"i am making an association between scd and lead toxicty........
thiamine seems to abate lead toxicty
one of the originator's of the scd diet, banting (and dr. harvey in 1864 - the harvey/banting diet) was undoubtedly lead poisoned imo as any drinker of portugese port was at the time(19th century) since they used lead acetate to sweeten the port.......
actually his diet specfically forbade port but permitted some other alcohols which is interesting and indicates people could work something out without ten years of university research to come up with the wrong conculsion.....
theres a thread on yahoo abmd(#35084) - quote by susan owens
" I think the study might hint that carbohydrates may in some manner deplete thiamine, so some children not eating as much carbohydrate might preserve the role of thiamine better than children eating a lot of carbohydrate"
so the ttfd ( allithiamine or thiamine tetrahydrofurfuryl disulfide) thing is really about abating lead toxicty. [it is a fat soluble form of b1 that is inherently sustained release and has issues of liver toxicity that the water soluble forms do not have. also the allithamine form may be inherently toxic compared to thiamine.]
so scd exclusions might be expected to considerably aid lead abatement in a better way by freeing up the thiamine, b6(p5p?), other b vitamins and co-factors.
alcohol is a toxic yeast metabolic byproduct and always is metabolically negative and should be excluded imo.
lead or the very toxic lead-mercury tandem defeat dissaccaridases (sugar splitting enzymes released form intestinal villi).
blood tests are not a sensitive indicator of mercury toxicity, hair tests are more indicative for this though mercury can show as very low and still be indicative of very high toxicity as the mercury is being retained in tissue. however lead seems to read truely in a hair test and so called normal levels are toxic.
lead blood test levels are also indicative, only the standard reference ranges are disgracefully altered so only drop dead lead toxic registers as abnormal, in fact any level above 1 ug/dl is a problem.
the modern high calcium/dairy diet is a significant ameliorator of lead toxicty and most likely the reason for the huge western cultural empahsis on it.
selenium as per my dual selenium protocols is also a great help with lead toxicity.
chelators for lead , unlike other chelation for other heavy metals is reasonably specific for lead and can greatly reduce blood lead levels initially, unfortunately rebound from the bone makes chelation not viable imo, its better to take my supplement and dietary approach.
chelation for other heavy metals is laughably non specific for toxic heavy metals, it's fools gold with a poisonous footprint.