Tattoos can leak dangerous heavy metals into your lymph nodes, study finds

A recent study published in the journal Particle and Fibre Toxicology found that tattoos can leak dangerous metals into the lymph nodes and trigger an allergic reaction. The culprit is an abrasive chemical called titanium dioxide that erodes the ink needle and sheds the metals. The European researchers initially attributed the presence of metal nanoparticles in tattooed people’s lymph nodes to … Continue reading Tattoos can leak dangerous heavy metals into your lymph nodes, study finds

Heavy Metals – A Risk for Alzheimer’s?

For years we’ve been seeing scientific literature describe the various health risks associated with having elevated levels of (potentially) toxic heavy metals. The reason this information is so important is because it opens the door to a discussion about both prevention and treatment for the associated diseases.Certainly, one disease that draws interest from both perspectives … Continue reading Heavy Metals – A Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Heavy metals WARNING and safe detoxification strategies

The increasing exposure to heavy metals in our immediate environment – and within the human body – is proving to be a major threat to the health of both. Exposure to mercury, one of the most neurotoxic of all metals, is widespread – with an Environmental Working Group study finding that 30 percent of pregnant women studied had … Continue reading Heavy metals WARNING and safe detoxification strategies

If you grow food in cinder blocks, you may be poisoning yourself with heavy metals

Cinder blocks are a common building material for raised garden beds, as they are inexpensive, durable and easy to build with. Yet, what many people don’t realize is that cinder blocks are made with a toxic byproduct of coal combustion that may contain high levels of heavy metals – metals that might leach into the soil of any … Continue reading If you grow food in cinder blocks, you may be poisoning yourself with heavy metals

Autistic children have more toxic metals in their blood

New evidence suggests that heavy metal exposure may be a cause of autism, in a study conducted by researchers from Arizona State University and published in the journal Biological Trace Element Research. The researchers found that autistic children had significantly higher levels of numerous toxic metals in their blood than non-autistic children. Autism is a neurological disorder that … Continue reading Autistic children have more toxic metals in their blood

Report: Lead exposure linked to uptick in annual heart disease deaths in the US

Lead exposure may be driving cases of heart disease in the United States, a study published in the Lancet said. The study, which analyzed data on 14,000 adults, noted that the heavy metal contributed to as many as 412,000 premature deaths each year in the United States – a number estimated to be 10 times larger than the figures mentioned in … Continue reading Report: Lead exposure linked to uptick in annual heart disease deaths in the US

Brains of young people exposed to dirty air show signs consistent with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

It’s no secret that air pollution can damage the lungs and the heart. But new research suggests that exposure to polluted air can trigger neurodegeneration as well. In a study published in the journal Environmental Research, an international team of researchers described how they found tiny air pollution particles lodged in the brain stems of young people. Alongside … Continue reading Brains of young people exposed to dirty air show signs consistent with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Natural, soothing remedies: 4 Benefits of an Epsom salt foot bath

Epsom salt is a natural mineral compound known to relax the muscles and alleviate pain. It is named after a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England. Practitioners of integrative medicine incorporate Epsom salt in their medicinal arsenal for its physical and mental benefits. That’s because Epsom salt helps stabilize mood and relieves stress … Continue reading Natural, soothing remedies: 4 Benefits of an Epsom salt foot bath