Sources of Mercury: The vapour from mercury is easily absorbed into the lungs and passes into the brain. Once in the body, mercury can concentrate in the nervous system, liver and kidneys.

Silver-coloured dental fillings are a common source of mercury exposure as they continuously release mercury vapor while chewing, brushing your teeth, or drinking hot beverages.

Another common source of mercury is fish. Seafood with the highest levels of mercury that should be completely avoided includes king mackerel, marlin, orange roughy, shark, swordfish, tilefish, and Ahi tuna. Fish that should only be eating once per month include bluefish, grouper, gulf mackerel, Chilean sea bass, and canned Albacore tuna.

Other sources of mercury include pesticides, laxatives, batteries, water, and paint.

Symptoms Associated with Mercury Toxicity:

Poor Memory




Low Testosterone





Diagnosis: Hair Element Analysis. The hair root is in constant contact with blood vessels, allowing both nutritional and toxic elements to enter the hair shaft continuously as it grows, therefore reflecting long term exposure to the various elements. This is a significant advantage over urine and blood samples, which only measure the levels from one point in time.

Treatment: Heavy metal detox consisting of a combination of homeopathic and botanical medicines as well as clinical nutrition. Each patient case is individual and treatment depends on laboratory analysis results, severity of toxicity and symptoms.

For specific information on how mercury toxicity has impacted your health, and testing to determine levels of mercury in your body ($99), make an appointment by visiting my website or phoning the Norwich Medical Centre at 519-863-2338.

For more information on the effects of mercury toxicity and the symptoms and treatments of poor memory, check out my newest article in the Norwich Gazette Newspaper!