Heavy Metal Testing

It is important that anyone suffering from a serious health condition undergo a heavy metal toxicity test to find out what their heavy metal levels are because they could be the underlying cause of the condition. If you have any of the following symptoms, it would be wise to undergo a heavy metal toxicity test:

 

 

  • Lack of energy
  • Poor circulation
  • Weight-gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Allergies
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Digestive problems
  • Frequent colds and flus
  • Loss of memory
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Parasites
  • Skin problems
  • Sore or receding gums

If you are lucky enough to be healthy it doesn’t mean you don’t have significant quantities of heavy metals in your body which may affect your health in the future. It is important to undergo testing for heavy metal toxicity and if your levels are high, you should begin treatment to reduce them.

Why Test for Heavy Metals

It is important to test for heavy metals because they pose a serious health hazard to patients.

Left un-diagnosed and subsequently untreated, heavy metal toxicity can lead to serious health issues from fatigue and headaches, to Alzheimer’s, gastro-intestinal irritation, autism, kidney disease and many more.

Heavy metals accumulate in human tissue over a lifetime. When a practitioner recommends a patient test for heavy metals, they want to rule out or confirm the presence of high levels of heavy metals in the patient’s body. If the test for heavy metals shows high levels of one or more heavy metal then a more accurate diagnosis of the condition can be made and the correct treatment can begin.

Common Heavy Metals in Patients

The most common heavy metals that humans are exposed to are

  • Aluminum
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Mercury.

Most people are exposed to common heavy metals on a daily basis from sources such as deodorants, cookware, freeway dust, dental amalgams and many more. Being aware of the sources of common heavy metals is the first step in avoiding them.

How to Test for Heavy Metals

The most common tests for heavy metals are usually via hair, stool, and/or urine samples. At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we test for heavy metals after one dose of chelation, which speeds up the excretion of the heavy metals. A sample of urine is taken over a 6-hour period and then sent for analysis. The results of the test for heavy metals will show the levels of metals being excreted which provides an idea of the levels of heavy metals in the body.

What Can Be Done About a Positive Test Result?

A positive test result is one which indicates high levels of one or more heavy metals in the body. If a patient has a positive test result the practitioner will recommend a course of chelation therapy.

This involves a series of IVs which will deliver EDTA, vitamin C, B complex, Magnesium and specific homeopathics. Patients who have a positive result will usually be required to have 2-3 chelation treatments per week for a total of 10 before re-testing their heavy metal levels.

Protect Your Health, Get Tested Today

Lifeworks Wellness Center is long recognized as one of the foremost natural health clinics in the US. At our Tampa Bay, Florida alternative medicine office we have been offering treatment of heavy metal toxicity for a long time and many of our patients have benefitted from it. Our patients fly in from all over the world because they simply can’t find clinics offering heavy metal toxicity treatment where they live.

We have helped many patients regain their health and we would love to help you, too. To become a patient, or for more information, feel free to call our New Patient Coordinator at (727) 466-6789 or simply submit an online web form with your request.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.
Founder and Medical Director
In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.

       *Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.

 

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