Information and facts on Mercury Poisoning

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Mercury is one of the most toxic metals even worse than lead. This poison is found in our soil, water, and food supply, as well as in sewage sludge, fungicides, and pesticides. Some grains and seeds are treated with methyl mercury chlorine bleaches, which get into the food supply. Because methyl mercury contaminates our waters, large amounts are found in fish, especially larger fish that are further up in the food chain. Mercury is also present in a wide variety of everyday products, including cosmetics, dental fillings, fabric softeners, inks used by printers and tattooists, latex, some medications, some paints, plastics, polishes, solvents, and wood preservatives. Mercury is a cumulative type poison. There is no barrier that prohibits mercury from reaching the brain cells, and it is retained in the pain center of the brain and in the central nervous system. Its presence there can prevent both the normal entry of nutrients into the cells and the removal of wastes from the cells. It can bind to immune cells, distorting them and interfering with normal immune responses. This may be one factor behind autoimmune disorders. Significant amounts of mercury in the body can produce arthritis, depression, dermatitis, dizziness, fatigue, gum disease, hair loss, insomnia, memory loss, muscle weakness, and excessive salivation. High levels can also interfere with enzyme activity, resulting in blindness and paralysis. The symptoms of mercury poisoning can mimic those of multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). Many food and environmental allergies may be directly attributable to mercury poisoning.


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Helpful notes

B vitamin complex


The B vitamins are very important for the proper function of your brain and the body's entire nervous system. They also help with depression, alcoholism, worry, and stress.
Multi-vitamin & Mineral supplement


A daily supplement contains nutrients needed for good general health and well being. Very important for the person with mercury poisoning to heal and get the proper nutrients for repairing the body.


helps to detoxify harmful metals from the body


mineral that help to neutralize the effects of mercury


herb with nutrients that help body get rid of toxins


good antioxidants that promotes healing and resistance to infection which is normally a problem for people suffering mercury toxicity.


herb that serves as a detoxfier
vitamin E


works with the mineral selenium to neutralize mercury
vitamin C


helps to remove metals and strengthens the immune system
vitamin A


powerful antioxidant that destroys free radicals


works with vitamin C


helps to detoxify harmful metals like mercury


protects brain cells from mercury poisoning
Omega fatty acids


aids in the transmission of nerve impulses and needed for normal brain function good sources of fatty acids include omega , flax seed, and borage seed.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has linked exposure to mercury vapor to menstrual disorders and also spontaneous abortion or miscarriage as well. The signs that indicate the presence of toxic mercury levels include behavioral changes, depression, irritability, and hyperactivity. People with this toxicity may also experience allergic reactions or asthma. They may complain about a metallic taste in the mouth, and the person's teeth may become loose.

According to the World Health Organization, amalgam dental fillings are the main source of mercury exposure or poisoning. Today more than 180 million people in the United States have mercury amalgam dental fillings. When dentists or other health personnel refer to "silver" fillings, they are normallt talking about mercuric amalgams, which maybe silver in thier color but actually contain approximately 50% mercury, 25% silver, and 25% other materials, like copper, tin, and nickel. While all the metals used in fillings can be toxic, none of them are as harmful as the mercury. One amalgam filling can release 3 to 17 micrograms of mercury every day. The mercury vapor released from dental fillings or amalgams combines with chemicals in the mouth to create minute amounts of toxic methyl mercury, which is absorbed through the tissues of the mouth and air passages and transported in the blood to the brain and all other body tissues. Many people have suffered for years from a wide range of health problems including candidiasis, muscle spasms, chronic fatigue, and recurring infections that cleared up after they had their amalgam dental fillings removed. Good nutritional supplementation can help the body heal form the damage caused by mercury fillings and the damage to the person's health.


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.