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."
sunny: seriously M? you're going to with hold sharing information with me under the condition of whether I register or not? but you already know who I AM
Feb 20, 2014 12:50:37 GMT -5
lostintime: I do? I only know one sunny and if you are her you could just call me up, tell ya all about it.
Feb 20, 2014 16:16:20 GMT -5
lostintime: It’s too complicated for a one liner in the shout box, plus I would like to see more people get back to the boards, bringing people together
Feb 20, 2014 16:39:39 GMT -5
Vika: Please contact me, I'm desperate, I lyme and filariasis, I am a young girl, I was only 26 years old ... and I'm already dying from diseases .... .... Help me, help advice: vikiart87 @ gmail.com
Feb 21, 2014 5:29:21 GMT -5
sunny: ahh.. yes.. the ol' 'it's too complicated' tactic.. I'm just bothered by the fact that U were trying 2 use my curiousity 2 get me 2 register with the site.. Gnostic Gospel of Thomas 39 touches on the 'keepers of knowledge' & hiding the keys from others
Feb 21, 2014 9:24:38 GMT -5
lostintime: No not a tactic. It's just not worth me pointing out a ton of info for six people that can't find there way out of a paper bag with both hands and a flashlight. Bottom line is Cindy blew a gasket and wanted out. Franky (moderater) was busted
Feb 21, 2014 17:26:11 GMT -5
lostintime: busted for munipulating the board. Look "the cure website" was all about spewing prapaganda for Cindy's foundation but it just proved to be more frustrating then it was worth to her. Truth hurts. It was only for lyme groupies anyway.
Feb 21, 2014 17:31:20 GMT -5
lostintime: This is not complicated for those who look. Please read the CDC and Eva Sapi in the lyme section and then tell me why it is important then will talk more. I have years of collecting files and would love to teach you some things young grasshopper.
Feb 21, 2014 17:51:02 GMT -5
threader: I feel that the Cure website had some good debates and rare information. I agree with BO that removing the board is a slap in the face of free speech. If the site will close then the archives should remain public.
Feb 23, 2014 11:47:51 GMT -5
threader: Cindey Casey responded to this allegation by email to me, and said that the CEHF had nothing to do with the Cure website shutting down. Where is the basis or proof in the allegation that the CEHF is responsible. Why hasn't Franky come forward to explain?
Feb 23, 2014 11:50:37 GMT -5
threader: And the explanation for the Morgellons Support Network site shutting down is that it was bought out by advertisers Ceablue? Seriously? Somebody wants the site's name for an advertising search term but without any of the site's content? Who's domain owner?
Feb 23, 2014 12:08:00 GMT -5
lostintime: Where are the allegation that the CEHF is responsible? I am just trying to point out what happened over the last 72 hrs on the board.
Feb 23, 2014 20:48:39 GMT -5
lostintime: There were multiple problems going on with the Cure website.. I thought it was better as MDR and went down hill rapidly after it’s change. These are private websites threader and can be shut down anytime.
Feb 23, 2014 20:55:24 GMT -5
lostintime: threader, you were on the cure shoutbox during some of the debates leading up to the shutting down of the board. Don't you remember any of that?
Feb 23, 2014 22:21:15 GMT -5
threader: No Lostinline, I was a reg there but hadn't logged in for nearly a week right before it shut down. I knew it got heated with discussions of Lyme and STDs, but TBH I'm a bit in the dark regarding the last days.
Feb 24, 2014 10:15:55 GMT -5
csidegalNH: I all, I was on the days before it shut down. I backed Fibroid Mary that threads had been deleted. Franky said threads get deleted for misbehavior, but was oblivious to the deletion. He said he was fed up with the pettiness.
Feb 24, 2014 11:28:38 GMT -5
csidegalNH: There was talk on shout box saying it would be sad if forum got shut down next thing I know it was gone. I kind of thought I was banned too. Morg Support site says domain expired Jan 28 2014 and seems it could get renewed by owner
Feb 24, 2014 11:31:49 GMT -5
absurdlyhaywired: HI-The Cure site is back up-I saw it yesterday. Glad to see you guys "out and about". I don't feel good-I'll talk with you later.
Feb 24, 2014 17:10:31 GMT -5
fibroid mary: Hi cside, I never got the chance to thank you for 'backing' me on the cure site. I only wanted folks to be aware of the censoring, propaganda & thought manipulation of ill people that was taking place on the site. Hope you are well..
Mar 2, 2014 11:29:34 GMT -5
guest55: Is The Cure site back up?
Mar 5, 2014 15:17:40 GMT -5