For many of us, when we hear the word ‘mercury’ we think of the planet, or maybe a thermometer, or maybe even mad hatter disease a condition born in 17th-century
France where hatters went ‘crazy’ after using mercuric nitrate to create felt hats.
Either way, mercury is a naturally occurring heavy metal that exists as a liquid at room temperature, and is commonly used in clocks, thermometers and vaccines. Unfortunately, it’s also incredibly toxic to humans.
Mercury can be inhaled, eaten or even absorbed through an open wound, and because it likes to live in fat tissue, it’s often found in our major organs, including the brain, liver and kidneys. TheEPA suggests that most people probably have some level of mercury in their bodies, but not enough to cause major health problems for the most part.
What can you do to combat the effects of exposure to mercury? Add selenium to your diet. As a mineral, selenium helps cleanse the body of mercury while also providing other health benefits.Once selenium binds to mercury molecules, the mercury is then neutralized and gotten rid of by the body.
10 Foods You Can Eat to Help Cleanse Yourself of Mercury
Selenium can be found in a variety of different foods, so hopefully you’ll be able to find something that works for you:
- Brazil Nuts
- Beef liver
- Grass-fed beef
- Lima beans
- Chia seeds
- Sesame seeds
The Environmental Protection Agency notes that methylmercury, the organic form of the substance, is often what people are exposed to most. This happens in a few different ways, including by eating particular kinds of fish and shellfish, like shark, ahi tuna, swordfish and king mackerel.
Mercury in the body is not good, as it influences our nervous system, immune system, and the lungs and kidneys. Symptoms from high levels of mercury in the body include headaches, insomnia, muscle weakness or tremors, problems with vision, problems with speech, and difficulty coordinating motor movement.
Aside from eating the foods listed above, other things that will help you cleanse any mercury from the body include drinking enough water to regularly flush your system, cilantro tinctures, red clover soaks, and ingesting probiotics, or healthy gut bacteria.
If you’re worried about the levels of mercury in your body, go to your doctor’s office and get tested!
Source : http://expandedconsciousness.com/