Heavy Metal Toxicity
so minuscule that you could think of them as almost the size of atoms.
Perhaps several atoms, but these are tiny pieces of metal which are, actually,
toxic. While generally overlooked by traditional medicine, these traces
of heavy metals in our bodies probably cause and agravate most health
conditions, including heart
disease and cancer.
Please note that you could have millions of these tiny pieces of metal inside your body! What are the implications of this?
When a free radical happens to collide with one of these tiny pieces of toxic metal, instead of this collision creating a single new free radical, there could be a chain-reaction of MILLIONS of new free radicals produced from this one impact. This is the devastating effect that free radicals have on the body.
Free radicals are a fact of life, they are present within us, moving along, and somewhere along the way this minuscule particle hits a microscopic piece of toxic metal.
It's important to keep in mind that we don't need to be TOO worried about this because this has been going on inside our bodies for years and we're still alive!
So what should we do about this heavy metal and free radical problem then? We should:
Fortunately, there is a way to accomplish this. This method is called chelation.
Guidelines for a successful heavy metal detoxification program using oral chelation
First, do NOT attempt to fast during a heavy metal detoxification program and make sure you ingest a lot of protein. It is very important to have a high protein diet during a heavy metal detox because the sulfur-bearing amino acids in the protein will greatly facilitate detoxification.
Remove toxic metals from the connective tissue with chlorella.
Chlorella is an important part of the detoxification program, as approximately 90% of the mercury in our bodies is eliminated through the stool. Chlorella is an algae which has high levels of chlorophyll. Because it is one of the purest, most potent foods on earth, it is almost impossible to take too much chlorella.
Detoxify from mercury using garlic, MSM and cilantro.
Other weapons in our heavy metal detoxification program include: garlic, MSM and cilantro. Start eating garlic daily, the food rather than a supplement, to enhance sulfur stores. 2-3 cloves a day is an excellent idea. Make sure you CRUSH the garlic to release its active ingredients.
Start taking cilantro. Cilantro will help mobilize mercury out of the tissue so the chlorella can bind to it and allow it to be excreted from the body through the stools. Cilantro is available in most grocery stores. I just add mine to the vegetable juice I prepare in my juicer. My favorite source for organic cilantro in 1 pound bags is here.
During heavy metal detoxification, make sure you take a multi-purpose vitamin which contains all the essential minerals. It's important to have a generally healthy mineral base.
Remove heavy metals using NAC and EDTA.
Finally, our most powerful tools to assist us in our heavy metal detoxification: NAC and EDTA.
N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC ) is another very important component of a good mercury detoxification program.
Start taking EDTA on an empty stomach on a daily basis. The difference between oral EDTA chelation and IV chelation therapy is discussed in detail here.
Finally, throughout your toxic metal detoxification program, it is imperative to first start with a colon cleanse (this should be the first step of any detoxification program) and maintain your liver in an optimum state.
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