Today we are looking at ‘Why do a Heavy Metals Detox’? The most common reasons that we find people embark on juice cleanses is to either detox or to support with their weight loss journey. While these are great reasons to do a juice cleanse, we think the motivation behind a juice cleanse should be more about returning our focus on fuelling our bodies with vitamins and minerals and creating healthy habits while avoiding ultra-processed foods. A juice cleanse gives our body a chance to reboot or kickstart, while it also brings our focus inward where we can really look at our relationship with food.
You might have heard the phrase, ‘Heavy Metals Poisoning’ over the past few years as research and information about these phenomena has increased but what exactly is it? Heavy metal poisoning is the accumulation of various heavy metals in your body as a result of environmental and industrial factors. As technology advances, production adapts and as our world changes, we are exposed to more and more heavy metals every day. We can be subjected to heavy metals in the food we eat or even the air we breathe which is why it is important to consider the overall impact of heavy metals in our lives.
Some typical metals we are subject to include zinc, copper and iron and while all of these are fine for us in small amounts, overexposure can lead to heavy metal poisoning which can have dire consequences. Symptoms of heavy metal poisoning can include but not limited to;
- Abdominal pain and cramping
- Breathing difficulties
And in more severe cases, symptoms have been seen to include;
- Brain fog
- Chronic infections
- Neurological effects
So, what can we do about this? Of course, our motto is let food by thy medicine, let medicine be thy food by Hippocrates. Essentially, we suggest eating your way to detoxify heavy metals from your body. The first suggestion is to spend a little extra on organic produce, this way you are eliminating the nasties and eating fresh fruits and vegetables that will aid in the detoxification process. There are certain foods to avoid which include rice due to their potential to contain arsenic, some fish especially farmed fish that are imported to Australia and alcohol. There are on the other hand, five critical foods that you can consume daily to pull heavy metals out: cilantro, wild blueberries, Spirulina, Barley Grass Juice Powder, and Atlantic dulse.
Our Heavy Metal Detox pack is specifically designed to help you navigate your way through the process without having to do all the leg work as we supply the ingredients you need to work those nasty toxins out of your body.
Available in a three day cleanse, the Heavy Metal Detox pack includes;
- 1 x 150ml Immunity Shot (Used over the 3 days)
- 3 x 600mls Celery Juice
- 3 x Heavy Metal Detox Frozen Packs (2 bananas/2 cups wild blueberries/ 1 cup coriander)
- 3 x Superfood Powders (Barley Grass Juice Powder/Spirulina/Atlantic Dulse)
- 1L Orange Juice
- 1 x Tongue Scraper
- 1 x Organic Lemon Balm Tea
Here is what a normal day on the HMD cleanse will look like;
We will have you waking up and brushing your teeth and giving your tongue a good scraping. We start with this because as you sleep your mouth provides ideal conditions for bacteria reproduction, hence those morning breath feels! Once you have cleaned your mouth environment, you will have your immunity shot, either straight or you can mix it with water, then you have your organic celery juice. To get maximum healing benefits from the celery juice, it is important that you don’t have anything to eat or drinks for around 15 – 20 minutes before or after you consume this amazing herb.
The next step will be to enjoy your heavy metal detox smoothie, all you need do is mix all the ingredients from your pack in a blender and enjoy! This will fill you up until lunchtime, while the ingredients work synergistically together to remove heavy metals. As lunch and dinner mealtimes roll around, it is recommended to stay plant based, so try to enjoy wholefood salads, soups and smoothies. You can find some simple and delicious recipes in our eBooks.
As your day draws to an end, you will find yourself enjoying the organic lemon balm tea which helps soothe the digestive tract, while boosting the immune system and assisting in detoxing the body.
While it is difficult to always be aware of potential risks and how we can maintain good health, the golden rule is always to fuel our bodies with natural and organic produce that has not been heavily processed before it lands on our tables. The more processes a food goes through, the more exposure to contaminants and potentially harmful poisons. Our range of cold pressed juices and cleanses are designed to take out the guesswork and provide you with a simple and effective way to balance and detoxify your body, helping you break bad habits and addictions while supporting a healthy balanced diet.