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Heavy Metals

Are Toxic Heavy Metals Ruining Your Life?

Do you suffer from chronic health problems and have yet to find the answers you seek? If you feel that you have been searching for answers for far too long, you are not alone. You may already be doing everything you can think of to keep yourself healthy. You stick to your organic diet. You get as much exercise as you can tolerate. You meditate. You take your daily supplements. You take time for yourself. As far as you can tell, you’re doing everything right, and yet, your symptoms persist. Fatigue. Migraine headaches. Joint pain. Brain fog. Sluggishness. Inflammation. Constipation and other digestive disturbances. Susceptibility to infections. Nervousness and anxiety. Insomnia. Poor memory. Yeast and bacterial overgrowth. Skin eruptions. Attentional deficits. Mood dysregulation. Sadly, these types of symptoms are becoming more and more commonplace. If you suffer from any one of these on a regular basis, odds are you have been to countless health professionals, scoured the internet, and read everything you can get your hands on, awaiting relief that never comes, or lasts only a short while. You may even have been told that it’s “all in your head,” that it’s “hormonal,” or “it’s just stress.” Yet as your symptoms continue, you keep asking yourself “What have I missed? Why does my body still feel this way?”

In this modern era, we are bombarded by toxins of every kind imaginable. Our bodies are subjected to an onslaught of dangerous chemicals on a daily basis from things like air pollution, plastics, and industrial cleaning agents, not to mention the thousands of new chemicals introduced into our environment every year. Toxins also saturate our water reservoirs, fall down from the sky, and hide out in our homes and workplaces. This has become an unfortunate reality of modern life. However, if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, there’s a good chance that a particular class of toxins are to blame. They are known as toxic heavy metals. Heavy metal toxicity—from metals such as mercury, aluminum, copper, cadmium, nickel, arsenic, and lead—represents one of the greatest threats to our health and well-being. While heavy metal toxicity is quite common, it is not commonly diagnosed. This is because heavy metal toxicity is an elusive adversary. It stays well-hidden within our bodies, never revealing itself unless you are actively looking for it.

“Heavy metal toxicity—from metals such as mercury, aluminum, copper, cadmium, nickel, arsenic, and lead—represents one of the greatest threats to our health and well-being.”

Toxic heavy metals are virtually everywhere, and are present in things we come in contact with every day, such as aluminum cans and aluminum foil, batteries, metal cookware, old paint, and even the foods we eat. For instance, pesticides and herbicides (which are hard to completely avoid even on a strict organic diet), are a common source of heavy metals. As a result, most of us are carrying around heavy metals that have been with us for almost our whole lives and which have burrowed deep inside our tissues. Unfortunately, it is these “old” metals, the ones that have been lurking in our system for prolonged periods of time, that pose the greatest threat. For example, over time toxic heavy metals can oxidize, causing damage to surrounding tissue and promoting inflammation. They literally poison our bodies, and can inflict damage on virtually every system and organ, including our brain, liver, digestive system, and other parts of our nervous system. Toxic heavy metals put an immense burden on our immune system, leaving us vulnerable to a variety of illnesses.

While toxins of every kind are harmful, heavy metals pose a unique threat. Not only are they damaging in their own right, they are also a form of neurotoxin (a poison that disrupts nerve function and confuses your immune system). Heavy metal neurotoxins can inflame and irritate our central nervous system (especially our brain), causing multiple symptoms such as memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, and depression. Toxic heavy metals can also promote inflammation in the digestive tract, releasing poisons into our gut as well. As if this isn’t bad enough, heavy metals also serve as a source of food for viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens in our body. For example, heavy metals can serve as a feeding ground for Streptococcus A or B, E. coli, C. difficile, H. pylori, and yeast cells. This can create an overgrowth of multiple bacteria in our gut, resulting in a condition known as SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), which is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation (or both), and can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Additionally, when viruses such as Epstein-Barr and shingles feed off toxic heavy metals, this can produce symptoms such as tingling, numbness, fatigue, anxiety, heart palpitations, ringing in the ears, dizziness and vertigo, as well as neck pain, knee pain, foot pain, pain in the back of the head, and a variety of other aches and pains that are often attributed to other causes.

“Over time toxic heavy metals can oxidize, causing damage to surrounding tissue and promoting inflammation.”

When pathogens such as Epstein-Barr, shingles, and many others feed on heavy metals, they transform the metals into an especially aggressive form of neurotoxin. This secondary neurotoxin is the by-product and waste of these pathogens, and has the ability to travel throughout the body and wreak even greater havoc on the central nervous system. This phenomenon can throw medical communities off track, leading to incorrect diagnoses such as Lyme disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and many other autoimmune disorders, because blood tests start to lose their accuracy when the bloodstream becomes full of neurotoxic by-product and pathogen waste. These neurotoxins can even cross the blood-brain barrier, where they short circuit our neurotransmitters (the chemicals our brain cells use to communicate with each other). In turn, this can trigger depression and other mood disorders, memory loss, and a variety of other cognitive impairments.

It is therefore no surprise that heavy metals play a prominent role in our current epidemics of “mystery illnesses” and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Despite all of this, heavy metal toxicity remains a relatively unexplored (and untreated) phenomenon—for everything we know about the dangers of heavy metals, there is a great deal more that has yet to be discovered. Heavy metals just may be the premier “hidden antagonizer” and mystery illness trigger in so many of us, contributing to all of the aforementioned symptoms—and more.

Mercury

While all toxic heavy metals wreak havoc on the body, mercury is an especially insidious beast, responsible for untold suffering throughout human history. Once touted as a cure-all for every disease imaginable, we now know the exact opposite is true. Mercury toxicity can be responsible for countless disorders and symptoms, including anxiety, ADHD, OCD, autism, bipolar disorder, neurological disorders, epilepsy, tingling, numbness, tics, twitches, spasms, hot flashes, heart palpitations, hair loss, brittle nails, weakness, memory loss, confusion, insomnia, loss of libido, fatigue, migraines, endocrine disorders, and depression. In fact, mercury poisoning is at the core of depression for a large percentage of people who suffer from it.

Historically, before its toxic effects were known (and acknowledged), mercury was believed to be a fountain of youth and a source of eternal wisdom. In ancient Chinese medicine, mercury was so revered that countless emperors died from mercury elixirs that healers vowed would end all their problems. Mercury elixirs (known as “quicksilver”) were also popular in the Western world. In the 1800s, medical students in the U.S. and England were taught to give a glass of mercury water to any patient who was ill, regardless of age, gender, or symptoms. Even after the medical community abandoned the practice of dispensing this misguided remedy, opportunities for mercury exposure were (and are) still plentiful: Industries were dumping mercury into rivers, lakes, and other waterways, and dentists were using mercury amalgam fillings (and some still are). In the 1800s and the first half of the 1900s, hat production relied on a mercury-based solution designed to expedite the felting process, putting hat-makers at extreme risk. In fact, the average hat-maker had about three to five years to live after starting work at a factory before madness and death set in. This is where the term “mad as a hatter” comes from: almost all mental illness of the time was from mercury poisoning (and the terrible irony is that for a long time the “treatment” for mental illness was—you guessed it—mercury!). And it wasn’t just hat-makers who suffered; anyone of that era who wore a felt hat got an infusion of mercury every time their brow sweated!

“Mercury poisoning is at the core of depression for a large percentage of people who suffer from it.”

Although the practice of using mercury as a life-giving elixir has long since been abandoned, we are currently still subject to its damaging effects. Due to the aforementioned practices, it is extremely likely that your great-great grandparents and other ancestors were exposed to high levels of mercury—and mercury literally gets passed down from one generation to the next! (Yes, this means that we have mercury in our systems because we inherited it from our quicksilver-drinking ancestors.) It is virtually guaranteed that most, if not all of us have some level of mercury inside our bodies. Some of us may even have mercury in our bodies that is over a thousand years old!

As a result of this mercury legacy, as a human race we are actually more intolerant to mercury than ever before. This is because, with each passing generation, the older mercury gets a little less concentrated, and a little more diluted. This might sound like a good thing, but this actually results in a “reverse strengthening” of the mercury: the more diluted the mercury becomes, the stronger it gets when it comes to being passed down generationally from parent to child (this is similar to the laws of homeopathy, in which successive dilutions of a compound result in increased potency). And in addition to this old mercury that we come into the world with, we collect new forms of mercury as we go along. Thus, for optimal health, we need to eliminate not only the mercury we’ve accumulated in our own lifetime, but the mercury we inherited from our ancestors as well. Otherwise, as a human race we will become increasingly sensitive and intolerant to mercury and other heavy metals inside us.

The Alloy Complication

An important aspect of heavy metal toxicity is the fact that each of us has a unique signature blend, our own personal combination of heavy metals that creates an alloy. In the industrial sense, metals are blended to make them stronger and to give them broader applications. For example, a bicycle has various parts that are made from different alloys/blends of metal, to give it unique flexibility and strength; the same goes for rims on a car or even a pan for cooking. While this might be good news for the lifespan of your bicycle, it does nothing to enhance human life. For instance, one person’s signature blend of heavy metals might consist of high levels of mercury and lead, while the next person has large amounts of aluminum and nickel in her signature blend. Or perhaps two people both have extensive mercury and aluminum deposits, but have very different amounts of the two metals. Another variable contributing to a person’s individual alloy is the locations of the heavy metals in the body. For example, one person may have mercury deposits in her or his brain and central nervous system, while in the next person the metals have infiltrated her or his liver and intestines.

“An important aspect of heavy metal toxicity is the fact that each of us has a unique signature blend, our own personal combination of heavy metals that creates an alloy.”

Regardless, these highly individual alloys are part of why we see so much depression, anxiety, and other neurological symptoms that people are faced with every day. It is also one of the reasons why no two people with the same diagnosis have precisely the same symptoms. No one person diagnosed with depression, for example, has the exact same case of depression as the next person. The fact that everyone has a unique heavy metal signature blend is also part of why various treatments and methods can work for one person, but not for the next. Furthermore, there tends to be an interaction effect between one’s emotional history and her or his signature heavy metal blend. For example, if a person has undergone emotional trauma at some point and has high levels of heavy metal toxicity, she or he will tend to have a more difficult time processing the trauma she or he has experienced. Medical research and science is decades away from uncovering the signature heavy metals and alloys that create so many of our symptoms.

Your Delicate Central Nervous System

As indicated, heavy metals have the capacity to infiltrate the brain. While heavy metal deposits are damaging regardless of where they are in the body, the brain is especially vulnerable. Electrical nerve impulses are constantly passing through the neurons (nerve cells) in our brains; this is how our brain cells communicate with each other, and govern the bodily processes controlled by the brain. In healthy brains, this system runs smoothly and efficiently. If, however, the neurons are surrounded by brain tissue saturated with mercury or other heavy metals, this results in an electrical short circuiting. The metals draw on the electrical impulses, like draining a battery, much like when you leave your car’s headlights on all night. When the electrical activity of our brain is “drained” by heavy metals in this manner, it disrupts the continuity of our nerve impulses. If, for example, a person has a lot of mercury in the brain, the spike of electricity running through a neuron doesn’t reach its intended destination (the adjacent neuron)—it slams into a mercury deposit instead! This is when we start to see things like depression and cognitive impairment, including confusion, overstimulation, disorientation, etc. Another issue is the interaction between the minerals involved in the nerve impulses, such as sodium, potassium, and chloride, and the heavy metals. These minerals have the ability to oxidize heavy metals, literally causing them to corrode (this is akin to the heavy metals in your brain getting rusty!). This can spread to other areas of the brain, allowing more electrical impulses to come in contact with the heavy metal oxidation, leading to even more short-circuiting, and perpetuating a vicious cycle that contributes to anxiety, depression, memory loss, emotional upheaval (e.g., flying off the handle), migraines, mood swings (i.e., extreme highs and lows), being emotionally hypersensitive, having multiple chemical sensitivities, and so on. Additionally, our neurotransmitters (the chemical substances released by nerve cells) take a huge hit, depleting our supply of important neurochemicals such as serotonin or dopamine (contributing, again, to things like anxiety and depression).

“If the neurons are surrounded by brain tissue saturated with mercury or other heavy metals, this results in an electrical short circuiting. The metals draw on the electrical impulses, like draining a battery, much like when you leave your car’s headlights on all night.”

Heavy metals may already be on your radar. If so, perhaps you have tried chelation therapy (a procedure involving the administration of substances designed to remove heavy metals from the body; chelation means “to grab” or to “bind”), or you may have experimented with supplements or foods renowned for their ability to remove heavy metals. If the latter approach didn’t seem to work for you, it may be because you were using only one or two supplements or foods to try to remove the heavy metals. The truth is, most foods that can help get heavy metals out of your body need a helping hand, and work better as a team. This is why the best approach for heavy metal detox is to use not one but several different detoxifying foods together. The process is a lot like passing a football (the heavy metals are the football, metal-grabbing foods are the teammates, and the finish line represents elimination of waste). Even the fastest running backs can’t take the football to the finish line on their own—they need their teammates to block for them along the way. Because heavy metals have a long and intricate path to traverse before they get expelled from the body, a team of one simply won’t cut it. With a team effort, if the ball gets dropped along the way (i.e., the toxic heavy metals get dropped during the lengthy trip out of your body), the other team members are ready and waiting to pick it up and continue the journey toward the finish line. All the teammates have to work together, passing the ball to the next player, for the process to work.

Your Heavy Metal Detox Team

In the modern world, the accumulation of heavy metals and other toxins, along with inherited mercury deposits, is inevitable—that’s the bad news. The good news is that it is relatively easy to get rid of the heavy metals that you may have already accumulated (both generational and recent), and there are steps you can take to minimize your future exposure. Adding the following all-star team of foods to your diet and being diligent in your efforts to consume them will go a long way toward ridding your body of heavy metals:

  • Spirulina (preferably from Hawaii): This edible blue-green algae draws out heavy metals from your brain, central nervous system, and liver, and soaks up heavy metals extracted by barley grass juice extract powder. Take 2 teaspoons mixed in water, coconut water, or juice.

  • Barley grass juice extract powder: This nutritive grass has the ability to draw heavy metals out of your spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid, and reproductive system. Barley grass juice extract prepares the mercury for complete absorption by the spirulina. Drink 1-2 teaspoons mixed into coconut water or juice.

  • Cilantro: Goes deep into hard-to-reach places, extracting metals from yesteryear (so it’s great for that mercury inheritance you’re carrying around!). Blend one cup in a smoothie or juice, or add to salad or guacamole.

  • Wild blueberries (only from Maine): Draw heavy metals out of your brain tissue, healing and repairing any gaps created by oxidation when the heavy metals are removed. It is important to use wild blueberries, as they possess unique phytonutrients with special detoxifying capabilities. The potent antioxidants in wild blueberries help reverse any oxidative damage left behind by the heavy metal removal. This is especially important for your brain tissue—in fact, wild blueberries are the most powerful food for halting or in some cases reversing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Eat at least one cup daily. Note: while cultivated blueberries are nutritious, they lack the metal-drawing ability of the wild blueberries.

  • Atlantic dulse: In addition to mercury, this edible seaweed binds to lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel. Unlike other seaweeds, Atlantic dulse is a powerful force for removing mercury on its own. Atlantic dulse goes into deep, hidden places of the digestive tract and gut, seeking out mercury, binding to it, and never releasing it until it leaves the body. Eat two tablespoons of flakes daily, or an equal amount of strips if it’s in whole-leaf form. Note: As it comes from the ocean, if you are concerned about the dulse itself having mercury, be aware that Atlantic sea dulse will not release any mercury it might possess into the body. It holds on to the mercury as it works its way through, and even grabs onto other metals along the way and drives them out as well. Atlantic dulse is a critical part of the team because it can hang out near the finish line (i.e., our colon), waiting for the other foods that have been grabbing on to heavy metals along the way. It serves as emergency backup, helping ensure that all the heavy metals that made it as far as the colon actually leave the body.

These five foods constitute your best offensive action against heavy metals, and as you can see, they each have their strengths, performing slightly different roles in the detoxification process. On its own, each individual player isn’t 100 percent effective, but as a team, they are your anti-heavy metal secret weapon! At some point in the removal process, metals get “dropped” or dispersed back into the organs, at which point another member of the team will swoop in, grab the metal, and continue the journey toward the finish line. You don’t need to eat all the foods in one sitting, but this is why it is important to consume these foods within 24 hours of each other for optimal effect. If you can’t fit them all in, try to eat at least two or three of the foods every day. While this is still helpful, this approach won’t be as effective in terms of results and symptom relief. In addition to helping draw metals out of the body, all of these powerful foods leave behind critical nutrients for repairing heavy metal damage and restoring the body. Another point in favor of this regimen is that it is effective regardless of your unique heavy metal signature—no matter the type, quantity, or location of the heavy metals, the five foods still help. This is truly the most effective way to rid your body of toxic heavy metals that could be causing so many of the symptoms and labels of conditions that you and your loved ones may be living with.

If the concept of heavy metal detoxification is already on your radar, or you have already tried similar detoxification methods, you may be wondering why chlorella (another popular algae often used for heavy metal detox) is not part of the team. Chlorella is a bit like a carpenter’s irresponsible apprentice, one who has good references, yet just isn’t reliable. If you are a carpenter, and you hire a carpenter’s apprentice to help you build some furniture, no matter how good the apprentice’s reputation, if she or he is clumsy and keeps dropping the hammer (i.e., mercury) at precisely the wrong moment, you aren’t going to keep the apprentice around for long. While chlorella is nutritious, it just doesn’t have the dexterity that is needed to get the job of heavy metal detox done. In this way, it is an irresponsible supplement—so it didn’t make the team.

The above recommendations are extremely effective for removing metals already in your system. However, we are constantly coming in contact with heavy metals and other toxins—the exposure is ongoing. While complete avoidance of toxins is impossible, there are many things you can do to minimize your risk and bolster your detox efforts.

Tips to Minimize Toxic Load and Supercharge Your
Heavy Metal Detox Efforts

Dietary Fat

Even if you eat the five heavy metal detoxifying foods religiously, if the rest of your diet is off-kilter, the process will be less effective. In the process of eliminating heavy metals, it is very beneficial to keep your blood fat ratio lower than usual. If you are trying to remove mercury and other heavy metals from your body, extra fats from the foods you eat can slow down or even halt the removal process, because the fat tends to soak up the metals you’re trying to get rid of. You don’t need to completely remove fat from your diet, just scale it back a bit. If you eat a vegan diet, reduce the amount of fat you take in from nuts, seeds, oil, avocadoes, and so on. If you are lacto-ovo-vegetarian, cut back on fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, seed oils, avocado, etc. If your diet is Paleo and/or includes animal protein, try to cut back to about one or two servings of meat per day (one serving is optimal, if you can swing it). With each of these dietary approaches, scaling back your usual fat intake by about twenty-five percent should be sufficient in most cases. This has nothing to do with whether or not dietary fat is good for you. This is a blood fat reduction technique that helps expedite the toxic heavy metal removal process. Decreasing your fat intake by about twenty-five percent reduces the amount of fat circulating in your bloodstream, helping prevent blood fats from taking up mercury and other metals that are on their way out. If you don’t make any changes to your diet during the metal detox, you will still receive benefits over time, but you will get better, quicker results by keeping your fat intake a bit lower than is typical for you.

Lemon Water

When performing a heavy metal detox, it is absolutely essential that you are sufficiently hydrated for the duration. Performing a detox without drinking enough water is like taking out the trash without trash service. Imagine if you gather up your household trash, put it all in a big garbage can, and put the garbage can out to the curb, but no one ever comes to take it away. Eventually this becomes a huge problem, because the trash doesn’t go anywhere—it just sits on the curb, becoming more toxic with each passing day. The same goes for detoxifying your body! Detoxification efforts help draw the “junk” out of your cells and tissues, but if you aren’t eliminating properly and frequently, eventually those toxins will just settle back in.

A highly effective means of detoxifying the body is to drink two 16-ounce glasses of water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, squeezing half of a freshly cut lemon into each glass. The lemon is critical here, because most water has lost its living factor by the time it makes it to your glass due to filtering and processing. Fresh lemon juice helps breathe life back into your “deadened” water, because the water that resides in the lemon is alive. The fresh lemon juice enhances the water’s ability to latch onto toxins in your body and help flush them out. This practice is especially effective for cleansing your liver, which works while you sleep to gather and purge toxins from your body. When you wake up, it is primed to be hydrated and flushed clean with activated water. After you drink the water, give your liver half an hour to clean up, then go ahead and eat breakfast. If you make this a regular part of your routine, your health can improve dramatically. For an extra boost, you can add one teaspoon each raw honey and freshly grated ginger to the lemon water. Your liver will draw in the honey to restore its glucose reserves, purging deep toxins at the same time to make room.

Aloe Vera Leaf Juice

Consuming fresh aloe vera leaf juice is another great addition to your heavy metal detox toolkit. Aloe is very adept at helping flush metals out of your body. For optimal results, cut off a four-inch section of a fresh aloe leaf (if it is large, as is typically the case for store-bought aloe. If you’re using a homegrown aloe plant, it will likely have smaller, skinnier leaves, so you will need to cut off more). Filet the leaf like a fish, trimming away the green skin and spikes. Scoop out the clear gel, taking care not to include any from the bitter base of the leaf. Blend it into a smoothie or eat as-is.

Infrared Sauna

You can give your heavy metal detox an additional boost with infrared sauna sessions. Infrared saunas emit infrared light on your skin for the purpose of healing. The rays deeply penetrate the body, providing benefits such as increased blood flow and oxygenation of the blood, removal of toxins from the skin, elimination of aches and pains, and enhanced immunity. Infrared sauna sessions assist the body’s innate detoxification efforts, which expedites the heavy metal removal process. You can often find an infrared sauna at local gyms, massage therapy centers, and/or sauna centers. Recommended usage: 15- to 20-minute sessions twice per week. If you do it right, you should feel an immediate change for the better after each session. Be sure to drink plenty of water after your session to facilitate the removal of toxins from the body.

Juice Fasting

If you want to take things up a notch, consider the practice of one-day “fasts” in which you consume nothing but juices. Your juice should consist of celery, cucumbers, and apples. If you want, add in a bit of spinach or cilantro for variety; however, the core ingredients must remain celery, cucumbers, and apples. This combination has the proper balance of mineral salts, potassium, and natural sugar to keep your glucose levels stable as your body cleanses itself of toxic heavy metals. Make each juice 16- to 20-ounces, and drink one every two to three hours. Consume nothing in between except water—preferably a 16-ounce glass of it an hour after each juice. Your goal is to drink six juices and six glasses of water over the course of the day. When trying this for the first time, it is highly recommended to do it on a weekend when you can stay at home. If you’ve never detoxed before, the poisons it brings out of your body may make you feel uncomfortable. If so, lie down and rest. After you’ve gone through this detox a few times and feel comfortable with it, you can optionally expand it to a two-day juice fast. Plan on being home for at least the second day, though, in case your energy dips. For many people, however, energy actually increases.

You can experiment with the juice and add other ingredients—e.g., kale instead of spinach, or an occasional pinch of ginger for taste, or some extra cilantro, but don’t overdo it. The celery, cucumber, and apple all help flush toxic heavy metals out of you. If you put in too much of anything else, you take away space from these key ingredients. If you do this juice fast every two weeks, over time you should achieve impressive detox results and really feel the difference.

All of the above techniques are very effective at helping flush your system of heavy metals that are already on their way out thanks to your heavy metal detox team players.

Conclusion

Modern life has its upsides and downsides—and you no doubt see proof of this every day. While today’s technology means that, for example, we’re plugged in and reachable 24/7, it also means that, well, we’re plugged in and reachable 24/7. We have incredible resources today that our ancestors couldn’t even have imagined—societal advancements have made our lives easier in so many ways—and yet we’re suffering. Never before in our history have we been exposed to so many poisonous substances. On top of which, we are still bearing the brunt of our ancestors’ heavy metal toxicity.

While avoiding the daily onslaught of heavy metals and other toxins is tough, protecting your body from these threats is not. You can take a stand against your personal blend of toxic heavy metals! The truth is, your body wants to heal, and it is working for you every day. All you need to do is give it the tools and resources it needs to begin the healing process. Start by assembling your all-star team of heavy metal detoxifiers, and incorporating a few of the lifestyle practices. By taking advantage of these simple tips, you can assume an active and powerful role in reclaiming the vibrant health that you deserve—and are meant to have.

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Why a gut cleanse?

To do this cleanse before starting strict AIP accelerates your healing, reduces your detox symptoms, allowing unclogged pathways to produce digestive enzymes, digest and absorb the nutrient dense foods of AIP.
Without these natural supplements helping you to clean out inside, your healing is going to be slower as your body battles with impaction and your healing at the same time. It does work, but it is a struggle and some symptoms that cost a bomb to be tested for are dealt with naturally and effectively.
Realy it’s a no brainer! Any program designed to improve our health or to eliminate the disease from our bodies, then, must begin with intestinal cleansing and detoxification.

A healthy gut is pivotal to our wellbeing.
Known as the body’s second brain (it contains more neurotransmitters than your brain) our gut is responsible not only for digestion, absorption, and elimination but for most our health issues, including brain and mental health. In fact, the trillions of microbes that live in our guts impact on every facet of our functioning.

Did you know that about 70% of the cells that make up our immune system are in the wall of our gut?

Do YOU need a gut cleanse?
Instead of listing the hundreds of ailments that prove you need a gut cleanse, just answer this:
Are you tired once you have eaten? If your colon is not in good order, a lot of energy will go to trying to do the best it can with what you have eaten, leaving you tired.
gut cleanse
There are two types of colon cleanses.
One is colon irrigation – we believe this is not good as it strips the intestines of natural moisture, may create mineral imbalance, deplete normal bowel flora, bowel perforation possible and so is an infection. These are the reasons why colon irrigation is to be avoided if you have: diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Chron’s disease, hemorrhoids, rectal tumours, bowel surgery and heart or kidney disease!

Two: natural supplements.
Our supplements work gently and effectively and you will be able to continue working without too much discomfort, but do start on a Friday. The discomfort in the beginning with die off and detox may be gas, bloating, tiredness, headaches and light headedness. This slowly improves as you clean out and heal.
The Great Gut Cleanse is step one to be started simultaneously with giving up gluten and a few other carbohydrates.
It is important that you go slowly into AIP for those who have gone cold turkey really battle and cant maintain the three months strict AIP needed for healing. If you do jump straight in, supplements should not be taken within the first three weeks of going strict AIP. Your liver will be working too hard.
Doing the Great Gut Cleanse and the carbs together first will also ease the detox symptoms of AIP strict.
About 80% of the population have parasites which is addressed in our Great Gut Cleanse with two different parasites cleanses included in the pack. Parasites become accustomed to chemical de-worm meds but not to natural deworming ingredients and the benefit of these natural deworm meds are that they are good for you in other ways too. Read about Parasites in the body.

Also included in the Great Gut Cleanseis a gentle colon lubricant as you should have a bowel movement at least once a day. After nutrients are absorbed from food, there is no reason to keep the waste in your body. The longer digested food stays in your intestines, the more it rots and ferments, causing long-term disruptions and toxicity. The blood capillaries to the colon begin to pick up the toxins as it seeps through the bowel wall. Gut inflammation with its resultant leaky gut added to an irregular bowel movement issue is where most of our diseases begin.
Regular Maintenance
It is recommended that one does the full four step cleanse going strict AIP for at least once a year, – a good idea is to make it your new year resolution; your January, February, and March commitment to yourself and your body.
The Four Cleansing programs and AIP will promote optimal wellness and vitality throughout the entire body, which offsets disease and signs of aging.

The Great Gut Cleanse contains:
1) Mag Caps 72 caps (Natural Cleanser)
2) MSM + C 30g (Natural Cleanser)
3) MultiDay 60 caps (Multivitamin & mineral + Dewormer)
4) OXY 50 ml (Stabilised Oxygen)
5) Paraway 24 caps (Dry Herbal Anti-Parasitic)
6) PRObiotic 24 caps (Intestinal Flora)
7) Remlax 50ml (Herbal Anti-Parasitic & Intestinal Regulator)
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Milk Kefir

Pour a litre of milk, into a fermentation glass jar that has a lid. (I have consol or bell jars).

kefir granules
Kefir Granules
It is best if the milk is not too close to the lip because the Kefir does expand. We use full cream milk. Low fat can be used if you so please. Organic milk is best.

Add the Kefir granules. One heaped dessert spoon will easily do a litre of milk. Put the lid on but do not tighten it, gasses need to escape.

Place the jar in a cool dark place, we put ours on top of the fridge on top of some old newspaper to catch any spillage.

In summer, at the end of the first day gently mix the Kefir, is will have separated into curds and whey. Colder days take longer, but as soon as you see the separation, it is ready to test. Strain the Kefir granules out.

The Kefir granules stick to the jar. Return some of the strained Kefir into your fermentation jar and swirl or take a long handle spoon to loosen the Kefir grains.

Tap the strainer against the palm of your hand, to keep the granules and let the milk through. Keep tapping until you have the little “cauliflower” granules left.


Pour the Kefir without the granules back into your jar and place back on top of the fridge. It will carry on fermenting. Once the kefir has separated, it is ready to consume, the longer fermentation is personal, kefir granules eat the sugars and sugar-free is good! I like it bitter and almost effervescent.
Once it is to your liking, put it into the fridge for consumption.

Store your granules in a small bottle in some milk in the fridge. If your granules have sat in the fridge in milk for more than a week, using a strainer, rinse them with water or milk before starting your new batch.

Get a second fermentation going, as you can see it takes at least 3 days to get your Kefir up and running. We have two jars here. I use the milk version.

The lactose in the milk has sugar and many people who are not able to drink milk but can eat Yoghurt or Kefir should know that it is because the lactose has been removed. It’s up to you. I know Dr. Alain does not use milk at all.

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Water Kefir

Pour a litre of filtered water, or bottled water, into a glass jar that has a lid.

Add 4 X 15 mls brown sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the Kefir granules. Put the lid on but do not tighten it, gasses need to escape.

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Kefir Granules

Place the jar in a cool dark place, we put ours on top of the fridge. We have folded some old newspaper and put the jar on top of it.

At the end of about the third day (cold days take longer) strain the Kefir granules out of the water. Into a jar that has a pouring lip.


Put the Kefir without the granules back on top of the fridge. It will carry on fermenting. You want it to be sugar-free. Kefir feeds on the sugar. Once it is no longer sweet put it into the fridge for consumption.

Store your granules in a small bottle in some water in the fridge. If your granules are going to be waiting for more than a week I would put 1 spoon of dissolved sugar to make sure they do not die.

Get a second fermentation going, as you can see it takes at least 3 to 4 days to get your Kefir up and running. We have two jars here.

I use the milk version.

The lactose in the milk has sugars, therefore, no sugars are added. Many people mention that they cannot drink milk but can eat Yoghurt or Kefir, this is because the lactose has been consumed by the yoghurt or Kefir. It’s up to you. I know Dr. Alain does not use milk at all.

This version of Kefir is for people that do not want to use milk or coconut milk.

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Kefir Coconut or Almond Milk

Take a tin of coconut milk of 400 mls. Using the best quality gives better results. Check the label for unwanted additions. We use the 86% coconut extract, found in Spar called “Gold Crest” or the 100% Organic found in Wellness Warehouse.

Our very good friend and mentor Dr. Alain Sanua had the 86% for the first time and mentioned it is the best one he has had.

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Kefir Granules

Shake the tin well and because the product expands pour it into a glass 800ml to 1 lt jar.
Add 3 X 15 mls brown sugar, stir until dissolved.
Add the Kefir granules.
Put the lid on but do not tighten it, gasses need to escape.

We place our jar on top of the fridge on a napkin in case it does ooze out. (Very oily and messy). Two or three times a day tighten the lid and shake or swirl gently. Loosen the lid to let the gasses escape and repeat a few times. Place back with a loose lid.

At the end of the second day strain the coconut Kefir, into another glass jar.
Scrape out any granules left behind and put them and the sieved granules into a small glass bottle for storage in the fridge.
Taste it, if still sweet leave out above the fridge for another day, or until it is no longer sweet.

The Kefir uses the sugar as its “food” therefore it should be sugar-free.


Store your granules in a small bottle in some water in the fridge. If your granules are going to be waiting for more than a week I would put 1 spoon of dissolved sugar to make sure they do not die.

As it takes at least 3 to 4 days to get your Kefir up and running, we have two jars going.

The milk version.

The lactose in the milk has 2 sugars, therefore, no sugars is added. People we have spoken to have said they cannot use milk, but when eating Yoghurt or Kefir they do not react, this is because the Kefir has used the lactose.

It’s up to you. I know Dr. Alain does not use milk at all.
Coconut is very good for us. It has Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) Fats our brains need. MCTs bypass the liver and go straight to the brain. Therefore, having a cup of Coconut Kefir every day does the world of good for us.

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Chelation Therapy

Excessive toxic metal exposure from the air (car fumes, factories), food (tinned foods, fish etc), water, dental amalgams, and other sources is becoming a recognized and established underlying cause of both acute and chronic disease. With ongoing medical research validating the link between chronic diseases like heart disease and environmental exposure to toxic metals, it is more important than ever for doctors and patients to be well-informed about the detrimental effects of toxic metals and the potential treatments for heavy metal toxicity, including chelation therapy.

What is chelation?

The Greek word “chele” means claw. Chelation is the binding of metals (like lead) or minerals (like calcium) to a protein “chelator” in a pincer-like fashion, forming a ring-like structure. Chelation is an important treatment protocol for the removal of toxic metals such as lead and mercury from the body’s bloodstream and tissues. Natural chelation, although weak, regularly occurs from eating certain foods such as onions and garlic. A stronger chelation effect can be induced when certain supplements, such as some amino acids, are taken orally.

What is chelation used for?

Chelation therapy is used and accepted within conventional medicine as an FDA-approved treatment for the removal of toxic minerals such as lead from the body in cases of severe poisoning. However, it is also used in a less conventional way: the repeated administration of intravenous chelating agents is used to reduce blood vessel inflammation caused by specific toxic metals and to reduce the body’s total load of those metals, especially lead. It has been shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular events begins when a person’s blood level of lead is still well within the established normal reference range.

Chelating agent disodium ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid ( EDTA) and is sometimes referred to as EDTA
chelation. EDTA chelation is being used in the treatment of all forms of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, especially heart disease and peripheral artery disease. Although there is less published research in these areas, chelation therapy is also being used to treat macular degeneration; osteoporosis; mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease associated with heavy metal toxicity; autoimmune diseases, especially scleroderma; and fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome with high levels of toxic metals detected with a challenge test.

Does chelation really work?

The most recent study to examine the effects of EDTA chelation therapy showed compelling value for preventing cardiovascular events, especially in people with diabetes who had a history of heart attack. The controversial Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy, or TACT, found an amazing 40% reduction in total mortality, 40% reduction in recurrent heart attacks, and about a 50% reduction in overall mortality in patients with diabetes who had previously suffered a heart attack. TACT was a large, randomized, placebo-controlled study published in JAMA that randomized patients to a series of  chelation using EDTA or placebo.

Testing for Metal Exposure

Testing for toxic metal exposure is not straightforward since blood tests typically identify only those with severe and acute toxicity but fail to identify those with toxic metals stored in the tissues due to chronic exposure.

Main Stream

Chelation therapy is not taught in conventional medical school but rather through various professional medical organizations. The most recognized leader in educating and certifying healthcare professionals, including MDs and NDs, in chelation therapy is the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM). ACAM’s chelation therapy training teaches doctors how to diagnose and treat patients with heavy metal toxicity as well as how to use diet and nutrients to optimize toxic metal chelation strategies and protocols.
This article was first published in The American College for the Advancement of Medicine http://www.acam.org.
The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine. ACAM’s healthcare model focuses on prevention of illness and a strive for total wellness.

History

The term chelation (derived from the Greek chelos or claw) refers to the mineral- or metal-binding properties of certain compounds that can hold a central cation in a pincerlike grip. Developed in Germany in 1935, EDTA was originally used as a means of binding and extracting calcium in the dye industry.

In the 1940s, Martin Rubin, professor emeritus of biochemistry at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., discovered EDTA’s effects on calcium in biological systems. This discovery led to the product’s use as an anticoagulant and is still used in “purple top” blood-collection tubes. Professor Rubin’s research led him to advance the use of EDTA for treatment of hypercalcemia and, eventually, lead poisoning.

In the 1950s and 1960s, several clinicians began to observe that patients treated for lead poisoning with IV EDTA experienced improvements in their cardiovascular conditions. This observation led to the widespread, but mostly empirical, use of EDTA therapy for heart patients within a growing community of alternative medicine practitioners.

Studies were undertaken, but these were mostly observational or uncontrolled and involved only small numbers of patients. Chelation therapy for other than the approved indications of refractory hypercalcemia or severe lead toxicity remained highly touted but poorly substantiated.

Clinicians practicing chelation therapy were sometimes targeted by medical boards for disciplinary action, irrespective of whether specific patient harm had occurred.

In 1998, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) targeted the American College for Advancement of Medicine (ACAM), an organization that has trained and certified physicians in methods of safe admitration of chelation therapy since the 1970s, for allegedly outsized advertising claims made regarding the treatment of atherosclerosis.

The FTC concluded that there was a lack of scientific studies to support these claims and that pro-chelation statements made by ACAM were false. As an alternative to litigation, ACAM stipulated that it would curtail public pronouncements presenting chelation therapy as an effective treatment for heart disease.
The public’s enthusiasm for chelation therapy remained undiminished, however. Between 2002 and 2007, use of chelation therapy to treat heart disease and other conditions grew in the United States by nearly 68% to 111,000 people.1 As of the start of the TACT Study in 2001, it was estimated that patients received 800,000 individual EDTA infusions per year.

Until the TACT study, mainstream clinicians widely believed that EDTA chelation therapy for conditions other than acute lead intoxication was an unwarranted and dangerous modality. This is true to the extent that excessive doses of EDTA can be nephrotoxic; cases of renal failure resulting in dialysis or death have been recorded. Additionally, transient hypocalcemia provoked by EDTA calcium sequestration can trigger cardiac arrhythmias or sudden death.
But these outcomes have generally occurred only in rare instances where EDTA is administered in too high a dose and/or too rapidly or without regard to a patient’s glomerular flow rate. In 1989, a “Protocol for the Safe and Effective Administration of EDTA” was developed and subsequently updated.  Our oral EDTA is completely safe – IV EDTA has had problems.

History Ref: Intelligent Medicine; drhoffman.com

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GcMAF

GcMAF (Gc Macrophage Activating Factor) is a natural protein that all healthy people naturally have inside of them. It is an immune system modulator that works by stimulating the activity of macrophages – the “big eaters” of our immune system. But, a negative influence on GcMAF is nagalase – an extracellular matrix-degrading enzyme that is secreted by cancerous cells in the process of tumor invasion.

When nagalase levels are elevated, it affects the levels of GcMAF – potentially disrupting the activation of macrophages that protect us from disease.

Since viruses and diseased cells release negalase, people who have a higher level of nagalase, will ineffectively deal with immune system invaders. Children with learning disorders to cancer patients typically have elevated nagalase levels – sometimes by as much as three times the normal level.

Researchers and practitioners have demonstrated that GcMAF can reverse diseases that attack the immune system such as: chronic inflammation, bacterial and viral infections, chronic herpes, chronic acne, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia osteoporosis, Hodgkin’s, Lupus, MS, Parkinson’s and remarkably – autism.

What are the improvements with GcMAF?

A clinical study out of Italy on 94 children with autism showed that 83 of them made considerable progress while on GcMAF. The most common reported improvements involve:

  • Cognitive abilities including attention and focus, learning and understanding, receptiveness and awareness of the environment and both receptive and expressive language gains.
  • Social Skills including willingness to interact and communicate with peers.
  • Behavior including less hyperactivity, less stereotypical behaviors and improved cooperation and compliance.

In another study of 1500 children with autism, 85% had high levels of viruses and a compromised immune system. All 1500 received weekly GcMAF injections and 70% of the children responded to the treatment with reduced symptoms and another 15% made full recoveries. The other 15% did not respond.

It was stated that the reduction of autistic symptoms is permanent provided that GcMAF has been taken long enough for the body to produce its own GcMAF which typically takes 24 weeks.

Immunotherapy has become an attractive new strategy in the treatment of cancer and scientists are working hard to determine the effectiveness of GcMAF therapy for cancer patients.

You may be wondering – are there any negative side effects? Side effects seem to be minimal and can include a low grade fever or an initial aggravation of some of the symptoms, such as anger and aggression which wears off after two to three weeks. Many children show no side effects.

The value of vitamin D, proper nutrition, and GcMAF

Vitamin D is needed to have the GcMAF work at its full potential which is why we have added the medicinal mushroom. Some testing has shown that GcMAF works 2 ½ times faster in the presence of vitamin D.
A healthy diet that is full of organic meats and vegetables is advised. As with the AIP, sugar should be avoided as well as most carbs. Following a ‘caveman’ – yep, the paleo diet brings the best results.

This article was first published in: Natural Health 365.   We have added a little to it.

Other links:
Safety Study of EF-022 ( Modified Vitamin D Binding Protein Macrophage Activator) in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors – Clinical Trials is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. This study has recently closed and the results have not yet been posted. Please let us know if they have put them up and we have not yet been notified!

Research papers:
Development of colostrum MAF and its clinical application
Case Report: GcMAF Treatment in a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis
Macrophages Exhibit a Large Repertoire of Activation Sates via Multiple Mechanisms of Macrophage-acting Factors.
Case Report: A Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patient Treated with GcMAF, Sonodynamic Therapy and Tumor Treating Fields
Degalactosylated/Desialylated Human Serum Containing GcMAF Induces Macrophage Phagocytic Activity and In Vivo Antitumor Activity

Case Report: A Breast Cancer Patient Treated with GcMAF, Sonodynamic Therapy and Hormone Therapy

Oral Colostrum Macrophage-activating Factor for Serious Infection and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Three Case Reports

Clinical Experience of Integrative Cancer Immunotherapy with GcMAF

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Intravenous Vitamin C

Vitamin C, when administered in high doses by intravenous (I.V.) infusions, can kill cancer cells. Vitamin C interacts with iron and other metals to create hydrogen peroxide. In high concentrations, hydrogen peroxide damages the DNA and mitochondria of cancer cells and shuts down their energy supply and kills them outright.

Best of all — and unlike virtually all conventional chemotherapy drugs that destroy cancer cells — it is selectively toxic. No matter how high the concentration, Vitamin C does not harm healthy cells.

This treatment must be used under the direction of experts based at a clinic. The Vitamin C by I.V. treatment is generally used for cancer, but it can also be used to cure MDM-1, NDM-1, and Ebola.

There is currently an entire field of research called orthomolecular medicine which is devoted to natural treatments, especially Vitamin C, and their effect on disease.

Orthomolecular Medicine
“Vitamin C is thought to act as a pro-oxidant inside the cell in high concentration, and some hydrogen peroxide is formed which is rapidly disposed of by catalase in a normal cell,” said Dr. William Wassell. “Since cancer cells have a deficiency or lack entirely of catalase the peroxides kill the [cancer] cell.”

In cancer, Riordan et al. (1995) demonstrated the likelihood that Vitamin C was an effective anti-tumor therapy as long as high enough concentrations of it could be achieved inside the tumor(s). These researchers also concluded that oral Vitamin C supplementation was unlikely to produce blood levels of Vitamin C high enough to have a direct killing effect on a given tumor.

Later, in studying a certain line of cancer cells and the ability of Vitamin C to kill those cancer cells, Casciari et al. (2001) elegantly demonstrated this point. They showed that the rapid intravenous infusion of Vitamin C as sodium ascorbate in combination with alpha-lipoic acid was effective in reaching Vitamin C levels that were toxic to the cancer cells. They also showed that a fat-soluble analogue of Vitamin C, phenyl-ascorbate, was able to kill cancer cells effectively at a dose roughly three times lower than seen with unaltered Vitamin C.

Vitamin C was first suggested as a tool for cancer treatment in the 1950s. Its role in collagen production and protection led scientists to hypothesize that ascorbate replenishment would protect normal tissue from tumor invasiveness and metastasis (McCormick, 1959; Cameron, et al., 1979). Also, since cancer patients are often depleted of vitamin C (Hoffman, 1985; Riordan, et al., 2005), replenishment may improve immune system function and enhance patient health and well-being (Henson, et al., 1991).

Cameron and Pauling observed fourfold survival times in terminal cancer patients treated with intravenous ascorbate infusions followed by oral supplementation (Cameron & Pauling, 1976). However, two randomized clinical trials with oral ascorbate alone conducted by the Mayo Clinic showed no benefit (Creagan, et al., 1979; Moertel, et al., 1985). Most research from that point on focused on intravenous ascorbate. The rationales for using intravenous ascorbate infusions (IVC) to treat cancer:

Plasma ascorbate concentrations in the millimolar range can be safely achieved with IVC infusions.
At millimolar concentrations, ascorbate is preferentially toxic to cancer cells in vitro and is able to inhibit angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo.
Vitamin C can accumulate in tumors, with significant tumor growth inhibition seen (in guinea pigs) at intra-tumor concentrations of 1 mM or higher.
Published case studies report anti-cancer efficacy, improved patient well-being and decreased markers of inflammation and tumor growth.
Phase I clinical studies indicate that IVC can be administered safely with relatively few adverse effects.
If large amounts of Vitamin C are presented to cancer cells, large amounts will be absorbed. In these unusually large concentrations, the antioxidant Vitamin C will start behaving as a pro-oxidant as it interacts with intracellular copper and iron. This chemical interaction produces small amounts of hydrogen peroxide.

Because cancer cells are relatively low in the intracellular antioxidant enzyme catalase, the high dose Vitamin C induction of peroxide will continue to build up until it eventually lysis the cancer cell from the inside out. This effectively makes high dose IVC a non-toxic chemotherapeutic agent that can be given in conjunction with conventional cancer treatments. Based on the work of several Vitamin C pioneers before him, Dr. Riordan was able to prove that Vitamin C was selectively toxic to cancer cells if given intravenously. This research was reproduced and published by Dr. Mark Levine at the National Institutes of Health.

Read more:
Cancer Tutor
Science Daily
Dr Mercola
The Mayo Clinic
A brilliant article recently published (23 June 2017) this one is for the skeptics.About Cancer

NB: Only markedly higher doses of I.V. Vitamin C will selectively build up as peroxide in the cancer cells to the point of acting in a manner similar to chemotherapy. These tumor-toxic dosages can only be obtained by intravenous administration.

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Cancer Cleanse

The most exciting news comes from the 5th GcMAF Immunology Conference held in Moscow on the 25th – 27th November 2016.   To date 200 scientists from eight nations have written 120 GcMAF research papers.  Their main focus of study so far has been with cancer and the result: “Astonishing Success” – Dr David Noakes

Papers published with reports of the success of GcMAF are exciting to read, the most recent being published in the
Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences:
http://ijbms.mums.ac.ir
Or go to PubMed – the US National Library of Medicine and type in GcMAF in the search function.

In South Africa, we are lucky to have Winning Performance produce GcMAF to their high standard. They have already had positive reports from now cancer free clients!

We have one Parkinson’s Disease sufferer who  found, after only two weeks on our GcMAF,   his affected arm was not so stiff. We know of another man who’s symptoms of PD reduced by 60% since taking GcMAF. It is still too early to tell if there will be a total cure for PD.  However, we have had reports of total cures for cancer after three months of taking GcMAF, but lifestyle changes (below) do need to be made as well.

With a 90% success rate in treating cancer, GcMAF is our hero product. It is simple, non invasive or harmful, in fact  good for you, cancer or no cancer! The first eleven steps (below) are sensible suggestions for gaining all round good health, but especially if you do have cancer.

1. GcMAF

It is a Vitamin D binding protein (known as Gc protein) and Macrophage Activating Factor.
The important little vitamin D protein in our cellular structure is inhibited by nagalase secreted by virus-infected cells and is then unable to provide a cellular defense system against it. Macrophages are important components of human defense systems and consequently key to anti-tumor immunity.
GcMAF is known to activate the macrophage to perform its defense duties again.
There are two different capsules, open and pour the contents under the tongue, one then the other capsule. When mixed they make GcMAF. The medicinal mushroom is important to take with the GcMAF as it is high in Vitamin D. – remember GcMAF is a vitamin D binding protein so when used together GcMAF is 2 ½ times stronger. read more
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2. Medicinal mushrooms

This is in tincture form for greater absorption and efficacy of this product. It so good it will eliminate the need for most multi vitamin tablets, from a natural food source, the body uses it well.  Important to take with the GcMAF. basket

3. Remove heavy metals from the body.

This can be done by taking EDTA capsules.
Take the capsules for six months if this is your first time. Thereafter twice a year in January and July for the rest of your life. This is because we ingest and breath in heavy metals all the time. EDTA removes heavy metals from the body and plaque from the veins and arteries. EDTA is Ethyline Diamine Tetra – Acetic Acid. basket

4. Take ProBiotic:

ProBiotic together with the Medicinal Mushroom and GcMAF create a magic trio.  This is not necessary to purchase if you purchase our GcMAF as it contains this ProBiotic.

If possible, add in some homegrown probiotic as well. Get hold of some Kefir granules (Check gumtree/health shops) to make your own Kefir. Kefir has acidophilus for upper and lower intestine and is a powerful gut food.
Our probiotic contains the essential prebiotic which boosts its efficacy. basket
How to make: Coconut or Almond Milk Kefir
Water Kefir
Milk Kefir

5. Do the 30-day detox

This is our Step One of a four step internal cleanse program.
This not only helps eliminate parasites, toxins and waste build-up (faecal plaque & mucous) from the intestine thereby cleaning the gut, but include an iron tablet at night and the sweet wormwood extract that is within these products is known to attack cancer cells.

After the 30 days use Remedy twice a year to keep parasites away and Mag-Caps when necessary.basket
Read more about Wormwood.

6. Stop all carbs

Carbohydrates feed cancer cells!

7. Stop all sugars

Sweets, chocolates, fruit juices, sweeteners, and alcohol, this does not include non-sugary spirits like whisky.    “Sugar Doesn’t Just Feed Cancer Cells, It Produces Them”

8. Eat plenty of veggies

Especially cruciferous vegetables. There are four of them, Brussels sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage.

9. Eat protein with every meal.

Eggs are an easy excellent source of omega 3.

10. Remove galls stones

One of the hardest working organs, the liver has over 400 functions and deserves to be assisted by a filter cleanse!   Your blood also needs to be clean, free of gall stones and given all the help it can get. This is an overnight procedure that may safely be done at home.   A thorough Liver Cleanse every 3 months makes sure your body’s filter is clean and free of blockages.

11. Fast

After your last meal of the day, fast. Try not to eat again before 12:00 or 13:00 hrs, the next day. Fasting hinders cancer growth.

12. Selenium

Selenium is known to be anti-cancer and a preventative, eating two Brazil nuts a day will suffice!
Research has shown that people who have cancer who were then tested for selenium, have very low levels in their cellular structure. A problem protein in cancer cells called “Bcl-2” is blocked by selenium. Selenium also helps repair damaged DNA and enhances the immune system.
The good news is that you can easily eat enough selenium on a daily basis.
Levels of 200 micrograms of selenium a day are felt to be beneficial, but more than 900 micrograms has been proven to be toxic resulting in hair loss and diseased nails.
The food high in selenium are:
Brazil Nuts – 2 nuts a day will do! (6 – 8 nuts = 544 mcg)
Yellowfin tuna, Canned Sardines, Grass-fed beef, Turkey, Beef Liver, Chicken = 250g grams = about 200 mcg
1 large free range egg = 15 mcg
1 Cup spinach = 11 mcg.

13. Bicarbonate Soda

Hokey Pokey!?!  Lots of controversial information about this. Apparently, sodium bicarbonate helps to increase the pH of the blood thus making the cancer patient more alkaline. Tumors grow in a low pH or acidic environment. We would not recommend an IV of bicarb (we have seen this on offer), but certainly a pinch into your drinking water would not hurt.

For us at Autoimmune Free, we would prefer you to take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning and evening to balance your body’s ph levels.  A bicarb bath? Well why not! (except if you live in Cape Town – get your partner to give you an exfoliating rub of the stuff before you jump into the shower).

14. Ask your health care professional for high-dose vitamin C intravenous (IV) infusion

High dose vitamin C intravenously (through a vein into the bloodstream) administered is said to be effective for cancer. When taken by intravenous infusion, vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when the same amount is taken by mouth. Vitamin C taken orally has not proven effective. Read More

We have heard stories of people flying across the globe to have this done. If you are interested in doing a Vit C IV, we have been told that the Skin Renewal clinics do it. Feedback to us has been of mixed results.

Leukaemia

People with Leukaemia should eliminate all foods except carrots. Juice carrots six times a day for 90 days. You can add half an apple to two of your juices a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to change in taste should you wish.  Please include numbers 1 to 4 above.

Exercise

Exercise is important, just do what you can and build yourself up.
Choose your favourite cardio exercise (this could even be just walking) and do interval training. Interval training has shown to be effective in fitness training and is a clever trick for us everyday folk.
1. Get warmed up by doing the exercise slowly for 3/5 minutes
2. Then go as fast as you can for 30 seconds
3. Recover by going slow for a minute
4. Repeat this building up to half an hour.
5. Warm down, taking it easy for 3 to 5 minute.

We enjoy doing this form of cardio training using a stationary bicycle:.
Make sure the bike is setup correctly for you before starting.
1. Start with an easy start, pedaling about 3/5 minutes to warm up.
2. Go as fast as you can for thirty seconds.
3. Take it easy for a minute.
4. Repeat for half an hour.
(Your breathing will increase after the second or third burst this is normal.)
It does not have to be to on the hardest setting but you will have to increase the difficulty as you get fitter.

We would love to hear from you once you have started your journey on reversing cancer. Send us your story so we can encourage others to begin their journey.

Blessings.
AIF Team

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Product Information

citro detoxCitro DETOX is a mild antacid that works by oxidizing fecal matter. Once this hardened material has been broken down then the electrolytes (negative & positive ions) will gently flush the intestine, removing fecal compactions.

Citro DETOX will help draw old faecal impacted matter off the walls of the colon & out of any bowel pockets removing poisons, toxins & heavy metals such as mercury (remove the mercury from your teeth)*, lead, asbestos, arsenic, fibreglass, formaldehyde, thallium & even radioactive materials such as strontium, cleaning the entire 14 feet (4 meters) of the digestive tract.

Weighing yourself before & after using Citro Detox will give you some idea of the weight of your compactions.
Citro Detox will not take care of chronic constipation i.e. where a stool is passed every 48 hours or longer. If your constipation is quite serious, (where you are using laxatives to have a bowel movement) a 30-day detox will get the flow back.

Bowel elimination at least once every 24 hours is essential. Make sure you are drinking enough water and eating some uncooked fruit and vegetables.

If whilst Detoxing you feel queasy use another dose of Citro Detox. Citro Detox should not be used continuously over extended periods.

* So far only Sweden, Germany & Denmark have banned mercury amalgams.