Heavy metal toxicity has been linked to many health problems, and that’s a very serious problem because of the huge number of sources of heavy metal poisoning you are exposed to daily.
Detoxing from heavy metals can help protect your health from their toxic effects. Ideally you should detox from heavy metals daily, since you are exposed to them daily. The best way to ensure that your body is able to expel harmful heavy metals is to maintain an alkaline pH balance in your urine. You can maintain an alkaline pH balance by drinking ionized alkaline water.
It improves your kidney’s ability to expel heavy metals, because the kidney’s ability to expel heavy metals is pH dependent.
The science that proves it: How detoxification in the kidneys works
Are you at risk for severe heavy metal poisoning?
Some people are more at-risk for heavy metal poisoning than others. Your risk level increases if any of these conditions apply to you
- Live close to coal mining, processing, storage, or power plants that burn coal
- Live within 1 mile of a fracking operation
- Eat a lot of seafood
- Live close to factories that use heavy metals
If you live in the Southeastern United States, in the area known as coal country, your risk of exposure is the highest in the nation. West Virginia in particular has a highly elevated risk level. The scale of coal contamination in West Virginia is staggering, and the investigations into it are just beginning, so the worst is yet to come.
Residents of Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Colorado, and North Dakota are at risk of heavy metal poisoning due to fracking operations in those states. Fracking breaks up the bedrock with high pressure water blasting to free oil and gas trapped underneath. The problem with that is the water then rises up through fractures in the rock and contaminates groundwater supplies. Disposal of the water used in fracking also contaminates the environment.
Most seafood has high levels of mercury, tuna is particularly bad. If you eat a lot of seafood, there is a very good chance you have elevated levels of mercury in your body.
Many manufacturing processes, such as paper pulp mills, use heavy metals in their processes. If your water or air has ever had a metallic taste to it, you should be even more concerned.
Alkaline water shown to detoxify 10 heavy metals
A study conducted in 2011 showed that drinking alkaline water caused people to excrete higher levels of 10 different heavy metals. The study monitored heavy metal levels both in the test subjects urine and in their blood. Other studies that looked at mercury in particular showed a similar effect. Drinking alkaline water protects from the toxic effects of mercury. One study conducted in Sweden that examined women’s hair samples for mercury contamination showed that this protective effect is maintained long-term by drinking alkaline water. Other research shows a similar effect for fluoride.
Max out your heavy metal detox by tracking your pH balance
The pH balance of the fluids in your kidneys determines how well they can work to remove heavy metals from your bloodstream and discharge them in your urine. An alkaline pH balance enables the kidneys to use a process called ion-trapping to draw metals out of your blood, and into the distal tubes, where they can be discharged. So to max out your heavy metal detox, you should track the pH of your urine.
Your goal is to maintain a 24 hour average urine pH balance that is alkaline. Typically, your most acidic urine happens first thing in the morning, unless you eat and drink lots of acidic foods. By maintaining an alkaline pH balance over the long term, you enable your body’s own detoxification mechanisms to work at maximum efficiency.
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