Here is how you can clean your body from heavy metals.
Heavy metal poisoning or toxicity is highly harmful to our health and one should undergo a medical test to confirm regarding this heavy metal poisoning.
It is also quite beneficial to undergo a heavy metal detox, which helps to remove the heavy metals accumulated in the vital organs of our body.
Chelation is a medical procedure that can be easily performed at home to remove heavy metals present in our vital organs and other parts of the body. However, it is recommended that this chelation process should be carried out by a professional doctor as it may otherwise lead to some serious side effects.
There is another way to detox our body from heavy metals by undergoing some dietary changes and consuming certain supplements, which breaks down these heavy metals into smaller molecules that can be finally removed from our system through feces, urine, sweat, and even breath.
There are various benefits of doing heavy metal detox as it helps to improve energy levels, reduce oxidative stress and free radical damage, improve gut health and immunity, for good digestive function, improves mental and skin health, and protects against autoimmune diseases and cognitive disorders.
As a part of heavy metal detox, one must consume foods such as:
Green leafy vegetables. One must include some sort of bitter greens (like kale, mustard greens, spinach, Swiss chard, arugula, dandelion greens, and beet greens) or broccoli sprouts in the diet every day.
Herbs and spices. These offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Herbs and spices such as parsley, basil, rosemary, oregano, turmeric, thyme, ginger, cilantro, and cinnamon reduce the build-up of mercury or lead in our body and help to detoxify the heavy metals present in our system.
Vitamin C rich foods. This category of foods such as grapefruit, orange, kale, spinach, broccoli, berries, guava, bell pepper, etc. is highly beneficial to counter heavy metal toxicity as these are rich in antioxidants.
Onion and garlic. Sulfur present in these foods helps to detoxify the liver.
Chia and flax seeds. These are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, which detoxifies the colon and reduces inflammation.
Water. This helps to hydrate our body and flush out toxins from our system.
Bone broth. This highly nutritious beverage helps to hydrate our body and provides amino acids and minerals, which supports liver health.
However, while performing this diet one must avoid consuming
Any kind of known food allergen. If our body is busy fighting any ailment then it will not be able to detoxify our system from heavy metal toxins.
Alcohol. High level of alcohol in our system interferes with the ability of the liver to process heavy metal toxins.
Farmed fish. Places, where the quality of farmed fish is not monitored, may supply fish that has been contaminated with heavy metals, PCB’s, and dioxins. So, avoid consuming swordfish, tilefish, shark, bigeye tuna, and king mackerel.
Non-organic foods. Foods such as conventional apple juice, brown rice products, or other foods present on the dirty dozen list may increase our exposure to chemicals. So, try to eat organic produce as much possible.
Food with additives. These food products may aggravate symptoms of toxicity and lower the ability of our body to detoxify the heavy metals present in our system.
The supplements that can be taken during this process are
Chlorella. It is a kind of green algae and acts as a natural chelator in removing the heavy metals, particularly mercury and lead from our body. It is also high in chlorophyll and can be taken in a dose of 1 to 4 grams per day.
Cilantro. Its tincture can be taken twice a day.
Milk thistle. It is very effective in detoxifying the liver and can be taken in the dose of 150 milligrams twice a day or as milk thistle tea up to 3 times a day.
Vitamin C. This antioxidant can be taken at a dose of 3000 milligrams a day.
Shilajit. It contains plenty of carbon and is a natural chelator. It can be consumed between the doses of 100-500 milligrams every day.
Probiotics. It both improves gut health and boosts immunity. It can be taken at a dose of about 50 billion units once a day.