They’re BOTH almost certainly in your home right now.
One you likely use daily and the other often. And chances are you don’t give them a second thought when you do.
But these two everyday household items are hiding a DARK secret.
They’re the two biggest sources of aluminum exposure in your life. And new research has uncovered an urgent reason to ditch them both.
So today, I’m going to show exactly where the aluminum is hiding in your home, including those two common sources of constant daily exposure.
More importantly, I’ll also share how to get rid of them for good.
You’re absorbing more aluminum than you think
When German researchers checked on the aluminum levels in people’s bodies, they were in for a surprise. The average levels were far higher than they expected.
On average, people hit half the “allowable” weekly limit. And many folks are reaching “potentially harmful levels” of aluminum.
What makes this even MORE frightening is they found that to be true across all age groups, from little kids straight through to seniors. So we’re ALL getting a bigger daily dose of this potentially dangerous metal then we ever realized.
There are two common sources of aluminum that stand out more than the rest…
Deodorant/Antiperspirant: This is one of the most common and frequent sources of aluminum exposure for many of us. And metal exposure is just ONE reason to think about giving up traditional deodorants and antiperspirants for good.
They can ALSO contain hormone-mimicking parabens and other creepy chemicals. One study even found they can alter the microbes on the skin around your armpits.
In some cases, especially here in winter, you may be able to do without it altogether. Try it one day and see. If you can’t, no sweat… literally… just look for one of the many natural, aluminum-free alternatives out there.
Aluminum foil and trays: Aluminum foil is a staple in many American kitchens. We use it all the time, in the oven, in the fridge, and in the freezer. It tops dishes we bring to a friend’s house and surrounds leftovers we take to work for lunch.
Plus, you’ll find aluminum in other places like on top of those heat-and-serve trays for fresh and frozen meals from supermarkets and restaurants. Even if you transfer the food to another dish, aluminum could’ve already leeched into your meal.
It’s time for new options. For food storage, use glass and stainless steel containers whenever possible. And instead of covering your roast chicken or turkey with aluminum foil, try cooking it more gently and baste to prevent drying.
Purge metal buildup with a gentle detox
Antiperspirant and foil may be the two most common ways were being exposed to aluminum. But they’re far from the only ways.
We’re surrounded by the stuff in our food and water and even in our air from pollution.
To reduce your own exposure, go ahead, and dump any obvious sources of aluminum in your home. Then turn to your diet to help you detox.
Pick foods that are natural detoxifiers such as cruciferous veggies like broccoli and Brussels sprouts as well as cleansing herbs such as cilantro. And consider metal-targeting supplements such as gingko and chlorella.
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