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Detoxification Protocol

Detoxification Protocol

Our holistic, full body detoxification protocol is unique as it covers the whole route of the toxins from the cells through the blood and even a free bowel cleanse (StopReabsorb) is included to stop the reabsorption of toxins from the colon, ignored by other detox programs. This protocol is safe and balanced and used by many clinics around the world.

While the "New Gold Standard in Chelation", the one-of-a-kind ToxDetox (Glutathione/600mg and EDTA/1600mg in synergy) clearly beats other EDTA only products, we also carry the strongest ever EDTA, EDTA2.0 (2,000mg), or the more usual EDTA1.0 (with 1,000mg) for those who would like to stick to an EDTA only detoxification. We were the largest international distributors for Detoxamin, the first EDTA suppository product on the market, however, ToxDetox is much more effective and much safer.

Over 50% of our Chelation/Detoxification Protocol is used by those who would like to open up their narrowed, calcified arteries or avoid by-pass surgery.

Chelation has a very long and successful history as an alternative approach to address cardiovascular conditions. The emergence of highly lucrative surgical interventions resulted in a vicious negative campaign against chelation, even though in the 1960s and 70s chelation was approved by the US FDA as part of the cardiovascular protocols. Currently, books about chelation are likely the best source of information about this tested and proven approach.

We suggest that you should start the detox protocol with StemDetox that opens up the capillaries, supports the liver and the kidneys, keeps the germs under pressure, and helps the lymph flow and boosts the immune system.

Then you would add ToxDetox as you would be able to excrete more toxins from the body.

This is a doctors' approved and developed, professional program, delivering outstanding results.

The vast majority of detoxification programs lack a holistic approach or the level of ingredients in the products is very low - to cut the corners. This is true even among highly rated detoxification programs where, as an example, disturbingly low glutathione (300mg) is supplied yet the program is promoted as highly professional (our glutathione has 1500mg and the delivery is direct).

Traditional sauna, infrared sauna and foot bath are superficial. They represent a step in the right direction, but only the toxins are excreted that are close to the skin. The various bowel detox products, while also beneficial, fail to mobilize toxins from the cells and organs of the body.

If you are interested in going through a holistic, full-body, deep-cellular detoxification that supports the excretions of all of the toxins, than you are at the right place. 

Our detoxification protocol, developed over 15 years, is balanced and 'makes sense', a rare feat among the often over-simplified or over-complicated detox choices.

The best holistic healers know that the presence of toxic heavy metals (e.g. mercury & lead) is one of the biggest obstacles in well being. Their removal often turns around chronic diseases; opens up plugged arteries and helps the avoidance of by-pass surgery; lowers high blood pressure; improves microcirculation, benefits diabetics and those who typically have cold feet or hands; considered to be the first step towards ending systemic Candida infections (Did you know that EDTA is stronger against Candida than anti-Candida drugs?[1]; turns around prostate problems; Autism; ADD or ADHD; Alzheimer's; dementia and forgetfulness; MS; and others; protects from cancer - in a Swiss study chelation reduced cancer mortality by 90%[2]; and gives back your energy.

Mainstream medical approach is wrong again with its current approach to post-menopausal symptoms. It's not hormonal support what is needed in the first place, but rather detoxification. Post-menopasual symptoms are simply non-existent in Fiji where the environment is more pristine and higher quality food is consumed. (We offer a full money back guarantee if you take two bottles of StemDetox or two boxes of ToxDetox and you don't have any positive experience with your post-menopausal symptoms.)

Detoxification or 'chelation' was the first and still the most important element of any anti-aging approach, together with 'StopReabsorb' (active charcoal). Did you know that charcoal increased the live-span of rats by an extra 40%?[3].

I just found out about this product and after just 10 days I noticed a big change taking place. My energy level started to rise to where the extreme fatigue had subsided, deeper sleep pattern, water retention reduced considerably , so much that my rings have become loose, and other health issues got so much better. Now I started the ToxDetox and much improvement is noted daily. OH ! I feel good !!!
The StemDetox has done wonders for me!!! I was very skeptical about it, reading all the other testimonials at first. It has calmed down my hormones, I can think and speak very clearly now. I just feel so much better, like when I was younger. I highly recommend this product to anyone. I can't wait to try (your chelation suppository) to extract the lead out of my body. Big thank you for your products.

Suggested Detoxification Protocol

Our Detoxification Protocol is comparable to the more traditional IV chelation due to the unique delivery route that releases the ingredients from the suppository straight into the systemic circulation, circumventing the portal circulation where all ingredients are broken down by the liver.
This is the best alternative to IV chelation.
In fact, it is safer and more effective as the slow-release suppository supports the normal and natural time for detoxification. Night-time is the right time for detoxification.

Normally, the Protocol builds up over time and starts with StemDetox, a unique nutritional product. However, if you are not yet committed or not sure, you could start with a single box of ToxDetox that comes together with a free bowel cleanse product (StopReabsorb). ToxDetox is a truly amazing, powerful product. If you do a toxic metal test before taking ToxDetox and another test once finished with the box, you should be able to see a measurable difference.

Start the Detoxification Protocol
with StemDetox.

Review the ingredients in StemDetox to appreciate the unusual unique, professional quality and quantity ingredients you would get into your body. There is no other products like StemDetox (you also save over $400 by NOT buying those ingredients separately.)
We suggest that you start with at least two bottles of StemDetox. Realistically, you would need four to six bottles of StemDetox overall.

Once you have finished with your the first bottle of StemDetox (in about three weeks), you would start taking the ToxDetox as well as you start with the second bottle of StemDetox.
Now you would take StemDetox and ToxDetox (and StopReabsorb) at the same time.
You would take the ToxDetox suppositories every second night - or every third night if you are very toxic and you need a slower rate of detoxification.
And you would take the StopReabsorb capsules (these come freely with every box of ToxDetox) two to three hours before taking the ToxDetox suppository at night. 

The StopRebsorb would capture in the gut the toxins released by the liver - through the bile duct - and would keep these toxins for elimination, cutting down on the reabsorption of toxins in the colon. Look around and note that other detoxification programs don't care about the reabsorption of the toxins from the gut (no idea why this negligence is so prevalent).

Listen to your body. If you feel that you are too tired as you detoxify, than you have to slow down by skipping a day (with ToxDetox) or by lowering the dose (of StemDetox). The goal is to keep the toxins moving, however, the rate of excretion should be kept at the level where the liver and kidneys are able to work on the elimination of these toxins.
A good balance should be maintained.
First, you should be gentle and slow. Remember that your liver and kidneys are also loaded with toxins. These organs likely need a few weeks or more time to come out of their compromised, toxic loaded state. As well vascularized, soft tissues, they are detoxified earlier than most other organs.

How Much and How Long?

It is not possible to give a good answer applicable to everybody.

Usually a four to five months long program is suggested due to the typical rate of detoxification and also due to the affinity list of toxic metals.

Certainly, as there are individuals with faster metabolic rate, similarly, there are those who detoxify faster or slower.
Generally, younger individuals detoxify faster. Those who are older and who have the genetic condition (apolipoprotein allele) APO E4 detoxify much slower.

If you are 60 years old, stay on the protocol for 6 moths, if 70 or older, for 7 moths, etc.

If your toxic levels are high or very high, you should likely stay on this protocol for over six months, independent from your age. 

You may have to do another shorter detoxification later, after a six to eight months break, for about half the time.
This is suggested due to our experience over the last 15 years. This is reality.
When toxins are collected over a lifetime, its unreasonable to think that a few weeks or a couple of months long detoxification would remove the toxins from the body.
However, this two-step program results in outstanding outcome.

Suggested Use of EDTA2.0 or ToxDetox

It is recommended and safe to use EDTA2.0 or ToxDetox rectal suppositories every other night. However, if you know that you're highly toxic, use a suppository only on every third or fourth night over the first two to three weeks and take one full suppository every second night afterwards.

Take EDTA2.0 or ToxDetox 2-3 hours after your last meal (and after a bowel movement if you expect a bowel movement over the 8 to 10 hours after taking the rectal suppository) in the evening right before you go to bed and fall asleep. It's convenient to use a disposable sandwich bag for inserting the rectal suppository (pushed in deep with a finger) as you lay on your side (or squat). The flat end of the suppository goes in first! This way the pointed end of the suppository is pushed further in by the anal sphincters as they close (there are two anal sphincters).

Experience over the last 15 years tells us that the "mineral replacement question" is not really an issue with the rectal chelation suppositories due to the lower absorption rate overnight, combined with the lower amount of EDTA flooding your body, compared to IV chelation. Yet, it is always beneficial to take a good multi vitamin/mineral. Take it at least 6 hours before taking the suppository to avoid competition between the minerals and the toxic molecules in the presence of EDTA in the blood..
While it is true that the key ingredient in EDTA2.0 or ToxDetox (Ca-EDTA) has a much stronger affinity to grab a toxic metal such as mercury or lead, one can create a competing environment if you happen to have high level of calcium or magnesium in your circulation absorbed from your multi. This is way the 6 hour gap is suggested so that the mineral levels would be back to normal by the time the EDTA reaches the blood stream.

Always take omega 3 (fish oil) and especially B vitamins every day.

We can't overemphasize enough the importance of drinking lots of pure, fresh water, 8 to 10 glasses, to help eliminate the toxins!

Eat a healthy diet, (preferably bio-organic) fruits and vegetables and remove most or all processed foods. Foods high in additives, fructose, corn syrup, MSG, food coloring, etc. (plus smoking and alcohol) should be avoided. Reduce (or eliminate) your sugar, wheat, and milk intake if possible (goat milk is O.K.). Yogurt or kefir are beneficial, if they are plain, full with live, beneficial bacteria and don't contain sugar (bio-organic is the best). Generally speaking, an anti-Candida diet would be advised.

For detox-maintenance, one single EDTA2.0 or ToxDetox suppository every week is advised. Alternately, you could take one box of EDTA2.0 or ToxDetox every spring and every fall when you would use the suppositories every second night. Keep StemDetox in your home for the next regular flu or bird-flu or swine-flu or to fight any bacterial or viral infections.

But how much is too much? It's hard to know. There is a 93 years old, energetic and healthy medical doctor who has had over 3,000 IV chelations!

Adverse Effects

The following symptoms, including Hexheimer's reaction, are uncommon and usually transient (might occur at the beginning but only if you're highly toxic and/or take too much): headache, light headedness, fatigue, nausea and a bit of rectal discomfort (StemDetox, especially together with StopReabsorb, should help in reducing or eliminating Hexheimer's). Remember, Hecheimer's reaction is a sign that you've pierced the protective layers of microbes hiding in biofilm communities. Plaque buildup on teeth or the narrowing of the arteries (due to plaque), or even stones in kidneys are all biofilm communities. According to a growing group of scientists, 100% of chronic infections are caused by or related to biofilm communities, including Lyme disease or even Alzheimer's (amyloid plaque).

Other negative effects that very rarely occur include nasal congestion or draining, dizziness, and a skin rash. The most common complaints are loose stool and gas, which can be a sign for some (or all) of the following:

  • too much fat-soluble toxins are released through the liver-bile-gut route, resulting in a compromised bacterial balance in the gut- too much "fungal-toxins" are released by Candida die-offs
  • the bacterial flora was already imbalanced and even a small amount of extra toxins entering the gut with the bile further upsets the fine balance
  • not enough water is consumed and consequently, the toxins present in the gut are more concentrated

It helps to eat (bio-organic) yogurt or kefir or to take extra probiotics; to drink more; to reduce the rate of detoxification by taking only a smaller piece of the suppository; to take StopReabsorb (Activated Charcoal) at the same time when you take the suppository to capture the toxins in the gut. The slight constipating effect of StopReabsorb, normally addressed by drinking more water, becomes a benefit for those who experience loose stool. StopReabsorb shortens the time required for the body to lower its toxic load, saving you time, money and discomfort.

If negative symptoms persists, cut back in the administration and/or take the StopReabsorb (Activated Charcoal). Listen to your body, take a break for a few days if needed, and get back to the 'every other night' routine slowly or with a lower dose as your body is telling you that you can do that. EDTA2.0 or ToxDetox exhibits no known adverse renal, hepatic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal or nervous system effects. In fact, most people report unexpected improvements in seemingly unrelated conditions. We even know a few individuals who had only one kidney and managed to reduce the toxic heavy metal load with Detoxamin, yet, failed to do that with IV chelation.


Treatment with EDTA has been shown to cause a lowering of blood sugar and insulin requirements in patients with diabetes who are treated with insulin (check your insulin and glucose levels). EDTA2.0 or ToxDetox should not be used by pregnant and breast-feeding women or by tuberculosis patients.

(Well, the EDTA opens up the biofilm communities and antibiotics should be administered to catch the bugs causing the tuberculosis AT THE SAME TIME for tuberculosis patients to avoid the further spreading of the bugs due to the otherwise beneficial anti-biofilm effects of EDTA. Therefore, this precaution is a tremendous plus, if you know what you do and why. Consult your doctor is you have tuberculosis)!

It's wise to use EDTA2.0 or ToxDetox by every woman (and man) a year or more before planning to have children to lower the chances of having 'developmentally challenged' children (especially if you're not in your twenties!). The average newborn has over 250 man-made toxins. Increase the odds and welcome your child from day one with a clean body for having a much healthier, high IQ child. It's not the white color of your wedding dress that counts, but rather, the level of toxins you carry will have a very profound influence on your life and on your children's life. Take this advice very seriously!

EDTA2.0 or ToxDetox may be stored at average room temperature and could be stored in the refrigerator but do not freeze. If subjected to higher temperatures, keep the suppository in the refrigerator for an hour before using.

Let's Compare Chelation Methods

First, there were only IV chelation. Now there are also oral or rectal chelation choices.

Modality Efficient Absorption Highly Effective For Chronic & Acute Affordable & Convenient
​​IV EDTA Chelation Yes Yes Yes No
Oral - EDTA Chelation No​ No​ No​ Yes
EDTA Chelation Suppositories Yes Yes ​Yes Yes

While herbal and other gentle (and weak) detox protocols could be used to slowly lower the toxic load, chelation remains the best way to safely and effectively remove the toxic metals from the whole body. Chelation removes the toxic heavy metals, arguably the most important toxins (we call them the difficult to dislodge 'bottle-neck' toxins), that severely compromise the immune system and play key roles in many conditions such as Alzheimer's and dementia (Hg, Al), cataract (Pb), cancer, cardiovascular plaque, chronic fatigue, fighting against infections. This is done by disrupting the biofilms (microbes, antibiotic resistance, Ebola), and saving the extremities of diabetics from amputation due to enhanced microcirculation and repair. 

Chelation is most often associated with IV (intravenous) chelation where the patient sits with a needle in the arm for hours. It is expensive, time consuming, and unpleasant. 

The good news is that the latest chelation suppository products, containing Glutathione and EDTA in synergy (ToxDetox), are in many ways superior to IV or oral chelations or even to the EDTA only chelation suppositories.

Overnight Chelation is Superior

Due to the daily circadian rhythm, the body acts differently over the daytime compared to the nighttime. 

The biological clock influences a wide range of biological processes from nutrient uptake to waste removal, amino acid balance, DNA repair, hormonal fluctuations and even the effectiveness of medications and supplements. As an example, the 'sunshine vitamin' (vitamin D) should be taken in the morning or over the day and not at night.

Nighttime is prime-time for detoxification

The body works hard to eliminate the toxins overnight, even if it seems that the body is resting. 

All forms of chelation wrongly applied in the daytime, except for the chelation rectal suppositories that are taken as the person goes to sleep. It makes more sense to support a naturally occurring process, the nighttime detoxification, than forcing the body with oral or IV chelation to switch over into a 'forced detoxification' mode in the daytime.
Yet, most believe that forcing the body is acceptable. 

Wisdom tells us that its always better to enhance a naturally occurring process than fighting against it. 

Benefits of nighttime detoxification with suppositories: 

  • the body is in a horizontal position 
  • the body is in a relaxed state, allowing the ingredients (EDTA, Glutathione, etc.) to reach all organs and cells 
  • the rectum is anatomically part of the skin, resulting in a transdermal type of absorption through the wall of the rectum when ingredients in the suppository reach immediately the whole body, circumventing the liver and the portal circulation 
  • the absorption from rectal suppositories is 70% to 80% compared to IV chleation (100%), making it a great choice for direct delivery 
  • while IV chelations are scheduled ahead of time, the self-administered aspect of rectal suppositories gives patients the flexibility to speed up or slow down the rate of detoxification – with the help of a health care provider 
  • the self-administered rectal suppositories are low-cost, compared to IV chelation that is offered in a clinic where a needle is used over hours to deliver the EDTA solution to the vein.

Increased Rate of Mortality (by 46%)

Our body carries 1000-2000 times more lead in the bones than was present just 700 years ago, before the industrial age started to poison our planet. 

Lead is the No. 1 environmental health hazard for children. 

A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine [Nov/02] indicates that 10% of American adults (more than 30 million) may be at risk of premature death due to past exposure to lead. The study also found that people who had elevated blood levels of lead earlier in life have a 46 percent increased rate of mortality from all causes later on. 

Some questions could be raised here. 

  • Did you play around cars before lead was banned in gasoline (fully banned by 1996 in the US)? 
  • Did you renovate an older house or apartment that had lead-based paint in it? 
  • Did you drink tap water that was carried to the facet with a lead pipe (old houses and cottages had this under the sink)?


As these children grow up, their IQ remains low, they have trouble concentrating, many of them drop out of school, and a disproportionally high number becomes unemployed, teenage parents and drug addicts, and criminals (or 'itchy' politicians... as it was documented by WWF with Canadian politicians - they had higher levels of toxic load in their bodies than in others - putting them into a similar category that is typical for criminals due to their elevated levels of toxins. Maybe there are even criminal politicians who would carry some of the highest toxic load). 

Another US study documented that prison population has two to three times higher level of toxic metals in their body.
This reminds me of a joke.

Dad, I see that organized crime pays well. Could I join?

teenager son tells his father

Which one? The one run by criminals, bankers or by politicians?

barked the father
Lead exposure and violent crime, USA

All mothers-to-be should go through a four to six months long chelation program before getting pregnant, and finish with the program two to three months before the planned pregnancy. 

Chelation would cut down on the occurrence of Autism (1 in 25 children born today will develop autism, also depending on the toxic level of the mother), ADD, ADHD, and later dementia and Alzheimer's. 

It remains a painful mystery to me why mothers are more concerned about the cleanliness of their wedding dress than the cleanliness of their body – and often struggle life-long with a sick offspring (especially boys who pick up 4X more toxins from their mother in the womb due to their testosterone levels - and indeed, there are more boys suffering from ADD than girls).

Focus: Oral Detox Products, Bowel Cleanse, Sauna, and Foot-bath

Oral detox products are weak in removing toxic metals compared to chelation and typically ignore a key aspect of detoxification, the reabsorption of toxins from the colon (the large intestine where a large amount of toxins are being reabsorbed). Also, detoxification should be done overnight and not over the day when oral chelation is an option. Certainly, any chelation or detoxification is better than none. Nevertheless, there are people who look for the best in detoxifcation and who would prefer to work with the body instead of against it. 

Companies offering oral detox products conveniently skip the topic of toxin reabsorption from the colon – shortchanging the person who tries to get rid of toxins. It's misleading to the person who is looking for the 'best' detox protocol. Bowel cleanse products are important to clean the gut and support the healing of 'leaky gut'. However, they typically don't offer a solution for the removal of toxins, especially toxic metals, sitting inside every cell of the body. 

Saunas have tremendous tradition and they can be highly beneficial for general detox. But saunas, including infrared saunas, are not the best for removing toxic heavy metals. Saunas and 'foot-baths' are superficial, they are 'skin deep'. They never penetrate the body deep enough to mobilize the toxins from each and every cells. Certainly, all kind of detoxification helps, but only systemic detox protocols could mobilize all of the toxins. And the preferred time is overnight.

The Weak Points of IV Chelation

IV chelation clinics offer the direct delivery of EDTA into the bloodstream. While the benefits are well documented, EDTA alone is not able to accomplish the best detoxification since EDTA never enters the cells and stays only in the blood vessels before being quickly eliminated. 

Excellent overall circulation is paramount in chelation to get the toxins out from locations in the body where the microcirculation is poor. 

A large dose of EDTA (usually 3,000mg) is administered by IV in a short period of time, resulting in a massive heavy metal flush-out that can strain the kidneys and the liver. 

The need for mineral replacement is very high in IV Chelation (unlike in the case of overnight chelation suppositories) since a large amount of EDTA is unable to find a matching toxic molecule within the time frame of chelation (within three hours) and grabs a good mineral instead (Mg, Ca, Zn), compromising the mineral balance of the body. 

At more than $4,000 to $5,000 for a complete series of IV chelation treatments, the cost can be prohibitive for many people. It's also inconvenient to sit in a big chair with a needle in the arm as many as 30 or 40 times for the full course of IV chelation. And it would be much better for getting the IV chelation overnight. Unfortunately, this is not possible.

Here is why our Chelation Protocol is smarter than IV Chelation or Oral Chelation

We offer a new way to get all the detoxifying benefits of chelation without constant visits to an IV clinic and without the associated high-costs. 

Our novel protocol helps mobilizing toxins from the cells (including brain cells) with Glutathione (GSH) & EDTA synergy through the blood and keep the toxins in the gut for elimination with the added, free bowel cleanse (StopReabsorb). 

Our oral StemDetox product aids the microcirculation by opening up the capillaries, ensuring that poorly vascularized locations get detoxified as well. 

Strangely, IV chelation clinics rarely focus on microcirculation, yet, as EDTA stays only in the bloodstream, the success of whole body chelation depends on the blood flow that reaches the whole body. 

Rectal suppository chelation products, such as ToxDetox (with Glutathione/EDTA synergy), are superior to other type of detox and (oral or IV) chelations (and EDTA only products) as they are slowly absorbed overnight straight into the (systemic) circulation, enhancing the natural detoxification of the body at a time when the body is relaxed and is in a horizontal position and melatonin levels are high (melatonin is a key detox compound for the brain, besides glutathione). 

Rectal chelation is becoming the logical choice over oral EDTA, which is poorly absorbed in a stomach and colon (less than 5% to 10%). EDTA absorbed from the rectum avoids the liver which hinders oral chelation, to deliver EDTA straight into the whole body circulation. 

Think about rectal chelation as a special transdermal delivery route, since due to anatomy, the very last 10 inches of the rectum is similar to the skin in terms of delivery route, allowing the rectal uptake of ingredients to be delivered straight into the systemic circulation. 

Rectal suppository EDTA is non-invasive and generally greatly preferred over IV treatments. 

An additional benefit is administering rectal chelation suppositories right before bedtime. During sleep, there is less metabolic competition for EDTA, so the chelating agent doesn't have to work as hard. Plus, the chelating agent doesn't encounter as much resistance while you are lying down so it can more effectively chelate the entire body. 

Two to four nights of suppository treatment (depending on the actual product used) mobilizes the same amount of toxins that are expelled by one IV dose. Since it's much more affordable and convenient, most people prefer using EDTA suppositories more frequently over IV chelation. This approach results in safer and lower level of EDTA traveling through the body at a much slower rate which puts less strain on all of the organs, including the kidneys and liver, yet more toxins are removed due to the regular use of chelation suppositories (typically every second night).

ToxDetox: Three Times More Toxins are Eliminated

The best rectal chelation suppository we offer is ToxDetox (600mg glutathione/GSH & 1600mg EDTA), although we also have a range of EDTA only chelation suppositories (500mg, 1000mg, and 2000mg). 

While the liver enzymes are elevated when EDTA is used alone, the combined GSH and EDTA protects the liver and the liver enzyme levels remain normal. 

The other advantage is that more than three times higher level of toxins are eliminated from the body due to the synergy between EDTA & GSH (EDTA stays in the bloodstream, GSH enters the cells), resulting in an overall faster and safer detoxification. 

It means that either you could eliminate three times more toxins within the same period of time or you could finish with your detoxification in one third of the time.

Glutathione 1,500mg

Our latest suppository is 'Glutathione 1.5' with 1,500mg Glutathione in a single suppository, the highest ever, anywhere. 

Glutathione levels are low in all chronic conditions and drop as we age. Also, Glutathione (likely together with EDTA) might play a key role in our fights against viral infections in general and Ebola in particular (google 'Glutathione and Ebola').

Should I do a Toxic Metal Test?

There are blood, urine (before and after) challenge, fecal, hair, and 'quick at home urine or water' based tests for measuring the toxic metal load. All of them have certain strengths and weaknesses. 

For having a blood test, usually you need a doctor's prescription. The blood test result can be valuable but could be influenced by the amount of drink (effects of dilution) or diet (maybe mobilized more toxins) you had previously. The blood test is a quantitative spot test that gives the numbers associated with your toxic levels showing up in the blood at the time when the blood is taken. Consequently, the numbers can vary, sometimes significantly. Urine challenge test is routinely suggested by doctors but the test results can be misleading for several reasons. 

First of all, the type of compound used (EDTA, DMPS) influences the results. Different metals are mobilized, to a certain degree, by EDTA or DMPS. But the biggest concern is that very different toxins leave the body through the kidneys or the liver and the urine test totally ignores the large amount of toxins expelled by the liver (bile and bowel movement). Realistically, the second bowel movement should be captured and tested to see and record the matching toxic levels in the bowel movement, - the type of toxins that the liver is excreting due to the challenging agent (EDTA, DMPS). 

Yet, doctors usually don't tell to their patients that the urine challenge test measures only 'half of the toxins' that could be captured in the urine and the other half is wasted or not measured in the bowel movement. 

I think the patients are mislead since there could be situations when 80% of the toxins are expelled by the liver and the toxins are barely registered in the urine, giving the impression that the overall toxic levels are low in the body. In other cases the toxins could show up mainly in the urine, frightening the person to resort to extreme steps when the situation might not be so serious. The price of the urine test is too high, especially if a matching fecal test is done for getting a realistic picture about the overall toxic levels in the body (strangely, a fecal test is almost never requested together with a urine test by doctors - ignoring the toxins expelled by the liver). 

The hair test is often the most useful test as the result covers a month average (a half inch grows in about four weeks) of toxins picked up by the hair from the blood. A unique and most beneficial way to have two hair test. The first hair sample should be collected before the detoxification/chelation is started, giving the so called 'baseline' measurement. The second hair collection could be made 5 to 6 weeks into the detox program resulting in a unique and 'long-term challenge test' that is favored by an increasing number of clinics and individuals. 

The quick, at home metal test is a color based test. It doesn't give any numbers. Yet, due to the low cost and fast results, this test is an all time favorite for many who want to get an indication about the toxic levels in the urine. Alternately, old paints could be tested for their lead levels or other environmental samples could be checked for their toxic metal contents.

What if I have Amalgam Fillings?

It's important to remove the amalgam fillings with the help of a biological dentist to reduce the source of mercury exposure of the body. 

However, some believe that simply by removing the silver-amalgam fillings (50% mercury), the body's mercury load is lowered. 

This is not true. 

It's not the mercury which was inside the amalgam fillings (and was removed) that has caused or maintained the symptoms of the disease, such as fibromyalgia. It's the one which has already leaked out over the years and has already accumulated inside your body that is doing the damage. 

That bio-accumulated mercury stays there in the body even after the removal of amalgam, unless you go through a full body detoxification program. And it's our experience with our chelation products (based on thousands of successful cases) that you could go through a detoxification protocol even if you still have amalgam fillings. You wouldn't dislodge the fillings simply by detoxing the whole body. 

Whenever you remove, or rather replace, your amalgam fillings, go through a whole body detoxification BEFORE the removal of the amalgam. Please, take this advice seriously. 

Experience tells us that most person's mercury (and other toxic metals) levels are already high when they decide to replace the amalgam fillings. Any spillage of amalgam/mercury at the time of removal can push these individual's mercury levels to a tipping point, leading to clinical manifestations of mercury poisoning. You should avoid this at all cost. The vast majority of people experience mercury poisoning AFTER the removal of their fillings. Often these individuals suffer greatly, stop working, or opportunistic infections emerge both[4] due to the seriously compromised immune system and[5] the flare-up of microbes (Candida, Lyme) that was under some control previously by the microbe controlling effects of mercury and other toxic metals. 

Did you know that doctors "treated" syphilis by mercury vapor? And doctors were paid for doing this (!), until the patients died from mercury poisoning... 

I mention this little known medical history here to draw your attention to the fact that mercury and other toxic metals supresses microbes. They are toxic to the body - and toxic to the germs. 

Take StemDetox or (even better) Prevent.Pro while you go through your detoxification protocol to keep the germs under check and block them from getting out of control as you reduce your mercury and other toxic metal levels with StemDetox(Prevent.Pro) and ToxDetox. 

Over the years it was noted that those who had mercury/amalgam fillings for over 5 to 10 years, a series of chelation was needed. One four to six months long chelation program is simply not enough. 

Once the first four to six moths long chelation is over, and having a six months break with no chelation, another four to six month chelation program is suggested. Based on age, the length of time the amalgam fillings stayed in the mouth, the overall number of amalgam fillings, the success of their removal (fine or botched job), and the type of person (fast or slow detoxifier), yet another four to six months long chelation is suggested for the achievement of the level of health that is often elusive for individuals with amalgam fillings. 

An alternative option could be the long-term maintenance routine when a chelation suppository is used weekly (like on every Wednesday night) for several years. 

The lucky ones are those who realize the source of their problems and willing to look for solutions. 

Chelation has far reaching benefits. My favorite is the Swiss study where a 90% reduction in cancer mortality was reported after chelation. Ninety percent less cancer death over 18 years[6]

To expand on this body of knowledge, read my article on 'biofilms and toxic metals' (click here). 

Disclaimer for US customers (due to FDA regulations): This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always change your drugs, supplements, nutritional habit and lifestyle choices under the care of your doctor. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of or its staff.


  1. Sen BH et al., The effect of ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid on Candida albicans. Oral Surg. (Click here)
  2. Blumer, MD & Carlton MD; Ninety Percent Reduction in Cancer Mortality after Chelation Therapy with EDTA. (Click here)
  3. Frolkis et al.; Effect of enterosorption on animal lifespan. Biomatar Atif Cells., 1989; 17(3);341-51 (Click here)
  4. Journal American Medical Association 2000 Jul 26;284(4):483-5
  5. V. Frolkis, et al. Enterosorption in prolonging old animal life. Exp. Gerontol. 19; 217-25, 1984 In the primary study, one group of 28-month-old rats was given charcoal in their diets for 10 days, followed by no charcoal for one month. This cycle was repeated until each animal died. Charcoal increased the mean lifespan at 50% mortality from 937 to 977 days, at 80% mortality from 972 to 1023 days, and at 100% mortality from 993 to 1055 days. The mean increases in the lifespans were 47.3, 41.4, and 43.7%, respectively. The maximal lifespan was increased by 34.4%. The animals demonstrated less marked age-related structural and ultrastructural changes in the liver, kidneys, myocardium, intestines, and pancreas, as compared to controls. For example, the charcoal-fed rats had no sclerosed renal glomeruli and heart myofibrosis was less marked. Other things noted in the charcoal-fed group were decreases in liver cytochrome P-450, blood triglycerides and cholesterol, cardiac and cerebral tissue cholesterol, total lipids, and liver cholesterol and lipids. The charcoal increased RNA and protein biosynthesis in the kidneys, livers, and adrenal glands.
  6. Walter Blumer, M.D. and Elmer Cranton, M.D. , Ninety Percent Reduction in Cancer Mortality after Chelation Therapy With EDTA, Journal of Advancement in Medicine, Volume 2, Numbers 1/2, Spring/Summer 1989 ABSTRACT: Mortality from cancer was reduced 90% during an 18-year follow-up of 59 patients treated with Calcium-EDTA. Only one of 59 treated patients (1.7%) died of cancer while 30 of 172 non treated control subjects (17.6%) died of cancer (P=0.002). Death from atherosclerosis was also reduced. Treated patients had no evidence of cancer at the time of entry into this study. Observations relate only to long-term prevention of death from malignant disease, if chelation therapy is begun before clinical evidence of cancer occurs. Control and treated patients lived in the same neighborhood, adjacent to a heavily traveled highway in a small Swiss city. Both groups were exposed to the same amount of lead from automobile exhaust, industrial pollution and other carcinogens. Exposure to carcinogens was no greater for the studied population than exists in most other metropolitan areas throughout the world. Statistical analysis showed EDTA chelation therapy to be the only significant difference between controls and treated patients to explain the marked reduction in cancer mortality.

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