Heavy Metals are natural elements found in the Earth's crust. There are some metals that the body requires in varied amounts like: zinc, manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, and molybdenum. These are necessary for the body to carry out natural functions. On the other hand, heavy metals like lead, mercury and plutonium are toxic to the body and serve no health benefits at all. When accumulated in the body, serious illness can occur and disrupt function of vital organs like the heart, brain, and liver. To be clear, ALL metals are toxic at high concentrations and the ones that are needed should only be consumed in proper quantities which can be accomplished with a proper, nutrient rich diet.
So, let's get into how to cleanse the body of heavy metal build up that can come from anything like vaccines to air pollution to cooking with aluminum to diet. You may want to do a cleanse if you experience brain fog, memory loss, PMS symptons, low libido, insomnia, mood swings, fatigue or headaches. This Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie can help detox the body. Let's look at how the ingredients work:
• Spirulina: cleanses the body of heavy metals; especially the nervous system, brain, and liver; making it great for those with poor memory
• Cilantro: cleanses the body of mercury
• Blueberries: Awesome antioxidant properties that help to reverse damage from heavy metal poisoning. Also, pulls heavy metals from brain tissue
• Atlantic Dulse: Removes heavy metals from the gut and digestive tract
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
2 cups organic, frozen blueberries
1 handful of cilantro
1 frozen pear, diced
1 tablespoon of Spirulina powder
1 1/2 cups coconut water
2 tablespoons of Atlantic dulse flakes
☆Blend ingredients until smooth
For best results, this smoothie blend should be consumed for 30 consecutive days, preferably as the first meal of the day after a full glass of water. An overall diet change accompanying the smoothie will also be the most beneficial. It should consist mostly of fresh non-GMO, organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while processed foods and fatty meats should be cut out. Include items like garlic, burdock root, dandelion tea, and lemon water into your diet as well. Natural spring water and herbal tea should be your main hydration choice; being sure to cut out soda and other sugary beverages.
Heavy metal poisoning is growing more and more common each day. Health issues like cancer, autism and Alzheimer's are becoming more prevalent due to excess toxins in the body and our environment. Here are a couple of extra ways to prevent heavy metal poisoning:
• Avoid eating fish high in mercury
•Avoid cooking, eating and drinking from aluminum products. There are ties between Alzheimer's and aluminum absorption. The brain has a barrier that makes it difficult for heavy metals to reach it. Fluoride actually promotes aluminum absorption by binding together to create alumina which has been found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients..... And what's fluoride in? Our drinking water, toothpaste, non-herbal tea, non-organic fruits and vegetables. And the list goes on. Also, avoid cooking with teflon nonstick cookware which can actually increase the amount of fluoride in your food.
*Do not cleanse if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, in the middle of a medical treatment, or recovering from illness(unless you have received permission from your primary care physician)
**This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or disease. Also, seek the professional advice of a licensed medical professional before taking any advice listed here.
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