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Thirteen years ago when my wife was pregnant with our first child (my actual wife on sandbanks👇)

She received a pack from the GP surgery which included advice on diet.

I was intrigued to see what a standard GP’s diet advice would be.

Low fat? Use sweeteners? Eat lots of wholegrains and baked potato (it’s a vegetable, isn’t it? Never mind the GI loading…..).

I was surprised, but pleased to note, they suggested she avoid tuna.

Now you see, the thing about tuna is, it’s a sodding big fish.

Big means it lives a long time and, unfortunately, we have polluted our seas/planet. So a long life means a lot of pollution and, in the case of tuna, it means mercury, specifically methyl mercury.

I had read all about it in the excellent “Diagnosis Mercury” by Dr Jane Hightower MD a few years before. She does a great job of explaining the issues around it, many of them political and financial.

She also finds out along her journey that her colleagues, the general medical community and the government are not willing to hear the truth about one of the most poisonous substances on the planet – what happened to patient-centred care?

So yes, tuna is a great source of protein and cheap, but it’s also a significant source of mercury.

How much you eat, plus your genetics for detoxification and your nutrient status, will determine how much you remove and how much builds up in your tissues: brain, liver, kidneys, muscle etc.

Remember mercury is a heavy metal, it slowly kills you by binding on to an enzyme in place of a mineral – thus the enzyme slows down and so does your biological system. 

So the idea of mercury toxicity was always something I was aware of, plus, I know how bad the inorganic mercury from amalgam filling is (check the videos below – its scary stuff)

But I had never actually measured it, and then I was chatting to a patient whom I had been helping with persistent candida issues, plus some cognition stuff, and he casually dropped into conversation that he ate tuna four to five times a week (because he wife said red meat was “bad for you”).

The release of a new test from Quicksilver Scientific (Tri-Mercury test) for mercury that could finally distinguish fish (methyl) mercury from amalgam (inorganic) mercury, plus hair and urine analysis, and we decided to test him and see if the theory was a reality.


Available in the UK via Regenerus

This patient had a few amalgams removed around ten years previously and had them done fairly well with a dam in place etc.

The initial result confirmed elevated mercury from fish and very low levels from amalgams, so far we were turning theory into reality.

He used the best detox money can buy from Quicksilver Scientific, liposomal glutathione (to grab mercury from the cells of his organs/brain/muscle), liposomal liver nutrients (to ensure they get packaged up and through the liver with bile), and binders (to bind the mercury in the intestines – 95% of bile is reabsorbed back for recycling, thus so too is any toxins in with it).

We re-tested six months later and the fish mercury (MeHg – Methyl mercury) was really starting to come out, we can see here a rise from the initial level of 5.48 (orange bar) up to 7.81 (dark blue bar, the second test).

No big issues, he is using saunas, coping with the detox, no drama, we just held his nutrients at the same level. The detox is pulling mercury out of his organs, into the blood and out. 

I had also heard about testing hair for mercury and blood finding no mercury at all in some patients (especially in the most ill and toxic) because they simply were unable to remove it at all.

It was completely stuck in their tissue/organs and thus none would be found in the blood or hair or urine – they were constantly toxic, unable to remove mercury from the tissues thus there was no mercury in blood, hair or urine, they were retaining it.

But I had never been able to measure this, until that is we re-tested him.

This is his amalgam (inorganic) mercury (different from the fish source mercury).

​​​​​Note here the orange bar is the original test at 0.092 and the re-test of amalgam mercury six months later (dark blue bar), which he had removed over ten years ago, has gone up 311% to 0.378.


If you watch the YouTube video above on amalgam fillings, you’ll understand this is now flooding out of his system – from his brain, liver, kidneys, muscles, one of the most poisonous substances on the planet.

To put this in context he didn’t have that many fillings and they were done fairly well.

Also, he is an uber driven and successful business owner worth many, many millions.

He isn’t ill in the least, relatively speaking.

And yet he was highly toxic, so it really got me thinking about other patients with mouths full of amalgam and chronic illness/diseases. All the CFS, the MS, cancer, Parkinson’s, dementia, were they loaded up too?

Sadly this is not something you can suggest to your average patient, so I have followed up with a handful of Chiropractic patients and certainly found more elevated levels, but not everyone can afford the Quicksilver liposomal products and the new mercury test.

Someone who could afford it and needed it was Tony Robbins.

Tony is a brilliant speaker and a leader in personal change.

The 4th day of his Unleash The Power Within (UPW) is all about diet… I’m not sure who is advising him, but eating swordfish and tuna daily as Tony did, is as basic a mistake as you can make in the functional medicine/nutritional world, it nearly killed him, check the video with Quicksilver Scientific founder Dr Chris Shade PhD.