Dr. Yu's Detoxification Protocol Even though this video is from 2011, its protocol is still very effective (and necessary) today.
Dr. George Yu developed an advanced detoxification protocol for those serious about removing large quantities of poisonous/toxic chemicals through their skin and intestinal tract. It involves Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin, rebounding, and a sauna in that order. Always take a binder (activated charcoal, Bentonite clay, Modified Citrus Pectin, Zeolite, etc.) and make sure you are fully hydrated before you detox and hydrate while detoxing. If your binder of choice is activated charcoal or Bentonite clay then take your binder after rebounding so the binder won't interfere with your body's ability to utilize the supplement(s).
Niacin – Vitamin B3 (do not use non-flushing Niacin) Niacin has been used successfully in drug rehabilitation for decades to help detoxify patients. As Dr. Yu explains, “when you have a fat cell, and all the toxic chemicals are stored in it… when you give it niacin, the fat cell explodes and the stuff comes out.” He continues, “What comes out? The fatty acids, but also the toxic chemicals.” The niacin stimulates release of toxins from your fat cells, then it has the opportunity to exit the body through the skin or through the GI tract. Doses of Vitamin B3 range from 50mg to 5000mg (5000mg = 5 grams). Directions from Dr. Yu indicate to start small, and then on subsequent sessions, increase your dose all the way up to 5000mg. Warning: Niacin will temporarily cause your skin to flush and become red and hot. Taking too much too soon may feel like a sunburn. Side note, studies are coming out showing that Niacin has a strong correlation with supporting the immune system to fight infection, disease, depression, cancer, etc. Also, take Zinc and high dose Vitamin C with the Niacin this increases immune-boosting benefits.
Rebounding After your dose with Niacin, hop on the rebounder and begin exercising for 15-20 minutes to get the toxins even more mobilized in your blood stream. Exercise, and a rebounder in particular, will help expel the toxins and get your blood and lymph systems moving to help aid in the removal and elimination of poisons/toxins.
Dry Sauna After your 30 minutes of exercise are up, and with the niacin flush active, go immediately into the sauna for about 40 minutes to sweat out the newly-released chemicals. “Do this everyday for about a month”, says Dr. Mercola, “and that should get rid of most of the toxins in your system.” He goes on to say “This will get rid of not only the chemicals in your system, but it will also get rid of heavy metals – mercury, aluminum, fluoride, things we just don’t know how to get rid of.”
Additionally, Dr. Yu gives some of his patients bentonite clay, or activated charcoal to help pull the toxins out through the digestive system. This is an optional 4th step in his detox protocol. Decide for yourself if it’s right for you.
Far Infrared saunas are nice, but personally, for the sauna, I like Rubylux Near Infrared bulbs because they are made with the Near Infrared Wavelength that peaks at 850nm (this is a normal number for highly effective near infrared wavelength) and they have a satisfaction guarantee for their products. For the Near Infrared bulb, you can use a lamp with a base that sits on a table or a lamp wth a clamp attached to a chair or table for the bulb and aim the red light at one spot on your bare skin or buy more lights to increase the heat and detox needed that will encourage your body to sweat. You can also buy a Far Infrared Spa where you sit or lay down covered from the neck down in a box-like apparatus that will give you detox benefits by promoting sweating, it's just not as deeply healing as the Near Infrared Light (Near Infrared goes deeper into your tissues than Far Infrared and activates your mitochondria, great for pain relief, and even penetrates your skull to help detox your brain, and a host of other benefits). You can combine therapies as to use the Far Infrared with the Near Infrared light shining on your skull or face. Essentially, use what's right for you. There are saunas out there that can be put together for cheap or are very expensive, but ultimately, they all do the same thing...make you sweat.
When I first started doing this method using Near Infrared, I bought clamp lamps, Ruby Lux bulbs, a wooden stool, a nylon tent (the tent became the sauna because it contained the heat that was needed to encourage sweating while receiving the Near Infrared Light from the bulbs), and a roller tablet stand. If you buy a tent, make sure the tent is big enough where you can fit inside comfortably and that no part of the heat source touches the tent and that the tent can close up completely to prevent heat loss. I had to manipulate the stand to get the clamps attached, but it worked. Make sure you use plenty of towels to cover the floor and the stool if your sitting or bed if laying down. Eventually, I bought a gently used infrared roller stand with flexible necks for the bulbs and the unit works nicely. Do what works for you and your budget.
May TMH bless you on your detox and health journey.