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Chlorella: Super Detox Supplement

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Chlorella: Super Detox Supplement

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Have you noticed that practically every day a new story comes out in the media about the toxic side effects of living in the modern world?

Chemical and heavy metal dangers seem to be lurking everywhere you turn in the 21st century!

Pesticides coat much of our fresh food supply, chemical by-products from manufacturing are routinely dumped into our air and water, and mercury amalgam fillings in your teeth may be releasing mercury into your body with every bite of food you take!

The seafood in our oceans are laden with heavy metals and mercury and pass these poisons up the food chain until potentially massive doses of both wind up on your dinner plate disguised as a healthy meal.

Underground water supplies have been tainted by chemical and pesticide run off from farms, factories and high technology industries.

In fact, acceptable levels of many poisons are allowed to come into your home through your drinking and bathing water, including fluoride, chlorine and low levels of many heavy metals.

It doesn’t take much imagination to see that your body too is under attack from environmental pollution every single day.

You can seek to protect yourself and combat this hazard by eating foods that are free of pesticides and chemicals, but you simply cannot entirely remove all sources of toxins from your environment. The damage to our world is just too widespread and pervasive. You have to take it upon yourself to take measures to protect yourself and your family from this toxic world, and one of the best natural sources for moving these toxic materials out of your body is a whole-food based, green algae called chlorella.

How Can You Fight Systemic Pollution?

To address the harmful and unwanted chemicals your body picks up through the food you eat, the air you breathe, and the water you drink, it is wise to develop a proactive plan. One of the most powerful parts of this plan is detoxification of the toxins you may have already built up inside your body.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.


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6:06AM PST on Nov 12, 2013

Thank you Dr. Mercola, for Sharing this!

11:09AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Everyone should take chlorella!

8:52AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

to each their own

8:29PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

I've taken spirulina for a long time, off and on, and I think I'll try chlorella. I do detoxes on a regular basis. We cannot hope to keep ourselves in a pristine condition---that's impossible---but it doesn't mean we can't do housekeeping on our bodies. It's like cleaning your house. You're always going to get dust tracked in and blown in but that doesn't mean you throw up your hands and refuse to clean. You just take a stab at it and get on with living.

These algae are good nutrition. I don't always eat right. Sometimes I just don't have the appetite. This gives you nutrients you might be missing. You can absorb the nutrients from this stuff, because, after all, it's food, not a vitamin.

1:05PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Good! -- as long as the chlorella is all good.

9:04AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

Though I'm against use of supplements in general, and remind myself that Mercola is in the business of selling supplements, I still found this post interesting.

I see a previous comment made here that the FDA warned Mercola not to use medical studies to sell his products. But that doesn't really apply here because he's not selling his supplements here. The FDA's issue is only that the scientific studies would push chlorella out of the realm of being a nutritional supplement and into the realm of being a drug. And considering the emphasis Mercola made in this post about the possible side effects, I would have to agree that chlorella appears to be pretty intense.

Though I'm not going to run out and buy any, these are great reminders to avoid toxins as much as possible and to perhaps find nutritional sources to help my body get rid of those already absorbed. And it appears that cilantro would be a great intermediary step between all or nothing.

1:17AM PDT on May 29, 2012


4:37AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Interesting info. Thanks

5:16PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Good information.

4:23PM PDT on May 22, 2012

I love to learn new things! Super article, Thank YOU!

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