At Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica, Kristin Rotblatt, LAc, provides heavy metal detoxification treatments to residents of Santa Monica, California and surrounding Los Angeles. She’s respected by both her peers and patients, and regarded by many as one of the region’s top heavy metal detoxification specialists.
Scientifically defined, heavy metals are metals that have a relatively high atomic weight. In other words, they’re dense. There are more than 20 naturally occurring metals that are considered heavy metals. Some well-known ones include arsenic, mercury, and lead.
Exposure to high levels of heavy metals can cause both acute and chronic toxicity, depending on the level and duration of exposure. In severe cases, over-exposure can cause serious muscular and neurological issues, including Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, mental handicaps, and, in some cases, even death.
Before toxicity reaches these dangerous levels, there are often more mild symptoms that heavy metal exposure causes. Symptoms can include:
(Heavy metal toxicity is not the only cause of these symptoms, but it is a possible cause.)
Heavy metal detoxification uses natural methods to rid the body of heavy metals. Great care needs to be given to each patient undergoing heavy metal detoxification. There is a very specific protocol that Rotblatt uses to insure that patients do not become more damaged by this kind of detox.
Concentrations of heavy metals often build up over time, and it takes time to remove them safely out of the body. Rotblatt makes sure that the patient is strong enough to participate in this kind of detoxification. At times, she may need to make sure the patient is fully nourished and that elimination organs are open before proceeding.
Heavy metal detoxification is a long process and requires a vast amount of experience to make sure the patient is proceeding safely. Depending on the concentration of metals and where they are located, this will determine how long it takes to complete this kind of detoxification program.
People who are suffering from heavy metal toxicity can rid their body of the heavy metals that are poisoning them. Rotblatt does careful lab testing before suggesting that anyone start a heavy metal detox program.