According to a new survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most Americans have detectable levels of 27 chemicals (including pesticides, heavy metals, and plastics) in their blood and urine. Although such noticable amounts of toxins come as a surprise to some experts, the CDC assures us that the levels found in most Americans aren't high enough to cause serious health problems.
While that reassurance can be seen as "good" news, the fact remains that the level of toxins we're exposed to everyday continues to grow. The study ultimately supports what I've been reporting for some time now in my newsletter: that our increasingly toxic environment is having a negative impact on our bodies and, consequently, on our overall well being.
That's one of the reasons I so strongly encourage distilling your water and purifying the air in your home. But no matter how hard we try to diminish our exposure to toxins, life in our industrialized world means that exposure to such substances is inevitable. Fortunately, the really good news is that there are often simple and inexpensive things you can do to help your body defend itself againstsuch threats.
Eating the herb cilantro, for example, is an excellent way to increase the urinary excretion of heavy metals from your body. Accumulations of mercury, aluminum,and other metals in your nervous system and body tissues have been linked to cancer, arthritic conditions, muscle pain and weakness, and memory problems.
Eating cilantro and doing ozonated steams are natural alternatives to chelation therapy. Chelation therapy uses chemicals like EDTA to help flush out heavy metals and can be costly. Researchers have found that cilantro was able to remove mercury from patients in two to three weeks, without the help of any chelation agents. Ozonated steams literally oxidize them out of the tissues of the body.