An Environmental, Orthomolecular, and Integrative Approach to Address Mental Health and Addiction
Almost everything we encounter is toxic. Those with poor detoxification genetics are especially impacted by such a toxin burden.
Some people have one or more genetic polymorphism, meaning they have a genetic predisposition to detox poorly. Brain chemistry is the most sensitive to chemical toxicity. Each toxin has its own hold on the body and needs to be treated in a specific way, primarily through chelation and conjugation.
Almost everything we encounter is toxic: Our air; the processed food most commonly available to us; pesticides and herbicides, particularly glyphosates, found in water and spread on many foods; household cleaners; hygiene products; and even flame retardants in our beds. All these increase the toxic chemical burden on our body.
Those with poor detoxification genetics are especially impacted by such a toxin burden.
Some people have one or more genetic polymorphism, meaning they have a genetic predisposition to detox poorly. Accordingly, people with certain of these genetic expressions will be unable to effectively detox everything from mercury, lead, and pesticides, to street and psychiatric drugs. Those, for instance, who are less able to metabolize antipsychotic medications, are more likely to develop tardive dyskinesia, especially if the polymorphism behind this inability came from both parents (called a homozygous SNP).
Brain chemistry is the most sensitive to chemical toxicity. This toxic load interferes with the way neurotransmitters are synthesized. Neurotransmitters are our chemical expressions of emotion; therefore, their disruption can manifest a wide array of mental health issues including depression, psychosis, anxiety, addictive behaviors, even chronic pain.
We commonly see mercury toxicity create insomnia and anxiety. Arsenic toxicity has been known to contribute to pain killer abuse due to its effects on endorphin synthesis, and mercury-lead or mercury-aluminum combinations have been demonstrated in psychosis as they bind to neuronal receptor sites generally reserved for neurotransmitters.
Other signs of toxicity include:
- Frequent unexplained headaches
- Memory failure, psychotic behavior, unexplained seizures
- Chronic respiratory problems, sinus problems or asthma
- Abnormal body odor, bad breath or coated tongue
- Environmental sensitivities, sensitivity to odors
- Food allergies, poor digestion, constipation, intestinal bloating and gas
- Unusually poor memory, chronic insomnia, depression, chronic fatigue
- Brittle hair and nails, psoriasis, adult acne, unexplained weight gain
Each toxin has its own hold on the body and needs to be treated in a specific way.
We facilitate chemical and heavy metal toxin removal based upon toxicity testing and provide treatment via customized chelation and targeted neurotoxin detox protocols. The detoxification protocol used by Alternative to Meds Center was designed for people who have accumulated toxins and is tailored to specifically remove those toxins.
Chelation agents are proteins that can bind heavy metals. Chelation means “claw like.” A chelator is a protein that has a higher affinity for the heavy metal than does the fatty tissue and will grab the toxin like a claw. A protein chelate, such as DMPS, binds the heavy metal toxin, and allows it to be escorted out of the body via the elimination pathways.
Conjugation means “with joining.” In order for fat soluble toxins to be eliminated via sweat, defecation and via urinary routes, they must be converted to a water soluble form. This is done by adding something to the toxin such as a sulfur group, methyl group, or acetyl group. This addition is chemically termed conjoining. The specific elements in our detoxification process take full advantage of this process so that the toxins can be liberated from the fatty tissue and safely eliminated.
By identifying which toxins a resident is burdened by, cheating those toxins, and conjugating them so that they can then be safely eliminated, we consistently help some truly broken people get healthy and remain so.
If you would like to determine if you have one or more genetic polymorphism, we can help you do so. Please contact us today for more information.
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