Ever watched the Terminator? Probably not, we are all to busy. I haven’t
really watched it myself just snippets of it.
However, we have all come across write ups on robots taking over the
world and if we’re not careful, it will become harmful and dangerous to us.
Usually we think of them as looking like human beings, out to get us and
so in our present reality we don’t really expect that they pose any danger
Well……. We may or may not be right.
Like we all know our body is specially designed with a system that eliminates
wastes and toxins daily and has been doing a good job of that in many healthy
human beings until the turn of the century when technology and knowledge
started developing rapidly .
Don’t get me wrong technology is good and sincerely I don’t know how many
of us will live without it, but do you know that we expose ourselves daily to
harmful metals by using the following consistently.
Desktops, laptops, phones(the more techs the worse it is), cars etc and even
basic things like our costume jewelry, lipstick, some kitchen utensils and a
whole lot more.
Now I’m not saying don’t use any of these.
Definitely not. You need these things to perform optimally at work and at home.
So what we need to do is protect ourselves.
Now from the little I’ve learnt from interacting with so many of you,
I would have said lawyers and other legal professionals are not in any way
exposed to the dangers of Heavy metals but the NBA proved me wrong as I
found a high percentage of individuals had arsenic and lead in their systems
at levels that needed to be addressed quickly.
Now your body is designed such that everything, both good and bad for it is
introduced to it thru your lungs, mouth and your skin.
After the useful items have been removed, waste and toxins are sent out of
the system by the detoxifying action of the liver through the skin, lungs and
Now the work your liver does should be good enough but because nowadays
we are exposed to greater proportions of these toxins than our bodies can handle,
we come down with symptoms that medicine can’t cure.
Symptoms like headaches, tiredness for no obvious reason, allergies, digestive
issues, bloatedness and in some severe cases hypertension, autoimmune disorders, severe pain, infertility, skin irritations, and the list is endless.
All of the above is being traced to our heavy exposure to heavy metals.
So how do we deal with this.
What do we do?
The year seems to be winding down so quickly. One minute we where saying happy
New Year, the next we are approaching the 2nd week in November.
We have looked at heavy metals that we unconsciously expose ourselves to
via continuous use of some vital tools necessary for our practice and vital to our everyday living.
We learnt that heavy metals exist in many things we use daily. Things as minute as
our lipstick and costume jewelry, cars, laptops, phones and even some of our kitchen utensils.
Heavy Metals are metals with high density that have the potential to be poisonous in small amounts.
Some of them include lead, arsenic, cadmium, Mercury. Some years ago lead could even be found in our water pipes but due to the increased awareness of the damage it does on the body, it’s use has been greatly reduced.
Mercury is also another compound that a lot of awareness has been created on and
many have learnt how to avoid mercury poisoning.
The other two however are very much present in our environment and we need to know how to get rid of them.
Our bodies naturally remove these toxins but if you’ve noticed any of these symptoms and tried different things and have had no relief, it may be that you have been over-exposed to heavy metals and your body is unable to manage it.
Symptoms like pain, allergies, chronic tiredness, skin irritations, disorientation, headaches and more serious issues like infertility, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular complications, fibromyalgia, diabetes.
I could list a whole lot more but I think you get the general picture.
So how do we remove these toxins that are present in our body?
How often do we go through the process of removing them?
How do we maintain our new detox state?
How do we prevent toxins from entering back into our system?
The last question is especially important because we live in an environment where
we are exposed to these toxins daily.
First we have to add an important staple to our diet and that is raw vegetables daily.
We should always have raw vegetables on a consistent basis. Why is this so?
Vegetables have minerals and enzymes within them that bind these toxins and
flush them out of our system. They work hand in hand with our liver on a daily
basis(if we eat them daily).
However, if you’re not in the habit of having a bowl of raw vegetables daily starting
this now will not remove the toxins.You need to devote 3-7 days to an intentional heavy metal detox on a regularly.
Items that should be in your detox are barley grass, cilantro, blue berries, cabbages,
If you notice a lot of green items have been named above but let me divide all these
greens into three broad groups.
You need vegetables rich in amino acids, vegetable and fruits rich in pectin and
vegetables and fruits rich in sulfur.
Once you have these three classes in your meals you are good to go.
Now a detox diet is a very restrictive diet so it’s advisable you take many of these
fruits and vegetables as juices so that your digestive system is not overworked.
So which vegetables are rich in amino acids, pectins and sulfur?
Fruits and vegetables rich in amino acids include corn, whole grains, Spinach, Carrots, Plums,Grapes, Pomegranates..
Fruits and vegetables rich in pectin include pears, green apples, citrus fruits, cabbage, beets and carrots. Pectin has been found to increase heavy metal excretion.
Fruits and vegetables rich in sulfur are garlic, onion, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,
Now these three classes mentioned above why are they so important?
Amino acids are natural chelating agent. A chelating agent is something that combines with metal ions to form a substance that can dissolve easily in water. Once this is formed
it is removed from the body.
Pectins increase heavy metal excretion
Sulfur helps because it’s been found that heavy metals like attaching to sulfur and hence this is a way to get them out of the system.
Now how often should you do a detox?
At least once every three months.
However if you have some serious, chronic issues you can also do it once a month till symptoms reduce.
Upfront I will advice do it first for three days every three months.
Now you’re armed with what tools to get the toxins from heavy metals out, we can stop
here and continue next week on “how to maintain our new state and stay free of heavy metals.
Till next week it’s your legal doc
Your legal doc
If you would like to do a heavy metal detox send a reply saying “detox” and I or someone
on my team will respond to you.
Contact Dr. Becky via [email protected]