Gentle Vaccine Detox For CHILDREN And ADULTS: Remove Heavy Metals And Other Toxins
Written by: Sarah Lawrence
There has been a lot of press in recent years about the ingredients in vaccines and the chemicals in common household and personal care products. Pro and Anti Vax factions engage in heated debates about vaccine safety, efficacy, herd immunity and the vaccine schedule.
However – this is not an article about that debate. This is an article about the safe and effective natural items that you can use to support your body in the removal of and recovery from heavy metals and other toxins.
Regardless of what side you resonate with when it comes to vaccines, I’m sure we share common concerns when it comes to environmental pollutants and chemical toxicity. Vaccinated or not, learning to reduce your toxic load can only lead to a healthier you!
In a recent article about vaccines, raw food guru David Wolfe laid out some of the hazards present in vaccines. Again, whether you vaccinate or not, we’re looking at the facts and the ingredients; this is not a judgment zone, it’s a healing zone.
My friend, we’re a Wellness Tribe! Join me and let’s learn some simple ways to guide your body and the bodies of your children back into balance.
What We Know:
Vaccine ingredients include – but are not limited to – the following: sucrose, fructose, dextrose, potassium phosphate, aluminum compounds (aluminum potassium sulfate, aluminum phosphate, aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum lake dye), FD&C Yellow #6, peptone, bovine extract, fetal bovine serum, formaldehyde, sodium bicarbonate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), benzethonium chloride, lactose thimerosal (mercury), phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), ammonium sulfate, glutaraldehyde and ethanol.
To help your body excrete and eliminate heavy metals and these ingredients and other similar ingredients found in common household and personal care products, try these natural detox methods:
#1. Epsom Salt Baths
Epsom salt is a mixture of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium helps to regulate over 300 enzymes in the body. Sulfate helps flush toxins from the body and is necessary for the health of your skin, joints and nervous system.
Sulfate molecules are negatively charged and are able to both attract and extract heavy metals from the body. We know that the magnesium and sulfate in Epsom Salt penetrates the skin, so soaking in an Epsom Salt bath is a very gentle and useful detoxification practice.
Mix 2 cups of Epsom Salts in a tub of warm water. Soak for 20 minutes several times a week. You may add in 1 drop of each of the following essential oils to enhance the bath. Rosemary, juniper berry and cilantro are good choices for detoxification and tangerine and geranium are purifiers.
TIP: To help the oils disperse, mix the oil into 1 tablespoon of coconut milk or the milk of your choice before adding it to the bath water.
#2. The 2C Combination – Cilantro & Chlorella
1. Cilantro is rich in many vitamins and minerals (potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, vitamins A and K). Studies also document proven antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Amazingly, Cilantro has been found to successfully remove Mercury, Aluminum and Lead from the body!
The easiest way to incorporate cilantro into your healing protocol is to consume about ¼ cup of fresh cilantro leaves daily. You can do this in a smoothie or by mincing the leaves and adding them to your meals. Do be careful not to consume much more than ¼ cup of cilantro daily, because the chelating effects can be quite real.
Cilantro PULLS heavy metals out of your tissues, but you also need to bind it and excrete it. This is where chlorella comes in!
2. Chlorella absorbs heavy metals and facilitates their release from the body when you urinate. In a German study, high doses of chlorella were found very effective in eliminating heavy metals from the brain, intestinal wall, muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and bone.
Include chlorella with your cilantro to create an awesome detoxifying duo!
#3. The GPS – Garlic, Probiotics & Silica
1. Garlic has been scientifically proven to treat heavy metal poisoning by binding with the heavy metals so they they can be excreted rather than deposited in bone and tissues.
The allicin in raw garlic not only has significant antioxidant properties, but is also antifungal, antiparasitic and antibacterial. This is important for helping support immune health while your body is working to detox.
Add crushed/minced garlic to your food daily. Tasty ideas range from garlic broth to a lively pesto.
2. Probiotics are protective powerhouses. An article from probiotic expert resource, BodyEcology, noted that “a 2012 study from the Lawson Health Research Institute explored the value of probiotics in those who have an accumulation of heavy metals.
“According to researchers, the friendly gut bacteria Lactobacillus have the ability to detoxify heavy metals. Other studies report that probiotics may be valuable tools for cleansing the body of the heavy metals lead and cadmium.”
Add a daily lactobacillus supplement or consume plenty of fermented foods. Lactobacillus bacteria are prevalent in fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha and fermented vegetables. Not only will you be working to cleanse your body from heavy metals, but you’ll also be supporting great digestive health and a lower inflammatory response.
3. Silica–rich foods and herbs are great choices for a heavy metal detox. In a 2009 study, silica was shown to be protective in subjects with high aluminum exposure.
Aluminum is excreted via urine when you supplement with silica. Proper hydration and adequate vitamin B1 and potassium are necessary when using silica though.
Try supplementing with a horsetail tea or tincture or focus on silica-rich foods for several weeks. Horsetail should not be used long term (an herbalist can guide you if you’re interested in focusing on herbs for detoxing).
According to the 1993 book Silica: The Forgotten Nutrient by Klaus Kaufmann, the richest food sources of silica are (foods are measured in 100g; Silica content is measured in mg):
- Millet: 500
- Barley: 233
- Potatoes: 200
- Whole wheat grain: 158
- Jerusalem artichoke: 36
- Red beets: 21
- Corn: 19
- Asparagus: 18
- Rye: 17
Horsetail is a weed that is used as a diuretic and astringent in herbal remedies. The silica content of horsetail is unmatched and is likely the reason why people who use it give accounts of shiny, healthy hair, nails and skin. Beyond beauty, the silica in horsetail may also be a good choice for removing aluminum from the body.
Give these gentle detox methods a try for a nice cleansing of your body and let us know how it goes! Do you know any other awesome natural detox methods? Please share with us in the comments below!
Sarah Lawrence is a Certified Holistic Health and Integrative Nutrition Coach, Speaker and Reiki Master based in Southern NH. Sarah creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to shift from their current habits into healthier ones. Her philosophy is that small changes, over time, can yield big results. By developing a technique that leverages the benefits of whole foods nutritionals, seasonal detoxification, reiki, aromatherapy, meditation and life coaching, Sarah artfully combines her knowledge from years of study in the fields of chemistry, nutrition and energy healing.
Sarah leads clients from frustration due chronic health issues to elation by attaining and sustaining balanced health. Her intuitive style supports true healing on all levels. Sarah studied at Fairfield University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition; she is pursuing her Masters in Clinical Nutrition and is dedicated to continuing her studies so she can provide the best support for her clients.
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