Cilantro is said to be a great way to remove heavy metals from the body.  Cesium and Plutonium are both heavy metals, as may be other radioactive substances that we’re exposed to.  So this is an easy way to help maintain health in the face of radiation exposure.

I was given this recipe many years ago by a friend who got it from David Gawain, C.N.M., a Health and Wellness Facilitator/Educator who practiced in New Mexico and South Dakota.  It’s listed as a means of chelating toxic metals from our bodies and cleansing tissues.  I find that it promotes a sense of wellbeing – after all, pesto is one of those foods that tastes great and is deeply satisfying.  I particularly like this recipe.  All it takes is 2 teaspoons a day for three weeks to help cleanse and detoxify the body.  Try it with eggs, on pasta, a baked potato, grains, or anything your imagination and taste buds suggest to you.

Whether it will protect us from radiation or not (I’m not a medical person, so this is food news and not health suggestion), it’s flat-out yummy and really easy to make… and comfort food like this helps us get through the stress of dealing with nuclear issues:


4 cloves garlic
1/3 cup Brazil nuts (raw)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (raw)
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (raw)
2 cups packed fresh cilantro (aka coriander, Chinese parsley)
2/3 cup flaxseed oil
4 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 tsp dulse powder
sea salt to taste

In a blender or food processor, process the cilantro and flaxseed oil until the cilantro is chopped.  Add the garlic, nuts and seeds, dulse and lemon juice and process until the mixture is finely blended into a loose paste.  Add a pinch of 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.