Detoxification

Detoxification

After mercury amalgam removal, patients have to begin a detoxification process to remove the toxins that have been accumulating for years.  Every detoxification program is customized for the individual patient’s needs.  Often we work in concert with the patient’s physician or complementary health care provider.  Nevertheless, a proper detoxification protocol begins with a nutritional program and the necessary supplementation.  In general, high levels of sulfur-containing foods, such as egg yolks, and supplements such as glutathione and selenium, are critically important; these binding agents are constantly lost in urine, bowel movements and sweat, and must be replenished on a daily basis. Often a combination of homeopathic remedies are used to gently assist the organs (especially the liver and kidneys), to help pull dental metals out of the tissues, and to help those metals exit from the body.

Additional herbs for proper detoxification include Solidago, an herb good for the kidney, and Silymarin, an herb excellent for the liver.  We most often use food-derived supplements made by Standard Process. 
 
The following vitamins and minerals have been shown in the scientific literature to be beneficial to the mercury-toxic patient. Some of these supplements and recommended dosages include:

 

 1. Glutathione 
50 milligrams three times per day
 2. N-acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC)
250mg two times per day
 3. Methionine
1000 milligrams per day divided into two or three doses.
 4. Vitamin B6
50 milligrams per day
 5. Vitamin C 
500 milligrams three times per day
 6. Zinc
15-30 milligrams per day
 7. Magnesium
200 milligrams per day
 8. Selenium
50 micrograms per day
 9. Garlic