Mercury can enter the body through dental amalgam, pesticides/fertilisers and seafood.
After it enters the mouth, it is absorbed by any mucosal tissue (often the gums, or lungs where it is inhaled). Mercury can also enter the
body through the eyes - particularly by way of conjunctivitis eye drops which contain the preservative, mercuric acetate. Upon absorption
into the mucosal tissue, mercury can enter the bloodstream. Mercury is able to do this due to the high affinity
for haemoglobin and sulphur binding proteins (proteins and cholesterol).
Hitching a ride on the 'blood-highway', mercury can go anywhere in the body - often ending up in vital organs, like the kidneys,
It can also find its way into bone. When mercury ends up in vital organs, it will often induce a secondary immune response,
which is the catalyst for a new chronic disease. Mercury can also work with bacteria, 'bat
tumours, fungi, yeasts, moulds, solvents, pesticides and other metals, such as gold, titanium and nickel
(stainless steel crowns and dentures) to further weaken the immune system. And herein lies the danger of
So, how does mercury affect the body and what are some of the conditions associated with mercury poisoning?
What are the Common Diseases and Symptoms Associated with Mercury Poisoning
Mercury toxicity is associated with over 250 symptoms, the most common of which are fatigue,
depression and kidney dysfunction. There are, however, much more sinister conditions
that arise because of mercury toxicity…
Oral Lichen Planus
Oral Lichenoid Reaction
Glossodynia - burning mouth syndrome and hypersensitivity
Excessive saliva production
Throat and Tongue Cancer risk - when saliva conducts with mercury and gold fillings, it sets off a galvanic reaction
Periodontal and Gum Disease
Anaphylaxis and Hypersensitivity Disorders/ Severe Universal Allergies
Altered Gut/Brain connection
Hypoxia - breathlessness and pale grey/yellow skin tone or butterfly rash on cheeks. Older dentists in their 60's or dental
that had to mix and place amalgam will exhibit this trait. People who also eat a lot of seafood will classically show this complexion. This
phenomena occurs as mercury competes with oxygen and interferes with vitamin A conversion.
How Mercury Moves Through The Body To Create New Diseases
Retina and Optic Nerve Damage
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Impaired Speech Perception
Hashimotos and Graves' Disease
- mercury seeps into the jaw which has an embryological connection with the thyroid, blocking T4 to T3 and then usually resulting in an
elevated TSH. In some cases, treating the thyroid may overlook mercury's presence. Always note dental history. Do
not overdose on Iodine (Potassium Iodide or Lugol's). When protein is low and mercury is present, too much iodine can create thyroid
disorders by blocking receptor sites. Breast Cancer and Iodine deficiency have also been linked, but what if mercury is really behind
the scene? Always look for Mercury's footprints in women who are of child bearing age, low iron or fast losing protein through menopause.
Gilberts Syndrome - failure of cytochrome P450 system inefficiently converting indirect bilirubin to direct bilirubin. Mercury will damage
the Red Blood Cell causing the rise of bilirubin in chemistry. This is a hallmark of oxidative stress.
Kidney / Bladder
Chronic Urinary Tract Infections
High/Low Blood Pressure
Acute intermittent porphyria
Interstitial Cystitis - mercury, microbes and poor iron stores
Prostate / Testes
Prostate Cancer Risk
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Ovaries / Uterus / Womb
Ovarian/Uterine Cancer Risk
Microcephaly in Offspring Risk - not to be confused with Zika Virus
Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus
Neurological System of child - Autism, ADHD or Spectrum Mood Disorder
Type 1 Diabetes
Muscle, Bone and Joints
Lupus - SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
Gout - combination of sugar/alcohol/coffee/fruit juice with a vitamin C deficiency
Spleen and Bone Marrow
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Who is Most at Risk of Mercury Poisoning and the Diseases Associated with it?
Often those who suffer from iron deficiency (perhaps due to a poorly formulated vegan or vegetarian diet), anaemia, diabetes, hormone
imbalances (menopausal women or men who have low testosterone), sarcopenia (poor muscle tone), osteoporosis and osteopenia. These people are
stereotypically more at risk of mercury poisoning. This is because their conditions often leave them immunocompromised.
When an immunocompromised individual, (especially those who have the above medical conditions) are exposed to mercury, the mercury
poisoning will often induce a secondary immune response, which acts as a catalyst for another autoimmune
or cancer risk.
About Owen Davis
Owen Davis is the eldest son of Dr Eric Davis and Sue Davis, and is the co-manager at Nutrition Diagnostics. Owen studied food science and nutrition in 2003 at the University of Queensland, and later graduated with a bachelor of Health Science and Nutrition from Endeavour College. Owen has travelled to the USA on numerous occasions to attend courses and seminars run by Dr Hal Huggins and conferences run by Sam Queen.
Owen has been health coaching and consulting for over a decade now, and throughout this time, has worked with hundreds of patients to balance their body chemistry and restore their health.