How Toxic Are You?
Posted February 24th, 2011
There’s nothing funny about toxins but they’re definitely scary and they are out to get you. And no, this isn’t a scene from a ‘50s horror movie. Truth is we hear more and more every day about toxins in our environment. They come in all forms and come at us in many ways. Recent headlines bear this out: Chinese drywall, BPA in water bottles, chemicals released by microwaving plastics, chemicals in cosmetics and toxic gas from dry cleaning. While our west coast is not a place where you see smokestacks and urban smog, those brilliant green and weed-free lawns we favor so much can actually be putting your health in serious jeopardy.
Okay, you say, this is what comes with progress and it’s the price we pay for the conveniences we have and enjoy. But hold that thought for a minute. What if those conveniences are contributing to poor health and slowly robbing you of your vitality? What if they’re causing your body to age while opening the door to a host of ailments?
Seven billion pounds of environmental toxins are being dumped into our air and water each year. These heavy metals, chemicals and herbicides and pesticides then enter our bodies – stockpiling in our brain, heart, bones, liver and other organs — literally stealing our health.
Toxins are now tracked as a major cause of heart disease, cancer and neurological problems such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, tremors, memory loss, depression, weight gain and many other devastating conditions.
Can anything be done? Can we reverse the damage to our bodies? To answer both questions – a resounding yes! At the Renewal Point, we prescribe and treat toxicity by what we call the “detect and correct” method of diagnosis and treatment.
Here’s an example: M.B, a young woman, came into Renewal Point having had a long exposure history of working around sports cars, M.B. had experienced an obvious acute decrease in her mental faculties: memory loss, fuzzy thinking, and the inability to focus.
A simple, quick and painless test revealed that her body was burdened with lead toxicity. Lead, a leading toxin in humans, is directly related to brain deterioration. A technique called chelation, an FDA-approved procedure, was prescribed for M.B. Through chelation we were literally able to pull the lead from her body, flushing it out much like Drain-o unclogs our sinks.
It is critical that testing be done correctly using state of the art equipment. M.B. had been checked by her physician using routine blood exams, which were reported as normal prior to visiting the Renewal Point office. After we administered appropriate medical treatment with chelation therapy, she is now back on track and able to live a healthy and productive life.
Dr. Dan Watts and his staff are trained and experienced in handling cases of toxicity. Dr Watts is one of only a few hundred doctors in the United States who are Board Certified in Metal Toxicology.
About Chelation Therapy
- Chelating agents have been used in medicine for over 70 years.
- Mercury, lead, and cadmium cannot be metabolized by the body and, if accumulated, can cause toxic effects by interfering with various physiological functions. These substances called heavy metals are poisonous to our bodies.
- Calcium-disodium EDTA chelation is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating lead poisoning and heavy metal toxicity.
- Chelation therapy is used as a treatment for acute and chronic mercury, iron, arsenic, lead, uranium, plutonium and other forms of toxic metal poisoning. The chelating agent may be administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or orally, depending on the agent and the type of poisoning.