I’ll get right to the point. I believe that heavy metal toxicity may be a factor in causing mental illness. There are some natural doctors (based on articles that I found online) who feel the same way. I even found this abstract entitled “Toxic causes of mental illness are overlooked” on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website saying:
“The emerging area of clinical care involving the assessment and management of accrued toxic substances such as heavy metals, pesticides, plasticizers and other endocrine disrupting or neurotoxic compounds has not been fully appreciated by the medical community and has yet to be incorporated into the clinical practice of many consultants or primary care practitioners.” (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18621076)
If heavy metals do play a role in mental illness, than it would be very important to clean them out of the body. Even if you don’t have a mental illness, I don’t think that a metal alloy of mercury, copper, aluminum, and other toxic heavy metals, collecting between the hemispheres of the brain could be a good thing.
What is the best way to detox heavy metals?
There is much information out there on detoxing heavy metals. The source that I trust for diet-related health information is Anthony William, the Medical Medium. I have been passionate about holistic health for nearly 20 years, and no other information has felt more true and in alignment with my understanding of health.
According to Anthony and Spirit, the following five ingredients when taken together on the same day work synergistically to pass the heavy metals all the way out of the body. He has mentioned that other items, like Chlorella, are “messy” and will pick up the heavy metals but drop them before they get all the way out of the body. These five ingredients taken together “pass the football” until it is out of our system:
- Wild Blueberries (available in the freezer section of most grocery stores – they must be the small, wild variety, not the larger conventional ones)
- Cilantro (this can be bought fresh in the produce section of most grocery stores)
- Atlantic Dulse (available in local health food stores or on Amazon here)
- Hawaiian Spirulina (available in local health food stores or on Amazon here)
- Barley Grass Juice Extract (available on Amazon here)
For over a year each morning my wife and I have been having the heavy metal detox smoothie with these five ingredients that Anthony recommends. I have definitely felt a lot clearer mentally since doing this. I wonder what effect it would have had when I was struggling with my mental illness?
To make the smoothie, we put a couple of bananas, water (or you can use orange juice), and the recommended amounts of the above five ingredients into a blender, and it tastes delicious!!! Here is a video from the Medical Medium team showing the smoothie being made:
To learn more, the heavy metal detox smoothie is outlined in the first Medical Medium book, Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal, which can be found on Amazon here.
You can learn the four main causes of illness and the four main ways of how to protect yourself and the ones you love, by ordering the new Medical Medium book, Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, on Amazon here.
To learn more about heavy metal toxicity and how to detox, check out the Medical Medium blog post here: http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/heavy-metal-detox
I wish you the best of health always!!!