Detoxification of Heavy Metals

Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium are natural components of the environment but can be harmful to the body in higher concentrations. Absorption can occur through food, water, or air, leading to an accumulation in the body.

The adverse effects of high levels of heavy metals are associated with neurological, cardiological, and immunological disorders. Often, the resulting symptoms are general and nonspecific, making it difficult to immediately recognize a connection to chronic toxin exposure.

Ways to Detoxify Heavy Metals

A high concentration of heavy metals can be detected through urine and blood tests.

There are diverse approaches to heavy metal detoxification, but it is crucial to seek medical advice before undertaking any detoxification process. Detoxification should be based on evidence-based methods to avoid undesirable effects. Before detoxifying heavy metals, it is essential to identify and remove toxic sources. For instance, amalgam fillings can serve as a source of mercury. When removing old amalgam fillings, proper protective measures must be taken.

The detoxification of heavy metals is achieved through chelating agents (e.g., DMPS, EDTA, DTPA, DMSA), which are chemical compounds that can bind and eliminate heavy metals from the body. Some are administered intravenously, while others are taken orally. Another effective method of detoxification is a procedure called INUSpheresis, capable of filtering a broad spectrum of harmful substances from the blood plasma.

Sodium bentonite, chlorella algae, or humic acids can bind heavy metals in the intestines, facilitating better elimination. Certain foods like wild garlic or cilantro, as well as orthomolecular substances such as glutathione and vitamin C, can also aid in supporting detoxification.

While a healthy and balanced diet provides a solid foundation for health, the present era is marked by numerous environmental toxins, increasing the likelihood of illness without regular detoxification.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

In general, to stay healthy, more toxins should be eliminated than taken in. Achieving this goal in the current environment is challenging without additional support.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

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