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Heavy Metal Chelation Therapy

Chelation Therapy in Kamloops, BC. Metals are an integral element of our environment, widely utilized across various industries and found in countless everyday products, our homes, and our surroundings. Our bodies innately carry non-toxic amounts of metals, including zinc and iron, which we need to function. 

While the body naturally eliminates heavy metals, problems arise when exposure exceeds the body’s capacity to remove them, leading to their accumulation in tissues over time. This is particularly concerning given the widespread, low-grade environmental exposure to harmful metals like lead, mercury, and cadmium. Chelation therapy is a safe and effective therapy to restore vascular health in cases of atherosclerosis without surgery.

What is chelation therapy?

Chelation improves cardiovascular function and improves blood flow to all the organs of the body including the heart. Chelation therapy involves the intravenous infusion of vitamins, magnesium, saline solution and the amino acid, EDTA. The intravenous solution is slowly infused into the bloodstream and seeks out toxic metals in the body such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum. It also binds with calcium which is the “glue” in arterial plaque which gradually. Overtime, this improves the macro and micro-circulation to the extremities, heart, and other internal organs.

The National Institute of health conducted a 10 year trial looking at the effectiveness of chelation therapy on cardiovascular disease with the following conclusions: ​

  • 26% improvement in cardiovascular disease

  • 39% improvement in diabetes

  • 23% improvement post heart attack

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I reduce my risk of heavy metal exposure?

Toxic heavy metal exposure can be acute, which is from a single exposure to heavy metal, or chronic, which is from the accumulation of metals in the body over time from everyday life. Avoiding contact with toxic heavy metals completely is not always possible, but we can reduce our risk for toxicity through lifestyle choices. Limiting fish (which tend to contain higher levels of mercury) and installing water filters on your taps are just two of the ways you can be proactive in reducing heavy metals in your life.

What are the symptoms of heavy metal toxicity?

Some indications that you may have been exposed to an excess amount of heavy metal are:

  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Nervousness, low mood
  • Memory loss
  • Brain fog
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle, nerve or joint pain
  • Twitches and tingling sensations
  • Tasting metal in your mouth
  • Dark under-eye circles
  • Sensitivity to odors related to chemicals, tobacco, fragrances, cologne and paint

What are the benefits of testing for heavy meal exposure?

Being tested for heavy metal exposure allows you (and your ND) to choose the appropriate treatment for eliminating heavy metals. From the testing results, we will also be able to determine what other tests may be recommended and develop a plan for avoiding exposure to toxic metals in your everyday life moving forward.

The toxic metal panel is a urine test which compares urine prior to consuming a cheating agent to your urine afterwards. Overall, testing will provide me all the information I need, to guide you back to your optimal health.

What is chelation therapy?

In cases of severe heavy metal toxicity, healthcare professionals, such as myself, often recommend a well-established treatment called chelation therapy. This therapy is designed to remove heavy metals like mercury, lead, or cadmium from the bloodstream. The process involves administering a chelating agent, which binds to the metals present in your blood, creating a compound that can be efficiently expelled by the kidneys through urine. The choice of chelating agent, be it EDTA, dimercaprol, or dimercaptosuccinic acid, is tailored to each individual's specific needs and condition.

What are the long-term effects of heavy metal poisoning?

It's important to recognize that untreated heavy metal toxicity can lead to a myriad of future health complications, including kidney issues, allergic reactions, and deficits in essential nutritional minerals. Brain damage, kidney and liver failure can occur in untreated cases of heavy metal posioning.

If you believe you have been explored to heavy metal, getting tested is highly recommended.

Who should not have chelation therapy?

Chelation therapy is not suitable for all individuals. Specifically, it is not recommended for young adults aged 16 and under, as their detoxification organs are not yet fully developed. Additionally, individuals with damaged veins or compromised kidney function should avoid chelation therapy, as the intravenous nature of the treatment could worsen these pre-existing conditions.

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