Heavy metals are natural substances existing in the nature, particularly in the earth’s crust. Natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, forest fires and the tides contribute to the emission of these substances to the surface. Man, as always, plays an equally important and sometimes more important role than that of nature through industrial activities, managing to increase the magnitude of emissions. Progressive environmental and food pollution that accompanies and characterizes industrialized society undermines our detoxification system, producing a spread of chronic degenerative diseases, such as cancer, immune deficiencies and autism, Alzheimer’s and the appearance of symptoms difficult to diagnose.
Heavy metals can enter our body through water, air and food.
What are heavy metals?
The following elements are usually considered as heavy metals: aluminium, iron, silver, barium, beryllium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, lead, copper, tin, titanium, thallium, vanadium, zinc, and certain metalloids with properties similar to those of heavy metals, such as arsenic, bismuth and selenium.
Are they toxic?
Within heavy metals, come metals are characterized for being essential for living organisms, because these come into play in many metabolic processes: iron, cobalt, chromium, copper, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, zinc; and those mainly considered toxic metals: aluminium, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, mercury, nickel and lead.
Each metal has a specific tropism for organs or tissues, for example:
What are the most common consequences of heavy metal poisoning?
The affinity of mercury to the nervous tissue can lead to:
Chelation therapy is also effective in cardiovascular care, particularly atherosclerosis.
Often it is also visible diseases of the digestive tract:
In addition, you may have a reduced immune capacity with:
Can dental amalgam be a problem?
Amalgam is a composite material, consisting mostly of mercury (one of the most poisonous substances existing in nature). Its effect on the nervous system is severely toxic, often irreversible.
Because of its chemical properties, it binds very well to some proteins and cell membranes by altering cellular metabolism.
Other components of amalgam are copper, silver, zinc and tin, but these substances are potentially toxic to our body.
Amalgam had been used in different compositions from the first third of the 19th century and is still being used by many dentists. It is very popular, because it is easy to work with, expands slightly in the cavity of the teeth during the iodization processes, and also has a disinfecting effect.
Although it was abolished shortly after its introduction (due to the significant side effects already seen in those days), the manufacturing industry (US) managed to impose itself and amalgam continues to be used.
In Germany, DEGUSSA, at the time the largest producer of this mixture in the world, has stopped producing amalgam, fearing legal processes by sick people on which this contested material has been used.
What causes the toxicity of heavy metals?
Heavy metals have the ability to bind to very important substances for the normal functioning of many metabolic activities. In particular, heavy metals impede the proper functioning of certain enzymes by binding sulphur atoms present on these molecules.
How is the presence of heavy metals measured?
There are several techniques that can be used to measure the presence of heavy metals:
At Ortho-bio-med, we use an innovative method based on spectrophotometry (Oligoscan). This method can detect the concentration of heavy metals at the tissue level.
In addition to heavy metals, we will have information about minerals, in particular: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, chrome, vanadium, boron, cobalt, molybdenum, iodine, lithium, germanium, selenium and sulphur.
The method is painless. The spectrophotometer analyses specific points located on the palm of the hand.
Can such heavy metals be eliminated? There are effective therapies?
Heavy metals are eliminated through urine, saliva and perspiration. The problem is that heavy metals tend to accumulate in the tissues; then eliminating them becomes difficult.
At Ortho-Bio-Med, we carry out intravenous infusion therapy with agents that have the ability to bind to the toxic substances allowing their elimination via urine.
The substances used are different:
– EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid): this element is especially used in cases of lead poisoning.
– DMSA (meso-2,3-Dimercaptosuccinic acid): mainly used for the chelation of mercury
– Phosphatidylcholine: Assist in liver detoxification by improving the effect of chelation therapy
– Alkalizing Infusions: They enhance the effect of chelation therapy.
The treatment may last several months (in the case of mercury, possibly a year).
Depending on the clinical setting, you can integrate infusion therapy:
Is there any need to prepare for chelation therapy?
Yes, chelation therapy in addition to eliminating toxic substances, removes minerals and vitamins. That is why adequate preparation therapy is needed in the days before therapy.
What are the contraindications to chelation therapy?
The few contraindications are:
– kidney failure
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are essentially the result. At Ortho-bio-med, we have decades of experience and we have never seen negative side effects associated with chelation therapy.
How many sessions are needed?
Based on the result of the assay of the heavy metals and the clinical context, a custom infusion program is needed. We will carry out controls at 3 to 4-month intervals.
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