Heavy metals wreaking havoc in your body
A couple of weeks ago I did a post on hair mineral analysis. Since then we have been inundated with clients who are sick due to heavy metals in their bodies.
What are heavy metals?
Arsenic, lead and mercury are some of the heavy metals that occur in our food and in the environment. They are also in mercury-silver dental amalgams, fish and some shellfish and Thimerosal-free vaccines. They pollute our bodies and cause illness.
What are the symptoms of heavy metal toxicity?
Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity vary greatly and can include (to name a few):
- Allergies (environmental and food sensitivities)
- Chronic unexplained pain
- Difficulty losing weight
- Digestive problems
- Muscle and joint pain
- Memory loss
- Extreme fatigue
One way of ridding the body of heavy metals is with chelation therapy
This is the process of using chelating agents to attract and bind heavy metals within the body. You can access these agents in suppository form, tablet form, or they be injected transdermally or intravenously.
Synthetic chelators are only advised in the case of acute poisoning
Ideally, people should use supplements which stimulate natural chelation on an ongoing basis.
Historically, chelation therapy has been believed to be safe for everyone. However, information has come to the fore that indicates that this is not necessarily the case. Apparently, some of the agents are not entirely safe for human consumption. As is the case with conventional medications, some of the ingredients in chelating agents have been found to be harmful to human beings.
There is a fine line when using chelating agents. Too little will be useless and too much can be harmful. Getting the balance right can be quite a task. Toxicologists advise that people resort to natural methods to get rid of the toxins before indulging in chelating agents.
Alternatives to traditional chelating agents include a combination of nutritional supplements such as amino acids and various herbs.
It is possible to clean out some toxins with a combination of minerals and vitamins. Research has shown that Magnesium is effective in flushing arsenic out of the body.
Have you been diagnosed with heavy metal toxicity? How was it treated?