If you follow me on Instagram, you may recognize this video about the heavy metal detox smoothie I just discovered from Medical Medium, Anthony William.
But I wanted to come on the blog today and expand a bit on the importance of detoxing, specifically from heavy metals.
5 Reasons to Detox from Heavy Metals
1. Viruses and bacteria feed on heavy metals.
I don't think I need to explain why this is bad. We want to support our body in fighting these unwanted invaders, not feed them a gourmet meal.
2. They put a huge burden on our immune system.
So while we all should be extremely conscious of keeping our immune system strong, (for obvious reasons), you should be especially mindful of heavy metal detoxification if your immune system is already under distress. As in, people with autoimmune conditions, infections, digestive conditions, and thyroid issues.
3. They promote chronic inflammation.
This causes a massively wide range of symptoms, illnesses, and discomforts (see below). Remember: an inflamed body, is a sick body.
5. Your body can't eliminate them by itself.
So as you are exposed to various heavy metals throughout your day (see common sources below), they will just continue to build up in your system, wreaking havoc and causing dis-ease.
How to know if you need to detox?
Have you ever suffered from ADD, ADHD, mood disorders, Alzheimer's, memory issues, thyroid disorders, autoimmune conditions, candida, mono, shingles, fatigue, OCD, achey joints, skin disorders, digestive discomfort, anxiety, and/or depression?
Do you regularly come (or came) in contact with aluminum foil, tuna fish, unfiltered water, metal fillings in your teeth, a permanent retainer, lead paint, car emissions, cigarettes, rice, bone broth, non-organic fruits and vegetables, furniture, and clothing?
If the answer is yes to any, numerous, or, God forbid, all of the above... you should probably consider doing a heavy metal detox.
5 of the Best Heavy Metal Detoxifiers
These ingredients work together in the above smoothie recipe to reach into the far corners of your body, bind to heavy metals, and transport them out of your body.
The recipe you see above is the one I discovered from Anthony William, the recipe below is slightly tweaked to not bring up your blood sugar as much by adding in more fiber and greens. Plus you get an added boost of energy and heart health with the addition of beets.
Blend until desired consistency (add water if you like it smoother and thinner)