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Heavy Metal ToxicityA hair tissue analysis test is a beneficial way to identify heavy metal toxicity plus tissue mineral levels. Both of these items can be helpful in supporting optimal health and wellness. Tissue mineral and metal toxicity testing is also helpful in uncovering reasons for certain symptoms and health challenges. If minerals are imbalanced we will direct you to natural products to help improve mineral balance. If there is a heavy metal toxicity we can direct you to easy and beneficial nutrients to support the body in getting rid of the toxicity and improve wellness.

The human body contains minerals that effect each other via their various processes within the body. These minerals are the basis of all life. When these minerals are in balance, our bodies perform at their optimum level and we are left feeling great. When these minerals are out of balance, it can lead to all sorts of various symptoms depending on what minerals are too high/low relative to your personal needs. When this happens, we are not able to perform optimally and can even feel ill without knowing the cause.

There are many heavy metals necessary to the body. Zinc, copper, chromium, iron, and manganese are an example of metals that are essential in small amounts. However, an overabundance of these can become toxic to the body and can lead to heavy metal toxicity symptoms. Nonessential metals that can also cause this are lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. Heavy metal toxicity can affect the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, lungs, kidneys, liver, endocrine glands, and bones. Heavy metals become toxic to the body when they accumulate in the soft tissues rather than making it to their intended “posts” where they serve their essential job. Common symptoms of heavy metal toxicity are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, central nervous system dysfunction, heart problems, and anemia.

Heavy metals deplete the body of nutrients, which has been linked to antisocial, poor behavior and focus challenges in children. An overload of metals like aluminum can lead to pain syndromes or nervous system challenges in adults. Aluminum toxicity can prevent beneficial and necessary minerals like calcium or magnesium from being absorbed and utilized properly by the body. There are many different ways to lower or rid the amount of heavy metal toxicity in the body – the most extreme of these being chelation via IV. Less extreme and more natural ways involve altering the diet to better balance vitamin intake and eating more spices such as cilantro which provide natural chelation. Another natural form of chelation is apple pectin (a fiber found in fruits). Pectin serves to bind unwanted substances and help to clear them out.

If you suspect that you might have heavy metal toxicity, it is important to properly test and know for sure. At Nutritionally Yours, we offer hair analysis tests to check your minerals and heavy metals levels. Hair is the second most metabolically active tissue in the body. It is affected by blood, perspiration, environment, genetics, hormones and enzymes. While blood can show you what is happening outside your cells, hair serves to show what is currently stored within the body. For example, if there is a high concentration of mercury in your hair, then there is going to be a much higher concentration in other organs within the body. Once you know your metal levels, we can then give you a personal and natural protocol to help get your levels back to where they should be and help your body get rid of the tissue burden of metal toxicity. Protocols give you an exact process specific to your body that will aid in metal detox, generally by balancing the diet and adding in natural forms of chelation through supplementation and food.

Nutritionally Yours is here so you can overcome health challenges and get on with your life.

Hundreds of clients from the Atlanta, GA area and around the world work with Nutritionally Yours. Our programs of health awareness have been so successful that we made our hair analysis testing available via the internet. Our staff is made up of a medical doctor, naturopath, holistic minded nutritionist, wellness chef and a wonderful customer service team.

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Medical disclaimer: Hair Analysis Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All hair test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss concerns with your medical doctor.


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Shelton, Anne, and Amber Angele. ‘How To Detox From Heavy Metals And Mercury’. N.p., 2015. Web. 27 Oct. 2015.

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by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC