Heavy Metal Toxicity and Detoxification Protocol

detox_ctaToday, probably more than any time in the history of man we are exposed to an incredible plethora of toxic elements. Heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum, are in our food, water, atmosphere, vaccines, and especially our dental fillings. Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, antibiotics, and hormones are in most of the food we eat unless you eat organic. Processed foods are full of preservatives and other chemicals which if consumed non-diluted would most certainly be fatal. Finally, many of the containers we routinely use are full of chemicals that can leach into the foodstuffs they are designed to hold. All in all, regardless of how things appear, we pretty much live in a toxic soup.

While making lifestyle changes can reduce our exposure to toxic compounds dramatically, these changes do little to rid the body of already accumulated toxic elements. In this case I am referring primarily to the toxic heavy metals mercury, lead, aluminum, and cadmium. In my opinion, it is the heavy metal mercury that is the major culprit for many of today’s unanswered health concerns.

Let me create a scenario that I believe many of us fall into today. Over the first 30 years of your life, you dutifully received all of your vaccinations, and followed your dentist’s recommendations when you had a cavity filled and allowed him to put in mercury amalgam “silver” fillings in the hole he made when he drilled out the decay. It could have been fairly soon thereafter, or in some cases many years later that you began to experience unusual health problems. This could have included a slow thyroid and therefore unusual fatigue and sensitivity to cold to hair loss, dry skin, tenderness and numbness of extremities, unusual rashes, diminished vision, weak connective tissue, swollen face, short term memory loss and possibly cancerous tissues like skin, thyroid, breast, and prostrate. Then you had a tooth break, a filling fall out or may simply have received more vaccines or live downwind of a coal fired power plant.

At this point problems really began to accelerate. You had a battery of tests and they all came back normal except perhaps the thyroid. You were told everything was normal and there was nothing wrong with you and it was all in your mind. They were right about that as mercury is in actuality a deadly neurotoxin that can affect the entire nervous system. In this case you have accumulated toxic levels of the heavy metal mercury. Mercury is the second deadliest element on the planet after plutonium. Most of us today are walking around with deadly levels of mercury in our mouth slowly vaporizing via the process of electrolysis, and leaching into our mouth and tissues. Our children are given vaccinations we never heard of right out of the womb far before their livers have had a chance to develop to the point where they could deal with such a mainlined toxic load. Don’t believe for a moment that young children today are undergoing some weird genetic mutations that are giving them ADD, ADHD, or autism. These kids are just the latest casualties, (not including their parents) of mercury toxicity. You see, most vaccines are preserved with a mercury based compound called thymerisol. In many cases, it is as bad or worse than having a mouthful of mercury fillings.

Now that you know the primary sources of mercury, I trust you will do what is right to stop any future exposure for both you and your children. Please go to the website www.amalgam.org and www.flcv.com/dams.html for information on how to deal with your mercury/silver fillings and how to find someone competent to remove your amalgams. The question now is how do you get the mercury and other heavy metals you have accumulated over your lifetime out of your tissues?

You see, these elements are so toxic that your body immediately tries to sequester them out of the way so that they do the least amount of damage and cause the least harm and disruption.

  1. This is in effect a 5-step process. The steps are as follows: Remove internal sources and avoid further exposure.
  2. Mobilize sequestered toxic metals.
  3. Chelate mobilized metals
  4. Re-mineralize the blood
  5. Support the effected glands-Thyroid, Liver, and Kidneys.

To Effectively Remove Heavy Metals From Your Tissues, You Must First Mobilize Them Out Of The Cells They Have Been Hidden In.

The most effective way to mobilize the heavy metals from the body’s cells is to use a special 2-punch approach that includes seawater and a special mineral blend of iodine, selenium, zinc, sulfur, and silica. This pulls the heavy metals from the cells into the bloodstream. Here they quite quickly begin to create havoc. Consequently, you want to be ready with phase 2.

While The Minerals Are Effective Metal Mobilizers, They Are Not The Best Chelators

Ten to fifteen minutes after taking the mineral blends, you then want to take a proven chelator such as EDTA. DMPS and DMSA are also used for chelation, but EDTA seems to be the easiest on the system while still being effective. There are numerous EDTA supplements on the market. In the Eidon program we use Essential Daily Defense by Longevity Plus. It is a comprehensive blend designed to support the body while the heavy metal binding and excretion are taking place. This phase of the detoxification process is literally binding up all of the minerals in ones blood stream and carrying them to the liver and kidneys for excretion. A secondary benefit of this one-two punch of silica and EDTA is the removal of calcium build-up in the arteries. Calcium plack is now being identified as a primary causative factor in blocked arteries. Indeed, it is the mismanagement of calcium that is the primary cause of arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis. The time frame involved in this process is variable but I feel it encompasses approximately 1 to 2 hours.

The Mineral Binding Capability of The EDTA Is Quite Effective and Can Remove a Substantial Level of Essential As Well As Toxic Minerals From The Bloodstream

Consequently, it is important to replenish the mineral content of the bloodstream with a well-blended liquid mineral supplement. This is why we recommend a dose of Eidon’s Multiple Mineral supplement approximately 2 hours after the EDTA. By then, the heavy metal binding has taken place and the kidneys and liver are hard at work removing the released toxins as well as other essential minerals. This step replenishes the bloodstream quickly making it easy on the body to maintain blood mineral homeostasis.

Meanwhile, Attention Must Be Paid to the Thyroid, Liver and Kidneys

Included in the Eidon heavy metal detoxification program are support supplements for all three of these organs. Thyroid glandular provides you with T3 and T4 hormones to maintain adequate levels of cellular energy during the detoxification process. Milk thistle provides you with herbal liver support so that you do not overstress this essential detoxification organ as it does its magic to neutralize the toxins mobilized by the minerals and captured by the EDTA. Dandelion tincture supports the kidneys as they are definitely stressed during this process. These supplements should always be taken either before or after commencing this protocol. They can be taken all at once but either 1 hour before or at least 2 hours after the EDTA. It doesn’t matter when, just that it is accomplished.

This protocol should be done away from food. Do it at least 2 hours after you have eaten a meal or time it to finish 1 hour before a meal. You can do more than on time per day if you feel up to it. Get in tune with how you feel and don’t push it. Use your intuition and sensitivity in determining whether you do more than 1 detox per day. Sometimes I can handle it and sometimes I can’t. Doing it in the evening is best.

The kit is a 30 dose protocol. It can be followed for 30 days in a row, 15 days at 2 per day, or longer than 30 days according to how you feel. If you feel poorly at one per day, slow down. If you feel all right, you can accelerate the program.

Heavy metal detoxification can be quite difficult to accomplish. It can take a long time and if not done right can be very uncomfortable. The important thing to remember is that it can be done and the end result is an incredible feeling of health that you may or may not have ever experienced.

In good health, Rick Wagner, C.N., M.S.