Heavy Metal Excess
There are options. There is help – and you’ve just found it.Heavy metals occur both naturally and artificially in the environment around us. Modern industry, pollution and changes to our diet have significantly increased the amount of these metals we are exposed to on a regular basis.
Heavy metals, which include lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, nickel, aluminum and others are associated with some of the most common health conditions that we face today. When stored in the body, these metals can increase risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, fatigue, osteoporosis, autoimmune disease, learning disabilities, brain degeneration, skin rashes, anemia, diabetes, liver damage and more. These metals contribute to many chronic diagnosed and even undiagnosed conditions that we see today. In our practice, we place great emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of excess body burden and eliminating toxicity from heavy metals.
- Impaired healing
- Increased heart rate
- Kidney damage
- Learning difficulties
- Liver disease
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Mental retardation
- Motor and behavioral dysfunction
- Pituitary damage
- Pneumonia-like symptoms
- Skin eruptions
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Tooth loss
We are surrounded, every day, by chemicals, personal care products, foods, pollution, paint and more, that contain heavy metals. Some of the most common places that cause toxicity to the body are:
- Commercial baby milk
- Chicken (arsenic given to chickens as a growth stimulator)
- Dog food
- Fish (larger fish contain more metals)
- Soft drink dispensers
- Processed foods (including processed cheeses)
- Refined foods (including flour, baked goods, common table salt)
- Some baking powders
Chemicals and Pollution
- Auto exhaust
- Cigarette smoke
- Pesticides and herbicides
- Air pollution from mining, industry, burning coal and household waste
Household and Personal Care Products
- Tap water (especially well water)
- Aluminum cookware and aluminum foil
- Over-the-counter drugs (including antacids, anti-diarrheal drugs, pain and anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Fabric softeners
- Water based or Lead-based paint
- Water pipes
- Lead batteries
- Rubber products
- Dental amalgams
- Cooking utensils
- Stainless steel cookware
- Hair coloring
- White, powdered laxatives
- Beer and soda cans
- Industrial materials such as nails, solder, plaster and putty
Conventional medicine offers no specific treatment for Heavy Metal Excess and healthcare providers will usually prescribe medication to treat the individual symptoms. This does nothing to address the underlying cause of the symptoms, and as with all medication, there is a risk of side effects and complications.
We treat heavy metal toxicity naturally and holistically. Utilizing an extremely thorough and unique set of blood and urine tests, we determine exactly what is causing the symptoms. Taking into account all contributing factors, lifestyle, nutritional status, environmental factors, detoxification pathways and more, we develop a unique treatment plan for each patient, using safe and non-invasive methods such as chelation therapy, and nutritional supplementation. In short, we treat the imbalance at the source, helping to return our patients to optimal health, relieving symptoms and helping them get back to their lives.
From Our Blogs
Chelation, Heavy Metals and Alzheimer's Disease
Recently doctors have supported the idea that chelation therapy could represent a promising therapeutic option for Alzheimer’s disease.
A new study links a commonly used household pesticide with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young teens. The study found an association between pyrethroid pesticide exposure and ADHD, particularly in terms of hyperactivity and impulsivity, rather than inattentiveness. The association was stronger in boys than in girls.
Chemicals linked with brain disorders in children – An Update
An overwhelming number of chemicals from household and industrial products are in the environment – and hundreds are in our bodies. But for most of them, scientists have yet to determine whether they cause health problems. Now they’ve taken the first step toward doing that by estimating which substances people are exposed to the most. Their new method is published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.