I came across a chilling study.
It showed 287 toxins were found in the blood of newborn babies.1
As an example, one of the toxins that showed up the most was a breakdown product of DDT – the pesticide that we banned 40 years ago.
Toxins enter our environment from a multitude of sources – many stay there for decades.
From there, these toxins enter our body through the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and even through our skin.
This is another manifestation of a basic problem we all face…
The world we were designed to live in over millions of years has recently changed. And our bodies haven’t adapted quickly enough to flush out the countless man-made chemicals, toxins, and pollutants that are now present in our everyday lives.
But getting rid of these toxins will help you live a longer, disease-free life. You can reduce or eliminate numerous problems such as chronic pain, digestive troubles, depression, and even poor eyesight. Detoxifying your body can boost your immune system, clear your mind, balance your hormones, and much more.
The good news is there are steps you can take to cleanse your body.
Chances are you have some level of exposure to heavy metals. Believe it or not, arsenic and lead are among the most common forms of heavy metal toxicity.2 These poisons are used in the manufacturing processes of things like pesticides, glass, wood preservatives, fertilizers, paint, batteries, plumbing, and ink. Not to mention hobby paints, hair coloring, and cosmetics.
In some cases, doctors will use a synthetic solution or chemical called ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) through injection. But this can sometimes cause side effects, including headache, rash, and high blood pressure. And in some cases, it can remove vital minerals from your body along with the toxins.3
There are some safer, more natural methods that I recommend for removing toxic metals from your body.
You can take chlorella, a form of dried algae. You can find it in most health-food stores. Take one 500 mg capsule per day initially. Some people are sensitive to chlorella. If you start experiencing nausea or burping, it means your body can’t tolerate it, and you should go for another option.
If you don’t have a sensitivity, work up slowly over one to two weeks to a dose of one teaspoon (10 tablets or capsules) per day until your levels come down.
Fresh cilantro has also been shown to remove mercury from the body. About a teaspoon a day should work.
Garlic is also good. Three cloves of fresh garlic per day should help.
Another safe and effective detoxifier is modified citrus pectin, and it’s made from the inner peel of citrus fruits.
Modified citrus pectin is one of the safer forms of toxin removal, because it does NOT deplete the essential minerals your body needs.
1 Environmental Working Group. “Body of Burden – The Pollution in Newborns.” July 14, 2005.
2 Sherman, Cathy. “Tracing Pesticides in Children From Ingestion to Elimination.” NaturalNews.com. 3/28/08
3 “Heavy Metal Toxicity,” Life Extension Magazine, 6/12/03