Heavy metals are all around us and in our bodies. Just like it probably sounded when you read that, metals in your body are not healthy for you. Retaining any metals like mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium can be poisonous to your immune system and body as a whole. Heavy metal poisoning can be caused by industrial exposure, air polluted areas, or even just certain foods and medicines.
Side effects of heavy metal poisoning can be nausea, shortness of breath, chills, weakness and more severe cases can cause brain fog and chronic infections. While this may seem like a doctor situation and a need for medicine, we actually have some more simple and affordable ways to lower levels of heavy metals in your body and detoxify them once and for all.
Here is our list of the most affordable and practical ways for heavy metal detoxification:
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Organic Cilantro + Organic Chlorella
Cilantro -- that green leaf you find in salsa and that you're either genetically dispositioned to love or absolutely despise. What you may not know is that it has a huge impact on your digestive system and some consider it to be a medicinal herb for its healing powers.
This powerful digestive aid may just be capable of heavy metal removal from the body. The leaves of the cilantro plant are an anti inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, and antimicrobial. They also carry significant chelating properties that bind to heavy metals and push them through and out your body. Adding a bit of cilantro spice to any meal is the easiest way to start a detox diet.
Japanese Chlorella, a powerful green algae rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, and dietary fiber. When use daily for 3 months can remove up to 85% of the heavy metals in your body.
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1. Organic Chlorella (mentioned above)
2. Zeolite Powder (best at-home parasite/heavy metal detox)
3. Organic Wormwood Extract (Anti-Parasitic, Anti-Viral) *Research finds extract from Sweet Wormwood Plant can inhibit the COVID-19 virus.
4. Organic Wild Blueberry Powder (an antioxidant powerhouse that mops & restores heavy metal damage)
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While it’s well known that most, if not all, berries are healthy, blueberries are truly one of the healthiest berries. Blueberries contain a natural aspirin called salicylates that reduce the damaging effects that could be caused by inflammation. They are also loaded with antioxidants that can help prevent infection and protect cells from possible oxidative stress.
By consuming organic wild blueberries, (see link to shop above) you can actually get rid of any possible heavy metals in your body. When looking for blueberries to help with any heavy metal poison, look for ones that are organic, wild, and if they seem small they may make up for it in more antioxidants. These types of blueberries can’t be cultivated or grown anywhere; they are found in rural areas, free of pollution, so you know you’re getting the best and healthiest option every time.
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Warm Organic Lemon Filtered Water
Similar to blueberries, lemons are high in vitamin C and can be very beneficial to the detoxing process. What vitamin C does for your body is it helps turn toxins into a water-soluble form that can remove high levels of heavy metals from the body. Lemons have been shown to stimulate enzymes that help the digestive core, which is essential for the detoxification process.
Foods high in vitamin C, like lemons, act as an antioxidant when approached with heavy metals in the body. By adding lemon to your water you can naturally cleanse and detox your body with H2O while giving it a little boost for your immune system and metabolism. This is not only the most simple way to detox your body but it’s almost like a two in one.
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Organic Flax, Hemp, and/or Chia Seeds
While every item on this list has had the antioxidant benefit in common, flax, hemp and chia seeds actually rid your body of metal toxins in a different way. These seeds use omega-3 fatty acids to detox your body and reduce inflammation.
If you are experiencing mercury toxicity from fish or fish oils, chia, flax and hemp seeds may be your perfect replacement and cure. While they will help benefit liver functions, causing a detox effect, they will also provide you with the strong omega nutrients you may be looking for in fish. Here are our top recommended brands to buy: Organic Flax, Organic Hemp, & Organic Chia.
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Organic Green Tea
Green tea might just be one of the healthiest drink options in the world. How could it not be? It has green in the name! Besides the name of the tea being similar to the color of most healthy vegetables, green tea is actually loaded with antioxidants. Consuming green tea regularly can improve brain function, help with fat loss, protect against cancer and lower the risk of heart disease.
Green tea is rich in polyphenols, which is a natural compound that reduces inflammation and helps fight against certain cancers. It can also reduce the forming of any free radicals in your body and detoxify you of any heavy metals. While getting all the “bad stuff” out, green tea also has healthy minerals that can help your body heal from any previous heavy metal poisoning.
Here is our top Green Tea brand to buy without caffeine...
Outpatient "Chelation" Therapy
Chelation Therapy is actually a specific remedy for heavy metal poisoning. This is your best option for if you are past the stage of home remedies and need to seek medical advice.
Organic Leafy Green Vegetables
Think broccoli and cabbage, these cruciferous vegetables bind to the heavy metals and free radicals in your body to flush them out. These vegetables also don’t soak up the heavy metals and toxins like some others do so they are a safer selection for detoxing. Make sure to buy organic on these so that you are not adding any more toxic burden to your body.
The toxic burden on our bodies is getting to a point of overload for us all. If you notice any signs or symptoms of fatigue, headaches, nausea, skin rashes, and many more small yet significant conditions, it is your body giving you signals that something is off in the body and the sooner you address it, the brighter your future will be.
Last but certainly not least, don't forget to sweat, sweat, sweat... exercise is a great way to detox. Also drink lots of *filtered + alkaline* water NOT from plastic bottles. Stay tuned for more about the best water filtration systems coming soon!
Also read about our 7-Day Natural Anti-Inflammatory Flush.
Feel Your Best Inside and Out
BeachCandy wants to do more for you than help you feel beautiful in a swimsuit. We are committed to promoting a healthier lifestyle so you can feel your best inside and out.
We wish you a life of wellness and confidence in a swimsuit poolside. Life is precious, cheers to making the most of it while preventing disease in the body. Now is the age of advocating for your own health because our healthcare system will ignore and override natural health remedies and lifelong wellbeing.