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How to Remove Lead & Heavy Metals Naturally

Did you know that we possess within our bodies about 650 times more lead than a century lobsterago?  Lead is extremely toxic, dangerous to health, and unfortunately takes its abode in our bones.  Lovely thought!  There are some simple foods found right in the kitchen and natural supplements that can act as natural chelators helping to remove the lead.

The term “chelation” is really not as confusing as it sounds.  Simply put, a chelating agent attaches itself to a heavy metal such as lead or mercury and pulls it out of your body, deactivating it during the process.  Think of the way fiber can bind to unhealthy food remnants in your colon and push them through your pipes and out into the world.

There are synthetic chelators that are given by a medical professional for more serious cases of high lead toxicity.  Luckily, nature has provided us with every day foods and supplements that can be taken as daily detoxifiers to help our body rid itself of built up toxins and metals. 

Dr. Julian Whitaker, MD, is a well known alternative medicine doctor who has written various books on chelation therapy and much more.  Here are some interesting statistics according to his book “Health & Healing”…  “More than 90 percent of your body’s total burden of lead exists in your skeleton.  Lead is a neurotoxin that causes mental retardation and developmental delays in children and a multitude of cognitive problems in people of all ages.”  He goes on describing other possible related health issues including impairment of circulation, elevated blood pressure, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, kidney problems, cancer, premature death, etc.

According to Dr. Whitaker, the best natural chelators include:

  • Vitamin C (fruits, superfruit berries, and fresh veggies
  • IP6 (phytic acid acid found in fiber rich nuts, seesd and grains – can also be supplemented)
  • Garlic & cilantro
  • PectaSol Chelation (Supplement made of Citrus Pectin, sea vegetables and other ingredients specifically for binding to and pulling out heavy metals)
  • NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is a more stable form of the amino acid L-Cysteine that is a powerful anti-toxin that reduces free radical damage and helps protect the body against environmental toxins) – taken as a supplement
  • ALA – alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant naturally made by the body.  Ideally it is best to be supplemented but is also found in red meat and yeast (brewers and nutritional)
  • Zeolites – Volcanic mineral that acts as an amazing chelating agent pulling out environmental toxins and pollutants in the body.

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4 Comments on “How to Remove Lead & Heavy Metals Naturally”

  1. Carolyn R. Says:

    I am interested in a chelation process for my 9 yr. old with possible ADHD and ODD. Do you have any reccommendations? Thank you.

  2. Rebekah Says:

    Hi Carolyn. I have heard great reports from parents using oral chelation for their children with ADHD. I would recommend trying a product with the ingredients I mentioned in my blog, especially with ALA and NAC. THere are so many products out there and unfortunately I don’t have one specific one that I have used or have heard about directly. I would search for a simple formula with the chelating agents that is also made for children. I hope I was able to help.

  3. MamaP Says:

    My 16 month old was exposed to lead during the renovation of our house (she was much younger). She started with a level of 44–that was in September, and we now have her down to 31, but it’s slower than we’re hoping & praying for. I have talked to doctors and am working with the local county nurse, but honestly am just looking for any advice on what I should do to help aid this process.

    We are taking Polyvisol with Iron daily and I am trying to encourage red meat, vitamin C rich foods (though she is a very picky eater).

    Is there anything else safe for a child this young?

    Mama P

  4. Barry Says:

    The best way to remove Lead and other toxic heavy metals from the body is without question the natural mineral called Zeolite! Zeolite safely removes lead from the body without re-releaseing any lead back into the body like clay and plant type chelators do that cause people to feel Ill. For more information on this lead and heavy metal detox do an online search for the single word Zeolite.

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