People are exposed to heavy metals in a few different ways, primarily through drinking water or food, amalgam fillings, (even crops can uptake metals from contaminated soil). Many heavy metals are poisonous to humans, even in small concentrations.
Heavy metals Mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum, among others, are able to tuck themselves into our bones and nervous system, bio-accumulating for years until we start to suffer acute health problems from heavy metal poisoning.
Heavy metals do not biodegrade, which means they can persist in our bodies.
Chelating agents can be given to bind with the heavy metals (usually through an intravenous (IV) drip), making them water soluble and allows the body to excrete them, but IV chelation can be very expensive.
2 Foods Safely Detox Heavy Metals
Fortunately, there is a simple one-two combination that helps to chelate heavy metals so that they are no longer circulating in the body – cilantro and chlorella. This “poor man’s” version of chelation is an all-natural alternative for anyone on any budget.
Unexpectedly, this was discovered by Dr. Yoshiaki Omura who has a background in both clinical medicine and experimental physics. He’s Director of Medical Research at the Heart Disease Foundation in New York.
INH tells the story:
A Happy Accident
Dr. Omura said he discovered, almost by accident, that the leaves of the coriander plant can accelerate the excretion of mercury, lead and aluminum from the body. He had been treating several patients for an eye infection called trachoma (granular conjunctivitis), which is caused by the micro-organism Chlamydia trachomatis.
Following the standard treatment with antibiotics, Dr. Omura found that the patients’ symptoms would clear up initially, then recur within a few months. He experienced similar difficulties in treating viral-related problems like Herpes Simplex types I & II and Cytomegalovirus infections.
After taking a closer look, Dr. Omura found these organisms seemed to hide and flourish in areas of the body where there were concentrations of heavy metals like mercury, lead, and aluminium. Somehow the organisms were able to use the toxic metals to protect themselves from the antibiotics.
It just so happens that while he was testing for these toxic metals, Dr. Omura noticed that mercury levels in the urine increased after one consumed a healthy serving of Vietnamese soup. The soup contained Chinese parsley, or as it is better known in this country, cilantro. (The results were published in Acupuncture and Electrotherapy Research.)
“Dr. Omura had discovered a way to increase the body’s ability to fight infection. At the same time, he had accidentally discovered an inexpensive way to rid the body of toxic heavy metals.
“A follow-up study involved a patient who’d had three mercury-based amalgam fillings removed. Significant amounts of mercury were found in the patient’s lungs, kidneys, liver, and heart. Dr. Omura used the special leaves to remove the mercury. Within a few weeks, the metal was gone.”
A now famous Japanese animal study demonstrated cilantro (Chinese parsley) rapidly removed aluminum and lead from the bones and other organs better than any other known detox agent – even while the mice were continuously poisoned with lead.
Dietrich Klinghardt M.D., Ph.D (who I respect immensely for his research in Germany and the US) writes:
“This kitchen herb (Chinese parsley aka cilantro) is capable of mobilizing mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum in both bones and the central nervous system. It is probably the only effective agent in mobilizing mercury stored in the intracellular space and in the nucleus of the cell (reversing DNA damage of mercury).
“Because cilantro mobilizes more toxins than it can carry out of the body, it may flood tissues with metals that were previously stored in safer hiding places.
(People who’ve eaten cilantro daily have experienced a re-toxification effect – brain fog, acne, joint pain, etc. While they were mobilizing heavy metals, they weren’t all excreted from the body fast enough, which meant they were detoxing and toxifying themselves the same time!)
But simply by adding chlorella – an intestinal absorbing agent, the re-toxificaiton of the body is halted.
Clinical studies completed in 2015 showed that heavy metal chelation [using an extract of cilantro and chlorella] can naturally remove an average of:
- 87% of lead
- 91% of mercury
- 74% of aluminum from the body within 42 days.
Cilantro releases heavy metals from tissues:
Cilantro changes the electric charge on intracellular deposits of heavy metals to a neutral state, which relaxes their tight bond to body tissue, freeing them up to be flushed from the body.
Once free, the next step is to actually facilitate the removal of the metals from the body.
Chlorella grabs on & prevents re-toxification
Chlorella possesses the capacity to absorb heavy metals.
This property has been exploited as a means for treating industrial effluent that contains heavy metals before it is discharged, and to recover the bio-available fraction of the metal in the process. In studies undertaken in Germany, chlorella has been found to be very effective in eliminating heavy metals from:
- from the brain
- intestinal wall
- connective tissue
- and bone
Dr. Klinghardt gives exact details of the protocol using chlorella (first), then cilantro 30 minutes later here.
The purpose of this post is not to give a protocol, but to give you resources where you can research more. Also see comments.
I personally find trying to take chlorella and cilantro in the right proportions and in the right order, confusing.
There is also the question of ‘is it safe to do it with amalgam fillings still in your mouth’? Always talk first with your biological dentist.
I found a product that makes it simple and is not expensive for the benefits it can give.
It is safe and only 3 ingredients – chlorella, cilantro and fulvic acid. I am not affiliated with this company but feel there are so many who would benefit from chelation (without the time and expense of IV chelation), that I want to at least make it known.
This product eliminates minor detox reactions for most people.
I recommend you do your research and talk to your doctor about it.
Everyone would benefit to remove heavy metals in a safe way. Now there is a cost-effective way. The video is clear cut.
Listen for yourself and verify the research instead of taking my word for it.
If you really want to understand this, this video contains necessary information and dosage (simplified) to empower you!
Effective detox is best done under the supervision of an experienced practitioner who can monitor your progress with appropriate testing and individualized biological support.
The properties of chlorella help cilantro detoxify the body:
- Chlorella is antiviral.
- It binds to dioxins and other environmental toxins.
- It repairs the body’s detoxification functions.
- Improves glutathione – the bodies ‘master’ antioxidant.
- Binds to heavy metals exceptionally well.
- Alpha and gamma lineolic acids in chlorella help increase the intake of fish oil and other important fatty acids.
- Methyl-cobolamine repairs the nervous system and damaged neurons which often suffer from heavy metal poisoning.
- Chlorella contains the most easily absorbed form of B12 and B6.
- Chlorella is high in amino acids, and thus ideal for vegetarians.
- Chlorella is able to open cell walls, which is necessary for detox processes.
- Chlorella restores healthy gut flora.
“And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” ~Genesis 1:29
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