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A Possible Precaution About Cilantro.
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A Possible Precaution About Cilantro.

I received an email from a good friend today, who
says she had a bad experience using cilantro as a
chelating agent. She still has mercury-amalgam fillings
in her mouth.

She asked me to post this precaution, since it was
me who, 10 months ago, posted a message praising cilantro and chlorella as chelating agents. I'm glad
to do it. I want the best and truest information to
be out there.

My friend says that a man named Andy Cutler, who has
a group on yahoo, has written a book in which he says
that no one should eat cilantro until all their amalgam
fillings are removed. Why? Because the cilantro will
remove some mercury from tissues and gums, and cause
that mercury to be circulated in the bloodstream,
without removing it from the body.

My friend said that she unknowingly used two other
mercury-chelating agents, NAC and ALA, for the last
3 years. And for a few months, she's been taking
cilantro. She says that the combined chelators made
her tired and irritable, slurred her speech, depressed
her, and sponsored compulsive eating episodes.

Neither Doctor David Williams nor Doctor Jon Barron
ever suggested that cilantro should not be used by
those with mercury still in their mouths. I ate
cilantro while my Amalgams were being removed over
the course of one summer, and suffered no side effects.

But who knows? We're all the same in essential ways,
and yet different. Cilantro may well be a no-no for
some people who still have mercury-amalgam fillings
in their mouths.

I hope some of the CZ regulars who know of Andy Cutler
and his book -- or who have experiences with cilantro,
pro or con -- will weigh in on this subject. I certainly don't want to lead anyone astray. I'm grateful to my friend for telling me of her experiences.



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