15. Chelating With Foods

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Chelation therapy is a medical procedure that involves the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body. It binds with metal in the body so that the metal loses its chemical effect. Chelation is often a term applied to the removal of mercury and lead.

How Do You Chelate For ChronicElemental/Inorganic Mercury – Palladium – Nickel Dental Toxicity?

The 2- step process to help prevent further toxicity


Severe chronic dental ingestion is likely to be caused by a problematic dental inclusion of one or more dental fittings. It is finding that problem and removing it safely under holistic guidelines that can help reduce the ingestion of dental toxic vapour.


Chelation is crucial to help remove as much metal toxicity from the body as possible. The patient is in control, eating and drinking the right foods to help speed up the chelation process to remove the toxic metals that have been identified.

Do You Chelate With Chemicals Or Foods?

In this particular chronic dental toxicity, where the dangerous and life-threatening inorganic mercury had more than 7 years to not just deposit in organs and tissues but bury itself deep into the bones, chelation would be a long process, taking many years to remove the toxicity, this process did not use chemical compounds but the use of natural minerals from the best consumption of foods with additional supplement support.

It’s important to establish whether a case is chronic or acute as chelation processes can differ. (Read posts 22 and 23 for a more detailed overview).

Margaret Sears wrote for The Scientific World Journal, 2013, several interesting papers, NCBI resources, including the article PMC3654245/. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3654245/

“Toxic elements, unfortunately, build up over time in soft tissues and bone, and even when the external source is removed the bioaccumulated toxic elements represent an ongoing endogenous source of exposure, and measures to enhance excretion may be helpful.

Overall, during chelation therapy mobilization must equal excretion, so adequate hydration and bowel regularity are essential. A variety of products may assist in interrupting enterohepatic recirculation of toxicants.

Pharmaceutical chelating agents may also be considered, to assist with mobilization and excretion.

“Chelating agents will mobilize the most readily available metals first. Oral supplementation including additional minerals and vitamins are essential to aid recovery”.


It is those minerals and vitamins identified, that help the chelation process that was greatly consumed, whilst other minerals and vitamins that may have had a negative effect were reduced or omitted from the diet.

The first food, Chlorella, has already been explained in Post 14 and its beneficial use as a chelator.

Chlorella is explained in Post 14 and it’s beneficial use as a chelator.

Chelating With Foods Continued

Part 2 to 5 – The Essential Glutathione Diet – The Oxalate Diet – Hot Beverages – Brazil Nuts

2. The Essential Gluthione Diet

“Glutathione is one of the body’s most important and potent antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that reduce oxidative stress by combating free radicals in the body. Maintaining levels in your body is extremely important.” Healthline.com


Any glutathione deficiency greatly reduces the ability to detoxify. It was imperative when suffering toxicity to follow.

The glutathione-led chronic elemental/inorganic mercury dental ingestion chelation daily diet included consuming every day –

  • 2 organic free-range eggs
  • 1-3 raw organic garlic cloves
  • 1 raw organic onion
  • 1 raw organic fresh beetroot
  • 1 raw organic bell pepper
  • Slices of organic root ginger
  • 1 organic orange
  • 100gms of raw fresh meat* 

 100 gm of fresh organic red meatballs were purchased daily and eaten raw, as discussed with the clinicians about the best ways to achieve a glutathione level. The addition was helpful to strengthen weak bones caused by severe mercury toxicity. However, it elevated other mineral levels in the body, such as cobalt, when consumed over a period of time.

The meat consumption was stopped after 6 months and replaced with two portions of no more than 100 gms of organic beefsteak a week and a small portion of chicken.

Meat consumption has dropped even further over the chelation programme. Red and white meat does have mineral benefits, such as selenium and magnesium, so dropping the amount eaten needed during the chelation process, has to be increased by other food consumption rich in these minerals. In the sixth year of chelation, one piece of 100 gm of red meat is eaten weekly.

Today, six years into chelation, the diet is still followed by consuming at least 3 of the foods listed above daily, and a fresh organic orange which provides approximately 60-70% natural Vitamin C recommended value daily intake.

Vitamin C intake is highly recommended to help aid recovery. It is discussed in so many medical scientific papers that have been produced about mercury toxicity.

For additional Vitamin C support, Sambucol Black Elderberry liquid Vitamin C and Zinc was taken. You can read more about taking this product and other supplements in, the ‘The Use of Supplements’ post. (Read more Post 18).

18. The Use Of Supplements

18. Importance of the use of supplements during chelation in recovery from severe chronic dental ingestion toxicity. The important MIneral Wheel. Use of supplements in addition to consuming raw natural organic foods. Read more. toxichealth.co.uk

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The Mineral Wheel (also Post 18), provides information suggesting that the mineral iodine may be depleted by mercury, getting enough iodine has been shown to help prevent hypothyroidism, and eggs provide good iodine RDI value. (RDI – Recommended Dietary Intake – sometimes referred to as daily intake value)

3. The Oxalate Diet – The Foods To Avoid When Suffering From Chronic Dental Toxicity

An authoritative highly respected doctor and journalist Louisa L. William have written an extraordinary book called ‘Radical Medicine’ providing an insight to further use of the Oxalate diet removing foods from the organic diet when one is suffering from mercury toxicity. 

The foods to be avoided noted as ~ Spinach, Peanuts, Lemon Peel, Rhubarb, Parsley, Pokeweed, Chocolate, Leeks, Okra, Soy Protein, Lime Peel, Swiss Chard, Sweet Potatoes, Black Pepper, Instant coffee, Tea, Wheat germ. 

These foods are noted as binding with mercury, lead, and other heavy metals 

These foods deposit in tissues where they can’t be easily removed from the system. If you are already in chelation, there’s little point in consuming these foods to just redeposit them back into the bones.

This information was not available until the third year of the chelation programme and the diet was immediately adjusted, even now, into the sixth year of chelation, these foods are mostly removed from the daily diet.

4. Coffee Tea Soups Water – Hot Drink Consumption

Sadly, I was not informed on day one of diagnosis and chelation to remove hot beverages from the diet until the amalgams (aka mercury fillings) had been safely removed from the mouth.

This is important because the effects of high temperatures in the mouth may cause additional vapour toxic ingestion, chronic dental ingestion.

In my case, dental tests had already indicated suggestive high levels of leaching elemental mercury from the amalgam fillings in the oral cavity. You can read more about leaching and other tests, in Post 10. Holistic Dentists.

When dental works removing a number of mixed metals from the mouth were completed, weak herbal tea was introduced, drinking no more than a cup or two a day.

Organic plant-based warm soups were consumed after the amalgam (aka elemental mercury fillings) had been removed from the mouth.

Do You Drink Coffee?

Fresh ground coffee (not instant coffee) was reintroduced after two years. There is great controversy about the health benefits of drinking coffee. Do you, don’t you? Currently, during six years of chelation, only two fresh cups of coffee a day currently being consumed.

Water Consumption

Water consumption had been considerably increased to ensure that the body was being regularly ‘flushed out’ and remained so.

One of the tests, the macroscopic urinalysis monitors the visual colour of urine.

Despite significant increases in daily water consumption, it took more than a year of the chelation diet to restore the visual colour of urine back to normal healthy human levels.

To the patient, this appeared to be quite an astonishing length of time it took to correct and perhaps indicated how serious the toxicity had become affecting all parts of the body organs. Post 17. ‘Continuing Chelation’ provides more information.


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10. Holistic Dentists

10. How holistic dentists remove elemental mercury ‘silver’ amalgam fillings, procedures and after-care, helping to reduce Oral-Electro galvanism and severe toxicity. Read more. toxichealth.co.uk

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5. Organic Brazil Nuts And The Importance Of Selenium

To the average person in the UK, they may not realise how beneficial brazil nuts truly are to humans. Full of selenium, organic nuts were consumed on the first day of diagnosis, and have been since.

  • Selenium is known to help ‘pick out’ mercury from the bones and deposit it into the bloodstream, similar to the chlorella and coriander process.
  • Selenium is well known for its importance in protecting the thyroid and ensuring it works effectively.

One of the biggest concerns with chronic dental toxicity is that the thyroid was functioning normally, helping to protect the body for all its important functions. The thyroid is situated so close to the oral cavity that it can become very easily diseased with elemental/inorganic mercury vapour and other metal toxicity.

Selenium levels were recorded far too low in blood tests taken pre-diagnosis, at the time of diagnosis, and for a period during post-diagnosis and chelation.

When one is poisoned with chronic dental toxicity, elemental/inorganic mercury, selenium is so important to be consumed daily if levels are low.

In my case, a huge boost was required very quickly to restore the thyroid back to the all-important average public range levels.

“Brazil nuts are by far one of the best food sources of selenium, an important chelator that research shows can help the body rid itself of heavy metals, especially mercury.” 

Dr. Draxe.com

Selenium is known to help ‘pick out’ mercury from resting in the bones and deposit the mercury into the bloodstream for excretion.

Not only is selenium required for the mercury chelation purpose, but the selenium mineral is particularly important for the conversion of thyroid hormone, from T4 to T3. It is needed to make glutathione in the body, important for heavy metal detoxification, as already discussed above in this post. 

Selenium helps to detoxify mercury, silver, cadmium, arsenic, and beryllium in the body. There appears to be little information available if this is effective for helping to detoxify palladium which was evident in test results in my case, at high chronic toxicity levels in the body.

About Brazil Nuts


The nut is a seed grown in a coconut-like shell from Rainforests. The size of an organic nut can also vary depending time of year picked, and very large organic nuts are generally about 100% of the required Daily Recommended Intake value required to one’s diet.

8-9 organic brazil nuts were consumed immediately, on the day of diagnosis, and continued to be consumed daily at this rate for a couple of weeks.

The quantity consumed was reduced to about 4-5 organic brazil nuts daily after two weeks. 

After 3 months, 3-4 organic brazil nuts continued to be consumed daily, half a nut taken at regular intervals during the day on an empty stomach. This was then reduced to 2-3 by the end of year 1 of chelation. By the end of year 2, this had further been reduced to 1 large nut or 1.5 smaller brazil nuts, with other foods being consumed supporting the amount of selenium required daily.

In the fifth year of chelation, 1 nut was still consumed, sometimes whilst using the chelating product chlorella was increased to 1.5 or even 2 nuts, and other times is replaced with the Solgar brand of selenium supplements available through quality health store outlets. 

The nut was never taken whole, but in bite sizes throughout the day. This meant that your body was continually being protected throughout the day and continually chelating mercury from the bones.

There appears to be no scientific evidence found that tests have been carried out checking whether the brazil nut works in the same way as the method of using chlorella with coriander leaves to help flush mercury out of the body. However, it’s abundantly clear that it helps me, but there is no scientific way to measure this currently as to how much mercury is remaining in the bones/being removed.

Suffering from Chronic Dental Ingestion toxicity is not going to be a quick fix


The patient has to be dedicated and work hard to excrete these nasty toxins from the body where they have had years to rest in the bones. Selenium became part of that chelation process.

There is medical evidence that prolonged periods of consumption of organic brazil nuts can lead to toxicity, the reason why selenium supplements were introduced and spasmodically used in accordance with the instructions provided by Solgar, a mid-priced quality brand available in the UK from a number of outlets, and for completeness, where any other supplements being used were also purchased from Solgar.

Supplements can vastly range in pricing and quality. It is a good idea to research well before purchasing and only buy from a trusted source.

Other foods have high values of selenium such as red and white meats but they simply do not compare in daily recommended intake values to our humble brazil nut, particularly with the move to more sustainable farming of foods, reducing meats from the human diet.

Selenium also works in tandem with Manganese and redeposits mercury from the bloodstream back into bones. It is, therefore, imperative to reduce Manganese in unnecessary daily food intake, particularly in the first few years of chelation to help maximise the benefits of selenium consumption.

During the first year of chelation, every meal was painstakingly examined before purchasing the ingredients to help maximise the best consumption of nutrients aiding chelation. Unfortunately, Manganese is found in many foods so a reduction or exclusion was made to aid a quicker recovery.

Read more about Selenium and The Mineral Wheel interaction, Post 18.

These exclusions are more relaxed today, now into the sixth year of chelation, but those foods particularly high in manganese such as mussels are no longer consumed.

It cannot be overstated the importance of helping recovery by examining your food intake.

Thyroid Testing

Environmental 16 Metals blood test results, taken regularly during the first couple of years of diagnosis of chronic dental toxicity helped to provide some guidance on how the body was pushing out toxic metals, as does urine testing, providing details of selenium levels being achieved.

Specific testing for FT4, FT3, TSH, thyroid activity levels were also undertaken, read more detail about tests in Post 8 and Post 9.


9. Dental Toxicity Tests And Scans

9. Special blood tests and scans supported the Elemental (known also as Metallic, Quicksilver) / Inorganic Mercury, Palladium, Nickel toxicity Chronic Dental Toxicity diagnosis. Read more. toxichealth.co.uk

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Eating Raw Organic Food When Suffering Chronic Dental Toxicity

It is important to try and reduce the toxic burden on the body by reducing the consumption of those foods grown with fertilisers and pesticides and increasing foods that help to toxify the body more quickly.

Switch to the very best food one can afford to achieve maximum chelation results.

Eating organic fruit and vegetables, mostly raw, improved health, where food had been grown without the use of fertilisers and chemicals.

It is important to look for food products packaged on the site where they have been grown, and where the foods have been covered before any transportation.

Our global transportation of foods adds considerable toxins to our foods. Some organisations report that it can be as high as the actual growth of the product where fertilisers and chemicals have been used, so there is little point to pay premium prices for organic foods where no care has been taken to cover the foods prior to transportation.

Eating a high percentage of the food diet raw provides maximum nutritious value without cooking. 

This can be easier to consume and achieve higher levels during warmer weather whereas winter sees one requiring warmer food to cook and eat.

It’s quite extraordinary how used one can get to eating fruit and vegetables raw that one has consumed all one’s life baked, roasted, saute, braised, grilled, or fried! No microwaved food is ever consumed.

“It’s important to try and consume maximum nutrients from daily food intake in favour of consuming lots of additional supplement pills during the chelation process.”


The Soil Association® is one of several websites offering excellent advice about organic living and foods. The Charity has a wholly-owned subsidiary Soil Association Certification Limited, the UK’s largest organic certification body. This is run as a ‘not for profit company’ that, as well as helping to deliver parts of Charity’s strategy, also generates financial returns that are ploughed back into Charity’s wider work.

The Soil Association provides a black and white distinctive organic registered certification mark being the most widely recognised in the UK and appearing on over 70% of all organic products. You’ll notice it stamped on thousands of products in shops.

Purchasing organic food is relatively simple from reputable UK outlets that provide detailed growers’ information, and control their products from growth with their own suppliers, through the picking, packaging, transportation, and dispatch in the UK.

There are now more organisations that seem to be growing by the day due to global sustainability issues that can help the new organic eater to buy the best produce, such as Foundation Earth, Marine Stewardship Council, and Leaf.

There are considerable differences between the quality of organic foods being offered and prices between stores but found that the weekly shopping ‘Duchy’ range at Waitrose and Partners provided a guaranteed, quality product with longevity which worked out to be value for money, for the price paid overall and Marks and Spencer have improved their organic ranges over the past two years, and now available at Ocado.com

Excluded from the diet were any foods sold in metal tins, and silver foil containers; avoided those wrapped in plastics only purchasing those using BPF free plastic.

A lunchbox of raw organic foods was prepared when going out to avoid purchasing shop-bought products. This continued for years to avoid buying shop-bought produce.

This page is Post 15. The next post is 16. Chelating continues to provide more important information as does Post 17 and 18.

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16. Chelating

16. Removing use of personal products and awareness of environmental toxins led to a more successful elemental/inorganic mercury, nickel and palladium chelation. Read more. toxichealth.co.uk

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18. The Use Of Supplements

18. Importance of the use of supplements during chelation in recovery from severe chronic dental ingestion toxicity. The important MIneral Wheel. Use of supplements in addition to consuming raw natural organic foods. Read more. toxichealth.co.uk

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