In today’s modern world, exposure to heavy metal toxins is unavoidable and happens on a daily basis. Everything from our food supply, water, air we breath and products we use contain toxins that eventually impact the functioning of our bodies and our susceptibility to disease. Awareness is always the first step. Once we know how to limit the amount of toxins we ingest as well as how to eliminate those that do enter our bodies, we’re on our way to a cleaner bill of health.
Heavy metals that get into our bodies quite easily and are harmful in large amounts include mercury, lead, aluminum, cadmium and arsenic. Here’s a list of some common places where we are exposed to these metals in our daily lives.  
-aquatic food chains
-vaccines and some medicines
-packaged foods that contain high fructose corn syrup
-lead based paint
-building construction (pipes, drains, etc.)
-lead containing products...
Have you felt like your mouth – whether it’s the tongue, palate, lips or the entire area -- is being scalded? Or have you had the sensation of having a dry mouth and felt increasingly thirsty? Is your mouth sore? Have you seen a change in your sense of taste in that things seem more bitter or metallic? Have you lost your sense of taste?
If so, you may be suffering from burning mouth syndrome – and menopause may be part of the reason that you’ve developed this condition. While uncommon among the general population, burning mouth syndrome does tend to strike women as they go through the menopausal transition and then when they are postmenopausal.
Burning mouth syndrome can last for months or even years. The discomfort often begins during late morning, peaks in the evening and then subsides at night. Some people may experience constant pain while other people report that their pain ebbs at times. Furthermore, many people who have burning mouth syndrome also experi...
My local Coop recently sent out a newsletter that included a picture of some roasted vegetables. My mouth started watering.
Then I thought a bit. Has my diet changed so much that I now crave vegetables, or was I just hungry? So I tried some photographs of other foods.
Hamburger and fries. Ho hum. Didn’t look good at all.
Chocolate milkshake. I could probably drink that, but it would be too sweet for my current tastes. Not mouthwatering.
Blueberry pie. That was always my favorite, and I’ve often said that if we heard that a comet was heading for Earth so we had only 24 hours before Earth exploded, I’d bake a blueberry pie and eat the whole thing. But would it really taste that good? Again, it would be too sweet, and I can cook blueberries and add a touch of fake sugar plus roasted almonds for crunch. Who needs the pie. Better to spend those 24 hours doing something else. Maybe converting to a religion that guaranteed an afterlife with a mon...
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