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Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metal toxicity
can cause symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Whatever you do in your search to heal from Fibromyalgia, don't overlook heavy metal toxicity as a contributing factor.

We are all exposed to chemicals, pesticides, and hormones in our environment, foods, water, the air we breathe.

In the same way we are all exposed to heavy metals.  They are in the air, the soil, our water, our foods. 


So, the importance of clearing or eliminating heavy metals from our bodies cannot be stressed enough.

It is well documented that heavy metals in the body system can contribute to a variety of health conditions.

If you are suffering from Fibromyaligia, many of the symptoms that you experience everyday may very well be the same symptoms as those of heavy metal poisoning.



Those symptoms can include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Nerve disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders, including high blood pressure
  • Anemia
  • Memory problems
  • Loss of memory
  • Depression
  • Reproductive disorders, including infertility
  • Headache
  • PMS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis

Toxic Metals are:

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Antimony
  • Aluminum
  • Arsenic

Do I need to do a heavy metal detoxification?

So, how do I treat heavy metal toxicity with a common food and easy to make recipe?

Fibromyalgia and heavy metals detox - would I benefit?

Ask yourself these questions to determine if a heavy metals detox will help decrease your Fibromyalgia symptoms.

Unsure whether you have been exposed to heavy metals?

Wondering whether you need a heavy metals detox to treat your Fibromyalgia?

Many doctors overlook heavy metal toxicity as a possible component in cause and treatment of the symdrome called Fibromyalgia.

If you suspect you may have been exposed to heavy metals, you may want to consider a detoxification treatment to clear the heavy metals from your system.

There are 2 detoxification options. 

One is by eating a specific food and the other is through homeopathy.

If detoxification of heavy metals is determined appropriate treatment, it is recommended that you work closely with a naturopath, who is also well versed as a homeopath, as you move forward with treatment and clearing of heavy metal toxicity.

To determine if you might be at risk and require heavy metals detox, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you cook with aluminum cookware?
  • Do you have, or have you had amalgam (mercury) fillings in your teeth?
  • Do you, or have you lived in a house with old galvanized water pipes? Or do you drink from drinking fountains in older buildings?
  • Are you a smoker or are you exposed to second hand smoke?
  • Have you ever worked in a factory around toxic metals, or welded?
  • Do you have a hobby that uses lead or solder, such as creating stained glass windows, or worked in ceramics?
  • Have you renovated an old house? Scraped or removed old paint?
  • Do you live or work on a farm, or did you grow up on a farm?
  • Have you had any surgical metal implants?

Exposure to toxic chemicals or metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, antimony or aluminum at work, home or through environmental sources can dramatically effect your health.

Your doctor can confirm diagnosis through specific hair or urine analysis tests.

How can I do a heavy metals detox with food?


Heavy metals detoxification by eating Cilantro!

Heavy metals detoxification and cilantro, that wonderful Mexican and Middle Eastern herb, eat one and the body will eliminate the other.

Who would think it would be that easy?

Well, it is.

And the really nice thing about removing heavy metals from our bodies is that  - we can do it ourselves! 

We can do it with food! 

Cilantro, a very common Mexican and Middle Eastern herb, is also known as coriander or Chinese parsley. 

It has been proven to chelate (remove) toxic heavy metals from our bodies in a relatively short period of time.

Chelate comes from the Greek word for claw, describing a process that enables the removal of a highly reactive toxic minerals from the body.

It also acts as a cleansing herb for the lymphatic system and can increase the ability to clear up recurring infections, both viral and bacterial.

What a simple way to detoxify our bodies of the heavy metals that can create havoc on our health and well being - simply by eating cilantro!

It must be used fresh.  So, you will want to go to your local produce stand or the vegetable section of your grocery store and buy a bunch.  Organic certainly is best.

When cooking with coriander, you can use the smaller stems, as well as the leaves  The stems can be bitter, so determine use based on your taste. 

Cilantro can be tossed into a salad, chopped and sprinkled on top of soups, or added to your favorite salsa for a really fresh taste.

Another option is to create a cilantro pesto.

By eating the cilantro pesto (see recipe below) for 3 weeks, your body will eliminate the mercury, aluminum and lead in your system through your urinary excretion.

And all you have to do, is make up a batch and then, everyday for 3 weeks, put two tablespoons on pasta, bread, baked potato or in soup.

It's delicious and it's simple to make too!

Cilantro Pesto Heavy Metals Detoxification Recipe

4 cloves garlic

1/3 cup Brazil nuts (selenium source)

1/3 cup sunflower seeds (cysteine source)

1/3 cup roasted shelled pumpkin seeds (zinc, magnesium sources)

2 cups packed fresh cilantro (aka: coriander, Chinese parsley)  (Vitamin A source)

1/2 cup flaxseed oil or 1/2 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, if desired

3 - 4 tablespoons lemon juice, depending on your taste (Vitamin C source)

Sea salt to taste

Add a little water, as necessary, to get mixture to your desired consistency.

If you like, add a little cayenne pepper to make all the other ingredients work better together.

Process the cilantro and flaxseed oil in a blender or food processor until the cilantro is chopped. 

Add the garlic, nuts, seeds and lemon juice. 

Continue to blend until it becomes a paste.  Add a little water, if consistency too thick.

The pesto be stored up to three days in an airtight non-metal container in the refrigerator.

It is best, for heavy metals detoxification, to eat the cilantro  while it's fresh, but any extra that you make can be kept in the freezer for enjoyment at a later date.

It's tastes great and is good for you too!

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Dancing Cedars Healing Arts

Everett, WA, USA