Two Months on a Deuterium-Depleted Protocol and My Results

You may be wondering: what the heck happens when you do a deuterium depletion protocol? I had the same question, and am excited to share my experience in case it will be helpful for someone else who is considering lowering their deuterium levels.

A quick recap on the science: deuterium is an isotope of hydrogen that is twice as big and twice as heavy as regular hydrogen. When deuterium levels are too high, the nanomotors in our mitochondria don’t function properly. In other words, If the mitochondria in our cells become “plugged up’ from the heavy hydrogen (deuterium), our cells don’t produce the required amount of ATP (energy) needed for all of the processes in our body. When I learned about this, I knew I had to get my deuterium levels tested to see if this was the root cause of my chronic fatigue.

Back in October 2018 when I took my initial D-Terminator test, my results came back as follows: Breath 141.5 ppm and Saliva 140.0 ppm. My levels were not alarmingly high to begin with but there is something interesting the doctors noticed. In most cases, deuterium levels are higher in the saliva test and lower in the breathy test, but mine was actually the opposite.

The breathy test measures the deuterium levels in our tissues, while the saliva test measures the deuterium that our bodies are able to excrete. Since my saliva test measured lower than the breathy test, it was an indication that my body was not able to excrete excess deuterium. I believe this is one of the biggest reasons I was fighting chronic fatigue despite many of the healing protocols and dietary changes I experimented with. When your body cannot naturally deplete its own deuterium, high levels of deuterium build up over time.

After two months of being on a low-deuterium diet and drinking deuterium depleted water, I had my deuterium levels retested. Not only did my levels drop down into what Dr. Lazlo Boros refers to as the ideal biological range (under 130 ppm,with 95-125 ppm being the most optimal), but my body was now showing its ability to deplete deuterium on its own. My new levels were: Breath 115.6 ppm and Saliva 119.6 ppm.

I remember the day I went in for my consultation with Dr. Cooper in early October. She explained to me that a lot of times people forget how crappy they used to feel before starting on a deuterium-depletion protocol. She recommended that I write down my energy levels before starting my protocol and refer back to it in a few weeks. Sure enough, after just two weeks of drinking the DD water and following their protocol, my energy levels shot up tremendously. Once I became used to feeling much more energized, (Dr. Cooper was right) it was like I forgot how it felt to be so tired all the time.

It is important to keep in mind that the deuterium depleted water alone did not “cure” my fatigue, but it did play a huge role in increasing my energy levels. I also utilized tools like the Breathe Right oxygenating mask, reducing EMF exposure, wearing blue-light blocking glasses after sunset, grounding and sungazing, and following a low-deuterium diet. In future blogs I will share more about what each of these did for me and why!

Athena Kleven

Through her health journey of trials and tribulations, Athena shares her most effective health hacks and protocols for simple yet optimal results. If you're looking for answers, search no more - you've come to the right place!