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How To Know If I Have Aluminum Poisoning?

How Do I Know If I Have Aluminum Poisoning?

After reading some of my previous articles, you may ask “How to know if I have aluminum poisoning”? Today’s podcast has some answers for that question, as well as a few others you may ask about aluminum poisoning.

I got to talk about this on the Inspired Healers Podcast. Would you please go on over to Youtube to subscribe to our podcast? I have been AND plan TO BE on a LOT more in the future.

What is Aluminum? It is a toxic heavy metal that is present in our food, water supply, and soil. It’s a naturally occurring substance, one of the top 3 most prevalent substances in our soil. It is found in volcanic ore and other ores in the soil. Aluminum is a toxic heavy metal that is present in our food, water supply, and soil.

Is it common for us to have Aluminum poisoning? Most of us have at least some degree of aluminum toxicity. When this toxicity accumulates for a long time, it is stored in our fatty tissue. This is when we show signs of aluminum poisoning. 

Aluminum is a Heavy Metal Toxin we must avoid. Antimony is another nasty Heavy Metal I wrote about earlier.


How To Know If I Have Aluminum Poisoning?

Symptoms In The Nervous System 

Sleep disturbances


Emotional issues- mood changes, anxiety, depression 

Memory loss


Decreased intellectual abilities 


Chronic fatigue 

Autoimmune diseases

Other Signs Throughout The Body

Digestive problems

Prevents bone growth by forcing calcium out of the bones

Reduction of bone density

Aching muscles

Speech problems 


Lowered liver function 

Impaired kidney function 

How Do I Know If I Have Aluminum Poisoning – Potential Sources

Over the counter medications can be one of the largest sources of aluminum: aspirin/ frequent use can add to bone damage. Arthritis patients who use it daily have great risk  SUBSTITUTE- heat therapy, infrared therapy, natural skin lotions, anti-inflammation eating habits, Make sure you are drinking enough water

Injected Medications – some Quack-cines include Aluminum as an adjuvant ingredient. An adjuvant is an ingredient used in some vaccines to create a stronger immune response in people receiving the vaccine. To be honest, there are no substitutes for this. Most of these “Jabs” include Aluminum. Only a few use other ingredients as adjuvants.

Antacids and OTC digestive aides contain aluminum. If used throughout the day, a person may intake 800-5000 mg of aluminum. SUBSTITUTE- elimination of food irritants, foods to aide digestion (celery, fresh lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, naturally fermented foods)

Hemorrhoid medicine has aluminum SUBSTITUTE- sitz bath, intake fiber supplements , witch hazel pads, soothing creams, 

Douches often have aluminum SUBSTITUTE- apple cider vinegar

Cosmetics: Astringents, Makeup colorant and thickening: lipstick, eye shadow. SUBSTITUTE-read labels to be sure Aluminum is not on the list. I love

Antiperspirants have aluminum, and it is applied to underarm skin that absorbs as much as 100% of chemicals applied there. SUBSTITUTE- deodorants without aluminum or alum. My favorites are:

Aluminum pots/ pans allows aluminum to leach into foods. SUBSTITUTE- use glass and cast iron for cooking and food storage. Steam veggies in a bamboo steamer.

Stainless steel cookware is made by bonding with aluminum. Typically after stainless steel has been used for a short period of time, aluminum can show up in food. SUBSTITUTE-enamel coated steel cookware is a safe option. For frying, old-fashioned cast iron works best. >>avoid the non stick cookware. 

Foil- heating food means aluminum gets transferred into food. Acidic foods like tomatoes are the worst for breaking down aluminum particles.  Storing food in aluminum is risky too. SUBSTITUTE-heat foods in glassware

Aluminum salts that are approved as food additives are called sodium aluminum phosphates. These are often added to cake mix, frozen dough, pancake mixes, self rising flour, processed cheese, cheese related food, beer ( in aluminum cans), soft drinks in cans. One slice of individually wrapped cheese has up to 50 mg of aluminum. Look at this-one cheeseburger may contain one of the highest amounts of aluminum among foods. Baked goods can have 5-15 mg per serving. SUBSTITUTE-bake cakes and other baked goods from scratch or be sure the mixes avoid aluminum. 

Baking powder:  Watch out for sodium aluminum sulfate or sodium aluminum phosphate. Read labels and find healthy options, such as Rumford baking soda. 

Pickles – one pickle typically contains 5-10 mg aluminum, when treated with Alum. Alum is another form of aluminum sulfate used for pickling. SUBSTITUTE-naturally fermented pickles, pickle your own. Being aware of this, then making a choice when you can’t skip pickles. 

Detox Aluminum In Simple Steps

  1. Make dietary changes first. 
  2. Eliminate aluminum heavy foods and cookware 
  3. Eat leafy green fresh vegetables, herbs/spices (cilantro, basil, parsley, oregano, rosemary, thyme, ginger turmeric) Vitamin C rich foods (citrus, leafy greens, berries, kiwi, bell peppers), garlic/onions, flax/chia seeds, drink 8 Oz water every two hours 
  4. Use supplements to begin detox

Support Health With Detox Supplements

  1. Avoid aluminum as much as possible. Consider the substitutes listed. 
  2. Take supplements to provide nutritional support in detoxing aluminum and other heavy metals. Chlorella powder 1-4 grams daily, vitamin  C 3grams daily, cilantro up to 1 bunch daily, Shilajit powder 100-500 milligrams daily, milk thistle 150 milligrams twice a day, probiotics 50 billion daily 
  3. Take activated charcoal supplements: great for daily use in eliminating toxins. It’s also great to have in the cupboard for emergency use for poisoning. Drink even more water when using charcoal 
  4. Betonite clay to absorb toxins from chemicals and heavy metals. Some clays can be used internally. Mix ½ tsp. with water once daily. 
  5. Triphala herbal formulation: anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal, and antibacterial.  Take on an empty stomach 2 hours before bedtime. 
  6. Read labels to become aware of aluminum sources in food, medicines, and cosmetics.

Detox Symptoms You May Experience

 You gotta know- you will feel worse for awhile before you get better. Your body is going through the changes. Ease into this by making dietary changes first. After that, you may work on implementing the supplements to detox from Aluminum poisoning.

The symptoms you may experience include the following: 

  • Bloating/gas
  • Nausea/vomiting 
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Headache 
  • Skin rash
  • Change in appetite 
  • Low energy 
  • Metallic or sour taste in the mouth 
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Work ahead by setting aside a weekend to start detoxing. Start slowly. Diving into this with a “hard start” will really hit your body too hard.

How To Know If I Have Aluminum Poisoning – Mindset Is The Most Important Part

The way we think makes a HUGE difference in how our body responds. If we think this detox of Aluminum is going to be easy to manage, with a short bit of adjusting, then it WILL be easy. However, if we think it is too big and too hard, then it WILL be big and hard for us to do.

The second important part of mindset is to recognize this – “Every little step will make a difference.” So pick just one area you want to adjust to reduce Aluminum exposure. Then celebrate this change! Really! Every success needs to be enjoyed. Then if you choose to take more steps, you get to celebrate again. If you don’t take any further steps, celebrate that you are able to Notice, to Be Awake, and to Be Aware of the ways we encounter Aluminum in our daily routines.

  • Aluminum Exposure can happen with many household products. It is just one topic covered in my new course called Trash The Toxins. Email me for details about becoming a beta tester
  • Pam Schmidt

    Chemical Minimalist

    Mindfulness Mentor

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