I doubt she has mercury poisoning. I was feeling like absolute shit for a period in my life too and went through the same thing even convinced my self it might be some heavy metal poisoning as well.
She probably feels that way because she lives a typical american (or western) life and eats a standard american diet completely devoid of any nutrients.
I bet if she just started eating healthy nutrient rich foods, cut out all the processed foods and started exercising daily, Maybe also having to eliminate any environmental stresses if there are any, she would feel normal again anywhere from a couple weeks to a year later depending how bad of shape her body is in.
She doesn't need to detox.
Almost every phantom illness in otherwise healthy people is some manifestation of depression. *Cough* fibromyalgia *cough*
This is a massive problem in USA and Canada actually is this belief that if a doctor can't find a diagnosable illness then it must be a mental health issue. Which leads to doctors prescribing SSRIs and Benzos on mass. I don't know if the same thing happens in europe or not, i remember reading research that they dont prescribe those meds at anywhere near the same levels but that could be different now.
But yeah that's the real problem with your statement. That whole attitude that if you can't find the problem it must be mental. A healthier approach to society would say if you can't find the issue then look to the diet and life and fix that first before prescribing drugs but hey that's not very american is it?
What group of people in the past had this magical mythical diet you speak of? A vast majority of the foods we eat have been bred and developed in the last few hundred years and are far more nutritious than anything existing previously. People of the past were constantly malnourished and full of parasites.
Take your hippy naturopathic bullshit elsewhere. You’re speaking in ideals that have never existed.
Lol you're projecting. I didn't speak anything of the sort.
Are you really telling me a diet full of processed foods is compatible with a disease free healthy life?
Overwhelming amount of evidence to show that those who eat 1-2 lbs of veggies (5-10 servings as this gets translated to general public) a day live longer and have much less disease then those who eat standard american diet. Those are diagnosable diseases of course that have been identified.
Is it really a stretch to believe that if someone is feeling unwell and not able to find the cause then following the same advice (scientifically valid) might help alleviate whatever it is they are suffering from? And to try this first before giving them a bunch of psychiatric drugs that are highly addictive.
But hey whatever, go ahead and keep justifying to yourself that you're not leading yourself to an early grave by eating your shitty processed food alll day long and weighing 300+ lbs. I'm sure you're fine and all the data and statistics are just prejudice against fatasses like you. You're just depressed and that's why you feel like shit and that's why you need to take your cocktail of drugs while continuing to eat the same crap that got you into your current state to begin with.
Calling me a hippy is especially crazy considering what this thread is about and the fact I am telling OP that the answer isn't some naturopathic treatment and to try eating healthy and exercising. Yes eating healthy and exercising.... that's some fucking hippie shit right there...