The Methylation Diaries – Part 1

time-for-an-adventureMethylation. Methylation. Meth-yl-ation. It’s time for the methylation road for me. This is Part 1 of what I am calling The Methylation Diaries. It details what happens during my methylation start-up protocol. Methylation start-up takes months and months to sort out, funky $hit happens along the way and it seems worth typing up my notes properly so others/you can see what happens during the process. When I started researching methylation it did all seem rather random and mad. Taking supplements that cause symptoms to flare up? Mental! Why would anyone do that? And here I am launching myself into it. Mad, mad as a hatter!

methylation-pic-2So what is this methylation all about then? Methylation is how our body’s detox. If your methylation processes are not working properly, your body can’t detox properly. I will not be attempting to explain the methylation processes in grand and graphic detail because its long, complicated, boring, bloody annoying and loads of other people have already explained it pretty well already. If you want to know all the gory details, which you will if you are gonna try it too, I’ll give you links (below) that explain it all in manageable detail. What you will be getting here, is what happens when someone, me, embarks on a methylation protocol. Freddd’s Methylation Protocol to be exact. It’s a blow-by-blow, day-by-day account. Once all your research is done, methylation understanding has been achieved and you want to know what actually happens in real life during methylation start-up: I am your crash test dummy bitch.

First up, why? Why am i doing this? Why sail down this murky path? Taking supplements that can cause symptoms to flare up and get worse? Months and months of potential hassle? The number one reason is because I need to chelate my mercury out. I have done over 80 Cutler chelation rounds and I remain stubbornly stuck at very low doses, currently 3mg ALA. Something is wrong. Something is busted. Is it my methylation? Maybe. So i have read up and researched it in some detail and decided on Freddd’s protocol. Why Freddd’s? Because he explained it to me in words i could (just about) understand. Stripping it right down to the bone, basically methylation seems to be how to correctly take the correct Vitamin B12 supplements along with the correct supporting supplements to kick-start a persons methylation cycle, correctly. Turns out it’s not as simple as it sounds.

If you want to know the science and details, these are the resources I used:

They are NOT a quick read, and nor are my words. I’d read ‘How I recovered’ first because Eric has done a fabulous job of compiling everything into a nice manageable package.

Oh yeah, before I go on I should list out my current symptoms of ill-health, for the record you know. So we know what’s gone crazy, what’s new, what’s returned and/or what’s vanished. What is supposed to happen is you take the various supplements, symptoms get excitable, then supposedly fade away, dissipate, never to return. Dreamy! That’s what happened to Freddd and his chums. I wonder if it will happen to me? Anyways, current symptoms for the record: Thiol and wheat sensitivities, weak pulse, mild memory loss/impairment, mild fatigue, mild weakness, mild sleep disorders, dimmed vision, diminished hearing, paresthesias (burning feet). Freddd gives a massive list of potential problems and honestly I am quite proud of only having ten items on my list. Most of them are mild too. The worst is the paresthesias (burning feet) which is a nerve thing. A common-ish mercury poisoning problem. It’s like having chilblains all the time.

What else? Ummm, I am trying hard not to explain too much and just focus on the actual action. Oh yeah, supplements. They are VERY specific and they MUST be exactly the brands described in the protocol. Freddd explains why, but basically these ones work. These are the supplements and this is the order I will be introducing them too. Why this order? Because this is what I have come up with. All the different methylation specialists have different introducing orders (yes, bloody annoying!) so I have gone for the best I could figure out and what suits me, but it is as far as possible as per Freddd’s way. The crossed out supplements are the differences from Freddd’s initial base protocol. He updated it along his way with different/better supplements, and I had to make some educated choices along the way too. The ‘target doses’ are what I could muster from all my reading, obviously these are ‘initial target doses’ and  they will change along the way as i find out what suits and what does not. All my changes to Freddd’s initial protocol are in red. If you read the protocols you will know what I mean, if not, then just roll with it.

Absolutely critical minimums for basic healing. The Initial Supplements.

  • Jarrow B-Right b-complex(deleted bcoz has folic acid), ‘Pure Encapsulations B complex plus’. Target dose 1 capsule twice a day
  • Country Life Dibencozide(adenosylb12) 3mg Source Naturals Dibencozide 10mg under upper lip or tongue for at least 45-120 minutes for best effectiveness. Target dose: from 1 per day to 1 per week.
  • Jarrow Formulas 5mg Methyl B12, under upper lip or tongue for at least 45 minutes for best effectiveness. Target dose 2-4 per day.
  • Solgar Metafolin 800mcg. Target dose: 2 or more per day.
  • Potassium, your choice of brand and form – this is insurance against hypokalemia triggered by sudden healing and potentially fatal – if you have blood tests, potassium is usually checked, midrange, around 4.5 is good. Some people will have problems at bottom of “normal” range, 3.5-4.0 as I do.
  • Omega3 fishoils – essential for myelin sheathing for the nerves, many brands will do, 2-6+ capsules per day, I buy it at Costco, house brand.

Possibly Critical Showstopper Cofactors – add after initial stages, any number of these in any combination may be required for maximum effectiveness or in some cases to work at all.

  • SAM-e – 200-400mg/day, makes methylb12 more effective, possibly much more effective, increases energy, improves mood
  • TMG – enhances SAM-e, methylb12, l-carnitine
  • L-carnitine fumarate (acetyl might work better for some), works with adenosylb12, lack can completely prevent effectiveness of adenosylb12, increases energy, aerobic endurance, improves mood
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid – enhances l-carnitine and adenosylb12 (Cutler protocol only please!)
  • D-Ribose – enhances adenosylb12, l-carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, improves exercise recovery and energy.

Ahhh, sorry, this is dragging on. Right, enough explaining. Lets get this show on the road.

Oh yeah, one more thing, this is not just about methylation either. Other things happen, funky things.How could they not? This is me, Sunshine, we are dealing with here! This is essentially a what-has-Sunshine-been-up-to-for-the-last-four-months. I am a man of action. I am prepared. I am aware. Action stations. This is the journey into methylation and beyond.

B-Complex – ‘Pure Encapsulations B complex plus’ 1 capsule twice a day

12th July 2016. I am starting with the B-complex. I want to get that in place before starting with the B12’s. This ‘Pure Encapsulations’ brand replaces my old brand. I wonder if this simple switch will be noticeable? For a variety of reasons some B-complex’s don’t cut the mustard. Freddd’s protocol is very specific: gotta have the right brands because supplements are not all created equal. I took 1/3 of a capsule in the morning. By lunchtime I am jittery, light-headed and mildly thick-headed too. Instant satisfaction! All manageable. It retreated by 50pct by the afternoon. By the evening I was short-tempered, my shoulders ached, I am slightly jittery and out of sorts. Thank goodness I know this is all part of restarting my methylation cycle! All this is the same old crap I’ve had on and off for years. I wonder what the world will look like when I come out the other side?

13th July. Took an hour to kick in, but basically the same as yesterday, but less intense.

14th July. Less intense again. All mild and calming down.

15th July. Symptoms from the morning dose had gone almost completely by the evening, so I doubled my dose and moved to morning and evening dosing, still on 1/3 cap of B-complex each dose.

16th July. My shoulders hurt this morning. Liver? Definitely shoulders are hurting again quickly after the evening dosing. Plus sweating profusely. Bright yellow pee. 

17th July Shoulders still hurt a lot. 

19th July. Shoulders don’t hurt any more so raising the dose to 2/3rds of a cap, morning and evening. No symptoms except dark pee. Itchy prickly skin in the evening , but it’s mild: like mild sunburn. 

20th July. Day eight today of B-complex and no real symptoms to report and will raise to two caps a day tomorrow. Some dark pee. Yoga is going VERY well indeed. My ujjayi breath is the best it’s been for many a moon: strong and in a regular groove and rhythm. I gauge my health on the quality of my yoga practice so this is an excellent sign.

21st July. First day full dose of the B-complex from Pure Encapsulations. Two caps a day: one in the morning, one in the evening. Weird blurred vision for one hour after first dose. Yoga going smashingly well. 50 breath head stand today! That must be four minutes upside down. Boom! Very angry and short-tempered in the afternoon. Dark pee. Super grumpy all afternoon and evening. Went to bed early with a book and some ambient music. Much needed time and space to myself. 

22nd July 2016. Grumpy all day, although less in the evening. It’s easily manageable, but still: technically I believe some people call that ‘depression’. I call it grumpy because it’s mild and I don’t do depression.

23rd July. Libido returned for morning sex! Excellent! A normal day otherwise, grumpiness is 95pct gone. I am tired in the evenings daily at the moment. Yoga still going well, although the neck is a bit achy. 

24 July. Awoke with a hurty neck and lower back. I am getting up an extra time in the night to pee:twice. Urine is dark. Neck and lower back are fine after an hour of getting up. All detox signals. Yeah, yeah, I know, I am drinking tons of water; 2-3 litres a day.

25th July. Back to normal. No adverse reactions. Pee still dark. 

26th July. All normal so tomorrow i will introduce the next new supplement. Blood test for potassium came back today = 4.7 = normal. Good normal too, high-ish for potassium. Pee still dark. Neck hurts but think that’s a yoga thing? Or maybe not? Thinking about it, maybe this is a reaction? Ummmm.

Adenosylb12 – Source Naturals Dibencozide 10mg under upper lip or tongue for at least 45-120 minutes for best effectiveness. Target dose: from 1 per day to 1 per week.

27th July 2016. Starting Adenosylb12 @ 4 x 1/4 per day of Source Naturals Dibencozide 8.6mg. I am starting with this B12 first, because Freddd said it can be easier than the other B12: Methyl B12. These pills are sublingual, so under the lip these pills go. 2nd dose I felt a little light-headed and racing heartbeat came straight on: boom! Instant satisfaction again. In fairness I was mega hot and sweaty from cutting the meadow with a massive beast of a mower I’d rented for the day. Childs pose made it go in 10 seconds. I mowed for another two hours after that. These heart palpitations are not new, far from it, but they happen very infrequently, less than once a month. What happens is my heart suddenly kicks off into overdrive and hammers away like a runaway train. It’s not fun, I don’t like it and really rather it never, ever, happened again. Technically it’s called Atrial Fibrillation(AF). The introduction of the Adenosylb12 has certainly brought it on. Pee still dark. My right ear is starting to block up again. I have had troubles with it on and off for years.

28th July. Neck aches this morning. Ear semi blocked and buzzing a little. But a strong and good yoga practice in spite of the neck and ear hassles. I definitely have more strength which is very interesting indeed. Four in the afternoon and feeling $hitty, gritty, gggrrrrrr and spaced. 

29 July. All going well mostly. I am getting an afternoon slump, but it’s no big deal. 

30 July. Again a racing heart incident, this time midway through yoga. Childs pose made it go and I continued the practice at 80pct power. And a second racing heart incidence hit in the afternoon after some wall painting. Childs pose worked immediately. Twice in a day is wildly unusual. Defo brought on by the Adenosylb12 – which is all as per Freddd’s instructions and advice. The B12 brings on the symptoms: but will they fade away after some time?

1 Aug 2016. Symptoms are relaxing and racing heart incidences are reducing even under very heavy physical garden work and yoga practice. Heart does feel a little light and flighty at times.

I am almost totally on my own on this project. Freddd has long since sailed off into the sunset. I don’t trust doctors and so it’s down to me to keep on top of the subject and make sure I am up to speed on what’s what. But i do know a few people in the know, so I asked Eric @ and Tim @ and both said chill and hold the dose until symptoms slow down, so that’s what I’ll do. Pee still dark. Heartburn this evening after Booja-Booja cashew nut ice cream. Odd. But all going ok. Happy the racing heart things have stayed away these last two days. The heart things are scary, although i am very used to them and the childs pose works every time, but still, heart issues are daunting.

3rd August. I almost changed the dose this morning because things are easy right now, but I awoke slightly heavy and with a blocked right ear and I’m keeping the dose unchanged. Afternoon edit: Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!!!!!! My right shoulder hurts like hell today. Feels like I have been shot with an arrow through the back, Game of Thrones style: Oooooouch!!!!!!!! No idea what that means. It has traditionally been my left shoulder that’s ached when I get achy shoulders. Something’s shifting. Winters coming.

4th Aug. My harpooned shoulder remains achy as hell. Big achy too. I think the shoulder is a pulled muscle from taking on the meadow. It’s hard work out there. I have cut the grass down, but now I have to rake it all up and burn it. It’s great fun and I love being outside in the fresh open air all day, but it is hard and long daily physical labour. It has to be done, and I’m doing it alone, and its a totally wonderful job. So I think the hurty shoulder means nothing, just a pulled muscle. It hurt so much I had to take a pain-killer. I don’t do that very often. If that’s the case then I have no symptoms from the dose and it’s time to change-up. Let’s see how I roll in the morning. 

5th August. Shoulder still hurts. Changing the dose up to Adenosylb12: 2 x 1/2 tablet. Shoulder is not a torn muscle. It’s a gallbladder stuck in the bile duct thing. How do I know that? Because I do. That’s what the hurt left shoulder means: Gallbladder issues. It’s a big hurt and muscle testing confirms same.

7th August. Shoulder still hurts so will do a liver flush next. Started prep today drinking apple juice to soften the stones. Yoga is OK in spite of the stabbing pain between the shoulder blades. 2 x 1/2 tablet did nothing so moved to 1 x 1 tablet today which is the target dose. Felt that! But only a little. Ear is buzzing like crazy this evening and is mostly blocked up. Technically that means the ear should be healing. I wish. 

8th August. I slept real deep last night, which has been a feature since starting all this. Struggled to crawl out of bed in the morning, but once out all is fine. Shoulders hurt 65pct less. Racing heart came on again after 2 hours hard labour in the meadow. Took 5 minutes to go! That’s long and usual and scary. I do not like that. I guess that’s methylation for you. Symptoms flaring, but will they vanish? Time will tell. Freddd’s says it can be days, or weeks, or months, or six months, or eight months. Oh. But not years! Phew!

9th August. Farmer Giles paid an unexpected visit today. Took me quite unawares. Always a sign of mountains of toxins are coming out of me. Pee still dark. Yeah, yeah, my water intake is very high. Shoulders hurt, but mostly afternoons and evenings only. Ears buzzing mildly and less blocked than they were. Headache came on in the evening and feeling low and glum. Very hungry too. Evening update: feeling grimy and $hitty this evening. 

11th August. Pain between the shoulder blades is completely gone. No piles. Hungry in the evenings after dinner. Cold sores trying to come each side of my mouth: another detox signal. Pee still dark. Maybe time to skip the liver flush and take the next step in this methylation road? But let’s see how I feel in the morning. Yoga is going well. Neck is better but not perfect. Ears back to their normal way with right side not quite right. Right knee still tight and is restricted during yoga, but it’s been like that for long time. I hurt that knee 11 months ago now. My fault too, I was out raving! I went large, had an epic session, but got injured along the way. Oh, the stories i can tell!

14th August 2016. Shoulder don’t hurt much but I have prepped for this liver flush, so I may as well do it. Salt water flushed (SWF) the day before and morning of the flush. Will do another the day after. Cleaning the bowels is important pre and post flushing. I should take the next supplement on this methylation road, but need to get this flush out the way first. Onwards and upwards. 

15th August. Liver flush day. Wow. Wow. Oh my gosh. 500 stones flushed out. Gallstones. Five hundred. Wow. That’s a lot of stones in a single flush. The toilet bowl was full of the fuckers, like someone had thrown a bucket of pebbles down the bog. Technically this was my 16th liver flush in the last nine years. Wow. 500 stones in one hit is LARGE. Well, just goes to show that a flush was necessary. I’d put them down to the high thiol diet I had (unknowingly) been on. I guess methylation helped start the process of throwing them out. The flushes will need doing again so I’ll do them monthly from now on.

Remember that folks: hurty left shoulder means gallstones. Also remember Cutler is against them and my advise to everyone is; if you are pretty sick don’t do them. They are too hardcore for people deep in the quagmire. I’m a pro now, I’ve been on this detox road for nine years and I’m not really sick any more. All this is methylation malarkey is child’s play compared to the depths I fell to.

Methyl B12 – Jarrow Formulas 5mg Methyl B12, under upper lip or tongue for at least 45 minutes for best effectiveness. Target dose 2-4 per day.

17th August. I started this project one month ago. So far I have two supplements in and under my belt. This has given me extra strength, yeah! But also heart, ear and liver problems, along with the grumps. Which is all how Freddd said it would be. Anyways, Next! I start Methyl B12 today. Reports indicate that this is where things can get interesting with reactions and symptoms getting more exciting. 4 x 1/4 pill per day. Sublingual so under my lip. Very dark pee. I had a busy physical day in the garden. We just bought a new house and it comes with a two acre garden that’s been left to run wild. I am having tremendous fun taming it.

A little sore throaty but nothing bad.  Nine pm and my right ear is closed and hurts. Knee hurts too. All as per Freddd’s instructions/predictions.  Each new supplement and dose rise causes symptoms to flare. Thats current and old non-current symptoms flaring. After some time things settle down. It’s all within the program, so I am chillin’ and rollin’ with the punches. Pow, pow, pow!

18th Aug. Slept badly. Knee hurts like hell. Ear is buzzing. Head all floaty. Grumpy as hell. I feel like $hit. Just gonna stay inside and do nothing today. Afternoon my chest hurts too. Wonderful. Roll with the punches.

19 Aug. Not so bad today. Did 50 mins of yoga but abruptly ran out of energy and had to stop. Buzzing ear remains. Knee hurts. Chest pains. Left lower back pain came on. But otherwise an ok day. 

20 August. Slept really heavy and woke up dopey. Right hamstring hurts/slightly pulled. Knee still hurts and has taken a few steps backwards in its heeling. Did an hour of yoga but hamstring hurt bad afterwards. 

22 Aug 2016. Still sleeping really heavy. Hamstring hurts so no yoga yesterday and today. Keeping at this dose 4 x 1/4 mb12. 

23rd Aug. Moved to Methyl B12: 6 x 1/4 but not really possible bcoz pill does not dissolve quick enough. I’ll try for always a pill in the lip. 

Holiday time: Five day camping trip to Norfolk up in Stiffkey. Wonderful time, lovely place, beautiful and none of the people I was with had any clue i am doing this protocol, none see the symptoms, or hassle. That’s because it’s all fairly mild, most of the time. I didn’t raise any doses or introduce anything else. My friends just saw me having a great time on holiday, which is exactly what I did. Although after five nights sleeping on a thin camp bed on the ground, my organic mattress was heavenly when i got home!

In fact my life goes on. I am detailing what happens during the protocol and I guess it might sound nasty or wild at times, but in between the lines I lead a busy rewarding, wonderful life out here in the countryside. Retirement really agrees with me in a massive way. I am not cowering in a corner suffering like a village idiot. If things get bad, I’ll reduce the dose to a manageable level.

29 Aug. Moving to Methyl B12: 3 x 1/2 pill. Don’t really feel much with the pills now, but still sleeping heavily and long too: 8-9 hours per night. Sometimes I feel slightly light chested. Not totally sure what’s happening there tho, but probably raised blood pressure. Yoga stopped for 6 days due to slight pulled hamstring and knee playing up. Knee was me pushing things too much. I need to chill on pushing the knee. Hamstring no idea why that went so I will call that a methylation side effect. Edit: great yoga practice today and felt strong and good all day. Ear still semi blocked and buzzing. More so buzzing with this increased dose. Interesting. Heartburn in the evening. 

30 Aug. Sexual dysfunction! I was unable to cum after a damn good morning shag. Then in the afternoon a racing heartbeat came on after lunch. Took a massive five minutes to go away in child’s pose. Ouch. Very deep mouth breathing eventually calmed things down and it went away. Unpleasant.

Yoga practice was stronger and I have more power now. My skin feels silky smooth: lovely! The ying and the yang.

31 August 2016. Pulled a groin muscle for no apparent reason. I mean I did it in the garden shovelling compost, but really! I have been doing 1.5 hours of seriously my best ever yoga daily and I pull a muscle lifting a wheelbarrow! That’s fucked up. So I muscle tested my potassium supplement and lo and behold I need not one drop a day, but 8 drops per day. Again this is all as per instructions and as predicted by the man Freddd in Da House! He clearly states potassium supplementation is essential as methylation starts up. All muscular issues are a lack of potassium.

1st sept. Fine day. Dark pee. Hamstring getting better. Tummy ache but I think that was some off salad dressing. I am having a bowel movement (BM) after each meal: always a good sign. 

4th sept 2016. All fine. Ear not buzzing anymore. Yoga is awesome. I am strong and look great. I am getting some upper body strength. Arms getting muscly. I look like Brad Pitt. Chest expanding and losing the sunken collapsed feel. Feeling good and strong. I tried upping the dose to 5×1/2 of mb12 but the pills do not dissolve quick enough under the lip. So today moving to Methyl B12: 2 x 1 whole pill. Let’s see what that stirs up!

5th sept. Potassium issues: when going to sleep last night cramp hit my right hamstring and scared the bejesus out of my darling wife as I screamed out loud at the top of my lungs as the pain hit like a lightning bolt from the methylation gods. Freaky for both of us. Methylation, oh yeah.

6th August. Nothing too much happening except feel strong, positive and pretty fucking great. Right hamstring muscle still playing silly buggers. Muscle tested and increased potassium dose to 10 drops. Moving up to 2.5 pills mb12 per day. Edit: 11am and I feel tired and achy. Only managed half a yoga practice. Second edit: today I was in a funk. Just low and a bit tired all round. I was still busy in the garden all afternoon, but was nice to be on my own with just me and my thoughts. I double mowed the meadow in preparation for sowing the yellow rattle. As you can see I am having good days, and less good days.

7th sept. My gums are bleeding and I have a small weird rash/bite on my leg. Otherwise fine. I takes a long time for the mb12 pills to dissolve: in the morning it’s still there. And my first morning pill lasts until about 4pm – 7-8 hours. Still on 2.5 pills of Methyl B12. 

8th sept 2016. 830am blood pressure is high : 179/99 pulse 53. Feel fine. Methylation project still ongoing!

9th Sept. Moving to 3 x MethylB12 pills a day. 

10th sept 2016. I awoke with a mini headache which vanished with my morning litre of water. Gums still bleeding. I have not taken my blood pressure (BP) but I can tell its high. Did 1 hour 45 mins of wonderful, strong, powerful, uplifting ashtanga yoga which is EPIC. My chest is un-caving very slowly but noticeably to me. I remain stronger than before this methylation project. Extra strength is a major methylation benefit. Hot feet still there. Cannot eat any grains so have gone gluten-free. Gluten gives me spots on me face! At 47! My memory is better. Happy dayz. That’s a big deal. I don’t walk up stairs to get something and have forgotten what by the time I get there. None of that $hit. Boom.

Folate: Solgar Metafolin 800mcg. Target dose: 2 or more per day.

12th sept. I am two months in to this methylation project. Today we start folate. 1/2 a pill. Could not split any smaller. My mate Tim told me it’s all about the folate and that’s when lots of people feel GREAT! I am already feeling pretty good, but the more the merrier!

13 sept 2016. Darker yellow pee. Needed an extra hours sleep. I ache like I have been doing full-on yoga and physical gardening all day. I didn’t ache prior to the metafolin, so must be a reaction. And all from half a damn pill.  Evening edit: very dark yellow pee. It’s been building up for a week now: My digestion is having major issues here. Beer gives my face pimples. Ditto wheat. Needing to be very careful and strict on my diet at the moment. Methylation across the nation.

14th sept. I awoke feeling like an old man: all achy, stiff and tired. True I was busy physically yesterday, but it should not make me feel like this. Thanks folate.

15sept. Still feeling tired and old. No yoga. I ache. Hamstring playing up yet again. Liver flushing today (it’s a month since the last one) and did a SWF this morning. This will put me out of action for a couple of days. I would raise the dose today but not going to muddy the waters any more than I already am. 

16 sept. Liver flush results: 100 gallstones out. Splendid. Onwards.

Opps, I made a cock up. Just realised the Jarrow Methyl B12 comes in different strengths. I should be on the 5mg per day capsules. My ones are 1mg a pill. Doh! What a Village!

Lots of pimples. Really annoying. Diet is good: veggie juice for breakfast and salads for the other meals. I am diary, gluten, and thiol free. WTF!

Ok, back to the cock up. I’ll need to order the correct size of Methyl B12 and continue raising the dose. Target dose is 2-4x 5mg pills per day. I am currently on 3 x 1mg per day so I am well below target. What fun. Still, i have made much worse cock-ups in my time, so onwards and upwards. I will get to one pill on the folate first.

17 sept. Increased folate to 1 x 1 pill. Up from one half.

18 sept. Slept bad, long with lots of funky dreams. Funky dreams is always a good sign. Folate is crunching. Ouch: muscle problems again. Right leg again. Muscle tested and need to increase potassium supplement dose again: Now I’m up to 14 drops per day. 

19 sept. Awoke with a very painful right leg. I will again muscle test the potassium to check the correct dosage. Racing heartbeat came on after painting Lily’s bedroom. Went as soon as I got in child’s pose. Lots happening at the moment.

20 sept. Yoga practice is down to one hour. Any longer and I’m shagged out. I have less energy since I started the folate. It’s moving things. Change. Racing heart came on after sanding/painting the guest room. Went as soon as I got into child’s pose. And it happened a second time an hour later. What fun. Today is day three of folate @ 1 pill. These racing heart issues are definitely down to that. Hopefully. Freddd and all the methylation dudes were bang on the money: methylation start-up does cause symptoms to flare up quite enthusiastically. Do do hope this is all worth the trouble.

Some good news: Bleeding gums have stopped bleeding. Get in! 

22 sept. Day five of folate and I’m out the other side. Gums ok. Energy is returning. Second day of yoga and going well. Right leg is ok. Knee is still dodgy but that will take time to heal, but it’s stable and calm right now. Heart is fine. Things are all A-OK.

My yoga practice is changing since I am practising five to six times a week and have been for months now. I have more energy and I am reaching new places. My back bend crab is bloody brilliant: I can now do five fully-up, for five breaths, in a row. Sweeet! Although my muscles ache like hell for a few days after. But progress. This is defo the best ever yoga I have ever done. And that’s saying something because I’ve been at it, on and off, for fifteen years now. Methylation did this. I am happy and impressed. The dodgy days I can certainly live without, but so far methylation has produced some cool upgrades.

24 sept.  All cool but today I am grinding my teeth for some reason. Very odd. I am gurning like a munter at night. This is an old symptom rearing its ugly head from my raving days. It’s what I did a lot of at my very worst mercury toxic stage way back in 2004-5-6-7&8. Technically it’s called Temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But you may hear it wrongly called TMJ, after the joint. I call it gurning.

Methyl B12 – 5000mcg

25 sept 2016. New bigger MethylB12 pills arrived today (5000mcg) and I moved to 4500mcg. (I was on 3000mg per day, 3 x 1000mg.)  Racing heart came on again, battering away like a loon, in the car this time. Had to stop by the side of the road and assume child’s pose in the gutter. What a gippo! Child’s pose is the only way it goes, so it has to be done. Methylation still doing its thang. I hope.

Yes, I hope this is methylation doing its thang, and not me nose diving, crashing and burning and mercury toxicity smashing things up. I really do hope its methylation start up.

26 sept. Racing heart came again on at lunchtime for no apparent reason. Apart from the obvious dose raise! Instant satisfaction again. Evening update: ears buzzing, tired, heartburn, fluttery heart. Dose raise = increased symptoms. Same old $hit.

These reactions are all manageable. If they were really intense and wild and mad and crazy and nightmare like and i was freaking out, then obviously I’d reduce the dose to a manageable level. It’s not fun and I particularly don’t like the heart stuff, but this is how methylation rolls. The worst of the reactions pass pretty quick anyway. Eyes on the prize.

28 sept. I’m still in the thick of flaring symptoms, ho hum. Darker pee. Much more tired. Only just enough energy for one hours yoga. Every day is busy physically what with the house decorating and the garden work. Overall tired. I hope I regain my new-found strength and energy soon. I miss it already. 

29 sept 2016. Dodgy skin again. Big fuck off spots. Have to be super careful with the diet otherwise I get even more. Starving hungry today. Ate a lot. Full yoga practice up to boat even though I felt tired beforehand. Still not as much energy as before the addition of folate. Another full-on day. Decorating, yoga, gardening, football practice. Tired at bedtime after such a full day. Happy tho:-). 

30th sept. And the strength returns. Awoke feeling Samson-esk. Boom! Full on, top-notch yoga practice, full vinyasa, up to boat. Nice. Still starving hungry and eating enough for two people.  Racing heart came on during yoga. But went away in child’s pose as usual and I continued the practice, as usual. 

Just a quick note to those people that have never tried yoga. I talk about it a bit and it’s important to me that I explain this to you yoga-virgins. There is a massive misconception that yoga is just sitting around humming and drinking herbal tea with hot ‘n’ sweaty yummy mummy’s. You can hum if you want and there is some humming, but that’s at the beginning and end, on occasion, and for less than a minute. All the stuff in-between is a bloody hard intense physical work out. Sweating profusely is very common: because its damn hard work. There is a chilled out yoga called ‘Yin’ which I do do when I’m injured or don’t have enough energy. Yin is a bit more relaxed, but still holding a pose for five minutes fucking hurts like hell. Yoga is not all about humming mofo’s. For my sins I do ashtanga yoga which is down the pretty tricky end of the yoga spectrum. Hatha is more middle of the road, but that can be super hard too. Just saying, Ok. Yoga is for real, tough, strong, powerful, cool and funky men and women. Rant over.

2 Oct 2016. Awoke feeling strong like Wolverine and did a nice long hard yoga practice. But by lunchtime I had a headache, an ear ache and a major buzz in my right ear. I was going to start a chelation round this evening, but I’ll wait until this has passed, as it always passes. 

3 oct. Racing heart again. Started a Chelation round today anyway. My 86th. 3mg ALA only. Full strong yoga practice: my body is opening up after a long period of hibernation.  

4 October. On round. Racing heart again. Went as soon as in child’s pose. Slightly grumpy but no big deal. Another busy active and lovely day in the garden. 

6 October 2016. On round. Blood pressure still high:165/100 p62. 

9 October. Round 86 finished. It was as per usual. Ok in places, but generally makes me feel pikey. My ear is buzzing like mad today. WHAT? SPEAK UP, I CAN’T HEAR YOU. WHAT? Anyways time to raise my mb12 to 3 x 2,500mcg – which makes 7,500mcg of MethylB12.

10 October. Nothing unusual happening yet after two days on the higher mb12 dose. Side note: these new 5000mg pills seem to be irritating my gums. Cherry flavour. Ummmm.

11 October. No getting away from it now: this is what you call Full-Blown-Mega-Tinnitus. Motherfucker! WHAT? Right ear buzzing like a wasp factory. It’s wildly loud. A raving wasp factory in me head. Most annoying. Muscle tested my potassium supplement today. Said I needed 42 drops a day!!!! (In divided doses obviously.) That is a gigantic increase and massively over the recommended daily limit. Wowza. I have increased to 4 x 7 drops plus two bananas. Let me find the bit where Freddd talks about potassium…

“Also, other vitamins and minerals can be rapidly depleted in the startup phase, potassium dangerously so.”

“However, probability of LOW potassium with mb12/Metafolin is near 100%”

“Watch for sudden changes like muscle spasms, mood changes other than improvement, fatigue, weakness, muscle weakness and other signs of potassium levels falling.”

“That’s why potassium is on the list for initial startup items, to prevent the temporary hypokalemia that can easily happen during the startup period…”

Enough said, I’m in the zone.

13 October. It’s been a month so time for the next Liver flush. Zero stones and zero chaff on the flush day. Day after with the SWF I did have 6 very small stones, if u could even call them that. 1/3 the size of my little finger nail. Did have 3 square inches of chaff too. But all very small amounts. Two clear flushes means I’m clean. That was not quiet a clear flush. I did feel good and better after the flush. Although on the night of the flush I did have nausea. 

14 October. Time to increase the mb12 dose to 2 x 1 pill. That’s 2 x 5000mcg = 10,000 mcg per day. Party on! Evening edit: again very dark pee as per normal on each dose raise. My right ear tinnitus remains loud, strong and wildly annoying. WHAT? Yoga was good today. Right leg muscle spasms still temperamental. 

15 Oct. All I can smell is cigarette smoke, permanently for the last two days. I don’t smoke either before I get any wise cracks from anyone smart. It’s annoying. Ear buzzing like mad. It’s mega loud. Pisses me off big time Charlie. Grumpy and annoyed all day. Short and grumpy with the kids. I believe people call that depression. Wankers. And all from an mb12 dose raise. WHAT?

17 Oct. Today is day four after the MethylB12 dose rise. Right ear continues to buzz like a bitch. Very deaf in that ear. Unpleasant in social situations as I feel like my head is in a fish bowl and can’t hear $hit. Gums are sensitive but less so now I am moving the sublingual pills to different locations each time. I still smell cigarette smoke almost permanently, but my nose is significantly clear and my sense of smell has gone up loads. Still having muscular problems with my right upper leg. Over did yoga yesterday and I am limping today. Did four days on the trot of lovely strong yoga, but off games until this leg clears up. Think I will do a chelation round tomorrow. Onwards and upwards. 

21 October. Day three of chelation round 87 and all is fine in the deep dark wood; easy. Day one I felt a bit tired in the morning so had and Epsom Salt bath and that was wonderful. Buzzing ear remains loud. Right leg remains temperamental.

23 Oct 2016. I don’t want to tempt fate, but my hot feet seem to be calming down. Quite a lot too. Not had a problem for a while. I did massage my feet two days ago and the left was hotter than the right. But it is defo calming down. Nice. Thank you methylation. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Long may it continue. Buzzing ear remains. 

24 Oct. Not had a racing heart incident for 20 days. Cool. I was getting them daily. Also my years permanent athletes foot between my pinkies: is gone. Awesome! 

25 oct 2016. Spoke too soon!!!!!Way too soon. In the shower at 9 am I had racing heart kick in hard. Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam… I had it the night before too, but that was from the carob chocolate bar I tried. That’s a thiol thing. I fancied a treat. Felt really bad 1.5 hours after eating 3 small squares of carob: raging racing heart that did not go in child’s pose. Took hours to subside. That was defo the carob/thiol. Also think I’m not handling carbs very well: potatoes maybe not great for me? Ho hum. This is an adventure isn’t it.

Back down? Fuck that! No way! Onwards!

26 October 2016. In other interesting news, my daily ear wax load was gone. How odd. I have had excessive wax for years. Great, clammy, clogs of the gunk. Now gone. And this evening for a moment I thought the tinnitus was gone too. It went all quiet. But now it seems back again. Upped my potassium intake to 3 x 7 drops plus two bananas. That has made an immediate difference. (I had been a little potassium lazy). Feeling strong today after avoiding potatoes. Double yoga today: morning and evening. An hour each. I feel the strength returning. Fingers crossed. COME ON!

27 oct. My ear is defo getting better. Change is good. 

28 oct. Ear is healing. It’s popping a little on the way to recovery. Change is good. Tinnitus is 50pct less now. Methylation is working. Come on MOFO!

1 Nov 2016. Buggeration. Ear got worse over the last few days: tinnitus back to full force. Saw my mate Tim for lunch yesterday and he said the methylation road fluctuates with good and dodgy periods floating by fairly regular. He also said the whites of my eyes were the whitest of whites; which is a good thing. Means a clean liver. Slept real bad last night at my brothers house. Pissed four times and couldn’t get back to sleep. Ahhhhh. Really felt my heart beat too which means blood pressure is up. In the morning I muscle tested the sheets, pillows and mattress. It was the softy thing that goes over the mattress that’s infested with brominated flame retardant chemicals. Interesting that I am showing up to chemical sensitivities again. That’s methylation for you! Edit: fuck. Digestion is going to pot. To recap I’m gluten free, dairy free, thiol free. Thiol free is a bitch too. No lentils or beans means veggie foods are heavily restricted now. And potatoes now too.Right legs hurts too: need more potassium. Fuck. It’s all happening. Methylation is exciting and bringing on some $hit. I am swearing too much. Ummmmmm. Today is two weeks since I increased the mb12 dose to full target dose of 2 x 1 pill per day: 2 x 5,000mg. I’m in the fucking zone, the battle zone. May the force be strong in me. Wonder what’s gonna bamboozle me next? 

2 Nov. I ache all over: calf’s, thighs, hamstrings and arms. Feel rough and mangy. Things are building up towards nastiness. Hope things calm soon. Had an epsom salts bath to smooth me aching bones. 

Again to repeat, if it was too much, too mad, too bad, I’d back down. I’m rolling with the punches like Muhammad Ali!

3 Nov. Still in the thick of it. Legs and arms still ache. Feet hurt today too. Tinnitus still really bad. No yoga possible. Nose blocked this evening. Skin bad which means diet still a struggle and allergies still there – even tho I’m careful with my diet. This is starting to annoy and starting to be a problem. Feels like things are getting worse. No-yoga always will get me down. Methylation is causing all this. I was going to do a round, but I have postponed until this $hit passes. Was gonna do another liver flush but best chill on that until this calms. Ummmmm. Methylation. What a joy. 

4 Nov. Started a Cutler chelation round this evening. Number 88. Increasing the dose from 3mg to 4mg ALA. Last few rounds were so easy.

5 Nov. Ear still buzzing. Muscles still in need of mucho potassium. Left shoulder aches, right knee still weak. No yoga possible due shoulder suddenly killing me again. Round is super easy so far, touchwood. I smell cigarette smoke, but that’s the first sniff of it for weeks. 

6 Nov. Nothing much has changed on the methylation front for a while. Time to add another of the methylation supplements once the round is done. Today is day 2 of round 88 and all is good and well.

9th Nov 2016. Changed potassium brand. Packet says 2-4 pills per day. Muscle testing tells me six pills a day is what I need. Obviously in divided poses. Today is day two of this high potassium supplement and the jury is still out. But right leg is ok. Shoulder still hurts. No yoga possible, but today is first day after a round anyways. I have a very strict no-excerise rule during the three days post chelation round. I have injured myself way too many times in the past on those dodgy post round days. Ahhhhhh.

Went to the dentist recently to check a tooth that might have some hidden amalgam still in it. That will be lifted and checked on the next appointment. But during the visit the dentist found I needed at least two fillings! WTF? I brush my teeth twice a day, for six minutes each go, and i floss every day, and i tee-pee five times a week. WTF! I consider my diet great too, but obviously it’s not. Decay in my teeth mean my diet to wrong and/or my digestion is up the spout. Probably both. It’s not from a lack of cleaning. So, I have just read a book called “Cure tooth Decay: Remineralise Cavities and Repair Your Teeth Naturally’ By Ramiel Nagel. Very interesting book, which I can highly recommend. After reading that, which kinda knew anyways, but good to have a reminder, i am changing my diet. I was juicing every morning. Have been for 4-5 months now. Every morning, 1 one pint of freshly juiced veggie juice. Carrots, celery, cucumber, beetroot and lemon. As great as that sounds, it obviously is not working. So now i am going the Weston A Price way. All change. I am gluten free, dairy free and thiol free and that doesn’t leave much left! So I am moving to a bulk meat diet. Lots of bone broths, liver, meat, fat and cooked veggies. This diet is so wild, even brown rice is out. Anyway, onwards and upwards. Change is good. Change is easy when you have done it as much as i have. As long as i understand why, I take everything in my stride. Onwards and upwards!

16 Nov. Been a while since I updated. Buzzing ear remains bad. Left shoulder hurts, think I pulled a muscle using the bow saw cutting down sycamore’s from the hedge, but it’s taking ages to heal. Or rather it’s not healing, so back to yin yoga. I lack the regained strength I got when I started this methylation road. The last chelation round did that. Defo lost my mojo here. Doing a liver flush tonight. I have prepped with loads of apple juice and that’s made me feel queasy and a bit $hitty. But in my opinion it was the chelation round what done it. Guilty as charged. I did raise the dose from 3 to 4mg ALA. And that was too close to a methylation dose change. My bag. Intense ride. Ho hum.  

Right, that’s enough for now. That’s four months of methylation start up for you. Four months of my life too. Next will be the addition of what Fredd calls the ‘Possibly Critical Showstopper Cofactors’, thats TMG, SAM-e, L-carnitine Fumarate and fish oils. I will also be correcting some mistakes I made too.

That’s all folks,

AKA Sunshine, author of The Mercury Diaries.

Thiols: First Do No Harm.

THIOLFOODSInfoGraphicI’ve made an important discovery. I am sensitive to thiols. This might be a big deal. Well, it is a big deal whichever way you look at it, but it might be a BIG deal. Let me explain.

I was doing great up to about fourteen weeks ago, and then out of the blue any exercise became impossible. I just didn’t have the energy or drive. Also my dodgy knee was just not healing at all. Nine months that baby has been playing up without a glimmer of recovery. I went to see a few health practitioners and they all discovered something different wrong. One found my body was not recognising water: just passing on through. He corrected that and gave me some acupressure points to massage to make it stick. He also found my digestion doing funky things and gave me more acupressure points to massage. Someone else fine-tuned my supplements, a little more of this, a little less of that. Another chap found I was massively deficient in calcium. He advised a green juice as well as calcium supplements. All of this advice turned out to be correct and I definitely felt better. But something was still out of kilter because I felt drained.

Three weeks ago I got the flu, which is odd. I don’t get flu very often. And then the flu didn’t let up and I felt lousy for a second week too. I lead a very healthy lifestyle. Seriously I do. I eat lentils all the time. And beans, and chickpeas, and asparagus, broccoli, raw cheese, eggs, garlic, onions, kale, peas and loads of other healthy stuff too. When I get a cold or flu, it’s normally in and out within a week. I have not even had a cold in the nine months since I jacked the city job. As I said, I’ve being feeling fine. When the flu didn’t budge, I knew something was up.

I kept thinking I knew the answer, like I’d been here before and knew something. It was on the tip of my tongue, but nothing came. Can’t remember what made me check, but I thought to test the green juice I’d been drinking every morning for two months: spinach was the culprit. I muscle tested weak to it. Spinach? What’s wrong with spinach?

Well, I know exactly what’s wrong with spinach. Spinach is a sulphur food, a thiol. And mercury and thiols attract like lovers do. The thiols in the spinach pick up mercury from around the body. They don’t transport it out the body; they just pick it up and move it about. This, for those unaccustomed to mercury poisoning, is bad news. Some people are fine, some not so. Looks like I’m not anymore.

If I’m no good with spinach, then I’m no good with all the other thiols out there, lurking. Oh $hit! All the others! Fuck and buggeration! Since I left the city nine months ago I’ve been busy in the kitchen cooking up all manner of healthy treats. I have in fact been feeding myself a heavily-loaded thiol-high diet. Thiols for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Spinach, lentils, beans, chickpeas, asparagus, broccoli, eggs, garlic, onions, kale, peas and loads of other healthy thiol stuff too. A large part of diet was not just thiol-laden, but high-thiol-laden foods.

What a dick! How could I forget? Well, I didn’t forget, I just got on with life. I have had very few man-sized symptoms these last three years. I essentially lead a normal life now and have done for ages. I know the mercury is still there, but it doesn’t knock too hard, too often.

So I immediately shifted to a thiol free diet. After a week free of thiol foods, a person then adds some thiol food back in to the diet to see what happens. Do they feel better, worse, indifferent, whatever. I didn’t need to do that because after a week I felt fantastic, the flu had disappeared completely and amazingly my dodgy knee suddenly started healing for the first time in nine long fruitless months. It was as clear as day: thiols had been buggering me up for ages.

Unfortunately this story does not end here. Never a dull moment!

A few days later I starting feeling crappy and my pulse started racing wildly. I took my blood pressure (BP) and discovered it was through the roof: 185/115. Boom! It should be maximum 120/80.

Gotta love the mercury, so inventive, so many angles that need covering. Ho Hum. Certainly keeps me on my toes.

185/115 is called hypertension. This is super bad news. It’s serious. Heart attack. Stoke. Kidney disease. Proper serious. Not to be taken lightly in any shape or form. I exhibit no outward hypertension symptoms. I am not stressed out of my mind and I’m not a worrier either. Day to day I am chilled, calm and loving life out here in the countryside, thank you very much. This hypertension has been brought on by my high-thiol diet, not a stressed out life. The high-thiol diet has been picking up my mercury, moving it around, and fucking things up. Big time. I have deranged mineral transport too, because of the mercury poisoning and my body does not like this added burden of the thiols in my diet further smashing things up. Hence the high blood pressure. Hence the calcium deficiency. Hence the lack of energy.

Heart attack!

Actually, I’m not panicking at all. Quite the contrary: I remain relaxed, calm and lovin’ the country life. I’m not freaking out because I have been here, done this before, read all the books and I know exactly what to do. And that does not involve going to see the Quack and having beta-blockers rammed down my gullet. No thank you. I will not be darkening their doors. Actually I feel mildly chuffed because I know what to do. That’s the only benefit of having had heart problems in the past! I panicked last time, big time. But this time around, as I said, been here before, so no need to get all stressy.

Let’s think about my situation in a wider context here. The high thiol diet has tipped me over my thiol limit, my body has reacted, and my blood pressure has rocketed. How longs this been going on? I have not worried about thiols for ages. How long? Not sure, maybe five or six years? I got better. I recovered. I got on with life. So I ate thiols again. But the last nine months I cooked a load of super-healthy food, which turned out to be high-thiol. Maybe this is my problem? Maybe this is why I am a low doser? I’ve done 84 rounds and I remain at super-low dosages. My last three chelation rounds of DMPS, which were fine, they were only at 2.5mg. That’s very low. Maybe the thiols in my diet have been perpetually messing with the mercury so that my body never got a moment to chillax from the constant mercury movements? Nine years I’ve been at this game. Maybe it’s the thiol diet thang that’s holding me back?

Maybe? Who knows? Certainly I will not get a quick answer to that question. But it’s something to think about, and to hope for. Would be awesome to finally be able to increase my dosage and speed my mercury removal. I have wondered long and hard about my inability to raise my dose. Maybe, just maybe this is it? Or a part of it? Time will tell.

Which brings me back to the title of this piece: Thiols: First do no harm. We cannot get better when we are harming ourselves, or we have something harming us. I lead a dreamy-healthy lifestyle and still I make cock-ups and the mistakes can cancel out the good we do. We need to remain vigilant at all times, to try and stop any damage we unwittingly do to ourselves. I can do all the blood pressure lowering techniques in the book, including beta blockers, but until I stop the causative harm in the first place, I’ll just be pissing into the wind. I’m pretty happy I’ve figured this out. Feels right. The healing of my knee is a clear indicator.

I think that’s the most important thing to remember. First, do no harm. Us mercury toxic, we are generally on our own. We have to read, research and DIY our health. Just as you are by reading this. I’ve seen various healthcare practitioners over the last 10 years and not one of them ever mentioned thiols. Ever. Not even once. Not recently. Not in the past. It’s a mercury thing. We gotta stay alert.

I have had odd things happen that have confused me, but now are crystal clear: Turmeric is great at raising thiols levels, no wonder it didn’t agree. I have a liquid supplement full of spinach and kale; no wonder it didn’t agree – high thiols. Little clues.

Technically this is all ‘in-protocol’. In my protocol anyways. My protocol is 1) restart chelation, and 2) use the Master Cleanse to sort out any problems along the way. This can certainly be classed as a fairly grim problem, so that’s what I’m doing next: The Master Cleanse, again.

I started immediately, today is day five. My nine-months-dodgy-knee is healing incredibly fast now I’m thiol free, and I feel great too – when I’m not suffering from the master cleanses detox reactions, LOL. Which sounds funny, but that’s how these things roll. First three days are usually a bit ropey, especially since I have nine months of a high-thiol-mercury-moving-damage-to-the-gut to overcome.

That’s enough for now. I will let you know the outcome of the fast and what it does to my blood pressure.

That’s all folks!

Why Chelate? Time to get back on my horse: Chelation. My first round of DMPS.

horsefallPlan A: Cutler style chelation, interspersed with Master Cleanse to sort any problems out.
Plan B: Muck around with herbs again and delay the inevitable chelation.

This is now The Plan. I’ve been doing Plan B for ages and it’s worked splendidly. It’s sorted out all major problems, except getting the mercury out. Now it’s time to get back to the main event: Mercury Detox baby!

Firstly: IMPORTANT DISCOVERY; Miranda the new muscle testing lady has failed in her job of protecting me. She advised me to stop my calcium supplements because they ‘did something funny to me’. I saw the original Muscle Tester Dude last week and he found out I was severely calcium deficient: Ummm! And this is the reason for my hot feet, tired legs, hurting bones, dodgy neck and the dodgy ear. Great eh! It’s a jungle out there, make no mistake about that. I pumped up my calcium supplements and things are returning back to normality. Miranda is now the ex-muscle tester lady. The Muscle Tester Dude is the chap who’s been helping me since the start of all this mercury madness. He is back after moving to Australia for a few years.

With me, it usually comes down to some deficiency that causes me problems. That’ll be the Deranged Mineral Transport, as caused by my mercury poisoning. Which brings me right back to where I started and where I need to go. The circle of life. I need to get the mercury out. I need to finish the job. That means more chelation.

So my chelation re-starts here and now. Job is jacked six months ago. No more alarms at 445am to get up for work. No more staggering home at 8pm knackered. Today life is relaxed, calm and beautiful. I just completed a long 100 day herbal kidney cleanse. My Supplements have been reviewed and I’m ready to roll: B12, B complex, Vit E, Calcium, Magnesium, Ginger, Olive leaf, Zinc and Milk Thistle.

There is always something wrong, little stuff I mean, nothing life threatening, but annoyances that irritate. They come and they go, just as the seasons roll on by. Recent irritations have been sorted by The Muscle Tester Dude. I know chelation is the only route. No excuses now. Funnily enough I just re-read my own book The Mercury Diaries to motivate and encourage myself. I’ve not read it since I published it in 2012. It worked too: reminded me of what a nightmare I’ve had. Reminded me I don’t want to go back there. Reminded me I need to chelate. I knew all that of course, but it’s good to have some up-close and personal memories shoved down my throat. I knew I’d need some reminding along the way, LOL. Another reason I write a journal about all the stuff I do. Post-it notes from my past to my future.

Anyways, I’m gonna ramble around here a little, so forgive my meandering style today. My chelation is changing too. I am going to give DMPS a trial. Back in the day when I started my chelation journey in 2007 I could not get DMPS because it was proscription only. But it’s available now. Thanks, great job chaps! (Dean, is that still you?) DMPS is supposed to make chelation easier, so I’m giving that a bash to see how it pans out. Anything that makes ALA chelation easier is like a morning blow job: fucking great!

I’ll do a few rounds of DMPS, and then I’ll add in the all-important ALA once I’ve figured out my DMPS dosage.

Round 82: 7th March 2016
Moving to DMPS only, 2.5mgs every 6 hours, three days on. (Note: my last rounds have been 4mg ALA only)

Day 1: A right pain in my neck has arrived straight away. My right ear has also closed up and become infected; again. Otherwise everything else is fine. And I’m happy with fine thanks very much. No brain fog. No headaches. No pain. No rage or anger, sadness, loneliness, nor any solitude required either. But my cricked neck hurts and my right ear is deaf.


Looking at my notes from my last round, which was over a year ago, (OMG! Where does the time go!), (Actually my last round was 455 days ago. Gulp!), it was the ear thing that stopped chelation in its tracks back then as well. Work was impossible with the ear out of action. I couldn’t hear $hit, so I stopped chelation. Simple. Work was insanely busy and too full-on. Chelation and too-full-on became too-difficult to manage, even for me. Something had to give and so chelation stopped, until I told myself ‘I had enough time’.

Well now, today, right here and right now, I have nothing to stop my chelation. No work, no stress, no nothing to get my knickers in a twist about whatsoever. No excuses. I am now available for chelation. And I really do need to finish the job too. If I delay things much longer, there is a chance I will give up. And if I give up I know for a fact I will regret it gigantically as I lie on my deathbed wishing I’d had the balls to pull my finger out. Well, I pulled my finger out and here I am, ready or not, here I come.

Anyways, I’m mid round and day one is a dodgy neck and a throbbing ear, which in the grand scheme of things is no big deal. But I do want to set out the why of why I am chelating. This is an important question. Why chelate? I’m not very ill at all. Why re-start my chelation? It’s actually an easy question to answer, but I want to get it down on paper so I have on record the why. This is me self-motivating myself. This is how I roll. You are reading it simply because, why not!

I’m going to cut this out and stick on my bathroom door to remind myself of the task ahead:

Sunshine: Why I am chelating?

  • To finish the job.
  • To get all the mercury out.
  • If I don’t chelate the mercury out now, when I’m young, keen, fit and eager; then I’ll have to do it when I’m old, crumbly, grumpy and sick. (Yes, 46 is young!)
  • I have a ways to go to complete my chelation job. I’m a low doser and my chelation is going to take some time. I guestimate 200 rounds, so I’d better get the show back on the road.
  • Chelation is easy. I know all the rules and I’m super experienced. Anything I don’t know, I know more than enough people to ask the right questions.
  • Any problems thrown my way during the chelation run will be solvable. Cutler style is low-dose and consequently low-problem-ed. I solved everything else anyways, so I’m sure I’ll manage just fine. I have the time and space to sort them out too. Hooray! Before my career was taking over my world. Now I have reclaimed my world and I am free to do as I choose, when I choose, and I choose life, I choose chelation.
  • Chelation rule: Absolute minimum one round per month. Minimum twelve rounds in a year. Please.
  • There will be good days and bad days. I know that, so I will roll with the punches.
  • I’m better OK. Most mercury toxic people would consider my minor health issues fantastic gifts from the Gods compared the head-shrinking, mind-numbing, bone-crunching rubbish they have to put up with. They’d swap in a heartbeat. What’s wrong with me: Hot feet, getting up at night to pee once, stiff neck, dodgy ear and I get exercise headaches. It’s all fairly minor crap. But, although they are minor, they are still there. And they fluctuate. They change. Although I’ve been quiet on my blog, I’m always busy doing funky things to get them to go away. I still do a lot of herbal cleanses. My suite of ‘issues’ will always remain whilst I have my mercury nesting inside me, so it needs to come out.
  • Sometimes those minor problems turn into massive nightmares too. Just like when I had the heart problem. Mega bloody nightmare that turned out to be. I sorted it out just fine eventually (with the Master Cleanses). But that took three years. Yup, three long years when I could not chelate regularly.
  • Because I know, deep down, deep inside know, that I need to chelate. Mercury bites every day, all the time. I have learnt an incredible amount in the nine years since 2007 when my health nose-dived when I had unsafe amalgam removal. Alternative health: check. Mercury poisoning: check. Heart health: check. Diet: check. Health freak: check!
  • “It sounds a lot to take on, but really the moment I pop the first pill I never look back. In all honestly that’s the only tough bit. The first pill. Get over that, you’ve nailed your chelation-block – which becomes chelation-momentum: BOOM!” Tim Gray. Ha, you da Man!
  • Every round counts. Every single molecule of mercury I drag out can never hurt me again.

Round 82: Day 2 – 8th March 2016
My dodgy ear has reduced down to normality. Winning!
My dodgy neck is calming down, but it still hurts. Cool-ish, but would be best if it just went away completely: hint, hint MOFO!

Chelation is good with DMPS. I likee so far. I’m feeling fine day two. Pretty fine Indeed. Music is on LOUD, pumping, and I’m busy. Planning trips to the theatre. Cleaned two of my pairs of trainers (very unusual!) Wrote these words. Made some polenta to go with my Ottolenghi style lentils for lunch. With the left over polenta I’ll make polenta chips tomorrow. Grilled with cumin and fennel: epic. Planned dinner tonight too: Sausage, mash with a tomato and onion gravy, Nigel Slater style. Veggie stock is on the stove and bubbling away for the gravy. Yes, I still live the healthy lifestyle I learnt about. Mostly anyways.

Can’t really ask for anything other than that during chelation: Feeling fine and symptoms reducing. Get in!

Round 82 – Day 3
Today the dodgy neck has all but vanished. If I was a religious man it would be a miracle! Angels would be circling and Hallelujah’s raining down. Amazing eh! The joys of chelation. What? Why? How? I can only guess it’s some muscle weakness shenanigans going down.

Ears: Today it’s like I’m on an aeroplane and my ears can’t pop. Sinusy. Kinda annoying. Kinda half deaf. Again the joys of chelation, but I’ve had a dodgy ear on and off for a couple of years, so what to do. Chelation has made it flair up again, but who knows what’ll happen in the morning! Only other chelation experience was an itchy torso. Odd but minor.

Otherwise: Had my nose was firmly lodged in a book all morning: Sci-Fi. Went to the garden centre to look at some paving slabs for the new house. Had lunch with the Wife. Went to the cinema to see The Big Short. Cracking film if you like films about mega financial Armageddon: which I do. Bought some vinegar. Picked the kids up from school. Ate supper. Read some more. Read to my son at bedtime: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Had an Epsom salts bath with a pint of apple cider vinegar. 30 minutes followed by a cold shower. The Epsom salts bath is what I do at the end of every chelation round. Totally helps minimise the final redistribution event at the end. The apple cider vinegar is for the itching. Yup, the apple cider vinegar is epic for all skin complaints. Bathing in the stuff is weird, I admit, but it works and costs peanuts.

Only other point worth mentioning is after the round finished, I zoned out a bit, got a bit chilly too. But its winter and people do zone out from time to time. That’s allowed and is classed as normal. Mostly.

I have to say; so far this has been a dreamy, fun and lovely chelation round. More of these please.

Next: Let’s see if I get any post-round funkiness!

Day 1 post-round
AAEAAQAAAAAAAAUNAAAAJDJlNTJkOGJkLTBlN2UtNDZiMy1iMjNkLWRiNzNmZTg1OWRjYQI awoke with a headache and I knew it was gonna be a tough day. I was tired and irritable all morning and needed to be on me ownsome. Nothing wildly bad, but certainly confirmation, as if I needed any, that mercury is my thang. Even with small doses of only 2.5mg DMPS and it’s still giving me grief. This is my 82nd round! Ho hum. As a general rule, this is how chelation is with me: I’m fine on round, but after the round finishes it gets a bit pikey. At least I didn’t have to work and could just do my own thing. Was a beautiful spring day today so I washed both cars. Perfect: keeps my body and my mind occupied, its outside and the fresh air and sun always make me feel alive. But by the time I’d polished off my grilled polenta chips and lentil lunch I had a crushing headache. Like a tight metal band around my forehead. Popped a couple of bombs, which I don’t like doing (paracetamol). But they worked and the rest of the day was fine. Went to football training with my 7 year old son and chatted all evening with the dads. Then came home to watch my team, Spurs, get crushed 3-0. Gutted. But, as ever, the bad things pass, as they always pass. And honestly this was not bad. Annoying yes, but this was easily manageable. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?

Day 2 Post-round – 11th March 2016
Feeling fine this morning. Singing in the shower. I am the life and soul of my body and mind. Although there is a headache in the back on my mind trying to sneak out. Maybe today will be some good and some bad? Time will tell, but it’s started well.

I’ve had chelation breaks before and when I re-start chelation it always takes me three rounds to get back in the groove. Traditionally the first round is good and bad, the second is unpleasant, and by the third things have settled down.

Time to see what my adrenals and thyroid glands are doing. Took my temperatures yesterday and today, Dr Rind style: average of three readings with my mercury free thermometer. They were perfect: 36.8 and 36.7 deg C. Get in! That’s normal. That’s normal for me. I am normal! That’ll be the Master Cleanses. Winning! Actually that’s Bi-Winning!

So let’s review this first DMPS round: Three days on-round was fine, one of which I felt pretty good: better than usual. Post-round I had 10 hours feeling horrid. These are the costs of chelation: ten hours feeling $hitty. This is life. It’s annoying, but I didn’t ask for my mercury poisoning. Chelation is just the route back to a longer, healthier life. I can handle a day or two here and there feeling ropey if the outcome is no health problems and a long life. I like DMPS and I’ll be doing more of these.

That’s the plan anyways. It’s nice to be back on my horse.

That’s all folks!

Film Review: Evidence of Harm

Evidence_of_Harm_1080‘Evidence of Harm’ is a film about amalgam fillings and the appalling damage the mercury in those fillings causes people. It tells the story of the mercury poisoned people, the specialists fighting desperately to stop the use of amalgam and the dentists that do the drilling: some of the dentists believe amalgams are harmful, and some don’t. It delves deep into the politics of mercury with the American Dental Association (ADA) under the spotlight, and highlights some of the history from the early mercury days in the 1800’s to put things into perspective.

Research from the last few decades is reviewed and gives an up to date picture of where we are today in terms of the 50 percent mercury content of amalgam fillings. An astonishing number of people still receive amalgams even today in 2016. Many dentists, scientists, courts and official spokes-people are interviewed and give their views. It quickly becomes clear there is a mountain of evidence that supports what every normal, rational, unbiased person can understand: putting mercury in your mouth, close to your brain, is an incredibly dangerous thing to do, and yet somehow dentists across the world still continue to use amalgams to fill teeth.

Evidence of Harm amalgamates (sorry!) all that information into one film to give a clear picture of where we are currently; at the crossroads of hell for the official organisations that continue to wrongly approve the use of mercury in their businesses. They are teetering on the brink of the precipice. It’s blindingly obvious that mercury causes major health issues in the human body, and yet the dental authorities continue to deny everything; ‘Nothing to do with us Gov’!

One day a tipping point will arrive and the weight of opinion will tip and everyone will suddenly wake-up and see the emperor’s new clothes, or the lack of, and declare amalgams toxic. Then the law suits will rain down on those organisations and they will be crushed under the barrage of pain they inflicted on their unsuspecting customers; exactly same as the billions of dollars the tobacco industry has had to pay out. The difference between mercury and tobacco is that no one is addicted to mercury.

The film takes a giant step in the direction of the majority finally waking up asking why has this been going on for so long, when all the evidence of harm has been there in front of us for so long. The witch hunt will be deeply painful for everyone on the dark side of the mercury. That time will come, but alas not yet. But it is a good healthy step in that direction.

The film is well thought out and attempts to give the other side some air time too. I particularly liked the ‘no-problem-with-mercury’ dentist who blandly brushed aside the arguments and undeniably made himself look a complete fool: head firmly implanted in the sand, fingers shoved deep in his ears, unable and unwilling to see the wood, for all the trees. It takes a long time for people to relinquish such ingrained beliefs. As the decades roll by, the ‘radical’ knowledge that mercury causes large scale health issue for humans will eventually become common knowledge, but until then, films like this must continue to be produced and spread the word. Every person that learns amalgams are dangerous and then avoids them, is a person saved the considerable hassle of a shorter and more miserable life.

As a veteran to mercury poisoning myself it was excellent to see the smoking tooth videos which paint a vivid picture of the problem. I thought the mercury vapour experiment was epic and I salute the producers for bringing the scientific problem down to a comfortable, relatable level that even the common man can see in such dramatic supermarket style. Deny that!

I have to admit I winced every time a clip of a tooth being drilled was shown. I swore at the screen when the mercury toxic people told their stories of doctors incompetence, but welled-up when husband and wife told of the support they gave each other in their hours of considerable need.

My only problem was with the subject of intravenous (IV) chelation. In the films defence, they did say it does not agree with everyone, but still, it is common knowledge injecting people with massive quantities of drugs to detox mercury is extremely dangerous and certainly doesn’t agree with everyone. It was disappointing not to see Dr Andrew Cutler included to explain his protocol too, but this is not a film about how to rid the body of mercury; it’s a film about our world where for some strange reason mercury is still placed in people’s mouths. The alternatives to amalgams are already in every dental practice already: white composite fillings and they have zero mercury content.

It does a splendid job of explaining the situation, educating those just learning about this subject, and for that I’d give the film a solid five gold stars and some triple A* too! Now, when people discover they might have a mercury problem, here is an intelligent, well made film that asks difficult questions to the authorities, for which they have nothing, absolutely nothing except bland denial, to mask the ongoing deception. I look forward to the day when we are not alone in seeing the emperors clothes are missing.

Review by Daniel Forsyth, author of ‘The Mercury Diaries’.




Evidence of Harm


Ohhh, exciting news. We have a new mercury film about to hit the airwaves. “Evidence of Harm”. About time too!

Not sure if you remember but there was a Kickstarter fund raising campaign back in 2012, raising money for a film to be called “You Put What In My Mouth?”. Well, they have finished it and changed the name to “Evidence of Harm”. It’s being released this month – October 2015. For any of you generous enough to fund the film with the Kickstarter thing, you name is in lights on their website:

Sounds pretty cool, I’m gonna watch it. Long overdue that someone stood up and was counted. Respect to the man that made this happen: Randell Moore. Thank you for making the effort to spread the word, help loads of people, protect loads of people, and for getting mercury problems into the public eye. You Da Man!

Herewith their official press release material:
“Evidence of Harm” chronicles the lives of three ordinary Americans who become reluctant health advocates after suffering from the devastating effects of exposure to hazardous mercury vapors during routine dental procedures. The film presents a haunting portrait of a dental industry all too willing to turn a blind eye to science while placing profits and politics ahead of the 120 million Americans currently implanted with toxic mercury dental fillings.

About the ­Film
With one previous feature and several award-winning short films to his credit, Randall Moore began researching Alzheimer’s Disease after his own father was diagnosed as having the disease. After finding out that the “silver” dental fillings in his Dad’s mouth contained 50% elemental mercury and that they were releasing toxic vapors above established safety levels, he began working diligently as a mercury researcher and activist.

“During my research I discovered over and over that our governmental regulatory bodies and health authorities have failed to protect the public from this toxic product,” said Moore. “Frustrated with our government’s refusal to do anything about removing this toxic product from the marketplace, I took it upon myself to make a documentary on the subject with the hopes of alerting others of this immediate danger to the health of people and the environment worldwide.”

Moore came to understand how a national epidemic of mercury poisoned individuals slip through our health system undetected. “There are nearly 40 adverse health symptoms that can be caused by mercury including chronic fatigue, sleep loss, panic attacks, depression, chronic headaches, and loss of vision. Neurological problems, cardiovascular disease, and kidney dysfunction are just a few of the major disorders that have been linked to mercury. Since most of the general public and health care practitioners are unaware of the exposure to mercury from dental fillings, nor how to test a person for mercury accurately, they could be completely unaware of what’s causing their patient’s symptoms.”

Moore decided to profile three charismatic individuals who have become fearless pro-health anti-Mercury advocates; investigative news reporter Stacy Case, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis after having her mercury fillings unsafely removed and replaced with four new mercury fillings; Biochemist Boyd Haley, PhD, who has published studies linking the neurotoxin mercury to Alzheimer’s disease and travelled the world lecturing about the toxicity of mercury and its negative effects on the brain for the past 20 years; veteran dental assistant Karen Burns, who realized her failing health was due to occupational exposure to extremely high amounts of mercury vapor and particulate matter during the placement, polishing and removal of mercury dental fillings.

Moore felt it was important to provide his three subjects with enough time to adequately communicate their personal stories. “I think that in order for documentaries to reach people on a deep level that really moves them into action, it is important to present the characters onscreen as people the audience can relate to. During the editing, I continually tried to bring the personal experiences of the individuals to the forefront while balancing the science and scandals that permeate this issue.” 

Shooting for the film took place in more than a dozen states and on two continents over a period of five years. Moore’s biggest challenge was obtaining access to individuals presenting the opposite side of the issue. The ADA continually denied him access to spokespeople. Karen Burns ultimately persuaded her former employer, a dentist who thinks mercury fillings are safe, to provide interviews.

After researching the neurotoxin mercury for three decades, biochemist Boyd Haley, PhD firmly states “the American people are being overtly lied to by the American Dental Association and the dental branch of the Food and Drug Administration.” One of the first scientists to publish studies linking mercury to Alzheimer’s disease, he adds “Published studies repeatedly show that the widespread exposure of mercury and its effect on the brain explains every single aspect of Alzheimer’s disease. It is the missing piece of the puzzle that has literally been right under the noses of researchers for all these years.”

“Evidence of Harm” includes critical comments from other individuals who find fault with the American Dental Association including Diane Watson, former U.S. representative for California’s 33rd congressional district. One of her statements is “Regrettably the American Dental Association has a provision in its code of ethics to stop dentists from initiating communications with patients about the risk of mercury dental fillings.”

One of the film’s most powerful stories focuses on the remarkable journey of Stacy Case, an investigative television news reporter and devoted mother of two whose illness caused by mercury dental fillings prompts her to search for a cure and then become an activist against mercury fillings. “Every human body has a genetic disposition to handle toxicity a certain way and that’s what is so frustrating,” Stacy says. “They just feel like they can dismiss all this information and all of these studies and all of the stories like mine of people being cured because not everyone who has amalgam fillings gets sick.”

For the first time ever, the film quantitatively measures and visually demonstrates the enormous amounts of mercury vapor that is generated when working with mercury fillings. “The footage reveals that dentists are exposing staff and patients without their knowledge to levels of mercury vastly higher than those at which people are immediately evacuated from buildings,” explains Moore. “The implications from these revelations are that every dentist in America working with mercury fillings in anyway are violating occupational safety regulations by not informing their staff of toxic exposures or providing them protection from those exposures.”

Moore hopes “Evidence of Harm” will raise awareness about the adverse health effects from the mercury released from amalgam dental fillings. He adds “I hope this film helps to bring about a ban of this product. But I know that even if mercury dental fillings were banned tomorrow, there would still be more than 290 tons of mercury in the mouths of Americans that will eventually need to be safely removed. Occupational safety regulations already dictate that employers must inform and protect employees from toxic exposures so I’d like to see OSHA be much more involved with enforcing safety regulations in the dental industry involving mercury and heavily fining those who do not comply.”

About the Film’s Prinicipal Subjects
Investigative TV News reporter Stacy Case was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis shortly after having her mercury fillings unsafely removed and replaced with four new mercury fillings. After having her mercury fillings safely removed and undergoing chelation treatments to remove the mercury from her body, she has experienced no further symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. She testified to the FDA in 2010 about her experience and urged them to take this toxic product off the market.

Biochemist Boyd Haley, PhD has published studies linking the neurotoxin mercury to Alzheimer’s disease. For over 20 years, he has traveled the world lecturing about the toxicity of mercury and its negative effects on the brain. Haley’s frustration with the government and American Dental Association for allowing the continued use of toxic mercury fillings prompted Boyd to create a drug that removes mercury from the body. This drug is currently in clinical trials and will be released in 2017.

Mercury safe dentist Dr. Matthew Young wears personal protection equipment (PPE) in order to adhere to Occupational Safety (OSHA) regulations which require him to protect himself and staff while working with mercury. The levels of mercury vapor released during the removal of an amalgam filling far surpass all established safety limits. While his state dental board has harassed Dr. Young for his position on dental mercury fillings, he is still providing mercury safe dental services to patients.

Karen Burns was a dental assistant for over 20 years before realizing her failing health was due to her occupational exposure to extremely high amounts of mercury vapor and mercury contaminated particulate matter during the placement, polishing and removal of mercury dental fillings. Even though her employer did not offer her protection from the hazardous mercury vapor which resulted in her testing high for mercury, she still lost her claim for worker’s compensation because she was not willing to report her boss to OSHA authorities.

That’s all folks!
AKS Sunshine

Living the dream: It’s the good life for me.

old life new lifeI have news, exciting news. I’ll get to my health a bit later, everything’s cool, but the big news is: I have jacked the city job! And retired to the country! It’s the good life for me! Hooray! It’s been a while since I updated my blog, but I’ve been busy. Busy in the office and busy plotting, planning and scheming my exit from my city life. Wowza, that took balls! I couldn’t really say anything here on the blog, just in case someone from my office got word. I’m only 46 years old and it was a top secret, mission impossible style exit, carefully planned for a smooth retreat, but alas there where explosions at the end. But the deed is done, I have resigned from my city job of 27 years, received my last pay check, collected my P45, and handed back my mobile phone. Great big life changing decisions have been made and I am gone. Thank you so much. It was fun. Great fun too, but now I get my life back. Back for myself. No longer will I prostrate myself at the feet of every Tom, Dick and Harry! No longer will I arise at 445am and stagger home at 8pm. Thank you city and goodbye.

Not sure where life will take me, but for now, I’m a country bumpkin. I have moved the family out to the peace, quiet and tranquillity of the English countryside in Suffolk. Castles, gently rolling hills, apples, pears, welly boots, wild pheasants, grouse and deer, sailing boats and drinking warm beer in jugs is the life for me now. Kids have switched schools and after two weeks have settled in, made friends and are all cool.

Why have I done this? Why have I left a perfectly good job and career? It was great fun, and I was the boss too. There are many reasons, but this is one of the main ones:

When my health crashed with mercury poisoning back in 2007 I battled like a mad man. I battled to sort out all the many health problems mercury inflicted. I battled to keep my marriage in one piece, and I battled to keep my job. A job that I loved and was very good at. I started in the city at the tender age of nineteen. By my late thirties all I knew was my city life and to see it flushing away with mercury poisoning was a powerful incentive to pull my finger out and sort myself out. It was a long battle and I worked through the lot. Prior to me figuring out mercury was The Problem, I’d had eight years of misery with the mother-of-all-bad-backs and digestive issues from hell. When my health fully crashed in 2007 with un-safe amalgam removal, I was a man-down being repeatedly kicked-in-the-balls.

During the worst of it, for five years from 2005 until 2009, I wished every single day that I could go, to vanish, to leave, to retreat, to hide somewhere warm and dark, to go where no man has gone before, to just be by myself, to lick my wounds in peace and quiet. Back then I was so ill it was just a distant fantasy. Every day for five long pain ridden years as I struggled in to the office. But, I didn’t go. I battled on, and on, and on. I never gave up. I had just enough strength to keep fighting and I eventually made it back to the land of the living. But it was a hard old road. Very hard. All those days and years of wishing I could escape, I promised myself that if I ever got better, if I could ever lead a normal life again, that I’d leave my city job at the very first opportunity. Without a backwards glance I’d retreat to the country and live a civilised, calm, tranquil life doing all the things I wanted to do, when I wanted to do them. With all the trouble I had to go through to recover, that promise to myself never dimmed, never went away, not for a nano-fucking-second.

My city friends, colleagues and clients have no idea what I’ve had to do to get where I am today, but you guys do, and I wanted to share this with you. I’m out. It’s important to know that recovery is possible. That happy times are possible again even when all seems lost. We can live our dreams. It’s a hard road, but success is there for the taking if we put our minds to it.

During all the exit-planning one of the guys helping me wanted to see if I was serious or not. I think my answers speak for themselves:

Life Planning – Question  1

Imagine you are totally financially secure, that you have enough money to take care of all your needs, now and in the future. The question is…how would you like to live your life? What would you do with you money? Would you change anything? Let yourself go. Don’t hold back on your dreams. Describe a life that is complete:

House in the countryside. Not open countryside in the middle of nowhere, but more outskirts of a village. Big garden with always something to do. Two to four acres would be wonderful. That’s the fun thing with gardening, there is always something to do, and I like gardening. I love being outside, pottering about, making my environment, my space, my world beautiful. I currently live in a beautiful house and garden now and I would like to continue to do so in the future, I just need a bigger garden.

Garden project would be awesome. Design and build a nice big garden for us to live in and take care of.

Kids in a good school: goes without saying.

Join a sailing club and go sailing. Nothing big or flash. I was taught in little boats and that’s fine. No £100k beasts, more 5-10k pottering about in the backwaters is fine by me.

Learn to play golf. Join a golf club, but maybe not essential to join as I can’t see myself as playing golf 3 or 4 times a week, but maybe, you never know.

Time for reading loads of books.
Time to finish my second book.
Time to write a 3rd book.
Time to watch movies.
Time to play computer games.
Basically time to myself to do as I wish.

Time to take care of myself: I would love 1.5 hours per day, every day, to myself to do : yoga, meditation or some type of physical exercise. I’m not a gym man. If I have the energy for the gym, I will do yoga as I massively prefer yoga to all other forms of exercise. Yoga agrees with me greatly.

Go on yoga retreats/holidays.

Be a bigger part of family life. See the wife more. See Felix and Lily more. Go watch Felix play cricket and football at school. Go watch Lily play Lacrosse, netball, rounders and tennis. (They 7 and 14 now! How time flies!)

Go on holiday around the world to cool and funky places.

House swap with someone in the school holidays.

Let the house out for two months in the summer holidays and go to somewhere hot to chill: France, Italy, Caribbean, anywhere hot and different.

Make new friends and hang out with them.

Keep my Porsche. Or better still, upgrade the Porsche to a newer one.

Have a cool project to do: build a kit car?

Become a better cook.

What else? ? ? Nice house, nice garden, time to yoga/meditate, time to read, time to write, time to watch films, time with the kids, plus 100pct will need a hobby: golf and sailing and whatever else comes along that is sociable. I have spent my whole life speaking daily to loads different people; I will need that to continue. I mean, I will not be hiding away on my own, so I’ll need friends too.

Life Planning Question 2

This time you visit your doctor who tells you that you have 5-10 years to live. The good part is that you won’t ever feel sick. The bad news is that you will have no notice of the moment of your death. What will you do in the time you have remaining to live? Will it change your life and how will you do it?

Hahaha. Nice question. This is easy tho. Exactly the same as above in question 1…but I would jack-the-job immediately. No hesitation there, I’ve done more than enough working in my life and if I leave, someone else will just step up and take my place. No one will really give a toss – the world will continue to turn in my absence.

Yeah…thought about it some more….and, same as question 1.

Life Planning – question 3

This time your doctor shocks you with the news that you only have one day left to live. Concentrate on the feelings you have as you confront your very real morality. Ask yourself:
What dreams will be left unfulfilled?
What do I wish I had finished or had been?
What do I wish I had done?
What did I miss?

Wow, heavy duty $hit going down on these questions!  What dreams unfulfilled? Ummmm. In my job I am a broker, a middle man, well paid, but still an in-betweener taking my little slice of the action. I am a servant, I serve others, I am always at the beck and call of others, and my success in my work-place depends on other people. I do my job, I get my just-deserves, but my destiny is always in the hands of others. Many of my clients are extremely nice people, but I have just as many that are complete turbo-arseholes. I have a feeling my destiny/wellbeing/success is always down to other people. If I died tomorrow, I’d feel like I’d been a servant my whole life, 27 years city life, and never had the chance to control my own destiny. So I would be disappointed I’d never really had the time to do the things that I’d like to do MYSELF.

My life is not my own.
Life is not just about working.
There are so many cool things to do in this world, not just the same old city job.

So, my regret, if I was to die tomorrow, would be that I spent 27 years working and I had no fun time to myself at the end. Gutted. After 27 years work, I should have 27 years doing the things I wanna do.

I should be clear: I am painting a bleak picture of my job here. That’s bullshit. I have an awesome job. Fun, rewarding, interesting, challenging and pays great. And I’m the boss. I work with some fucking awesome people too. And my 27 years city life have been great. The only thing that’s been shitte is my health. My poor health has dominated and overshadowed my cool job. My ill health has changed me, forced me to change, to open up, look around, wake up and smell the roses, to go down avenues a normal city chap would not explore. I was forced to ‘explore’ in my quest for better health, and what I found was a heck of a lot of other cool and funky things to do, see, experience and learn about. There is more to life than just work. I am no longer simply a city boy. Today my knowledge and interests stretch far away, right out into the distance. I need time to practice all my newfound hobbies and skills. I repeat: I am more than just a city boy now.  Now my eyes have been opened, I’d like to have the time to do my own thang. If I have to sell the Porsche…so be it.

What do I wish I had finished or had been?

Would have been nice to have finished my chelation.
Can’t think of anything else unfinished.
Anything else I’d liked to have been? No, I am a city chap through and through. That’s been me for the past 27 years. A rich and full life it’s been too. But, there are plenty of other cool things to be and to become tomorrow.

What do I wish I had done?

Done? I’ve done loads of cool things, so I don’t feel I’ve missed things. I’ve had a fucking cool life, even counting the crappy poor health years.

What did I miss?

Don’t miss anything, except 12 hours of each day which was dedicated to my job, which was fun, and rewarding, and sociable, and great. But there are lots of other things I can do with my time; now that I’ve changed. I feel there is so much more depth to me now. It’s time for a change in lifes direction.

Really feels like a crossroads for me today. After 27 years of hard-city-work, I think its time for 27 years of chillout-me-time.  27 years from now, I will be 75 years old. Back in 2007 when I got so terribly sick from mercury poisoning, I thought I’d die horribly, miserably, soon and alone. Last year on September 19th 2014, I went to the funeral of one of my clients. I was supposed to have lunch with him the day before; instead I went to his funeral. I called his office to confirm we were still on for lunch, and they told me he was not gonna make it, that he’d died a few days ago. Heart aneurysm: boom, gone, done. He was 45 years old. The same age as me at the time. That’s fucked up. The vast majority of his life was dedicated to work, which I am sure was fun and rewarding and everything, but still, what a $hit way to go.

End of Questions.

Funky eh!

It’s time for a change. We are starting here and now. I’m excited. Luckily my family are excited too and are coming along with me. I wonder where life is gonna take me now?

What am I going to do next? Now that I have jacked the city job? There are loads of things to do in life. I got longs lists of cool and fun things to get my teeth into. And that will be the topic of another blog post, but you get a pretty good idea from reading the above, although only the simple things. Big budget items are off the menu forever as of today.

59122762How’s my health? It’s fine. Best for 15 years. I still have to finish my chelation, I still have mercury in me, I still get hassles, but for now I only have minor hassles. I will detail in another blog entry later, but I’m still up to all the funky stuff I usually do. I just started my 6th Master Cleanse, day five today, which will take me over one hundred days fasting in two years. These fasts have been amazing and they are the major reason for my best health in 15 years. Anyways, for now I’m living the dream.

That’s all folks!
AKA Sunshine

Tinnitus Cured & Review of my Health Year 2014: A Great Year!

the cat n the hatWell, first up my tinnitus: Gone! Cured! Healed! Vanished! Boom, that’s how I roll! Winning. Awesome and happy dayz! I have my muscle tester lady to thank for this glorious success. She tested me and suggested something called Tissue Salts, as made/discovered by a Dr Schuessler. I’d never heard of him. Old skool chap, he died way back in 1898. It is a combination of twelve essential minerals that people commonly lack, like Calcium, Iron, Potassium and others. It’s a homeopathic remedy.

As usual with me, it was a funky roller coaster ride of pain and hassle before I got out the other side whereupon the tinnitus disappeared. I actually have a terrible history with homeopathic remedies: they always blow my head off. Always way too strong and I generally avoid them like the plague. But this muscle tester lady has been pretty excellent this year, so I thought I give it a bash. She proscribed one pill twice a day.

I automatically start new supplements on low doses and build up slowly, so I started on one pill a day. First two days nothing happened, but at the end of day three I felt the beginnings of a sore throat arriving. Nothing serious, just a nugget of a tickle. That night was terrible. Tossing and turning all night, too hot, too cold, headache, sort throat, temperature: Yuk! Next three days I was totally sofa-bound. All energy and effort evaporated, work was completely out of the question. At first I just through I had a Christmas dose of City-Flu, but on the fourth day I awoke feeling considerably better, the sun came out and life re-started. Within 3 days I was completely back to normal again, apart from a crushing headache, which then disappeared after I reduced the Mineral Salts dose to ¼ of a pill.

As far as I am concerned, that is definition of a Healing Crisis. When I have flu, it takes me down for a week, and then lingers, ebbing and flowing for another week or two. With a healing crisis, it hits you out-of-the-blue like a ton of bricks, takes you down, hard, for three days, then as quickly as it arrives, it departs. Yip, this was a healing crisis caused by Dr Suess’s Tissue Salts. I know it was a healing crisis, and not just common city-flu, because the tinnitus started receding after the healing crisis passed. Within 3 weeks the Tinnitus was no more. 100pct cured and gone.

As I said: That’s how I roll! Winning!

And I’d also like to say: Incurable my arse! There is ALWAYS a way! Don’t let any of those mainstream twats dupe you into thinking things are unsolvable. You will have to search out and see new people, try new funky ideas, but there is ALWAYS a way. Always.

What else? Let me tell you what I’ve done this year:

40 days Master Cleanse. (That’s 40 days fasting.)
2 x Two weeks Liver herbs cleanses.
Two Liver flushes.
Another 12 days Master Cleanse.
Humaworm Anti-biotics herbs.
Another another 10 days Master cleanse.
Total revamp of my supplements, as helped by the Muscle Tester Lady.
And Six Chelation rounds.

Yes, as usual I have been busy!

Restarting chelation was a big deal for me. I essentially had 3 years off chelation due to the nightmare heart problems. Atrial Fibrillation, caused by an incorrect diet, coupled with mercury induced deranged mineral transport. I have now done 81 rounds and chelate on 5mgs ALA only, 3 days on and minimum 10 days off. Nice to be back on the road chelating again. I slipped back into the old routine nice n smooth.

Obviously this year was the year of the fasting for me. 62 days on the Master Cleanse. That gives me 87 days in total in the last 18 months. That’s some heavy duty $hit going down for me and my healing body. Over the years I have had the best successes when I have fasted, and this year has been fantastic. Fantastic because the fasting has been epic. It cleared out a host of problems and left me a blank canvas to re-start chelation, re-build and re-mineralise using specific supplements as directed by muscle testing.

Many problems have been removed this year. The horrible hot-burning-feet thing, which must sound like a joke of a problem to everyone, is 90pct gone now. All food intolerances are gone and I can eat anything I wish, including dairy, bread and wheat. I have the fasting to thank for that.

And amazingly, I am no longer chronically under-weight. I currently weigh in at 12 stone (168 pounds), which should be considered normal for a 45 year old 6foot 1inch city-chap. For the past 15 years I have weighed everything between 9 and 11 Stone (126-154 pounds).

My Dad said to me on Christmas day, “Son, you look different. You look well, really well. I can’t put my finger on what’s different, but you look great.”
“Yeah Dad, thanks. That’s because I have put on weight. Now I look normal. Now I look like everyone else.”
“That’s it! Exactly!” he replied.

And that’s exactly what’s happened. All this funky $hit I do works. I have good years and bad years, but 2014 was a brilliant year. The fasting has been splendid, the new supplements have massively helped, and re-starting chelation is awesome: Things are looking good and I’m feeling fine. My Yoga practice has restarted, which is my definition of good health. In almost most respects I lead a normal life, and am as heathy (or unhrealthy) as the average 45 year chap in the street. All in all, that was a great year, lets hope 2015 continues in the same vein.

The plan for 2015 is yoga twice a week, chelation twice a month, interspersed with Master Cleanse fasting, two or three times a year.  January I will be fasting again, 15 days or so, I started today. Want to move my tally up to 100 days total. Chelation: 19 rounds in a year is the goal. That would take me to 100 rounds in all! That would be exciting. I have been at the mercury for eight years now. Long time eh!

Happy new year everyone.

That’s all folks!
Danny (AKA Sunshine)

PS: Oh yeah, I should say thanks for all your emails. Always to cool to get mails. Cheers and happy healing!

Master Cleanse Finished – Part II – Tinnitus gone! – And back again.

So-close-but-yet-so-far-awayMaster Cleanse Day 6 & 7: Good mornings, less good evenings. Both days I got up, did the salt water flush(SWF), did a 30 minute meditation, then did an hours hot yoga down at the local Yoga hall. What a lovely way to start the day! Apart from the SWF. That’s the first time in ten months I have practiced yoga. I took it real easy. And I mean REAL easy. Ten month layoff, SWF, fasting – yes I did it dead calm, but then Bikram yoga is relatively calm compared to the ashtanga form I am used to. Anyways, loved it. Happy dayz. Amazing you can do during these fasts.

Afternoons on both days I got a headache the forced me to retreat to the TV. I just hunkered up, drank masses of water and MC drink and rode out the storm. That’s all it is, some nasty toxin coming out. On the seventh day evening the headache got too much. Didn’t matter how much water I drank, headache wouldn’t shift. So I did an additional SWF in the evening. It didn’t create a big full flush, but the headache subsided by the time I finished watching the last episode of The Walking Dead, series II,  and I crashed to bed. A very average TV series by the way. Breaking Bad was fifty million times better.

In other news it’s cooling down over here in Old Blighty, very autumnal. Tidied up the garden, raked away all the leaves, put the pots away, moved the garden furniture undercover, cleared the compost bins, then spread the muck around the garden, and refilled the leaf-mould bin with fresh leaves. Put the hoses away, including the nozzles and stuff because they freeze and crack in the winter. We had the first frost of the winter last week. Lagged the outside tap. Chopped stuff back, gave the lawn a last mow and re-stacked the log pile. It is very satisfying returning my world to order, making everything neat, tidy and beautiful.

Day 8: Three more days to go. Had a really funky, gory, in-your-face dream. Think I have been watching too many zombie movies. Missed my morning train because the SWF took ages to finish.

The only thing I miss about this Master Cleansing is food. I mean, eating food. I mean, eating food with other people. I mean, having time together with other people, chatting and catching up. It is ok to hang out with people eating . No problem at all. The MC drink takes away the hunger totally. But although the MC drink takes away the need to eat, what it doesn’t do is replace the social, time- together-ness aspect of eating. I do miss that. But I miss smoking, partying, taking loads of drugs, junk food and a host of other things too, so it’s just life and I’ll just get on with it. Today was fine. Nothing too difficult happened. No headache either, so must have been the fasting-hot-yoga combo.

Last three days I have had the taste of old-smelly-underpants in my mouth. It’s fairly unpleasant. Tongue is super-furry-animals upon waking. I needed a ladle to scrap the gunk away. Tinnitus unchanged.

Day 9: I figured out the problem. I am not having enough bowel movements. I have a couple after the SWF in the morning, but otherwise no more in the day. Towards the end of the day I have a headache creeping up on me. Water helps, but does not shift it. This means I have toxins coming out, but they are not coming out quick enough. I need faster bowels. So I have increased my Lax tea strength. I normally have the lax tea bag stewing for 2 minutes. I stewed for 3 minutes last night. On previous MC’s 3 minutes stewing brought on severe stomach cramps the following day. Things seemed to have changed in me, for the better, and I think I can manage stronger lax. Lets see how this day goes. It has started well. It’s 655am, I’m on the train and I feel excellent.

Oh, how cool is that. My ideal seat on the train is a window seat on the left hand side. This is because I get to see the sunrise, if there is one. I just looked up from typing this up and saw a real cracker. The sky is alive! Deep red and orange surround and swallow me up. What an awesome start to the day.

If I have no BM’s today, I will do an additional SWF .

Some time later…yes, that worked. Felt a bit pikey at 7pm when I got home from work, so I did an additional SWF and that cleared a blockage and I felt much better. I must remember that in future. Feel like $hit = do extra SWF.

Day 10: Last day. Did 4 minute lax tea last night: that got thing s moving this morning! Mild stomach cramps, manageable, but 3 minutes is better. Last day was an easy day. In the groove and no problems. Tongue remains furry as per usual. This is the 87 day I have fasted and its still coated. That mercury poisoning for ya!

Tinnitus remains, but I have more energy than before and yoga has restarted…so I am winning. When you fast the digestive system goes to sleep. This is what gives your body the energy to attend to other jobs. When I say other jobs, I mean the body goes into detox mode and uses the extra energy that’s been diverted away from digestive duties, into getting rid of toxins and crap that should not be there. Tomorrow I will stop this process and awaken my empty tum tum. That first cup of OJ is amazing. Taste buds zing and zang and I always seem to want to crew the OJ it tastes so damn good. Although the MC is challenging, when you restart eating, food tastes sensational and makes everything worthwhile. Every meal is paradise.

I have resisted weighing myself all fast. It just stresses me out and there is no need. I know the weight will all come back in any case. I will have a weight in at the end of the three day warm-back-up-to-food period. I haven’t been feeling super skinny this time round, I guess because I started from a fairly respectable (for me) weight: 11.5 stone. Also the quantity of MC drink has gone right done. In previous fasts I was on nine lemons a day. This time I’m down to five: almost half. I take that as a good signal, I think.

But, even though its easy, eating real solid wholesome food again is gonna be orgasmic!!!!

16th November 2014

Five days later: Ok, weird things happening here. I’d love your thoughts on this, so feel free to help out if you have any bright ideas. Finished the Master Cleanse. 10 days and was fine. On the 10th day I thought I detected the tinnitus fading a little, but dismissed it as a figment of my wild imagination. Then I started the three day warm up to food. That just involves drinking freshly squeezed orange juice. By the third day it’s veggie soup and on the evening of the third day salad and fruit. During those three days my tinnitus virtually disappeared. Wild eh! It just faded away, getting progressively less as the days passed. How happy was i? Very. Massive respect to me.  Job done. Or so I thought.

Then normal diet was back on, I made myself a bollotti bean, carrot and chickpea salad. Lashings of chillies and herbs and lemon juice. Tasted devine! After fasting, the reintroduction of food is a super-deluxe-mega-turbo treat. Everything tastes staggeringly awesome and amazing. Anyway, I ate a veggie soup, salad, brown rice and then next day the bean, carrot and chickpea salad, I mean nothing innocuous, and the tinnitus came back. How odd eh! And bloody fuckin’ annoying too. Thought I’d cracked it there! Damnation.

I wonder why it came back? Was it something in the food I ate? I didn’t eat anything dodgy or bad. Everything was freshly prepared by my own fair hands. Everything was good. I muscle tested the food and that showed nothing wrong with it. And I only had three meals: soup, salad, brown rice and the bean salad.

Was it my supplements? No, because I had not restarted taking them?

Was I feeling bad? No, I felt fine. I had no healing crisis before or after. Everything was cool as a cucumber.

Odd eh? The only thing I can think of was that I needed to do more fasting, because I needed to give my body more time in the no-tinnitus zone? Maybe? Seems a little lame to me, but I can’t think of anything else. I will be doing a longer fast in January anyways and that’s only 6 weeks away. So we will see what happens then.

So close and yet so far! Oh, success was so tantalisingly close!

In other news, the yoga is going nice. I’ve had ten months off-games so I am taking the reintroduction nice and easy. This weekend I did two more Bikram classes. Taking it nice and easy, but I can feel the strength coming back slowly but surely. I am addicted to that hot sweaty feeling during and after a practice. I just love it. If only I had more time.

So there we go. My forth Master Cleanse. I have now done 87 days MC fasting in the last 14 months. It has made a significant difference to my health. You know by now that my definition of good health is my ability to work out. That’s restarted, so I consider these fasts as wild successes. I will be using them frequently in the future. Chelation interspersed with a few fasts. I will of course wait until I have regained the weight I lost before doing another chelation round. Oh yeah, that reminds me. I weighed in @ 68kg at the end. That’s a weight lost of 5kg or 11 pounds.

One other thing I have been thinking about: I am mercury toxic. My hair test still shows I have deranged mineral transport. I still very much feel I am deficient in some minerals. Although the fasting has helped me feel excellent, the introduction of various supplemental minerals has helped just as much as the fasting. The Vit Bs have really epic. The tincture of Yarrow made good things happen. So…fasting cleanes me out, my healthy diet restocks my depleted deranged mineral transport body, and my supplements fill in some of the blanks. That’s how I think about anyway.

If anyone has any bright ideas about how the tinnitus can go away, then come back – I’d love to hear about it. Take care everyone;-)

That’s all folks!
Danny AKA Sunshine

Master Cleanse # 4 – Tinnitus

TinnitusMaster cleanse number 4 starts here.

I finished my 80th chelation round a couple of week ago. That’s five rounds since the long-chelation-break. Everything is cool and normal with the chelation. Recovery during the redistribution days takes four annoying days where I feel a little frazzled and jittery. But this is normal, it’s not too rough and life is manageable.

I have reduced my dose from 5mgs to 4mgs ALA. I could not chelate at higher doses. I know others put up with some heavy side-effects thinking it normal, but I believe big side-effects mean the dose is too high; hence why I chelate at tolerable levels – for me. Chelation is a long term thing and no point frying yourself with too high chelator doses. Working five days week combined with chelation also dictate that I make my rounds as comfortable as possible.

Since I have re-started chelation I got an ear infection. The ear infection has turned into tinnitus. I have a permanent buzzing noise in my right ear. It’s quite loud too.  Always something wrong! Never a dull day over here! So I have decided to do another Master Cleanse. I have tried other things for the tinnitus already: Reiki, acupuncture, muscle tester lady, four hour meditation course, daily meditation, ear spliffs, juicing, herbal antibiotics, castor oil in ear, olive oil & tea tree oil in ear, but nothing makes a difference. It is affecting life too. My hearing is down about 25pct and the buzz is constant – and its bloody annoying too.

This will be my fourth Master Cleanse. In the last twelve months I have done a 25 day-er, a 40 day-er, and 12 day-er,  giving me a grand total of 77 days Master Cleansing in the past year. Rock ‘n’ roll eh! Life has returned to a pretty healthy and high level now. Highest for a LONG time. I am no longer underweight! Amazing. I weighed in at 11.5 stone at the start of this fast. My heaviest for a good ten to twelve years. My ideal weight. So now i am fasting. Dick!

This is just a mini fast, only ten days is all I have time for at the moment. I will do another longer fast in January. Ten days plus three days easing back into solids makes this a two week experience. Two weeks getting the big guns out for the Tinnitus. Fingers crossed!

Is Master Cleanse fasting the cure for Tinnitus? I have no idea. It claims to ‘cure everything’ – so we will see. My other MCs have cured plenty of other things, so I am hopeful. I do know that to traditional western medicine tinnitus is incurable. Let’s see what happens.

For the record I decide to start this Sunday morning and I started the next day. I was considering what I could do next for this tinnitus problem, checked me diary, saw I had no client meetings for two weeks and thought; sod it, let’s do it! Go! Winning!

Day 1: I am very used to Master Cleaning so it’s a synch and I fall straight back in the groove. No hunger pangs, just a normal day, until the evening when I itch like a bitch with fleas! But been here, done that. No big deal. I was a bit chilly today too. Broken heating system at home didn’t help.

Day2: Because I was chilly yesterday; it is cold, wet and rainy over here in London town, I am making my MC drinks with warm water. Usually I just add room temp water. And, yes, that worked. Not cold at all today. Think I will stick with that program. Otherwise zero exciting to report. Two days in and my colleagues in the office have not noticed yet. They will all in good time. Then I’ll get all the banter and questions. I bet you £10 quid that one of the lads does a fast in January. One chap has been asking when I am next doing one. I think he will get involved. If he does, I will laugh my balls off: Muggles!

Day 3: Not sure if you chuckled when read my words above; “This is just a mini fast, only ten days”. The reason I used the word ‘only’ is because this fast is so damn easy. I am actually embarrassed it is so easy. Embarrassed for other people that are sick and can’t get better, when a quick fast could sort heaps of stuff out. Serious, it’s as easy as falling off a log. Today was a dream: Felt great, lively, fully of life, fully of energy, happy. Even went for dinner with the lads for a couple of hours work. They ate Vietnamese. Smelt amazing. Prawn and beef hot pot with steamed rice. Chicken & black bean sauce with lashings of extra chilli sauce and egg fried rice. Veggie spring rolls on the side and a couple of beers. Ummmm! Oh yes! And NO problem for me. I didn’t hunger or lust after anything. Sure it would have been nice to eat some, but I was no problem not to. Drank some water, had a glass of the MC drink and all was calm in the deep dark wood. Day 3 over. Next! Oh yeah, Tinnitus is unchanged.

Day 4: Ah ha! That’ll teach me for being all cocky! Rough day today. There are usually some bumps along the road and today was the dodgy day. Three hours over lunch I felt rotten. Like I’d been run over by a car. Not a big one, not an SUV or anything like that. No,no, just a little car: a Ford KA, or maybe a Smart car. Nothing too big, but enough to hurt, especially as the driver reversed over me again and again. I drank plenty of extra water, kept topping up with MC drink. It passed in the afternoon, as these things ALWAYS do, but a crappy day. Not so easy after all!

I am Salt-Water-Flushing each morning. That’s ok. I just about have enough time to glug down two pints of salted water, before all hell breaks loose an hour later, then it’s off to work on the train. We have new operators on the trains these past few months. They are refurbing them, or something. The toilets doors are all locked. I kinda get off on the danger run into the office. No accidents yet!

Day 5: I wonder when the office lads will notice I’m not eating? Maybe today, we will see. I kinda feel invisible when they miss something so big. But then again, doing these fasts is mostly invisible to the common Muggle in the street. Fifth day and I am now in the DETOX-ZONE. First three days the body acclimatises to no solid nourishments, then day four onwards its all about the detox. The body can divert energy to healing. And I must say, I’m feeling pretty fine today.

My daring wife has been taunting me this week. Big-time. I am the action man in the house ok. Always doing funky $hit. Always been the one to exercise (when I can). My wife never really got into working out like I do/did/can-when-I-can. This week the cheeky girl has done two hot yoga classes and played tennis for an hour and a half! AND she’s been gushingly enthusiastic! God damn! That’s my role! I have been off games for  months, and I have very little free time as I have to get up at 455am for work. Yes, 455am, mental eh! So, Saturday morning I’m gonna make an effort to get some yoga in. Hot yoga. Saturday morning, hot yoga, whilst fasting. Nice! I must be mad.

I rang the tinnitus helpline and the phone just kept ringing and ringing.

That’s all folks
Danny (AKA Sunshine)

Low Dose Chelation: Hope for us Low-Dosers

BH-main-web-image1I get the coolest emails. There’s always something funky in my inbox. Someone just read my book all excited and raring to go, someone needing help finding the balls to start chelation, someone in need of some encouragement, someone with a breakthrough, someone in need of a hand to know where to even start. I get all kinds and it’s awesome. I also get emails that help and inspire me.

I‘ve just re-started chelation myself after a long lay-off and there I was wondering if anyone ever raises their dose when they seem stuck on uber-low levels like me. 79 rounds and still in 4 or 5 mgs ALA. Anything higher hits me like a ton of bricks and wipes me out. I often wonder how long chelation is gonna take me? Will I ever be able to raise my dose?

Et voila, email arrives from someone who finally raised their dose after a hundred rounds. ONE HUNDRED ROUNDS! It’s hardcore this $hit. How many years did that take? Only the Brave!

From my friend Jan, author of ‘Fight Autism and Win’.

I was looking through my chelation journal last night while I thought about your situation versus what I was doing. I did have to use DMSA until I reached 100 rounds of chelation. That was when I noted that I did my first round of ALA only – and didn’t kill myself doing so!

I began with DMSA only until 16 rounds of chelation. Then I started ALA at 5mg…and it gave me wicked terrible headaches. I could only tolerate ALA with DMSA the first 2-3 doses of the round and then I’d do the rest of the round with DMSA.  It took me several rounds that way before I could use  ALA and DMSA but would stop the ALA the last 3 doses of the round so DMSA could mop up the mess and prevent a terribly nasty redistribution. I slowly, very slowly worked my way up on ALA and began to tolerate it for the entire round.  My doses were low. I started at 5mg and worked up to like 16mg and I was there for a long time.

Chelation has always been pretty brutal for me. It really wipes out my adrenals, I think because of the loss of sleep. If I chelated weekly or tried to do longer rounds (longer than 66 hours) I would crash my adrenals. And have to spend months building them back up. So I learned early on I could not chelate as frequently like my kids did.
I also would make this drink using a few ounces of juice. I would add about 500mg of magnesium citrate or glycinate powder and 1,000mg of vitamin C powder and drink it down anytime I felt bad on rounds. It seemed to help with headaches or post round symptoms.

At one point I started thinking I must still have mercury in my teeth somewhere  because I just couldn’t hack the ALA on its own. I tried ALA only for the first time at round 97 and the first three doses of the round were miserable. It messed up my blood sugar, I was lightheaded and nauseous and I ended up adding in DMSA to finish the round. My reason for doing this over stopping the round was because my redistribution for rounds that have to be stopped early is horrible. (I wouldn’t suggest this for parents chelating children though!!! Definitely off-protocol and our kids can’t always tell us how they feel.)

I had begun juicing around this time and I learned, don’t start a juice fast while on a round. That was bad. I did juice off rounds and I have juiced for over a year now and felt better doing so.

Round 98 I attempted the ALA only again at 25mg because that was the amount I had been taking with the DMSA.(That’s important! Same ALA dose when switching from DMSA. Remeber that.) My journal reports that day 3 was hard, nausea, fatigue, and couldn’t fall asleep after night doses.

At this point in time my family and I went on a parasite cleanse. We did 34 days of Humaworm. I also added in oil of oregano because I suspected gut bacteria. I would get sick if I took iron but I was terribly anaemic and needed it. I had read that iron could feed certain gut bacteria and cause you to feel sick taking iron. So I took a chance killing some gut stuff in hopes this would finally let me tolerate the iron. This did work. I’ve no idea if any of this cleansing and juicing made chelation any easier. Some would say it’s not related but it did help me feel healthier and work on correcting anemia.

This in turn allowed me to finally take enough thyroid medication to feel human. It took some time to sort this out which delayed rounds for me. I finally get to start round 99 and I begin with 25mg of ALA. I had a nasty headache so I took 1,000mg of vitamin C and some magnesium and it went away.

After a few months break to work on other things, I start round 100 and I take my 25mg of ALA. The first dose hits me like a ton of bricks 30 minutes after I swallow it. I had regretted staring that round at that point but I figured my reaction was due to the lengthy break. I took extra vitamin C and magnesium and got through it.
Round 102 my journal lists that I had no symptoms from 25mg of ALA – but I report fatigue post round. (that’s pretty normal for me because I have to get up and dose my son too)

Round 103: Light-headed, blood sugar symptoms but only first few doses. A bit of fatigue post round but nothing as bad as the past.

Round 104: I got lazy and didn’t want to divide my 50mg in half, so I just took 50mg on the round. (Again, not recommend!!! Usually increase dose by 50%) Very strangely I did fine.  But I did make a point of taking vitamin C and magnesium several times a day. I did feel more alert and on my game the first few days, but I got moody on day 3 of this 88 hour rounds. My son was very tired and begged me not to do long rounds again. I concur because I was wiped out. It took me nearly two weeks to recover from that round. I had hypoglycaemic symptoms, and swelling in hands/feet. I decide that longer rounds are still not something we can do.

Round 105: I wrote in my journal that I was tired and needed a lot of Vitamin C. My daughter also reported feeling better with more vitamin C on rounds.

Now my last few rounds at 50mg of ALA have gone alright. I do seem to have weird dreams on ALA and I don’t sleep that well on rounds. It’s hard to get back to sleep after doses.

What seems to help me most is taking a lot of antioxidants on rounds. (mainly vitamin C and magnesium)  I should have known this because post amalgam removal I was living on 1,000mg of vitamin C every 4 hours just to stave off the mercury symptoms.

So at this point, I am managing a round every few months, and making sure I’m am taking plenty of antioxidant supplements on rounds.

Now chelating my children I only raised doses in 5mg increments. This is what I did with my own chelation, until that last leap of faith anyway from 25 to 50mg. I began at 5mg in 2006.  I’d work it up by only raising it when I was not having any symptoms on the rounds and my post round symptoms were minimal. I’d raise the DMSA first, because this seemed to really cover the ALA symptoms for me. If I did well on that round, the next one I’d raise the ALA 5mg to match it. Then I’d hold those doses for months until I could chelate without much in side effects before I raised.

I’m on round 108 today and the only thing I feel is clearer. No negative symptoms yet anyway.  I am sure I will be tired post round but I’m not sleeping much either.

I did find I was glad to not have to use DMSA anymore because for me it was always flaring up yeast or making it easier for me to get a cold. I still use it for my son at 5mg with his 25mg of ALA and he has done well with it and doesn’t seem to have the same problems I did.

Gosh, I don’t know if this is helping, oh and more I’ve thought of, do you take adrenal support? I could not chelate without this.

The other thing I do is set up my rounds so I can go four hours at night at least once.  This way you get a bit more sleep.

The body stiffness in the morning for me seems to be helped with minerals. (Calcium and magnesium).

I’ve had issues with heartburn in earlier in chelation which have since gone away but when I did have them, I’d put a bit of baking soda in a few ounces of water and drink that.  And it would take care of it. I’ve also found that certain brands of ALA give me this and not others.

I also got my color vision back. I On the way home from my amalgam removal it was like all the sudden my eyes were clear and for the first time in years I could see the brilliant blue of the sky. My husband though I was nuts I’m sure when I told him this. I was just so amazed and happy. Mercury does affect the eyes significantly and to this day I have never lost those gains in my vision. Over the next few months my vision became clearer as well. So that’s promising for you!

Now since you do better on rounds than off, any chance at doing longer rounds? I know not likely since we have to work for a living.

So my suggestions are lots of antioxidants with that ALA. I’d try bumping my vitamin C up and taking it several times a day to see if that helps you tolerate 5mg.

I hope I’m being helpful. I was there myself as I was one of those few people on FDC that couldn’t raise my ALA and could barely tolerate the tiny doses.  I considered cavitation, hidden amalgam, all kinds of stuff. Someone told me maybe I had Lyme. So I got tested and I was negative.

I think for me I was just really poisoned. I had about 15 amalgams taken out. I got my first when I was 10 and shortly after that started reporting asthma and floaters in my eyes. So by the time I was 16 I had a mouth full of mercury. Makes sense that 20+ years of it daily wasn’t going to come down super fast.

I did get pretty sick at the dump phase. That was terrible and that was when I began chelation.
The juice fasting helped my liver I think because the signs of poor methylation I had seemed to have improved along with me tolerating rounds better.

I have been chelating since 2006, so 8 years. It’s been slow for me. My kids have more rounds that I do because they tolerated it much better. My daughter got a decent hair test in 74 rounds but we continued until 133 round. She is for all purposes done chelating. She may at some point do a round just to test the waters to make sure there are still no symptoms. But her last 5 rounds at 100mg of ALA have done nothing to her good or bad.
My son has done 168 rounds and his hair test still meet rules. So we still have a way to go.

I really didn’t think I’d ever be able to take 50mg of ALA. I can’t wait until I can take 100mg. I suspect that’s a while off yet.

In any case, stick with it. It’s just going to be slow likely. And there is nothing wrong with 5mg if that’s all that works rights now. It can be another 10 or 20 rounds and you might find you can take a bit more.

Best in Recovery,
Fight Autism and Win

Super-Delux-&-Massive respect to Jan. Eight years fighting and chelating mercury. That’s a year longer than me. Epic! And she’s been chelating both her kids, and wrote a book. Amazing, strong beautiful people I meet on my travels. It’s an honour. Thank you for sharing Jan, very helpful indeed. Just what i needed. I will keep bashing away at my rounds. I have done four since my long lay-off. Just finished #79. Everythings been fine these last couple of rounds, nothing exciting to report; except I have an ear infection. Been annoying me three weeks so far. Hearing is down 40pct. Ear spliffs in action! Or is it Tinnitus making a comeback? Hope not. Time will tell;-)

That’s all folks
Danny (AKA Sunshine)