There are multiple methods to aid the body in eliminating toxins that are detrimental to normal metabolic function, food tolerance, normal thyroid function, fertility, and optimal wellness. Due to environmental exposures it is very common for individuals to have elevated levels of heavy metals. Heavy metals become toxic when they are not metabolized by the body and accumulate in the soft tissues.
Heavy metals may enter the human body through food, water, air, or absorption through the skin. Industrial exposure accounts for a more common route of exposure for adults; while ingestion is the most common route of exposure in children. The most prevalent and problematic heavy metals are lead, mercury, copper, cadmium, aluminum, iron, and arsenic. These metals can be accumulated in the body secondary to certain foods that we eat, our work exposures, past medical/dental procedures, and last but not least, water sources.
Common, but not all side effects of heavy metal toxicity include: reduced cognitive function, low energy, poor fertility, abnormal thyroid function, skin abnormalities, and poor metabolic function. Without correction, it is suggested that high levels of heavy metals can lead to cancer, MD, MS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. In addition to heavy metals, various environmental chemicals can wreak havoc on the homeostasis of the body, and require a physician supervised detoxification process for adequate excretion.
At SNC, we can perform a simple blood test to check for the presence of heavy metals. When results show high levels of heavy metals, we help to drive the body’s detoxification process by administering a combination of chelating agents along with IV Neutraceuticals.
Chelation therapy is the process by which a molecule encircles and binds to the metal and removes it from tissue. Chelating agents can be given orally, intramuscularly, and intravenously, depending on patient’s results and symptoms. Once the bound metal leaves the tissue, it enters the bloodstream, is filtered by the kidneys, and eliminated with urination. It is important to know that chelation therapy is a process and total elimination of heavy metals is not achieved by only one treatment, rather it typically requires several visits.
IV Neutraceuticals are also administered in conjunction with chelation therapy to help the body support its own detoxification process and boost the immune system. At SNC, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, herbs, antioxidants, detoxification agents, and fiber are administered intravenously for anyone undergoing chelation therapy. We also use and promote IV therapy to all clients that are in need of overall detoxification, immune support, soft tissue/musculoskeletal support, nutrient balancing, and improved metabolic function.
Infrared Sauna Therapy is also used at SNC and serves as an additional driver of detoxification and cleansing. Infrared sauna therapy is one of the least costly, safest and most powerful ways to eliminate toxic metals, toxic chemicals and chronic infections. Benefits include skin rejuvenation, enhanced detoxification, increased blood circulation, regulation of body temperature, apoptosis of diseased cells, and relaxation of the nervous system.