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.
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.
the neurotoxin elimination a major part of my practice has been an
Many illnesses considered intractable respond when the related
issues are successfully resolved.
What are 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 DNA transcription. 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:
Neuronal uptake and via axonal transport to the spinal
chord (sympathetic neurons) or brainstem (parasympathetics) –
from here back to the brain.
Venous uptake and via the portal vein back to the liver
Lymphatic uptake and via the thoracic duct to the
Uptake by bowel bacteria and tissues of the intestinal
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
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
(man-made environmental toxins):
dioxin, formaldehyde, insecticides, wood preservatives, PCBs etc.
Food Preservatives, excitotoxins
(diet sweeteners), MSG, many spices, food colourings, fluoride,
propyl -paraben, etc.
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.
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
Some metals are extremely toxic, even in the most
minute dose, whereas others have very low toxicity, even in high
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
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
Possible side-effects during heavy metal
patient can be affected by metals in two ways:
Through their non-specific toxic effects
Through the system´s allergic reactions to the neurotoxins
these two distinctive types of symptoms cannot be easily
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
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
recently published findings related to the metal issue:
A recent paper on Parkinsons disease (Neurology June 10,
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.
are two major sources:
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.
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.
National Center for Policy Research for Women & Families
published in May
2003, that the following fish are lowest in methyl mercury:
Blue Crab (mid-Atlantic)
FDA also recommends these fish as safe to eat:
tilapia, wild alaskan salmon,and sole
A recent quote from Boyd Haley,
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”.
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 system 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:
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
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.
problems: memory loss, thinking disorder, messy syndrome (cluttering),
loss of intelligence, AD, premature aging
candida, food allergy, leaky gut syndrome, parasites, inflammatory
problems: joint arthritis, persisiting musculo-skeletal pain,
recurrent osteopathic lesions
disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypothyroid disorders, MS, ALS,
Sjogen´s Syndrome, CFIDS, MCS etc.)
disorders ( vascular disease, arrythmias, angina, increased
arsenic, copper etc. can be a trigger
disorders: chronic sinusitis, tinnitus, glandular swelling,
problems: macular degeneration (dry and wet), optic neuritis,
iritis, deteriorating eye sight, etc.)
medicine problems: kidney disease, hypertension,
hypercholesterinemia, syndrome X
difficulties of pregnancy, impotence, uterine fibroids,
Exposure: (Did you ever have any amalgam fillings? How much fish
do you eat and what kind? A tick bite? etc)
is your short term memory? Do you have areas of numbness, strange
- A complete neurotoxin questionaire is available from AANT@425
Testing: direct tests for metals: hair, stool, serum, whole blood,
fatty tissue biopsy, urine, breath analysis
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
Response Testing: (Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt M.D., Ph.D.)
Testing (EAV, kinesiology etc.)
Acuity Contrast Test (measure of Retinal Blood Flow)
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
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.
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
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
– 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:
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.
illnesses (i.e. kidney infections, hepatitis, tonsillitis etc.)
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)
or ´recreational´ drug use (overwhelming the innate detox
trauma, especially in early childhood. This issue is huge and
almost never appropriately adressed
status (poor people may still drink contaminated water)
carbohydrate intake combined with protein malnutrition (especially
homeopathic mercury (may redistribute Hg into deeper tissues)
allergies (may block the kidneys, colon etc.)
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)
of head/neck lymphatic drainage (sinusitis, tonsil ectomy scars,
poor dental occusion)
dental amalgam fillings over the patients life-time, number of the
patients mothers amalgam fillings
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.
protein, mineral, fatty acid and fluid intake
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.
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
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.
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.
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
. Developed in
China in the late 50s. Action via sulfhydryl group. Needs to be
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
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
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
information available at www.gordonresearch.com. 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
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.
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
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
- 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
membrane) all known toxic metals, environmental toxins such as
dioxin and others
activates the bodys detoxification
increases reduced glutathion,
is as effective as cholestyramin in binding neurotoxins and more
effective in binding toxic metals then any other natural substance
peptides restore coeruloplasmin and metallothioneine,
(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
is food for the nervous system, restores damaged neurons and has
ist own detoxifying efect.
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.
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
50-60% aminoacid content, ideal nutrient for vegetarians,
methylcobolamin - the most easily absorbed and utilized form of
B12, B6, minerals, chlorophyll, beta carotene etc.
aid (bulking agent)
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
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.chlorell
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Colon 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.
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
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:
strength training b) aerobic training
20 minutes twice a day is the minimum requirement during
the active detox phase
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
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.
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
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
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,
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 immune system 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
successfully detoxify the body the three issues have to be
The triad of detoxification:
of the physical body
of latent microorganisms and parasites
of unresolved psycho-emotional issues
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.