Binders are like little sponges that mop up toxins
There are different kinds of binders for different types of toxins.
It’s all based on chemistry. Different types of binder molecules, attract specific types of chemicals in the body.
A negatively charged binder will attract positively charged molecules. And vice versa. Sometimes a waste compound from a cell wants to bond with another molecule to become more stable. Binders work using these principles.
But you don't need to know about the chemistry of binders to use them. Just understand that different binders attract different waste products or toxins.
For example, activated charcoal attracts lots of different chemicals. This is why it is given in the hospital to anyone who has swallowed poison. It will bind, grab, and hold onto the toxins that have been swallowed. This one is very promiscuous, meaning, it will grab a broad range, of many types of molecules and chemicals.
Most binders are made to be swallowed and stay in the gut. That's because most toxins enter our bodies through our mouths, especially pathogenic microbes. Think about accidentally eating spoiled food.
A binder in the gut will hold onto it, to make sure it goes out of the body in the stool.
Some binders bind up
- heavy metals
- pathogen toxins
- plastics and hormone-mimicking chemicals
- organic compounds – pesticides, herbicides, industrial chemicals.
Below is a chart of binders and what specific compounds they bind.
|Activated Charcoal||Pesticides, herbicides, bacterial toxins, some mold toxins, organic pollutants||Can be constipating.|
|Thiol Resins IMD from Quicksilver||Mercury||Best when you know you have certain types of mercury poisoning|
|Chlorella||Heavy metals, some biotoxins||Usually is tolerated well.|
|Clays and Zeolite||"Heavy metals, some biotoxins, some mold toxins, pesticides, herbicides, aflatoxin (mold), aluminum in gut, ammonia||Can use clays as a paste to pull toxins out of skin eruptions.|
|By prescription only||Cholestyramine||Mold toxins||Can be constipating and cause reflux. By doctor’s prescription only.|
|BioActive Carbon BioTox||Biotoxins, mold toxins, some environmental chemicals, ammonia, parabens, plastics, viral toxins||Does not just stay in gut, travels throughout body to pull toxins out from cells.|
|GI Detox||Binds multiple toxins, including metals, mold toxins, microbial toxins||Can be constipating.|
There are binders that are more clever and can travel throughout the body to bind toxins from body cells.
Why would we want this?
Many people have low-level, chronic infections. They don’t necessarily show up as a cold or flu, but they may show up as joint pain, muscle pain, spinal issues, neural conditions from brain information, or any other types of inflammation in the body.
Lyme disease is a great example of a microbe that likes to stay in the joints and creates joint pain. People with rheumatoid arthritis also tend to harbor microbes in the joints that contribute to pain. I have found many times in my clinical practice when a person is experiencing joint pain, it is due to an undetected microbial infection.
If we take care of the infection, the joint pain goes away. This would be a reason why we want binders to travel throughout the body. Bind the toxins, and stop the pain.
When you have a cold or flu…
The reason you feel symptoms is because of the toxins the microbes produce. If you can bind those toxins throughout the body, the symptoms can be reduced.
I see this again and again in kids with autism. Give a specific binder that travels throughout the body, and binds the toxins, and the kids calm down.
Many of the behaviors, I see – anger, moodiness, anxiety – are diminished by giving binders, that mop up toxins, that have created the behaviors.
Think of how you feel when you have a cold or flu. Do you want to interact much with those around you? No! You want to lie in bed and not do anything but get better. You don’t have the energy to look outward, to be social, to go to a party, or to even interact with your partner or family. You just want to be left alone in your own world, because you don’t feel good.
I believe this is one of the reasons why kids with autism are in their own world. They are super toxic. The body is dealing with a lot internally. And they just don’t have the energy to interact with those around them.
I find again and again when one specific binder is given, behaviors shift. What is this one binder? It is one of the binders listed in the chart above, Microbe Formulas BioActive Carbon BioTox Binder.
How does it work? This binder contains humic and fulvic acids with chemical groups attached to them. Humic and fulvic acids come from millions of years, of old decomposed, plant, and bacterial matter. So they contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen compounds.
These molecules are composed of many different chemical structures with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, kind of like snowflakes. Each molecule seems to have its own chemical signature. Because our bodies are 96% carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, the tiny fulvic molecules feed our cells. So one of the ways these binder works is by fueling our cells. It gives us the elements that we need to survive – carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen!
The other reason these work, so well is that the fulvic acid is nano-particle-sized. That means when you swallow a capsule, the humic acid stays in the gut to capture toxins there. The fulvic acid is tiny enough to transport throughout the body and get into cells. The chemicals attached to the fulvic acid, grab the various toxins microbes produce and hold onto them. This travels through the blood to the liver, and digestive tract, and eventually out through the stool.
Whaaat? Anger goes away in 30 minutes??
This binder works so well, that we can see anxiety, upset, whiney-ness, anger, and hyperactivity diminish within 20 to 30 minutes after giving the binder. Sounds like a miracle doesn’t it?!
Wow, this is an amazing mopper-upper toxin, and can produce an almost immediate effect!
While this works so well, we have to keep in mind that the toxins will continue to be produced until we actually take care of the root cause – the underlying infections. The microbes still live throughout the body. And the body is still expending a lot of energy dealing with these pathogens. This means less energy for growth, play, learning, and interacting with the outer world.
I recommend a full protocol to not just eliminate those microbial infections, but to make sure they, their toxins, and other toxic chemicals, exit the body without creating what is called a detox reaction. This has to be done in the right way, in the right order, or else the behaviors will get worse. Your child will feel worse.
Avoiding a Detox Reaction
In the Autism Recovery Plan, a 12-month program where I guide parents through this program, we effectively open up the body's systems to be able to let go of these microbes, their toxins, and much more that is stored in the body. This may include heavy metals, plastics, and other chemicals, organic chemicals, like pesticides and herbicides.
I have found that in any body that has autism, there is a combination of these toxins packed throughout the body. Those on the autism spectrum are poor excretory, or poor detoxifiers. They have trouble breaking down and eliminating toxins. The toxins accumulate in the body and create neurological symptoms and behaviors. We label it as autism.
In the Autism Recovery Plan, all this is broken down into bite-size pieces, so it's easy to understand. I give solutions for each of these toxins, for the kids, who are poor detoxifiers, and for those who have a hard time excreting waste.
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