• Martha Lewis

Heavy metals and insomnia

Updated: Jan 27

Heavy metals could be causing your sleep problems.

I’ve seen this recently in many of my clients. They have high levels of mercury, aluminum, copper and arsenic as well as others.

These toxins circulate throughout the body causing inflammation and stress.

They also accumulate in the brain and the liver, causing neurological issues such as insomnia and liver detox issues that can contribute to waking up in the night.

The most common sources of heavy metals are:

-mercury-dental fillings and consuming large fish

-aluminum-tap water, cooking with aluminum pots and foil, cans, deodorant

-copper-birth control, copper pipes, vegetarian diet, swimming pools

-arsenic-tap water and rice

These toxic metals can cause mood disorders, insomnia, and hypothyroidism to name a few symptoms. They also affect our hormone balance.

Copper toxicity is a common condition I find in my female clients.

You can find all sources and symptoms of heavy metals here.

This is 1 piece of the puzzle that I look at to uncover why my clients can’t sleep. I run a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) for all of my clients because this is so common.

I don’t recommend an aggressive detox program for heavy metals. I work on balancing minerals first so that your body is strong enough to start releasing these metals on its own. And I recommend supplements to support your body as it gets rid of them.

There are other pieces of the puzzle but this is a major one.

If you've done other testing and haven’t solved your sleep problem, this could be the missing test.

Book a call with me to talk about the tests I do and what it looks like to work together so you can sleep better soon:

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