Lead, mercury, cadmium and aluminum are all examples of these heavy metals and although we are paying closer attention to them only now, their presence in our environment and our bodies has been causing harm for a very long time. When heavy metals accumulate in our bodies, numerous symptoms and diseases can arise. In fact, heavy metals have been linked to many chronic diseases and are often a likely contributor to their appearance.
Testing for heavy metals is therefore an important part in uncovering the underlying causes of disease. At Vive Health, heavy metals testing is often recommended when signs and symptoms lead us to consider heavy metal toxicity, there is a family history of neurological and/or cardiovascular disease, for fertility support, or to identify factors contributing to chronic disease.
The results from heavy metals testing will enable your Naturopathic doctor to devise a specific treatment approach to safely and effectively clear toxic accumulation from your body and decrease your risk of heavy metal-related chronic disease.