Mad Mercury

Mad Mercury

Mad Mercury

mercury detox

While most know of Mercury as the planet closest to the sun in our solar system that has little affect on us, many are unaware that there is also an element found all over earth, in soil, rocks and water, that shares the same name and is quite dangerous.

Mercury exists in many forms including liquid metal, as a vapor and in compounds such as rocks. For many years this compound was actually used in the medical field to treat ailments but doctors and researchers eventually realized that mercury was in fact causing health problems.

The various forms of mercury can cause different symptoms but almost all of its effects wreck havoc on the brain and nervous system. In fact, when it was determined that mercury was deemed not safe people who were diagnosed with mercury poisoning were called “mad hatters” because high intake of mercury results in mental changes.

Unfortunately mercury is a part of most of our daily lives - for example, coal-burning power plants emit mercury, thermometers contain liquid mercury and energy saving fluorescent light bulbs also harbor the element. Dental amalgams (silver fillings) also leak Mercury into the body, and require a holistic dentist for replacement. On top of that, the fish and seafood that is recommended of us to eat at least three if not five times a week contains mercury as well (the bigger the fish, the more mercury it has) all thanks to the fact that mercury was not initially disposed of correctly, and it’s not an easy compound to get rid of.

People of all ages are directly affected by over consumption or exposure to mercury. Fetuses, infants and young children run the risk of impaired neurological development while mature adults risk impaired vision, speech, hearing and walking, lack of coordination, and muscle weakness. Mercury poisoning has also been known to damage vital organs and has been linked to cancer development.

Clearly this element is not safe, but you do not have to completely forgo fish, especially since fish is a very healthy source of high quality protein and fat in your diet. The key is to consume fish with no or low mercury levels. The fish you should avoid is large predator fish such as shark, swordfish and tuna. It is also recommended that you only eat roughly 12 ounces of all types of fish a week.

You should however, reduce your exposure to liquid mercury that lurks in medical devices, some disinfectants, fluorescent light bulbs and thermometers (luckily thermometers that contain mercury are quite rare) and vapor mercury.

As noted earlier, symptoms of mercury poisoning can vary but common symptoms include:

  • Mood Swings, Nervousness, Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Abnormal Sensations, Muscle Twitching, Tremors
  • Weakness and Muscle Atrophy
  • Decreased Cognitive Functions
  • Vision, Hearing and Speech Impairment
  • Loss of Coordination

It’s tricky to diagnose mercury poisoning because these symptoms could be caused by numerous other problems as well. When being tested for mercury toxicity, it’s best to also test your kidneys and lung function for this chemical can directly affect them in a negative way as well.

Being poisoned by mercury does not ultimately mean you have met your demise. You can detoxify your body from this harsh compound but it takes a lot of work and life long dedication.

  • Take probiotics and make sure to have at least two bowel movements a day
  • Consume Chlorella or Chitosan
  • Ingest garlic, cilantro and MSM
  • Eat a very clean diet full of antioxidant rich produce, anti-biotic free meats, poultry and fish and high quality whole grains
  • Take vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin E
  • Use BodyPure Detox Foot Pads

Mercury is only one of the many toxic metals that can be found on Earth. Taking extreme measures to reduce your exposure to the element is the most effective way to avoid being exposed to the compound in the first place. By performing all of the advice in this article, you will hopefully reduce coming in contact with the poisonous substance (or vapor) and thus be able to live clear headed and not be called a “mad hatter”.

- , CEO, Wise Choice Health, Inc

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