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Heavy Metal Detox (And We’re Not Talking Music!)

What Is Heavy Metal Poisoning?

Heavy metal poisoning is the accumulation of various heavy metals in your body. Unfortunately our everyday environmental and industrial factors expose you to high levels of heavy metal every day, including the foods you eat and air you breathe.

Some of these metals -such as zinc, copper, and iron- are good for you in small amounts. But overexposure can lead to heavy metal poisoning, which can be fatal.

 

What Are The Symptoms Of Heavy Metal Poisoning

Long-term exposure to metals can be toxic, causing harmful side effects that range from headaches to organ damage. It’s important that you seek medical treatment if you have heavy metal toxicity.

Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity vary depending on the type of metal you are overexposed to. Mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium are some of the more common overexposed metals.

Some of the symptoms associated with these metals include:

  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing

In more severe cases of chronic heavy metal poisoning, you may experience symptoms including:

 

  • Visual disturbances
  • Insomnia
  • Paralysis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Neurological disorders
  • Brain Fog
  • Depression, Bi-polar and Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Insomnia
  • Autism, depression, mood disorders, Alzheimer’s, focus, concentration and memory loss issues, and much more.
  • 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

 

You might consider a natural complementary therapy such as a “Heavy Metal Detox designed by Vegan & Raw organics to go and delivery.” This dietary option incorporates foods that electrically attract metal to help move it out of your body.

Good and bad foods for heavy metal exposure

Many people get a build-up of heavy metals in their system because of the foods they eat. Some research suggests you can prevent overexposure to these toxins by avoiding certain foods and eating others known for taking heavy metals out of the system.

Foods To Eat

Some foods can help you detoxify by getting rid of heavy metals from your body. These foods bind to the metals and remove them in the digestive process. Eating foods high in vitamins and minerals can have protective effects for those exposed to heavy metals.

  • Heavy Metal Detox Foods To Eat Include:
  • Cilantro. Cilantro needs to be grown in a controlled environment with soil that you know is free of heavy metals. Cilantro and green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach and parsley are detoxifying and can help reduce the build-up of heavy metals like mercury in the body. Must be purchased from a certified reputable organic source
  • Garlic
  • Wild blueberries
  • Lemon water
  • Spirulina is highly effective for heavy metal detoxification, must be purchased from a certified reputable organic source
  • Chlorella Chlorella is a potent detox agent for mercury and other heavy metals & must be purchased from a certified reputable organic source
  • Wheatgrass juice powder or fresh wheatgrass must be purchased from a certified reputable organic source
  • Atlantic dulse must be purchased from a certified reputable organic source
  • Kale
  • Green tea must be purchased from a certified reputable organic source
  • Probiotics must be purchased from a certified reputable organic source
  • Milk Thistle (150 mg 2x daily)
    aids in detoxification of the liver.
  • Foods rich in vitamin C – Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C can reduce the damage caused by heavy metal toxicity by acting as an antioxidant.Garlic and onions – These vegetables contain sulphur, which helps your liver detoxify itself of heavy metals like lead and arsenic.
    Water – Drink 8 ounces of water or vegetable juice every two hours to help flush out toxins.
    Flax and chia seeds – Omega-3 fats and fibber can help with detoxification of the colon and reduce inflammation.

Also, if you aren’t getting the recommended daily intake of vitamins, consider taking supplements. Vitamin B, B-6, and C deficiencies are associated with poor tolerance of heavy metals and easier toxicity. Vitamin C has been reported to have chelating effects on iron. Must be purchased from a certified reputable organic source

Hawaiian Spirulina: These 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.

Wheat 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 or straight.(Fresh juice can be purchased from Vegan & Raw)

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.

Beverley Pugh Detox Expert, Helping people to help themselves

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