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Chelation Therapy: Natural Ways to Get Mercury, Lead, Beryllium and Other Harmful Substances Out of Your Body!

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Garlic -- raw garlic is known to be able to chelate toxins. The journal Nutrition studied the effects of boiled, microwaved, powdered and raw garlic: 'It has been shown that several extracts and compounds derived from garlic are able to inhibit Cu2+-induced low density lipoprotein oxidation. In summary, the extracts were unable to restore xanthine oxidase activity indicating that they do not chelate Cu2+. Only RG showed a weak Cu2+-chelating activity.' So if you want to try garlic, make sure it is raw. Other types won't work!


Joanna is a freelance health writer for The Mother magazine and Suite 101 with a column on infertility, http://infertility.suite101.com/. She is author of the book, 'Breast Milk: A Natural Immunisation,' and co-author of an educational resource on disabled parenting, in addition to running a charity for people damaged by vaccines or medical mistakes.

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It is because soy has bad elements to it that it is used as a chelator. It stops the body absorbing nutrients and essential metals but it doesn't differentiate between what is good and bad for you so it can also stop you absorbing bad metals like aluminium.

It is meant as a short term diet to help you chelate, not a way of life.

I agree fermented is much better for you but I doubt would act as a chelator. There are also other studies showing soy as a treatment for cancer so I think it's swings and roundabouts. I think moderation is the key. A short term diet specifically to chelate isn't going to hurt you or just having it ocassionally.

It's the vegetarians and vegans who have it all the time that need to be aware of things like estrogens etc.

January 15, 2010 - 5:59am
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Anonymous (reply to Joanna Karpasea-Jones)

Short periods of fasting on whole grains and/or
beans helps cleanse the gut. Daily consumption of whole grains is determental to the gut due to malabsorption of nutrients. Great article. Eat whole grains once a week away from food, like you would with charcoal or psyllium.

August 25, 2016 - 1:04am
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I can't listen to anybody who recommends eating Soy for any reason. Soy contains 3 metals (manganese, aluminum and fluoride) plus an estrogen element. Soy isn't even a food . . . it's a weed. The only reason Orientals consume it is because they ferment it.

January 11, 2010 - 1:02pm
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There are some errors in the information in this article that I fel need correcting. I am an MD board-certified in heavy metal toxicology who has performed over 30,000 EDTA chelatikon therapies. It is extremely safe when performed by a competant physicvian. It DOES NOT remove mercury however and minerals need to be replaced as stated in the article. I note that author's special interests are infertility. Mercury is a major cause of this and we have been able to treat with oral DMPS (another chelator) and previously infertile woman have become pregnant. More http://www.mercout.com . Dr. Bruce Dooley

January 7, 2010 - 1:21pm
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