Smart is the new sexy, so let’s make sure your brain is working to its fullest potential given what you are willing to do to help it along.
I have experienced brain fog, depression, anxiety, and more. It really sucks and the more I learn about heavy metals and their impact in the body, the more I realize how much I (we) need to rid these to heal and enjoy our glorious organs.
Toxic heavy metals are everywhere and are present in things we come in contact with every day, such as aluminum, batteries, metal cookware, paint, cleaning and hygiene products, and even our food. For example, pesticides, which are hard to completely avoid, are a common source. As a result, most of us are carrying around heavy metals from childhood and beyond which have burrowed deep inside our tissues.
The metals that have been lurking in our system for prolonged periods of time, pose the greatest threat because they eventually oxidize, causing damage to surrounding tissue and promoting inflammation. Basically, they poison us!
While toxins of every kind are harmful, heavy metals pose a unique threat. Not only are they damaging in their own right, they are also a form of neurotoxin (a poison that disrupts nerve function and confuses your immune system). Heavy metal neurotoxins can inflame and irritate our central nervous system (especially our brain), causing multiple symptoms such as memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, and depression. Toxic heavy metals can also promote inflammation in the digestive tract, releasing poisons into our gut as well. As if this isn’t bad enough, heavy metals also serve as a source of food for viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens in our body.
The good news? It’s relatively simple to remove them from our organs if we consume the right foods. Adding the following all-star team of foods in your daily morning smoothie will begin to pull the heavy metals out of your body.
This all-star team is comprised of:
Spirulina: This edible algae draws out heavy metals from your brain, central nervous system, and liver, and soaks them up. You want the powder version from Hawaii. Click on the word Spirulina to order.
Barley grass juice extract: Prepares mercury for complete absorption by the spirulina. This nutritive grass has the ability to draw heavy metals out of your spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid, and reproductive system. Click on the words Barley Grass to order.
Cilantro: Goes deep into hard-to-reach places, extracting metals. You can get this at your local grocery store or in liquid form. Get the alcohol-free liquid by clicking on the word cilantro.
Wild blueberries: Draws heavy metals out of your brain tissue, healing and repairing any gaps created by oxidation when the heavy metals are removed. Wild blueberries possess unique phytonutrients with special detoxifying capabilities. You can get these cheaper at Trader Jo’s.
Atlantic dulse: This edible seaweed binds to mercury, lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel. Atlantic dulse goes into deep, hidden places of the digestive tract and gut, seeking out mercury, binding to it, and never releasing it until it leaves the body. For the cheapest/best quality option, go here.
Note: As it comes from the ocean, if you are concerned about the dulse itself having mercury, be aware that Atlantic sea dulse will not release any mercury it might possess into the body. It holds on to the mercury as it works its way through, and even grabs onto other metals along the way and drives them out as well.
The recipe below gets in all these food items and then some and it tastes great. Buy as much organic produce as possible.
Anthony William’s Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
2 cups wild blueberries
1 cup cilantro
1 cup orange juice
barley grass juice powder
1 tsp spirulina
1 small handful of Atlantic dulse
Optional: water to blend, up to one cup
In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth and consume over a 1-2 day period.
The other option?
This is your brain on heavy metals (first pic).
I want your brain to shine like the picture above (second pic).
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