of the latest findings regarding mercury poisoning
is the factor of pH. According to W.R. Kellas, Ph.D.,
author of numerous books including, Toxic Immune
Syndrome Cookbook - Yeast-Free, Hypo-Allergenic Recipes
to Support Your Immune System, and Surviving in a Toxic
World with a follow up book, Thriving in a Toxic
World (the latter two co-authored with Andrea Shanon
Dworkin, N.D.), the ph factor plays an important part
in the "dumping" process of mercury and other toxins.
Their statement is, "the best pH is around 7.0 because
the more acid the body is (below 6.5) the more it holds
on to the metals. Heavy metals create a high oxidative
stress that acidifies the body. Therefore we work on
the heavy metals. Using an alkaline buffer like potassium
citrate the process is even more accelerated."
Kellas's clinic in California sends out pH strips to
metal toxicity patients for them to measure their pH
regularly, along with their medical treatment and products.
They have found greater results when the pH factor
is incorporated in their detoxification program.
are many alkaline products to assist in this process
of creating a more alkaline pH, along with diet and
special foods. Dr. Kellas's cookbook is full of healthy
recipes for those with toxic metals and chemicals and
depressed immune systems. His food list to avoid is
categorized in five areas: S = too sweet, A = high
allergic potential, F = fungus feeder (which would
be true of anything labeled too sweet), T + toxic,
and R = rancid fat.
too sweet: We shall list below from his charts those
that are too sweet and not to eat at all: beets, carrot
juice, corn, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes plus ALL fruits.
Add sugar, honey, syrup, corn syrup, carrots, red peppers,
cranberries*, winter squash*
(*eat in moderation).
A = high allergic potential: Corn, tomatoes, strawberries, grains including
wheat flour, bulghur wheat, cous cous, bread, milk, cheese, yoghurt, cottage
cheese, red and green peppers, lemons, limes, barley, rye, kidney beans, lentils,
lima beans, fresh and dried peas, pinto beans, triticale, oat groats, kamut or
F = fungus feeder (plus all the foods that are too sweet "S")
Vinegar - most mayonnaise, salad dressing, ketchup, prepared mustard,
caffeine, alcohol, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, fresh and dried
peas, and pinto beans.
T = toxic: Heated oils, fried foods, margarine, artificial sweeteners
- saccharin, nutri-sweet, caffeine, alcohol, and beef.
R = rancid: Heated oils, fried foods, margarine, and beef.
THAT ARE PERMITTED ARE:
asparagus, beet greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts,
cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chicory, chives, collard
greens, cucumbers, dandelion greens, endive, escarole,
green beans, Jersualem artichokes, kale, kohlrabi,
leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, olives (w/o vinegar),
onion,.parsley, parsnips, rhubarb, rutabaga, sauerkraut
(w/o vinegar), scallions, spinach, summer squash, Swiss
chard, turnip greens, turnips, watercress, wax beans.
GRAINS: Brown rice, amaranth, millet,
buckwheat groats, quinoa, teff.
PROTEIN: Fish, lamb, eggs (soft cooked
or raw), chicken, and turkey.
OILS: Omega I - olive oil, Omega III
- salmon, mackerel, cold water fish, flaxseed
or canola oils. Omega VI - sesame, safflower,
or sunflower oils.
to Dr. Theodore A. Baroody of Waynesville, North
Carolina, "from a standpoint of pure energy, pH is
the measurement of electrical resistance between
negative and positive ions in the body. In other
words, pH measures how much the negative ions (alkaline-forming)
and positive ions (acid-forming) push against one
another." From his viewpoint, "alkaline and acid-forming
reactions are purely electro-chemical. According
to his opinion and studies, the best for human body
function (measured by urine and saliva), is 6.4 pH.
Neutral is at 7.0 and as it rises, it becomes more
causes low pH?
are four major causes of low pH. They are: low minerals,
toxins, heavy metals, and stress. So with dealing
with mercury patients, we usually find all four categories
fit the situation and the pH factor is an important
one to look at.
In Dr. Theodore A. Baroody, Jr.'s book, Alkalize
or Die, he says, " that most people are much too
acid. Over-alkalinity is not a cut and dried matter
because people are not cut and dried in their various
physiological or psychological make-ups." "The concept",
he says, of over-alkalinity confuses as many doctors
as it does patients. Many people who have been told
they were too alkaline find their way into my office,
but it takes only a case history to tell me that they
are really too acidic."
When he is talking of acid, he goes on, "I'm talking
about the stored acid wastes in the cells and potentially
in all the tissues of the body. Tissue acid waste accumulation
can occur not only in the various skin layers but also
in all the organs and glands, whereas when most practitioners
measure the pH, they are measuring fluids which can
change pH every hour."
He recommends finding someone versed in the Reams Biological
Theory of Ionization test, devised and used with tremendous
success by Dr. Carey Reams (doing a life-time study
in this area), and let them monitor you several times
a day. He says this is the most accurate way of testing
pH changes and other important factors.
He stated that he is not saying that over-alkalinity
does not exist, "but it only occurs in the blood, not
in the tissues and it mostly occurs when some form
of hyper-alkalizing poison is taken, such as lye."
"As a practicing doctor," he continues, "I feel that
with the exception of either a deliberate or accidental
ingestion of a hyper alkaline blood poison, the chances
of any one's being overall too alkaline, is one in
a thousand." His book contains many recipes at the
end to assist in having a more alkaline diet.
does one balance pH?
Baroody of Waynesville, North Carolina has produced
a product called, Alkatrace,.that comes in the form
of drops to add to your drinking water to help balance
Dr. Baroody has some simple remedies in case of emergencies
when quick alkalization is necessary. Here are four
lemon juice in 4 ounces of water, one teaspoon
every 15 to 30 minutes until the crisis passes.
Very safe and super alkalizing. Very helpful
in cases of kidney stones."
of Tartar - A source of natural potassium.
Highly alkalizing. ½ teaspoon can be
used in emergencies to neutralize any acid
reactions such as allergic responses, panting,
shortness of breath, and anxiety attacks."
capsules or powder - Used for acid food poisoning
or other stomach and gaseous upsets. Although
it is safe, I do not advise the consistent
use of it except in a very uncomfortable stomach
crisis. Take 5 capsules or stir a teaspoon
in 8 ounces of water. Can be purchased at a
pharmacy or health food store."
Soda (Arm & Hammer) - Will neutralize almost
any excessively acid condition such as food
poisoning. Use 1 teaspoon in 8 ounces of water.
Repeat if necessary."
of course, Dr. Baroody's Alkatrace drops (added
to water) helps balance pH.
FOODS & RECIPES
FOR METALLIC POISON:
Beans, Zucchini eaten exclusively for three days will
get rid of metallic poison, according to Hannah Kroeger's
book, Ageless Remedies from Mother's Kitchen.
She also states in the same book that, "When too acid,
add phosphorus and magnesium to your diet. When too
alkaline, add calcium, protein, from pumpkin seeds
to your diet and take Okra tablets for extra minerals."
Teeth & Gums:
Since mercury poisoning
is often associated with the teeth and gums, these
are her suggestions: for loose teeth, use apple cider
vinegar in the following way: "Hold warm apple cider
vinegar in your mouth, spit it out. Do this several
times a day. Or boil sage with honey." Also for loose
teeth, take three cups parsley tea daily.
For a bleeding tooth she
suggests black tea. After extraction take one Lipton
black tea bag and wet it in warm water and apply over
RECIPES For Poison Metals:
2 T. pumpkin seeds
1 T. okra powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
"Take 1 teaspoon of this mixture and blend in 1 Tablespoon rhubarb sauce about
three times a day for ten days. It is one of the most universal remedies," says
Hannah, "for removing , arsenic, platinum, gold, and mercury from the body."
The recipe she suggests for environmental poisons is:
3 lbs. Green Beans.
4 lbs. Zucchini
3 bunches Parsley
2 lbs. Celery
"Boil the green beans in plenty of water, until done. Add finely chopped celery
and coarsely cut zucchini. Boil another five minutes or until the zucchini
is done. Take from the fire and add three bunches of finely chopped parsley.
Season with spice or another herb flavor. This is all you eat, and all you
will want, for the next three days. Eat this until it is all gone. Make more
if needed. When reheating, take only a portion from the refrigerator and eat
all you want. Eat the mixture as often as you want. Drink parsley tea or will
leaf teas as a beverage. Use this diet when metals are lodged in your glands
and nerves." from her book, God Helps Those Who Help Themselves.
Other foods that are excellent for mercury
removal especially are: cilantro (helps to remove mercury
from the brain), chlorella (helps to remove mercury from
the "gut"), and green algae. Cranberry juice diluted
by one-half with distilled water is a suggested excellent
way of removing toxins from the body. This mixture taken
four times a day for 3 days with a period of waiting
5 days to repeat the process again will eliminated about
120 units of toxins per day according to Hannah Kroeger.
Vitamin C is an excellent well-known vitamin
to assist in removing metals and chemicals. Some doctors
are using Vitamin C in chelating for toxic metals and
Natural substances to counteract mercury
is selenium which binds with the mercury and allows the
body to detoxify itself. (Hannah Kroeger)
RECIPIES For Parasites:
To keep parasites out of your body, take
2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar every day in 6 to
7 ounces water. (Hannah Kroeger)
Compiled and written by Lauana Lei
Pomegranate is also helpful to expel tapeworms from the
body. (Hannah Kroeger)
Thyme has been used to treat parasites such as roundworms,
tapeworms, threadworms, and hookworms. (Hannah Kroeger)
The herb, Wormwood, is also very good for parasites.
Figs or pomegranate are de-wormers. White figs are especially
good. Figs and fig juice paralyze any worm, even the
tapeworm, pinworm, and roundworm. (Hannah Kroeger)
Thyme Tea (2 cups strong thyme tea followed by a dose
of Epsom salt. Take Epsom salt one half hour after the
thyme tea. This recipe is good for releasing hookworm.
Garlic is good for removing worms: Cut three cloves of
garlic. Boil in eight ounces of milk for five minutes,
let cool so you can drink it. Do this before going to
sleep for ten days in a row.
Pumpkin Seeds: Eat one help cup pumpkin seeds a day,
especially before a meal on an empty stomach. Worms are
stripped from their protective skins by pumpkin seeds.
To identify the parasite, Ann Louise Gittleman lists
pages of them in her book, Guess What Came To Dinner
- Parasites and Your Health. She lists various laboratories
for testing and also carries her own line of products
from her years of study and research in this area.