Urine Toxic and Essential Elements Analysis is an invaluable tool for the assessment of the build-up of toxic metals in the body and the status of essential nutrient elements. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function and they adversely affect virtually every organ system and disrupt the homeostasis of nutrient elements. Heavy metals disrupt cellular enzymes, which run on nutritional minerals such as magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
Toxic metals bind to nutrient receptor sites, causing a large variety of symptoms by affecting nerves, hormones, digestion, and immune function. Some heavy metals, such as zinc, copper, chromium, iron, and manganese, are required by the body in small amounts, but these same elements can be toxic in larger quantities. The heavy metals most often correlated with human poisoning are lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium.
Exposure to metals may occur through the diet, from medications, from the environment, or in the course of work or play. Where heavy metal toxicity is suspected, time taken to perform a thorough dietary, occupational, and recreational history is time well spent, since identification and removal of the source of exposure is an important part of the whole picture. A full dietary and lifestyle history may reveal hidden sources of metal exposure.
Effective treatment can include removing the source of the toxic metals, chelation therapy, detoxification programs including infrared saunas, ionic foot cleanses and colonics.
Testing is done through Dr.'s Data.