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Increased Mercury Levels in Patients with Celiac Disease following a Gluten-Free Regimen.
Celiac disease is an allergy to gluten but this may apply to anyone with a gluten-free diet.
According to the study: Data demonstrate a fourfold increase of mercury blood levels in celiac patients following a gluten-free diet. From: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25802516
According to the WHO (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs361/en/):
Exposure to mercury – even small amounts – may cause serious health problems, and is a threat to the development of the child in utero and early in life.
Mercury may have toxic effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, and on lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes.
Mercury is considered by WHO as one of the top ten chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern.
My thoughts: Less gluten = less binding = decreased mercury detoxification. People following a paleo-style diet should supplement with another binder (like chlorella, clays, or similar) to avoid potential immunological and neurological effects of mercury.
The Chlorella I use are:
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