Updated: Oct 15, 2019
The day I officially became a woman is also the day I unfortunately started an unwanted relationship with Advil.
Every month I’d be gifted with exhaustion, inability to lye still due to cramping, intense pain causing hot flashes and freaked out looks from my boyfriend.
No I wasn’t harboring an alien inside of me, just the regular old first day of my period.
You might think this is normal and how you have to feel each month, but YOU DON'T!
As a Naturopath I knew there was a cause for these symptoms, my body was definitely trying to tell me something, but what?
I already ate very well, juiced regularly, exercised, did yoga, had fulfilling relationships, what was missing?
I tried many natural remedies but none where nearly as effective for pain relief as my beloved toxic Advil, until I tried this.
At 37 years young I’m finally pain free for over a year!
A while back, I began extensive study on the effects of toxic heavy metals on the body and how they contribute to many illnesses. High loads of heavy metals can be found in various parts of the body such as in the brain, liver and reproductive organs in both males and females.
What are heavy metals?
Aluminum, lead, mercury, nickel, copper, cadmium, steel, arsenic, etc.
Where do they come from?
Toxic heavy metals are unfortunately everywhere and pretty much impossible to avoid (so don't beat yourself up!!)
conventionally raised meat and poultry
copper pipes in your home
pesticides and herbicides found on our food
we are also born into this world with heavy metals already inside our livers passed down from generations ago
Honestly when I tried this recipe it wasn’t even for myself, I decided to try it because my boyfriend has Alzheimer’s in his family and sometimes experiences brain fog, both which are greatly affected by heavy metals.
THIS WAS THE ONLY THING I DID DIFFERENTLY IN MY DIET
At first I thought it was a coincidence, two months after drinking this smoothie many times a week, I was travelling and didn't have any anti-inflammatory on me. My first thought was oh shit now I'm going to die...but surprisingly I had only slight discomfort and no need for pain medication. Month after month I kept testing it out and now it's over a year with no major pain.
I still drink this smoothie many times a week to counter the unavoidable daily consumption of heavy metals.
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 bananas 2 cups frozen wild blueberries 1 cup cilantro 1 cup orange juice (about 3 oranges squeezed) 1 tsp barley grass juice powder 1 tsp spirulina 1 small handful of Atlantic dulse flakes 1 cup water to blend
Directions: Blend all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!
Share this recipe, and if you are dealing with any other health issues or symptoms you can now book a discovery call with me.
Heal one step at a time!