mercury

  1. Something fishy is afoot with your seafood meal

    As summer approaches and the weather warms, I'm sure you'll be looking to lighten up what you put on your plate.

    And whether you choose cool shrimp cocktail or fish grilled on the BBQ, seafood is the perfect summer protein.

    The catch of the day is a light (but filling) alternative to meats like beef and pork -- but it’s a HEAVYWEIGHT when it comes to your health.

    The omega-3s found in fish have been proven to reduce inflammation throughout your body and beat back everything from heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

    But as the mercury rises outside… and you eat more fruits of the sea… the mercury levels in your body might start to skyrocket!

    Because according to a new study, levels of this toxic heavy metal are on the rise in seafood caught all around the world.

    In the study, when University of Montreal researchers analyzed the amount of mercury fished out of the oceans and seas over the past 65 years, they found that it’s higher NOW than at any other point in history.

    That's because industrial activities that release vast quantities of mercury into the air have grown by leaps and bounds.

    Mercury in the atmosphere eventually settles into the water, where sea creatures absorb it -- and when bigger fish eat littler fish, that mercury accumulates in their tissues even further.

    What's more, the type of mercury the study found in fish is a highly toxic form called "methylmercury," which can penetrate your blood-brain barrier.

    That's especially dangerous for children -- because this neurotoxin can harm their developing brains.

    In fact, the study found that 38 percent of the countries evaluated in the study have levels of mercury in their seafood supply that exceed the maximum amount considered safe for fetal development!

    And in adults, taking in too much mercury can cause tremors and seizures... vision and hearing changes... memory loss... even death.

    Now, the study found that the highest-risk areas for mercury exposure from seafood were coastal and island nations like Iceland and Japan.

    But even here in the continental U.S., you're not in the clear -- because fish from high-risk areas are increasingly imported and sold right at your local grocery store.

    In fact, the Northwest Pacific region exports the most fish -- and that patch of ocean just so happens to contain the MOST methylmercury of any body of water around the world!

    So, it's important to choose varieties of fish that are the least likely to contain mercury.

    In general, larger species like tuna tend to be the riskiest, while smaller wild-caught fish (like anchovies and sardines) are your safest choices.

    A doc well-versed in integrative medicine can test the levels of mercury in your bloodstream – and if they’re high, chelation therapy can help flush it and other toxins out of your system.

  2. Mercury from fillings gets into bloodstream

    You're carrying around THIS deadly toxin -- inside your head!

    Mercury.

    People have also known for decades that the metal is a deadly neurotoxin. Mercury poisoning can cause tremors, vision and hearing changes, and memory loss. It can even cause seizures and, in extreme cases, death.

    But until now, you probably thought you were safe from mercury if you didn't bite off the end of a thermometer... or shatter one of those "CFL" lightbulbs... or eat too much tuna.

    Thanks to recent findings, you've also tossed any of those skin creams that were found to contain mercury.

    As it turns out, though, you STILL might be getting exposed to mercury every day -- even every MINUTE -- because if you've got any of those "silver" fillings in your teeth, the toxin is ALSO inside your mouth.

    And now, according to a new study, the mercury doesn't just stay in your mouth. It can actually get into your bloodstream.

    Dentists have been using "amalgam" fillings for over 150 years. They're actually made of a mixture of silver, tin, and copper, and -- no kidding -- 50 percent liquid mercury.

    Every time you bite, chew, brush, or floss, it can release mercury vapors into your mouth. Still, we've always been told that it's such a small amount that we shouldn't worry.

    Finally, new research on over 15,000 patients has conclusively linked amalgam dental fillings with mercury contamination in the bloodstream.

    People with eight or more fillings had a very high risk -- their blood contained about 150 percent more mercury than blood of people with no fillings.

    Now, considering the fact that you've probably got 32 teeth, eight fillings is a lot. But if you grew up in a certain time... in a certain area of the country... without proper brushing, flossing, and other dental care... it's likely that a quarter of your teeth may have gotten cavities.

    I know some people our age who've got a MOUTH full of "silver"!

    Dentists push mercury amalgam fillings on patients because they're cheap and relatively easy to work with. Plus, because liquid mercury makes the material pliable, they can withstand years of biting and chewing without shattering or popping out.

    But thankfully, you have choices about your dental fillings.

    Gold was the, well, "gold standard" before mercury amalgam gained popularity because they're very durable. But unless you've recently struck gold, they're not very affordable.

    A skilled dentist can replace your existing silver amalgam fillings with other non-mercury options, but it's important that he really knows what he's doing -- because even just REMOVING those old fillings can release mercury vapor into your mouth.

    To determine whether you've already got mercury in your bloodstream, see a holistic doctor who can test your blood levels. If you do, he can work with you on chelation therapy, which can rid your body of toxic heavy metals and other chemicals.

    I recommend a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine.

  3. There’s still mercury in vaccines – here’s how to find it

    Big Pharma is still regularly using mercury-based preservatives in several popular vaccines.
  4. Is toxic mercury hidden in your skin cream?

    If your skin cream claims it can lighten your skin, remove dark spots or has “anti-aging” properties, be sure you read the label because the secret ingredient could be toxic mercury!
  5. Common household chemicals causing infertility

    Dangerous "endocrine disrupters" like phthalates, mercury, and PFCs in cosmetics, sunscreen and toothpaste can leave couples unable to conceive.
  6. Mercury exposure linked to diabetes risk

    Exposure to mercury can increase your risk of diabetes by as much as 65 percent.
  7. Don’t take this government pledge

    The CDC wants everyone to take a pledge to get a flu shot. But what are you really promising them?
  8. Mystery particles found in flu shots

    Flu shots are being recalled across Europe after mysterious particles were found floating in the vaccine.
  9. Govt-mandated light bulbs release UV light

    The new light bulbs being forced on the public by Congress release UV light -- so when you flip the switch, you could get burned.
  10. Common food additive in autism link

    The feds want you to believe the dramatic 78 percent rise in autism cases over the past decade is nothing more than a bookkeeping trick. There aren't more autistic kids -- just more docs who've learned to recognize the condition. Baloney!

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