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Heavy Metal Pollution – How to avoid and recover from health challenges related to environmental conditions that are beyond your control

by Jeanne Kennedy, D.C.

Portland, Oregon 2016 – We have contaminated, polluted air and soil. In some areas of the city it’s very dirty and there’s been some thoughtlessness, negligence and maybe even some cover-up.

If you’ve known me for any length of time, you have heard me talk about metals and how they’re messing up everyone’s best efforts to get well and stay well. All cities are filthy. They all have decades to centuries of dust and grime from current and past industry, construction/demolition, pesticide use, and transportation.

I have a metal detox system that is measurable. It is energetic in nature and requires no invasive medical testing. I’ve been practicing it for eight years. It identifies these metals by name (arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, aluminum, nickel, etc.) and also directs relief from the stress they cause on your body with effective, economical, deep detoxifying protocols. It’s here for you always. If you live in Portland, (not just in Southeast Portland, I’ve known for years that the air in my North Portland neighborhood is atrocious,) I encourage you to look into doing some measured, supervised and reasonably easy internal clean up, and I am here to help you. Please call Better Forever and schedule a nutrition response testing visit with me for this. It can make a huge impact on your healing efforts and accelerate your health improvement.

Human bodies are designed to absorb nutrients and eliminate auto-toxicity, the waste products our bodies naturally generate. Exposure to external sources of toxins wears down optimal function of the natural exit channels for substances to be excreted: lungs, skin, bowels, liver, kidneys, and lymphatic channels. Here’s the thing: we all have metals in our bodies. It accumulates. It suppresses optimal function of organ systems and the immune system. Exposure is pretty much constant through our lives on this planet. You can never really get rid of all of it, you can only work to optimize healing and limit your exposure in all ways you have control over.

Very recently I read a parent questioning about how to detoxify and heal a child who has been identified as having metals in their body with urinalysis. Every child I have ever checked out with my non-invasive system has tested positive for metals, notably lead. Check out the long-standing lead problem in our city housing. Metals also cross the placenta, and many times children have acquired metal in their bodies from their mother.

It was suggested in thread that the best thing that one could safely do to get metals out of a child’s body is have the child sweat (in this case, an 11 month old baby.) Not only a difficult endeavor, (how are you supposed to make an 11 month old sweat?) but I respectfully disagree. The easiest and most effective way to get metals out of any body is…. poop! Have bowel movements that are at least once to three times daily. Children have healing capacity that is so fast and uncomplicated. They will always benefit from chiropractic, and often some nutrient or homeopathic remedy to help them along, but when you feed them healthful fresh foods, teach them to drink water, eliminate or at least limit sweets and encourage them to sleep at night, they heal so much on their own. Kids often get constipated easily though, so it needs to be addressed. Constipation is a pretty good sign that your liver is overloaded with detoxification efforts. Frequent bowel elimination takes pressure off the lymphatic system, as many external toxins in the human body get impregnated into tissue and cells. This allows for extracellular matrix to drain, and then cells, into the lymph channels to be directed to the bowels and the kidneys. You want most of it, 90% ideally, to exit through the bowels and not the kidneys. Poop out those metals, people.