Another Tool For Whole Body Detox
Have you noticed that nearly every day a story comes along in the media about the toxic side effects of living in today's world? If it isn't chemicals, it is pesticides, if not pesticides, it is heavy metals, or electrical disturbances. In my last post I spoke of the amazing benefits of the Far Infrared Sauna in regards to detoxification of the body. Because toxins are such a large part of our downfall in health I wanted to give you another tool you can add to your tool box of easy ways to detox your body each day.
It is not your imagination, cancer, auto-immune diseases, neurological disorders are on the rise. Some common symptoms of toxic build-up include, but are not limited to:
- Digestive distress, and reduced ability to properly assimilate and utilize fats
- Aching joints
- Impaired blood sugar regulation
- Female reproductive problems
- Auto-immune diseases
- Brain disorders ie. Autism, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
There is help though, and it is fairly easy and painless. Chlorella and Spirulina are two highly effective nutritional resources every one needs to supplement their diet with because of their superior detoxification abilities. According to The Chlorella Factor, if you take a close look at what is in these nutritive substances you will find in chlorella and spirulina the following:
- High-quality completeprotein that is more dense and more digestible than any animal-derived protein. (Chlorella is 58% protein.)
- All the known B vitamins, including vitamin B12 which is almost never found in plants.
- Vitamin C.
- Vitamin E.
- Macrominerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium and many more.
- Trace minerals.
- Omega-3 fatty acids including GLA.
- Nucleic acids (RNA & DNA).
So you can see that by adding these two supplements to a balanced diet, you can theoretically get all the nutrients you need and dispense of taking handfuls of different vitamins and minerals. I'm all for simplification. These supplements benefit those looking to improve an array of different symptoms. In the Vitamin Bible it states, "Chlorella has been touted as the perfect whole food. Aside from being a complete protein and containing all the B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and the major minerals (with zinc and iron in amounts large enough to be considered supplementary), it has been found to improve the immune system, improve digestion, detoxify the body, accelerate healing, protect against radiation, aid in the prevention of degenerative diseases, help in treatment of Candida albicans, relieve arthritis pain and, because of its nutritional content, aid in the success of numerous weight loss programs." - Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible You can learn valuable information about these two foods by reading the website, The Chlorella Factor to find information on how broken cell wallchlorella is used for weight loss, digestive and intestinal disorders, for nervous system disorders, enhancing brain function, as a ph balancer, and to read studies of how it is being used to fight cancer. What I want to focus on is it's ability to detox the body. According to Dr. Marcola, "Its molecular structure, allows it to bond to metals, chemicals and some pesticides. When chlorella is taken into your body, its natural action will bind it to lingering heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides found in your digestive tract, which is your body's pathway to your bloodstream where these harmful toxins are delivered and deposited into your body's cells." He says it is like having a miniature army inside your body fighting against the toxins. Sounds good to me. Mike Adams, from The Factor, states, "It is well known that the build up of heavy metals in the body leads to disastrous health results and some rather frightening diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. And while chlorella is the primary helper here, due to its cell wall structure, it appears that spirulina may also be a potent detoxifier..." One of the common questions that comes up whenever we talk about supplementation is how much and how often. It is recommended if using these wonder foods for fighting a disease you need 20 grams of Spirulina and 10 grams of Chlorella daily divided up over three meals. This is a significant amount that most people would not be able to tolerate in the beginning. We recommend you start with two grams of Spirulina and 1 gram of Chlorella daily (taken over three meals) for a few days to see how you tolerate it. Remember it will pull toxins from your system, and if done too quickly you can become sick. Adjust this initial intake as needed up or down depending on your body's reaction. Then gradually start increasing every three to four days as you can tolerate. This isn't a race to see how fast you can get to the recommended dosage but a detox program for your body. Be gentle. The other area of concern is how often should I take it; divide your dosage up over your three meals a day. Some studies indicate that the detox pathways of the body tend to become habitual after a period of time and loose their effectiveness. Therefore, it is important to give them a break now and then. We recommend that you take the food supplements 3 weeks on, 1 week off. Because the on-slaught of toxins is heavy in our modern world and continual you need to look at chlorella and spirulina as a lifestyle change, not a nutritional supplement. They are a food supplement that need to be on going in your diet. However, when normal health and energy levels return you can move to a maintenance dosage. Maintenance is 10 grams of Spirulina to 5 grams of Chlorella. Optimum health is what we are all seeking. Using the Far Infrared Sauna and adding Chlorella and Spirulina are two easy and relatively inexpensive tools to add to your tool box in achieving the goal of wellness.