Heavy Metals: How to Avoid and Cleanse


Heavy metals are everywhere: our water, our cleaning supplies, and our food. Even in the air we breathe! Though it’s nearly impossible to avoid them, heavy metals are toxic and their build-up can be harmful to our health. Which is why regularly cleansing is an integral part of living clean. Not only does a cleanse reset the body after a little junk food and sugar binge, but it also eliminates other toxins as well – like heavy metals. The good news is that there are ways to protect yourself, cleanse and even avoid extra heavy metals from entering your system.

  • Avoid canned food – If you’re trying to cleanse from heavy metals it’s probably not a good idea to be eating something that comes out of a metal container.
  • Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup – Hopefully you are already doing this since it is one of the unhealthiest sweeteners but little known fact is that it usually contains mercury also.
  • Drink filtered water – If you are used to drinking unfiltered tap water, try to get out of that habit. Unfiltered water often contains heavy metals and other toxic materials that can be harmful to your body.
  • Add chlorella into your diet – Chlorella helps cleanse the body from those heavy metals, which is crucial because it’s not always possible to avoid consuming them. “Compounds found in the cell walls of chlorella adhere to heavy metals in the body, including cadmium, lead, and mercury. Several research studies have shown that chlorella, when taken in proper form, reduces the body’s burden of these toxic heavy metals.” (Dave Sandoval’s book The Green Foods Bible)

“One of the greatest food substances for cleansing the bowel and other elimination systems, the liver and blood is chlorophyll, as found in all green vegetables, especially the green leafy vegetables. The problem we find here is that food greens contain less than half of one percent chlorophyll… Chlorella has over five times more chlorophyll than wheat grass, over ten times more than barley grass… Chlorella supplements can speed up the rate of cleansing of the bowel, bloodstream, and liver by supplying plenty of chlorophyll.” (Excerpt from Chlorella, Jewel of the Far East by Bernard Jensen, Ph.D.)


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