I have some relevant news, but I don't have a lot of time. I just sent this news to some other folks and am just going to cut and past it here. I hope you all understand. This is my story, but certainly could shed some light on this thread:
Just as a recap, I’ve got toxic levels of uranium and the big question is how that happened. We had some great theories about how I came into contact with it, but it appears that the explanation is a simple one. Our first step was to get my husband and mom tested. The combination of positive results would help us figure out where we were exposed. Well, we’ve all got it. We didn’t expect that result.
Apparently, it is in the drinking water in much of California. We have a distiller which distils out heavy metals, but I have been known to shower on occasion and eat local produce watered with uranium water, so apparently I have been getting exposed anyway. I didn’t think it would be the water because of our distiller, but since I got tested, my chiropractor has started having her patients get tested and she has 6 so far who have toxic levels of uranium.
The other big question was how I am going to get rid of this, particularly while breastfeeding. My chiropractor has been talking to experts about that question and the answer that all but two gave was very simple: you can’t get rid of it. Apparently, there is no chelating agent that is effective in removing uranium. The uranium settles in your bones in the same slots where calcium should be and the bond is very strong. There are some tests now on mice or rats where they inject them with uranium and then chelate them, but those results are a ways out. Furthermore, injecting uranium and then chelating it out is not the same as having uranium settle in your bones and then trying to remove it. So it is unclear what this research will yield. But these doctors who say that you can’t get rid of it also downplayed the side-effects of uranium toxicity. I assume that they would not downplay the effects of the nuclear waste type of uranium, just the natural occurring stuff in the ground water.
Two doctors said it’s possible to get it out. One of those is Frederick’s chiropractor, who has nearly reached icon status in our household. He said he has treated a couple of people successfully, but my chiropractor stressed to me that he does not have any empirical evidence – he didn’t do a post-treatment hair analysis. My chiropractor is his associate.
To move along to the plan, I’m going to use the protocol of Frederick’s chiropractor and figure that I will either get very healthy and get rid of the uranium or get very healthy and still have high levels of uranium. If the protocol is successful, I could be a little case study in some wildly alternative medical journal.
The plan is actually fairly simple (yet very hard) and will not disrupt breastfeeding at all. I need to stay on the candida diet. My diet is supposed to be high in protein and rich in good fats and I am supposed to take 1000 mg of a certain type of calcium (MCHC). I also need to keep my digestive function in top shape to help eliminate the toxins. My chiropractor stressed the trial nature of it all and seemed to veer me away from it. Of course, I would really like to get rid of the uranium and figure I’ll give it a shot. She was pleased with my decision. As difficult as the diet is, I can imagine that few people have actually followed this protocol for an extended period of time, so it’s really not surprising to me that doctors have not had much success. (The may also have not been successful because the protocol doesn’t work, we’ll see.)