Modern life affords us a bounty of luxuries that mankind could only dream of a few generations ago such as farming techniques that produce bigger, more frequent crop yields and drugs for nearly every ailment imaginable. However, these modern miracles come with a heavy price. Many of them produce neurotoxins that negatively impact our health, often in ways that baffle the best of doctors. But there are steps you can take to both cleanse your body of these toxins and minimize your risk of exposure going forward.
What are Neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins are substances or compounds that are absorbed by the nerve endings and then travel through the nerve fiber to ultimately reach the nerve cell. Both along the way and once they reach the nerve cell, they can exert a tremendous influence throughout your body. Most functions within the body are controlled either through hormones circulating in the bloodstream or through nerve impulses.
The problems that can arise can vary, depending on when and where neurotoxins disrupt nerve transmission. Some of the most common symptoms include chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, “brain fog,” numbness, burning or tingling sensations, poor memory, muscle spasms, and migrating pains.
One of the biggest problems associated with neurotoxins is the fact that we are being bombarded with a wide variety of toxins from hundreds of different sources. Types of neurotoxins include heavy metals, compounds produced by fungi, viruses, and other pathogens, xenobiotics like pesticides and drugs, and artificial food additives, dyes, and preservatives. This greatly complicates matters during the present era, when we like to narrow all of our health problems down to a single cause.
"Poor Man's Chelation"
One of the best methods I’ve found for removing these toxins is what I call the “poor man’s chelation therapy.” Dr. Yoshiaki Omura with the Heart Research Foundation in New York discovered a unique and easy way to remove heavy metals like mercury, lead, and aluminum. He and his colleagues were using antibiotics and antiviral compounds to treat infections, but they were having little long-term success. Patients’ symptoms would disappear, only to recur within a few months.
Upon further investigation Dr. Omura found that these patients had localized deposits of mercury, lead, aluminum, or a combination, and the infectious bacterial and viral agents continued to grow and multiply in these areas. Apparently, in the presence of these heavy metals, the antibiotics and antiviral compounds lost their ability to function.
While Dr. Omura was testing the urine of one patient, he discovered that mercury levels in the urine increased significantly after the patient consumed Vietnamese soup, which contains cilantro.
Through further testing, Dr. Omura found that consumption of cilantro accelerated the excretion of lead and aluminum deposits from the body. When he had his patients regularly consume fresh cilantro or cilantro juice and then use antibiotics or natural antivirals such as the EPA and DHA in fish oil, the infections were permanently cleared.
Dr. Omura performed another study in which three amalgam fillings were removed from an individual using all the precautions available to prevent the absorption of mercury from the amalgam. Even with strong air and water suctioning, water rinses, and a rubber dental dam, significant amounts of mercury were later found in the individual’s lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver, and heart. There had been no mercury in these tissues prior to the amalgam removal. Using only cilantro, Dr. Omura was able to clear the mercury deposits in just three weeks.
Since I first reported on Dr. Omura’s work over a decade ago, numerous doctors have informed me of similar successes using cilantro. It is an excellent method for detoxifying and removing heavy metals and other neurotoxins. I’d suggest consuming at least 1/4 cup of tightly-packed fresh cilantro stems and leaves per day during a detox.
Since cilantro may release more heavy metals than the body can efficiently remove, and to prevent any metals from being deposited in the colon, I also recommend using a form of calcium bentonite clay called Pascalite. While using the cilantro for a detox period of two weeks, take 1 to 2 teaspoons of Pascalite mixed with water three times a day between meals.
A Few Things to Keep In Mind
Keep a few things in mind when going through this detox procedure. It may be simple, but powerful forces are at work. What one experiences depends on their level of toxicity (everyone will be different). Those who are more toxic may need to start off slowly, using smaller doses of cilantro but the same amount of Pascalite.
Signs of increased toxicity include headaches, nervousness, flu-like symptoms, or fever. Someone who has taken drugs much of their life could experience either the normal effects associated with those medications or any of their side effects. Any of these would be signs to slow down the detox. For some, it would definitely be better to detox for only one week three or four times a year rather than all at once.
In addition to soaking up toxins and removing them from the body, Pascalite has a tendency to clean the colon of excess mucus and debris. Don’t be alarmed if you find this happening; it’s a good thing. But if it’s too much, simply reduce the dosage.
Finally, don’t be surprised if you experience a permanent feeling of increased energy and well-being, or if any of the toxic symptoms mentioned earlier disappear. After years of suffering from the effects of toxin exposure, most people are amazed at how effective the poor man’s chelation therapy can actually be.