Toxic Metals and Tattoos: A Heavy Decision

Monday, May 19, 2014 12:17:28 PM America/Los_Angeles

hennaRoughly 1 in 3 adults under 35 has a tattoo. While many people consider many factors before getting a tattoo: aethetic, financial, social, cultural, etc. few consider the health implications and risks. In fact, both getting a removing a tattoo can poison your body unless you take the proper steps. Find out how to make sure that your tattoo is an act of self-expression instead of intoxication by folowing the advice of this newsletter from the Nutrikon Wellness Center.

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Aluminum, Safe or Sinister?

Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

If you were to make a list of the most abundant elements in the entire world, aluminum would be number three on that list, directly behind silicon and oxygen. Biological life tends to make efficient use out of elements that are plentiful, as well as providing storage for necessary elements that are not so abundant. Then what biological role does aluminum play in the great system of life? Find out in this article from the Nutrikon Wellness Center.

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Thallium, The Slow and Silent Killer

Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:51:52 AM America/Los_Angeles

poisonOnce called "inheritance powder" because of its popularity among assassins and greedy heirs, thallium is a globally recognized poison that is tasteless, odorless, and dissolves easily in water. In trace amounts, through conatmination of waer supplies and as a waste product of certain industries, thallium still contaminates our environments and creates an increased risk of negative health effects. Find out how to protect yourself in this article from the Nutrikon Wellness Center.

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Chlorella and Cilantro, The Detoxifying Duo

Saturday, June 8, 2013 9:02:47 AM America/Los_Angeles

smogDaily life in this high-tech and industrialized age exposes us to historic levels of toxic heavy metals that are known to cause disease in low doses with chronic exposure. Thankfully, there are two natural nutrients that, in conuction, can help protect the body from accumulating these powerful toxins and safeguard our health. Find out more about Chlorella and Cilantro in this article from the Nutrikon Wellness Center.

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Titanium, How Small Substances Can Cause Large Problems

Saturday, September 3, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Titanium has also revolutionized several branches of medicine, namely in the field of structural implants, such as repairing fractured bones and orthodontics. Titanium in dental implants has quickly become the industry norm. Because these titanium products have appeared on the market quickly it begs the question: have we really studied and understand the long-term health implications? 

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Antimony, A Lifelong Poison

Friday, August 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Antimony has its place among these would-be heroes. At the turn of the 20th century, a revolutionary medical device was announced that would cure the entire world of bowel troubles forever. Even the poorest people on earth would be able to afford this device that had literally infinite potential. It was called the “everlasting pill”. 

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Tin, Safe to Sinister Through the Power of Chemistry

Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Tin cans, tin foil, the Ford Model T (or Tin-Lizzie) all have something in common, other than tin. No one uses them anymore. You may still find the occasion tin can or piece of foil in a basement or kitchen pantry; you could even find a restored Model T, but these things are antiques, gone the way of the dinosaur. While this may seem to mean that this rather innocuous metal has departed from our daily lives and is a relic of another generation, the truth is quite the opposite.

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Arsenic, It’s Not What You Know. It’s What You Don’t Know That Kills.

Friday, July 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

It would be very easy to make the mistake in thinking that just because you know a little trivia about arsenic, such as that it’s been a known lethal toxin for over a thousand years. The truth is that arsenic may be responsible for more deaths than the occasional assassination. In fact, arsenic may be the culprit behind what some are calling the largest mass poisoning in human history.

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Cadmium, The Man Made Disaster

Friday, July 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

While these sources of cadmium poisoning may generate the most headlines, the ubiquitous sources of cadmium toxicity come from three sources: combustion of fossil fuels, non-organic produce, and smoking. While the cat has truly been let out of the bag as far as the health effects of smoking are concerned, few people know about the specific toxins in cigarettes that causes the illnesses aside from perhaps nicotine. 

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When In Rome, Don’t Drink The Water

Friday, June 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Lead has been one of the favorite metals of industry for the last 5000 years of recorded history. It’s chemically stable, it shapes easily, it doesn’t rust, and it can be alloyed with many different metals and adapt to a multitude of uses. Lead has been used in everything from coins, pottery, piping, statues, roofing, paints, and even as a food additive in ancient Rome. 

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Mercury, AKA Liquid Misery

Saturday, June 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

I remember the days of high school science class when the teacher showed us mercury for the first time. It was definitely one of the more exciting days since science class was typically drawing letters and numbers with arrows pointing various directions on a piece of paper. Not that day though. That day we got to play with a dish of mercury that looked like the liquid metal bad guy in Terminator 2. I remember when the teacher poured a whole vial of the stuff into a wide dish and swished it around; it looked like it had a mind of its own. 

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Uranium, Secrets Revealed

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:00:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

It’s a pretty safe bet that just about every child over the age of ten in America knows what uranium is, how many of us actually know anything about this element other than that it’s “nuclear”?

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Heart Disease

Friday, April 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

A concise look at many of the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic options for heart disease.

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