Sunday, May 24, 2009

Non-Toxic Tip

You can protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of lead with proper nutrition. Since lead mimics calcium, it tricks our bodies to store it as such. Some lead leaves the body via the bladder and bowels. What remains enters the blood system and ends up stored in the brain tissue and bones.

Eating right reduces the amount of lead that gets stored in the system. Some lead-smart eating guidelines include:

eating regular healthy meals (lead is more readily absorbed on an empty stomach)
eating foods rich in iron vitamin C, and calcium
avoiding fatty foods
avoiding canned foods from foreign

Learn more about the harmful effects of LEAD from the book:

Lead Babies: Breaking the Cycle of Learning Disabilities, Declining IQ, ADHD, Behavior Problems, and Autism (available at