RESEARCH – Dr. Griesz-Brisson discovered the Optimum footbath caused her patients to excrete significantly higher amounts of toxic metals

Detoxification Protocol
Bayne Boyes, FCMA, FCPA


1) Ionic Footbath:
Research by German Neurologist and Neurophysiologist Dr. Margareta Griesz-Brisson (a Harvard graduate) shows that when patients regularly took cilantro tincture and combined that with an ionic footbath, the amount of mercury, lead, cadmium, nickel and especially aluminum (basically everything toxic) that the patients excreted in their urine and hair was dramatically increased.

The ionic footbath has been greatly misunderstood and misrepresented because of confusion about what the color of the water means. However, the color of the water is not accurate for determining whether the footbath works!

Dr. Griesz-Brisson discovered that the footbath caused her patients to excrete significantly higher amounts of toxic metals, which she confirmed by measuring their urine and doing a hair analysis test on them after the footbath and the really good news is that the footbath caused only a slight increase in the excretion of essential minerals.

The kidneys secrete the greatest amount of toxins on the third day following a 30-minute footbath. Therefore, it is best to do this treatment twice weekly in order to prevent overwhelming the kidneys with toxins.

Dr. Griesz-Brisson also found the amount of aluminum in her subjects’ urine was so “off the charts” that she had to change the scale for measuring aluminum excretion so that it would fit on the same chart as the other toxic metals.

In addition to eating organic and filtering your water:

A) Cilantro and Ionic Footbath Protocol

Before each meal: start by taking two droppers of cilantro tincture in a little bit of water. I believe most good quality cilantro tincture’s will work just fine; BioPure’s Cilantro tincture is pure (but also expensive).
After dinner: do a 30-minute footbath. Your body will excrete the majority of the mercury and other toxic metals on the 3rd day following the footbath–so only do two footbaths per week. I am not sure if the type of footbath matters; I use Optimum Focus (standard)

We have seen reports that the cilantro-ionic treatment has been much more effective than DMSA, EDTA, DMPS and it is at a fraction of the cost with few side effects.


We believe Max Gerson, M.D. was the first to discover the beneficial effects of coffee enemas. During World War II, there was a shortage of analgesics. Many of the wounded had no access to morphine following surgery. The suffering was tremendous, and in some cases surgeons ordered enemas for the patients. Hard to believe, but the most available material was coffee which was kept going around the clock. If there was left over coffee, the nurses poured the tepid coffee into the enema buckets and what they found was that the soldiers had relief from these coffee enemas.

Research that was done subsequently did in fact confirm that the colon absorbed the caffeine in solution and transported it to the liver through the portal venous system. There, the caffeine stimulated the bile ducts to open with an increase in release of bile and, allowed increased excretion of toxins from the liver to be released in the digestive waste excreted by the GI system. Consequently, the liver then was able to clear more toxins from the blood.

Researchers documented that any toxins in the blood stream irritate the nerve endings in the body–especially in tissues that are inflamed–increasing pain. Often this pain has a diffuse nature, which is difficult to explain. By eliminating toxins from the blood and the liver this pain can be alleviated. This is more effective than blocking pain with pharmaceuticals that mask the pain but do nothing to reverse the cause. Drinking coffee does not have the same effect.

The “S” shaped sigmoid colon is the last part of the large intestine. By the time stool gets to this part of the colon, most nutrients have been absorbed back into the bloodstream. There is a special circulatory system between the sigmoid colon and the liver called the enterohepatic circulation that is a direct communication of veins. This circulatory system enables toxin to be sent directly to the liver for detoxification, rather than circulating them through the rest of the body and all of its vital organs including the brain. This system of veins carries rectal / sigmoid toxins directly to the liver for detoxification.
When a coffee enema is used, the caffeine from the coffee is preferentially absorbed into this system and goes directly to the liver where it becomes a very strong detoxicant. It causes the liver to produce more bile (which contains processed toxins) and moves bile out toward the small intestine for elimination. This seems to free up the liver to process more incoming toxic materials that have accumulated in the organs, tissues and bloodstream. The coffee does not go into the systemic circulation, unless the enema procedure is done improperly.

The coffee contains some alkaloids that also stimulate the production of glutathione-S-transferase, an enzyme used by the liver to make the detox pathways run. It is pivotal in the formation of more glutathione, one of the main conjugation chemicals, enabling toxins to be eliminated via bile into the small intestine. So, in other words, a coffee enema speeds up the detoxification process and minimizes the backlog of yet to be detoxified substances. You will need the following materials:
• An enema bag or bucket, preferably one of clear plastic that you can see through
• A stainless steel cooking pot
• Organic coffee, fully caffeinated, drip grind coffee
• A source of uncontaminated water. Chlorinated water should be boiled for 10 minutes


1. Put a little over 1 quart of clean water in a pan and bring it to a boil. Add 3 rounded Tbsp. of coffee. Let it continue to boil for five minutes, then turn the stove off.
2. Allow it to cool down to a very comfortable, tepid temperature. Test with your finger. It should be the same temperature as a baby’s bottle. It’s safer to have it too cold than too warm; never use it hot or steaming; body temperature is good.
3. Next, pour the coffee from the pot into the enema bucket—pour through a filter to remove the coffee grounds in the cup and be sure the ‘valve’ on the enema tube is ‘closed’. We use an intermediate container with a pour spout when going from the pan to the enema bucket. Do not use a paper filter to strain the grounds.
4. Loosen the clamp on the enema tube to allow the coffee to run out to the end of the catheter tip and re-clamp the bag when all the air has been removed from the enema tubing.
5. Hang the enema bag/bucket at least two feet above the floor; you can use a coat hanger or an old belt–on a door knob or towel rack. Do not hang it high, as on a shower head, because it will be too forceful and the hose won’t reach.
6. Lie down on the floor on your back (or right side) and gently insert the catheter. I have wrapped a yoga mat inside a plastic bag and put this in the bathtub with a comfy pillow behind my head. If you need lubrication, I use virgin coconut oil–olive oil, a vitamin E capsule, or KY jelly should also be fine. Best avoid petroleum gels.
7. Gently insert the tube into the rectum a few inches and then release the clamp and let the coffee flow in. Clamp the tubing off as soon as there is the slightest amount of discomfort or fullness. Do not change positions or use an incline board to cause the enema to enter further into the colon; this defeats the purpose of this type of enema.
8. Try to retain the enema for a minimum of 12 or more minutes. Sometimes there will be an immediate urgency to get rid of it and that is fine. It helps to clean the stool out of the colon so that next time around you can hold more of the enema longer. Never force yourself to retain it–if you feel that you can’t. If you have to void, when you have clamped the tubing, remove the catheter tip and void. Depending on your session, if you are able to only retain ½ or so from the bucket with the need to void; after you have emptied the bowel, you can proceed with the remainder and likewise hold that for at least 12 minutes, if able, then void.

When you have finished your session, rinse out the bag and hang it up to dry. Periodically run boiling water, peroxide, or other comparable antimicrobial agent through the empty bag to discourage mold growth when not in use.

If you feel wired or hyper, or have palpitations or irregular heartbeats after a coffee enema, you should reduce the amount of coffee, usually by half for a few days or weeks. Only use organic coffee. Be sure the source of your water is good clean chemical-free spring, well, or filtered water.
Always discontinue the enemas if there is any adverse reaction whatsoever, and discuss it with the doctor at your next appointment. If you find the enema helpful, do not use it more than once per day for any extended period without medical supervision. Use it as necessary, perhaps several days in a row, but more commonly a few times a week.

3) Infra-red Sauna Therapy:

Compared to once-a-week saunas, taking a sauna four or more times a week has been shown to reduce your risk of death from heart disease by 50 percent, high blood pressure by 47 percent, dementia by 66 percent, respiratory diseases and pneumonia by 41 and 37 percent respectively, and premature death from all causes by 40 percent. Taking a sauna one to three times per week has been shown to lower your stroke risk by 12 percent, while daily sauna use (four to seven times a week) can reduce your risk by as much as 62 percent.

Infrared saunas are particularly known for their ability to promote detoxification, as the heat is able to penetrate deeper into your tissues. Near-infrared saunas have additional benefits, as near-infrared interacts with light absorbing molecules in your mitochondria and water molecules that flush toxins out of your body, including pesticides and heavy metals such as cadmium, arsenic, lead and mercury.

As noted in a review published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health:
“Sweating is not only observed to enhance excretion of the toxic elements of interest in this paper, but also may increase excretion of diverse toxicants, as observed in New York rescue workers, or in particular persistent flame retardants and bisphenol-A … Optimizing the potential of sweating as a therapeutic excretory mechanism merits further research.”

The mobilization of stored toxins can be further enhanced by taking niacin (vitamin B3). The niacin helps mobilize fat, freeing up toxic chemicals locked in lipophilic tissues such as your brain. When the niacin is taken in conjunction with sauna bathing, the mobilized toxins can then be safely eliminated through your sweat.

Sauna Use Significantly Cuts Your Risk of Dementia
Considering Alzheimer’s is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease and cancer, the protective benefits of sauna bathing cannot be overstressed. As mentioned, taking a sauna at least four times a week may cut your risk by 66 percent, compared to taking a sauna just once a week.

Sauna use has also been shown to improve focus and attention in general, which makes sense when you consider its beneficial impact on vascular function, blood flow and elimination of toxic debris from your brain. Heat stress also promotes myelin growth,25thereby helping your brain repair nerve cell damage and function faster.

Exposure to sauna heat and exercise raises your body’s core temperature, essentially creating a short burst of heat stress. This activates genes that optimize heat shock proteins in your cells. Since these proteins are damaged with time, and accumulation can lead to plaque formation in your brain and vascular system, it is important to prevent this adverse chain of events. Mild heat stress, as experienced in exercise and sauna use, increases the expression of mitochondrial biogenesis regulatory genes.
Heat Stress Affects Brain Health

Heat has a robust and profound effect on your brain health as your brain benefits from lower blood pressure, greater vascular health and enhanced relaxation. Research has also demonstrated it increases levels of prolactin, which may promote myelin growth, helping your brain to function faster and repair more efficiently.

Researchers have also discovered a possible link between heat stress and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). This factor activates your brain stem cells to convert new neurons and triggers other chemicals to promote neurological health. Researchers have discovered that when you exercise in hot weather it increases the amount of BDNF, as opposed to exercise in cold weather. This further supports the use of heat stress to improve your brain health.

Your body also responds to heat by attempting to cool down, increasing production of dynorphin, the opposite of endorphin. Dynorphins sensitize your brain to endorphins, which may explain the mood boosting effect you experience with exercise and heat stress. When you are exposed to heat, reactive oxygen species (ROS) are generated, which in turn increase the production of growth factors such as BDNF. As you age, neurons in your brain may be lost.

Your skin is a major organ of elimination. However, in many the skin has become inactive. In other words, you just don’t sweat very efficiently. Consistent use of a sauna slowly helps your body restore elimination through sweat, allowing for the removal of toxic chemicals and metals. This daily habit pays serious dividends, including detoxification, improved cardiac health, physical performance, endurance and brain health.

Near Infrared Versus Far Infrared Saunas

Infrared, near- and far-infrared saunas use special lamps to heat your body from the inside out, and not the entire room. Temperatures in the room are typically lower than other sauna types, but the light heats your body to a similar temperature.

Significant differences exist between near infrared versus far infrared saunas. At this time, I recommend the near infrared type of sauna.

Far infrared saunas emit far more harmful electromagnetic fields. This has to do with the frequencies they are supposed to emit in the 4-15 micron range. This is similar to the emissions from cell phones and portable phones.

Near infrared lamp sauna energy penetrates inside the body slightly more deeply, and thus the infrared effects tend to be greater. Research indicates that near infrared lamp energy may penetrate up to 3-4 inches inside the body.

The lamp sauna design for near infra-red requires the bather to rotate 90 degrees every few minutes to expose different parts of the body to the infrared rays

Near-infrared penetrates your tissue even more effectively than far-infrared since they have wavelengths under 900 nanometers, which are not absorbed by water like the higher wavelengths in mid- and far-infrared and actually can reach deeper into your tissues to provide their therapeutic benefits.
What’s more, near-infrared targets the cytochrome c oxidase in the mitochondria, causing dissociation of nitric oxide and increasing electron transport and ATP synthesis, all of which have important benefits. In a way, you could say near-infrared helps fuel your body, as it actually triggers your mitochondria to produce additional ATP (cellular energy).

Near-infrared is also particularly beneficial for regeneration of deeper structures such as tendons, bones and cartilage; orthopedic and musculo-skeletal problems. Metabolic syndrome and diabetes are two other conditions that could benefit from near-infrared light exposure.

Near-infrared even helps your body produce melatonin, which may help improve your sleep. Meanwhile, the biological effects of far-infrared are primarily related to its ability to alter protein structures and structure the water in and around your cells.

We now know mitochondrial dysfunction is at the heart of most health problems and chronic diseases, including many signs of aging. For these reasons, I strongly recommend using a low or no emitting emf sauna that offers a full spectrum of infrared radiation, not just far-infrared.

Common Sense Safety Precautions

While most people can safely use the sauna, if you’re unfamiliar with it, start slowly, spending just five minutes or so in there to start, and build your heat tolerance to avoid overstressing your cardiovascular system. Over time, work your way up to where you can (relatively) comfortably spend up to a half-hour in the sauna.

Most experts recommend not spending more than 20 minutes in a near-infrared sauna unless you are also on a nutritional balancing program.

This recommendation stems from the profound chemical changes a near-infrared sauna can effect in your body. Although most are beneficial, if you already have unbalanced mineral ratios the process can potentially worsen the problem. Many minerals are lost through sweating. Taking kelp and using a high quality unprocessed salt in your cooking such as Himalayan in combination with magnesium, as most of us are deficient in magnesium. I vigorously stir a pinch of Himalayan salt in some filtered water (to enhance the water structure) first thing in the morning.

Even if you can comfortably tolerate the heat, the detoxification process can in some cases be severe, depending on your toxic load. If you experience detox symptoms or feel ill after sauna bathing, try cutting down on the time you spend in there.

Also, if you are trying to have a baby, you’ll want to steer clear of the sauna. With men, as your body heat rises, so does the temperature of your testicles, reducing your fertility. This reduces your sperm count and motility (how well sperm swim). The effect is reversible, but can take up to five weeks. For women, you’ll also want to avoid the sauna during pregnancy as it may cause fetal abnormalities. Following are a few other safety factors to consider as well:

• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Heat stress or heat stroke are real possibilities from excessive fluid loss. The potential for the effects of significant dehydration are higher when you use a sauna after a hard workout. Carry a water bottle, preferably protected glass, with you and drink frequently. Do not drink alcohol in a sauna as the alcohol and heat may trigger a cardiovascular event.
• A sauna is supposed to be relaxing and not a torture chamber. Your body is designed to function optimally at 98.6 F (37 C). Raising your core temperature above 104.8 F (40.4 C) is a medical emergency. Staying in a sauna longer than you should, or becoming severely dehydrated, can lead to death.
• Steer clear of public saunas that are not thoroughly and carefully cleaned between clients. Remember, saunas detoxify your body of heavy metals, which are released in your sweat. When you enter a sauna that hasn’t been cleaned you can potentially absorb the heavy metals and toxins from the previous client through your skin.
4) Zeolite is a member of a family of minerals that contain both alkali and alkaline-earth metals. Clinoptilolite zeolite is the type of zeolite that has been widely studied for its ability to:
• Flush heavy metals from the body, including toxic lead
• Provide alkalizing minerals to support a healthy pH
• Protect kidney function by detoxing heavy metals
• Strengthen the immune system through removing toxins
• Protect against leaky gut by strengthening the intestinal wall

Clinoptilolite zeolite is thought to be hundreds of times more effective than activated charcoal, a commonly used compound that can detox the gut but comes with harsh side effects. Clinoptilolite zeolite can bind to toxins deposited throughout the body. It has been designed to have an affinity for toxins only. It does not remove beneficial minerals, and there are no negative side effects.

Beware that most zeolite products do not work. The zeolite must be nanosized and suspended in water molecule clusters. With that formation, this natural detoxifier can travel throughout the body and even cross the blood-brain barrier.

It is a rare natural mineral, created through a reaction of volcanic ash and seawater. It can cleanse the body down to the cellular level. The mineral has a negative charge and is formed in the shape of a honeycomb so it can bind positively charged chemicals and metals, chelating (eliminating) them from the body.

I use Pure Body Extra Strength from Touchstone Essentials ( They use a cleansing and nanosizing technology that is hands-down the most advanced on the market. The particles that are contaminating the zeolite are removed and the zeolite honey-comb is filled with alkalizing minerals. That way, the zeolite “swaps out” a beneficial mineral for a toxin it absorbs. The amount removed has been confirmed by a third-party independent laboratory.

Nanometer-sized particles can get into cells and can “mop up” toxins within hours of administration. And because this form of zeolite is encapsulated within water molecule clusters, it can be administered as a liquid spray. That makes it easy to use: just take a few sprays, morning, noon, and night. There is no odor, no taste, and no hassle.

5) Detoxifying Glyphosate with Humic and Fulvic Acids, Berries and Other Substances
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup and applied intensively in North America. Glyphosate is everywhere—our air, water and food; it is even in the liquid in feeding tubes in pediatric hospitals at levels 900 times higher than it takes to kill the healthy bacteria in our guts! Glyphosate, originally patented as an antibiotic, is also a chelator; our essential minerals bind to it and are excreted from our bodies. Glyphosate decimates our mitochondria; our mitochondria produce 90% of our energy. Glyphosate enables microbes to flourish in the body.

How to Detoxify Glyphosate

Compounds, such as humic and fulvic acid minerals, bind with glyphosate in the gut and help to carry it out of the body. BioPure’s Matrix Minerals ( product contain these minerals.

Also, studies have shown that three types of berries: pomegranate, north american plum and acai are able to turn on the body’s natural detoxification mechanisms and better enable the removal of glyphosate. BioPure’s Deep Purple product contains all three of these berries in freeze-dried form.