Sunday, April 26, 2009
Detoxing heavy metals out of my system through food & drink
This week I am finally getting my very last silver filling removed at the dentist. Growing up, my mouth was FILLED with silver fillings and soon they will all be gone. This is the first time in my life I asked my doctor to do dental work on me! I am terrified of the dentist but really want to remove any potential toxins from my system.
Above you can see one of my favourite alternative medicine, lemon balm tea. It helps with digestion issues, naturally calms the nervous system and tastes pretty darn good. Thanks to your suggestions, I picked up some agave nectar and it tastes great in my tea.
Foods and herbal teas can really help our health. I use raspberry tea during my cycle, lemon balm tea for when my tummy is upset, ground flax seed keeps my digestive track happy and healthy and blueberries help me with depression.
Soon I will be removing a toxic element from my life by getting that last filling removed and will be spending a lot of time trying to remove heavy metals from my system. Although I know I have fibromyalgia which causes sore spots, no one has ever figured out why my muscles are so weak and sore all of the time. Heavy metal poisoning can be the cause of this issue and regardless, it is good to do a cleansing now and then.
The next couple of weeks I will take regular epsom salt baths to draw out the impurities as well as wear heavy clothing during my walks to sweat it out. Yuck, not looking forward to that! I am going to drinks tons of water, bake with apples (the natural pectin helps remove heavy metals from the body) and oats. I will continue my flax seed journey as well as take the fiber supplement Ultra-Fiber which contains psyllium seeds which have toxin-removing superpowers.
If you have any other ideas on what I can eat, drink and/or do to help me during this detox I would love to hear it, although I don't do detox "dieting" plans. I have done those many times. I prefer to add the good that will help my detox and not necessarily eliminate too much. I appreciate any help and wisdom you have to share.