Heavy Metal Toxicity: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment Options
- Posted on: Aug 29 2018
Heavy metal toxicity is at the root cause of many chronic illnesses and diseases in our day and age.
Toxic metals – such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and aluminum are some of the most damaging of toxic compounds. Heavy metals can cause DNA damage, disrupt hormones, impair the immune system, and damage neurological function, all of which increases the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. The bottom line is that we were never meant to be exposed to these levels of toxins, and as long as we have a toxic overload our bodies cannot function optimally.
Did you know that we are exposed to over 6 million pounds of mercury and 2.5 billion pounds of other toxic chemicals each and every year?
Are you aware that the average newborn baby has over 280 known toxins in her or her umbilical cord blood at birth? How sad is it that our children are toxic before they even take their first breath?
Every year, more and more toxins are released into our environment and this number is only increasing. Each generation is being exposed to a greater number of toxins that affect their long-term health and sense of well-being.
These toxins are everywhere: the water we drink, the food we eat, the personal care products we use on our bodies, the household products we clean our homes with, the candles we light, and so on…the list goes on and on. We are born into a highly poisonous world.
Many of us have high amounts of toxins and heavy metals stored in our bodies. But how do you know if you’re toxic? How can you tell just how toxic you are?
12 Symptoms of Heavy Metal Toxicity:
- Weight gain
- Dizziness & lightheadedness
- Digestion issues
- Joint & muscle aches
- Anxiety & depression
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Blood sugar imbalances
- Numbness or tingling of the extremities
- Insomnia or sleep disturbances
Heavy metal toxicity is also known for producing symptoms that are often mistaken for chronic conditions, such as:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrom
- Multiple Sclerosis
- …and so many more
What can you do if you suspect you have heavy metal toxicity?
Heavy metals do not leave the body easily, nor do they do so on their own. You must physically take proper steps to remove heavy metals from your body and bloodstream.
Chelation Therapy is an IV treatment that helps to remove heavy metals, including mercury and lead, from the blood. Chelation Therapy involves intravenous injections of a chelating agent called EDTA, which stands for ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid, which is an amino acid. EDTA binds to these heavy metals and minerals in the blood and helps flush them out through the urine.
Aside from heavy metal toxicity, chelation has been shown to improve heart health as it removes plaque from the arteries and promotes a smooth, healthy arterial system so that you heart functions at its best.
In addition to Chelation Therapy, I highly recommend a routine detoxification program to ensure you are constantly working towards removing all forms of toxins from your body. My 14-Day Detox is a nutritional detoxification program that is safe, effective and easy to follow. I recommend doing the 14-Day Detox at least once a quarter, if not more frequently, to ensure you are supporting your body’s natural detoxification system.
If you would like more information on heavy metal testing and chelation therapy, please request a free consultation by calling (281) 313-7435 or fill out an online request form today!
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