Detoxify the body through removing heavy metals
We live in an era where chronic diseases are increasingly being diagnosed in younger people. The question is often asked why younger people are being diagnosed with illnesses including arthritis, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and Alzheimers disease?
Unfortunately, our environment is becoming increasingly toxic as we consume hormone-fed animal products and genetically-engineered fruits and vegetables and come into contact with pollution and chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, colorants and radiation – potential contributors to disease.
Toxic metals are often overlooked when searching for the possible causes of disease, despite their substantial presence in our living environment.
The largest sources of toxic metals are industrial and exhaust fumes, tobacco smoke, dental fillings, drinking water, food additives, fertilizers, fungicides, cosmetics, deodorants, medicines, pesticides, canned foods, cooking utensils and fish products. Exposure to them may damage the DNA and suppress the natural immunity system.
Symptoms may be subtle and “unexplained” at first. These may include muscle weakness, fatigue, short term memory loss, vertigo, hyperactivity, constipation, insomnia, irritability or chronic headaches. These symptoms may progressively worsen and eventually lead to chronic disease states such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disorders, fibromyalgia, neuropathies or arteriosclerosis.
What is chelation therapy?
Chelation therapy is the process of removing heavy metals from the body.
Prior to treatment, a comprehensive history is taken and a full physical examination performed, whereafter the patient does a ‘challenge test‘. This involves taking a few capsules (chelating agents) and then providing a urine sample. The sample is analysed to determine which heavy metals are present in the body and which chelating agents should be prescribed.
As chelating agents are specific to particular metals, it is critical that they are administered by a qualified chelation therapist.