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.
Four years and you're still not finished? (or two years of Cutler) That's not encouraging. How far have you come along with symptoms? How do you know you're making progress?
I mean, I'm on 15mg of ALA now. I wonder at what point I'll be up to 100mg, and Whole Foods sells capsules of that size.
I'm losing weight - it's noticeable with my pants being rather loose and soon I might have to switch to a smaller size, and I do wonder if that's because of chelation or what. It's somewhat slow, but happening. I want to lose stomach fat, and not be debilitated if I don't eat enough, as well as not have to eat as much as I do now (which is maybe 300-500 more calories than the average person "should" eat? In other words, my hunger is definitely manageable, but it still should be lower). And have my candida gone for good, rather than merely at bay. This is not a fun plateau to be in.
You should remember that it likely took years for the mercury to build up in our systems. It's going to take quite a bit of time to get it all out, probably years. That being said it varies a lot from person to person. It depends on how much you have in your system, and how efficient you are at removing it.
How do I know I'm making progress? I'm feeling much better. Many of my symptoms have lessened or disappeared. My reactions to chelating have become less and less. My reactions to breaking the candida diet have become less and less. I'm eating a bag of oranges right now. Before, that would have made me feel awful for days. Now my reaction is tolerable.
It took me about 6 months of chelating before I felt noticeably better. It's been slowly getting better and better since then. I feel like I'm reaching a point where I won't need to do this anymore. I'm not there yet, but I'm hopeful. Hope is not something I had much of before I began the diet and then chelating.
6 months before visible improvement? Well, guess I shouldn't stop. The side effects are certainly there, but mostly minor, though occasionally they can get big enough that they're impossible not to notice.
I just finished an "on" period, so I am in my "off" period. I'm thinking of shrinking my "off" periods to 4 days instead of 11. I wonder if I will lose weight faster if this is indeed related.
The sheer slowness is frustrating though.
Also of note, I am taking 1g of vitamin C with every single dose of ALA. And yet I didn't reach bowel tolerance that I know of (i.e. diarrhea). So that might mean something.
Hello Gally,Eric, and others who may stumble. I've ad all the problems and tried many many things trying to get well.
When only MERCURY was left , spent over $10k getting the Hg (16+ fillings) out of mouth. Around then last xmas my waist grew for the first time in my life.
To me it aeemed that that getting the Hg out of the gut, not permitting re ingestion is the most important part of detox. I started with chlorella, not real good, still don't know if it is absorbed. If it is not totally broken down; it can't be! Now I tAKE ALGIN (SODIUM ALGINATE)3G X2 / D. it COMES FROM SEAWEED, kelp which I also take 'cos it's got every mineral in it. The algin entangles the mercury in the big moleccules and they are carried out. I noticed it's effects immediately. However beware not to take calcium, or calcium ascorbate with it, as together they firm hard to dissolve blobs...
For th chelation part currently i take methsulphony methane MSM, about 7 grams, as I understand that it is the SULPHUR which binds to the mercury to drag it into the blood. Also I take NAC.
Also taking 40 grams sodium ascorbate and vits A D E K2, a multi B, and T3. Hope for comments. Gabrielle 25sept14
I got NDF by Bioray, and I went a week on the smallest dose (ONE drop). It contains chlorella and cilantro in addition to probiotics and a small amount of alcohol (to preserve all of it).
I moved up to two drops today.
When I first tried it, I had a bit of mild stomach upset, but it gradually got better. Having moved up to two drops today, I have a mild bit of stomach upset again. I'll see if it goes away with time before moving to three drops. I think I may be able to tolerate this better over time. Which is good, because DMSA didn't help me. It just made me sick.
It will be quite a while, I'm sure, before I can see what the results are. But I think this might be able to help.