Daniel Forsyth: So, how am I these days? Time for a Health Update.

Hi everyone. Wow, how times flies! It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here and I’ve had a few messages asking how I am.

But first let me re-introduce myself, very briefly, for those that have no idea who I am. My name is Daniel Forsyth, commonly called Sunshine and I’m the author of The Mercury Diaries. The book chronicles my recovery from mercury poisoning and covers what I had to do in order to get better. I was in some extremely brutal trouble back then; everything was busted and everything needed fixing. My journey to better health was quite epic and was well worth a book. It is now eight years since I wrote the book…So how the hell am I now? And what happened after I had the mercury stain removed?

This requires two separate answers because if I say what’s wrong you will assume I’m crushed, in deep trouble and all the hard work was in vain or something equally sinister.

So first up, I’m great thanks. Super great. I retired from my mad city-boy life five years ago now. Five years gone already! Moved to Suffolk to live my retirement dream in the peace and tranquillity of village life in the English countryside, tending my huge garden, veggie beds and making my world beautiful. Today in 2020 I’m 51 years young and retired life is just awesome. Never delay or put off your own retirement because life is amazing and full of the most excellent things to do. I am never ever bored, not even for a nanosecond. My days are full and yes and I consider myself to be a very lucky chap. Lucky to be retired so young and to be so happy and live what most would consider a charmed life. I’ve been together with my wife for 31 years now and my kids are both doing great. I have loads of hobbies and a million things to do. I do so like being active and busy. So yeah, my life is brilliant and it remains a million miles away from the hard, dark days of my mercury crash all the way back in 2007.

But there are still a few outstanding health issues I need to solve. I had two large-ish problems: hypertension and tachycardia. Both of these have taken precedent over chelation. Yup, that’s how serious they are. I feel they need sorting out before I chelate more. Chelation actually makes them both worse and life is great and I don’t appreciate my great life being screwed up. I know that’s against Cutler’s just chelate, chelate, chelate mantra, but i have done over a hundred Cutler rounds and it’s not like I haven’t tried the chelation route.

The tachycardia (racing heart) grew from a tadpole size issue in 2007, into a great white shark of a problem in 2019. I’d get attacks weekly, often daily last year. Attacks lasted anything from ten seconds to two hours. The longer the attack the more brutal it was. Anything more than ten minutes kinda wiped out the day, and me. Luckily I figured it all out. To keep a long dynamic and exciting story very very short it was because: a drastically toxic carpet in my new house was poisoning me and the family, then my body couldn’t forget about the toxin even when I removed the carpet, and a great lack of evening promise oil and fish oil. I was already taking some oils, but I need to load up heavily to replace the deficiency before they made any difference. Such short and sharp sentences but that took some herculean efforts to figure out. How? Cure the damnable tachycardia?

I started studying kinesiology a year ago, that’s muscle testing between you and me. I did a foundation course and I’m en-route becoming a professional muscle tester dude myself. Actually got my certificate the other day. Wow! Never a dull moment! Then I had to convert the kinesiology teaching from treating other people, to make it treating myself. Which is not really the done thing. The powers that be do not teach self-treatment. It’s not possible to treat oneself with kinesiology, apparently. What tosh! Against all expectations, I found it easy to treat myself.

Why? How? Well, I think it is because of all the meditation I’ve done. I have a pretty clear head nowadays which makes treating myself with kinesiology more than possible. I have meditated on and off for 16 years, just causal stuff, but 3 years ago I started something called Vipassana meditation. Vipassana is…how to explain it? Vipassana is a big deal, it’s like Formula One racing, or the Champions League, or the World Cup of meditation. Not that its a competition or anything, just its a big deal for oneself. It purifies the mind! Wow, how cool is that! Well, I have purified my body is every-which-way-I-can for the past 13 years, so why not my mind too! It is a commitment, but Wowza, it’s been massively worth it. We are all different but my main benefits are perpetual happiness, contentment and a very clear mind. I see and think very clearly now. Or maybe just clearer than before.

But what’s that got to do with kinesiology? Well, in order to test oneself with kinesiology you need to keep your mind very clear. Any thoughts rumbling about yo head messes up any self-testing. And? Imagine walking along a sandy beach in the middle of a storm. The wind is howling, blowing you almost off your feet, rain is stinging and blinding your eyes, thunderbolts and lightning is booming scaring the pants off you. And you can’t retreat inland because of all the lions, tigers and bears, and you can’t escape in the ocean because of the pounding waves. The only option is to keep struggling onwards with this maelstrom going on all around you.

Now imagine walking on that very same beach a couple of hours later. The storm has passed, wind died to nothing, the sun is shining and warming your wet bones to the core. The air is clear and you can see clearly in all directions. It’s a beautiful calm happy day in paradise. This is what meditation does. Meditation calms the storm in your head. Turns off that incessant, raging, boiling voice in your skull. Brushes the storms away and once the sun is shining, once that damn inner voice is shut-down, then all manner of magic things happen, chief amongst them being happiness. And oh yeah the ability to self-muscle test because when I test I have no random BS bumping about my head.

So yeah, to cure my tachycardia I had to meditate two hours a day for a couple of years, go to school to learn kinesiology, then modify it, figure out the damn toxic carpet, use kinesiology to clear up the mess the carpet caused, to find the oil deficiency and understand that I needed to dose up heavily in order for it to make a difference. Epic. I could write another book, two books! When I embarked on the meditation and the kinesiology I had no idea I’d actually need them for these tasks. I started the meditation as an adventure, and an adventure it certainly was and remains, and I started the kinesiology course because I was just interested. I have not been idle!

For the record, it was the toxic carpet impregnated with Brominated Fire Retardants (BFR’s) poisoning me that was the BIG DEAL issue buggering everything up. Incredible I found it eh!

Kinesiology is such an odd, almost crippled word, even now I can barely pronounce it. Kin-es-iol-o-gy! How many syllables does a word need? A really peculiar word for something so…

Imagine you could ask yourself a question about your body, any question, and immediately get a yes or no answer. Imagine you have a health issue and you could ask your body what was wrong, then ask your body how to fix it, and then fix it. Imagine if you were sick and you could ask yourself why you are so sick, what needs fixing, what the root cause is and how to fix that root cause. Imagine looking at your supplements and testing them, then and there, if your body really needed them? Did the supplements actually do any good? Or are some of them harmful? Are some of your symptoms actually coming from the medications or supplements you take? Which is the best brand? Should I take them with food or an empty stomach? Split dose twice a day, or just in one go? You realise you have a bunch of health problems, but which needs to be addressed first? Which is the priority? Imagine sitting in a restaurant and testing the food to see if its suitable for you? Right then and there, and no one saw anything untoward. Why do I have brain-fog, or the itchies, or perpetually cold feet, or hot feet, or food intolerances, or constipation, or tinnitus, or anger, or fear, or depression, or hatred, or so tearful, or so much pain, or well, anything?

Just imagine having the ability to ask any of these questions and to actually get answers, and actually get solutions. That would be epic, wouldn’t it. I mean, seriously mega fantastic. Imagine being so in control. What mad skills those would be, eh!

Well, I’m living that dream right now. Kinesiology is the art of asking these questions and getting actual useable answers. The solutions can take a few minutes, or months of effort, but what I want is to be healed and kinesiology puts me firmly in my driving seat. It makes healing into an art form, as it should be, and away from some five-minute multiple-choice questionnaire from a random doctor that essentially knows nothing about me.

Sounds like a joke doesn’t it. Sounds like I’m having a laugh. I’m not. And you don’t have to go back to school to benefit from this skill either. The world is full of kinesiologists (another tongue twister for ya!), all willing to treat anyone and everyone. They cost fifty times less than a doctor too. If you don’t believe me, find your local kinesiologist, book an appointment and ask them to test your supplements for suitability, and to fix whatever else they can while they are at it. Or maybe test what foods you can and cannot eat at the moment? Cost is peanuts compared to doctors: £50-100, or USD50-100. How much do you spend on supplements a month?

I can highly recommend taking a foundation course in kinesiology and learning Vipassana meditation. Both are massively transformational. The Vipassana is particularly epic. What rewards! Perpetual happiness, contentment and the ability to see so clearly you can see your own problems! What price would you pay to be happy all the time? There is a price in time, but the rewards far far far outweigh the price.

But anyways, I’m rambling again, apologies. Tachycardia is now cured. Not reduced or decreased…cured. Happy happy dayz!

For the record, the tachycardia took me three and a half years to discover, uncover, understand and sort out. None of these problems come with name tags, just signposts that we must try to understand.

So that leaves the hypertension. That’s super high blood pressure to you and me. The kind that doctors freak-out-about high. I have no emotional or monetary stress in my life and I’m kinda happy all the time, so it can’t be that kind of stress. On the assumption that the hypertension is due to bunged up kidneys, I have spent the best part of this year cleansing them with herbs, one month on, one month off. I used general kidney cleaning herbs for some months, then some Stone Breaker herbs, which i thought would finally crack that nut. However, after these extensive efforts, my blood pressure has not budged, not one iota.

My kidneys are indeed stressed and have greatly benefitted from the lovely clean out they’ve enjoyed this year. The side-effects of passing kidney stones attest to that. But looks like there is something else, some other cause lurking underneath. Investigations are in progress but maybe an irregular heartbeat is messing up the works? Not totally sure yet as i only just discovered this a few days ago and my jury awaits more evidence. Maybe its ‘just’ my mercury and i need to finish the chelation job? Maybe my heart is still struggling with the memory of that damn toxic carpet?

Well, it is actually ‘just’ my mercury, but maybe there is a way to sort it out before i re-start chelation? Oh yes, chelation awaits my return whatever the results of the hypertension invstigations. The reason i have hypertension and had the tachycardia is because my body still contains mercury from all my mercury exposures. The amalgam stains caused my chelation journey to be long, slow and low-dose, over a hundred Cutler rounds done now. But those stains are out and now the tachycardia is gone chelation should be easy, LOL. Either way, chelation will reclaim me soon enough. I will not let this job remain unfinished.

I will not deviate from the Cutler way either. I’ve had plenty of people peddling me some newfangled super cool, fast, incredible, modern and ‘easy’ mercury chelation over the years. But after I dig deep and wade through all the hype and BS I find the same old rubbish. High, infrequent doses of chelators and I for one am unwilling to take any more chances in order to make someone else rich.

After the amalgam stain removal in 2018, I’m pretty sure I had my dump phase. Long overdue too as I had all my amalgams replaced 13 years ago. It was only really noticeable in hindsight as it was not a big powerful crushing thing, but my gut what shot to $hit and food intolerances went a bit mental and my weight nose-dived. After sorting out the tachycardia, the removal of the toxic carpet and whatnot almost all my food intolerances have gone. Cool eh! Dairy is fine now. Gluten is fine. Sugar still not great, ditto junk food, but I can eat all fruit again. Any deviations from the diet now no longer cause any problems. Happy happy dayz! I put the good health of my gut down to all of the above, but also very much to the addition of cultured foods into my diet this year. That’s kefir, sauerkraut, pickles and lashings of home-made Kombucha. Easy option A for anyone is to eat sauerkraut daily, starting in small doses and working upwards as the months trundle by. It’s cheap as chips too and making it at home is as easy as falling off a log. These cultured foods are infinitely better, stronger, cheaper and more powerful than any probiotic you can buy. Yes indeed! Cultured foods are much better that any pro-biotic you can buy. My auntie Sue told me she puts down her gut recovery after cancer down to it. She gave me her book: Cultured Food for Life, By Donna Schwenk. Well worth the read.

So please focus on all the good in my life which is big and bold and good and happy and awesome. There are a few health things to solve but I’m on it. Oh yeah, I survived the coronavirus too. Had it in the first wave in March 2020. That was exactly one week after I discovered the damn the toxic carpet had also impregnated my damn now-toxic hoover and every time I hoovered the damn house I re-contaminated everyone and everything! The chemicals were stuck in the hoovers pipes and filters. Lol, mad eh! Good timing too, to be rid of an air-born chemical pollutant just as covid hit. Main corvid symptoms fatigue and shortness of breath. Took me down for a good 35 days on the sofa. No doctor or hospital needed, although I did use my newfound kinesiology skills almost daily to keep myself shipshape.

That’ll do from me. I’m alive and kicking and I’m sure once I start chelation again I’ll be writing and sharing my experiences again a little more frequently once again.

That’s all folks! Big smiles and be happiness to all,


AKA Sunshine, author of The Mercury Dairies.

P.S. I run my life by The Rule of Three. If some new issue, topic, subject or idea is told, thrust or crosses my path three times, from three different sources, then I need to take notice and take action. Sometimes it’s just reading an interesting article and takes ten minutes of my time. Sometimes it turns into a six-month kinesiology course. Sometimes its a peak lifetime experience like Vipassana meditation. If anything in here rings your bell, if its the first time you heard about something, or the second, or even the third…this is called serendipity and synchronicity and the world is shouting and screaming at you to take notice, pull your finger out and take action. LOL, does for me anyhow. Take care everyone.

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.
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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


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: 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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