Heavy Metal Toxicity

We are surrounded by heavy metals and are exposed at a young age. Our body can store them in our body: especially in our bones and fat cells. Eventually, your body gets overloaded and can not even store them properly.

Heavy metal toxicity can result in foggy thinking, mood changes/irritability, fatigue, body aches/pains, neuropathy, difficulty losing weight, autoimmune disorders, poor concentration, heart disease, etc. The list of symptoms is quite long.

The best way to approach possible toxicity is to do a test to see what your toxic load is. This is best done by a urine test. Typically you sample the first morning urine, then you take a chelating pill and collect your urine for a period of time. This will show if your body has toxic metals that are able to be removed through chelation.

Chelation is done either orally or by IV. IV is the quickest way to achieve results and most effective. A chelating agent is a chemical that binds the heavy metals and then your body can excrete the heavy metals through your urine and feces. It is critical that you keep your mineral balance during chelation as the treatment will take some good minerals as well. A physician educated in chelation will be able to properly evaluate your toxic load and determine the best course of treatment for you.

It is also important that you decrease your toxic exposure. Eat organic produce and use organic pure skin/hair products. Stop smoking and minimize or eliminate processed foods. Do your best to minimize the chemicals that you are exposed to on a regular basis.

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