An unhealthy accumulation of heavy metals can disrupt the body’s homeostasis and cause a variety of symptoms. The most common symptoms are chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, and there is some evidence that heavy metals may contribute to autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto Thyroiditis.
Heavy metals can affect our biology in multiple ways. They can cause cellular damage by damaging our mitochondria (the parts of our cells that produce energy), disrupt our enzyme function, and dysregulate hormone function. Preliminary evidence suggests that heavy metals may also lead to autoimmunity as a result of the body overstimulating the immune system.