In medical research, heavy metals have become implicated in a variety of diseases from autism and anxiety disorders to ulcerative colitis and eczema. The presence of heavy metals have also been implicated as a potential causative factor in a number of medical diseases including autoimmune illnesses, cancer, eczema, hypertension, dementia and many others.
We have over 15 years of experience helping patients to reduce their total body burden of heavy metals. Instead of using chelation agents, we work on supporting the methylation cycle with the use of key nutrients that can kick start this critical biochemical pathway. This support then enables the body to begin eliminating heavy metals from the body on its own.
The following is a short list of common exposure sources for heavy metals:
- Aluminum - Cookware, Al containing baking powder, antacids, and antiperspirants.
- Arsenic - Seafood (esp. shellfish), pesticides, and mattresses (anti-mold agent).
- Antimony - Flame retardant in clothes/mattresses, tobacco, and solder/metalwork.
- Cadmium - Seafood, tobacco, and phosphate fertilizers.
- Mercury - Seafood (shellfish & large fish), dental "silver" amalgams, fungicides and paints.
- Lead - Paints, ceramics, solder, and old plumbing.
- Nickel - Cocoa, dental materials, nuts, and hydrogenated oils.