By training I am a Neuropsychopharmacologist. People with my training typically teach medical students and doctors while they are in allopathic medical schools or while they are going through their internships or residency. I was no different in this background.
The teaching of numerous courses in pharmacology, neuropharmacology and neuropsychology to hundreds of medical students and dozens of graduate students over nearly a fifteen year period was not without consequences. My research work resulted in approximately 50 published studies in well respected, peer-reviewed medical journals and was meritoriously sufficient to win $4.6 million in federal research grants.
However, growing dissatisfaction with the allopathic practice of medicine and the negative influence their philosophy and affiliations exert on basic medical research prompted an early retirement. Then began years of intensive self-reflection and work to de-bias my scientific and medical underpinnings. Concurrently, I was suffering from coronary artery disease and lived through 3 heart attacks, six angioplasties and a triple bypass operation. Ten months later the bypass shunts had closed and I nearly lost my life, when, in the first week of May 1995, my heart stopped 5 times. I realized that to continue to rely on conventional medicine would have worrisome consequences. Desperately I looked for alternatives just to stay alive. I found them and got much more than I ever believed possible.
Thankfully, to look at me now you would never know just how sick I had been. Without some reference point, one fails to appreciate change. Accordingly, it is hard to see just how fatally flawed allopathic medicine really is. Tragically, these analogies reveal the true extent of our health ignorance, a blindness that has not only been extended, but exploited fully by a drug industry that should be held accountable for the lethal consequences of their acts.
Pharmaceutical misrepresentations have done great harm in terms of human consequences. Together with the strategic alliances these corporate powerhouses have forged with the cereal industry, the dead food industry, the chemical lobbies, and the on-going complicity of the medical profession, the public is in grave danger of a total health collapse. Not only is allopathic medicine fatally flawed, support industries operate with hidden agendas and now control medical and nutritional advertising, promotions, research grants, and regulatory agencies. There can be no restoration of health, promotion of basic research or effective alleviation of diseases when the parties involved have vested interests in maintaining sub-optimal public health and “captured” control of regulatory agencies.
Along with thousands of other health professionals I now feel that many aspects of the practice of medicine are immoral, unethical, impractical, financially devastating and must be stopped. The immorality comes from the inescapable fact that the medical establishment not only holds sick people hostage but makes a business, even a monopoly out of illness and suffering. This is immoral. I would not necessarily hold this view had I not been witness to repeated medical establishment cover ups and deliberate attempts to discredit revolutionary findings and cures that would end human suffering on a massive scale. These were acts done by those with vested interests in keeping people sick. It is immoral to deprive people of access to information, new or old, that can cure diseases, remove the underlying causes of sickness or that can restore health.
It is imperative that all people take back the power to restore their own physical and financial health. As Dr. Clark has stated, “The human species can no longer afford to make a business out of illness…The concept of health as a narrow professional concern is obsolete.” So it is with this understanding and from this background that Health Restoration Consultants came into being. By “Empowering Through Knowledge” we now have new ways of looking at and ridding ourselves of rheumatoid arthritis and related rheumatoid disorders.
NOTICE TO THE READER
The opinions expressed in this informational brochure are based on my scientific research and the published scientific and clinical research of others, notably Hulda Clark, Ph.D., N.D.
Be advised that the information contained in this brochure is for educational purposes only. No prescriptive advice is being offered. The treatments outlined herein are not intended to be a replacement or a substitute for other forms of medical treatment, conventional or otherwise. ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WHEN ILL.
Be advised also that everyone is unique, in different states of health, different in age, sex and environmental background and may respond differently to any conventional medical treatment or other forms of treatment. Any new treatment carries with it the added need to be cautious and apply common sense.
DISCLAIMER TO THE READER
Any use of this information carries with it the expressed and implied understanding that we cannot be responsible for any adverse effects believed due to its use. This is an informational brochure only. The author has provided safe dosage information on the herbs and nutritional supplements wherever appropriate. Again, remember that everyone is different and the need for using common sense cannot be overestimated.
Readers are strongly advised to acquire and read The Cure for All Cancers by Hulda R. Clark, Ph.D. N.D., as well as The Cure for HIV and AIDS and The Cure for All Diseases by the same author.
Parasite Eradication Program
(To be done in conjunction with the Herbal Home Colonic Program)
|Black Walnut Tincture 2hrs before or after supper||Wormwood Capsules 2 hrs before or after supper||Clove Capsules||L-Ornithine Capsules||Para-Min(With Meals)||Colloidial 4xSilver 1 dp full in 8oz water
once in AM
once in PM
1dp full at
B L S
|Echinacea Capsules||Zap with Zapper|
|1||1 tsp in 8 oz water||1||1||1||1||2 at bedtime||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|2||1 tsp in 8 oz water||1||2||2||2||4 at bedtime||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|3||1 tsp in 8 oz water||2||3||3||3||6 at bedtime||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|4||1 tsp in 8oz water||2||3||3||3||6 at bedtime||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|5||1 tsp in 8oz water||3||3||3||3||6 at bedtime||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|6||1 tsp in 8oz water||3||3||3||3||6 at bedtime||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|7||3 tsp in 8 oz water||4||3||3||3||6 at bedtime||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|8||3 tsp in 8oz water||4||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|9||3 tsp in 8oz water||5||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|10||3 tsp in 8oz water||5||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|11||3 tsp in 8oz water||6||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|12||3 tsp in 8oz water||6||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|13||3 tsp in 8oz water||7||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|14||3 tsp in 8oz water||7||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|15||3 tsp in 8oz water||7||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|16||3 tsp in 8oz water||7||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|17||3 tsp in 8oz water||7||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|18||3 tsp in 8oz water||7||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|19||3 tsp in 8oz water||7||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|20||4 tsp in 8 oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|21||4 tsp in 8oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|22||4 tsp in 8oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|23||4 tsp in 8oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|24||4 tsp in 8oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|25||4 tsp in 8oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|26||4 tsp in 8oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|27||4 tsp in 8oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|28||4 tsp in 8oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|29||4 tsp in 8oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|30||4 tsp in 8oz water||8||3||3||3||2-6 as needed||2||2||2||1 dp AM/PM||1 dp per meal||2||2||2||1 hour|
|Attention-Once the 30 day program is complete, you will need to do a weekly maintenance to keep parasite colonies in check.|
|B L S= Breakfast, Lunch, Supper|
|dp= Dropperful||Once a week you should take the following: 2 tsp. Black Walnut Hull Tincture|
|tsp= Teaspoon||2 dp Colloidal Silver AM/PM|
|3 Clove Capsules at B L S|
|Note: 8oz. of water can be substituted with juice||2 Para-Min at B L S|
|3 Wormwood Combinations 2 hours before supper|
· Wormwood: The numbers of capsules shown above should be taken before or after supper with water.
· B L S refers to Breakfast, Lunch and Supper. · ZAP with Beck unit. Days 1 – 21 ZAP 60 min. minimum; preferrably 2 hours.
· Acidophilus (Jarro-Dophilus and Enterogenic Complex) should also be used in this program. Take as directed.
· Bowel cleansing is critically important. Do 2-week Vega-Lax and Miracle 7 Cleanse. Do liver cleanse as instructed.
· Take 30 mg CoQ-10 each meal. Take 1000 mg organic flax seed oil and 1500 mg evening primrose oil daily.
· Take Boron not to exceed 3 mg daily. Take 400 IU natural Vitamin E twice daily first 14 days, 400 IU daily thereafter.
· Take 1 Tyler Multi B-Complex capsule twice daily. Take 1 Tyler sublingual B-12/Folic multiplex tablet daily.
· Take 2 caps EasyFlex caps 2 x daily. Take 5000 mg vitamin C and 300 mcg selenium daily. Take 1 Similase cap each meal.
· Take 50 mg grapeseed extract -pycnogenol mixture (A·D·DCalm) 8 times daily first 14 days; 6 times daily next 30 days; 3 times daily thereafter. Take Cat’s Claw Extract as directed. Take Cayenne Capsules as directed.
· Take 4 Cal-Plex caps at breakfast and at bedtime time (8 total per day). Take 2 Colloidal Calcium caps twice daily (400 mg)
· Avoid all contact, consumption and vapors from chlorine (in drinking water; Clorox, swimming pools, bleached clothes). All
drinking water must be passed through pure carbon filter system. Don’t shower in chlorinated water. Use carbon filtered water to bath. Avoid bromide-containing medications and bromide-bleached flour. No FLUORIDES!!!
· Fennel capsules (1 each meal) and Turmeric capsules (2 each meal) may be necessary to kill Shigella in the intestines. Lugol’s Iodine is used to kill Salmonella and some Shigella in the stomach.
· If you have mercury toxicity (from dental amalgams) or from environmental ingestion, go on Mercury Detoxification Program immediately. Get i.v. chelation treatment plus Oral Chelation + 4 tablets thioctic acid daily for 14 days, 2 tabs later. Take a minimum of 1000 mg daily of N-acetyl-L-cysteine + Special Cilantro Formula (Cilantro, sea salt and olive oil).
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND RELATED DISORDERS
The origins of many chronic health problems including rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatoid diseases can be found in disturbed or compromised digestive function. Toxins, processed foods, altered permeability and parasites are generally to blame for virtually all gastrointestinal dysfunction. But the problem doesn’t simply remain a gastrointestinal problem. The consequences of toxins, intestinal permeability defects and parasites can lead to profound health consequences. These conditions may occur singly (i.e. independently) or in clusters (i.e. groups of conditions) producing cumulative damage which leads to a cascade of chronic illness.
Toxicity due to foreign chemicals (i.e. xenobiotics) can produce damage affecting virtually all organs and systems in the body. Common signs and symptoms of xenobiotic toxicity include weakness, headache, neurologic disturbances, multiple chemical sensitivities, immune dysfunction and liver disorders. And arthritis is no different. Arthritis is more the result of metabolic disorders of the body than any other factor.
Arthritic patients usually suffer from general deterioration of health in the form of sluggishness in the vital functions of organs, incomplete digestion and assimilation of foods. Arthritics also suffer impaired elimination of metabolic wastes and toxins from the body. These biochemical changes cause inflammatory and degenerative changes in the joints and surrounding connective tissue. This results in weakened nervous and circulatory systems.
The gastrointestinal tract is the most common route of exposure to these toxins and, as a result, the integrity of the intestine’s mucosal barrier is a key factor in limiting the absorption of these damaging toxins. Without restoring the integrity of the intestine’s mucosal barrier, arthritis cannot be cured. When the integrity of the intestine’s mucosal barrier is restored, the body heals itself and the arthritis disappears.
Increased intestinal permeability or leaky gut syndrome, results not only in increased absorption of xenobiotics, but also in the increased absorption of endogenously produced toxins (endotoxins), antigens, immune complexes and intact microorganisms normally confined to the intestinal lumen. It is by this mechanism that chronic permeability defects have been shown to contribute to the development of certain autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, liver dysfunction, septicemia and other systemic disorders.
Parasitic infections, yeast infections (candidiasis), heavy metal-induced imbalances in the gut micro flora and other imbalances in intestinal micro flora (dysbiosis) can give rise to diverse rheumatoid diseases. Chronic insults to the gut wall produce abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and can lead to the development of malabsorption, inflammatory bowel disorders and ultimately to the most severe form of intestinal malabsorption — leaky gut syndrome. But all along this continuum of intestinal damage (from mild disturbances to leaky gut syndrome) endotoxins and antigens (produced by intestinal pathogens) are absorbed systemically (into the body) producing allergic responses, autoimmune illness (i.e. where the body attacks itself), liver damage and other toxic reactions. Indeed, evidence exists that clearly shows that rheumatoid diseases of all kinds are all associated with allergic responses, autoimmune illness, liver damage and other reactions.
Under normal conditions, intestinal endotoxins and xenobiotics absorbed from the gut are principally detoxified by the liver. Liver detoxification pathways transform toxic molecules into less toxic metabolites which can then be excreted. The liver’s capacity to handle detox functions can be impaired due to excessive exposure to toxins as well as deficiencies in key nutrients. Signs and symptoms of toxicity often occur as a result of compromised liver function.
Gut-associated chronic illness including rheumatoid arthritis requires several approaches. Three broad objectives include 1) reducing exposure to xenobiotics; 2) normalizing gastrointestinal function, and 3) supporting liver detoxification. Reducing the exposure to xenobiotics decreases the body’s burden of toxins. Normalizing gastrointestinal function helps improve digestion, reduce intestinal endotoxins, eliminate parasites and maintain gut wall integrity. Supporting liver detoxification assists the body in transforming and eliminating xenobiotics and endotoxins.
The pathological increase in permeability of the intestinal mucosa has been referred to as leaky gut syndrome. An understanding of the causes (etiology) of leaky gut syndrome may help you understand the probable mechanisms involved in a wide range of systemic disorders.
Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is the problem in inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. LGS is involved in virtually all food allergies and certain auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus erythematosus and atopic and eczematous dermatitis, vasculitis, intestinal toxemia (endotoxemia) microbial translocation, dysbiosis, joint pain and inflammation, fatigue, malabsorption and other diseases including chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, herpes and others. Obviously, correcting LGS dysfunctions is critical to the success of any program designed to conquer chronic fatigue, arthritis, HIV, lupus, multiple sclerosis or any of the LGS disorders.
Chronic fatigue is a syndrome that nicely illustrates the fact that simply killing the virus (Epstein-Barr) does not correct the problem. The virus can be killed with colloidal silver among other treatments. But unless the underlying problem is corrected, the chronic fatigue sufferer will re-contract the disease almost immediately. What are these other connections? Will they help us understand what is causing the problem?
Multiple sclerosis is one of the more complex environmental diseases that is related to chronic parasite infestations, bacterial imbalances in the gut, poor metabolism (related to poor absorption of nutrients) lower atmospheric oxygen levels, solvent and especially xylene and toluene pollution (i.e., xenobiotics), among other things. Selenium deficiency is always found, usually in association with mercury poisoning.
Rheumatoid arthritis is another of the more complex environmental diseases. It is ultimately caused by disturbances in gut function, chronic parasite infections and bacterial imbalances in the gut as well as chronic parasite infections of the joints (especially Ascaris and Endolimax nana). Heavy metal toxicity, especially mercury poisoning caused by amalgam tooth fillings (that often are contaminated by the much more toxic thallium) is usually involved as well. Toxic heavy metals accumulate in the brain, nervous and connective tissues of the body and may send signals to parasites which attract these creatures to these tissues. Ascaris, one of the species of round worms, is usually found in arthritic joints. Other parasites including hookworm, Strongyloides and Trichinella have also been found in arthritic joints.
Where environmental diseases are concerned, the emphasis should be focused on the word “complex.” In the case of multiple sclerosis, for example, we find a disorder associated with selenium deficiency but more often, MS is a disorder of selenium deficiency in association with mercury or other heavy metal toxicity. But these conditions also set the stage for flukes to infect the brain. All MS sufferers are actually suffering from fluke disease of the brain. Additionally, in all MS cases, Shigella are also found throughout the body. Thus, some of the symptoms are attributable to mercury poisoning, some to flukes eating brain tissue, and some of the symptoms are due to Shigella infestations. Similarly, symptoms identical to those of rheumatoid arthritis are seen in patients suffering from the chronic deterioration caused by mercury. It is known that selenium protects the body from mercury. But this is only part of the solution to the complex puzzle.
Arthritis has troubled mankind for thousands of years. There are two kinds of arthritis — osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. The best way to differentiate these two forms is to simply understand that in osteoarthritis the joints have bacteria living in them which arrived there without being brought there by parasites. In rheumatoid arthritis, the bacteria come from larger parasites or wormlets (nematodes, etc.) actually living in the joints.
There are four common roundworms: Ascaris, hookworm, Strongyloides, Trichinella. Under normal circumstances, their life cycle directs them to travel to the lungs but in some people they travel through the entire body, including brain, muscles and joints. It is suspected that mercury, thallium, cadmium, lead and various solvents such as benzene attract the worms to these various tissues. At a common sense level, mercury, thallium, cadmium, nickel and lead are elements of dirt. Most parasites are creatures of the dirt and rely on it for completion of their life cycles. Therefore they are attracted to the “dirt” in our joints in the case of arthritis. Once the pathways to these organs and joints are established, these same pathways are used by other parasites as well. Soon a variety of parasites, bacteria and viruses as well as pollutants all head toward these organs.
Many xenobiotics are involved in such chronic diseases. Benzene is one of the more common xenobiotics.
Benzene pollution, for example, occurs in the air we breath, in certain food stuffs we eat and in the many personal, cosmetic and health care products we rub on our bodies. Mother Nature equipped our bodies with the metabolic machinery to detoxify small amounts of benzene and benzol compounds but the problem comes from excessive benzene burdens resulting from prolonged and frequently repeated exposure to these organic chemicals. Much of what applies to benzene also applies to xylene and toluene because these compounds all have benzene rings in their chemical structure.
We live in an age where there is a great deal of concern over our environment. The EPA has established strict environmental pollution standards and the government has passed some of the most comprehensive laws imaginable. Even with the Clean Air Act and the recent amendments to this act, we are still being poisoned by air pollution. Most of the pollution comes from benzene and benzol compounds in the air, the exhaust of gasoline engines. Benzene is routinely added to gasoline (1-2%) as an anti-knock additive not just here in the United States, but all around the world. Indeed, the air above each major city in the world has now become a cloud of benzene.
Adding to the problem are many benzene polluted products which we consume in staggering quantities daily. Flavored foods such as yogurt, gelatin, candies, throat lozenges, store-bought cookies and cakes are all contaminated. It is not that benzene is added deliberately. It is simply not removed from the chemicals that go into making up these products. It is present in very small, often trace quantities. Nevertheless, it can be easily detected in hand creams, skin creams, toothpastes (including the health brands), tea tree oil products from the melaluca plant, beverages including sparkling water, bottled water, and store-bought fruit juices. Literally all of them are contaminated. Personal lubricants, petroleum jelly products and virtually all personal products are contaminated with benzene. Cold cereals, cooking oils and shortenings as well as ice cream and frozen yogurts are also contaminated. Chewing gum, marihuana, flavored pet foods and compression-molded bird foods along with cattle and poultry feed blends contain benzene contamination. It is imperative that you throw all of these type products out! Do not leave them in the house where their use comprises a convenience. Throw them out and let the garbage man haul them away.
It sounds like heresy when I tell you to stop using your vitamin supplements. They are heavily polluted with solvents (xenobiotics) that require special liver detoxifying processes. Supplements, in addition to being heavily polluted with xenobiotics, are also heavily polluted with heavy metals and lanthanides. In fact, 90 percent of the popular vitamin and mineral capsules tested positive. Among the pollutant compounds found in supplements were PCBs, mercury, ruthenium, thulium, strontium, praseodymium, aluminum, lead, cadmium, thallium, benzalkonium, decane, hexane, carbon tetrachloride, benzene, and others.
Also stop eating foods that contain benzopyrenes. Benzopyrenes are chemicals that are produced when certain foods are grilled, toasted or cooked over open flames. Toast and weiners contain benzopyrenes. Benzopyrenes are capable of completely utilizing the liver’s benzene detoxifying capacity. In this event, the body’s benzene burden becomes greater as benzene accumulates.
The association of elevated body benzene levels with HIV disease, AIDS and Epstein-Barr suggests that benzene may be the solvent that enables certain flukes and roundworms (e.g. Ascaris) to use certain body organs as the secondary host to complete their life cycle. Therefore deparasitizing the body is essential to overcome these disease states but this can only be effective if accomplished at the same time we rid our bodies of benzene, xylene, toluene and other xenobiotics.
Benzene detoxification can be accomplished by biochemical means or by a photobiochemical process using UV light. If they are used together the result is a faster recovery and a faster return to health. Please see the Section on Benzene Detoxification later in this document.
Biological Treatment Procedures For
Arthritis And Related Conditions
As early as 1968 a naturopathic physician named Paavo O. Airola, reported on the results of some highly successful biological treatment procedures for curing arthritis in European clinics. One of the most prominent treatment centers using this powerful and highly successful method of treatment is the Brandals Health Clinic located in Sodertalje near Stockholm, Sweden.
The Miracles at Brandal
Dr. Airola provides narrative accounts of many of the thousands of patients cured of arthritis at Brandal. Virtually all patients admitted for treatment at Brandal are remarkable in that all suffer from severe pain, mild to profound deformity and many are so crippled and debilitated that they arrive in wheelchairs or on stretchers.
The cures were based on the work, research and self experimentation of a courageous and very determined lady, Alma Nissen, who 25 years earlier had desperately sought relief from her own severe and debilitating arthritis. Ms. Nissen relates:
“Twenty five years ago I was so incapacitated by arthritis that I was practically bedridden. After trying all the available medical treatments, consulting dozens of doctors, and several fruitless stays in hospitals I was becoming progressively worse. My hands and fingers were stiff and in constant pain. I could not bend myself, walk, or even turn myself in bed. In addition, I had a chronic ovary inflammation and constant migraine. I was suffering from a bad case of insomnia with resulting nervous exhaustion. I also was chronically constipated. . .
I felt hopeless. Nobody could help me. I could not see my way out of the indescribable suffering I had to endure. But my spirit was strong and wouldn’t give up. I was not willing to accept my lot as a bedridden invalid for the rest of my life. With the typical Scandinavian sisu and perseverance I rebelled against my fate. I wanted to live, become healthy again. . .
A book by a British physician, Sir Robert McCarrison, gave me new hope and became the turning point in my life. It opened my eyes to the relation between nutrition and health. I started to experiment with myself. I changed my diet. I fasted. I drank fresh vegetable juices and broths made with cooked vegetables. I drank herb teas. I took enemas and utilized colonic irrigation to cleanse my intestines of accumulated toxins and wastes. I read all I could on the nature-cure methods and picked up ideas here and there. I met the famous Danish raw-diet pioneer Dr. Kristine Nolfi, M.D., and read and studied her book The Living Foods. I also took heat treatments and hydrobaths. I must admit, I didn’t have much faith in much of what I did, but desperate as I was, I was willing to try anything.
Imagine my surprise when I started to feel better and better! The stiffness in my joints started to disappear. I slept better; pain gave way, and after just a few months I was, to my and everybody’s amazement, completely cured!
This was 25 years ago and I never had a sick day since. No traces of arthritis…Would you like to see how flexible and elastic my body is?”…
Now when I cured myself I was so overjoyed with the discoveries I made that I wanted to share them with others and help as many as I could. I visited Dr. McCarrison and he advised me to open a clinic and help other arthritics regain their health.
Encouraged by the enthusiastic endorsement of this great scientist, I transformed my seven-room apartment in Copenhagen to an arthritis clinic. Patients came from everywhere. They were brought in on stretchers; they came supported on crutches; they came in wheelchairs. And after four to eight weeks on my simple regime they left the clinic on their own feet, without wheelchairs and crutches. The grateful patients spread the news of their cures and a long line of patients were waiting to come in under my care.
My arthritis therapies and extraordinary results became widely publicized in the press. The Norwegian Medical Association invited me to present a lecture on my therapies before the leading medical authorities of the country….
My fame spread to Sweden and a wealthy benefactor offered the Brandal, a beautiful estate with a large villa, for my disposition, to be used as a rheumatic clinic. I accepted gratefully. That was 13 years ago. During these years we have helped thousands of arthritis sufferers. . .” (Paavo O. Airola, There Is A Cure For Arthritis, 1968, Parker Publishing Co. New York).
Dr. Airola goes on to say
“I also met a 43-year-old woman from Stockholm. She had been ill with arthritis for 14 years. For 14 long years she visited hospital after hospital, took drug after drug. You name it — she’d had it: gold injection, cortisone, Imagon, Butazolidin, etc. The best arthritis specialists in the country from Sodersjukhuset and the famous Karolinska Institute in Stockholm treated her until finally they all gave up, admitting that they could do nothing more. She had come to the clinic just five days before and started fasting immediately.
“I am so happy. It is unbelievable !” she said to me with enthusiasm. “In just four days all pain is gone. I could not straighten this leg before –look at it now! It is completely straight. After 14 years of pain and suffering–it is just unbelievable! It’s a miracle!” (Paavo O. Airola, There Is A Cure For Arthritis, 1968, Parker Publishing Co. New York).
Many cases are described in Dr. Airola’s book. With the high success rate seen at Brandal and many other European clinics treating arthritis, the question arises as to why this approach to treatment has been absent in the U.S. for all these years? Insufficient time? Not hardly. Recall that his book was written in 1968 and was based on extensive clinical findings including double-blind, controlled studies published in peer reviewed journals. Some of the findings actually extend back as far as 25 years and most of the cases discussed in the book utilized procedures that had been in use since 1957 or 1958 – or at least 10 years. Yet, even as of November, 1996, some 38 years later, neither the Arthritis Foundation, the American Medical Association nor the average American allopathic physician, were acting as if they had heard of or believed in this highly successful treatment approach.
Offering a reason why the arthritic public is still in the dark, Dr. Airola relates:
“The reason why you do not hear about this from your television screen is because there is no money in selling knowledge, truth, education. You cannot pack knowledge in a bright labeled bottle, as pill manufacturers do, and make a million dollar business out of it.
When your doctor tells you that there is no cure for arthritis he means that there is no cure for arthritis with a drug or a knife — because the pharmacological and surgical treatments are virtually the only curative methods accepted and employed by the average orthodox, allopathic medical doctor. And they are 100 percent correct: There is no cure for arthritis with drug or knife.
But there definitely is a cure for arthritis with biological therapeutic methods. Thousands of arthritis sufferers throughout the world have obtained complete freedom from pain, recession of swollen joints, and disappearance of every trace of this crippling and agonizing disease. There are dozens of clinics and spas in Europe where arthritis is cured today, along with most of the other common ailments and chronic diseases. The biological methods employed by these clinics are: dietetic restrictions, fasting, herbal treatments, juice therapies, biological medicines, heat treatments, massage, manipulations, hydro-therapies, and a number of other drugless treatments.”[emphasis added]
The patients discharged from Brandal or any of the dozens of other clinics have learned to follow the routines they learned there and when put into practice at home these patients continue to be disease free. These routines include hot and cold showers, dry brush massages, exercises and a healthful diet.
Biological Treatments that Cure Arthritis and Related Disorders
Biological therapies are aimed at
(1) correcting the abnormal and health-destroying conditions which cause arthritis, and,
(2) assisting the body heal itself.
This latter step is accomplished by normalizing all the metabolic processes, cleansing the body of the accumulated toxins and wastes, strengthening the functions of all vital organs, revitalizing glandular activity, establishing chemical balance and in sum, simply rebuilding the health of the patient.
Conventional arthritic drugs are used only to mask and suppress the symptoms. These forms of treatments (i.e. drugs) have absolutely no place in biological treatment programs.
It is important to understand that virtually all arthritic drugs are aimed at pain elimination. To suppress pain without attempting to eliminate the original cause is contrary to the philosophy of biological medicine.
Rule # 1 becomes:
Complete withdrawal of all drugs.
It has already been amply demonstrated that to obtain lasting results, the withdrawal of all drugs is imperative.
This is the dominant form of treatment. Many observations show that the diets of most (probably all) arthritics is deficient in vital nutrients for prolonged periods and is usually loaded with overcooked, canned, frozen, devitalized and over-refined foods. Usually great amounts of empty calories are consumed from white sugar and white flour. Add to this the problem of overeating, alcohol, smoking, coffee, failure to exercise and this results in a general breakdown of health.
The diet during the first two to four weeks consists primarily of raw, uncooked fruits and vegetables with some cooked foods. Most of the procedures use boiled potatoes and vegetable soups in addition to the raw foods. All the clinics use raw milk in the form of homemade soured milk.
Some of the clinics exclude all cooked foods during the first phase of treatment as well as all foods of animal origin including meats, fish, eggs, milk, butter and cheese. Breads and cooked cereals are also eliminated as well during the first two to four weeks. Raw nuts, seeds and sprouted grains are included in the raw food.
The quintessential biological treatment modality employed in all the biological clinics treating arthritis is fasting. Fasting is something that most allopathic physicians do not understand nor are they ever taught.
Therapeutic fasting is the total abstinence from food. This is done to promote healing and for the restoration of health. Large numbers of studies all confirm the therapeutic value of fasting. All doctors who employ fasting testify that fasting indeed works. In fact, fasting is perhaps the most efficient way known to correct virtually any disease.
Dr. Airola says
“The therapeutic value of fasting is based on the following physiological facts:
1. Autolysis is a known metabolic phenomenon of self-digestion or disintegration of the body’s own tissues.
2. Therapeutic fasting induces the development of autolysis and directs its physiological effect for constructive healing purposes.
To clarify: when disease takes hold of the body it is usually because of the weakened defensive mechanism and impaired normal functions of the vital organs. Due to continuous neglect in feeding the body properly and failure to observe the other rules of health, the glandular activity and metabolic rate slows down and the eliminative organs lose their efficiency. Many of the toxins and metabolic wastes remain in the body and are deposited in the tissues, causing autointoxication. In rheumatic diseases these wastes, such as uric acid crystals and mineral compounds including heavy metal toxins and other un-natural chemicals (i.e. xenobiotics), are deposited in the joints and soft tissues.
Now, we must recognize the fact that the body’s own healing powers are constantly trying to correct any and all defects, disturbances and damages if given the slightest chance. Such a chance and opportunity for self-regeneration and healing is made possible during the fast.
First, during prolonged fast (after the first three days) the body will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis, or self-digestion. In its wisdom — and here lies the secret of the extraordinary effectiveness of fasting as curative therapy! — the body will only decompose and burn those substances and tissues which are diseased, damaged, or of lesser importance to the body economy, such as all morbid accumulations, tumors, abscesses, damaged tissues, fat deposits, etc. These are consumed and utilized first. The essential tissues of vital organs are spared.
Second, the eliminating and cleansing capacity of the eliminative organs — lungs, liver, kidneys, and skin — is increased during fasting, and masses of accumulated metabolic wastes and toxins are quickly expelled. This is evident in the following typical symptoms of fasting: offensive breath, dark urine (concentration of toxins in urine ten times higher than normal –” … “continuous and generous discharge of feces, skin eruptions, perspiration, catarrhal elimination, etc.
Third, a fast affords a physiological rest to the digestive and protective organs of the body. After fasting, the digestion and utilization of food is greatly improved, which makes the assimilation of all the important nutrients more effective.
Fourth, a fast exerts a normalizing and stabilizing effect on all the physiological, nervous, and mental functions. The nervous system is regenerated; mental powers improved; glandular chemistry and secretions are normalized.
It is easy to see, then, why fasting is such an effective therapeutic measure in treatment of a great variety of diseases, including arthritis.
Although the classic form of fasting is the so-called pure water fast (abstinence from all foods and drinks with the exception of pure water), all the practitioners I interviewed in European clinics, including the champion of therapeutic fasting in modern times, Dr. Otto Buchinger, Jr., use fresh juices, vegetable broths, and herb teas during fasting.
Biologically oriented doctors feel that freshly pressed vegetable and fruit juices, given to the patient during the fast, will speed his recovery. This is attributed to the fact that raw vegetables and fruit juices, as well as freshly made vegetable broth, are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and trace elements, which help to normalize the bodily processes and speed up recovery. At the same time, they are very easily assimilated directly into the bloodstream without putting a strain on the digestive organs.
Juices most frequently used in Sweden are: carrot juice, apple juice, black currant juice, and tomato juice.
Vegetable broth is made by boiling all kinds of available vegetables, but predominantly potatoes, carrots, and celery, chopped to about half-inch pieces, for 30 minutes in a pot of water … Then it is strained and the vegetables are thrown away. The remaining liquid is a highly alkaline, mineral-packed broth, which is considered to be of extraordinary importance in biological arthritis therapy. It combats acidosis or a tendency toward a high acidity in the bloodstream and tissues. It helps to normalize the mineral balance in the tissues, which, according to Dr. Lars-Erik Essen, is of utmost importance for the effectiveness of the fast.
Both vegetable broth and fresh vegetables and fruit juices are concentrated nutrition. Perhaps, it would be more appropriate to call such therapy a liquid diet, rather than a fast.
All biological clinics use various herb teas, both during fasting and while on a diet.
The medicinal value of herbs is well known. Herb medicines are the oldest remedy known to man.
The herb teas used in Swedish clinics are usually made from native herbs: rose hips (very rich in vitamin C), peppermint, milfoil, etc…
Fasting is always accompanied by enemas, or colonic baths, taken two or three times a day. Most clinics administer an enema twice a day; some, like Kjorkagarden and Vita Nova, three times a day, two or three small enemas as a time. An enema is generally considered to be an extremely important measure for keeping the large intestine clean from wastes and speeding evacuation of toxic matter from the system through the bowels.
After the fast is broken, the patient is put on a special diet. This consists of an abundance of raw vegetables and fruits, vegetable and fruit juices, some cooked dishes, such as boiled potatoes, vegetable soups, beans, homemade soured milk (from raw unpasturized milk), whey cheese, and salt-free cottage cheese.
In addition to an enema the patients who have a record of chronic constipation prior to coming to the clinic (a common affliction of many arthritics) are given a colonic irrigation once or twice during the first week. This is a treatment which employs a specially constructed appliance to thoroughly wash the large intestine and colonic tract.
Hot and Cold Shower
One of the treatments which many practitioners, particularly at the Brandals Clinic, attach a great importance to, is an alternating hot and cold shower. It is administered in the morning.
The procedure is as follows: First, a warm shower for about ten to 15 minutes to get the body really warmed up. This is followed by a cold shower for approximately one to three minutes. Water should be as cold as the patient can stand. After that the patient receives a vigorous dry brushing with a stiff brush and is rubbed with a coarse towel until he is completely warmed up.
The importance of the alternating hot and cold shower lies in the fact that it stimulates the adrenal and other endocrine glands and reactivates their functions. Alma Nissen calls such a shower “a cortisone injection — but without cortisone’s undesirable side effects!”
All biological clinics stress the importance of sufficient rest for patients with arthritis. After lunch, 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M., there is an obligatory quiet hour, when all patients take a long afternoon nap.
Various therapeutic exercises are a standard routine in the biological clinic. Exercises are adapted to the condition of the patient. Walks in the woods are encouraged — all the Swedish clinics which I visited are surrounded by beautiful woods that afford invigorating walks in the fresh air. In addition, special relaxation gymnastics are given in some clinics.
Therapeutic baths are an important part of the biological program. In addition to alternating hot and cold showers, mentioned before, the following baths are employed: whirlpool massage, sitz bath, Kuhne-bath, steam bath, sauna, Gusse-shower, warm sand bath (Bircher-Benner), etc.
Dry brush massage is an important therapeutic measure. It stimulates the circulation; brings the blood to the skin; keeps skin clean from dead cells and impurities; and opens pores. The skin is your biggest eliminative organ and it is of vital importance that it functions as such efficiently.
In addition, conventional massage — so-called Swedish massage — is frequently used to help the affected joints to regain their lost elasticity and movements.
Many Other Forms
Many other forms of biological treatments are used in addition to the “standards” outlined above. Every clinic has its own specialties. Bjorkagarden stresses vacuum massage and modern cupping as being of extraordinary importance. Vita Nova uses nontoxic biological medicines in the form of subcutaneous injections. Various forms of heat treatments are used in almost all clinics: high-frequency, pulsed, short-wave therapy; infrared heat lamps; cold and hot packs; mud packs (Heilerde); etc.
The importance of positive attitude on the part of patients is emphasized in all clinics. After years of pain and suffering, persons afflicted with arthritis are often irritable, tense, bitter, and resentful. These negative emotions can do much to make efforts to regain health difficult, even impossible.
Therefore, fostering a positive, trustful attitude in the patient and insuring his thorough understanding of the various biological treatments and expected reactions is a very important part of the total program in every biological clinic. Several evenings every week special lectures are presented to acquaint new patients with the intricate metabolic processes of the body and the functions of various organs. The causative factors leading to the development of the disease are explained. The mechanics and effects of biological treatments, as well as the whole philosophy of biological medicine, is made clear and comprehensive. The fact that there are no shortcuts to the cure of arthritis is emphasized. A biological program of treatments is not easy. There are no specific miracle treatments, no specific diets which can cure arthritis. Arthritis can be cured only by the efforts of the body’s own healing powers. With the assistance of the wide arsenal of biological treatments and with the full and cheerful cooperation of the patient it can be done. It is done every day. But in order to achieve lasting and effective results, full co-operation and a positive effort on the part of the patient is imperative.
The patient must understand that the cure is possible only if he is willing to discard completely his former mode of living and accept a new way of life. He must have the willingness and determination to follow the new biological programs and have a trustful and cooperative attitude. The negative attitude will lock up the healing forces of the body, whereas a positive attitude will unlock them and spur them into full action.
It requires a certain amount of intelligence, understanding, and patience, in addition to a sense of determination and self-discipline, to undertake a biological program of treatments and not give up before noticeable results are observed. It often takes time to induce a betterment. . .”
Biological Methods Scientifically Proven
By now it must be evident to the average reader that the biological approach to arthritis is quite different from conventional practices. As with every new concept and new approach, it takes an unprejudiced and objective attitude on the part of practitioners to be able to grasp and accept the new discoveries. It is natural to be doubtful and even skeptical of something which is contrary to common practice and the accepted line of thought. Moreover, the new biological approach seems to be so down-to-earth simple that for a technologically minded and pseudoscientifically trained, twentieth century space-oriented man it may seem too simple to be true. However, hundreds of medical doctors in Europe have given this down-to-earth, commonsense, nature-cure approach a fair trial. They were soon convinced of its extraordinary merits. Its effectiveness is proven by actual result-producing application on thousands upon thousands of successfully treated patients…
It is unfortunate, indeed, that it takes such a long time before new discoveries and original ideas become universally accepted and officially endorsed. Millions of sick people suffer because of unwillingness on the part of conservative practitioners to accept and use new, unconventional methods of treatment. . .” (Paavo O. Airola, There Is A Cure For Arthritis, 1968, Parker Publishing Co. New York).
NUTRITION: A VITAL ROLE IN CURING ARTHRITIS
Problems steming from faulty nutrition is perhaps the most important causative factor in the etiology (causative history) of arthritis. Not only must digestion be improved, the foods that are being digested must be correct, whole and organic. The digestive wastes must be eliminated quickly and efficiently as well.
A problem that always arises is the average American’s conception of what he eats. He often believes that he is eating properly. For example, he might say to you that he has always tried to eat healthy foods. He may say that he eats plenty of meat and eggs, and drinks lots of milk. He may also say that he eats cereal for breakfast, and one or two vegetables with his meat each day. He will often tell you that he eats his “One-A-Day” vitamin each day, faithfully. He believes that this is a health diet.
But in actuality he is eating lots of polluted animal protein; devitalized, foodless cereals; canned vegetables and instant mashed potatoes; white bread; sugared desserts where even ordinary sugar is missing, having been replaced by corn syrup and where hydrogenated vegetable oils and tons of preservatives are used to prevent the junk from going stale. Imagine having to eat stale junk food. After all, fresh junk food is bad enough.
There are essentially seven rules that must be followed regarding foods.
1. Natural Foods
The first rule of optimum nutrition is that you must eat natural foods. This is because the condition of your health is in direct relation to the naturalness of the foods you eat.
Here in the United States we have almost lost our ability to tell what is natural and what is not. For example, we think that eggs are eggs and that any egg therefore is natural. Wrong. “Eggs laid by hens which have access to the outdoors, green grass, seeds, insects, and worms are natural, fertile eggs full of nutritive value. But eggs produced in an egg factory, by hens who never see a rooster, nor sunlight, and eat only synthetic laying mash, are not natural. Not only is the chemical composition of such an egg altered and unbalanced, but also its nutritional value is far below that of a natural egg.”
The fruits and vegetables that you eat should also grow in healthy, fertile soils, without chemical fertilizers or sprays. The importance of eating organic foods cannot be over stated. Even the milk we drink must be organic. Cheese, meats, and other products derived from animals must be organic as well. This means that they must come from healthy animals fed organically grown fodder and not artificially raised with the help of hormones, antibiotics, fat promoters, milk-fat enhancers, etc.
2. Whole Foods
The second rule of vital nutrition is that your foods must be whole, complete, unrefined and unadulterated. Examples of whole foods include: whole wheat, brown rice, oranges, sugar cane (not corn syrup) and potatoes are all whole foods.
Whole foods are simply foods which still contain all the nutrients which nature intended us to eat. They have all the vitamins (with certain exceptions), minerals (with certain exceptions), proteins, carbohydrates and a natural compliment of enzymes which are essential to good health. Whole foods are unrefined. Whole foods are not concentrates, nor parts of whole foods.
It is hard to believe that upwards of 95 percent of the foods consumed by the average American today has been tampered with in some manner, adulterated in some manner, overcooked, and processed in such a manner that it is virtually devitalized of all nutritional value. White bread, white sugar, breakfast cereals are examples of devitalized, nutrition less foods. And our children only know Honey-Nut Cheerios.
Remember, only whole foods can supply optimum nutrition for optimum health.
3. Living Foods
The third rule of vital nutrition is that every food you eat should be eaten as fresh as possible. They should be eaten raw in the case of fruits and vegetables. They should not be cooked, canned or frozen. If cooking is necessary, they should be cooked as little as possible, preferably steamed or cooked with little or no water. All of the broths that result from cooking should be consumed as well.
Raw foods are necessary for proper nutrition because of the enzymes they contain. Cooking always destroys the enzymes in food. Completely destroyed. The heat of cooking also damages some of the vitamins, particularly vitamins B and C.
Even freezing destroys the nutritive value of foods. Canning, drying (dehydrating), preserving and keeping such foods stored for long periods of time also destroy the nutritive value of foods.
Raw foods act as intestinal cleansers. They are the best preventive measure against constipation.
Cooked food is dead food. Only living foods can build and/or restore health.
4. Poison-Free Foods
The next rule is simply that your food must be poison free. If you can’t get foods that are organic and free of colorants, waxes, etc, at least wash them thoroughly before preparing them. Special peroxide-containing products are especially useful in de-contaminating all foods. Remember, there are more than 3,500 different chemicals used in the processing of foods. Our deteriorating health rests squarely on the shoulders of the chemical industry’s powerful lobby!
5. Balanced Diet
You can forget that stupid little pyramid that is supposed to represent the latest Washington-based thinking on what we should eat. All you need to know is that the optimum diet for optimum health and vitality is a diet low in animal protein and rich in natural carbohydrates and protein foods from vegetable sources. Such a diet would include raw fruits and vegetables.
6. Under eating
It is a fact that under eating leads to longevity. Foods eaten in excess of your bodily needs act as poisons, interfering with digestion, causing internal sluggishness, gas and incomplete assimilation. Excess foods are the greatest causes of fermentation and putrefaction.
7. Correct Eating Habits
It is not only what you eat but how you eat that is important. We are not what we eat, but rather what we assimilate.
Many of us gulp our food, without chewing it properly. Many of us eat out of habit, eating when we are not hungry. All foods must be properly chewed and chewed thoroughly. Never eat in a hurry. It is also necessary to eat in a relaxed atmosphere.
Eating should be a pleasure. But eat to live, don’t live to eat.
Diseases Caused by Mercury
Mercury is one of the most toxic elements on earth. It is linked to many of the most degenerative and horrible diseases known to man. It is unfortunate that these diseases are virtually all iatrogenic – diseases caused by inappropriate medical / dental treatment.
Mercury is one of the deadliest toxins known to man. Its toxicity may well prove to be the most invasive and widespread disease in the history of mankind. Mercury poisoning causes many common medical and mental problems including but definitely not limited to:
· generalized morning stiffness
· joint pain
· rheumatoid arthritis
· mixed connective tissue disease
· skin rashes
· subcutaneous nodules (skin bumps)
· multiple sclerosis
· amyotropic lateral sclerosis
· neurological symptoms
· ringing in the ears
· burning and numbness sensations
· dry eyes and mouth
· immune dysfunction
· axillary lymph node swelling
· digestive disorders
· leaky gut syndrome
· yeast and pathogenic bacteria infections
· chronic fatigue
· circulatory diseases
and the list goes on and on.
Most of the mercury in our bodies comes from the amalgams used to fill teeth. Though called silver fillings because of their silver appearance, these fillings contain 50 percent or more mercury along with other dangerous and toxic metals including copper, nickel, and tin.
Mercury can cause serious dementia, depression and short-term memory loss as well as all of the above listed symptoms and diseases. The American Dental Association (ADA) has known about the extreme toxicity of mercury for many years, yet they continue to deny that mercury in amalgams is toxic and they are adamant in denying that mercury leaches out of the filling. For many years now the ADA has been extremely active in keeping dental patients from learning that dentists have poisoned more than 85 percent of our population!
The ADA continues to fight a rear-guard battle to cover up their culpability in much the same way that tobacco and the cigarette industry have covered up and/or suppressed information suggesting that their products were connected with any disease entity. This is the same type of criminal negligence that surrounded the use of silicone breast implants, asbestos, intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs), and pickup truck gas tanks. It’s all about greed and stupidity, egos and reputations and from one perspective represents the most reprehensible form of unethical and immoral behavior imaginable.
Dentists have known about the deadly consequences of mercury for many years. Mercury amalgams were introduced into the United States in 1833, more than 160 years ago and were denounced at that time by large numbers of American dentists. The opposition was so strong that the American Society of Dental Surgeons, formed in 1840, required its members to sign pledges promising not to use amalgams. And in 1848 they actually found 11 members of the society guilty of malpractice for using amalgams. All were suspended resulting in such an uproar that the Society had no choice but to disband in 1856. Its successor was the American Dental Association. Dental amalgams were not in good repute until after 1895 at which time it is believed that the ADA supported their use.
Prior to World War II a German chemist named Dr. Alfred Stock published many articles on the dangers of mercury fillings. A Colorado dentist, Hal Huggins has spoken out against amalgams for more than 20 years now. His book “It’s All In Your Head” will teach you everything the ADA is trying to cover up. Read it and you will then know more about mercury toxicity than 99 percent of all American dentists.
Your dentist may attempt to refute the bad information on mercury amalgams because he is under pressure from the ADA to deny that this mercury leaches out. He also is probably unaware that a bacteria in your mouth — Streptococcus mutans — can transform mercury into methyl mercury which is 100 times more toxic than metallic mercury. Don’t listen to or believe what he says (that mercury is safe) because he is parroting back ADA propaganda. The ADA has published and distributed guidelines for all dentists to use when answering questions regarding amalgams. Your dentist lives under the very real threat of having his license revoked for speaking negatively about amalgams. Thus it is necessary that you read this book and discover for yourself the incredible potential that amalgam has for destruction.
What is Mercury Toxicity?
Dr. Huggins poses some questions that you might ask:
“Am I mercury toxic? Can you test my mercury levels? Just what is mercury toxicity anyway? These are common and confusing questions. Mercury attacks many systems in the body. If is attacked just one, like the polio virus or measles virus do, it would be quite easy to identify. The diagnosis of mercury toxicity is based on both the number of changes and the degree of these changes. White blood cells usually increase as a response to the introduction of amalgam. If these cells go up from 5000 count to 7000 count, this is not especially note able. If the count goes from 5000 to 50,000, then we are talking about leukemia. This is quite note able. The white cell count bears much more weight in diagnosis at 50,000 than 7,000. Many measurable areas can be affected by mercury. Excerpting from our 1989 edition of the Applications Textbook, here are some of the mental gymnastics involved in generating a diagnosis:
White cells above 7500 or below 4500
Hematocrit above 50% or below 40%
Lymphocytes above 2800 or below 1800
Serum total protein above 7.5 g% or below 6.4 g%
Serum triglycerides above 150 mg%
BUN above 18 or below 12 mg%
Hair Nickel above 1.5 ppm
Hair Mercury above 1.5 ppm or below 0.4 ppm
Hair Aluminum above 15 ppm
Hair Manganese below 0.3 ppm
Immune reactions to Aluminum, Nickel, Mercury, Copper, and Gold
Oxyhemoglobin below 55% saturation
Presence of root canal treated teeth
Grouping of symptoms
Presence of both amalgam and gold
Magnitude and polarity of electrical current
T-subset and DNA analysis.
This is just a partial list of potentially affected areas. Add to this, the intensity and direction of each reaction and it is obvious that diagnosis of mercury toxicity becomes a professional judgment call. Since each of these reactions potentially affects several others, it becomes increasingly more important to rely upon professional judgment than a single test result.” (Huggins, It’s All in Your Head, Life Sciences Press, 1989).
Make no mistake about it, hundreds of thousands of Americans show such changes in blood chemistry, mineral analysis and body function. If you have amalgam fillings, you, too, are very likely to exhibit such changes. No one is immune.
The nation is in the midst of a grave health crisis. It is a pandemic of environmental diseases in which mercury is intimately involved. Regardless of what the dental and medical authorities claim, mercury has been clearly linked, either directly or indirectly with a great many of these diseases.
Volumes of material have been written on the cytotoxic effects of mercury. Many studies have been conducted on the detrimental effects of mercury on human subjects. Literally thousands of anecdotal reports have been reported on the horrible consequences of mercury toxicity in people. It is incomprehensible that organized medicine and dentistry still refuse to acknowledge the voluminous research findings that clearly implicate this toxic heavy metal in the etiology of most of our diseases.
Take the time now to complete the attached questionnaire. It will reveal the true extent of mercury’s potential for destruction. This is important because mercury may have given you heart problems in the form of heart attacks, chest pain, tachycardia, murmurs, heart blockages, or other problems. Mercury could very well be the reason you suffer from high or low blood pressure. It is very likely that mercury is the cause of unexplained skin rashes, excessive itching, red flushes, rough skin and acne. Mercury is the culprit responsible for the horrible functional degeneration seen in multiple sclerosis, and its spinal form — amyotropic lateral sclerosis or ALS). It is also involved in shingles, numbness in any body part, epilepsy or convulsions, twitching, and knee or leg jerks especially at night. But mercury also attacks the digestive system causing diverticulitis, ulcers, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disorder, indigestion from most all causes, bloating, poor appetite, diarrhea and constipation. It is involved in Graves disease, and other endocrine diseases including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and pancreatic dysfunction including diabetes. Mercury is involved in problems of the ovaries, testes, painful menstruation, irregular menstruation, premature menopause, and tipped uterus. It is a likely culprit in cervical erosion and PMS. Mercury is also involved in almost all problems pertaining to the prostate gland in men. It’s involvement in gray penis and lack of sensitivity in that organ is legendary. In fact, mercury may be the leading cause of impotence in men.
Mercury toxicity may underlie the phenomenal weight problems Americans have. It may be responsible for being underweight and/or being overweight. It is invariably found in cases of chronically low or subnormal temperature (hypothyroidism).
But mercury also causes emotional problems often leading to the loss of friends and relatives (i.e. divorces). For example, mercury can bring about sudden bursts of anger, massive depression, death wish mentation, suicide, extreme irritability, and divorces. It and aluminum are invariably involved in Alzheimers disease. It is involved in rheumatoid and osteoid arthritis, bursitis, tennis elbow, painful joints, Friedreich’s ataxia, asthma, osteomyelitis, psoriasis, sickle cell anemia, chronic anemia, kidney stones, and virtually all allergies.
Are you ever bothered by metallic tastes in your mouth, frequency headaches, noises in your ears, ringing in your ears, chronic eye inflammations, chronic fatigue? Are you quick to tire? Do you have swollen lymph nodes, hearing loss, excessive sweating, cold hands and feet, motion sickness, slow healing, skin fungus infections, Candida infections, leg cramps, or dizziness? Do you have to get up at night to urinate, or experience frequent urinations during the day? Do you suffer from insomnia? Are you tired on waking up, have trouble making decisions (i.e. indecision constipation)? Are you guilty of perpetual procrastination? Do you seem to have more than your fair share of sore throats? Have you had mono? Mercury probably is responsible for mononucleosis and for false positives in venereal disease tests. It is always involved in leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, and many other grave disorders.
Now are you ready to believe that mercury may have affected your life? Hopefully, the above and the questionnaire below will awaken you as to the danger you face and the danger that everyone in your family faces.
Exactly What Does Mercury From Amalgams Do ?
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, speaking on the amalgam controversy states:
“From a scientific point of view there is no more “controversy” about the ill health effects of the metals contained in and released by the typical dental amalgam fillings. The sheep and monkey studies conducted at the University of Calgary, Canada — under the guidance of Dr. Murray Vimy DDS — showed that radioactively labeled mercury released from freshly and correctly placed amalgam fillings (in a monkey study) appeared quickly in the kidneys, brain and wall of the intestines. Through its affinity for sulfhydryl-groups mercury bonds very firmly to structures in the nervous system. Other studies showed that mercury is taken up in the periphery by all nerve endings (i.e. the hypoglossal nerve of the tongue, the autonomic nerves of the lungs or intestinal wall and connective tissue) and rapidly transported inside the axon of the nerves (axonal transport) to the spinal cord and brainstem. On its way from the periphery to the brain, mercury immobilizes the enzyme that is essential for “making” tubulin. Tubulin forms tubular structures within each nerve, along which the nerve cell transports metabolic waste from the nerve cell into the periphery and along which the nutrients required by the nerve cell are transported from the periphery to the cell. Once mercury has traveled up the axon, the nerve cell is impaired in its ability to detoxify itself and in its ability to nurture itself. The cell becomes toxic and dies — or lives in a state of chronic malnutrition. The mercury that has entered the nerve cell can no longer be excreted in the normal axonal transport routes (some can exit the Ca++ and Na+ channels) and begins to exert its more well-known ill-effects on the mitochondria, nucleus and other organelles of the cell. A multitude of illnesses, usually associated with neurological symptoms, result.” (Dietrich Klinghardt, Amalgam/Mercury Detox as a Treatment for Chronic Viral, Bacterial, and Fungal Illnesses, Paper presented at the Sept. 1996 Annual Meeting of the International and American Academy of Clinical Nutrition, San Diego, CA).
Besides being in considerable trouble, what does all of this information mean?
It means you now have an explanation for chronic illnesses of all sorts. In some patients this explains chronic viral illnesses. Some suffer from Epstein-Barr Virus infections (chronic fatigue syndromes) for example. Others now know why they have suffered for years from herpes, shingles, mouth ulcers, fungal illnesses, chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, bladder infections, prostate infections, or HIV-related infections. The good news is that most such patients experience dramatic recoveries following an aggressive mercury / amalgam detoxification program.
Mercury and Nervous System Poisoning
Very quickly after entering the body, mercury becomes tightly bound in the nervous system. Mercury can be found in the brain, spinal cord, ganglia, autonomic ganglia, and peripheral motor neurons (running to muscles). Because it is so quickly absorbed by the nervous system very little is left to be absorbed by other tissues including the connective tissues. Thus, mercury appears to have a high affinity for nervous tissue and as a result it usually does not appear in the blood, hair, urine, feces or waste waters (e.g. sweat). For this reason trace mineral analysis of hair or blood may not show any mercury levels and an erroneous conclusion that “the patient does not appear to have mercury toxicity” results. Simply stated: Mercury does not appear to enter certain “compartments.”
Mercury in the nervous system results in diverse phychological and neurological problems. All of these symptoms are discussed in a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publication entitled: The Toxicological Profile of Mercury.
Mercury and Immune System Repression
It has been known for many years that mercury impairs the immune system. With impairment comes a chronically susceptible to infections, if not chronic sickness. Mercury detoxification programs almost invariably lead to immune system enhancement.
Amalgam fillings typically convey immunity to antibiotics. This means that antibiotics may no longer be able to kill or control certain bacteria when mercury is present. This coupled with mercury-induced immune system impairment can often lead to grave consequences when serious pathogenic infections strike.
It is possible that mercury is the only known substance with the ability to induce resistance to antibiotics. In the regard it is well known that gum diseases which are resistant to antibiotics quickly reverse once the amalgams are removed.
Fungal infections are also promoted by mercury poisoning and chronic mercury toxicity. Thus, it appears that susceptibility to bacterial and fungal diseases are directly related to the degree of mercury toxicity. This raises an interesting hypothesis regarding just exactly why these diseases appear to be chronically tolerated.
Dr. Klinghardt’s axiom says:
“Most — if not all — chronic infectious diseases are not caused by a failure of the immune system, but are a conscious adaptation of the immune system to an otherwise lethal heavy metal environment.”
That does this mean? It means essentially that because mercury
“suffocates the intracellular respiratory mechanism and can cause cell death [that] the immune system makes a deal; it cultivates fungi and bacteria that can bind large amounts of toxic metals. The gain: the cells can breath. The cost: the system has to provide nutrition for the microorganisms and has to deal with their metabolic products (“toxins”). That does not imply that the tolerated guest cannot grow out of control, as it sometimes clearly does. Therefore, there is still a limited place for antifungal / antibacterial treatment — but only for the acute phase of the disease. A so-called “die-off effect” (the sometimes severe crisis or even lethal reaction a patient can have in the initial stages of aggressive pharmaceutical antifungal or antibacterial treatment) is often nothing else but acute heavy metal toxicity — metals released from the cell walls of dying microorganisms as suggested by my own correlation of clinical syndromes and urinalysis for metals.” (Dietrich Klinghardt, Amalgam/Mercury Detox as a Treatment for Chronic Viral, Bacterial, and Fungal Illnesses, Paper presented at the Sept. 1996 Annual Meeting of the International and American Academy of Clinical Nutrition, San Diego, CA).
Is this axiom correct? Dr. Klinghardt’s results as well as my own results suggest that this is correct because when patients are put through a thorough mercury detox program, there is always a dramatic improvement in the clinical picture for chronic Candida infections.
Health Restoration Consultants uses a mercury detox program described below. One of the primary ingredients in this detox program is chlorella. Chlorella has powerful mercury chelating actions which are thought to be due to its cell wall. Something in the protein coat of the cracked cell wall binds the mercury. Pretreatment with chlorella before challenge with DMSA or DMPS (specific mercury chelators) will increase the urinary excretion of mercury anywhere from 300 to 1800 percent. Many mercury detox patients report improvements in chronic viral illnesses such as Epstein-Barr, and herpes. Japanese researchers have found that Minamata disease (a mercury disease caused by eating mercury contaminated fish) was far more severe when the patient also had a chronic viral disease. In fact, the prognosis for patients suffering simultaneous Minamata disease and chronic viral disease is poor.
Mercury Detoxification Program
All of the physiological and neurological disorders associated with mercury toxicity should be treated as if mercury poisoning and long-term mercury toxicity had been confirmed. To remove mercury not related to dental amalgams, the program below can be started at any time.
In the case of dental amalgam removal, detoxification should begin at least two weeks before dental amalgam removal and continue for at least 3 months after the last amalgam is removed. Usual length of time to eliminate mercury is 3 to 6 months.
The following treatment regimen is an excellent method of reducing mercury toxicity by eliminating mercury from the body. The predominant process is that of chelation — the process whereby chelating substances (i.e. those that can form “claw-like” bonding with heavy metals) are taken orally and the chelated metals are then eliminated through the kidneys.
Because this represents an oral chelation program, it is important to understand that 3 to 6 months will be required to remove the mercury and that the cost is considerably less than going through a standard i.v. chelation therapy program.
A Higher Standard in Oral Chelation Therapy
Chelation is a natural chemical process that goes on in your body all the time. Virtually all key metabolic functions are dependent on chelation. For example, iron in our diet is chelated to form hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying molecules. Cobalt is chelated to form cyanocobalamin or vitamin B-12. Chelation is a process that goes on in plants also. Magnesium is chelated to form chlorophyll in plants. In fact, without chelation there would be no life.
Chelation is a chemical reaction usually involving the bonding of an organic, ring compound with dissolved metals in your body. Organic ring compounds include many organic acids like citric acid (from citrus fruits), lactic acid (the sore muscle culprit), acetic acid (plentiful in vinegar), and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) among others. All of these natural acids (classified as weak acids) have the ability to seize and/or “sequester” metal atoms such as calcium, lead, iron and zinc. Seizing or sequestering is easy to visualize once you understand that “chelation” is derived from the Greek root word “chele” which means “claw.” Chelation is a “claw-like” bonding between an organic ring compound and a metal not unlike the way a lobster claw might clamp down on some object. This bonding is relatively strong and often permanent. Once chelated, toxic metals can now be safely eliminated from the body, usually in the urine.
Certain foods are natural chelators. In fact, foods provide the foundation for a profound and powerful approach to restoring and enhancing health. Many orthomolecular nutritionists and conscientious health care practitioners believe that the natural chelators found in certain foods and supplements are the key to a healthy life.
The effectiveness of foods and nutrients as chelators can be dramatically enhanced by combining them in specific formulations. Certain combinations of food chelators taken regularly are more than capable of reversing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and rejuvenating the cardiovascular system through their natural ability to remove toxic heavy metals from arteries, cells and organs. This is not theoretical hype. Many medical research studies report a complete clearing of coronary arteries and other arteries throughout the body. In fact, the results have been so impressive that some countries now routinely recommend such food programs for preventing heart disease (e.g. National Health Board of Holland).
The oral chelation program developed by Health Restoration Consultants is based upon a more powerful and more effective formulation designed to be maximally effective in removing toxic metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, strontium, thallium, and other dangerous heavy metals commonly found in tissues. Removal is necessary to prevent the catastrophic free radical damage these toxic metals cause. You might say that Health Restoration Consultants has created a higher standard for oral chelation.
Though slower than intravenous EDTA chelation therapy (which must be performed by a chelation doctor), natural chelation (with food substances and supplements) can be performed by you at home or at work. When used regularly and in accordance with directions, you will ultimately realize the same benefits that hundreds of thousands of patients have realized from iv EDTA chelation therapy.
While EDTA chelation therapy will only remove one of the three forms of mercury, it will remove most of the other toxic metals. But EDTA will not cross the blood brain barrier. DMPS will not cross the blood brain barrier either. DMSA, another chelator with a specific affinity for mercury shows only limited ability to cross the blood brain barrier.
Foods that exhibit specific abilities to chelate mercury are capable of crossing the blood brain barrier and thereby remove mercury from neurons. Chlorella pyreneidosa, an algae, has been shown to be capable of mobilizing mercury bound up in nervous tissue. However, the predominant ability of Chlorella to bind (chelate) mercury is exerted on non-neurologic structures and compartments such as muscles, ligaments, skin, connective tissue and in the bones.
Cilantro, or Chinese parsley, can mobilize mercury and other toxic metals very quickly in nervous tissue. If the correct amounts of cilantro are given, the mercury contained in the nervous tissue is removed and can be measured in the urine, stools, or can be re-distributed to other tissues (e.g. connective tissues) for later removal.
Mercury that enters the body’s mobile pool can be reabsorbed from the bowel contents in the small intestine and colon. Therefore to prevent this from happening, cilantro must be used in excess on the days that DMPS or DMSA is given. Bowel transit times must also be decreased to move the feces out of the body as quickly as possible. This can be accomplished by using large doses of Vitamin C, magnesium and fiber laxatives.
Benefits of Chelation
Chelation, whether from natural foods or synthetic amino acid chelators (i.e. EDTA), can prevent coronary artery disease, strokes, protect against heart attacks and restore impaired circulation. But that’s not all that chelation does. Chelation reverses senility and Alzheimer’s disease thereby improving memory. Chelation reverses diabetic gangrene, and restores impaired vision. Chelation prevents the deposition of cholesterol in the liver, reduces blood cholesterol, decreases high blood pressure, will correct about half of all cardiac rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), reduces heart irritability, removes calcium from arterial plaques, helps dissolve kidney stones, reduces serum iron, protects against iron overdosing and poisoning, and improves heart function.
Chelation can heal necrotic ulcers of the skin and improve vision in diabetics (diabetic retinopathy). It decreases macular degeneration and dissolves cataracts. It corrects impotence through the restoration of normal blood flow to the penis and through its ability to chelate nickel, a toxic metal that often accumulates there. It unplugs carotid artery plaque build up and can also unplug renal arteries thereby reducing blood pressure. But perhaps the most meaningful way to think about all the benefits that chelation provides is to simply understand that chelation therapy actually reverses the aging process.
Chelation therapy prevents osteoarthritis, causes rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to disappear, smoothes skin wrinkles, cleans out metabolic wastes from the mitochondria (energy factories) in all cells and thereby returns cells to an earlier (i.e. younger) level of metabolic efficiency. The feelings of wellness and euphoria that result are profound. In fact, most people report feeling better than they have ever felt in their lives.
It’s not uncommon to feel better after beginning an exercise program or while losing weight. And indeed, compared to the way you felt before you started exercising or losing weight, you do feel like a “10″ on the “1-10″ scale. But there are differing degrees of wellness. What most believe was a “10″ after a successful diet, turns out to be only a “1″ on the “feel good” scale once they experience the benefits of chelation. In fact, people who have been chelated report that their motivation changes, even including changes in their system of values. They typically feel so good that they become health conscious for the first time in their lives.
Becoming health conscious is particularly notable for smokers. For smokers the results can be profound. Now instead of smoking to feel better, they realize that smoking provides the exact opposite. The desire to stay off of cigarettes becomes exceedingly strong. It is too bad that the medical establishment by and large refuses to accept chelation therapy. This is tragic since chelation therapy provides a proven, speedy reversal of the health consequences of a 10, 20, or 30-year cigarette habit.
Individual Herbal Products
The following describes certain herbal products that may be used in any mercury detoxification program depending on the severity of the mercury toxicity. Information is provided on dose levels and frequency of usage. Best results can be obtained by using the Oral Chelation Formulas and supplementing with individual herbal products.
Chlorella — green micro algae with open (cracked) cell walls. The cracking is usually accomplished in the freeze drying of these algae and helps you digest this product.
Chlorella is beneficial in the removal of mercury because of its ability to move mercury out of connective tissue so that all chelating agents including DMSA (by prescription only), ginko biloba or garlic for example can remove it from the body.
To supplement the Chlorella present in the Oral Chelation Formula I and II, take 1 200 mg Chlorella tablet daily for the first 2 weeks after amalgam removal. Then increase to 3 200 mg tablets daily (i.e. 1 at each meal) and finally increase to 3 200 mg tablets taken 3 times daily (i.e. 3 at each meal). Maintain that dose level for at least 45 days.
Studies have shown that preparing a subject with Chlorella before EDTA chelation therapy will increase the amount of mercury removed by EDTA by a minimum of 300 percent!
Chlorella may cause diarrhea as the dose level is increased. This will usually disappear as your body becomes used to this supplement.
Reduced L-Glutathione — Recent research indicates that reduced L-Glutathione is an exceptionally powerful detoxifying substance that is critically important in liver detoxification reactions.
Reduced glutathione is vital to a broad range of cellular functions including antioxidation, detoxication, and the maintenance of the reduced biochemical state found in healthy cells. It also plays an essential role in protein structure formation, DNA synthesis and repair, immune function, and the regulation of cellular proliferation.
Glutathione exists in both a reduced and oxidized state, but it is the reduced state in which all of the vital biological functions of glutathione are carried out. In normal, healthy cells, oxidized glutathione is quickly recycled back to the reduced state. The optimal ratio of intracellular glutathione ranges from 100:1 to 400:1 in favor of the reduced state.
Research has shown that oxidative stress, exposure to toxins and toxic heavy metals such as mercury can result in the inability to recycle enough reduced glutathione to meet basic cellular needs. Decreased intracellular levels of reduced glutathione are associated with a number of chronic degenerative diseases.
Recancostat® contains reduced glutathione in combination with anthocyans. Anthocyans are members of the bioflavonoid family and possess significant antioxidant characteristics. Studies have shown that specific anthocyans possess a unique ability to regenerate reduced glutathione from oxidized glutathione even in the presence of oxidizing agents (e.g. mercury), free radicals (created by free radical generators like mercury) and toxic compounds.
In cases of severe mercury toxicity take 2 Recancostat® capsules between meals 3 times daily. Before bed open one Recancostat capsule and dissolve contents under the tongue.
In less severe mercury toxicity cases take 1 Recancostat® capsule between meals 3 times daily dissolving the contents of the last one under the tongue.
Mercury toxicity requires other agents besides reduced glutathione. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Vitamin E and Selenium are also necessary to protect the body from the oxidative damages of mercury and to safely remove the mercury from the body. For severe mercury toxicity
Take 2 capsules of IGA+ 2 times daily.
Silymarin — milk thistle seed has profound activity in the liver and can speed up liver detoxification reactions while actually promoting increased levels of biochemical’s needed in the detox reactions.
If digestive problems are believed to accompany the mercury toxicity, take 2 to 4 Hepatic Complex C42 capsules between meals 3 times daily.
Otherwise, take 1 to 2 Lipotropic Complex capsules 2 to 3 times daily with meals or as directed.
DHEA — dihydroepiandosterone — an adrenal hormone precursor that helps improve stressed adrenal function.
Take 1 25-mg capsules DHEA daily.
Selenium — a powerful anti-oxidant with the ability to assist in chelation. Selenium is often thought of as a specific antidote to mercury.
Take 50 mcg 3 times daily between meals. Selenium is present in above products.
Acidophilus — it is necessary to restore the micro flora in the intestines because mercury adversely affects their levels and profiles.
Take 4-6 Enterogenic Capsules twice daily with a large glass of water.
DMSA — (2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid) — an effective prescription agent for binding heavy metals. Can cross the blood-brain barrier and help remove heavy metals from neuronal and glial tissues.
On the day of amalgam removal, take 3 100 mg capsules both in the morning prior to removal and on the day after removal. Take 30 minutes before or after eating.
Once the amalgams have been removed and after you have been on this supplement program for 3 months, on one occasion only, take 2 capsules (100 mg each) 3 times daily for 3 days. (Source: Daniel Royal, Health Hazard in Your Teeth – Alternative Medicine Digest: Issue 13, 1996, pp 42-43)
Cilantro Buy fresh organic cilantro. Wash and put approximately 1 cup in blender with small amount of water. Add 1/4 cup of sea salt and 2 tbs of cold pressed olive oil. Blend until creamy.
Take 1 tablespoon 3 times daily with meals. May by used as a salad dressing. Use more if mercury toxicity is profound enough to cause depression, Alzheimers or brain fog.
Thioctic Acid Thioctic Acid of Lipoic Acid has been shown to be a powerful toxic metal chelator with the ability to bind mercury, lead and other hazardous metals such as beryllium, thallium and thulium (a common contaminant in all Ester C preparations.)
Benzene Detoxification Procedure:
1. Biochemical detoxification begins with eating fresh, whole lemons peeled but with the inner white of the peel intact. The enzymes in the lemon’s cytochrome system (oxidative system) are powerful in detoxifying benzene. The lemon also contains citric acid (a powerful chelating agent) niacin, vitamin C (another powerful chelator and antioxidant), bioflavinoids and phosphates. After you get used to the sour taste it will be easier to eat a minimum of 10 (preferably more) lemons per day. For less severe cases the Hot Lemon-Water Flush drink early in the morning can substitute for this step. (See Cleansing and Hydrating Drinks)
Take 1 Bronson Bioflavonoid tablet daily.
2. Benzene detoxification requires high levels of niacin (vitamin B-3). But start out slowly because niacin causes flushing or reddening of the skin as the capillaries in your skin dilate. This can be accompanied by histamine release. leading to occasional itching. This hives like state sometimes leaves you temporarily spotted looking but is not permanent. The palms of your hands may itch in the worse cases. Many people suffer headaches with niacin.
For these reasons it is wise to start out at a 50 mg dose two to three times per day and determine how severely you are going to react. Increase niacin tablets until you are taking 500-800 mg three to four times daily.
It is necessary to gradually increase your dose level to the maximum you can tolerate. The greater your benzene (or xenobiotic) burden, the more intense these side effects will be. But as your body eliminates benzene (and/or related xenobiotics) the niacin will no longer cause the flushing, itching or headaches.
Niacin is necessary in large doses to detoxify the body of benzene. Some people suffering from HIV disease for example, have worked themselves up to doses as large as 1000 mg every two hours or approximately 10 to 12 grams of niacin per day for up to three months. If you can work your way up to a dose level of 600 – 800 mg every two to four hours you will be doing remarkably well. Keep at it for as long as you can. Expect to follow this procedure for at least 3 months but more reasonably, expect to be on niacin for six to eight months.
Without niacin benzene detoxification results in Nylon 6 polymer scars. Nylon 6 polymer scars are wart-like scars that will disappear with UV light therapy.
3. Benzene detox also requires high levels of other B vitamins. Benzene actually “polymerizes” the intestinal wall resulting in diminished absorption of food stuffs and sometimes enhanced absorption of viruses, bacteria and toxins. High levels of liquid B vitamins are necessary to absorb enough to maintain the detox process. In addition to niacin (B-3) both B-6 and B-12 play major roles.
Take 3 Super B tablets daily (Bronson Pharmaceuticals). Super B from Bronson is pure, contains no solvents or heavy metal contaminants. These tablets supply substantial dose levels of the following B-vitamins: Thiamin (50mg); Riboflavin (50mg); Niacin (300mg); Vitamin B-6 (50mg); Folate (400mcg); Vitamin B-12 (100mcg); Biotin (400mcg); Pantothenic Acid (100mg). All of these B-vitamins are necessary and recommended.
Because oral B-12 is poorly absorbed in LGS, it is necessary to use nasal B-12 products like “Ener-B” or sublingual forms of B-12. Research shows several hundred fold increases in circulating levels of B-12 result from nasal gel or sublingual administration of this vitamin. Oral forms are not absorbed properly because of the “clogged” or “polymerized” gut wall.
If you decide to use nasal B-12
Use one “Ener-B” squeezable ampule (in the nostril) daily for the first week. Thereafter use one “Ener-B” squeezable ampule three times weekly.
If you prefer sublingual B-12,
Take one sublingual B-12 (Tyler) tablet 3 times daily for the first week.
Thereafter, take two sublingual B-12 tablets daily.
As the levels of B-complex rise, there should be changes in the color of the urine. If your urine remains clear, your body is utilizing all the B vitamins and you need to take more. Take B-complex at dosage levels sufficient to maintain a straw color to the urine. Note: If your urine is brown colored with an odor, you may be excreting nitrobenzene as well as phenolic and benzyl compounds.
4. Vitamin C is required for benzene (and other xenobiotic) detoxification. Vitamin C may not be tolerated very well by patients with Leaky Gut Syndrome. But it is not the patient that can’t tolerate the Vitamin C, it is the benzene in the patient that causes the problem.
As benzene is detoxified in this program there is the possibility that the skin may develop eruptions of a silvery white powder. This is a beneficial effect of the detox procedure. There may also be headaches.
During the first and second weeks start your Vitamin C program slowly.
Take 1/8 teaspoon twice daily during week 1. During week two increase to 1/4 teaspoon twice daily.
In week three increase to 1/2 teaspoon twice daily.
Thereafter take 3 grams (3,000mg) to 10 grams (10,000 mg) of vitamin C powder daily.
One gram of Vitamin C powder is equal to 1/4 teaspoon. Accordingly, 3 grams = 3/4 teaspoon and 10 grams = 2-1/2 tsp. Divide these dosages into three or four equal portions and take throughout the day.
5. Take a complete amino acid supplement (See Honeybee Pollen below).
Take 1 tablespoon High Desert® Honey Bee Pollen after breakfast, and 1 teaspoon (tsp) before lunch and 1 tsp before supper. This may be dissolved in water or sprinkled on various foods. It may also be eaten straight.
Also eat a high cholesterol diet and take sulfur containing amino acids like cystein. This is important and runs against popular media coverage and conceptions regarding cholesterol. Cholesterol is a powerful antioxidant, necessary in protecting the body during detox reactions and also necessary in protecting the arteries.
6. Glutathione is helpful but poor absorption (from LGS) limits the bioavailability. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) stimulates intracellular glutathione production while preventing oxidative tissue damage.
Take 1-2 capsules Oxyperm with meals 3 times daily. Oxyperm is a targeted antioxidant that supports the intestinal mucosa supplying Quercetin, Ginko Flavone Glycosides, N-Acetyl-L-Cystein, Beta Carotene, Selenium and Vitamins C, E and Zinc.
7. Reduced L-Glutathione capsules help detoxify the body. A better way to maximize the detoxifying actions of reduced L-glutathione is to use it in a manner that bypasses the gut. Open the capsules and pour the powder under the tongue. It will absorb completely. It is not the most pleasant tasting product in the world, but the end results are definitely worth the salty-sulfur and smokey taste. The powder is usually dissolved and absorbed within 7 to 8 minutes. It travels directly to the liver this way and its potency is not lost in attempting to traverse a polymerized gut wall. Dissolve 1 capsule Recancostat® under the tongue daily.
The faulty digestion in LGS diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, leads to the production of toxic by-products such as indole, phenol, skatol, methane, putrescine, cadaverine and hydrogen gas. It is imperative to eliminate these toxic byproducts from the body and to stop their formation. These toxins directly attack the mucosal epithelial cells and negatively impact the normal barrier functions of the gut wall.
Equally as important, intestinal endotoxins like phenol damage beneficial bacteria in the gut leading to a chronic imbalance in the intestinal flora. This imbalance is called dysbiosis. When pathogenic bacteria become predominant the results are intestinal infections, inflammation of the mucosa and dramatically increased permeability.
It has been shown in laboratory studies involving monkeys that mercury severely disturbs the bacteria in the intestines. Monkeys were given dental amalgam fillings and thereby exposed to highly toxic mercury vapors. During the control period (before inserting the amalgam fillings) only 9 percent of the bacteria in the intestines of these monkeys were resistant to antibiotics. After placing amalgam fillings in their mouths, the percent of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the intestines increased to 70 percent! After removing the amalgam fillings, the antibiotic resistant bacteria dropped to 12 percent.
8. Ginko Biloba contains compounds known to scavenge free radicals which prevents tissue oxidative damage. Quercetin (from Saphora Japonica) exhibits stabilizing effects on intestinal mast cells, inhibits histamine release and decreases the production of free radicals. Other bioflavinoids (e.g. rutin) may have similar effects.
If you are following these instructions you are already taking enough Ginko Biloba. This is being supplied in the 1-2 capsules Oxyperm you are already taking with meals 3 times daily. Oxyperm is a targeted antioxidant that supports the intestinal mucosa supplying Quercetin, Ginko Flavone Glycosides, N-Acetyl-L-Cystein, Beta Carotene, Selenium and Vitamins C, E and Zinc.
9. Goldenseal is one of the most widely used herbs. Roots of goldenseal exhibit antimicrobial, astringent and energy stimulating actions. Goldenseal is especially useful in the treatment of mucous membrane infections. The root is useful in the treatment of dyspepsia and gastritis. The alkaloids in the root also have an antispasmodic action, stimulate bile secretion and are strongly bacteriocidal.
Take 10 – 20 drops of Golden Seal Tincture (Good Herbs) in 4 oz. pure water 3 times daily 10 – 30 minutes before meals. Use for 7 days, stop. Do not use for next 7 days. Repeat start and stop procedure. Goldenseal should not be used continuously. It damages good bacteria populations.
10. Oligosaccharides such as fructooligosaccharides or “FOS” for short are short-chain polysaccharides which are not digested by human digestive juices but which are preferentially consumed by beneficial intestinal bacteria in the colon. Increased populations of beneficial bacteria suppress the activity of putrefactive bacteria in the gut, thereby reducing the formation of toxic fermentation products. FOS is actually superior to fiber but when used together, the results can be exciting.
The Jarro-Dophilus brand of Acidophilus contains the FOS (NutraFlora) in each capsule. This minimizes dysbiosis.
Take 2 Jarro-Dophilus capsules twice daily. Preferable times should be before breakfast and several hours after supper.
Take 4 Enterogenic capsules twice daily between meals.
11. Regular use of Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) will assist in healing the intestinal lining. Research on more than 150 patients over a four year period shows this herb to be of great value in Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, recurring ulcers, and parasitic infections. Because of this, it is also of value in all LGS diseases. Cat’s claw seems to “break through severe intestinal derangements that no other available product can touch…” Cat’s claw can clear up long-term parasitic infections involving Blastocystis hominis, entamoebas, and giardia, as it were breaking up a long standing log jam in intestinal metabolism. This then enables other therapies to work. Cat’s claw is also reported to have potent antioxidant properties as well.
Take 30 drops of Cat’s Claw Extract (Good Herbs) 5 times daily. Take 30 minutes before each meal. Mix in 4 – 6 oz of pure drinking water.
12. Honey-Bee Pollen is a phenomenal product containing all of the essential nutrients now known to us. It brings the body chemistry into balance, helps digestion, relieves stress, is phenomenally successful with allergies, is loaded with enzymes, and is high in B-12 and Vitamin E. Good pollen has been shown to be of immense value in multiple sclerosis. It builds strength in tired bodies, acts as a tonic and in most cases can improve and restore the zest for living along with a healthy appetite and mood.
Honey-Bee Pollen can either cause weight gain or weight loss depending on whether it is taken before or after meals.
Take 1 tablespoon after breakfast (to gain wt) and take 1 teaspoon before lunch and 1 teaspoon before supper.
Honey Bee Pollen acts as a psycho-motor stimulant without the depressive after effects.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT FOR G.I. AND LIVER FUNCTION IN
LEAKY GUT SYNDROME – THE BASE PROBLEM IN RHEUMATOID
ARTHRITIS AND RELATED DISORDERS
Because Leaky Gut Syndrome is the basis of most disturbed gut and G.I. functions, it is desirable to correct even the slightest disturbances in function in all the organs involved. Beginning with the stomach it is best to assist the digestive process with dietary enzymes. This program of nutritional support for the gastrointestinal and hepatic systems should be undertaken only after the home colonic intestinal cleanse (or a comparable cleanse) has been underway for at least one week or completed and after the parasite cleanse has been underway for at least one week. It can be used during therapeutic fasting as well.
1. Take 1-3 Similase® capsules 3 times daily at the beginning of meals. CAUTION: If you are suffering from or have been diagnosed as having gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcers do not use Similase®.
Similase® is a highly concentrated plant enzyme digestive formula designed for persons on an average mixed diet containing carbohydrate, protein, fat, fiber and dairy products.
2. It is impossible to overstate the necessity of reestablishing normal beneficial bacteria populations in the intestines. The best policy is providing diverse forms of beneficial bacteria in the nutritional support program.
Take 4 Enterogenic® capsules twice daily between meals with at least 8 oz of pure drinking water. This will supply your system with 4,800 mg of fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a food stuff you don’t absorb but which enables beneficial bacteria to flourish. These capsules will also provide you with more than 6 billion viable organisms including Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifodobacterium bifidum, B. infantis, and Streptococcus faecium. Beneficial bacteria are essential to controlling Shigella which are found in all MS and manic depressive patients.
3. The intestines retain vast amounts of toxins when normal functions are disturbed. These toxins must be removed if there is to be any hope of recovering from the diverse ravages of LGS. This process is best begun through products that absorb intestinal toxins.
Take 6 Fiber Formula® capsules on an empty stomach with a large glass of water. Repeat twice daily. This will provide psyllium hull powder, oat bran, bentonite powder, bromelain (a digestive aid), papain, guar gum, marshmallow root, prune powder, vitamin C, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Cranesbill and Ginger root.
4. It is probable that in most cases of Leaky Gut Syndrome and the resultant rheumatoid states, that heavy metal poisoning is involved. Heavy metals create massive amounts of tissue damage through their ability to generate free radicals. Free radicals are easily as damaging as radiation, if not more so. It becomes necessary to reduce oxidative damage.
Oxyperm®, is a targeted antioxidant support for the gastrointestinal mucosa. This product supplies quercetin, ginko flavone glycosides, N-Acetyl-L-Cystein, beta carotene, selenium and vitamins C, E and zinc.
Take 1 to 2 Oxyperm® capsules with meals three times daily.
5. Mixtures of Reduced Glutathione and anthocyans show powerful heavy metal chelating effects. Use Recancostat® in association with any heavy metal detox program.
Dissolve 1 capsule of Recancostat® under the tongue daily.
6. The intestinal mucosa needs to be nourished if one is ever to overcome the ravages of LGS. Permeability Factors® is a product designed to supply nutritional support to the mucosa.
Take 2 Permeability Factors® capsules 3 times daily between meals.
7. The liver is overworked in all cases of Leaky Gut Syndrome including rheumatoid states. Accordingly, the liver must be supplied with nutrients essential to phase I and II liver detoxication. Without the proper supply of antioxidants to the liver, the production of free radicals can cause damage as the liver works to detox chemicals and toxins. It is important to understand that free radicals are created naturally by the liver during all detox reactions.
Take 2 Detoxication Factors® capsules 3 times daily between meals.
Herbal Home Colonic Program
Digestive system and colon health have reached an all time low in the United States. Diseases of the digestive tract are on the rise.
In 1994 the #1 cancer among men and women was rectal colon.
Modern lifestyle has taken its toll on our digestive system. Refined, processed, low fiber foods, animal fats, environmental chemicals, lack of exercise and an ever increasing level of stress all contribute to our current gastrointestinal health crisis.
The frequency at which a normal, healthy person should move their bowels has been a great misconception among the public and most medical professionals. For years doctors have thought that anywhere between 1 bowel movement a day and 1 a week was normal. In the examination of more primitive peoples we find that their bowels move much more frequently, 2 to 3 times daily on the average. This is because these people eat better, get more exercise and have much less stress. What we have learned is that it is normal to have 1 bowel movement a day for each meal you eat (if you eat 3 meals you should have 3 bowel movements).
The Merck Manual, the medical industry’s standard text for the diagnosis and treatment of disease tells us that colon degeneration is on the rise. The incidence of diverticulosis has increased dramatically over the last 40 years. It states that in 1950 only 10 percent of adults over the age of 45 had this disease. In 1955 diverticulosis had increased to 15 percent. By 1972 just over 30 percent of the population suffered from this disorder and by 1987 it had increased to near 50 percent. The latest edition states that the incidence increases rapidly over age 40 and that “every person will have many” [diverticula] if they live long enough. Every American adult will have herniation of the large intestine.
Diverticula are saccular herniations that protrude through the wall of the colon. These “bowel pockets” are like “bubbles” on the sides of innertubes that have been over inflated. Diverticula are almost always asymptomatic (you can’t feel them). They are caused by a sluggish, constipated bowel. These pockets fill with old fecal material full of putrefaction and toxins. These toxic materials can be re absorbed back into the bloodstream. This can infect the entire body causing all types of toxic reactions.
A sluggish bowel can retain many pounds of old, toxic and poisonous fecal matter. Studies have shown that some people may retain 40 or more pounds of this material in their large intestine. Many times the real cause behind sickness and disease is retention and re absorption of this toxic waste.
The first step in everyone’s health program should be stimulating, cleaning and toning all the elimination organs and systems, and the bowel is one of the best places to begin.
2 Week Herbal Home Colonic Program
Day #1. Start with two capsules of Vega-Lax intestinal corrective formula during or just after your evening meal. This formula works best when mixed with food. Drink at least 8 oz of pure drinking water after the meal.
Day #2. This morning (by noon) you should notice an increase in your bowel action and in the amount of fecal matter that you eliminate. The consistency should also be softer. If you do not notice any difference in your bowel behavior today or if the difference was not dramatic don’t worry. Take two capsules of Vega-Lax with lunch (with 8 oz water). Then tonight take two more Vega-Lax capsules (again with 8 oz water). That’s 4 capsules total for the day.
Days #3-7. Continue taking 2 Vega-Lax capsules with lunch (with 8 oz water) and two Vega-Lax capsules with supper (with 8 oz water). If your bowels are moving satisfactorily (i.e. noticeable improvement) stay at this dosage of 2 capsules with lunch and 2 capsules with supper for the rest of the week. If you are not moving satisfactorily, you will need to continue to increase your dosage every evening by one Vega-Lax capsule until you notice a dramatic difference in the way your bowel works. It has taken most of us years to create a sluggish bowel so lets be patient for a few days and increase by one capsule each day.
By the end of the first week you should know what your dosage is. This is your “established dose.” If not then remain on this formula alone for an additional week to get regulated before you go on to the next step.
Week #2. At the beginning of week two is when you start the Miracle 7 Colon Cleanser. We will take this formula 2 times each day beginning in the morning after breakfast.
On arising (before breakfast) drink 8 ounce Hot Lemon-Water Flush1. After breakfast and dinner take the Miracle 7 Colon Cleanser capsules according to the following weight schedule:
Adults: Under 100 lbs.: 4 capsules a.m. and 4 capsules p.m.
101 – 175 lbs.: 5 capsules a.m. and 5 capsules p.m.
Over 175 lbs.: 6 capsules a.m. and 6 capsules p.m.
with 8 ounces of diluted, organic juice (fruit or vegetable) or Hydrating Drink2.
Within an hour after taking the Miracle 7 Colon Cleanser, drink an additional 8 ounces of pure drinking water, Hydrating Drink, or herbal tea. Try to consume between 80 and 128 ounces of liquid each day. This makes the Colonic Program much more effective.
During week #2 you will continue to take your “established dose” of Vega-Lax as usual but increase the dosage you discovered the first week by one additional capsule at supper (i.e. your “established dose” plus 1).
Vega-Lax Intestinal Corrective Formula
Ingredients: Each capsule contains 194 mg Senna leaves and pods (Cassia marilandica), 194 mg Cascara Sagrada aged bark (Rhamnus purshiana), as well as 35 mg of a dehydrated aloe vera gel referred to as Glucomannon. This dose of Glucomannon powder is equivalent of 700 mg Aloe Vera liquid gel.
Therapeutic action: This stimulating formula is cleansing, healing and strengthening to the entire gastrointestinal system. It stimulates your peristaltic action (the muscular movement of the intestines) and over time strengthens the muscles of the large intestine, halts putrefaction and disinfects, soothes and heals the mucous membrane lining of the entire digestive tract. This herbal formula also improves digestion, relieves gas and cramps, increases the flow of bile which in turn cleans the gall bladder, bile ducts and liver. It also helps to destroy Candida albicans overgrowth and promotes a healthy intestinal flora. In combination with the Miracle 7 Colon Cleanser it helps destroy and expel intestinal parasites, increases gastrointestinal circulation and is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.
Contraindications: Do not use during pregnancy without the guidance of a competent health care professional.
Miracle 7 Colon Cleanser
Ingredients: Each capsule contains a skillfully blended mixture of natural and organic ingredients consisting of Psyllium Seed Hull Powder, Pharmaceutical Grade Bentonite Clay, Citrus Pectin, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Wheat Grass Powder, Apple Fiber, Golden Seal Root, Gentian, Buckthorn, Rhubarb Root, Cascara Sagrada, whole leaf Aloe Vera and spices.
Therapeutic action: This cleansing and soothing formula is to be used during week two with the Vega-Lax intestinal corrective formula. In combination with the Vega-Lax, this formula becomes a highly powerful purifier and intestinal vacuum. This formula will draw old fecal matter off the walls of your colon and out of any bowel pockets. It will also draw out poisons, toxins, heavy metals such as mercury and lead and even remove radioactive material such as strontium 90. This formula will also remove over 3,000 known drug residues. Its natural mucilaginous properties will soften old, hardened fecal matter for easy removal and also make it an excellent remedy for any inflammation in the stomach and intestines.
Footnotes: 1) Hot Lemon-Water Flush and 2) Hydrating Drink are prepared according to directions included on separate sheets.
CLEANSING AND HYDRATING DRINKS
Hot Lemon-Water Flush
You will drink the Hot Lemon-Water Flush first thing each morning, to help complete the cleansing process that has been going on during the night. This drink flushes all the systems of elimination, especially the kidneys, the liver, and the colon. It helps to cleanse waste from the digestive tract and keep your breath sweet.
8-ounce glass of warm, purified water
Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon with white pulp pulverized
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Heat water until it is quite warm (in microwave ). Pour 8-oz of hot water into glass and add lemon juice and cayenne. You may increase the amount of cayenne gradually (up to 1/8 teaspoon) as you continue to make your Hot Lemon-Water Flush each morning.
Lemon juice helps to break up and dislodge the sticky mucus deposits that tend to clog up the system. Its powerful enzymes and high vitamin-C content are natural cleaners, helping to flush your system of toxic wastes. The bioflavonoids in the white inner rind and fibrous strands are also very cleansing, so squeeze to deliver the benefits of these fibrous parts of the lemon as well.
SUGGESTION: Peel lemon only half way. Cut and place peeled half in blender. Pulverize and add juice (with ground white, inner rind and seeds) to hot water.
Cayenne pepper aids digestion by stimulating the production of digestive juices, and helps to eliminate mucus. It is healing to the respiratory system and is thought to enhance the effects of many other herbs and vitamin C. Some people report that drinking hot water alone early in the morning encourages bowel movements.
You can enhance the hydrating properties of your purified drinking water by adding a small amount of natural brown sugar (turbinado). This procedure was developed by two Australian doctors working with dehydrated and malnourished African babies near death from starvation and diarrhea. The results are literally the same as giving intravenous glucose or sugar water to people in the hospital who cannot eat solid food.
Prepare the Hydrating Drink using organically grown apple juice and pure drinking water. Mix
6 ounces of purified water with
2 ounces of organic apple juice
and drink between meals throughout the day. Or prepare it by mixing
1/2 teaspoon Turbinado with
8 ounces of pure drinking water.
1 tsp Turbinado with
32 oz pure drinking water
Drink as much as you can. Try to drink 128 ounces at a minimum. Drinking from a plastic cup with a straw coming through the top makes it much easier to consume huge volumes.
This drink not only helps flush toxins from the body, it stimulates the lymphatic system as well and flushes it as well. It discourages constipation.
One of the most impressive responses in all of herbology is the response of the liver to an extract of milk thistle. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) yields an extract rich in silymarin. Silymarin actually is a group of flavonoid compounds which have a well documented and tremendous effect on protecting the liver from damage as well as enhancing the body’s detoxification process.
Silymarin prevents damage to the liver by acting as an antioxidant. Silymarin is many times more potent in its antioxidant activity than vitamin E and vitamin C.
Silymarin protects against liver damage by extremely toxic chemicals such as carbon tetrachloride, amanita toxin (poison mushroom), galactosamine, and praseodymium nitrate.
Silymarin enhances detoxification reactions by preventing the depletion of glutathione. The level of glutathione in the liver is critically and strategically linked to the liver’s ability to detoxify. The higher the glutathione content, the greater the liver’s capacity to detoxify toxic chemicals.
Typically when our liver is exposed to toxic chemicals the concentration of glutathione is substantially reduced. This reduction in glutathione makes the liver cells susceptible to damage. Silymarin not only prevents the depletion of glutathione induced by alcohol and other toxic chemicals, it increases the level of glutathione by up to 35 percent.
Silymarin is very useful in treating liver diseases including cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, fatty infiltration and inflamation of the bile duct. Under ordinary circumstances the standard dosage for silymarin ranges from 70 to 210 milligrams three times daily.
Prepare Silymarin Tea by adding
4 dropper “squirts” of silymarin extract (alcoholic extract) to
64 ounces (2 quarts) of pure drinking water
Drink 4 ounces of this tea (Sily Tea) every 30 minutes throughout the day until the entire 64 ounces is consumed.
Drink 64 ounces of Sily Tea daily for the first 14 days of the liver and gut detoxification program. Thereafter drink 32 ounces of Sily Tea daily.
Iron Overload or Hemochromatosis
Hemochromatosis is a “forgotten disease.” It lurks inside many of us and usually remains hidden from ourselves and from many of our doctors.
Iron overload is an enigmatic disease. It presents its signs and symptoms in many different combinations of more common diseases such as diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, arthritis, impotence, chronic fatigue, amenorrhea (i.e. excruciatingly painful menstrual periods), shortness of breath, emphysema, cataracts, depression, hearing loss, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, strokes, inflammatory bowel disease and other respiratory diseases.
How many of us suffer from this disorder? The most recent study suggests a ratio of 1 in 100. Chelation therapy is of value in removing excess iron. Other than through chelation mechanisms, there is no other natural way of getting rid of the excess iron that the body accumulates. A good treatment exists for hemochromatosis: regular withdrawal of the high-iron blood. This draws the toxic metal out of the tissues and prevents further damage.
Chelation therapy is a safe, effective and relatively inexpensive treatment that restores blood flow in patients suffering from atherosclerosis. Chelation therapy is used to reverse the symptoms of hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerotic plaque formation is caused by multiple complex factors with the end result being plaque formation which blocks the flow of blood. Plaques are composed of fibrous tissue, oxidized cholesterol (primarily oxidized LDL-cholesterol) and calcium with iron and heavy metal involvement. Plaques lead to heart attacks, strokes, senility and peripheral vascular diseases that often result in amputations of the extremities.
Cardiovascular Disease is Big Business
Plaques in arteries are big business for organized medicine. In 1994 there were 373,000 open heart procedures in the U.S. and 748,000 worldwide. But bypass surgery is exceptionally dangerous with upwards of 10% of patients dying as a result of the surgery. But the problem doesn’t stop there. Bypass surgery represents the mechanical repair of only a small portion of the arterial tree and to make matters worse, it uses diseased “pipe” to make this repair. Total costs average about $45,000 and can be as high as $60,000 or even more.
Balloon surgery, or angioplasty, is far more popular and is practiced by greater numbers of physicians. In fact, the competition for patients between hospitals and cardiologists has never been more intense or aggressive. At the present time there are in excess of 1,800 independent and hospital-based cardiac catheterization centers in the U.S. The costs associated with cardiac catheterization when performed by cardiologists is in excess of $4,000. The cost of angioplasty now averages close to $6,000 exclusive of the $4,500 average hospital costs involved.
How Chelation Therapy Works
Chelation therapy is a non-surgical therapy that utilizes a synthetic amino acid called ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) to bind and remove undesirable substances from the body including heavy metals, iron, copper, zinc and calcium, most of which are known components of arterial plaques. In more than 1000 studies performed to date, and with more than 4 million chelation treatments having been performed, chelation therapy has been proven repeatedly to improve blood flow throughout the entire vascular system.
Chelation therapy dramatically improves health by correcting the major underlying cause of arterial blockage. Damaging oxygen free radicals are increased by the presence of metallic elements including iron. These metals act as chronic irritants to blood vessel walls and cell membranes. EDTA removes these metallic irritants, allowing leaky and damaged cell walls to heal. Plaques smooth over and shrink, allowing more blood to pass. Arterial walls become softer and more pliable, allowing easier expansion. Hundreds of studies now show that EDTA chelation therapy leads to blood flow increases in more than 85 percent of all patients. And if this weren’t miracle enough, the cost for chelation therapy is only a fraction of the cost of bypass surgery. For example, if 20 to 40 four-hour chelation treatments in a physicians officer were required for a given patient, the total cost would run somewhere between $2,000 and $4,000!
So What’s The Problem?
Here’s the problem. EDTA no longer enjoys patent protection. EDTA is classified as an orphan drug. In fact the original pharmacological developers of EDTA (Abbot) believed the compound to be without significant value and opted to let the patent expire. This means that EDTA can now be manufactured by any company free of royalty because it is now considered in the public domain. It costs upwards of $300 million and decades of study to receive FDA approval of pharmaceuticals today. Accordingly, pharmaceutical companies will not undertake such expenditures of time and financial resources to get FDA approval for drugs unless there is a strong probability that they will realize a profitable return on their investment. With drugs that enjoy the profits that patent protection affords, paybacks are assured. But with drug products that are already in the public domain such paybacks are not possible and therefore are viewed as “useless” therapies by the FDA, the AMA and all of the major pharmaceutical manufacturers.
EDTA is not patentable. Because of this, the FDA is behaving as if EDTA chelation therapy is useless because it hasn’t been validated by double-blind clinical trials. Yet, in reviewing more than 1000 published articles on EDTA chelation therapy, the FDA admits that no untoward or toxic effects have been reported when the drug is administered according to accepted, safe protocol.
The current health care delivery system effectively excludes the development and utilization of alternative medical treatments even if such treatments may help patients and have been proven to be safe. The antiquated and highly touted FDA approval process not only discourages innovation, but discourages all but the largest pharmaceutical companies from seeking FDA approval for a treatment. This approach, currently under attack, works to exclude the contributions of innovative practitioners, scientists and smaller pharmaceutical companies that do not have the financial resources to complete the costly FDA approval process. This atrocious approval process is highly effective in preventing low-cost treatments (e.g. EDTA, Vitamin E, Vitamin C) from gaining access to the markets.
Insurance Company Reluctance to Pay
The FDA does not regulate the practice of medicine but limits the marketing and advertising claims for drugs. The FDA has approved marketing claims for the use of EDTA to treat lead poisoning and several other conditions. Treatment of atherosclerosis is not yet an allowable claim for inclusion in the marketing literature of EDTA. Because of this, insurance companies have refused to pay for EDTA chelation therapy. The question this automatically raises is “Why?”
Most medical insurance companies, including Medicare, have been financially depleted by paying for so many expensive surgeries. Segments of the health care industry which profit greatly from surgical procedures are politically powerful. Physicians who review claims for medical insurance companies often favor the extremely expensive and risky procedures, such as bypass surgery, while refusing to pay for equally beneficial or more beneficial and far less expensive and immeasurably safer chelation therapy. While insurance policies do not specifically exclude chelation therapy in their policies, patients have often had to resort to the courts in order to collect their insurance benefits. If the fear of censure could be removed along with the fear of FDA raids, many health insurance companies would reimburse patients for less-expensive approaches to health care including chelation therapy.
The Underlying Threat
Here is the real kicker. If you could eliminate cardiovascular diseases, you would effectively eliminate virtually 85 percent of all diseases suffered by mankind. EDTA has the potential to restore the cardiovascular system to near perfect health. This by inference then means that EDTA has the potential to eliminate most all of the diseases suffered by man worldwide. If a therapy this effective were granted full approval by the FDA, the result would be massive wholesale improvement in the health of millions of Americans. The number of patients needing to be hospitalized would dramatically decrease. Insurance premiums would plunge precipitously and health care costs would return to manageable levels. But the medical establishment is not about to let this happen.
The medical industry is currently in excess of a $1 trillion industry, up from $900 billion in 1993. Any treatment that would eliminate cardiovascular and circulatory diseases would significantly impact the medical profession. If EDTA chelation therapy effectively eliminated all cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, this form of therapy would potentially impact the industry to the tune of about $4 billion per day! If EDTA therapy proved to eliminate only one-half of the cardiovascular and circulatory problem, the impact would still be gargantuan at about $2 billion per day!
William G. Drew, Ph.D.