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| Bladderwrack to Remove Heavy Metals |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Mike
Posted on: September 7, 2000
My problem has been ongoing since January of this year. I am off work and have missed a total of 17 weeks so far this year with an intense itching problem. Believe me when I tell you that I have left no stone unturned trying to find the cause. It is worse at night so that I can’t get enough sleep which translates to eventual physical as well as mental breakdown, hence my not being able to work. I have gone to my family Doctor who sent me to an infectious disease Doctor who sent me to a dermatologist who sent me back to the infectious disease Doctor who then sent me to a Gastro-interologist who was not successful, and who then sent me to a hepatologist who is now treating me.
I was diagnosed 3 years ago with Hepatitis C and I know what you are thinking. But after two liver biopsies (one 3 years ago and one just last July) my liver was found not to have cirrhosis and was in good shape even though my liver enzymes were up because of the Hep C. Last week my new Doctor (hepatologist) ordered an ERCP test where a camera is inserted down the throat through the stomach and peers into the top of the intestines, checking out whether or not my bile ducts were blocked of which I am happy to say they were not, but unhappily the search continues as to why I am itching.
The kind of itch that comes from the inside out and that no amount of creams or lotions or medicine can touch. It is the single most frustrating event in my life as I struggle to get mental as well as physical control over this attack on my body.
I should say that the only relief I have had is when I went on a very strict vegan-vegestarian diet for 30 days straight. My itch went away within 10 days and my jaundice followed suit. It was truly amazing and I felt great, but after stopping the herbal diet, the itch returned after about 3 or 4 weeks. I never have jaundiced again.
Although the herbal diet worked wonders, it was not practical for me to stay on it and go to work, as I was eating or drinking something or taking a tincture or tonic every 45 minutes or so. I tried to modify the diet with no success. It was all or nothing.
An old herbalist gentleman who is known all over the U.S. as a great healer (Soloman Wickey) suggests that I never did have hep C and said that I did at one time have hepatitis A, and that now I don’t even have it. In any event he said that the hepatitus was not the cause of my itching anyway. He said I had an allergy to metal in my body, specifically aluminum. He recommended that I get rid of my aluminum cookware and in general try to eliminate as much contact as possible with it. This is my question to you.
This old Amish herbalist suggested also that I use bladderwrack as a way to eliminate the aluminum from my body. When I accessed you site the only info you had on bladderwrack was about how it dealt with beefing up the thyroid, but you mentioned nothing about metals being able to be removed by it. Can bladderwrack do what he says? If you don’t think so, can you recommend something that does? Possibly chelation? As you can see, I am desperate. Please don’t hold back on any possibilities and know that I hold no one accountable but my self for what ever I may do or take to relieve this excruciating situation.
Bladderwrack is a sea vegetable that is rich in minerals. It can help to eliminate toxic substances by building a rich blood supply and by providing support for the liver, gall bladder and lymphatic circulation. Seaweeds in general are great detoxifiers, turning toxic metals into waste that can be excreted from the body through the intestines.
Itching is often related to liver disorders. The liver plays an important role in the elimination of toxins, and can be supported with Dandelion root, Burdock root and Yellow Dock root. Milk thistle detoxifies and protects the liver by producing new liver cells to replace the old.
Red Clover blossoms help to clear toxins through the lymphatic glands.
Chlorophyl-rich foods such as wheat grass, barley grass, spirulina, chlorella and blue-green algae are helpful.
Epsom salts baths (3 cups of Epsom salts to a bathtub) help to remove toxins through the skin.
Alcohol based remedies are not recommended because they add an extra work load to the liver.
Chelation therapy has been used successfully to remove heavy metals. See a qualified practitioner for more information.
In the diet, it is important to avoid further toxicity by choosing organic food.
Other sources of aluminum that should be avoided are: baking soda, drinking water filtered with aluminum sulfate, antacid tablets, deodorants and antiperspirants.