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The Ultimate Guide to Heavy Metal Detox: Methods and Tips

Updated: Mar 29

I'm going to explain everything you need to know about metal toxicity and how to rid your body of heavy metals. There are many ways to improve the filtration of heavy metals from your system. These tend to center around reinforcing existing systems that filter these dangerous compounds from your body. This includes nutrition, hydration, and supplementation.

Symptoms of Heavy Metal Toxicity:

  • Low Energy

  • Mood Swings

  • Chronicle Fatigue

  • Skin Irritation

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Brain Fog

What exactly is considered a heavy metal? Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, Aluminum, Nickel, and Thallium are dangerous even in low concentrations.

How Do Heavy Metals Enter the Body?

Through your bloodstream from farmed fish, contaminated water, GMO/processed foods, dental fillings, and household products. From there, they penetrate the cells of tissues and organs and can remain stored for years. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid heavy metal exposure entirely.

Heavy metal exposure can result in damaged or reduced mental and central nervous function and damage to vital organs (liver, heart, endocrine glands, and kidneys). When they become severe, poisoning symptoms can even mimic symptoms associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's' disease.

How can I detox?

Making dietary changes and using herbs help break down metals into smaller molecules to remove them from urine, feces, and sweat!

What foods help detox from heavy metals?

  • Leafy greens

  • Algae

  • Bone-Broth

  • Foods rich in vitamin C

  • Herbs and spices like basil, parsley, oregano, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, and cilantro

  • Flax and chia seeds

  • Garlic and onions

  • Water flush (8 ounces every two hours)

What Supplements help promote Heavy metal detox?

  • Chlorella

  • Vitamin C

  • Cilantro

  • Shilajit

  • Milk thistle

  • Probiotics

  • Dandelion

  • NAC

Disclaimer: One thing to be aware of is that while you work on cleansing, symptoms may worsen before they improve. Detox symptoms can include fatigue, loss of appetite, and digestive issues.

Foods to Avoid While Detoxing:

  • Farmed fish

  • Processed/GMO food

  • Foods with additives

  • Alcohol

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