Signs You Need to Do a Heavy Metal Detox
If you have experienced chronic illness or aches and pains but can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong, it could be that toxic heavy metals are wreaking havoc on your body.
Having high levels of heavy metals in your body can cause serious health concerns. Some symptoms include:
- Joint pain
- Memory loss
- Migraine headaches
- Loss of focus
- Yeast infections
Just what is a heavy metal detox? It helps to reduce the level of metals in your body that have accumulated over the years. Heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum, nickel, arsenic, lead and copper, produce a toxin called free radicals. Most of us come into contact with these toxins daily in things such as pesticides, batteries, aluminum cans, tin foil, and even the food we eat.
There are however, several safe and natural remedies to move toxic metals out of your system including taking certain supplements and foods (be sure to consult with your doctor before taking any new supplements).
The following foods bind to heavy metals and help transport them out of your body:
- Spirulina (edible blue-green algae) – mix 2 teaspoons in water or juice or add to smoothies
- Barley Grass Juice Extract Powder – mix 2 teaspoons in water or juice or add to smoothies
- Wild Blueberries
- Atlantic Dulse (edible seaweed)
Eating these 5 foods daily in addition to following a healthy, well-balanced diet, will greatly help the process of eliminating toxic metals from your body. Fat tends to soak up the heavy metals, so eating a low-fat diet will speed your results. It is also important to keep hydrated while detoxing. Drinking lemon water is recommended. And if you want to take it up a level, try juice fasting every couple of weeks.
There is a direct correlation between what you eat and how you look and feel. If you are absorbing toxins every day, it is important to detox!