How to use EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)
I recently bought two 250 capsules bottles of EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) 625 mg at the Internet, when I tried for a week to my self taking it as directed in the bottle of one capsule 2 times a day it gave me some kind of palpitating headache at the upper left region of my head. I felt some pressures in my head blood veins and is vibrating at a certain frequency with pain. My main objective in using it is to chelate my body of heavy metals but have to stop using it as the pain is getting worse. The pain however went away by it self without medication after a few days of not taking it. I have read in one of your post related to cancer that you use this to help blood circulation with cancer patients. I wanted to give this to my wife who is battling stage-3 endometrial cancer but I am quite not sure that this will help her because of the experience I had with it. If you have any idea how to use this safely with out posting any risk to her life please let me know. As I have previously mentioned in my previous post my wife is having off and on asthenia and lost of appetite, which we wanted to get rid off.
Thank you in advance for any guidance you can provide us. ----- aresem
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
Epsom Salts as a full body detox
What is the proper dosage and lenght of time for using Epsom salts as a detox for the heavy metals in a person's body?
Seabrook, Texas, Usa
I'm wondering if having 2 bolts in my knee, from an ACL surgery back in 1988, can be leaching out into my system. I don't know what they're made up of, but I had been told they were "teflon"-coated, unless that was just as an example of how they are coated. The grafted ligament (taken from the patellar tendon) had shown on an MRI 6 years ago to be thinning, but I don't know what the state of the bolts are. The surgeon had said he plugged the bolts with pieces of bone from the patella (it was a long time ago, and a very primitive-style surgery compared to now).
I do have 3 mercury tooth-fillings left, which I have not been able to replace yet. But even when I can replace them, I may still have metal leaching into my system from the bolts? They cannot be taken out.
So I wonder if my hair-loss and other stuff has to do with my body attacking itself? Like if my hair is "toxic" because of constantly detoxing, that my body may be attacking it? The roots seem to be declining, and new hair comes in so baby-fine that it doesn't seem to stay in for long. I know the hair-loss isn't the main problem but a symptom, i'm just using it as an indicator. My thyroid hormone level is back within normal range (back down to 4.5 from 7.5), so I'm ruling that out as a possible cause. Another symptom is fibromyalgia-like, but with a hyperactive mind. So physically exhausted but amped-up at the same time. And Magnesium Chloride did not help with sleep. And there's "this and that" inconsistant symptoms, not too drastic, but which could be attributed to so many other things too (like candida, deficiencies, ph balance, parasites, allergies, neurological restrictions, glandular, other toxins, altered immune system, etc etc).
I have been doing: increased iodine intake, transdermal Magnesium Chloride, lots of ACV, the suggested Borax solution (also from www.health-science-spirit.com/borax), drinking aloe vera juice with baking soda and vitamin C powder, eating lots of garlic and miso and spirulina, (and nothing out of the Pacific Ocean or Japan, as it's now a radionuclide dump) etc etc... Just started oil-pulling with virgin coconut oil a few weeks ago... And had been doing this Intestinal Drawing Formula (also for the radiation which is coming over from Japan's 3 melted-down reactors which are still spewing into the atmosphere, down the jetstream, right at us on the west coast US not to mention the whole Northern Hemisphere, now reaching the southern [if you are not aware of that, you may want to scan through enenews. Com, enviroreporter. Com, fairewinds. Org]... anyways, that's a whole other issue) which has bentonite clay, zeolite, slippery elm, etc - from an excellent quality line of products that i'll post if given permission.
But it seems that if I have a "permanent" metal fixture within my bone, that all this attempt to cleanse may be making the problem worse. By constantly pulling the metals into my bloodstream. I don't know, just seems to be a logical possibility.
Or something that my body is constantly rejecting (and I did grow up with allergic reactions like eczema and asthma, and other occasional weird unexplained reactions). Anyways, my main question is whether it's possible that the bolts in my bones could be leaching into my system? And whether doing detox protocols could be worsening that - since I cannot remove the bolts, my body might be constantly trying to remove them, by drawing their substances into my bloodstream?
Oh, in case it's pertinent, I'm a 43 yr old woman of lower-than-average weight. Might not matter for a straight-forward answer. I am curious what Ted's perspective is on this, yet I know he gets swamped with questions. So I'd appreciate anyone's experience or knowledge on the topic. Thanks
San Diego, Ca
Dear Ted/connie, my hair analysis shows copper off the chart, so bad the lab rang me to tell me Im the worst theyve seen. Look up the net and its bad on so many levels. BUT a blood test shows normal levels. So all the detoxing Ive been doing isnt bringing it out OR I dont have it. I had histamine levels measured. low histamine would have added some weight. But thats normal. I do have addisons. Poor adrenals goes with copper overload. How do I know? Because I dont know what to eat, many supplements that could help me are a no no if you have copper overload. Help?
Bay Shore, Ny
Can anyone tell me if it is o.k. To cook in the old cast iron pans or do you get too much heavy metal from them?
I am planning on doing a heavy metal detox and was wondering if there is a significant differnce between Bentontite clay and activated charcoal in terms of effectiveness? The feedback for each remedy for detox plans is very similar. Is there any reason to prefer one over the other? Thanks!
Grand Rapids, Mi, Usa
Seattle, Wa Usa
Somewhere In, Wa
I have a question about detox symptoms at least I think its a symptom of such. I have tried different products for heavy metal detox or ph balance according to their directions and soon I become very sad and crying a lot untill I drop back the use of product, has anyone else had this problem and is it due to overly alkaline state or what? this has happened two to three times on various products. please enlighten me if you can. Thanks sandra
Manhattan, New York
San Mateo, CA
Forest Park, Ohio, Usa
Please make everyone aware that the federal department of agriculture has found mercury in many popular food brands that comes from high fructose corn syrup and there were articles on this as recently as January 2009, see the links below . You would think that the FDA would stop this from happening but from what I have found they claim that high fructose corn syrup is not a health threat.
January 26, 2009
Contact: Ben Lilliston, 612-870-3416, [email protected]
Much High Fructose Corn Syrup Contaminated With Mercury, New Study Finds
Brand-Name Food Products Also Discovered to Contain Mercury
Minneapolis - Mercury was found in nearly 50 percent of tested samples of commercial high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), according to a new article published today in the scientific journal, Environmental Health. A separate study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) detected mercury in nearly one-third of 55 popular brand- name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first or second highest labeled ingredient-including products by Quaker, Hershey's, Kraft and Smucker's.
Some infant formula is almost 1/2 HFCS. Similac Go & Grow baby formula, for example, claims "Balanced nutrition for older babies", but the first ingredient is 42.6% corn syrup solids. http://www.naturalnews.com/gallery/articles/similacingredients.jpg
Table A: Total mercury detected in 55 brand name foods and beverages high in HFCS
Thanks for all that you do Earth Clinic, please keep up the good work!
Our bodies lack tons of nutrients. Been a vegetarian for 30 years but the ground has hardly no nutrients and you could literally starve to death going vegetarian.(vegetarians living well balanced diets live average 7-10 yr longer than meat eaters--I used to be heavy meat eater) Don't remember the exact facts, but a tomato has 1/30 the nutriants that it had 50 years ago. Any there is an almost free natural supplement one cne take called green clay. If you can get a copy of the dvd you'll be amazed. The very best price I've found is a Christian non profit group that sells it.
Chicago, Il, United States
I want to do a toxic element profile along with minerals levels. What is the difference between hair or urine as far as best test ? When the toxic levels decrease over time does this mean the body has gotten rid of most of it or that it could possibly be hiding in deep tissues, bones, organs, or brain. Hence, the circulatory toxins were removed but the stubborn metals linger in hard to reach areas resulting in a low marker, but in reality can still have high metals.
Is it ok to mix 1/4 tsp borax in 1 liter with 4 drops of Iodine (lugols)= 12.5mg, 1/8 tsp sea salt? These will be mixed in advance in 1 ltr bottle for the week.
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
Alvena, Sk., Canada
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.
Ten Mile , Tn
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.
Hi. I've been doing a lot of research for my many health problems and decided that an internal cleanse was crucial. I have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Immune System Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Irritable bowel syndrome with severe constipation, chronic candiditis adrenal fatigue, borderline hypothyroid, sleep disorder, Hormonal disturbances due to a tubal ligation (female castration, it causes the ovaries to just about die within two years of the procedure) iron and b-12 anemia, and possible mercury poisoning from many' amalgam fillings and vaccinations.
I have no energy, I can't sleep, losing hair like crazy, I crash after a stressful event, dark circles, weak thin nails, brain fog and poor memory, a thick feeling in the front of my lower throat, difficulties in reaching climax, dry skin and hair, extremely sensitive to cold, cold hands and feet, low body temperature, hypotension, (low blood pressure) 7 day long, clotted, painful, heavy monthly cycles, lengthy sinus infections, itchy waxy ears, difficulty loosing weight, hypersensitive nervous system, 3.5 cm uric acid kidney stone, (to stick on atkins diet there) heck, I can't even remember all my symptoms, but I know there are more.
I had done one 9 day cleanse already and didn't get the results I wanted, so I tried another. I hit the jackpot this time. It started releasing all the mucoid plaque that was stuck and built up in my intestinal walls, working on the candida and other "wigglies" (parasites) that are common in most of us now too.
What I did not expect was that my normally thin, weak, and easily split or broken nails got thicker and stopped splitting while growing like crazy. The dark circles under my eyes are disappearing, I've lost 10 lbs so far, I use the bathroom several times a day now verses maybe once a day or once a week depending on my stress level, they are quick and easy and I use much less tp. I also don't feel so bloated in my upper abdomen after a meal which took hours to go away. My female cycle is much shorter with lighter flow now too with much less pain the first day or two. I don't get heartburn anymore either.
I know I cannot name the cleanse, but it's recommended that you do it for 3 months. It's 3 simple easy steps a day plus at least 64 oz of pure clean water and no fasting is required. Pills and a fiber blend in the drink of your choice on rising, water throughout the day, and a cup of their tea at night. Plus, it's very gentle and no need to feel you can't be near a bathroom. On the site there are pages and pages of pictures that clients have sent in showing the actual mucoid ropes that have been expelled from their body. Plus the amount of testimonies sent in is amazing, with all number of ailments disappearing. If you don't do the recommended toxin cleansing program this company makes as well, you also should be taking a good quality pro-biotic to replace the yeast that the system is removing from your insides and keep it from coming back.
I believe the stronger finger nails have resulted because where the plaque was removed nutrients can now enter my body and be absorbed. I think the dark circles are clearing up from the toxin removal. I have noticed a toxin headache as I call it usually the day before a section of plaque shows up the next day. Once it's out of the body, the headache disappears. They have ranged from black, hard, and rubbery to light-dark tan, looking like a leg of pantyhose with chicken livers every half inch or so.
I plan to continue on this cleanse until I'm satisfied that I'm clean inside. I then plan to do a cleanse on the other systems of the body to further remove toxins and acid buildup.
I had tried this companies toxin program, but after 2 weeks I broke out in extremely itchy tiny bumps that I thought were spider bites until I poked one with a needle and clear fluid came out. Then I realized I'd had these before, only just one or two at a time on my hands, so I figured it was either an allergic reaction to something in that cleanse or I was having a cleansing reaction and had to stop.
In the mean time, I've recently started taking OR ACV with the mother with OR honey, and I just started the BS molasses. I find that if I miss a dose of the acv/h mixture, my hands go right back to being cold again by the end of the day. I'm suppose to be on the baking soda for the rest of my life due to the kidney stones and I feel another in there now so I'm doing that in my water, along with the celtic sea salt and lugol's solution of iodine for my thyroid. I also just started on the zinc to displace the mercury and want to start chlorella to detox as well. I found an herb supplier that sells cosmetic grade borax and plan to get some of that and try it too. (thank you for all your suggestions Ted!)
A few other things I have done to decrease my toxin overload was to switch to all homemade household cleaners and laundry detergents, eliminated air fresheners, and switched to all organic body products and makeup. I have a well in a area thought to be contaminated so I only drink reverse osmosis water. I plan to get a shower filter eventually.
I've read that dry skin brushing before your shower can help stimulate the lymphatic system, as can rebounding on a mini trampoline. If you've ever read the multitude of health benefits of rebounding you would be sold too. I hope to get one of those soon. There is a famous Dr T who has a web site that just sent out a newsletter stating both were highly beneficial to CFS/Fibro.
Infared saunas can help with the detoxification of yeast die-off.
Another thing that I have done that really helped with me the fibro was doing yoga (before a serious injury I had a year ago that caused me to quit), I had much less aches and pains, felt more energetic and less stressed. I think I'm recovered enough now to try and get back into it. It was the Sivinada style if anyone is interested. I also am a reiki master/teacher and use that on myself, I use flower essenses and essential oils as well.
Anyway, I just wanted to share the things I was doing that was helping and I anticipate helping more as I rid my body of all that toxic, poisonous junk. It's all well and fine to use things to build the system back up, but you must eliminate the contaminates that are causing the symptoms as well. Blessings to all!
Central Nc, Usa
Was poisoned by a dentist in Troon and I am at my wits end who to turn to for help! Blood tests showed low levels of Mercury in system but why afterwards have I all the symptoms agitation anxiety dark thoughts battery mouth poor memory. What scares me is that they say you don't improve till all the mercury fillings are removed I'm terrified to go near a dentist after this experience. Not to mention the awful gastric problems. Could someone advise please.
Newton Abbot, Devon
Fountain Inn, Sc