Most people have elevated concentrations of mercury in their body. Some of the common ways we’re exposed to mercury is through industrial pollution, fish, vaccinations, processed food (including food dyes and high fructose corn syrup), and dental amalgam fillings.
One of the best detoxifying agents to prevent mercury build-up is the mineral selenium.
Selenium has a powerful affinity for binding toxic agents in the body and neutralizes their harmful activity. When mercury and selenium bind, this new compound cannot be absorbed by the body so it is removed as waste.
Selenium treatment may be an alternative method in the fight against cancer treatment and may even reduce mortality in many individuals struggling with chronic and infectious inflammatory diseases.
Brazil nuts are the best food source of selenium with around 50-75 mcg selenium per nut. A small handful (max 6 nuts) will supplement the selenium you need for the entire day. Other excellent sources include pasture-raised eggs, mushrooms, shellfish, meat (including organ meats), as well as seeds.
Here are 10 strategies to naturally reduce mercury and boost selenium levels:
Consume real foods rich in anti-inflammatory properties
Eat 5-6 Brazil nuts daily
Eat only wild-caught fish with the best ratio of selenium to mercury concentration
Do not get dental amalgams and remove existing ones (only with with a qualified biological dentist)
Enhance your body’s natural detoxification systems with herbs like parsley and cilantro
Detox daily by consuming supergreens and chlorella and/or spirulina
Hydrate with clean, filtered water
Take an effective detoxification supplement
Perspire in an infrared sauna