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Scientifically Researched Detoxification

Phase I – Heavy Metal & Toxin Removal with MCP

As an integrative physician with years of research and experience in the field of heavy metal and toxin removal, I know how important it is to remove toxins safely and gently while providing full body support during the process of detoxification. To determine levels of toxicity in my clinical practice, I often recommend heavy metal body burden analysis as a standard diagnostic protocol with new patients. In my experience, many patients with serious conditions or undiagnosed symptoms test higher than normal for the presence of harmful metals such as mercury, nickel, arsenic and lead.

Scientifically Validated

The health benefits of a safe and effective heavy metal and environmental toxin removal system cannot be underestimated. When the toxic burden is high, I recommend the long term (3-6 months) use of a gentle yet highly effective heavy metal detox program using a unique Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) and Seaweed-Derived Alginate formula.

Removes Over 70% of Toxic Metals

This MCP/Alginate formula has been clinically proven to reduce up to 74 percent of dangerous heavy metals, including lead, mercury , cadmium and others within six months, without lowering levels of essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium or zinc, as conventional chelation therapies do. Peer reviewed research also shows that modified alginates bind to heavy metals and environmental toxins within the digestive tract, therefore preventing reabsorption into the bloodstream, another all too common problem with conventional chemical chelation methods.

Suggested Protocol

Just as it takes years to accumulate high levels of heavy metals and environmental toxins within the body, the process of gently and systematically removing these harmful substances from deep within the tissues and organs will take time as well. My suggested protocol for the safe removal of heavy metals is a minimum 3-6 month course of MCP/Alginate formula, accompanied by the use of a phase II detox supplement (see below) during part of this time.

Mercury Amalgams

In addition, I highly recommend the removal of any mercury containing amalgam fillings by a qualified Biological Dentist skilled at mercury amalgam removal. Over time, as your total body burden of heavy metals and environmental toxins is reduced, you will notice improvements in overall health and well being as your vital organs and systems become free of these health-robbing deposits of heavy metals and toxins.

Phase II – Intensified Toxin Removal with Unique Nutraceutical Formula

Since heavy metal detoxification is primarily supported by the use of natural compounds belonging to the sulfur containing group of phytonutrients, antioxidants and amino acids, I developed a phase II detox product that reflects these compounds. In this formula, I included a comprehensive blend of herbs and nutraceuticals, based on the harmonizing principles of Tibetan, Traditional Chinese, and Western Naturopathic herbal philosophies.

Support for Your Organs

Acting as an aggressive detoxifier of heavy metals and toxins, the formula also provides support for the body’s innate detoxification pathways, mainly the liver and gallbladder, kidneys and colon. The herbs selected are used because of their specific tissue affinities for detoxifying and protecting from heavy metals and toxins, while providing critical antioxidant support during this process of toxin removal.

A total of 22 detox supporting herbs and nutraceuticals are synergistically combined and have been shown in case report studies to, in combination with the MCP/Alginate chelation formula, lower overall body burden of heavy metals and toxins. Some of the key ingredients in this formula include:

  • Milk thistle seed extract
  • Dandelion leaf extract
  • Garlic bulb (allium sativum)
  • Cilantro leaf extract
  • L-glutathione
  • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine.

Safe, Systematic Approach to Detoxification

One of the most common pitfalls is trying to detoxify too quickly, when the body is still weakened from the cumulative effects of years of toxic buildup. This can be a dangerous situation, as the level of toxins released into the blood stream and ending up in the GI tract exceeds the body’s capacity for removal. This is why I recommend the use of a gentle chelating formula using MCP /Modified Alginates for a minimum of four weeks prior to starting this phase II detox formula. This will allow the total body burden of heavy metals and toxins to be reduced in a gentle, systematic way, before introducing more aggressive natural chelating agents that will significantly help to reduce overall toxic body burden.

Modified Citrus Pectin & Seaweed-Derived Alginates

In my experience, an approach to heavy metal chelation that is both gentle and gradual will also be the most effective. That’s why my method of choice is a tailored blend of modified citrus pectin and seaweed-derived alginates.

Not only is this combination clinically proven to remove heavy metals from the body, such as lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury, but it also achieves this goal without leeching essential minerals from your body in the process.

At the same time, it prevents the reabsorption of toxins in the digestive tract and redistribution in the body – another common pitfall of time-consuming, expensive intravenous chemical chelation methods.

As effective as this supplement might be, however, remember that heavy metal loads were accumulated over a long period of time – and as such, you can’t expect effective chelation to happen overnight.

Phase II Detox Formula

So while regular use of modified citrus pectin and seaweed-derived alginates makes up the initial phase of my heavy metal detox protocol, adding a secondary support formula can expand your efforts considerably. For this purpose, I use a phase II detox formula that includes natural ingredients such as garlic, cilantro, sulfured amino acids, minerals and organ detoxifying and circulatory supporting herbs such as milk thistle seed extract and ginkgo. The phase II detox formula is introduced after an initial period of 1-3 months of the pectin and alginate complex alone. The combination of these two formulas for several (3-6) months provides a full spectrum gentle natural detoxification from heavy metals and environmental toxins.

Supplement Doses and Action Properties

The following list comprises my recommendations for aiding the body’s removal of heavy metals, while simultaneously maintaining essential mineral levels.

Nutrient or Herb

General Use (Total amt. per day)

Highlighted Properties

Modified citrus pectin and seaweed-derived alginates 2-6 caps per day on an empty stomach (1-2 hours from other supplements or food)
  • Toxic metal removal
  • Environmental toxin removal
Phase II detox formula 2-4 caps per day with food (after 1-3 months of above, use both together)
  • Toxic metal removal
  • Liver detoxification
Vitamin C 1000-6000 mg per day
  • Toxic metal removal
  • Antioxidant
  • Multiple properties
Alpha lipoic acid 100-400 mg per day
  • Antioxidant
  • Toxic metal removal
Magnesium 250-600 mg per day
  • Multiple properties
B complex w/folic acid, B-6, and B-12 As directed
  • Liver detoxification
  • Multiple properties

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