Hi. I had the last of my mercury fillings removed a few weeks ago. My particular question here is about taking a clorox bath. My naturopath suggested taking a hot bath with half a cup of clorox to help chelate. To me that does not sound too safe. I read somewhere online that sodium hypochlorite can have mercury in it. Has anyone ever heard of this type of bath? Does anyone know if this is unsafe? I just took a clorox bath tonight, and I'm feeling pretty woozy. I'm not sure if this is bad, or if this is just a symptom of my body chelating. Does anyone have any feedback?
I am no expert, but I suggest you go with your first instinct--'not a good idea'. I actually find this quite appauling. Bleach is poisonous! Poisons entering the lungs from breathing the fumes and being absorbed through the skin. Like your liver doesn't already have enough work to do trying to clean up all the metal toxins, now it is dealing with the chlorine toxins too. Absolutely absurd advise I would say.
Please, please, PLEASE do not do that again. There are much better natural ways to detox--lots of info here at curezone. Cilantro & oranges (lots of oranges-organic if possible) would be sooooo much better.
Don't take my advise, your naturopath's advice, or anyone's advice soley, do a little research & then follow your own advice.
I think what he is trying to do is put something in the water so when the heavy metals leach out your pores into the water the bleach will bind to it and not allow it to re-enter your body. Apple cider vinegar and Epsom Salts also do this.
Hula Clark talks in her new book how full clorox is of heavy metals dyes ect. and considering your body drinks through your skin whatever is in the bath water, yes that includes soap ect. you don't want to be drinking clorox. The only clean bleach is NSF bleach bought from a pool supplies store and that is very, very strong must be thinned down!
Bleach is so caustic a pregnant woman just swimming in a pool or breathing the fumes while pouring into laundry can cause her to have a miscarriage!
My best friend was doing laundry years back and poured 1 cup into a load and 1 hour later was miscarrying.
If your interested in how to do a good detox bath you can read one of my past posts!
I can't believe my idiotic naturopath suggested I do this!!! She even suggested I do it before my Amalgams were removed. I have been feeling like crap all day today. You mentioned apple cider vinegar... Is that a good type of bath to take?
Bleach? Poor advice. I'd go with magnetic clay baths and/or Far Infrared Sauna . The top detox specialists in the world would agree. I also suggest getting a new naturopath, or better yet, hang out here and take your own power back. Physician..heal thyself!
Using Clorox baths to chelate has been around for many decades, and has even been used to heal Alzheimer's (i.e., rids the body of aluminum). See, for istance, the books Using Energy to Heal by Wendell Hoffman, or Gem Elixirs and Vibrational Healing Vol. II by Gurudas, to name just two. Renowned natural health author Ann Louise Gittleman says she took Clorox baths on a weekly basis while living in New York.
I've taken dozens if not hundreds of Clorox baths, and they've helped me a lot and never done me any harm. The dose is one cup of regular Clorox in a tub of very hot water, and soak for 30 (20?) minutes, avoiding hair. The wooziness afterwords is from the heat and the cleansing.
I'm not suggesting you do anything that you feel isn't helpful for you, but don't disparage a practice that is well-known in holistic circles. Every treatment may not be for everybody, and some people have a senstivity to bleach, but a Clorox bath is nothing that dissimilar to swimming regularly in a chlorinated public pool. And just as a reminder, our public drinking/tap water has been heavily chlorinated for as long as you've been alive.
By the way, Clorox/bleach does not cause cancer! It's the industrial by-products of industrial bleaching that are toxic.