I had a question about foods. I know you have said that the pasteurization process with milk can cause harm to the body. I don't eat or drink any dairy products, but soy milk is also pasteurized.
I don't recall saying that pasteurization was dangerous as in these posts:
Pasteurization actually help to reduce some of the toxic compounds found in milk including xanthine oxidase, which I discussed in this post:
Are soymilk or other alternatives harmful to the body?
No, unless you have allergies to the particular product.
Also, when I do have a cheese craving, I will eat goat cheese. What are your thoughts on goat's milk products? I assume the cheese has the same pasteurization process.
Again the pasteurization is not an issue. But goat's milk is easier to digest than cow's milk.
I was told by my Dr. that I am not producing metallothionein
Based on what test?
and that is causing zinc and other mineral imbalances and also causing my liver and kidneys to hang on to heavy metals. They put me on these two products:
Not sure why they have the ingredients they have in the product. The majority of it is hops and hops extract (Luduxin). I have never seen any evidence are effective in binding metals. Fresh hops are mostly used for their estrogenic effect and aged hops for their sedative effect.
The other main ingredients are more liver support than anything, but again do not bind metals.
What are your thoughts on treatment and also on the products?
I don't see any real list of ingredients on the second formula and it sounds like it may be a liquid in which case would rapidly destroy the vitamins. Hard to say anything too specific though without seeing the actual ingredients.
Thanks for your response. Sorry, I must have been mistaken, I thought I had read something to that effect, but I guess not. Thanks for clearing it up. So does goat's milk contain xanthine oxidase or cause health issues if not allergic?
It is much easier to digest, but I have never seen anything on its xanthine oxidase level if present.
They said I was not producing metallothiene based on not having rid the metals after a year of treatment (chlorella plus other homeopathic treatments they've put me on).
And what are they basing the claim high metals on? It is virtually impossible to test for heavy metal content in the body short of doing tissue biopsies for testing.
Also, my zinc is low despite supplementation of 50 mg for years w/ACV for absorbtion.
This does not necessarily mean lack of absorption. It can also mean displacement of the zinc, such as getting too much copper somewhere.
I've also been taking b's and TMG with ACV long term but am still not producing stomach acid. And in bloodwork copper is showing high.
Again, this could explain the low zinc. Zinc and copper are antagonistic to each other.
They claim that a lack of metallothiene will cause the liver to hang on to metals and an inability to absorb zinc. I believe the hops in the product is supposed to help my body start producing metallothiene. How do you recommend treating this?
It depends on what is really happening. I think they are assuming too much and likely relying on some inaccurate tests. Again the best way to confirm heavy metals is with tissue biopsies, which I am sure they did not do. If they used something like a hair analysis this shows nothing accurate.
They are basing it on hair tests and dmps testing.
So how do I reduce the copper levels? What herbs/foods are high in copper?
Hair testing is not even close to being accurate. Even copper leaching from your pipes could cause a high copper reading in the hair.
Not that familiar with dmps testing. But I would be careful about trying to reduce copper without making sure it is high. And I would would have serum copper checked for levels. If it is high then increasing zinc intake will lower copper levels.
Liver and shellfish are very high in copper. Others high in copper include sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and cocoa.