The toxicity of mercury far exceeds those of other metals, affecting brain cells and the central nervous system.
We have heard of lead poison but there is one that is present in our soil, water and food supply, including sewage sludge, fungicides, as well as pesticides. It is mercury. Many people are blind to the fact that some grains and seeds are treated with methyl mercury chlorine bleaches which enter our food supply. Our lakes, rivers and oceans are contaminated with methyl mercury, large amounts of which are found in fish, mostly larger ones. Studies have shown that an estimated one-third of our lakes and rivers are contaminated with mercury, thus adversely affecting the fish therein.
Mercury is also present in a variety of products, such as cosmetics, dental fillings, fabric softeners, batteries, industrial instruments, printer’s ink, tattoos, latex, some medications, a variety of paints, polishes, solvents, and wood preservatives.
Mercury is a poison that is also of a cumulative nature. It can adversely affect the brain cells as well as confined in the pain center of the brain and central nervous system, thus preventing the entry of nutrients into the cells and removal of wastes. There is another serious aspect of the poison: it is retained by immune cells, interfering with normal immune responses. Mercury can also cause permanent kidney, cardiac and respiratory problems, and at the same time bring about conditions of arthritis, depression, dermatitis, dizziness, fatigue, gum disease, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, insomnia, headaches, joint pain, slurred speech, memory loss, diarrhea, muscle weakness as well as an excessive salivation, blindness and paralysis.
Symptoms of the poisoning are similar to those of multiple sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). Certain allergies can be attributed to mercury poisoning. A study by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded that mercury poisoning can cause menstrual disorders, miscarriage, neurological problems as well delayed infant development. Dental fillings are the main source of mercury exposure.
1 Eat organically produced foods, such as beans, onions and garlic, fresh fruits and vegetable juices.
2) Drink distilled water.
3 Eat plenty of fiber.
4) Eat fish in moderation.
5) In the event you suspect mercury toxicity, have a hair analysis performed.
In conclusion, studies have shown that alfalfa contains valuable nutrients that can help expel toxins from the body.