4 Heavy Metal Poisoning Natural Therapies

4 Heavy Metal Poisoning Natural Therapies

You know it is a highly toxic world we all live in but what you might not know is how some of these toxins may be quietly causing you pain. 

Heavy metal poisoning is becoming more of a concern as food, water, and even air carries some kind of heavy metal element. It is a slow accumulation and over time these compounds could penetrate and compromise cellular activity, potentially resulting in digestive issues, fatigue, and joint pain, to name a few. 

Unfortunately, conventional medicine tries to fix these symptoms with even more toxins rather than address possible root causes such as excessive metal compounds in the blood and tissues. As a result, many people spend years going from doctor to doctor, consuming pharmaceutical upon pharmaceutical, without ever helping the issue.

According to Wendy Meyers, detox expert and founder of ‘Live to 110’, when asked if we need to detox from heavy metals she commented, 

“Definitely I believe that toxic metals are a primary driver of disease today. We’re seeing health issues and diseases we didn’t see 30 years ago, and it’s because of the increasing introduction of these toxins into our environment.”

These 4 heavy metal poisoning natural therapies have shown to either absorb these dense toxins and extract them from your body or strengthen your immune system to fight metals that make it to cells. Try some or all and see if your quality of life surprisingly improves.

Chelation Therapy: Super Cilantro and Clever Chlorella

Combining the powerful absorption properties of supplemental cilantro and chlorella is one of the simplest, safest, and fastest ways to rid your body of heavy metals. 

According to Dr George J Georgiou, the Founder Director of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, when you eat cilantro your body can release embedded heavy metals that could ‘re-toxify’ your system. 

Dr. Georgiou commented that cilantro alone, 

“mobilizes more toxins than it can carry out of the body; it may flood the connective tissue (where the nerves reside) with metals that were previously stored in safer hiding places.” 

Common Ground reports that by adding chlorella, a single-celled green algae, to cilantro (in supplemental capsule form) this is called chelation therapy which, “can naturally remove an average of 87% of lead, 91% of mercury and 74% of aluminum from the body within 42 days.”

Check with your heal care practitioner and try a cilantro-chlorella supplement program to assist your body with heavy metal detoxification.

Food Therapy for Metal Detox and Prevention

By simply choosing the right foods you could detoxify and protect your system from heavy metals. Healthline reports of a food therapy heavy metal detox diet that combines strengthening foods while avoiding those that may compromise your system. 

Foods that Strengthen Your System and Absorb Heavy Metals

  • Garlic
  • Wild blueberries
  • Lemons/lemon water
  • Spirulina
  • Barley grass
  • Atlantic dulse (seaweed)
  • Curry
  • Green tea
  • Tomatoes
  • Probiotics

Foods to Avoid 

  • Alcohol
  • Non-organic foods 
  • Rice (brown rice, specifically) because it often contains arsenic
  • Some fish, such as larger and long-living fish, which contain more mercury

Good Metal Therapy

Sometimes consuming good metals can rid your body of bad metals. In the 2015 study, ‘Dietary Strategies for the Treatment of Cadmium and Lead Toxicity’ which was published in the journal Nutrients, it was stated that,

“Many studies in both animals and humans have shown that a deficiency in essential metals such as zinc, calcium, or iron can lead to greater absorption and toxicity of Cd [cadmium] and Pb [lead]. Therefore it is logical to suggest that the supplementation with essential metals can provide protective effects against Cd and Pb intoxication.”

Talk to your physician or naturopathic doctor about proper doses of zinc, calcium, and iron that will work best for you, particularly if you are taking medication. 

Mobilized Heavy Metal Detox Therapy

When you are constantly on-the-go it may be difficult to continually think of your heavy metal exposure. Therefore, it is important to integrate some mobilized heavy metal detox therapy into your daily routine so exposure and cleansing become second nature. 

Wellness Mama suggests several ways to get into the habit of keeping your system running on all cylinders with these natural ways to detox heavy metals while on the run.

  • Drink plenty of clean, filtered water throughout the day
  • Exercise to induce sweating an excellent way to purge embedded metals
  • Eat an anti-inflammatory diet that will nourish your liver and kidneys, major detox organs
  • If possible, incorporate a sauna session several times a week to also induce sweating

These 4 heavy metal poisoning natural therapies are simple ways you can take action for some deep toxicity release. Over time (about one to two months) if you stick to a clean diet while incorporating powerful supplements and lifestyle changes you may see a difference in your health. Your joints could feel less painful and your focus may increase as well. Add in less fatigue with better stamina and you could have a better quality of life without using doctors visits and medication to feel like you got there (but really didn’t).