Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include chronic fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, migraine headaches, joint pain, and insomnia, just to name a few. They can also make us more susceptible to infections and lead to serious neurological disorders if left untreated.
The good news here is that you can start cleansing your body of heavy metals starting today simply by incorporating a few prized superfoods into your diet.
Spirulina: Having a small dose of this superfood a few times a week can help to rid your system, specifically your nervous system, brain, and liver, of heavy metals. Look for organic if possible.
Cilantro: A handful of cilantro is a superstar to help rid your body of mercury and is easy to add to a few meals a day.
Wild Blueberries: Wild Blueberries help to draw heavy metals out of your brain tissue. Their potent antioxidants help reverse any damage caused by heavy metal poisoning.
Atlantic Dulse: Dulse helps remove heavy metals from the digestive tract and gut (we all know gut health is imperative to overall health!) including lead, nickel, copper, cadmium, and aluminum. It binds to these metals with a strong grip and does not let go until it frees from the body.
Below is one of our new favorite smoothie recipes whose ingredients will bind to the heavy metals in our bodies and make sure that they’re flushed out of the body smoothly.
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Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
Yield: 1 quart
2 cups wild blueberries, frozen
½ small lemon, peeled
1 large handful cilantro
1 tsp. spirulina powder
1 ½ cups coconut water
Dulse flakes for garnish (optional)
In a high speed blender combine wild blueberries, lemon, cilantro, pear, spirulina powder, and coconut water. Blend until smooth. Sprinkle the top of the smoothie with a few dulse flakes if desired! Enjoy.
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
To learn more about “Jo and Jules” and to download a free e-cookbook for a sampling of the delicious food served up on the Conscious Cleanse, please visit their website.
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