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Denise Rubens

Denise Rubens


Centennial, CO 80122
United States


Denise Rubens, B.S., M.H.
Herbalist, Energetic & Emotional Healing Techniques

• Master Herbalist, Biochemist
• Nutritional Consulting, Metabolic Typing
• Quantum-Touch®, TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique), Reiki Master
• Mercury Detox Protocols
• Emotional Healing

Profile and Credentials        

Expertise with:
• American/European herbs
• Chinese/Japanese herbs
• Russian herbs
• Ayurvedic herbs
• Native American herbs
• Central American (Rainforest) herbs

B.S. Chemistry; B.S. Biology
Master Herbalist, M.H.
Member of the American Herbalists Guild
Member of the American Association for Drugless Practitioners

Philosophy and Comments        

Looking at the body as a physical and energetic entity takes great insight, which Denise has accumulated over her scientific career. She began working in the laboratory as a researcher while still a teenager and has a wide range of interests in science – chemistry, biology, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, botany, astronomy, meteorology, geology, ornithology and alternative energy, to name a few.

She acquired two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Chemistry and one in Biology, both from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College). Her laboratory experience includes agricultural science, genetic sequencing and analysis and over a decade as a cancer researcher and computational biologist. Her hardcore background in science and supercomputers plus years of doing hands-on laboratory benchwork means that she applies the “scientific approach” to just about everything, including health and the human body. She earned a Master Herbalist degree and graduated with honors from the prestigious American (formerly Australasian) College of Health Sciences. She continues to be the consummate researcher on the subjects of herbalism and alternative medicine. The result is knowing and recommending only what works to all clients.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Phone sessions and distance healing available.
E-mail me for prices.
Free initial consultation.

Struck Down with Mercury Poisoning        

"Blindsided in the Prime of Life." I guess it happens to a lot of people. I never thought it would happen to me because I was always relatively healthy. And I never thought that a dentist could damage me so. But our family dentist was a maniac, one of the "old school" types whose philosophy (although never stated outright) was that a molar in a kid was bound to get a cavity eventually anyway, so what the heck, let's put fillings into all of them. When I was a child, the fillings that I call "the white stuff" did not even exist. It was either a mercury (silver) filling, or nothing.

After comparing notes with my sisters, it seemed that we all had metal fillings put into all 8 molars (4 on the bottom, 4 on the top). The "clincher" was my older sister, who went back to this dentist about 6 or 7 years before he retired, to get some work done on her mouth. He told her that she had about 6 or 7 cavities in her mouth. She was a bit suspicious, and didn't think her mouth was that bad. She went to another dentist to get a second opinion, and that dentist told her that she didn't have ANY cavities in her mouth. So it became obvious that he had probably been taking us all for a ride over all those years, simply to make $$, and creating fictitious cavities that we did not have the ability to confirm or deny. He clearly targeted all the molars in everybody's mouth, and no other teeth.

Needless to say, the damage had already been done. It was a mid-20th century philosophy that putting mercury in a person's mouth could cause no harm, but when I look back on it now, perhaps you could say that putting a 7-year old child in a dental chair and placing heavy metal in his or her teeth is child abuse. In the past decade, the tide certainly has been shifting about the dangers of mercury. I learned that the only thing more toxic to the human body besides mercury was plutonium. If I was slowly being poisoned by dental work, my thought was 'Why prolong the agony?' Maybe I could ask my old dentist to remove the mercury and put plutonium in my teeth instead, since he put all that metal in my mouth originally. Why not do things 100%? Plutonium is both radioactive and highly toxic (mercury is not radioactive). Nope, no second-rate poisoning for me. If you're going to go, you might as well go out with a bang.

By the time I realized how serious the situation was, I found out that this particular dentist had closed up shop and retired about 4 years prior. So a lawsuit was not possible, even if I had wanted to go down that road, which I did not. The reality of the situation is that in decades past, people might have wanted a better material than silver fillings, but there wasn't anything available. This is why George Washington had wooden teeth. I remember reading in a 1970s issue of "Popular Science" that someone had the brilliant idea to harness barnacles for dental glue, since it has no problem strongly adhering in a moist environment. There were all sorts of good ideas, but which ones would pan out over time? Although dentistry and materials science have come a long way in the past 30 years, epoxy and composites are relatively new, and the technology is still evolving. Dentists are only taught in dental school to use what is currently available, so you can't blame dentists for the way that dental material and technology developed.

This whole situation really opened my eyes to how much control over our health that dentists have, and how dentists and MDs should consult with each other MUCH more than they do presently, and also how much potential for damaging the human body that dentists have. I obtained tooth charts, created by alternative health folks, which showed how each tooth is directly connected to a body system. So of course, if you are going to do something to that tooth, the corresponding body organ will clearly be affected as well. There is much more going on with our teeth than modern science gives credit for.

Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning        

The symptoms of mercury poisoning reared their ugly head in late September of 2007. I didn't even know what was going on until I did extensive online research to figure it out. I threw everything I had in my herbal arsenal at it, and nothing much helped. To make a long story short, I eventually figured out, in a trial-by-fire, what worked for detoxing and what didn't work. I was able to get out from under a case of serious chronic fatigue that lasted for years. My car sat in the driveway for 3 years -- yes, 3 years of not being driven because I didn't feel up to it. Finally, there was light at the end of the tunnel. All that detoxing and emotional work paid off, my energy finally returned, and I started to drive again.

I am proof that recovery from mercury poisoning is possible. It is a long, hard road, and much work is necessary, but it is do-able. The winning combination was the detoxing plus emotional work. You need both for success. (My protocol does NOT use DMPS.) Also, all mercury fillings must be removed first before this procotol can be used.

When I think back, it could have been very bad. I could have been a statistic, had my life cut short, and ended up in a wheelchair. Life could have taken a turn for the worse in a way that I never imagined. Boy, am I glad that didn't happen! Now that I have found the answer, I am ready to share it with the rest of the world. E-mail me if you want my mercury detox protocol. I am living proof that it works.

What Makes the Body Tick        

This experience was tough, but I feel that I am an even better herbalist than I was for going through it. I have such a deeper understanding of what makes the body tick when it is being slowly poisoned, and actually how sturdy it is, and how it will do everything to try and work properly even while swimming in heavy metals.

It took a long time to realize that there are two pathways for the body when you give it an herb – the one that a normal, healthy body takes, and the one that it takes when heavy metals are present. They are not the same. This explained why many things stated in herb books weren't happening, or weren't working the way they were described. You've got mercury in the mix, and it's throwing a monkey wrench into the machinery. They don't call it a "heavy" metal for nothin'. It really bummed me out for a while, because it made me think that everything I'd learned over many years was a lie. I thought about taking a dumpster and throwing out all my herb books, because they weren't really helping me anyway (yeah, all 25 boxes of them). But I didn't throw them out, and hung onto them, and now I'm all the wiser. This is a real phenomenon, it's just that nobody wants to talk about it, or acknowledge it.

The other added problem in the herbal world that not many want to address is the adulteration of many Chinese and Ayurvedic herb preparations with lead, arsenic and mercury. You can do a PubMed search on this and see the jaw-dropping results for yourself. This is a serious problem, because without a laboratory analysis, you're never sure if what you're taking is polluted or not. It also means that if you are already mercury-poisoned and think that some herb mix can help you, it will actually make you sicker by adding to your toxic load. And speaking of toxins, it goes without saying that if you've been mercury poisoned, seafood will be off the menu, perhaps for the rest of your life.

And one more thing that is difficult to acknowledge is that one's digestive system has been badly damaged after years of being exposed to mercury. The mercury steadily dissolves in the saliva and coats the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach. After decades of this, the digestive system is beaten and battered, and there are few foods that one can easily digest. In fact, there may be NO foods that can be easily digested, and one may have to sleep in an upright position at night, all the while thinking that antacids are simply one's lot in life for getting older.

There are a lot of things to take into consideration, many of which are not obvious.

Herbal & Nutritional Consultations        

I have the philosophy that it's very important to guide a person down the road to healing, rather than drag him or her there, kicking and screaming. You need to be in the driver's seat -- you have to want to help yourself. There has to be a certain amount of thought and effort that goes into your healing path in order for it to be successful, as opposed to doing absolutely nothing and simply wishing for someone to wave a magic wand over your head to make it all go away. As they say, the effort may be great, but the rewards are even greater.

I have no magic wands, unfortunately. Numerous decades ago, they were thought to be "drugs" but even they did not pan out, as the test of time shows. There are no magic bullets, but a winning combination to recover from mercury poisoning is the right amount of detoxification/cleansing, accompanied by "emotional detoxification" plus any necessary herbal helpers and energy work. This is also a successful formula for many other conditions, but you have to do the work. When you do, you'll find that when given what it needs, the body is eager to shed its toxic overload, heal and regenerate. Whether you have heavy metal issues, or any health issues at all, please e-mail me for a free consultation and we can discuss your concerns.

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