“Thousands of years ago, there would have been no need to detox…”
We ate all organic food that was grown naturally using no chemicals. We ate our foods fresh and cooked them using natural oils and healthy fats. The air we breathed with pure and fresh. It was a whole different world…
The fish we eat are now contaminated, sometimes even causing chronic mercury poisoning due to excessive consumption.
The quality of fish in particular, including many fish supplements like krill oil, can cause this build up of heavy metals and more. Fortunately the body is very good at detoxing itself, yet when we continue to add strain, it can use a little help to thoroughly cleanse.
For example we like to use Spirulina as a means of chelation. Which briefly means a method of flushing heavy metals out of your system.
Here’s a good definition:
“a chemical process in which a substance is used to bind molecules, such as metals or minerals, and hold them tightly. Chelation has been used to rid the body of excess or toxic metals. It has some uses in conventional medicine , such as treating lead poisoning or iron overload.”
This is a blue-green algae that has been alive on this planet longer than anything else. It is the most ancient food and has so many great nutritional properties that NASA uses it as the food used for space missions!
As it turns out it also binds to heavy metals in our body and has been used medically in studies.
For example, in the study they found that “The data indicate that spirulina consumption resulted in significantly decreased serum iron concentrations. Hypothetically, this effect may occur as a result of the iron-chelating activity of spirulina.”
Like with most things in health and wellness it is often not conclusive that one thing works or the other, that’s why it is our believe that we should do everything we can to help our body detoxify. Provided it is safe. And by doing so the things that do work outweight those that don’t and we are healthier and better for it.
But, how do these metals get into the body?
There are different ways that the body can become exposed to certain metals. We have already mentioned the follies of fish and how much mercury is found in our fish yet another way is if you have had silver fillings in the past. They also contain mercury which in higher quantities is a toxin.
If you have worked or live near a site that deals with toxic waste or has higher levels of arsenic in the natural surroundings such as soil you will also be at risk. Working in an industrial workplace where smelting occurs is another way you could end up with metals in your system and even firing ranges carry a risk that can be greater than the weapon you hold!
How do I detox safely?
The first thing you should do if you feel you could be at risk is to get a hair tissue analysis. This will tell you what levels the metals in your system are at. One you know the level of contamination you can look at ways to remove them.
Sodium bentonite clay has been shown to be effective in taking the toxins from your surface tissues. This works because when mixed with water it causes an area that is negatively charged. Once you bathe in this mixture the pores of your skin will open due to the warm water and the toxic particles which are positively charged are forced through the pores and the clay absorbs them.
When you mix bentonite clay with water, it creates a large negatively charged surface area. When the body is in a tub of warm water, the warm water opens up the pores of the skin, and the positively charged toxic particles are drawn through the pores of the skin, to be absorbed by the clay. You should only use purified clay as it will not have any contaminants such as bacteria or mold.
Another safe method is to use EDTA drops. This method works by binding the circulating metal ions and works by doing the same job as the chelation method without having to be intravenously administered. Over time the toxins are pushed out into the bloodstream which takes them to the intestines so that they can be passed through your stools and urine with the rest of your bodily waste.
If you haven’t done a detox before, then this 7-day program may well be a good one to start with. If you see good results from it then you may consider doing a more intense one with the inclusion of bentonite clay, psyllium husk, etc.
The bottom line
Nowadays during our modern daily lives we are exposed to all kinds of chemicals and other harmful substances. We are also exposed to certain metals which can build up in the body. In small quantities, they usually don’t cause a problem but once they get to a dangerous level the body cannot rid itself of them.
There are lots of health problems that have been associated with the metal levels rising in the body including infertility, neurological problems, heart problems and even dementia. It has been shown that a heavy metal detox can help you to get rid of them, which will reduce the chance of you developing these health problems.
A good detox and cleanse plan for reducing these heavy metals in your body will use a good chelation method, like the aforementioned Spirulina.
Of course, before starting a Detox, you should first pay a visit to your Doctor to check that it’s okay. If, after checking with your Doctor, he agrees that this will be beneficial to your health — then give it go and cleanse your body!