Cilantro Chelation Pesto

Cilantro has been proven to chelate toxic metals from our bodies in a relatively short period of time. Combined with the benefits of the other ingredients, this recipe is a powerful tissue cleanser. Two teaspoons of this pesto daily for three weeks is purportedly enough to increase the urinary excretion of mercury, lead, and aluminum, thus effectively removing these toxic metals from our bodies. We can consider doing this cleanse for three weeks at least once a year. The pesto is delicious on toast, baked potatoes, and pasta.

Cilantro Chelation Pesto

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  • 3

    cloves garlic

  • cup Brazil nuts (selenium)

  • cup sunflower seeds (cysteine)

  • cup pumpkin seeds (zinc, magnesium)

  • 2

    cups packed fresh cilantro (vitamin A)

  • cup olive oil (or flax)

  • 4

    tablespoons lemon juice (vitamin C)

  • 2

    tsp dulse powder

  • Sea salt to taste


Process the cilantro and oil in a blender until the coriander is chopped. Add the garlic, nuts and seeds, dulse and lemon juice and mix until the mixture is finely blended into a paste. Add a pinch to sea salt to taste and blend again. Store in dark glass jars if possible. It freezes well, so purchase cilantro in season and fill enough jars to last through the year.


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