Heavy Metal Detoxification
Detoxification Enhances Whole-Body Healing
WHAT IT IS
The presence of heavy metals in the body has been linked to everything from memory loss to fatigue to personality changes. Blood levels of mercury, tin, lead, arsenic, aluminum, and cadmium can be monitored using a lab test. Heavy metal detoxification is the process of ridding the body of these toxic metals through a variety of means, including nutritional supplements, herbal mixtures, intravenous injections, oral chelating agents, and safe mercury removal of dental amalgams, or fillings. Positive health effects can be achieved by reducing the body's toxic levels of these metals. Once the heavy metal burden is relieved, other parasite, yeast and organic detoxification proceeds easier.
Integrative Medicine Approach to Heavy Metal and Mercury Detoxification
At NIHA, integrative medical doctors, dentists, and naturopathic practitioners work as a team to identify and treat heavy metal toxicity and address mercury, heavy metal or other burdens affecting your health.The NIHA team zeros in on the root causes. The result is that instead of putting patients through treatment for many individual symptoms- difficulty concentrating, irritability, etc.- they target the root cause and administer a detoxification therapy that removes the toxins and supports whole-body healing to sustain robust health.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Heavy Metal Detoxification Program is a 3-part program:
Detoxification - Nourishment - Regeneration
Heavy metal detoxification is the removal of toxic metals from the body and restoration of proper functioning of the autonomic nervous system and the organs affected by it. The program is done in phases over time to protect the body and allow rest and healing. A multi-strategy approach depending on the patient's needs and desires may include:
- Safe Mercury Removal
- Naturopathic Home Program
- Oral Chelation
- Nutritional Supplementation
- Detoxification Therapies
A large portion of the heavy metal detoxification work we do centers around the oral cavity, mercury and other heavy metals that are stored in the mouth. Our biological dentists have been doing mercury free dentistry for over 25 years and work in conjuction with the medical doctors to safely address heavy metal toxicity. Although metal toxicity can be caused by the environment, the main source is mercury fillings. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin and it affects the brain and nerves.
Although controversial, acute exposure to mercury has reportedly caused mental confusion, short and long term memory loss, headaches, tremors, fatigue, visual and personality changes, and other symptoms. In the case of mercury exposure from dental fillings, the problem becomes chronic. Research shows that mercury vapor is continuously released from amalgam fillings in a measurable amount from the moment the fillings are inserted into the teeth. Each time the person chews, drinks, (particularly hot liquids), brushes his teeth, swallows and breathes, mercury is released from dental fillings and is absorbed by the lungs and linings of the digestive system, and consequently enters into the bloodstream.
As a result, the body's weakest area is most likely to develop the problem first. Because the mercury toxins can travel either by way of the blood stream or by nerve pathways, one person may develop bleeding gums and bowel problems and another severe asthma or bronchitis. A third person may experience concentration difficulties, sleep disturbances, hearing loss and dizziness, and still others will have extreme fatigue, lack of initiative and clumsiness. Mercury can interfere with virtually any process of any organ of the body. Removal of mercury must be done by a caring professional who will take all precautions to protect you from further exposure.
Nourishment to the body is provided through high-grade nutritional supplements, herbs, I.V. therapy, therapeutic massage or bodywork all working to calm the body while the detox is slowly taking place.
Regeneration will occur once steps one and two have been accomplished and the body has been given time to rest and heal.