Heavy Metals – Are You Affected?

18 Jan, 2012

Heavy Metals – Are You Affected?Unless you have worked on construction sites or hazardous waste areas, the thought of having heavy metal toxicity would be far-fetched. Arsenic, mercury, lead; the thought of these substances inside your body and causing you ill-health would most likely not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think, “I just don’t feel right.

However, heavy metal toxicity caused by increasing levels of pollution and use of chemicals is a growing threat to our health and to the development of our children. High levels of toxic metals deposited in body and brain tissue may cause significant developmental and neurological damage.

Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function, adversely affect almost every organ system, and disrupt the homeostasis of nutrient elements.

Although acute metal poisoning is rare, a chronic, low-level exposure to toxic metals is common, and it can result in significant retention in the body. This can cause a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic disease. Although we can’t tell when the exposure occurred and how long it has been retained in your body, we can perform a simple urine test to discern just how much heavy metal toxicity is present.

Recently, we had a client suffering from a range of long-term health complaints including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. She was yet to find relief from any other therapies, both medical and alternative. After performing a wellness assessment on her (a series of tests we use at Paddington Clinic checking for health imbalances), which included a simple urine analysis which tests for heavy metal toxicity, it became apparent she had a high amount of lead in her body.

After undergoing a heavy metal detoxification, her symptoms virtually vanished and she was amazed at how much better she felt.

Heavy metal toxicity is easily detected and easily treated, so don’t put up with feeling less than amazing when you don’t have to. You can either undergo just a heavy metals test, or a complete wellness assessment to get to the bottom of your health disorder. Talk to us today.