What do you do when you’re palms are itchy, your face is blotchy, your mood is low and memory is failing, you have cravings for all the wrong things and maybe your hair is even falling out? All those clues hint toward the body screaming for a good detox. Spring is upon us and this is the best time to refresh and renew the body.
All detoxes are not the same. Detoxing is a daily process starting with the movement of the bowels and urination along with drinking of water. Gentle detoxes use food and even items like a dry brush. Using a dry brush to circulate the lymph is an excellent method to assist further, especially when sweating comes hard to some.
The more complex the signs and symptoms on a person, the more indicative that there’s a need for a heavy duty detox that is needed! Thus, heavy metals pose a serious problem especially when some pass through the blood-brain barrier, including mercury and lead. One of the best ways to remove them is to introduce some of the most powerful methods of removing toxins. Here are the top 5:
1. Blue green algae (also can add in spirulina, chlorella, kelp)
3. Apple a day, particularly green
To jumpstart the unburdening process, eat one bunch of freshly bought and washed organic cilantro for 2 weeks. The best way to eat it is using your teeth! Otherwise, it can be freshly chopped and put on a salad or in a dip (must be raw). Cilantro is excellent to remove mercury such as from tooth fillings and fish such as tuna.
The next step is to eat one apple a day which has pectin that aids in the removal of contaminants and metals. Organic green apples are best, however any apple in a less popular variety is more fresh and less likely to have been sitting in a cooler for a year like red delicious apples. Even eating a few organic fruits and veggies a day assists in a gentle detox such as bananas, apples, cabbage, okra, beets, grapes, carrots, citrus fruit (pectin is in the pith of citrus).
When it comes to blue green algae and other sea veggies, drinking a teaspoon of the powdered form or so in an ounce of water once a day of various products on the market can aid to remove toxins.
Lastly, organic onion and garlic which are the king and queen of foods are the best of the top five because of their ease of use in most dishes. Both have qualities which are strong to remove microbes, fungi, bacteria as well as other toxins and heavy metals from the body. Eating them raw is best.
These top five methods are a great way to start the process of toxin removal and allow the body to work optimally while giving it a chance to heal. It begins with a small step, so what’s yours?