Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The body has become a war zone!

The body is a war zone! Damn! Okay, so you can't eat x, y, z but must eat 1, 2, 3. Potatoes and corn are out while sardines and Macadamia nuts are in. In a previous post, I commented on all the toxic crap we use to clean our homes and bodies and directed people towards less toxic alternatives. Today, I want to direct you to another great Canadian website monitoring and evaluating all the effects of this crap on our bodies.

Check out Toxic Nation. They have an endless, alarming amount of information on how your house is killing you!

On the brighter side of things, there's plenty of info out there to help you remove these toxin's from your home and your body. Take CILANTRO for instance (That's the green leafy part of the coriander plant)... Well, I love cilantro and I put it on or in most things both raw and cooked. And it turns out that this is a very good idea and I am brilliant because cilantro is rumoured to help remove heavy metals from your system!

Dr Omura found that cilantro was effective at removing mercury from your entire body. Here's the suggested recipe for a tasty toxic cleansing:

Cilantro Chelation Pesto
4 cloves garlic
1/3 cup Brazil nuts (selenium)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (cysteine)
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (zinc, magnesium)
2 cups packed fresh cilantro (coriander, Chinese parsley) (vitamin A)
2/3 cup flaxseed oil
4 tablespoons lemon juice (vitamin C)
2 tsp dulse powder
Sea salt to taste

Even if you're skeptical about the medical studies on cilantro, you can't deny that this cilantro recipe sounds damn good!!

But maybe you're one of those bizarrely bitter cilantro-haters who eats their Thai, Chinese, Indian, Caribbean, Mexican and other tasty foods plain as can be... well, you can just piss off to ihatecilantro.com and work on your accumulation of aluminum, lead and mercury.

PHOTO: fort cochin, kerala, october 2005.

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