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Heavy-Metal Toxicity: Are You At Risk?

by Dr. David Minkoff September 19, 2016 3 min read 0 Comments

Heavy-Metal Toxicity: Are You At Risk?

When people are suffering from a high level of heavy metals in their body, they can be described as being “heavy metal toxic.” Harboring high levels of heavy metals in the body can contribute to a wide variety of negative symptoms, including digestive problems and even loss of memory.

Unfortunately, most people are exposed to potential risks of heavy metals through normal occurrences in their daily lives, including sitting in rush-hour traffic on the way home from work or drinking from a soda can. Below are some of the important things you should know about heavy-metal toxicity and how to spot the symptoms.

Exposure to Heavy Metals

Humans are exposed to a wide array of heavy metals via items we use daily, like cookware, cosmetics, and antiperspirants, and in certain substances, we may consume (like soda from a can or fish) or be exposed to (like tobacco  or smoggy air.) Some of the most common heavy metals we come into contact with include aluminum, cadmium, lead, mercury, and even arsenic. Many people don’t realize that getting tattoos or using hair dye, among other consumer items containing heavy metals, can actually be contributing to heavy-metal toxicity levels.

Symptoms of Heavy-Metal Toxicity

Unfortunately, heavy-metal toxicity is often misdiagnosed or overlooked—thus many people are suffering from the symptoms for a prolonged period of time before the cause is identified. Metal toxicity can interfere with the routine functioning of certain organs and body functions, which brings on debilitating effects on the body. Symptoms include lack of energy, high blood pressure, weight gain, and unexplained, chronic aches and pains. Some other symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include:

  • Poor circulation, notably cold hands and feet
  • Sudden sensitivity to allergens
  • Skin problems
  • Sore and/or receding gums
  • Digestive problems
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings and memory loss
  • Increase in colds and flu
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Parasites

Treatment Options

Heavy-metal toxicity can be determined through testing of the hair, urine & feces.* If high levels of metal toxicity are found in the body, one can look into various forms of chelation therapy, many of which are safe and FDA approved treatments to reduce the harmful effects of heavy-metal toxicity. Chelation therapy binds toxic metal ions into structures that are then prepared to be excreted from the body, through the urine or stool, depending on the method used.

Are you looking to rid your body of toxic heavy metals? BodyHealth’s Metal-Free™ Oral Spray formula and the accompanying Metal-Free™ Program can help the body eliminate toxic heavy metals and support heavy-metal detoxification when combined with a healthy lifestyle. Metal-Free creates a cage-like bind to the metal particles, which the body recognizes as waste and is eliminated through the bowels. This tends to be a safer option, as it avoids any chance of causing stress to the kidneys (which could be the case when elimination is through the urine). †

During the detox process, it is also important to further support your body with a healthy diet, adequate supplementation with multivitamins & minerals, such as Complete Multi + Liver Detox Support. It should also be noted that the detox pathways are proteins, so supplementing with the 8 essential amino acids during this process is key, so that those pathways are fortified and functioning properly. PerfectAmino™ provides the perfect balance of these essential amino acids to help the body build and/or repair proteins. When you're detoxing from heavy metal toxicity, you must be having regular bowel movements to be sure the toxins are being eliminated. For many this can be a problem, but taking Intestinal Cleanse, a natural digestive support blend can help with this. Perfect Greens Formula is a superfood powder and is a new addition to the BodyHealth family of supplements.†

*If you are using the Metal-Free product, a Metals Fecal Test is recommended because a urine test will not show results over time.

 These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*This website, including products, articles, and educational content are not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This website does not provide medical advice. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.

Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.

He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.

In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.

The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.



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