Here is how you start an all - natural heavy metal detox
Heavy metal pollution is something modern society tends to turn a blind eye in the hopes it would just go away. But, the truth is that to live in an industrialized and urbanized world incurs being exposed to many types of heavy metals, which if in excess can cause cancer, neurological disorders and chronic illnesses. Therefore it is important to how to do an all - natural heavy metal detox. But where can heavy metals be found, and how can you detox naturally?
The major sources of soil heavy metal contamination are industrial and mining activities , statistics show that over 10 million hectares of land in China are threatened by heavy metal contamination, with some 2 million hectares being mining areas. If you live in highly industrialized areas, chances are that you will be affected by heavy metal pollution, and an natural heavy metal detox is the only way to maintain good health, despite environmental conditions.
However, you would be surprised to know that, there are other sources for heavy metals that can harm your health. There are reports that Halloween makeup is packed with cadmium, a known- carcinogenic. Other heavy metals such as lead and arsenic along with cadmium have been linked with the rise in pancreatic cancer. Arsenic and other heavy metals are also found in beer according to reports on a study published at the Journal of the Institute of Brewing.
There are three things you have to do to start an all natural heavy metal detox: 1) Cook with foods that can bind themselves to heavy metals and will help your body to expel them effectively 2) buy supplements or consume herbs/plants that specifically have the function of heavy metal binding 3) sweat
1) Cook with foods that can bind themselves to heavy metals and will help your body to expel them effectively
Oral co-administration of garlic with cadmium or organic mercury compounds for 12 weeks resulted in a decrease in the accumulation of heavy metals in liver, kidneys, bone and testes (these are the target organs of cadmium poisoning). The sulfur compounds combining with the heavy metals in the body and promoting excretion through bile to the feces, probably cause the protective effect of garlic.
CORIANDER SATIVUM (Chinese parsley or cilantro)
In an experiment trying to establish whether coriander could be considered an effective heavy metal chelator. Scientists, gave coriander to mice by gastric intubation. This was performed for 25 days from day 7 after the start of lead exposure up to the end of the experiment. Administration of Chinese parsley also significantly decreased lead deposition in the femur and severe lead-induced injury in the kidneys. In addition, urinary excretion of delta-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), which is known to increase with lead intake was significantly decreased after administration of coriander.
There are also many other superfoods you can consume to start an all natural heavy metal detox, such as: beetroot, ginger, grapefruit, pomegranate and many others.
2) Buy supplements or consume herbs/plants that specifically have the function of heavy metal binding
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum )
The milk thistle fruit contains flavanolignans: silybin, silychristin, silydianin and 2,3-dehydro derivatives.Oral administration of silybin (100 mg/kg/day, administered as silybin-β-cyclodestrin complex) protected against iron-induced hepatic toxicity in rats. Simultaneous treatment with silybin decreased the accumulation of malondialdehyde-protein adducts into iron-filled periportal hepatocytes (ie it reduced oxidative damage/lipid peroxidation). It also reduced the hepatic function impairment (mitochondrial energy wasting). In addition to the prominent antioxidant activity of silybin, this protective effect may be due to its strong ability to chelate iron.
Chlorella is a solid green-colored form of algae, and it it well know for its ability to remove heavy metals. In a in vivo experiment, mice were orally given 5 mg/kg of methylmercury (MeHg) . The lowered blood Hg levels in the 5% and 10% BP groups became significant compared to those of the control group (0% chlorela) as early as day 7. The results suggest that continuous chlorela intake accelerates the excretion of MeHg and subsequently decreases tissue Hg levels in mice, with no alteration of glutathione metabolism.
yes, sweat! The best method for sweating and detoxifying your body is by doing regular saunas or regular exercising. A systematic review on the physiological process of sweating as a form of cleansing, has found evidence that heavy metals can be successfully excreted via sweat.
If you have any of the following symptoms bellow, they might be linked to heavy metal poisoning. So, it might be time to start an all- natural heavy metal detox to heal yourself.
Arsenic - Fatigue, headaches, dermatitis, increased salivation, muscular weakness, loss of hair and nails, hypopigmentation of skin, anemia, skin rashes, skin cancer.
Cadmium - Loss of sense of smell, anemia, dried scaly skin, hair loss, hypertension, kidney problems, skeletal damage, cancer.
Lead - In children: delayed mental development, hyperactivity, delayed learning, behavioral problems. Children and adults: fatigue, anemia, metallic taste, loss of appetite, weight loss and headaches, insomnia, nervousness, decreased nerve conduction, possibly motor neuron disorders.
Mercury - Reduced sensory abilities (taste, touch, vision and hearing), metallic taste with increased salivation, fatigue, anorexia, irritability and excitability, psychoses, mania, anemia, paresthesias, tremors, incoordination, cardiovascular disease, hypertension with renal dysfunction.