Heavy Metal Toxicity
The role of toxic heavy metals in disease states has been widely neglected by conventional medicine.
Lead is known to contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, brain damage and dementia. Cadmium, nickel, and arsenic are known carcinogens. Aluminum increases the risk of dementia and other neurological disorders. Gadolinium once thought to be a harmless contrast material for MRI studies, has recently been shown to accumulate in the brain.
The problem is that conventional means of testing is inadequate to uncover the lifetime load of heavy metals in your body. Heavy metals pass temporarily in the blood before they accumulate in the bones and in other cells of the body. Testing the blood is a bit like trying to tell how many automobiles there are in a given state by counting the cars on the highway at three in the morning. You are simply looking for them in the wrong place.
The other problem with chronic heavy-metal toxicity is that it does not cause acute symptoms, but rather has a slow, insidious, corrosive effect on your health. When diagnosed with high blood pressure, conventional doctors don't think to test for the presence of lead. We do.
It can take years, and in some cases decades of chronic heavy-metal exposure before cancer will form or dementia becomes apparent.
At I.M. 120 we aspire to help you live a 120-year lifespan. In order to do so you must address chronic toxicities to diminish cancer risk, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and protect your brain.
At I.M. 120 we will combine your clinical and family history, with "Provocative" heavy-metal testing to determine your risk and design a plan to diminish it.
"Provocative testing" involves administering an intravenous infusion of calcium EDTA, a sterile FDA approved artificial amino acid that can pull the heavy metals out of their hiding places where they can then be passed into the urine and tested. The information, combined with your clinical situation, will guide our recommendation for your detoxification regimen.