Aluminum–The Dangerous Neurotoxin In Your Home

One of the most toxic items in your house is something you probably cook with – aluminum. I’ll tell you the dangers of aluminum, why you need to reduce your exposure to it and how to replace your aluminum products. 

The Dangers of Aluminum

Aluminum is a neurotoxin. That means it harms your central nervous system. There’s no disputing this fact. It’s cold, hard science.

Aluminum is closely linked to Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, ADHD, chronic fatigue, and bone disease. Repeated exposure to aluminum causes it to build up in your blood, muscles, and organs – including your brain. Even exposure to minute amounts of aluminum over time can add up to big problems because it affects your brain and neuromusculoskeletal system.

Where Is Aluminum Found In Your Home?

The most obvious place is in aluminum pots, pans, and utensils. These are dangerous because the metal leeches into your food during the cooking process, particularly with acidic foods.

Worse yet, aluminum is a food additive! Yes, you read that correctly. Aluminum is being put into your food. It’s often in pickles, processed cheese, baking powders, and mixes. 

Other products that contain aluminum include antacids, deodorant, vaccines, baby formula, cosmetics, dyes, and cans. Plus, of course, it’s in the ever-popular and almost universally present in every kitchen, aluminum foil. 

If you’re like most people, you touch aluminum daily through one or more of these items.

How To Reduce Your Aluminum Exposure

  • Replace aluminum cookware with glass, stone, ceramic, or silicone.
  • For storage, use glass Tupperware or reusable non-toxic plastic.
  • Use only wood or plastic cooking utensils, especially if you’re at all unsure about your cookware. This minimizes scratching on the cookware surface and can reduce the leeching into your food.
  • Use glass lids on baking dishes and stainless steel grill baskets instead of aluminum foil.
  • Check all food labels, especially spices. You may see the word aluminum in conjunction with other words like aluminum phosphate, or aluminum oxide, or just alone. Avoid them all.
  • Check your deodorant label and see if it contains aluminum salts. If so, get rid of it. Replace it with deodorant that does not contain aluminum.
  • Over-the-counter medications can also contain aluminum, so always look for aluminum-free.
  • Advocate for aluminum-free vaccines. I’m not going to get into the big debate in this country over many aspects of vaccine programs. But there’s nobody who can competently argue that injecting aluminum is a good idea, even in small amounts.

Silica Can Help

One way to handle aluminum exposure is to consume silica because it can help remove aluminum from your body. Silica or silicon dioxide is a hard, unreactive compound that occurs in quartz, sandstone, and other rocks. Silica binds with aluminum molecules and pulls them out of your body. Silica also has anti-aging properties and works with calcium to maintain bone strength. 

Healthy food sources of silica include cucumbers, bell peppers, and tomatoes. You can also get silica in capsule form as a supplement. 

In my supplement line, when a specific combination of ingredients causes manufacturing difficulty and we have to add a material to help with the process, we often choose silica. We use it specifically because it has these healthy properties, and it’s way better than a lot of the suspect fillers that some companies put in their supplements.

How To Detoxify From Aluminum

Here are some ways you can detoxify your body from aluminum and other heavy metals.

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Supplement with vitamin C.
  • Use cold-pressed, unrefined, organic coconut oil.
  • Drink plenty of purified water.
  • Include garlic and parsley in your diet as much as possible.

Now, tonight, take a look in your kitchen and at your deodorant label and make the changes to avoid the toxicity of aluminum wherever and whenever you can.

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