Here we have the lovely Dr Shade talking about how he got into working all his stuff out about mercury toxicity and detoxification. He talks about how he, being a biochemist, knew that it was fine to do a DMSA challenge test even though he had a mouthful of amalgams. After all, his amalgams weren’t corroded, so couldn’t possibly break down.
And then he discovered how wrong he was. He began the DMSA and peed very little mercury out – all good, he thought. So he upped the dose. And everything was very far from good. He even got lost driving to the airport, a trip he’d done many times before. Elsewhere he talks about how he then measured the mercury, not in his urine, but in his spit and the mercury levels were astronomical. He found out later that his amalgams were corroded on the inside, not the top.
The constant leak of mercury from his amalgams was coating his guts and blowing out his natural detox system.
It is not safe to undergo a DMSA challenge mercury detox with a mouth full of amalgams. It will pull out the mercury in the teeth and if any are corroded, the mercury will go straight into the system. However, it is possible to boost the body’s natural detoxification systems, reversing some of the damage and preventing further damage. But even with the gentler methods, a full blown mercury detox is still not advisable until the amalgams have been removed.
Finally, a brief word about intestinal binders to remove mercury. One of the classics is modified citrus pectin; according to Dr Shade, this is good at damping inflammation, but has no special affinity for heavy metals. Clays, like betonite clay, charcoal, zeolite and chlorella are also broad spectrum cleansers. The binders with the best affinity for metals are the thiol resins.
Mercury toxicity mimics almost all diseases. Other signs of mercury toxicity are low body temperature and an inability to raise body levels of zinc and magnesium because mercury blocks the receptors to these elements in the cells. To safely undergo a full mercury detox, we need to have had our amalgams removed by a dentist who specialises in this plus supporting the detoxification ability of our guts, liver and kidneys. Merely undertaking some bonkers wheatgrass, smoothie detox for a week is really asking for trouble. But the good news is that if we detox mercury by boosting the body’s natural detoxification systems, we will also remove many other toxins from the body and end up bouncing about like toddlers. Persistant bags under your eyes? Start to look towards a good detox with excellent liver support.