A FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE APPROACH TO HEAVY METAL TOXICITY
Heavy metal toxicity is one of the most underrated health conditions occurring in the US. The number of people we have treated for heavy metal overload of various kinds continues to grow. A functional medicine approach to healthcare always asks “why”, and continues asking “why” until there is a clear view of why you suffer from the health conditions that you do.
While there are sometimes very clear symptoms of heavy metal toxicity such as lead poisoning in children, most symptoms of heavy metal toxicity are disguised as other possible complications. It is not uncommon for people who suffer from chronic headaches/migraines, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, skin issues, and achy muscles/joints to find the real source of their issue is heavy metal overload. Many people suffer for decades with lingering, difficult to diagnose and even severe health issues before anyone is willing to consider metals.
Our functional medicine team excels in uncovering heavy metal toxicity and effectively treating. The methods in which some test for heavy metals and the ways in which detoxification of metals is done can often be both insufficient for actually removing the problem metals and detrimental to the health of other body systems. We have decades of experience in diagnosing and treating heavy metal toxicity.
If you suffer from any of these issues, it may be time to consider heavy metal testing:
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic migraine/headaches
- Difficulty maintaining thyroid balance
- Unusual and/or stubborn skin conditions
- Chronic pain
- Acute or chronic neurological issues
- Autism, Aspergers, ADD/ADHD
- Metal dental fillings
- Long term, heavy use of lead based paint, makeup containing metals, deodorant or body care products containing aluminum (including dry shampoo)