How to Eliminate Heavy Metals from Your Body

November 29, 2015
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We have often heard of the harmful effects of heavy metals in our body, but do we know what they are? How do we know if we have any in our body? How do they get into our body? Why are they so harmful? How can we prevent them from entering our body? Is there a way to eliminate heavy metals?

This article will answer these questions. We may be able to prevent the many health problems that can be caused by heavy metals, with the help of food and natural supplements like chlorella, cilantro, garlic and magnesium.

What are heavy metals?

Heavy metals are chemical elements that, to a greater or lesser extent, are part of the structure of everything around us; from the earth’s crust to our own body: copper, iron, cobalt, manganese, zinc, aluminum, lead, arsenic, etc.

The problem is that when they accumulate in the body in excessive amounts, they begin to poison the body little by little. Similarly, when these metals are released in different forms, they can remain in the environment for centuries.

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What effects do they have on our body?

Heavy metals are very difficult to remove from our body, and therefore accumulate over time. Since ancient times, the doctors of Greece and Rome have documented the symptoms of people who are exposed to them. Some of the consequences for our health are:

  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Retarded development
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Joint diseases
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Abnormalities during pregnancy
  • Allergies

The consequences we see in this list are important enough for us to make the effort to eliminate heavy metals from our body.

How do they enter our body?

Heavy metals are present in different forms all around us. Here are some of the most common:

  • Lead pipes
  • Large oily fish such as salmon, tuna or swordfish
  • Mercury thermometers (when they break)
  • Energy efficient light bulbs (when they break)
  • Aluminum cookware or those containing other heavy metals
  • Vaccines
  • Pesticides
  • Hygienic products and conventional cosmetics
  • Gasoline
  • Tobacco
  • Food additives
  • Medications
  • Water from mines and industries and other sewage
  • Mercury dental filligns

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How do we eliminate them?

There are some natural remedies that may help eliminate heavy metals from our body or slow down the harmful effects they cause. One of them consist of the following natural supplements with chelating properties, which means they bind to the heavy metals and carry them out of our body:

  • Chlorella algae: this algae has a very powerful detoxifying effect, it can remove all kinds of harmful substances not just heavy metals, mainly due to its high content of chlorophyll. It will be the main ingredient of this remedy.
  • Cilantro (coriander): people usually consume it as a condiment. But in addition to its chelating properties, it contains a lot of vitamins, especially vitamins A and K and a small amount of vitamins B, C and E.
  • Garlic: This medicinal food, recommended for many diseases, will also be very useful in this remedy. Its purifying components help drag all kinds of toxins out of our body. As maintenance, after this remedy, we can make the famous Tibetan garlic cure.
  • Magnesium: This mineral has no chelating properties, but it will be very useful to facilitate the removal of toxic elements.

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Precautions and recommendations

You should consume these supplements every day, as extract or in tablets, according to the maximum recommended dose for our case, and for at least three months.

During the purifying process, it’s possible to note some symptoms of detoxification such as pain, acne and diarrhea that result from the body’s efforts to eliminate the toxic substances. We should bear this in mind and continue drinking plenty of water between meals to help with detoxifying and elimination.

However, keep a close eye on your symptoms and stop taking this remedy immediately and see a doctor if you feel there’s something wrong.

In addition, it’s always essential to avoid constipation, as it would make it harder to eliminate these heavy metals, and could cause them to poison the body again.

Also, we recommend that a doctor or a therapist specializing in this this type of treatment monitors your experience thoroughly.

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