How to cleanse yourself of nickel and heavy metals: 10 foods or detox remedies to try

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There are foods and substances that can detoxify our body from excesses of nickel and heavy metals taken through food or simply by breathing. These are the 10 most effective and chelating remedies

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How to detoxify our body from nickel and heavy metals that can cause allergies, intolerances and intoxications. They can have carcinogenic effects and interfere with our genes. Let's think, for example, of the wide spread of allergy to nickel, one of the most widespread heavy metals, among which we find, among others, also arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, chrome, aluminum and cobalt. I heavy metals they come into contact with our body above all through the foods we ingest and the polluted air we breathe.

Here are some tips to get you started purify yourself of heavy metals and to reduce exposure to toxins.



La Zeoliteit is a mineral of volcanic origin. It is considered a real scavenger of the organism. Its microporous structure allows the absorption of heavy metals and harmful substances that circulate in our body. It is often used in ionizing and alkalizing appliances to purify home water. For a true detoxification of heavy metals, it is recommended to take 1 teaspoon of zeolite powder 30 minutes before main meals. Read also: Zeolite: everything you need to know before using the chelating mineral that cleanses the body of heavy metals


THEchlorella seaweed is a single-celled microalgae that lives in fresh water. Its intake as a natural remedy favors the elimination of heavy metals and the expulsion of waste from the body. It is able to reduce allergic reactions and inflammatory states due to the accumulation of heavy metals in our body. It can be purchased in herbal medicine in the form of natural supplement food in capsules. (Read also: Chlorella: properties, benefits and contraindications of the detoxifying seaweed)


Coriander, also known as oriental parsley or Chinese, plays an interesting chelating action against heavy metals. It is particularly useful for removing the mercury which can be present in the spaces between cells and in the cell nucleus. Accumulation of mercury can cause damage to DNA. It is also effective against cadmium, lead and aluminum present in bones or the nervous system. It is advisable to take coriander accompanied by chlorella, so that toxins are not reabsorbed. Read also: Coriander, the forgotten herb that helps cleanse heavy metals


Turmeric is one spice of oriental origin, very precious and rich in beneficial properties. Among them we find the ability to purify the body from toxins, heavy metals and pollutants. Purify the blood, facilitates digestion and purification of the organism. The properties of turmeric, as proven by recent scientific research, are activated in combination with black pepper. So don't forget to add a pinch of both spices to your dishes. For the use of turmeric for curative purposes, as a supplement, it is good to contact a herbalist. Finally, to enhance the beneficial effects of turmeric, it is recommended to combine it with ginger. Read also: Turmeric: the extraordinary healing properties


Garlic is not a simple food, but a real one natural medicine. It has been known and used since ancient times as a natural remedy to purify the blood and improve circulation. It is able to repel toxins from the body due to its content of sulfur. The abundant presence of bioactive selenium in garlic makes it effective in protecting us from the toxicity of mercury. Sulfur, on the other hand, helps oxidize heavy metals such as cadmium and lead, making them soluble in water. READ also: Garlic: properties and a thousand uses

Water and lemon

To get pure water, free from heavy metals and alkaline, you can turn to some instruments suitable for making it alkaline and purifying it of unwanted substances. Drinking water and lemon early in the morning perwould put to make a deep cleaning of our body, favoring the elimination of toxins and heavy metals. This natural remedy strengthens the immune system and regulates the metabolism. Read also: Lemon water: 10 health benefits

Organic fruit and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables grown industrially and with the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers may represent one of the sources of heavy metals coming from our diet. Choosing organic fruit and vegetables, or in any case grown in a natural way, allows us to limit our exposure to the heavy metals contained in pesticides. The consumption of fruit and vegetables, which are rich in water, favors the body's expulsion of heavy metals. The greatest advantages, especially from the point of view of the elimination of toxins from the intestine, would be obtained by consuming fruit and vegetables raw and organic. But pay attention to the type of fruit and vegetables you choose because many (such as pears, crucifers or grapes) contain very high percentages of nickel


Bentonite is a particular form of clay known for centuries for its numerous to the healing properties. It has been used for centuries both as dietary supplement than for the treatment of diseases. It is believed to be useful for absorbing viruses and toxins. It is considered a real natural chelator, effective for removing heavy metals accumulated in the body. Bentonite, which contains negative ions, would be able to attract positively charged toxins. For a detoxifying and chelating treatment based on bentonite, it is good to consult an expert.


Psyllium, also known as Plantago areA Plantago psyllium, is one of the best known natural remedies for constipation. The accumulation of toxins and heavy metals can be due to a malfunction of theintestine. To help remove and expel unwanted substances, psyllium can be taken in the form of a natural supplement or decoction. For a psyllium-based treatment, customized according to your health condition, it is good to contact a herbalist. READ ALSO: Irregular bowel? Try it with it psyllium


The intake of supplements and foods rich in omega-3 is also considered useful in helping our body a purify yourself of heavy metals. However, it is necessary to pay particular attention to the sources from which the omega-3s come. The types of fish richer in omega-3s, they can have a high content of heavy metals. Let's think, for example, of salmon. However, it is possible to find supplements based on essential fatty acids on the market vegetable origin. The substances needed by our body for the formation of omega-3s are also present in flax seeds, walnuts andlinseed oil. Read also: Not just fish: the 5 plant sources of Omega 3

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