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Why Test for Heavy Metals?

First of all, how do we end up with concentrated amounts of heavy metals in our bodies? There are various sources…mercury amalgams (tooth fillings-silver), fumes like gasoline, other petrochemicals, air pollution, our food and water, excessive use of aluminum (pots and pans, deodorant, canned foods) and paints containing lead and or mercury. Strange that as children in school, we were allowed to play with mercury. That was a while ago and it isn’t happening now but most of us were fascinated with it and handled it regularly. I remember having a little vile of it in my desk!!

So what are the symptoms of heavy metal toxicity?
· Chronic pain throughout the muscles and tendons or any soft tissues of the body
· Chronic malaise – general feeling of discomfort, fatigue, and illness
· Brain fog – state of forgetfulness and confusion
· Chronic infections such as Candida
· Gastrointestinal complaints, such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, heartburn, and indigestion
· Food allergies
· Dizziness
· Migraines and/or headaches
· Visual disturbances
· Mood swings, depression, and/or anxiety
· Nervous system malfunctions – burning extremities, numbness, tingling, paralysis, and/or an electrifying feeling throughout the body

Note: Heavy metal toxicity can produce vague symptoms that sometimes are mistaken for other chronic conditions such as Autism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, depression, Multiple Sclerosis, and a host of other serious disorders. Discuss heavy metal toxicity with your healthcare professional before receiving any diagnosis or treatment for a serious chronic condition.

Something many people don’t know is that chronic or reoccurring infections, parasites, fungus (candida) can occur due to heavy metals. The organisms bind to the metals and make them impossible to get rid of. This causes a host of other issues and can damage the gut lining and throw the gut balance off.
So in order to deal with this properly we not only need to detox the metals but restore health and balance to the gut.

So to test for heavy metals, there is only one accurate method although there are people testing through blood, hair and urine. It is done by using a provocative challenge and then taking a fecal sample that we send to the lab. This means that we use Chela-Zyme for 7 days. 6 – 2 x a day on an empty stomach, starting on a Monday and then the following Monday the sample is taken and you call FedEx to pick up the test kit. So essentially, the Chela-Zyme chelates the metals into the feces and when we take the sample, the metals can be measured properly. The cost is $130 + GST. Shipping by FedEx is included.

What happens if you have heavy metal toxicity?

Well, fortunately Biotics Research have a very specific product for this problem, which is the same Chela-Zyme you used to do the provocative challenge along with some other products to support the detoxification process. See the protocols at the end of this document. Remember, we also need to heal your gut and balance it so those protocols are there too.

Here is the story of how Biotics developed Chela-Zyme…

In 1980, Biotics Research Corporation began investigating the use and production of Spirulina plankton. A leading expert from the University of Texas provided insight into methods of production, as well as pure Spirulina cultures that were the starting culture for their research and production.

Production was halted when scientists at Biotics isolated what they considered the “active” principal of Spirulina the porphyrin ring of chlorophyll. While many claims for the nutritional value of Spirulina have been made, the consensus was the most significant value in Spirulina was chlorophyll. However, the chlorophyll content in Spirulina is low (typically less than 1%).

Chela-ZymeTM – A Concentrated Porphyrin Product

Unlike traditional chlorophyll products, Chela-ZymeTM is a concentrated porphyrin supplement. By increasing the porphyrin content, the heavy metal binding capability is also increased, providing clinicians with a natural, effective “chelating” tool.

Porphyrins have the ability to bind divalent metal ions due to the nitrogen atoms of the tetrapyrrole nucleus. The central ion in chlorophyll is magnesium, which is freed from chlorophyll under acidic conditions, permitting other metals to bind in its place. Toxic metals, such as mercury, lead and arsenic, are complexed first. Then excess amounts of other divalent metals, such as calcium, can be complexed by porphyrins.

Investigational Data on Chela-ZymeTM

Scientists at Biotics Research Corporation studied the ability of Chela-ZymeTM to bind heavy metals in vitro. Chela-ZymeTM was dialyzed against aqueous solutions of heavy metal ions. Afterward, the concentration of heavy metal ion remaining in the dialysis medium was determined. As can be seen by the Investigational Data Chart, Chela-ZymeTM proved to be very effective in binding heavy metals. Using dialysis, the following exchange range for toxic metals was established: See Investigational Data Chart. Measurements were made using atomic absorption techniques (flame, furnace and hydride methods), using a Perkin-Elmer 603 spectrophotometer.

Protocols

Generally once we know we are dealing with metals, we heal the gut, then balance it and then detox.

Healing the Gut Protocol

Gastrazyme gut healing/intestinal support 3 tabs 3 x a day Empty Stomach
IPS gut healing/intestinal support 3 cap 2 x a day Empty
L-Glutamine Pwd gut healing/intestinal support 1 TBSP 2 x a day Empty
ADP If leaky gut is present 3 tabs 3 x a day Food/Empty
Bio HPF If h-Pylori present 2 cap 3 x a day Empty
Note that after using ADP, Bio Doph 7 should be used for one month. 1 cap in the am and one before bed. One bottle will take care of this. Bio Doph 7 is a pre and pro biotic with 7 strains.

Gastrazyme contains Gamma Oryzanol, Methionine Ferulic acid and Chlorophyllins for gastric distress, inflammation, healing gut wall, hiatal hernia, acid reflux, heartburn and protecting DNA.

IPS-intestinal permeability support. Prevents food from leaking though gut.

L-Glutamine caps or powder-Gastric inflammation, peptic ulcer and supports metabolism to reduce sugar cravings. Aids in formation of Glutathione.

This is a 2 week program and then follow with Balancing Digestion Protocol.

Balancing the Digestion Protocol (this is also a sugar balancing program)

Hydrozyme HCl and enzymes 2 tabs with meals with Food
HCl+ acidity for gut 2 tabs with meals Food
Betaine Plus HP Acidity for gut 2 caps with meals Food
Intenzyme Forte Enzymes for healthy digestion and assimilation 2 tabs 3 x a day During meals

Secondary Support
GlucoBalance Balances blood sugar-limits cravings 3 cap 2 x a day Food
Bio-Immunozyme Forte Immune Support 2 tabs daily with meals Food
Aqueous Zinc Digestive support 2-4 tsp with meals Food
Mo-Zyme Forte Digestive support 2 tabs with meals Food

HCl+ is used for people up to 40 years of age. Betaine Plus HP for people over 50. For a vegetarian formula instead of Intenzyme use Bromelaine Plus CLA.

Toxic Metal Detox Protocol
Chela-Zyme Chelates metals 2-6 tabs, 2 x day Empty
Bio Detox pks or MCS 2 General liver detox 1 pk daily or 2 cap 2 x a day Food
Renal+ or Nephrazyme Kidney support 3 tabs 2 x day Empty
Mixed Ascorbate Pwd Buffered Vit C chelates copper ½ to 1 tsp a day Food
Mixed EFAs Binds to metals 2 tsp a day Food
*Nitrogreens may be added to NutriClear (1 TBSP) to speed up metals detox.

This can be done safely pre, during and post amalgam removal for 3 months then re-test for metals. This can be used for children but a different format is followed. Please ask.

Once we have completed all the steps, we can give you an affordable maintenance program.

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Day Light Savings Can be Detrimental to Your Health

spring forwardI was just noticing that daylight savings is already upon us. As much as we all welcome having longer days as it heralds in the spring and summer, there are some concerns you should be aware of.

Dr. Mercola has posted a very interesting article about this that I really felt I should share with you. I posted the link on our Face Book page.

Basically, the stats are that there are more heart attacks, suicides and car accidents on the Monday/week following DLT. There is also less productivity. Go to our Face Book page and follow the link to Dr. Mercola’s story and video. It’s very interesting. If you like what you see, ‘Like’ us:

Actually you probably won’t like what you hear about this phenomenon but there are some things that you can do to safe guard.

Safe Guards for the Spring-Forward

University of Alabama Associate Professor Martin Young suggests the following natural strategies to help your body resync after the time change:

1. Wake up 30 minutes earlier on Saturday and Sunday, to minimize the impact of getting up earlier on Monday morning (Your kidding, right? No, I’m kidding…it’s only ½ an hour and it will really help.)

2. Eat a nutritious breakfast (not cold cereal- Chuck that stuff out!) See NIN attachment for my nutrition book-a gift:)

3. Go outside in the sunlight in the early morning (raise your palms up to the light to absorb it well-they are your solar panels.)

4. Exercise in the mornings over the weekend, in accordance with your overall level of health and fitness (walking is good)

5. Consider setting your clock ahead on Friday evening, allowing an extra day to adjust over the weekend (just make sure you don’t show up for you appointments late. LOL)

In addition:

Pay attention to your diet, making sure you are consuming plenty of fresh, whole foods, preferably organic, and minimal amounts of processed foods and fast foods; keep your sugar consumption very low, especially fructose. Use good fats like coconut oil, red palm oil, olive oil or organic butter.

Practice good sleep hygiene, including sleeping in complete darkness, checking your bedroom for EMFs, and keeping your bedroom temperature no higher than 70 degrees. See the attachment about the underlying causes of sleep loss. We have EMF protectors available if you think you need them too.

Optimize your vitamin D levels. We use Biotics Research Bio D Mulsion Forte.

Manage your stress with whatever stress-busting techniques work for you. We have a stress test to determine your stressor type if you need help with this.

Consider supplementing with melatonin if you have trouble sleeping. We can get Insomnia HP (homeopathic drops) from Dr. Clarke at BioActives or VHP (valerian, hops, passion flower) from Biotics as some people feel hung over using Melatonin.

NIN

Underlying causes of sleep loss

EMF Transcript

Bio D Mulsion Forte 1000IU

VHP

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Understanding Viamin D

This is the epitomy of what people face when talking to some doctors about supplements. In all fairness, it isn’t their place to know about hoistic medicine. They train in drug therapy so their knowledge of vitamin and mineral supplementation is limited at best.

Did you know that contrary to popular belief, the sun doesn’t provide Vitamin D…it helps the body synthesize what you get from diet. Watch the video for the whole story.

You need to make sure you are getting the right kind of Vitamin D. We use Cataplex D from Standard Process (available to US customers) and Bio D Mulsion (400IU or 1000IU) from Biotics Research (Canadian Customers). These products are only available through healthcare practitioners so email us to order.

More on Vitamin D.

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Blood Sugar Pandemic!

Picture in your mind the old Volkswagon beetle, nicknamed the ‘bug’.  Its shape is like your liver.  There’s a factory at the bottom to process food and remove toxins and there’s a hump for the top floor, called the antrum (attic) to store fuel.

The fuel is raw blood sugar or glycogen. This is what keeps us alive.  And listen to this: OUR BRAIN ONLY HAS A TWO MINUTE SUPPLY.  That’s why it needs a storage site.

When the storage site is depleted, the brain cannot maintain its reserve level and it gets stressed, really stressed.  Simple little things become big problems, tiredness turns to chronic fatigue, energy plummets and we feel strange sensations.  Self-esteem drops, we lose control, we’re worried, hopeless and distrustful.   We lose touch with our self and then others. Thoughts bombard our senses but we can’t stop obsessing.  The bedroom becomes a safe haven and sweets our counselor.

95% of respondents to our nutritional questionnaire, the Nutri-Q,  have their highest probability of health concerns coming from sugar handling issues.  Obesity and diabetes in children are a major concern today.  Diabetes is an old Greek word  meaning “run through”.  When we can’t handle the overload of bad sugars in the manufactured foods, the glucose ‘runs through’ us and out the urine.  And now ‘urine’ (you’re in) trouble!

Hey that took about two minutes to read, how’s your blood sugar doing?

Bio-Glycozyme Forte (Canadians) or Diaplex (US)  are our nutritional product and  Thera-ex 50 Blood Sugar is our skin patch to send controlling frequencies.

Video and more info.

Contact us to order. Nutraceuticals must be purchased through a health care professional.

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