I’m still sizzling hot on the autism-heavy metal poisoning-chelation [key-LAY-shun] topic, and proceeding accordingly. I’m going to document my journey here because, well, this is my diary. I promise not to talk about my yeast infection… although yeast is a pretty fascinating subject these days. And germane. You’ll see. Here’s post #1, btw.
I’ve been faithfully reading every word on the
nine ten yahoo groups I joined (the new one is Enzymes & Autism.) No, autism is not really my family’s problem, but these groups are where one finds out about heavy metal poisoning and chelation. Yes, there are a zillion websites with this information, but mostly selling stuff. The forums, wow: real people doing the thing and telling how it is for them. You can’t beat that kind of first-hand information.
Only desperate people will try something so outside the box, openly defying conventional wisdom, their families, friends and pediatricians. Autism brings the added burden of guilt and anger because most of us in the world believe autism is brought on, or at the very least exacerbated, by vaccinations. Not to mention all the other poisons introduced in that Pharma Nation. Anyway.
I’ve decided to chelate myself, then do the boys and Hal. Unfortunately, I will have to tell them first, but if it’s working for me and they notice my blossoming health, they are likely to give it a go with little resistance.
It is, after all, useless to resist Mommy’s new good idea and I believe they are quite clear on this protocol.
I’ve ordered the book Amalgam Illness which is the bible of chelation therapy. Andy (we are on a first name basis after only two weeks of disciple-hood) has an updated book, Hair Test Interpretation, but I’m starting with AI. Besides, you can find most of the details online, including the updated info, in bits and pieces. The bits and pieces have been so right on that I’m willing to spend $35 for the book. This is serious.
The chelation learning curve, like all the others I’ve lived through, is intense, but the fog is starting to clear. There are four gigantic items to tackle:
Food allergies. The two major ones are casein (the offending item in dairy, although some people have allergies to whey as well) and gluten (the offending item in wheat products). The other top foods are: corn, soy, peanuts. The list goes on, but we have eaten everything on the list and are still alive, so nothing is deadly to us. Starting with dairy and wheat, peanuts and soy. Soy because too much is not good for teen boys.
Yeast in the body (not like a vaginal yeast infection, but yeast everywhere: in the brain, in the gut, in all the organs – here’s a simple test to see if it’s a problem for you).
Viruses in the body – just starting with this topic. Herpes and Strep, for instance, are viruses that live in you, waiting to be awakened by a faulty immune system, usually brought on by none other than, ta da:
Heavy Metal Poisoning, the item requiring chelation.
Before you can chelate, you have to get any mercury amalgam fillings removed. I’ve done four so far and will do the last one next week. I also have a gold crown (moment of madness ten years ago, you can only see it when I smile big) and there’s a question about whether or not there is amalgam under this. I’m pretty sure the tooth broke and the dentist had to drill it out and use a resin base for the crown. The only way to know for sure is to remove the crown… still debating this but leaning to not just because I’m fairly certain it was removed.
In the Meantime
1. We’re starting with diet, basically low glycemic: no white flour, no sugar, no potatoes. It’s the diet I’ve been on for awhile now, so this is relatively easy. Plus no dairy: again, relatively easy for us. We use organic goat’s milk in coffee (they’ll have to pry coffee out of my cold dead hands) and we have goat’s yogurt for our protein drinks.
2. I’ve ordered AI. I’m hoping to actually read it.
3. Starting on supplements and looking for as many home-remedies/supplements as possible. I have to order supplements online and most of the people I know who have them sent here have 50% of their packages stopped at customs and confiscated. You may not import vitamins or medicine into Costa Rica. Very discouraging! Anyway, I will post my list as soon as I have it finalized. It’s long.
4. Starting to tackle yeast, so eliminating sugar (for the most part) and taking biotin. Can’t really pursue this too vigorously because I need GSE and tons more biotin as well as probiotics (which I hope to make if I can find rye seeds) and some enzymes. Most of this will be in the first batch of smuggled supplements. Oh, did I say smuggled? I’m joking, of course.
5. Doing Epsom salt foot baths and made an Epsom salt lotion (this is a pdf document). Magnesium supplementation is big and very important. These are two easy cheap ways to get more.
6. Starting to really pay attention to what’s in the food we buy – although we eat very little processed food. Clarifying all the butter* we eat which is simple to do and removes the casein and whey. Making our own mayo. Giving up boxes of pasta is going to be hard – it’s so easy for the boys to go down and cook up a box. But pasta in a box is not what you’d call health food. Unless you were Hal’s Italian grandma, Rose Bernardini.
7. Reading, reading, reading on DMSA and ALA, the two chelation agents I will use. I’m not sure I can get DMSA here, still trying to find that. ALA is availabe; my compounding pharmacist can even make it up in a cream.
That’s the plan. I’m feeling pretty good about this, like I’m onto something. I’ll keep you posted… I feel like my life is an episode of Is this anything? We’ll see!
*Kelly is adorably perky but I don’t think ghee is the same as clarified butter. Still, of all the videos I watched on clarified butter, this was the best demonstration with the most information. I also fell in deep like with Chef Kev “In The Mood For Food” – he’s adorable, too. Adorable is good.
The casein point is interesting – it was raised in a book I read a while back called The China Study, where the author states that casein and not animal protein is the cause of illness/high cholesterol/etc. And that a vegan diet would reduce your cholesterol.
Interesting. Haven’t come across that tidbit. But casein is a very common allergan. Since I gave up dairy, I can breathe again. Also interesting is that, after chelation, allergies disappear. So you just have to give up some stuff for a period of time. Except sugar: cancer and yeast feed on sugar… stevia it is, for us now.
I look forward to hearing about your progress. My Bri has all sorts of allergies (enviormental)& is looking to move elsewhere b/c here is the #1st most allergenic area of the country. We’ve given up milk long ago (gross), but she eats a lot of cheese. She is almost a vegetarian… I’m working on her. lol. Gotta get that book the China Study; thanks for the reminder Arp.
Good luck in your journey Sally, I’ll be watching!
By moving to Costa Rica all my allergies, chronic sinus infections requiring 1-3 rounds of various antibiotics annually,, severe bladder and UTI infections with blood clots, back pain requiring accupuncture, muscle relaxants and trips to 24hr med clinics for muscle relaxant shots, panic attacks and anxiety and the several pharma compounds for those problems ALL HAVE GONE AWAY! What did I eliminate??? STRESS and SCHEDULES that tormented my natural biorythyms. To me the numero uno of killers is STRESS and its effects on healthy immune systms. I still have some depression, but currently not on any meds for that. Also not on any hormones for the menopause which is manageable except for no libido- no problem for me, more-so for hubby. I eat cheese on occasion, milk when cooked in food or baked items, occasionally eggs,butter, popcorn in a microwave, peanut butter, bread, bagels, tortillas, fresh fish all fruits and veggies, martinis, wine, beer in other words a well rounded in moderation diet that goes against all the current bandwagon of anti-most everything you consume. I have a few amalgam fillings left over from years ago that my dentist is removing when I have the money which is rarely, and not using biowarfare tactics when doing so. I was vaccinated as a kid for everything that was available in 1952. So I am wondering when the s*** is going to hit the fan and I slowly rot from the inside out or grow whole body tumors, or mushrooms begin to sprout from my ears. I guess for me if it ain’t broken don’t fix it. The things I did as a teenager and young adult led me to believe I would not live to see 50! These are bonus years. I am so sorry that you and others are so ill that you have to adjust your lifestyles and eating habits so radically and strictly. I don’t have the discipline for it but I suppose I would if I were ill and desperate.. As a special educator in my past life, I worked with many Autistic children and their families and the mystery of the cause was and is still very puzzling and frustrating. I hope some definitive connection and resulting cure can be made between whey, casein, vaccinations, heavy metals and that disorder among others. I will continue to read your journey with this. Good Luck.
Keep us posted. I know from a brief conversation with Dr. Kim that he’ll be turning my diet upside down and I’ll probably feel much better and maybe get pregnant too, but for now, I’m eating all of the chocolate in our pantry in preparation for my new Spartan lifestyle. Want a brownie?
The boys bought one of those big boxes of Ghiardelli brownies at Pricesmart a couple of weeks ago. We are working our way through the last bad food in the house because I refuse to throw any food away. I’ve had enough brownie to last me a lifetime. At least that’s how I feel now… being on this diet has been great: my tolerance for junk is pretty low. Can’t wait to hear how the Dr. Kim diet makes you feel… Made tons of sense to me. Good luck!!!
First–are you Brenda? If so–Hi!
Secondly, can you share the contact info with me of who you’re working with in Costa Rica? (I live here). I’d like to get my mercury fillings removed, put my family on this diet and perhaps do chelation. You can e-mail me at the above address. Thanks for sharing this info.
No, not Brenda… but Hi back!!!
My dentist is Dr. Abraham Scalone 2288-5179, 8828-1486 cell, ofc in Escazú. He is fantastic, I’m wild about him. No pain, very gentle and thorough. He speaks English but is more comfortable in Spanish if you can do that.
I will post what we are doing as we do it. Still waiting on the first shipment of vitamins and the book Amalgam Illness by Andy Cutler. You might want to order that to get started http://www.noamalgam.com. More soon!!!
Im looking for a dentist in cossta rica who works with the Huggins way—- drhuggins.com
America still uses amalgum fillings, they could care less about its people. Dentist only listen to the dental association who refuse to admit amagum causes any problems with the health what a joke.
I need help finding a dentist who can safely remove the amalgum fillings and use a composite which is not metal.
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Hi William, I love my dentist (Dr. Abraham Scalone 2288-5179, 8828-1486 cell, ofc in Escazú) but he does not remove amalgams the huggins’ way. I suggest you join Costa Rica Living forum (see the link in the column to the left of this comment) and ask there. If it’s available here, someone there will know! Good luck.