Heavy Metal Detox… should You do it?

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“Thousands of years ago, there would have been no need to detox…”

We ate all organic food that was grown naturally using no chemicals. We ate our foods fresh and cooked them using natural oils and healthy fats. The air we breathed with pure and fresh. It was a whole different world…

Now, during our modern day lives we are exposed to all kinds of chemicals and other harmful substances. We are also exposed to certain metals which can build up in the body. In small quantities, they usually don’t cause a problem but once they get to a dangerous level the body cannot rid itself of them.

There are lots of health problems that have been associated with the metal levels rising in the body including infertility, neurological problems, heart problems and even dementia. It has been shown that a heavy metal detox can help you to get rid of them, which will reduce the chance of you developing these health problems.

How do these metals get into the body?
There are different ways that the body can become exposed to certain metals. Once way is if you have had silver fillings in the past. They contain mercury which in higher quantities is a toxin. If you have worked or live near a site that deals with toxic waste or has higher levels of arsenic in the natural surroundings such as soil you will also be at risk. Working in an industrial workplace where smelting occurs is another way you could end up with metals in your system and even firing ranges carry a risk that can be greater than the weapon you hold!

How do I detox safely?
If you have already heard of heavy metal toxins then you will more than likely have also heard of chelating, which was once the only known way to get rid of the metals. Unfortunately this is not only a long process but as of late also been shown to cause chronic side effects in some people, but don’t despair there are safe options available that I would like to tell you about.

The first thing you should do if you feel you could be at risk is to get a hair tissue analysis. This will tell you what levels the metals in your system are at. One you know the level of contamination you can look at ways to remove them.

Sodium bentonite clay has been shown to be effective in taking the toxins from your surface tissues. This works because when mixed with water it causes an area that is negatively charged. Once you bathe in this mixture the pores of your skin will open due to the warm water and the toxic particles which are positively charged are forced through the pores and the clay absorbs them.

When you mix bentonite clay with water, it creates a large negatively charged surface area. When the body is in a tub of warm water, the warm water opens up the pores of the skin, and the positively charged toxic particles are drawn through the pores of the skin, to be absorbed by the clay. You should only use purified clay as it will not have any contaminants such as bacteria or mold.

Another safe method is to use EDTA drops. This method works by binding the circulating metal ions and works by doing the same job as the chelation method without having to be intravenously administered. Over time the toxins are pushed out into the bloodstream which takes them to the intestines so that they can be passed through your stools and urine with the rest of your bodily waste.

If you haven’t done a detox before, then this 7-day program may well be a good one to start with. If you see good results from it then you may consider doing a more intense one with the inclusion of bentonite clay, psyllium husk, etc. Of course, before starting a Detox, you should first pay a visit to your Doctor to check that it’s okay. If, after checking with your Doctor, he agrees that this will be beneficial to your health — then give it go and cleanse your body!

7 Comments

  1. Mary Bryant

    I’ve never tried a detox before. You mentioned that I should get a hair analysis done? How do I do that? Is there a special kind of clinic or doctor that does this?

    How do the EDTA drops work? Do I put it in my food or on my skin?

  2. Lara

    I did not know about all these metals in the body that can be a real toxin. Detox is one of the most efficient techniques to get rid of these toxins.

  3. Ariana

    Have you heard about saliva tests that can test heavy metals in the body? My friend told me about it but I don’t know how accurate they are.

  4. Jan

    I have same questions like Mary Bryant at the top, i was only familia with enemas for ddetoxing our body, never heard of chelating sound interesting, it is chocking to know how much we are exposed to these toxins, thank for sharing valuable infomation.

  5. tanisha

    My local spa offers a detox program that is very expensive.Am I better off doing it myself or paying for these treatments?

  6. Leah

    I had no idea that sodium bentonite clay was so effective when combines with warm water! I’m actually really thinking of trying this method of eliminating some heavy metal toxins from my body. EDTA drops seem interesting as well, but, at the moment, I feel better about the clay and am going to use it.

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