I think your thinking about wheatgress makes sense. It is a very
detoxifying food (one of the reasons people like it). Maybe it
helps detox mercury some way that is not "chelation". I don't
understand what that would mean, I'm just chatting. As I said
before, people do (I think) also have lots of detox reactions
that are from unspecified causes--- not necessarily mercury.
(For example, I went to the Optimum Health Inst in April 2000,
and they talk about a variety of mild symptoms people may have
on their program, which is very detoxifying. It is all raw,
including 3 days of juice only; plus 4 oz a day of wheatgrass,
lots of probiotic drink [rejuvelac, made from sprouted fermented
wheat or other grains], wheatgrass juice colon implants, etc.
They said that people sometimes get rashes.....) Which, IMO,
might be merc or might be "anything". Who knows who.
Anyway, I think your observations of what seems "too much" wheatgrass
juice are the best way to go, in any case. Observing and adjusting
is always a good idea, in my book. Also interesting that you noticed
the timing relative to getting teeth cleaned.
If you happen to come across the
lipoic acid/spinach info, please let me know. I'd be very interested.
(e.g. book title and author, and what it says)
Sorry if I was going the wrong direction with my last note-- actually
I think your prior note DID seem like your question was about
understand your reactions to wheatgrass rather than evaluating it
relative to other options for chelation. As I mentioned, I take
barleygrass juice powder--- quite a lot really---2 to 4 TABLEspoons
a day (at one time I took more like 4 to 6 tablespoons a day).
I'm sure it is not as good as fresh, but still think it is
very good--- mostly because I find it satisfying in an immediate
sort of way.
> Thanks Moria for your response. I see how much work you are contributing
towards this group and am simply amazed. Your help is sincerely
appreciated. Maybe when I get my energy up and am finally cured of this
amalgam illness, I will be able to offer help to others like you do.
>The reason why I am asking about the wheatgrass is because although I have
been taking it daily for about three months and felt that it was helping me
somewhat, during this period I did experience two negative episodes of
worsened health. About six weeks ago I experienced extreme fatigue which
lasted for about two weeks, and more recently after upping my wheatgrass
dosage to 3 oz daily, a return of my headache, fatigue and tinnitus. This
latest episode occured soon after my teeth cleaning in which the hygienist
mistakenly polished my two silver fillings even though I asked her not to
:( In addition, I did notice that my skin gets deep acne when taking too
much wheatgrass. I also noticed a rash that I get after taking a shower but
I am not sure if it is caused by the other vitamins/supplements that I am
>I am trying to follow Andy's text regarding supplementation before amalgam
removal. I thought the wheatgrass would be a healthful addition to the
various supplements, but now I have changed my mind. I don't want to spread
untrue information, but I suspect that wheatgrass has lipoic acid in it or
something similar. What you have told me that wheatgrass may be able to
move mercury strengthens my feelings. I read somewhere that lipoic acid is
present in spinach (in addition to animal sources) so the possibility of
being in wheatgrassis is not totally unreasonable. In any case, I will
treat the wheatgrass as if it contains lipoic acid and so will discontinue
its use for now, since it is not the appropriate time. Maybe when I am
chelating with lipoic acid three months later, I may include small amounts
of the wheatgrass.
>Just to let you know, I was not considering wheatgrass in place of other
standardized chelating compounds. Andy's text, although not the easiest to
read, has impressed me as being extremely logical and comprehensive, and so
I intend to follow his advice as much as I can.
>Thank you again for you help.