There are a number of things
you can do on your own to
assist your body in
removing heavy metals.
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Metals Poisoned and Not Sure Where to Start?
There is no on-size-fits all when it comes to knowing exactly how to best detox heavy metals. There are formal protocols, natural remedies, IV therapies and drugs. Ultimately what you choose is personal and should be decided from your own research. There are few true experts in the field.
The toxicity of your body is not a precise match to anyone else. That means symptoms and results vary. You can’t expect to have all of the symptoms reported and you can expect to find different ones.
I suggest you read all you can and incorporate that which feels right to you. Detoxing metals can be harsh, so the rule is slow and easy, while the urge to go fast is huge.
To be sure, your body is overwhelmed when it is poisoned. The body will attempt to keep your bloodstream clear by detoxing as fast as possible. When that becomes too difficult or there is too much toxicity, the body stores it in fat, tissue, organs and bones to keep you safe. That storage is what can cause unpredictable illness with seemingly no cause.
Pain and illness is your body showing signs of being overburdened. If you continue with a toxic lifestyle you are going to simply wear it out. To allow your body to focus on healing and detoxing metals that are stored, you have to give it less work. Less work for your body means a cleaner life with fewer chemicals and poisons.
Consider your daily use of chemicals in cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning products, pet products and garden supplies. They all add up to a daily detox workload for your body. If your body is busy working on reducing the chemical in your daily shampoo or soap, it just cannot focus as much time on removing your metals. What you eat also matters.
When you start to clean up your life, don’t forget your skin and lungs. They both absorb easily. What you breath and put on your skin matter.
Below are some topics and questions that most people ask. My answers are from my own experiences and from others who are in the same position. You should verify anything you read for yourself, remembering that the combination of toxicity for your body is unique to you.
If I have “Silver Fillings” am I Mercury Poisoned?
1. Yes, all “silver fillings” contain mercury.
2. To understand how fillings poison see the Smoking Teeth video linked below
3. These fillings are an ongoing source of contamination and danger.
Gut Health and Candida Testing
If you have metals poisoning, you can expect that your gut is suffering too. We casually call the problem “candida”. Keeping the gut happy is one of the most important things you can do to lessen symptoms including pain, illness, lethargy, psoriasis, eczema, nail fungus, brain fog, IBS and many more common complaints that are actually gut related issues. Rule out candida or Leaky Gut issues with the simple home test.
1. Candida testing for gut health is easy. Find the steps are at
2. Read more about symptoms and protocol at searchforthecausenotjustthecure.com.
Some background information you should have before detoxing metals.
1. You cannot clear the body of contamination with an ongoing source of toxicity. That
means that if you still have mercury fillings, and all silver fillings have mercury content,
you will not recover until they are safely removed. You can, however, assist your body
during this time by nutritionally supporting it, removing all other sources of toxicity
and eating foods that naturally assist in detoxification. Detoxing is not a remedy for
ongoing contamination, in fact, many say you should not formally detox while there are
mercury fillings in your mouth.
2. A medical professional, traditional or natural healer, will be a great asset.
3. Traditional doctors are not often well versed in metals poisoning treatments.
4. Insurance, currently rarely pays for metals treatment or proper testing.
5. Blood testing in not an appropriate test for metals testing. Although it can
show when there is contamination in the blood, it cannot show what is stored,
giving a false sense of security if a test says you are clear of metals.
6. Clearing the body of metals should be slow and deliberate.
7. No two bodies will react the same.
8. Combinations of poisons are far more dangerous than just one contaminant.
9. Your diet will be a factor.
10. Nutrition matters.
11. Expect your gut to be out of balance, causing candida overgrowth complications.
12. Never stop being involved in your treatment decisions. You will be the expert.
13. Metals hurt going in and coming out of the body.
14. You can never know exactly what to expect as symptoms and beneficial treatments evolve.
Removing Mercury Fillings:
1. Removal of mercury should only be done by a dentist who acknowledges the
dangers of the removal process and takes precautions to protect you.
2. It is not unusual for great sources of pain or symptoms to disappear immediately
when mercury is removed. Other issues require detoxing and still others could
3. Knees and hips are common pain centers with mercury fillings.
4. Patients have reported an end to medical conditions such a fibromyalgia, multiple
sclerosis and other neurological conditions after fillings are properly removed. There
is usually no medical confirmation of these changes that names mercury as the
cause. You cannot expect an instant cure or diminishing pain, but for those with the
experience, none reported the condition returning.
5. IAOMT is an organization of medical professionals who understand the dangers and
safe removal of mercury. Dentist referrals are available at www.IAOMT.org.
How long does it take to detox metals?
1. There is no single answer to how long it will take to detox a body.
2. Combinations of metals and poisons will affect the speed of clearing.
3. The health of the body is a factor in how efficiently the body can detox.
4. The length of poisoning will be a factor.
5. The amount of poison stored in organs and tissue will be a factor.
6. Detoxing metals can take years.
7. No one can predict exactly how efficiently your body will detox.
Is Metals Testing Necessary?
1. No, but it can provide an initial baseline.
2. Most will find they have an accumulation of more than one metal.
3. Regular testing can be expensive and not always necessary.
4. Tests can often show spikes in levels of metals which are explained by a release or
“dump” from storage in the body and back into the bloodstream.
Why and how to support the body during detoxification.
- Detoxing is hard on the body. Give it more rest, gentle movement and nutritional support.
- Each metal has an affinity for storing and damaging specific organs which will need specific care.
- Eliminate additional sources of toxicity to free your body up to focus on metals.
- The body needs nutrients found in animal protein while detoxing.
- Your diet should be nutrient rich and contain mostly whole foods.
- Food sources should be free of pesticides, antibiotics and hormones.
- The diet should contain foods and nutrients that support the organs being affected.
- Trauma, stress, sugars, dairy and flours can exacerbate pain.
- Glutathione production, which is essential to detoxification, should be supported
- Finding a chelating method to cross the blood-brain barrier is essential.
What is a chelator?
- A chelator is a product, food or element that binds to metals in the body.
- A chelator can be a supplement, pharmaceutical, food or treatment method.
- Some chelators have an affinity for certain metals over others.
- Some chelators bind tightly to the metals until they exit the body.
- Chelators can be weak at binding and drop the metals before they leave the body, which allows them to be reabsorbed, causing symptoms.
- A chelator can be a great mobilizer, but a weak binder.
- Chelating metals in the blood stream is faster than removal from storage in tissue, organs and bone.
Will detoxing metals make me sick?
- Yes, with many methods.
- You can expect symptoms of brain fog, pain, anxiety, anger, sight fluctuations, sleep disruption, delusions, psychological disorders, nerve damage, tremors, memory loss, headaches, hearing fluctuations, sight fluctuations. TMJ (Temporomandigular Join Disorder), bowel disorders, IBS, depression, joint pain, fatigue, candida imbalance, palsy, weakness, numbness, tingling, reproductive disfunction, skin disruptions and suicidal ideations.
- As your body is processing you can expect good days and bad days.
- Taking breaks from focused detoxing is important.
- It’s good to remember that poison hurts going into and coming out of the body.
- Symptoms can manifest in anyway your body chooses.
What are important life changes to be made?
1. Cleaning up your environment matters.
2. Eliminate all manageable chemicals in your day.
3. Cease using unsafe products on hair, skin and face.
4. Eliminate all poisons, in the form of household cleaners, soaps, detergents, cosmetics,
pesticides , detergents, scents and air fresheners. 5. Your food sources must be as clean as
6. Make sure your body is getting fed all day everyday with actual nutrients, not junk.
7. Find a source of clean water that is not dependent on plastic that can leach chemicals into the
8. If you filter water with reverse osmosis replace the minerals that are extracted.
9. Remember that skin is your largest organ and will absorb toxins as will lungs.
Can I begin detoxing heavy metals naturally on my own?
2. There are many foods that will assist in deleting metals.
3. Garlic may be one of the best detoxifying agents.
There are a number of things you can do at home to assist the process of detoxing, see
If you are incline to give nature a try, there are some very helpful natural sources of healing at
Foods that Detox
You can help your body help you detox. See the foods that help at