How To Use Food For Natural Detox Of Mercury From Your Body

natural detox of mercuryIt is known that if you have mercury fillings or eat a lot of fish the level of mercury in your body will increase with age. Mercury is a very powerful neurotoxin – a substance that causes damage to a nerve cell or nerve tissue. So, in this article we will look at ways to use food for the natural detox of mercury from your body.

Although life expectancy has increased over the past 50 years, the quality of life is not always good. Mental decline is now considered to be the norm when we age.

Is mercury to blame for mental decline?

Numerous studies have identified that symptoms of mercury toxicity can include mental confusion, short term memory loss, brain fog, depression, anxiety, disorders of speech, and neuro degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s .

It is perfectly reasonable to conclude that mental decline could be related to mercury toxicity. Mercury has an affinity for brain tissue and is implicated in brain tumors and dementia

We are exposed to many toxins on a daily basis that get into our bodies and interfere with our health.  Mercury and lead just add to the burden.

Food is medicine and can be used as a natural detox of mercury.  Here is a guide that will help you reduce the levels of mercury in your body and reduce your intake of it.

To help boost the liver detox pathways that remove mercury:

1. Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Eat a variety of colors to increase your range of of antioxidants.

2. Choose plenty of cuciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnip and swede. They increase the activity of the Phase II detox system that detoxifies mercury.

3. Eat onions and garlic regularly. They contain compounds of sulfur which help to increase the sulfation detox pathway in the liver.

4. Eat plenty of seeds and nuts as they are rich in selenium which binds mercury and inactivates it,

5. Eat plenty of foods that contain soluble fiber – whole grains, flax seeds. Fiber binds toxins and helps to take them out of the body.

6. Use liberal amounts of cilantro (fresh coriander) to your food as it helps to detox mercury.

7. Avoid refined sugars which may drive mercury into cells. Eat fresh fruit instead.

8. Drink plenty of pure water and green tea.

Reduce the load on your liver to allow detoxification of mercury:

1. Avoid products containing hydrogenated and trans fats. Found in some margarines, cookies (biscuits), baked goods, snacks, fries (chips), fried food.  Reduce intake of saturated fat in sausages, burgers, fatty meat.

Eat more good fats from olive oil, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, avocados.

2. Avoid foods that contain artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

3. Avoid drinking a lot of coffee.

4. Drink less alcohol. It inhibits the detox pathways.

5. Stop smoking and avoid smoky places.

6. Avoid polluted areas as much as possible

To reduce your intake of mercury:

1 Eat organic produce where ever possible.

2. Avoid eating high mercury fish such as tuna, swordfish, tilefish. Herrings and sardines probably contain the least.

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Some people are better detoxifiers of mercury than others and if you do not have good detox capacity for mercury then you may need to add some supplements that help remove mercury.

HMD (Heavy Metal Detox) is 100 % natural and is the world’s most scientifically tested heavy metal detox supplement.

See these posts for more  information about how to detox mercury:

How to detox with Chlorella

How to detox mercury with Liquid Zeolite

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  1. janette M says:

    Excellent article! I am gradually having the Mercury filling s replaced but it takes times as it is so expensive. Great top find a list of foods that help in this area.

  2. DANGEROUS advice. Foods high in sulfur are weak chelators — they don’t actually chelate mercury at all — just move it around to other organs, causing worse damage,

    And worst of all is CILANTRO — use that for mercury detoxification and you’ll be messed up for life.

    Google “Andrew Cutler” and “Mercury” for the correct, safe way to detox mercury.

    • Well, people eat foods that contain sulfur all the time but it’s true that some people with mercury poisoning are sensitive to foods with high sulfur and do better excluding those foods. I have Andrew Cutler’s book but he does not cite any references for his claims that cilantro should not be used for mercury detoxification.

      In fact Dr Dietrich Klinghardt M.D., Ph.D well known for his mercury detox program says because cilantro mobilizes more toxins then it can carry out of the body, it may flood the connective tissue (where the nerves reside) with metals, that were previously stored in safer hiding places.

      This process is called re-toxification. It can easily be avoided by simultaneously giving an intestinal toxin-absorbing agent. Our definite choice is the algal organism chlorella. HMD is one such heavy metal detox that combines the two.
      For more information about HMD go here:


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