Chlorella: The Perfect Food?

The place to start on our path to wellness is Detox!  Take out the garbage and bring in the groceries!  

Everyday we consume toxins in one of three ways. Ingestion (eating), inhalation (breathing), or absorption (contact with skin).  When we overload our system with heavy metals, our bodies are not always able to remove them on their own.  Chlorella is a toxin binding agent (mucopolysaccharide membrane) for all known toxic metals.

Fascinating facts were obtained at the Klinghardt Academy, Addressing Human Exposure to Environmental Toxins with Chlorella Pyrenoidosa- Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods  Nick, G.
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.  Apr 2003.  (237), 28-32.

What is Chlorella?

Chlorella is a safe functional food.  Dr. R. E. Merchant, professor of anatomy and neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia, stated in his study “No toxic effects have ever been observed in laboratory animals or humans who have consumed chlorella, regardless of whether the cell wall was intact or broken.

Chlorella has a strong cell wall that prevents its native form from being adequately broken down and absorbed by the human digestive system and so special processing is required to break its cell wall.

Chlorella is a special algae called Pyrenoidosa that grows in fresh water and has the highest content of chlorophyll (28.9g/kg) of any known plant on earth. It is extremely high in enzymes, vitamins and minerals, including the full vitamin-B Complex.  It has been shown to activate your limited number of macrophages that scavenge and digest cancer cells, foreign proteins and chemicals.  Broken cell wall preparations and extracts of Chlorella pyrenoidosa, a unicellular green alga, as well as other Chlorella species, when either given orally or injected, promote growth and healing.  These preparations stimulate the immune system in such a way that the host is protected from infection and cancer.

The following have been associated with the consumption of Chlorella: cleansing the blood stream, liver, kidneys, and bowel, stimulates production of red blood cells, increases oxygen to your body’s cells and brain, aids digestion, promotes proper growth in children, helps raise the pH of your body to a more alkaline state, promotes friendly gut flora, and aids normal heart function.

Who can use Chlorella?  Everyone.  It can be used for: fatigue, high or low blood pressure, memory loss, obesity, headaches, poor circulation, and overall health!

Occasionally someone will have constipation with chlorella, possibly because it is pulling toxins out through the colon, which is a good thing. Those toxins make the bowel sluggish.

How to take Chlorella: because Chlorella is a food, it can be taken with medications and on an empty stomach.  There is a specific dosage that is taken over several months.  When taken 30 minutes before the main meals and at bedtime, chlorella is exactly in that portion of the small intestine where the bile squirts into the gut.  It carries with it toxic metals and other toxic wastes, that are bound by the chlorella cell wall and carried out via the digestive tract.

It is necessary to speak with a trained Certified Nutritionist or Naturopathic Doctor on a proper protocol before adding this to your detox protocol.

Allergic reactions are possible (though rare) and if suspected, administration must be halted.  One may start again at a reduced dose several days later (under Professional guidance).  Chlorella walls absorb and hang onto lead.  Cell components extracted from chlorella even bind uranium.  It does such a good job of binding with heavy metals, such as mercury, that the body can start thinking of chlorella as mercury and can set up an allergenic response to chlorella the same as it does with mercury.  It should be taken 5 days on and 2 days off to help avoid an allergenic reaction.

Chlorella’s ability to detoxify the body is very significant because of the large amount of chemicals we are exposed to in today’s modern world.  This ability to detoxify chemicals is also one of the important differences between chlorella and other “green” products.  As a perfect food, Chlorella has no peers.

For detoxification purposes: I strongly advise previous consultation with a Physician, Naturopath or trained Holistic Nutritionist.

Do you have Mercury Amalgams?  See our next newsletter about how you may be harboring mercury toxins!

I am happy to guide you on a path to a healthy detox program.  Call me today for your personal consultation.