Before I started a long fast I wanted to rid myself of as much heavy metal toxicity as possible, so as to lessen the load whilst I was on a water diet.
I had 7 mercury almagam fillings removed last year, which I'd carried since childhood. I also remember breaking apart puzzles containing mercury (it was normal at that time) and handling it at school. Not to mention all the environmental toxins that we ingest, breathe and store in tissues.
On previous shorter fasts I also suffered heavily on day 2 and 3, to the point of constant muscle aches, headaches and listlessness. By day 4 I always felt fine but I would spend those agonising 2 days wondering what the hell was going on. So this time I dropped coffee 6 weeks out and started a hefty supplement regime.
Did it work?
During the supplement stage I became clumsy, and often tired and had numerous low grade headaches, all signs of the detox process. When I started the water fast I felt no symptoms at all for the first 5 days, so I can only deduce that it had a positive affect, and provided a great foundation for what was to follow.
I am still using fulvic acid to remineralise filtered water during the fasting process.
Here's my Detox supplement list, but as always do your own research and get professional advice where relevant:
Glutathione is the body’s most important substance for the removal of all toxins. It should be produced naturally but our environmental toxins and poor diets usually keep our glutathione production suppressed. Glutathione needs to be taken in liposmal form on an empty stomach for absorption.
Magnesium displaces toxic heavy metals from the body and protects our cells, and is an essential factor of any chelation program. Using magnesium oil allows effective absorption through the skin, at far greater amounts that might come from food or oral consumption. It does make your skin tingle though.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
The 3rd of the big three detoxifiers, and possibly the strongest, alpha lipoid acid needs your body to have sufficient glutathione and magnesium to work properly. Without these it make make your health worse. Build the first two and then add ALA. Start with small doses and slowly increase.
Acetyl L Carnitine
Acetyl L Carnitine protects against brain degeneration, helps with energy production in mitochondria of cells, and removes toxins from the mitochondria. It is especially effective in conjunction with Alpha Lipoic Acid and has been shown to help neurons maintain optimal energy levels and rejuvenate ageing brains.
Fulvic Acid is created in extremely small amounts by the action of millions of beneficial microbes, working on decaying plant matter in a soil environment with adequate oxygen and is part of the humic structure in rich composting soil. It contain a vast amount of naturally occurring bio-chemicals, supercharged antioxidants, free-radical scavengers, super oxide dismutases ("SOD"), nutrients, enzymes, hormones, amino acids, natural antibiotics, natural antivirals, and natural fungicides. Fulvic Acid usually carries 60 or more minerals and trace elements dissolved into its molecular complexes. Ingestion of fulvic acid is known to increase the ability of a cell to release toxic metals. First remove chlorine from your water by filtering or distilling as it may become harmful otherwise.
This is a silica hydride powder that holds hydrogen ions stable over time, releasing them into your body only once they come into contact with water. It effectively makes water wetter and counteracts dehydration at a cellular level. In a state of dehydration, body cells cannot assimilate nutrients or remove waste effectively.