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Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Heavy metals are everywhere, and I never gave them much thought until I heard a theory that there was a connection between rosacea and mercury. When I first heard this theory I didn’t understand the relevance, but now that I've learned how detrimental mercury (and other metals) can be to the human body, it makes perfect sense.

Mercury is by far the biggest offender, followed by aluminum, lead, copper, etc. We are exposed to these metals daily in our water, medications, seafood, vaccines, canned food, soda cans, cookware, deodorant, medications, makeup, lotions, shampoo, etc. Ugh. Now a small amount of heavy metal exposure is manageable, but the problem is we are no longer eating the foods necessary to purge these metals out of the body. Ocean-grown spirulina and natural cilantro and parsley are exceptional heavy metal detoxifiers, but again, most people are not eating these often enough.

Heavy metals most often land in our liver, gut and brain. They stay there, accumulating over time. Heavy metal deposits in the brain are the main cause of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Heavy metal deposits in the liver are one of the underlying causes of rosacea.

So how do we rid our bodies of these metals? There is a combination of ingredients which, when formulated correctly, is very effective. These ingredients all work in harmony to latch on to heavy metals, carry them to the kidneys and colon, and get rid of them! In 2019 I began putting these ingredients into a smoothie and having it daily. I knew this detox was working when I started to have sore gums. It finally occurred to me that it was probably the mercury in my amalgams. They ached on and off for a few weeks, then finally stopped aching. Many people experience headaches the first few weeks of doing a heavy metal detox, but they are temporary, and they are a reminder that you are on the right path.

If you suspect heavy metal toxicity may be a piece of your rosacea puzzle, it's best to work with a functional medicine practitioner to safely and effectively remove these metals from your body.

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