No More Heavy Metals Weighing Me Down!!!

I always speak about how important it is to listen to our bodies, especially when you have a gut feeling that a part of its assembly line might not be functioning to its best ability….and in this case I really do mean a gut feeling. Heavy metals can be hard to avoid consuming. They are often found in polluted air, unfiltered water and pesticide-laden food. The following SYMPTOMS may point to HEAVY METAL in your system.

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Night sweats
  • Problems sleeping
  • Dark rings under your eyes
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Digestive issues

It’s extremely important to be aware of this especially if you have autoimmune issues like myself, heavy metals are even more dangerous.

Parsley and  cilantro work together to help detox our bodies and purge any aluminum, mercury, nickel or lead in our bloodstream and organs. Parsley contains vitamins and IMG_8631essential minerals that help with detoxing and is also a natural blood sugar balancer, which helps remove any accumulated salt and waste. Cilantro binds to heavy metals in our bloodstream and purifies not only our blood, but tissues and organs as well. In addition to cilantro cleansing our system it also helps in the fight against diseases. Together parsley and cilantro make a great team by attracting the heavy metals in our body and disposing them!

Just as parsley and cilantro attract heavy metals in our body they do the same in nature, so it’s extremely important to make sure the soil these plants grow in do not contain heavy metals. I suggest growing your own. You can add parsley and cilantro to a smoothie or juice (find recipe below) or to almost any dish you make. To avoid heavy metals in your everyday life you can cook with alliums, replace any plastic cooking utensils with silicone or bamboo and make your own personal care products such as house hold cleaners (stay tuned for a post on how to do so coming soon!). No time to be weighed down by these nasty heavy metals. It’s time to feel free and pay attention to what we are putting in out bodies!

Juice Recipe:

  • 1 handful of cilantro
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 2 celery stalks or cucumber
  • Lemon juice
  • Small pice of ginger

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  • Marie Reply

    Great article! I just discovered Anthony Michael’s books on Foods that Heal, and he has an online version of his heavy metal detox smoothie. Has more ingredients than you list (but I love yours to add to his!), and I thought I’d bring it up. I wonder if I can copy and paste it in here? Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie

    This smoothie is not only delicious, it’s also perfectly designed to include five key ingredients that work together in synergy to pull heavy metals like mercury, lead, aluminum, nickel, copper, and cadmium out of your organs where they accumulate.

    Toxic heavy metals are virtually everywhere, and are present in things we come in contact with every day, such as aluminum cans and aluminum foil, batteries, metal cookware, old paint, and even the foods we eat. For instance, pesticides and herbicides (which are hard to completely avoid even on a strict organic diet), are a common source of heavy metals. As a result, most of us are carrying around heavy metals that have been with us for almost our whole lives and which have burrowed deep inside our tissues.

    Unfortunately, it is these “old” metals, the ones that have been lurking in our system for prolonged periods of time, that pose the greatest threat. For example, over time toxic heavy metals can oxidize, causing damage to surrounding tissue and promoting inflammation. They literally poison our bodies, and can inflict damage on virtually every system and organ, including our brain, liver, digestive system, and other parts of our nervous system. Toxic heavy metals put an immense burden on our immune system, leaving us vulnerable to a variety of illnesses.

    While toxins of every kind are harmful, heavy metals pose a unique threat. Not only are they damaging in their own right, they are also a form of neurotoxin (a poison that disrupts nerve function and confuses your immune system). Heavy metal neurotoxins can inflame and irritate our central nervous system (especially our brain), causing multiple symptoms such as memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, and depression. Toxic heavy metals can also promote inflammation in the digestive tract, releasing poisons into our gut as well. As if this isn’t bad enough, heavy metals also serve as a source of food for viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens in our body.

    For example, heavy metals can serve as a feeding ground for Streptococcus A or B, E. coli, C. difficile, H. pylori, and yeast cells. This can create an overgrowth of multiple bacteria in our gut, resulting in a condition known as SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), which is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation (or both), and can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Additionally, when viruses such as Epstein-Barr and shingles feed off toxic heavy metals, this can produce symptoms such as tingling, numbness, fatigue, anxiety, heart palpitations, ringing in the ears, dizziness and vertigo, as well as neck pain, knee pain, foot pain, pain in the back of the head, and a variety of other aches and pains that are often attributed to other causes.

    It’s virtually impossible not to take in a certain amount of these toxic heavy metals in our modern era, so it’s vitally important to our health that we get them out before they can wreak further havoc on our health. Thankfully, it’s relatively simple to remove them from our organs if we consume the right foods to do so. Adding the following all-star team of foods to your diet and being diligent in your efforts to consume them will go a long way toward ridding your body of heavy metals:

    Hawaiian Spirulina: This edible blue-green algae draws out heavy metals from your brain, central nervous system, and liver, and soaks up heavy metals extracted by barley grass juice extract powder. Take 2 teaspoons mixed in water, coconut water, or juice.

    Barley grass juice extract: prepares the mercury for complete absorption by the spirulina. This nutritive grass has the ability to draw heavy metals out of your spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid, and reproductive system. Drink 1-2 teaspoons mixed into coconut water or juice.

    Cilantro: Goes deep into hard-to-reach places, extracting metals from yesteryear (so it’s great for that mercury inheritance you’re carrying around!). Blend one cup in a smoothie or juice, or add to salad or guacamole.

    Wild blueberries: Draw heavy metals out of your brain tissue, healing and repairing any gaps created by oxidation when the heavy metals are removed. It is important to use wild blueberries, as they possess unique phytonutrients with special detoxifying capabilities. The potent antioxidants in wild blueberries help reverse any oxidative damage left behind by the heavy metal removal. This is especially important for your brain tissue—in fact, wild blueberries are the most powerful food for halting or in some cases reversing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Eat at least one cup daily. Note: while cultivated blueberries are nutritious, they lack the metal-drawing ability of the wild blueberries. Wild blueberries can be found in the freezer section of most supermarkets.

    Atlantic dulse: In addition to mercury, this edible seaweed binds to lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel. Unlike other seaweeds, Atlantic dulse is a powerful force for removing mercury on its own. Atlantic dulse goes into deep, hidden places of the digestive tract and gut, seeking out mercury, binding to it, and never releasing it until it leaves the body. Eat two tablespoons of flakes daily, or an equal amount of strips if it’s in whole-leaf form. Note: As it comes from the ocean, if you are concerned about the dulse itself having mercury, be aware that Atlantic sea dulse will not release any mercury it might possess into the body. It holds on to the mercury as it works its way through, and even grabs onto other metals along the way and drives them out as well. Atlantic dulse is a critical part of the team because it can hang out near the finish line (i.e., our colon), waiting for the other foods that have been grabbing on to heavy metals along the way. It serves as emergency backup, helping ensure that all the heavy metals that made it as far as the colon actually leave the body.

    Today’s smoothie recipe gives you a simple and tasty way to get all of these five foods into your daily diet in just one go. Drink this smoothie daily for optimal benefits.

    Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie

    2 bananas
    2 cups wild blueberries
    1 cup cilantro
    1 cup orange juice
    1 tsp barley grass juice powder
    1 tsp spirulina
    1 small handful of Atlantic dulse
    Optional: water to blend

    In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. If a thinner consistency is desired, add up to 1 cup of water. Enjoy!

    April 8, 2017 at 12:39 pm
    • Marilyn Reply

      Any chance you could send a pic of the book or exact name? I’m trying to find online to purchase

      October 29, 2017 at 9:25 am
  • Marie Reply

    A PS! He also stresses 16 ounces of celery juice every morning (empty stomach) to reboot the entire GI tract. I have gut dysbiosis big time – heavy metals seem to be a major cause. So celery is really an herb and has the ability to replenish our gut’s natural ability to make it’s own stomach acid. Also it’s full of nutrients. The smoothie info explains to me how I got here – first H. Pylori infection that cost me 20 pounds in a month – still underweight 6 years later, then gluten sensitivity, then SIBO, systemic yeast and off the charts heavy metal toxicity. His books are the first I know of to use food as medicine, as you’re doing too, and he goes very in depth on just about everything!

    April 8, 2017 at 12:45 pm
    • Eleanor Reply

      Unfortunately, celery is one of the most intense pesticide laden vegetables. We try to grow our own but it doesn’t do well here in Hawaii.

      April 8, 2017 at 1:18 pm
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  • IC Reply

    Interesting article, but on a website for celiacs? Spirulina and barley?

    January 24, 2018 at 9:52 pm
    • Deana Reply

      IC, I’m curious as to why you listed Spirulina as not ok (from a GF certified source to avoid cross contamination)? Do you know something I have not heard of? I am aware of avoiding Barley.

      March 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm

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