Natural Remedies to Detox Heavy Metals

| Modified on May 14, 2024
Adzuki Beans
Posted by Adam (Tucson, Arizona) on 12/11/2007

Adzuki Beans for Heavy Metal detox:

Recently I was in a natural foods grocery store looking at remedies for the basic candida a lot of Americans seem to live with. I had recently learned that candida was a sort of mechanism by your body to absorb heavy metals, so get rid of the metals, get rid of the candida. A man from Brazil was working in the homeopathic suggestion and we started talking about candida, heavy metals as a sort of cause, and he gave me his suggestions he had learned for detoxing heavy metals.

The first was bentonite clay, which he said was very effective at removing heavy metals and other non-nutritional substances from your body. When I asked about food I could eat, he of course said Cilantro. He also recommended Adzuki beans, saying they also chelate hevy metals. So I decided to buy some and try them. He said to was the beans and soak them overnight, and save the water you soak them in for cooking as they contain part of the 'medicine'.

Upon trying them, I noticed a strongly effective sensation of detox much like when I consume a good amount of cilantro, and the best part is they are VERY delicious. My wife also tried them and agrees. Apparently, depending on your toxcicity levels, they can either be intense or mild. They also had a lot of cleansing effects on my kidneys. I am going to continue incorporating them into my diet little by little. I find they are very tasty with some turmeric and cinnamon, or even plain with some sea salt. It seems they can be substituted for most kinds of beans in a wide variety of recipes.

I hope this helps you all on your quest to more ideal health!

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

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Amy (Los Angeles, CA) on 05/20/2009

I had a hypothyroid condition for over 10 years caused by Hashimoto's Disease where my body produced antibodies to attack my thyroid. I was told this auto-immune disease was completely incurable.

I had terrible toxicity symptoms from extreme fatigue, dizzy spells, memory loss, and multiple food intolerances. Anything that had pesticides, especially herbs, caused near anaphlyactic responses.

I was taking 125 mcg synthroid for 10 years. I never felt right.

I found when I took kelp, my thyroid increased but sometimes it went too high.

I did a lot of research on mercury fillings and decided to have a bio dentist remove them safely. I felt worse as they removed several at each visit. On my last visit, something remarkable happened. The next morning after my last amalgam was removed my basal body temperature returned to normal for the first time in my life.

I ended up in the ER because my thyroid became over active from the medication. The doctor looked at me like I was crazy when I told him it was because of my fillings. My tests confirmed that my thyroid was working on its own and I no longer needed medication. I have been free of hypothyroidism for 5 years now!

Please research the effects of mercury on your hormones. My endocrinologist now makes all of her patients remove their amalgams. She has found great evidence that women in menopause can not balance their hormones until their old fillings have been replaced with more bio compatible fillings. No more silver!!!

It's also important to use chlorella to remove remaining mercury immediately following your dentist visit after amalgam removal.

Good Luck!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax
Posted by JS (Asheville, NC) on 05/31/2008

I have been trying to get rid of a fungal infection on my feet that I have had for years. Athlete's foot and now, in the past, 2 years, severely cracked heels (a sign of fungus, I have read). The over-the-counter creams that I have used do work, but they don't work permanently: the infection just moves around and later returns.

After reading up on the many of the remedies on Earth Clinic, I decided to make up my own recipe for a foot bath. So for the past 4 days, I have done the following:
3 heaping tablespoons of borax (20 mule team) dissolved in hot water, then added to a large tupperware storage container (cheap and perfect size for 2 feet).
Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar.
Add enough hot water to cover my the bottoms of my feet and ankles.
I soak my feet for 10-15 minutes every morning.

I can't tell you at this point if it will cure the fungal infection. What I can tell you is that after 9 minutes, I get a very powerful taste in my mouth. It is the same taste I get when I am taking supplements to detox from heavy metals. What's weird is that it happens every day at the 9 minute mark. (Coincidentally, oil pulling causes my sinuses to open at the 9 minute mark too). I think that this foot soak may be a powerful way to detox from heavy metals, particularly fluoride. I hope other people will give it a try and give me their opinions. I will report back with more results in a week or two.

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.

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.

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!

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Sarah (Kansas City, Mo) on 02/06/2011

I was just responding to your feed about mercury filling removal. I too had mine removed about 6 years ago and noticed a HUGE difference in the way I felt. I found a dentist (no longer practicing) who removed mercury fillings in a safe and unharmful way. She covered her entire face with a mask that had an oxygen tube on it for her to breath through and I had a mask with a suction hose so I didn't inhale the harmful vapors from the mercury. I would strongly suggest that everybody get rid of those horrible and dangerous fillings if they can. It was expensive but well worth the money!

You can google dentists that safely remove them. They have been specially trained to do so and I'm telling you, you'll feel so much better!! BTW, they need to outlaw those fillings because people are getting very ill and it's just not right! I hope everyone gets them removed!

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!

Posted by William (Charleston, Sc, Usa) on 02/27/2011

The cheapest method for chelating according to Dr. Bate is with Vitamin C. He says it acts as a chelator of all minerals, the good and the bad. For each 50 lbs of a person's weight one should take 1 gram of Vitamin C. I tried this recently and had a bad headache in the night, but the next day woke with more clarity, like something has been lifted. I was also chewing one garlic clove a day and eating liver detoxing foods like grapefruit and apple juice.

I believe the Vitamin C and the zeolite worked best for me. Also it is best to take Vitamin C by itself so it won't deplete the other vitamins or medications you may be taking. Wait up to four hours before taking your multi-vitamin (which you probably should take to restore mineral balance) or medication. Dr. Bate said if a man weighs 200lbs than he should take 2 grams in morning and 2 grams in the evening.

It also helps to align our lives with God's Word, so that when we pray to Him, he will recieve our prayer. It is said that the Lord hears the prayers of the righteous. Some of us can have miraculous healing, but maybe others will be lead to the right road for healing. God Bless you all. Make sure you believe in your heart that you are healing. Just Believe.

Posted by Candy (Ofallon, MO) on 02/16/2009

I have started using EDTA suppositories. It has been great. Alot of problems I have had have begun to go away. The EDTA is a toxic metal cleanse. They come in 375,750,1000 mg. I take the 375, the slower the better. My periods have become so close to normal, they use to be terrible. Heavy and long. Yeast infections were common. not so anymore.My skin is not as dry as it use to be. what is your opinion of EDTA? Candy

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.

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.

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.

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 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.


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 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.

Oil Pulling
Posted by Kendra Rose (Haiku, Hawaii) on 08/24/2007

I have now been oil pulling for two months both morning and night. Twenty-eight years ago I was exposed to agent orange here in Hawaii from the pineapple fields. It had gotten into the water supply. I have been ill ever since, I especially suffered from migraines. To make things worse I have heavy metal poisoning that is off the charts.

Two friends put their grandmother's rosaries on me and prayed for me by my request... as I had been feeling so terrible.. kept telling my friends that my blood feels poisoned. That night I found EarthClinic and my prayer was answered. My life has been restored to me. Glory be to Buddha, Marys, Christ, angels and all the Saints! HO!

I have consistent energy. I no longer feel poisoned, my blood feels joyous! I am sleeping so deeply from the very first day I tried it. Now that I feel so good, I understand how deeply sick I've been all this time. My body feels so relieved not to start the day with a toxic overload. A new acquaintance of mine said that since she's known me she can't believe the quality of my skin...

I have tried for over 28 years many modalities, herbal medicines, prescription medicines.. nothing helped me.. I began to feel I was the only person on earth who could not heal... and I'm a healer... I am healing and everyday I am amazed, startled, surprised, delighted that I wake up feeling grrreat! Blessed Be!

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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 Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 06/17/2010

Hi Joe...Thanks for your questions.

Do we paint in the middle of bottom of foot or just on inside forearm area ?

Normally you would paint a 5 X 3 inch area of the bottom of the foot. I do this just before going to bed. Once you feel that your iodine levels are OK, then paint your feet once every 3 or four days.

When we mix Vit C or ACV with Baking Soda are there any Bicarb benefits (sodium) left or are they used up by the acids intervention?

It's always best to take just sodium bicarbonate with water on its own, because it has a different function to the BS and ACV or Lemon/Lime remedies. Bicarbonates -- on their own -- are necessary for our bodies because they are essential to cell respiration, the bicarbonate ion is used in cell respiration to simultaneously swap out the carbon dioxide for oxygen via the blood. It is also essential to provide proper second stage digestion in the duodenum and bicarbonates also aid in alkalizing the blood. The lemon/lime remedies, when combined with sodium bicarbonates, create citrates and small amounts of ascorbates(Vit C). Similarly ACV and BS produce malates and acetates. Both these forms play a direct role in and enhance the Krebs energy production and utilization cycle within the cell. So bicarbonates play a role to alkalize blood(extracellular), aid digestion and cell respiration whereas ACV and Lemeon/Lime help to alkalize the intracellular cell environment and aid in the production of energy within the cells.

With respect to iodine/iodide intake, the RDA recommendations are sadly inadequate. This RDA is wholly based on what will cure hypothyroidism and goiter but does not account for the much larger amounts that are also critically useful and needed by our bodies.

Here is a breakdown:

*Research by Drs Abraham and Brownstein seems to confirm that the proper minimal daily intake of iodine should be about 12.5 mgms (The RDA recommendation is still only about 150 microgms which, in my opinion, is ridiculous). The proper dose is equivalent to about two drops of lugol's iodine or one Iodoral tablet per day.

*I have also read that in order to satisfy just the thyroid requirement realistically requires about 2-3 mgms of iodide. Any iodine/iodide in excess is then freely utilized further throughout the body.

*The Iodine form is necessary for the mammary glands(women), the uterus and the prostate but the iodide form is necessary for thyroid uptake. All other uptake -- by the endocrine system, the organs and the mucus glands -- can generally utilize both the iodide or iodine forms. So the gist of this is that both the iodide and the iodine forms are necessary for our bodies.

(There is also another iodine form that is taken up -- triodide -- but I'm trying to keep this explanation simple...LOL).

The necessity for the mucus glands to uptake iodine I find very interesting, because these mucus glands are usually the first line of anti-microbial defense for our bodies. They are situated in the salivary glands, stomach, intestines, uterus, prostate, nose, throat and lungs to name just a few. ALL mucus glands in our bodies absorb and utilize iodine.

A 2% USP iodine tincture will kill 90% of all microbes -- including viruses, bacteria and fungus -- in 90 seconds and yet, taken in proper amounts, iodine is very body-friendly and even very necessary for our bodies.

In both the uterus and women's breasts, the formation of cysts and fibroids is perhaps a direct expression of a lack of iodine in the diet. The uterus is an acidic environment, but if it gets too acidic through bad diet then bad bacteria will take hold and problems like fibroids and bacterial vaginosis will occur. The uterus also has friendly bacteria that generate hydrogen peroxide, similar to the lacto-bacillus in the intestines, which also helps to prevent invasion by the bad bacteria. But for these friendly bacteria to survive in the uterus necessitates the maintenance of a healthy acid pH zone. Iodine is also alkaline and, from the uterine mucus secretions, kills the bad bacteria in the uterus as well as helps to regulate the uterine environment by putting it back into a safe and healthy acidic zone. Iodine is also anti-cancer as well as anti-mutagenic. The weird thing is that if you go to a doctor about having uterine fibroids or vaginal bacteriosis -- then they will normally just check for small iodine amounts that satisfy just your thyroid and not the larger amounts that the rest of your body needs -- which includes amounts needed by the mucus glands in the uterus. This is how you can have a normal thyroid but still lack the necessary iodine requirement for the rest of your body which seems to require far more iodine/iodide than the thyroid.

The pre-cancerous cysts that can occur in women's breasts is a similar story and also the result of a bad diet or fluorinated drugs. In an acid body(low iodine), all cysts/tumors will utilize mucus glands and mucus as a cloak or cover against attack by the white blood cells. However if iodine is taken in proper amounts ALL mucus glands will uptake the iodine -- even the mucus glands on the cyst or tumor. And iodine can kill virtually all offending microbes quickly, is strongly alkaline and is also anti-cancer as well as anti-mutagenic. Another significant point is that iodine is regarded by some researchers as the ultimate anti-histamine. Click here for the evidence.. Therefore, by supplementing correct amounts of iodine, these offending fibroids, cysts and tumors are completely de-cloaked as the bad guys, unable to hide or fool the body's white blood cells and so are attacked and are more easily eradicated. And this same argument applies for the prostate gland.

Currenty, I'm also looking into the synergistic relationships between some of my favourite supplements/minerals -- which are magnesium, iodine, vitamin c, hydrogen peroxide, sodium and potassium. I've already discovered that magnesium has a significant enzymatic role in the body's production of tyrosine which is essential for the thyroid to be able to slice off the metallic ion from the iodide molecule and convert and store it as iodine in the thyroid. Therefore supplementing magnesium as well as lugol's iodine should definitely further help hypothyroid problems.

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Debra (Medford, Or) on 04/13/2010

I have both candida and mercury toxicity. I don't know how I was able to live until the age of 42 with complete abandon while having a mouth full of toxic mercury since I was a kid, but such was the case.

I'm still scratching my head as to what could have caused this candida. Surgery? Too many herbal extractions recommended by someone who was attempting to help me treat breast cancer? I honestly don't know. What I do know is that I was diagnosed with heavy mercury toxicity and got all amalgams removed. That was nine years ago.

The breast cancer is under control, but the intestinal fungus rages on, and this is the year to face it. I've been eating low carb since the beginning of the year. That just made me worse. Then I incorporated coconut oil (6 tablespoons a day). That was great...for about a week or two. Then chronic constipation returned. Today I am adding baking soda (1 tsp in am and 1 tsp in pm) to help alkalinize the system.

My question is this: if you have chronic constipation due to candida, which is exacerbated by your mercury toxicity, how can you properly chelate the mercury out of your system if you are always constipated?

Mercury Toxicity
Posted by Matt (Tallahassee, Fl) on 02/15/2010

Mercury can cause SOO many problems, it's insane (especially if you're lacking a certain gene, GSTM1, to detox it). If you have mercury fillings, do whatever you can to get that toxic stuff out of your body. It has sent me through a 2 year health roller coaster seeing everyone from gastroenterologists, to multiple cosmetic dentists, to ER doctors, to allergy/immunologists, the list goes on. I've seen over 15 M.D.'s in the past 2 years and not a single one of them linked it to the mercury... it wasn't until I started taking lots of cilantro and lime juice that I started realizing just how much mercury I had in my system. NOTE --- don't do any hardcore heavy metal detoxing until AFTER you get your fillings out. A great resource for finding a biological dentist is: . They are great!

The symptoms I was having from mercury were:
EXTREME fatigue
EXTREME mental foggyness
BAD headaches
Soreness all over
MAJOR shortness of breath
Thyroid issues
Blurry vision (prescription more than doubled over past 2 years)
GALLSTONES (had to go to the ER at 4AM, thinking I was having a heart attack)
Increased shortness of breath when I would get in a NEW CAR (something strange about the scent)
The list goes on...

Best thing you can do in the mean time, prior to getting the fillings out... is to boost your immune system and get your methylation trains running and your glutathione (master detoxer) levels up.

Good way to get in balance is to take HIGH QUALITY (from well researched company's) vitamins and minerals, at least the following each day(take twice a day, once w/ breakfast and once w/ dinner):
*High quality multivitamin
*Calcium and magnesium
*Vitamin D3 (colecalciferol)
*Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA)
*Methylation factors: folate, B6 and B12 (methycobalamin)

Best of luck to everyone!!! And a big thanks to the contributors of this site. Together we can change the health of the world.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Chris (Venice, CA) on 04/22/2009

The only things listed here that actually chelate mercury are cilantro (proper dosing schedule unknown) and DMPS (must be taken repeatedly in low doses every eight hours or less - the bad side effects describe below are due to a bad dosing schedule - it's half life is eight hours, and if you take it every other day or something like that, it'll pick up the mercury in your system then drop it off unpredictably when it wears off - hence the bad side effects).

The most effective chelator - to get the poison out of your organs and brain is Alpha Lipoic Acid - in LOW does every *three* hours or less *around the clock*.

For more detailed information, Google Andy Cutler, "Amalgam Illness"

EC: DMPS = Dimercapto-propane sulfonate, a drug not approved by the FDA.

Here's an interesting website about DMPS:

Posted by Lance (National City, California) on 11/23/2008

to take heavy metals out of the body - selenium asorbs heavy metals from the body silver fillings in your mouth contain mercury it can cause harding of the arteries. selenium is one way of absorbing mercury.

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.

Olive Oil, Cilantro and Garlic
Posted by Lynn Prince (San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, Mexico) on 08/23/2007

Hello. My daughter about 8 months ago was diagnosed with heavy mercury levels. She was so incapacitated that we thought it was Lyme Disease. From eating fish in Ventura County, California!! We used a formula that leached it out and within about 4 months her blood levels were normal again.

Recipe is as follows as given by a physician in Japan:
1 cup of Extra Virgin organic olive oil (first cold pressed)
2 large bunches of cilantro
8 large cloves of garlic

Puree in blender and take 3 teaspoons a day.
Leaches mercury and heavy metals. Must be careful, tho, if leach out to much too fast can shut down your kidneys and liver.

We found putting it on bread with a tiny bit of parmesan cheese and grilling it was yummy way to get your "medicine"

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