Weight gain, thyroid, and mercury are all linked to affect each other. The thyroid (and pituitary gland, but we’re talking about thyroid here) is shown to hold proportionally more mercury than other parts of the body.
This mercury blocks the thyroid hormone, which in turn can cause weight gain.
A 2014 paper in J Prev Med Public Health states,
“The thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. The thyroid controls how quickly the body burns energy, makes proteins, and how sensitive the body should be to other hormones. Like the pituitary, the thyroid displays an affinity for accumulating mercury. Mercury blocks thyroid hormone production by occupying iodine-binding sites and inhibiting or altering hormone action leading to the impairment of body temperature control, hypothyroidism, thyroid inflammation and depression ” (source)
How to detoxify mercury
Eliminating exposure, cleaning up your detoxification system (the gut, liver, kidneys, and skin). This is something that is an ongoing part of health.
The GAPS diet is top notch for maintaining and rebuilding gut health. Read more about the GAPS Diet here.
Eliminating exposure is important as well. Filtering, choosing safer products, and avoiding pollution as much as possible allow your body to do it’s job.
- Our Berkey Water Filtration System
- Natural Mattresses We Use for Passive Toxin Reduction
- Safer Makeup, Sunscreen, and Personal Care
A body with a healthy detoxification system will detoxify normal levels of mercury that is found in our environment (yes! our body is amazing, isn’t it?!)
However, once the metals have accumulated, it’s hard to get back on top of getting a healthy detoxification system. That’s because the very metals that we need our liver, kidneys, gut, etc to detoxify are slowed down and harmed by the heavy metals.
TRS for heavy metal removal
And we’ve been using Coseva’s Advanced Toxin Removal System (TRS) for the past 6 months with great results. TRS is a zeolite, that is super tiny so it goes into organs and through the body – not just the digestive system like clay does. It is an empty cage that attracts heavy metals by charge, and then the once they’re attracted, it contains (binds) them and the body excretes them easily, without them causing any more problems on the way out.
Learn details about TRS here: Heavy Metal Removal with Advanced TRS
Yes, TRS does detoxify mercury, even from the thyroid gland! Because they thyroid is so important for the body, even a little bit of heavy metal can wreak havoc on the entire body.
It’s not just the thyroid – mercury in other areas of the body, especially the digestive system, is linked to candida overgrowth, and with candida overgrowth also comes excess estrogen. Excess estrogen causes menstrual issues including irregular periods, and… you guessed it… weight gain.
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TRS doesn’t cause weight loss, but it does detox heavy metals that interfere with hormone production and absorption.