Has anyone here been cured using Andy Cutler's protocols? I had my Amalgam fillings removed about a year and a half ago. I am still not feeling well - I won't go into the whole host of issues I'm having. But basically, anytime I had trid to take any sort of chelating agent, I would feel literally crazy. I took a break for awhile from metal detox/chelating agents since I couldn't handle them, and started doing other types of cleanses. I've done candida cleanses, liver cleanses, parasite cleanses etc, but the more I read, I'm finding out that until you remove the mercury from your system, all the other types of cleanse won't help. So I guess I'm back now to trying to chelate again.. You'd think that after a year and a half of getting my Amalgams removed, that the mercury would have gone out of my system by now. So as I said, I'm looking to start another mercuty detox/chealting agent. I'm not sure how to move ahead. I'm looking for something that will get rid of the mercury once and for all, but also something that will not make me absolutely crazy while detoxing. I'm getting desperate here. I'm a little hesitant to start Cutler's protocols because it calls for a lot of synthetic supplements which I'm very sensitive to. I'd love to know if his protocols has actually cured anytone. Any feedback would greatly be appreciated. thanks.
What sort of metal detox have you tried? If you went crazy, you weren't taking the right supps or taking too much. No it wont come out after a year on its own if its in the organs/brain.
Cutlers is the best for chelation, you can take it very slow and stay in control of the process as far as possible. I have also gone 'crazy' but if I take very low doses, I'm fine. I'm not saying its an easy process and it can be very slow but people are getting better who got worse doing other metal 'detoxes' and it has cured lots of autistic children. It doesnt mean taking lots of synthetic supps, for chelation you just need to take either DMSA or DMPS, and alpha lipoic acid which is the main chelator is a regular supp. Apart from that you need antioxidants like vit C and E and minerals esp magnesium, selenium, zinc. You will probably need some sort of adrenal and thyroid support.
Buy Cutlers book and visit these groups for more support as this forum isnt very active.
I have to say I did not take alot of supplements, just started with 12.5 mg DMSA every 4 hours for three days a month. I still have a candida problem. I too am very sensitive to supplements, and foods too. I did at one point take a little bit of Isocort. The DMSA makes me feel really good at first, but it encourages yeast, and that catches up with me. I put alot more time between chelation rounds, I wouldn't do it more frequently than 3 days a month. Usually I do it every two months.
I did reduce Sugar a lot, and cut out processed foods, and all grains except occasional rice. I think Andy Cutler is on the right track, but I would not take alot of the drugs he seems to think are ok. Drugs are very bad for your body. And I think he can be more open to the different cleanses. I understand people react to these, but I think if they are done slowly and carefully most people will be fine. I do take herbs now.
Thanks to all of you for your info. I have 14 Amalgam fillings and am now having slight nervous system problems, Im only 28 years. I read in Sherry Rogers' book Detoxify or Die that the Captomer is same stuff just cheaper and without prescription - 45 caps for $100 from Thorne Research on needs.com. I also have yeast problem - is the yeast increase problem unavoidable during chelation due to that hiding mercury floating around in the system while the body tries to eliminate it? Is there an effective chelator that does not promote yeast? These are very important issues to me. I appreciate thoughtful responses.
Thanks to all of you for your info. I have 14 Amalgam fillings
******All Amalgam must be removed before taking ANY chelator!!
and am now having slight nervous system problems, Im only 28 years. I read in Sherry Rogers' book Detoxify or Die
******Caution! Sherry Rogers promotes inappropriate use of alpha lipoic acid. ALA is a chelator and must be taken on a proper chelation schedule (after all amalgam has been removed) or not at all. Many people have suffered needlessly by following Sherry Rogers' advise.
that the Captomer is same stuff just cheaper and without prescription - 45 caps for $100 from Thorne Research on needs.com.
********She's right about that. Captomer = DMSA
I also have yeast problem - is the yeast increase problem unavoidable during chelation due to that hiding mercury floating around in the system while the body tries to eliminate it?
******** Yeast or gut dysbiosis of some sort does tend to go along with mercury poisoning and some people have more problems with it during chelation. Gut problems can be minimized simply by following an anti-candida type diet (avoidance of grains and sugar), a diet with plenty of fresh vegetables, adequate protein and good fats, and supplementing various nutrients plus probiotics.
Is there an effective chelator that does not promote yeast?
These are very important issues to me. I appreciate thoughtful responses.
****** Good luck, you found a good forum, but it seems to be quiet here lately....
I had similar problem, you need to get your Amalgams out firts and them star chelation. I know an excellent biological dentist in Clearwater Fl, it took me a long time to find him. He folows all the protocol for Mercury removel. Act fast!!
I am going to start on Captomer and Infrared sauna, will see what happen
I was casually researching the oral chelation case studies and can't help but notice everyone seems to be suffering a lot from candida problems. I can't speak from experience with candida resulting from chelation because Im yet to embark on chelation, however I imagine there are likely to be many side affects of the body detoxing itself, which in a way is a good indicator of things actually moving around the in and out of the body.
I can say from experience with regard to how to treat candida effectively and quickly. Unfortunately, something relatively cheap and effective is not so widely available in knowledge to the masses, and our health food shops are filled with sweets filling the shelves so its not surprising its not common knowledge.
Anyway, the program that worked for me was to take an anti-parasitic
(back walnut hulls, cloves, wormwood - ) or any of the following - garlic, citricidal, vitamin c, ozonated water, lemon juice, ginger, pumpkin seeds, zinc) with 1 tablespoon of psyllium and 1/2 teaspoon of Bentonite clay - or better terramin, or pascalite, with a pint of water 5 times a day, with 2 colonic irrigations or coffee enemas twice a day for a week. At the end of the week, start taking a good quality probiotic - NOT milk based- see biocare, or better primal defense ultra. Cut out all dairy from the diet during this cleanse, and stick to soups the whole week. If your concerned about losing weight, eat quinoa, and have nuts during the cleanse, though its better to just havee liquidised soup througout.
im very much interested in your method oc Candida cleansing. I was wondering if you could elaborate more about your method and give a detailed describtion about the quantities of all of these substances. What exactly did you use for cleansing? What were your symptoms? How long were your on the program?
Here is a list of my symptoms that have DISAPPEARED:
can tell dark blue from black now
tightness/pain in right arm/shoulder
constant sinus drainage from left nostril
Here is a list of the symptoms that are ALMOST GONE:
multiple chemical sensitivities to food additives , candles, etc.
yeast (OKG did the trick for me)
Here is a list of the symptoms I STILL HAVE:
temporomandibular joint dysfunction
sensitivity to chlorine
some sensitivity to hydrocarbons
can't sleep through a whole night
short-term memory difficulties
Note that the symptoms I still have vary from day to day, depending upon whether or not I'm chelating at the time. This makes me believe that they will eventually go away too if I just stick with Andy's protocol!!!
I'm at 6 1/2 months post-amalgam removal. Chelated with DMSA first 3 months after Amalgam removal, then a combination of lipoic acid and DMSA until yeast became a problem, now on lipoic acid alone (100 mg./3 1/2 hours).