The Under-recognised Problem of Mercury Poisoning

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Mercury poisoning and health

Mercury poisoning or toxicity can be responsible for numerous health issues, however medicine and dentistry are not recognising it yet alone dealing with the problem.

Much of the anxiety, depression, and mental illness that plague people today can be traced back to the biochemical changes that take place after repeated exposure to toxic elements such as mercury.

Mercury is one of the most potent neurotoxins, yet it is routinely used in medicine. Millions of people are suffering from mercury poisoning because dentists still insert mercury-based dental amalgams in people’s teeth.

Over time this mercury leeches into the mouth and into the blood stream. On average, a person will absorb 100 mg of mercury daily if they have just one dental amalgam.

Health Impacts of Mercury

Mercury negatively affects neurotransmitters, blocks therapeutic effect of antioxidants and minerals.

Once inside the body, mercury readily binds to molecules, tissues, and cells, disrupting cellular cycles, causing oxidative stress, mitochondria dysfunction, and harming homeostasis.

Exposure to mercury incites behavioural issues, neurological disorders, mood disorders, and can be the precursor to mental illness.

This is because mercury hinders the production and function of various neurotransmitters. One of the neurotransmitters affected is GABA, a crucial pathway for keeping a person calm and steady.

Mercury causes anxiety because it interferes with GABA, causes zinc imbalance, and destroys the protective myelin sheath that blankets the nerves.

Mercury not only causes oxidative stress, but it also binds to sulphur and selenium, blocking the therapeutic effect of these minerals.

Selenium and sulphur help the immune system identify unwanted cells. By competing with these crucial minerals, mercury can allow cancerous cells to survive in the body.

If mercury is bound to these important elements, the body’s immune system may turn on itself, causing autoimmune conditions.

Mercury also binds to the body’s master antioxidant – glutathione. If glutathione cannot do its job effectively, then any toxic substances that enter the body can rapidly damage nerve and immune cells.

Mercury exposure and the hypocrisy of mainstream dentistry

One of the main problems with the coal industry is mercury emissions. Coal-fired power plants emit toxic mercury into the air, where it rain downs and poisons the water. Over time, mercury accumulates in seafood. The FDA cautions against overconsumption of tuna and other seafood products for this reason.

The gastrointestinal system of the human body helps eliminate and dispose of toxic mercury. Certain foods bind with mercury to efficiently eliminate it from the body. Foods such as garlic, coriander and chlorella are chelating. These foods help remove toxic elements, especially mercury, from the body.

Inhaled mercury, through vapour from mercury amalgam fillings, is a different story. This mercury passes from the lungs directly into the blood, bypassing the gastrointestinal system, contaminating the organs more rapidly.

Repeated inhalation and ingestion of mercury, through mercury-based dental amalgams poses significant harm to people over the long haul.

Chronic mercury exposure oxidises blood vessels and disrupts insulin, leading to chronic high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess abdominal fat, and high levels of unhealthy LDL cholesterol.

Mercury Dental Amalgam Fillings

If you have mercury-based dental amalgams, consult a holistic dentist to discuss their safe removal.

Chronic exposure to mercury is not worth the risk and will strain many important functions of the human body.

Simple Mercury Detox Foods

To restore any damage caused by mercury, consider a diet full of high quality fats, organic olive oil, and bone broth. Consume foods high in selenium, magnesium, and zinc to restore the balance of these elements in the body. Help the body chelate mercury by consuming foods such as chlorella, green leafy vegetables and brassicas, coriander, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, good quality protein, garlic.

If you are concerned about the impact that dental amalgams could be having on your health then call Evolve Dental Kenmore today to organise your consultation with Dr Rachel Hall. 07 3720 1811

Dr Rachel Hall
Dr Rachel Hall
Rachel is the founder and principal dentist at Evolve Dental Healing with over 25 years experience, practicing holistically since 2001. Not your typical dentist, Rachel is a passionate opinion leader, challenging convention to empower people to make better dental and health choices, helping thousands to have healthy natural smiles. A respected writer and presenter on holistic dentistry, health and wellness it is Rachel’s mission to revolutionise the way people look at their dental health.