These days, avoiding exposure to heavy metals is nearly impossible.
Maybe you didn’t get mercury dental fillings as a child… Or get vaccinations with thimerosal (a mercury-laced preservative)… But you’ve certainly inhaled second-hand smoke or engine exhaust. All of these things cause metal to build up in the body.
If your home was built prior to 1978, it could have lead-based paint. Heavy metals are in the water supply… arsenic is found in some apple juice… mercury is found in most corn syrup. And, as you almost certainly know, many fish are contaminated with these metals too.
Metals like mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium and aluminum are dangerous even in very small quantities. But worse, the danger is compounded when they accumulate in your body. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) says these metals can “build up in biological systems and become a significant health hazard.”
That means that the mercury or lead that may have entered your body decades ago could still be there, dripping out its toxic effects. So how do you get rid of these persistent pollutants?
One option is intravenous chelation. This therapy introduces chelating agents into the body which bind to heavy metals and make them water soluble… allowing your body to harmlessly excrete the toxins.
But intravenous chelation requires visits with a practitioner and it can be expensive. Fortunately, you don’t have to shell out a large sum of money to get the benefits. Dr. Yoshiaki Omura has discovered how to use the leaves of a plant to remove heavy metals from the body.
Dr. Omura has a background in both clinical medicine and experimental physics. He’s Director of Medical Research at the Heart Disease Foundation in New York. And he’s an adjunct professor at New York Medical College.
The Accidental Discovery of Nature’s Tasty Toxin Fighter
Dr. Omura was using a standard antibiotic to treat several patients for a type of eye infection. He discovered that their symptoms would clear up… and then return within a few months.
Dr. Omura found that the organisms causing the infection seemed to be hiding in parts of the body that had high concentrations of heavy metals like mercury, lead, and aluminum. It appeared that the organisms were using the metals to protect themselves from the antibiotics.
Heavy metals are excreted in the urine. So he began testing his patients’ urine. And he noticed that the mercury level in one patient’s urine increased after he ate a Vietnamese soup.
Upon further testing, Dr. Omura identified an ingredient in the soup – a leaf – that was responsible for this effect. And he noted that it also increased the amount of lead and aluminum that were excreted.
Without the heavy metals for protection, the organisms causing the eye infections were no longer able to flourish. When he gave his patients the leaves, along with antibiotics, their infections disappeared for good.
Dr. Omura had discovered a way to increase the body’s ability to fight infection. At the same time, he had accidentally discovered an inexpensive way to rid the body of toxic heavy metals.
A follow-up study involved a patient who had three mercury-based amalgam fillings removed. After the procedure, significant amounts of mercury were found in the patient’s lungs, kidneys, liver, and heart. Dr. Omura used the special leaves to remove the mercury. Within a few weeks, the metal was gone.
Find This Health Boosting Leaf at the Supermarket or on Your Windowsill
The chelator Dr. Omura used comes from the coriander plant. It’s known as Chinese parsley. You might know it as cilantro. And Dr. Omura isn’t the only one who’s had good results with it.
Japanese researchers studied its effects on lead. They gave mice lead in their drinking water for one month. After the first week, they administered Chinese parsley.
The conclusion: “Chinese parsley has suppressive activity on lead deposition, probably resulting from the chelation of lead by some substances contained in Chinese parsley.”
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt is the founder of the American Academy of Neural Therapy and Medical Director of the Institute of Neurobiology. He’s internationally known for his work in treating chronic pain and illness. He was named Physician of the Year by the Global Foundation of Integrative Medicine in 2007.
He recommends cilantro to remove mercury from the brain. He found that five grams per day was the minimum dose for chelation. That’s about one teaspoon. The treatment should be continued for at least two to three months.
You can buy fresh cilantro at the grocery store. It’s a common ingredient in Mexican, Caribbean, and Asian cooking. Even better, grow it yourself. It is easy to grow and you can produce quite a lot in a small space in the garden or just one or two pots.
You can also take cilantro as a supplement. It’s inexpensive and several companies produce it in capsule or liquid form (often combined with chlorella, another powerful chelating agent).