The news was devastating.
“It seems like an autoimmune condition,” speculated one physician.
“It might be MS,” mused a neuropathologist.
Every physician and specialist had a different guess. None had answers.
Nothing seemed to make sense. Fear gnawed at their insides as they searched for answers.
Just a few months ago Sue was so healthy and vibrant. Running her own business, competing in triathlons, eating well… she was doing everything “right.”
Married to Dr. David Minkoff – who was at the time an ER physician – she even had access to some of the best resources, but still nobody could figure it out.
And the situation kept getting worse.
She was losing strength in her glutes and deltoids. She was having strange symptoms in her thyroid, liver, and brain.
And nobody knew what was going on.
One day, David stopped by the office complex where Sue worked and ran into a natural dentist.
He listened compassionately as David told him about his situation. The frustration. The pain. The not-knowing.
“You know,” replied the dentist, “it sounds a lot like mercury toxicity. Did she get any silver amalgam fillings recently removed?”
“Actually she just had a bunch of them removed. Almost all her molars had big chunky ones from decades ago. She read about how bad they can be for your health so she went to a dentist and had them taken out.”
“That’s it,” the dentist stated matter-of-factly.
He continued, “Go get her tested. And get ready to hit the books, you’re going to need to learn a lot about this. Nobody around here knows anything about mercury toxicity.”
It was 1997 and natural dentistry was still in its infancy. Information about the dangers of mercury amalgams was just beginning to become known in the wider culture – although an ignored but highly vocal few have been sounding the alarm for decades.
Jumping on the cultural trend, many dentists began naively offering to remove silver amalgams without proper training or protection.
What makes mercury so useful is that it is a liquid at room temperature. Mixed with a few other metals, it’s an easy, malleable fix for damaged teeth with almost no downside.
It also boils at 110°F. With a high-speed dental drill, the mercury in the fillings aerosolize in the mouth and are absorbed by oral mucosal membranes just below the brain.
And that’s exactly what happened to Dr. Minkoff’s wife Sue.
The loss of strength and coordination, the mysterious liver malfunction, disturbing mental lapses…. It was all apparently due to an accumulation of mercury.
But necessity is the mother of invention and the ordeal changed the course of both Dr. Minkoff’s and Sue’s life.
Dr. Minkoff immediately booked a trip to Seattle to train with leading experts in heavy metal detox. He learned all about nutrition and natural methods for supporting the body’s detox process.
He learned all about the glutathione detox system in the body. He learned how it is based on simple amino acids, and how it safely shunts toxins and free radicals out through the bowels.
He learned about the importance of antioxidants for preventing damage to the body’s most delicate cellular structures. How micronutrients and diet can enhance detox and how to support the liver so it can do its job more effectively.
When he returned, his clinic began implementing conventional chelation therapy with DMPS, one of a few similar pharmaceutical treatment protocols. But the more he learned, the more problems he found. By eliminating through the urine, the sensitive filters of the kidneys can be damaged, causing a whole new set of problems.
In addition, conventional chelators use an ionic bond to bind metals, a positive-negative charge, a lot like a magnet. But this bond really isn’t very strong, and the chelators can accidentally “drop” the heavy metal in a new, sometimes even worse location such as the brain.
So, the “solution” was making the problem worse in some cases.
And if that weren’t enough, these chelators also bind “good” minerals like zinc and magnesium with a much higher affinity than the bad guys like mercury or lead. Even then, there were still other metals like aluminum, antimony, and uranium that the conventional chelators wouldn’t touch.
Conventional treatments just weren’t all that great.
There was a lot of room for improvement here, and Dr. Minkoff began dreaming up a natural detox treatment, something non-toxic and easy to use. Something that bound all the different heavy metals with a strong grip and left the good minerals alone. Something that worked more like the bodies own detox system and eliminated through the bowel.
The stage was set for a second chance encounter, this time with a brilliant biochemist.
Driven by the desire to help people like Sue, people struggling against the phantom of metal toxicity with little knowledge and poor treatment options.
They began the long, slow process of experimentation.
They looked for solutions nature had already innovated. They looked at algae and bacteria known for their potent metal-binding properties. They asked what made them so effective? How can we use what already works?
And after months of work, it paid off.
Finally, they found the solution they were looking for, the perfect metal-detox formula.
It hinged on a totally different (and vastly more effective) kind of biochemistry. Instead of chelation, they used something called clathration.
And what is clathration?
So chelation is a single ionic bond. Not very strong. Like a refrigerator magnet.
Clathration, on the other hand, is a two-handed vice-like grip.
It is a process where molecules bind together to form a cage around the metal using 3 kinds of bonds instead of just one (covalent, ionic, and hydrogen bonds).
Dr. Minkoff and the biochemist used a combination of special peptides derived from algae and bacteria, to create a heavy-metal-specific clathration agent. And it met every single criteria they intended to address:
While this remarkable clathration development is the base of what became BodyHealth’s very first product, Metal-Free (this is where everything started for us), it isn’t the end of the story.
In all his research and training, Dr. Minkoff also learned about all the different nutritional means of supporting the detox process and how to protect the body from the damaging effects of heavy metals.
To create the most powerful metal detox product available (it outperformschemical chelators!) , he added a host of immune-stimulating, health-boosting, and bioprotective compounds that make Metal-Free the most advanced metal detox tool available on the market today:
So what about Sue?
She made a complete recovery in 3 months and today is healthy as ever. Over 20 years later she’s a competitive triathlete and regularly earns a spot on the podium for her age group.
This is the one real upside of metal toxicity issues. Once the metal is removed from the system, everything gets back to normal. There usually isn’t irreparable permanent damage. Once you detox, you regain your health and wellness.
And in this case, it also led to the development of Metal-Free, which has helped thousands of patients successfully recover from metal toxicity issues.
Our modern world is awash in heavy metals and it’s only getting worse. They’re in sunscreen, cosmetics, common household products, the food supply, even in our water (municipal filtration systems don’t do anything for heavy metals).
Once in your system, they accumulate over time, placing an increasing burden on your health.
Metal toxicity can cause serious damage to your health and can be very difficult to diagnose if your medical practitioner isn’t acutely aware of metal toxicity issues. And we are ALL dealing with this on one level or another.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Prevention is vastly cheaper and easier (and much less stressful) than trying to manage symptoms of toxicity.
Metal-Free was designed from the ground up to be one of the, gentlest, most reliable, and most effective metal detoxifiers available.
In one case study, it increased mercury excretion over 600% and completely turned around a child’s performance in school.
It’s easy to use, just a few sprays in the morning is all it takes. Metal-Freeis designed to be a quiet, simple solution to a pernicious epidemic.
Let yourself benefit from Sue’s health crisis.
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If you search for “energy supplement” on amazon, you get over 4,000 results.
How can any reasonable human sift through all that and find the ones that work? Or which ones are bogus?
I did a deep dive into the truth about “increasing your energy” in another article. It gives you a framework for understanding how real energy supplements work and why.
But here I want to do something different.
I want to get practical and tactical with 10 proven ways to boost energy production in your cellular energy factories –– your mitochondria.
We’ll start with the lifestyle and dietary ways to boost your mitochondria and then look at a few powerful supplements.
Let’s start with the cheapest...
Your average health food store has an entire section devoted to “energy.”
The products on the shelf, with their fancy logos and specially designed packaging, make grandiose claims about what they will do for your “energy levels.”
But the truth?
Most of them are stimulants in disguise, artificially jacking you up to give you the sensation of energy.
But in the end, they do more harm than good. They increase cortisol, cause dehydration, and deplete you.
Because almost none of them do anything on the biological level that supports your real energy system: your mitochondria and metabolism.
That’s why in this article I want to show you what to look for with any new supplement.... and why.
It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” according to Andy Williams. Or should it be the most wonderFULL time of the year? I’m referring to the last 6 weeks of the year which is fraught with one nutritional landmine after another.
Let’s face it, things like pumpkin pie, stovetop stuffing, eggnog, pumpkin-spiced lattes, peanut brittle, homemade fudge, and divinity only make their appearance during this brief window so we might as well gorge ourselves with as much as we can, right?
No wonder the average American gains 2 to 5 pounds (or more) over the holidays. You’d think we were part bear by eating all…the…things before going into several months of hibernation. Unfortunately, this is a major reason people gradually gain weight over the course of years and decades. Gaining weight is easy while losing it is another story.