Signs You Need a Heavy Metal Detox

 

It’s no secret, we’re living in a very toxic environment.  Even when we do our best to avoid toxins, we are still exposed to them every single day.  There are toxins in the air we breathe, the ground we walk on, the water we drink, the food we eat, the cleaners we use to clean and sanitize our homes, and the self-care products we slather all over our bodies.

Even though DDT was banned, it’s still in our soil.

There are heavy metal toxins in flame retardants.  There are flame retardants in your furniture, in your mattress, and in your clothes.  If you fly a lot, you are exposed to high amounts of heavy metals from flame retardants off-gassing with limited ventilation.

There are heavy metal toxins in pesticides, herbicides, non-stick pans, shampoos, mercury fillings, vaccines, plastics, pharmaceutical drugs, rubber tires, and so much more.

If you’re a mom with a super short fuse, you likely have heavy metals toxins affecting your cortisol.  Cortisol is your stress hormone.

Heavy metal toxins literally make you feel “weighed down”.  They keep you from feeling real joy and happiness.

Toxins are making us sick.  They are messing up our immune systems, our metabolism, and our microbiome.

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If you suffer from any of these conditions, you need a heavy metal detox.

  • Obesity
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Skin disorders
  • Immune disorders
  • Mental and emotional disorders
  • Learning disorders
  • Digestive issues
  • Frequent bad breath and body odors
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Low body temperature
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Ringing in ears
  • Sleep disorders
  • Metallic taste in the mouth

Basically, if you have any kind of health condition, you likely have a build-up of toxins and heavy metals in your body and in desperate need of a heavy metal detox.

The good news is, your body was beautifully designed by its creator to naturally detoxify and heal.  If you have any of the above symptoms, your body is desperately calling out for help.  It’s time to pay attention to the cries and give it the help it needs.

Mother Nature has the solutions we need.  We need to trust her and learn how to use her magnificent resources.

Best Natural Heavy Metal Detox Tools

Lemon water for heavy metal detox

Lemon

Lemons are natural cleansers and detoxifiers.  When you get good sleep, your body goes to work to detoxify and heal itself.  Drinking lemon juice in the morning is the most simple way to help your body flush those toxins.  Lemons help to alkalize the body and keep it disease-free.

Lemon essential oil is also a very powerful detoxifier.  It’s so versatile and easy to use.  Diffuse it to clean up the air in your home, add a drop to your water to cleanse and detoxify your body, or apply it to your skin to smell lemony fresh.  Just be sure not to directly expose your skin to sunlight after using lemon essential oil topically because it can cause photosensitivity.

 

Liquid chlorophyll for heavy metal detox

Liquid Chlorophyll

Liquid chlorophyll comes from green plants and is very concentrated.  It helps to detoxify the body and flush out the intestines.  It’s also jam-packed with health-promoting nutrients and antioxidants.

 

Activated charcoal for heavy metal detox

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a natural binding agent that helps to get toxins out of your body.  When you help your body release toxins stored in fat cells or organs, you need to make sure they exit your body.  Using a binding agent like activated charcoal helps absorb and trap toxins so they can safely be removed from your body.

Activated charcoal also relieves bloating and gas, helps to soften the blow of a hangover and can whiten teeth.

 

Cilantro for heavy metal detox

Cilantro

It seems like people either love or hate cilantro.  Love it or hate it, cilantro is a powerful heavy metal detoxifier.  Be sure to add extra cilantro to your salsa and guacamole for more powerful health benefits.

You can also use cilantro essential oil for detoxification.  If you’re anything like me, you love the taste of cilantro, but not so much the essential oil.  It’s really strong.  If that’s the case, you can put a few drops of cilantro essential oil into a veggie cap and experience the benefits without the harsh taste.

 

Zeolite for heavy metal detox

Zeolites

Zeolites work at the cellular level to attract and remove heavy metal toxins.  They are like miracle magnets that go in and suck up the heavy metal toxins and remove them from your body.

Rest assured, a high-quality liquid zeolite will only attract and remove toxins and not beneficial compounds like vitamins and minerals.

 

Blueberries for heavy metal detox

Wild Blueberries

Eating wild blueberries is a simple and delicious way to remove heavy metals from your body.  According to Anthony William, the Medical Medium, wild blueberries are the world’s most powerful food.  In Life-Changing Foods, he states, “There is not cancer that wild blueberries cannot prevent, nor a disease known to humankind that wild blueberries can not protect you from.”  They’re also one of the most effective heavy metal detoxifying foods.

It’s easiest to find wild blueberries frozen.  Frozen wild blueberries are just as, if not more, nutritious than fresh ones.  Frozen produce is typically more economic and convenient too.

If you can’t find frozen wild blueberries, you can wild blueberry powder.

The easiest way to use frozen or powdered wild blueberries is in smoothies.  If you need some smoothie inspiration, download Smoothie Bowl Mayhem.

 

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Fiber

Fiber is another binding agent.  Fiber grabs onto junk in your colon and helps it move out of your body.  As your body releases toxins, it is so important to make sure they get removed from your body.  If they’re not, they’ll get reabsorbed and make you feel sick again.

The best way to get fiber is from fresh, organic whole foods, especially fruits and vegetables.  Most of us have a hard time getting enough fiber in our diets, so a high-quality supplement can be very helpful.

You can add fiber supplements to baking goods, smoothies, coffee, tea, cereal, and yogurt, to name just a few.

Final Thoughts and Further Reading to Help with a Heavy Metal Detox

In our modern world, toxins are all around us.  We need to do our part to understand where they come from so we can do our best to avoid them.  But, it’s impossible to avoid all toxins.  Even though our bodies were beautifully designed for detoxification, our systems are overwhelmed and need some help.  It’s time for us to start treating our bodies with love, kindness and respect.  We can do our part by incorporating as many of the above tips as possible.

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