The Green Superfood I’m Using To Detox My Heavy Metals
As many of you know, I had a super high dose of chemotherapy drugs pumped through my left arm just after my first cancer diagnosis. The radical poisoning didn’t work, hence why I was led to take control of my health via all natural means. What the chemo did do, however, is leave my body with high amounts of heavy metals – which are incredibly difficult to eliminate, and make healing a very slow process. Four years since my conventional “treatment”, I am still dealing with the ramifications and I’m now introducing several detoxification tactics to chelate the toxins from my tissues. One of these tactics is taking the superfood chlorella.
WHAT IS CHLORELLA?
Chlorella is a water-grown algae that is full of chlorophyll (which gives it its green colour). Here is its impressive profile:
+ 60% complete protein in free amino acid form (very easily digested)
+ 2-7% chlorophyll (the highest of any known food)
+ Vitamin C
+ Vitamin E
+ All the known B vitamins
+ Calcium (One tbsp of chlorella contains 320% of the recommended RDA)
+ Iron (One tbsp. of chlorella contains 120% of the recommended RDA)
+ Trace minerals
+ Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA, DHA and EPA – the last two are often mistakenly thought to only be found in fish and other seafaring animals)
+ GLA and other “rare” fatty acids
+ Nucleic acids RNA and DNA (Sardines= 0.59% RNA, Chlorella=10% RNA!)
+ Enzymes (chlorophyllase and pepsin, the latter helping you digest its high protein content)
WHY SHOULD WE TAKE IT?
If you have had mercury fillings in your teeth, have received vaccinations, have flown on an airplane, eat fish, fill your car up with petrol at a service station, have been exposed to radiation, or have undergone chemotherapy, you have heavy metals in your body. It is so common these days and this is a huge problem. Heavy metal toxicity can lead to cancer, autoimmune diseases and mental decline illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Chlorella is highly touted for its ability to detoxify and cleanse the body by binding to toxins and carrying them out of our systems.
Chlorella cleanses the blood and optimizes oxygen into the blood. It alkalizes the body, correcting a state of acidosis, in which most disease thrives. By definition, then, it also relieves inflammation, which is the root of much disease. It follows that chlorella is a pain reliever, reduces hypertension and enhances the immune system
WHAT KIND SHOULD WE BUY?
Chlorella has a hard indigestible cell wall, which has to be ‘opened’ to allow it’s abundant nutrients to be absorbed. Some producers use chemical bleaching, heat treatments or milling to ‘crack’ the hard wall – these harsh treatments can have a detrimental effect on the valuable nutrients within.
I’ve been taking Yaeyama Pacifica Chlorella. I chose this one for two main reasons.
1) It undergoes a unique WaterJet-Spray Cell Wall Technology developed by the grower, to gently ‘open’ the cell wall for a high 82% digestibility, delivering potency, purity and mild taste.
2) The biggest enemy of Chlorella is oxygen, which can quickly damage the sensitive vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants, reducing nutritional potency. Yaeyama Pacifica is protected in the bottle with LOCTEC oxygenless packaging, so that the potency of the superfood is protected from oxygen. It also keeps it tasting nice if you choose the powder form!
HOW MUCH SHOULD WE TAKE?
Because chlorella is such a powerful detoxifier, you may experience detox symptoms when you first begin taking it. Particularly if you are quite toxic or you’re not used to consuming a lot of greens. Here is the recommended dose guide:
Start-up: 1.5g (half level teaspoon) daily, for first week.
Maintenance: 3g (one level teaspoon) daily.
Optimal: 6g – 9g daily.
Chlorella can be purchased in both tablet or powder form. The powder can be added to green juices and smoothies and tastes totally fine. It’s kind of like spirulina – if you’re not a fan of the taste, just mask it by adding banana or apple to your drink.
Take between meals for maximum effect – drink 1 to 2 litres of pure water daily when taking chlorella to assist the body in flushing out toxins during detoxification.
WANT TO WIN SOME CHLORELLA?
The lovely folks from Yaeyama Pacifica Chlorella (the same crew who supply us with Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina and Green Calcium) have given me 10 x 100 tablet bottles of chlorella to give away.
To win, all of you have to do is leave a comment in the comments section below and tell me one of the benefits of consuming green superfoods (and when I say superfoods, I mean all green plant foods).
Positive affirmation for the day: I am vibrantly healthy.
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