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Personally, I think that mercury (and possibly other heavy metals) toxicity is responsible for a lot of my problems. I don't just have acne; I also have seasonal allergies, a ton of food allergies/hypersensitivities, various hormonal issues, etc.

I had my mercury fillings removed from my teeth a month ago, and I've been taking this product called Natural Cellular Defense for a few weeks. It supposedly removes mercury. My skin has been improving steadily (in fact I am very nearly clear). It hasn't helped my seasonal allergies yet, and it's too soon to say if it's helping my hormonal issues. But I've been taking a fairly small dose of NCD, because it is dehydrating and I find it hard to drink enough water to compensate for that (especially since I try to avoid drinking water with/near meals), and it's causing constipation because of that. But I read this article by a naturopath who recommends fasting for a week or two while taking large doses of NCD. The results of this seem pretty impressive... Here's the article:

As a natural holistic physician, I, Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H) Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, Diplomate of Ayurveda have come across a major breakthrough in detoxifying the human body of the carcinogens, heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, fungi, and overall acid conditions that promote and cause disease.

Some 70,000 chemicals are being dumped into our environment, 65,000 of which are potentially hazardous to our health. We live in a virtual sea of pollutants, and carry many of these toxins within us. They can be found even in unborn children. A 2004 study by the Environmental Working Group identified 287 industrial chemicals in babies’ umbilical-cord blood, including 180 known to cause cancer and 217 that are toxic to the brain and nervous system.

In my research to develop a detoxification system for prospective mothers, I recently learned about a naturally occurring mineral called zeolite, which has a unique, negatively charged, crystalline structure. Zeolite is formed from the fusion of lava and ocean water, and combines all four elements. I feel that zeolite is an alchemical gift from God. It has been used for more than 800 years in Asia as a remedy for overall health and well-being, and is on the FDA’s GRAS list (generally recognized as safe). Zeolite is available commercially in a purified, activated form, in the zeolite product.

The results of research on zeolite are very impressive:

1. Zeolite appears to prevent and may become an important treatment for cancer. In one study, 78 percent of the 65 participants with terminal cancer (many types) are now in complete remission for 12 months (LifeLink Pharmaceuticals, 2005, currently not published).

2. It has a chelation-like effect in removing heavy metals (particularly lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic), pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, and other toxins from the body, shown in a study of miners at Duke University. These toxins are strongly correlated with the occurrence of a wide range of diseases, including cancers and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, autism, and dementia.

3. Zeolite also improves liver function, indirectly improving elimination of pesticides, herbicides, and xeno-estrogens.

4. Zeolite appears to block viral replication, and may prove to be a potent anti-viral and general remedy for all viruses. To date, 40 anecdotal cases of herpes zoster have reportedly been healed. Preliminary anecdotal case studies suggest that it may help alleviate rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis C as well as the common cold and flu.

5. Zeolite’s binding power was proven during the Chernobyl disaster, when tons of it were used to remove radioactive cesium and strontium-90 before they contaminated local water systems.

6. Zeolite creates a natural buffer in the system by establishing an optimal pH level (between 7.35 and 7.45), which in turn activates healthy brain function and a strong immune system.

7. It is an effective detoxifier for prospective mothers and fathers. Anecdotal evidence and centuries of use in Asia suggest that zeolite is safe to use even during pregnancy and breastfeeding, although its safe use in pregnancy has not been proven in double-blind studies.

A pilot study at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center with 55 people, based on my non-toxic baby protocol for preparing parents to bring forth non-toxic babies, consisted of a one-week green juice fast and detox support program with zeolite in the form of Natural Cellular Defense (NCD) 15 drops, 4X/day. The following very significant results were found. 18 people were tested for depleted uranium (DU), a very serious worldwide radioactive contamination resulting from the use of DU armaments, especially used in Iraq.

Sixteen of the 18 people tested initially had DU in at least the liver, the breast, or the brain, and 13 of the 18 people had started with it in all three organs, the liver, the breast, and the brain. In one week on this protocol, all the people became DU-free except for one person, who still had DU in the liver. Also, thirty-two people were tested for Teflon and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), the carcinogenic element of teflon. Teflon was found in the livers of 27 people, the breasts of 25 people, and the brains of 28 people. All but two people became teflon-free after one week. Only one person had Teflon remaining in the breast, and one person had Teflon remaining in the brain.

In the same 32 people, initially PFOA was found in the liver of 28 people, the breast of 29 people, and the brain of 28 people. After one week, all people became PFOA-free except for one person having PFOA remaining in the breast and brain. In testing people for a whole set of toxins consisting of 14 to 26 of the common heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides, the people initially had on average 90 to 95% of the toxins in their liver, breast, and brain, whether they were live-food eaters or not.

The overall percentage of removal of these toxins from these organs was 88%, leaving only 12% of the toxins in their systems overall. This included 91% removal from the liver, 88% removal from the breast, and 87% removal from the brain. In the 55 people tested the heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicide toxins, initially 801 toxins were found in the subjects’ livers, 825 toxins in the breasts, 824 toxins in the brain. After the one-week protocol, just 73 toxins were left in the liver, 102 toxins left in the breast, and 111 toxins left in the brain.

The four subjects who continued the green juice fasting with NCD for two weeks went down to 0 toxins, a 100% removal rate. These results suggest a powerful synergy of NCD plus a detoxifying green juice fast. In observing thousands of fasters since 1988, fasting alone—although wonderful for enhancing the vital force—does not seem to significantly get rid of pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals after 1 week by itself. I am proposing a theoretical model for explaining the testimonials of the powerful, across-the-board healing effects of NCD (a purified zeolite) from such health problems as ADD/Hyperactivity, Addiction, Agent Orange Exposure, Arthritis, Autism, Cancer, Cysts and Tumors, Depression, DES Exposure, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Flu, Colds, and Respiratory Problems, Gastro-Intestinal Problems, Heavy Metal Poisoning, Hepatitis C, High Blood Pressure, HIV/AIDS, Kidney Stones, Lack of Mental Clarity, Pain, PMS/Menstrual Pain, Silicone Breast Implant Toxicity, Skin Conditions, Spider Bite, Toothache/Gum Disease, Varicose and Spider Veins, Viral and Other Infections, Yeast Infections.

The model is a foundational healing concept. The basic mechanism we can draw from the literature and my present pilot study is that, by removing heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and DU, as well as through its effect of increasing immune system function, alkalizing the blood, blocking viral replication, and neutralizing free radicals, the NCD removes the blocks which compromise the vital life force. When the vital life force is freed up and activated, the body’s natural ability does the healing and relieving of these chronic diseases itself. With the NCD, we have returned to the basic natural healing theory for all chronic diseases. NCD is truly an alchemical gift from the Divine.

Also:

- According to testimonials, zeolite promotes a sense of well-being, clarity, and happiness. It appears to do this as a consequence of eliminating toxins and also, according to preliminary research, by increasing serotonin production. One study suggests that zeolite also helps relieve depression.

- Anecdotal reports suggest that zeolite increases energy, immune function, and general health.

- Zeolite neutralizes the formation of nitrosamines in the stomach. Found in processed meats, nitrosamines are one cause of stomach cancer. Another positive effect on the stomach, according to many anecdotal reports, is relief of acid reflux.

- Testimonials suggest that zeolite captures triggering antigens, which cause allergies, migraines, and asthma, decreasing the rate and severity of these symptoms.

- Zeolite directly absorbs free radicals and thus decreases free radical activity and damage to the body.

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Hey, I have just been posting about this in the female hormonal thread...

I really believe in this ...I will do one ...and soon..

I dont think that you have to only had fillings in or out...to have heavy metals in your system..

because other factors can contribute to hevy meatals ..like work environment, ciggarette smoke...a number of factos.

I have the same exact issues, with allergies, and missing cycles..out of the blue..and food sensativities...

my diet is in check, I have a normal bm, with plenty of fiber in my meals.,. so the only thing lefted IMO, is to do this heavy meatl detox.

I Will look into doing the NCD as well,

they are expensive as heck though!!

However I feel this can help many

Keep us posted.

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There are other foods that chelate metals. Cilantro for one. There's also grains.

I've read that cilantro can take mercury out of your organs, but it doesn't actually take it out of your body because the mercury doesn't bind tightly enough to it. So if you just use cilantro, you will probably just be redistributing the mercury throughout your body, which can make things worse. Apparently this is true of a lot of the supplements people typically use for mercury... chlorella, etc.

Based on what I've read, NCD seems to effectively remove mercury from your body. The other good way to chelate mercury is to use Andy Cutler's protocol, which involves taking DMSA and ALA at very specific times. But his protocol is much more of a hassle... You have to take the supplements every 3-4 hours, including during the night.

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Sorry, Leah, but that "Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center" information sounds like a big, humping heap of dung.

Dr. Cousens

Zeolite is formed from the fusion of lava and ocean water, and combines all four elements. I feel that zeolite is an alchemical gift from God.

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Sorry, Leah, but that "Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center" information sounds like a big, humping heap of dung.

Dr. Cousens

Zeolite is formed from the fusion of lava and ocean water, and combines all four elements. I feel that zeolite is an alchemical gift from God.

I couldn't help but laugh. Alchemy? Quack quack!

What does that have to do with Natural Cellular Defense and its effectiveness (or lack of) in removing mercury and other toxins? It's not his product, by the way.

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I dont think that you have to only had fillings in or out...to have heavy metals in your system..

because other factors can contribute to hevy meatals ..like work environment, ciggarette smoke...a number of factos.

Definitely... You can also get mercury from vaccines, eating fish, etc.

I first heard about this product from a girl on another message board... NCD cured her acne, and she had never had any mercury fillings.

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Sorry, Leah, but that "Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center" information sounds like a big, humping heap of dung.

Dr. Cousens

Zeolite is formed from the fusion of lava and ocean water, and combines all four elements. I feel that zeolite is an alchemical gift from God.

I couldn't help but laugh. Alchemy? Quack quack!

What does that have to do with Natural Cellular Defense and its effectiveness (or lack of) in removing mercury and other toxins? It's not his product, by the way.

He's touting the "effectiveness" of zeolite/ NCD. I've also done some google searches on NCD and there are some who say zeolite is poisonous, and others who say it's not. Lots of quacks quacking around. It's better to assume it's not any good since the company's "studies" seem extremely dubious (no peer reviewed articles or published papers--just titles and a short abstract).

Here is some interesting information about a possible zeolite scam.

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He's touting the "effectiveness" of zeolite/ NCD. I've also done some google searches on NCD and there are some who say zeolite is poisonous, and others who say it's not. Lots of quacks quacking around. It's better to assume it's not any good since the company's "studies" seem extremely dubious (no peer reviewed articles or published papers--just titles and a short abstract).

Here is some interesting information about a possible zeolite scam.

Just because he's promoting it, even if he is completely insane, that still does nothing to discredit the product itself. There are plenty of other articles about NCD, not by him.

I also read an article by someone saying zeolites are harmful, and that concerned me at first, until I looked into it further and realized his claims were unfounded. And if it's harmful, why is it on the GRAS list?

It's not "better to assume it's not any good" (at least not for me), because I am 99.9% sure that mercury toxicity has caused me tons of problems that have basically ruined my life, and this is one of the few products that can help. It has already helped me.

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Leah_, you referred to the Cousens article as support for zeolite's (potential) effectiveness. I responded thus.

And if it's harmful, why is it on the GRAS list?

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Well thanks for your concern, but there is NO way my doctor will take me seriously if I tell him I think I have mercury poisoning. I'll take my "chances" with NCD. If it doesn't work, I'll use DMSA and ALA.

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Self-diagnosing yourself with mercury poisoning is pretty foolish, IMO. Go to your doctor and get tested. In fact, looking at these symptoms, the physical and behavioral manifestations of mercury poisoning are similar to many psychological disorders and diseases.

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I did a hair mineral analysis lab test recently and the results showed that my arsenic levels were really high. I was a bit surprised by the results. I thought my mercury levels would be al lot higher than they were. I didn't expect my arsenic levels to be high. I am not sure where I was exposed too high levels of arsenic. Have any of you guys thought about getting a hair mineral anaylsis done? It would be interesting to compare the results. What's worked best for me has been professional colonics( and I have tried everything under the sun!). Unfortunatley that gets too expensive.

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I did a hair mineral analysis lab test recently and the results showed that my arsenic levels were really high. I was a bit surprised by the results. I thought my mercury levels would be al lot higher than they were. I didn't expect my arsenic levels to be high. I am not sure where I was exposed too high levels of arsenic. Have any of you guys thought about getting a hair mineral anaylsis done? It would be interesting to compare the results. What's worked best for me has been professional colonics( and I have tried everything under the sun!). Unfortunatley that gets too expensive.

Hi there. Mercury often doesn't show up in hair even if high levels are present in the body. There is a way to interpret a hair test to see if mercury toxicity is likely. Read here: http://home.earthlin...#counting_rules

Look into Andrew Hall Cutler's chelation protocol... It's the safest, most effective protocol out there. Pretty much all other chelation methods are extremely dangerous, including "natural" methods involving cilantro, etc. And I would definitely NOT recommend zeolites anymore.

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Hey thanks for the info. I actually bought Andrew Cutler's book on interpreting hair mineral levels. All my mineral test results were normal. Since my test results weren't degranded, the mercury levels on the test should be accurate. Athough my mercury levels weren't really that high, they were higher than I would like them to be so I do intend to detox.

Since I still have a root canal filled with mercury, I decided to go the infrared sauna route to detox the heavy metals. The methods Dr Andrew Cutler recommends are alpha lipoic acid, DMSA and EDTA ( I forgot the 4th one) chelate the heavy toxins out of the body. I am afraid of the mercury in my tooth getting pulled out so I decided to implement Dr Wilson's ( another specialist in heavy metal detoxing) and go the infrared sauna route. I bought a lightweight portable sauna on ebay for $135. I've read several promising testimonials on it's effects on acne so I think it's worth a shot. Normal sweat tends to produce 3% toxins and 97% water. The sweat from an infrared sauna produces 20% toxins and 80% water. As long as you don't over do it, infrared sauna's are supposed to be really safe.

I would like to get the root canal replaced but at the moment I can't afford the $1,000 dollars to get it done. Several of my back molars used to have large amalgam fillings and they have all been taken out.

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Hey thanks for the info. I actually bought Andrew Cutler's book on interpreting hair mineral levels. All my mineral test results were normal. Since my test results weren't degranded, the mercury levels on the test should be accurate. Athough my mercury levels weren't really that high, they were higher than I would like them to be so I do intend to detox.

Since I still have a root canal filled with mercury, I decided to go the infrared sauna route to detox the heavy metals. The methods Dr Andrew Cutler recommends are alpha lipoic acid, DMSA and EDTA ( I forgot the 4th one) chelate the heavy toxins out of the body. I am afraid of the mercury in my tooth getting pulled out so I decided to implement Dr Wilson's ( another specialist in heavy metal detoxing) and go the infrared sauna route. I bought a lightweight portable sauna on ebay for $135. I've read several promising testimonials on it's effects on acne so I think it's worth a shot. Normal sweat tends to produce 3% toxins and 97% water. The sweat from an infrared sauna produces 20% toxins and 80% water. As long as you don't over do it, infrared sauna's are supposed to be really safe.

I would like to get the root canal replaced but at the moment I can't afford the $1,000 dollars to get it done. Several of my back molars used to have large amalgam fillings and they have all been taken out.

Yes, definitely don't do any chelation with a mercury filling still in your mouth.

I'm not sure about the IR sauna... Andy Cutler says they are dangerous and some people have gotten much worse with them. He says regular saunas are fine.

I definitely get some breakouts directly caused by the mercury in my body. I have found supporting my liver to be the most helpful thing for reducing these breakouts -- specifically, artichoke extract (milk thistle is another option), taurine, and sufficient dietary protein. Supporting the liver helps the heavy metals to be eliminated from the body instead of just being recirculated/redistributed.

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