Discover What Is Poisoning YOU!
Discover What Is Poisoning YOU!
Discover What Is Poisoning YOU!
Some of these toxins are heavy metals and include mercury, arsenic, lead, aluminum, cadmium, and other toxic metals.2,4 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, additives to that food, pesticides, household cleaners, flame retardants in our beds, furniture, clothes, our hygiene products, parasites, bacteria, and molds, all have a toxic chemical burden that the body has to deal with. Those with poor detoxification genetics are impacted first, brain chemistry being the most sensitive to chemical toxicity. Children, in particular, are at great risk of being medicated instead of being checked for toxic exposures.3
Toxic load interferes with the way neurotransmitters are synthesized. Neurotransmitters are our chemical expressions of emotion and other facets of life. Disrupting the internal chemistry causes a wide array of mental health issues. These can include depression, psychosis, anxiety, addictive behaviors, and chronic pain. Each toxin leaves a signature problem in place and needs to be treated in a specific way. We facilitate chemical and heavy metal toxin removal based upon toxicity testing and treatment via customized chelation and targeted neurotoxin detox protocols. Chelation agents are proteins that can bind heavy metals, and using safe methods of elimination these can be purged from the body to the great relief of the client.
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.
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.
During the program: the program lasts approximately two hours and will involve some, or all of the following …
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 day 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, particularly 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 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. Five 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 that can achieve the same effect and will be discussed further on.
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 lipophilic. Neurotoxic means that they have a high affinity for and are destructive to nerve tissue. Lipophilic 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 must 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 and natural elimination 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 as vital to our system as is our nutrient intake. The body engages in both processes as consistently as our heartbeat or breathing. Without these work-horse systems in play, the toxins would then embed themselves in our tissues and trigger a host of degenerative diseases and inflammatory conditions. Such could include mental symptomatology like 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, into which it deposits these harmful toxins. It’s very much like an internal land-fill that needs to be addressed.
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.
*Dr. James S. Brown is an expert on toxic exposures leading to psychiatric symptoms.
We have specialized in tapering and withdrawal treatment, helping thousands of people successfully over more than 15 years. Neurotoxin removal and detox, done properly, is key to helping people find their way back to health.
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Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente. He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.