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 www.livingsupplemets.com, 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
I 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!