Today, 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. 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 live in a toxic environment.
Below I have outlined a 5-step heavy metal cleansing process. Each step will be explained in detail:
Remove external and internal sources (ie. amalgam fillings) of toxic exposure.
Mobilize sequestered heavy metals out your cells and into your blood.
Chelate (bind up) these mobilized heavy metals in your bloodstream.
Re-mineralize the blood.
Support the effected purifying organs -Thyroid, Liver, and Kidneys.
Making lifestyle changes is the first step and can reduce one’s exposure to toxic compounds dramatically, though these changes do little to rid the body of already accumulated toxic elements. In this case I am referring primarily to the heavy metals mercury, lead, aluminum, and cadmium. In my opinion, it is the mercury that is the major culprit for many of today’s unanswered health issues.
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 symptoms. This could have included a slow thyroid and therefore unusual fatigue and sensitivity to cold, hair loss, dry skin, tenderness and numbness of extremities, unusual rashes, diminished vision, weak connective tissue, swollen tissues, and short-term memory loss. Due to the uniqueness of each person, one may not react at all or experience one or more of these symptoms.
You had a battery of tests and they all came back normal. 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 in an abstract way because the mercury that is affecting your mind, as well as major glands in your body, 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 mercury in our mouth, slowly vaporizing via the process of electrolysis, and leaching into our cells.
Additionally, 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 mercury load. Most vaccines are preserved with a mercury based compound called thimerosal. In many cases, it is similar or worse than having a mouthful of mercury fillings.
Now that you know the primary sources of mercury, you may want to stop any future exposure for both you and your children. Go to the website www.amalgam.org and www.flcv.com/dams.html for information on how to deal with mercury/silver fillings and how to find someone competent to remove amalgams. Also, avoid vaccinations as much as possible and certainly not before the age of 6.
What actually occurs is that when the body senses the presence of the heavy metal, it utilizes iodine and selenium to bind and remove them. Most people do not have adequate levels of iodine or selenium to deal with the heavy metal, so the body pulls the metals out of the blood and stores them in available cells where they begin to impede normal cellular functioning.
The question now is how do you get the mercury and other heavy metals you have accumulated over your lifetime out of your tissues? First, it is important to understand that the body must be able to properly eliminate the heavy metals that will be flushed out of your cells. The below steps describe the process, but you must have an adequate functioning, and healthy colon. I suggest that everyone facing a heavy metal challenge take enzymes for digestion, probiotics to keep good flora active and abundant, and have a good bowel cleanser to assist the elimination process.
The most effective way to mobilize the heavy metals from the body’s cells is to use a special two-phase approach that includes a combination of:
A pinch of sea salt
These elements are all effective at stimulating our cells to release sequestered heavy metals.
A good dose is 15 drops in the concentrated form of each of the above listed elements taken together with at least 8 ounces of water once a day to start. These minerals in their concentrated form are available from Eidon Inc. After 15 minutes, move onto the next phase, which will now chelate the mobilized heavy metals.
Ten to fifteen minutes after taking the minerals, you will want to take a proven chelator such as EDTA. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), 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. This phase of the cleansing process is literally binding up all the minerals in one’s blood stream and carrying them to the liver and kidneys for excretion. The time frame involved in this process is variable but I feel it encompasses approximately 1 to 2 hours. A secondary benefit of taking silica and EDTA is the removal of calcium build-up in the arteries. (Calcium plaque has now been identified as a primary causative factor in blocked arteries. Indeed, I believe it is the mismanagement of calcium that is a primary cause of arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis.)
Consequently, it is important to replenish the mineral content of the bloodstream with a well-blended liquid mineral supplement. This is why we recommend an adequate dietary intake of a 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 metals as well as other essential minerals. This step replenishes the bloodstream quickly making it easy on the body to maintain proper blood mineral homeostasis.
Recommended in the Eidon heavy metal cleasing 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 cleansing process. Do this only if your thyroid is operating at sub-optimal levels.
Milk thistle tincture — provides you with herbal liver support, so that you do not overstress this essential detoxification organ as it does its magic to neutralize the heavy metals mobilized by the minerals and captured by the EDTA.
Dandelion tincture — supports the kidneys, as they are 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. 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 cleansing per day. Also give your body a break from time to time. This protocol can sometimes make you feel worse. When this happens, just slow the process down. Sometimes I can handle it and sometimes I can’t. Doing it at midday is best in my opinion.
Heavy metal cleansing can be quite difficult to accomplish. It can take a long time and if not done slowly, it can be uncomfortable. The important thing to remember is that it can be done and the end result can be an incredible feeling of health that you may or may not have ever experienced.
In good health,
Rick Wagner, C.N., M.S.