Heavy Metal Detox

The quest for optimum health – Heavy metals

Once heavy metals enter the body they are difficult to remove so the body stores them, this can lead to health issues, which develop slowly over many years, for example…

  • Fatigue/lethargy/brick wall syndrome
  • Damage to DNA – leading to ageing/chronic diseases
  • Damage to vital organs – including the heart/skin/adrenals/thyroid/brain/kidneys/liver
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Migraines
  • Forgetfulness

Heavy metal toxins are difficult to avoid and enter the body in many ways…

  • Ingestion – water (arsenic/lead), fish (mercury/arsenic), food additives (aluminium), pharmaceutical drugs (antacids/aspirin/nasal sprays, etc, etc, etc), pesticides, fertilisers, aluminium foil wrapped food, aluminium cooking pans, amalgam fillings.
  • Injections (mercury)
  • Inhalation (cigarette smoke, petrol fumes, firework smoke, paint, pesticides).
  • Through the skin – cosmetics, deodorants, sun creams.

Removal of heavy metals involves consuming a chelating agent, this draws the metals out from tissues around the body – a urine test is carried out to show heavy metals that have been extracted. The chelation agent and testing is continued until the test comes out clear – this could take several doses.

If you would like get started call or email 07876594349 or info@therapywithfood.co.uk.

The cost – £40 for the initial – includes 2 urine tests and one dose of chelation agent, following doses cost £20 – includes one urine test and one dose of chelation agent.

 

Food Intolerance

Food intolerances develop over time and can cause a multitude of symptoms that also develop gradually. One way that the body reacts to foods is by producing antibodies, these antibodies are then produced each time that particular food is eaten, and affect many different organs, including the brain, heart, liver, thyroid, adrenals and skin.

These intolerances develop due to poor digestion. Things that reduce your ability to digest food properly include alcohol, coffee, anti inflammatory drugs, pain killers,and stress (including strenuous exercise). Some signs that you may have intolerances include, fatigue, headaches, irritable bowl, skin rashes, dark areas around the eyes, food cravings, weight gain, high blood pressure, mood swings and many others.

To find out if you are producing antibodies when you eat certain foods a simple finger prick test, costing from £110 for 40 different food types is available. It is then a matter of eliminating the foods detected for a period of around 3 months and taking steps to heal/improve digestion.

Eggs

You will most likely still be told by your G.P. that eggs increase cholesterol. However current research suggests that this is not the case, one study has actually shown that eggs have blood pressure lowering peptides.

Apart from being a very good source of protein, easy to prepare and readily available, eggs also have antioxidant properties as well as important nutrients for eye health.

Columbian eggs have higher levels of the essential oil omega 3, always try to use organic when possible to avoid the antibiotics and hormones that are sometimes used on large mass egg producing farms.

Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease

Many people eat wheat and other gluten products on a daily basis. In fact grains have been a part of our staple diet for centuries. However, humans do not contain the enzymes required to digest the amino acids in gluten. For many people this does not cause a problem but for some it can cause a whole range of symptoms, starting with inflammation in the gut.

What happens in the gut doesn’t stay in the gut – in some people immune cells will leave the intestine, these cells can go anywhere in the body – if they reach the joints they cause joint pain, if they reach the nerves they cause peripheral neuropathy, if they reach the skin they can cause dermatitis herpetiformis.  Other symptoms include headaches, fuzzy head, and lethargy.

Standard blood tests only pick up a few cases of celiac, they will not identify gluten intolerance and often do not pick up celiac as it manifests in several different ways

Anyone suffering from unexplained gut issues, often diagnosed as IBS, should think twice about just taking pain killers and think about investigating the cause of their symptoms.

Fish oil

Recent research into the effectiveness of fish oil in treating dementia, ADHA and heart disorders has shown that it is the EPA element of fish oil that is crucial and not DHA. 

DHA has mainly a structural role and it is becoming evident that EPA may be the dominant functional fatty acid out of the two. Removing DHA from fish oil supplements allows for an increase in the concentration of EPA in each capsule. If the body takes in large amounts of EPA some will be converted to DHA so a DHA supplement is not necessary. EPA stocks need constant replenishment whereas DHA levels remain pretty stable in the body. Most Fish oil supplements typically contain 180mg EPA and 120mg DHA per 1000mg of fish oil. In order to get sufficient quantities of EPA to have an effect on treating conditions such as depression or ME quantities of around 2g of EPA is required, this would mean taking around 22 capsules of typical fish oil supplements.

A new quality product produced by Ingennus Ltd containing pure EPA provides 1g of EPA per capsule. For further information/prices/consultation email Sheila at info@therapywithfood.co.uk.