How to safely remove heavy metals from your body
You should do a heavy metal cleanse if you tested high in mercury or any other metal. If you don't, it is very doubtful you will get rid of your candida problem. Candida is an immune response to heavy metal poisoning, especially mercury. It absorbs its weight in mercury and prevents it from entering your bloodstream. As long as the mercury is there, you will have a candida problem.
The symptoms of mercury and metal poisoning can also mimic the symptoms of candida yeast. Many times what people think is candida, is really mercury poisoning.
The most accurate test to detect heavy metals is a urine challenge test done by a doctor with iv DMPS.
Blood tests are not that accurate. I have received numerous reports that blood tests have come back negative but a follow up with a urine challenge test shows heavy metal levels off the charts.
Another very easy and very accurate way to test for mercury and other heavy metals is by doing a Hair test
. This test not only tests for mercury but the other heavy metals and the good minerals you must have in adequate amounts to maintain good health.
If you would like to skip the test and just do the heavy metal cleanse any way you can do so. But doing the test does give you a starting point so you can retest along the way to monitor your progress. Please be advised that sometimes it can take 6 or more months to remove any excess heavy metals when doing a heavy metal cleanse. This just depends upon how high those levels are to start with and how close you follow the protocol.
Heavy Metal Cleanse Steps
Because heavy metals can be reabsorbed through the colon, you must prepare the body for the heavy metal cleanse prior to taking any heavy metal chelators. What you want to do is clean the colon so you're having 2 bowel movements a day. This will allow the liver and lymphatic systems to dump their loads on a daily basis and prevents the re-absorption of any heavy metals.
I suggest a colon cleanse that also kills parasites such as the Ultimate Cleanse
. I suggest that because you may as well kill two birds with one stone, why buy a product for parasites and another to cleanse the colon? It doesn't make sense when you can do this all at once. If you have abused your body with a high grain, high carb, high sugar diet, you should probably do this for two months. If you haven't abused yourself, one month should do the trick.
After the cleanse is completed I would follow up with a high dose probiotic to keep the detox pathways open, I prefer CP-1
or the 11-strain
. They force out candida and also keep you cleaned out so you're having two bowel movements per day during the heavy metal cleanse providing you find the dose that works for you.
Sometimes some people just can't seem to have two bowel movements per day even with probiotics. If this is you then you can use Oxy-powder
to achieve this.
During the heavy metal cleanse you should take a multi-vitamin with minerals because most chelators also remove good minerals, I prefer Total Balance
. It is a very good value for the cost and is very high quality. I do suggest you take it the entire time you are doing the heavy metal cleanse. It is a good idea to get the mens or womens formula depending uopn your gender.
An Omega 3 product is advised to help reduce inflammation and clean the arterial system. I suggest Antarctic Krill
or Omega 3 Premium to do this. Three to six capsules of the Antartic Krill or two to four of the Omega 3 Premium a day are suggested.
Broccoli, collards, kale, daikon radish, garlic, onions, and omega-3 eggs will also help your body detox itself. A cup of Cilantro tea everyday will also help remove heavy metals.
Many heavy metals are also be removed when you sweat. So if you have access to a sauna for 30 minutes a day it will help.
Drink plenty of fresh clean water with no chlorine or fluorides everyday. If that water happens to be from a reverse osmosis filter great. If not and it is bottled? I would drink Nestle's Pure which recently tested the best out of 175 different brands of water for purity by EWG.
I would follow the candida diet
while doing the heavy metal cleanse as well. Or at least stop eating simple carbs and sugars in all forms.
After two weeks or once you are having two bowel movements a day you are ready to start the chelators. Take the chelators for at least two weeks before starting any anti-fungal herbs.
If you don't want to do a fiber based cleanse then you could do the Body Cleanse Kit
from GHC. After the cleanse you can also continue to take Oxy-powder at a maintenance dose so you keep having two bowel movements per day.
The Heavy Metal Cleanse and DMSA
DMSA for heavy metal cleansing has been around since the 1950's. It is taken by mouth, non toxic and dissolves in water. It removes lead, cadmium, mercury and zinc. It is often the chelator of choice because of its long safety record.
It is absorbed into the blood stream 2 to 4 times more than EDTA resulting in a greater removal of heavy metals. It can remove heavy metals from the blood, spleen, liver, lungs, skeletal system, muscle, intestines, and brain. It has been found to remove 2/3rds of heavy metal accumulations in the brain. It works best in the first 8 to 24 hours after taking it.
Side effects can include nausea and itching. It also removes copper, manganese, molybdenum, magnesium, and zinc so Total Balance is strongly suggested while on the heavy metal cleanse.
Recommended dose varies depending upon who you talk to. The Physicians Desk Reference recommends 10mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight every eight hours for 5 days, then reduce the dose to twice daily for two more weeks, off for two weeks, and repeat as necessary.
Others suggest to take 100 to 250 mgs a day of DMSA 3 times a day before meals for 3 or 5 days then take 10 days off. Continue this cycle for 6 months then retest. DMSA is best taken on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after a meal. It is best to be under a doctors supervision when taking DMSA but its not required.
Zeolite for The Heavy Metal Cleanse
are very safe to use while doing a heavy metal cleanse. You don't need to be under a doctors care while taking it either.
Zeolite is a negatively charged mineral that attaches itself to positively charged heavy metals. It does not accumulate in the body but is removed with the heavy metal ion in tow. This process doesn't normally stress the bodies detoxification systems. It also removes mycotoxins that candida yeast produces and minimizes die-off symptoms.
It removes heavy metals first then chemicals and other poisons eventually removing any viruses. It balances intestinal ph which helps with good bacterial growth and the general health of the individual.
Zeolite for the heavy metal cleanse works very quickly and usually does not produce any side effects. Although extremely toxic individuals report a feeling of lightheadedness and mental fogginess, which is easily rectified by reducing the dose for a while then working back up as you are able.
Zeolites are completely safe and have recently obtained GRAS status by the FDA. They have been used for years in water treatment plants to remove heavy metals and toxins with no ill effects to the populations that drink that water.
There is a lot of controversy on which zeolite product works the best? Powder or liquid? The research I can find on zeolites for heavy metal cleansing is below.
The studies suggest that the dose of zeolite needs to be anywhere from 4,000 mg to 15,000 mg per day to get the full use of zeolites when doing a heavy metal cleanse. Powdered zeolites
easily fulfill this requirement. Liquid zeolites usually only contain around 240mgs per bottle, which is not enough.
I have found one liquid zeolite study proving that it does indeed work. But the results were verified by muscle testing and not a urinalysis.
In my opinion, muscle testing is a lot like blood cell slide analysis. I often hear from people that say they have yeast in their blood and it was found on a live blood cell slide. Let me get something clear right here and now... if you have candida in your blood stream you are going to end up in a pine box 6 feet under pretty quick if its not treated with azole drugs asap. No joke, I've seen it happen. Candida will kill you real quick if it gets into your blood stream.
You can read that study here if you choose too.
Doses should be 20 drops 2 x a day for 2 months then I would retest to see where you're at. If you have side effects that are hard to handle, I would lower the dose as needed and work your way up as you are able.
I have been unable to locate any other studies on liquid zeolites for the heavy metal cleanse. However, the company that sells the home urine test kit has a product called Zeotrex
that seems to work pretty good. They use hair testing to verify before and after metal levels and have found that it does work as advertised.
Zeotrex contains zeolite with herbs that help remove mercury. They also offer quantity discounts and the suggested dose is 10 drops 2 x a day. You would need 4 bottles to complete two months at their suggested dose but you can always take more. I would then retest to see where you're at.
If you run across any other liquid zeolite studies please let me know. I would love to share them on this website for those that are interested.
For the heavy metal cleanse I recommend the powdered zeolite. It is more cost effective and the studies prove it works. You also don't need to be under a doctors care when using powdered zeolite.
I have found a place that has been manufacturing micronized powdered zeolite for 10 years or so and the studies and testimonials back up their product.
The Zeolite Pure
comes in one pound cans and the suggested heavy metal cleanse dose is 3 scoops day. Each dose is 5000mgs and I would take the Zeolite Pure for 3 months then retest through the urine challenge test. You are going to need fresh hair for the hair test so you might have to wait longer to retest this way.
How I would take DMSA and Zeolite
I would take 100 to 250 mgs a day of DMSA 3 times a day before meals for 3 or 5 days then take 10 days off. During those off days take 1 scoop three times a day of the zeolite. After the 10 off days start back up on DMSA and repeat the process. This will be the quickest way to get rid of any heavy metals.
Adding the Anti-Fungals to the Heavy Metal Cleanse
After you have been on the chelators for 2 weeks, you could start any of the products found on the treatment page. Or BioFase
if you want to keep the cost down and still be effective. You could do both if you wanted to get realy aggressive in your treatment, up to you. The BioFase and Profase or Stage 2
will start killing the candida yeast and in doing so it releases the mercury it contains. Then, the dmsa and zeolite will remove the mercury without it being reabsorbed into your blood stream.
This heavy metal cleanse if used with the anti-fungals or BioFase and Profase could solve your entire problem once and for all. One thing is for sure, if you have a heavy metal problem and don't take care of it. I honestly doubt you will ever get rid of your candida problem.
Heavy Metal Cleanse Recap
In closing this article on the heavy metal cleanse. Start the Ultimate Cleanse and stay on it for two weeks. After that two weeks go a head and start the zeolite and dmsa. After two more weeks start BioFase or the Stage 2 herbs. Make sure you stay regular after you have finished the Ultimate Cleanse by taking Oxy-powder and CP-1 if needed. Continue until you are well and the heavy metals are reduced to an acceptable or non-detectable level.
If you have any questions about the heavy metal cleanse, please feel free to contact me.