What dietary change can simultaneously help detoxify mercury, lead and cadmium from the body?
I have already Explore it The problem with lead contamination in calcium supplements, such as bone marrow, but bone meal is not all that could be contaminated. “It was a lot of lead mentioned In some over-the-counter calcium supplement preparations, “Tests have revealed a continuing public health concern about bone adiposity. Fortunately, Bonemeal is no longer popular these days, so most of us are unlikely to be directly exposed to lead in Bonemeal anymore. However, , we might get it open indirectly Through the animals we eat, as I show at 0:31 in my video How to reduce heavy metals in the diet.
In the United States, five billion pounds of meat and bones produced annually as by-products of the slaughterhouse. What do we do with these millions of tons each year? We feed it back to farm animals, especially chickens. Now, most of the lead in Bonnemil passes through animals in their droppings, but we take that excrement—that cow, pig, chicken faeces—and feed Back to the animals again. So, you can see how pollutant levels can build up in their bodies.
You may remember that I talked before about what all of this might mean to make something like chicken soup, but the original concern about these kinds of feeding practices, like feeding cows to pigs, chickens, and even other cows, was about spread out Prion diseases, such as mad cow disease. This kind of recycling is not only grow up Prions, however; It also amplifies other toxic substances, including lead. So a vegan diet might be able to minimum Lead exposure, even more A plant-based diet could theoretically reduce exposure even more.
What happens when you test it? We really should anticipation to find a benefit? As you can see at 1:42 in my country videoalthough bullets he is One of the toxins in meat, perhaps half our dietary exposure Come of plant foods. Indeed, food modeling studies in Europe Suggest that vegetarians will be exposed to roughly the same amount of lead as the general population, except for those who eat a lot of wild game, which can contain a thousand times more lead than most other foods, as you see at 2:02 in my country video.
Even a vegan diet may is being higher in lead. Not what you eat, though; This is what you take in. As I discussed earlier, researchers have found Absorption of toxic heavy metals from “animal food sources” into the cells of the human intestinal lining may be higher than that from plant sources. This is why you can You have Vegetarians have some of the lowest concentrations of lead and cadmium in their blood, despite having higher concentrations in their diet.
As you can see at 2:41 in my country videoThere appears to be a trend towards greater elimination of lead in feces next Change in a vegetarian diet. The researchers found that, on average, nine people tripled Lead disposal, three were unaffected, and four saw levels drop by nearly half. The study lasted only a few months, although the difference was not statistically significant. So, what will happen in a year? Topics that switched to diet”Is characterized by Lots of raw vegetables, fruits, unrefined foods, and whole meal products [whole grains] and excluded meat, poultry, fish, and eggs” (although they included fermented dairy products, such as a type of yoghurt). They also cut back on processed and junk foods. Researchers took scraps of their hair before and after the dietary transition and got a significant reduction in heavy metals, including in that to cut The lead level is roughly halved. As you can see at 3:28 in my country videowithin three months of the dietary transition, the mercury, cadmium, and lead that were nominate From their body to their hair they went down and stayed. How do we know that the drop in levels of toxic heavy metals wasn’t just a coincidence? A few years after the study ended, after the participants returned to their regular diet, levels of mercury, cadmium, and lead returned to what they had been before.
Researchers have found Same with a different group of people after two years on a vegan diet. The decrease in mercury is easy to explain, as it is assumed that it is due to the sharp decrease in fish consumption, and the decrease in alcoholic beverages may have contributed to the decrease in lead. There could also be a similar effect to cadmium, as the reduction in lead content in hair could be due to a dietary shift that reduced the body’s absorption of lead in the first place.
I have a 16 part series about bullets, starting with How did the lead paint industry stop with it? The series includes videos with specific food recommendations. For example, check out Best food for lead poisoning: garlic And the Yellow pepper to treat male infertility and lead poisoning?.
- Significant amounts of lead have been found in some over-the-counter calcium supplements, and there are ongoing public health concerns about osteoporosis. Although Ponymel is not common today, we may be exposed to lead indirectly through the animals we eat.
- Millions of tons of meat and bones are produced each year in the United States as by-products of a slaughterhouse and can be returned to farm animals, especially chickens. Most of the lead in the bonemeal passes through it and into it, but the feces of that cow, pig and chicken can then be fed back to the farm animals. In this way, pollutant levels may build up in their bodies.
- These types of recycled feeding practices, such as feeding cows to pigs, chickens, and even other cows, facilitate the spread of prion diseases, such as BSE, but they also amplify other toxic substances, including lead.
- Lead is a toxic substance found in meat, but half of our dietary exposure likely comes from plant foods. (Notably, wild game can have a thousand times more lead than most other foods.)
- Not what we eat, though; It’s what we absorb, and researchers have found that absorption of toxic heavy metals from “animal food sources” into cells of the intestinal lining may be higher than that from plant sources, explaining why vegans can have some lower concentrations of lead and cadmium in their blood, even though there are higher concentrations of lead and cadmium in their blood. higher in their diet.
- After switching to a plant-based diet, there appears to be a tendency towards more elimination of lead in the stool. In fact, researchers took scraps of study participants’ hair before and after the dietary transition and found significant reductions in heavy metals, including nearly halving the level of lead and reducing mercury and cadmium in their bodies. A few years after the study ended and the subjects returned to their usual diet, levels of mercury, cadmium and lead rose.
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