I am making our milk kefir from kefir grains that someone who runs the local waldorf school gave me. I am not sure of the source of if it is "real" kefir or not, but it looks just like the kefir on Dom's site. Our water kefir is from xenabyte, so I know it's good. Our kombucha scoby is from her too.
|For me, I suspected I was mostly detoxing heavy metals so I took chlorella, which binds with metals in the body for excretion. If your dd is in a lot of pain, I would try supplementing with something that binds toxins such as chlorella for heavy metals, or bentonite clay, and also take epsom salt baths and anything else that can help the body along with the detox.
hmmm. This makes sense but it scares me. I belong to the Andy Cutler yahoo group (he is the author of amalgam Illness and a hair test interpretation book) because our oldest has aspergers and we have been chelating him with dmsa/ala since February of this year. His improvements have been amazing. The Andy Cutler group frowns on chorella. I have read stories about chorella making people sick.
I was hoping though, to detox the entire family with fermented milk, kombucha, WAP, our sauna, etc. I hair tested everyone in the family and dd with arthritis had the healthiest hair test with lowest amount of toxic heavy elements of all of us. She doesn't have delayed mineral transport. She had elevated levels of aluminum and some other items though. I need to look into chorella more though. I'd like to be open minded.
Chelation is so organized the Andy Cutler way. Our son has had no healing crisis that I can remember. He has gotten steadily better taking $400 a month in supplements. We only have enough $$ to chelate one of us at a time, so in the meantime, dd was diagnosed with arthritis so I found WAP and kombucha and this milk diet, but I do have concerns about the safety. Andy Cutler method avoids displaced heavy metals with no where to go, because when this happens organs/cells are being destroyed by the heavy metals zinging around... ALA/DMSA have advantages through its structure of giving the chelator every three hours on the drugs half life. It makes the clawing out of toxins kind of like a dance, the heavy metals switch partners every three hours for three days until they are escorted out of the body through the detox pathways. That is what makes the method so safe and organized. There are no problems. There is no crisis. Some people have them, but we don't because we follow the program precisely.
I was hoping the kombucha way would be cheaper, but I do have concerns. I'd rather do dmsa or another chelator on a schedule with dd than chorella. DMSA is a fda aproved chelator and you give it 3 days on and 4 days off. I am in a catch 22 though because I can't afford the supplements you have to take to use DMSA for dd. The thing about kombucha/chorella that bother's me is that given everyday for detox the body never gets a break and this could lead to depletion of vitamins and minerals. There doesn't seem to be the same dance over three days where the heavy metals are taken out in an organized safe structured way.
My thoughts are just rambling here.
I have pascalite clay. I use it to bind with overgrowths of yeast and die off in the gut. Ugg.
: I need to muscle test all of this on dd. I relied heavily on muscle testing to get our oldest son this far.
The thing about it is that ds is taking mega doses over the US RDA of supplements during his chelation. I would wonder if raw milk would have enough supplements in it, even kefired, to support chelation with dmsa.