Friday, January 16, 2009

mercury in fish

Today on our local NPR station heard this story about the dangers of mercury in fish. Very helpful if you would like to educate yourself on this topic.

Two quibbles with the story however:
1. They did not mention, which is a handy way to find out which fish are safe and which are not.
2. Chelation was mentioned as the alternative health practitioner's way to get mercury out of the body, and was called dangerous because it takes it out through the kidneys. However, there are other alternative health ways to get rid of mercury. Because of a family history of kidney disease I did not want to do chelation, so in my case I did a combination of homeopathics, supplements including molybdenum and chlorophyll, steam baths and saunas, detox baths, seaweed baths, and detox foot baths, and detox foot patches. Took me a year but it worked!

One of the people interviewed was Jane Hightower, author of Diagnosis: Mercury: Money, Politics, and Poison. This looks like a fascinating book if you are interested in learning more about this subject.

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