Flashback Friday: Can Saunas Detoxify Lead from the Body? Michael Greger M.D. FACLM

How much does sweating via sauna or exercise get rid of lead and mercury? Subscribe to NutritionFacts.org’s free newsletter to receive our fasting infographic that covers the latest research on the risks and benefits of different types of fasting: https://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe. Here’s the video I mentioned about the absorption of lead through the skin: Is Henna Safe? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-he…). How about diet instead? See: How to Lower Heavy Metal Levels with Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-t…). What about chelation therapy? Here you go: Heavy Metal Urine Testing and Chelation for Autism (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Heavy…). What about the non-heavy metal aluminum? Check out: Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Anti…). I did a everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-lead-but-were-afraid-to-ask series on lead awhile back. Here’s the whole list if you’re interested: • How the Lead Paint Industry Got Away With It (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-…) • Lead in Drinking Water (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/lead…) • How the Leaded Gas Industry Got Away With It (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-…) • “Normal” Blood Lead Levels Can Be Toxic (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Norm…) • The Effects of Low-Level Lead Exposure in Adults (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-…) • How to Lower Lead Levels with Diet: Thiamine, Fiber, Iron, Fat, Fasting? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-…) • How to Lower Lead Levels with Diet: Breakfast, Whole Grains, Milk, Tofu? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-…) • Best Foods for Lead Poisoning: Chlorella, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Moringa? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Best…) • Best Food for Lead Poisoning – Garlic (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Best…) • Can Vitamin C Help with Lead Poisoning? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Can-…) • Yellow Bell Peppers for Male Infertility and Lead Poisoning? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Yell…) • Lead Contamination in Hot Sauces (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/lead-…) • The Rise in Blood Lead Levels at Pregnancy and Menopause (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-R…) • Should Pregnant Women Take Calcium Supplements to Lower Lead Levels (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Shoul…) • Lead in Calcium Supplements (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Lead-…) • How Much Lead Is in Organic Chicken Soup (Bone Broth)? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-m…) Want to get a list of links to all the scientific sources used in this video? Click on Sources Cited at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/flash…. You’ll also find a transcript and acknowledgements for the video, my blog and speaking tour schedule, and an easy way to search (by translated language even) through our videos spanning more than 2,000 health topics. If you’d rather watch these videos on YouTube, subscribe to my YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_… Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution! -Michael Greger, MD FACLM Captions for this video are available in several languages. To find yours, click on the settings wheel on the lower-right of the video and then “Subtitles/CC.” To view the subtitles in transcript format, click on the ellipsis button below the video, choose “Open transcript”, and select the language you’d like to view them in. Image credits: KSchlott / Pixabay and MPCA Photos / flickr https://NutritionFacts.org • Subscribe: https://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ • Donate: https://nutritionfacts.org/donate/ • How to Survive a Pandemic: https://nutritionfacts.org/how-to-sur… • How Not to Die: https://nutritionfacts.org/book • How Not to Diet: https://nutritionfacts.org/how-not-to… • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NutritionFacts.org • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nutrition_facts • Instagram: instagram.com/nutrition_facts_org/ • Podcast : https://nutritionfacts.org/audio/