Gluten-Free Diets May Increase Exposure to Heavy Metals

Learning curves can be steep sometimes. When clinicians were observing the improvements in patient health after taking gluten out of the diet, it was great to have gluten-free options and substitutes available. Now, we know that just substituting gluten-free for...

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Mercury Toxicity and Testing

So, we have learned about mercury exposure from fish and sliver (amalgam) fillings in our mouths, but you've probably been wondering what to do about it? For some people, the level of mercury stays low because they naturally eliminate it...

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Mercury On Our Tables…And In Our Children

I'm on a mercury kick this month. It is something I personally am concerned about, and as a doctor, I am thinking about patient symptoms, auto-immune disorders, immune dysfunction, diagnosed neurologic conditions and mercury exposure.  Inevitably, we are seeing...

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Is Your Mouth Full Of Poison?

It is astounding to think that there is still controversy surrounding whether mercury amalgams (the mercury fillings in your teeth) are dangerous or safe for your health. Check in the mirror to see how many you have: they can be...

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Fish Binge Fallout

I spent the last 11 days on Maui eating fish several times per day. Admittedly, this is a habit I discourage my patients from engaging in due to concerns of mercury exposure. If you are one of the patients...

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Sustainable Seafood

Did you know that in North America, fish is one of the top sources of PCBs, and farmed salmon is the single greatest source? In fact, farmed salmon has four times more PCBs, dioxins, and other chlorinated contaminants than...

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