Book Reviews

These mercury books are listed in the order I read them. If you are only going to read one, read the first one.

Mercury Poisoning: The Undiagnosed Epidemic

This book is written by a patient who used the Andy Cutler chelation protocol to detox from work related mercury exposure. He tells his story, but he has also done his research. He details the history of mercury toxicity worldwide: coal industry, steel industry, vaccines, dental amalgams, polluted waters and seafood. He talks about using a hair mineral test to determine the extent of damage from mercury exposure and explains, in plain words, the information Andy Cutler details in his hair test book. He explains how and why Andy Cutler’s chelation protocol works. He gives great information about supporting adrenals and thyroid throughout the process and talks about the additional necessary supplements to use while chelating. It’s an easy to read book full of very useful and accurate information. It was the first book about mercury toxicity that I read. Highly Recommend.

Getting the Mercury Out

This is a memoir, written by a young woman who really didn’t have any idea about alternative health and really had a hard time finding her way out of her health issues. It’s heart-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time. It’s a quick, interesting read with a happy ending. It will also convince you not to wait to chelate the mercury out after you have your fillings removed. It’s free if you have Kindle Unlimited. A really good read.

Detox Memoir

Another patient memoir, obviously. This story started out with me wanting to shake some sense into the author. He was obviously completely clueless about what food does to a body, about how everything is connected, and how our bodies give us very loud and persistent signs for a reason. But he figured it out and then he obviously did some deep thinking and research. He doesn’t necessarily use Andy Cutler’s protocol – he doesn’t say exactly what he uses to chelate, but it seemed to work for both him and his children. He talks about the hair mineral test and how useful it was in helping him figure out what was going on. He comes up with some very interesting theories about health and mercury poisoning… for example, he thinks that the older a mother is when she has a child, the more mercury burden is passed on to them – and that birth order matters. I’m not sure about this completely, though I can see why he thinks it. My mother was very young and I was the first born, but here I am. Obviously I got lousy detox genes too, which didn’t help. This book also talks about liver flushes and thyroid flushes… This one is also free with Kindle Unlimited. An interesting read, I learned a few new things. 

The Mercury Diaries

I wasn’t going to get a third memoir to read, but when I read the reviews I decided to spend the money anyway. It was worth it. Here is a guy who also had no clue at the start of his health crisis how he had gotten so sick so fast – but he figured it out really quick. He reminds me of me – digging into the health info online and in books and not afraid to try things until he experiences the truth for himself. I was happy to read of gentler ways to detox the body than the liver flushes mentioned in the previous two books. He obviously wrote this book to help people understand that there is always another thing to try, another way to get well – to not give up when regular doctors have nothing left to offer or seem to be making things even worse. It was an educational book and I feel more prepared to start chelating now that I know how it affected him. A really good read.

Amalgam Illness, Diagnosis and Treatment : What You Can Do to Get Better, How Your Doctor Can Help

OK then. This book. I ended up buying the book because I felt like I should have ALL the information before I started. It’s quite a heavy load. Don’t just flip through it and expect it to make sense. Start on page one and work your way slowly through it. And then go back and do it again. It’s worth it, but it’s not a fun read. The Mercury Poisoning book listed at the top of this page does an excellent job breaking Andy Cutler’s book into English for the common person. But I’m still glad I got it, I’m sure I’ll look at it again and again. An important book. 



Mercury Detoxification

This is a good book to help a person understand how the detoxification process works. It’s a decade old, and newer info has come out about detox pathways and SNPS and things that interfere with detoxing… but it’s still a good and easy read to help you figure out the hows and whys of detoxing mercury.