Heavy metals are present in our environment in rates probably never seen by our human ancestors. They overwhlm the body’s detox mechanisms that’s why we need support. By giving the body help, we help it do what it does better (detox and repair)..
You can prevent, detox, and decrease heavy metal toxins and reduce the health associated risks with the foods you eat.
Fasting, saunas, clean water, clay, supplements even chelating drugs all are employed in detoxing. Here are my top 7 foods to rid your body of heavy metal toxins
Let your medicine be your food, and your food be your medicine
|Supplement/ Food||How It Works||How To Eat It|
|Organic Chlorella||Binds to mercury and aluminium to remove from body and promotes liver detoxification.||Start on ½ tsp (or 2 tablets) per day added to water with lemon or your favourite juices or smoothies, after 1-2 weeks increase to 1 tsp (or 4 tabs) per day, then after 3 weeks, move up to 2 tsp (or 8-12 tablets) per day.
Note: If you eat seafood/fish, protect your organs by taking 1 tsp. (or 4 tabs) of chlorella before and after.
|Organic Spirulina||Protein is necessary for the detoxification of the liver. Can also be used in place of protein powders that may be contaminated with heavy metals.||Add 1 tsp. daily to water with lemon, juices, smoothies. Take an extra dose on workout days: 8 tablets or sprinkle 1-2 tsp OB Spirulina granules onto your salads, dips, or soups.|
|Organic Cilantro and Parsley||Cilantro and Parsley bind to heavy metal toxins and pull them out of the body||Add parsley and cilantro to your green juice. Chop and use fresh as often as possible! Throw in salads. Don’t cook.|
|Cruciferous Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, spinach, ect)||Contain antioxidants that increase the production of detoxifying enzymes in the body||Have your green juices with greens, spinach, kale. Add brocolli, brussels sprouts, or cauliflower to salads or as a entree side. Broccoli sprouts are a great addition to salads otherwise purchase Broccomax. Use spinach and baby kale as a salad base. Make half what you eat of these raw, the other half cooked daily.|
|Organic Turmeric||Contains protective compounds for the liver – your major detox organ||Juice fresh turmeric 1-2 inches and add to juices, smoothies, marinades. Add 1 tsp. powdered turmeric to your rice, curries, or soups. Take a fresh jucied turmeric shot from your local juicer!|
|Sulfur Rich Foods (onions, garlic, raspberries, cabbage, eggs)||Help the body eliminate heavy metals, in particular lead. Replenish body with sulfur (sulfur deficiencies can be caused by heavy metal toxins)||Add 3-5 cloves raw garlic into your daily routine, this could be juiced, pesto, marinades, salad dressings. Add raw onion to salads, in soups, and as many dishes as possible. Sauerkraut, shreded cabbage on salads. Have a handful of raspberries plain or over yogurt.|
|Foods high in vitamin C (citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, bell pepper, ect)||Vitamin C which is important for flushing toxins from the body, jump start digestive enzymes||Enjoy as many Vitamin C-rich foods as you can!|
Make a Detox Dressing. Mix: raw (not rancid) organic olive oil, handful parsley, handful cilantro, handful basil, garlic clove or powder, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, turmeric, cayenne, Cumin powder)
Ass this daily to salads, veggies, or over protein or even add to eggs and omelets.
Use the shopping guide which I provided you (if you saw me for a consult) as a guide to mix and match ingredients such as these to making healthy food so that your food can be your medicine.
Be creative, add collagen, or Soul (raw seed oil) to these as well.
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