It is apple season, and my apple tree gifted me with a nearly perfect ripe apple. It was delicious, and I was equally grateful for the health benefits it provides, beyond just the vitamins and minerals that most people think about. I use apples (as well as other fruit) as a method of detoxification!
I intentionally make a point to eat fruit any time I eat fish. While fish is still a healthy food that I eat occasionally as part of a diverse diet, I am concerned about the levels of mercury and other heavy metals that are present in our waters and our seafood. Did you know that seafood is the number one source of toxic mercury exposure for most Americans? While I avoid the most contaminated species of fish, I also eat an apple or other piece of fruit any time I have seafood.
Why fruit after seafood? I started this habit after reading about a study in the Amazon among women who regularly consumed fish . They found that the women who ate more fruit accumulated less mercury in their bodies compared to those who didn’t eat much fruit. Although they were eating tropical fruits, the researchers thought that it might be the fibers in the fruit that bond the mercury so less of it was absorbed, rather than any specific fruit.
I decided there was no reason not to apply this idea using our local fruits. I tend to favor apples because they are high in the fibers that may help bind toxins. The peel of apples is also full of antioxidant nutrients that can help protect the body in other ways.
It is unfortunate that our world is now so polluted that we need to consider these types of daily detoxification and protection activities. These toxic metals are particularly troublesome for one of our most valuable resources: our minds. Mercury might have negative consequences for our memory, attention span, and even moods.
This simple life hack provides another safe way to live a detoxification lifestyle and stay in balance in our modern world.
Dr. Laurell is the resident homeopathic advisor for Grato Holding, Inc.
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Hi, I just found your blog today through Colleen & want to share my story in case it can help you or anyone you know. Best wishes! http://www.valleycenter.com/news/2016-06-09/Valley_Life/Detoxing_and_eliminating_lead_helps_fight_fibromya.html
You are so insightful! Thanks so much for your input.
Thank you so much for being sensible and science based. I am completely free from all symptoms of stressed based inflammatory disorder thanks to your wise counseling ( and other spiritual avenues). I haven’t felt this good in years! And I learned so much about my particular genetics. No traditional medicine practioner helped me as much. I miss you, but I hope your new job is immensely satisfying.
Thank you, Charley! You have made my day. I love hearing the words “I haven’t felt this good in years!” Keep up the good work!