Heavy Metal Avoidance Tip #6 - Peanuts!
Do You Love Peanuts! Well it may be time to think again?
Peanuts are well known to contain the heavy metal cadmium and in past decades have contained unsafe levels. More recently government and industry have been working together to monitor and manage cadmium in the Australian peanut crop.
Forget peanuts for a second and let’s look at cadmium, it’s probably one of the most concerning heavy metals around. Cadmium is a well-known carcinogen connected to Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer. Most people we have tested had some level of cadmium in their body, which is troubling because of the effects it has on human health. Cadmium is well known to lead to kidney damage and potentiate the effects of diabetes, it can also lead to osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
In our opinion there is no safe level of cadmium, albeit the peanut farmers and government working hard to keep levels down. The problem is that peanuts love to draw up cadmium of the soil, and depending on how old the farm is, the farming methods employed, and the country of origin can all have a baring on the Cadmium levels in the final product.
Eating organic Australian grown peanuts is probably your safest bet, and only buying products that use single origin Australian nuts too (eg peanut butter, processed foods, food bars, mixed nuts). Peanuts can be a problem for individuals with higher of cadmium in their system or hormonal disturbances.
We also suggest having a heavy metal test done with Scott, just head over to the link above to find our how. We also suggest consuming specific foods which are high in Zinc and including MCP Detox Fibre and Superbiotic Grasses Fermented Food.
I Drink Water But I Am Still Thirsty!
I can’t tell you how many times I have this as a practitioner, but I drink plenty of water! After a decade of working with people I can tell you that most people are dehydrated, even if they are drinking plenty of water. So, what’s the big deal…… Well it’s a frickin huge big deal. So huge in fact that the effects are playing havoc with how your body is functioning.
It’s because people are choosing to drink anything but water! Well more like they prefer to drink this over plain old water!
- Coffee / Coffee Products
- Tea / Iced Tea
- Soft drinks
- Energy Drinks
- Milk Drinks
Most people have no idea how much water they are consuming each day, it’s a guess at best!
If we had to bottom line this for you, you just need to drink more mineral rich water! I want to make this easy, read the rest of this article or choose now and make a commitment to your body, buy some minerals. add to you water daily and make an asserted choice to drink more.
Nerdy Facts to Fill Your Uber Brain!
- Minerals Help Water Absorb
- Minerals Displace Heavy Metal Toxins
- Minerals are Co-factors in Biochemical Reactions in your body.
- They Help Your Adrenal Glands to Function
- Minerals are Naturally Alkalising
- Minerals Support Muscle Function
- Minerals Aid Nervous System & Neurotransmitters
- Minerals Help the Digestive System
- Minerals Help Blood Sugar Balance (Diabetes)
I think you get the picture! Even if you are eating an organic diet you’re not getting an enough from your food! The easiest way to get minerals into your body is to add it to water. Buy a reusable bottle and add 10-20mls of Grasses of Life Black Minerals.
Mineral deficiencies are prevalent right now in the west, it’s a 3rd world issue alone. The fact you live in the west means you can address this readily and easily.
Grasses of Life, Alpine Black Minerals with Naturally Occurring Fulvic Acid, Plant Mineral and Sea Minerals.
Rice “N” Roulette!
I was recently traveling through Bali in Indonesia and was fascinated with the rice paddies. I know a total touristy thing to do right?
After I got up close and personal with the rice paddies I started to pay closer attention to the water it was growing in. This started me on a journey of finding out more. So if you love rice and want to put your fingers in your ears this is the point you should tune out.
I noticed rubbish in the water and green slimy moss growing just below the surface too. Thus, began my research into rice and its relationship to water. Rice famers need a lot of water to grow rice, roughly 1400 litres per kg of rice. WOAH, that’s a lot… they also tend to recycle water also. So, my question was how safe is rice?
After reading a whole bunch of scientific papers on heavy metals in rice I am really concerned that this staple food can be quite toxic depending on how it’s grown and where it’s grown. Much of the concern came from some imported rice. Without naming names there are some countries that where just not safe. There was also some research that even suggested that some Australian Brown Rice is high in lead, because of the husk on the brown hadn’t been polished off.
Of the imported rice tested it was shown to be high in arsenic, cadmium and lead, these levels were well above the Australian standard. What most people don’t know is that our food chain is the greatest source of daily heavy metal exposure outside of industry and smoking.
After testing hundreds of people, I have seen heavy metal toxicity from people from all over the world and in all age groups too. From young toddlers right up to the elderly. It raises concerns as to the how wide spread heavy metal toxicity really is.
For my family we are only buying organic foods and avoiding everything else. This is especially true for foods like rice!
As a Naturopath / Nutritionist our family also adds in some specific super foods to help reduce our toxic burden. (We’ll cover this in the next on our blog). If you can’t wait you can always book a free 15min consultation wit me!
Scott Collins Medical Medium Naturopath