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Cilantro Chelation - That Can Save Your Life


..."cilantro will detoxify mercury from neural tissue., is used to help stimulate the appetite and relieves minor digestive irritation. This is a remarkable discovery. It is a novel technique, which greatly increased our ability to clear up recurring infections, both viral and bacterial. Bioactive Cilantro blend is an inexpensive, easy way to remove (or chelate) toxic metals from the nervous system and body tissues. Cilantro blend contains yellow dock to help drain the mercury from the connective tissues. It is an excellent blood cleanser, tonic, and builder, working through increasing the ability of the liver and related organs to strain and purify the blood and lymph system. Achieves it’s tonic properties through the astringent purification of the blood supply to the glands and acts as a cleansing herb for the lymphatic system."

With so many expensive oral chelation scams around this is yet again another demonstration, as if one was still needed, on how we can let food be our medicine! This is added, in keeping with the tradition of this site on self empowerment to the earlier recipes on:

Make Your Own Enzymes

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Chris Gupta

Cilantro: A Common Spice/Herb That Can Save Your Life

Dr David Williams published in his newsletter Alternative (For the Health Conscious Individual) (Vol. 7, No. 12) June, 1998 the most interesting piece of information to come down the pike in years.

Chelation therapy has been used by conventional medicine to pull lead from people suffering from lead poisoning. Chelation (a Greek term meaning "claws," for it was thought that the chelator "grabbed" the metals from the blood and arteries) therapy is administered intravenously using the chemical agent EDTA (Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid). Today scientists know that the grabbing that takes place is simply a metaphor for biochemical reaction when a "chelator" contacts a heavy metal.

From the successes of cleaning up toxic amounts of lead from patients, some doctors experimented with EDTA Chelation therapy to remove mercury and aluminum (associated with Alzheimer's disease; and get this; aluminum works with fluoride; fluoride slips through the blood-brain barrier). Now the interesting thing to come from these studies was that patients with cardiovascular disease reported feeling much better, more alive, could exercise longer without angina pains and shortness of breath.

Again, another theory popped up: if you get rid of the heavy metals in your body, you've removed the source of millions of free radicals and the tissues of the body begin to heal themselves, sloughing off the calcium that causes hardening of the arteries.

Now like most theories, this one has its detractors: the physicians who own yachts purchased with their profits from angioplasties, bypass surgeries, etc. are the most vocal. Intravenous chelation therapy costs a lot less than surgery and is not covered by most insurance companies (cheap? effective? I wonder who runs these companies).

Next we have oral chelation which consists of taking a balanced supplementation schedule that removes heavy metals from your body. This theory too has its detractors: the physicians who do intravenous chelation therapy. Profit is the bottom line in most medical theories. Sadly, all statistics on projected life-span are ignored when a the medical profession's profits are at stake: people on chelation therapy live longer than those having bypass surgery. Simple fact.

However, we now have the perfect chelation therapy as reported by Dr Williams, due to the studies from a lowly physician working alone by the name of Dr. Omura*. Dr. Omura found that fresh cilantro removes heavy metals from the body in less than two weeks.

He also discovered that his patients had fewer colds and flu after removing the heavy metals because it seems that viruses and bacteria like to congregate in organs contaminated by heavy metals. His patients also had fewer Herpes outbreaks after removing these heavy metals.


Cilantro is a common Mexican and Middle Eastern spice. It must be used fresh and the stems too are just as good, however, your best chefs use only the leaves because the stems can be bitter. Tossed into a salad is a perfect way to use cilantro, or added to your favorite salsa really perks it up.

Here is a cilantro pesto sauce that will also do the trick. This is the basic recipe, but if you're like me (I approach cooking and love making with reckless abandon), go ahead and play with the recipe. The first time I made the recipe I nearly tripled the oil, lemon juice and garlic, added a dash of cayenne pepper, and got rave reviews.

Cilantro Pesto

1 clove garlic
1/2 cup almonds, cashews, or other nuts
1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves (and smaller stems)
2 tablespoons lemon juice (a professional chef recommends just one Tbl of lemon juice)
6 tablespoons olive oil
Celtic Sea Salt to taste (www.healthfree.com is where you can order your salt)

Blend the cilantro and olive oil in a blender, add other ingredients to make a nice smooth paste, then go ahead and add some nuts and/or seeds: pistachio, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, you name it. Have fun. Add it to your favorite pasta and serve warm or cold. Remember, cayenne pepper added to anything has a synergistic effect, making all the other ingredients work better. Simple fact.

Cilantro-Pepita Dressing

1 medium Anaheim Chili, roasted -- peeled and seeded
3 tablespoons Roasted pumpkin seeds (Shelled) -- (pepitas)
1 large Clove garlic (increase to taste)
1/8 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper (or Cayenne Pepper)
1/2 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
3/4 cup Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Red wine vinegar (ahhh, if building your immune system, use organic apple cider vinegar only)
3 tablespoons Grated cotija cheese
1 small Bunch cilantro -- stemmed (Better still, a packed cup of cilantro leaves)
3/4 cup Mayonnaise (Ahhh! you may substitute, see our Mayonnaise Recipe)
2 tablespoons Water

Note: If cotija cheese is unavailable, use any hard grating cheese, such as cacique or even Parmesan.

Place chili, pepitas, garlic, pepper, salt, oil, vinegar and cotija cheese in blender or food processor. Blend about 10 seconds, then add cilantro, bit by bit, until smoothly blended. Place mayonnaise and water in large stainless-steel bowl and whisk until smooth. Add blended chili mixture and mix thoroughly.

Place in airtight container and refrigerate. Dressing may be stored up to three days. Makes about 2 cups.

Have fun with this. I am always amazed at how many little healthy choices can add up to a very long and fruitful life.

And hey, let's hear your feedback. Angina pains diminishing? General overall health improving? Tell us! We'll pass it on.

"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food."

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Cilantro is best eaten fresh, as the dried leaves don’t retain all of their healthful properties. The recommended “dose” is 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems per day for 3 weeks. Personally, I find it easy to eat up to 1/2 cup a day by simply adding the fresh leaves to my daily salad. When preparing cilantro, you’ll find that you can remove the large stems, but the small ones are easy to eat. I take a bunch of cilantro and holding the stems in my left hand, I begin chopping the leaves from the tips until I get to the large stems near my hand. I discard those stems in my compost and finish chopping up the leaves and small stems to a consistent s

Extracted from: http://teeccino.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=5

*Since Roman times cilantro has been used as food and medicine. A recent study by Dr. Yoshiaki Omura from the Heart Disease Research Foundation, New York, NY, USA (Acupuncture Electrotherapy Res. 96; 21 (2) 133-60 and Acupunct Eletrother Res. 1995 Aug-Dec. 20 (3-4) : 195-229 has discovered that the herb cilantro will detoxify mercury from neural tissue., is used to help stimulate the appetite and relieves minor digestive irritation. This is a remarkable discovery. It is a novel technique, which greatly increased our ability to clear up recurring infections, both viral and bacterial. Bioactive Cilantro blend is an inexpensive, easy way to remove (or chelate) toxic metals from the nervous system and body tissues. Cilantro blend contains yellow dock to help drain the mercury from the connective tissues. It is an excellent blood cleanser, tonic, and builder, working through increasing the ability of the liver and related organs to strain and purify the blood and lymph system. Achieves it’s tonic properties through the astringent purification of the blood supply to the glands and acts as a cleansing herb for the lymphatic system.

Extracted from: *Excerpt from The Botanical Review – a technical bulletin published by: The Institute of Quantum & Molecular Medicine:

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How to remove heavy metals from your body --

Chlorella -- Chlorella is one of the most researched foods. Because chlorella is a food, it is hard to take to much. It is considered to be one of the best detoxifiers and is able to remove alcohol from the liver and heavy metals, pesticides and PCBs from body tissues. Chlorella can also absorb toxins from the intestines, alter bacterial flora in the bowel (for the better), eliminate intestinal gas and help relieve chronic constipation. About a third of those who try chlorella can't tolerate it. It is possible this is due to a cellulase deficiency. If you have trouble with chlorella, you could try supplementing with cellulase. Because of its ability to bind to heavy metals and other toxins, it makes it a good partner to cilantro.

Cilantro -- Cilantro mobilizes mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum in the brain and the central nervous system. It is probably the only supplement able to mobilize mercury stored in intracellular spaces and the nucleus of the cell. Cilantro, however, can mobilize more toxins then it can carry out of the body and so may just move the heavy metals to another part of the body. Because of cilantro's inability to remove the mercury from the body after it has been mobilized, it should never be taken alone. It has been found that chlorella works synergistically with cilantro as it has better binding properties. If you don't want to buy cilantro as an herbal, you can buy cilantro and incorporate it in your meals -- salads, salsas or other dishes.

Garlic -- Garlic contains sulphur which oxidizes mercury, cadmium and lead and makes them water-soluble. It is also a potent antimicrobial and antifungal making it effective against candida albicans and parasites. Garlic contains a mineral that protects the body from mercury toxicity. It's called bioactive selenium. Garlic selenium is the best form of selenium available. Raw garlic, of course, would be best. But if you don't like it raw, the next best form would be aged garlic extract such as Kyolic brand. As the sulpher found in garlic is the main reason it is able to oxidize heavy metals, then it might also be helpful to supplement with MSM as it is a form of sulpher.

Chlorophyll -- Chlorophyll is another way to detox heavy metals and is found in large quantity in chlorella as well. In fact it's because of its high level of chlorophyll that chlorella got its name. If you have problems with chlorella then you could try liquid chlorophyll. It's usually advertised as a breath freshener but don't let that fool you. It is also very good at binding to heavy metals and helping to remove them from your body.

Magnesium Malate or Malic Acid -- Malic acid is one of the most potent aluminum detoxifiers. It helps reduce aluminum toxicity of the brain and for that reason could be used to help Alzheimer's Disease. Malic acid has been shown to increase fecal and urinary excretion of aluminum. It can also reduce the amount of aluminum found in the organs and tissues of the body.

N-acetylcysteine or N-A-C -- N-A-C can detox heavy metals as well as raise the level of glutathione. Glutathione is an important antioxidant amino acid which protects against mercury toxicity. N-A-C binds to heavy metals and removes them from the body. N-A-C is one of the most effective oral chelating agents, and if it is taken regularly over a period of time, it will remove many toxic heavy metals.

EDTA (ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) -- EDTA is an amino acid. It has been so effective at removing heavy metals from the blood, it has been the standard, FDA-approved treatment for lead, mercury, aluminum and cadmium poisoning for more than 50 years. It is a chelating agent designed to bind and inactivate certain trace metals. EDTA may deplete important vitamins and minerals so you should supplement with a daily multivitamin.

Far Infrared Sauna -- I have one of these also and I can confirm that this type of sauna can really make you sweat and at lower temperatures than conventional saunas. One of the most important pathways for eliminating heavy metals is through the skin by sweating. Most really serious heavy metal detox programs include sweating as one of the primary elements of the program. Below is an article about far infrared saunas to give you a little more information.

Warming Up To Far Infrared (heavy metal detox)

Whenever you cause sweating, such as mentioned above, your body is depleted of minerals. Always take an electrolyte drink and a mineral supplement to replace lost minerals. You can drink mineral water while in the sauna or bath. You can create an electrolyte drink using 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 lime or lemon squeezed in a glass of water. Doesn't taste so good but it works. You may add a little orange juice or apple juice to sweeten it up a little bit. This is very important. Don't begin any sweating program without planning a way to replace the minerals that are lost.




One thing that is very simple and economical is EPSOM SALT AND SODA BATHS 3x/week. You take one-half cup of Epsom Salt and Baking Soda in a tub of just less than hot water. Soak for 1-20 minutes. I recommend 20 minutes, personally. Massage all parts of your body with your hands or a soft cloth. One to five tablespoons of olive oil can be added as a skin lubricant and emollient.

I have tried a product by Beeyoutiful.com who is very mindful of providing trustworthy, safe, and pure products. It is called Eucalyptus Bath Salts and it contains Epsom Salt, European Spa Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Organic Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, and Natural Coloring. Normally, when I take a soak in the tub in just warm water the tub drains clear, but when I soaked in this special remedy I was amazed to see a ring of black soot left on my tub. It almost looked like gunpowder was washed off my body.

I can tell you in just one soak I felt calm, soothed, eased, and stress-free when done.My body and my mind were whole again. I can’t imagine how I will feel after a few more! Also with Beeyoutiful’s product your skin is soaking in natural emollients and it will feel baby soft. If you don’t mind a little Eucalyptus as a part of your soak you will love this. It opened up my airways and refreshed me. So, “proof is in the pudding” as they call it, Epsom Salt Baths work. But, if you want a more basic recipe follow the one I described. It was provided to me by my doctor.

In addition to heavy metal removal Epsom salt has many other benefits: It reduces inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps, exfoliates dead skin, improved nerve functions through electrolyte regulation, improved heart and circulatory health, helps the body make more efficient use of insulin reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes, relieves constipation, improves oxygen, improves absorption of nutrients, improved formation of joint proteins, prevents or eases migraine headaches, can be replacement therapy for magnesium deficiency/help aid in it, relieves symptoms of fibromyalgia and osteoporosis, is used to treat pre-eclampsia, Epsom salts may be given as first aid for barium poisoning, ease stress, calms and relaxes, and can be used to flush liver and the gall bladder.

VITAMIN C—is a natural detoxifying agent as well as an essential building block. I first recommend that you get a trustworthy product that is mindful of quality and safety. Also, it is suggested to me that it be a buffered C for absorbency and ease on the stomach.

I have learned that the way you know you are getting enough C for YOUR body is this:

Start taking 2, 1000mg tablets/capsules; 2x/day the first day, then add one daily until you have a loose stool. Once you reach that, back up and take the dose you were taking the day before. This is how much vitamin C you personally need. By doing this process you discover not only the amount of C you need, but it acts as a colon cleanse, helps to start detoxify your body, is a natural anti-oxidant protection against toxic agents released from the detoxification process, and it removes heavy metals from the body over time.

You may choose another version of this. Instead of tablets you can do a powder form. Dissolve 1 teaspoon (3.2 grams) of buffered abcorbate (vitamin C) in 2 ounces of water, juice, or herbal tea. The buffered C should contain calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium. Allow it to dissolve for about 2 minutes, then drink. Repeat every 30 minutes until you have a loose stool. Keep the track of number of teaspoons you take so once you reach that point you can back up to the number of teaspoons you took before that occurred. That amount is what your body personally needs. As your body absorbs this regular dose each day it will gradually adjust to where it will need less and once that happens you will see loose stool again. This indicates you do not need to take as much and you can back up a dose until you no longer have a loose stool. Vitamin C has so many properties to help our body heal and restore. It is essential for our health. BEVKO is a product line that is a brand my doctor strongly recommends to me, and is very mindful of making sure food allergens are not present. You can order online.

ALFALFA AND IONIZED DISTILLED WATER: A nutritional specialist shared this with a friend of mine to remove heavy metals. Take the recommended amount of Alfalfa with ionized distilled water. The Alfalfa has properties in it that work like a magnet with the ionized distilled water and pull the heavy metals out of the cells and dispose them. And as a team, Alfalfa with Vitamin C work as a natural antihistamine. Alfalfa is a treasure for cleansing the body and providing chlorophyll. It has many benefits.

CHLORELLA: This is well known for its ability to bind and remove mercury toxins from the body and the brain as well as other heavy metals. Chlorella is green, single-celled micro-algae that supplies high levels of beta-carotene, Vitamin B-12, iron, RNA, DNA, and protein. It is rich in chlorophyll, which has so many benefits. It boosts your immune system and also aids in the digestion of your food. The chlorophyll aids in processing more oxygen in your body, cleanses and purifies key elimination systems like the bowel, liver, and blood. It removes toxins, optimizes your blood pressure, eliminates molds throughout your systems, neutralizes the air you breathe in, and promotes growth and repair of tissues and cells in the body. You may find this at Beeyoutiful.com also. There are other forms such as powder that you may be able to find if you prefer to put it in a health shake or have it in some other way.

MAGNESIUM: This is so important for the rest of the nutrients in your body to assimilate. Magnesium promotes the proper functioning of your immune system and body enzymes. This helps in activating detoxification in your cells. It aids even in the removal of lead and aluminum. Our bodies need this to have ultimate health.

Deficiency in Magnesium has been proven to be linked to many illnesses: Diabetes, stroke, PMS, depression, migraines, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, anxiety attacks, asthma, blood clots, bowel disease, cystitis, fatigue, hypertension, hypoglycemia, kidney disease, liver disease, musculoskeletal conditions, nerve problems, cramps, muscle spasms, vertigo, confusion, serotonin imbalance, sleep problems, spasms of blood vessels, enzyme under-function, Reynaud’s Syndrome, tooth decay. Without Magnesium, Vitamin D and Calcium cannot absorb correctly or effectively into the body the way that is needed.

An excellent source of magnesium is DERMAMAG magnesium chloride oil (magnesium direct.com or 1-888-249-8574), which goes on the skin topically. You just spray it on your arms and legs. It absorbs in the body more quickly and is more affective in the cases especially when the gut cannot absorb well. I ran this by my doctor, who is STRICT. She reviewed it and was impressed with this product.

Some foods rich in magnesium that you can make a part of your diet are: pumpkin, Brazil nuts, spinach and in fish like halibut and aloe, artichoke, tuna, oat bran, beans, cornmeal and more. You can go to: http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/food/magnesium-foods.htm to learn the actual servings of magnesium in different foods and what all foods you can naturally make a part of your meals!

PLENTY OF PURIFIED WATER: Water is key in making sure everything in your systems is being flushed out. If you do not drink enough water in a day your body becomes like a toilet that has not been flushed for a long time, or like pipes backing up in a septic system. All those toxins in your body are just sitting in your gut and are very harmful to your body. It also puts you at risk for getting cancer, bowel disease and eventually affects the rest or your organs and tissues in your body. Water aids your body in absorbing oxygen as well. The best kind of purification for water is Reverse Osmosis.

MILK THISTLE TEA OR HERB also referred to as silymarin, helps your liver detoxify while assisting in eliminating heavy metals. Milk thistle also protects the membranes of red blood cells. Also, my husband told me he can drink a cup of Milk Thistle Tea (organic advised) and he will not need to take an anti-acid. It calms the digestive system naturally. He has asked me to get more!

CILANTRO: is a simple way to aid in eliminating heavy metals, including mercury, from your body. Cilantro aids in heavy metal detoxification by restoring the normal functions of your body cells. Cilantro can be easily added to a simple dish such as salads, steamed vegetables and soups. It can also be pureed with other foods to make sauces, gravies and can be sprinkled onto grilled meat or into the slow cooker.

VITAMIN B-6 is needed if you have undergone dental procedures or have any metal dental fillings. It helps the body maintain resistance to the contamination of heavy metals in the body. Vitamin B-6 is in many of our foods. You can Google foods with vitamin B-6 to find out what you can add into your daily diet to ensure you are building a strong resistance against metal toxicity.

The nice thing is there are several ways to cleanse heavy metals from our systems. We can take a soak in the tub several times a week, flush our systems with Vitamin C, spray that magnesium, drink a cup of hot tea, sprinkle some herbs onto our food, or make a healthy meal with plenty of raw foods rich in these nutrients.

I have mentioned a few company names you can refer to for trustworthy products. They are simply resources I have used and have had positive experience with as well as results with. They are high-quality and safety-minded, and I am very particular about making sure what I put into my body and my family's body is pure and safe.

The key is that you go to trustworthy and well respected resources, because there are companies out there who do not provide quality, do not make sure what you are getting is free of contaminants and do not care to ensure you are taking in natural ingredients. I do not recommend synthetic versions of vitamins. They are inferior to the real thing. Everything we put in our body should be live food, not chemically and synthetically derived.

Also, taking a good multi-vitamin is really important in making sure your body is fed with the replacing nutrients needed, which have been sapped from your body when trying to resist what heavy metals have imposed on it.

I hope this helps encourage you that no matter what exposure you have experienced with heavy metals you can restore your body and make it whole again!

Hope this helps you feel better! 




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