Heavy Metal

We can all agree that our environment is full of toxic exposure. The good news is that you can minimize it and you can improve your capacity to detoxify, while clearing out the accumulated toxins in your body.

Do you eat sushi?  
Do you drink tap water?
Do you live in the city and breathe polluted air?
Do you drive to work on congested roadways?
Have you been exposed to cigarette smoke? 

Unfortunately, we are all exposed to heavy metals from diet, to medications, to various environmental exposures at home or at work.  Chronic, low-level exposure to toxic metals can result in significant retention in the body that can be associated with a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic diseases.  Most concerning to our health is toxic storage of lead, mercury and cadmium. 

Fortunately, Heavy Metal Testing allows us to determine our individual exposures and toxic storage levels. 

Benefits of Heavy Metal Testing

  • Eliminate body storage of toxic metals with the appropriate treatment
  • Take proactive steps to reduce your exposure to various metals 
  • Reduce toxic burden on the body impairing other body functions
  • Restore optimal health

Symptoms that may indicate heavy metal toxicity:

  • Anxiety, irritability, mood swings, depression
  • Loss of memory and forgetfulness, brain fog
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Chronic unexplained pain and/or extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain
  • Coated tongue, Metallic taste in mouth
  • Cold hands and feet, low body temperature
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Digestive problems
  • Muscle tics, twitches, or tremors, tingling in the extremities
  • Sensitive to smells like tobacco smoke, perfumes, paint fumes and chemical odors
  • Skin problems

Conditions associated with metal toxicity:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative conditions
  • Infertility
  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Fibromyalgia and pain conditions

Knowing your test results will allow you and your Naturopathic Doctor to strategically select the most appropriate treatment approach for you.