Additional Changes to the Diet

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Changes made to the diet – water – cooking – cow’s milk – alcohol – selected organic foods – whey -turmeric – fish – smoking – spirulina – plastic and cans – eczema – Post 17

There are quite a number of differing online opinions from health sites of what one should eat during the chelation period but without any real evidence of documented successful patient history. It’s partly the reason for this website to offer an insight into a real person having to chelate the dangerous chronic ingested dental mercury toxins.

These are a few more changes listed below that were made to the diet to enhance toxin removal and good health that were found to be beneficial in this case of mercury, palladium, nickel and other dental ingested toxin removal.


Water consumption was greatly increased on the first day of diagnosis and still remains so today.

It’s VERY IMPORTANT, particularly helping to flush out the lymph nodes which are notorious organs that are affected by mercury, known to be the cause of cancer. 

Purchased a Brita® water filter, increasing daily water consumption by at least 100%. Used filtered water for boiling lightly cooked vegetables, replacing filters more regularly than directed and never purchase water in plastic bottles for consumption.


About 70% of meals were eaten raw providing the best nutritional value from the first day of diagnosis but have decreased as health improves. Now reduced to about 50% consumption entering the fifth year of chelation.

80/20 organic vegetable/organic fruit consumption.

More than 10 fresh organic fruit and vegetable portions consumed a day.

Organic meat only ever lightly cooked/sealed.

No processed meat consumption.

No microwaved foods, baked or grilled foods consumed.

Greenpan™ cooking pans helping to used reduce metal toxicity from the cooking process.

No prepared manufactured sauces of any kind consumed in the first three years after diagnosis. Only organic prepared sauces now used infrequently.

No fizzy drinks.

No metal tins or containers used to store foods. No metal foil coverings.

Wooden spoons and ladles used in the food process.

Cows milk 

Some online health practitioners believe cows milk and dairy produce should be removed from the diet, whilst mercury chelating.

Milk was replaced with a plant-based alternative, almond-based milk for 18 months.

The diet was a delicate balancing act. Urgently, at first, addressing the low selenium levels and a strict mercury detox. Once this showed significant levels of improvement, and after dental works were completed, some foods were re-introduced that were known to aid a strong nickel-free diet including organic cheese, organic milk, organic yoghurt and continued eating organic free-range eggs.


Having never drunk huge amounts of alcohol keeping within recommended levels, it came as a complete surprise the difficulties of consumption just after a few months after the unconsented surgical operation.

It became impossible to drink any alcohol after a couple of years. This was reported to clinicians regularly but they didn’t seem to know what the cause was dismissing this. I now know that this is a very important symptom of chronic mercury dental ingestion.

Alcohol is very difficult today to drink. The most a glass of celebratory bubbly on a handful of occasions during the year. There is still an immediate reaction of feeling very light headed and a feeling of not in control, just a sip or two will start this effect, even today being the fifth year into chelation, as it is well known that alcohol does not absorb well in the body with mercury toxicity.

Selected organic foods

After the initial six-week organic food chelation detox, and with more intense research undertaken for mercury chelation, a more structured diet was followed, for best and speediest recovery aimed firstly at mercury removal, being the most dangerous and highly toxic metal in my body.

Foods such as processed sugar and milk were entirely removed from the diet, along with soy, most grains such as rye and oats. Salt was not taken and almost completely removed due to eating no processed foods. 


Whey is regarded as an essential product. Immunotec ® powder was consumed on the recommendation of the chiropractor to help the glutathione diet, for the first six months of chelation. 

Organic Turmeric 

After a few months into detoxification, organic turmeric was consumed and still is today. It’s inflammatory benefits, being discussed widely on many health websites, and where the British Medical Journal had featured an interesting case of turmeric used in the recovery programme from cancer of a patient. 

10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Between 5-10 grams is mixed into a glass of milk daily of quality organic turmeric powder. This is a modest amount of curcumin which is taken additionally, but not a priority, to help recovery.


Fish had not been eaten before diagnosis for a few months nor immediately after.

After two years into the chelation process fish consumption was resumed and the benefits of weekly fish portions were felt for Omega 3 fish oils, a natural product of eating oily fish.

Image courtesy of very well (feature above) details the best fish to eat to avoid possible mercury consumption.

Fish sold in tin cans is avoided. There is now much debate and scientific reviews being undertaken concerning microplastics in fish.


Cigarette butts contain mercury, as well as nickel and cadmium. If smoking, try and stop. 


Similar to chlorella, known as blue-green algae, can be used for heavy metal detox. Again, effective at binding toxins and purging them from the body as a nutrient-dense food, packed full of vitamins as well as a host of minerals including magnesium, zinc and selenium.

Naturya Organic Spirulina Powder 200gm packs can be purchased from most supermarkets. One pack only, one six week detox, has been consumed to reduce toxins such as cadmium and lead, particularly useful for smokers.

Read more at Healthline.

Plastics and Cans 

There is much concern about recent findings over the number of microplastics being found in water bottles and fish, and the heavy dependence in everyday life where this may now affect human’s health.

There was a considerable reduction of plastic at the start of chelation, removing existing kitchen plastic food storage containers, and purchasing new BPA free kitchen storage containers.

Organic food was not purchased, where ever possible, when sold in plastic containers.

A large percentage of independent organic producers do not use plastics in their packaging processes.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical widely used in common plastic products such as the linings of food and drinks cans. Again, most independent organic food companies shy away from using cans in their food production and must state clearly that their cans are BPA free when doing so. *Note that own store brands are not so scrupulous when selling organic foods in tins. 

The UK Government considers there isn’t a risk from BPA currently, and other global government agencies are currently undertaking further research. 

Re-thinking the kitchen environment has noticeably helped to improve less waste going to UK landfill, with the added use of composting from the increased raw food peelings.


The addition of visual rashes identified as caused by nickel chronic dental ingestion provided a further list of foods to avoid and a list to encourage. These lists are available on the eczema page and further worked into the diet menus.


Posts are in numbered order for completeness. This is post 17. The chelation posts are posts 13 – 19. The next post 18 describes the use of supplements during chelation.

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