Detoxing Heavy Metals

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The topic of detoxing heavy metals is an important one. In 2023 it’s more prudent than ever to understand the adverse effects heavy metals can have on our health. Today we are subject to an incalculable number of inorganic substances, with heavy metals being some of the most depleting. However, with knowledge of how we come into contact with heavy metals, how they affect us, and how to remove them from our bodies, we stand a much better chance of attaining vibrant health.

The worldwide COVID-19 vaccine roll out meant that more people than ever have come into contact with toxic heavy metals. You may wish to read my linked article, ‘Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness‘, for comprehensive information on vaccines. Please know that I do not wish to frighten anybody; I simply wish to offer information that could turn things around for those having issues with heavy metal toxicity. I aim to assist in any way possible when it comes to cleansing the body and returning it to a healthy state. Even if heavy metal toxicity has taken an obvious toll.

What are heavy metals and where are they found?

Heavy metals are naturally occurring elements. They are required at low levels to maintain various biochemical and physiological functions in living organisms. However, when heavy metals exceed certain levels in our body, they can become noxious. Heavy metal toxicity for humans depends on several factors, such as:

  • The amount the person is exposed to
  • Frequency of exposure
  • The exposure route (external or ingested)
  • The overall health of the person

Due to multiple industrial, agricultural, medical and technological advancements over the last 150 years, a wide range of heavy metals has been used in the production of many consumables. Unfortunately they are unavoidable, since they are found practically everywhere. Lifestyle choices increase our risk of exposure to them, so at some point, we’ll need to consider detoxing heavy metals.

We may also consume heavy metals through aluminium and metal cookware, as well as pesticides sprayed on foods. They are absorbed through the skin when using beauty and household products, medication and vaccines, hormonal contraception.

Whilst these things may offer immediate assistance with pain management, they never get to the root cause of disease. Ultimately they are suppressants and can have negative consequences physically, emotionally and spiritually. By consuming these things, we expose our organs to a range of toxins that they may be unable to handle. This is one more reason why detoxing heavy metals is so important.

How do heavy metals affect the body?

Heavy metals can oxidise over time, causing damage to surrounding cell tissue and promoting inflammation. This is one of the root causes of modern day disease. Heavy metals literally poison our bodies, damaging every system and organ. They clog up our lymphatic system and leave us vulnerable to a variety of illnesses. Since many of the symptoms of toxicity are only mild or slightly irritating, we may simply dismiss them as having an “off day”. 

Typical symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include:

  • Disrupted sleep/insomnia 
  • Muscle and joint pain 
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Mental confusion
  • Gastrointestinal upsets
  • Food allergies
  • Vision problems
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Aggression
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Speech difficulties
  • Hypertension

Additionally, studies have shown that heavy metals in the brain can make a person more susceptible to addiction to things such as cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, food, and caffeine. If you feel you have an addiction that you previously found difficult to conquer, it may well be due to heavy metal toxicity, rather than an innate issue.

Detoxing heavy metals for spiritual benefits

The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland located in the centre of the brain. The name is a derivative of the Latin word Pinea, which means ‘pine cone’. The pineal gland produces melatonin, a serotonin-derived hormone that helps us go to sleep.

DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) is a naturally occurring chemical found in tiny quantities in the pineal in plants, animals and humans. It’s referred to as an ‘entheogen’, a Greek word ‘entheos’, translating to “having God within”. This suggests that the chemical generates ‘God’ or ‘the divine’ within themselves. Inferring that the user is in direct communion with this energy. 

Within ancient Eastern cultures, the pineal gland is referred to as the ‘third eye’, or the ‘seat of the soul’. Some call it a ‘spiritual antenna’ and it is also known as the spiritual gateway to all realms and dimensions. Research indicates that when the pineal is working properly, it’s able to create adequate supplies of melatonin, serotonin and DMT. This enables us to develop psychic abilities:

  • Clairvoyance (clear seeing)
  • Clairaudience (clear hearing)
  • Clairsentience (clear feeling or ESP)
  • Clairalience (clear smelling)
  • Claircognizance (clear knowing)
  • Clairgustance (clear tasting)
  • Telepathy.

Heavy metals can minimise or eradicate our ability to access the innate senses through the pineal gland. They have been proven to play a part in the modern-day epidemic of neurological diseases. Part of the explanation for sleep disorders encountered in various neurological diseases can be attributed to aluminium and mercury. These metals disrupt the pineal gland and its ability to make sulphate.

When this sulphate production is impaired, there is also a reduction in the production of melatonin, serotonin and DMT. This is needed for adequate and healthy sleep, as well as the development of our innate psychic abilities. Detoxing heavy metals gives us access to these spiritual birthrights.

What can detox heavy metals from the human body?

Please note that removing heavy metals takes time; it does not happen overnight. However, once you have started the process, you are already on the path of healing. Below are some recommended methods of removing heavy metals from the body: 


Chlorophyll is a pigment that allows plants to absorb light from the sun and convert that light into usable energy. In humans, that same pigment has powerful health benefits. It can bind to heavy metals, and subsequently they are flushed out of the body. Increasing the amount of non-starchy, leafy greens you consume will aid in pulling heavy metals from your body. You can also use the liquid chlorophyll supplement Syn-rgy.


Shilajit is a natural, sticky substance found mainly in the Himalayas. It has been used in the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine for 5,000 years. Shilajit is high in humic acid, which has been found to be a natural antidote to graphene oxide, and heavy metal toxicity in general. The brand I use is Mountain Drop.


Spirulina is a natural, blue-green algae that grows in both fresh and saltwater. It is extremely rich in nutrients. Spirulina draws out heavy metals from the brain, central nervous system, and liver. I purchase fresh spirulina from a farm in Bali via +62-897-0802-577. For those who live outside of Bali, you will need to do some research into reputable local farms and trusted brands. 

Atlantic Dulse

Atlantic Dulse is a natural seaweed that grows on the Northern Pacific and Atlantic coastlines (including Iceland, Canada and regions of Ireland). It has been used as a food and medicine for centuries. Atlantic Dulse binds to lead, aluminium, copper, cadmium, and nickel and is a powerful force for removing mercury. The brand I use is Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Barley Grass Juice Powder 

This powder contains cold-pressed, dried juice of tender young barley grass. It has the ability to draw heavy metals out of your spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid, and reproductive system. The brand I use is Bio Finest.

Coriander (Cilantro) 

Coriander is a herb that is able to extract metals from the body. This extraction process is known as ‘chelation’.

Wild Blueberries

Wild blueberries contain unique phytonutrients with special detoxifying capabilities. They are able to draw out heavy metals from brain tissue. The powerful antioxidants then heal the gaps created by oxidation, which occurs when the heavy metals are removed. It has been shown that wild blueberries are the most powerful food for halting – or in some cases reversing – Alzheimer’s and dementia! Please note that while cultivated blueberries are nutritious, they lack the metal-drawing ability of the wild blueberries.  


Heat therapy is an ancient method of detoxifying and healing the body, mind, and spirit. Your skin is your largest organ, and is essentially your third kidney. Sweat glands help your skin filter toxins out of the body. This in turn boosts, cleans and moves your lymphatic system, also known as your ‘sewer system’. 

One to three 30-minute sessions per week would be a great aid in removing heavy metals and mucus from your body. I recommend taking a small glass jar and small flannel so you can spit excess mucus out and blow your nose. 

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic drainage massage relieves swelling around your lymphatic system. It involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels. This can aid in detoxing heavy metals from the body.


The ‘Giant Green Monkey Tree Frog’ is one of the largest Hylid frogs, found in parts of the Amazonian Rainforest. Its secretions are what we know as ‘Kambô’, and natives use it to gain strength, immunity, and cure illnesses. They say that it also aids in ‘hunting magic’ and gets rid of ‘panema’ (bad luck). 

Research has shown that Kambô secretion contains short chains of amino acids known as peptides, which have been proven to strengthen the immune system. It is one of the strongest natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antimicrobial and anaesthetic substances, so it is adept at destroying microbes and healing infections. It is a powerful cleanser, detoxifying the liver and intestines. This deep level of cleansing is extremely healing for the body, mind and spirit, which is why Kambô is used to heal both physical and emotional disorders. 

In the Amazon it is regarded as a medicine. However, this should not be confused with the Western definition of a medicine; practitioners, rather than Doctors, administer Kambô. The body recognised and welcomes all of the peptides found in Kambô. Still, there are contraindications for people with certain health conditions, so due diligence is required when deciding whether to use this medicine.

My Kambô experiences

From 2019 to 2021, I sat with Kambô once a year. I found it a great way to support my healing journey. Since taking my detoxification to the next level, I decided to embark on sitting with Kambô three times in a 30-day period, with two weeks in between each session to allow me time to integrate. 

The Kambô ceremony is intense, but short, lasting between 20 and 50 minutes on average. It should be approached with a serious intent to clear whatever is necessary. Heavy metals energetically block us and result in brain fog, but we may not even realise we have this if it has always been present. The difference I feel after sitting with Kambô is noteworthy; I gain clarity about many things, and this sense of clarity is long lasting and tangible. 

If you wish to learn more about Kambô, you can do so by visiting the International Association of Kambo Practitioners website. Here you can also find reputable and trusted practitioners around the world. My practitioner is Esther Moves who splits her time between Bali and Europe. If you reside in one of these places, I would highly recommend her. She is a Master Practitioner, has a deep and special relationship with the frog and holds space with a gentleness, yet strong demeanour. 


Shilajit is a natural, sticky substance found mainly in the Himalayas. It has been used in the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine for 5,000 years. Shilajit is high in humic acid, which has been found to be a natural antidote to graphene oxide toxicity, and heavy metal toxicity in general. The brand I use is Mou

How do I minimise exposure to toxins?

Realistically, it is simply not possible to be free from all toxins in this modern era. Still, it is wise to do the best you can given your personal circumstances. I have included a number of ways to minimise your exposure to toxins, but it takes time. Commit to the process, but take things slowly, and try not to allow it to stress you out.

Food consumption and cookware 

  • Many fruits, vegetables, dairy, fish and meat are sprayed/injected with hormones, antibiotics and pesticides. It is important to find small, locally run farms where they don’t use these substances. If you can, visit the farm to check it out for yourself and chat with/get to know the owners and get a feel for them and their values. If you can start growing your own food, that’s even better!
  • Avoid rice (brown rice, specifically) because it contains 80% more inorganic arsenic than white rice of the same type.
  • Don’t use microwaves or air fryers as they remove the nutrients from your food. They create carcinogens and the non-ionizing radiation of the microwave can affect changes in your blood and your heart rate. 
  • Avoid aluminium and copper cookware and avoid cooking or storing food in aluminium foil. If you can, use glass cooking ware and wooden/bamboo plates and cutlery. Avoid canned food and plastic packaging. If you do have to buy these, please remove the contents from the packaging as soon as possible. 

Household and personal items

  • Start using plant-based beauty, home and cleaning products, and avoid ingredients such as sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate, talc, mineral oil, aluminium, glycol and anything containing the letters ‘prop’ e.g. propyl, propamine, isopropyl, propanol and propylene.
  • Avoid antiperspirants and deodorants, especially those containing aluminium. You can find simple, effective homemade versions made from bicarbonate of soda. The good news is that the more plant-based your diet is, you will find that undesirable body odour decreases.
  • Turn the Wi-Fi off in your home when you’re not using it, and especially when you sleep. EMF (electromagnetic frequency) has been proven to be harmful to humans. Shungite crystal is able to protect against EMF radiation, so place some stones on your smart meter and internet box to block the EMF.
  • Avoid aerosols and propellant sprays of any kind. Stop using toothpaste with fluoride in and switch to natural toothpaste; look for Ayurvedic toothpaste if you can.
  • Finally, keep live plants in the house to absorb pollutants.

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