Did you know that 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.
Seleniumhas a powerful affinity for binding toxic agents in the body and neutralizes their harmful activity. When mercury and selenium bind, the mercury can’t be absorbed by the body and is removed as waste.
Seleniumtreatment 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 2-3 nuts) will supplement the selenium you need for the entire day. Other excellent sources include pasture-raised eggs, mushrooms, as well as seeds.
Here are 7 strategies to naturally reduce mercury and boost selenium levels:
1-Consume real foods rich in anti-inflammatory properties, such as blueberries, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, Bok choy, beets and celery
3-Eat 5-6 Brazil nuts daily
4-Eat only wild-caught fish with the best ratio of selenium to mercury concentration (not Tuna or swordfish)
5-Do not get dental amalgams and remove existing ones (only by a qualified dentist)
6-Enhance your body’s natural detoxification systems with herbs like parsley and cilantro
7-Hydrate with clean, filtered water