Consult with a physician before trying to treat suspected mercury poisoning.
Why exactly should we not chelate with Amalgams still in the mouth?
Many believe mistakenly that it will draw more Hg from the amalgams and deposit it in the brain and organs causing more damage. However, since chelation is conducted on the blood, which isn't in contact with the amalgams in the mouth, your chelant would not further extract mercury from the amalgams in your mouth. The real reason is that if you are trying to remove mercury from your body, the blood is a first step; but if you don't remove the source of the contamination, then after chelation, through normal chewing and tooth usage, the mercury will re-enter and defeat the purpose of the chelation in the first place.
Suppose amalgams can not be removed for a few years. Yes, it is most important to remove the source of mercury, but why EXACTLY should one have to wait until after the amalgams are removed?
I don not believe that chelators such as cilantro or chlorella suck the mercury out of the amalgams
Chlorella is in fact a chelator. It functions by the sulfur groups on the proteins in the chlorella's cell walls scavenging mercury by formation of mercury to sulfur bonds, chemically either thiol or mercapto groups in the proteins. for chlorella to be most effective, it is desirable to have fiber present in the lower intestine, and ingestion of psyllium husks, 2 tbsp in water, 6 hours prior to ingestion of chlorella has been reported as being sufficient.
Cilantro is not a chelator. Rather, it causes bacteria which are holding on to alkyl-mercury to release it. Cilantro contains no sulfur, carboxy, or amino groups capable of bonding to mercury.
, and I don't believe that the RATE of mercury leaving the amalgams has anything to do with the amount of mercury already in the body.
Correct. It is diffusion-controlled, exacerbated by abrasion and heat.
I do believe chelators work only on mercury that has already left the amalgams.
Agreed, with regards to what is in the blood. Unless your gums are bleeding, a chelant in your bloodstream will have little if any effect on what is in your mouth.
So if the rate of mercury release from amalgams is not increased by chelators, why wait?
Don't wait. You can actually remove mercury from the body by chelating while amalgams still in the mouth. It will be effective, provided that your rate of removal from the blood outweighs the rate at which new mercury is taken in from the amalgams. but remember, in any case, it is preferred to have the source gone first, since vaporized mercury from the mouth goes directly into the olfactory bulb, and then to the hippocampus, the center where neurogenesis originates. It is highly desirable to prevent this.
If mercury already crosses the blood-brain barrier, cilantro would not necessarily bring more mercury into the brain FROM THE AMALGAMS.
I can see cilantro bringing mercury into the brain from the body storage of mercury, but not from the actual amalgams.
Cilantro liberates it from its existing location, and it will likely make its way to the fibrules in brain tissue, unless you have a strong chelant present in the blood in an excess stoichiometric amount at the time of its liberation.
I also do not belive a mercury contaminated body absorbs any more or less mercury from the amalgams then someone who has no body mercury yet and just had amalgams installed. In other words, the amount of body mercury does not "pull" more or less mercury from the amalgams.
That is true, unless your body is mercury-free, then the entropy term in the free energy equation will enhance migration.
So, if one can not remove amalgams for a few years, is there any reason to not start chelating?
The body is always chelating, and you couldn't stop this unless you were dead. Enhancing the process by providing your body with ascorbate, N-acetyl cysteine, glutathione and tryptophan may assist your body in doing what it wants to do already. Many believe that the best way to get these is from natural sources. Brocolli is particulary effective, by virtue of its sulforaphane and tryptophan content. Asparagus contains a lipoic acid analog, and one writer mentions phytic acid ("IP6"), which is nature's most potent chelant, abundantly present in many foods. Phytic acid is particularly useful for exhausting foreign metals from the body via the urine, but some caution may need to be observed in regards to protection of the kidneys in individuals who are highly mercury contaminated.
Increasing intake of purified water is highly recommended. "The liver cleansing diet" by Dr. Sandra Cabot discusses the importance of a good source of pure water.
Most "alpha lipoic acid" on the market is a racemic mixture. This means that half of it is the S- isomer, which the body does not recognize as a natural substance, since the body only manufactures the R-isomer. The S-isomer probably adds stress to the liver and other organs as they try to deal with S-isomer, being the foreign substance that it is - and especially if it has bonded to a mercury atom. This may explain why ALA requires continuous administration, i.e., take it every 3 hours. One is adding more R-isomer, in an effort to continuously deal with the S-isomer-Mercury complex that the body's organs aren't structured to metabolize or excrete.
Consult with a physician before trying to treat suspected mercury poisoning. The issues are complex and varied between individuals.
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