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Spitting out Mercury

Friday, February 17, 2012

Over the past five years, I’ve read lots about mercury toxicity and dental amalgams. A few years ago, I got tested for heavy metals. I had a not-alarmingly-high amount of mercury in my urine, but enough that I could see how it might add to my existing Lyme-generated problems. I decided I should get my two mercury amalgam fillings out sooner rather than later.

Fast forward two years. Sooner has come and gone. I finally went to the dentist, now that I have most of my other medical problems under control. I read up on how to detox from mercury. I’m doing enough other detox activities, especially with all the antioxidants and the diatomaceous earth that I’m in good shape to have my fillings removed.

I went to see my dentist yesterday. He thought I had a few more years worth of use from the big filling in one of my bottom molars. It was already over 25 years old. I thought it should be replaced soon anyway because the edges were starting to discolor and change shape. My dentist let me know that he didn’t believe all the hype about mercury toxicity from dental amalgam, but that he understood where I’m coming from with all the other health problems…that in certain cases he could understand the idea of a toxic load. To his credit, he didn’t charge me too much (as I have no insurance or job) and did his best to make sure I wouldn’t inhale or swallow the old filling.

I was pretty amazed at the whole procedure. I learned last year that I’m allergic to novocaine, so we did the procedure with no local anesthesia. I was terrified. It hurt a little. It hurt less than much of the pain I’ve experienced over the past 5 years. But my heart was racing with each little pain in anticipation of something much worse. The “much worse” never came. This was the third procedure he did with me that involved no anesthesia. The other two times he told me the cavity wasn’t deep enough for me to feel pain. He was right both times.

I’ve read about people doing dental work without painkillers. I thought they were nuts. Now I’ve become a convert for small procedures. (I wouldn’t want my wisdom teeth removed that way.) I always think that if pain is bearable that the painkillers just cause more trouble, but even I have my limits. I didn’t fight about taking something when I had a kidney stone.

I’ve not learned much more about mercury this time around. I guess I’m not so worried because I didn’t have a mouthful, just two fillings. Still, as I clean up my exposure to toxins and aim for complete health, this was another part of the process.

Thursday

Coiling

This was the second day of the 2 day Lyme protocol.

  • Candida, chest, 2 minutes; abdomen, 10 minutes
  • Bartonella, chest, 2 minutes; abdomen, 5 minutes
  • Lyme, chest, 3 minutes; sides of ribcage + arms, 3 minutes each; shoulder fronts, 2 minutes each; shoulder blades, 2 minutes each; bladder/lower abdomen, 3 minutes; upper abdomen, 3 minutes; upper back, 3 minutes; central back, 3 minutes; lower back/sacrum, 5 minutes; crown of head, 3 minutes; back of head, 3 minutes; sides of head, 3 minutes each

Detox

I added NAC back into my repertoire because it helps the body generate extra glutathione, the best of the antioxidants, and a key aid in cleaning up mercury.

  • skin brushing
  • diatomaceous earth (2x 1tsp)
  • water with lemon juice
  • lots more water
  • rest

Body

I was pretty tired after the first day of coiling for Lyme this week. I spent time reading up on mercury but not deciding much other than I should take NAC as I got my fillings replaced.

My joints were loud, popping as I changed position. Mild headache. Mild nausea. Mild moodiness. Loose bowels in the morning.

Friday (today)

Coiling

I decided not to start the new Candida treatment today once I took into the account that I had both the mercury clean-up and the Lyme herx to deal with. I didn’t think my body should have to deal with at third toxin load in one day, and I wasn’t sure I would know which symptoms came from the Candida die-off.

  • Candida, chest, 2 minutes; abdomen, 10 minutes
  • Bartonella, chest, 2 minutes; abdomen, 5 minutes

Detox

The Renavive arrived today. I started off with 2 pills at dinner time. I’ll be taking 2 a day for the next week because mercury gets processed for disposal as well as stored in the kidneys. I wanted to give them extra support. Plus, I had kidney pain again today, just like I did after my other day of coiling my head and trunk for Lyme.

  • yoga
  • juiced greens
  • kombucha
  • nap (1.5 hours)
  • biomat (2 hours)
  • diatomaceous earth

Body

I woke up with kidney pain. I had awakened a few times last night. My urine at first was copious, then later very concentrated, then copious again in the morning. I’m not sure what was going on.

The kidney pain slowed me down; in fact, it was the signal that I shouldn’t add more toxins to the daily routine by doing my first full body Candida coiling treatment.

I had a good yoga class. I’m glad to be going twice a week. It knocked me out. I think I have to give up on doing much on the days I do yoga. My body just poops out as soon as the class is over. Long nap. Major muscle fatigue afterwards.

The popping joints continue. I’ve got pain in both hips again. My shoulders are pretty tight tonight. My jaw is popping, too.

I have loose bowels again today (3 times). I guess that’s good, since it’s one of the major detoxification routes both for mercury and for Lyme endotoxins.

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