Heavy Metals - Magaziner Center

Heavy Metals

Heavy metals, which include lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, nickel and aluminum, are toxic substances that can both occur naturally or as a result of human activities.

Industrial pollution and contamination of our food supply are two of the chief sources of our increasing exposure to metals on a regular basis. When stored in the body, these metals can increase the risks of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, fatigue, osteoporosis, autoimmune disease, learning disabilities, brain degeneration, skin rashes, anemia, diabetes, liver damage and more.

Heavy metals in household and personal-care products

Adding to the problem we are surrounded by everyday chemicals and personal-care products in which heavy metals are present. Even foods, from chicken to fish and wine, aren’t immune from containing levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. Rice is a good example of a common food that is very commonly contaminated with arsenic due to the way it’s grown in water. And that means beverages, cereals, baby foods and anything else made from rice can contain arsenic as well.

What are the symptoms of heavy metal excess?

Many of the chronic health conditions common today, including those due to destruction of neurons in the brain, may well be the result of heavy-metal exposure. Symptoms can include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive disorders
  • Emphysema
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

How they treat it

Conventional medicine offers no specific treatment for heavy metal excess, and healthcare providers will usually prescribe medications to treat the individual symptoms. This does nothing to address the underlying cause of the symptoms, and as with all medication, there is a risk of side effects and complications.

How we treat it

At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, we place great emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of excess body burdens of heavy metals, starting at the source. Our approach involves utilizing natural and holistic methods to determine the causes of symptoms, including a thorough set of blood and urine tests. Then, taking any additional contributing factors, such as lifestyle, nutrition and environment into consideration, we develop a customized treatment plan for each patient, using safe and non-invasive methods such as chelation therapy and nutritional supplementation to purge them from the body.

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