Heavy Metal Toxicity

Metals are a major category of toxins that pose a significant threat to our health. A body heavy in metals could be making you feel sick, tired, and cause premature aging.

Exposure to heavy metals can happen at work, home, or in our environment. One indication of their magnitude relative to other potential hazards is their ranking by the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which lists all hazards present in toxic waste sites according to their prevalence and the severity of their toxicity. The first, second, third, and sixth hazards on the list are heavy metals: lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium, respectively.
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More About Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metal exposure is extremely common today, but is by no means a normal exposure for the body. Most people are not aware of the dangers of heavy metals or where the toxic exposures may even come from. Heavy metals are in our environment, specifically in tap water, vaccinations, silver amalgam fillings, children’s toys, some food sources, and may even pass down from our mother in utero. Heavy metals may also be a reason why you struggle to get well after getting sick even after trying everything to heal.

Heavy metals disrupt the cellular membrane destroying your ability to draw vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants into the cell. If that occurs, your body lacks the ability to make hormones and other antioxidants to keep the body alive. Your cells then become toxic and have two options: they may choose to die (cellular apoptosis) or mutate (evolving into a cancerous environment).

First we must determine which metals and at what levels are present in your body. We do this through the proper testing in a non-invasive way at Triad Health Center. Once toxic levels of heavy metals are determined, a detox program will be recommended to chelate the metals from your body. Be aware — most people detox heavy metals incorrectly or attempt to do it without doctor supervision, which can cause serious complications. That is why we work with you to conduct the proper testing, locate the source, and properly remove it so it is not reabsorbed.