Heavy metal detox is a process of drawing out potentially dangerous metals from the body through diet and exercise. This is done by using various ingredients that bond to potentially dangerous metals and remove them through the colon or pull them through the pores.
Certain amounts of heavy metals including iron, copper and zinc are necessary for normal body function, but even these can be dangerous at high levels. When you finish a heavy metal detox, make sure to supplement with a whole food mineral support to get back to healthy levels.
Some potentially Harmful Metals:
These are a few of the 20 known heavy metal toxins that can cause serious illness. An accumulation of these metallic toxins within the body can lead to a decline in mental, cognitive, and physical functions. Many of them have no proven benefit.
Suggested Heavy Metal cleanses based on your needs:
Should You be Concerned?
It is estimated that over 50 percent of the U.S. population consumes an excessive amount of heavy metals. The industrialization of the land has increased the presence of heavy metals in our drinking water, soil, and air. Also, cosmetics, medicines and even processed foods are manufactured using heavy metals.
Another major cause of heavy metal toxicity is mercury fillings (amalgams). It has been well documented that amalgams can continue to poison the body as long as they remain in the mouth. Removing them can also cause a high level of toxicity which can be worse than leaving them in. If you have mercury fillings, we advise finding an experienced dentist to remove them. Please do not take this subject lightly. Mercury is one of the most toxic substances we know of.
While it is very difficult for anyone to completely avoid exposure to heavy metals, it is possible to minimize the risks of consumption with education and heavy metal detox treatments.
There is a test at the end of this chapter
Traditional medical diagnostics routinely overlook the possibility of heavy metal poisoning, but simple tests can be administered for toxicity using a sample of blood, hair, or urine.
Here are a few things you can add to your diet that may help remove heavy metals:
DMSA (Hardcore only)
One Heavy Metal Detox that has worked well for me is Chlorella. It has been proven to excrete mercury through Urine. I also recommend drinking some zeolite or bentonite clay about 10 to 20 minutes after drinking the chlorella. The clay will bind to the metals and help get them out safely. DMSA is also a hardcore proven way to remove heavy metals. Please be careful with this and do your research and testing.