After reviewing The Body Toxic book you may appreciate learning about some herbs that work well to help eliminate accumulated toxins from the body.
The following article was written by Rajgopal Nidamboor who has a healing practice in India.
There are many different products available on the market for body detoxification, and some are a tad bit expensive for those on a budget.
The detox herbs and tips shared in this article can provide support by incorporating them into your daily diet though the food you eat.
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Herbal Plumbers for Wellness
We all tend to accumulate a great deal of toxins and other wastes, including pollutants, in our body.
In the long run this does our body no good: the built up toxins only cause health problems including clogging in the arteries.
Here’s help from your kitchen to cleanse your body of toxins and promote a healthier you.
Chelation Body Cleansing and Detoxing
The process of cleansing we are talking about is called chelation. To chele—a Greek term—means “to claw.”
You could think of the chelation process as something we often do to clear our drainage system.
When a drain is clogged, we add a chemical. The substance dissolves the blockage. Soon after, the resulting compound is also removed from the drain through the plumbing system.
The chelation process works in the same manner in our body. But, don’t be alarmed—chelation is safe and its good effects are immense.
Do you know there are a handful of easy-to-do chelation programs that you can do at home to catch the free radical phantom by its neck? Free radicals are a major cause of the disease process, including heart problems, diabetes, and cancer.
Natural Herbs for Detoxing the Body
Your first objective is to improve your elimination to aid the release of toxic elements. You can do that with simple foods, such as the chlorella shown above.
- Sustain at least two bowel movements per day. If you find this difficult, you may add psyllium, or isapgol [from the genus, plantago] to your diet plan. Take a tablespoon of isapgol in a glass of water, last thing before going to bed.
- You may also use chlorella to remove toxic metals from the connective tissues, likewise.
Chlorella is an algae with protein and high levels of chlorophyll. It is one of the purest, most potent forms of food on Earth. Only thing is it may not be tolerated by some people.
Speak to your herbalist to find out if it would suit you, or ask for other good options for chelation.
Herbs for Mercury Detox
Meanwhile, you can use garlic and MSM [methylsulfonylmethane], a natural form of organic sulfur—an essential nutrient available in capsule/pill form—to remove the toxic effects of mercury.
Garlic and MSM are both rich in sulfur—sulfur, as you know, is a good anti-mercury agent. It is always good to use garlic in food. Garlic improves the body’s sulfur reserves.
Clove is another good chelating agent; try to eat 2-3 cloves everyday.
You may also introduce cilantro [a member of the carrot family, and also referred to as Chinese parsley and coriander] to your diet.
Cilantro helps muster mercury, and other toxins, and flushes them out of the body through excretion.
Cilantro, or coriander, is available in most grocery stores.
Also, you may take a multi-purpose vitamin supplement, especially vitamins C and E on a daily basis to improve the chelation process. However, make sure your capsule contains all the essential minerals.
Your Detox Shopping List
In summary, besides incorporating MSM and a multi-purpose vitamin that includes C & E seek out recipes that incorporate Cilantro, Clove, Garlic, Coriander, Turmeric and add a super green food like Chlorella or algae to your diet; Add chlorophyll rich foods, and include some fiber like psyllium which is best to take before retiring.
These simple additions to your lifestyle will help you maintain a healthier body system.
When browsing through an Indian cookbook many great meals also incorporate these simple detox herbs. You’ll enjoy the food and spices, while supporting giving your body system a boost.
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