Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica
Integrative Medicine Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA
At Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica, our integrative medicine doctors and practitioners provide heavy metal detoxification treatments to residents of Santa Monica, California and surrounding Los Angeles. The integrative medicine doctors and practitioners at Lotus Integrative Medicine are respected by peers and patients, and are regarded by many as among the region’s top heavy metal detoxification specialists.
Heavy Metal Detoxification Q & A
What Are Heavy Metals?
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.
What Ailments Can Heavy Metals Cause?
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:
- Chronic fatigue or insomnia
- Joint pain
- Autoimmune disorders
(Heavy metal toxicity is not the only cause of these symptoms, but it is a possible cause.)
What is Heavy Metal Detoxification?
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.
How Long Does Heavy Metal Detoxification Take?
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.
Who Might Benefit from a Heavy Metal Detoxification:
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.