What’s involved in testing?
Heavy metal testing is needed to determine your levels and also see if you are having any current exposure. It involves taking a dose of medicine and collecting your urine for 6 hours after. The lab then sends the results to Dr. Wells for interpretation. Urine testing, after taking a chelator, has been found to be the most accurate method.
Who needs it?
I recommend metals testing for anyone with allergies, asthma, chemical sensitivity, auto-immune conditions or chronic fatigue.
What are the benefits of getting rid of metals?
Our body stores heavy metals, over time with more and more exposure, our body shows symptoms. Most commonly, when we reduce the load of metals on the body, the symptoms regress.
Reducing our load of metals has been shown to reduce blood pressure, eliminate plagues from your arteries, prevent stroke and heart disease, improve liver function, and helps relieve symptoms of senility by increasing circulation to the brain. Metals form harmful free radicals in your body and removing them will allow the body to use its anti-oxidants for other purposes.
An Environmental Exposure Questionnaire many be completed to determine your toxin exposure history.
To avoid toxins in your food, water, and home is the best prevention of toxicity.
What happens if I have high heavy metals in my body?
Dr. Wendy Wells uses oral chelation, vitamins, minerals, and fiber to reduce the toxic burden of heavy metals in the body. After 3 to 6 months, retesting is indicated to see if your levels have dropped into the low to normal range.
When will I start to feel better?
Many patients feel a slight energy decrease for the first 3 days, then typically they feel stronger and stronger as the chelation process continues. Of course, each individual will respond differently.