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I’ve been a pescetarian for almost two years now and feel so much better, not eating meat and dairy… not just in terms of the health benefits, but also in terms of reducing the impact I’m having on the planet. But something still wasn’t right. A friend recommended I see a nutritionist. And it occurred to me, that I exercise, I have a dermatologist, a GP… why have I neglected to include a dietary expert in my life? So, I booked an appointment with local nutritionist Dale Figtree for a check up.
After telling her that I eat fish three or four days a week, she suggested I get my mercury levels checked. It involved cutting what seemed like an unreasonable amount of hair from the back of my head, but my boyfriend assured me that it was unnoticeable. So, I continued. Snip, snip. And, boy, am I glad I did.
The results showed that I have high levels of mercury in my body. She explained to me that mercury is not only dangerous for humans in general, but particularly dangerous for those who are pregnant or trying to conceive. She recommended I eat any small fish, or those caught early (salmon, tilapia, herring, sardines), and restrict tuna to very very very rare occasions… because of their size, they contain some of the highest levels of mercury. ”But what do I do to get rid of what mercury already exists”, I lamented? She said, “never fear… Power Juice is here!” This veggie juice helps pull the mercury out of my system (cilantro is excellent for this). Drink it once a day and you’ll feel on top of the world… I promise! (for more info, this is a very interesting article from the one and only Dr. Oz…)
How to make the Power Juice:
One third each of the following to make the base of the juice:
6 Dandelion Greens