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From: "Steve Harris" <>
Subject: Re: Mercury Detoxification Questions
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 23:49:18 -0600

"Dilworth" <> wrote in message
> You don't have the slightest idea what you're talking about.  Mercury
> can be tested in both blood and urine.  I just accessed Quest
> Diagnostics Test menu.  They are the largest commercial clinical
> laboratory in the U.S.  I randomly selected their Houston laboratory,
> because I know it's a big one.  I searched under "mercury" as key word
> and came up with a number of choices.
> You might not want to hang yourself way out on a limb like this.  If you
> don't know about laboratory testing, admit it.  It casts doubt on the
> rest of your posting, also, I might add.
> Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
> Microbiology (have worked in labs since 1971)

Comment: Judy, Judy, Judy. You have been suckered into thinking that these
people are talking about chemical mercury, Hg, element number 80, blah,
blah.  They aren't. They are talking about a different "alternative-medicine
mercury," which bears the same relationship to the chemist's mercury as
Reiki "energy" bears to the physicist's "energy."  The alternative-medicine
mercury comes from tooth amalgams, rather like bad spirits, and it causes
almost any disease you can think of. Particularly depression and anxiety and
chronic fatigue. It can be detected only by special tests available to the
alternative practitioner.  It does not show up on any standard medical lab
test, or any test which can be ordered by anyone with an M.D. after their
name.  It is a Toxin.  Do not confuse Toxins with toxins, the ordinary
chemical things which cause injury. Toxins are much more nasty, and can be
dealt with only by an arcane process known as "detoxification". This does
not bear any relationship to what you would do for ordinary common mercury
poisoning. Detoxification is metaphorical, a spiritual purification. I
believe it involves eating special purifying foods, and having coffee
squirted up your nether regions. Hope that's helpful.

From: "Steve Harris" <>
Subject: Re: Mercury Detoxification Questions
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 13:37:13 -0600

"K.O. Varto" <> wrote in message
> hey Steve, Dr Gonzales MD, just got featured in latest LEF magazine article
> for the NHI grant (megadollars) for his protocol on pancreatic cancer and
> one feature is coffee in your bowel regions

Yes, and I'm not happy with the article at all. Obviously they didn't ask me
on this one, or I'd have told them that this guy should be featured strictly
as somebody who has some program he hasn't proven to work yet.  Basically,
he's some Mexican guy who went to the US, got a medical degree, and started
treating cancer patients with pancreatic enzymes and coffee enemas as though
they were in some Tijuana cancer clinic.  He got a lot of money from the NIH
office of alternative medicine to prove his ideas, but he hasn't done it
yet, okay?  Meanwhile, all he has is his stories.  The LEF article is
premature, and that's putting it kindly.

From: "Steve Harris" <>
Subject: Re: purification by eating rice as a diet??
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 10:48:35 -0600
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"Reepicheep" <> wrote in message

> When recommending a detox diet, most naturopaths would also prescribe
> specific supplements design to help remove the specific toxins one has in
> their system.


They wouldn't do that, because they don't KNOW what "toxins" it is that
they're removing. "Toxin" is a magic buzzword for the patient's anxieties.
You can replace it by deficient chi or too much ama or just bad juju.
Detoxify; rebalance your energy fields; get in touch with your inner
credulousness. Apply a crystal to your fifth chakra and grunt.

Incidentally, naturopaths are less likely these days to be nutso about all
this detoxification stuff than chiropractors who've fallen into one of the
faddish nutritional schools, and the range of other less-well educated
nutritional faddists (Kellogg and his yogurt enemas). Such language tends to
come mostly from colonic people who sell herbal laxatives and others with
some kind of obsession with their bowels. The kinds of people who imagine
themselves full of worms and cancer and impacted feces that nothing can
remove. Constipated people who wash their hands to rawness. Also, there's a
lot of detoxification in Ayurvedic medicine, which comes from deep in the
past of India where people actually often were full of worms. It's a little
silly for the modern relatively affluent Westerner, though.

Real, educated licensed naturopaths from one of the good 4-year schools have
tended to move away from this emphasis. They know enough about nutrition to
have other stuff on their minds.


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