So I thought I’d share with you my regime for how I detox my body from harmful heavy metals.

Let’s start with some history.  When all this began, I went to SF General Hospital, who ran the wrong test on me for lead…twice.  Ouch! Considering that was over $400 each time.  Also, I was really desperate to find out what was making me feel so awful, and all I could think of was lead considering I knew it was in my house in super toxic levels due to a forensic report that I’d had done by the CSI guys.  That piece of misinformation delayed my recovery for at least 1.5 years because it took me that long to find a doctor who knew the right test to do to eventually inform me that I’d absorbed lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel, cesium, thorium and antimony.   You need to be aware of this, because most places will run a blood test on your plasma, but that’s the wrong test to do.  Its like looking in your car to find out if you eat tomatoes – look on the day you come home from the grocery store and you will learn something, but otherwise – its a pretty useless test.

Sure the body absorbs things through your blood – but it takes highly toxic things like metals and quickly packs it away where it can do less immediate damage, i.e. your bones and your fatty tissue – like your brain.  This means you won’t die now from things like kidney failure and seizures, but will get other things later like cancer, dementia, Alzheimer, diabetes, and heart disease and your kids get ADHD, Autism and Downs etc… if you don’t get them out.

So how do you find out what your heavy metal load really is?  Start with an unprovocated urine test – its a regular pee in a cup type of affair.  And the method for analysis is ICP-MS (be sure to check at the lab).  Its also important to assess timeframe.  If you have a recent (called acute) exposure, then the unprovocated urine is pretty good.  But if its been while, or you just want to see what’s going on in your body and have no real reason to suspect exposure, you can check cumulative levels using a provocation test.  They provoke or draw out the metals using a chemical (DMPS, DMSA, sometimes EDTA but be super careful on that last one) from the deep tissue and then test your urine for what you pass.   Its important to note that the body has a natural inherent pecking order of what it considers the highest priority to pass, so your test results can change as you move through the process.  For instance, on the first test, you may see lots of lead, but then later, it can shift to high levels of cadmium, or mercury or something else.  It may even change back again.  The body is very intelligent and will pass what’s most threatening to it at that time.  So keep in mind that just because you get a test result that’s high in say lead, that doesn’t mean that you know the whole story.  It just means that’s what your body’s deemed most threatening right now.  My doctor has a funny saying that goes, the dumbest kidney is smarter than the most intelligent intern.

So after nearly being killed from an EDTA injection by a heavy metal specialist MD/HMD in 2010, and misdiagnoses all over the place from the ER to the top dermatologists in San Francisco, I settled on natural remedies like my essential oils, bentonite clay, cilantro and the infra red sauna.  I only do what I feel my body can handle.

I used to use PectaSol a modified citrus pectin and alginate from seaweed, but then I stopped taking it because it has a cancer warning on the bottle.  Now, I do what’s in the 2016 UPDATE note below, 3 days on chelation, and then 11 days off to replenish the body and rest more or less.

Now PectaSol doesn’t deplete like EDTA and other chelation agents supposedly, but I still feel drained so I focus on very high quality nutritive supplements which I’ll get into later.  Vitamins are a complex subject and there is a TON of garbage out there which can actually harm you.  So its not to be taken lightly.

When you chelate, if you have high levels of metals, you will feel it.  Sometimes it gets so bad I have to support the chelation with something extra.  Hold on here – I’m a fan of, yes I’m gonna say it, the coffee enema, as well as the apple cider vinegar bath, a certain kind of mushroom tea and the indispensable and much loved Infra-Red Sauna on which I gave you quote from NASA in my blog on back pain.  I sit in the IR Sauna about 2 hours a day – at night of course.  All of these have assisted me in feeling and looking better while I’ve gone through my detox.

You’re exposed to heavy metals everyday, so you have them in your body there is no doubt.  You may even have been tested, showing low levels.  My 2 blood plasma lead tests came back at 2.3, which is very low – but my provocation tests came back very high.  So get the right tests, and get some real answers.

Did you know that most doctors only test vitamin levels outside your cells? Again, they test the plasma only which is the wrong test to do.  You have to do a erythrocyte test (levels inside the cells) to know the real scoop, but rarely is that the test that’s ordered by most medical professionals in our society.  I’ve actually had to argue with doctors to get them to order these tests, and once they agreed, I’ve still had the results come back with the wrong test done!  There are in fact, only a few labs in the country which do the right tests.  To say these mistakes are pervasive is an understatement.

(2016  UPDATE:  After my 2nd exposure, I am now undergoing treatment with an adroit world class specialist, and using the chelating compounds they recommend.  Its very comforting to have found the care of a good doctor.  He also doesn’t push past what I can handle, but you still feel awful when you pull toxins.  I no longer use Pectasol due to the cancer warning on the label.  It was a conundrum, risk getting cancer now with the chelation pectin Pectasol, or risk getting cancer later due to leaving the heavy metals in.  My doctor and I made the decision to abandon it, and use other things like DMSA, DMPS, etc…

My doctor now has found NO signs of cancer or major organ damage, which is a huge relief needless to say!  I do have immune system and neurological damage – as heavy metals are a neurotoxin (mother ______s tried to turn me into a vegetable deliberately, let’s shoot em!), which they say I have 80-90% chance of healing completely and will take 2-4 years of treatment to be permanent.  Insurance will not cover you btw.  So take that to the bank, when you’ve been poisoned deliberately, fired when you tried to protect them, and denied pay for your efforts, made too sick to get out of the house for over a year, can’t be around people due to how terrible the chemicals they use smell, which means you can’t get back to work, plus it really HURT!!  Stupid system – they even gave the murderers an award!  But Hah I’ll be the last one laughing!!  Come hell or high water – you know what I’m saying?  I can still have kids – at 42, I’m still good to have children – I chalk that up to a good doctor, practicing good eating habits and using the IR sauna everyday with my essential oils and other herbal remedies.).  Practicing without a license….yep, you know what I have to say about people like that.  Dog pile!!

Much Luv,