Aluminium toxicity may be associated with rough skin, excessive perspiration, loss of former taste for meat, nausea, constipation accompanied by throbbing headaches, numbness or loss of sensations in limbs, stitching or burning pain in head with dizziness, failing memory, cognitive problems, learning disabilities, poor bone density (osteoporosis), ringing in the ears, gastrointestinal disorders, colic, hyperactivity in children, and abnormal walking patterns (ataxia). Sources of exposure: aluminium-containing antacids, douches, and over-the-counter drugs (e.g., Amphojel, Maloxk, Mylanta, Gelusil, Bufferin, Massengil, Summer’s Eve), aluminium cookware, aluminium foil, aluminium-containing underarm antiperspirants, commercial baking powder, contaminated water.
Intravenous EDTA chelation removes heavy metals from the bloodstream. Homeopathic dilutions of aluminum stimulate the release of heavy metals from all tissues of the body. Frequent saunas may also be beneficial.
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