Hey guys, it’s Misae. I’m in the home straight now on this 7 day Bodytox Detox Foot Patch detox. It’s day 5. Since day 2 I’ve been feeling good pretty much every day of this detox. It’s not been the type of detox that’s so intense, one just wants to crawl into bed and sleep it off which makes me think that some claims I read on the internet about detox foot patches being able to remove heavy metals from the body are probably exaggerated. I do feel like some toxicity is being released but it’s unlike previous detoxes I’ve done where we were specifically targeting heavy metal removal. Let me share a little more on this.
Heavy metal toxicity is a widespread problem. Most of us are aware that cheap jewellery can make skin break out in a rash. What if that metal was consumed? Worse, what if more poisonous metals like lead, cadmium, uranium or mercury got inside you? There are actually a lot of ways for this to happen:
- Petrol in the UK is now mostly unleaded but it wasn’t always! Breathing in the fumes of leaded petrol meant lead would be absorbed
- As industrial waste is often dumped into the sea, fish accumulate toxicity. If you eat fish, you could bioaccumulate what they bioaccumulated
- Mercury is part of Amalgam Tooth Fillings – these are the dark colour fillings that dentists were very keen on up until more recently when they became illegal in Norway, Denmark and Sweden over concerns that mercury leaks from dental amalgam fillings into the internal organs. In California, larger dentists are required to state:
Notice to Patients, Proposition 65: Warning on dental amalgams, used in many dental fillings, causes exposure to mercury, a chemical known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Root canal treatments and restorations including fillings, crowns and bridges, use chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has studied the situation and approved for use all dental restorative materials. Consult your dentist to determine which materials are appropriate for your treatment.
Actually there are plenty more ways to get heavy metal toxicity into you but these three are so common, many of us have had exposure at one point or other. I had all 3! When it came to getting rid of my amalgam fillings, I was lucky to be under the guidance of Dr Phil Wander, the now retired founder and chairman of The British Homeopathic Dental Association. At the same, I also had a naturopath guiding me with live blood testing, Skenar and hair mineral analysis to get accurate diagnostics on heavy metal levels. I did a whole range of things including going on a raw and living food diet, having my mercury fillings removed, taking heavy metal detoxification formulas, homeopathic anti-mercury formulas, eating crazy amounts of coriander, chlorella and apples, doing colon cleanses with bentonite, ozone therapy both by using ozone-powders and by blood transfusion, zeolite cleanses, hydrogen peroxide baths, air filters…. oh yeah, I really worked to get the mercury out.
The point I’m trying to make here is that heavy metals are very dangerous in the body which is why the body wraps them in fat and stores them in dark places. It tries to keep them away from the internal organs because it realises how dangerous they are. Herein lies the difficulty in getting rid of them. In my experience, they don’t leave easily. Just popping a handful of chlorella tablets is not going to be enough. You need to be consistent and work at it daily. You also need to get your body up to a level of health where it has the reserves and energy to expel the toxic metals. Apart from getting my fillings out, my mercury removal process took the better part of a year and I was really intense at it. Many days, by the evening I was so tired I was in bed soon after dinner time. Finally, one day I started to feel a strange itching sensation on my jaw. At first I thought it was some kind of zit but it grew over a few days into this bit, red, angry burning patch on the skin about the size of a thumbnail. I’ve never experienced anything like it before or after, and it was beside the teeth that previously had had mercury fillings.
Subsequent hair mineral analysis and blood analysis showed my mercury levels had dropped.
Having experienced how hard it is to get heavy metals out, I doubt that detox foot patches are doing it. If they are, it’s only going to be minuscule amounts and I’d suggest Sun Chlorella tablets would be a far better strategy if removing heavy metals were your primary concern.
Where I think that detox foot patches can help is in gently supporting the detoxification of all the internal organs. If the organs are strong, they’ll take care of the heavy work themselves.
Looking at my latest detox foot patches, I still get the same circle in the same place. I checked this out and it’s over the kidney point on the foot and there are points for the adrenals and pancreas by it. That seems right as I feel pretty chilled out. The larger dark area is mainly parts of the colon and day 5’s detox foot patch is actually quite a bit yukkier than yesterdays. I had a lazy day in the kitchen and had sweetcorn chowder with bread for dinner – that’ll teach me to stay away from wheat and dairy!