Are Heavy Metals Making me Sick?

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Diet and exercise is the answer to all right?  That is definitely a big part of the picture.  But what if those vegetables were grown with polluted water and breathed in unclean air?  How good are those foods?  This is a big part of the sustainability argument.  But beyond that – what are the health effects of pollution?

This article is going to look at heavy metals.  Metals can be found in the food you eat, things you wear, the air you breathe, the water you drink, at home and at work, and even sometimes in medications and implants.

Symptoms of heavy metal symptoms can be vague and unclear.

Mental symptoms:

  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Feeling out-of-it
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Autism or pervasive developmental disorders
  • Seizures

Physical symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms and pain
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic or recurrent infections or illnesses
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Poor balance
  • Decreased energy and stamina
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia

Neuroscience offers a self – quiz on possible exposures to heavy metals.  Here are some questions we ask to try to determine your exposure:

  1. History of dental work or filings?
  2. Any implants?  Screws, pacemakers, rods, etc.?
  3. Have you ever used an IUD?
  4. Have you had a breast biopsy?
  5. Have you had a negative response to a vaccine?
  6. Have you lived close to factories, industrial plants, power plants, highways, airports, crematories, or dental offices?
  7. Do you eat a lot of fish?
  8. Do you have tattoos or piercings?
  9. Do you jog next to busy roads?
  10. Do you have sensitivity to cosmetics or jewelry?
  11. Were you alive before lead was removed from gasoline?

I urge all my patients to take a look at their heavy metal levels as a part of preventative medicine.  Practicing prevention involves more work in a polluted world.  We are exposed to methylmercury simply by breathing in.  This makes our job harder in keeping you clean and detoxed for long term wellness.

No matter if you take the best supplements, eat the best foods, if you breath or drink water  – you are exposed to health damaging metals.

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What to do?

We use laboratory tests to check body burden.  It usually involves a urine test and blood test.  We then must work at removing those metals.  Let us help!

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