Heavy metal testing

There’s no doubt that heavy metals affect health. This fact is shown in the literature and also through clinical experience where we see people’s health improve when these metals are detoxified.

Whether heavy metals cause problems for you depends on your genetics and ability to detoxify. Some people can detoxify efficiently, where others can’t.

Mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, aluminium and others can accumulate in the body and contribute to a number of symptoms and diseases, as I have detailed in other articles and videos.

I use Dr. Christopher Shade’s lab unique testing for mercury levels. It’s called the mercury ‘Tri-Test’ and measures mercury in blood, urine and hair.

If the blood to urine ratio is high, it means the kidneys aren’t detoxifying mercury properly.

If the blood to hair ratio is high, it means there are problems in the liver detoxification pathways.

Measures in blood, urine and hair can also provide information about where your mercury burden is coming from – dental amalgams versus fish consumption, for example.

Blood, hair and urine tests can also be used to detect heavy metals, with blood testing deemed to be the most appropriate for an initial investigation.

Simple urine porphyrins testing can be employed to check whether heavy metals and other toxins are affecting metabolic pathways.

My preference is to first check genetics, organic acids and have you run a blood test with your doctor to check your biochemistry.

Optimising your digestion, supporting your metabolism and genetic polymorphisms, and restoring nutritional status is a vital foundational process before you begin attempting to detoxify heavy metals with specific protocols.

Once your foundation is in place, your body will detoxify more effectively and you may not even need to use specific detoxification protocols.

Would you like some help?

Heavy metals are problematic, but not usually a priority. It’s wise to address and support other functions in your body first.

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