This week I’d like to touch on a very important health topic which I am identifying and recognising as a growing concern within the wider health community and among many of my patients. I’m referring to this topic as ‘Toxicity of heavy metal accumulation’.
You may now be wondering, what is this exactly?
Well, to provide you some fundamental educational insight, let’s begin with what heavy metals are specifically.
Heavy metals are characterised by being metals that have a high density or atomic weight. To break it down further, they include metals more commonly known as lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, copper, and chromium.
Whilst some of these are essential trace elements for animals and humans in small amounts only, the accumulation of these metals within the body is what can lead to many health related issues and imbalances, resulting in very unpleasant symptoms 😞
Next, you may be thinking…but how could I have heavy metals inside my body?...ahhh this is where it gets interesting..
Heavy metals can actually accumulate in the body simply by you being exposed to them over lengthy periods of time or even through consumption. Sadly, it is particularly hard to avoid in today’s world where we are constantly exposed to high volumes of heavy metals through things like household cleaning products and chemicals, certain types of office and household furniture and upholstery, beauty, skin, hair care products and especially environmental pollutants such as pesticides on our food and mould in our home, air conditioners or work environments.
Overtime, as you can imagine this exposure and ingestion accumulates within our bodies, resulting in an ‘accumulation of heavy metals’. This accumulation is then what leads to the ‘toxicity’ and here is where health havoc develops.
This toxicity can lead to many unpleasant health imbalances and symptoms which may present as things as common as headaches, fatigue, brain fog, endocrine and hormonal imbalances, skin issues such as rosacea and acne to name some.
Patient Case Study
Let's go back to my patient's case, here is his result. As you can see in the colour, we can see he has high lead and aluminium is on the high end too.
Then let's have a look at the information. Lead loves to live in out bones, adrenals, thyroid, liver. As you can see, they also disrupt respiratory function too. As a result, lead exposure was contributing to his;
After removing his heavy metals with natural medicine, he claimed that he;
Can wake up refreshed and energized
Can sustain energy level all day
Forgot that he had breathing issues
Can feel he is starting to lose weight (Removing liver congestion helps digesting fats)
So here you go. Just simply removing heavy metals have resolved multiple issues.
I hope that this provided you some food for thought and helped your awareness of the concept of ‘toxicity of heavy metals accumulation’. There are always non-invasive, clinically effective ways naturopathy can support toxin build up within the body. And as our clinic values an evidence-based clinical approach, we do not like to ‘perform guesswork’, we take your health seriously.
Therefore, in order for us to treat each patient individually and effectively, it is very important that we consider investigating further by using tests that simple blood tests for example cannot uncover.
If you’d like to chat more about heavy metals and the mineral test, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask questions. We are always happy to provide honest open feedback and suggestions within our scope of practise and expertise 🙂