By Alane Archer, ND, CNC
Heavy metal toxicity is more common than most people are aware of. There are many environmental factors that we breathe in or even eat, that starts to damage our body. Just treating the symptoms may help to a point, but real health and healing can be restored when the root cause of the symptoms are identified and supported correctly.
When heavy metals get into the body, they can lead to serious health consequences. Some of the symptoms may be challenges in the:
Central nervous system
A person may go to their primary care doctor with all good intention with shortness of breath symptoms. The symptoms may be treated with oxygen or even an inhaler. That may help with the symptoms, but the question is why did these symptoms start? What was the cause? Did I breathe something in that I causing the symptoms?
I remember a few years ago I was diagnosed with pleurisy, it hurt so much! I had never had these symptoms before, they came on suddenly. The pulmonologist helped me to a point by giving me steroid inhalers, but it was not until I did testing to show WHAT it was that I breathed in and took specific herbals to kick it out, did I feel 100% better!
And what about brain fog and dementia? A friends father in law was a dentist, and he and one of his son’s had terrible brain fog and mood swings. The dad was diagnosed with dementia at around age 70. But why? A hair analysis test showed high levels of mercury and barium in his system. This is a perfect example of what heavy metal toxicity is.
Here is where you may find exposures to heavy metals
Lead-containing plumbing or paint
foods grown in lead – rich oil
fish or shellfish contaminated with mercury
breathing contaminated workplace air or skin contact
mercury vapors from dental amalgams
cadmium toxic household products like electric batteries.
So, what IS heavy metal toxicity? It is when a heavy metal gets into the body and starts to create havoc. Our toxic elements hair analysis tests for the most amount of heavy metals. It comes with full-color results and a personalized protocol to support detox and health and wellness.
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