Foods and Herbs That Work to Detoxify



Dandelion: An effective diuretic that has been used for kidney stones, and edema. It has the ability to cleanse the system of toxic matter. Do not use the seeds of flower stalk, otherwise everything is edible. You can juice the leaves or add to a salad (bitter taste if used alone). They are highest in nutrients in the fall. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Quote from Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs/John Heinerman, Parker Publishing, 1988

DETOX WITH SWEET POTATOES Besides being a yummy source of beta-carotene, sweet potatoes and yams have an unusual health side effect: they can remove heavy metals from the body. In fact, doctors in the Soviet Union have prescribed a diet that's heavy on the spuds for factory workers continually exposed to toxic chemicals.

Sweet potatoes contain something called "phytochelatins". This helps them bind to harmful substances like copper, cadmium, mercury and lead which most of us are exposed to on a regular basis from air pollution. The phytochelatins help pass these toxins out of the body."

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Detoxification: Increase the amount of fiber and bioflavanoids in your diet -- eat plenty of cooked, leafy green vegetables and sweet juicy fruits

Source: mapi.com (Ayervedic approaches)


Leo Galland, MD on Foods that Heal

healthynet.com

Lemon juice and water

Sorry,lost this reference

Dangers of Taking TOO Much

Annals of Emergency Med, 3/03

Cilantro Pesto to Remove Heavy Metals

Thanks to 2Health News, 11/03

IP6 Rice Bran as a Selective Chelator

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, 1995

Detox for Metal, Fungi and Parasites

Submitted by Dr. Dana Flavin Posted September 2007

The Gradual Extinction of Modern Man

Article by Dr. Dana Flavin on problems in the environment, 9/07


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