(NaturalNews) The modern environment is filled with many toxins. Thousands of new chemicals are invented and put into our environment and our bodies each year. A recent study showed that even newborn infants have over 200 chemicals in their blood and umbilical cord. It is impossible to avoid chemicals as they are present in the mattresses we sleep on, the carpets we walk on, the houses we live in, the waters we swim in, and even in the acid rain that washes over us when we are outside. Fortunately, there are numerous simple and inexpensive ways to clean out the body with natural chelation and detoxifying agents.
Because mercury is in our water supply, the fish we eat contain more mercury than they did in decades past. Because of the harm to fetuses, pregnant women have been advised to reduce the amount of fish they eat when pregnant. And with the newfound link between mercury poisoning and increased risk of autism, fish should be avoided, as well as vaccines containing mercury, especially the flu vaccines.
One of the ways the body cleans out toxins is via the kidneys. Heavy metals are detoxed in this way. The body also eliminates through the lungs, skin and the digestive system. Heavy metals and other chemical toxins are eliminated by being carried by the blood into the kidneys where they are filtered out of the blood and eliminated in the urine.
One of the best natural detoxification agents is a form of algae called chlorella. Chlorella is available in many natural food stores. Starting with a small dose- one capsule of 500 mg- is advised, as some people can experience nausea when starting out. This amount can be gradually increased, until a teaspoon a day is consumed.
Cilantro has also been shown to remove mercury from the blood stream. Fresh cilantro is available in many gourmet food stores and can easily be grown in a home garden or on a windowsill. Garlic can also be used as a chelating agent. This can be combined with coriander, which has been shown to eliminate mercury and lead, as well.
Cleaning toxins out of your body can improve the eyesight, mood, heart health and cardiac capacity. The lungs and blood will not have to work as hard when they are not filled with toxins. Also, immunity will be boosted. The body is built for cleansing itself naturally, and given a bit of help from plants and vegetables, it will do just that.
Melanie Grimes is a writer, award-winning screenwriter, medical journal editor, and adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University. She also teaches homeopathy at the Seattle School of Homeopathy and the American Homeopathic Medical College. A trained homeopath, she is the editor of the homeopathic journal, Simillimum, and has edited alternative and integrative medical journals for 15 years. She has taught creative writing, founded the first Birkenstock store in the USA and authored medical textbooks. Her ebook on Natural Remedies for the Flu is available at: http://melanie-grimes.blogspot.com/2009/04/b... Follow her blog at http://melanie-grimes.blogspot.com/ www.melaniegrimes.com