Metal Toxins and Excretion

Posted to Subscribers on 12 July 2019

Dear Subscribers,

Thanks for the many comments on the last post. This is the sequel, but I want to mention two points while Mercury is still retrograde. The first has to do with a curious observation in the data for the posts. One recent post had more views than subscribers. To be honest, I am not sure the explanation is what it seems, but I suspect the post was forwarded by thousands of subscribers. That was exciting because I really like the posts to be shared, not copied, but shared. However, if you do forward, be sure you delete the text below the horizontal line at the bottom. Otherwise, someone could cancel your subscription. Obviously, you can always resubscribe, but you might think I stopped posting or that I am on the other side of the veil.

The second topic I want to mention is we are now coming upon a lunar eclipse. Eclipses always occur in seasons. This one will be visible in South America, Africa, most of Europe and Asia, basically only North America and the polar regions of Eurasia will miss this eclipse. Still, it is important if is triggers a sensitive point in the horoscope. Remember, eclipses come in 19-year cycles. For me, these were all turning points so I am sure the move is coming! Here is a map for those who want the details:


Because detoxification is so very, very important, I want to go into as much detail as I dare. One subscriber asked me to go as far as the law permits . . . which also explains why I want to move to a place with less restrictions on my freedom to share my understanding.

Hopefully, without boring you, I would like to reiterate what was said in the last post about good excreters and poor excreters and then take this to the next level. This is very important because, in today's world, we are heavily impacted by toxins. Here and there, toxicity may be a more serious challenge to health than infections of various types or the reverse could be true. Healthy people can generally throw off infections and good excreters can throw off some toxins; but toxicity is almost ubiquitous, and it has very serious effects on everything from health to consciousness, not to mention the environment. This is therefore a big issue, not a minor one.

Toxins can circulate or be warehoused. A medical doctor with breast cancer told me she would not have a mastectomy because the body would just choose another place to store the toxins. The truth is, she monitored the situation carefully and did ultimately have surgery when the tumor was within millimeters of penetrating the chest wall. The other side of such a strategy is that if one is a poor excreter, the burden of toxicity can be such that removing one warehouse may take a lot of pressure off the body. These are judgment calls and have to be addressed on an individual basis by reference to the realities and wills of each patient, but many patients feel lighter and happier when the burdens are reduced. Other patients have philosophies or beliefs that make them feel responsible for how their issues are resolved, and my job has been to listen and help with the exploration of the ramifications of the options, not to interfere in the decision-making processes.

So, going back now to the details in the last post. The obvious routine methods of excretion are with regular discharges of urine and intestinal waste products, but I want to go a little deeper at this time and introduce some nuances. The kidneys perform major recycling functions so that precious minerals are not lost. This is actually a process so if the anxiety level is high, the adrenals will be overactive and create tremors in the kidneys that nudge the kidneys to speed up the processing. The result is usually that reabsorption does not occur at the optimal level so some vital minerals are lost which is why the symptoms of anxiety tend to exhibit not just panic or pandemonium but also a lack of groundedness as well as perseverance. If one accepts such a premise, one can address the imbalance nutritionally and leave the psychospiritual issues for later when the patient's body is working better.

This is all very logical, but the point to underscore is that we have "normal" levels for every constituent of our bodies; however, if one element is deficient, the body will not stay in balance. In desperation, it may use a substitute that seems similar but is not really identical. This happens under all kinds of circumstances: poor nutrition, stress, exposure to toxins that may compete with natural components of tissues, such a radioactive isotopes or synthetic compounds. Our bodies are organic and can only be regenerated using organic substances so the rest has to be eliminated which, in turn, means there will be pressure to detoxify.

If the eliminatory organs are not efficient, the skin will be used as an auxiliary eliminatory organ. People will then have all manner of skin issues, everything from rashes to very itchy patches or ulcerations. In Ayurvedic medicine, the theory, as I am forever reminding readers, is that regeneration follows a sequence from plasma to a miraculous substance called ojas. There is no proper English term for ojas because its existence is not recognized by modern medicine. So, let's start with plasma. Nutrients as well as substances that have no use enter the plasma where they are refined and assimilated by both red and white blood cells. It is a total mistake to think that red blood cells only transport oxygen to other tissues of the body. They transport nutrients and then they collect carbon dioxide and waste and expel these, mostly in the lungs. Not only does this explain bad breath but it points to the wisdom of learning to breathe properly . . . and for why environmental sanity is a health priority.

White blood cells also feast on nutrients and their actions are fascinating as well as complex. Some white blood cells are actually called macrophages or phagocytes because they are cleaning up, but they are not just the body's waste management team but also a vital part of the immune system. They are alive, sentient, matriarchal, and extremely wise. They govern the red blood cells and instruct them according to needs. They do this unselfishly, like mothers protecting children so, of course, I love and admire them. They need nutrients to help them with their work. They also need to detoxify because they eat a heap of nasty stuff. We owe them our gratitude.

One of the herbs that white blood cells relish is astragalus. I found this out years ago when I had multiple venomous spider bites and all my red blood were dying. I did not have any normal size red blood cells, just microcytes. The white blood cells were overwhelmed but they thrived on astragalus. Many so-called immune herbs help white blood cells to detoxify or to work harder and some of the more demulcent and sweeter herbs nourish the white blood cells. Astragalus is obviously not the only such nutrient, but it is an important one. Licorice is another and some of the softer lymphatic herbs also help: slippery elm, marshmallow root, sarsaparilla. There are millions of plants and each plant has many parts: leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, bark, stems, wood, roots, root bark, etc. The medicinal properties of the different parts sometimes have similarities and sometimes they are very different. For instance, last night, I was working on coriander seeds and cilantro leaves. They are very, very different but work together as a team. I will come back in a moment.

Some of the herbs that we refer to as anti-microbial or immune boosting are really detoxifying. For me, the language is an issue. When we refer to microbes or tumors or parasites, and we want to attack these in some manner, it is probably natural to assume that an antimicrobial herb attacks the microbes. It may happen in a petri dish. I am not sure, but in the body, I think the herbs support immunity and it is the white blood cells that do the attacking.

When it comes to something like a parasite, the white blood cells enlist the support of thousands of red blood cells. Then, they spray a mist on the skin of the parasite, and the parasite dies. The process takes about six days from start to finish. Death of the parasite may occur in hours, but then there is a corpse that has to be addressed. There are biologically normal processes for each phase of the clean up, but there can be multiple interferences, such as electromagnetic waves, gamma radiation, toxic metals, fungi, and so on and so forth. White blood cells will attack toxic metals but they commit suicide when doing this. They cannot survive but they draw on reinforcements and the outcome is always the same: the reinforcements die and the next crew also dies, and this is the basis of compromised immunity leading to countless problems, such as inability to address issues in a natural way.

White blood cells do not attack fungi. This has been interesting for me. They flee. I have wondered why they try to deal with free radicals and metals but not fungi as they are equally dangerous, well, perhaps not, but I cannot prove my theories to the satisfaction of others until I can work freely. I am sure you can feel the pressure building up within me to make the move.


I learned the hard way about cilantro. I had some amalgams. The dentist who placed most of them was later accused by a number of patients of performing unnecessary work. I had been removing them one quadrant at a time, ironically against the advice of a holistic dentist who said, "Ingrid, if it ain't broke, don't fix it." He had to retire prematurely because of his own life-threatening exposure to mercury vapor.

It was then that the news of an accidental discovery of cilantro as a chelating agent came out. As the years have gone on, the details of this study have become much clearer. Suffice it to say, the patients were terminally ill, and their urine was being tested daily. On one occasion, all had excreted higher levels of mercury so they backtracked to find the reason and attributed it to a cilantro garnish on soup. It is very important to understand that this hardly constituted a medicinal dosage, and it was not part of the therapy. It was simply part of the meal provided to those participating in the experiment.

I had the laboratory make a proprietary cilantro and filled a one ounce shot glass with the first test batch and my legs went out from under me. I am sorry I do not remember the exact time lag, but I took a bath and the tub was full of gray beads that were percolating from my skin and that sank in the water. Obviously, I should have taken a picture, but I didn't. My tolerance for cilantro was greatly increased but being a fire type, I am what is generally called a good excreter meaning I will run high fevers and look deathly ill for a few hours or days, but I get the "stuff" out of my system. Obviously, however, there was a mother lode of mercury, and it went down the drain into the septic system which is a tremendous environmental issue.

If the mercury had been in a light bulb or extracted in a dental office, it would have to have been disposed of as hazardous waste, but we have no such safety precautions in place for what we flush into sewer systems. In one of the pdfs I am rewriting, I have many pictures of the environmental impact of mercury.

For the moment, I would say that cilantro is very effective; but if one has amalgams, contact with the teeth should be avoided. Dosage needs to start very slowly and caution needs to be exercised. I have successfully turned around many patients by monitoring carefully what can be tolerated. Some people dilute one drop of extract in water and sip it over five days. Others guzzle. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt drank two ounces of my extract at a dinner party and compared it to Cointreau, but he is presumably mercury-free. On the other end of the spectrum, I know people who were hospitalized for "food poisoning" after eating cilantro. My guess is that they simply mobilized more mercury than could be managed, and this is a very serious issue that ought to carry warnings.

Think of it! We have cilantro pesto, cilantro hummus, cilantro chutney, cilantro naan, and countless other condiments and dishes that are delicious but dangerous for some people.

Nutrients and Waste

Rounding up this post, I want to return to the dhatus. Obviously, I think this is a very important subject but one that is lacking in both conventional and most systems of alternative or natural medicine. The dhatus have assimilative and eliminative functions. In the role as assimilators, the substances used as nutrients are refined and used by the next dhatu in the sequence. At each level, some waste is produced. This is called mala, and hair is actually regarded as a waste product of the fifth dhatu: bones, teeth, and cartilage. This is not a reason for shaving one's head, but rather a possible clue to the overall condition of the skeletal system . . . and, surprisingly to most people, the lower intestine because both ashti dhatu and the colon are dominated by the vata dosha which is composed of ether and air. This is the driving force of motion, including circulation and elimination, not just movement in terms of ambulatory capabilities. What is thus interesting is that an assault on bacteria will affect the functioning of our most important eliminatory organ and push the body into a degenerative state because the normal systems will not work correctly.

Obviously, there has to be a sequel to this . . . so stay tuned!

Many blessings,



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