By Claire

July 17, 2022

The best way to naturally detoxify your body and brain from mercury is to use chelation methods, which means involving raw garlic and cilantro in everyday diet. Besides, you can consume high amounts of chlorella to accelerate the detoxification process. You may also take some natural laxatives such as drinking senna tea to get rid of mercury through increased bathroom trips. 

In this article, we'll take a close look at each of these methods to help you get rid of mercury safely and naturally, meanwhile, avoiding the health problems it can cause. Enjoy.

What is Mercury?

If you go back in history only a few decades you would see the element mercury being used in many different applications.

Called 'liquid silver' by the Greeks as well as quicksilver, mercury is a very interesting element and the only metal that is a liquid at room temperature.

mercury look

It is used in the manufacturing of industrial chemicals and meteorological equipment due to its unique properties.

Unfortunately. mercury is also quite harmful and even fatal to humans, causing brain damage, liver failure and many more serious health problems.

Due to the widespread usage of mercury, our body inevitably absorb some doses of mercury in everyday life, such as living in a room with antiques and eating shrimps 

(yes, a huge amount of shrimps we consume these days are somewhat polluted. This is a scary truth!)

Can Mercury Be Detoxified Naturally from the Human Body?

Yes, most definitely! The truth is, mercury is removed from your body all the time when you have a bowel movement although the process is very slow.

The problem for many people, however, is that they are constantly and unknowingly consuming mercury and if they do so too often, it can build up to unhealthy and even deadly levels.

mercury in body

That’s why, if you suspect that you have too much mercury in your body, you should increase your body’s capacity to remove mercury and detoxify naturally.

Below we give you several natural and safe methods that you can use.

How to Naturally Remove Mercury from Your Brain and Body?

Removing and detoxifying your body and brain of mercury isn’t a quick process but it can be done safely and naturally.

Below are some most effective ways and these ways should be used on a regular basis if you are regularly exposed to mercury.

1. Remove the Source of Mercury

One of the most important factor you must follow to detoxify from mercury is to remove the source of the mercury.

For example, if you eat a lot of tilefish, tuna lobster, shrimp or orange roughy, you should stop as those species of seafood have a very high amount of mercury.

You must be wondering why fish and seafood contains mercury. Sadly, it is due to the water pollution that is caused by human activities such as factory emission.

Usually, fish and seafood that are long-lived tend to contains more mercury. Here is a list EWG give to know which fish and seafood is safer to eat when it comes to mercury pollution.


List extracted from EWG

Besides, if you have many dental fillings made with mercury amalgam, you should consider having them removed and replaced.

If you live in a city where air pollution is high due to manufacturing and automobiles, you should consider moving or getting an air purifier for your home.

What Are Some of the Major Sources of Mercury?

  • Fish and other seafood like lobster
  • Dental fillings made from mercury amalgam
  • Old paint
  • Barometers
  • Thermometers
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs (fluorescent tubes, blacklights, metal halide)
  • Antiques (mirrors, vases, organs, clock pendulums)

2. Use Natural Chelation Methods

Chelation occurs when an ion bonds to specific type of metal. Using natural chelation you can remove mercury from your brain and body safely and naturally.

The best foods to eat to induce natural chelation are raw, unprocessed garlic or cilantro.

garlic cilantro

The minerals magnesium, sodium and zinc should also be consumed to help the process.

Besides, citrus is also helpful when it comes mercury detox as Vitamin C is a powerful water-soluble antioxidant that the body can use to detoxify itself.

However, Vitamin C is not as effective as raw garlic and cilantro. It detoxify in a more holistic way instead of targeting mercury. 

3. Use Natural Laxatives to Increase Your Bowel Movements

If you use natural chelation processes to bind mercury to organic ions you need to then pass them out of your body.

The fact is, roughly 90% of mercury is removed from your body when you poops. So, pooping more and often is essential.

bathroom bowel

To naturally increase the process, you should consume natural laxatives like psyllium, flaxseed, kefir, chia seed, berries and senna.

Use these natural laxatives with cautions! great cautions! Too much consumption can lead to severe health damages, including upset stomach, liver damage, dehydration and even cardiovascular disorders.

4. Eat High Amounts of Chlorella

Protein is a natural mercury detoxification agent due to the amino acids it contains. However. eating a lot of meat can be harmful.

Instead, eat large amounts of the blue-green algae chlorella which contains a high amount of protein and is easily digested.

Chlorella can be found in most grocery stores in their natural foods section.

Chlorella powder pill

Is Mercury a Major Factor in Today's Health Problems?

Unfortunately, yes! Although the use of mercury in many processes and devices has dropped significantly over the last few decades, there is still mercury getting into the food chain and being spread by air pollution caused by manufacturing processes.

Coal is a major contributor of mercury pollution when it's burned as fuel. Beijing, China, for example, has a huge amount of mercury in its air due to coal being the primary fuel used in homes for heating.

coal pollution

Dr. Mark Hyman. MD is a practicing physician who believes that mercury is a big problem and it's getting bigger.

"There's no doubt about it, mercury is the most alarming, disease-causing source of environmental toxicity that I see daily in my practice", says the good doctor.

Mercury is a contributing factor in many different health problems ranging from depression and anxiety to heart disease, Parkinson's disease and dementia.

Fish especially are being tainted more and more with mercury due to large factories and manufacturing plants and when eaten, they pass that mercury to humans.

Sadly, over the last 40 years, the amount of mercury being thrust into the environment has increased significantly.

And with it the number of people suffering from health problems due to mercury toxicity.

lung health breath

How to Tell if you Are Suffering from Mercury Toxicity?

There are several symptoms and conditions that are telltale signs of mercury toxicity. If you're suffering from any, some or all of them, you should use the natural detoxification techniques we've discussed

  • Trouble breathing. If you are always short-of-breath you might have mercury toxicity.
  • Diminished motor skills. If you find that walking. eating or other normal activities are difficult, that you shake uncontrollably or always have 'pins and needles' in your extremities (arms, hands, legs and feet), mercury may be the cause.
  • Memory and concentration issues. If you're younger and suffering from cognitive decline it might be from mercury toxicity.
  • Bleeding gums and a metallic taste in your mouth can be caused by high levels of mercury.
  • Severe headaches, insomnia and dizziness are symptoms of mercury poisoning
dizzy man

In Closing

Mercury is one of the most toxic metals on the planet and sadly, is an increasing health risk for millions of people.

To detoxify mercury naturally from your brain and body, follow the solutions and advice we've given above, especially those that lower your exposure to mercury.

We hope you enjoyed this article and that it answered all your questions.

If you have more questions, need advice or would like to leave a comment, please do so in the space provided and best of luck detoxifying your body of mercury!


About the author

I created this site to share my knowledge of natural remedies and ingredients because I am a big believer in an organic lifestyle.
Our body is strong enough to rid toxins and maintain a balanced ecosystem by itself as long as we treat it smartly.
Note that I’m not just talking about food and exercises, I also aim to help you gain a healthy mindset – a mindset that will lead you to a positive and resilient life.

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  1. I really enjoyed your article educating us on the dangers and the good way we can detox our system from mercury and other toxic substances.
    I have become more & more sensitive to chemical allergies which got to a tipping point in my 40’s from having a mouthful of 20 plus year old silver/mercury amalgam fillings in my teeth. I had them all replaced which helped to lessen some of my allergies to mold and chemicals but for some reason my system has reached a tipping point again at age 61. This condition makes me feel severely ill around new furniture, the detergent isle at the store, perfumes & or air fresheners or scents in candles and such, cleaning agents, pesticides, and some construction type things. When I’m around these things I can react in anywhere from a few minutes to a couple hours, but the end result is the same. I get dizzy, nauseous, shaky feeling, blood pressure drops and if I don’t vacate the area quickly the sickness will develop to vomiting and depending how bad I got before I realized I was getting toxicity sickness to vacate like at work cleaning, it can take me hours to days to recover.
    My question is do you have any articles on this subject and is there anything that someone suffering with this can do to make themselves less reactive? As I mentioned earlier after removal of the amalgams I did get better so my thinking is I may have built up toxicity in my system again which is why I searched for & found your article on mercury detox. Thank you for any help you can provide me and others I’m sure suffer with this condition. I’ve heard it is on the rise in society today.

    1. Hello June, Thank you for sharing! 🙂
      I don’t have precise information on that subject. Sorry about that!
      But I will keep this comment open so that, hopefully, someone else can share their insights.

  2. I think, Claire, that you would benefit greatly from reading at least one of Andy Cutler's books. His Andy Cutler Protocol is really well researched and a successful method to use for detoxing Mercury from the human body systems.

    Mercury Toxicity is very debilitating and makes a full body attack on most of our major organ systems. It is a slow process to detoxify from it and it takes great dedication. It cannot be done quickly, by any stretch of the imagination. But the benefits from stringently paying attention to detox form Mercury is well worth the negative effects that mercury has on all of our organ systems if one just ignores that there is mercury coursing through their body..

    Some of your suggestions really need to be looked at in more depth.

  3. I’ve had candida glabrata for years and now I’m suffering from Thrush and candida die off. What can I do? Idk about too much zinc and I feel like I now have the beard symptoms like too much testosterone and no phytoestrogens. I’m gluten intolerant and yeast in grains just make it even worse. I live on pumpkin seeds and avocados and love oysters; highly rich zinc foods. Please help! Thanks

    1. Hello Douglas, Good point! But I didn’t find any studies going that much in depth. Anything related you would like to share? 🙂

  4. Have you ever come across information (medical journals, research information, etc) that mercury poisoning can cause schizophrenia?

    1. Hello Vicki, I don’t have a clear answer for that. But considering mercury’s impact on the nerve system, I feel there could be some potential impact.

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