We are constantly exposed to numerous heavy metals, such as aluminum, mercury, and cadmium, which can embed themselves into our central nervous systems and bones, start bio-accumulating for years, and lead to acute health problems from heavy metal poisoning.
According to Margaret E. Sears:
“Cadmium, lead, and mercury have no essential biochemical roles, but exert diverse, severe toxicities in multiple organ systems as they bind in tissues, create oxidative stress, affect endocrine function, block aquaporins, and interfere with functions of essential cations such as magnesium and zinc.
Toxic metals pose particular risks to the very young, as exposures early in life compromise development, with lifelong physical, intellectual, and behavioral impairments. In adults, major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular and renal disease, and neurological decline, are also strongly associated with toxic elements.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies cadmium as a known carcinogen, inorganic lead a probable carcinogen, and methylmercury a possible carcinogen.”
Pharmaceuticals like 2,3- Dimercaprol have been commonly used for arsenic and lead poisoning, but they case numerous side-effects. Yet, there are natural chelating agents that can help us prevent such issues, and the combination of cilantro and chlorella is one of the most powerful ones.
According to Dr. George Georgiou:
“Many health practitioners use synthetic chelating agents such as DMPS, DMSA, EDTA, and others to mobilize and eliminate heavy metals from the body. There are advantages and disadvantages to using these. One advantage is the power of their mobilizing activity—they are quick to mobilize and eliminate certain metals in the body, but this may place a huge burden on the body’s detoxification systems.”
Cilantro is the most potent when combines with chlorella as it, “mobilizes more toxins then it can carry out of the body, it may flood the connective tissue (where the nerves reside) with metals, that were previously stored in safer hiding places.”
This can actually lead to retoxification in case another binding agent isn’t used to remove the heavy metals that are ‘found’ in their hiding places throughout the body.
Dietrich Klinghardt M.D., Ph.D. 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.”
The addition of chlorella, which is an intestinal absorbing agent, prevents the retoxification of the system. Studies have shown that the combination of these two ingredients can naturally eliminate an average of 87% of lead, 91% of mercury, and 74% of aluminum from the body within 42 days.
Namely, chlorella has the following properties:
- Chlorella is rich in amino acids
- Chlorella opens cell walls, which is necessary for detox processes
- Chlorella restores healthy gut flora
- It binds to dioxins and other environmental toxins
- It repairs the detoxification functions of the body
- It is a potent antiviral
- Methyl-coblolamine repairs the nervous system and neurons that have suffered damage due to heavy metal poisoning
- Chlorella contains the most easily absorbed form of B12 and B6
- It contains alpha and gamma lineolic acids which increase the intake of fish oil and other important fatty acids
- Improves glutathione, which is the ‘master’ antioxidant in the body
- Binds to heavy metals incredibly well
On the other hand, cilantro has its own beneficial properties:
- It is a potent antibacterial, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory
- It is a powerful metal toxin binding agent and mobilizer
- It raises HDL cholesterol and lowers LDL
- Prevents gas and bloating and reduces minor swelling
- It is rich in magnesium and iron and fights anemia
- Improves liver health
- Prevents urinary tract infections
- Eases hormonal swings during menopause and menstruation
- Relives nausea
- Adds fiber to the digestive tract, so it acts as an effective bulking agent
Remember to optimize your magnesium levels before you start a chelation program, as it relaxes the arteries and helps the toxin removal.