We wrote a post about a safe protocol for removal or replacement; you cancheck that out here. Many people might like to immediately rush out to have their fillings removed as soon as they realize how poisonous they actually are, but this may not be the best idea if your health is already really poor. You need to get real about what state your health is actually in!
Most people that want to do it properly take steps to check their level of health and support whatever they might need first.
This is ideal because if all your body systems are not supported--especially the organs involved with detoxing pathways (kidneys, liver, etc.)--you can be causing more damage than good. It’s often easier to address and correct weaknesses now instead of healing damage later.
The key factor to stabilizing health prior to amalgam removal is nutrition. Getting the body functioning at the highest level it can--even with the mercury fillings!--through diet and potentially vitamin/mineral supplementation is of utmost importance. Since nutrition and/or supplementation is a vast topic, we're going to discuss it over multiple posts. First, let’s focus on nutrient needs to support mercury detox.
*Please note that just like so many people have different symptoms of mercury toxicity, they also have different reactions to the supplements that are commonly used to help. You can work with your healthcare provider to have blood tests and other analyses done to gauge your level of health and vitamin and mineral needs.
Here are the most common supplements used and what they do for a mercury poisoned body. In an upcoming post, we’re going to make an extensive guide for finding these nutrients in whole food and natural sources:
1.) Nascent iodine
Most people are unaware what a huge role iodine plays in our health, or that the human body is supposed to consume it every day. Most cells contain/use iodine, especially the thyroid cells, but even more importantly here is that iodine will help you detox heavy metals like mercury. Over 95% of people are deficient in the vital nutrient iodine.
Most people are not eating things like sea vegetables each day - and even if you did you, would probably just be getting more mercury because the oceans are polluted. Our bread used to be fortified with iodine until the 1970's, but then it was replaced with bromine which is actually an iodine disrupter that makes your body lose more than it had.
Further, iodized salt does not contain healthy forms or quantities of iodine for the body, plus it is processed with toxic chemicals. While it may contain just enough to prevent goiter (enlargement of the thyroid) it is nowhere near enough to support real health. Iodized salt is a very poor source of iodine.
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Many people believe omega oils can only be obtained by fish or fish based supplements, but a much safer option for mercury damaged individuals are omegas that come from safflower or sunflower oil, or the superfood "weed" lamb's quarter. If you are getting it from plants, you are much less likely to be consuming mercury along with it!
Garlic is an awesome source of sulfur, or MSM is a sulfur supplement that helps to mobilize mercury to get it out of your system.
And of course it has many other functions in the body! Some doctors even believe something as simple as 200mg of selenium a day could dramatically reduce breast cancer. It has been shown that a large number of women that had root canals (which are potentially sealed with amalgam before crowned or filled) have ended up with breast cancer.
Methylation is part of how your body will detox. It is found that the sicker some individuals are with mercury poisoning, the more likely they are to have one or more defective genes that aid in methylation. (If you want to research that more it is called MTHFR gene defect.)
There's a huge range in quality of vitamins. The industry is essentially unregulated, and unless you have fancy testing equipment or a very trusted source, you basically don't really know what you're getting!
So it's important to know that
- There's a lot of total crap out there.
- You do not want synthetic sources--whole food, organic sources are best.
- Cost is not foolproof but is often a decent indicator of quality. Super cheap supplements from corporate chains have proven again and again to be contaminated or weak.
So yes, supplements may be easy especially if you have money or are busy or eat at restaurants a lot and don't control your nutrition, but we'll show you whole food sources that can supply all these nutrients that will actually be more sustainable in an upcoming post!
For additional resources on this topic please check out some of these links and the ones above: