Since I have learned about how dangerous Electrosmog can be, I have been looking for the best way to test and protect ourselves and our family from the damaging effects of electrosmog. EMF, ELF, VLF, whatever you call it, it messes with the brain, the hormones and the health of humans, pets and plants.
The Stetzer and GreenWave filters are talked about in places where people know about dirty electricity – but I wonder how much they know about these filters – like they can actually add to magnetic fields if the wiring in the house is not done correctly.
I found this video – where Michael Neuert is testing a couple of these Dirty Electricity filters using the Trifield meter AND other meters. The entire video is below – a couple of my notes from watching it. At 15:56 – he shows how sensitive the meters are to the body. He says – “you actually have to be careful about how you hold the meters how you influence the test.” How do you test a house, then? Do you shield yourself from the meter with silver glove?
I’ve always wondered why different people have the same TriField meter I have and we all have different results from testing a common electrical appliance. I am beginning to get an understanding. Each house is unique, each person is unique and results may vary — widely! It doesn’t make either test wrong — it is all data we can use to improve our living situations.
Not only that – but the TriField meter is not enough.
What to be aware of: We have found that the lower priced meters – especially the cheaper models that test several kinds of EMFs at once like the TriField and the Cornet meters – are almost more trouble than they are worth, because you cannot trust the measurements and there are recurring quality/variation problems. Thus we do not carry or recommend them.
Here is the video that shows details of the testing of these dirty electricity filters–
Perils and Problems with Dirty Electricity Filters: What to be Aware of!
From the description on Youtube:
Some people actually feel worse when they use Stetzer and GreenWave filters, here is why. By Michael Neuert, an EMF test engineer with 23 years experience.
Go to the times below to go directly to any chapter, …
Part 1: Introduction: Potential problems from dirty electricity filters 0:12
Part 2: How the dirty electricity filters work 5:15
Part 3: The filters make their own magnetic fields 9:54
Part 4: The filters can increase the magnetic fields from your wiring 12:02
Part 5: There is little or no reduction in the strength of the electric fields 15:04
Part 6: Wiring problems: Situations where filters can create very high magnetic fields 17:51
Part 7: Filters can make the magnetic fields even “dirtier” 25:00
Part 8: Audible sounds and noises you can hear from the filters 30:27
The Alpha UHS gaussmeter, used to measure the ELF magnetic fields from power lines, electric panels, electrical wiring, and appliances, and the VLF magnetic fields from fluorescent lights, LEDs, electronics and computers, sells for $299 on EMF Center and Less EMF.
I did not find better prices on this gaussmeter anywhere else on the Internet. Even directly from AlphaLab, this meter is $310 – so this is a very good deal from EMF Center. There are some options for data collection on USB and recallibration services at the AlphaLab website if you are interested.
ELF = Extremely Low Frequency
VLF = Very Low Frequency
With this meter you can separate the ELF from the VLF. (watch the video below @16:45)
In most cases – there will be very little VLF – because you would have to be very close to a computer or another electrical appliance.
3- axis meter that can switch to 1 axis to find directional electrical frequencies. Most of the time, you are going to measure on the 3-axis setting. 1 axis is only for narrowing down sources – advanced testing.
Write the data down – remember this is Milligauss!
The Body Voltage Meter, used to measure the electric fields that are often anecdotally associated with EMF sensitivity and transport the dirty electricity signals through the air from the electrical wiring to your body, sells for $149 on EMF Center -we found the Body Voltage Meter for $89.95 or $129.90 with the grounding stake on LessEMF. – there is another add-on at Less EMF that says 50’ Banana Extension (Cat. #A291-ext)………………..$19.95 – so if this is included in the EMF Center order – that adds up to approximately the $149 they are asking. I’m not actually sure what all these add-ons are… still researching. I would love some info if you have any.
From the video below, where he Michael from EMF Center is unpacking the Body Voltage Meter – it looks like it may come with all of the extra add ons – but I would ask EMF Center if I were going to order… and I may just do that. The phone number is 707-578-1645, or toll-free 1-800-638-3781 and this is the EMF Center’s Contact Page
Helpful video instruction by Michael Neuert, an engineer with over 23 years experience testing electromagnetic fields – how to test using the Body Voltage Meter.
To go directly to any chapter, go to the times links below …
Part 1: Why use a body volt meter, what is body voltage? 0:12
Part 2: How to set up the test meter and take a measurement 2:36
Part 3: Where to take measurements and how to use a data form 7:39
Part 4: How to check that the meter is working properly 11:40
Part 5: How to find and determine the sources of the electric fields 16:58
Part 6: Common ways to reduce the electric fields 21:02
Part 7: What if there is no nearby accessible soil for the ground rod? 26:19
Part 8: What level is safe, what do the numbers mean? 28:27
For measuring the radio frequency fields, there are three meters EMF Center recommends.
For most people, we (EMF Center) recommended the Acoustimeter, which sells for $399. (same price at both LessEMF and EMF Center)
There is a new Acoustimeter on Ebay for $362.58 and Free Shipping – this can change daily – but worth a look!
The Acoustimeter is a user-friendly accurate RF measurement instrument which provides LED light and LCD text displaying peak, peak hold, and average levels of radio frequency electromagnetic fields, covering the spectrum from TETRA all the way up to and beyond the 5.6 GHz WiFi and WiMax frequencies. It has a digital readout which is sensitive0.02 V/m – 6.00 V/m and a sound output enabling you to hear the signal modulation. These features make the instrument the most useful one available to even those with severe electrosensitivity. Read more at LessEMF…
If you are on a tight budget, the Acousticom is usually sufficient and sells for $199 on Less EMF and $229 on EMF Center. This is s $30 savings if you purchase from Less EMF – this negates the savings you would get if you get the 3 meter combo package from EMF Center(below). Knowing this, you would still have to compare shipping rates between Less EMF ($)? and EMF Center ($15) to see which is the better overall deal if you want to get all 3.
A reliable meter with an economy price. Great for checking radiowaves from smart meters, wi-fi, cellphones and towers, and just about every RF source you are likely to encounter at home or in the office. Covers an amazing 200 – 8000 MHz with ±6dB accuracy. 8 LED light bar indicates field strength in V/m so it is very easy to interpret and has a very fast reaction time. Best of all, it has a dual sound feature which you can turn off if you want: Demodulated sounds allow you to hear intensity, and with a small amount of practice, what type of device is creating the microwave signal. Plus, an “alarm” sounder which emits a pulsing warning at higher exposure levels. Read more at LessEMF..
On Ebay – there are TES 593 shipping from China and Hong Kong for as little as $346.39 if you want one that (supposedly) ships from inside the U.S. prices start at about $419 on Ebay. Still worth looking.
Need to measure the new 5.8 GHz phones, baby monitors, DECT phones, wireless routers, surveillance bugs or other frequencies up to 8 GHz?
This breakthrough in higher frequency RF measurement covers 10 MHz to 8 GHz and great for digital and analog RF signals. 3-axis (isotropic) measurement. Includes audio alarm with adjustable threshold and 99 point manual memory function. Extremely sensitive: 20 mV/m to 108 V/m (equivalent to 0.1 nanoWatt/cm² to 3 milliWatt/cm²). 4-digit LCD display offers V/m, A/m, W/m², or µW/cm². Choose to display instantaneous value, maximum value, or average. ±1dB accuracy or better. Uses 9V battery. 1 year factory warranty. Model TES-593.
Discounted 3 meter combo packages from EMF Center: We (EMF Center) also offer discounted prices for packages which include all three meters needed to measure all three different kinds of EMF. All the packages include the Alpha UHS gaussmeter for the magnetic fields, and the Body Volt meter for the electric fields. Your choice is which radio frequency meter to use.
For most people, we recommend the 3-meter package with the Acoustimeter. This sells for $819, at EMF Center — which is a savings of $28 compared to purchasing individually. This same package from LessEMF is $883.25 – more if you are in New York State because there is $75.08 tax in NYS.
For tight budgets, the 3-meter package with the Acousticom is adequate for most people. It sells for only $649, saving you $28 compared to purchasing individually.
And the 3 meter package with the TES 593 sells for $919, saving you $28.
In all cases, the shipping fee is only $15 for the entire 3-meter package.
My conclusion, as of October 25, 2017 is that the best deal would be to get the Body Voltage Meter and the Alpha UHS gaussmeter from EMF Center – and get the TES 593 from either ebay or Amazon. I haven’t ordered yet.
I might order for my own experiments… but it’s a big investment with no return.
I am trying to decide whether this is a business I could help people with, given my sensitivities to mold. I would have to enter people’s homes to do the testing and mold messes with my brain. I am not sure I would want to expose myself to moldy buildings – and in my experience over 50% of buildings are moldy.
Getting clean indoor air and sometimes living outside – was a turning point in getting well for my son and I both – and we both had Lyme Disease and other co-infections.
We used to have to practice extreme avoidance and I had extreme measures I would take to not cross-contaminate.
Now I use Hi Tech Air Solutions air reactors and life is a lot easier because Hi Tech cleans the air in my home and anything that comes into my home – it cleans – so it cleans stuff and I was able to save even porous things.
If you have been sick from mold, or you are sick from mold, depending on what stage of learning you are in, you may or may not realize that mold gets on stuff and can keep people sick. This is called cross-contamination.
You can still leave for a while and take nothing with you as an experiment to see if you feel better in clean air – but don’t be fooled. Some people feel worse when they get out because their body is detoxing!
My son got better and I got worse when we left the house!
Too many stay too long and get more sick. Best to get out and get your brain working again by stopping the poisoning!
Bought 2007; Homeless /Remediate Apr 2011- Feb 2012; Cross-contamination was making me sick Aug2014 Bought Hi Tech Air Solutions, 101 Nov 2014 — 🙂
In 2011-12 we did a remediation that was a full gut job and throwing out 3/4 of our stuff.
This is our house —–>
All this remediation, decontamination, throwing out, extensive cleaning…
10 months of being virtually homeless, living between motel rooms and tents…
We didn’t need to do that.
Tens of thousands of dollars in materials, storage fees, dumpster fees from throwing stuff out, replacing all your stuff, buying organic because now you react to everything, organic food, all the supplements and tools it takes to get well. Energetic testing, alternative doctors, acupuncture, and other testing and treatments – some health treatments were covered by insurance, most were out of pocket expenses! Most tests and treatments were out of pocket even though we had insurance – because the doctors who take insurance don’t believe mold can make you sick.
Even though we were unable to live in our home that was properly insured – insurance did not cover one dime of repairs needed to make our home livable.
We looked for apartments and houses we could stay in, all of them made me sick.
On the worst exposures, my tongue would swell, my throat would swell, my eyes would swell shut! I was reacting everywhere I went. It was like I was allergic to the world.
Getting sick was a huge expense. Besides the obvious, loss of work, doctor’s bills and traveling to doctors, some things that added to the over $40,000 we spent over ten month…
For personal protection: Masks, nasal screens, ziploc bags, plastic tubs, packing tape and storage units.
For remediation: a big part the expense was because of trial and error – we were told by a lot of people that remediation was not possible. We used – ozone, air filters, water filters, ammonia, heavy duty masks, hazmat suits, brushes, garden sprayer, dumpsters, construction bags, plastic for containment, encapsulating basement, tape for hanging, containment tools, mold tests, building materials and much more
Being homeless: Cost of hotel (I’m lucky my parents own a motel), cost of meals, no kitchen in motel room, cost of clothing – much was lost to mold, cost of tents – when the motel is full or if reacting to a room, I would have to move motel rooms often. I would clean the room we were moving to, clean everything we owned, and then move, cleaning the room we were leaving too.
Buying new tents, and other needed equipment for living outdoors.
Anyone who has lived a life with severe “allergic” reactions knows the care we have to go to so we do not react. I put “allergic” in quotes because I think these allergies are a “my cup is full” reaction the body has when the blood/body burden of toxins is extreme. My daughter and I were allergic to everything – she was on 5 asthma medications – EpiPen, and when we left our house, took nothing with us – she was off all medication in 2 months. No asthma. We did natural treatments.
If you have become sensitive from a toxic exposure like I was, the smallest amount of toxins in a home can be deadly. My tongue would swell, my throat would swell, sometimes my eyes would swell shut! I would be throwing up and diarrhea all at once – and hives all over my body. Not every reaction had all those symptoms but I had all those symptoms at one time or another.
We moved back into the home in February of 2012. I was strict about what could come into the house. I had to be careful because if someone left something moldy in the house, the entire house would start making me sick. Sometimes removing the item would fix it, sometimes it was evacuate, ozone, HEPA, ammonia clean.
It was September of 2012 – 18 months after we left the toxic mold house before I was feeling 90% well. Some days I was 100%. Some days I was sick from toxic exposure but I didn’t get as sick or stay sick as long.
In September 2014, I started getting sick, again. Really sick, and I suspected the house or something in it. I had been away for 3 months and I felt great that whole time.
I came home and I was deathly ill and gaining weight. When I say gaining weight – I mean rapid weight gain. That is one of my body’s ways of telling me I am being exposed to some kind of toxin. I blow up like a balloon! I don’t feel good either – and I can hardly eat – but I still gain weight. It’s definitely something that needs fixing in me and still happens with toxic exposures. I can gain 10 pounds by walking in a moldy building.
No amount of cleaning was making the house okay for me. I was throwing up, I had brain fog and if I took a binder, I felt a little better. My C4A was high – a tell tale sign of mold exposure. There were other markers we checked – for details – check out the Diagnosis and Lab Tests page on Surviving Mold.
I tried lots of things to try to clean the house – I was throwing stuff out, bagging stuff, and cleaning by washing walls, floors, ceilings and cleaning every corner… and I was still not feeling well. I hired someone to do a deep cleaning because I was just so sick. That did not help. I tested with the HERTSMI dust test for mold – anything over 12 is no good.
The HERTSMI was 20 – the house was making me sick.
I tried diffusing propolis and essential oils, I fogged a couple different things, I was using every HEPA filter I could find, a box fan with a HVAC filter taped to it and I was even wearing first defense nose filters and an icanbreathe mask.
I also talked to one of the people in one of the videos, Dick Lee. He is an Environmental Hygienist who was sure Ray’s machines were not going to work – until he saw them work. He explains that in this video:
I called Ray up and asked him if he thought Hi Tech could help me.
“Absolutely,” he said, with confidence!
November 19th, 2014 – I got my first Hi Tech 101 running in my home. We turned it on and I felt better within an hour. I remember because it got delivered by UPS late! It was dark and I was teaching a webinar online that started at 7pm. I had a short time to get it started and go teach my class. The class was only an hour long. I put the Hi Tech in the office with me and shut the door – I felt better during that class!
When we got Hi Tech we had no water intrusion, no leaks, we were sick from cross-contamination… or something we never saw. It’s not always, either or –Remediation or Hi Tech – sometimes you have to do a little of both repair and replace and get Hi Tech air reactors. I would never again attempt remediation without Hi Tech.
Our post Hi Tech HERTSMI was 6! (remember we started at 20)
For someone who is sensitive, like me… Hi Tech is a great tool.
I know my air is clean because I run Hi Tech in my home.
I think every home should be proactively cleaning their air all the time.
If anyone is sick they should test, test and retest until they find the environmental toxin that is making them sick.
Why wait until you GET sick?
We breathe 7-8 liters of air per minute – which comes to about 11,000 liters of air per day.
Wouldn’t you like the air you breathe to be CLEAN?
I found this video – put out by Dr. K in Europe – and was not at all surprised that it is in his native tongue, German.
Instead of giving up and not getting any info from it, I decided to put the closed caption on and tell it to translate to English. We may not get every golden nugget he shares — but at least I will come away some great information.
The most important antioxidant for the brain. It also has the effect of detoxifying the brain of poisons like lead, cadmium, nickel, aluminum, mercury – these things and brain parasites, viruses, bacteria are detoxified from the brain
Melatonin is a peptide hormone – peptide hormones cross the blood brain barrier. If I give melatonin by itself as a treatment, it only has peripheral effectiveness outside the brain and the melatonin level in the brain is not enough to fulfill homeopathic frequencies that give melatonin the ability to block smells- the melatonin was blocked by electromagnetic pollution by smelling chemicals again.
By itself, it still has a mild detoxing effect from the brain but of course so that each body cell has what it need of melatonin and also has an overall antioxidative and detoxifying effect on every body cell, that one ingredient, we must add a second ingredient.
(in the translation by youtube – this was translated antitheoretical hormones – it was suggested in a group I Admin for and where I shared this blog that it is probably Antidiuretic Hormone – I did a search for antitheoretical hormone and found nothing -therefore I am changing all references from antitheoretical to antidiuretic. ADH or antidiuretic hormone is measured in mold illness, causes diabetic like symptoms of dire thirst plus peeing a lot and also causes electric shocks – like static electricity)
The antidiuretic hormones regulate the water balance in the body and not just that. Regularly going to the toilet, people with a lack of going or was so pressing all the time or have so-called diabetes. Also, they drink lots and the water which runs down immediately back out to pee. The problem here is the water they are drinking is not rich in minerals and electrolytes. The deficit of minerals comes from the bone and from the tissues and the patient has a lack of antisemitic hormone depleted throughout the body. Lack of Minerals and electrolytes with thousands of diseases are related – this is not the only success.
Known aspect of antidiuretic hormone – the antihormonal theory also regulates the water balance in the cell mitochondria and in helping the water to organize along the membranes. The fourth phase of the water for the responsible is that membrane cultivate potential to the cells, build up, they are necessary so that the whole transport of materials in the cell – works from inside out cell – but also that the transport of the material transport into the cell organelles.
For example, through my own works and transport of materials to these membranes – potentials needed to be built – solely by the presence of the correct quality and quantity of water and that is all regulated by the antidiuretic hormones.
Sidenote – I believe this is what Dr. K is talking about – he says the 4th stage – which may be G2 or mitosis. if you wish to understand the cell process, division, etc – do some more research.: Second gap (G2) phase: In the G2 phase, preparations are made for the nucleus to divide. Mitochondria and other organelles replicate. Hollow protein fibers called microtubules are assembled. G2 phase ends when mitosis begins.
Mitosis: The process during cell division in which the nucleus of a cell is divided into two nuclei is called mitosis, each with a complete set of the cell’s chromosomes.
And again why should there not be in physical form. In physical form are the molecules too large that barely cross the cell walls, the barriers in this. The cell is, however, the frequency medium that stimulate their own measured production as regulative medicine, thus leading to an enormous improving when the amount of the water and balance of the water quality and the structure of the membrane balance the potential of the electrical voltage in the system.
The third substance provided is oxytocin – most known as binding – yes hormone if the mother is giving birth to a healthy child at the time of birth a high oxytocin may be present – the psychologically one for the mother connection to the child triggers for the baby persists for life.
A problem was when oxytocin is following through situation in is injected birth to the baby – initiate what is done frequently is simulated the system of child that a huge offer of oxytocin because and is the time of birth oxytocin recipes of the total number attached to the cell where much oxytocin. There’s too much – there is only one. Very small number of receptors at the cell wall, the time for life so continue and this is kind later if not in adulthood capable of binding to partnerships to address the long remain problem that we see more and more often which is a part of it.
Then there is a whole list of other functions that also oxytocin effects in our metabolism. Oxytocin has a parent functioning of all this —receptors in the cell wall are insulin receptors, the receptors for hormones thyroid hormone, etc. These grants? have receptors will need to be activated by the presence of even them pull? and If we oxytocin in proper form on how done it in conventional medicine happens again the same as in the birth is faking the system. There is too much pull on them and the number of recipes on the will itself reduced down-regulates the even more so that ever higher doses must be given to this effect. (this paragraph is difficult to translate – I could use some help with what he is meaning here. My understanding is that if we give the wrong form of oxytocin – it will make the body not produce on its own and therefore we give the homeopathic form as he goes on to state…)
To achieve the desired if we the give in homeopathic form regulated by the body itself – exactly the right form to the body so that the recipes the cell needs and all other receptors have the material for they are wanting.
Why the Trio of Substances?
Why we have these three substances together these three substances have joined in our whole system in a higher-level function, actually for everything else that we know for the production of neuro transmitters. These three materials are an overriding factor for the production of all hormones. These three have an overriding factor and if materials such as regulation mechanisms not only what I just said about the materials have but that we regulate all hormone and new transmitters and all emotional mental states of the patient. Of course the hormone of the longevity organism and it has a huge antiaging effect. and halt effect of many, many aspects that we ourselves wish, making it one of the perhaps affordable anti-aging drug and or disease preventive medicines or feel-good drug.
This is the moment the dosage so pi times thumbs wide at the frequency-forward (need help with this translation) the dose is not so crucial as perhaps the abundances and frequency is taken in. We generally recommend this medium to take before sleep in front five to ten drops depending on the treated in our system work when we work with ART (a type of energy testing that is very effective in dosing)
We can often find out that it is favorable to take three four times a day in a small amount to give 2 -3 drops three or four times a day and night so after time a larger amount. There are for me no patients, it does not get through because the moment it just when I moderate this inserts disappears the necessity for 15 and 20 other things we otherwise have used. All massive intervention in the biochemistry of patients so that would .
What Causes The Need for Supplementing This Trio?
This is an elegant way very many to bring back order the question that might open it on end yet why we all have a lack of regulation of these three substances. The answer to that is relatively easy: that both frequencies yields the so wifi systems of radio frequencies used for cell phone transmitter radio have an enormously destructive effect on the enzymes that are necessary to regulate into us the right establish dosage.
Then there are quite a lot of pesticides,hebicides and organophosphates which also, again block this same enzyme which are necessary for these materials to get to the right spot in the body in the right dosage at the right time. These make it that we always influences this can control less in electrosmog 24 hours we can but it failed to prevent them. Reduce these contaminants: the organic food today gets 80 percent of the same contaminants as the non organic food! We are all taken from.
This trio mix means that it is a good moment a good way out additional drug to revive this insane time and so here it is again Trio means what it says and it comes with a pipette dropper bottle and is placed under the tongue occupied under the tongue is important because there under the tongue certain aspects of the active immune system operates and other are that allow that a homeopathic medium very much more by strikes and much more is taken stronger and body.
–I hope you enjoyed the translation – it is not perfect – and I am open to suggestions of edits or better translation.
(above, translated through Google Translate)
Note: In all of the above-mentioned methods, the basic active ingredient is exclusively in an energetic form. By means of a self-employed by the company biopure.eu in co-operation with Dr. Klinghardt developed process, the frequencies of the original substances are increased.
The statements of Dr. Klinghardt rely exclusively on his experiences. In this case, this interview gives a promise of healing for one of the above-mentioned remedies. None of the remedies is intended for medical treatment, or as a substitute for a medicinal medication. The interview shown here is in no way intended for self-medication.
If you are sick, you must go to a doctor or medical practitioner!
You can obtain all of these materials from Biopure.eu
I am going to add here the link I added at the beginning – plus one more – and I receive ZERO commissions from any of the links in this blog.
What seemed like a nightmare began in June of 2010, my son was having trouble walking, swollen knees and ankles, very tired, and generally not feeling well. He was Lyme Disease positive and put on 28 days of antibiotics. At the end of that first 28 days, he was worse than when he started the antibiotics… so the family physician put him on Prednisone to help with the swollen joints and pain. On day 3 of Prednisone, the seizures began.
He was diagnosed with Lyme, Bartonella, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Babesia, Mycoplasma pneumonia, strep…
I can’t remember all the combo antibiotics he was on… treating Babesia, Bartonella, and Lyme… and he continued to go downhill. He didn’t herx. He just got worse.
His LLMD said he has to go on IV, the orals just are not working. He got a picc line. IV rocephin… his WBC dove down. That’s when I noticed over the whole treatment period, his WBC had been dipping and his liver enzymes had been climbing. 45 days on the picc line his WBC was 0.8 – we pulled the picc line just before Christmas.
A quote from my HPU research which had me excited about treating HPU successfully: “Once all of the bodily systems are back online and functioning properly, a few months after introducing the HPU protocol, patients are essentially made invulnerable to Lyme disease, to molds, and even to heavy metals. Their bodies are now much better equipped to deal with these conditions when they have appropriate levels of zinc, biotin, manganese, vitamin B6, and arachidonic acid to support optimal functioning of numerous bodily processes.”
I felt that doing the HPU protocol – which we modified and blended with the other heavy metal detoxes on this page- keeping in mind that the end goal is to rid the body of toxic metals and allow the essential minerals to settle into the jobs they were meant to do — Riddding the body of heavy metals was KEY to healing from Lyme, coinfections and even helped in healing from mold illness – although getting a clean environment is VERY important too.
At about 56:25 – Dr. Klinghardt goes over the slide titled Leukodynia with pictures of white spots on the fingernails. He says:
“Called also Leukonychia, these white spots on the fingernails, they are present in about 60% of all HPU patients. Please, if you don’t see them that doesn’t mean they don’t have it. If they do have it, you don’t have to go any further with making a diagnosis of the zinc deficiency.”
white spots on fingernails = zinc deficiency = heavy metal poisoning = HPU/KPU
Next, Dr. Klinghardt says, prepare to get worse before you get better. Getting toxins out can feel just as bad as getting toxins in. They have to come out some way – gentle chelation, done in a safe way so we don’t injure the brain any more than it already has been hurt.
Heavy metal poisoning can cause traumatic brain injury. You have to be very careful not to make it worse permanently by going to fast with detox and redistributing metals into the brain.
Dr Klinghardt goes on to say: “Interesting thing is, when someone has been lifelong zinc deficient and you actually give them zinc – this gets worse for a whole year. Because the system wakes up in a different way and now fills in zinc levels in places that were completely substituted with cadmium, nickel, mercury, lead and the zinc goes into those places. And the person wakes up in a strange way where certain aspects of the zinc deficiency may get worse for the first 6 or 8 months.”
That is scary. We may get worse?
Ugh. How can anyone get worse when you are already so sick!
Practically every treatment warns of getting worse before getting better. Treating HPU was no different. What a horrible way to heal.
We used the Coca Pulse Test to distinguish between a herx and an allergy. A herx is a temporary reaction to a treatment – where you will feel better on the other side of the pain. An allergy is an unpleasant bout of inflammation and/or stress on your system that can raise your heart rate. Sometimes, it is difficult to tell allergy from herx reaction – the coca pulse test can help with that.
I was really helped by changing my thinking to knowing that on the other side of pain is healing. The body having pain from treatment is then easier to go through. Pain is terrible though. Best not to have any!!
Get the heavy metals OUT!
Some of the symptoms that HPU can cause:
Symptoms in bold are symptoms I was seeing in my (then) 11 year old son
* Poor Dream Recall
* Nail spots (Leukodynia)
* Poor breakfast appetite
* Stretch marks (striae)
* Pale skin, poor tanning
* Acne, allergy
* Light, sound, odor intolerance
* Tremor, shaking, spasms
* Hypoglycemia, glucose intolerance
* Delayed puberty, impotence
* Anxiety / Nervousness
* Paranoia / Hallucinations
* Perceptual disorganization
* Course eyebrows
* Knee and joint pain
* Cold hands or feet
* Abdominal tenderness
* Mood swings
* Amenorrhea, irregular periods
* B6-responsive anemia
* Stress intolerance
* Emotional liability
* Explosive or episodic anger
* Poor short-term memory
* Crime and delinquency
* Substance abuse
* Attention Deficit / ADHD
* Abnormal fat distribution
I asked our pediatrician to check some of the other markers for HPU
(we ran the tests in bold type – which confirmed the need to treat for HPU) *WBC < 5000/mcL (due to low levels of zinc) *High LDL / Low HDL *Low normal alkaline phosphatase(<60U/L)
*Low omega-6 fatty acids in red cell membrane test *Low taurine in amino acid profile
*High MCV (size of red blood cells)
*WBC and RBC zinc and manganese levels may be normal while biopsies from bone and CNS are completely deficient
*Bone biopsies are a reliable predictor of HPU *Severe deficiencies of zinc, manganese, lithium, calcium, magnesium, and molybdenum are often found
We did hair testing to check for levels of toxic metals and levels of essential minerals.
Toxic metals were very high while essential minerals were very low – which helped us confirm we needed to treat HPU. The toxic metals are making the body toxic and pushing the essential minerals out of the cells making it impossible for the body to work properly.
HPU is a major factor in people not getting well from chronic disease. HPU is heavy metal poisoning and it can be treated effectively with natural supplements. We could not find a doctor to help us with the actual process of getting the metals out, so I continued to research.
I read a lot on mercury poisoning, HPU, KPU, zinc deficiency and safe chelating. The books that helped me the most were Clear Body, Clear Mind, Amalgam Illness,
From a support group – The Better Health Guy wrote: The right amount for most people is about 40-50mg elemental zinc a day. More at the beginning up to around 60-80mg of zinc a day. So that’s up to ~8 capsules of Core at first and then ~4 for maintenance. I personally would never do more than this without being closely monitored by your doctor and a heavy detoxification program in place. I did 200+ for a long time and it was one of the most difficult times of my recovery. Many other people have really struggled with KPU at high doses and I personally don’t feel like it is necessary to push that hard and fast as it isn’t easy.All zinc dosages in the US are elemental. So if you get 50mg Zinc Picolinate, that’s 50mg of elemental zinc. If you get 25mg of Zinc gluconate, that’s 25mg of elemental zinc. In Europe, they label differently, but in the US, they list the elemental zinc regardless of which salt is used.
Dr. Klinghardt recommends Core by Biopure – we took the ingredients in that supplement and broke them down to individual supplements and bought the most pure supplements we could afford. I look for veggie caps and as few fillers as I can find. I use vitacost, amazon and iherb – and sometimes I use other sources I have access to.
We started taking zinc at increasing doses while increasing vitamin, mineral and taking 2-4 Tablespoons of organic cold pressed oils per day. We got our final protocol by comparing the protocols that were similar (Dr. Klinghardt, Dr. Yu, Cutler, Hubbard)
We did not do IV chelation because there is too much out there about the dangers DMPS by IV and my biggest concern was that I did not want to harm our brains. When detoxing heavy metals, mobilizing mercury and other extremely toxic substances that are IN YOUR BODY, you want to make sure it is leaving the body, not redistributing to the brain. Slow, oral chelation, is not risk free either. That is why I read so many sources before I started any protocol. I believe the one we chose was effective and safe.
Oral Chelation Rounds
Amalgam Illness – Andrew Cutler
We did around the clock oral chelation with DMSA and then ALA – taking low dose – every 3 hours – 4-5 days a week with a 2-3 day break
We used the book, Amalgam Illness to set up this plan. If you are going to attempt it, read the book, or work with someone who has read the book who can help you with the details.
We started with low doses of DMSA – did a round, then upped the dose in the next round if there were no reactions during the 4-5 day round. If there is anything uncomfortable going on during a round, the next round stays at the same dosage or backs down. It is tedious because you must wake up every 3 hours during the night to take pills.
The gains are worth the difficulty! We saw heavy metal levels decreasing in overall body burden and major mental gains. The brain fog was lifting after each round.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is found in a lot of over the counter supplements and in stand alone supplements. Alpha lipoic acid is unique in that it is both water- and fat-soluble; thus it can be used throughout the body. It is a strong chelator (binds to metals) and the only oral chelator known to cross the blood brain barrier.
From my research, no one with heavy metals should take supplements with ALA until they are SURE they have detoxed the brain of heavy metals. This means doing AT LEAST a few rounds of round the clock (every 3 hours) ALA – before taking ALA as a once a day supplement. If you have any reactions taking supplements with ALA – it could be because you are heavy metal toxic, specifically, your brain is heavy metal toxic.
Some people tell me they had blood testing that showed they have no heavy metals – that’s hogwash and the doctor that suggested testing blood for body burden is mistaken. If you have heavy metals in your blood, you have an active poisoning going on. You are being exposed or were recently exposed to whatever toxin is in your blood.
After an exposure, heavy metals tend to park themselves in the fat cells and the 2 fattiest organs – the brain and the liver. You won’t find past exposures in blood. IF you are able to detox heavy metals, you may be able to find a representation of body burden in the hair.
Some of the sickest people are holding on to those metals and cannot detox them at all, their hair will be harder to read. It may show very little heavy metals until detoxing agents are applied. I have seen autistic children test hair and almost not treat heavy metals because the amount found in the hair is so low – they do a couple of rounds of oral chelation – test again and the hair is loaded!
When DMSA has been used in enough chelation rounds (as outlined above) and the body is somewhat cleared of the heavy metal burden, it is okay to start using ALA in around the clock oral chelation rounds.
On days when doing the round the clock rounds of pills, every 3 hours – I would put the pills in pill boxes with times labeling each individual pill box. I would set my alarm on my phone for every 3 hours – and take the pill immediately when the alarm goes off. It is VERY easy to forget if you have taken a dose. Especially if you are very metal toxic – the oral chelation rounds can make you even more forgetful than you were before – and for me that was a major handicap.
Infrared Sauna Detox
We would take Niacin 2-3 hours before we got in the infrared sauna and we would sweat for 60-90 minutes in the sauna. If it took 15-30 minutes to start sweating we would stay in for an hour or more after the initial sweating.
The first sauna we got was a portable infrared sauna that is like a tent around a chair. Then we got an infrared dome sauna that you can lie down in and now we have a Clearlight full spectrum infrared sauna
Sauna has been very helpful in getting well. If you are going to use a sauna, it is important that you replenish essential minerals and eat whole foods with plenty of nutrients. Most food is depleted of nutrients so please be responsible with making sure your body has what it needs to thrive and be healthy.
The book Clear Body Clear Mind and the research of Simon Yu support sauna detox and give lots of great info for getting well using the sauna to sweat out the toxins and high doses of vitamins and minerals to replenish what is lost when you sweat.
We used binders like activated charcoal, bamboo charcoal, bentonite clay, zeolite, chlorella, diatomaceous earth — these need to be taken away from food and supplements so they don’t absorb nutrients the body needs. Bedtime is a good time to take binders if you are not taking other supplements at bedtime.
Binders bind! If someone is not pooping regularly and they add a binder, they may have a bigger problem than before. A couple of natural things that can make poop move – magnesium oxide and vitamin c. Neither are toxic – so take them until poop is moving regularly. Regular cycle is at least once per day. Some say 3 times a day – but I find that inconvenient. Once in the morning… every morning… is enough. If you are not moving your bowels – or if you are not peeing – do not start any oral chelation protocol until you are getting toxins out through pee and poop.
When I say “we” did chelation – my son and I were both mercury toxic and we did out treatments at the same time. We treated HPU from January 2012 to April 2012 – in April, we did a hair test on my son that showed his toxic metals were almost at zero and his essential minerals were in the normal range. He was still throwing up, having seizures and very sick.
That’s when I started looking for other things that could be keeping him sick.
We found toxic mold… my son was 100% well 4 months after we moved out of our home that was full of toxic mold. Could he have gotten well so quickly if we had not already treated the toxic metals? I don’t think so. I do think the toxic metals have to get out of the body to let the body release these other toxins (mold, Lyme, other infections).
Here are some other blogs about mercury poisoning: