Thursday, July 28, 2011

plante depoluante

The world we live in is full of synthetic chemicals, most of which are toxic. They are encountered from our food to all the objects we touch. No wonder the explosion of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) cases (see: But if you think that contamination is something occurring outdoor, you're awfully wrong. The "technology toxins" stalk inside your house, and the situation is nastier than you could imagine. The insidious aspect is that these toxins poison you most of the time, including while you are sleeping.

95% of what's inside perfumes, deodorants, body lotions, cleaning products, paints, new carpets, tobacco smoke, shampoos, gasoline and other products are petroleum derived, like acetone, camphor, benzens, aldehydes, ethanol, g-terpins and others. Other indoor contaminants should be more obvious for you: pesticides (like anti-lice products) or solvents (from paints, varnishes, adhesives, treated woods, synthetic fabrics and carpets, and detergents).

"Mild" effects of our daily (or not) exposure to these chemicals are fatigue, disorientation, muscular pain, joint pain, eczemas, eruptions, dizziness, somnolence, nausea, body swelling, accelerated breathing, flue symptoms, asthma, palpitations, high pulse, sinusitis, anxiety, pneumonia, headache, memory loss, decreased focusing capacity, insomnia,

Philodendron scandens subsp oxycardium heartleaf philodendron
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irregular heart rhythm, gut issues and mood disorders (depression and mood swings) (and we have missed many others here). About 37% of the Americans are allergic to synthetic chemical smells, vent gases, tobacco smoke, freshly applied paints, new carpets and perfumes.

On long term, this exposure translates into cancers. How we are affected by this is influenced by our genes, age, sex, diet, health and mood (which influence immunity), drugs we take, medical history and lifestyle (drinking, smoking, drug consume).

Modern homes and buildings, designed for energy efficiency, are often tightly sealed to impede energy loss from heating and air conditioning systems. The ventilated air inside buildings recycles all kinds of solvents, including formaldehyde (an extremely toxic chemical). Synthetic building materials used in modern construction have been found to release potential
Philodendron domesticum, elephant ear philodendron
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pollutants that remain trapped in these unventilated buildings. Carpets aggravate the situation as they absorb many solvents which afterwards are released gradually over long periods of time. All this cause "Sick Building Syndrome". The poor indoor air quality costs only US tens of billions of dollars annually in lost productivity and medical care. In Australia, about 75 % of buildings are affected by "sick building syndrome" and 9% of the workforce takes off at least one day from work every fortnight because of sickness connected to this.

Good night sleep in a well aerated room, healthy diet (including food supplements), and physical exercise (sweat eliminates poisons from the body). But here comes a 2-year NASA research that points to an unexpected, cost-effective, environmentally friendly, low energy and completely natural method of detoxifying our houses: the common indoor plants. NASA aimed to assess environmental issues, both on Earth and in space habitats, and this new study has been led by Dr. Bill Wolverton, formerly a senior research scientist at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Plants (more specifically the leaves) have been known to function like air pumps. At day light, they take carbon dioxide from the air to make photosynthesis. Moreover, they breathe all the time. This means they take oxygen from the air and release carbon dioxide. Plants also sweat, mainly through their leaves. Water and gases go in and out through small pores called stoma. Closed or opened stoma show how active the plants are at a given moment. Because plants sweat, they keep room's correct humidity levels.

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Amongst animals, mussels and oysters function as water pumps that take small food particles and oxygen from the water and release carbon dioxide and wastes. But the bivalves are also known to accumulate contamination toxins from the water (like heavy metals and hydrocarbons), with many episodes of severe intoxication of people that ate such seafood. Well, what NASA has found is that some plants can function like real "air oysters" in your house, accumulating the toxins that imperil your health and ultimately your life.

19 species and varieties of ornamental plants have been tested for their effectiveness in removing the main toxins connected to indoor air contamination. 17 are true houseplants, and 2 species of daisies are used indoors as seasonal decorations. The houseplants are tropical or subtropical species growing beneath dense tropical canopies, thus they subsist in low light, and are more efficient in absorbing gases, including toxic ones. Plants do not absorb contaminants only trough leaves, but also through roots and their root-associated bacteria.

Some indoor plants proved to be so efficient in absorbing the air toxins that some could be launched into space integrated in biological life support systems aboard future orbiting space stations.

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"The study has shown that common indoor landscaping plants can remove certain pollutants from the indoor environment. We feel that future results will provide an even stronger argument that common indoor landscaping plants can be a very effective part of a system used to provide pollution free homes and work places, "said Wolverton, involved in this kind of research for over 30 years.

Each plant species was tested in sealed, Plexiglas chambers in which chemicals were injected. Tested chemicals included:

Trichloroethylene (TCE), largely employed in the metal degreasing and dry cleaning industries, printing inks, paints, lacquers, varnishes, and adhesives. It is a powerful liver cancer inducing factor. The best TCE removers were peace lily (for TCE from cleaning products), Dracaena (TCE from adhesives, ink, dyes, lacquers, paints and varnishes), gerbera daisy (TCE from adhesives), and bamboo palm.

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Benzene is the most common solvent in many items like gasoline, inks, oils, paints, plastics, and rubber, but it also enters into the composition of detergents, explosives, pharmaceuticals, foams and dyes.

It is a skin and eyes irritant (repeated contact causes drying, inflammation, blistering and dermatitis), embryotoxic and cancer causing factor. It has been connected to human leukemia. The aromatic benzene vapors cause dizziness, weakness, euphoria, headache, nausea, blurred vision, respiratory diseases, tremors, irregular heartbeat, liver and kidney damage, paralysis and unconsciousness. Animal tests resulted in cataract formation and diseases of the blood and lymph. Chronic exposure provokes headaches, loss of appetite, drowsiness, nervousness, psychological issues and blood diseases (like anemia) and bone marrow diseases.

The champion plants in removing benzene appeared to be: ivy, gerbera daisies, pot mums, peace lily, bamboo palm, and Mother-in-law's Tongue. The source of benzene also counted: Chinese Evergreens and pot mums extract well benzene coming from detergents, while Dracaena that coming from ink, dyes, tobacco smoke and rubber. Ivy extracted easily the toxins coming from petroleum products, while benzene from plastics was rapidly sucked up by Gerbera daisy.

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Formaldehyde is even more common than benzene, and more toxic. It abounds in urea-formaldehyde foams, particle board or pressed wood products of which most of the office furniture is made today. It appears in paper treated with UF resins, even grocery bags, waxed papers, facial tissues and paper towels.

Most common household cleaning agents have formaldehyde. UF resins are used as stiffeners, wrinkle resisters, water repellents, fire retardants and adhesive binders in floor coverings, carpets and permanent-press clothes, while simple formaldehyde abounds in natural gas, kerosene, and cigarette smoke.

The chemical is an irritant of the mucosae of the eyes, nose and throat, and causes dermatitis and headaches. Formaldehyde is a common cause of asthma and has been connected to throat cancer.

The best plants for removing formaldehyde proved to be the bamboo palm (from carpeting), Mother-in-law's tongue (from paper), dracaena warneckei, peace lily, dracaena marginata, golden pothos, philodendron (from carpeting and furniture), ficus (from UF foams), ivy (from cleaners) and green spider plant (from plywoods and particle boards).
This is how much of the contaminants were removed by plants from a sealed room in 24 hours:

Dracaena massangeana7021.412.5
Dracaena deremensis507020
Ficus Benjamina47.43010.5
Epipremnum aureus6767 9.2
Chrysanthemum morifolium615341

The plants recommended by the NASA research are:

1. Philodendron scandens subsp oxycardium heartleaf philodendron (philodendrons come from tropical Americas and are related to arrowheads).

2. Philodendron domesticum, elephant ear philodendron.

3. Dracaena fragrans, varieties `Massangeana', `Janet Craig' and `Warneckii', cornstalk Dracaena, happy plant or Corn Plant, a relative of dragon trees from Africa.

4. Hedera helix, common ivy, which is also an outdoor plant originated from southern Europe.

5. Chlorophytum comosum, spider plant, a South African species.

6. Ficus benjamina, weeping fig tree, from southeastern Asia and Australia.

Epipremnum aureum, golden pothos, silver vine, devil's ivy
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7. Epipremnum aureum, golden pothos, silver vine, devil's ivy, is a species coming from southeastern Asia and New Guinea, related to philodendrons.

8. Spathiphyllum x `Mauna Loa', a peace lily hydrid obtained from tropical American and Asian species.

9. Philodendron bipinnatifidum cut-leaf philodendron, tree philodendron, selloum, self-header from the rain forests of Paraguay and southeastern Brazil.

10. Aglaonema modestum, Chinese evergreen from southern China, related to philodendrons.

11. Chamaedorea sefritzii, bamboo or reed palm, a palm tree species originated from tropical Americas.

12. Sansevieria trifasciata, snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue, an African plant related to Butcher's broom.

13. Dracaena marginata , red-edged dracaena or Madagascar dragon tree.

14. Gerbera jamesonii, Gerbera daisy, from South Africa.

15. Chrysanthemum x morifolium, pot mums, a hybrid daisy from Asia.

Philodendron bipinnatifidum cut-leaf philodendron, tree philodendron, selloum, self-header
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As plants have various ecologies, their efficiency varied depending on the light amount. The best plants in intense light were the Ficus and some Dieffenbachia species. In medium light, were Bamboo Palm and Dracaena. In low light, Spathiphyllum worked best.

"Plants take substances out of the air through the tiny openings in their leaves (stoma). But research in our laboratories has determined that plant leaves, roots and soil bacteria are all important in removing trace levels of toxic vapors. Combining nature with technology can increase the effectiveness of plants in removing air pollutants. A living air cleaner is created by combining activated carbon and a fan with a potted plant. The roots of the plant grow right in the carbon and slowly degrade the chemicals absorbed there," said Wolverton.

Aglaonema modestum, Chinese evergreen
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The results recommend for an average home of under 2,000 square ft (200 square meters) 15 to 18 houseplants, grown in 6 in (15 cm) containers or larger. The more vigorous the plants, the better.

"Two plants per 100 square feet or two plants per a small office keep the air pure [and] healthy," recommended Wolverton.

These plants not only make your office or house a more pleasant place, but also they will increase air quality, making you feel better and perform/work better. Further research is aimed to see the efficacy of indoor plants in removing other common indoor air pollutants, like asbestos; or coming from pesticides, detergents, solvents, and cleaning fluids; fibers released from clothing, furnishings, draperies, glass, carpets, and insulation; fungi and bacteria; and tobacco smoke.



Comment: Chamaedorea sefritzii, bamboo or reed palm
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Comment: Sansevieria trifasciata, snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue
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Comment: Dracaena marginata , red-edged dracaena or Madagascar dragon tree
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Comment: Gerbera jamesonii, Gerbera daisy
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Comment: Chrysanthemum x morifolium, pot mums
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Top houseplants to improve air quality


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In the late 1980s, a study by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) resulted in excellent news for homeowners and office workers everywhere. The study concluded that common houseplants such as bamboo palms and spider plants not only make indoor spaces more attractive, they also help to purify the air!

The study was conducted by Dr. B.C. Wolverton, Anne Johnson, and Keith Bounds in 1989. While it was originally intended to find ways to purify the air for extended stays in orbiting space stations, the study proved to have implications on Earth as well.

Newer homes and buildings, designed for energy efficiency, are often tightly sealed to avoid energy loss from heating and air conditioning systems. Moreover, synthetic building materials used in modern construction have been found to produce potential pollutants that remain trapped in these unventilated buildings.

The trapped pollutants result in what is often called the Sick Building Syndrome. With our ultra modern homes and offices that are virtually sealed off from the outside environment, this study is just as important now as when it was first published.

While it’s a well known fact that plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen through photosynthesis, the NASA/ALCA study showed that many houseplants also remove harmful elements such as trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air.

NASA and ALCA spent two years testing 19 different common houseplants for their ability to remove these common pollutants from the air. Of the 19 plants they studied, 17 are considered true houseplants, and two, gerbera daisies and chrysanthemums, are more commonly used indoors as seasonal decorations.

The advantage that houseplants have over other plants is that they are adapted to tropical areas where they grow beneath dense tropical canopies and must survive in areas of low light. These plants are thus ultra-efficient at capturing light, which also means that they must be very efficient in processing the gasses necessary for photosynthesis. Because of this fact, they have greater potential to absorb other gases, including potentially harmful ones.

In the study NASA and ALCA tested primarily for three chemicals: Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Trichloroethylene. Formaldehyde is used in many building materials including particle board and foam insulations. Additionally, many cleaning products contain this chemical. Benzene is a common solvent found in oils and paints. Trichloroethylene is used in paints, adhesives, inks, and varnishes.

While NASA found that some of the plants were better than others for absorbing these common pollutants, all of the plants had properties that were useful in improving overall indoor air quality.

NASA also noted that some plants are better than others in treating certain chemicals.

For example, English ivy, gerbera daisies, pot mums, peace lily, bamboo palm, and Mother-in-law's Tongue were found to be the best plants for treating air contaminated with Benzene. The peace lily, gerbera daisy, and bamboo palm were very effective in treating Trichloroethylene.

Additionally, NASA found that the bamboo palm, Mother-in-law's tongue, dracaena warneckei, peace lily, dracaena marginata, golden pathos, and green spider plant worked well for filtering Formaldehyde.

After conducting the study, NASA and ALCA came up with a list of the most effective plants for treating indoor air pollution.

The recommended plants can be found below. Note that all the plants in the list are easily available from your local nursery.

1. Philodendron scandens `oxycardium', heartleaf philodendron
2. Philodendron domesticum, elephant ear philodendron
3. Dracaena fragrans `Massangeana', cornstalk dracaena
4. Hedera helix, English ivy
5. Chlorophytum comosum, spider plant
6. Dracaena deremensis `Janet Craig', Janet Craig dracaena
7. Dracaena deremensis `Warneckii', Warneck dracaena
8. Ficus benjamina, weeping fig
9. Epipiremnum aureum, golden pothos
10. Spathiphyllum `Mauna Loa', peace lily
11. Philodendron selloum, selloum philodendron
12. Aglaonema modestum, Chinese evergreen
13. Chamaedorea sefritzii, bamboo or reed palm
14. Sansevieria trifasciata, snake plant
15. Dracaena marginata , red-edged dracaena

For an average home of under 2,000 square feet, the study recommends using at least fifteen samples of a good variety of these common houseplants to help improve air quality. They also recommend that the plants be grown in six inch containers or larger.

Here is a list of resources for more information on this important study:

PDF files of the NASA studies related to plants and air quality:

List of NASA studies related to treating a variety of air and waterborne pollutants with plants:

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The plot to keep you sick


The plot to keep you sick (Opinion)

What would you do if you learned there was a concerted effort to keep you sick? And what would you do if you learned that the way they could do that was by the food that you ate? Would that upset you? Well, be prepared.

The best way for me to explain this is to put it in the vernacular of the street, relating to it all as pimps, hookers, and tricks.

If you were looking at it this way, who do you think the pimps might be? The number one pimp on my list is the pharmaceutical industry. Why is that? First of all they are all publicly traded companies and the first and foremost goal of a publicly traded company is to increase profits. And the best way to increase profits is by increasing earnings per share. The best way to do that is to sell tons of the product you sell.

The pharmaceutical industry, first and foremost, is in the business of selling drugs. In order to sell drugs, people have to be sick. They have to be sick either through natural causes or by inventing diseases. We'll get to the natural causes down the road.

Up until about eight years ago there was never such thing as "Restless Leg Syndrome". Before "Gastric Reflux Disease" took on such a fancy name, it was simply known as heartburn. These are just a couple of examples of how the pharmaceutical industry invents diseases to sell drugs. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't come up with a disease called "Refrigerator Door Syndrome". I guess the main symptom of that would be opening up the refrigerator door and looking for something that didn't exist five minutes ago when you did the same thing. Or, they could come up with "Motivational Deficiency Disorder", which basically is a fancy word for lazy. Another one could be "Consumption Deficit Anxiety Disorder". This could be described as being in anxiety because your neighbor has more toys than you do. I'm sure if you guys try, I think you could probably come up with some classic diseases of your own. And who knows, maybe you could market them to the pharmaceutical industry and get paid royalties for the rest your life. (The fictitious disease names were created by Mike Adams).

The one thing they don't tell you when you take prescription drugs is that because they're synthetic toxic chemicals there is a really good chance that you will experience severe negative reactions to these drugs. The bad news is that President George Bush made it so that you can't sue the pharmaceutical industry if you get sick or die. So basically you're just subjected to taking their drugs and hope for the best.

In the year 2007, or thereabouts, the Governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle, spend $15 million of taxpayer money to stockpile the Tamiflu vaccine, which was supposed to ward off the bird flu pandemic that never came. The irony of this is that in 2009 it was proven that the Tamiflu vaccine was completely worthless and that it didn't work . The other scam was the H1N1 flu vaccine that was created to contain the swine flu pandemic. That one never materialized either but they sure sold a lot of vaccines. Now, in Hawaii, because they're holding so many vaccines that never got used, they are recommending that children starting at 6 months old must get a second shot. See what I mean about the pharmaceutical industry being a pimp? Another nightmare is the Gardisil vaccine which treats the papilloma virus. Not only are they giving it to young girls to prevent cervical cancer, now they want to give it to young boys as well. What they are not telling anybody is that this vaccine causes sterility.

Other big pimps on the planet are the big food companies. These guys are merciless. They don't care what they sell as long as they sell it and make a big profit. The best way to do that is to sell you food full of fat, sugar, and salt - the heavenly trio - to keep you hooked.

Let's look at reality for a minute. Most people are hooked on a flesh-based diet. People are so addicted to this due to conditioning that they can't see reality if it came up and bit them in the butt.

By the time an animal is slaughtered, that decomposing flesh doesn't make it to your supermarket for at least a week. Do you mean to tell me that after a week a dead body can remain as bright and rosy as you see it in the supermarket?

And not only that, but that you can walk into the supermarket and not be bowled over by the stench? Why is that? It's because of the color enhancers and the stink reducers and the ammonia to kill the bacteria and the carbon monoxide to keep it pink and rosy, that it stays that color and doesn't smell.

Chicken is even worse. After the chickens are killed they are, if you'll pardon the expression, cleansed in a bath full of pus, urine, doo doo, and rot. And the USDA says, if you cannot see the doo doo through the clear wrap, it is okay to sell.

When you buy a food that is processed, you are buying something that is devoid of natural flavor and contains MSG, or a euphemism thereof, to give it its flavor. Did you ever wonder why when you go into a supermarket you can see food on the shelf for weeks without it spoiling? Did you ever wonder why that was? It's because of all the preservatives to increase the shelf life to increase the profit to not have any loss. Nowhere in that product is there any concern whatsoever for your health.

In Hawaii, we have the rare distinction of being the Spam capitol of the world. We even have Spam festivals here. I have a friend who told me he was friends with the Hormel family children, who by the way are all vegetarians. They were forbidden to eat Spam. Hawaii also has another distinction - it is the colon cancer capitol of the world. Some people will never learn.

Then another outrageous pimp is Monsanto. Monsanto says they will save the world with the food they produce - the genetically modified food they produce. What does that mean? It means that they take a food and make it impervious to whatever amount of their cash crop Round Up they spray on it. In other words, they will spray the hell out of the food with their favorite pesticide to make sure that no weeds or bugs hinder the growth of their products. Just as a side note, in India they did an experiment. They went out into the woods and they hung normal food from one tree and genetically modified food from another tree. They came back a week later and found that the regular food was all eaten and the GMOs were untouched. It's not hard to realize that the animals are innately smarter than the people.

Moving on to the hookers now, I guess the head of that group has to be the medical profession. With the best of intentions these guys go to medical school and wind up being subjected to curriculum that is funded by their pimp, the pharmaceutical industry. When they graduate from medical school they come out with a "take-a-pill" or a "cut-it-out" mentality. To say that when a person graduates from medical school is nutritionally clueless is an understatement. When a doctor treats a patient for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type-2 diabetes, arthritis, constipation, or whatever, it is always with drugs. When an oncologist treats a patient for cancer it is always with chemotherapy, radiation, and endless periods of time when your immune system hits rock bottom. Nowhere, ever, do they ever treat with nutrition.

Then of course you have the mainstream media that will do everything to protect their advertising dollars. Which, by the way, comes from pharmaceutical ads and ads from restaurants selling the foods that make sure you always see your doctor. Not only that, but the articles that appear somehow never favor plant-based diets or natural cures. Did you ever wonder why that was? It's all about money! No one really gives a damn about you being healthy.

Next we have a government agencies. We have the FDA, affectionately known as the Fraud and Drug Administration; the CDC, affectionately known as the Centers For Deceit Control and Procrastination; the USDA, affectionately known as the US Department of A@#$%&#s; and the FTC, affectionately known as the Federal Treachery Commission. Why do I describe them as such? Because they do anything to protect big business and little to protect the people.

The FDA will do anything to further the profits of the drug industry. They have no qualms in shutting down companies dealing with natural remedies. The fact, the head guys at the FDA are former pharmaceutical executives. Right now in the United States, the head of the Agriculture Department, Michael Taylor, affectionately known as "Monsanto Mike," used to be an attorney in that company.

It is a known fact that cherry juice is a great remedy for arthritis pain. Yet, the cherry growers can't say that and if they do the Fraud and Drug Administration will shut them down. Celestial Seasonings, the tea company, made the mistake of saying that one of their teas was sweetened with Stevia, a natural herb. Well, the FDA wouldn't hear of that. So, they told them that if they didn't take Stevia, listed as a sweetener, off the label they would shut them down. Pimps, hookers and tricks.

You all know that the CDC is a big pusher of fluoride. What a travesty that is. But what you didn't know was that in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of August 17, 2001/ Volume 50/ Number RR-14, on Recommendations for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States, on page 4, in the third paragraph, it says," fluoride's predominant effect is post-eruptive and topical." This means it works on the surface of the tooth after the tooth has come into the mouth. Nowhere, anywhere, does it say you have to drink the poison. Pimps, hookers and tricks.

The USDA is in bed with the dairy industry. The USDA protects the dairy industry as if it were a golden goose. Let me give you a good example: back when Bill Clinton was the the President, he hired Dr. Josylyn Elders, a black woman, as his Surgeon General. Dr. Elders, in her first week in office was going to make the announcement that Blacks were 95% lactose intolerant, that Asians were 80-85% lactose intolerant, that Latinos were 75% lactose intolerant and Caucasians were 70% lactose intolerant. Dr. Elders never got to make that statement. She was fired after a week. It's a classic case of a government agency protecting big business rather than the people.

Next we have, on the hooker list, the Public Health Officials. Boy oh boy, do they love to push vaccines full of mercury, thimerisol and toxic adjuvants. Autism anyone? Recently, an organization named Autism Speaks went public about trying to reverse autism. And they listed so many things that they were going to do. But somehow they failed to mention the vaccine connection. So I asked that question to the Director of Autism Speaks. I was told that vaccines do not contribute to autism. I then asked if the organization accepts donations from the pharmaceutical industry. The answer I received was, "not that much." Pimps, hookers and tricks.

Anyway, with regard to vaccines, a child by six months old has received nine vaccines. By the time the child is seven years old it has received 47 vaccines. And by the time that person is 70 years old, they have received 160 vaccines. You really mean to tell me that there's no danger in this? In New Jersey and New York there are no exemptions to vaccines. They are trying to do the same thing in Hawaii.

Recently, in Hawaii, there was a Hearing in which a bill was introduced to offer vegetarian and vegan meals in the public schools. The bill said that these meals "shall" be entered in the public schools. Two entities voted against this. The Board of Education and the Department of Health. When the wording of the bill was changed from "shall" to "should," meaning that now they had a choice to do it or not, these two entities voted in favor. Nothing like keeping kids sick and protecting the interests of the corporations.

I guess we also have to add the "shrinks" to the "hooker" list. They are a group of jerks that invented "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" as an excuse to put kids on drugs just because they might space out in the classroom.

Let's talk about the Dentists for a minute. Because the Dentists are hesitant to accept the low pay that Medicaid pays, they advocate fluoride. What a convenient way to ease their guilt. In Alaska, where dentists seldom go, especially in the remote parts, there are people that are trained as DHATS (Dental Hygiene Attending Therapists). These people can basically do what Dentists can do and are willing to go anywhere in Alaska. Guess who opposes them? The Dentists that refuse to go into the "boonies" to treat the people.

I always love the organizations that are out there doing their work to find cures for various diseases. My favorite is the American Heart Association. These hypocrites have spent 30 years trying to find a cure for heart disease. Every year in Hawaii they have a Heart Ball to raise money try to find a cure for heart disease. The cost to attend the Heart Ball is anywhere from $3500-$5000 a plate. And the menu items -filet mignon, prime ribs, and veal. I guess they figured nobody would pay that much money for fried tofu, steamed vegetables, and brown rice.

Let's get back to Monsanto for a minute. We already talked about their GMO scam, but don't forget these are the people they gave us Agent Orange. And we all know how wonderful this chemical is and the lasting effects of its exposure to our men that fought in Viet Nam. Recently, there was worldwide news that the bee colonies were collapsing. Why do you think that was? Because the bees have a hard time with the GMOs. In addition to all of Monsanto's horrors they are also involved with MSG and Aspartame. Nothing like putting something out there that screws up your brain as well.

I guess I spent a lot of time talking about the pimps and hookers and not about the tricks. If you want to know who the tricks are, just look in the mirror.

Hopefully, at this point you have a clear indication as to why you have to take complete responsibility for your health. You have to understand one thing: adhering to a flesh-based diet will cause you to succumb to degenerative disease. And even though the animals have died so you can put them on your plate, they have the last laugh from the grave by giving you arthritis, heart disease, cancer, constipation, and type-2 diabetes for openers.

Basically, the only thing that can help you reverse your health or keep you in good health is proper nutrition. Poor nutrition will destroy people and good nutrition will save people.

Food plays such an important role and has such a powerful impact In everything that matters is society. You all know that old saying," you are what you eat." We are a diseased nation eating foods that we really should not eat.

The Western diet consists of dead foods, which have been overcooked or microwaved, and processed foods, which have been bleached. It is a diet lacking large quantities of fresh, living, fruits and vegetables. It is a diet that avoids adequate water hydration and focuses on sugary beverages. It is a diet that includes large amounts of processed, homogenized, and pasteurized dairy products, which eliminates any nutrients whatsoever. It is a diet loaded with hundreds of different chemical food additives and preservatives. It is the diet consisting of conventionally grown pesticide contaminated foods. It is a diet consisting of large quantities of unhealthy oils such as corn oil or soy oil or partially hydrogenated oils. It is a diet of heavily fried foods or foods cooked at such high temperatures that it destroys nutrients while creating carcinogenic compounds. It is a diet comprised of hydrogenated oils, refined sugar, and enormous amounts of fat and salt. And all this is consumed by about 90 percent of the US population.

This diet, affectionately known as "the diet of death," adversely affects personal health, healthcare costs, and our children's ability to think clearly. This diet has a negative affect on Corporate America because the workers poisoned by processed foods suffer from repeated sick days, the inability to focus, failure to learn, and failure to create new ideas. With their brains fueled by junk foods and with failed education giving them few options for earning an honest living, more people turn to crime. In time, the prisons become filled with people incarcerated for behavior that could have been at least partially prevented with proper nutrition. With disease rates skyrocketing, violent crime on the rise, education failures rampant, and healthcare costs bankrupting families, happiness hits an all-time low. As junk food consumption continues through multiple generations, the genetic integrity of the population declines. Then, because the population is dulled out because of all the junk foods they are eating, economic productivity hits rock-bottom and employers shift jobs overseas where people seem to have much higher levels of productivity. To say this is a losing situation is a gross understatement.

Earlier in this article we talked about the pharmaceutical industry wanting to drug everyone and anyone to make a buck. But we really didn't talk about the problems that a medicated population invokes. Medicated drivers are no different than drunk drivers. This dullness also carries over to the workplace where medicated workers tend to make many more mistakes. You have people taking a medication to treat one disease and this somehow creates another disease because of the adverse effects of the synthetic chemicals. Because the pharmaceutical industry has a monopoly, the high pricing of the medications creates very high healthcare costs. And when those medications pass through the bodies of the consumers and eventually get dumped into the rivers and other waterways, they pollute the environment. And now, believe it or not, the FAA has relented and is allowing pilots to fly while on antidepressant drugs. Shades of Columbine!

This is a recipe for disaster: higher costs, lower productivity, increased rates of disease, decreased economic productivity, environmental destruction and a dumbed down population.

It is very clear when you walk around the supermarket or you watch ads on TV that America has chosen to adopt a really bad diet. People in this country are addicted to fast foods and junk foods and live to eat rather than eat to live. And this insane diet coming from that premise will have far more consequences than anyone can imagine.

Let me leave you with one last thought: if there was a concerted effort to keep you sick so you could die early and assuming you could die before you reached age 67, who do you think might benefit? How about the government? And why? Doesn't Social Security kick in when you reach age 67? If you die before you reach that age there is no danger of Social Security ever running out. That's because you won't be around to collect it at the age are supposed to. Food for thought!


Part of this article was written with permission from Mike Adams to use bits of his, "Nutrition Can Save America", article.

About the author:
I have been doing a weekly radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called "Health Talk". In 2007 I was "forced" to get a Masters degree in Nutrition because of all the doctors that would call in asking for my credentials. They do not call in anymore. Going to enables you, among other things, to listen to the shows. I am an activist. In addition to espousing an organic vegan diet for optimum health, I am strongly opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation and everything else that the pimps (Big Pharma, Monsanto and the large food companies) and the hookers (the doctors, the government agencies, and the public health officials) thrust upon us, the tricks.
After being vaccinated with the MMS vaccine as a toddler I developed asthma. After taking the organic sulfur crystals in November of 2008 for 10 days my asthma reversed and has not come back over 2 years later. You can find out more about this incredible nutrient also on my website.
I am 72. I have been a vegetarian for 36 years and a vegan for 21. I have no illnesses and take no meds. I play basketball 2 hours a week, am in 2 softball leagues, racewalk, body surf, stand-up paddling, do weight workouts and teach women's self defense classes based upon 25 years of Wing Chun training.
My firm belief - if it had a face and a mother or if man made it, don't eat it.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Purificarea apei de baut cu argila

Apa de la robinet se poate purifica suplimentar printr-o metodă foarte simplă, cu ajutorul bulgărilor de argilă. Aceasta nu înseamnă că putem folosi orice fel de pământ galben, ci numai argilă activă, un produs care este comercializat atît de către terapeuţi cu experienţă în domeniu, cît şi de către magazinele din reţeaua Plafar. Argila absoarbe din apă mirosurile străine şi clorul, distruge o bună parte din bacteriile care sigur se mai află în apa distribuită prin reţeaua de conducte, adăugînd în schimb o cantitate importantă de microelemente şi de săruri minerale. În acest mod, putea înlocui chiar şi apa minerală pe care dăm bani, cu o apă minerală valoroasă din punct de vedere biologic, pe care o putem pregăti în casă, folosind apa de la robinet.

În această privinţă există chiar un brevet de invenţie în domeniul militar, pentru purificarea apei luată din tot felul de surse ocazionale (chiar şi dintr-o groapă de gunoi) pînă la nivelul potabilităţii, folosind un dispozitiv care conţine, printre altele, argilă activă. De asemenea, s-a dovedit că, sub influenţa argilei, moleculele de apă tind să se lege în lanţuri de molecule mai complexe, obţinîndu-se aşa numita „apă vie“.
După cum recomandă ing. Leonard Răduţ, director al Laboratoarelor Genna din Bucureşti, firmă care, printre altele, comercializează şi argilă activă, pentru purificarea apei de la robinet se foloseşte un vas de sticlă cu o capacitate egală cu apa de băut consumată în 2-3 zile (uzual, un borcan de 5-10 litri), se pun în interior 3-5 linguri de argilă şi se umple cu apă. După ce argila s-a înmuiat, apa din vas se agită cu un obiect din lemn sau plastic, în nici un caz din metal. Peste un anume interval de timp, argila se depune pe fundul vasului şi putem bea apa limpede de deasupra. Vom constata că apa este gustoasă, nu are miros de clor, amintind de savoarea apei de izvor, ceea ce este, de altfel, firesc. Este bine să păstrăm această apă într-un loc răcoros. Argila din vas se schimbă după 5-10 utilizări.


nuci de sapun - Cel mai ieftin detergent natural

Preluare de la site-ul:

Credeam in aceste nuci intr-o masura, insa nu eram total convinsa ca va merge. Imi doream sa functioneze fiindca atat de mult ma saturasem de detergentul chimic din comert. Stiam ca nu vor actiona ca Arielul, despre care se stie ca are clor in el, insa imi doream un produs care sa spele bine si lipsit de miros. Pe mine una mirosul chimic specific detergentului, ma scoate din sarite, cu toate ca se spune ca are miros de curat. De unde, cu cat este mai persistent cu atat mai multe chimicale s-au folosit pentru a-l mentine ulterior pe haine.
Referitor la pete, trebuie sa recunoastem ca nici un detergent nu le scoate cu adevarat, ci rufele trebuie tratate inainte cu solutii gen Vanish sau Hidrogen Peroxid simplu. Pentru rufele albe, instructiunile de folosinta recomanda 1, 2 linguri de bicarbonat adaugate in masina si pentru rezultate bune, rufele nu trebuie spalate la mai putin de 45 C.
In al doilea rand stiam ca tot ce intra in categoria detergent de rufe, este asemanator cu cel industrial, concentrat si gata sa scoata grasimea si murdaria de pe haine, precum uleiul de masina, motorina sau benzina. Asta insemna ca doza aceea concentrata de detergent nu se va putea clati complet de pe haine, chiar dupa toate clatirile ciclului obisnuit al masinii automate. Nu are importanta cat de performanta masina am avea, dupa clatire tot se simte detergentul pe hainele proaspat scoase din masina dar si uscate.
Cum eram de mult iritata de cele mentionate mai sus, imediat cum s-a terminat Pastele, m-am apucat de spalat. Am incercat initial pe haine mai murdare, gen sosete, prosoape de bucatarie, si spre uimirea si incantarea mea, a FUNTIONAT! Cu aceleasi nuci pe care sincer “nu dai doi bani”, am mai spalat cu succes inca doua masini. Cand le intindeam la lumina zilei, nu-mi venea sa cred. Toate erau curate si mirosul era delicat, proaspat iar rufele erau complet clatite la atingere.
Nu va pot explica bucuria mea. Descoperisem un produs 100% natural si bio pe deasupra, despre care stiam ca nu-mi va irita pielea, ca va fi prietenos pentru mediu,  foarte economic si cand spun asta, ma refer decat la 4, 5 nuci pe 3 masini de spalat, a cate 5 kg fiecare. Va dati seama cat economisiti?
Pe deasupra, nu veti avea nevoie de alt produs pentru haine colorate sau sa dati banii pe balsam de rufe. Daca aveti un bebelus, sau copii, consider ca este vital sa va interesati de sanatatea lor, fiind mai expusi ca noi la chimicale.
Nucile de sapun pe langa proprietatile lor extraordinare, printre care si antibacteriene, actioneaza delicat fara sa agreseze tesatura, lasand-o moale si catifelata. Multi veti avea multe intrebari legate de produs, si mai jos am parafrazat pe cei de Nuci de sapun, deoarece descrierea lor este foarte clara si la obiect.
“Produse 100% naturale, de origine vegetala, “nucile de sapun” sunt folosite pentru spalarea rufelor, pentru obtinerea de solutii destinate curateniei casei, igienei personale si a animalelor de companie sau ca ingrasamant natural. Desi sunt numite nuci, nu sunt altceva decat fructele unei specii unice de arbori. Ce le face foarte speciale este prezenta unei substante numita saponina, substanta care in contact cu apa formeaza spuma. Saponina este alternativa 100% naturala la detergentii si substantele de curatare bazate pe sodium laureth sulfat (SLS), cunoscut pentru efectele sale alergene.
Nucile de sapun sunt folosite de sute de ani in zone din India, Nepal si China. Familia de arbori ale caror fructe sunt nucile de sapun se numeste Sapindus (combinatia dintre cuvintele latine sapo-sapun si indicus-indian)
Saponina, prezenta in mod natural in nucile de sapun, este eliberata in contact cu apa calda si actioneaza ca un surfactant natural. Surfactantul este o substanta care reduce tensiunea existenta la suprafata lichidelor, permitandu-le sa se imprastie in loc sa sa se adune sub forma de picaturi, cea ce duce la o mai usoara penetrare a tesaturilor si indepartarea sau eliberarea mizeriei. Desi efectul este asemanator cu cel al detergentilor conventionali, nucile de sapun realizeaza acest lucru fara efectele negative ale chimicalelor de sinteza.

Nucile de sapun sunt usor de utilizat: Puneti pur si simplu 4 sau 5 nuci intr-un mic saculet din bumbac sau intr-o soseta. In contact cu apa se va elibera saponina.
Nucile de sapun sunt hipoalergenice. Sunt hipoalergenice fiind deci in mod special recomandate persoanelor cu probleme de piele datorate detergentilor prea agresivi sau celor cu pielea sensibila, precum sunt bebelusii si copii foarte mici. Saponina si nuca de sapun actioneaza bland asupra pielii.
Nucile de sapun nu polueaza. Sunt produse vegetale, 100% naturale si nu contin niciun aditiv poluant.
Nucile de sapun sunt biodegradabile. Dupa utilizare nucile de sapun nu mai contin saponina, le puteti pune peste compost ca sa ingrasati solul plantelor de apartament sau din gradina.
Nucile de sapun sunt potrivite pentru orice tip de tesaturi si elimina necesitatea folosirii unui balsam de rufe. Ajuta la pastrarea intensitatii culorilor, pot fi folosite pentru spalarea oricarui tip de tesaturi: bumbac, matase, lana, vascoza. Dupa spalare rufele sunt moi si au un miros neutru, nemaifiind necesara utilizarea unui balsam de rufe.
Nucile de sapun au proprietati antibacterie.
Prelungesc perioada de viata a masinilor de spalat. Fiind un produs natural, nucile de sapun nu sunt agresive pentru masinile de spalat sau pentru sistemul de tevi.” 
Nu cred ca mai trebuie sa complez nimic, insa va reamintesc ca daca  sunteti interesati de cat mai putine alergii, reactii adverse ale pielii de la detergenti puternici si mai ales sunteti ingrijorati de pielicica fina a bebelusului dv., acest produs raspunde tuturor intrebarilor. Incercati-l, deoarece se vinde si in cantitati mici si o sa fiti uimiti de rezultate. N-am cuvinte suficiente de apreciere si multumesc din suflet lui Dumnezeu pentru ca a creat acest fel de nuca.

Friday, July 22, 2011

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Go Green with Your Cookware

"Who's Sneaking Toxins into Your Home-Cooked Meals?"

Detoxifiere metale grele

A Comprehensive Review of Heavy Metal Detoxification and Clinical Pearls from 30 Years of Medical Practice

By Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD (re-printed from his site)

A.  Introduction:

Heavy Metals appear in the mammalian system because they have become part of our environment. We are in a constant exchange with our environment which is goverened by the laws of osmosis. If mercury is in the fish we eat, over time we have mercury in our system. We cannot keep our system pristine and clean, because we are seperated from our toxic environment only by semi-permeable membranes: skin and mucosal surfaces. Maintaining relative cleanliness requires a number of inherent detox systems to work overtime against the osmotic pressure of the incoming toxins. As the toxixity of our environment increases so does the osmotic pressure, pushing the often man- made poisons into our body.
Toxins almost never come alone. They come in synergistically acting package-deals. Mercury alone is toxic. Together with zinc it is many times more toxic, add in a little copper and silver, as in dental amalgam fillings and  the detrimental effect to the body increases manyfold.  Together with mercaptan and thioether (dental toxins) the toxic amalgam effects grow exponentially. Add in a little PCB and dioxin, as in fish, and the illness causing effect of the methyl mercury in fish increases manyfold. Toxicology is to a large degree the study of synergistic effects. In synergy 1 plus 1 = 100. Heavy metals are primarily neurotoxins There is a synergistic effect between all neurotoxins which is responsible for the illness producing effect.
Making the neurotoxin elimination a major part of my practice has been an amazing experience. Many illnesses considered intractable respond when the related issues are successfully resolved.

What are Neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins are substances attracted to the mammalian nervous system. They are absorbed by nerve endings and travel inside the neuron to the cell body. On their way they distrupt vital functions of the nerve cell, such as axonal transport of nutrients, mitochondrial respiration and proper DNAtranscription. The body is constantly trying to eliminate neurotoxins via the available exit routes: the liver, kidney, skin and exhaled air. Detox mechanisms include acetylation, sulfation, glucuronidation, oxidation and others. The liver is most important in these processes. Here most elimination products are expelled with the bile into the small intestine and should leave the body via the digestive tract. However, because of the lipophilic/neurotropic nature of the neurotoxins, most are reabsorbed by the abundant nerve endings of the enteric nervous system (ENS) in the intestinal wall. The ENS has more neurons than the spinal chord. From the moment of mucosal uptake the toxins can potentially take 4 different paths:
1. neuronal uptake and via axonal transport to the spinal chord (sympathetic neurons) or brainstem (parasympathetics) – from here back to the brain.
2. Venous uptake and via the portal vein back to the liver 
3.  Lymphatic uptake and via the thoracic duct to the subclavian vein 
4.  Uptake by bowel bacteria and tissues of the intestinal tract

Here is an incomplete list of common neurotoxins in order of importance:

(i)Heavy metals:
mercury, lead, cadmium, iron, manganese and aluminum (are the most common).
Common Sources: metallic mercury vapor escapes from dental amalgam fillings (they contain about 50 % mercury, the rest is zinc, silver copper, tin and trace metals). Cadmium: car fumes, cigarette smoke , pigment in oil paint Lead: outasing from-paint, residues in earth and food chain from time when lead was used in gasoline, contaminated drinking water Aluminum: cookware, drinking water
(ii) Biotoxins:
such as tetanus toxin, botulinum toxin (botox), ascaridin (from intestinal parasites), unspecified toxins from streptococci, staphylococci, lyme disease, clamydia, tuberculosis, fungal toxins and toxins produced by viruses. Biotoxins are minute molecules (200-1000 kilodaltons) containing nitrogen and sulfur. They belong to a group of chemical messengers which microorganisms use to control the host´s immune system, host behaviour and the host´s eating habits.

(iii) Xenobiotics (man-made environmental toxins):
such as dioxin, formaldehyde, insecticides, wood preservatives, PCBs etc.

(iv) Food Preservatives, excitotoxins and cosmetics:
 aspartame (diet sweeteners), MSG, many spices, food colourings, fluoride,  methyl-and propyl -paraben, etc.
Heavy Metal Toxicity
Metals can exist in the body with different kinds of chemical bonds and as different molecules. Mercury appears to be the king-pin in the cascade of events in which metals become pathogenic. Mercury can be present as metallic mercury (HgO), as mercury salt (e.g. mercury chloride – HG+), or as methyl mercury (HG++).  Methyl mercury is 50 times more toxic than metallic mercury.  Methyl-Hg is so firmly bound to the body that it has to be first reduced to HG+ before it can be removed from the cell.  This is achieved with reducing agents („antioxidants“) e.g. intravenous vitamin C and reduced glutathione. To remove Hg-Salts or metallic Hg from the outside of the cell, other agents are useful Mercury belongs to a group of metals that oxidize in the presence of sulfur and form compounds with sulfur (sulfhydryl affinitive metals).  Methyl mercury is already oxidized to its maximum and bound firmly to sulfur in the different proteins of the body. The following metals belong to the sulfhydryl affinitive group and respond to similar detoxification methods:  Copper, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury. Aluminum and iron for example would not respond a sulfur compound. Some detox agents have multiple mechanisms by which they bind to metals. The algal organism chlorella has over 20 known such mechanisms.

Other metals oxidize with oxygen.  Iron turns to rust when oxidized.  Rust is nontoxic to the body, whereas iron is.  Iron overdose responds to a chemical called desferoximin (desferal).  Aluminum responds to the same detoxification agent. A recent Japanese study showed that Chinese parsley, cilantro, is a powerful elimination agent for aluminum stored in bone and the brain.

Other facts:
·            Some metals are extremely toxic, even in the most minute dose, whereas others have very low toxicity, even in high doses.  However, dependent on the dose, all metals can become toxic to the body.  Iron can cause severe oxidative damage, copper may compromise liver function and visual acuity, selenium and arsenic have been known to be used to murder people and so on. 
·            Most metals serve a functional role in the body.  For example, selenium is needed in the enzyme that restores oxidized glutathione back to its functional form as reduced glutathione.  Another important function of selenium is its role as a powerful antioxidant in preventing cancer. 
·            Some metals have a narrow physiological range.  That means the difference between a therapeutic dose and toxic overdose is very small.   Selenium is an example of this.  Magnesium on the other hand has a wide physiological range and thus is more difficult to overdose. 
·            Some metals have no physiological function.  Mercury, lead, aluminum are in this group.  Even the smallest amounts have negative physiological-effects. 
·            biochemical individuality: some people may react more or less than others to the presence of heavy metals in the tissues.  Some people may develop a severe chronic illness after exposure of a few molecules of mercury, whereas others may be more resistant to it. Genetic deficiencies in the enzymes responsible for the formation of the metallothioneins and glutathione production and reduction are examples. 

Possible side-effects during heavy metal detox:
Every patient can be affected by metals in two ways: 
1.Through their non-specific toxic effects
2. Through the system´s allergic reactions to the neurotoxins 
Often these two distinctive types of symptoms cannot be easily distinguished.  During a detox program, the patient may also temporarily become allergic to the various substances that help to carry out the toxins.  This is based on a physiological mechanism called „operant conditioning“.  Every time the detoxifying substance is given, mercury emerges from its hiding places into the more superficial tissues of the body, where mercury can now be detected by the immune system.  The immune system however is fooled into thinking that the detoxifying substance itself is the enemy.  The immune system now starts to react to the detoxifying substance as if it was the mercury itself.  This reaction typically resolves spontaneously after six weeks of not using the detox agent in question.  This type of conditioned reflex can also be easily treated with simple techniques e.g. NAET, PK (APN), or by giving the detox substance in a homeopathic dilution for a few days.  Often the basal membranes in the kidney will swell as a sign of the allergic reaction, causing low back pain, anuria or inability to concentrate urine. Neuraltherapy or microcurrent stimulation of the kidneys quickly resolves the issue. Muscle aches indicate the redistribution of toxins into the connective tissue and an insufficient program. Depression, headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, seizures, increased pain levels indicate redistribution of metals into the CNS and an inappropriate detox program. Eye problems and tinnitus that occurs during detox indicates redistribution of metals into these organs and requires selective mobilization from these locations before the program is continued. I use a specific type of microcurrent for this purpose

Some recently published findings related to the metal issue:
Iron/mangnese: A recent paper on Parkinsons disease (Neurology June 10, 2003;60:1761-1766)revealed that just by eating iron and manganese containing foods such as spinach or taking supplements containing Mn or Fe -the risk of developing PD increased almost 2 fold. This demonstrates that even dietary supplements or organically grown foods are amongst the possilbe culprits in metal toxixity.
There are two major sources:
1. mercury escaped from dental amalgam fillings is converted by oral and intestinal bacteria to methylmercury, which then is bound firmly to proteins and other molecules. Methyl mercury crosses the blodd brain barrier and the placental barrier leading to massive prenatal exposure. Earlier studies determined that over 90% of the common body burdon of Hg is from dental fillings. Recent studies show that eating fish is starting to compete with amalgam fillings for the leading position as a risk factor.
A recent study (JAMA, April 2, 2003;289(13):1667-1674) revealed the following It is estimated that nearly 60,000 children each year are born at risk for neurological problems due to methylmercury exposure in the womb.
One in 12 U.S. women of childbearing age have potentially hazardous levels of mercury in their blood as a result of consuming fish, according to government scientists.
The U.S.FDA recommends that pregnant women and those who may become pregnant avoid eating shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tile fish known to contain elevated levels of methylmercury, an organic form of mercury. Nearly all fish contain some amount of methylmercury. Mercury accumulates in the system, so larger, longer-lived fish like shark or swordfish contain the highest amounts of mercury and pose the largest threat if eaten regularly.

The National Center for Policy Research for Women & Families published in  May 2003, that the following fish are lowest in methyl mercury:
· Catfish (farmed,·  Blue Crab (mid-Atlantic), Croaker, Fish Sticks, Flounder (summer)
·  Haddoc, Trout (farmed), Shrimp
The FDA also recommends these fish as safe to eat:haddock, tilapia, wild alaskan salmon,and sole

A recent quote from Boyd Haley, PhD: „our latest research clearly points to the ethylmercury exposure as being causal in autism.  The tremendous enhancement of thimerosal toxicity by testosterone  and the reduction of toxicity by estrogen explains the fact that 4 boys to 1 girl getting the disease and the fact that the bulk of severe autistics are boys.  Most importantly, this autistic situation clearly shows that exposure to levels of mercury that many "experts" considered safe was capable of causing an epidemic of a neurological disease“.
B. Symptoms
Other authors have tried to specify typical symptoms for each metal. Because of the synergistic effects and simultaneous occurence of several toxins at the same time. The best source of literature on the effects of specific metals on the ystem are the old homeopathic textbooks „materia medica“ (Kent, Boericke)
I prefer to look at a client in a systemic way, not focussing on single issues . A manganese typical symptom (ie violent behaviour) may be a lot more worrysome in a given patient then their particular mercury related symptom (ie insomnia). However, the practical focus of detox should be almost always on the mercury first. If mercury is adressed appropriately, the manganese often leaves the body as a side effect of mercury detox. The opposite is not true.
Any illness can be caused by, or contributed to, or exagerated by neurotoxins. Here is a short list:
·   neurological problems: Fatigue, depression, insomnia, memory loss, blunting of the senses, chronic intractable pain (migraine, sciatica, CTS etc.), burning pain, paresthesia, strange intracranial sensations and sounds, numbness. Autism. Seizure disorder. Hyperactivity syndromes. Premature ejaculation and inorgasmia
·    emotional problems: inappropriate fits of anger and rage, timidness, passivity, bipolar disorder, frequent infatuation, addictions, depression, dark mood, obsession, psychotic behaviour, deviant behaviour, psychic attacks, inability to connect with god, etc.
·     mental problems: memory loss, thinking disorder, messy syndrome (cluttering), loss of intelligence, AD, premature aging
·    GI problems: candida, food allergy, leaky gut syndrome, parasites, inflammatory bowel disease
·    Orthopedic problems: joint arthritis, persisiting musculo-skeletal pain, fibromyalgia, TMD, recurrent osteopathic lesions
·     Immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypothyroid disorders, MS, ALS, Sjogen´s Syndrome, CFIDS, MCS etc.)
·    Cardiovascular disorders ( vascular disease, arrythmias, angina, increased heartbeat)
·    Cancer –mercury, arsenic, copper etc. can be a trigger
·    ENT disorders: chronic sinusitis, tinnitus, glandular swelling,
·    Eye problems: macular degeneration (dry and wet), optic neuritis, iritis, deteriorating eye sight, etc.)
·   Internal medicine problems: kidney disease, hypertension, hypercholesterinemia, syndrome X
·    OB/gyn: difficulties of pregnancy, impotence, uterine fibroids, infertility, etc.

C. Diagnosis
·            History of Exposure: (Did you ever have any amalgam fillings? How much fish do you eat and what kind? A tick bite? etc)
·            Symptoms: (How is your short term memory? Do you have areas of numbness, strange sensations,etc)- A complete neurotoxin questionaire is available from AANT@425 462 1777
·            Laboratory Testing:
direct tests for metals: hair, stool, serum, whole blood, urine analysis, breath analysis
·            xenobiotics: fatty tissue biopsy, urine, breath analysis
·            Indirect tests: cholesterol (increased while body is dealing with Hg), increased insulin sensitivity, creatinine clearance, serum mineral levels (distorted, while Hg is an unresolved issue), Apolipoprotein E 2/4 , urine dip stick test: low specific gravity (reflects inability of kidneys to concentrate urine), persistently low urine ph (metals only go into solution in acidic environments - which supports detoxing), urine porphyrins
·            Autonomic Response Testing: (Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt M.D., Ph.D.)
·            BioEnergetic Testing (EAV, kinesiology etc.)
·            Response to Therapeutic Trial
·            Functional Acuity Contrast Test (measure of Retinal Blood Flow)
·            Non-specific neurological tests: upper motor neuron signs (clonus, Babinski, hyperreflexia), abnormal nerve conduction studies, EMG etc . non-specific MRI/CT findings: brain atrophy as in AD, demyelination
·            Several „challenge tests“ are used today. They generally involve measuring the urine metal content, then administering an oral or iv. mobilizing agent and re-mesuring the metal content in the urine after a few hours. Most well known is the DMPS challenge test:  However, there is agreement amongst most researchers, that the urine Hg content does not reflect total body burdon – only the currently mobilizable portion of Hg in the endothelium and kidneys. If nothing comes out, there can still be detrimental but non-responsive amounts of Hg in the CNS, connective tissue and elsewhere.
·            I have developed a simple approach that works well. I use autonomic response testing (muscle biofeedback) to determine what metal is stored where and what detox agents would be most suitable for this individual. I obtain a hair sample and have it analyzed. It may or may not show any toxic metals. Metals reach the root of the hair via the blood stream. Hair only can show those metals, that have been in the blood in the last 6 weeks. That means, hair only reflects acute toxicity or recently mobilized metals but not the true body burdon. Then we embark on the detox and mobilizing program. In 6 weeks another hair samle is send to the lab and analyzed. If for example manganese is now high, mercury starting to rise (mostly it is methyl Hg, that is reflected in hair), aluminum is at the same value as before, it means, that this program is starting to mobilize Mn ad Hg, but not Al. Through minor adjustments and following the client closely, we observe as the levels in the hair may rise for months or years before returning to low or absent levels. That is the end point. At that time biochemical challenges with Ca EDTA, DMPS or DMSA can be valuabe to see if there are still hidden pockets of metals somewhere in the system that have been ovrlooked with the other methods. In general, the hair-mineral analysis is often overinterpreted. Hair minerals are a reflection of the toxic-metal induced distortion in mineral metabolism. 


Why would we want to treat anyone at all? Is it really needed? Can the body not eliminate these toxins naturally on its own?
First we need to consider a multitude of risk factors, which influence later decisions:
Here is a short list of  independent risk factors which can either cause accumulation of metals in an otherwise healthy body - or slow down, or inhibit the bodys own elimination processes.

·            Genetics – Several genes are involved in coding for the production of inherent detox mechanisms. Example: ApoE being the major repair protein in neuronal damage and responsible for removing mercury from the intracellular environment. There are 4 different subtypes, one of them making the individual prone to accumulating Hg:  (Danik, M. and Poirier, J. Apolipoprotein E and lipid mobilizatin in neuronal membrane remodeling and its relevance to Alzheimer's disease. In: Brain Lipids and Disorders in Biological Psychiatry, edited by Skinner, E.R.Amsterdam:Elsevier Science, 2002,p.53-66.)Also well known and studied are the individual genetic differences in glutathione availability. Several companies in the Integrative Medicine Field are offering genetic testing today. So far my clinical results were not impressive when I based my detox program on genetic testing only.
·            prior illnesses (i.e. kidney infections, hepatitis, tonsillitis etc.)
·            surgical operations (scars often restrict the detoxifying abilities of whole body sections, such as the tonsillectomy scar with it´s effect on the superior cervical ganglion - restricting lymph drainage and blood flow from the entire cranium)
·            medication or ´recreational´ drug use (overwhelming the innate detox mechanisms)
·            emotional trauma, especially in early childhood. This issue is huge and almost never appropriately adressed
·            social status (poor people may still drink contaminated water)
·            high carbohydrate intake combined with protein malnutrition (especially in vegetarians)
·            use of homeopathic mercury (may redistribute Hg into deeper tissues)
·            food allergies (may block the kidneys, colon etc.)
·            the patients electromagnetic environment (mobile phone use, home close to power lines etc. Omura showed that heavy metals in the brain act as micro antennae concentrating damaging electro smog in the brain)
·            constipation
·            compromise of head/neck lymphatic drainage (sinusitis, tonsil ectomy scars, poor dental occusion)
·            number of dental amalgam fillings over the patients life-time, number of the patients mothers amalgam fillings

Detox Methods
There are many considerations in choosing detox agents.  After choosing the appropriate agent for the individual client and particular metal and exact chemical form of it, we have to consider the body compartment where the metal is stored.  For example, the algae chlorella is ideal for removing virtually all toxic metals from the gut but has too little effect on mercury stored in the brain.  Intravenous glutathione may reach the intracellular environment, even in the brain, but is fairly ineffective in removing mercury from the gut.  Each agent has a primary place of action, which determines when, how much and for how long it is used.  Agents that have multiple effects on compounds of different metals in the various body compartments are the basis for our detox program.  Most specific agents are used for special situations only.
High protein, mineral, fatty acid and fluid intake
·            proteins provide the important precursors to the endogenous metal detox and shuttle agents, such as coeruloplasmin, metallothioneine, glutathione and others. The branched-chain amino acids in cow and goat whey have valuable independent detox effects. Amino acid supplements, especially with a concentrate of brached chain amino acids are valuable.
·            Metals attach themselves only in places that are programmed for attachment of metal ions. Mineral deficiency provides the opportunity for toxic metals to attach themselves to vacant binding sites. A healthy mineral base is a prerequisite for all metal detox attempts (selenium, zinc, manganese, germanium, molybdenum etc.). Substituting minerals can detoxify the body by itself. Just as important are electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium), which help to transport toxic waste across the extracellular space towards the lymphatic and venous vessels.
·            Lipids (made from fatty acids) make up 60-80 % of the central nervous system and need to be constantly replenished. Deficiency makes the nervous system vulnerabe to the fat soluble metals, such as metallic mercury constantly escaping as odorless and invisible vapour from the dental amalgam fillings.
·            Without enough fluid intake the kidneys may become contaminated with metals. The basal membranes swell up and the kidneys can no longer efficiently filtrate toxins. Adding a balanced electrolyte solution in small amounts to water helps to restore intra-and extracellular fluid balance

·            DMSA . Developed in China in the late 50s. Action via sulfhydryl group. Needs to be given every 4 hours around the clock to prevent redistribution of Hg and lead into the CNS. Approved for use in lead toxixcity. Causes major brain fog, memory problems during detox, depression and in children sometimes seizure disorders due to redistribution of metals. Indiscriminate use in the US. Common dose: 50-100 mg q4h – 3 days on, 11 days off for 3-12 months
·            DMPS: developed in Russia as further development of BAL. Available both injectable and oral. The oral form is the most effective oral chelator commercially available. 1 tabl TID. Common dosage: 3 days on, 11 days off. The injectable form can be used to mobilize Hg and lead from hard to reach places, such as the autonomic ganglia, joints and trigger points. The iv injection works primarily on the endothelium (several hundred square meters) and the kidneys. Common dosage: 3 mg/kg body weight once/month. The iv form should never be used unless the patient is „covered“ with intestinal binding agents such as chlorella, cholestyramine, apple pectin or chitosan.
·            Desferal: good subcutaneous detox agent for aluminum and iron. More severe possible anaphylactic reactions then with other common detox agents. Research by Canadian-German researcher Kruck showed good results with AD patients. Dosage: 1 vial/week s.c – 3 weeks on, 3 weeks off
·            Ca EDTA: most information available at Given as 1 minute push 5-10 ml once/week. Originally developped to remove s calcium deposits, recently found to also be effective for mercury and other metals including aluminum. Side effects are so far underreported and can be serious –mostly due to redistribution. The more conventional use of sodium EDTA over a 2 hr period was used to increase nitric oxide in the arteries causing vasodilation and increased perfusion of diseased heart muscle.
·            Intravenous Vitamin C. Recent book by Tom Levy, MD. Detoxes mercury, lead and aluminum mostly over the colon which is desirable. I use 37.5 gms with 500 ml distilled water and 10 ml ca gluconate over 1 hr. Can be used daily. Once a week is common, especially during amalgam removal. Irritating to veins. Causes hypoglycemia. No serious side effects. Safe to use for most dentists.Oral vitamin C works less effectively. Must be given to bowel tolerance.
Natural Oral Agents
Cilantro (chinese parsley)
This kitchen herb is capable of mobilizing mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum in both bones and the central nervous system. It is probably the only effective agent in mobilizing mercury stored in the inracellular space (attached to mitochondria, tubulin, liposomes etc) and in the nucleus of the cell (reversing DNA damage of mercury). Because cilantro mobilizes more toxins then it can carry out of the body, it may flood the connective tissue (where the nerves reside) with metals, that were previously stored in safer hiding places. This process is called re-toxification. It can easily be avoided by simultaneously giving an intestinal toxin-absorbing agent. A recent animal study demonstrated rapid removal of aluminum and lead from the brain and skeleton superior to any known other detox agent. Even while the animal was continuously poisoned with aluminum, the bone content of aluminum continued to drop during the observation period significantly.
Dosage and application of cilantro tincture: give 2 drops 2 times /day in hot water in the beginning, taken just before a meal or 30 minutes after taking chlorella (cilantro causes the gallbadder to dump bile - containing the excreted neurotoxins - into the small intestine. The bile-release occurs naturally as we are eating and is much enhanced by cilantro. If no chlorella is taken, most neurotoxins are reabsorbed on the way down the small intestine by the abundant nerve endings of the enteric nervous system). Gradually increase dose to 10 drops 3 times/day for full benefit. During the initial phase of the detox cilantro should be given 1 week on, 2 –3 weeks off. Fresh organic Cilantro works best (as much as person can compress in one hand), when given in hot Miso soup. Miso contains synergistically acting amino acids.

Other ways of taking cilantro: rub 5 drops twice/day into ankles for mobilization of metals in all organs, joints and structures below the diaphragm, and into the wrists for organs, joints and structures above the diaphragm. The wrists have dense autonomic innervation (axonal uptake of cilantro) and are crossed by the main lymphatic channels (lymphatic uptake).

Cilantro tea: use 10 to 20 drops in cup of hot water. Sip slowly. Clears the brain quickly of many neurotoxins. Good for headaches and other acute syptoms (joint pains, angina, headache): rub 10 –15 drops into painful area. Often achieves almost instant pain relief.

Both C.pyreneidosa (better absorption of toxins, but harder to digest) and C.vulgaris (higher CGF content – see below, easier to digest, less metal absorbing capability) are available. Chlorella has multiple health inducing effects:
·            Antiviral (especially effective against the cytomegaly virus from the herpes family)
·            Toxin binding (mucopolysaccharide membrane)
      all known toxic metals, environmental toxins such as dioxin and others
·            Repairs and activates the bodys detoxification functions:
·            Dramatically increases reduced glutathion,
·            Sporopollein is as effective as cholestyramin in binding neurotoxins and more effective in binding toxic metals then any other natural substance found.
·            Various peptides restore coeruloplasmin and metallothioneine,
·            Lipids (12.4 %) alpha-and gamma-linoleic acid help to balance the increased intake of fish oil during our detox program and are necessary for a multitude of functions, including formation of ther peroxisomes.
·            Methyl-coblolamine is food for the nervous system, restores damaged neurons and has ist own detoxifying efect.
·            Chlorella growth factor helps the body detoxify itself in a yet not understood profound way. It appears that over millions of years chlorella has developed specific detoxifying proteins and peptides for every existing toxic metal.
·            The porphyrins in chlorophyl have their own strong metal binding effect. Chlorophyll also activates the PPAR-receptor on the nucleus of the cell which is responsible for the transcription of Dna and coding the formation of the peroxisomes (see fish oil), opening of the cell wall (unknown mechanism) which is necessary for all detox procedures, normalizes insulin resistance and much more. Medical drugs that activate the PPAR receptor (such as pioglitazone) have been effective in the treatment of breast and prostate cancer.
·            Super nutrient: 50-60% aminoacid content, ideal nutrient for vegetarians, methylcobolamin - the most easily absorbed and utilized form of B12, B6, minerals, chlorophyll, beta carotene etc.
·            Immune system strengthening
·            Restores bowel flora
·            Digestive aid (bulking agent)
·            Alkalinizing agent (important for patients with malignancies)

Dosage: start with 1 gram (=4 tabl) 3-4 times/day. This is the standard maintainance dosage for grown ups for the 6-24 months of active detox. During the more active phase of the detox (every 2-4 weeks for 1 week), whenever cilantro is given, the dose can be increased to 3 grams 3-4 times per day (1 week on, 2-4 weeks back down to the maintainance dosage). Take 30 minutes before the main meals and at bedtime. This way chlorella is exactly in that portion of the small intestine where the bile squirts into the gut at the beginning of the meal, carrying with it toxic metals and other toxic waste. These are  bound by the chlorella cell wall and carried out via the digestive tract. When amalgam fillings are removed, the higher dose should be given for 2 days before and 2-5 days after the procedure (the more fillings are removed, the longer the higher dose should be given). No cilantro should be given around the time of dental work. During this time we do not want to moblize deeply stored metals in addition to the expected new exposure. If you take Vitamin C during your detox program, take it as far away from Chlorella as possible (best after meals).
Side effects: most side effects reflect the toxic effect of the mobilized metals which are shuttled through the organism. This problem is instantly avoided by significantly increasing the chlorella dosage, not by reducing it, which would worsen the problem (small chlorella doses mobilize more metals then are bound in the gut, large chlorella doses bind more toxins then are mobilized). Some people have problems digesting the cell membrane of chlorella. The enzyme cellulase resolves this problem. Cellulase is available in many health food stores in digestive enzyme products. Taking chlorella together with food also helps in some cases, even though it is less effective that way. C.vulgaris has a thinner cell wall and is better toerated by people with digestive problems.

Chlorella growth factor

This is a heat extract from chlorella that concentrates certain peptides, proteins and other ingredients. The research on CGF shows that children develop no tooth decay and their dentition (maxillary-facial development) is near perfect. There are less illnesses and children grow earlier to a larger size with higher I.Q and are socially more skilled. There are case reports of patients with dramatic tumor remissions after taking CGF in higher amounts. In our experience, CGF makes the detox experience for the patient much easier, shorter and more effective.
Recommended dosage: 1 cap. CGF for each 20 tabl.chlorella


Both are extracts from Chlorella and Cilantro and very effective in detoxing. They are well tolerated, but very expensive

Garlic (allium sativum) and wild garlic (allium ursinum)
Garlic has been shown to protect the white and red blood cells from oxidative damage, caused by metals in the blood stream - on their way out – and also has ist own valid detoxification functions. Garlic contains numerous sulphur components, including the most valuable sulph-hydryl groups which oxidize mercury, cadmium and lead and make these metals water soluble. This makes it easy for the organism to excrete these subastances. Garlic also contains alliin whis is enzymatically transformed into allicin, natures most potent antimicrobial agent. Metal toxic patients almost always suffer from secondary infections, which are often responsible for part of the symptoms. Garlic also contains the most important mineral which protects from mercury toxicity, bio active selenium. Most selemium products are poorly absorbable and do not reach those body compartments in need for it. Garlic selenium is the most beneficial natural bioavailable source. Garlic is also protectice for against heart disease and cancer.
The half life of allicin (after crushing garlic) is less then 14 days. Most commercial garlic products have no allicin releasing potential left. This distinguishes freeze dried garlic from all other products. Bear garlic tincture is excellent for use in detox, but less effective as antimicrobial agent.

Dosage: 1-3 capsules freeze dried garlic after each meal. Start with 1 capsule after the main meal per day, slowly increase to the higher dosage. Initially the patient may experience die-off reactions (from killing pathogenic fungal or bacterial organisms). Use 5-10 drops bear-garlic on food at least 3 times per day.

Fish oil:
It is clear that the high consumption of fish oil protects the client from the damage caused by the amalgam fillings. The same is true for the high intake of selenium.
The fatty acid complexes EPA and DHA in fish oil make the red and white blood cells more flexible thus improving the microcirculation of the brain, heart and other tissues. All detoxification functions depend on optimal oxygen delivery and blood flow. EPA and DHA protect the brain from viral infections and are needed for the development of intelligence and eye-sight. They also induce the formation of peroxisomes and helps protect them. The most vital cell organelle for detoxification is the peroxisome. These small structures are also responsible for the specific job each cell has: in the pineal gland the melatonin is produced in the peroxisome, in the neurons dopamine and norepinephrine, etc. It is here, where mercury and other toxic metal attach and disable the cell from doing its work. Other researchers have focussed on the mitochondria and other cellorganelles, which in our experience are damaged much later. The cell is constantly trying to make new peroxisomes to replace the damaged ones– for that task it needs an abundance of fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA. Until recently it was believed, that the body can manufacture ist own EPA/DHA from other Omega 3 fatty acids such as fish oil. Today we know, that this process is slow and cannot keep up with the enormous demand for EPA/DHA our systems have in todays toxic environment. Fish oil is now considered an essential nutrient, even for vegetarians. Recent research also revealed, that the transformation humans underwent when apes became intelligent and turned into humans happened only in coastal regions, where the apes started to consume large amounts of fish.
The fatty acids in fish oil are very sensitive to exposure to electromagnetic fields, temperature, light and various aspects of handling and processing. Trans fatty acids, long chain fatty acids, renegade fats and other oxydation products and contaminants are frequently found in most commercial products. Ideally, fish oil should be kept in an uninterrupted cooling chain until it ends up in the patients fridge. The fish-source should be mercury and contaminant free, which is becoming harder and harder. Fish oil should tast slightly fishy but not too much. If there is no fish taste, too much processing and manipulation has destroyed the vitality of the oil. If it tastes too fishy, oxydation products are present. There are 5 commercially available grades of fish oil. Grade I is the best.
Dosage: 1 capsule Omega 3 taken 4 times/day during the active phase of treatment, 1 caps. twice/day for maintainance
Best if taken together with chlorella
. Recently a fatty acid receptor has been discovered on the tongue, joining the other more known taste receptors. If the capsules are chewed or a liquid oil is taken, the stomach and pancreas start to prepare the digestive tract in exactly the right way to prepare for maximum absorption. To treat bipolar depression, post partum depression and other forms of mental disease, 2000 mg of EPA are needed/day (David Horrobin). For the modulation of malignancies, 120 mg of EPA 4 times/day are needed. The calculations can easily be done with the information given on the label.

Balanced electolyte solution (Selectrolyte)
The autonomic nervous system in most toxic patients is dysfunctional. Electric messages in the organism are not received, are misunderstood or misinterpreted. Toxins cannot be shuttled through the extracellular space. Increased intake of natural ocean salt (celtic sea salt) – and avoidance of regular table salt - has been found to be very effective in resolving some of these problems. Most effective is a solution pioneered by the American chemist Ketkovsky. He created the formula for the most effective electrolyte replacement, which was further improved by Morin Labs, and is now called „selectrolyte“.
Dosage: 1 tsp in a cup of good water 1-3 times/day During times of greater stress the dosage can be temporarily increased to 1 tbsp 3 times/day

Adjuvant therapies:
Lymphatic drainage
Mobilized metals and toxins tend to get stuck in the connective tissue and lymph channels. They can no longer be reached by biochemical agents. A mechanical approach is needed. Dr.Vodder´s MLD approach is very good. We are using a superb group of microcurrent instruments developed by a Japanese researcher. The results are often astounding. The device can also be applied transcranially to mobilize metals from the brain with ease and with no side effects, when the patient is simultaneously on a good detox program. I call this process electromobilization.
 Photomobilization: I found that the release of metals from the CNS can be rapidly achieved with the use of narrow band polarized lightstimulation of the eyes. Each metal can be defined by it´s spectral emissions when it is heated up ( Fraunhofer lines). When light of the exact same frequency is beamed into the eye (using a special instrument) the release of this exact metal from the intracellular environment into the blood stream is triggered.
Sauna therapy
Peer reviewed literature shows that sweatting during sauna therapy eliminates high levels of toxic metals, organic compounds, dioxin, and other toxins.  Sauna therapy is ideal to mobilize toxins from its hiding places.  However, during a sauna, toxic metals can also be displaced from one body compartment into another.  This means mercury can be shifted from the connective tissue into the brain.  This untoward effect is completely prevented when the patient is on chlorella, cilantro and garlic.  The addition of ozone can be used to deliver an effective anti-microorganism hit while in the sauna.  The moment mercury and other metals are removed from the body, microorganisms start to grow.  We use a ozone steam cabinet which allows us to combine the effects of hyperthermia and ozone therapy in a very safe and comfortable way. 

Colon hydrotherapy:

Colong hydrotherapy removes not only fecal matter from the bowel but also sludge and debris that has attached itself to the wall of the colon.  It has been shown that these residues can be years even decades old and often leaked out toxic doses of many different chemicals during those years of residue collection. During a metal detoxification program, many toxins appear on the bowel surface and shifted from bowel surface into the fecal matter. However, since many of the toxins are neurotoxins, and the colon is lined with nerve endings, many of the mobilized toxins are reabsorbed into the body on the way down. To intercept these toxins while in the colon, colon hydrotherapy is the ideal method. 
Recommended use:  1-2 colonics per week during active phase of detox.
Acupuncture and Neural therapy:
Both are closely related techniques that balance the autonomic nervous system (ANS).  Compartmentalized metals are often trapped because of specific dysfunctions of the ANS.  Both can be resolved with either technique. 
To facilitate in the detoxification process, exercise is absolutely needed.  Many patients with chronic disease are unable to engage in vigorous exercise e.g. jogging.  We help our clients to find the right level of exercise appropriate to their level of illness.  Without exercise, mobilized toxins accumulate in the connective tissue, kidneys, lungs and skin and can cause a new set of symptoms and perpetuate the patient’s illness.  A good exercise program should include 3 components:  a)  muscle strength training b) aerobic training  c)  stretching. 
Recommendations:  20 minutes twice a day is the minimum requirement during the active detox phase
Kidney protection:
When metals are mobilized a certain portion travels through the kidneys.  The kidneys may react with swelling of the basal membranes and decrease in filtration rate.  To prevent damage to the kidneys the patient has to drink increasing amounts of water (with selectrolyte solution). The kidny has a filtrating surface equal to a ping-pong table, the gut that of a soccer field. The nephrons - like brain cells - live long and cannot be replaced once damaged. The gut membranes are renewed every 3 days. It is foolsih to push toxic metals through the kidneys and wise, to push them out through the gut. Chlorella pulls toxic metals through the mucosal surface of the intestines from the blood and protects the kidneys.
Additional recommended supplement:  Renelix 15 drops three times a day
Bowel flora:
When metals are moved out of the body through the feces, the bowel flora is damaged.  During the active phase of the detox, chlorella works as an excellent pre-probiotic:  It selectively feeds the good bowel flora.  In addition, we recommend taking HLC (Acidophilus/Bifidus) two capsules with each meal.

Psychological issues:
There is a strange but largely overlooked association of metal toxicity and psychological issues.
I found that often when the client has a breakthrough in psychotherapy her/his symptoms become temporarily worse. This is often falsely believed to be a healing crisis (immune system acivation). In this situation the client´s urine will often show high levels of toxic metals with out a provocative agent being used. The psychological intervention has led to a release of deeply stored toxins. I developed a targeted rapid approach to resolve related psychological issues called „applied psychoneurobiology or APN“, which is a form of muscle biofeedback assisted counseling.
The Klinghardt Axiom and the Triad of Detoxification:
By experience I found the following to be true:  each unresolved psycho-emotional conflict or each unresolved past trauma causes the body to lose the ability to successfully recognize and excrete toxic substances. Also each entanglement or limiting connection with another family member, unhealed relationships and unhealthy, non-life affirmative attitudes limit the organisms ability to detoxify itself. In fact, the type of retained metal or other toxin and the body compartment, where it is stored, can be predicted with a high degree of certainty by knowing what type of unresolved psycho- emotional conflict is present in a client and at what age the associated event occurred.

For each unresolved psychological issue there is an equal amount of toxins stored in the body.

When the patient starts to effectively detoxify on the physical level, repressed emotional material moves from the unconscious to the more superficial subconscious part of the brain.  Instead of feeling better from the lessened toxin burden, the patient will often start to experience unpleasant inner states of being, e.g. tension, anxiety, sadness or anger.  This is commonly mistaken as a side-effect of the medications used for detoxification or as an unspecified “detox reaction”.  When this emotional material is not dealt with, the body stops releasing further toxins -  the tension or discrepancy between the unresolved psycho-emotional material and the already released physical toxins is too large. Both are out of balance – the toxin container is less full then the container with the unresolved emotions.  Unless appropriate psychological intervention is chosen as the next step in treatment, detoxification cannot progress.

Things are further complicated by the increased activity of microorganisms such as fungi and molds, bacteria, viruses, prions and different species of mycoplasma during a detox program. Insecticides, herbicides, wood preservatives, mercury, and other toxins are used by us with a single purpose – to stop the growth of microorganisms and other unwanted pests in the outside world (farm fields, materials and furniture made from wood, to preserve food, etc.).   When these toxic agents have entered our inner environment (via the food chain, air, water, skin contact or amalgam fillings) they have the same effect in us.  They stop the growth of microorganisms – at a price: they also harm the cells of our body.  As the patient is detoxifying from these agents, microorganisms may grow out of control, since the growth of the microbes is no longer inhibited by the poison. Paradoxically, it is the toxin induced impairment of our immune system that enables the microorganisms to enter our system in the first place. Once established, they are hard to conquer and removing the causative toxin is no longer enough. The organism needs help with the elimination of the infectious agents.

The flare-up of previously hidden infections occurs regularly during mercury detoxification. Historically, this fact is well known:  mercury was used quite effectively for treatment of the bacterial spirochete causing syphilis. Some people died from side effects of the treatment, but many people lived after eradication of the infection. The reverse happens, when we withdraw mercury from the body:  spirochetes, streptococci and other microorganisms present in many hiding places (such as the red blood cells, the jaw bone, inside the lateral canals of a root filled tooth, inside the calculus of a bone spur, in the soft tissues of a whip-lash injured neck, in the gray matter of the brain etc.) may start to grow and extend their hold on us. Microorganisms use their respective neurotoxins to gradually achieve control over our immune system, our behavior, our thinking, and every aspect of our biochemistry. It is the microbial neurotoxins that are responsible for many, if not most poison related symptoms, not the poisons themselves.

For each equivalent of stored toxins there is an equal amount of pathogenic microorganisms in the body (Milieu theory of Bechamp)

Patients who are infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochete which causes Lyme disease, often are unaware of their illness. They may have some joint pains or fatigue, but nothing that alarms them. However, frequently they start to become more symptomatic during or after a successful mercury detoxification program: they may experience MS-like symptoms such as muscle weakness, increased levels of pain, numbness, fatigue or mental decline.  The same is true for infections with mycoplasma, streptococci, tuberculosis and others.  Therefore, it is important to anticipate the temporarily enhanced growth of microorganisms during a successful detox program.  There is a latent period in which the microorganisms are already recovered, but the host’s immune system is not.  During this time the practitioner has to prescribe appropriate antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and antimycoplasma medications. I prefer natural solutions which are often sufficient - or even better in the long run then medical drugs - such as freeze dried garlic, bee propolis, colloidal gold and microbial inhibition microcurrent frequencies.

The immunesystem in a client with unresolved psychoemotional material and compartmentalized toxins is unable to recognize and eliminate the microorganisms present in the toxic areas of the body. Those areas serve as hiding and breeding places for these organisms. Unfortunately they have been termed “stealth organisms”, implying that they behave in secret unpredictable ways, that they have learned to evade a perfectly evolved and functional immune sytem. There is a fear, that  they are slowly gaining control over us and that there is really nothing we can do about it. We can, if we understand the triad of detoxification.

The Detoxification Axiom:
For each unresolved psycho-emotional conflict or trauma there is an equivalent of stored toxins and an equivalent of pathogenic microorganisms.  To successfully detoxify the body the three issues have to be addressed simultaneously.  

The triad of detoxification:
·     Detoxification of the physical body
·     Treatment of latent microorganisms and parasites
·     Treatment of unresolved psycho-emotional issues

E. Conclusion:
Detoxing the patient from heavy metals can be an elegant smooth experience or rollercoaster ride.  The problems that occur can always be resolved with the use of autonomic response testing (ART).  Without the use of ART and addressing the psychological issues (with APN), embarking on a heavy metal detox program can be unsatisfying, incomplete, sometimes dangerous and may not lead to resolution of the underlying medical condition.  We recommend that each patient undergoing a metal detox program stays under the supervision of an experienced and qualified practitioner. There are many more ways to approach metal detox. However, many roads I have witnessed also did not lead to complete resolution of the underlying problem and are shortsighted. The  practitioner should avoid short term interventions for long term issues and should not underestimate the depth and magnitude of the underlying problem. 

F. References
and recommended reading about mercury from dental fillings and related issues.

The references for chlorella, CGF, Fish oil, cilantro, garlic, ART, APN and others can be obtained from the American Academy of Neural Therapy: and at

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