Editor’s note:
For those who keep stating that holistic doctor Andy Cutler was leery about cilantro for heavy metal detox, I respect the man, but he did die suddenly and prematurely just months ago and was allegedly not in good health. I included him in my holistic doctor death series, but have many MDs I have consulted with who do not agree with his protocol. Nonetheless I think he was a super smart man and respect him tremendously may he rest in peace!

Did you know that Cilantro is one of the most effective and gentle detoxifiers of heavy metals and other toxic contaminants, in the vegetable world? Since heavy metal overload has been linked to problems like cancer, heart disease, brain deterioration, emotional problems, kidney disease, lung disease, and weak bones, it’s important to extract as much mercury from your body’s organs as possible.

Rich in minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and magnesium, cilantro is also high in vitamins A and K. But there’s more- it’s also an antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory.

If you are unsure how to get a bit more cilantro into your day, here’s a recipe from our friends at Living Traditionally:

Cilantro Inflammation-Busting Recipe

  • 1/2 c packed chopped fresh organic cilantro
  • 1/2 c organic apple juice
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder (or any other green powder- I like Organifi)
  • Mix in your Vitamix or blender until smooth.

Source: Living Traditionally