I don't mean to threadjack, but how do you all know whether or not your body is properly processing all these various metals and toxins? How could one test for those levels?
I amuse myself, sorry.
I had the help of a HCP who recognized that my progression of health problems, which for the most part hadn't been severe or debilitating (with meds, at times) were classic ways in which mercury messes with a person.
For me, in particular: enviro allergies, anxiety, intermittent depression, hypothyroid, adrenal fatigue (severe at this point, it had been slowly getting worse for about 2 decades).
I personally think Andy Cutler's use of hair tests specifically from Doctor's Data is the best, least invasive way to see, barring a clear health story. I actually didn't test myself early on because so many pieces just fell into place, I just tested my daughter later to make sure we didn't have anything else weird, like copper or lead, going on.
Andy Cutler wrote a book called Amalgam Illness, well, you can check out his website for more...
I put a bit of a description and some discussion over in another thread, start at post 582...
The reason Cutler's approach for hair tests is important is that the majority of people with mercury issues will have quite low, sometimes undetectable, levels of mercury in their hair tests, but if you look at enough of the regular minerals (cal, mag, selenium, iodine, boron, etc) you'll see certain patterns that are not normal in the general population but are normal for people with mercury issues. Low hair mercury (I had a silly Greenpeace hair test done before my daughter was born, undetectable mercury was the result) doesn't mean anything.