Natural Remedies to Detox Heavy Metals

| Modified on May 14, 2024
Posted by Ariel (Las Vegas, NV) on 05/14/2024

Chelate Metallic Smell From Underarms With a Turmeric Tincture

Some years ago I remember buying a shirt from a secondhand store and noticing that it had what looked to be deodorant caked on it. I felt weird buying it but it was a really nice shirt so I did with the thought that I could wash it off and remove the metallic smell that it had in the left arm of the shirt. I wore the washed shirt and took it off after realizing that under my left arm, it started to have the same metallic odor. For years, my left arm continued to smell like metal. Recently, I began to feel the worst pain under my left arm that traveled deep into the left upper part of my chest. I read that turmeric could be used to chelate heavy metals, and so I decided to take the tincture I had and rub some under my arms and chest to see if the metallic smell would go away, and it did! It took about half an hour for me not to feel the throbbing pain. I smell normal again and after some days of treatment the pain is gone.

Hair Analysis Labs
Posted by B (Litchfield Ct) on 05/02/2024

Dr. Steven Cabral has many lab tests.

Poor Methylation / Mineral Imbalances
Posted by ron (usa) on 08/09/2023 21 posts

Could you talk more about how you treated your thallium poisoning and how u got it?

I had tests come back showing my thallium levels were moderately above safe limits.

I lost a lot of my hair. And my digestive system and some muscular areas have been stuck wasting and in pain for 4 years now.

My doc dint help. My naturopath didnt suggest potassium. Just saunas and b3 and NAC. B3 and NAC make me lose my mind tho.

I find potassium helps. But, they say prussian blue and charcoal too. I am entertaining a purchase of lab grade prussian blue, but I dont like that this is all I can find. I want usp or reagent grade so there is less impurity. But its all RX.

I could take a leap and try an online doc and show them my labs and offer to take a new one too jist to get an RX.

I have been very ill and all the symptoms of thallium are present. I had acute poisoning and lost feeling in my extremeties for months, began losing my hair, my mind, major charlie horses, quit breathing in my sleep all the time, and psychosis...every day. Unsure who did it.

But I did make an enemy or two by sticking up for others in the the past in big ways... I need to heal.

Any input is appreciated.

Liver Cleanse
Posted by G (Florida) on 08/08/2023


this all happened to me as well.

Oct 2018

Im so bad I pray to not wake up. Simple task are now like a mountain.

i can not organize I used to cook clean walk 7 miles happy as happy and now I don't know this person.

aging overnight.

at 58 I feel 88.

I've tried it all.

My trigger was Botox injection along with always detoxing and some new product.

i wish I could go back in time.

id never put a toxin like Botox in my body. And I'd only eat clean to stay health and exercise.

i know life is over.

daily is a struggle.

i hope you got better.

Clay Baths
Posted by Cheryl (Highland Park, NJ) on 07/06/2023 10 posts

Have you ever tried Aztec Secret? It is calcium bentonite clay and I am posting an article on using it in the bath right now. Good luck.

Heavy Metal Detox Baths
Posted by Mrs. V (NJ) on 12/07/2022

Detoxify from heavy metals in your body

The recipe is quite simple - it's one cup of each ingredient. This is to detoxify your body from heavy metals that we get from many foods and environmental toxins.

1 Cup of each ingredient is added to a warm to hot bath. Soak 15-20 minutes.

* Borax
* Epsom salt
* Baking soda
* Pink Himalayan sea salt

(I also add 2-3 drops of my favorite essential oil. Any of these are great lavender, citrus, eucalyptus, frankincense & myrth) Choose any you'd like.

Take bath 3x's in one week. Then wait about a month or more before doing this again.

I do it every other month for a week or 3 baths with a day between baths. Personally I'm feeling so much better after 2nd bath. 3rd is recommended for full detoxification. Helps level your PH also.

Hair Analysis Labs
Posted by CPN (Somewhere USA) on 10/31/2022

Hello EC Family

I want to have a hair analysis test done to test for heavy metals and mineral deficiencies.

Any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

I have found some companies online that do it for around $124.00

Thank you

Liver Cleanse
Posted by Gegina (florida) on 09/23/2022

Same happened to me... Trying to detox changed my health to the point of feeling no return? Anxiety panic 24/7 Pain all over body, hard to think, organize easy task are so difficult. Never had it before. It's been almost 4 years still trying to find my old happy go lucky self. Nightmare. Beware of detoxing without a highly qualified professional in my opinion.

Posted by T.J. (Pennsylvania) on 09/01/2022

Yes. It is pointless and can be harmful to do a mercury detox when you still have mercury fillings in your teeth. You can have fillings removed and replaced much more economically in Mexico. I went to Tijuana and had nine large fillings removed for under $5000. Hal Huggins certified too.

Poor Methylation / Mineral Imbalances
Posted by Sam (HAWAII) on 07/23/2022

OK so a lot of people in our community may not "methylate" well in the first place and what this means is our bodies do not process heavy metals well, making it more problematic for some. It's a test your naturopath can give you. As well some heavy metals can knock your minerals way out of whack. Magnesium controls electrical impulses to the heart so you need to make sure what type of metals toxicity you have before supplementing. I had a thallium poisoning (TI) which functionally made me allergic to magnesium so my epsom salt baths nearly stopped my heart. Yikes. It took a long year to figure out I needed to double down on potassium (K) instead, which along with sodium controls cellular pumps and that I had general terrible nutrient absorption so everything needed boosting. Everyone is different. Get an RBC mineral test if you can.

Best of luck! Sam

Posted by Samantha (HAWAII) on 07/23/2022

Middle Eastern dairy products like kefir and feta have gone through a fermenting process and are very good for your digestion as are all pure fats. It is only when sugars, starches are added or beneficial bacteria are boiled away that adverse reactions start to appear. Also cow feed in the USA is typically toxic and the cows are subsequently overly medicated. Cultural suicide. We could learn a lot from old world Meditteranean food cultivation.

Amalgam Fillings
Posted by Kelly (Florida) on 05/23/2022

I have used Andrew Cutler protocol for chelation, it is very safe. Look up the group on Facebook. They don't recommend drips and its so hard on your body. ALA pulsed throughout the body has done wonders for me.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Miki (CO) on 02/13/2022

Important info for 'tinnitus' sufferers, auditory hallucinations-RF Frequency interactions with metals in your body due to vaccines, possible sporotrichosis infection, that cause all of the frequencies (wifi. Rf, elf, ulf, vhf, etc.., ) that we are exposed to on a constant and daily basis, to interact with these ingested or administered metals inside our bodies and on our skin.

There are a multitude of symptoms, such as dopamine problems, memory loss, arthritis, lack of energy, confusion, headaches, and many more. Scientists have studied mold as a super battery,

I will post links to the Smithsonian institute to allow you to explore the bio stuff in scientific language


What the fungus is doing is attaching to the metals in your body, and literally making you an antennae for the multitude of RADIO SIGNALS-(frequencies). Some people twitch, feel vibrations, experience pain, and can hear language in the vibrations. Not hallucinating. The audio has been recorded and analysed and confirms distorted radio type conversations, after their ears acclimate to the constant barrage of radio signals 24hrs a day, every day. The moral of this post is, that, the Targeted Individuals phenomena is REAL.(T.I. is just the wrong way to describe it). That, is because, everyone, with 2 or more metals in their body, have the means, inside their bodies, to become a battery, or, receptor or, repeater/ electrode... To/for/by the radio frequencies Whether or not you are James Bond, or, Evil dictator, or, Sherlock are exposed.... TIME TO DETOXIFY YOUR BODY OF METALS. It WILL SUCK to detoxify..

So, have a few days off, to let the purge begin. Epsom salt, in bath and intErnally, Borax/Boron, do a search online for potassium oxide, to kill the mogellens like film on your skin, and inside, benzonite clay to bind the metals and carry them outside body... Kill the crap thats making everybody crazy, zombie like, irrational, emotionally inept, lethargic and even suicidal!!!? You must maintain at least the expulsion of the metals, for the frequency harassment symptoms to cease to effect you..neurologically, and biologically...because the frequencies are used all around you and it doesnt look like theyre going to slow the progression of frequency possibilities in any field of practice, anytime soon.

I would like to express my gratitude for earthclinic, and lookoutfacharlie, for adding the multiprocess to which an information seeking individual can access SOLUTIONS to problems that are facing us in this very unhealthy time in our lives. Helping one another is the key to humanity's success. Stay focused. Stay vigilant about your well being. Address your concerns, instead of ignore them. Only THEN, will you experience a grasp at reality. Go forth and multiply good deeds, ethics, and common sense..... LOVE THY NEIGHBOR... Everyone in the world is experiencing effects from toxic levels of a multitude of radio frequencies.

Amalgam Fillings
Posted by Maria (Canada) on 11/30/2021

My husband just tried intravenous chelation therapy and has had extreme fatigue for a week since the chelation. He can barely work. I've been giving him electrolytes and other supplements but nothing seems to be making a difference. He also aches from head to toe now. Can you (or someone) tell me the dosages I should be giving him to replace the important minerals etc? And what other tips can you provide to help him feel better soon? Thanks!

Amalgam Fillings
Posted by Adrian (Auckland, NZ) on 03/15/2021

A naturopath I spoke to told me that cilantro can be used where there are metal parts in the body, but should be used in combination with bentonite clay, for the clay will help to draw out the heavy metals 'loosened' by the cilantro.

Heavy Metal Tests
Posted by Yvonne S. (Wa) on 07/26/2018

Please note...If you have the MTHFR defect, a hair analysis test will not work correctly....

Posted by Marilyn (Wisconsin) on 07/19/2018

I tried Earth Clinic's recipe from Facebook for detoxing heavy metals - fresh organic raspberries and a handful of cilantro with 1 cup of water in the blender over the weekend and was surprised how good it tasted all things considered. 20 minutes after drinking it I felt a pain in the top of my head and then had a mild headache the rest of the day.

Now, I take activated charcoal frequently and NEVER have any side effects except the ocassional diarrhea. Same with parasite formulas. So I am very sure the cilantro IS pulling heavy metals, god knows what, out of me!

Continuing this regime every 3-4 days because I found it too intense to do every day. Will be curious to hear if others are having side effects when they take cilantro for heavy metal clearing. Please report!!

P.S. Suggest you drink this alongside lunch or dinner and NOT on an empty stomach.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 04/24/2018 233 posts

Hello Marsh57. Fresh parsley and cilantro/coriander like half a bunch to a bunch per day are great chelators, easily accessible, I think a frequent intake would be better than one large dose, because once removed from one tissue you want it not to redistribute somewhere else. You could probably drink a tea of these, that would allow relatively constant intake. Ted recommended EDTA, you would probably have to purchase this, but I very recently read that with high dose iodine, specifically lugols, the tested urine was greatly filled with Mercury, lead, etc. Shows high dose is a great chelator. And unlike low dose, which can have many detox effects, high dose does not, because in high enough dose it converts to a powerful antioxidant iodalactone, which cleans up the detox effects. Said to be more powerful than vitamin c.

For your grandson, I read Coconut oil can reduce swelling of tonsils and adenoids, adults can hold in back of mouth but just ingesting would also work just not as fast. Thinking you could also give coconut cream, coconut yoghurt and coconut milk to speed up the process. Maybe coconut cream ice cream would be palatable to him, I'm just remembering his sensory issues. Best to you and your grandson, please research suggestions before attempting.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Marsh57 (Denver) on 04/24/2018

As a follow up to the above, I had a 2nd blood test drawn (after amalgam removal) to compare to the 1st (prior to amalgam removal). The phlebotomist expressed interest --- she said I was the 2nd woman in a week who came in with the same concerns as mine - that her dentist said they followed SMART procedures set forth by the mercury safe organization but didn't. Ironic?

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Marsh57 (Denver) on 04/24/2018

Thanks again Natalia (you also responded about our grandson's speech). I have been taking chelation supplements and baths with magnesium, baking soda and sea salts. I'll start with an ND this week. Blessings to you.

Adzuki Beans
Posted by Rita (Brisbane) on 04/10/2018

I'd like to know what other people tried for MRI gadolinium toxicity. I had an MRI with contrast agent 4 weeks ago and feel poorly I.e. dizziness, lethargy, brain fog, racing heart, headaches heat sensation, low bl sugar level and more. I'm desperate to try what other people have done to get some wellbeing back. Thanks.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Natalia (Mn, Usa) on 04/08/2018


Before you take the time to do a formal complaint to the Dentistry Board, you need to mobilize that mercury out of your system! As most of us are, if you are mineral deficient, the mercury will bind to sites in your bones and organs as well as be free-floating in your bloodstream - and mercury has an affinity for brain tissue. Do some extensive searches on amalgam removal and the chelation-type detox you need to implement, ideally under the care of an ND who can measure levels and properly treat you. I would consider withholding payment if the dental care was not as described and essentially contracted for. Best to you.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Marsh57 (Denver) on 04/05/2018

Help! I just had 8 amalgram fillings removed by an accredited, certified SMART dentist who failed in several areas to protect my safety and well-being. No nasal mask, face, throat, head, hair cover, etc per IAOMT. Any recommendations on who to turn to? If this dentist didn't protect me, I doubt he's not protecting any one else - all while charging a truckload more money. I can't help but to feel taken advantage of and scared I was breathing in the vapors and dust.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Marsh57 (Denver) on 03/12/2018

Please, be diligent about selecting a mercury safe dentist. I thought I had after finding my dentist on IAOMT (Intl Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxocology) who is certified. They reassured me they practiced all safety precautions but discovered they didn't. So upset after paying thousands of dollars and now very concerned for my health; breathing mercury vapors and and swallowing saliva potentially tainted by mercury. Ask them for a tour but not before you print a copy of IAOMT checklist. Check each one off yourself.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 02/26/2018 233 posts

Edta is a chelation agent recommended previously by Ted, also chlorella. Easier obtainable options are coriander/cilantro and parsley added heavy handed into your daily salad.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax
Posted by Denise (Pa) on 02/24/2018

Try charcoal tablets or cilantro.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax
Posted by Sharon (Los Angeles) on 02/24/2018

Thank you. I am seeking a natural remedy for metal absorption caused by an injection of a solution during an mri test to increase color enhancement.

Removing Heavy Metals
Posted by Jennifer (Sydney Australia ) on 02/05/2018

Thank you

Posted by Naturalwoman57 (Usa) on 12/08/2017

Cilantro Heavy Metal Detox with Chlorella :

My husband & I have both had spinal fusion surgeries & have titanium in our backs. It is safe to take Cilantro with Chlorella?

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Health Is Wealth (British Columbia, Canada) on 10/18/2017

In regards to Paula in Perth's post... as you are only a few hour flight away from Bali, have you considered having your dental work done there? You will find many reputable dentists at a fraction of the cost you would incur in Australia.

Posted by Sophia (Nyc) on 09/02/2017

OMG, that sounds really painful. I hope you are taking it easy and researching everything. Feel better.

DMPS Chelation
Posted by Charles (Providence, Ri) on 08/28/2017

No. All mercury fillings and crowns over mercury must be removed prior to chelation or things like ala or dmps will make you sick.

Chelation Therapy
Posted by k t (Beaumont, California) on 06/11/2017

Just to let you know that I have had two heavy metal IV flushes so far. My lead, aluminum, tin, nickel, mercury, arsenic and a few other metals levels, most were high levels. From what I understand this is the ONLY treatment that will permanently remove all the metals. I look forward to getting them all done. You do get nauseated the next morning and there are other side effects because your body is trying to release the metals...such as, headaches, gastro issues, dizziness, sickly feeling, weakness, etc., and maybe more after you have more done, but I have been sick with excruciating pain and chronic fatigue for over 25 years and just recently found out how much heavy metal was in my body a couple months ago. I am hoping this will help my health to return.

Posted by May (On) on 06/03/2017

Chlorella and heavy metals. I bought some Chlorella to detox from heavy metals - I used one month's supply and as I was about to start my second container - my feet developed bleeding sores and they felt like they were on fire. This lasted for 6 months and drove me to the edge of suicide. The problem was that I have 2 broken ankles which have implanted metal plates and screws - apparently the Chlorella attached itself to the metal and my body tried to get rid of it by doing it through the open sores on my skin on my feet. The supplier took this product off the market after having it tested by many scientists. My feet are still shedding skin after 3 years.

DMPS Chelation
Posted by Carol (Burbank) on 05/11/2017

Can I take ALA with fillings in my mouth?

Liver Cleanse
Posted by Steve (Nv) on 05/10/2017

I believe the issue was not doing enough liver cleanses. Many practitioners that recommend liver cleanses will tell you it's important to keep going as the body is releasing toxins/parasites/heavy metals etc. and if you don't keep going the toxins can get backed up. For most people, it takes many liver cleanses with breaks in between to see positive results. This may be the reason you had the bad experience. Sort of like stirring up a hornets nest. I would consider doing some bentonite clay cleanses or activated charcoal to mop up whatever is remaining in your GI tract.



Liver Cleanse
Posted by Kc (Santa Fe) on 05/10/2017


Almost 5 years ago, I did a liver cleanse consisting of apple cider, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. I didn't read the directions carefully and drank 10 days worth in one sitting. Within 15 minutes, I felt different. Within an hour, I had a major panic attack. I used rescue remedy or something like that to calm my system down. This was the start of a horrendous experience. I had through the roof, constant anxiety and insomnia. I was prescribed different medications to help with the anxiety and insomnia. Unfortunately, nothing worked and the medications caused horrible side effects. When I didn't take sleeping tablets, I was unable to sleep. I was anxious all day. My digestion was damaged. Most foods brought on worse anxiety. Over the next 4 months, I spiraled out of control and into clinical depression. I lost 18 pounds. At this point, I was finally put on an antidepressant that helped with sleep, anxiety and depression. The next 4 years were focused on getting better. I've been off the antidepressant for about 5 months.

Western medicine was unable to find anything wrong with me. I was forced to look outside of the box.

I've gone to numerous alternative practitioners during this time to figure out what happened and how to address it. The theory is that I released heavy metals into my system which my body was not able to excrete and that these heavy metals were absorbed throughout my body, including in my brain.

By chance, I have met two other women who did cleanses, one a liver cleanse and the other a coffee enema, who both had horrendous experiences as well which resulted in long term health issues. It has been a horrendous experience for each of us.

I recall coming to your website years ago to find ways to improve my health. Over the years I have googled this issue to see if anyone else has had similar experiences in order to find a solution. I have not seen anything on the web to date and thought maybe your website might be interested in sharing my experience an making people aware of the possible risks.

If you've read this far, thank you. My goal is not to create fear, only to educate people on the possible risks when doing a liver cleanse.

Thank you

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Sue (St. Jospeh, Mi) on 08/13/2016

I would love to know how you made your coconut kefir. Did you use water or milk grains?

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Vee M. (California) on 08/12/2016

I have experience with candida and mercury toxicity. If you want the most aggressive cure for candida its definitely diatomaceous earth (DE)(food grade) Candida forms a biofilm to protect itself. So there are a lot of natural things that kill candida (garlic, tumeric etc etc) but they can't get to it. UNTIL you start taking DE. It literally rips the biofilm to shreds and kills the candida. It also allows other anti-candida substances to attack it too.

Careful at first. You'll definitely get a flu like reaction for a few weeks if you take too much too soon. I recommend 1 tsp a day to start, then work up to 1 tsp per meal. That may be enough but you can go as high as 1 tblspn per meal.

The other wonderful treatment for candida is boron (sometimes called ti-boron). Boron used to be abundant in food, but due to modern farming, it is extremely low. Boron kills candida. I currently take 6mg (2 capsules) with each meal and it helps a lot with keeping the candida in check when I'm not taking DE.

Another recommendation is to take 1 tsp turmeric mixed with 1 tblspn of coconut oil daily. (or up to 3 times daily) They both kill candida, esp when DE is removing the biofilm, and turmeric is also highly anti-inflammatory and helps with the candida symptoms.

Remember to drink plently of water and you may want to consider a liver support like Dandy Tea. That's what its called, google it. It tastes like coffee or tea when mixed in water. Or you could just take a dandelion pill I guess.

Oh! And start making your own probiotic kefir and sauerkraut or kimchi!! We used to make coconut kefir by the gallon and would take a tablespoon with each meal. We could eat wheat and almost anything we wanted without feeling the candida take over.....

Hope this info helps!

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Cathy (Tennessee) on 07/29/2016

You can get dental work done in Mexico for 1/10th the price, but not sure if it would be a biological dentist who specializes in removal of amalgram fillings. Tiijuana is not a safe place to go, but I have had a lot of dental work done..good Algadones Mexico..just over the border from Yuma AZ. The office was clean, the dentist excellent and the work still holding up 15 years later. Better than my U.S. dental work.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Isis (Usa ) on 07/28/2016

You should be careful with enemas. The medicinals you use go directly into the body. When you eat or drink medicinals the stomach decreases the intensity.

I heard that with heavy metal chelation - you should do it gradually.

Activated charcoal is good for pulling toxins and metals out of the body.

Diet is also important. I was suffering from daily chronic migraines. I gave up gluten, sugar, and dairy. I have only had one headache in three months and I think it was because I was dehydrated.

Look into Ayurvedic enemas. It is very common in Ayurvedic medicine to do them.

Vassant Ladd is an excellent resource. He's published several books on medicine. He has a clinic in NM and an online shop.

Good luck.

Sometimes too much cleansing can shock the system.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Holly (Madison Wi) on 07/27/2016

So, should I stop my detox? And go back and do the liver cleanse? I did a parasite cleanse for over a month, but not all came out. Then I did a liver cleanse, but only with some herbal supplements from a company that promotes and sells Hulda Clark's parasite and other protocols. I started on Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth, (seems similar to Zeolite) a month ago, and had started acupuncture a month before and added some Chinese herbs 2 weeks ago for my symptoms. I have tried many, many things over the years but really started hitting it hard this past January by myself.

I had a few nights where I thought I might have to go to ER. I was afraid to go to sleep, as I might not wake up. I can only explain it as almost an out of body experience, with severe pain and pressure in my head, pain in joints. Certain I have overload of most metals, as I finally found out what I had a year and a half ago, called a Burton's line on my lower gums. Directly related to Lead.

I have been much sicker, except weirdly, I experience times of clarity that I haven't had in 35 years. So I think it is working. I'm afraid it will take a year or longer for me as I've been sick for 40 years at least. Since I was a kid, I remember. Infections, extreme fatigue. So many symptoms for so long.

Any thoughts? I have been thinking about doing organic coffee enemas to stimulate the bile in the liver to excrete the toxins, but I wonder if that would send me over the edge, and kill me if too much.

Removing Heavy Metals
Posted by Nicole (Chantilly, Va) on 06/03/2016

Wow. Excellent post. Thank you so much for that valuable lesson on detoxing and healing the body. I will apply it to my daughter who's been having on and off migraines, dizziness and nauseousness for the past year.

Thank you again.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Alexxander (Minnesota) on 05/06/2016

A bio dentist can pull fillings safely. Don't go to a regular dentist.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 03/31/2016

HI U CLAIRE,,,,,,,,,,,, thank you for this cleanse that Hulda Clark gets credit for, but she says that it was done by the Romans hundreds of years ago. It appears that it is resonating with the EC crowd and that is what is important.

Very few things I post are original with me also. I just read a lot and it appears you do too.

Keep posting things that will help your fellow man. You are doing good.


Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Claire (Tennessee) on 03/30/2016

I do have one thing to add to this discussion, that apparently not many are aware of, and that is, if you do not do a liver cleanse, before you do the cilantro or any other heavy metal detox it can kill you. The reason being, that when those metals leave your brain, they will stick in your liver and make things worse. If you clean your liver first it will work properly.

Cleanse small gallstones from gallbladder and small intrahepatic stones from the liver.

Cleansing the gallbladder of small gallstones and the liver of any small intra-hepatic stones (formed inside intrahepatic bile ducts) dramatically improves digestion - which is the basis of health. Some stones are just too large to be flushed out, and although the liver/gallbladder flush is unable to remove large stones, many attest to the ability of the liver flush to address many symptoms associated with large gallstones (E.g. gallbladder attack) and also to give an increased sense of well being.

The liver makes 1 – 1 ½ quarts of bile in a day - the liver's intra-hepatic bile ducts deliver bile to one large tube called the common bile duct, which is then stored in the gallbladder, attached to the common bile duct. About 20 minutes after eating fat or protein, the gallbladder is triggered to squeeze itself empty, and the stored bile finishes its trip down the common bile duct to the small intestine.

As intra-hepatic stones grow and become more numerous the back pressure on the liver causes it to make less bile, and as your gallbladder fills with stones, less bile makes it more difficult for the gallbladder to remove the stones - by way of analogy, if your garden hose had marbles in it much less water would flow, which in turn would decrease the ability of the hose to squirt out the marbles. Consequentially, less cholesterol leaves the body and cholesterol levels rise, thus creating more gallstones.

Gallstones, being porous, can pick up bacteria, cysts, viruses and parasites that are passing through the liver - in this way "nests" of infection are formed, supplying the body with fresh bacteria. Stomach infection (such as ulcers or intestinal bloating) can not be cured permanently without removing intra-hepatic stones from the liver.

Procedure for Dr. Hulda Clark's Liver/ Gallbladder Cleanse

Dr. Hulda Clark's Liver/Gallbladder flush provides a way to start dealing with:

Acne, high cholesterol, eczema, psoriasis, asthma, allergies, gallstones, food intolerance, shoulder pain, abdominal pain, upper back pain, arm pain, liver or gallbladder pain, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, heartburn, bloating, inflammatory bowel disease IBD, IBS, colitis, constipation, cancer, AIDS, MS, FMS, MSC, CFIDS/CFS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, seizures, osteoporosis, angina pectoris, and more.


For an effective liver cleanse, you should first do (1) a parasite cleanse and (2) a kidney cleanse - cleansing a liver with living parasites in it could make you feel quite sick.

Take no medicines, vitamins or pills you can do without - could prevent success.

Eat a no-fat breakfast and lunch - allows the bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver. Higher pressure gives a better flush.

Liver / gallbladder flush Ingredients:

4 Tablespoons EPSOM salts (Magnesium Sulphate, opens bile ducts)

3 Cups fresh-squeezed grapefruit (This is crucial) Do not use anything besides fresh squeezed grapefruit, and if you are on medications be sure that grapefruit will NOT AFFECT IT! IT COULD KILL YOU!

1/2 tsp. (4 x 1/8 tsp.) powdered vitamin C – to improve taste of oil and juice;

1 Pint Jar with lid

1/2 Cup Olive Oil Extra Virgin Cold Pressed (or can substitute any other plant oil)

1 large or 2 small grapefruit - enough to squeeze 2/3 to 3/4 cup juice.

Ornithine Capsules (Optional for sleep assistance)

Large plastic straw

Liver / Gallbladder Cleanse Procedure

2:00 PM-

Do not eat or drink after 2 O'clock - or you could feel quite ill later.

Mix 4 Tbsp. Epsom salts in 3 Cups freshly made grapefruit or apple juice.

Makes four servings, 3/4 cup each – refrigerate mixture to make ice cold (helps taste)

6:00 PM-

Drink FIRST 3/4 cup dose of the ice cold Epsom salts, after adding 1/8 tsp. powdered vitamin C to improve the taste. You may drink a few mouthfuls of water afterwards or just rinse your mouth.

8:00 PM.-

Drink SECOND 3/4 cup dose of Epsom salts - You haven't eaten since o'clock, but you won't feel hungry.
Get your bedtime chores done - the timing is critical for success; don't be more than 10 minutes early or late.

9:45 PM.-

Mix olive oil and grapefruit juice: Pour 1/2 cup olive oil into the pint jar and squeeze the grapefruit or lemon juice into a measuring cup – remove pulp with fork; you should have 2/3 - 3/4 cup total (you may top it up with lemonade).

Add grapefruit juice to oil in jar (If using lemon juice, do not blend juice with oil, it can congeal and become slimy).

Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake hard until watery - only fresh grapefruit does this.

Now visit the bathroom one or more times - even it makes you late for your ten O'clock drink. Don't be more than 15 minutes late.

10:00 PM-

Drink the olive oil / grapefruit mixture - Drinking through a large plastic straw helps it go down easier, since it does not taste great! Take it to your bedside if you want, but drink it standing up. Get it down within 5 minutes (15 minutes for very elderly or weak persons).

You can take 4 ornithine capsules with the first sips - to make sure you will sleep through the night. Take 8 if you already suffer from insomnia.

Lie down immediately - The sooner you lie down the more stones you will get out. Be ready for bed ahead of time. Don't clean up the kitchen. As soon as the drink is finished, lie on your right side for 15 minutes with your right knee pulled up to your chest (helps open the pathway to gall bladder, but can cause some nausea).

You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There is no pain because the bile duct valves are open (thanks to the Epsom salts! ).

Go to sleep

On waking
But not before 6:00 AM

Take your THIRD 3/4 cup dose of Epsom salts - If you have indigestion or nausea wait until it is gone before drinking the Epsom salts. You may go back to bed.

2 hrs later

Take your FOURTH (and last) 3/4 cup dose of Epsom salts - You may go back to bed.

After 2 more hours

You may now eat - Start with fresh fruit juice. Half an hour later eat fruit. One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light.

By supper you should feel recovered.

Expect diarrhea in the morning - although you may see what looks like large stones, they are instead, bile precipitated into solids during the night of the liver flush. It is not important that you see or count "stones", since most are like small grains of sand. What is important is that you see an improvement in your gallbladder symptoms and general well-being.

Sometimes, the bile ducts are full of cholesterol crystals that did not form into round stones. They appear as "chaff" floating on top of the toilet bowl water. It may be tan colored, harboring millions of tiny white crystals. Cleansing this chaff is just as important as purging the stones.

Several flushes may be needed, if gallbladder attacks persist

This liver cleanse is safe and reasonably pain-free
Cleanse is safe even for persons in their seventies and eighties - however it can make you feel quite ill for one or two days afterwards, especially if the maintenance parasite program has been neglected.

Lead Poisoning Remedies
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 02/06/2016

HI YA'LL, , , , , , , , , , find it ironic that one of the reasons the Roman Empire fell was their lead water plumbing. Everybody got sick.

Here 2000 years later, Flint , Mi. is going through the same problem. Don't you Mi. folks read history or did history begin when you were born?


Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Beth H (Bend, Or) on 12/23/2015

To confirm what some are posting about possible connections between Candida and mercury, yes there is a connection. My understanding is that Candida's role is to shuttle the mercury that the liver can't detoxify from the body into fat (and likely other) cells. So it actually has a very important function.

I know of a fellow practitioner that helped a woman "get rid of" her Candida years ago. The woman felt great. A couple weeks after the protocol was done, the woman's health declined rapidly. It took a while to figure out that her symptoms were from mercury toxicity. There was no Candida in her system (or not enough) to do its job of shuttling it to storage. The Candida protocol also likely caused weight loss (loss of fat tissue for storage) which exacerbated the issue.

There is lots of great info in these posts - recipes and protocol ideas. Mercola's site has some great information, especially with respect to what chlorella does vs. what cilantro does for removing mercury. It's important to understand there's a big difference between freeing up mercury in our body and actually shuttling it out of the body - two critical and different parts to the process.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Susan (Seabrook, NH) on 11/04/2015

I had a mouthful of mercury too and problems with candida most of my life. The two evidently go hand in hand. Because of Lyme disease, I was encouraged to remove the mercury fillings, as heavy metals "feed" the bacteria (all nasty bacteria actually). I was referred to a dentist trained for safe mercury removal, as sloppy removal can make a bad situation worse. It turns out that candida and mercury go hand in hand. They actually tend to "mop up" the mercury, which is partly why you tend to feel so crappy during a candida die off. You will never get rid of the candida until you get rid of the mercury fillings. Things I found helpful were cilantro, which mobilizes heavy metals but does not chelate them, so you need to take something else like zeolite or chlorella. Taking a good fiberblend product (hint) will keep the bowels open. Bile picks up heavy metals and if you are not regular, the toxic bile will be reabsorbed. Activated charcoal is good, but really only works in the bowel. There are EDTA suppositories that will chelate the metals too from the blood and tissues. Saunas were very helpful. Iodine is a good chelator. Found it interesting that certain toxic metals displace good metals in the body. Cadmium displaces zinc, for instance, lead displaces calcium (which makes me wonder about osteoporosis). The body tries to use the heavy metals if it is deficient. So if you are deficient in magnesium, it will pick up aluminum to name another example. Taking a good quality mineral supplement will reverse this some.

So, I did not mean to blab on and on. Thought you might find this helpful from someone who walked the same path and came out the other end ok. Bright Blessings to all.

Lead Poisoning Remedies
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 07/15/2015 2063 posts

M: Most times allergies to sulfur foods is due directly from a deficiency of the micromineral Molybdenum. Take 500mcg MolyB daily and you should be able to eat sulfur foods again.

Lead Poisoning Remedies
Posted by Melanie (Brtish Columbia) on 07/14/2015

hello Gert,

I am detoxing lead and cadimum. You mention sulfur foods. I have always been allergic to any derivatives of sulfur in food or medications. Can you give me any advice or insight in relation to this?

Adzuki Beans
Posted by Toniwah (Northern Va) on 07/13/2015

Thank you so much for this information I have been suffering with Gadolinium poisoning for 2 years now since Dec 4 2013 and this is the best help I have found. I haven't tried it yet but I defiantly will. I'm so grateful for this help. Thank you

General Feedback
Posted by John (Florida, US) on 05/14/2015

Standard Process has a very simple zinc test. You put some zinc liquid in your mouth and if you can taste it, your zinc levels are fine.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 05/15/2015

Hello Lia,

Re your crown that is painful after taking zeolite...

One possible answer comes from a Googled site describing what zeolite does and is. Zeolite carries a negative charge and pulls out positively charged metals from the system. This may be the reason why your crown is causing some discomfort. Despite what a professional told you...of course the crown has metal in it.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Lia (Germany) on 05/14/2015

Hi. My gynecologist here in Germany has referred me to a holistic dentist to have my amalgam fillings removed. Meanwhile, before that is done, she has put me on zinc, vitamin C, and zeolite powder. After reading many of these comments, I wonder if I should have started the zeolite before the fillings are removed. I also have a crown (which my previous dentist says doesn't have metal??) and it has become extremely uncomfortable, sometimes painful, since I've started the zeolite.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Lisa (Jax) on 05/02/2015

I had a traditional dentist drill out my mercury amalgam before I really understood the mercury issue. I was so sick and felt pressure in my chest; I could hardly drive home.

I now have a holistic, biological dentist who uses a special suction, oxygen while removing the amalgam and a chlorella rinse. I would not got to a traditional dentist. In fact, mine wouldn't remove them, saying it was dangerous because of the mercury vapor and that it damaged my teeth. Then, why were they put in to begin with, and when you need a root canal, why are they drilled out with no precaution? It is completely hypocritical.

Do take cilantro, chlorella (especially), garlic, NAC, iodine, etc before you have them out. You can find out more specifics online if you research amalgam removal. I did lots of supplements and specific foods before each removal and because my health is a little fragile, I also had a glutathione infusion (you shouldn't need this). I had no after effects this time.

I did have inflammation for 2 weeks to a month afterword, but then complete healing. I should have used a clove oil mix for inflammation, as it would have helped immensely.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Janvika ( United States ) on 04/29/2015

Is it necessary to take extra precautions to remove one amalgam? Can a regular dentist do it? Also, is it bad if I'm taking Cilantro/Chlorella before removing the amalgam?

DMPS Chelation
Posted by Alexander (Kailua, Hi) on 04/26/2015

I too have seen many people get worse with the Cutler Protocol. It is an outdated protocol and will not work for everyone. A much better protocol is Dr. Chris Shade's QuickSilver Scientific protocol which includes liposomal glutathione, vitamin C, and EDTA. No detoxification will happen if glutathione levels are too low which is the case with many people and that's why they do terribly on the Cutler Protocol. Glutathione levels have to be high enough to allow for healthy detoxification of heavy metals.

Also, increasing the body's own production of glutathione is key, by taking supplements and eating foods and herbs that increase glutathione production such as broccoli sprouts, chlorella, magnesium, selenium, zinc, iodine, etc.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by June (Australia ) on 04/13/2015

Hi Una, this us what has worked well for me: find a holistic or bio dentist to safely remove your fillings using a rubber dam to protect you from a massive dose of mercury at that time. Need to wait three days after all amalgam fillings have been removed for mercury to settle out of blood and into body tissue before chelation. Powdered zeolite is best and safest chelator for a lot of reasons. But the zeolite needs to be from a pure source, classed as first grade for human consumption, cleaned, micronised and stored in glass - not plastic or foil. Zeolite has a negative charge and binds to heavy metals and other toxins with a positive charge, so the contaminant is chemically bound to the zeolite and does not re absorb back into the body but leaves the body in normal elimination. Zeolite does not damage your organs, unlike other drug chelators which may damage organs. You can feel the zeolite working, it literally feels like a pulling sensation as the heavy metals, toxins are pulled out of your body. Must drink extra water while taking zeolite else become dehydrated. Hope this helps!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax
Posted by Jayne (Uk) on 02/18/2015

Tea tree oil is very good for fungal infections, particularly for feet. You can use organic extra virgin olive oil to stop the feet getting dry. Put the tea tree oil on toe nails and between the toes first, then rub the olive oil in afterwards

Heavy Metal Tests
Posted by Bill (San Fernando) on 02/05/2015

Hi Babs...Here's a link that gives addresses, phone nos etc to alternative clinics in Texas that do heavy metal chelation therapy, hydrogen peroxide IV, ozone therapy etc :

Doctor's and Clinics in Texas

I would perhaps also take some time out to investigate Ted from Bangkok's treatment for ALS and late stage ALS which involves taking high doses of taurine, cysteine and lysine together with low dose methylene blue and lithium. See this EC link for more details:

Ted's ALS Treatments

Ted also says this about ALS:

"In my treatment of ALS, getting them to live as long as they want is no problem, they can live as long as they want, my problem is trying to reverse the ALS symptoms, which is a big problem. The one thing that has helped the most is always pregnenolone 50 mg, DHEA (12.5 mg women 25 mg for men), and melatonin (at night 5 mg is the average dose I see that works fine)."


Heavy Metal Tests
Posted by Babs (Ec, Tx) on 02/05/2015

My hubby was recently diagnosed with ALS. Since then we have had him tested for heavy metals. He is high in Lead, Mercury, Nickle, Antimony and Tin. We are having his dental work replaced next week. In the meantime we are very interested in detoxing using the Hubbard method of detox (niacin/exercise/sauna). We want to find a center to detox at, in TEXAS. Any idea how we locate such a place? The internet is very elusive on the subject.

DMPS Chelation
Posted by Joe (Australia) on 01/27/2015

Tony Philly- If you are having trouble understanding Cutler's book, try Mercury Poisoning: The Undiagnosed Epidemic which explains the process much more clearly.

General Feedback
Posted by Cecilia (Massachusetts, Ma) on 01/19/2015

Certain minerals, such as iron and zinc, are copper antagonists. Too much copper in your system will prevent your body from utilizing them. If your copper is still high, you should make sure you're getting enough of both iron and zinc. I don't know of a blood test for zinc, but there are several common iron/ferritin tests you can have done.

Alkalizing Remedies, Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation
Posted by Timh (KY) on 01/11/2015 2063 posts

If this O2 method causes sore throat, it is very likely because of Zinc/Vit-A deficiency. If basic antioxidants like vitamins & minerals antioxidants are lacking in the diet and the tissues, it's also likely that most all other naturaly occurring antioxidants are deficient. This is evident in the pro-oxidant properties of H2O2, as extreme and causing a caustic reaction.

I would immediately discontinue the H2O2, and begin boosting antioxidants thru supplementation and diet. The process of adequate antioxidant status could take several months or over a yr.

2 organic eggs daily will make immediate positive changes to Vit-A deficiency. Raw Pumkin Seeds is the best natural Zinc source, and Brazil Nuts is the single best source of Selenium ---for starters.

Alkalizing Remedies, Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation
Posted by Susan (California) on 01/10/2015

I have a cup of water at the ready. Inhale H2O2 and grab the water. I get a mouthful and swallow in several small amounts to wash the back of the throat/get the H2O2 off the skin of the back of the throat.

Alkalizing Remedies, Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation
Posted by Ruth (West Viriginia, US) on 01/10/2015

Try drinking something immediately after inhaling the peroxide (such as honely/lemon water). That is the only way I can inhale it without too much burning. Even so, I can't inhale too much without my throat hurting.

Removing Heavy Metals
Posted by Rebel (Somewhere, Usa) on 11/25/2014

One word James222. AWESOME! Please become a regular contributor here on Earth Clinic.

Removing Heavy Metals
Posted by James222 (New Hampshire, US) on 11/24/2014

All too often illness becomes over complicated leaving the patient confused and frustrated.

To simplify ill health let us break it down to it's most basic form.

You and I are made of cells, trillions of them, from your eyes to your toes. When you become sick it is only one of two problems.

Either your cells (that's you) cannot absorb the the correct nutrients (hello poor diet) or the cells (that's you again) are over loaded with toxins.

In a nut shell getting the toxins out and the nutrients in is the key to all good health.

The secret to removing the toxins / heavy metals is to do it gently, the chances are your liver and kidneys have not being doing their job correctly which has now resulted in you becoming sick and feeling the need to read this.

So if that is true it would be prudent not to dump a whole load of heavy metals into you blood stream expecting your liver and kidneys to pick up the slack, it ain't going to happen and you will run the risk of becoming even more sick.

A sensible approach is whats needed but we are all in such a rush to get back to functioning so that we can work /pay our bills on time etc etc that we can sometimes throw common sense out of the window.

Here's the rub, heavy metals can be stored anywhere, even in your brain, (think Mercury) eyes, muscles and even in your bones. (lead)

So before we open the flood gates it might be worth having our vital detoxification organs working on our team.

A solid kidney cleanse is the first thing I would suggest and one can be found at Granma's Herbs, I have personally used this to good effect but as always start small and go slow, at the same time you can start a very gentle liver detox using Milk Thistle, there are numerous brands on the market that have acceptable results.

Cleaning the liver and kidneys are not things you can do over night but you are now moving in the right direction. I would suggest you stay on this protocol for at least 8 weeks and don't be too shocked if as a side effect you start to feel a little better. You know your body better than anyone else and I would urge you to use your own judgement, it might take a little longer and that's OK too.

OK so far so good, now we can start to look at removing the burden of heavy metals from your system. While there are numerous ways to do this I don't want to make this any more complicated than it has to be.

A great starting point would be to use a quarter teaspoon of Chlorella 3 times a day, this will bind up mostly Mercury from the gut, it's not going to remove it from the brain but as always I like to suggest we do one thing at a time and do our best to do it right.

Stick with the Chlorella for a month or so and don't be surprised if once again a welcome side effect is you start to feel a little better.

Stay with me here we haven't said anything yet that you can't do, all too often when a person suffers from heavy metals toxicity it's a real effort to stay focused without becoming overwhelmed.

So let me recap, we are going to assist the kidneys and the ideal product to do that you will find at Granma's, a decent Milk thistle you will find on Amazon, do these two things until you feel a little more prepared for the fight ahead of you. This can take as long as you feel comfortable with, it's not hard or fast.

Once you get to a point where you feel your life is improving we can start to take a new product called Chlorella. Small but regular doses of Chlorella are a God send, a good size is quarter of a tea spoon 3 times a day.

Once you feel you have your life back under control there are many numerous and wild paths available to you but I really want to make your life and path to healing very simple.

I feel it unwise to go on in great detail writing about too many products or speak about those important areas such as the blood brain barrier when at this moment in time all's you really you need is a fix right? (Please take note I did not say quick fix)

Of all the products out there some are expensive some are darn right dangerous but one in particular is extremely useful.

The name of this product is Chelorex and it was designed by Dr. Alan Greenberg. It takes all of the guess work out of removing heavy metals. It's really not that expensive and I know that it works

With heavy metals there is a healing triangle consisting of 3 things, Chlorealla ALA and Cilantro, get these 3 things in the wrong balance you will wish you never started, cilantro on it's own will only serve to stir things up, Chlorella as we learned earlier will only bind up metals in the gut, ALA will indeed cross the blood brain barrier but these need to be in the correct balance. Fortunately this combination has been calculated for you in the Chelorex formula.

I am a firm believer in starting anything new with a small test dose, so I would suggest for the first few weeks doing a half of what it says on the label. I have suggested this product on several people and all have come back to me with positive results. I have personally used Chelorex to astonishing effect,

So your path to healing is fairly simple, Yes there are many other ways but all too often people become confused by the mountain of information out there, they go off and try a little of this and a little of that and it ends up not working.To make it easier I am again going to recap below. If you stay on this path health is yours to claim back, from then on it's up to you to keep it.

Step 1. Get your filters working again (liver/kidney) do this slowly and gently, this is not something to rush. Only move to the next step when you "feel" it's right to do so. This might take 8 weeks or more. You know your own body far better than me or anyone else.

Step 2. Start a small but regular dose of Chlorella, quarter of teaspoon 3 times a day. Again stay at this point until YOU feel it's within you reach to move forward.

Step 3. Order Chelorex and take it at half the recommended dose, do this for several months or simply stay there until you get back to a reasonable form of health.

Step 4. You should by now be reducing Heavy metals faster than they are coming into your body. This is great but in order to win this battle you must now start to be pro active and stop new toxins entering your body.

Stay away from fish, ignorant dentists, most household chemicals (do some homework on this) and question the over use of vaccines. They have the potential to a great deal of harm. Your Doctor has the potential to make incredibly poor judgement calls that can have long term affects on you and your children.

Step 5. I urge you to question what has always been, do your own independent research BEFORE you go to the doctors or the dentist. Go that extra mile and be comfortable in your knowledge of such things rather than accepting some one else's word. Above all else take responsibility for your own health.

Step 6. Change your diet, it might seem strange leaving this so late on this list but it's far easier for me to overwhelm you than it is to get you to listen.

Had I started talking about the importance of diet earlier I'm sure you would have jumped to so many conclusions that I would have lost your interest and wasted my time.

I hear you Diet, yup Blar Blar Balr. But the absolute truth is diet is critical . We all think we have a good diet but people with great diets rarely get sick. If you take home one message from this section let it be this, Green to detoxify, greens are your friend, greens will help you, greens will keep you from slipping back. EAT THEM!

Step 7. In a world of too much information I can reveal in one word the diet you should follow. Paelo. It's the way your ancestors used to eat and it's really very easy to follow, There are no calories to count, you just eat as many fresh vegetables as you want, as much fresh fruit as you want and as much decent quality meat as you want, yes its important to combine them but I will save that for another topic. Yes, I know organic is expensive (but so is ill health) so if money is tight I would still urge you to make that first step and start eating greens, fresh fruit and decent quality meats. (grass fed would be awesome) This is a process and you shouldn't need to feel the added pressure of me forcing a new diet on you. Take it a step at a time, try to improve your diet a little at a time.

Step 8. Last but by no means least, once you are back on your feet remember there are people out here willing to give up their time to help you, a complete stranger. We don't seek any recognition reward or gain.

It would really mean a lot to me personally if you once you are well you could in turn find the time to help someone else.

Be Well

Kindest Regards, James222

Posted by Val (Ontario, Canada) on 10/29/2014


Cow's milk isn't necessarily bad for you nor their by products. What is bad is the processing of it. Pasteurization is only for the processing and packaging as milk can sour easily in heat so they heat to protect the milk while packaging. It is full of many bacterias after processing bc it is being pushed through much machinery therefore the milk must be cleaned when we get it home. So when your stomach gets upset when having milk it is the bacteria. Milk has it's own sugar = Lactose. Bacteria feeds off sugar. So, if you are being disturbed by milk try cleaning it first to not confuse yourself that you are lactose intolerant. Many ppl believe they are and they aren't, they just haven't cleaned their milk. If you do have an intolerance for milk try the pills for lactose intolerance, they work well. Then they eat cheese no problem, no you aren't lactose intolerant then, but you must clean your milk.

Cow's milk is not the easiest to digest and if this is a problem goat's milk is just the ticket bc it's enzymes are much closer to the human gut that's why in olden days when babies could not take mother's milk they put them on goat's milk. Old ways are good so don't give up tradition or your gut cultures because they will keep your immune system strong. Rice milk is ok if you have suffered ill health and are reducing stress on your system but I only believe they are a "go to" for a time. After all rice is a carb whereas milk is a calcium/protein milk that is good for the sugar stabilization, satiation, and supplies needed calcium to the bones and teeth. Milk can cause congestion/phlegm but then maybe you need to back off eating too many dairy products as this is a basis for disease such as psoriasis > bacterial infection and a lowered immune system. Everything in good measure. Milk is valuable but don't overdue the ice cream (fat & sugar). Remember, your body will tell you when it is out of balance so if you don't have problems with milk don't change what ain't broke.

So, now, let's make our good cultures at home then, they are much better too and not at all bitter like store bought. The reason for that is the culture has been over used and best to keep your culture original they say. I buy my kefir milk for "starter" every month that is keeping it original. If I used the starter from each batch ongoing it will become bitter, you see. I have a metal pot and pan that fits together, a double boiler where a water bath is in the bottom pan and milk on top with. They have a ceramic coating, buy this type as it is the safest for the health. Usual sizing holds about 1 complete liter. Heat milk until there is a skin forming then remove from heat by taking the milk pan off the water bath completely. let stand and cool until just a warm temp on the skin is felt = tepid. Remove the skin off the top.

This is the time to make the yogurt and/or the kefir. In a well washed glass container like big jar measuring correctly for the amount of milk you've cleaned, add the milk. Dollop in a good 1/2 cup of yogurt and stir ever so gently, wrap in towels to keep that "just warm" milk to multiply the good bacteria. Leave in a warm but not hot area as that will kill the culture, in the kitchen undisturbed for about 4 hours. Check the consistency every hour. When thick enough store in fridge. I make my own fresh cheese too by putting a good whack of yogurt in a coffee filter or cheesecloth lined metal mesh strainer over a bowl in the fridge. Add plastic on top. Add some weight to it as it strains off the "culture water." Don't throw that out, it won't be bitter so put it in a smoothy or drink it, as it has the same benefits only without the milk solids. I leave it for a couple of days in the fridge regularly emptying the culture water out of the catch bowl as I don't want my cheese sitting in the culture water. I increase more weight to it, then I twist it or push down on it to remove any moisture when I'm done, roll it into a ball in plastic wrap...and voila, cheese for your pasta, crackers etc. Very gratifying to take it through the stages and all of it supporting good health. Enjoy! Val

Posted by Jane (Thailand) on 10/23/2014

Anthony, your symptoms are all consistent with mercury poisoning. Andrew Cutler's protocol for metal detoxification has really helped me. I recommend Mercury Poisoning: The Undiagnosed Epidemic for information on heavy metal toxicity and a guide to treatment.

Om's Chelation Pesto with Coriander
Posted by Tx Kel (Texas, US) on 10/07/2014

Tried this on whole family. Interesting my middle daughter (6 yr old) and I got flu symptoms within 2-3 days. We went off of it for a few days, then did it again.

I was pregnant with her in a very remote area of US and untreated water was from a mountain spring. ( at the time I was thrilled!! ). I believe we both were exposed to heavy metals. Being preg I think I absorbed more.

This detox is really good. Going to put whole family on it. And stay on it till we stop reacting. (Go on and off as we react so body has time to recover) Taste is a bit hot for kids but they just swallow it and follow with water. Take with food, or at end of a meal!!!

Posted by Barry (Usa) on 08/03/2014

URGENT! Anyone concerned about being poisoned with toxic heavy metals that include mercury, lead, lead paint and cadmium should really be doing a detox with the natural mineral called Zeolite that has been proven to safely remove these toxic heavy metals from the body of humans and animals! For more information do a search for the single word Zeolite.

Posted by Tess (La, US) on 04/11/2014

I took the heavy metal challenge test, I had high lead, my doctor gave me EDTA Lipophos I noticed my heart rate go up my doctor told me that was normal because it was chelating the heavy metals I would drink this twice a week, .We visited a clinic outside the country and we did EDTA everyday for three weeks plus all the mineral vitamin replacements, I had no side effects and I am a super sensitive person so I figured EDTA is pretty safe and this level of chelation must of chelated most of the heavy metals out

Master Cleanse, Yoga
Posted by C-rock (Georgia) on 02/13/2014

In reply to..." I have no energy, I can't sleep, losing hair like crazy, dark circles, brain fog and poor memory, a thick feeling in the front of my lower throat, dry skin and hair, extremely sensitive to cold, cold hands and feet, low body temperature, 7 day long, clotted, painful, heavy monthly cycles, difficulty loosing weight..."

This sounds like the classic hypothyroid symptoms. Have your doctor do the T3 thyroid blood test along with the other standard thyroid panel.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Natalie (Pa) on 01/31/2014

A good alternative when you remove your root canals is to invest in a zirconia dental implant to replace the missing teeth. Zirconia is pure ceramic therefore no metals in mouths. Root canals are terrible so I am going to remove mine and invest in a non metal implant.

Om's Chelation Pesto with Coriander
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 01/23/2014

Chelation Pesto with Coriander Recipe

  • Four cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup Brazil nuts (selenium)
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds (cysteine)
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (zinc, magnesium)
  • 2 cups packed fresh coriander (vit. A)
  • 2/3 cup hemp seed oil
  • four tablsp. lemon juice
  • two tsp. dulse powder
  • nutritional liquid flavouring, your choice


Process nuts and seeds first. Add the rest till finely blended into a paste. You can freeze portions. Store in dark container in fridge.

This recipe is a powerful tissue cleaner, removing heavy metals and toxins in relative short time. Two spoons of this paste daily for three weeks is enough to remove toxic metals from thee body, such as lead, mercury and aluminum. Delicious on toast, vegs. and potatoes.

Namaste, Om

Lead Poisoning Remedies
Posted by Mike 62 (Denver, Colorado) on 11/26/2013

Gert: Sulfur both detoxes and energizes. The longest lived animal eats 1/4 the food we do. He eats a food that is very high in a gaseous sulfur that pulsates at very high energy levels, marine phytoplankton. Atoms 8 spaces apart on the periodic table have the some chemistry because the electrons in the outer shell are the same. Sulfur is 8 away from oxygen. The first life got sulfur for energy because there wasn't any oxygen. Sulfur is the mother of all minerals. Sulfur activates all the other minerals. Unfortunately, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbacides, meds, irridation, artificial ingredients in processed foods, cooking and freezing denature sulfur. Raw organic and grassfed whole foods contain sulfur. Maca has 4 unique sulfurs that detox and activate the hypothalamus/pituitary axis. Spirulina and raw cocoa are for the front. The only food that detoxes and energizes the back where the emotions are is marine phytoplankton, the 1oz expensive liquid is best.

Lead Poisoning Remedies
Posted by Mike 62 (Denver, Colorado) on 11/25/2013

Gert: The same thing happened to me. I have tried every brain formula in the entire world trying to get smart. Yes there are some properly prepared products from reputable companies that are effective. The first product you want to take a lot of is sugar. The brain requires 150g glucose every day. Neurons require more energy due to their importance. Adenosine is permitted to accumulate when ATP is low. Adenosine exerts an inhibitory effect on the presynaptic release of excitatory neurotransmitters. Axons require the release and reuptake of ATP. ATP serves as a fast transmitter in the autonomic ganglia. For sugar I take raw wildflower honey and organic whole dried cane. For starch I take activated barley and organic buckwheat flour. Protein makes neurotransmitters. The best protein is raw whey isolate. I get 5lbs. for $60 shipped from ZN_______. Raw cocoa powder increases and balances all the neurotransmitters in the brain. The quinones in raw fermented skate liver oil remove plaque from the brain. I take 3ml daily. This also supplies A, D, and fish oil. 3g cold processed or 12g regular maca stimulate the hypothalamus pituitary axis. Spirulina is good for the front of the brain. Hawaiin is best. The only 2 products that improve the back of the brain are marine phytoplankton 1oz. liquid extract $36 and frozen liquid afa from Lake Klamath. All other preperations of these 2 superfoods are much inferior. These are highly recommended by both Mike Adams from Natural News and David Wolfe from longevity warehouse.

Lead Poisoning Remedies
Posted by Gert (Va) on 11/25/2013

As a child, my parents did a lot of remodeling. Sanding paint, removing insulation, etc. So I know I was exposed to lead paint and, very likely, asbestos. I've always been a bit 'slow', so I think that's why. Is there anything I can do about that exposure now, as a middle-aged person? Oh, I also remember playing with liquid mercury from a large thermometer--all us kids played with it in our hands. I've been told glutathione helps detox, so should I take this or just say it's been so long I can't do anything about it now. I'm really having issues with this, because both parents were in the medical/chemist field for work and must have known better than to expose us.

Copper Toxicity Remedies
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 10/22/2013 2063 posts

@Robyn: The immediate remedy to reduce Copper is to supplement Molybdenum, is it not; and Zinc will bind to Copper to form Zinc-Copper Superoxidedismutase (SOD).

Have you tried Fulvic/Humic Acid? I seem to be in about the same league of toxicity as yourself and like yourself find no lasting cure, but after taking a hot bath w/ added concentrated Fulvic/Humic Acid, it was obviously way more beneficial than past clay or major/minor mineral baths.

I am also benefiting from Lipospheric Vit-C and Lipospheric Reduced Glutathione.

Copper Toxicity Remedies
Posted by Robyn (Melbourne) on 10/21/2013

I have been following this site for some years now. I have addisons disease, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, liver are not working. I have tried nearly everything suggested on this site but it seems difficult to help your glands if you are still toxic. I've tried everything on here for that too and have had success (taken 6 yrs) to reduce lead & cadmium but no reduction with the copper or calcium. I am almost still as allergic as ever, still homeless because of it, suffering is intense. My posture is still skew which gives me extra pain but difficult to do anything about that when I'm so full of this other stuff. & who knows how much pesticide & other stuff. I can't see any more options. Anyone successfully removed copper who has dysfunctional adrenal glands?

Detoxing from Gadolinium
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 10/17/2013 2063 posts

@Melisa: I saw an ihealthtube video on this some time back; sorry don't have a link but maybe it won't be hard to find nowadays.

Detoxing from Gadolinium
Posted by Melisa (Texas) on 10/16/2013

I have been exposed to Gadolinium from a MRI.. Have retained a large amount. I know some do IV chelation for this. Has anyone had any experience on this site in regards to this?

General Feedback
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 09/04/2013 2063 posts

@Hotlava: Thanx for the reply as this topic has reoccurred in my thoughts ever since the original post a few weeks ago; much deserving of more discussion.

As for the research (or lack thereof) you spoke of, further indicates the dangerous nature of this condition; it's not one of those blatant illnesses that garner public attention and response. Last night Bill Maher (on the Tonight Show w/.. ) noted this disparity between the recent chemical bombs unleashed upon civilians in Syria Vs Monsanto's non-labeled GMO's. This same problem exist in the medical community; the acute infections that require immediate medical intervention get high public alert status, while chronic illnesses caused by pathogens like Candida, mycoplasma, among others, are thrown under the rug and the struggling patient is recommended psychiatric medications or counseling as to their hypochondria condition.

So the only real markers of mommy-baby toxicity issues aren't apparent until the child reaches school age and is found to have "learning disabilities" or perhaps worse in cases like autism spectrum disorders. The variety of effects on mental function, behavior, and learning, and all with unknown etiology, makes the positive case for modern lifestyle or environmental cause.

The older and more obese the mother, the more likely (considering all other equal denominators like lifestyle or geography) the more likely congenital disorders.

As for treatment, this is yet another problem, because like Neil Young said "the damage done". So there is a really big need for awareness in terms of prevention. In my personal battle with a severe environmental illness, I have found Oil Pulling and Detox Foot Pads to be quite effective for helping the body remove toxic zenobiotics or heavy metals (outside of boosting antioxidant status). As for obesity, the body is blessed to have fat as an energy reserve, BUT this fat becomes a reservoir for toxin accumulation. As I might have suggested in a previous post, many people have great difficulty losing weight and I believe this toxicity factor is, to some degree, to blame. So, there is a holistic Dr Gittleman that has found breakthrough remedies in overcoming this problem, and so I very highly recommend her to mothers-to-be- and obese folks in general. She has a great web-site here:

General Feedback
Posted by Hotlava (Seattle) on 09/03/2013

Hi Timh- thanks for the dialogue..

I appreciate your concern and sensitivity to the quality of breast milk in our modern toxic world- there should be more public discussion of the risks and advantages of its use in feeding our infants. That being said, any research on infants is almost entirely unethical since they can't be fully informed of their participation and have their own choice, and thus it is limited. Current research has a concensus, however, that the benefits outweigh the risks.

I appreciate your suggestion of using melatonin for boosting glutathione- I recall that andrew cutler encouraged that in his (somewhat confusing) tome Amalgam Illness. I am also a big antioxidant fan- you are very right to include that for detoxification (my favorite local source of anthocyanins is salal berries, indigenous here in washington state).

I have read conflicting reports about how much toxins are flushed out during sweating, but none the less still enjoy the practice. This is a news report outlining a detox study being conducted at my alma mater:

Thanks for sharing what works for you! It benefits us all.

General Feedback
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 08/28/2013 2063 posts

Welcome Hotlava: This has long been a controversial subject in my book. Most aggravating is the lack of research reports and caution from the natural medicine professional community concerning the toxicity of human breast milk. In our toxic modern world, it's not a question of what toxic metals or chems we have in our body but how many and how much. Fat tissue is simply a reservoir for many of the toxins where they remain for yrs or the life of the individual. Breast milk is like a stream from that toxic reservoir. This toxic syndrome is not only a problem in the human species, but other mammals as well; Polar Bears in particular have varying degrees of toxic chems and particularly mercury in their fat which is passed to their cubs which can and does cause serious damage. Yet breast feeding is happily embraced and encouraged in our culture, after all it's "natural".

This invisible problem could also have ramification beyond simply early childhood learning disabilities and what not. Autism and other major disabilities have complex causes which are in most cases very difficult to identify.

As for solutions, supplementing antioxidant nutrition and whole body detox remedies are critical for keeping these toxins out of the body.

The big emphasis is adequate Glutathione levels, and yes Selenium is important but I would also recommend, from first-hand and scientific proof, the role that the hormone Melatonin plays in Glutathione production. The Acai berry as well as other anthocyanin antioxidant flavones provides the defense necessary for the body to "burn" fat instead of accumulate it. Green Tea Catechins and the list goes on all are defenders against toxins.

Another remedy worth mentioning in our quest for keeping toxins away is sweating. Sweating is one of the body's natural detoxification methods, but toxic modern life w/ our air-conditioned environments create a big cause for toxin accumulation.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Mark (Newton Abbot, Devon) on 08/28/2013

Hi, You can chelate the mercury out of your body, it may take a few weeks but can be done with certain supplements and or diet, cilantro is known to be a very effective and a potent chelate medium of heavy metal you can eat the leaves daily in salads or go for the capsules, also Vit C is very effective as a chelate medium, DMSA is another proven remedy, one other product I recently came across is a product that contains sodium aluminosilicate (15 mg) and Magnesium Potassium Sorbate (0.5 mg), it is possibly the most effective and easy to use natural chelate product available, My wife is about to start on it for similar reasons to you, namely mercury poisoning caused by the incompetent dentist living in the dark ages, She now has MS symptoms after long term exposure, these fools do not take the issue of mercury toxicity serious, funny how it's OK and safe to pop it in our mouths but the moment they handle it from storage to mouth and then later remove it its classed as highly toxic waste which by law requires extreme safety precautions to be taken! MS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's etc. etc. Are all believed to be linked to mercury toxicity/poisening? Say no more! You need to be chelated IMO

Posted by Hotlava (Seattle) on 08/27/2013

Selenium might act as a chelator in its own, but its best role in detoxification is as a cofactor for enzymes needed to activate glutathione, our most natural, potent heavy metal chelator in our cells. Without enough selenium in our diets, glutathione will be activated less, and not do its detoxifying, free-radical-neutralizing role as much. My understanding is that selenium is first used in the body as a capillary antioxidant, and if there is enough left over, it's sent to glutathione reactions within the rest of our body cells. this would suggest people with metal toxicity would benefit from supplementing with a selenium product, whether food or mineral compound.

Glutathione does naturally chelate with toxic metals, when it's hydrogen group gets spliced off revealing a free sulfur (by the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, requiring selenium)... Mercury loves sulfur, binds fairly well to it (not cemented, but okay enough for detoxing), and I would imagine that aluminum, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and any other heavy toxic metals would as well.

Selenium is also required for the enzyme that converts T4 to T3 in target hormone locations throughout the body, and a defeciency would likely cause high T4 and low T3 levels. Iodine is needed in these reactions as well, so a selenium defeciency is not always the cause...

sign of too much selenium is garlic breath (the body releases it in our breath).

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Hotlava (Seattle) on 08/27/2013

And while you deep breath, take some charcoal capsules with a great big glass of water. :)

General Feedback
Posted by Hotlava (Seattle) on 08/27/2013

To Lissa: you are right that babies are one of the best heavy metal chelators for adult women, which is one of the saddest and most heartbreaking truths in this world. Thus, to all the fertile women reading this today- take your health seriously, for the sake of our future generations!

To the OP: this comment is probably too late, but not breast-feeding your child would help reduce any potential symptoms for your child, since you are likely mobilizing any lead you have stored in your bones for breast milk production (it likes to partner with calcium in the body). You might consider securing another source of clean human breast milk... Breastmilk will help your son be his best, high or low lead levels, yours or someone elses. Chemical infant formula is no substitute for healthy babies! Google "La Leche League" or visit your department of public health for more information.

There is also a highly regarded homemade infant formula found in the cookbook Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon (a book worth reading anyways)... best of luck.

DMPS Chelation
Posted by Hotlava (Seattle) on 08/27/2013

To LI2 from Boulder:

Cutler's ala detox protocol ruined me for a year (I was taking 10 mg of ALA every 3 hrs)... The ALA makes me want to hit my head against the nearest wall and bite my own hand... And I dont have ocd or a history of those behaviors! It obviously mobilizes mercury, which is great, but it can mobilize too much too fast, and overwhelm the body's elimination channels. That's when it really damages your body, and should be avoided (many people have had similar reaction to DMPS, might I add). although that is true for any detox protocol...

Since I already have so much mercury in me, I am very wary against any strong detox due to having such negative reactions consistenly in the past.. I have found the most relief by improving my own glutathione levels (zinc, selenium, vit c, green tea, dark roast coffee, avoiding excess environmental toxins (other than the caffeine), green-coffee enemas) and improving my ability to excrete toxins (charcoal capsules with coffee, high fiber diet when not taking fat-soluble vitamins, etc). I also have found gentle relief by using low dose (250mg) ca-na edta suppositories every other night. Nutrition wise, I eat a Weston Price style diet (traditional foods), and thrive on that.

Amalgam Fillings
Posted by Hotlava (Seattle) on 08/27/2013

To Joy from London: using NAC (n-acetyl cysteine) can help you completely recover from any lung infection, by breaking up bacterial biofilms and boosting your own endogenous detox process (increase glutathione). make sure to take it with zinc, selenium, and vit C, (best food sources: grassfed beef, brazil nuts, lactofermented sauerkraut or lemon or lime juice) which will also support GENTLY getting residual mercury out of your system..

Try not to do any active mercury detoxes until you have at least 3 straight months of feeling fantastic. Otherwise, you could damage your kidneys (ever been to a dialysis clinic?) and worsen your immune system (more chronic infections). Best to put in nutrients that support normal detox processes and to trust your innate cell wisdom to do what it can! Also, avoid cilantro (corriander leaf)- it will mobilize mercury and if your body detox systems are already overwhelmed, it will just cause more damage.. brain fog and feeling 'hit by a truck' is typical with mercury toxic people after eating cilantro.

After many years of repoisoning myself trying to detox mercury (will not bore you with the details, but I've done almost everything under the sun), I personally have had health success taking very small doses of ca-na edta suppositories (about 250 mg), along with mineral supplementation. But that is not supposed to be for mercury detox, but rather lead and cadmium. perhaps it helps the mercury symptoms by reducing overall toxic metal body burden, easing the ability for the cells to detox in general.

Best of luck! Mercury is a beast to get out!

General Feedback
Posted by Anonymous (Lakewood, Ca) on 07/13/2013

Just saw something on the net about cobalt chromium ions leeching into the blood from hip replacement hardware, and a solution given was chelation with chlorella and cilantro. You may want to websearch for it.

General Feedback
Posted by Kathym (Bay Shore, Ny) on 06/17/2013

Check symptoms for Pyroluria. Hair dyes also have copper.

DMPS Chelation
Posted by Tony (Philly, Pa) on 06/08/2013

I'm currently reading Andy Cutler's amalgam illness book... Let me tell you, there is too much info and I'm a little confused? Definitely getting the metals out of my mouth and then I'll go from there!!

DMPS Chelation
Posted by Anonymous (Bythewater, Ca) on 06/08/2013

Just like anything you need a Clifford chemical test to see if your allergic to DMPS. My ND used DMPS chelation at much lower dose because she wants to eliminate any side effects, then it was followed with glutathione to help the liver detox, I was told to later in the day to take multiple vitamin and mineralize. I was told 40% of people have a flu like reaction for few hours then it goes away. It is interesting that some peoples bodies will execrete the mercury, while other peoples bodies will store the mercury.

Posted by Leah (Philadelphia, Pa) on 04/30/2013

Dear Anthony from Philadelphia,

From what I have read on Dr Mercola's website, you should get your detox pathways opened again before you have the fillings removed. This is because at the time of removal some mercury vapour or crumbs might still get into your system, so you need to be stong and healthy to withstand that and you need it done by a trained biological dentist.

If you have a naturopath, homeopath, or chiropracter who does nutitional counseling, I would expect them all to recommend certain basic changes in your diet: avoid tap water, juice and soda (fluoride poisoning can cause a host of debilitating chronic illnesses including digestive problems), avoid hyper-processed foods (fried, baked, preserved with chemicals etc), and focus on a paleo-type diet rich in spring water, organic fruits, vegetables, raw milk, eggs, pastured, grass fed meat, healthy fats like coconut, olive, cod liver oil, and grass fed butter etc.

If your digestive tract is really causing you problems with whole foods you could try veggie juice fasting. You also need vitamin B12, C, selenium and sulphur to open you detoxification routes ( I have mentioned in the Crohn's page that DMSO, B12, melatonin and pig duodenum ( have worked for that condition and I suspect you would benefit too.

You mentioned that you are taking calcium even though your cal to mag ratio is off. I think you should stop the Cal. To slowly detox heavy metals eat cilantro, spirulina and chlorella. Also the zero sperm count to me indicates you need lugol's iodine which will also help flush bromine, fluorine, chlorine and other heavy metals out. Take it slow so you don't detox too fast. Diatomaceous earth is also another really good detoxifier. Aloe vera is an other fabulous detoxifier. Look up liver cleansing and coffee enimas on this site too. May be a good option for you. All my suggestions should be researched further and discussed with your naturopath to make sure you are getting the right kind of each and not detoxing too fast.

I am concerned that you are still taking Lialda because it can cause side effects such as kidney-liver damage and UC ( If I were you, I would work with my Dr/naturopath to get off meds. It is highly likely they are contributing to your ill health, especially if they are capable of causing kidney/liver disfunction and UC.

I hope this helps and I wish you well again soon.

PS you can find raw grass fed milk at Reading Terminal Market and Mama's Wellness Joint in downtown Philly.

Chelation Therapy
Posted by Savvy (Austin, Tx) on 04/30/2013

I would like to see a category for people's comments re having done intravenous chelation therapy for heavy metals.

Posted by Anthony (Philadelphia) on 04/30/2013

Hi. I'm sorry, I'm confused with what you want me to do? Thanks!

Posted by Anthony (Philadelphia) on 04/30/2013

Heavy Metals/Colitis

Hi, I have some issues going on. Any advice or help is welcomed. Let me first state the facts: I have ulcerative colitis/proctitis/IBS from symptoms and several colonoscopys done. Now I have always had blood work done, some urine test from idependent companies, and recently hair analysis from Analytical research labs. So, my test are off but I really dont know where to start or what to do. Besides the stomach issues some other issues I have and feel are: Extreme Fatigue, bone/joint fatigue/pain, Calcium/keratin buildup on face and scalp, dry, but oily skin (Seb Derm), Cold and or hot hands, I get hot and then cold with my body, Memory Loss (short term), Burp and gi issues like Extended belly, either constipated or runs, fat malabsorption, horrible sinus issues, always clearing my throat, headaches.... So, abnormal labs or tests that have come back are: Blood Test showed consistently low vit D (25-30 range - I supplement with 5,000 iu daily but never any difference), High FSH (means no sperm). Urine test showed C. Diff toxin, and heavy metals in my system (Thallium was 0. 8mg, which is high - I dont smoke at all - Could it be from filllings in my mouth??), and mercury was high also in urine test. Now, recently my hair analysis (I would post my actual result page but dont know how, I'll email to anyone that can help or like to see, send me your email) showed ALOT!!!

First, the final result is Adrenal Fatigue in exhaustion stage along with heavy metals. Now, specifically some HIGH values are: Calcium, Copper, Cadium, Arsenic, and Aluminum. Some LOW values are: Sodium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Chromium, Selenium, Nickel, Colbalt, Molybdenum, Lithium, and no Boron at all in my hair anaylsis!!! I really wish I could actually post this page??!! It would make more sense. Then, at the end, there are mineral ratios and there way outta sort: CA/MG is high, CA/K is super high, NA/MG is super low, NA/K is super low, Zn/Cu is low, Ca/P is high. And, finally, I'm a slow oxidizer!!! So all my ratios are outta wack. I need to resolve my hair anaylsis results because my whole body seems outta wack and this does support it. I just need help; This Hair Anaylsis gives recommendations for supplements but it's not making much difference at all. I feel awful but do have some good days.

Now, supplements I take: Zinc, multivitamin, Cysteine, Lysine, MSM, Ca, MG, boron supplement, biovine supplement for adrenals, and I spray magnesium oil every night on my body. I do take prescription drugs for my colitis - Lialda and canasa suppository. I do think I covered everything. I will add another post if I forgot anything. The hair anaylsis really said to me I have to get myself together fast!!!! But I need alittle help.

Is it smart to get my metals in my fillings removed???? I have about 6 in my mouth! Thanks!!!

Heavy Metal Testing
Posted by Shelly (Chicago, Il, United States) on 04/15/2013

I was wondering... Where can one go to get accurate and good heavy metal testing done? Is hair more preferred or blood? I need this done asap! I think I have a fungal issue, as I have many symptoms now, for a year I've been sick. I have IC as well as some GI probs, chronic fatigue, weakness, twitching, hair falling out, night sweats, and occasional heart palps. I used to run 5-6 miles every other day, can barely run 1 mile.... =( 9 hours of sleep, and I still feel exausted.

General Feedback
Posted by D (San Diego, Ca) on 04/09/2013

I'm replying to my own inquiry so I don't have to rewrite it. I haven't found any info related, though there must be something somewhere.

Main question: does anyone have any info or experience with heavy metal detoxing, while having metal hardware from a surgery in the bones? (an old style ACL reconstruction in the knee from 1988 - grafted tendon with a bolt at the top of the tibia and one at the lateral lower femur)

Seems that detoxing might possibly pull the metals into the bloodstream, but since they cannot be fully dissolved, may that cause more problems than it could cure? Seems it may be a futile effort to keep drawing out what cannot be removed, and keep it constantly moving within other bio-systems. I'd love to get a complete hair/blood analysis, but have not found affordable labwork. I also do not know what the bolts are made of, so don't know what i'd be looking for.

More details on my original post.

Not to be redundant, but for some reason I can't get any answers on that. Maybe it's an unknown still?

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