Chelation therapy involves the removal of toxins from the body, usually heavy metals. In our environments, through food sources, as well as home and job related exposures, many heavy metals are introduced into our bodes. In small amounts over a long period of time a healthy body should be able to cope with these substances, but often the exposures are too much for our bodies to handle. As a result skin issues arise, headaches and decline in mental functioning occur, digestive disorders can happen, and our well-being is effected. Chelation therapy helps to prevent these changes from worsening and reverse any side effects of the toxins in the body through first testing to see what the levels are like and then gently removing them from the body using oral and/or intravenous methods.
In chelation therapy, a chemical substance is introduced into the body through an intravenous (IV) drip. The most common form of chelation therapy uses a synthetic amino acid called ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA). Once it enters the bloodstream, the chemical substance binds to certain molecules (such as metals or minerals) and then removes those molecules from the body through the urine.
Chelation therapy is a very effective way to remove several heavy metals from blood, including:
Heavy metal exposure may occur through the diet, from medications, from the environment, or in the course of work or play. Heavy metals can enter the body through the skin, or by inhalation or ingestion. Toxicity can result from sudden, severe exposure, or from chronic exposure over time. Symptoms can vary depending on the metal involved, the amount absorbed, and the age of the person exposed. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain are common symptoms of acute metal ingestion. Chronic exposure may cause various symptoms resulting from damage to body organs, and may increase the risk of cancer.
Chelation Therapy requires an initial 60-minute consultation with one of our Naturopathic doctors who are fully trained to diagnose and treat complex cases
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