One very natural way to remove toxic heavy metals from the body is through sweating.
Scientific research has shown that sweating can help eliminate heavy metals and petrochemicals from the body.
A ground breaking study published in the Archives of Environmental and Contamination Toxicology in 2011 explored the effects of toxic chemicals in the human body and how they were eliminated.
The researchers commented that, “Biomonitoring for toxic elements through blood and/or urine testing may underestimate the total body burden of such toxicants. Sweat analysis should be considered as an additional method for monitoring bioaccumulation of toxic elements in humans. Many toxic elements appeared to be preferentially excreted through sweat. Presumably stored in tissues, some toxic elements readily identified in the perspiration of some participants were not found in their serum.”
In medical schools and universities teaching biological sciences, it is rare to hear that sweating is for “detoxification” of toxic chemicals. Usually, the narrative is that sweating is for thermoregulation, cooling the body when hot, as well as the excretion of water and electrolytes.
Another interesting meta-analysis study published in the Journal of Public and Environmental Health in 2012 also confirmed these findings. The study was entitled: “Arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury in sweat: a systematic review,” and reviewed 24 studies on toxicant levels in sweat.
The researchers discovered the following:
- In individuals with high levels of toxic metals and other chemicals, there were more toxins excreted in the sweat than in the blood and urine. Moreover, more was excreted in the sweat than in urine.
- Arsenic in individuals who were more exposed to this toxic metal had more arsenic excreted in the sweat than in plasma or urine.
- Cadmium was more concentrated in sweat than in blood plasma.
- Lead was also found to be excreted in sweat, particularly with endurance training compared to intensive training.
- Mercury also was excreted in sweat and repeated saunas helped to normalise the levels.
The conclusions of the researchers were that: “Sweating deserves consideration for toxic element detoxification.”
There are further studies that have found that sweating can also eliminate the organic petrochemicals that cause endocrine imbalances such as the xenoestrogens. In one study published in the J Environ Public Health in 2012, using 20 people, found that the xenoestrogen Bisphenol A (BPA) was excreted through sweat, even though BPA was not detected in these people’s blood or urine. This is a clear indication that the body can get rid of petrochemicals through the sweat which is an amazing natural detoxification pathway that is easy and cheap to use.
Another study by the same research group using another 20 people, found that another xenoestrogen related to breast cancer and other reproductive cancers was excreted in sweat – indeed twice as much came out of the sweat compared to the urine and blood. These were phthalates which are found in plasticisers used to make plastic water bottles flexible, and used in many plastic products too.
The researchers concluded: “Induced perspiration may be useful to facilitate elimination of some potentially toxic phthalate compounds including DEHP and MEHP.”
So, now when we say: “sweat out the toxins” we can back this statement up scientifically. Indeed, the mechanism of sweating is not only for cooling the body, but is a perfect way to remove toxic metals as well as other organic chemicals such as xenoestrogens that are a major cause of a lot of the reproductive cancers that are escalating.
So exercising to a sweat or using a sauna are excellent ways of eliminating toxic metals naturally!
Check your heavy metal levels
If you have concerns about your level of heavy metals there is now a simple Hair Tissue Analysis that you can do to determine a number of heavy metals that are circulating in your blood, as well as a full mineral profile.
Other natural ways to detoxify
Given that it is difficult to keep ourselves in a constant state of sweating, there are other natural ways of removing heavy metals naturally from the body. The best and easiest way is to use a natural toxic metal detox product! But what is the best one to use?
It is best to eliminate heavy metals naturally using a proven toxic metal detox formulation such as HMD™.
This can be used by all the family and there are also children’s dosages too.
Natural toxic metal detox using HMD™ – designed for eliminating heavy metals naturally!
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Try a Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie regularly to maintain optimal health and well-being – you can then eat whatever fish you like without worrying about toxic metals staying in the body!