[Heavy Metal Collection Kit - 6 hr urine catch]
The appointment went fast - and well. I forgot today was the day that the clinic re-opened its doors for the first time in a new beauuutiful location. Damn - I guess naturopathic medicine is really moving on up in the world.
A patient at the check out desk said today, "Wow. I feel like I am at Group Health."
I told him, "Hey now."
Anyhow the visit was pretty much what I expected. A ton of questions and a prescription for DMSA. The questionnaire was specific for environmental toxicities and was 8 pages long. It took me about 40 minutes to fill it all out.
It would be cool to be tested for herbicides and pesticides but that test will be very expensive so I will only cleanse myself as I have them - as I do.
- Did I tell you I got pesticides sprayed all over me by a tractor in New Zealand?
- That I woke up in the morning as a kid from hearing the drone of a crop duster 100' above my room?
- That as a landscaper I encountered yards sprayed all to hell?
- That my mom used to flea bomb the hell out of our house year after year?
That herbicide/pesticide test will be expensive as they would have to biopsy my fat. There may be a few circulating pesticides/herbicides in my blood now due to the cleanse I am doing - especially due to the peat bath treatments - but it has been so long since the exposure that all the chemicals have made their home in my fat. Acute exposure, within a few weeks or even sooner, there will be more circulating chemicals in the blood than stored in the fat.
I made a wholesale order from Emerson Ecologics today for Vital Nutrient's DMSA 250mg. Emerson is a huge distributor of supplements used by ND's. They only sell to health professionals which makes sense - especially for something as potent as this stuff. Sweet being a student as I got free shipping and wholesale. Thank goodness as DMSA 250mg costs $115 retail for 1 bottle. Ouch.
My first dose will be in a few days - I have to wait a couple days before it arrives from EMerson. The doc told me to take 1 capsule and see how I feel. She says people may be allergic and best to take a trial dose before taking the large one. Thanks for that.
If I don't react negatively to it, and I doubt a reaction, I am told to take a pee, then take 11 capsules in one shot. After that, any time I urinate, it must be in that lovely orange can you see above. All urine over the next 6 hours of ingestion of DMSA get collected in there. Then sent to the lab and analyzed.
My next appointment is next week - hopefully. I am going to begin my 3 year old on a program as well - under physician supervision of course. It is especially dangerous for little kids as their kidneys and livers are so young. We will do blood tests to monitor their organs to ensure they are not being negatively effected. I am positive my little one is loaded with heavy metals as my wife is from Russia and grew up kiddie-corner to a weapons facility. She will go on it as well but not at the moment as she is breastfeeding our 8 month old. She has all the signs of environmental toxicity.
What are the signs of environmental toxicity?
- sensitive to odors that others are not
- such as carpeting, paint, gas, asphalt, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, etc
- brain fog
- unexplained sore joints and muscles
- unexplained fatigue
- allergic to tons of different foods
- weakened immune function
- odd skin stuff - recurring skin diseases or rashes that are unexplained
It will be interesting to see what the lab comes back with...let's hope something. Weird thinking but it would be cool to know that if I did have heavy metals, I am now going to get rid of them all and stop the continued harm of my being. If I am low in heavy metals, then I know most of my issues must be related to herbicides and pesticides - which is highly likely.
I have maintained my diet well again today. I do not plan to veer off it - no urges for crap food anymore. Cool how that happens. Make it to day 10 and the desire and cravings are gone. Very nice change. I see the chips and salsa there and all I can think of now is - damn those made me miserable.
I wish I could feel that way for good about crap food like that. But Im sure sometime in the future Ill be munching on those damn things again.
Tomorrow - another peat bath - intense one and enema in the morning. Perhaps one this evening instead. We shall see. The psyllium husk is doing its job.