Antioxidants Prevent Cellular Damage Caused by Mercury and Pathogens

Heavy metals, other environmental toxins and pathogens (i.e. fungi, bad bacteria, parasites, viruses) damage every cell they come into contact with. This includes as they are traveling through and out of the body via stool, urine and skin. Cellular damage is what causes symptoms.

In simple terms, antioxidants prevent cellular damage by attaching to free radicals (toxins), neutralizing their harmful effects, thus preventing cellular corrosion. Antioxidants give toxins a “free ride” while traveling out of the body. This alleviates symptoms.

An important part of my mercury detox program consists of consuming as many antioxidants as possible every day.

Following are food sources high in antioxidants:

  • Berries and other fruits – blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, goji, acai, pomegranate, camu, raspberries, plums, cherries, blackberries, prunes, plums. Add a tablespoon to your shakes or drinking water a few times daily. You can purchase these raw superfood powders at most health food stores. An excellent website for excellent quality raw foods and super foods is: (David Wolfe’s website)
  • Raw tomatoes, raw pecans, artichoke, pinto bean, red bean, black bean, purple cabbage.
  • Raw cacao (chipped or powdered), raw maca powder, vitamin C and E, activated (sprouted) raw barley powder.
  • All sprouts
  • Raw vegetable juices are extremely high in antioxidants. Ideal vegetables to juice for the mercury toxic are: celery, cucumber, zucchini, yellow squash, purple cabbage and lettuces only. Moderate to severely toxic cases should avoid juicing kale, collard greens, turnip greens, swiss chard or beet greens due to their high content of oxalic acid when raw. They are also so concentrated in minerals, they are likely to cause sensitivities or a bad reaction for more sensitive cases. Eating these highly nutritious vegetables cooked is ideal.
  • Bee products, such as propolis and royal jelly (avoid raw honey due to high sugar content which feeds pathogens).

For moderate to severe mercury toxic cases, unless you are presently tolerating them, initially avoid all green powdered superfoods, such as algaes, including red algae, chlorella and spirulina, wheat grass, barley grass, cilantro. Mild toxic cases can usually tolerate these forms of greens, more severely toxic cases usually cannot. They often exacerbate symptoms, causing complications and set backs in your recovery.

A few excellent whole food sourced nutraceuticals high in antioxidants are:

  • Pure Synergy Organic Berry Powder (various berries)
  • Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Antioxidants (raw vegetables, berries, fruits)
  • Innate Response Resveratrol Reds (raw vegetables, berries, fruits, reservatrol)
  • Host Defense Chaga (organic medicinal mushrooms)
  • Garden of Life Raw Resveratrol (raw vegetables, berries, fruits)
  • Vitamin E. Two excellent brands which are residue and soy-free are Pure Encapsulations, Unique E Complex.

Mercury Detox Specialist, Connie Fox, HHP, NC


This content is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, illness or health condition. Please consult with your physician for any health or nutrition advice.