Surprising Sources of Mercury

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If you think only junk foods and fast food contain toxic metals, think again. With today’s massive industrialization, even healthy foods and fresh produce can be hiding heavy metals

According to a recent study, high levels of mercury have been found in seafood especially in many farmed varieties. Mercury is known for damaging the brain by crossing the blood-brain barrier. It has been linked to various neurological, psychological and immunological disorders in people, including diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's,

Aside from chemical leaks, mercury is also present in the following:

  • Seafood (especially tuna)
  • Cosmetics
  • Pesticides
  • Paint
  • Plastics
  • Fungicides
  • Fabric softeners
  • Adhesives
  • Floor waxes/polishes
  • Laxatives
  • Suppositories
  • Tattoos
  • Hair dyes
  • Batteries

While we cannot totally avoid coming in contact with these elements, we can protect our pets against heavy metal intoxication by doing a regular detox. This way, we help our cherished felines and canines get rid of toxins in their bodies cannot eliminate.

Bentonite clay is one of the most inexpensive yet effective natural detox tools available for both humans and animals. Harvested in the deposits near Fort Benton, Wyoming, this aged-volcanic clay has been used as a detoxification tool and healing ingredient in treating medical conditions since pre-historic era. Up until now, many people—and even celebrities—are trying this nature’s wonder.

Also known as the detoxifying clay, bentonite clay contains a strong negative charge that can flush out positively charged toxins, heavy metals, and other impurities in our body. Enriched with various trace elements such as magnesium, potassium, sodium, iodine, it can also be taken internally as a food supplement or a mineral replacement for both humans and animals.

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