A buildup of heavy metals is hard to avoid these days because of the foods we eat, and the environmental pollutants we breathe in.

Do you have asthma, allergies, brain fog, dizziness, skin rashes, fatigue, hair loss, forgetfulness, headaches, palpitations, numbness, or pain?  If yes, then it’s important to remove the excess metals that contribute to these many symptoms.

Also linked to exposure to heavy metals are illnesses such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, and even Cancer.

Heavy metal toxicity occurs from the accumulation of certain metals in the body. We are exposed to metals through food, water, industrial chemicals (80,000+), medications, and polluted air.

Our bodies need small amounts of heavy metals such as zinc, copper, chromium, iron, and manganese.  But, an accumulation of other metals such as arsenic, mercury, and lead can be very harmful.  For example;

  • Fish, shellfish, and rice contain arsenic.  Rice accumulates more arsenic than any other food crop.
  • Exposure to lead is unavoidable. Found in the paint of older homes, dust, soil, drinking water, air, medications, cosmetics, toys, and furniture.
  • Mercury is very harmful and found in fish/shellfish, dental amalgams, vaccines, fluorescent light bulbs, and air pollution.

By design, the body is able to remove unwanted metals.  Yet, it wasn’t designed to handle the extreme level of polluted air, chemicals, medications, and poor quality food that exist in today’s world.

There are some ways to aid the body and its elimination systems to rid the excess metals.  One of them is to eat pesto.  Yes, Pesto!

A delicious blend of ingredients formulated to help rid heavy metals.  Together, these foods bind to the metals and remove them in the digestive process.




1 cup packed fresh coriander (cilantro)

6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (or hemp oil)

1 clove garlic

1 teaspoon chlorella (optional)

1 ½ cups of almonds (I use almonds with a few macadamias)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)


To Make


Place coriander and oil into a blender and blend until chopped up.

Add garlic, nuts, and lemon juice and blend into a lumpy paste.

Enjoy on seed crackers, sourdough toast, on top of salads, and with veggie sticks.



Coriander has a unique ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and extract heavy metals from the central nervous system!

There are also other ways to flush heavy metals.

Take Binders

Bentonite clay is a binder that works at the cellular level to trap heavy metals and remove them from the body.  Bentonite clay carries a negative (-) charge.  Heavy metals, parasites, and industrial chemicals hold a positive charge (+).  When they enter the body, they bind to the clay and exit via the elimination systems.

Vitamin C

Taking a vitamin C supplement is an easy and practical way to omit toxins from your body over time.  Studies show that vitamin C can reduce the accumulation of lead in the liver and kidney.

Alpha-lipoic acid

A strong antioxidant that is known to chelate metals from the body, and is especially useful in mercury detoxification.

Healthy Lifestyle

A high fiber diet, plenty of filtered water, and regular exercise help the digestive tract and lymphatic system rid harmful toxins.


A twice-yearly cleanse helps to keep pace with the excessive level of toxins that exist in the modern world.


Are you suffering from symptoms mentioned?  Book a free phone consult to discuss your health concerns and get started on a wellness path today.

Take care of your health and happiness.



I’m Rebecca, a Results Driven Cleanse Strategist and Holistic Nutritionist, living on the Sunshine Coast in Australia and Founder of The Cleanse Shop. Specialising in gut health, liver health, parasites, gentle detoxification and nutrition – my aim is to help people LIVE THEIR BEST LIFE by restoring physical and emotional balance, right down to each and every cell. When I’m not working with clients I love to spend my time with my three beautiful children and husband, going for a run, reading a book about natural health, or planning my next holiday adventure.



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