Detox Heavy Metals while you Fight inflammation and Candida
This heavy metals detoxifying dressing will help to mobilize and eliminate metals in the body with cilantro. Cilantro is known to cross the blood-brain barrier and is very helpful in removing metals from the brain and tissue. If you have another use for the leaves, you can make this dressing from just the stems which makes good use of what otherwise would have been thrown away. I often substitute parley stems, or add them to the mix, when they are leftover.
Garlic, another powerful metals detoxifier, is added to intensify the clearing of metals while it boosts the immune system. Adding spices and herbs just increases the healing benefits. If you are metals poisoned, you are likely dealing with inflammation, so you may want to include turmeric in your recipe.
The oils you use matter. You want oils that feed your body and that do not inflame it. Canola and vegetable oils are heat processed and cause inflammation while being very poor sources of nutrients for the body. Olive oil, avocado oil and nut oils are rich sources of fuel for the body. Make sure your oil choice is cold pressed and never heat processed.
If sweetness is something you like in salad dressing, find it in stevia or raw honey. Using lemon juice or raw vinegar will help preserve your dressing for one to two weeks, if refrigerated. Using raw vinegar and miso will add to your health benefits by adding probiotics for gut health to your diet. If you are detoxing metals, your gut is likely suffering.
*Adding cultured yogurt will strengthen gut health by adding probiotics. It will also make your dressing more creamy. Your choice of yogurt must be sugar-free, cultured and free of antibiotics and growth hormones for the benefits you need. Since yogurt is tart you may want a bit more sweetener.
In one jar of homemade dressing you are:
- detoxing metals
- building your immune system
- squelching inflammation
- power-packing vitamins, antioxidants and minerals to your diet
- fueling your body with oils to nourish the brain
- adding probiotics
1 bunch cilantro, stems and all (or just stems if that is all you have left)
1/3 cup miso (this can be exchanged for oil)
1/3 cup raw vinegar (or lemon juice)
1-2 cloves raw garlic
raw honey or stevia to taste
*1/3 cup cultured yogurt (optional)
Season with salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric, mustard, red pepper flakes, cayanne or any of your favorite herbs or spices.
Puree all ingredients in a food processor, blending on high till smooth. Pour into a glass jar and store for up to 2 weeks.
This dressing can be used as salad dressing, a sauce for chicken or fish, on an omelette, as a marinade or as a dip.