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When starting out with micronized zeolite, it is best to begin with 1/4 tsp mixed in eight ounces of water.  Micronized zeolite should be taken away from foodand most other supplements. 1/4 teaspoonful of micronized zeolite powder is still more actual zeolite than exists in a case of those so called liquid zeolite supplement products that are always being promoted.

Wait 24 hours and see if a detoxification reaction occurs. Even if you are used to taking therapeutic clay, still start slowly. Traditional use therapeutic clay tends to target the digestive tract and the liver. Micronized zeolite appears to focus more on the kidneys, at least as far as any potential cleansing reaction goes.

The standard dose of micronized zeolite, once the body is adjusted to its use, is 1 tsp. taken once to three times daily.

For heavy metal cleansing and detoxification, there are those who simply like to use one product and hope that it does the job. For some that one substance might be bentonite. For others it might be micronized zeolite. Still others might use chlorella. As an individual who has experienced serious toxicity with regards to heavy metals (mercury) and organophosphates (like glyphosate/RoundUp), I prefer to approach detoxification from a complete holistic point of view.

Tradition in natural medicine teaches that before doing a "formal" heavy metal cleanse, an individual should first do a digestive system/colon cleanse. Some people desperately need to do this first, while others do not. These chemicals/metals tend to build up in bile, where they are reabsorbed into the blood stream. Heavy metals also tend build up in/on the tissues lining the digestive tract. According to experts like Dr. Christopher Shade, mercury will even coat the mouth, the throat and the esophagus, from degrading amalgams that contain mercury.

As far as the digestive system cleansing goes, the mucoid plaque build-up needs to be purged in order for permanent healing to take place. This takes about sixty days. A healthy microbiome makes purging heavy metals and other toxins much easier, even though keeping a healthy microbiome in the presence of toxicity is very problematic. The colon cleanse is really a good idea, although calling it a "colon cleanse" is not really doing it justice. There are simple drugs that cause complete fecal evacuation of the bowels. A digestive system cleanse is something completely different; it's more than just the evacuation of fecal matter.

As far as heavy metal cleansing itself, it is always a good idea to support liver function. You can support liver function and help to balance the body's electrolytes by simply drinking up to 4 ounces of organic lemon juice daily (diluted). This also helps to replenish minerals. Micronized zeolite can and will bind with other minerals in the bloodstream, so it is always a good idea to make sure that you are getting enough minerals in-diet on a daily basis.

When cleansing, the intestinal floral balance is usually affected. Those who are otherwise very healthy will not usually notice anything; a robust microbiome restores itself quickly. However, those with existing bacterial imbalance issues should always provide additional support (quality probiotics, fermented food, plenty of vegetation in-diet).

The micronized zeolite itself doesn't negatively impact gut health, but many detoxification substances up-regulate the gene expressions responsible for the first stages of detoxification. This means that when you first start to use said substances, the body itself, in response to consumption, will start to dump more stored toxins into the blood stream for elimination. This can put a burden on what is known as Phase III detoxification. The traditional healing clays like bentonite/montmorillonite and green illite cause this very interesting effect. I'm not sure if micronized zeolite does or not.

I suspect that any additional burden caused by heavy metal cleansing can last up to 10 days. But please note that in this case we are NOT using an actual chelation agent. With chelation agents, detoxification can come in waves.

The "basic/simple" digestive system cleanse we use:

http://www.earthcures.org/digestive-system-simple-cleanse.ph p

Once completed, interested individuals can also do a very basic heavy metal cleanse, such as the one outlined here:

http://www.earthcures.org/heavy-metal-cleansing.php

All of that usually takes a person 3-6 months. Some people may then want to go even deeper, and do an advanced heavy metal cleanse, which uses things like EDTA, DMSA, NAC, Glutathione, Vitamin C, etc... with sauna/sweat therapy, etc. I don't yet have a "one size fits all" serious heavy metal cleanse protocol written out. Using the wrong substance with the wrong person can cause very lengthy healing crisis reactions from too many toxic substances being dumped into the blood stream.

With traditional use clays, the primary method of toxin removal is through feces (aside from the catalyst response mentioned earlier, whereby the use of clay results in the body amping up its own innate detoxification). With micronized zeolite, quite a bit of material is also removed through the urine, although some is also eliminated through the feces as well; this is largely dependent upon the particle size of the micronized zeolite and where the toxic substances have been bound.

I've never seen any evidence to suggest that the use of zeolite will, in and of itself, cause calcium/alkaline mineral deposits in the body. This would likely only occur if a person's electrolytes/mineral/pH balance is already imbalanced. In such cases, this would have been occurring even without the use micronized zeolite anyway.

Some people believe that micronized zeolite is a chelating agent. I have never seen this, and it is pretty easy to test if you have enough time to experiment (detox with micronized zeolite, and then use a challenge agent and see what happens...such as EDTA). Based on my research and experience, zeolite will not pull heavy metals/toxins from the brain/bones/tissues/arteries. It binds toxins that the body has already dumped, which are already water soluble and entering the blood stream and/or the bile/feces.

To be clear, detoxification aids can affect the body's gene expressions, resulting in the BODY releasing more toxins stored in tissues. This is, however, quite different than using a substance like EDTA which forces the body to dump toxins.

Herxheimer reactions to micronized zeolite usually indicate kidney retention toxicity. Always drink plenty of water, always reduce dosage below the threshold of experiencing symptoms. If necessary, pause use for three days, and then resume once more at half dose.

As mentioned, it can be a very good idea to do a digestive system cleanse before doing any serious heavy metal detoxification. People with retention toxicity due to gut issues will always have a tough time detoxing until the digestive system is functioning well.

You can use zeolite along with traditional use healing clays in any cleanse.

Oh, last thing to say about the "science" of it. Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification is all about rendering toxins first water soluble, then non-reactive (neutralized) for transport. It appears that sorption can only operate with water soluble elements, not fat soluble or fat contained... this is why I'm almost positive that the zeolite doesn't actually chelate.

...and this is a good thing, because it means that we can use natural clays and micronized zeolite to help prevent damage to the body, and allow the body to decide how much toxins to dump. This can help to prep the body for deeper heavy metal chelation that can be done in a safer, more tolerable manner.
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Re: Using Micronized Zeolite, Heavy Metal Detox, Digestive System Cleanse
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 07:32:46 PM »
Would it be important to test for the type of metals one has before heavy detoxing? I have thought about it just out of curiosity although might not like the outcome due to amalgam fillings, playing with thermometers as a child, topical mercurochrome, etc.


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Re: Using Micronized Zeolite, Heavy Metal Detox, Digestive System Cleanse
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 08:52:24 PM »
...it can be helpful, but it is not necessary.  In this day and age, everyone could benefit from detox/cleansing.

For mercury, the only test that is really clinically accurate is a heavy metal challenge test, where a challenge agent is used, and urine is collected for testing.

Hair analysis is interesting, but it won't show any of the organic mercury burden, since organic mercury is never eliminated through the hair.

Before and after testing is gratifying, but it does get expensive.
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