Heavy metal is by definition a chemical element with specific gravity of at least 5.0 (The specific gravity of water is 1.0). These elements are found in small quantities in nature and our diet, which in most cases they are essential for the body’s biochemical reactions. Since these metals are heavy, they gradually aggregate in the body, which may become toxic.
Some activities such as mining and releasing the industrial and household sewage to the environment bring these elements to our food circle and eventually to our bodies. 23 of heavy metals that may become toxic are as following:
antimony, arsenic, bismuth, cadmium, cerium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gallium, gold, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, platinum, silver, tellurium, thallium, tin, uranium, vanadium, and zinc
Now here is the good news: Some natural foods can chelate and take out these elements from the body. One of these foods is cilantro or coriander, a leafy green that you may have enjoyed it in your salsa. Try this recipe adapted from eHow.com 10 drops 3 times a day to chelate heavy metals naturally.
Coriander Seed Tincture:
Grind 1/2 cup of cilantro seeds in a grinder or food processor.
Place the cilantro seeds in a glass mason jar.
Cover with 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar.
Add 1/2 cup of water.
Cover with a tight fitting lid store in a cool dark place for 2 weeks, shaking the mixture daily.
At the end of 2 weeks, strain the cilantro seeds from the tincture.
Store the tincture in a dark, glass bottle with a dropper.
Take 10 drops, 3 times daily as an adult dose to chelate heavy metals naturally.
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Heavy Metal Detoxification | Life Extension http://www.lef.org/protocols/health_concerns/heavy_metal_detoxification_01.htm
How to Chelate Heavy Metals Naturally | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5359926_chelate-heavy-metals-naturally.html#ixzz2MgUM3Qyn