Use This Superfood To Help Remove Mercury From Your Tissues in Weeks
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a single-celled, micro-algae, is one of the most powerful detoxification
tools to eliminate accumulated toxins, including mercury, in your
- Body fat
accumulates 10 to 100 times more toxins than your blood. One of
the best ways to remove these toxins include detoxifying foods
like high quality whey protein concentrate that has the precursors
for glutathione, exercise, and using an infrared sauna.
- Whole chlorella
is completely indigestible, so in order to work as a detoxifyer,
its cell wall must be broken during manufacturing process.
also contains complete proteins, so vegans and vegetarians can
use it to enhance their B vitamin and protein intake.
Have you noticed
that practically every day a new story comes out in the media about
the toxic side effects of living in the modern world?
heavy metal dangers seem to be lurking everywhere you turn in the
coat much of our fresh food supply, chemical by-products from manufacturing
are routinely dumped into our air and water, and mercury amalgam
fillings in your teeth may be releasing mercury into your body with
every bite of food you take!
in our oceans are laden with heavy metals and mercury and pass these
poisons up the food chain until potentially massive doses of both
wind up on your dinner plate disguised as a healthy meal.
water supplies have been tainted by chemical and pesticide run off
from farms, factories and high technology industries.
In fact, acceptable
levels of many poisons are allowed to come into your home through
your drinking and bathing water, including fluoride, chlorine and
low levels of many heavy metals.
take much imagination to see that your body too is under attack
from environmental pollution every single day.
You can seek
to protect yourself and combat this hazard by eating foods that
are free of pesticides and chemicals, but you simply cannot entirely
remove all sources of toxins from your environment. The damage to
our world is just too widespread and pervasive. You have to take
it upon yourself to take measures to protect yourself and your family
from this toxic world, and one of the best natural sources for moving
these toxic materials out of your body is a whole-food based, green
algae called chlorella.
How Can You
Fight Systemic Pollution?
the harmful and unwanted chemicals your body picks up through the
food you eat, the air you breathe, and the water you drink, it is
wise to develop a proactive plan. One of the most powerful parts
of this plan is detoxification of the toxins you may have already
built up inside your body.
Your body is
naturally able to remove many of the harmful pathogens, chemicals
and poisons you may come into contact with in the environment. That's
how we are all designed.
But in the
21st century, we're seeing an explosion of accumulated
toxin-related diseases like cancer, auto-immune dysfunction, brain
disorders like autism, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, nerve disorders
and more common ailments like depression, learning disabilities
and fatigue. It can become relatively easy to overwhelm your body's
ability to remove many of these toxins. Symptoms of toxic build-up
due to chronic metal exposure include:
distress, and reduced ability to properly assimilate and utilize
- Aching joints
blood sugar regulation
- Female reproductive
also a potent toxin in its own right that can damage your brain,
central nervous system and kidneys, and is especially dangerous
for children, fetuses, pregnant and nursing women and people who
have high levels of mercury bioburden. So it clearly pays dividends
to detoxify your body of the accumulated toxins built up, to get
yourself to a healthier state where your body can more effectively
remove the toxins you're exposed to every day.
There are ten
to 100 times more toxins in your fat than in your blood, so one
of the best ways to remove toxins is to decrease your body fat.
That really is your first defense. Choosing the right foods and
exercise are key here. After that, one of the most effective detoxification
strategies I know of is the use of an infrared sauna. This can be
done for about one hour daily for a month. Remember, it's important
to hydrate well before and during the sauna treatment to avoid dehydration.
you can exercise for 30-60 minutes immediately prior to help liberate
some of the toxins from your fat.
have also found the use of NON timed release niacin useful, as it
helps liberate toxins from the fat. However, relatively high doses
of 5,000 mg are needed. These high doses need to be slowly worked
up to as niacin will cause flushing. However, about one fourth of
people are simply unable to tolerate the niacin flush. Please avoid
timed release niacin as it can potentially lead to chemical
as a Powerful Detoxification Tool
One of the
most exciting nutritional resources available today to help your
body naturally fight environmental pollution is a whole-food based
supplement called chlorella. Chlorella is actually one of the most
widely used supplements in Japan, where over 10 million people use
it regularly. The Japanese use of chlorella is more widespread than
the North American use of vitamin C, our most popular supplement.
Do the Japanese
know something we don't?
One of the
reasons the Japanese value chlorella so highly is its natural detoxification
abilities. Chlorella is a "green food," a single-celled, micro-algae
that is about two to ten microns in size. It's very small. It is
this small size combined with its unique properties that make it
such a useful detoxification tool. Its molecular structure, allows
it to bond to metals, chemicals and some pesticides.
is taken into your body, its natural action will bind it to lingering
heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides found in your digestive tract,
which is your body's pathway to your bloodstream where these harmful
toxins are delivered and deposited into your body's cells.
first and foremost will help your body eliminate unwanted metals
and toxins. But it does more than that.
uniquely designed to not bind to the minerals your body naturally
needs to function optimally. It does not bind to beneficial minerals
like calcium, magnesium, or zinc. It's almost as if chlorella knows
which metals belong in your body and which chemicals need to be
removed. Supplementing with chlorella is like unleashing a tiny
army inside your body to fight the battle of removing toxins from
your tissues and ushering them back outside your body where they
one of the most widely studied food supplements in the world. Aside
from being the subject of medical research in the USA, USSR, Germany,
Japan, France, England and Israel, chlorella has been extensively
studied as a food source since it is made up of a whopping 50 percent
protein and is considered a complete amino acid-based food.
Even NASA has
studied using chlorella as the one of first whole foods in space
on the international space station!
Japan have shown chlorella may help reduce body fat percentage and
may be useful in fighting obesity and weight related diabetes. It
may also help reduce both cholesterol and hypertension. Chlorella's
cleansing action on your bowel and other elimination channels, as
well as its protection of your liver, also helps promote clean blood.
And clean blood helps assure metabolic waste get efficiently carried
away from your tissues.
such a powerful detoxifier because it is rich in chlorophyll, which
is known to:
- Aid you
in processing more oxygen
key elimination systems like your bowel, liver, and blood
- Help purify
your blood and clean away toxins
- Aid you
in promoting optimal blood pressure
elimination of molds in your body
- Help neutralize
bad air you might breathe in
growth and repair of your tissues
actually very useful even beyond detoxification, and its range of
health benefits includes:
your immune system
your digestion, especially if constipation is a problem
B vitamins from an animal source
your ability to focus and concentrate
your energy levels
your body's pH
your blood sugar and blood pressure
your cancer risk
three-year double-blind metal detoxification study with over 350
people participating was undertaken at a Russian metal foundry,
where more than 20 natural compounds were used in trials to remove
heavy metals from people who had been exposed at very high levels
to four main metals antimony, lead, cadmium and arsenic.
What were the
results of testing chlorella as a heavy metal detoxification agent?
The Russian trial using Broken Cell Wall chlorella combined with
cilantro eliminated ALL heavy metals, including mercury! With no
reported side-effects! In fact, the
heavy metal binding power of chlorella was first discovered in the
mining industry. Mixed with water, they pumped chlorella into
mine shafts to collect the residual metals after bulk mining was
Not All Chlorella
is Created Equal
food supplements, chlorella has one unique feature that makes the
manufacturing process one of the primary concerns when considering
a source of supplementation. Chlorella is completely indigestible
by humans. We simply do not have the enzymes to break down its cell
green foods, chewing and digesting chlorella will not release the
powerful health benefits contained within this green algae. This
is because chlorella's tough outer cell wall, which is also chemically
responsible for binding with the toxins inside your body, cannot
be broken down by your biology,
it is imperative that the manufacturing process break down the tough
outer cell wall for you, as this is the only way to make the chlorella
biologically available to remove toxins from your body.
This is why
I only recommend supplementing with Broken Cell Wall chlorella,
because this is the only form that allows your body to use
this powerful detoxification agent. Another concern when choosing
your chlorella is to be sure that the source waters where it
is grown and harvested are free of any contamination. Since
chlorella is a natural green food, it will be affected by polluted
water and will retain environmental toxins if it's grown in contaminated
waters. So be certain any chlorella you supplement with comes from
a naturally clean water source.
One other aspect
of chlorella you need to be aware of is some people tolerate it
better than others.
always start any detox with chlorella gradually, taking just a small
amount at first to see how your body tolerates this powerful detoxification
tool. Some people also report benefits from beginning a detoxification
by first eating small amounts of cilantro for a few days. Cilantro
also promotes a detoxification response in your body, but at a less
intense level which may help your body ease into a smoother
detoxification response from chlorella.
The best results
of using broken cell wall chlorella for detoxification have also
been documented as coming from mixing chlorella with the green plant
cilantro, so this might be another consideration for you when undertaking
your detoxification program. I recommend finding an organic source
of cilantro, to insure you are not putting more unwanted chemicals
into your body as you try to detoxify your body's already existing
heavy metal burden.
Too Much Iron?
One other thing
to be aware of when using chlorella is that this green algae does
contain large concentrations of iron. Iron levels in women should
not be a problem due to the loss of iron related to the menstrual
cycle, but for men, or postmenopausal women, excessive iron
can become a problem.
So for men
using chlorella, you want to have your blood iron levels checked
regularly to ensure the iron in your blood is staying within healthy
levels. The simple best screen is ferritin. Ideally it should be
between 20 and 80 ng/ml. Levels over 150 or higher become problematic
and should be treated by blood donations or therapeutic phlebotomies.
for Vegetarians and Vegans
also a great source of complete amino acid protein, and is made
up of 50 percent protein. So vegans and vegetarians can benefit
not only from the detoxification properties of chlorella, but can
also enhance their B vitamin and protein intake as well through
that it can also be a useful source of vitamin B12. While chlorella
does contain this vitamin, most people develop deficiencies because
they lose the ability to absorb it. So swallowing it will not provide
the same benefit as injecting it or using it in a sublingual drop
To the best
of my knowledge, chlorella is not an effective alternative to animal
sources of vitamin B12 which can be an issue for vegans.
in the modern world can feel like you're at war with the environment
around you, and sources of pollution are often silent and unavoidable.
You can do your best to avoid pollution and toxins, eat only the
healthiest organic foods, drink only filtered water, avoid exposure
to harsh man-made chemicals, and yet still find yourself exposed
daily to massive amounts of harmful pollutants that are totally
outside of your control.
optimum wellness includes creating defensive mechanisms to fight
back against these pervasive and unavoidable environmental assaults
on your good health.
a detoxification program now you can help your body naturally remove
the unwanted and harmful heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides
you may unknowingly taken into your body. And lessening your toxic
burden has been shown to improve many common health ailments, from
lack of energy and insomnia, to sluggish digestion, lack of immune
response and mental fatigue.
In fact, almost
everything inside your body, including all of your organs, function
better with reduced loads of systemic toxins.
And by removing
the toxins now and not letting them accumulate to dangerous levels,
you may be helping your body ward of such killers as cancer, diabetes,
and hypertension, along with all of the now too common neurological
disorders that may not manifest for decades to come.
to start slowly, perhaps using cilantro first, and gradually increase
your intake of chlorella at a pace your body can tolerate.
It took a long
time for your body to accumulate these toxins and it will probably
take you many weeks and even months to effectively remove them from
your system. So if you experience any indigestion or discomfort
from chlorella supplements, you're probably taking too much too
It will be
crucial to lower your body fat as low as possible as this will remove
large amounts of toxins from your body that are stored there. You
can also use the infrared sauna in conjunction with exercise and
niacin as described above.
stick with chlorella supplementation, and in a few weeks you'll
most likely begin to notice an overall improvement in your health
as you naturally start to remove these heavy metals, chemicals and
pesticides from your body.
2012 Dr. Joseph Mercola
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