Heavy Metal Detox...Who Can it Help?

According to Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt M.D., Ph.D. heavy metals became a health issue for millions of people about 200 years ago. That was when people began to dig up the earth in different places in search for heavy metals use for industrial and other purposes. Since heavy metals have become a part of our everyday environment they are now appearing regularly in the human body. We can not keep our systems free of these toxins because we have to eat and breathe. Substances that come into contact with our skin are absorbed into the bloodstream. The best solution may be an Arbonne heavy metal detox.
For those of you not familiar with this product line it is a holistic approach to detoxification. It includes 8 products that detoxify thru the skin and 1 internal product.* It is a "gentle" approach to detox. Dr. Gary Coller, clinical metal toxicologist, reviewed this line and stated it appeared strong enough to remove lead from the body. In his words, it is a "BB Gun" approach to detox versus a "canon" approach as IV chelation, DMSA and other toxicologist approaches would be. The Detox Rescue Wash will help remove and prevent chlorine absorption thru the skin. Do you ever think your kids regress from the chemicals in the pool? I suggest using the wash instead of your normal soap or cleansing gel. It can be used on the body, face, and hair. Follow that with the 24 HR mineral lotion to make sure you get the minerals you need. Remember when you detox with one of Arbonne's Stimulating Products you need to follow with a Strengthen or Support Product. You can see each products classification on the Shop Online page.

What are Neurotoxins?
Having one heavy metal infiltrate our system is bad enough, but different heavy metals enter the body creating synergy. Basically this means that 1+1+1+1+1 doesn't = 5, it equals 500. So the damage these metals can do working together is severe. Heavy metals are known to be Neurotoxins which are substances attracted to the human nervous system and have been linked to Mitochondrial damage.

The nerve endings absorb the toxins and they travel to the cell body. On their way they disrupt vital functions such as nutrient transport. The body is constantly trying to eliminate these toxins through the liver, kidney and exhaled air. The liver is the one that does most of the work sending the toxins into the small intestine. Unfortunately, most of the neurotoxins are reabsorbed through the intestinal wall.

Here is a partial list of common neurotoxins beginning with the most dangerous:

Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, Iron, Manganese and Aluminum (are the most common).

Common Sources: Metallic mercury vapor escapes from dental amalgam fillings (they contain about 50 % Mercury, the rest is Zinc, Silver, Copper, Tin and trace metals). Cadmium: car fumes, cigarette smoke , pigment in oil paint Lead: outgasing from paint, residues in earth and food chain from time when lead was used in gasoline, Aluminum cookware, drinking water

Heavy Metal Symptoms
According to The American Academy of Neurotherapy any illness can be caused by, or contributed to, or exagerated by neurotoxins. Here is a partial list:

Neurological problems: Fatigue, depression, insomnia, memory loss, blunting of the senses, chronic intractable pain (migraine, sciatica, CTS etc.), burning pain, paresthesia, strange sensations and sounds, numbness. Autism. Seizure disorder. Hyperactivity syndromes. Premature ejaculation and inorgasmia, emotional problems: inappropriate fits of anger and rage, timidness, passivity, bipolar disorder, depression, psychotic behaviour, deviant behaviour, mental problems: memory loss, thinking disorder, loss of intelligence, premature aging, G.I. problems: candida, food allergies, leaky gut syndrome, parasites, inflammatory bowel disease.

Orthopedic problems: joint arthritis, persisiting musculo-skeletal pain, fibromyalgia, recurrent osteopathic lesions, Immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypothyroid disorders, MS, ALS, Sjogen´s Syndrome, CFIDS, MCS etc.),Cardiovascular disorders ( vascular disease, arrythmias, angina, increased heartbeat), Cancer –mercury, arsenic, copper etc. can be a trigger, ENT disorders: chronic sinusitis, tinnitus, glandular swelling, Eye problems: macular degeneration (dry and wet), optic neuritis, iritis, deteriorating eye sight, etc.) Internal medicine problems: kidney disease, hypertension, hypercholesterinemia, syndrome X, OB/gyn: difficulties of pregnancy, impotence, uterine fibroids, infertility.

Detox Methods
As we get older we are bound to experience some of the symptoms of heavy metal exposure. I prefer to take a total body cleanse approach using a method that will effectively eliminate as many heavy metals as possible. I even use these outer detox products on my three daughters. Even if you have no symptoms you may want to consider Detox Methods that eliminate as many heavy metals as possible before you develop symptoms. A formulation is the way to go because you get the power of synergy working for you. Remember that heavy metals work synergistically together, so if you are focusing on an agent that only eliminates one heavy metal you should still take several agents together to get the synergistic effect and remove other heavy metals.

Here is a list of natural agents that eliminate heavy metals:

Amino acids have a valuable detox effect.

Minerals such as selenium, zinc, manganese, germanium and molybdenum are a healthy mineral base needed for all metal detox attempts.

Electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium) help to transport toxic waste.

Lipids (made from fatty acids) make up 60-80 % of the central nervous system and need to be constantly replenished. Deficiency makes the nervous system vulnerabe to the fat soluble metals.

Cilantro (chinese parsley)

This herb is capable of mobilizing mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum in both bones and the central nervous system. It is probably the only effective agent in mobilizing mercury in the nucleus of the cell (reversing DNA damage of mercury). Because cilantro mobilizes more toxins then it can carry out of the body it ends up retoxifying the body. This can easily be avoided by simultaneously giving an intestinal toxin-absorbing agent such as chlorella.


Toxin binding - all known toxic metals, environmental toxins and repairs and activates the bodys detoxification functions.

Super nutrient: 50-60% amino acid content methylcobolamin - the most easily absorbed and utilized form of B12, B6, minerals, chlorophyll, beta carotene, immune system strengthening, restores bowel flora, digestive aid.

We are exposed to heavy metals everyday through the air, skin and ingestion. It has become a normal thing to find them in the human body. It is wise to remove them periodically through a heavy metal detox. Not only is it a great preventative measure against disease, but the ellimination of unpleasant symptoms affecting quality of life make it very desirable. Before embarking upon this or any other new dietary schedule, consult with your health care professional.

Lose Weight with Detox
Weight loss is hindered by toxic build up of hydrogenated fats, refined white sugar and flour, diet food products, or exposure to chemicals within processed foods and medications and low fiber intake, inefficient digestion and absorption of nutrients

Liver Detox
Many diseases have become prominent as a result of our toxic environment. The air we breathe, the food we eat, the liquids we drink, and that which comes into contact with our skin...The liver can get overloaded...Detox with Arbonne!

In addition to Chelation for Autism:

I am not a medical doctor but after hearing specialists speak today at a four hour forum on autism, and the possible heavy metal toxin component with mitochondrial disease which could be a precurser to autism, I realized that a daily detox could be very beneficial to autistic children. These products work to eliminate internally and externally heavy metals. More info to come...

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