When my daughter first started experiencing seizures immediately following her Kindergarten vaccinations, the first step that the naturopath took was to put her on a heavy metal removal protocol. Of course, at that time, I had yet to be savvy in the ways of natural methods. My first step had been to immediately go back to the pediatrician that I had allowed to vaccinate my daughter with a plethora of vaccines all at the same time (hindsight is great, right?!). Although I have learned an amazing amount of things in the 16 years since that fateful day, I wish I would have known then what I know now … famous last words, I know!
Since that first round of heavy metal detox when she was four, we have re-visited heavy metal removal protocols in the battle to re-balance and restore all aspects of her health. Detoxing is not child’s play, and there can be serious side effects depending on what you are detoxing, where it is stored, and the method that you choose. There are many avenues you can take; synthetic and natural means. I would always recommend that even after checking out the various methods and recommendations, and doing the proper testing, that you always consult a medical professional who is well versed in natural chelating methods.
After much research, many consultations, and numerous other detoxing methods, we personally saw great results using cilantro and chlorella in tandem. Her aluminum and mercury heavy metal burdens were VERY high, and over a long and slow period of time, we were able to gently remove the excess while replacing the trace minerals and other depleted vitamins/minerals to get her to the healthy state that she is in today.
Cilantro is an herb that has the capability of moving mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum from bones and the central nervous system. Cilantro, however, many times mobilizes more toxins than it can actually carry out of the body, and may cause it to redistribute itself into connective tissue that has nerves.
Chlorella is toxic binding and actually has the capability of repairing and activating our body’s own detox functions.
Simply by adding chlorella – an intestinal absorbing agent, the re-toxification of the system is prohibited. Clinical studies completed recently proved that heavy metal chelation [using cilantro and chlorella] can naturally remove an average of 87% of lead, 91% of mercury, and 74% of aluminum from the body within 42 days.