Let me explain why I was SO excited to hear that doTERRA has sourced their own CPTG® Cilantro oil.
Years ago, when I was seeking for ways to naturally heal from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, I found a wonderful Naturopath that suggested over and over that I get my silver/amalgam fillings replaced. I kept putting it off, not feeling that I could afford it or that it would make much of a difference anyway. Then I lost a baby during the second trimester of a pregnancy. I realized I needed to get a little more serious about his advice. The money we had set aside for our baby was then free to be used to take care of my teeth. I had fillings in every quadrant of my mouth, I believe 8 overall. I thought it so interesting how my Dr. went about chelating (pronounced KEY-lating) the mercury and other heavy metals from my body that were most likely affecting my thyroid gland as well as other parts of my endocrine system. It took a few months to completely chelate enough of the metals out of my tissue using special clay baths, but over time my thyroid levels did returned to normal, to the utter surprise of our family physician. I am so grateful to state that today I have a perfectly healthy thyroid.
When Dr. David K. Hill D.C., Chief Medical Advisor and Chairman of doTERRA’s Scientific Advisory Board, referenced a study done on the affects of Cilantro and its benefit in chelating mercury from the body, my eyebrows raised and my ears opened wide. The study only references mercury, but I would personally suppose that if mercury can be chelated with cilantro, then maybe it is also helping clean out other heavy metals such as lead and aluminum.
You can read the study on PubMed.gov here. The study showed that after the removal of amalgam fillings, and despite the use of normal holistic dentistry practices of a rubber dam and proper ventilation & suction, deposits of mercury that were previously non-existent, were found in all the major organs of the body (ie. lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver, and heart). The mercury deposits were then successfully removed by ingesting 400mg/day of Chinese Parsley, aka Cilantro, for a period of around 4 weeks (400mg is equal to about 7-8 drops of cilantro essential oil). This was done for the average weight adult. Heavy metals are most often stored in the fatty tissues of the body, so the larger the body the longer it might take to chelate the body of the heavy metal.
Of course in my own personal excitement for this, I got my Cilantro oil and started taking it daily. I could tell that taking 7-8 drops in a capsule all at once was a bit taxing on my kidneys, so from personal experience I would recommend spreading it throughout the day and allowing the body to pull the metal out in a more gentle way by using 1-2 drops in a capsule, 4x/day for 4+ weeks.
Another thought is to consider the connection between Traditional Chinese Medicine tongue mapping and the deposits of heavy metals in the body. Through the chelating process the tongue could also experience its own kind of “detox” which is what I believe I experienced the first few days on the oil because of the funny metal taste I had in my mouth as well as sores that appeared on my tongue.
I personally feel that when evaluating your body systems and healing processes, first, determine your heavy metals overload. After removing those toxins from the body, re-evaluate you health conditions and concerns. If I was one struggling with any of the following disorders I would suggest getting tested for heavy metal toxicity and evaluating your need for replacing your fillings and/or chelating your body of excess heavy metals.
These disorders include: chronic physical and mental health conditions, like depression, anxiety, heart disease, addiction, cancer, chronic fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, autism, memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer’s, adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders, candida overgrowth, Parkinson’s, chronic pain, hyperactivity, attention deficit, arthritis, MS and other auto-immune disorders, to name a few.
I can’t speak for the efficacy or purity of other brands of oils. I prefer and suggest the use of doTERRA CPTG essential oils. Feel free to learn more about them at www.doterrauniversity.com
Cilantro Oil: Retail – $34.67 / Wholesale Member (IPC) – $26.00
If you would like to purchase doTERRA essential oils at retail price you are welcome to do so on my website: www.mydoterra.com/lightsomeliving
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DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor. I offer advice from my own personal experience and suggest that you seek out your own personal medical professional in evaluating your health care options.