COMMON SYMPTOMS OF HEAVY METAL TOXICITY By Dr. Betsy Bartlett D.C.


You may have heavy metal toxicity if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
Chronic pain throughout the muscles, tendons or any soft tissues of the body
Chronic malaise – general feeling of discomfort, fatigue or illness
Brain fog – state of forgetfulness and confusion
Chronic infection such as Candida
Gastrointestinal complaints, such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, heartburn and or indigestion
Food allergies
Dizziness
Migraines and /or headaches
Visual disturbances
Mood swings, depression and/or anxiety
Nervous system malfunctions – burning extremities, numbness, tingling, paralysis and/or an electrifying feeling throughout the body

Note: Heavy metal toxicity can produce vague symptoms that sometimes are mistaken for other chronic conditions such as Autism, Chronic Fatigue Symptoms, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis and/or host of other serious disorders. Discuss heavy metal toxicity with your healthcare professional before receiving any diagnosis or treatment for a serious chronic condition.
Diagnosis
The following tests and procedures may be helpful in diagnosing Heavy Metal Toxicity and/or other chronic conditions.
Nutrition Response Testing we muscle test for heavy metals whenever your body shows up for them.
Hair Analysis; you can have this done to see what heavy metals may show up. Your hair holds on to heavy metals as it grows and can be tested to see what you might be retaining.
Where Metals Come From
Metals can come from many different sources some of the most common are Medicines, Amalgam Fillings in your teeth, Seafood (all bottom feeders like shrimp, crabs, lobster, clams and oysters). Also farm raised fish can contain Heavy Metals because they are raised in shallow water. Wild caught deep water fish are the best seafood to eat. Metals can also come from pesticides and herbicides on foods, water supplies like well water ( which should be tested for heavy metals) you may have lead pipes in your house or they could be from fumes in your environment or from your work place.
It is important to be aware of these things so you can make the best choices for your health.