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DETOXIFICATION AND CANCER The role of chelation and detoxification in the treatment and prevention of cancer
Detoxification What are you detoxifying & why?
Detoxification Pathways Drainage vs. elimination Drainage- from the organ/matrix to the circulation system Elimination- From the circulation system out via the GI Tract, urination, breathing (lungs), skin, & other excretions
Chelation & Detoxification Principles Patients Health Patients Disease Timing - Seasons Complexity of Toxic State
Detox Principles & Philosophy Understand the difference between drainage and elimination and how to support both Initial preparation - assessment, strategy & planning with emphasis on seasonal timing Utilize appropriate support structure and tools Construct realistic goals and proceed slowly
Detox Principles & Philosophy Follow up program: Maximize benefits of detoxification Smooth transition after detoxification Freedom - the concept of loosening our grip: Mentally/Emotionally/Spiritually: supports overall detox Physiologically: releasing the toxins from organs & tissues Grasping & letting go Expanding while detoxifying
The Detoxification Cycle Liver as the starting point Follow circulation Lungs Heart/brain Gastrointestinal tract Systemic - joints, etc. Elimination or… back to the liver or other tissues
Tools in Detoxification Diet Nutritional supplements Botanicals Acupuncture & Moxibustion Heat therapies - Infra red saunas Purging - colonics, enemas, washes Intra venous therapies Lymph drainage Meditation Body/Mind Connection
Detoxification Diet High fiber High greens Help elimination - liver & large intestines Catabolic Organic Modify as needed
Heavy Metal Detoxification Principles Go slow Appropriate timing Avoid fasting or radical low protein diets while detoxifying heavy metals Supplement with minerals Support the body in the process Have a long term maintenance plan
Chelation Guidelines: A Multi-step Graduated Program Start by Chelating from the blood & GI Tract Once total body burden has decreased, enhance chelation & add organ specific detoxification Support drainage, elimination mechanisms & pathways Support bodys system Minimize side effects & aggravations Gentle & gradual chelation is almost always preferable
EDTA, DMSA & DMPS Used for Provocation Sometimes called a "challenge" or "provoked" heavy metals test. The ability of EDTA, DMSA or DMPS to mobilize heavy metals stored in body tissues (& therefore not typically present in the circulation) increases the excretion of heavy metals in the urine, leading to more accurate identification of total heavy metal toxicology than hair or blood tests alone. This must be performed by trained medical practitioners, with timed urine collections sent out to a specialized laboratory for analysis.
Safe Natural Chelation
Natural Chelators More recently natural chelating agents have also been discovered, such as the use of pectins after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Includes polyuronide soluble fibers (Modified Citrus Pectin & kelp alginates), Vitamin C, natural thiol compounds & sulfur containing amino acids, kelp derived alginates & even herbs such as cilantro/coriander (Coriandrum sativum). These have properties that bind with metallic ions so that the ion is held by several chemical bonds. This renders it much less chemically reactive, producing a complex that is water soluble allowing it to be excreted harmlessly by the body.
Natural Chelation is Significantly Safer Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): Rare cases of allergic reaction. Other possible side effects include headache, muscle cramps, & a feeling of pins & needles in the body. Not to be used in initial state of chelation. Vitamin C: Rare cases of gastrointestinal complaints. These side effects normally stop as soon as high potency intake is reduced or stopped. Modified Citrus Pectin: No known adverse effects other than occasional loose stools. Alginates: No documented adverse effects
Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) in Chelation and Detoxification Clinical data indicates that MCP functions as a gentle chelator of heavy metals. The detoxification properties have been confirmed in clinical trials & case studies. MCP has shown in clinical studies to increase the urinary excretion of toxic metals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic & mercury. Long-term use of this gentle safe chelator could effectively reduce the body burden as shown in a clinical trial. The ability of MCP and modified Alginates to remove heavy metals & environmental toxins on an ongoing basis has been shown to be of significant clinical benefit in multiple case studies.
Chemical Properties of Alginates & Pectin A class of complex polysaccharide compounds known as polyuronides. Polyuronides are long chains of repeating sugar acid groups such as galacturonic acid (pectin) or mannuronic & guluronic acid (alginates). Polyuronides are proven chelators of toxic metals, pesticides & herbicides, and have been used in humans exposed to lead & radioactive metals as well as in the clean-up of environmental pollution for over 40 years.
Chelation Egg Box Theory Metal Complex Formation Polyuronides form stacks in solution in what is known as an egg box structure. Each pocket of the egg carton contains a positively charged ion to balance the negatively charged chains. Normally the positive ions are sodium & potassium. However, toxic metals especially lead, mercury, cadmium, & radioactive metals have a higher affinity for polyuronides than the essential ions like calcium, magnesium, & potassium. Toxic metal ions become trapped in the egg box structure & are eliminated from the body.
Stage I Detoxification During the first stage of detoxification, avoid introducing agents that can penetrate into the tissues & bind heavy metals to them. The concern is that they can pull heavy metals including mercury from the circulation into the tissues, especially the brain.
Stage I Detoxification Continued First chelate using MCP, or Modified Citrus Pectin/Alginate complex to slowly reduce the overall heavy metal burden on the tissue level for 2-4 weeks. During the initial chelation stage, higher dosages of such a combination are needed. For maintenance & long term prevention, lower dosages are sufficient. Due to ongoing exposure to heavy metals such as lead & mercury, there is great benefit to using such a preparation on a long term basis. Modified Citrus Pectin/Alginate complex provides on-going gentle chelation systemically in the blood stream as well as in the digestive tract.
The Effect of Modified Citrus Pectin on the Urinary Excretion of Toxic Metals Eliaz I, Hotchkiss AT, Fishman ML, Rode D.3 Amitabha Medical Clinic & Healing Center, Sebastopol, California, USA. Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA 19038,3University of California, Davis, CA, USA. Phytother Res. 2006 20(10):859-64. Methods: Prior to oral administration of MCP, the subjects collected a 24 hour urine sample for baseline measurements. Twenty four hour urine samples were also collected on day one & day six. The subjects ingested 15 grams of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) each day for five days & 20 grams on day six. Urine samples were analyzed by ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrophotometer). Results: Lead, mercury, cadmium & arsenic increased significantly in urine analysis. Essential minerals were not changed significantly. No side effects were reported.
Results: Modified Citrus Pectin & Urinary Excretion of Toxic Elements - Day One Results – Day One *
Results: Modified Citrus Pectin & Urinary Excretion of Toxic Elements - Day Six Results – Day Six *
Results Summary In the first 24 hours of MCP administration the urinary excretion of arsenic increased significantly (30% over baseline/day zero, p<0.05). In this same period, the excretion of mercury & cadmium approached significance (50% & 130% over baseline respectively; p<0.1). On day six, urinary excretion was significantly increased for cadmium (50% over baseline, p<0.05) with tin approaching significance (130% approached significance; p < 0.1). In addition, lead showed a dramatic increase in excretion (460% over baseline) with p=0.05 No significant changes in the excretion of Al, Ca, Cu, Mg, Zn, Fe, Se, Pt, Be, Bi, Tl, Th, U & Sb were observed. No Side effects were reported.
Modified Citrus Pectin Decreases the Total Body Burden: A Pilot Human Clinical trial Eliaz I. Amitabha Medical Clinic & Healing Center, Sebastopol, California, USA. EcoNugenics, Santa Rosa, California, USA. 228 th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 2004. Methods: Oral intake 5 g Modified Citrus Pectin/3x day for 4-10 months. Base line body burden and change measured with DMPS challenge (250mg i.v. followed by 6 hr. urine collection). Results: All subjects showed significant decrease in Mercury levels. Average decrease was 62.17%, ranging between 38.13% & 74.83% (p=0.0313). No significant side effects were noted.
MCP was effective in decreasing the total body burden of Mercury in all subjects. MCP is a promising systemic gentle chelator of heavy metals that can be used on an on going basis. Percent Reduction in Mercury from Baseline 10 months 4.5 months 6 months4 months6.5 months Study Conclusion MCP Intervention Individual Results
The Role of Modified Citrus Pectin as an Effective Chelator of Lead in Children Hospitalized with Toxic Lead Levels Zhao ZY, Liang L, Fan X, Yu Z, Hotchkiss AT, Wilk BJ, Eliaz I. Childrens Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Republic of China, Centrax International, Inc, San Francisco, California, USA. Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Services, US Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, USA. EcoNugenics, Inc. Santa Rosa, California, USA. Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 14(4):34-8.
Lead in 24 Hour Blood Serum 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 1234567 P Value = 0.0016 Figure 1 Blood serum lead concentration (ug/dL) measured in blood serum by GFAAS before (Blue) and after (Red) Modified Citrus Pectin treatment (5 grams three times daily) in 7 hospitalized children 5-12 years of age. No side effect reported.
Lead in 24 Hour Urine Excretion 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 1234567 P Value = 0.0007 Figure 2 Lead levels (µg/dL) measured in 24-hour urine excretion by GRAS before (Blue) and after (Yellow) Modified Citrus Pectin treatment (5 grams three times daily) in 7 hospitalized children 5-12 years of age. No side effects reported.
Stage II Detoxification Support heavy metal discharge and purge heavy metals while the body is going through a detoxification process. We can foster this process by: Removal & excretion of heavy metals from the tissue. Preventing re-absorption of heavy metals secreted via the bile to the gut. Binding circulating heavy metals, neutralizing & preventing re- absorption in the gut. Aiding the liver & the detoxifying enzymes in the body, support drainage & elimination. Supporting the bodys energy/vitality/strength to allow the body to follow through & successfully chelate the heavy metals. Supporting tissues where the chelation process can create side effects, such as the brain.
Stage II Supplementation: Detox Complete Poly botanical/thiols/nutrient formula is the second stage in a unique, two-part integrated detoxification system that broadens the gentle systemic chelation process. Designed as a complimentary formula to be used after 2-4 weeks of gentle chelation with Modified Citrus Pectin/Alginate complex. Poly botanical/thiols/nutrient formula supports detoxification by addressing multiple facets of chronic heavy metal toxicity. It fosters systemic chelation by providing a comprehensive combination of vitamins, nutrients & herbs that support detoxification from the tissues & organs and aids in liver detoxification, promoting elimination through both the bile/intestines & the urinary tract.
Stage II Supplementation: Detox Complete
Eliaz, I, Weil, E, Wilk, B. Amitabha Medical Clinic & Healing Center, Sebastopol, California, USA. EcoNugenics, Santa Rosa, California, USA. Forsch Komplementmed. 2007 Dec;14(6):358-64. Integrative Medicine & the Role of Modified Citrus Pectin/Alginates in Heavy Metal Chelation & Detoxification - Five Case Reports
Five Case Reports: Results
Detoxification Guidelines Start by Chelating from the blood & GI Tract Once Total Body Burden has decreased, enhance chelation & add organ specific detoxification Support drainage, elimination mechanisms & pathways Support bodys system Minimize side effects & aggravations Gentle & gradual chelation is almost always preferable
Detoxification Summary Define your goals - patient & practitioner Proper timing Multi faceted program Post detoxification follow up Repeat cleanse during spring & fall Evaluate success - physical, emotional & mental/psychological/spiritual
LINKS BETWEEN CANCER AND DENTAL HEALTH
Specific Dental Risk Factors in Cancer Root Canals Mercury amalgam fillings Infection Inflammation
Links between Cancer and Dental Health Research shows generalized links between periodontal disease and certain cancers Traditional Chinese Medicine demonstrates relationships between teeth and organ systems
Relationships between teeth and organs
Periodontal Disease Linked to: Cancer Systemic Inflammation Heart Disease Diabetes Autoimmune Disease Osteoporosis Allergies Lung Conditions Obesity Other conditions
PERIODONTAL DISEASE, INFLAMMATION AND CANCER Research Highlights
The Association of Dental Plaque with Cancer Mortality in Sweden Objectives: To study whether the amount of dental plaque, which indicates poor oral hygiene and is a potential source of oral infections, correlates with premature death from cancer. Methods: Prospective cohort study. 1390 randomly selected healthy young Swedes followed from 1985 to 2009. Soder B, Yakob M, et al. Dept. of Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden BMJ Open 2012;2;e001083. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001083
The Association of Dental Plaque with Cancer Mortality in Sweden Results: 4.2% of participants died during the study. Amount of dental plaque between those who died and those who survived was statistically significant with 1.79 times the overall risk of death via scattered malignancies in men and breast cancer in majority of women. Conclusion: Increased amount of dental plaque may be associated with increased cancer mortality. Further studies are warranted. Soder B, Yakob M, et al. Dept. of Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden BMJ Open 2012;2;e001083. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001083
Chronic Periodontitis and the Incidence of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Objective: To assess the effect of chronic periodontitis on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Methods: 473 HNSCC patients studied btw 1999-2005. Periodontitis measured by alveolar bone loss (ABL). Results: Each millimeter of ABL was associated with >4-fold increase risk of HNSCC. Chronic periodontitis may be an independent risk factor for HNSCC. Tezal M, et al. Depts. Oral Diagnostic Sciences, Oral Biology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Otolaryngology, S.U.N.Y. New York, USA Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009 18;2406.
Periodontal Disease May Associate with Breast Cancer Objective: To evaluate the association between periodontal disease, missing molars and breast cancer. Methods: Prospective study of 3,273 subjects ages 30-40 at baseline. Results: Chronic periodontal disease accompanied by missing molars associates statistically with increased incidence of breast cancer. Soder B, et al. Dept. of Dental Med., Division of Periodontology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden. Breast Cancer Res Treat. June 2011; 127(2):497-502
A Review of the Relationship Between Tooth Loss, Periodontal Disease, and Cancer Objectives: A review of 18 published studies demonstrating relationships and possible mechanisms of action between tooth loss, periodontal disease and various cancers. Controlled for smoking, demographics and other possible confounding factors. Meyer M, et al. Harvard School of Public Health Dept. of Epidemiology, Boston, MA. USA Cancer Causes Control 2008 19:895-907
Summary Relationships between teeth and organs Relationships between periodontal disease, inflammation and cancer Relationships between heavy metal toxicity, inflammation and cancer Natural agents with anti-inflammatory/anti-microbial/anti- cancer properties: Modified Citrus Pectin Tibetan Herbal Formula Honokiol Vitamin D3