Fasting can be a way to detoxify, although a person with a heavy toxic load should never do it for more than 4 days since it overburdens the body with the toxic release. If you want to know more about it, read Fasting and Eating for Health by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Far infrared saunas
Far infrared treatments have shown to be of great benefit in a variety of illnesses. Far infrared waves speed removal of toxins from the body. When far infrared waves are applied, large water molecules vibrate and breakdown the ion bond to toxins, releasing them so they can be then cleared out from the cell and out through the body. Far infrared heat also expands capillaries and skin pores to expel toxins from the body. The far infrared rays most vital to healing are those in the 4-14 micron range.
There are numerous supplements that are extremely helpful in detoxing the body. Among them we have N-acetylcysteine which is also a source of the powerful detoxifier glutathione. Around 500mg twice a day is a good dose; although some have used with great success around 5 grams of NAC (per day) in 7 days cycles in order to detoxify mercury which is the second most toxic substance in the world.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is another crucial supplement. It is water and fat soluble and it is also capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. This means that it is capable of reaching and preventing damage from the evil toxins that are lodged in our fatty tissues, our brains, and every single organ for that matter. This is an important factor because toxins can affect our brain in a significant way. ALA also repairs DNA and prevents DNA and RNA from the damaging processes that result from certain cell-signaling chain reactions. It is a good heavy metal chelator, it protects the heart and brain from cell death, stimulates the regeneration of liver tissue and is rapidly absorbed high up into the digestive tract. ALA recycles other antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and glutathione which is an indispensable antioxidant for detoxification and is synthesized within the mitochondrion. Glutathione may not reliably be augmented by oral supplementation because it cannot always pass over the mitochondrial membrane, therefore it must be synthesized within the mitochondrion. ALA and its metabolite DHLA provoke the cell to produce significantly higher levels of glutathione (even by 70%). So if the glutathione levels in a cell are kept up to a satisfactory level by ALA, even if the cell is poisoned, the cell will have a better chance of recovering instead of dying. Other researchers have demonstrated that ALA can help glucose enter the injured cell. In this way, it provides the fuel necessary for the mitochondrion powerhouse. This energy can be used for the increased cell divisions that are necessary for the regeneration of a severely damaged liver. The recommended dose of ALA is 100mg twice a day with meals. Although others have used higher doses: 300mg - 600mg. It is crucially important that in our diagnostic model of Gulf Toxicity Syndrome the local populations of the southern states are already exposed to the highest airborne mercury levels; so these people's toxic levels are unusually high and their immune and detoxification systems are unusually low. Glutathione levels have been diminished and then crashed down even further due to inhaled VOCs. Thus, replenishing glutathione levels quickly is an essential foundation for appropriate emergency and long-term treatment. - Mark Sircus Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals are very important and the basic ones include magnesium and vitamin C. For dose recommendation see here. In general, it should be around 700mg of magnesium chelate: citrate, malate, taurate (not oxide). For vitamin C, 1-4 grams daily as maintenance is a good dose, but during detox or illness more is required. Other important ones include a good B complex vitamin, vitamin E 800-1000 IU per day, selenium 200 mcg per day, zinc 50 mg per day, vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5 phosphate) 50mg per day, molybdenum, etc.
Other important supplements include milk thistle, omega 3s (mercury free!), taurine, melatonin, 5 HTP (see this article for more information and dose calculation), and digestive enzymes.
Coffee enemas have a great capability for detoxification as they increase gluthathione levels in our bodies which is why they are a favorite treatment for cancer patients. Coffee enemas should always be done with organic coffee and filtered water. Make sure to start with a very diluted version at the beginning since it can trigger an uncomfortable detoxification reaction. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of ground coffee to 1 quart (liter) of water. Let it boil lightly for 3 minutes, then simmer for a total of 20 minutes. Keep the lid on. Strain and use at body temperature, preferably around one cup at a time, for 10 minutes.
I normally salt and pepper my food before eating. I usually use sea salt and with all the toxins in the seas and if you look at the process of how salt is made... well... I'm switching to Himalayan salt to see if that makes a difference... I'll let you know.
"Table salt: Table salt is bleached and processed with excessive heat that alters the natural chemical structure and destroys essential trace minerals. Hazardous molecules such as iodine and fluoride are added along with toxic substances like aluminum hydroxide (used as an anti-moisture additive).
Sea Salt: Unfortunately, many of our lakes and oceans are loaded with toxic poisons like mercury, PCBs and dioxin. Oil spills can toxify a lake or ocean's salt stores for decades after the incident. Over 85% of all sea salt producers are using a refining process for their salt production. Based on this understanding it is wise to assume that sea salt can no longer be trusted as a pure source of essential salts.
Himalayan Salt/Pink Salt: Natural pink salts are known for their essential trace minerals and their ability to regulate cellular fluid balance.
Contrary to popular belief these salts do not elevate blood pressure.
Their ability to regulate fluid balance allows them to naturally stabilize blood pressure at a healthy and supportive level for the body. Some of the other benefits of pink salts include:
Promoting blood sugar health Energy Production (hydro-electrical) Absorption of food particles Supports vascular & respiratory health Promoting sinus health Prevention of muscle cramps Promoting bone strength Regulating your sleep & moods Supporting your libido Enhances immune function Stabilizes heart rate & blood pressure Extracts excess acidity
Pink salts provide a great remedy for asthma and allergy symptoms as well. The salts have a unique ability to unplug the thick mucus secretions in the lungs & stop overflow of nasal secretions when water is plentiful.
Taking it as a natural anti-histamine, one can drink 2-3 cups of purified water with a pinch of healthy salts.
If you crave salts, you are typically in need of trace minerals. Follow your instincts and use a bit more pink salt on your foods. If you have no craving for salts then only use small amounts of pink salts."
We've been using Himalayan Salt for cooking and spicing for a while now and I've noticed that it takes away craving for other unhealthy salty fatty foods such as chips, crackers..etc.
It could also be a good alternative for those who feel reluctant in doing the Vitamin C/Salt therapy I've mentioned before due to possibly elevated blood pressure.
I also wanted to add that even if that Lymephoto site may not be of reputable source that salt protocol really did it's job for me!
"Parkinson's disease is a degenerative brain and nervous condition that produces impairment of speech and movement dysfunction.
Vitamin D, which is produced in the skin upon exposure to sunlight, has long been known to play an essential role in the formation and maintenance of teeth and bones.
Newer research suggests that it also plays a critical role in regulating immune function, thereby protecting against infection, cancer, autoimmune disorders and even chronic conditions such as heart disease or Alzheimer's."
Since we've been sitting in our 'cave' for almost a year now..LOL..I'm thinking about ordering a Vitamin D supplement.
What I've also found interesting is the fact that about 97% of the black population is vitamin D deficient. I'm wondering....doctors have always told us to stay out of the sun, it causes cancer, when now it's to be proven that vitamin D through light exposure actually prevents cancer..and..other disorders...hmmm...just like they told us to avoid salt...??
"Two compounds in particular are of concern: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DOSS). There are more than 100 different PAHs and they come from many sources including crude oil...
However, a more cautious approach is probably appropriate for "vulnerable" people..."
**Just to be cautious because we don't know much about our disease, I would think that we might want to assume the 'more cautious approach'...
"Change “one clove of garlic” to “a head of garlic,” and ramp up the onion dosage if you’re into that sort of thing. Use sesame oil instead of butter to saute the vegetables, because in ancient Indian (Ayurvedic) medicine, sesame is a stress-reducing, delivery-system super-oil which brings nutrients to the body.
Here are the ingredients for Heavy Metal Blood Soup.
Three beets Two big carrots One parsnip Half a head of cabbage One onion One head of garlic Cilantro Black pepper Cayenne Sesame oil 7-8 cups veggie broth (or beef broth if you must) 2 bay leaves 1 tsp sugar 2 tsp raw (Bragg’s brand) apple cider vinegar Chlorella / spirulina drink or tablets on the side"
You're hearing more and more about the importance of detoxing. With our disease - we already have a toxic level of 'something' and add to it the chemicals coming off the Gulf and we're probably more susceptible to feeling the effects of these additions? Do something every day to lessen your levels.
We saw that Carnicom held a Webseminar recently on detoxing, did anyone catch this or know if a report was generated from it?
Hey Ruth, I just saw your post, I'm slow... thanks for your input. We never know what we might put here to help folks that they might end up using to help them feel better or get through a bad time... anyone that feels like participating with something you're doing that might help others?
"Texas officials charged with protecting the environment and public health have for years made arbitrary subtractions to the measured levels of radiation delivered by water utilities across the state, according to a series of investigative reports out of Houston.
Independent tests, the station noted, showed that some of the radiation contained harmful alpha particles, which can cause cell mutations and increase the risk of cancer."
I went to the Post Office here today to mail a letter to the U.S. - they said that it could be delayed by a few days in that there had been more bomb scares and they were having to scan the mail, including letters now, I assume.
I regularally send my sister back home a 'care package' of the good food here. She is naive and unaware of what all is going on and how I think the food is not very good for us there. At the rate things are going - I think it won't be long before I won't be able to send her the good products from here. I hope it doesn't come to this.
" One must ensure that the oil is spit out before the toxins get re-absorbed by the body. If the oil viscosity starts thinning while swishing, it should be a sign that toxins are getting re-absorbed. A second round of oil pulling may be done with fresh oil for further cleansing."
Kitty2014: WhatsamattaU, why do you have to resort to sarcasm to ones' who are in the same rocky boat as you? I thought you were a troll! I can understand that after 42 yrs, you're probably real pi$$ed, but really, it doesn't help our cause! Don't get me wrong,
Jul 28, 2014 0:36:44 GMT -5
Kitty2014: humour is the most precious thing we have left, I s'pose and as futile as you think it is, I will always challenge anyone who thinks we are not speakin' the truth! I don't even understand why they come on here, as this is a Morgie community, is it not!?
Jul 28, 2014 0:44:50 GMT -5
Kitty2014: Anyway, I kinda like your style, now I know you're a sufferer! I'm sorry life and the to$$ers' who ridicule us have reduced you to your almost hostile sarcasm! By the way, I don't presume I'm special, with my own disease, just defensive of what I've got!
Jul 28, 2014 0:50:16 GMT -5
Kitty2014: Lol!!! Incidentally, got some interesting pics, but none of the little 8astard fibres or whatever they are! I've seen a couple poke out of my pores, but rather than get my camera out, I just panic and try to get 'em to go back in! Lol not!
Jul 28, 2014 0:53:17 GMT -5
Kitty2014: FrustratedGuest, I feel your pain! If you want somethin' that may be of help, with an alternative answer, look at: http://livingwithmorgellons.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/what-morgellons-does-to-a-life/ I've found it helpful, see Binky's posts esp!
Jul 28, 2014 0:58:54 GMT -5
Kitty2014: WhatsamattaU, I must apologise, it was Hownow browncow being almost hostile and accusing one of feelin' special! I am truly sorry!!! It's this box, gets confusin'! Wish we had a full page! Lol!
Jul 28, 2014 1:10:06 GMT -5
Kitty2014: Hownow browncow, hope you're feelin' much better yourself! Don't forget, we're the good guys!!! Peace and mental confusion! Lol!
Jul 28, 2014 1:12:39 GMT -5
Bozo krown : I see what your saying anyone that has a ulterior opinion would be a troll, or angry, or just not part of the group. Through the eons it has been people with alternate ideas that have solved the quiz of reality.
Jul 28, 2014 10:26:40 GMT -5
Bozo krown : To question at times was a way to your death, right now in Pakistan they are murdering other Muslims because they do not see eye to eye who the savior is, that idea here would have all the Christians dead.
Jul 28, 2014 10:29:32 GMT -5
Kitty2014: Bozo, I get what you're sayin' and you are correct! However, a lot on here just come to take the pee! I wasn't aware of trolls until the other day, when another pointed it out!!! Life is very sad, we should respect each other, regardless to faith!
Jul 29, 2014 11:13:33 GMT -5
Kitty2014: By the way, I didn't put "pee" .... editor's are on the ball here! Lol! ;(
Jul 29, 2014 11:15:18 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: the site does the word cleanup just like spell check, so your word was worse than pee, LOL. What a savage.
Jul 29, 2014 22:54:05 GMT -5
Kitty2014: Oh, Mr. President, I do love your SENSE of humour!!! I've missed you!
Aug 1, 2014 12:20:09 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: LOL, yea right
Aug 1, 2014 13:45:06 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: I am always here, well, except for the times I'm not.
Aug 1, 2014 13:46:01 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Soon the iron horse will be pointing towards the open spaces, unless I learn to text in a fashion suitable with the new space phone ray gun combination you will not hear from me for a time, I hope the bugs don't come out of the wood work while I am gone.
Aug 1, 2014 13:50:51 GMT -5