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Mercury Toxicity: the Ugly Truth

What are some of the common sources of mercury contamination?

  • Dental amalgams
  • Seafood (especially large fish like tuna and swordfish)
  • Vaccines                                                                    
  • High fructose corn syrup     
  • Cosmetics and hair dyes
  • Some laxatives and suppositories
  • Cotton (including sanitary towels, cotton balls and buds)
  • Cleaning products like fabric softeners
  • Inks (including tattoos)
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Mercurial diuretics
  • Fungicides
  • Solvents, polishes, wood preserves, paints

What are some of the most common symptoms of mercury toxicity?

  • Fatigue
  • Low immunity – e.g. frequent colds
  • Bad mood – e.g. nervousness, irritability
  • Recurring headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle weakness
  • Decreased cognitive functions – e.g. forgetfulness
  • Peripheral vision impairment
  • stinging or needle-like sensations in the extremities and mouth,
  • Loss of coordination,
  • Impairments of speech and hearing
  • High blood pressure
  • Gastric disturbances

What serious illnesses can be developed due to untreated mercury toxicity?

  • Autism 
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Mental disorders (e.g. psychosis, depression, OCD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson's
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Candidiasis,
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Kidney disease

How can I find out if I am affected by mercury?

Book an appointment with us and we will check if Mercury in your body is affecting your health. Mercury toxicity is far more common than most people think, but with awareness and the right supplements you can detox easily from this contaminant.  

You can read more about mercury toxicity by clicking on the link to the WHO page here below.