Have you ever had this feeling that something was not working right in your body but you didn’t know why? For me, I have done countless cleanses (intestinal, liver gallbladder, kidney, juice), follow a clean diet, engage in a daily practice of meditation and yoga, frequent the chiropractor and acupuncturist, and practice stress-management techniques, but something was still not right. Despite my best efforts, I always felt like I could have more energy, and my brain could be more clear and sharp. It was not until I finally decided to embark on detoxing heavy metals that I reached the level of health I had always known I could have. So this easy and effective heavy metal cleanse is for you. For all of you who know they could be better, know they could feel better, and want to do something about it.
Why Cleanse and Detox Heavy Metals?
Heavy metals are quickly becoming one of the most pressing health threats of today. The body is constantly coming in contact with chemicals and heavy metals on a daily basis, most often from innocent-looking sources like your cookware, favorite tuna sushi roll, mercury amalgam fillings and children’s toys. We unaware of our exposure, and we are also unaware of the signs of toxicity that they exhibit. Unlike other assailants, must of us have no clue that the symptoms and ailments that plague us are due to heavy metals. This is even more true in children.
The most commonly encountered toxic metals are mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic. The environment today has become contaminated to the point that we are all, regardless of type of job, are higher risk for at least long-term, low-level exposure to toxic metals. Not only should we be concerned about the exposure to heavy metals, but also about their cumulative effect. Exposure to one type of heavy metal may be harmful, but what happens when we are exposed to multiple? This situation is called the overall toxin load. Heavy metals not only work to cause damage on their own, but can come together and do even more damage together. This is what we are facing on a daily basis, and is what can lead to symptoms such as foggy brain, fibromyalgia, neurological disorders, anxiety conditions and forgetfulness.
Heavy metal toxicity may cause damage to the central nervous system, the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal (GI) systems, lungs, kidneys, liver, endocrine glands, and bones (Jang 2011; Adal 2013). Chronic heavy metal exposure has been implicated in several degenerative diseases of these same systems and may increase the risk of some cancers (Galanis 2009; Wu 2012). One of the main reasons is that heavy metals displace key minerals in the body, preventing them from being utilized. Minerals have invaluable jobs in the body, performing tasks such as constructing the building blocks of DNA, to making blood. In addition, heavy metals cause damage to our cells, preventing them from functioning properly and producing energy as intended.
Heavy Metal Toxicity and Children
Heavy metal toxicity in babies and children is a very real concern. It has now gotten to the point where babies are being born toxic due to the toxic load of their mothers. A 2004 study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that blood samples from newborns contained an average of 287 toxins, including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and chemicals from non-stick cookware. Even the umbilical cord has been found to be contaminated. This occurs because we as women have no clue that heavy metals are something we need to be seriously concerned about. Sure they suggest that we should avoid fish with high mercury levels while we are pregnant, but what about beforehand? Heavy metals are stored in our tissues and unless they are purposefully cleansed, they can remain in the body ready to cause potential harm to our future children. This toxicity can lead to learning disabilities, behavioral issues and even conditions such as ADD and ADHD.
For example, in the United States, children are exposed to lead in at least 4 million households. Children are particularly sensitive to lead intoxication, both acute and chronic, and there is no identified safe level of lead exposure in children (CDC 2013b; Koller 2004; Handler 2012; CDC 2012). Further, pregnant women risk toxic exposure to the developing fetus since the mobilization of stored lead from the mother’s bones can leach into the bloodstream, and this is more likely the result of chronic rather than acute lead exposure in the mother (Miranda 2010).
What Heavy Metals are we talking about?
Heavy metals are individual metals and metal compounds that can impact human health. These are all naturally occurring substances which are often present in the environment at low levels, but due to pollution, resource toxicity and manufacturing, we are exposed to these heavy metals in larger amounts, which can be dangerous.
How are we Exposed to Heavy Metals?
The ways in which we are exposed to heavy metals are vast. The most common is from the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. But at this point, exposure can even come from within like from our dental amalgams, or from within the home like from building materials, household dust and furniture. As you can see from the list below, there is hardly any way to completely be safe from exposure, which is why using the easy and effective heavy metal cleanse is so very important.
- pesticides and herbicides (non organic produce, animal products)
- dental amalgams (fillings)
- large fish (tuna, swordfish, shark, king mackerel, tilefish, orange roughy)
- tap water
- antiperspirant deodorant
- certain aluminum-containing over the counter drugs
- some baking powders (contain aluminum)
- aluminum cookware
- cigarette smoke
- gun powder and bullets
- preserved wood structures (playgrounds, decks, picnic tables)
- industry (mining, batteries, paints, plastics, soldering, smelting)
- toys and products from China
- old lead-pigment paints
- old plumbing
- some vaccinations
- mercury thermometers
- emissions from coal-fired power plants and hospital/municipal incinerators
- diesel exhaust
- nickel-containing prostheses
- seafood: specifically bottom feeders including shellfish, bass, walleye, and pickerel, cereals and poultry
- household dust
Should I get Tested for Heavy Metal Toxicity?
The tests available to us are not perfect for the diagnosis of chronic metal toxicity. They are merely a piece of the puzzle that must be examined along with a thorough review of symptoms and history. The problem is that the symptoms associated with chronic exposure to metals are varied, and often hard to attribute to metal toxicity. For these reasons, my opinion is that heavy metal tests can be helpful in reaching a diagnosis and the connection between certain symptoms to heavy metal exposure. On the other hand, due to their cost and inconclusiveness in certain cases, it would be recommended to move forward with the easy and effective heavy metal cleanse even without testing. If you feel like you are expressing the symptoms that are commonly related to heavy metal exposure (see below), then doing the easy and effective heavy metal cleanse is a great way to address them.
Types of Heavy Metal Testing
When performed properly, hair analysis can be an effective test for exposure to metals. But because of limitations, it cannot alone be considered a reliable method for the diagnosis of metal toxicity. It is a helpful first step towards identifying potential health problems that may be associated with toxic metal exposures. This test can reveal the duration of time which exposure occurred, and what metals are present. The results of this test typically reveal higher concentrations of metals than that which is presented in blood or urine tests.
For the most commonly encountered toxic metals, the current standard for diagnosis of metal toxicity is abnormally high concentrations in blood or urine. However, blood analysis for toxic metals is a better indicator of exposure than toxicity in most cases. The problem is that metals are quickly stored in our tissues, which levels are not revealed by a blood test, preventing the blood results from showing the whole picture. It does not reflect total body retention. Metals leave the body via excretion (urine, bile, and sweat) and transfer to tissues. The retention by tissues such as bone, kidneys, and the brain is not revealed by the bloodwork.
In general, despite the current standards, urinalysis for toxic metals does not provide a scientifically valid basis for the diagnosis of metal toxicity. There is still debate about the urinary markers for toxicity, making it difficult to attribute the results of urinalysis to symptoms of heavy metal toxicity.
On the other hand, if urinalysis is completed after the administration of a chelating agent, then the results can be the most decisive.
What are the Symptoms of Heavy Metal Toxicity?
- brain fog
- lethargy, fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome
- aching joints
- chronic infections
- candida, yeast infections
- GI disorders
- anxiety disorder
- ADD or ADHD, slower reaction times and less flexibility in changing focus
- nerve pain (neuropathy)
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
- memory loss
- blood sugar issues
- miscarriage, infertility, PMS
- kidney disorders
- psychological disorders
- deviant and violent behavior
- childhood intelligence
Who Should do the Easy and Effective Heavy Metal Cleanse?
The easy and effective heavy metal cleanse was designed to be performed at home by anyone looking to improve their health. If done properly, it is a safe way to cleanse heavy metals without harming the body system. While anyone can benefit from a heavy metal cleanse, since we are all exposed to some capacity, in some cases a heavy metal cleanse is more highly encouraged.
- women and men preparing to get pregnant (yes men too! their DNA is affected by heavy metals)
- those with dental amalgams (or previously had)
- anyone suffering from the symptoms listed above
- those confirmed with heavy metal toxicity
- anyone who works with heavy metals
- those living with lead paint, or old lead pipes
- those who use or have frequently used aluminum cookware
- people who regularly consume large fish with high mercury toxicity (tuna, swordfish, shark, orange roughy)
*If you have any known health conditions are on any medications it is imperative that you do not perform this cleanse without physician supervision. This cleanse should NOT be performed by pregnant or nursing mothers. In any event, always consult with your physician before beginning a cleanse.
How to Prepare for the Easy and Effective Heavy Metal Cleanse
Now that you are ready to start the easy and effective heavy metal cleanse, it is time to prepare the body. When heavy metals are released from the tissues with the cleanse, it is important that they have an open passageway by which to eliminate the body. The pathways that heavy metals will be cleared are through the digestive system and kidneys. Therefore, it is vital that these organ systems are functioning at their utmost efficiently. In order to ensure this is the case, I recommend preparing for the heavy metal cleanse by doing the easy kidney cleanse and easy intestinal cleanse first.
If you have performed kidney and intestinal cleanses previously, and/or know that both systems are working well, then you can move forward with the heavy metal cleanse without doing the kidney and intestinal cleanses. Signs that your kidneys and your intestines are working effectively is normal daily bowel movements (1-3 daily), no intestinal pain, gas or bloating. No low back pain, kidney stones, fatigue or skin conditions.
The Importance of Preparation for the Cleanse
It cannot be stressed enough that the preparation for the cleanse is just as important as the heavy metal cleanse itself. We do not want to push heavy metals out of the body until we know that we can effectively and efficiently clear them. If they are released and cannot be eliminated from the body, they have the potential to cause damage to the organs. So by preparing the body prior to the heavy metal cleanse, you will prevent any damage from being done to the body system once they are released.
The Heavy Metal Cleanse Diet
To be followed before and during the heavy metal cleanse
The suggested diet for the cleanse plays an important role. The foods chosen provide the nutrients to support detoxification, to aid proper elimination, and to help ease and prevent detox symptoms. The foods eliminated are those that inhibit the detox organs from working effectively and are those that cause inflammation. We will also eliminate foods that contribute to your heavy metal exposure.
Each meal will consist of foods on the heavy metal cleanse diet. You will start the day off with a heavy metal cleansing smoothie (an option of three choices), which will expedite the detoxification and healing process. You will drink one heavy metal cleansing juice daily to supplement the cleansing program. It is recommended at snack time, although it can be consumed at any time of the day. It is ideal to make this juice at home, but if that is not possible, you can get it custom made at a health food store or local juice shop.
I would highly recommend following the heavy metal cleanse diet for a minimum of two weeks prior to starting the cleanse. This will help prepare the body for detoxification, increasing its effectiveness and reducing detox symptoms.
For cleanse programs longer than 6 weeks: If you are planning on following the heavy metal cleanse for longer than 6 weeks, then you can modify the diet. Simply follow the diet to your best abilities with focusing on including the recommended food as much as possible. You do not have to drink the heavy metal cleansing smoothies and juices daily, although they certainly will be beneficial if you choose to. Try to steer clear of the worst offenders such as soda, trans fatty acids, fried, processed and fast foods.
*If you are starting with the kidney and/or intestinal cleanses then you will already have started on this diet and do not need to take an additional two weeks to prepare with diet.
Heavy Metal Cleansing Diet
Foods to Include
The following foods are chosen for their ability to repair cells, promote detoxification at the liver, encourage elimination of toxins, increase organ efficiency, and provide key nutrients that protect cells from heavy metal damage. They contain high levels of important cleansing nutrients such as selenium, fiber, vitamin C and E, glutathione, probiotics, glycine, cysteine, folate, antioxidants and sulfur.
- Fresh vegetables with a focus on dark leafy greens (collards, kale, spinach, swiss chard, arugula), cruciferous veggies (cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage), onions, garlic, cilantro, parsley, asparagus, celery, beets
- Fresh fruits with a focus on organic berries, oranges, papaya, pineapple
- Mushrooms with a focus on shiitake and crimini
- Beans and legumes
- Raw, unsalted nuts and seeds with a focus on Brazil nuts (4 daily), pumpkin and sunflower seeds, almonds and walnuts
- Whole grains with a focus on buckwheat, quinoa, oats, brown rice
- Healthy fats with a focus on avocado, olive oil, hemp and chia seeds, olives, coconut oil
- Organic proteins with a focus on Greek yogurt, wild salmon, bison/buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, tempeh
- Fermented foods with a focus on sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh, kombucha, miso
- Filtered water, green tea, rooibos tea, fresh vegetable juice
Foods to Eliminate
The following foods will be eliminated because they cause damage to organs and cells, hinder efficient detoxification, cause inflammation and irritation, and contribute to heavy metal build up in the body system.
- Processed, fried and packaged foods (i.e. foods with unrecognizable ingredients, frozen meals, fried chicken, tempura, donuts, pre-made packaged crusts, pizza, chips, crackers, snack items etc.)
- White sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup (i.e. desserts, coffee drinks, soda, sweet tea, cookies, pastries, ketchup, condiments, sauces, marinades)
- Diet foods (diet soda, diet snacks, diet drinks, diet energy drinks, diet desserts – anything that contains fake sugar such as sucralose, sweet ‘n low, saccharin, splenda, nutrasweet, aspartame, acesulfame)
- Bad fats including trans fatty acids also known as partially hydrogenated oils, corn oil, soy oil, vegetable oil, margarine, shortening, canola oil
- High mercury fish (tuna, swordfish, shark, orange roughy, king mackerel, marlin, tilefish), liver and kidney meats
- Table salt (switch to sea salt)
- Reduce alcohol intake to 1-2 drinks a week
Why is the Diet so Important?
Optimal nutrition is essential when dealing with heavy metal toxicity. If you are deficient in essential minerals, your body will use toxic metals as “stand-ins” or replacements instead. An example of this is as follows:
- calcium is replaced by lead, which deposits primarily in bone, and disrupts the formation of red blood cells. Lead contributes to poor bone health such as osteopenia and osteoporosis.
- zinc is replaced by cadmium, which tends to accumulate heavily in your kidneys. Cadmium overload is associated with peripheral neuropathy.
- magnesium is replaced by aluminum, which, among other things, induces neurochemical changes and has been identified as a contributing factor to developing Alzheimer’s.
- manganese is replaced by nickel, which is carcinogenic.
In addition, the key detox organs (liver, kidneys and intestines) need certain nutrients to detoxify heavy metals. Without these nutrients, the organs cannot properly detoxify and eliminate the heavy metals. Finally, the body needs nutrients to heal from heavy metal exposure. It is essential that the body has what it needs in order to detoxify and heal. The diet will support this.
The Supplements of the Easy and Effective Heavy Metal Cleanse
The following supplements are utilized in the cleanse to promote safe elimination of heavy metals. While more research needs to be done in this field, clinical experience proves effective enough to rely on the following nutrients.
Ingredients: Micronized Yaeyama Chlorella, Organic Cilantro, PolyFlor™ cell wall lysates of: L. rhamnosus, B. bifidum, L. acidophilus, B. infantis, B. longum, L. thermophilus, L. plantarum, L. salivarius, L. reuteri, L. casei, L. bulgaricus, and L. acidophilus DDS-1, Agaricus Blazei mushroom, Reishi mushroom, Cordyceps mushroom, Horsetail herb and Milk thistle seeds.
NDF Plus is a very effective supplement for supporting the safe clearance of heavy metals. It does this through its unique combination of ingredients. It is in tincture form, which allows us to slowly increase and individualize the dosage for a safe and effective detoxification.
Let’s take a closer look at the science behind its ingredients…
Chlorella is a unicellular green algae with the ability to bind cadmium (in animal models) and zinc, copper, and lead (in vitro). In preclinical studies, chlorella lowered the bioavailability and accelerated the excretion of methylmercury (Uchikawa 2010) as well as cadmium (Shim 2009) and reduced lead-induced bone marrow toxicity (Queiroz 2011).
Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) can bind and immobilize mercury and methylmercury from contaminated water (Karunasagar 2005). In mouse models, cilantro suspensions significantly reduced the deposition of lead into bones and reduced microscopic signs of lead-induced kidney and testicular damage (Aga 2001; Sharma 2010). In a case report, a patient exposed to mercury during amalgam-based dental filling removal developed adverse effects, including abnormal ECG readings, which reverted almost back to normal by the administration of 400 mg/day of cilantro extract prior to and after removal for 2-3 weeks. Mercury deposits were reported to be absent following treatment, although the details of the treatment and mercury analysis in this report are unclear (Omura 1996).
Probiotics: Among their myriad functions, certain strains of probiotic bacteria may minimize toxin exposure by trapping and metabolizing xenobiotics or heavy metals. The probiotic bacterial strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LC-705 and GG), Lactobacillus plantarum (CCFM8661 and CCFM8610), and Bifidobacterium breve Bbi 99/E8 were all shown to bind both cadmium and lead in laboratory studies (Ibrahim, Halttunen 2006; Halttunen 2008). Binding was observed for both live and heat-killed cultures of LC-705. However, the efficiency of heavy metal binding by probiotics may decrease when multiple strains are combined (Halttunen 2008). In mouse models, two different Lactobacillus plantarum strains reduced tissue accumulation of cadmium and lead and protected against oxidative stress (Zhai 2013; Tian 2012).
NDF Plus also provides some liver and kidney support through its inclusion of reishi, cordyceps, and milk thistle. Since the support of these key detoxification organs is so important, we will also include adjunct remedies to ensure safe and efficient passage of the heavy metals out of the body system.
Ingredients: Calcium bentonite
Clay has a long, worldwide history of outstanding, health-promoting effects and has been used extensively by many cultures for thousands of years. Medi-Clay FX’s extremely strong adsorptive and absorptive properties make it ideal for use in deep cleansing of internal waste products such as heavy metals. Unlike other clay supplements, Medi-Clay does not bind to beneficial minerals. It solely binds to toxins and carries them out of the body via the bowel. Medi-Clay is an important part of the cleanse because it will help ensure that the heavy metals released by the cleanse will be sequestered and eliminated. This will prevent the heavy metals from being reabsorbed into the bloodstream and from causing damage to the delicate tissues they come in contact with.
Ingredients: Agaricus Blazei mushroom, Red Root, Milk thistle seeds, Olive Leaf, Turkey Tail mushroom, Reishi mushroom, Maitake mushroom.
Liver Life is a very effective supplement for supporting liver health. It contains unique ingredients that promote liver regeneration and the detoxification needed for the heavy metal cleanse. Utilizing a combination of therapeutic mushrooms, potent anti-infective and restorative nutraceuticals, this formula is the perfect adjunct to the NDF plus formula.
Liver Life naturally strengthens the liver’s structure and function, and improves the body’s ability to filter toxins. Liver Life opens up the detox pathways in the liver and supports kidney function. Its ingredients are traditionally used to support the liver’s ability to filter toxins, support healthy energy levels, and provide mild detoxification of environmental toxins.
I would highly recommend taking a multivitamin to ensure that you have the necessary foundational nutrients to support the body throughout the cleanse. While the diet will provide sufficient nutrition, if you are unable to follow it 100%, do not eat adequate calories or are new to healthy eating, then taking a multivitamin is good insurance. The detoxification organs, especially the liver require numerous nutrients to perform its phases of detoxification. Without adequate nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin A and C, zinc, selenium and CoQ10, it is unable to do its job properly. So in order to ensure that you get the most out of this cleanse, it is necessary to have a healthy base level of nutrition.
The reason I recommend O.N.E multivitamin is because it is of high-quality and is easily absorbed by the body. Many multivitamins on the market are cheaply made with high levels of bulk fillers and additives that prevent you from getting the nutrients you need. O.N.E multivitamin also contains important antioxidants such as CoQ10, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene and alpha lipoic acid that you will not find in other multivitamins, and are extremely beneficial to the success of this cleanse.
*this supplement is recommended, but not required as long as you meet nutritional standards
The Easy and Effective Heavy Metal Cleansing Program
(duration 2 months – 1 year)
- NDF Plus (follow bottle dose instructions)
- Liver Life (follow bottle dose instructions)
- O.N.E. Multivitamin (optional) – 1 capsule daily
- Loving Energy (optional) – (follow bottle dose instructions)
Follow the heavy metal cleanse diet guidelines
Follow the heavy metal cleanse diet guidelines
- NDF Plus (follow bottle dose instructions)
- Liver Life (follow bottle dose instructions)
- Medi-Clay – 3 capsules (open in a glass of water or juice)
The following therapies are great to employ throughout the easy and effective heavy metal cleanse. They will support the body and not only help with the detoxification process, but will ease any potential side effects. The goal is to incorporate one of these activities daily.
- infrared sauna
- colon hydrotherapy or enema
- dry brushing
- exercise – break a sweat!
- yoga (twisting practice)
Let’s get started! What to order
The following are the supplements needed for the easy and effective heavy metal cleanse. The quantity will depend on how long you want to perform the cleanse and how quickly you can build up to the suggested dosage of NDF Plus and Liver Life.
O.N.E. multivitamin by Pure Encapsulations (recommended but optional)
*Loving Energy by Bioray: If you are easily fatigued, are dealing with low energy and vitality, have high levels of stress or have known adrenal fatigue, add the product Loving Energy by Bioray. This will support the adrenal glands throughout the cleanse and keep you feeling great!
All Done with the Cleanse? What’s Next?
The heavy metal cleanse is just the beginning of keeping your body free of heavy metals. From now forward it is important to be diligent about changing your lifestyle in order to avoid further exposure to heavy metals, and to consume nutrient-rich foods to support the cleansing process. There are certain nutrients you can take to offset any future exposure and to actively detoxify any heavy metals that you come in contact with. Here are a few tips:
Supplements to support heavy metal protection and detoxification:
- Vitamin D3
- Multivitamin (like O.N.E.) rich in minerals, selenium and vitamin C.
Minerals – make sure that you have adequate mineral status. Many studies have shown that minerals prevent heavy metal uptake in the body.
Selenium appears to mitigate the toxicity of some heavy metals, such as cadmium, thallium, inorganic mercury, and methylmercury. Selenium is a possible competitive inhibitor of mercury and lead absorption, and increases toxic metal excretion.
Vitamin C is a free-radical scavenger that can protect against oxidative damage caused by lead (Patrick 2006), mercury (Xu 2007), and cadmium (Ji 2012); it may prevent the absorption of lead as well as inhibit its cellular uptake and decrease its cellular toxicity (Patrick 2006).
Lifestyle Practices to Improve Upon
- eliminate the use of aluminum cookware
- switch to a natural deodorant and ditch the antiperspirant
- eat only low-risk fish, eliminating exposure to mercury
- work to safely remove dental mercury amalgams (fillings) with a biological dentist
- work to quit smoking
- make sure the paint in your home is lead-free
- purchase only lead-free children’s toys (be wary of those made in China)
- purchase only reputable herbs and supplements
- use aluminum-free baking powder
- buy a water filter and only drink filtered water
- avoid generic fish oil brands
- eat only organic produce and animal products
- take steps to purify the air in your home
- keep drinking the heavy metal cleansing smoothies and juice
Questions and Answers
How long should I do the cleanse?
Unfortunately, this answer is highly individualized based on your health, heavy metal exposure and symptoms. In an ideal circumstance, you would get testing done beforehand to determine your level of heavy metals. From there you would determine how long you would need to follow the cleanse – higher levels, longer, lower levels, shorter. If you are unable to get tests completed, or would rather move forward without testing, the average duration of a heavy metal cleanse is between 3 months and 6 months. If you have no symptoms of metal toxicity and follow a healthy diet then 2 months maybe sufficient. If you have many symptoms of heavy metal toxicity and know you have been exposed, 1 year might be the best choice for you. When in doubt, just start and see how you feel. You can try stopping a few weeks after you feel great and see if your symptoms come back. If they do, go back on the cleanse.
Will the cleanse still be effective even if I do not follow the diet perfectly?
Absolutely. The supplements that you will be taking are very effective and will elicit change in the body despite diet. The diet is there to ensure that the body eliminates metals as quickly and safely as possible, and to prevent any side effects, but you will move metals even without following the diet perfectly. Do the best that you can, but the most important part is that you do it.
I am following the cleanse for more than 6 weeks, how can I modify the cleanse to make that doable?
I realize that the diet is quite demanding and would be hard to follow for a long period of time for some. In cases where the cleanse needs to be utilized long-term (like in more extreme cases of metal toxicity such as autism, memory loss, depression, anxiety and nerve issues, or when symptoms do not subside after 6 weeks) you can modify the diet using the following guideline.
Follow the diet, along with the inclusion of the juice and smoothies daily, for 6 weeks. After those 6 weeks you can, if needed, start incorporating back some foods occasionally. Since all the foods that are eliminated on the diet are”bad for you,” try to only eat them when necessary (like at a birthday or celebration), and in small amounts. Next, you can phase out the smoothies and juices from the daily routine. You can reintroduce healthy breakfast foods such as oatmeal, organic eggs, sprouted wheat toast, gluten free toast, organic greek yogurt, berries, and low sugar, high-quality granola. You can still drink the smoothies and juices though, if desired, as they are going to continue to be beneficial.
I am having side effects – headaches, fatigue, achy throat, stuffy nose…
Feel like you are coming down with something? Perhaps a sore throat or the flu? Chances are you are experiencing detoxing symptoms. If you start feeling overly fatigued, sore and crummy, start to back down on your dosage of the NDF Plus. It simply means you are detoxing too quickly and need to slow it down. Once you have back down on your dosage consider staying at the dose for a day or so and increasing at a slower rate.
In addition, it is helpful to include some of the adjunct therapies such as dry brushing, infrared sauna and walking to help ease the symptoms. Get plenty of rest and drink lots of water and the heavy metal cleansing juice. You may also add the product Loving Energy. This will support the adrenal glands helping you maintain your energy and vitality while cleansing.
What if I do not have a juicer. How can I drink the juice?
If you do not have a juicer, then this might be a great time to get one. They are not as expensive as you might suspect, and they are great to have when adopting a healthy lifestyle. I personally use the Breville 900-Watt Juicer which I love. If a juicer is just not in your future, you can do a couple things. You can blend the juice ingredients and pass the liquid through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth to make juice. You can also get the juice custom made at a juice shop or health store.
If I miss a smoothie or juice, what should I do?
While I encourage you to drink your smoothie and juice every day, if you miss it, don’t worry about making it up that day. Just start back on the schedule the following day.
I missed a dose of my supplement, what should I do?
Take the dosage as soon as you remember. The suggested times are just that, suggestions. It makes it easier to take them during meals since that is the easiest time to remember to do it. If that does not work for you and your lifestyle, take them when it is convenient.
Can I stop the program and then start again?
No and yes. If you commit to the program, go for it long-term. The goal is to push the metals out and that takes time and momentum. If you need to stop, then stop and start back as soon as you can. Do not let life be the reason you don’t start cleansing.
What about chelation therapy?
Chelation therapy is best used for acute heavy metal toxicity. Its efficacy for chronic metal toxicity is less clear, and are more effective when administered close to the time of exposure. Some forms of chelation therapy, like those that use chemicals can be harmful to the organs. That is why using natural substances to cleanse is the safest way.
I have mercury amalgams, where can I find a biological dentist?
If you have mercury amalgams, get those taken care of right away. Make sure to use a biological dentist that has experience in taking out mercury. It requires particular skills to remove mercury without causing further exposure to the patient. In addition, only remove ONE filling at a time. You do not want to overwhelm the body.
If you have mercury amalgam fillings, it would be a great idea to use NDF Mouth Rinse. This will help to clear the mouth of heavy metals while you perform the cleanse and wait to remove the fillings.
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