My story

I‘m 48 and first saw a doctor for fatigue at 17. I’ll try to summarize my situation here and then give you the long version.

Executive summary: I lived fairly normally with adjustments (stopped drinking alcohol, eating sugar, carbs, etc) for declining capabilities until about 12 years ago when I went into a tailspin in 2007 after moving to South Florida (2001). I made an emergency move to Colorado in 2007 and started feeling better quickly, but when I abruptly stop taking Ambien, my nervous system just fell apart. After a visit to the Mayo Clinic and five subsequent years of avoiding doctors and improving slowly, I discovered heavy metal toxicity was likely a key source of my troubles. I spent a year and a half doing Frequent Dose Chelation and full-spectrum methylation support which left me healthier in some ways and sicker in others.

My liver and detoxification genetics were probably the weak links in my body that allowed, mold toxins, heavy metals and other toxins to accumulate. If that’s true, chelation likely overwhelmed my liver. So, I’m working on addressing my SOD2 flaws and restoring my liver, kidneys and gut health. After seeing the big, gnarly stones, sludge and crud that out of my liver in my fourth flush, and the plaque that came off my colon, there’s no doubt left in my mind that I’m on the right track.

Here is the long version:  In 2007, I reached a crisis point and went to see the famous Dr. Galland in New York who did around $3,500 worth of blood tests which turned up a high mercury number on a plasma test (three times the normal high end range).

At the time, I was thinking mold allergy was at the root of my issues and he thought it was reasonable to pursue that angle first. He mentioned that he had patients with much higher mercury numbers with no symptoms. So I moved to Colorado to test the mold theory. It hasn’t entirely panned out.  Five years later, I’m a lot healthier (I was in a desperate slide earlier) but still feel like there are 80-year-olds with more energy and vitality than I have. Now in 2016, I’m discoveringthat I probably was on the right track with the mold toxicity thing

That’s changing, though, because in 2013, I finally discovered the root of 30 years of declining health and I expect to be back up near 100% by 2016 2018.

Then and now my issues were/are in order with the most disruptive symptoms at the top:

  • Metabolic disruption leading to constant hunger
  • Metabolic disruption leading to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive impairment / brainfog
  • Muscle tightness leading to tendinitis and repetitive strain injury
  • Temperature related itching which disrupts sleep
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heat intolerance
  • Cold intolerance
  • Edema
  • Alcohol intolerance
  • Positional sleep apnea
  • Osteoporosis
  • Mold allergy
  • Mild chemical sensitivity
  • Mild anxiety
  • Emotional sensitivity
  • Ears ring when it’s too loud in the room
  • Mild tinnitus
  • Low body temperature
  • Low cholesterol
  • Low vitamin D & migraines from supplementation or sunshine
  • Light sensitivity
  • Dimmed vision
  • Omega-3 intolerance

Here’s what happened after arriving in Colorado — I felt remarkably better, so much so that I neglected to refill a prescription of Ambien I had been using for three months. That night, I experienced a nervous breakdown (which took me the next 4 years to overcome). In a panic, my wife escorted me to the Mayo Clinic where I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which I considered nearly useless. I was really fed up with doctors and decided to just focus on diet and exercise.

For many years, I had been under the assumption that I had Adrenal Insufficiency in spite of the Mayo Clinic doctors refusal to diagnose me as such. My symptoms are nearly a perfect match. So, I thought that perhaps I just needed rest, a good diet, gentle exercise and clean air and water. I thought maybe if I stopped using cortisol for a few years and went on a high-fat Paleolithic diet to build my cholesterol back up (which had dropped down to 99),  my adrenal glands would heal and I would recover naturally.

After a couple years of gorging myself on steak, pulled pork, shrimp, and chicken liver, I realized that my adrenal glands were not recovering. I started using cortisol again and currently take about 20 mg a day.

What didn’t quite fit the Adrenal Insufficiency theory is that supplementing got me functional, but never resolved a lot of issues. It just moved me from 20% functional to 60 or 70% functional.  I’ve read Dr. Jeffries Safe Uses of Cortisol several times and everywhere he talks about patients living their lives out happily after they start supplementing.  I never got enough mileage from cortisol to feel well more than a couple hours a day.

Recently, after watching the documentary “Forks over Knives” I went vegan. Having eaten a strictly whole food diet for many many years, with no alcohol, no caffeine, no sugar, no fruit and almost no carbs, I’ve come to the conclusion that neither adrenal supplementation nor diet alone will cure me no matter how many people have recovered from cancer using vegetables.

Finally, I turned my attention to heavy metal toxicity. I asked my Doc for a test and he gave me a challenge test kit which involved taking the chelator DMSA. Twenty minutes after taking the first 75 mg dose at breakfast time, I had an extremely rare clearing of brain fog (which did not last more than 45 minutes unfortunately) and felt unusually energetic all day.  Then I received the results and was convinced at first sight.

Later, I confirmed them with a hair test. When I’m not despairing about the length of the treatment, I’ve become so hopeful that I want to document my detoxification using Andy Cutler’s frequent dosing protocol. I also encouraged my parents to get hair tests and they look toxic as well, so it seems to run in the family.

My possible sources of mercury/metals exposure include:

  • Playing with Mercury in the house at least once as a kid.
  • Extensive vaccinations at a very young age.
  •  9 allergy shots weekly  for at least a year as a teenager.
  • Lots of vaccinations including hepatitis B in my early 20s.
  • Melting lead a handful of times to make weights.
  • Lots of fishing with lead weights / using my teeth to open them.
  • Having two tiny mercury fillings which were removed when I was a teenager.
  • Eating fish from contaminated lakes in Canada during the summers.
  • Eating tuna fish almost daily for many years as a young adult.
  • Eating salmon sushi regularly for a couple years.
  • Contrast agents ingested at least three times for CT and nuclear bone scans.

More important than the source of mercury is the idea that people who get sick typically do so with exposures to heavy metals that don’t bother others.  The theory behind this is that the ones who get sick have deficient internal detoxification mechanisms.  Put simply, the unlucky ones don’t eliminate mercury the same way most of the population does.

For example, the MTHFR genetic mutation prevents folic acid from converting to its active form which has a cascading effect on your health when your store of glutathione is eventually depleted.  It can run in families also which might explain why my father’s chronic health problems are similar in some ways to mine. The failure of your detoxification system is not just genetic however. It’s a multi-factorial condition which may involve high stress or emotional trauma, use of antibiotics, infections, and toxic exposures (of which I’ve had quite a few not listed here).

I’m not sure exactly what got me started on heavy metal toxicity after having neglected the idea for five years.  Maybe, I just reached a point where I’d exhausted so many other possibilities, there was nothing credible left. Part of the problem too for anyone suffering from something like what I’ve got, is that the cognitive impairment (poor memory and brain fog) is a significant obstacle to healing yourself.

Finally, we are too close to our problems  and can’t always see what’s right under our nose. When you have experienced brain fog for 20 years, and when it increases gradually, you tend to assume incorrectly that everyone sort of has it and can become complacent.  It’s especially easy to become complacent when your experience with MD’s tells you that wherever you go,  you’ll get a blood test and the doctor will say “Everything looks good!”

No matter that, 15 minutes of gentle walking incapacitates me for the rest of the day, that 20 minutes of sunshine can give me three days of migraines, that I’m unable to carry on a social life or provide and care for my family in any normal way. None of these mysteries ever seem to trouble my MDs much.

To be fair, a couple had various theories which we tested, but unfortunately they were the wrong theories and some of the therapeutic trials were very harmful including powerful antibiotics and industrial strength antiparasitics.

You might be wondering why I’m creating this website before I’ve recovered. It’s a good question! The answer is — I want badly to heal — and also to help others with what I’ve learned on my journey. This site will help me organize all the information and will be useful in the event that I do recover.   It would be impossible to document after the fact. I want to show the process as it really is and feels in the moment and not through rose-colored glasses after the fact.

1 year update: I‘ve completed a year of chelation now with 23 rounds and 97 chelation days under my belt and it’s time to review my progress. Big picture: chelation is a bitch as Val from FDC explains perfectly:

Mercury toxicity is like someone who has been hit with an arrow.   It caused damage going in, it is causing damage while it’s lodged in your body, and it causes damage when it is “yanked” out, so to speak.  Not until it’s removed, can your body truly heal.  Can you imagine healing with a big arrow stuck in your flesh?

and from Patrik Askert:

Chelation in general is a fine art, a balancing of releasing chelated toxin molecules into the blood stream, over and above what you liver normally has to deal with (in terms of digestive functions and breaking down toxins), and not releasing too many ‘new’ toxins into the blood in one go that the liver is not able to process comfortably in one go. Chelation, depending on how well the chelation agent ‘masks’ the toxin, is akin to a form of very mild but controlled poisoning, occurring over a prolonged period. When one takes too much chelant, then one is effectively ‘poisoning’ the whole body and it certainly feels like this.

2 year update: coming soon!

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    Teala May 18, 2016, 6:30 pm

    Wow… I’ve recently discovered our family has the MTHFR alterations. So I stumbled on your site doing some searches on methylation. What a wealth of information you are sharing. We’ve also had issues with mold in our house, so I need to check into HLA-DR.

    Best of luck in your healing journey and thank you for putting it out here where others can learn from it as well…
    -Teala

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      Eric May 18, 2016, 8:59 pm

      thanks Teala, good luck to you!

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    Tom Smith May 2, 2016, 6:18 pm

    Hello, I just ordered IMD Thiol drops by Quicksilver to detox, which arrived today. (Dr. Suspects methylation defect, and in process of having testing by “23 and Me.” ). However, I had also recently started on MSM, Biotin, and was taking Epsom Salt solution to treat constipation, and had been bathrooms no in Epsom salts. All of these are high in sulfur. Yesterday morning, I had a sudden onset of deep facial and body flushing, with slightly itchy skin, with facial swelling, which all responded well to Benadryl. Also, it then occurred to me that I had an allergic reaction a,most 30 years ago to a sulfa antibiotic. So, would the IMD Thiol be contraindicated? Sounds like a simple “yes”, but I read that it is made of large molecules that aren’t supposed to enter the main system, but if I have leaky gut? Could they still be small enough to leak through? I can’t find any information when I search for I D Thiol and sulfur sensitivity. Thanks.

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      Tom Smith May 2, 2016, 6:19 pm

      Sorry for typo, meant to say I was bathing in Epsom Salts….

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      Eric May 4, 2016, 3:06 pm

      Sorry Tom, I can’t really help you with those questions – sounds like you might be on the right track. Always a good idea to fix your gut first in my opinion..

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    Lori April 27, 2016, 6:25 pm

    Hey Eric! I haven’t checked in in awhile, but felt an update is in order. Strange how things go full circle! After working through strongys, EMF’s and everything else, I still had one thing on my bucket list–my carpets. I had heard a 100 times that carpets are full of toxins, and my doctors told me to get rid of mine. I was feeling better but still not right… so, I finally just had some guys tear out all the carpet in my 2 story home, expecting that I would vacuum up the dust, and feel HAPPY.

    It didn’t quite go down that way. 🙂 I have felt MUCH worse over the last 8 weeks since the carpet was removed, and my house is now almost like a war zone. I had no idea the amount of dirt, dust, dander were living under my carpets… piles of it… everywhere, nor how it would cover all my house in dust and soot once the carpets were removed. The stuff is STILL in the air, and I have had outright allergy symptoms, and great fatigue.

    So… that was stupid. But my next plan was to totally clean all my flooring surfaces and wash them down, and then seal and paint my floors with no-VOC paint–which I was set to do this last weekend. Except, while I was really inspecting the bare wood floors I noticed dark spots, big patches… everywhere. For some reason I just thought they were ‘stains’. Wrong. It turns out that the stains on my wood floors are mold, pretty much everywhere. I do not yet know if it is ‘black mold’… but several carpenters have told me it is. So, if I understand this right, I have been living in a house full of black mold. And not feeling well. And now I’ve exposed it all and tossed alot of it up in the air and been breathing it full force for weeks.

    You know, Eric, I just want to say that if we stay at a problem long enough, and don’t give up, eventually all things will come to Light. So, I’m not complaining here… just grateful that I stopped to ask what those stains were on the floors, before painting over them.

    I guess I should mention one last thing: I haven’t heard you talk about hormones. But whether it’s aging, or illness, my own native hormones are very low… and I could not be soldiering on if I wasn’t replacing them with something bioidentical. I have been taking a little testosterone (along with estradial of course) which makes a huge difference in my strength and mood, but now I’m adding HGH. Loss of muscle, loss of energy, sleeplessness, and so much else come from a reduction in HGH and other hormones. So, I finally decided… this is worth it. Will be doing a daily shot of HGH. I hope you’ve checked that piece of it out.

    Cheers!
    Lori

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      Eric April 28, 2016, 5:31 pm

      thanks for the update Lori and bravo for getting your carpets out and finding the mold! I think you will find my next blog post on CIRS very relevant and interesting… good to hear from you:)

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      Bonnie May 21, 2016, 12:54 am

      Hi Lori

      I was under the impression that HGH could be raised through supplementing with DHEA and a lot cheaper.

      Bonnie

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        Lori May 23, 2016, 5:37 pm

        Hi Bonnie,
        I have never heard DHEA raising HGH, but I do know that arginine is an amino acid that might help. Also, lifting weights works (not cardio but actual weight lifting), and that’s mainly what I have been doing over the past few years to get those levels up. Sleep is also the HGH partner… it is mainly produced by the pituitary during the first four hours of deep sleep. So, get your rest!

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          Bonnie May 24, 2016, 7:12 pm

          Hi LorI

          From what I understand about what DHEA can do, it raises HGH THROUGH IGF-1, if that makes sense. I can’t put it into words but DHEA does the same things to raise HGH as it does to raise IGF-1

          And this was mentioned if I remember correctly in Stephen Cherniske’s 2004 DHEA book.

          Bonnie

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    whisperingsage April 7, 2016, 7:51 pm

    I didn’t see you methion that chelation removes the good minerals too. Did anyone explain that to you? I was on oral EDTA for 2 months- surprisingly my hair test was negative for mercury but off tthe chart for barium. Never having a barium gut test and only being exposed to it breifly as a CNA caring for one patient who pooped it out after her barium xray test in te 1980’s, tere was not a godd reason for this …..unless you watch the video What in the World Are They spraying? About Geoengineering who openly admit they are releasing aluminum and barium …..BARIUM!…. into the atmosphere via airplane. Aluminum, my agronomist tells me, in a solid form is the most abundant mineral in the soil, and the plants basically ignore it and it’s not easily absorbed through the gut anyway (it’s the injections that kill us, flu and pnuemonia shots), but the barium, why would they even think to use that? (they say they are reflecting the sun’s rays back into space).

    Ok back to the point, I have been holding steady not havng had to take EDTA again, but I regularly take spirulina and chlorella which are known detox algae, and C (4-8 grams a day) and I hope you will try TMG trimethylglycine. It’s cheap and easy to get online. Also, replace the good minerals- I use kelp meal and feed it to the goats and sheep.
    My hair test also showed off the chart antimony- not being around reloading materials, but reusing PET plastic water bottles, I found that those pretty clear plastic bottles have antimony in them and when using them for storing liquids, it contaminates you. I stopped doing that. Antimony was one of the minerals spouses used in Victorian times to poison one another.

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      Eric April 15, 2016, 3:29 pm

      have been using TMG for a long time and just recently increased my dose from 1 g to 3 g daily.. So far so good

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        matt April 15, 2016, 6:24 pm

        I got the same problem as you. Systematic fungus infection. I have tried everything under the sun.

        Nothing has helped EXCEPT for luqid iodine. You should research it, apparently almost everyone is defincine
        With iodine because of our diets.

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          Eric April 16, 2016, 4:35 pm

          Hi Matt, I do supplement iodine and have gone as high as 50 mg per day… I’ve reduced that down to 6 mg I think but have been thinking I might want to increase. How much do you take? I use Iodoral – see http://howirecovered.com/the-iodine-crisis/

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            Bonnie May 15, 2016, 5:55 pm

            Eric;
            I noted what you had to say about Iodine and here is my experience and what it did for me. Around 2009 (after 8 years of feeling crappy and not knowing why) I finally zeroed in on my digestion and noticed that it took about 13 hours to fully digest a small meal. I didn’t have a clue what to do about it and didn’t know what caused it either.
            Finally someone on my Health Group suggested I needed a Thyroid pill, well that did it for my digestion which soon became normalized but I still felt yucky.
            Someone suggested I join the Iodine Group at Yahoo, run by Stephanie Buist and thereafter a smaller group was formed called the Iodine Off-Topic Group, both of which have collapsed. Stephanie was a patient of Dr. David Brownstein which wrote the Iodine book. She had Thyroid Cancer and Dr. Brownstein saved her life by working with her and they cured it.
            Anyway I was scared to try Iodine and thought about it for a year. Then told the list I was going to get started on it at one drop per day for one week and that each Friday I would increase by another drop and report to them my findings.
            Now by this time I had done a Stool Test and found out my Gut was overloaded with Pathogenic Bacteria (about 5 different ones), an Amoeba and Candida and more, not to mention a GLUTEN problem.
            Since 70% of your Immune System is in your Gut, it is important to have it BALANCED with good bacteria.
            The first two weeks nothing happened, then starting on 3 drops per day, WOW that did it. I had that Yucky feeling leave, so I think the majority of the bugs had died.
            This was Lugol’s Solution 5% and the one most widely used. I think you can buy it online.
            By week 8 (at 8 drops per day) 50 mg, still feeling good.

            During this time, my doctor (after seeing my Uterine Ultrasound) said that I would have to have a Hysterectomy as the thickness could indicate Cancer and it had been that way for 12 years.
            It was then (after reading Dr. Derry’s book and Dr. Brownstein’s book) that I decided to double my dose
            and go to 16 drops per day – 100 mg. and stayed there for 6 weeks. Had a follow-up Ultrasound which was now at normal limits. Even the technician remarked at her surprise.
            Dr. Brownstein says that Iodine is Antibacterial, Antiparasitic, Antiviral and among other things he has used it to treat ADD, Atherosclerosis, Breast Disease, Liver Disease, Prostate Disorders, Thyroid Disorders etc. It will likely raise your TSH but will not stay there for very long.
            The most amazing thing that I have read about Iodine is that it will change Cancer cells (which keep on growing) back into Apoptotic Cells, which have a life and which die over time.
            I stayed at 100 mg for a year and then back to 3 drops per day. I got rid of breast fibroids, uterine fibroids, no more bladder infections, no more sinus infections,
            I have since learned of my MTHFR Mutation C677T and now trying to learn how to deal with that.
            Bonnie

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              Eric May 16, 2016, 4:16 pm

              Thanks for sharing your story Bonnie, I just showed it to my daughter who has been struggling with digestive problems for a long time… Very motivational 🙂
              warmly,
              Eric

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      Lori April 15, 2016, 4:20 pm

      I had antimony, too, in alarmingly high levels. This was present in both my hair and feces, over several repeat tests, for well over a year. It had me totally baffled. I also eventually concluded that the antimony was coming from the plastic water bottles l was drinking from. The State of California has several lengthy article on the hazards of antimony in water bottles, especially those that sit on hot shelves, or in hot cars. But I kept thinking… my Evian is CLEAN! My Fuji Water is the best!

      Finally, I switched to spring bottled water in glass only (seems to be a huge environmental waste, but then, so is plastic) and RO water at home. Antimony GONE. (in both hair and feces). How nice to solve at least one problem.

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    Sita April 1, 2016, 5:56 am

    I feel compelled to comment that all of the sulfur-based supps can make things worse for people with CBS genetic mutations. BioRay’s NDF (micronized chlorella and cilantro) is expensive but has clinical trials that show it’s very effective in removing heavy metals without harm. You may be able to get similar effect with other forms of cilantro and chlorella.

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      Eric April 1, 2016, 2:36 pm

      According to Dr. Cutler chlorella has harmed many also…

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        Chris Pfeiffer April 1, 2016, 3:38 pm

        Can you finish the thought as to why Cutler say chlorella has harmed many.

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      matt April 1, 2016, 2:57 pm

      Liposomal glutathione and liposomal vitamin c are what removed my heavy metals

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    Kazmax March 22, 2016, 10:09 pm

    Hi, Eric!
    If you’re not already familiar with MMS (which is said to rid the body of mercury safely), then you might care to take a look at the following links:

    http://phaelosopher.com/2007/10/27/thoughts-on-nausea-mms-and-chelation/
    and
    http://jimhumble.is/

    Good luck!
    Kazmax

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      Eric March 31, 2016, 3:00 pm

      thanks K, I am familiar with MMS and purchased some. Haven’t taken it yet as I opted for ozone in the end. I don’t believe MMS could have any direct chelation effect, but certainly if you restore the bodies ability to naturally detoxify, it could happen indirectly.

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        matt March 31, 2016, 3:09 pm

        I would be really careful with ozone. I drank ozonated water and it made my fungus infection 10 times worse. Ozone make your keto levels go right through the roof.

        Fungus feeds off of both sugar and ketos. What really helped me was olive leaf extract with 20% of that stuff in it.

        Has to be 20%

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          Eric April 1, 2016, 1:41 am

          Well that’s really interesting Matt! I’m guessing my ketos are really high already without Ozone. I’ve been debating what to hit next and maybe I will postpone the ozone and go back to Fenben now that i’ve got through ivermectin and LDN titration. thanks:)

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            Nancy April 27, 2016, 2:44 am

            I have been using ozone therapy (IV push) for about two months. For the first 6 weeks the “ozone itch” was almost intolerable. I was itching all over the trunk of my body and other places besides. But I stayed with it because the chronic candida was actually coming out through my skin. Also, I was taking h202 baths nightly which also was causing candida to dump through the skin. Since starting the ozone therapy, I have been sweating profusely whereas I couldn’t sweat before so I am also dumping mercury through the skin via the sweating route and will sometimes shower mid day to get the sweat laden mercury off my skin.. I say, start cautiously but don’t be afraid of ozone because you will only get better. It is one of the safest modalities out there. I am recovering from colon cancer, Lyme disease and systemic candida and I suspect it all started with mercury poisoning and poor methylation. I am finally starting to feel better after two months on the ozone protocol (2 I|V push injections weekly–give your body time to detox each injection before taking the next one.) Three injections a week is too much for a weakened immune system and will cause you to be miserably sick all the time.

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              Eric April 27, 2016, 6:00 pm

              congratulations on your progress Nancy – I just restarted ozone yesterday with my first RI and it went very well:)

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    fabio March 1, 2016, 6:56 pm

    Hi ! I have CFS after a very violent mononucleosis at 24 (i’m 41 now) . I also had amalgams but the DMSA test was no mercury intoxication . i’m writing to you , after having read your supplement page , to suggest you to try MSM . It’s a very cheap supplementation. Let me know . For me , it made the difference (while Sam-e and many other supplements , as listed in your page) failed. Hope this may be useful !

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      Eric April 1, 2016, 1:51 am

      thanks Fabio, MSM is another thing that’s been on my list to try. I do take DMSO occasionally and know that 15% of DMSO is converted to MSM, so indirectly I’ve experimented a bit.

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    Valerie Quick February 29, 2016, 5:25 am

    Hi, your illness sounds exactly like my own and I also have mthfr. I too am looking at mercury detox. Are you still chelating, any improvement. I’m still working on removing amalgams but fear detox will make me sicker. I react strongly to everything I’ve tried so far. Also I’ve been on norco pain med for 5 years and just found out it depletes glutathione. Should I try and get off the Norco before chelating? Would you recommend anything else before starting? Thank you for sharing your story.

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      Eric April 1, 2016, 1:46 am

      I’m not chelating now but hope to get back to it in six months to a year… I would read a book about frequent dose chelation first. good luck to you Valerie!

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    Nina February 27, 2016, 5:50 pm

    I have unbound high plasma zinc with normal copper so please advise me for this. Your website is full of information and keep it up for the best work.
    Kind regards,

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      Eric February 27, 2016, 7:15 pm

      sorry I don’t know anything about high plasma zinc Nina…

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My name is Eric - I‘m 46 and saw a doctor for fatigue at 17. I lived fairly normally if a little subdued by lack of endurance at times. But then, 12 years ago I fell into a nosedive after moving to South Florida. Now, I know heavy metal toxicity is a significant source of my troubles along with genetic methylation cycle dysfunction. I spent 18 months chelating the metals out and starting up methylation but stopped when I felt myself circling the drain. Currently doing liver, colon, kidney and parasite cleanses. More about me here.

Timeline and current dosing:

Rounds completed: 28
Total chelation days: 113
Dose: 25 mg DMSA and 25 mg ALA every 3 hrs

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