Dr. Mercola's Most Radical Alternative Cures

Controversial alternative medicine guru Dr. Joe Mercola returns to reveal his most radical cures yet. He claims he's found all-natural answers to cancer, exhaustion, weight gain and even brain fog. Could your health be changed forever? Dr. Oz puts these theories to the test.

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Dr. Mercola Says: Detoxifying Your Body of Mercury Cures “Brain Fog” and Fatigue

Dr. Mercola states that chronic mercury exposure from occupational and environmental sources, dental fillings and contaminated foods, like certain fish, is a significant public health threat. The nervous system is more sensitive to mercury toxicity than any other organ in the body. Mercury in the central nervous system causes psychological, neurological and immunological problems in humans. Too much exposure to mercury can cause nerve damage, resulting in fatigue and foggy thinking.

Dr. Mercola suggests taking chorella, a freshwater algae, which can be found in supplement form. The chorella binds to toxins and heavy metals and flush them out of your system. He suggests starting with a lose dose, 50mg, once or twice a day. Chorella is not tolerated by some people because of gastrointestinal distress. In this case, chitosan can be used as an alternative. Additionally, while it is not as effective as chorella, eating cilantro, parsley or mint is an all-natural way to detox.

 

Dr. Oz’s Bottom Line

Limit potential mercury exposure by limiting your fish intake. The recommended allowance of fish per week is 12 ounces, or two fish meals a week. Generally, larger fish that have lived longer accumulate higher levels of mercury; swordfish, shark, king mackerel are ones to avoid. Tuna steaks have more mercury than canned tuna; white albacore tuna has more mercury than light tuna. Tuna consumption should be limited to 6 ounces a week, or one of your 2 fish meals that week.

If you’re worried about exposure from your fillings, ask your dentist if your fillings have mercury. If you’re due for a replacement, see if ceramic fillings will work for you.

Article written by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Alternative health guru