Heavy metals and chemical toxicity have become a serious health threat in our modern day world.
Your body's health is compromised daily by exposure to both heavy metals and chemical toxins.
Sources of heavy metal contaminants and chemical toxins, include:
- Water supply.
- Mercury fillings.
- Food additives.
- Metals leached from cooking utensils.
- Environmental toxins such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
And the list goes on.
Boosting your body’s own natural detoxification processes is now a necessary self care routine you may wish to consider for maintaining your health. Especially, if you're planning to become pregnant, it is sound health wisdom to practice the things that encourage elimination of heavy metals and chemical toxins from your body and your life.
Of course, the time to start to eliminate toxins is before experiencing signs of toxicity. It is much easier to maintain your health than it is to regain your health.
If, however, you already have symptoms, then starting a program of heavy metal and chemical detoxification can help you get rid of them.
A few signs of excess toxic load on your body:
- Aching joints.
- Poor mood.
- Skin rash.
- Failing Eyesight.
- Premature greying.
- Digestive complaints.
- Kidney damage.
- Memory loss & inability to focus.
Central Nervous System impairment, i.e. tremors.
Activated Charcoal and Chelation Therapy are two of the most common methods recommended for heavy metal detoxification. However, although Charcoal is an excellent detoxifier, there is little evidence of it as a chelator.
The National Institute of Health has a review for Chelation Therapy and its ability to harness and enhance Heavy Metal Detoxification.
A study that was published on dietary strategies for the treatment of heavy metals, showed that certain Probiotics and Functional Food Supplements, i.e. Royal Jelly, Chlorella, Spirulina among others and some edible foods, i.e. Garlic, Ginger, Curry, Onion, Berries among others, showed protective health benefits, as well as were effective for eliminating heavy metals.
Essential Oils for Ridding Chemical Toxins & Heavy Metals
Pure Essential Oils may be one of the best natural therapies for ridding your body of chemical toxins and heavy metals. While essential oils don’t have the molecular structure necessary to chelate heavy metals, they can stimulate the necessary detoxification processes that encourage your body to detox heavy metals.
Research on the Biological Effects of Some Mediterranean Essential Oils on Human Health, showed numerous Pharmacological Effects for Essential Oils, i.e. Lemon, Oregano, Marjoram, Peppermint, Thyme among others were studied for their potent antioxidant and detoxifying properties.
Another study showed Essential Oil's Protective Effects as Natural Antioxidants against Hepatotoxicity (liver toxicity)
Clinical findings showed that D-limonene (found in many essential oils, but especially high in citrus essential oils) stimulates the production of glutathione, an antioxidant that binds to heavy metals. Studies have shown Glutathione is THE core component for the body’s natural defense against heavy metal toxicity.
D-Limonene was shown to modulate inflammation, oxidative stress and restore Glutathione levels. If the detoxification pathways (enzymes, protein transportation, and other antioxidants) are working then these bound heavy metals can be eliminated from the body.
Essential Oils with Highest Limonene Content
How Essential Oils Protect the Environment of Your Home, Office or Retail Space:
- Purify atmosphere by removing airborne bacteria and fungi from the air.
- Research shows essential oils penetrate cell membrane of both gram positive and negative bacteria which help Increase the body's ability to transport oxygen into the cells for detoxification.
- Essential oil properties relieve congestion and help open up airways to allow oxygen to flow more freely through the respiratory system promoting detoxification.
- Diffusing essential oils into the air increases negative ions which freshens the air and inhibits bacterial growth.
- Destroy odors from mold, cigarettes, and animals.
- Fill the air with fresh, herbal aromatic scent.
Juicing has become a popular trend for eliminating toxins from the body. It is certainly one of the simplest, easiest solutions for detoxifying your body. It can boost your energy levels quickly! And, the healthy ingredients in a fresh made juice definitely promote health, healing and longevity.
Green raw foods, like those used in juicing, are oxygen-rich and are thought to naturally increase your blood oxygen levels. Enhancing your blood oxygen levels can support your body’s own natural detoxification processes.
If you want to find out if juicing is right for you the general guide for success with juicing is "Keep it simple!”
Find out my simple guidelines for juicing and how to use essential oils for detoxing heavy metals and toxins from your body.