cilantro pesto1Recently I wrote a blog post questioning a ‘health’ product called Adya Clarity that was being promoted heavily ( in the Raw Food community and on Facebook). Unfortunately, when I looked at the patent application for the product, it just didn’t look kosher to me. It was eventually revealed that (among other problems) Adya Clarity contains 1200 ppm of Aluminum (which was not disclosed on the label). So now we have a whole bunch of unsuspecting Adya Clarity consumers who need to detox aluminum (and possibly other metals) from their system!

Cilantro & Chlorophyll Detox

Since most of us would only benefit from detoxifying our bodies of aluminum, lead, mercury, etc. I’m going to share a very easy (and tasty!) way to accomplish this. If you need a very serious detox, then you may want to add infrared saunas, chlorella and spirulina to this detox regimen as well:

1. Upon waking drink 1 tbsp of fresh-squeezed lemon juice in 1 cup of warm/hot water. Remember that lemon juice is acidic in the glass, but becomes alkaline upon ingestion.

2. On an empty stomach (at whichever time of day is convenient for you) take 1 tablespoon of liquid Chlorophyll in a glass of water and then eat 2 teaspoons of the Cilantro Pesto (recipe below). You can eat the cilantro pesto with other foods – on crackers, baked potatoes, etc. – but I feel it will be more powerful if consumed on an empty stomach, at least 10 – 15 minutes before other foods.

3. Magnesium is also a powerful detox agent and a mineral that most people are deficient in. I have done a detailed post on magnesium (types, absorption, etc.) so you can refer to that for lots more info. For our purposes here, take 2-3 tablespoons of the Mini-Minerals (nano-sized) Magnesium per day. Because it absorbs instantly to the bloodstream, it does not require digestion and therefore does not cause diarrhea or loose stools.

Do this regimen for 3 – 4 weeks. If you need a more serious detox, then ALSO take 1-2 teaspoons of Chlorella and 1-2 teaspoons of Spirulina mixed in 8 ounces of liquid, once per day. If you blend these in an Absorb Plus shake or whey protein shake with fruit, it really helps to disguise the taste.

Or, use a ready-made, high quality detox product like Flora’s FlorEssence Gentle Detox Tea – this one is great because it has a very mild taste, is safe even for people with sensitive digestive systems, yet it is very effective. If your system is sensitive, then start out with a lowered dose, or only taking once per day and gradually build up from there. For myself, even taking it only once per day, I could feel a beneficial difference.

Infrared saunas are also excellent for detox and provide many other benefits as well – but don’t do too many if you are underweight, as they usually result in weight loss.

The most delicious way I know of to detox heavy metals is by using cilantro (Chinese parsely). The serious detox capability of this herb has even been documented in PubMed:  This study showed that after the removal of amalgam fillings, and despite the use of normal holistic dentistry practices of a rubber dam and proper ventilation & suction, deposits of mercury that were previously non-existent, were found in all the major organs of the body ( lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver, and heart).

The mercury deposits were then successfully removed by ingesting 400mg/day of Chinese parsley, or cilantro, for a period of around 4 weeks. So