I am going to write about a subject that has brought a lot of attention to me lately. Today you will learn about mercury toxicity. The more I read and learn about it, the more upset I get. Why? Because it is preventable.
Mercury is one of the most toxic metals, worse than lead. The poison is found in our soil, water and food supply. It is also found in sewage sludge, fungicides and pesticides. there are grains that are treated with methyl mercury chlorine bleaches, which seep into our food supply and daily intake. Because methyl mercury contaminates our waters – large amounts are found in fish, especially fish farther up in the food chain. approximately one third of America’s lakes contain fish that will be contained with mercury. Mercury is also present in product that we as humans use and are exposed to everyday, such as cosmetics (women downscale on your cosmetics or use natural body care and make up!), dental fillings, fabric softeners (skip fabric softeners for your clothes moving forward, not worth it), batteries, inks used by tattooists, latex (don’t wear “Covid gloves” when you’re working out), plastics (we seriously need to do something about plastic cups, straws, etc..), nail polishes, wood preservatives and many more things that I could mention.
When it comes to your dental fillings. Please remove your mercury fillings!
This is a big topic and an important one that is beyond the scope of this blog post. If you have your mercury fillings removed, it is imperative that you use a biological dentist who has the necessary tools to remove mercury correctly. If you don’t, you could be exposing yourself to more mercury. Many dentists and even the FDA will tell you that mercury fillings are safe. They’ll tell you that “there is no evidence that mercury amalgam fillings are harmful to your health.” The truth is that they don’t know because there is no proof that mercury exposure through fillings over time is safe. But what we do know for sure is that mercury is toxic and we don’t want it in our mouths. So talk to your dentist.
Mercury is a cumulative poison. Meaning that there is no barrier for it reaching your brain cells. Mercury is retained in the pain center or the brain and in the central nervous system. its presence can prevent both the normal entry of nutrients to the cells and the removal of waste from the cells. It can bind to immune cells and interfere with normal immune responses. this may be one factor and reason behind autoimmune diseases. it can lead to arthritis, depression, dermatitis, fatigue, nausea, hair loss, insomnia, muscle weakness and the list goes on. high levels can also lead to blindness, healthy eye function and paralysis. many food allergies are directly attributable to mercury poisoning. mercury exposer in pregnant women can lead to neurological damage, for example lowered intelligence and delayed development in infants and toddlers.
People get most of their mercury from eating fish. The next step is therefor to reduce our intake of fish that contain mercury. Nearly all fish and shellfish contain trace amounts of mercury but it “bioaccumulates” or builds up in larger fish. Even albacore tuna, which you see in most supermarkets, is something you should not have more than once a week, and children should have it even less.
- ahi tuna
- albacore tuna
- bigeye tuna
- king mackerel
You should consume fish in moderation and always broil it. By broiling the fish and draining the juices you will get rid of the fat, in which the mercury primarily stores, but you will receive the benefit from alkylglycerols. rarely eat high mercury fish!! Eat organically grown foods, especially beans and onions and garlic, which helps protect the body against toxic substances.
If you suspect mercury toxicity, have a hair analysis performed. this will tell you and detect toxic levels of mercury. A urine test can also give you solid information.
1: 20 DB Snatch – You choose the load!!
Min 2: 35 DoubleUnders
Also – pay attention! Starting on the 15th of Aug we will have FOUR WEEKEND EVENTS coming up. Super fun and challenging test workouts. First out the Squat Battle! How durable are you under load? Keep your eyes open for more info!
AND do something about that mercury toxicity in your life!