Rik Deitsch holds both a B.S. in chemistry and an M.S. in biochemistry from Florida Atlantic University. He conducted his Ph.D. Research for the Duke University Medical School Comprehensive Cancer Center. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer for NutraPharma Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology and pharmaceutical company dedicated to researching neurological disorders and viral diseases. Rik Deitsch is the co-author of the books Invisible Killers and Are You AgeWise? What You Need to Know to Stay Young and Healthy, and has authored several papers on rational drug design using computer simulations.
Rik: I guess I would have to know exactly what hazardous materials they're exposed to. Some copper is certainly necessary for general health, but hypercupremia can cause nerve dysfunction, etc. Copper is pretty low on the reactivity list (zeolite's affinity for copper is low). But what we've found is that the lower a compound is in its reactivity to the zeolite, the more concentration has to do with zeolite's ability to sequester that compound. For example, iron is pretty low on the reactivity list but, if someone has hemochromatosis, or iron overload, some of that iron will be removed by the zeolite because there is such a high concentration of it. So if someone has hypercupremia, there is a great chance the zeolite will pull off some of that excess copper. But for someone who doesn't, who has a regular copper load, they probably aren't going to lose any of that copper due to the zeolite. Silver is the same thing. It has very low reactivity with zeolite. Many people don't want silver to be sequestered, because they're taking colloidal silver, and they have a concern that the zeolite might remove that. But we're looking at silver as part of our atomic-absorption spectroscopy series, studying urinary excretion of the heavy metals, and silver is very low on the affinity scale. So I don't think we're going to see much silver come off unless it is in incredibly high loads.
Rik: I'm not a proponent of colloidal silver, and I don't want to get into that on this call. I know the history of it and, for the most part, I don't recommend its use, except in a certain population. I don't recommend it for general health. But zeolite is not contraindicated with colloidal silver. So if they're using colloidal silver, they don't have to worry about wasting the zeolite or the silver.
Rik: Metal workers have been indicated in a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease and a higher risk of early-onset Parkinson's disease. The belief is that these heavy metals do cause neurological dysfunction, and lead to known or easily identified disease states. Certainly we know that zeolite is going to take out a lot of these heavy metals. The last bit of research we did was that people were concerned that the aluminium in the product would get into the body, as an aluminium silicate. We proved that not only does all the aluminium in the zeolite come out, but additional aluminium was being excreted through the urine which meant that it's efficiently pulling out aluminium. Aluminium is about six metals down on the reactivity series, but that's high enough that zeolite is actively pulling out aluminium from the body.
Rik: The danger in being a transplant recipient is you don't want to do anything that increases immune system reactivity or stimulates the immune system. So many products claim to be immuno-stimulants or immune system boosters. There is a large population of transplant recipients and people who suffer from auto-immune disorders like multiple sclerosis, or myasthenia gravis, or lupus erythematosus and those people can't do anything to increase their immune system function because, in their case, it is their immune system that is causing their problem. So if you increase the reactivity of the immune system, you could in fact make their disease worse. Liquid Zeolite is not an immuno-stimulant. It's an immuno-modulatory agent. It seems to make the immune system work more efficiently. So the immune system works better. As such, it is perfectly safe for people with auto-immune disorders and for transplant recipients. In my personal case, my father-in-law is a polycystic kidney disease patient, PKD, which is one of the most common genetic disorders that causes renal dysfunction. He received a kidney transplant a few years ago, and his BUN and creatinine levels which are measures of renal function were increasing pretty quickly over a few months. They thought it could be a rejection episode, but certainly it shows renal failure and renal insufficiency. They were talking about putting him back on dialysis, maybe putting him back on the transplant list, when he started using Liquid Zeolite. Within a couple of weeks, his BUN and creatinine levels came down sharply, and he was basically out of danger. It could have been that it was a rejection episode, and stabilizing the immune system stabilized against that rejection episode.
Rik: Just so you know, I've been working with MS patients for 12 years. If you decide to do some investigation yourself, you can go to NutraPharma.com. We have a drug entering phase-two clinical studies for multiple sclerosis. I've been giving nutritional advice to MS patients for the last 12 years. I've been working with them closely, and I've seen nothing but this side of miraculous results with Liquid Zeolite and that population.
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