Essential Oils for Detoxing Heavy Metals

Detoxing Heavy Metals

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Did you know that you can use essential oils for detoxing heavy metals?

Heavy metals are widely used in a variety of fields today, including agriculture, medicine and dentistry.

You’re exposed to these metals daily even though they’re considered toxins for the human body.

Even the fillings in your teeth may expose your body to heavy metal on a daily basis.

Heavy Metals That are a Danger

Some of the metals that can negatively impact your health include:

  • Aluminum
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Zinc

When you’re exposed to high levels of a heavy metal at one time or lower levels over a long period of time, you may suffer from heavy meal poisoning.

Short-term exposure to toxic levels may result in instant nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal distress.

Long-term exposure can lead to cancer, autoimmune disease and other chronic health conditions. 

Heavy metal exposure has been connected to everything from IBS and joint inflammation to low testosterone and memory loss.

How to Combat Heavy Metal Exposure

How to Combat Heavy Metal Exposure

There is no way to avoid exposure to heavy metal in our modern world. These metals are found in prescription medications, supplements, dental fillings and many other products.

There are three things that you can do to limit your exposure and minimize the impact on your body:

1. Read labels and stick to natural products. By switching to all-natural cleaning supplies and beauty products, you will eliminate some of the heavy metals from your daily life.

Just keep in mind that natural doesn’t always mean heavy metal-free. Some herbal medications contain high levels of heavy metal because these metals are natural to the earth’s crust.

That’s why it’s important to read labels, ask questions and focus on minimizing rather than eliminating exposure.

2. Support your liver. Your liver has the difficult task of breaking down toxins that make their way into your system.

When your body is exposed to a lot of heavy metals and other toxins, the liver is easily overwhelmed. The result is an inefficient liver that is more vulnerable to disease and dysfunction.

While you’re working to reduce your exposure to toxins, supporting your liver is essential.

A healthy diet that eliminates food toxins is a good start, but essential oils will also help. The following oils are the best options for liver support:

  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Clove Essential Oil
  • Oregano Essential Oil

One scientific study showed that mixtures of these three essential oils plus ginger extract are powerful antioxidants that boost functioning of the liver and brain.

The study showed that livers in the mice were more resistant to oxidation after receiving low doses of essential oils daily for six months.

One simple essential oil detox that supports the liver calls for just three ingredients:

  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Lemon juice

You can alter this recipe by adding some of the essential oils listed above. You can also simply use the above listed essential oils daily in low doses.

That’s a great way to keep your liver functioning at full capacity so that it can eliminate toxins efficiently.

3. Do a heavy metal detox using essential oils.

Even with daily liver support, some heavy metals and other toxins are likely to accumulate inside your body.

If you know that your body is currently overloaded with heavy metals or you just want to take precautionary measures, a heavy metal detox is the answer.

Chelation therapy is one of the most effective ways to detox heavy metals. You consume a substance that naturally binds heavy metals in your body, allowing them to pass out of your system.

You can visit a functional medicine doctor if you want to discuss medical chelation therapy to possibly overcome symptoms of autoimmune disease, autism and other medical issues.

You do need medical supervision when using some chelation medications because they’re potentially dangerous.

You also have the option of performing your own heavy metal detox using all-natural essential oils.

A combination of cilantro and chlorella essential oils is used in one tincture that has proven effective for many people.

Research into this essential oil combination has shown 70-90 percent removal of lead, mercury and aluminum. Some test subjects completely eliminated their heavy metal accumulation.

Cilantro is effective at loosening heavy metals from tissue inside the body. Chlorella then takes over to absorb the metals and help process them out of the body.

While there isn’t much scientific research backing the use of most essential oils for heavy metal detoxification, some studies have proven these essential oils effective for this application.

Getting Started Using Essential Oils for Detoxing Heavy Metals

All essential oils discussed above are easy to find today. You may already have some of them in your home right now.

That means that you have easy access to powerful natural products that can help you combat the impact of heavy metal accumulation. It’s best to focus on daily liver support while detoxing occasionally.

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