, and can even be found in canned goods, especially those that come from other countries such as China.

Exposure to lead causes some of the following symptoms:

  • Memory problems
  • Lower IQ
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lower capacity of hearing and speech
  • Learning disabilities for children
  • Lethargy
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty learning or remembering
  • Fatigue
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