The Dangers of Heavy Metal
Heavy metals are everywhere. They are in the products you use, the air you breathe, and the food you eat. These metals are toxic and even though your body naturally eliminates them, they can build up over time and make you sick.
Long-term exposure to heavy metals may lead to physical, muscular, and neurological degenerative processes. When they become severe, heavy metal poisoning symptoms can even mimic symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
Many people blame getting older as the cause of their emerging symptoms, not realizing that heavy metal exposure is a major contributing factor. This is because heavy metal poisoning symptoms mimic those related to aging (such as loss of memory and increased fatigue),
Heavy Metal Detox
The primary goal of a heavy metal detox is to remove accumulated heavy metals from your brain and nervous system. The kidneys, liver, heart, lymphatic system and respiratory system will also benefit from heavy metal detox, such as a liver cleanse.
Heavy metal detox benefits include:
- Reduce free radical damage/oxidative stress
- Improvement in energy levels
- Enhance immunity
- Better digestive function
- Improvement in mental performance (attention, memory, learning and etc)
- Improve skin health
- Better protection against diseases cognitive disorders and autoimmune disease
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables Detox Heavy Metal
Eating plenty of vegetables especially dark green leafy vegetables is a great way to detox the heavy metal in your body naturally.
Below are examples of dark green leafy vegetables:
Barley grass is not only full of vitamins and minerals, it is packed with chlorophyll like its cousins spirulina and chlorella. This helps increase oxygen in your bloodstream, which in turn helps your body get rid of impurities. Barley grass binds to heavy metals in your system and ushers them out of your digestive tract.
Studies show that wheatgrass is an excellent source of antioxidants, helping to fight free radicals that can cause cell damage. Besides, it is high in nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A and chlorophyll.
Spirulina is an alga with similar properties to chlorella. It is super high in chlorophyll and is extremely effective at removing toxins from the body. Phycocyanin, an active component in spirulina, has been shown to have excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Chlorella is a type of single-celled algae. When it gets to your intestines, chlorella naturally attaches itself to heavy metals (like mercury and lead) and pesticides and helps usher them out of your system.
Kale is special for so many reasons (tastes great, full of nutrients). It is loaded with antioxidants and its phytonutrients, kaempferol and quercetin can help neutralize inflammation.