Heavy metals that build up in our body act as a stand-in or substitute to a particular missing nutrient. Once absorbed by our body, these toxic metals directly enter to the cells by initiating oxidative stress.
In our recent environment, we cannot help ourselves from getting exposed to toxic metals. This is why we need to focus on eating a healthy diet to prevent our body from developing diseases associated with heavy metals. Here is some diet guidelines for heavy metal toxicity to help you get started:
- Eat foods rich in selenium, Vitamin C and E, and Beta carotene or other antioxidants to help your body defend against heavy metals
- Include cilantro to your diet. According to research, cilantro helps pull out mobilize mercury and other metals from the brain.
- Add sugar-free diet to maintain a right amount of probiotic or good bacteria.
- Foods with antimicrobial properties or saturated fats.
Bentonite clay is one of the most inexpensive yet effective natural treatments available. Harvested in the deposits near Fort Benton, Wyoming, this aged-volcanic clay has been used as a detoxification tool and healing ingredient in treating medical conditions since pre-historic era. Up until now, many people—and even celebrities—are trying this nature’s wonder.
Also known as the detoxifying clay, bentonite clay contains a strong negative charge that can flush out positively charged toxins, heavy metals, and other impurities in our body. Enriched with various trace elements such as magnesium, potassium, sodium, iodine, it can also be taken internally as a food supplement or mineral replacement for both humans and animals.