BACKGROUND: All about detox
Pollutants in the water. Pesticides on the plants. Xeno-oestrogens in the meat. Heavy metals in the fish. It’s a messy modern world and it’s only getting messier. Like a teenager’s bedroom. We’ve all just learnt to live with it.
TOXINS, TOXINS EVERYWHERE
We wish it wasn't a fact, but it is. Pollutants in the air, water and soil contaminate fruits, vegetables, plants and the animals that feed on them. Meaning? Almost everything we put into our bodies comes with toxins in tow. Yuck.
THE MOST COMMON CRIMINALS
Toxins are like Russian spies. You can’t see them, but they could be anywhere. And most of them have very complicated names. Here are some of the repeat offenders...
FACT: Toxins like PCB and phthalates are known as xeno-oestrogens. That means “foreign oestrogens” because the compounds have oestrogen-like effects. Bad news for women. And worse news for men.
What? Dangerous metals that can accumulate in the body’s tissues and add up to heavy metal toxicity.
Which ones? Toxic heavy metals include...
Where? Mostly found in contaminated water, certain fish, environmental waste and pollution, metal dental fillings, some vaccines and products like pesticides, antiperspirant, building materials and paint. All too common for comfort.
So what? Heavy metal toxicity interferes with cellular function and so can have all-over effects.
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0.5 GRAMS: That’s how much mercury is found in a metal filling. According to campaigners, if the same amount was present in a 10 acre lake, there would be warnings about eating the fish!
What? It’s known as a neurotoxic metal because it damages the central nervous system. Among other things.
Why? It messes with cells’ ability to nurture and detoxify themselves – particularly nerve cells. The result? If the cells aren’t poisoned to death they’re pushed to a state of chronic malnutrition and dysfunction. What a nerve!
Where? Mostly found in contaminated fish, but also in soil, water, the atmosphere, some plants and livestock, waste, vaccines and dental amalgam.
FRIGHTENING: Mercury is a controversial component of old-style dental amalgam fillings. Some scientists said it was safe, but consumer groups say it triggers conditions like Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis. In 2008 the FDA warned that mercury in fillings may be neurotoxic for foetuses and young children. Nuff said.
What does mercury do wrong?
IT DAMAGES NERVES. Research from the University of Calvary’s Faculty of Medicine found that mercury ions actually alter the cell membrane of developing neurons. It also found that low-level mercury exposure can cause or trigger neurodegeneration. That’s why mercury toxicity can lead to neurological effects, such as...
IT DAMAGES OTHER THINGS TOO. Because mercury interferes with energy production inside each cell it can have widespread effects, including...
MADNESS AND MERCURY. In the 19th century, mercury was used in hat-making. As a result, hatters often suffered from mercury poisoning and its disturbing neurological effects. And that’s why Alice didn’t go to a Mad Plumber’s Tea Party.
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THE SOLUTION: Why you need to detox
If the garbage truck doesn’t come, it causes a stink, Right? That’s a metaphor for a toxic pile-up in your body that could contribute to...
FACT: Toxins and chemicals are typically stored in fact cells. And it’s been estimated that most Americans are carrying between 400 and 800 of them. As if the fat isn’t bad enough.
WHAT A GOOD DETOX CAN DO FOR YOU
Helping your body clear its garbage can help to...
FACT: According to a study published in the British Medical Journal about 75% percent of cancers are caused by external factors, including exposure to chemicals. Another report from Columbia University says that 95% of cancers are caused by diet and environmental toxicity. That’s too much. Either way.
HEAVY METAL DETOX TOOLS
What? They’re called chelators from the Greek word for “claw” or “grab”.
Why? They move around the body grabbing and binding to heavy metal molecules. Once the metal is bound to the chelator, it’s neutralised and naturally excreted by the kidneys or gut. Good riddance.
FACT: Imagine you’re a natural detoxifier. Now imagine you were grown in polluted, contaminated water or soil. Actually, that makes you a toxifier, right? Of course right. That’s why all The Real Thing detoxifiers are grown and produced in the purest, cleanest environments. Guaranteed.
HEAVY METAL DETOX TIPS
One man who has a lot to say about detox (and a lot of letters after his name to show that he knows what he's saying) is Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, founder of, among other things, the American Academy of Neural Therapy and chairman of Klinghardt Academy in the UK.
To detox your body properly, take some tips from the Klinghardt Neurotoxin Elimination Protocol. It’s based on a high protein, mineral, fatty acid and fluid intake, and also on some prime detoxifying supplements.