Detoxification and chelation

What is detoxification?

Detoxification is a process by which toxic substances are removed from the body. In this case, various mechanisms are used to mobilize the natural resources of the body to remove toxins such as supplements, homeopathy, diet, infrared sauna and lifestyle modification can be used.

In addition to that, there is a genetic predisposition to an accumulation of toxins. Genetic cannot be changed, but additional support for affected biochemical cycles can be added to the treatment protocol if the patient has particular genetic mutations or for general support of:

  • Methylation cycle;
  • Folate cycle;
  • Glutathione production cycle;
  • Energy production cycle (Kreb’s).
What is chelation?

Chelation is a process of removing toxic metals from the body by using chemicals - chelators. These metals, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminum and arsenic, can cause short and long-term health effects as they affect the functions of the central nervous, cardiovascular, immune and skeletal systems.

The chelator captures a metal molecule with its “claws”, binds them, and creates water-soluble compounds which are removed from the body. Chelators include DMSA, DMPS and EDTA. Chelation can be carried out in various forms:

  • Oral chelation;
  • Suppositories;
  • Intramasculat injections (with procaine for pain reduction);
  • Intravenous therapy.
Sources of toxins in the body

Potential problems that can lead to high levels of toxins in the body include, but not limited to

  • Amalgam fillings in your teeth;
  • Consumption of large fish;
  • Some occupations such as constructors, farmers, plumbers and others;
  • Presence of a fireplace in the house;
  • Prolong smoking;
  • History of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

In those cases, you probably have some form of toxin poisoning, some of which may be heavy metals, and some are non-metal toxins.

Who can benefit from detoxification and chelation therapies

Detoxification and chelation therapies can be useful for many problems. It helps to unload the body from toxins that could enter the body from the environment.

Common signs and simptoms of chronic heavy metal and other toxins poisoning include:

  • Behavioral and learning problems;
  • Anxiety, depression, fatigue;
  • Various autoimmune diseases;
  • Pain in various parts of the body;
  • Various neurological problems;
  • Dementia;
  • High blood pressure with an unidentified cause;
  • Cardiovascular problems;
  • Lung cancer, breast cancer and other types of cancer and many other diseases.

However, the symptoms of chronic or acute heavy metal and other toxins load can be confused with other health conditions and not immediately recognized.