I think the Andy Cutler protocol makes complete sense while on round: you take the chelator product of choice every few hours according to directions and as long as there is some in your body it’s either grabbing onto or holding onto mercury as it escorts it out of your body.
It’s when you stop the round that I worry. When the chelator runs out, the mercury that has been stirred up but not eliminated just gets dropped… and then it circulates around a bit until it finds a place to live and wreak havoc.
That part doesn’t sound fun at all.
Stopping the round is necessary because you need to give your body some time to heal and to recover its minerals and other nutrients.
But it makes it seem like it could be a roller coaster of ups and downs, healing and damage, until you are done with all of it.
There is another protocol out there called Quicksilver – and it has a product that mops up the mercury in the gut. It’s called IMD. People swear by it. It’s very expensive. It’s proprietary. It’s mysterious. I don’t know how it works or what it is other than it’s some form of nano silica. Or something. I see conflicting info online about how it works, but I’m pretty sure it’s a gut thing only – it doesn’t chelate or cause mercury to be pulled from organs.
I’ve been at this healing thing long enough to completely distrust something that I don’t understand or that sounds too good to be true. Especially if it is also very expensive.
So, I’m passing on that.
But I like the idea of something to mop up whatever mercury is left in my gut once a round ends. There must be something natural and affordable that does it.
Activated Charcoal doesn’t seem ideal to me because it mops up everything – all my thyroid meds, all my adrenal meds, all my minerals and supplements. It’s probably not something I want to use too often, though it’s worth a try for a bit to see.
Some people say Diatomaceous Earth can do it. It does have a bunch of silica in it, after all – perhaps it’s similar to IMD in that way? I’ve asked on the various mercury support forums but the few answers I’ve gotten say no, not the same at all.
Then I ran into something called Algin in my online searches. Brown seaweed fiber. Supposedly it does exactly what I was hoping it would do – prevent redistribution. Only The Best Herbs has a good description of it here: http://onlythebestherbs.com/Products/Algin/ .
Amazon has it for sale with good reviews.
They have another brand of it as well:
I’m going to try it. I think it will give me some peace of mind about the mercury vapors I’m still exposed to while I work on getting my fillings replaced, and if all goes well, I’ll try it after a chelation round.
I’ll report back.