Heavy Metals and Chelation
Heavy metal detoxification, or chelation therapy, is used for individuals who have developed symptoms from heavy metals interfering with their metabolic processes. Heavy metal exposure is commonly ignored in most medical practices. You have probably never been asked about your heavy metal exposure by a medical provider unless you are already familiar with a functional medicine practice. In fact, most medical doctors disagree that heavy metals cause symptoms unless they are at “toxic levels,” citing that heavy metals at low levels do not cause symptoms.