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Doctors Comment on Zeolite


Doctors Comment on Zeolite

Advanced Detoxification Protocols

Lyn Hanshew, M.D.

The pollution of our planet is intrinsically linked with the escalation of disease incidence and deterioration of our health. The silent killers of the 21st century are the toxic heavy metals and chemicals that accumulate in our bodies over our lifetime.

Each year the U.S. alone releases a staggering 4 billion pounds of these toxins into our environment contaminating the air, water, soil, plants, animals, and, of course, humans. Mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, insecticides, dioxins, furans, phthalates, VOCs, and PCBs are just some of the foreign substances that have created an excessive toxic body burden of harmful chemicals. Most of us have between 400 - 800 potentially toxic, carcinogenic, endocrine-disrupting, and genedamaging chemicals stored within our cells.

Is the Cancer Epidemic Related to Toxins? According to the Columbia University School of Public Health, 95 percent of cancer is caused by poor diet and environmental toxicity. And it’s not just cancer. The systems most affected by these toxic compounds include the immune, neurological, and endocrine systems. The deleterious effects of toxins upon these systems can lead to many chronic health problems including: immune dysfunction, autoimmunity, inflammation, asthma, allergies, cognitive deficits, mood changes, neurological illnesses, and changes in libido, reproductive dysfunction, hyperlipidemia and glucose dysregulation.

Of all the toxins, mercury is the most destructive to the neurological, immune and endocrine systems. It is a deadly mutagen causing DNA damage. Mercury contributes to or causes illnesses including autism, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, cancers, heart disease, endocrine problems, and neurological and behavioral disorders.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) lists mercury at number three on the hazardous metal list. Despite this glaring truth many uninformed doctors and dentists continue to assure the public that the same mercury that is extremely dangerous when spilled on the floor becomes suddenly safe when it is used in the mouth as part of amalgam dental fillings or is used as a “preservative” in multi-dose vials of infant vaccines. Mercury typically makes up about 50% of a dental amalgam according to NEWMOA. The FDA in June of 2008 did finally admit that mercury amalgam is neurotoxic however they still deny the neurotoxic and immunotoxicity of the thimerosal contained within infant vaccines.

The problem with toxins such as mercury and lead is that once they enter the body, they are difficult to remove. Toxic accumulation quickly overwhelms the body’s detoxification pathways and can ultimately result in severe symptoms or a chronic, debilitating illness. The alarming fact is that there are simply no safe levels of exposure to any of these toxic contaminants.

Researchers at the Heart Disease Foundation in New York found that antibiotics used to treat infection were not effective in the presence of heavy metals such as mercury and lead. These toxic heavy metals coexisted with infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis and Herpes simplex, as well as with cytomegalovirus and other microorganisms, including viruses associated with cancer. 

Overwhelming evidence that toxic heavy metals cause the development of chronic illness is now widely available in scientific literature.  And yet the study of toxic metals and their relationship to chronic illness has been and is still largely overlooked in the training of mainstream health care practitioners. Effective, concomitant detoxification of pathogens and toxins can provide the answers and successful treatment to many illnesses plaguing people today.


Solving the Toxicity Puzzle

A respected pioneer in the field of heavy metal detoxification, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., PhD has determined that there is a direct correlation between stored toxins and infectious pathogens. He states that “for each equivalent of stored toxins there is an equal amount of pathogenic microorganisms in the body.” The presence of stored toxins causes immune system deficiency that supports the growth of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

The term Toxic Body Burden (TBB) is now being used in reference to toxic heavy metals, synthetic chemicals, and pathogens that enter and accumulate in the body. Retaining and restoring vibrant health requires an effective two-pronged approach that can detoxify toxic substances while simultaneously eliminating infectious microorganisms.


Zeolite - Removes Toxins Naturally

Natural zeolites are a class of crystalline, hydrated alluminosilicates of alkali and alkaline earth cations, having threedimensional structures. Most common natural zeolites are formed by alteration of glass-rich volcanic rocks (tuff) with fresh water in playa lakes or by seawater. For thousands of years, civilizations throughout the world have used zeolites as a traditional medicine. Zeolites are now used extensively in various industrial applications based on their properties to act as catalysts, ion exchangers, adsorbents, and detergent builders. The specific species of zeolite that has the most important health benefits is Clinoptilolite. Clinoptilolite is so effective in binding toxins that it was given to victims of the Chernobyl explosion to ingest in order to bind the radioactive isotopes that were released and thus reduce radiation levels in their bodies. What makes Clinoptilolite so unique is its negatively charged, cage-like, honeycombed structure. When ingested, this natural mineral attracts and irreversibly binds toxic heavy metals, chemical elements, and free radicals and is then excreted through the urinary tract. This process is called Chelation. One of the most significant benefits of Clinoptilolite over other chelating agents is its affinity schedule for toxic heavy metals. Clinoptilolite binds with mercury first and lead second, moving on to additional positively-charged toxic heavy metals and chemical toxins which may include pesticides, herbicides, plastics, and even radioactive particles without removing precious nutrients such as calcium and magnesium. However, Clinoptilolite goes far beyond the critical job of removing damaging toxins. Research has shown that it has many other vital actions in the body. Clinoptilolite removes free radicals. Unlike classic antioxidants, Clinoptilolite does not neutralize free radicals by donating an electron to stabilize them. Instead, its structure captures free radicals. Once trapped inside the cage, the inactivated free radical can then safely be eliminated from the body.

• Clinoptilolite has broad-spectrum antiviral properties: first, by attracting and binding viral sub-particles, thereby interfering with viral replication and eliminating them from the body and second, by inhibiting viral proliferation via immune modulation of T cells.

• Clinoptilolite helps maintain proper pH by removing acidic ions and chemicals which then promotes optimal metabolic and immune functions.

• Clinoptilolite may help to eliminate carcinogenic toxins from the body, especially a category of carcinogens called nitrosamines. The most common sources for these nitrates include processed meats, cigarettes, and beer which are linked to pancreatic, stomach, and colon cancers.

• Clinoptilolite treats diarrhea, promotes healthy digestion and encourages nutrient absorption. Clinoptilolite’s ability to capture ammonium ions during digestion promotes a healthier and less toxic digestive system.

A Silver Lining against Pathogens

What did doctors prescribe before the advent of antibiotics to combat infections? The medical profession used colloidal silver. In 1914 the medical journal Lancet reported phenomenal results from silver use stating it to be absolutely harmless, non-toxic to humans, and highly germicidal. In 1929 over 5 million prescriptions for silver-based products were issued in the United States alone. In fact, colloidal silver has proven itself useful against all species of fungi, parasites, bacteria, protozoa, and viruses.

For centuries dating back to Hippocrates, silver’s healing properties for both external and internal use for a variety of medical conditions was widely known. Properly formulated colloidal silver is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, one of the most powerful, yet totally safe, antibiotics known to man. With antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria increasing at an alarming rate, efficacious and advanced forms of colloidal silver are once again offering safe solutions with no risk of developing resistance.