How to Check for Hidden Amalgam. Silver Stains.

There are three recognized methods for checking if your dentist did his job properly. Did he really get all that amalgam out? Or did he leave a bit behind? I found a fourth way and discovered that my dentist left a scrap behind under a filling. That small chunk is what has been holding back my chelation and what kept my chelator dose so low for so many years. I am very happy I finally discovered that tiny nugget; now everything is easier.

The mercury toxic world is awash with people trying to figure out if they have a hidden or left-behind bit of amalgam still in their mouths. There are many people struggling on the chelation road wondering if anything got missed. I have always wondered why my chelation was so slow, but how to double and triple check your amalgam free status? We all know that every single scrap of amalgam must be removed before chelation (mercury detox) can begin. If you don’t get all amalgam out, the chelation supplements will pull the mercury from the amalgam filling and flush it around the body causing all hell to break loose. Also, the body needs the constant drip, drip, drip mercury tap to be turned off before it can relax and unload its mercury burden.

  1. Look: The first way to check is free, easy and obvious: You open your eyes and have a good look in the mirror at your own teeth. Use a torch if needed. Can you see any metal in there? Over time amalgams shift in colour from silver to bronze and then black for the oldest. Can you see any darkness within a tooth? Seems odd to suggest this, but many people don’t think to check in this simple way. Maybe they assumed that was their dentist’s job?
  2. X-Ray: Get your teeth X-rayed and the amalgam will show up clear. It’s a bright white, sharp blob, or smear, or shard, or fleck, or speck. Use Bite wing X-rays. They have the needed resolution for specks of amalgam. Note that amalgam can NOT be seen under gold crowns, porcelain over stainless crowns, or other metal crowns because they are metal too. If you are having crowns replaced to check under them, beg or pay for Bite wings before the new crown is re-fitted to make absolutely sure every last bit of amalgam is gone, that’s before placing the $/£2000+ new crown in there. Bear in mind crown removal can result in the loss of a root canaled tooth. IMHO that can only be a good thing, but that’s a whole other story. For second opinions you will need to get copies of the x-rays and post them on your favourite mercury forum/social network site. Just ask, they are your teeth, you pay for the X-rays and the forums provide free additional peace of mind.
  3. Panoramic X-Ray: The panoramic X-ray will not find the little specks of amalgam or gum deposits that are more concentrated than amalgam tattoos. It will give a general overview of metal in the mouth. You can also check for cavitations. All metal crowns and pins will show up bright white.  Amalgam tattoos of the gum are a dead giveaway that the tooth nearby had or has amalgam. Its slightly more specialist and you might have to hunt around a bit for a dentist that can oblige, but it’s relatively easy once you put your mind to it. This is my happy smiley face.

Obviously, I did all that years ago and assumed I was amalgam free. But my chelation progress has been slow, odd and tricky. I am one of those people that can only handle a teeny tiny chelator dose. I am a Low-Doser. Initial starting dose on the Cutler Protocol is 12.5mg of either DMSA, ALA or DMPS. As the number of rounds progresses you gradually increase the dose in line with what your body can cope with. Target dose is 200mg ALA.

After nine years and 89 rounds of chelation, my dosage slipped down to a measly 2.5mg ALA only. Anything higher hurt and hurt hard. It was not a question of toughing anything out. Chelation at 2.5mg ALA was fine, but at higher doses was brutal and totally out the question. There are lots of theories and stories of people ‘pushing through’ but that never happened to me. Although my health massive improved, something was still wrong and my chelation dose remained super-suspiciously low. Actually, I have known something was wrong from the word go. I mean since I started chelation 10 years ago back in 2007. I even discussed it in my book in some depth: ‘The Mercury Diaries’. I have looked underneath a lot of stones on my travels since then, searching for an answer. I finally found another way to check for hidden amalgam:

4) Kinesiology is the fourth method I found to check for hidden amalgam. What on earth is Kinesiology?

“Kinesiology aims to remove any interference to normal nerve and muscle function so that patients are as strong and robust as humanly possible.” 

Loads of people make their livings treating people with Kinesiology, it’s their full-time job and every city in the world has their practitioners. I live out in the countryside in the middle of nowhere and there are four practitioners within 30 minutes’ drive of my home. So just because you have never heard of it, don’t mean anything. The world is full of new and funky things to discover!

I have used muscle testing myself for years to test the suitability of my supplements and for diagnosing problems. Maybe it could be used to check if my teeth had any amalgam still in them? I thought it best to use a professional kinesiologist for something like this. I decided to get the testing done whilst I was on a chelation round, whilst I definitely had mercury whizzing around my system. I decided to get it done by three independent kinesiologists, all on the same day, obviously without telling them that I would be cross-checking their work.

I booked the appointments and started the chelation round at the appropriate time and went off see the three muscle testers. The first two both found, independently, that my upper-right-six was giving out weak signs. Muscle testing cannot say specifically what is wrong, all it can do is show if there is a problem, or not. The third muscle tester refused to put his fingers in my mouth and obviously had no experience in this area. A good lesson here: always check beforehand

Next, I went to my dentist and arranged to get that upper-right-six filling lifted, removed and checked underneath. I need to go into a little detail about this exchange because it’s important to understand what we are dealing with here: ignorance and dental-bullshit.

First I’d like to say my dentist is holistic, awesome, mega expensive and fully booked up in advance. She has a PhD in dentistry, is a member of the ITI, the IAOMT, BSSCMD, DGZH, BDA and GDC. What I am saying is, she should know her stuff. She is not some provincial fool just beavering away. She is caring and cool and totally on top of the whole holistic dentistry lifestyle 21st-century thang.

“Hi Kathrin, great to see you again.”

“Hello Daniel, good to see you too. So we are lifting the upper right six filling, correct?”

“Err yes, please.” I’m kinda hesitant here because I need to ask a tricky question.

“Right, I understand you want to check, but still it is unlikely there will be anything under there. We have the x-rays and the panoramic too which show nothing. Peter was very thorough. It might just be some decay, maybe it needs a filling?” (Peter Mendelsohn was my previous dentist. He removed my amalgams nine years ago. He has since retired and died of cancer. R.I.P. He was a good man. He was totally mercury toxic.)

“Yes that is correct, but still, I want it checked.”

“Ok fine. We will check it. We’ll use the rubber dam and all the usual amalgam removal protocols, just in case.”

“Goodo. Just one thing I need to ask. I need to see the gap once you have removed the filling.”

“Ok”

“And err; I need to know if there is anything there. I mean anything at all. No matter how small, I totally need to be 100pct cast-iron guaranteed sure it’s clear, or not clear, or anything at all. I need to know without a shadow of doubt.” Phew, there, I’d said it. Always slightly embarrassing questioning a professional’s methods and ethics! But fuck it! I need to know and I don’t care how insulted or offended anyone gets. I am paying for after all.

“Daniel! Do you really think I wouldn’t tell you?” Kathrin gives me the shocked-professional-nose-outta-shape-cheeky-smile look.

There, I knew she’d get offended. “I just need to know for sure. As you know my mouth has caused me a whole heap of hassles over the years.

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Sometime later…

“Ok, well, I am pleased to report there is no mercury there. No amalgam at all. All clear.”

“Oh, that is good news. Let’s have a look-see. ”

It’s all mod cons here and she has a picture of my tooth with the filling drilled out:

“There is a bit of decay, here, looks s-shaped. And that black blob just below and to the left is a silver stain.”

“Silver stain?” Massive alarm bells trigger.

“It’s just a silver stain.”

“Silver? Stain? What do you mean?” Warning sirens wail.

“Like silver tarnish. Like silver candlesticks that need to be cleaned of black tarnish.”

“Silver? Stain? In my mouth?” I’ve never heard of silver stains before. Strobe lights are now flashing in sync with the sirens.

“Yes, it’s just a bit of silver tarnish, from the amalgam, that stained the tooth.”

“So there is a bit of amalgam left in my mouth?”

“No, no, no. It’s just a silver stain, from the silver. Amalgam fillings are made with all different metals including silver. I guarantee you it’s not mercury.”

“But, what? How can that be? If the silver came from the amalgam, how can it not be amalgam?”

“It’s not amalgam. It’s not mercury. What happens when there is a lot of decay, a big hole that’s close to the root, maybe the dentist doesn’t want to drill any deeper, get too close to the root, because if the root is touched the tooth will die. So they leave the stain. It’s just a stain from the silver in the amalgam filling.”

“So because that hole was big, Peter didn’t want to get too close to the root and he left the silver stain in there?”

“Yes. But it’s not mercury. I assure you it’s not.”

“But, how can it not be mercury? The silver from the amalgam left a stain on my tooth, so how do we know there is no mercury in it?” Sounds like utter bullshit to me. Admittedly I’ve never heard of silver stains before, but come on, seriously? Deep scepticism is written all over my shocked and anxious face.

“Well, nobody really knows for sure. No studies have been done. It’s common and normal for dentists to leave silver stains behind.”

“Common!” My eyes leap wide, brows furrow and I crinkle my nose up in disbelief. I am seriously unimpressed by this revelation: common?

“I promise you, it’s not mercury. It’s just a stain from the silver. I’ll remove it now.”  And she did just that.

She guaranteed me three times. I specifically asked in various ways and three times she said it was not mercury. To remind you, she is a super top London holistic dentist and a member of all those dental organisations which specialise in mercury-free dentistry and amalgam removal. This is what our top dentists think. They think this ‘silver stain’ does not contain mercury. I mean, really? Really?

 

The stain did not show up on my x-rays. Should it have? When mercury leaks from an amalgam filling, it’s not great chunks flaking off. No, the mercury escapes as a vapour, as smoke. We are talking atoms, micron’s, molecules; mercury at the microscopic level. Hardly a surprise it does not show up on an X-ray.

I went home and jumped on google and got researching silver stains and I found nothing, nothing at all. I didn’t search for hours and hours but that doesn’t really matter. What matters is what actually happened to me afterwards.

I have to be extremely careful when I work-out because if I go even a fraction too far, always I pull a muscle. So my yoga practices are very slow and controlled and I don’t push my edges because I always get injured if I do, particularly my back and hamstrings.

Over the next month my body changed. My muscles were still tight, but I stopped getting injured. My yoga practice went from once or twice a week, to daily. Now the silver stain was removed I had the energy, power, flexibility and stamina to practice every single day. For me this a GIGANTIC flashing sign and signal that something mega good has happened

Next, my chelation. I have done 12 rounds since I became ‘silver-stain free’. I have doubled my dose with no problems. I have extended the length of my rounds too and for the first time in 101 rounds, I did a five-day round with no troubles. I am pretty cautious with chelation because of problems in the past. I could increase the dose to 7.5mg or maybe 10mg ALA but I’d rather chelate at a totally manageable dose rather than push it. I have a LONG way to go before I get to 200mg ALA and I’ll push it once I can actually raise my dose significantly. For me, the change is clear and obvious. Going silver-stain free changed everything.

Now, remember I have done 89 Cutler chelation rounds whilst I still had amalgam in my mouth in the form of a silver stain, so god knows what that’s done, but I know caution is the better part of valour, so I will be taking my chelation slow and easy. I feel truly lucky I used the Cutler Protocol to chelate. Lucky I tailored my chelator dosage to my manageable levels and didn’t blow my brains out with large dosage, infrequent chelation. Even after all this time, I still feel like I dodged a bullet on that one.

Next: Dumping. The dumping phase of mercury poisoning can be pretty horrific. This sometimes happens 3-6 months after becoming amalgam-free, when the body finally understands the tap of drip, drip, dripping mercury has been turned off. The body then dumps its load of mercury and people can get pretty sick. It lasts 6-12 months-ish. I am not suffering too badly, but I have to say I have had to be totally on top of my game this past year. My digestion is properly having a bad one. I am gluten free, dairy free, thiol-free, alcohol-free, sugar-free (refined and unrefined) and my gut does not like any deviations from that. I am skinny as fuck again and can’t gain any weight. My  hyperglycemia has got nasty and I have high blood pressure which refuses to budge no matter what I do.

All of which, I hope, is my mercury dumping phase. Yes, I hope it’s the dumping phase. It’s not that bad at all. I led a very normal and happy life out here in the countryside and if this is the dumping phase, then I’ll take it any day of the week. I know they can get significantly worse than this. And I know it will pass, as it always passes. Dumping phases last 6-12 months and once out the other side I will have dumped a load of mercury, chelation will be easier and life will be better.

“Last time I was here, you categorically assured me the silver stain we found on my upper-right-six tooth  w as not amalgam. Well, it’s six months later and I’m here today to tell you that I can categorically assure you one hundred percent that those silver stains did contain mercury. I know that and I can assure you of that because my body works better, I have finally been able to increase my chelator dosage and I seem to be suffering from a mild dumping phase.

“I just wanted you to know.

“And it wasn’t Peter either. It was the fine fellow that did unsafe amalgam removal on me. So as well as unsafe, unprotected amalgam removal, he didn’t even get it all out. Brilliant eh!”

Kathrin took that on board, serviced me, and I moved on with life.

Some months later I did a live radio broadcast talking about mercury poisoning. It was a two-hour show and Kathrin called in to ask questions and discuss mercury toxicity and dentistry. The silver stains came up and, live-on-air, she told me that she had investigated my silver stains experience and found that low and behold, yes, there is mercury in silver stains. Some research had been done and I had been discussed in one of her I AOMT meetings. Pity she had no research information, nor link for me to read and share. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cafeesotericaradio/2017/10/05/cafe-esoterica-radio-shawn-m-cohen-guest-mercury-diaries-author-daniel-forsyth

I have no problem is massively recommending Kathrin Huzelmann from http://www.carnabystreetdentist.co.uk/ She is a cut above the rest, listens and actually acts. Top-notch lady, top-notch dentistry.

Today it’s 2018 and this silver stain information seems to be in its infancy. How many other people have silver stains impeding their progress? Nobody knows. Nobody knows. Nobody knows. But I know how you can check if you have silver stains, and if they are stressing your body: Muscle testing/Kinesiology. It’s right there to be investigated. My appointments with my muscle testers cost £50 for 30 mins and £75 for an hour. That’s about $70-100-125 USDollars. That’s nothing in the grand scheme of things. Nothing compared to how much amalgam removal costs. Nothing compared to all the other protocols and whatnot we have to investigate. Nothing compared to easier chelation. Nothing compared to better health. Just Google search “Kinesiology near me’ and take it from there.

My muscle tester is Simon King. He works in England, just north of the M25 in Berkhamsted here: https://naturality.org.uk/ But I’m sure you can find your own muscle testers near you as they are pretty common these days.

Simon runs an organization called the Association of Afferent Input Practitioners. Members have been trained to use muscle testing to assess the effects of metal in the mouth, including amalgam, crowns, bridges and retainers. There is a directory of practitioners here http://members.afferentinput.org/directory/ But almost all kinesioogists should be able to check your teeth for probelms.

Simon wrote a really cool book too which is freely available online at http://live-without-pain.com Lots about how mercury drastically upsets the body.

Another outside possibility is the spot of decay on the tooth (the s-shaped mark on the pic) which could be a factor. The teeth are connected to the body’s meridian pathways after all. Any defilement on a tooth has strange and unexpected consequences around the body. I know decay on a tooth will be an issue, but all my money is on the silver stain having mercury embedded in it. In my opinion, the doubling of the chelation dose, the easing of chelation, is the most significant factor pointing to mercury in the silver stain. But, even if it is ‘only’ the removal of the decay that caused my improvements, my dentist and my X-rays did not see the problem. Kinesiology did and that gave me knowledge and enabled me to take positive action.

In my professional opinion, all low-dosers, I mean all people that struggle with their chelation dosages, should check this out. It’s more about being organised and finding the time, than the money because muscle testing is cheap as chips.  Silver stains did NOT show up on my X-Rays, or my Panoramic X-Ray.

One final thing: You do not need to be on a chelation round to check if your teeth have mercury in them. Kinesiology can easily pick it up, on or off a chelation round. And do pre-check with the muscle tester what you want them to check. If you can muscle test yourself already, you can do it right here and right now. Touch each tooth individually and muscle test. But I’d seek out the professionals in any case, just to be sure.

That’s all folks!
Danny

Daniel Forsyth is the author of ‘The Mercury Diaries’ available on Amazon and all online book stores.

Note: A special thanks to Brian Mcblain and Simon King for their expert help in researching this article.

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!
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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.

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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!

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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.

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Evidence of Harm

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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: http://evidence-of-harm.com/category/thank-you-2/

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Round 77 – 5mgs ALA is too much, so I am reducing the dose to 4mgs

Dose unchanged @ 5mg’s ALA only. Chelation under the Cutler Protocol, 3 days on, 2 weeks off.

bkpMy second round after a long break. I almost always have two weeks break between rounds. That gives me ample time to recover. I prefer to chelate over weekends; it gives me more time to focus and do things properly.

This was a round of contrasts. Day one and I was turbo-tired. Slept really badly that first night and that put me out of kilter all day. Five hours sleep even on the best of days is  gonna be a struggle. I just powered through the day, got home from work at 7pm, chilled, and was in bed by 9pm.  Day two arrived and I suddenly felt the urge to jet-wash my drive! Whoa, where did that come from? Three hours that took. Hard work too. Loved it. Kids helped too, shooting stuff with the sprayer. Not sure why I did it, very unusual for me, but it’s one of those once every-eight-year jobs that needs doing from time-to-time. Love it when chelation makes me do things I wouldn’t normally do. Shows me I’m on the right track.

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Wowza! Colours Go Crazy!

And we have lift off! I lied. I don’t have a little colour returning, I have a bucket load of colours back with a vengeance. Amazing! We live in a super funky world. So many cool things happen to me! I love this $hit!

Yesterday, six days after my 76th chelation round ended, I started getting some colours back. I am terribly colour blind. I mean, proper colour blind. I am red/green, green/brown, and yellow/blue colour blind. When I chelate colours often reappear like magic, and I can see them again. Usually just one or two colours at a time. I guess it unblocks some pathways, somewhere, somehow. God know what happens. When they come back, they wow me, they pummel me, they sparkle me, they shake me, and wake me and jazz up my life like a great big kaleidoscope of fun! It’s all rather exciting and makes me feel like a kid again. Nothing wrong with that!

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Back On My Horse: Chelation Re-Starts Here.

palerider1I have restarted my mercury detox program. I just completed my 76th round under the Cutler Protocol. I now have 223 chelation days under my belt. That was my first round for 18 months. Prior to that was another 18 months break. So, essentially I have been off chelation for three years. Time flies eh!

Slipped straight back into the old routine on day 1: started Thursday evening and then had Friday in the office. Kept the same old dose timings: 9 doses, every 2.5 hours and 3 hours at night. Kept the same dose level too: 5mg’s ALA. Yes, remember I am a low-doser. Felt a little tired at 5pm, but honestly I feel a bit tired at 5pm from time to time even without chelation.

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Life update

Life-Update

Life: How is it today? I am 45 years old now and life continues on as per normal. I still work in the city. I still have my wife and my family. I still do and enjoy all the things life brings, as I have for the last six or seven years. I am a million miles away from the heavy-metal-health-crash back in 2007, but I still have a few health issues, good months and less-good months. But work-life and home-life remain fine and easily do-able. To the outside world I look and act normal; my colleagues still have no idea of the fun and games I get up to in my spare time. He he!

Apologies for not blogging a little more frequently recently. Thanks for the emails checking in on me. My excuses are: I am super-busy at work, busy at home, busy in the garden, busy getting on with life, my laptop broke, and I have started writing my second novel which sucks up masses of time. Very exciting too!! Sci-Fi this time. No more health experiences. Enough is enough. But thinking about it honestly, the real reason I have not written more is because my last Master Cleanse was crappy and was definitely two steps back. Which is frustrating and annoying. I don’t really want to off-load my woes on to others. I much prefer my posts to be positive, encouraging and helpful.

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2nd Master Cleanse – 40 days and done & Unfinished business!

unfinished-business-bwOk. Finished now. I did 40 days in the end. That is the maximum time permitted by the creator of the Master Cleanse; Stanley Burroughs. It was also the maximum time permitted in my head. Thank funk its over! 40 days fasting. No food for 40 days! What was I thinking! Holy cow the last 10 days dragged on for what felt like a year! The actual physical fasting process was fine, but mentally it was tough. I was bored witless and missed the social aspect of having a life! You forget but meal times are a very social part of our lives. We plan our business days with our colleagues. We catch up with our wife’s and kid’s lives; hear what they’ve been doing all day. And I missed all that. So thank funk I can re-enter society, get down with the kids in the street again and be normal.

And, I have to say the last 10 days where tough-ish too. That’s days 30 thro to 40. I mean, I can handle it, I have handled considerably worse, but I was tired and drained of energy, piles hurt like buggery, my mouth tasted disgusting 24 hours a day. The gunk on my tongue was turbo-gross. No yoga was possible. And, as I have already said, I was bored and missing the world. So, 40 days is done and dusted and now I can retake my place in our world. It’s very nice to be back!

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2nd Master Cleanse: Days 33 + 36 – Farmer Giles and How Minimise Weight Lose during the Master Cleanse.

partyongarthDay 33 – 5th Feb 2014
Oooooooooooouch! Today was crappy. Farmer Giles arrived today. Or I should say one whooper came to town. Big as a gobstopper. Fucking massive and it fucking hurts. Reminds me what fun this is. Reminds me what this is all about: getting the toxins out! No reason to panic, no, no. No need to rush to any doctors, everything is mentally under-control. Piles only come to town when I have bucket loads of toxins coming out. And don’t last that long usually: a week maybe? Hopefully. So I’m actually happy. Happy they are exiting. But it bloody hurts. Oooooouch!

Ok, it doesn’t that hurt much. Not like breaking a leg, or cutting yourself deep, or banging your head on the overhead fan in the kitchen. Hurts like having huge marbles stuffed in your ring. I’m mincing around the office, wincing and trying to hide it. Makes you think about bum cancer too. Bloody hemorrhoids. It is complicated by dumping 5-10 times a day too. Not wildly pleasant, but I have found one of the few benefits of not having a solid for 33 days! Nice! Talking of BM’s: I still got heaps of weird algae flushing out. Where the hell does it come from? Day 33 and it’s still steaming out. Tongue remains thickly coated in gunk. I am brushing three times a day but the fluff and taste is awful.

Another day in paradise!

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2nd Master Cleanse – Day 28

28-DAYS-LATEROk, Day 28 of the MC today. The actual fasting remains as is. I drink the MC drink and everything is cool. I’m not hungry, detox reactions are mild and life continues on as per normal: office and home life are both fine and dandy. But I have to admit: I am missing the social side of eating. I don’t miss the food itself, but I miss the process of getting out the office, finding somewhere to get lunch, sitting down and enjoying the food, and importantly enjoying the company too. There is always something to talk about when eating, be it a colleague or family…and I miss it. It’s kinda boring not mingling with people at meal times. And sitting with people while they eat is not much fun at all. It’s do-able, but I’d rather not.

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2nd Master Cleanse – Days 18 & 21

End-of-Term-Feast_PS_1This was always about the detox, not the weight loss.

This is my 2nd Master Cleanse experience. Eighteen days fasting so far and all going pretty much as expected. I have good days and less good days, but overall it is a similar experience to my first MC: pretty easy with the usual mild detox reactions happening. Hunger is not a problem, although I have definitely felt mildly more hungry than last time. Days eight through to twelve were a little trickier: I was a bit hungry and irritable. Day eleven was a bit funky. I mean wildly angry, ears burning, face red with swear words flying left, right and centre! The anger just rose up out of nowhere. Got into a right little strop I did. Had to leave the house and go for a long calming walk in the freezing cold January drizzle. That calmed me down. Unpleasant really, but all the time I knew it was some horrid toxin leaving me. Better out than in!

I had a great plan to minimise my weight loss during the fast. Adding more maple syrup to the MC drink. Losing weight is the opposite of what I need. It is actually one of the main factors in determining when I stop the fast. I don’t want to lose any weight at all. But this was never about weight loss; this was always about the detox. I start the fast at 66kg. Today I am down at 61.5kg. A drop of 4.5 kg in eighteen days: I am not very happy about that. That plan failed! I am very skinny. But, fuck it, as I just said: this is about the detox and this MC works wonders for me overall. I will regain most or all of the weight after the fast in any case, so I am not worried about that it in the long term. I must say I do not like being so skinny. Reminds me of when I was turbo-sick and my whole world fell apart.

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Yoga Retreat: EcoYoga Centre

ECO-YOGA-CENTRE-SCOTLAND-620x34228th December 2013

Since I have restarted my yoga practice, I thought a yoga retreat would be cool. Never done one of these bad boys before. I need to better my technique. I practice mostly at home, on my own, and direction is required! So I found a yoga retreat that does my type of yoga: Ashtanga Yoga. Up in the Scottish highlands, in Argyll: The EcoYoga Centre http://www.ecoyoga.org/

Took the 930am train from Euston to Glasgow. Four and a half hours is all it takes. Amazing you can get from one end of the country to the other in such speed. First class of course! (cost £2 more than regular class…don’t ask me why).

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