The 5 Food Nutrients that Detoxifies Mercury

An important part of my mercury detox program are the foods, beverages and nutraceuticals consumed.

When I was severely mercury poisoned, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt* taught me about the five specific food nutrients the body needs to efficiently neutralize and remove mercury from the body. He told me I needed to consume ample amounts of these 5 food nutrients on a daily basis until I was fully detoxified and recovered. These 5 specific food sources are:

Amino acids
Vitamin C

Using these foods in their best form is extremely important. Synthetic supplements are not ideal, especially for moderate to severely mercury toxic cases, as they typically have a more severe leaky gut condition and impaired assimilation and methylation. These cases are often accompanied with significant food sensitivities, as well. Synthetic supplements are usually not as assimilable to the body’s cells as are whole food sources and can cause imbalances and sensitivities. Following are the ideal foods sources:


Raw vegetable juices made with lettuces; red meat, egg yolks, dark green leafy vegetables, nettle or alfalfa tea, meat/bone/vegetable broth, organic bovine multi-glandulars, sardines and anchovies (which are the only mercury-free fish left), blueberries, sprouts, raw fermented sauerkraut and raw cacao. Sea vegetables are an excellent source of minerals, but are often times not tolerated by more severe toxic cases until they have improved their leaky gut condition and food sensitivities.


Healthy oils include raw nuts and seeds, raw nut and seed milk and raw nut and seed oils, purified fish oil, coconut oil, raw butter, ghee (clarified butter), avocados and cold-pressed avocado oil, organic, free-roaming eggs raw in a shake, lightly poached or over-easy (yolk left runny). You can cook with coconut oil and ghee, as they are not delicate oils that are damaged when heated at high temperatures.


Garlic, especially raw freeze dried garlic, egg yolks, cruciferous vegetables (brussel sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, onion), maca powder and broccoli sprouts and seeds.

Amino Acids

Meat, sardines and anchovies, eggs, raw nuts and seeds, raw nut and seed milk, assimilable protein powder, lentils and legumes, gluten-free grains – quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, millet; dark green leafy vegetables, raw milk kefir, raw fermented coconut water and meat/bone broth.

Vitamin C

Peppers, especially red and yellow peppers, berries, raw tomatoes, lemon and lime, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, dark green leafy vegetables, fresh peas and rose hip or hibiscus tea. Oranges and other sweet fruits should be avoided since they are high in sugars and feed pathogens.

Following are a few excellent vitamin C supplements, whole food sourced, ester C and in liposomal form without greens, algae or herbs you may not want:

Pure Synergy Pure Radiance C – Contains camu camu berries, acerola berries, rose hips, and lemon peel, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, cherries, and buckwheat sprouts.

Mega Food Complex C – Contains amla fruit, rosehips, orange peel, blueberry, cranberry, red pepper.

Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C – Contains various fruits and vegetables, probiotics and enzymes.

Innate Response C Complete powder. Contains several berries, rutin, quercetin, hesperidin and stevia.

Luscious Garden Organic High Vitamin C Powder – made from 100% organic acerola cherries.

Mega Food Ultra C-400 – Contains broccoli, oranges, blueberry, cranberry, beet root, carrot, parsley.

Ester C is typically more alkalizing and assimilable than ascorbic acid vitamin C.

Pure Encapsulation Ester C and Flavonoids

Prothera Ester C

Douglas Labs Ester C Complex

Liposomal vitamin C is a highly absorbable form and reaches the brain cells more efficiently, which has antioxidant properties and also further facilitates the removal of metals from the brain. Highly sensitive cases usually need to avoid liposomal formulas until their mast cell histamine release and hyper-sensitive immune response has improved from an effective leaky gut protocol. Following are a few excellent brands which are soy-free and contain phospholipids from sunflower lecithin, which is usually more tolerable for the mercury toxic than isolated phosphadidylcholine extracted from sunflower lecithin.

Allergy Research Group Micro Liposomal Vitamin C

BioCeuticals Liposomal Vitamin C

Dr. Mercola Liposomal Vitamin C

Mercury and Heavy Metal Detox Specialist, Connie Fox HHP, CHC, AADP

* Dr. Klinghardt, internationally renowned as the #1 top doctor for the treatment of mercury toxicity and its related health conditions. He is the one doctor out of 97 physicians in the U.S. and Europe who knew what to do to save my life.


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

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