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How To Detox Your Body Of Heavy Metals

Updated on August 28, 2015

We are exposed to heavy metals almost everyday of our lives. Take a look at your deodorant and odds are that it has aluminum in it. This just doesn't stay on the outside of your body, but rather is absorbed into your body as well. Choosing a more natural deodorant can make a huge difference in your overall health.

There are multiple ways to help detox your body of these harsh heavy metals. Agents that bind to heavy metal toxin ions are known as chelating agents. These chelating agents binds to the toxic ions and then exit the body in the usual means. The right dose of cilantro and chlorella is a great chelating agent that you can use for various heavy metals.

Simply taking in cilantro alone doesn't produce the spectacular results that taking cilantro and chlorella together produces. If you only take cilantro then odds are you are detoxifying and toxifying yourself all at the same time. This is why you add chlorella with cilantro, which finds the heavy metals in their hiding places and fully flushes them out.

Activated charcoal has been used for managing a poison or an overdose for a long time. Some people have even used it in conjunction with chlorella to rid their body of heavy metal toxins. Drugs and toxins bind to activated charcoal which is then pushed out of the body through regular means. When someone overdoses they will often pump their stomach and then fill their stomach with activated charcoal. You can buy this in pill form in most vitamin stores.

Fasting is a way of healing your body. You only have to fast one to three days to get rid of undigested food within your system. If you decide to do it longer, your body will get to concentrate on healing instead of digesting. Always make sure to consult your doctor before fasting. Fasting can be really dangerous to certain individuals and only your doctor can say if it will be right for you.

Another obvious choice to cleanse your body is water. Water is the natural cleanser that helps to flush out most things in the body. If you choose to fast you will have to keep ingesting water to maintain a healthy electrolyte balance. This is essential! You cannot go beyond three days without water. Some people have went 8 to 10 days but that involves high risk! Be safe and always drink plenty of water!

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Be aware of where your fish comes from. Fish that live for a long time often have higher levels of mercury due to absorbing it from the water they live in. It is a known fact that the larger the fish (tuna, swordfish) then the higher the levels of mercury are. You will be fine if you limit your consumption of certain fish.

Changing your diet can benefit you in many ways, and detoxing your body is one of them. If you are wanting to detox naturally, you'll have to stick to raw vegetables and fruits. The best way to start a diet like this is to cut out all dairy, meat, grains and gluten. I think that goes without saying since none of those are fruits or veggies.

Processed foods are another source you want to stay away from. They are high in saturated fats, just like sugars and artificial sweeteners. Organic is the best way to go to ensure your food is pesticide free. Why is this important besides the obvious? Pesticides contain many heavy metals, as well as arsenic.

Since your liver and gallbladder are essential to your body for this process, keep them in great condition with beetroot. Beetroot is full of B3, B6, C, beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium and zinc. The liver and gallbladder support the detoxing by making bile acids.

Bathing in Kaolin clay is the best way to remove pesticides from your body. If you cannot find Kaolin clay you can also use a calcium montmorillonite clay for the same effect.

Pectins are a very strong detoxifying substance, which is found in citrus. So ingesting citrus will remove heavy metals from your body, but will not deplete the trace minerals.

Garlic is a powerful substance. It combats the common cold, reduces blood pressure, lowers the risk of heart disease, improves levels of cholesterol, contains antioxidants, prevents Alzheimer's disease and dementia, improves general well-being and detoxifies your body from heavy metals. The high dose of sulfur compounds in garlic protect the body's organs from damage that is sustained from heavy metal toxicity. You can't beat garlic with its all encompassing benefits!


Exercising and staying active has always been a staple in flushing out impurities in the body. Doing 30 minutes to an hour everyday helps to bring oxygen rich blood to the kidneys and liver. I have found that exercising rids your body of a host of impurities. Just remember to hydrate!

Vitamin C is so good at detoxifying your body, that people who lived near Fukushima experienced lower levels of radiation due to taking it.

Dry brushing is a great way to help your skin to detoxify. They perform this in spas, but you can do this at home. You take a body brush or scrubbing gloves and run it across your skin in a certain direction. You need to make sure that the brush or glove is dry. This helps clear our your lymph nodes, flush out toxins and exfoliate your pores. Your pores need to be exfoliated so they are open and free to flush out toxins.

As you can see, we ingest heavy metals from various places every day without hesitation. It is something that more often than not slips our mind, but that doesn't mean the levels in our body doesn't steadily rise with everything we do. The only solution is to detoxify. Once you do that, you need to be cautious about what you put on your body and in it. If you are mindful of that and make all the right choices, then you should be able to sidestep all the side effects of heavy metal poisoning.

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