Mercury, once used heavily in thermometers, light bulbs, vaccines, antiseptics, and dental fillings, has become phased out and regulated heavily as its toxicity became better understood. Unfortunately, its presence in many bodies of water, along with high mercury concentrations in many species of fish and shellfish, can put you at risk for mercury poisoning. If you suspect that you have mercury poisoning, you should consult a physician, but here are some of the steps that you can take to detoxify mercury from your body:
Our environment is filled with potential contaminants called heavy metals that can harm our bodies. While small amounts of certain metals are actually beneficial for our health (think iron, zinc and manganese), large amounts of any of these common metals can be toxic, and we can be exposed to metals like lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium due to pollution, food, medicine and household products.
Inflammation and free radicals are two of the biggest causes for aging. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage other molecules in the body by stealing their electrons. Inflammation is the body's natural defense against infection, but an excess of inflammation can lead to more free radicals. An excessive amount of free radicals will cause more inflammation, leading to a vicious cycle and rapidly increased aging.