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Originally published October 29 2010

(Part II) Protect yourself from cancer-causing heavy metals

by Paul Fassa

(NaturalNews) We live in a toxic soup of heavy metals. Many of them create severe neurological consequences, and some of them are carcinogenic. It`s possible to avoid some heavy metal contamination, but not all of it. We need to be constantly detoxing and chelating.

The word chelate means pincer like claw. The medical field uses this word to indicate the action of grabbing heavy metals and taking them away. The grabbing is electronic. Chelation agents have negative ions that attract the positive ions of heavy metals.

In some cases, this bonding neutralizes the toxin into a harmless molecule. Ideally, most chelation involves bonding and escorting the toxins out the body through proper elimination channels.

Some FDA approved chelation agents, DMPS, DMSA, and EDTA can be dangerous or only partially effective. But there are natural remedies that are safe and effective.

The FDA Approved Versions

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is the pharmaceutical staple for chelating lead and iron. It has a level of efficacy with those metals, but according to Dr. Alan Greenburg, EDTA is harmful for those who have mercury amalgams. Then the mercury overwhelms the EDTA and creates an even more toxic brew. He considers EDTA`s tendency of eliminating through the kidneys problematic.

EDTA, DMSA, and DMPS are harsh Rx chelation agents. In addition to exposing these FDA approved chelation drug inadequacies and potential problems, Dr. Greenburg, Dr. Dietrich Klinhardt, and Dr. Isaac Eliaz, all support natural less harsh approaches to detoxing heavy metals. They endorse various natural chelation agents of their own that are gradual and effective at chelating mercury as well as all other heavy metals.

Do It Yourself Chelation

High up on the list are chlorella and cilantro. Around five grams a day of chlorella with several drops of cilantro oil or extract is a daily gradual, safe and effective method of detoxing all heavy metals. Cilantro pesto is a tasty chelator.

NAC, a form of the amino acid cysteine, is an important adjunct to chelation. NAC is a precursor to glutathione: the master antioxidant that has to be produced in the liver is depleted by heavy metals. Milk thistle should be used to protect the liver further.

Bentonite clay is an effective detox for heavy metal. It can be ingested or used as a bath soak. This clay works through both adsorption and absorption, similar words that describe different actions. Adsorption resembles chelation with its action of using negative charged ions to draw positive charged toxins into bonding. Absorption is a sponge like soaking up of toxins.

Activated charcoal also works mostly through adsorption, not absorption. Absorption is what one would ordinarily think with charcoal. Activated charcoal is an extremely fine powder and different than ordinary charcoal, and it can be ingested by a tablespoon at a time mixed in water. Best to shake it in an enclosed jar of water to minimize its messiness.

Then of course there are zeolite products. They are purported to have high chelating qualities while safely eliminating a wide spectrum of heavy metals. Some zeolite products are in a base of fulvic acid. Fulvic (not folic) acid is derived from rock mineral sources that by themselves also have chelating properties.

Getting Mercury Out of Your Mouth

You can have a biological dentist remove your mercury amalgams and replace them with non-toxic composite fillings. A biological dentist never uses mercury for fillings, and they have the tools to remove mercury amalgams safely without increasing mercury toxicity.

For dramatic proof of mercury amalgams leaching mercury vapors into your body, check out the videos on Dr. Klinghardt`s site below.

Sources included in this article for your perusal:

Dr. Dietrich Klinhardt site with amalgam videos

Dr. Alan Greenburg on EDTA dangers and limitations

Dr. Isaac Eliaz Chelation Report for safe chelation

What is a Biological Dentist?

Activated Charcoal

How to Boost Glutathione Naturally

About the author

Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at

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