Heavy Metal Detox

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Back in the forties, fifties and sixties as I was growing up; it was a simpler time. A lot of the things we consider deadly were in common use, such as DDT, lead, asbestos, mercury and many pesticides and chemicals that are no longer used. Yesterday on The Dr. Oz Show the subject was mercury contamination due to silver dental fillings. They reported that 100 million Americans have this type of filling in their teeth. I have several but to my knowledge they have not harmed me: although I have no idea if my mercury level has ever been tested. It could be that I do have a high level of mercury in my body but I have a high tolerance to it and it has not caused any noticeable symptoms or problems.  Will it in the future; who knows, but it is not something that I will put on my current worry list. If I do start having problems; I will deal with it then. There are ways to remove mercury from our bodies and it just so happens that I currently take a supplement that seems to work for that purpose.

One of my precious readers recently commented that she attributes some of her health problems to mercury contamination from her silver fillings. I just want her and my others readers to know that there is something that can be done. Whether it is mercury or some other heavy metal there is a way to detox. On The Doctor Oz Show they talked about two things we can add to our diet that will help remove mercury from our bodies; garlic and cilantro with the cilantro being the most active. They also mentioned one supplement; chlorella, which I have been taking for a couple of years. I would suggest you go to Dr. Oz’s website and see what they had to say.

The way I understand it; is that the cilantro pulls the mercury out of our tissues, garlic adds support and the chlorella binds with it and moves it out of the body. You can Google mercury detox food and get tons of more details. If you have or suspect you have a problem with mercury contamination; I would recommend you go to your doctor about it. Even though you might be able to remove it on your own, detoxing in general, if not handled correctly can make you sick and more so with heavy metal detoxing. At the very least; your doctor needs to know what you are doing so he can help you if you need it.

Note—I am not a medical professional and please do not attempt a heavy metal detox because of anything I have posted here. You need more information than I can give you. Again if done wrong it can hurt you or worse. Even a simple detox like we read about all the time; if taken too fast, without adequate time for the toxins to be flushed out of the body can be overwhelming to the body. Please read all you can; be as informed as you can be and consult with your doctor before you do anything.

There is a post on Natural News.com  written by Mike Adams that gives a lot more information about heavy metal detoxing. The article is called Cilantro helps detox heavy metals. I recommend this as well for those who may need more information.

If you want to read about the chlorella you can go to and Amazon read the customer reviews and learn a lot. From my experience and from what some of the reviewers said; you need to start off slow and increase the amount you take gradually. I started and still only take 1000 mg but that was enough that I could tell I was taking it, but I had no problem with it.

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2 thoughts on “Heavy Metal Detox

  1. Heavy metal toxicity can cause some serious, long-term problems. Mercury toxicity caused me to have migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. As a result, I spend the majority of my time in chronic pain. The best way to find out if you have this is to be tested for it, and most doctors don’t even think about that. The best way to safely remove heavy metals is through chelation therapy, something that has been around since the 1940s. Thanks to chelation, after having my silver fillings removed, the mercury is now almost completely out of my system, although I still have others including lead. The damage, however, will take much longer to repair, if it ever can be. Suggesting herbal remedies for something this deadly (and it can kill!) is dangerous, and anybody can find doctors who do chelation therapy to help them.

    • You are right, Teresa. I was certainly not advocating anyone with a serious life threatening condition treat themselves. Herbs and diet may help to prevent a buildup in our system to prevent someone from ever having the problems you had or maybe not, I don’t know. I just want to start a dialog and get people to think, be aware and take control of their own health, something a lot of us don’t seem to want to do. I know this can be deadly and that is why I put the warning in, I want people to take this seriously. I hope you continue to regain your health and I do appreciate your input.

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