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Are You Toxic from Mercury?

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Are You Toxic from Mercury?

“Mercury exposure and toxicity is a prevalent and significant public health threat,” according to physicians Drs. Mercola and Klinghardt.  A well-established neurotoxin—a substance that is damaging to the brain and nervous system—mercury has been linked with brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and is potentially linked to autism.

Research shows that people with Alzheimer’s disease often have blood levels of mercury up to three times higher than people who are not suffering from the disease. In another study, researchers added small amounts of mercury to cultured neurons in a laboratory and found seven cell features that are used in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Once it makes its way into our bodies, mercury can be difficult to eliminate.  The symptoms of mercury excess, according to neurologist, Dr. David Perlmutter, are similar to severe brain aging, because in a sense mercury is aging the brain. In his book, The Better Brain Book, Dr. Perlmutter states that “mercury does its dirty work by promoting free radical production and inflammation; this is the same process that causes normal brain degeneration, but mercury does it much faster.” Essentially, mercury exposure speeds the aging of the brain.

Infants are particularly vulnerable because they are unable to excrete mercury, so it accumulates in the brain cells, nerves, gut, and liver, and can cause the symptoms of poisoning.

Next: The many health conditions linked to mercury toxicity

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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4:23PM PDT on May 7, 2014

Thx

7:23AM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Lots and I DO mean LOTS of Vitamin C is required to help detoxify from mercury. I get mine in powder form and take several grams a day along with a bunch of vitamins which the government is trying to take away from us.....again.
I swear they don[t want us to be healthy, illness is part of the GDP, you know?

7:05PM PST on Dec 12, 2011

Thanks.

8:29AM PST on Dec 11, 2011

I have had all the mercury extracted from my mouth at the cost of £1000. I take massive amounts of selenium, zinc, magnesium and vitamin c. I do feel better, my blood pressure is well controlled now with only Co enzyme q10 tabs. Unfortunately one of my teeth has not survived the mercury removal but it is not causing problems after antibiotics. My mood is more stable although I do still have extremes occasionally. I have suffered what I call brain fog recently but it goes away when my life settles down. I don't know if it is my smug feelings about being mercury free but I think it will all eventually get better. It is very reassuring to read articles like this as I have felt like a lone voice in the wilderness for many years. Thank you Care 2

4:53PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

I had a heavy metal test and am loaded with mercury and lead, sure would like it if CARE2 did an article on how to get rid of it. I was referred to see a naturopath, but that's $$ and how do I know he/she isn't a quack? At least I wont rust.

10:49AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

It is infuriating that on top of all the "natural" toxins and dangers that we must avoid on a daily basis, we must also fight against the 'powers that be': those in charge of our well-being, such as the FDA, ADA, AMA, and of course, the all-mighty pharmaceuticals, who insure us that these products are safe.

9:33AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

I can not prove about mercury detox but since I read about" oil pulling"on Care2 I have practised it and nasal washout out daily. Though it might be psychological I do feel better. I also take selenium and vitamin C . However I think it is time to consider extraction of my rotting teeth anyway.Wish me luck.

5:47AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

So, how can we detoxify ourselves, assuming that is even possible?

5:58PM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Holy that's so scary!

10:14AM PDT on May 23, 2011

wow

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