Arthritis Caused By Aluminum Poisoning

Arthritis Caused By Aluminum Poisoning

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    About Two months ago i started using an old "aluminum" rice cooker my wife used on occasion, now i use it daily cooking brown rice. Brown rice I've been told is much healthier than white rice, but that's not the reason for this thread. About three days ago as i was making a fist i noticed that my knuckles were larger than the were two months ago, noticeably larger.

    Today i went online to see if aluminum might have something to do with arthritis because what i saw when i made a fist gave me room for concern, know what i mean?

    Arthritis Caused By Aluminum Poisoning

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Arthritis-...ing&id=1675501

    As i understand it there are ways to detoxify our bodies from the likes of heavy metals aluminum falls into that category. So for those of you that are suffering from arthritis, this might put you on the path to recovery or at least slow it down.

    i should have stopped using that rice cooker when i noticed the dark grey water going down the drain after scrubbing it out with Bon Ami. Today i ordered a stainless steel rice cooker, if my knuckles start showing improvement I'll try and keep you updated.
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    I have heard of heavy metal poisoning caused by arsenic, lead, and mercury but would have never considered aluminum a heavy metal. I have seen many warnings advising against storing tomatoes and other acidic foods in aluminum due to the food leaching out the aluminum but never associated it with heavy metal poisoning. Personally I do not like aluminum cookware simply because some foods have a tendency to stick making clean up a chore. Most of my cookware is a sandwich of stainless steel with a core of copper for better heat distribution.
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    i should have included this as well:

    How to Detox Aluminum From the Body

    Add apple pectin to your daily routine. Apple pectin binds with metals in the body and prevents them from absorbing into the tissues, and excretes them out of the system. You can get apple pectin straight from a fresh, raw apple, or buy it in powder or tablet form where supplements are sold.

    Have some lemon juice. Squeezing half of a fresh lemon in a cup of warm water twice a day is one of the best ways to help your body detoxify from metals such as aluminum. The citric acid in the lemon juice helps move the metals out of the cells and tissues and back into the system where it can then be eliminated.


    Turmeric is a spice that is also an anti-oxidant that fights free radicals and toxic substances. It gently detoxes the liver and kidneys, both of which are affected by aluminum. Turmeric is available as a supplement or can be added to foods as a powdered spice.

    Give yourself a detox bath. Whether you soak just your feet--or your whole body--a detox bath will help draw toxins such as aluminum out of the tissues and out of the body. To detox through your feet, fill a foot basin with water as hot as you can comfortably stand. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and 1/2 cup of sea salt. Soak feet for at least 35 minutes or until water cools. Rinse feet with lukewarm water, and gently rub the skin dry to remove expelled toxins.

    What to Eliminate

    Eliminate aluminum containing health and beauty products. Read the labels on deoderants, toothpastes, and even over the counter antacids. All contain aluminum that can add up to toxic levels in the body.

    Eliminate aluminum cookware. Most modern cookware is made of aluminum, and pots and pans impart aluminum into our foods. Use stainless steel or glassware to prevent adding more aluminum to your body while you are detoxing.

    How to Detox Aluminum From the Body | eHow
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    I guess it's possible, but I personally wouldn't worry too much about the aluminum. It's not a heavy metal, and most Americans are exposed to a lot of it. Heck, I've probably inhaled more than most people will ever ingest, with some of the places I've worked.

    https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tf.asp?id=190&tid=34

    Not having seen the water, it's possible it's the aluminum oxide layer rubbing off during scrubbing. This is pretty typical of non-rusting metals; you can get similar-looking material from rubbing stainless steel, though there it would be chromium or nickel oxide instead of aluminum oxide.
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    If you are concerned about Aluminum...then stay away from Pepto Bismol.

    I believe that many European countries have banned Aluminum cookware.
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    Be careful with stainless steel, because nickel is used to produce stainless steel. I have a grand niece that is very allergic to nickel and can't eat any foods prepared in stainless steel cookware. Not everybody is allergic to nickel but there is a significant number of people who are. We switched to all cast iron (the older the better) cookware years ago. As far as I know 99.9% of the population is not allergic to iron and it has been in use for generations with no ill effects. YMMV.
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    A lot of bakeware might be aluminum too - cookie sheets, muffin tins, bread pans, and so on. It is something to watch for if the aluminum is a problem. If you hand wash those items, you avoid some of the oxidation issues caused by dishwasher soaps and the like.

    I try to avoid cookware that is obviously oxidizing, and send it to recycling.
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    I LIKE copper-bottomed cookware.
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    If you really think you have a medical issue here, you should see a doctor. This person appears to be a self-proclaimed expert with no documented credentials who writes short pieces for ezinearticles that don't appear to have any backing behind them other than his say so. I wouldn't base medical decisions on that.

    BTW, I have arthritis, and it's painful. If you're not having pain in those knuckles, it might be something else.

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    The Author begins with:

    Heavy metal poisoning has become a major health problem in recent history and will inevitably become much worse, as more countries become industrialized nations. Metals and industrial bi products seep into the water and enter the food chain.
    Heavy metals have a density of over five times that of water, which means the human body is unable to successfully break down the foreign bodies and is forced to retain them.
    Aluminum is not even classifiable as a "heavy metal" from what I understand.

    Please find some peer reviewed articles before you freak out too much, I don't know if the Author has any credentials. The holistic and non-traditional health sources appear unnecessarily alarmist.
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    I can't get too excited about such claims about aluminum. When I was a kid, we used to love playing with liquid Mercury. Great fun and 60 years downstream I have no ill effects. I have survived more than 500 atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons with no ill effects. I kept a piece of radioactive glass ("Trinitite") in my bedside drawer for many years. I walked around the Trinity site in the early 1950s. I have eaten out of cast iron skillets for almost my whole life. I regularly drank water out of the garden hose. I played cowboys and Indians with plastic and metal toy pistols. I rode a bicycle before they had lights. I rode around in cars without seat belts. I married a nurse. I've eaten dirt, sand, and some bugs. I've seen 9 different iterations of CPR.

    Maybe I'm just lucky. Maybe a lot of the concerns are really about the transfer of wealth from one pocket to another. My opinion.

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    Aluminum is everywhere around us all of the time. It is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust. Yet, somehow, we have become fearful of it when it is used as cookware or as cans for beer or sodas. As far as anyone can currently determine, no life form uses it for anything at all. The reason is that aluminum is highly reactive and easily combines with other metals and oxygen to form hundreds of different minerals. Aluminum, in scientific terms, is not bioavailable to humans - usually. It all depends upon what chemical form the aluminum takes on. Usually, because aluminum is so tightly bound within minerals, animals have no chance to absorb it into their tissues. .....

    Thus, keep using your aluminum cookware - they pose no risk to health. The risk comes from the food we cook in those pots and pans. The best solution might be to stop consuming animals that live at the top of the food chain.
    Lots of speculation, not much research on the net. Probably more health risk in a can of soda pop than in a fry pan. Unless Mark R John can show some research behind his statements, it's just a story and an attempt to sell home remedies. Your doctor is more reliable and isn't trying to sell articles.
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    Scientifically proven or not, most of the detox things listed above are not harmful. So why not use/try them?

    And, BTW, both parsley and cilantro are natural chelators, binding and removing heavy metals from your body. They are also high in vitamins and minerals. Parsley is also a breath freshener. Eat lots -- preferably raw.
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    Be nice to use something that has been proven to work. Being "not harmful" is a long way from "proven helpful" and if you are in pain, something proven helpful would be a good goal. Lots of on line experts are selling some things that make expensive urine or selling booklets on how they have the cure for everything. Used to be called "snake oil" salesmen.
    The problems I see with home remedies is that they can interact with actual medicines or they can hide symptoms that a doctor can actually cure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougb View Post
    Be nice to use something that has been proven to work. Being "not harmful" is a long way from "proven helpful" and if you are in pain, something proven helpful would be a good goal. Lots of on line experts are selling some things that make expensive urine or selling booklets on how they have the cure for everything. Used to be called "snake oil" salesmen.
    The problems I see with home remedies is that they can interact with actual medicines or they can hide symptoms that a doctor can actually cure.
    A Podiatrist recommended i take Turmeric it back in 2005, i haven't had a sick day since, now my current physician takes it as well.
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