Okay, here's what I understand - correct me if I'm wrong:
- Your liver and kidneys help detox your body.
- Your body stores toxins in fat tissues.
- Mercury, when it enters the body's cells, that includes liver cells and it makes it difficult for the liver to do its job.
Are these true? I've seen occasional references to people losing weight after a detox, or losing weight after fixing up their liver.
I did start to lose some waist weight when I started the Cutler protocol, but it stopped after a while and I hit a plateau there, though I was able to move down a pant size. I haven't made any progress in the past 2 weeks. And my stomach fat is still there, and it NEVER seemed to ever decrease much, not even during the one period in my life where I tried to lose weight by not eating enough (and I certainly lost plenty of weight, as well as sanity, during that time).
I'm wondering why that particular fat is so damn stubborn. My actual diet right now is heavily natural and unprocessed. But it's not helping much. And I go for two walks a day, and bike rides at least once a week (except during cold winter). So all logic says I should be losing weight.
So, does anyone know if detoxing heavy metals helps you lose weight? If it helps the liver, and therefore helps you lose weight, or what? It's so hard to find any info on this, so I'd appreciate any information from people who have experience or would know.
For me, I had a gut which wouldn't go away for years, no matter how hard I tried. When I started the strict anti-yeast diet, it disappeared almost overnight.
If yeast is the cause of the fat you can't lose, then it should eventually go away as you continue chelating. Or, at least, that's what's been described to me by other people who have chelated.
When I began chelating, I had been following the anti-yeast diet for a while, and I was much too thin. When I had been chelating for a while, my weight stabilized. Now I'm very happy with the weight I'm at.
So in your case, it was the strict anti-candida diet that got rid of it. I've been on the anti-candida diet for over a year, and that hasn't gotten rid of it, so I'm hoping chelation would do the job.
I did lose some weight (waist) around the time I started chelating, and over the next few weeks. My pants feel rather loose today too; looser than they'd been before. I don't get it, as I haven't started my next round yet.
Anyway, this is encouraging at least, and I would love to get rid of this stomach fat that just won't go away.
I don't know which candida diet you're following, but a lot of people don't follow the truly strict one. The truly strict one is what caused most of my symptoms to go away within a few days.
I went on vacation for 2 weeks recently and needed to break my diet every day. I didn't have any severe reactions, but, after 2 weeks, my fiance told me it seemed like I had gained some weight in my belly. I returned home and began the diet again, and the extra belly weight disappeared overnight.
I think you are right. Chelating would likely help the most with your belly fat issue. It will take time though.
Now, how long have you been chelating, and what kind of success have you met with? Did you lose belly fat as a result of chelating?
And you're right, I don't go totally strict with the anti-candida diet. Probably because I can afford not to, in the sense that I don't experience flare-ups from, say, eating brown rice, and experience fairly mild (though definitely noticeable) ones from eating any sugary food. Candex quickly stops such flare-ups.
In the past, flare-ups used to be very major, and Candex would help, but not enough.
When I started the diet, I lost my belly fat very quickly and too much more weight besides. I was much too thin when I started chelating. After chelating for a while, my body weight stabilized at a healthier level, which is where I am now.
I've been chelating for about 4 years now. I used cilantro/chlorella for a bit more than 6 months, followed by the Cutler Protocol for 2 years. I used 100 MG of DMSA because it was the cheapest I could find. I added in 100 MG of ALA later. I found smaller capsules of both later and began using 75 MG. I didn't have major problems with those doses. I went back to using cilantro/chlorella recently. This time I'm using cilantro in a more systematic way than when I began.
I had pretty annoying problems before chelating, but not as bad as some of the horror stories I've read.