Make no mistake about it, the heavy metal cadmium is a killer.
Oh it won’t kill you today, or even tomorrow.
But steady, small long-term exposure—the kind of contact any one of us could be unknowingly having every single day—can shorten your life.
We’re not talking about shortening your time on this Earth by just by a little either (although let’s get real when it comes to death there’s no such thing as a little–even an extra day with loved ones is precious).
Cadmium could steal away 11 years of your life
In some people cadmium exposure can fast-forward your aging by what amounts to 11 years of your life.
I’ve always been a strong proponent of testing and treating for exposure to heavy metals. But this isn’t just some theory of mine, it’s backed up by cold hard science.
Research has revealed that over time as you’re exposed to cadmium it builds up inside you and begins to “target” your telomeres.
You’ve probably heard of telomeres before, but you may not know exactly what they are.
Telomeres are the small caps that perch on the end of your DNA strands. To visualize them think about the caps that sit at the ends of a pair or shoelaces.
Scientists are very interested in telomeres because it turns out they’re a super-accurate way of judging a person’s genetic aging.
You see telomeres get worn down as we age. But it’s not just time that shortens them… disease, bad health habits and even toxins all take their toll on those little DNA caps.
And the shorter your telomeres get the higher your risk for chronic disease and death climbs. So you can see why cadmium’s effect on your telomeres is concerning.
Heavy metal cadmium “targets” your telomeres
According to researchers all it takes is a small amount of cadmium in your system to kick that telomere shrink into fast forward.
In the worst cases this toxic metal can make off with over a decade of your life, according to the study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
And unfortunately we’re all being exposed to cadmium every day.
Cheap products imported from China are often loaded with the dangerous metal. Smoking and industrial waste can be a source. And it’s even found its way into our water and food supply.
Two quick fixes to reduce your exposure starting today are to..
- Switch to organic foods.
- Use a reverse osmosis filter to make your drinking water safer.
If you’re concerned about your own heavy metal exposure—and you should be—consider having yourself tested.
If your levels are too high your doctor can work with you on a natural detox plan, which may include a special detox diet, supplements and chelation.
Don’t let heavy metals steal 11 precious years of your life. Do something about your cadmium exposure TODAY!
Dr. Mark Stengler has appeared as a medical expert on FOX, CBS, NBC and hosts his own weekly PBS TV show, “Natural Healing with Mark Stengler.”
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Dr. Stengler completed premed studies at Mt. Royal College and the University of Calgary, and graduated from naturopathic medical school at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Stengler lives in San Diego County, California with his wife and three children. He enjoys quality time with his family. His hobbies include several sports and theological studies.
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