[This post is from the January 2020 newsletter – click here to read it.]
Do you ever have the feeling that you’re stuck in a karmic loop? Are you repeating unwanted patterns in your relationships and in your work? Do you secretly wish for a bottle that says ‘Drink Me’ and a key to a door of a secret garden? (Read on to find out how you may be touching on the edges of the Ringworm seasonal miasm!)
I feel you. This was also my story once upon a time. I felt like I was just surviving my life. I had a job that my heart was not connected to. I felt stuck in a geography that had too many months of winter when I secretly desired an eternal Spring. I had violent thoughts every Groundhog Day! I also felt that I was not able to be the best mother because I was secretly miserable.
Many of you will tell yourself that you’re stuck! This illusion plagues more of us than you may even realize. We’ll tell ourselves that our commitments and our ties to a bi-weekly paycheck have us beholden to the same grind over and over, year after year.
If we believe what we’ve been told by our parents around getting a good job and securing a pension, or that once you’re cemented into said job, geography or community, you have to stay stuck. It’s a delusion that we’ve told ourselves often because we think we have no choice.
Did you know that I serve many families, often with six or seven kids that work off-line and live in countries all over the world? All of their stuff fits into two duffle bags. The parents work as writers, editors, IT consultants, and even teachers of English to kids in other countries pulling a backdrop down behind them in their kitchen and living cheaply in Mexico or Thailand having rented out their house back in the U.S. or Canada.
I’m not suggesting that this lifestyle fits you. I’m just saying that our beliefs and self-worth can open the world to us, and even our families, rather than just keeping it more in the mode of what we feel born into for the rest of our lives. The thing is that symptoms only arise when we feel stuck in our limiting beliefs rather than opening up the realm of possibility.
The Genetic Miasm Ringworm speaks to these cyclical patterns of belief. The disease becomes engendered in us if we feel stuck in a mode of ‘repeat.’ If we’re unconscious of this, it will feel like we’re plagued by the theme from the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ which is why we wrote this month’s blog post for you. Often you can’t jimmy a limiting belief if you first don’t even know you’re stuck in one.
Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to get yourself to higher ground. Maybe you’re sick of the perpetuating loop. If you’re tired and more than a little fed-up with facing a new decade with the same job, geography, or limiting relationships, this newsletter is for you.
If not, you can carry on and skip this month’s newsletter articles completely. Cheers to a New Year, lived totally on your terms!
If not, we’ll see you on Zoom, Skype or Facetime for a consultation. Waking up annoyed and desiring something different is the first step.
[This post is from the December 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]
Your health is an investment. You can’t keep withdrawing money from your bank account or forget to put gas in your car and then expect to reach your goals. It’s the same for your health. Regular installments, filling your tank, enables you to live a life of not just sustainability, but rejuvenation.
How do you live a life of rejuvenation? Well, let’s start with the definition. Dictionary.com defines rejuvenation as:
to make young again; restore to youthful vigor, appearance, etc.: That vacation has certainly rejuvenated him. to restore to a former state; make fresh or new again: to rejuvenate an old sofa.
Leaving the concept of ‘an old sofa’ to the side for the moment, how do you make yourself fresh, new, and promote youthful vigor? The answer is dynamic – and regimen is a big part of that.
Eating right for your type, engaging in proper supplementation for your typology, is very important. Regular deposits of whole foods helps create youthful vigor. Fresh, clean, pH balanced water is important, as well as exercise that respects your typology, will promote health rather than detract. Detraction from rejuvenation shows up as depression, adrenal stress, dehydration, cravings for fast food, a stressful job, long commutes, pollution, and time wasted in ways that treats your life-force unethically, ultimately causing harm.
Most of our patients begin with regimen, then they go on to peeling their timeline (sequentially like an onion) of their life’s shocks and traumas. After that the Genetic Miasms of inherited diseases get addressed to annihilate the inherited roots of chronic diseases on the law of cure, like cures like. This systematic process is the key to ‘restoring you to a former state; making you fresh,’ new, and whole again.
After that, we get into the mind to ultimately prevent reinfection. It’s called therapeutic education. This is the realm of beliefs, geographic medicine, and spiritual schisms. When we get to this place in our patient’s journey to rejuvenation, we find unconscious contracts that were agreed to in order to limit them so they could armor-up into a state of protection. It also walled them off to the sweetness of life!
Interestingly, this is also where nutrition and supplement needs are often revamped. The organism doesn’t have the same needs that it once did coming into Heilkunst treatment. Immune boosting for winter becomes more minimal. They even forgo their homeopathic immunization knowing that their health is whole, hale, and new again.
Your innate factory settings are the realm of what your life force is naturally endowed with from birth. You’re a self-perpetuating, animated being full of creativity and ideas worth much credence, care, and deserving of nurturance and support.
You came here with a job to do and you are so worth investing in so that you can partake in the mystery of that secret mission bestowed to you. Starting with bolstering your immune function can be the best place to create the conditions ripe for unfolding precisely what you came here to be.
A lot of my patients ask me, “What can I do to strengthen my Immune System before Winter?” Great question. We’ve been immersed in this question, so often, that we’ve even written books and articles on the subject. You’ll find links for these at the end of this blog.
Eat Well! Loading up on organic vegetables so that they’re 75% of your daily intake is brilliant. Fruits, while rife with vitamin C can be very high in glycemic index. Keep them at about 5% of your total diet. Organic sources of protein, including nuts, seeds organ meats and bone broths are a great way to keep your immune system whole and hale. They should be around 15% of your daily intake. Only 5% should be whole carbohydrates like whole grain rice or ezekiel or sprouted bread. Here’s how to live on organic food more cheaply: https://arcanum.ca/2019/01/28/living-organic-on-the-cheap/. Also, fermented foods added to your diet are amazing for upping the ante on your immune system’s functioning. See here: https://arcanum.ca/2016/01/22/10-reasons-to-eat-more-fermented-foods-2/
Drink alkaline water! Drink between 2.5 and 3 litres of alkaline water dialed up above 7.2 pH. We recommend fresh, clean well water, Fiji water, Eska water, Nikken Water, and Kangen water only because we’ve researched these sources in the past and can recommend them. You may have found others. While we mostly bring our purified water in stainless steel containers, occasionally we end up using bottled water in rare cases. Often folks will ask, does my coffee count as water? See here for the answer: https://arcanum.ca/2018/11/08/water-tastes-boring-does-my-coffee-count-towards-hydration/
Get 8-9 Hours of Restorative Sleep per night. Needing help with sleep is sometimes required, no matter if you’re a babe in arms or adult. Quite often, patients are low in magnesium and can easily aid sleep by bathing in epsom salts with a few drops of lavender essential oil before bed. Hormones like Melatonin should be used only in rare instances, and 10 days in a row at the most given that your body will stop producing its own melatonin naturally if supplemented too regularly. Here’s some other options: https://arcanum.ca/2015/10/05/sleep-baby-sleep/
Good day Sunshine! How much sunlight are you getting? Ideally a half hour or more several times a week? No? Ok, then on the days you have to hibernate, add about 2,000 IU’s of Vitamin D3 to your regimen. If you’re dosing for a child, it’s 1,000 IU’s. If a baby, then 500 IU’s. Vitamin D3 isn’t actually a vitamin, but a hormone and isn’t just about strong bones anymore. We know that cellular metabolism and an improved state of mind is correlated with regular Vit D3 intake.
Vitamin C as an immune function supplement has been around forever. It helps increase your white blood cell count which is why it’s been such a powerhouse for increasing your immune function. It’s also crucial for preventing iron deficiencies, treats tissue damage, removes uric acid associated with gout and is a preventer of heart disease. See here: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-benefits#section3
Vitamin B Complex is wonderful for additional energy in the winter months when we start to drag our feet around February and March. Vitamin B’s are also stellar for good eyesight, healthy cell metabolism and increase in red blood cells, brain function, digestion, hormone regulation and ease in digestion. See here: https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/vitamin-b-complex#benefits
State of Mind. This aspect of health is not always discussed but it is as important as regimen for one’s overall health and well-being. Be sure to get out regularly, visit friends, go to a movie or a show, or go for a yoga class. We do ‘Yoga with Adriene’ on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene Journalling, drawing, reading a favorite self-help book, going for a walk, reading or writing poetry, taking an art class or enjoying some cross country skiing can all help with your state of mind. What about doing a binaural beat meditation on Youtube to help with your state of mind? Here’s one we recommend for creating more positive energy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PMa5AecnLs
Our hope is that these few recommendations help you to up your immune system for this winter. As you can guess, these supplements or approaches to regimen are in no way a replacement for medical care in cases of chronic disease. See your trusted medical practitioner for more serious long-term issues as these could be markers for deeper, more serious issues.
Let us know in the comments if there is anything else you’d like to see discussed in this article and we’ll see about adding it to help you and others. Here’s to your year-round health!
This post is from the November 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.
Are you thirsty? Are you absorbing your water? If not, do you know what to do about it?
Let’s start back at the beginning. You were once a rubbery wee thing with uncoordinated flailing arms and legs. You were so thirsty, you used to scream at the top of your lungs to be held in your Momma’s arms and both nurtured and nourished at the breast. You had a lot of maturing to do to become this dynamic, thinking being that you are and you were very bent on getting your needs met on no uncertain terms.
Often, if these needs were delayed or not met at all, you’d have sustained armouring of your oral segment, no longer asking for your needs met, and a biological desert would have prevailed. Our bodies go into a sort of hibernation, “I can’t trust you mode.”
Your cells will literally harden with salt, leaching out the potassium that keeps them soft, permeable and rubbery. This is the ground substance for creating disease matrices to prevail. There’s no tide to wash them away.
Retraining your cells and your body often takes remediation, not just more water. It takes fostering faith, not just trust, that consistent water and nourishment are available just about any time that you need it. That is why when treating teachers, nurses or airline pilots, for example, it’s hard to get their organisms all juicy and labile again because they can’t drink and urinate easily at will based on their individual needs.
For those of us who want that full motility and lability back, while also reversing sclerotic (hardening, armored tendencies that preclude the engenderment of disease), we hear your cries literally and figuratively. At Arcanum, we can use certain types of pH balanced water, foods, homeopathic remedies and counselling to help return you to close to factory settings.
One remedy that helps desert (or deserted) individuals a lot is Lac Humanum (mother’s milk). It helps with the trust then faith and is a great start to the softening process. Counselling helps you to unblock why you became bereft of hydrating resources and stopping asking for your needs to be met somewhere along your way.
Our articles on Lac Humanum and also the absorption of water speak to dynamic causes as well as dynamic solutions. It’s never just about taking a remedy.
[This post is from the October 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]
What does late fall have to do with feelings of victimization, you may ask? Well, perhaps you didn’t think to ask, but after reading our articles, you will. Around the first week of November the state of mind for Malaria looms in our human consciousness. Here’s a snippet:
“The state of mind of malaria is one of irritability, and to an even greater degree than in psora. It also surpasses psora in its degree of fatigue, as well as pessimism. The core feeling in malaria is of being victimized, which departs from psora’s feeling of simply not having enough (energy, time, money, etc.). In the classic infection of malaria, the typical carrier is the mosquito, and if you think of any time you’ve ever felt ‘bugged’ or even ‘victimized’ by mosquitos, then you will start to have a sense of this feeling in the malaria miasm. Malaria may feel overly sensitive, either physically or emotionally, and that their environment is hostile towards them.”
Why do the Genetic Miasms (the roots for chronic disease) correspond to the seasons you may ask? Great question. The answer lies in the evolution of human consciousness. Our Jeff has provided part of the answer here:
“…the progression of these diseases has a general tendency from the most superficial organs and functions, down into the deepest ones. Clearing all of these miasms gives everyone a tremendous increase in their total state of health, and really gets at one of the primary goals of the “high school” level of the Heilkunst curriculum, namely to fully restore the function of the etheric body, and to restore its full capacity for pulsation and ultimately in “digesting life”.”
As he mentions, the order is important, from the more superficial (skin as per Psora) to the deeper issues (bones as per Lyme). There was a book entitled ‘Rediscovering Real Medicine’ written by a Swiss Physician, by J.F. Elmiger, MD. He took Dr. Hahnemann’s foundational teachings of chronic diseases and through scientific observation recognized that each Miasm seemed to loom in his patients most profoundly at certain junctures in the year related to the Equinox or Solstice at the change in seasons.
Since we are creatures of nature, subject to natural laws, it would make sense that we’d be governed by these same laws. Specifically, our diseases are layered based on the ‘law of succession of forces.’ See more here if you’re interested: https://arcanum.ca/2018/10/11/what-is-sequential-therapy/
This month’s blog articles are related as one of the other chief remedies for victimization is Staphysagria. In fact there is so much to learn about this state of mind that we’re working on writing a whole book about it:
Until this book is completed, we’re furnishing you with these articles, a bird’s eye view into anger, powerlessness and victimization and why the fall, when the lifeblood of the trees and flowers retreats back into the earth for another season of dormancy affects you. As feeling bereft and victimized is a function of disease, not whole robust or restored health.
To solve this state of bereftness and victimization, we often have to treat both states in our patients, especially as it relates to fall. When all these ingredients show up in their symptom picture, we act accordingly. Then the patient’s inner nature will feel the power to transcend what the diseases Malaria and Staphysagria have beguiled her to believe; she’s bugged and victimized beyond repair. On the other side, there is more liberty, a juicier taste of freedom.
[This post is from the September 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]
In a way, this is a birth announcement. This month I gave birth to a new book titled ‘Self-Education for Excellence.’ It’s an inside out philosophy for life-long learning.
You may be wondering what learning style has to do with health. Hasn’t the way we’ve always taught kids in schools ok? Afterall, I turned out ok. Didn’t I?
Basically, each of us is endowed with a true desire program before we’re born. It’s actually encoded within our being and then the key hidden from our view. Our job, then, during our lives is to find the key and unlock, through inspiration (in-spirit-ation), the hidden gifts bestowed to us.
If other folk’s agendas and curriculums interfere with, or trump, our volitional learning, there’s going to be symptoms. This is how we know whether or not we’re on the right path. If we’re rockin’ our essential self, feeling fulfilled, respecting our true desire program, we’re feeling happy, playful, enthusiastic, invested and wholly engaged.
If not, over time, we forget what we love, we lose the thread of inspiration, we end up settling for that 9-5 job in that 10 X 12 cubicle that just pays the bills. The problem is that the light went out on our dreams years ago and we’ve been paying the price with chronic fatigue, allergies, headaches, etc.
Perhaps you’ve got kids at home that are already showing signs of disenchantment with the school year. Maybe their teacher is less than stellar this year. Before the light in their heart starts to dim, please pick up the book on Self-Education. It can help with coping strategies and help you understand that while you may have turned out fine, there is more to education and health than meets the eye.
It might surprise you to learn that there are many creative ways to let kids self-initiate their learning. I’ll show you that their health and well-being actually depends on it.
Reviews for ‘Self-Education for Excellence’:
“By picking up this book, you are helping to think beyond a model of indoctrination that operates against the individual, one which actively works against our mental health, sense of self and social justice, which in turn, manages to completely extinguish the learner’s natural love of learning. By adapting the concepts of self education you are working against the narrow, ageist, classist, ableist, sexist and racist version of ‘education’ that the current system and world at large supports. By picking up this book, you are starting to transform your own ideas surrounding the social construct we call “education” and start to focus on the value of “learning” instead.” ~ Lainie Liberti
“Ally, I am going through it all several times and each time I hear myself saying “Yes!” to SO much here; it’s blowing my mind and satisfying something so fundamental within me that it’s like reaching the summit of a sheer rock face cliff climb when you get to put two feet on the ground and REALLY feel them there! Planted. Solid ground under my feet; and damn it feels good!” ~ Lesley Breen, DMH, DynPh, Live & Layered Blood Cell Microscopy, MEd.
“I’m enjoying this book immensely. Thank you for sending it my way. And for reminding me that keeping my kids home with me and out of the school system and IN the world is an act of love, a tending and a caring for, not a test or challenge or egoic kind of practice.
I love how you’re connecting disease with not only compulsory learning, but the waning and stifling of those organic questions, the questions that become our dreams, really, our ambitions. I’ve read a lot of deschooling/unschooling texts and have never (I don’t think) seen that blatant connection. I believe it.” ~ Amy Robertson, Unschooling Mom
As I learn to navigate the education system with my five year old, this book reaffirms that children are natural learners and should not be interrupted at the ring of a bell when they are pursuing their passions or interests. While my child is in an alternative child-led Montessori school system – if I ever feel my son’s light dim – even a smidge – I now know that unschooling is within my reach and comfort zone. Thank you Allyson, for both your experience and research. This book will remain in my stack for years to come! Highly recommend! ~ Amy L Hitchman
[This post is from the August 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]
Rhythms in the body are guided by our etheric body. You probably thought we had just a physical body and perhaps a soul, didn’t you? The etheric body governs our basic activity during sleep when we power down for the night to just basic functioning. The etheric body also operates on 28-day lunar cycles and also 7 year cycles.
Some examples : changes from milk teeth to adult teeth, our menstrual cycles, the fact that our female body has the innate wisdom to give birth after about 40 weeks gestation – it’s all related to our etheric body. It’s a very wise governor of our formative forces, instrumental in guiding our life force to complete certain processes for our evolution.
Rudolf Steiner considered the etheric reality, or life principle, as distinct from the physical material reality. It’s really an intermediary body that orchestrates our rhythmic functioning between the physical world and the astral or soul world.
The etheric body can be characterised as our life force which also shows up, also, in the plant kingdom. It maintains the physical body’s form until death. At that time, it separates from the physical body and the physical reverts to natural disintegration.
As beings subject to nature’s processes, the etheric body is a critical member of our holistic team. A body in stress or subject to chronic disease will show signs of ill-health at first by being ‘out of rhythm.’ We will reveal more of its innate functioning through the attached articles on the changing of the milk teeth and also natural fertility.
[This post is from the July 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]
Summer is the perfect time to do a detox. The reason for this is that the resources in your body aren’t being spent trying to keep you warm. Whatever you’re personal goals are, we can help with a safe and principled detox.
Here are just a few sound reasons to detox your liver:
Get bile free flowing again to aid digestion.
Eliminate any toxic waste harboured at the cellular level.
Get rid of the excess fat and sugar stored in the liver.
Dissolve and pass any stored up gallstones and liver flukes inhibiting proper secretion and causing inflammation.
Address liver parasites.
Regenerate the damaged or destroyed cells in the liver from excess sugar or alcohol use.
A good way to tell if you’re suffering liver toxicity and parasites is if your skin burns when you’re exposed to the sun. Did you know that an overage of sugar, parasites, and candida will make it impossible for you to easily absorb the sun?
Let us know at your next follow-up if you’re ready to do a detoxification. It’s the same as your car maintenance; you wouldn’t think to skip an oil change every 6 months, would you?!
[This post is from the June 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]
Detox and you create more space for new life! Antoine Bechamp spoke much about ‘terrain theory’ and how you need to drain the swamp periodically in order to create the conditions ripe for the seeds of new life to be sown. Autoimmune diseases are running rampant and by starting with detoxification, you can give the life force a boost in resources in which to work better on your behalf.
Detoxing from smoking, even if it was 20 years in the past that you did the dirty back in university, or you’re still sneaking the odd one now and again. Smoking cannabis has its own perils including polluting the lungs and suffering feelings of paranoia. Alcohol and coffee, while socially acceptable, aren’t things the body wholly accepts.
The list of toxins goes on to include wheat, refined carbs, sugar, and pasteurized milk – without the inherent enzymes in raw milk, it collects as mucus in the system. What about the mercury from those old fillings you used to have? Yup, heavy metals are stored in the cellular memory for decades after removal. How about vaccines? We can go on and on about propylene glycol, aluminum, thimerosal (mercury), formaldehyde, and the DNA from aborted foetuses and animals. Now they’re using mouse brains! Gross!
Addressing constipation and lethargic digestion is another aspect of a principled detoxification. If your system isn’t running optimally, even high octane fuel will get caught in sluggish metabolism. We can help solve this with homeopathic remedies and also rotational fasting which is something that we’ve practiced ourselves for a good number of years now.
If you have no clue where to start, we can help address your issues sequentially in a few visits. Set your targets and contact us at email@example.com. You’re just one appointment away from being on the higher road to health.
Twenty years ago, I was suffering the ill-effects of mercury poisoning. I had a mouth full of mercury fillings. I suffered candida (yeast binds to mercury), causing me to crave sugar and chocolate like crazy. As a kid, my mother had the allopathic doctor put me on many rounds of Nystatin and Monostat that did nothing for my suffering. For years, the bouts of vaginal infections and pain became more virulent until there was permanent scarring. Coupled with the rounds of antibiotics for recurrent throat and kidney infections, my immune function was destroyed.
When I came to my own Heilkunst Practitioner, I was sick – really sick. I was exhausted, suffering extreme bouts of bladder, kidney, sinus, and throat infections. I was passing clumps of green and yellow yeast from my body, which was alarming. In addition, I was in bed several days a month, watching Oprah, with chronic fatigue, psoriasis, and muscle fatigue so bad, I could barely lift my head from the pillow. I didn’t know if I was dying, or simply wanted to die.
My Heilkünstler began to clear the traumas of drugs sequentially from my timeline using homeopathic principles, while supporting my system with dropper bottles to combat the yeast. I was prescribed probiotics and chlorella. The latter, I was told, binds to both the mercury and the yeast and pulls it from the body through the liver, and out through the bowels.
If not done properly, it can literally burn the urogenital system, and leave scarring. Detoxing from heavy metals should never be done solo. It can be very dangerous if you don’t have the medical background to support yourself or others if the process derails. This is not a DIY project.
Why Have You Prescribed a Chlorophyll Supplement For Me?
We’re all exposed to mercury. It is everywhere, from adhesives like tape to hemorrhoid creams. Here’s a list of some of the common things exposing you to mercury everyday:
If you have mercury fillings in your mouth, had a vaccine, consumed fish, been around batteries, antiques, thermometers or adhesives, you’ve got mercury in your body, off gassing up to your brain. If you need more proof, here’s a youtube video from the University of Calgary examining this phenomenon and its ill-effects.
Mercury has become one of the greatest contributors of symptoms of our modern times. Like chemical toxicity, heavy metal poisoning can have some very deleterious effects to both your physical and mental state of mind. Review Dr. Henry Clarke’s enormous laundry list of symptoms in his Materia Medica to see if you qualify for a mercury detox just as I did.
Here’s the ‘tl;dr’ version if you’re wanting the shorter version of what symptoms occur from mercury, having built up in your system over time:
digestive stress (difficulty utilizing fats or assimilating your nutrients)
yeast build up (candida)
impaired sugar regulation
infants rejecting the mother’s breast milk
central nervous system issues
Additionally, if you’ve grown up in a mining town or near cement kilns, you could be especially loaded from mercury exposure. We’ve cleared lots of folks exposed to coal-fired power plants, smoke stacks belching mercury particles that rained down on the community where they grew up, as well as kids damaged by their vaccines.
No doubt you’ve heard that fish contains mercury. I address this for myself with regular use of homeopathic remedies. Larger fish like tuna, swordfish, shark, and mackerel can have 10,000 times the levels of mercury (merc.) than the surrounding environment. About 75% of mercury poisoning comes from the fish we eat.
Dental amalgams, as mentioned, are the other major factor for our suffering population. Those composites in your mouth are about 50 percent mercury and the rest are zinc, copper, tin, silver, and other metals. Mercury fillings actually originated during the war of 1812 when soldiers were suffering a severe toothache from cavities with nerves exposed. They sought out this pliable metal to pack in the tooth in the field so that the individual could get back to fighting.
You’d think someone, in the last 200 years, would take a moment and actually test to see if the results of such practices are actually safe? It’s a bizarre fact that dentists receive the mercury composite in containers marked, “Hazardous Material” at their dental office. Also, any amalgam has to be disposed off with great precautions as hazardous waste. Think about it – you paid to have that toxic substance put in your mouth, and even if removed by a biological dentist, you are STILL paying the price for the cellular residue affecting your health.
What Is Chlorella?
Chlorella is a food derived from single-cell freshwater algae, from pristine lakes. It’s been termed a near perfect food and many of us can tout its full range of astounding benefits including:
promoting efficient detoxification by binding to toxins and carrying them safely out of your body (as mentioned above)
chlorophyll helps you process more oxygen
cleansing your blood and promoting the growth and repair of your tissues
helps to rid your body of heavy metal toxins that cause premature aging (consider how much pollution we’re exposed to)
As per Dr. Mercola, “Mice fed methylmercury were given chlorella, and the amount of methylmercury excreted in their urine and feces was approximately twice the amount excreted by mice not treated with chlorella. Methylmercury is a neurotoxic compound widely used in industrial applications. It accumulates in fish, which has led to widespread advisories against fish consumption by pregnant women.”
A study in The Journal of Toxicological Sciences reports: “These results suggest that the intake of [chlorella] may induce the excretion of Hg [mercury] both in feces and urine … The effect of [chlorella] on the tissue mercury accumulation may become evident in a long-term experiment.”
As mentioned, chlorella pulls the mercury and yeast out through the liver, and then out through the bowels and lesser elimination channels. As well as protecting your organs, it also helps to promote cleansing of the blood. You want this metabolic waste dragged out of the body and away from the tissues. It’s a powerful detoxifier and should be used under the counsel of a knowledgeable physician.
Some additional benefits of taking chlorella include:
cleansing the blood and liver and promoting elimination
promotes oxygen processing
helps to obtain optimum blood pressure
supports the removal of molds from your body
helps with the repair of damaged tissue
assists in neutralizing unhealthy exposure to pollution
Beyond healthy detoxification, other benefits of taking chlorella for your health include:
fresh breath from the inside out
reducing risk of cancer
normalizing blood pressure and blood sugar
neutralizing acidity and promoting better alkalinity in your pH
increased focus and energy levels
improving digestion and elimination
improving your immune function
Next, let’s discuss which brands of chlorella are best for you to take. We’ve sussed out brands based on overall quality, purity, and potency.
Which Chlorophyll Supplement Is Best For Me?
Just a quick run-down in case you’ve skipped to this section. Chlorophyll is what makes all life on earth possible. The air we breathe comes from the plant-world and chlorophyll is a key element.
You may have also heard the term ‘chlorella’ to describe chlorophyll, however, they are different. Chlorella is a type of algae and chlorophyll is the substance plants use, along with sunlight, to make their own food. Chlorella is rich in chlorophyll and is used in many ‘greens’ products to promote health.
You may not be aware that this green plant liquid is almost identical to your human blood with just one exception; magnesium is the central element to chlorophyll whereas your blood’s key element is iron.
Going back to your grade 10 biology class, perhaps you recall that chlorophyll takes in carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from the outer environment, processing it and subsequently releasing it as oxygen. In our bodies, chlorophyll can act much the same way, sussing out islets of pollution, heavy metals, and toxicity, converting it into oxygen and healthy hemoglobin. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory processes help with healing inner and outer wounds.
Personally, I prefer a liquid chlorophyll supplement myself. Derived from the alfalfa plant, it is easily absorbable and can be used with kids. When my son was treated for autism (ASD) mercury issues from thimerosal poisoning due to vaccines, he took the chlorophyll flavored with mint with little fuss. Getting a gel cap into him would not have happened.
Some more sensitive patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or c-difficile prefer the anti-spasmodic gel caps as it contains magnesium, so their colons don’t spasm painfully during elimination.
As a heads up, be sure to note that your stool may turn a bright green during the detox process. Also, stool may become soft while the “dirty blood” dumps the toxins from your bloodstream. If you apply liquid chlorophyll topically to skin issues, it can help with wounds and infections, including acne.