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We've been talking this month a lot about cleansing and detoxification.

Several of our recipes have included cilantro which is one of the best foods for getting rid of heavy metals. If you're wondering what heavy metals are, and why we need to detoxify, here is some information that might help.

Heavy metals become toxic when the body no longer can metabolize them and they accumulate in the soft tissues. They can enter our bodies through food, water, air, or absorption through the skin and have been known to be a factor in cancer, emotional problems, weak bones, heart, kidney and lung diseases.

"From aluminum in deodorant to mercury in dental fillings, metal toxicity comes at us from every angle these days. The presence of these heavy metals (and others such as arsenic, cadmium and lead) has increased as industrialization and its waste products spread. We can work to avoid these substances as much as possible, but some exposure will still occur at times. Since even small amounts of heavy metals in the body can cause negative side effects like fatigue, headaches, digestive problems and skin conditions, it's important to use natural methods to cleanse your body of these toxins." (NaturalNews) 

If you want to know more about heavy metals; you can find some good information here:  http://www.lef.org/protocols/health_concerns/heavy_metal_detoxification_01.htm