By Michael E. Rosenbaum, M.D
Reading the latest health headlines can be alarming: There’s mercury in our seafood, hormones in our dairy products, and pesticides in our fresh fruits and vegetables. And that’s just our food supply. Unfortunately, toxins are all around us.
One of the major sources of toxins are heavy metals, by-products of modern-day industry that include mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and lead, among others. We’re exposed to these heavy metals through the environment — it’s in the air we breathe, the tap water we drink, and the food we eat. Heavy metals are even present in such innocuous sources as gasoline fumes, wooden swing sets and decks, and old or foreign-made ceramic pottery. In fact, it’s now estimated that one in four people in the United States suffers from some level of heavy metal poisoning, causing a host of diseases from high blood pressure to cancer.
Even more disheartening is the fact that these poisonous metals accumulate and are stored in our bodies for years. Lead, for example, is stored in our bones and may never go away. Mercury is stored in our brains and our kidneys and remains there for decades.
We are also exposed to toxic pesticides in our food and harmful chemicals in our cosmetics, perfumes, cleaning supplies, and even in the clothes we wear. Other lifestyle factors — such as drinking alcohol, smoking, and eating heavily-processed foods, can also increase the buildup of toxins in your body. These toxins are stored in our body fat, including our brain, which is made up of 60 percent fat.
Reduce Your Toxic Load
To eliminate some of these toxins from your body you need to detoxify your system. We hear a lot about “detoxing” — but what does it really mean, and do you really need to do it?
Detoxifying your body simply means cleansing your system of unhealthy impurities and damaging toxins that accumulate over a lifetime. It’s one of the basic tenants of alternative medicine and believed to help relieve the symptoms of numerous diseases and conditions, from allergies and asthma to depression and digestive problems.
Detoxification may be particularly helpful for those suffering from such mystifying conditions as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia, symptoms which include tiredness, aches and pains, headaches, insomnia, and depression.
There are many ways to detox — from fasting and food elimination diets to practicing colon cleanses, and incorporating yoga or other regular exercise into your diet. Eating organic whole foods — including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetable, especially soluble-fiber whole foods such as whole-grain cereals and breads, apples, and beans — is also a step in the right direction. These will help your body eliminate toxins through your bowels. Drinking pure filtered water to flush your body is also a beneficial move. Stress reduction and deep-breathing exercises will also allow your body to relax fully and release toxins promoting better overall health.
Supplementing your body with chlorophyll is another excellent way to detoxify. The whole plant food chlorella binds to damaging toxins and heavy metals and pulls them out of your system. By excreting these toxins through your stool, urine, and sweat, your body is cleansed of these impurities. Chlorella contains a high amount of chlorophyll — the nutrient that gives algae its green color. In fact, chlorella has the highest amount of chlorophyll than any other green algae.
All Chlorella is Not Created Equally
What makes Sun Chlorella so exceptional is that the cell wall of the chlorella — a cellulose fiber-like structure — is broken down into a fine powder, which then binds easily with the poisonous metals that have accumulated in your body. This is done with a patented process using the DYNO®-Mill, unique to Sun Chlorella. Once ground into a fine powder, Sun Chlorella is shown to have more than an 85 percent absorption rate of its essential nutrients. Other processing methods offer a mere 40 percent absorption rate.
As an added bonus, chlorella is also wonderful for regularity — and keeping your digestive system cleansed helps with the detoxification process. Chlorella keeps your system regular so that toxins can be excreted from your body quickly and efficiently.
You can find chlorella in tab-let, granule, or liquid form in most natural health food stores. Plus, you can try Sun Chlorella absolutely FREE by calling (800) 406-9595 or you may go online at www.sunchlorella.com .
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