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tdtid
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I saw my LLMD on Monday and we have been working on heavy duty detoxing after all these years of hard core meds.

He has suggested that I start using Takesami Bamboo Charcoal.

I have used activated charcoal, chorella, and Tox-Ease in the past.

Is there anyone out there with any experience with Takesami Bamboo Charcoal? Any tips?

I know that I mix this in water vs taking pills as I have with the other forms.

Activated Charcoal gave me constipation. Will the Bamboo probably do the same and what are some of the more gentle ways of easing through that?

Any advice for a newbie to bamboo charcoal would be so appreciated. I have it on order and should get it by the end of the week.

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I dont know about that but i think i will be getting on the detox bus in about a month...for at least a year

In my readings charcoal is suppised to be the easiest. Csm and welchol are more known to be constipating

I have been reading a lot about dr s in md detox protocols

I read that some who get constipated with csm and welchol are able to take them id they add a lot of vit c and mag. Thst is what iplan to do

I also use senna if i have trouble...but thats just me. Not from dr s.

Good luck

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I have used Takesumi in the past for about two years. It works well also to chelate heavy metals. I never had any problem with constipatiion while on it

Magnesium is a good way to counteract it if you have that problem

it does take a little getting used to drinking it though, it's pure black, but it didn't taste that bad. Be careful though, I have stained some clothing

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Thank you, Lyme987, That is the type of stuff I wanted to know.

I do take magnesium now, so I imagine I will just continue with it while on the Takesumi.

As far as staining clothing, THANK YOU. Great tip to know.

I knew it was black and was concerned about the taste.

If you have been doing it for two years, I imagine that means you feel you are getting great results from this product. Thanks again.

Lpkayak, I haven't used the other products you are discussing, so don't understand comparisons.

Good luck in your future persuits.

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I've used chlorella, CSM, charcoal and most recently takesami. It is funny, my doc said it was not constipating, but I found it to be VERY constipating.

I stopped taking it this week because I've been sick with a cold and it was hard to do my usual regimen. I feel so much better off of it. I don't even want to try it again...

I found CSM and charcoal to be less binding. It's funny how we all react so differently to different meds and supplements.

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My LLMD recommends it, so that's a pretty good recommendation! I've been taking for some years now with no problems. I just drink it down with water or juice. It turns the inside of the cup black, so got to wash it out afterwards!
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I think it's a pretty strong binder, so I think many will have reactions.

I used to react to everything under the sun, but not so much the binders. It really helped me with metals.

I think it also has some mild microbial properties

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Sometimes it makes me herx, so I use other binders.

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Thank you all for your input.

Sounds like something I do need to try, at least for awhile.

And yes, my LLMD recommended it too, which I feel is a high endorsement.

I know we ALL respond differently to all these things we try, but you gave great food for thought. Thank you.

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My biggest concern about this product is that it

comes from Japan which is getting bathed in never

ending radiation from the Fukushima, out of

control forever, nuclear accident that happened

on March 2011.

I can tell if something has radioactive Iodine

(there are hundreds of radioactive particle types

spewing out over there) because it goes right to

my thyroid and it swells. But still, even if the

radioactive iodine wanes it could be hot with

radiaoctive particles that lasts thousands of

years.

When Fukushima happened I bought bamboo charcoal

because it ties up radiation and I wanted to buy

some that was from before the accident. If it

ties up radiation then it could be a "hot"

product just like Chlorella from that area.

We cannot depend on the EPA to protect the US

citizens from highly radioactive food/beverages.

Besides making a media-blackout over the

accident's constant flow of radiation into the

Pacific and our jetstream (radiation comes down

in our snow and rain and it is also high rads to

fly)the govt. quietly raised the allowable

levels in all foodstuffs by 2,800%.


Radiation has risen 20% in Hawaii and California

and not a peep from the media or our government.

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As far as detox goes, I am using Living Clay and really like the results. I'm trying to "fix" my salicylate sensitivity and histamine intolerance.

Good luck with the charcoal!

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Are you using the clay in baths, drinking it or both, Lymetoo?
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I agree with Lookup about everything, and radioactive particles are a concern. Maybe that is why it makes me herx sometimes.

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As stated up-thread, radiation is why we should be concerned about products from Japan and the Pacific.

For example, look at today's articles from
enenews.com

TV: Billions of mysterious creatures dead along West Coast — “Literally covering all of Oregon coast” — Washing up from California to Alaska — Expert: Death totals are staggering, “it’s got to be billions” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/tv-billions-mysterious-creatures-washing-along-west-coast-piles-dead-sea-animals-california-alaska-literally-covering-all-oregon-coast-expert-death-totals-stagge ring-be-billions-video

and

“Caldrons of hell” created at Fukushima, says energy company official; Disaster is recurring each day at plant — Japan Nuclear Expert: We have a crisis “of a severity that can’t be imagined anywhere else”; People have been abandoned and “thrown away” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/caldrons-hell-created-fukushima-energy-company-official-disaster-recurring-day-plant-japan-nuclear-expert-crisis-severity-be-imagined-anywhere-people-abandoned-t hrown-away-video

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Well, this is taking a turn in a direction that now has me concerned.

My LLMD recommended it, so I have it on order. It will be arriving tomorrow.

But NOW what? Yikes.

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quote:
Originally posted by ukcarry:
Are you using the clay in baths, drinking it or both, Lymetoo?

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Drinking it.

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quote:
Originally posted by lookup:
As stated up-thread, radiation is why we should be concerned about products from Japan and the Pacific.

For example, look at today's articles from
enenews.com

TV: Billions of mysterious creatures dead along West Coast — “Literally covering all of Oregon coast” — Washing up from California to Alaska — Expert: Death totals are staggering, “it’s got to be billions”


.
The mysterious creatures are blue jellyfish, and they don't know yet why they died.
It could be lack of food or lack of oxygen in the water.


I found this info about radiation levels.
All The Best, Scientifically Verified, Information on Fukushima Impacts
http://deepseanews.com/2014/01/all-the-best-scientifically-verified-information-on-fukushima-impacts/

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I make an effort to buy southern hemisphere

product when possible. For example, Bone-Up, by

Jarrow, sources their calcium from Australia and

New Zealand. I bought sodium alginate from New

Zealand. We can only do what we can do and

sometimes all we can do is to say a prayer and

consume it anyway. There are ways to help

mitigate radiation. Being well mineralized helps.

[ 05-08-2015, 02:13 PM: Message edited by: lookup ]

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Lookup, I agree. Saying a prayer and consuming it.

It's so hard because any time you read the news, there is some product that isn't good for us any more.

Or else one that we were told to stop consuming that is now ok????

It just gets to be enough to make your head spin.

So we do the best we can and hope the best. Thanks for all the input on this topic.

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My friend and I have a joke and we say to each

other, "Why don't we just ask the 8 Ball and go

with that?!"

[ 05-08-2015, 09:45 PM: Message edited by: lookup ]

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