How to remove mercury from your body?
Removing mercury fillings and mercury from the body is a three-step process. The protocol commonly used looks like this:
- Step One: Prepare the body for mercury removal
- Step Two: Mercury filling removal (by a holistic dentist with SMART certification)
- Step Three: Detox the body from mercury
We write a lot about step two, the safe removal of mercury fillings. In this blog, we’re going to focus on step one and step three — preparation for mercury removal and how to remove heavy metal like mercury from the body.
Detoxifying from mercury must be done carefully
The first thing to understand is that identifying mercury and detoxifying from mercury must be done under the supervision of a physician trained in the techniques of metal detoxification.
Can any dentist remove mercury fillings?
Did you know that mercury fillings must be handled, transported, and disposed of as a toxic substance? Mercury poses health and safety risks which is why working with a holistic dentist trained in the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART certified) is always a good idea.
They will ensure a safe and effective procedure by avoiding unwanted exposure to mercury during the removal process.
Why do you need to detox from mercury?
Heavy metals like mercury can build up in the body. Over time it’s possible that mercury vapour from your mercury fillings has built up in other parts of the body. A side effect of this build up of mercury is mineral displacement and in turn mineral deficiencies. Undergoing a detoxification process will restore mineral deficiencies and help the body eliminate mercury on its own.
Preparing your body for effective mercury removal.
The key to detoxification of mercury is to start the detox process only once you have taken in proper nutrients to repair your gut function and detoxify the liver. To do this, your holistic dentist or doctor may recommend you take multivitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids, Coenzyme Q10, digestive enzymes, antioxidants (like selenium, zinc, vitamins A, C, and E) and magnesium. Probiotics and glutamine are also helpful. Every person will require a different preparation process. A professional will help you understand what combination will work best for you and your body.
How to detox from mercury
Mercury detoxification aims to remove mercury absorbed into the body by using binding agents to attach to the mercury and pull it out of your body.
A common way to do this is chelation therapy which requires medical supervision and can be administered intravenously or orally. The safest and most effective treatment is oral DMSA (Dimercaptosuccinic acid).
The following foods are considered chelation agents and bind to mercury:
- fresh garlic
- vitamin C
Always talk to a doctor or certified professional before undergoing any chelation therapy or metal detoxification treatment.
If you have questions about mercury filling removal, mercury detoxification, holistic dentistry, or your specific situation, call 905-338-6684 or fill out the form to connect with Oakville holistic dentist Dr. Bis.
Dr. Agatha Bis Dentistry is located in Oakville Ontario and helps patients from Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga and Toronto with their holistic and cosmetic dental needs.