Dr. Chris Shade on Testing for Mercury
Here is Dr. Mercola interviewing Dr. Chris Shade about mercury detoxification, vitamin C, glutathione, phytogenomics, chlorella and other topics. Shade started a company called QuickSilver, which makes the IMD product that I’ve just started using. They also do a first of its kind mercury level testing. It’s called speciation testing because it differentiates between organic mercury (mostly from fish) and inorganic mercury (mostly from amalgams).
I paid the $250 to get this test done and the results were as I expected; I am in the 75th – 90thth percentile for mercury toxicity (both kinds), and my ability to excrete the metal via my kidneys and liver is below average. They measure one’s capacity by looking at the urine:blood ratio (inorganic mercury excretion index), and the hair:blood ratio (methylmercury excretion index). I’ll let you know of my progress as I complete the rounds (I’ve done one week’s worth so far).