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Get the Lead Out of Your Baby's Brain!

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 3, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

Conceptual image of human brain in colorful splashes

Newborns whose moms were exposed to lead during pregnancy scored lower on reflex tests and other skills tied to brain development.  

We know that low levels of lead lower IQ, impair memory and other cognitive functions. Scientists are finding that babies in utero are affected by lead especially in the first trimester. At Second Nature we encourage conscious conception. We work with family planning couples to detox before pregnancy because heavy metals and other noxious chemicals damage DNA in both the egg and sperm. We call it Conception Clean-up.   

Lead exposures come in many forms. In China, women are exposed through contaminated food. This affects us here because don't forget that Whole Foods was buying their "organic food" from China and selling it for astronomical prices. Lead in the US is in old lead-based paint which is scraped off during home renovations. In the past, I had a young 8 year old patient with high lead levels who was diagnosed with a brain tumor after an apartment renovation. 

Lead is stored in adult bone. Pregnant women download 20% of their total body burden to the fetus.  They de-mineralize during pregnancy and lead stored in bone tissue gets released and crosses the placental barrier where it attaches to the fetal skeleton and directly impacts developing brain tissue.  

I can tell you that there is no safe level of lead and the effects are long-lasting and affect every organ system. US guidelines allow for 5 micrograms per deciliter in the blood and 500,000 US children have lead levels that exceed that guideline.  

Lead in water, air and soil permeate in our environment not to mention lead in dental fillings, lipstick, food cans, diesel fuel, Halloween costumes, book bags, lunch boxes, toys and many other sources.  

We are your Detox experts. Our mission is to practice Clean Conception and reduce the environmental load on the next generation. What's your total body burden? Don't you think it's time to know?  We work with individuals and families for full environmental detoxification. Many services are covered by insurance. 

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Topics: Child and Teen Health, Detoxification, Women's Health

Isadora Guggenheim

Written by Isadora Guggenheim

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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