Many times this is the extent of the treatment. It is uncommon for any investigative effort to take place. Yet we are finding more and more that people have accumulated toxins–neurotoxins, from their environment, and those toxins are interfering with the chemical processes necessary for mental health.
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Some of these toxins are heavy metals and include mercury, arsenic, lead, aluminum, cadmium and other toxic metals. Most toxins are organic. We have been born into a toxic world, and in fact, very little of our world is not toxic. Our air, the food we have most available to us and additives to that food and pesticides, household cleaners, flame retardants in our beds, furniture and clothes, our hygiene products, parasites, bacteria and molds, all have a toxic chemical burden our body has to deal with. Those with poor detoxification genetics are impacted first, and brain chemistry being the most sensitive to chemical toxicity.
Toxic load interferes with the way that neurotransmitters are synthesized. Neurotransmitters are our chemical expressions of emotion, and therefore their disruption can manifest as a wide array of mental health issues including depression, psychosis, anxiety, addictive behaviors and even chronic pain. Each toxin has its own hold on the body, and needs to be treated in a specific way. We facilitate chemical and heavy metal toxin removal based upon toxicity testing and provide treatment via customized chelation and targeted neurotoxin detox protocols. Chelation agents are proteins that can bind heavy metals.
This program was designed for persons who have accumulated toxins and to specifically remove those toxins. It was taken into consideration that many persons participating in this program will be on medications for the symptoms they have been having. In most cases, the need for the medications will be reduced as a person progresses.
Neurotoxic burden creates the symptoms that people then get medicated to treat.
The participant will be given a physical to determine health and appropriate level of participation.
The participant will have labs drawn. The labs include a CBC with Differential, Comprehensive Metabolic, a Urine Toxic Elements profile, and a Urine Essential Mineral Test. Persons with low minerals will not release heavy metal toxins, and most persons who have accumulated heavy metals are low in minerals. Mineralizing a person will facilitate toxin removal and a large part of this program is mineralization. The test we are performing is a “challenged” test, which means we are provoking more toxins and more minerals to come out of you than if it were not challenged. We expect your mineral levels to be fully at the right hand side in the red, well above the reference range. If the minerals are not in the red area, you are relatively deficient, and need more minerals.
The participant will begin the program with an up to 20 minute cardiovascular workout. At the capillary level, the cellular level, where much of this detoxing is to occur, an increase in blood pressure is needed to force new blood and oxygenation into these areas as well as to force out the toxins. It is estimated that at a minimum, 12 minutes of doubled heart rate is necessary to process the toxins of a NORMAL days metabolism. With the added burden of removing a lifetime of accumulated toxins, the minimum cardiovascular and doubling of the heart rate time is 20 minutes. This may of course need to be adjusted based upon the relative health of the participant.
This process will liberate stored toxins, and water consumption is important to flush the toxins out of the system. Without proper water intake, the toxins will sit in the system where they can do damage, particularity to the glomerulus capillary network areas of the kidney which are the urinary filtration areas.
Toxins liberated from fat storage areas and made water soluble must have the increased fluid intake to push them out of the body with the sweating.
The Kangen unit makes the water more alkaline. We also use the Nikken water filtration system that not only filters the water, but mineralizes and ionizes it as well. The minimum requirement is 64 ounces for even the smallest adult.
Since many of the detoxification substances provided in the program are increasing the rate at which toxins leave the body, sauna therapy can help use the skin as an organ of detoxification, thereby unburdening the liver and kidneys from having to perform all of the work to clear these toxins. We have two saunas at the treatment center that are used daily. The sauna time is up to two hours with breaks about every 20-30 minutes.
Religious adherence to the sauna program will greatly impact your success and you are encouraged to participate fully. 5 days a week, with a total duration of 20-40 actual days is standard. If it cannot be tolerated for physical reasons, there are other methods which can achieve the same effect and will be discussed further on.
Sauna therapy includes taking a combination of the following:
These therapies aid in an overall detox and wellness program and include ionic footbaths, massage, acupuncture, nebulized glutathione, exercise, colon hydrotherapy, and other treatments.
To remove these toxins, specific techniques need to be employed. Heavy metal toxins and many environmental toxins are neurotoxic and lipophillic. Neurotoxic means that they have a high affinity for and are destructive to nerve tissue. Lipophillic means love of fat, and therefore aggregates in fatty tissue such as endocrine glands, brain tissue and adipose tissue. These toxins are termed fat-soluble. In order to remove them, they must be addressed in specific ways:
Chelation means “claw like.” This, put simply, is a protein that has a higher affinity for the heavy metal than does the fatty tissue, and as a molecule, will grab the toxin like a claw. A protein chelate, such as DMPS, binds the heavy metal toxin, and allows it to be escorted out of the body via the elimination pathways.
Chelators are specific for metals only, and other methods much be employed in conjunction to address organic toxins.
Conjugation means “with joining.” For non-metal organic toxins, this is the method of elimination. In order for these fat soluble toxins to be eliminated via sweat, defecation and via urinary routes, they must be converted to a water soluble form. This is done by adding something to the toxin such as a sulfur group, methyl group, acetyl group and others. This adding is chemically termed conjoining. The specific elements in our detoxification process take full advantage of this process so that the toxins can be liberated from the fatty tissue, and safely eliminated.
Detoxification is a process of neutralizing toxins in our system particularly in the lymph nodes and liver and then eliminating them through our lungs, colon, skin, and kidneys. This process is vital to our system as is nutrient intake, and it is a process that our system engages in as consistently as our heartbeat. Without these systems working properly, the toxins would then embed themselves in our tissues and trigger a host of degenerative diseases and inflammatory conditions which could include mental symptomatology such as anxiety and psychosis. When overloaded and if the body cannot neutralize and eliminate a toxin, it will sequester it away in fatty tissues including glandular, nerve, and brain tissue. In an effort to protect us from dangerous poisons; the body can accumulate mucous and fat to deposit these toxins in.
The scale of toxins we are currently exposed to put an unreasonable demand on our detoxification physiology. Industrial chemicals and the water treatment process pollutes the water we bathe in and often drink. Pesticides designed to poison insects are accumulating in our bodies, the concentration of mercury permeates the food chain along with other heavy metals, your household cleaners, solvents, the declination of our air quality, your hygiene products, and our environmental hormones all put an undue burden on our system, inevitably resulting in the breakdown of our natural body systems. Energy metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis, addictive biochemistry, the disruption of normal hormonal production, interference of DNA and tissue repair, and other delicate biochemical systems are additionally adversely affected.
The World Health Organization research has implicated environmental chemicals in 60-80% of all cancers today. We have seen this toxic load as correlatively and directly responsible for mental issues including psychosis, anxiety, hormonal disruption, addictive disorders, and underlying allergic and chemical sensitivities.