Heavy Metals Surround Us
Heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum.
We eat them. We breathe them in. We absorb them through our skin.
Normally, our bodies can dispose of them. But if we take heavy metals in faster than our body can excrete them, they will accumulate and poison us in a multitude of ways that predispose us to pain and chronic disease.
How Toxic Metals Harm Us
Toxic metals look similar to essential minerals in our bodies and they can be erroneously “swapped in” instead of the proper essential mineral. This change disrupts our energy production and depletes our nutrients. The toxic metals inhibit our enzyme systems that keep us healthy, and accumulate in our tissues, leading to organ and connective tissue damage.
“We are constantly bombarded by heavy metals and toxins in today’s world. They add to our body’s total toxic burden and can damage our tissues.”Dr. Alex M. Chan, N.D.
Symptoms of Heavy Metal Poisoning
- Childhood learning disabilities
- Nervous system disorders
- Immune dysfunction
- Muscle weakness & pain
- Skin rashes
- High blood pressure
- Memory loss
- Behavioural disorders
- Depression, dementia
- Sleep disorders
- Vision, hearing and smell disorders
Sources of Heavy Metal
Naturopathic Medicine can treat a wide range of conditions alone or in combination with other complementary medical treatments.
- Aluminum cookware
- Amalgam fillings
- Drinking water
- Air pollution
- Old paint
The Integrative Approach To Heavy Metal Detoxification
Heavy Metal Detoxification
It doesn’t take much to reach a toxic level of heavy metals and they are difficult to cleanse from your system.
Fortunately, there are methods to detoxify your system of heavy metals. Your Naturopathic Physician can assess your level of toxicity and work with you to remove them from your body as well as educate you on ways to avoid further contamination.
Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing
Heavy metal toxicity can be difficult to diagnosis because only the most acute exposure will show in blood tests. However, through a combination of laboratory and clinical tests we can measure your retention of heavy metal toxins and chart your detoxification.
Heavy Metal Toxicity Treatment and Support
Not everyone will benefit from the same treatment procedure as each of us has varied levels of toxicity and retains and excretes these toxins differently.
At Integrative, we will build a safe and effective protocol for you based on four key steps:
1) We will use chelators – chemicals that selectively bind with certain metals – to remove the toxic metals from your system
2) Then we rebuild nutrient levels that have been depleted by the toxins so you can more effectively excrete heavy metals and block their absorption in the future
3) Next we support the healing of tissues damaged by toxicity
4) Finally we teach you methods to avoid further contamination