Acadiana Center for Natural Health  takes into consideration environmental factors and influences to maximize the body’s abilities to remove toxins that have accumulated from external sources as well as what your body naturally creates internally thereby contributing to disease. We take a unique approach to solving your health challenges by understanding and identifying key points of exposure to environmental elements like heavy metals, solvents, pesticides and mold which contributes to abnormal physiology and can advance a disease process that has already been identified.

If you have been exposed to any heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, mold, or other toxins we have solutions. At ACNH we have programs that will address symptoms that may be occurring from exposure to toxins.

  • We identify the type of exposure that has occurred through a thorough history taking and if need specific labs.
  • We guide you while implementing the appropriate plan to address your current situation.
  • We provide you with the tools that you need to start feeling better.

Heavy Metal Detox

Heavy Metal Detox is used for removal of mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum and arsenic.

These substances have been linked to neurological diseases, delayed growth in children, decrease in energy, impaired mental clarity, and progression of disease process like hypertension, kidney disease and Parkinson’s disease. If you have been exposed to any heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, mold, or other toxins, we have solutions.

Most common current sources of exposure to Heavy Metals

Mercury

  • Circulated naturally in the biosphere by de gassing of earth’s crust, the oceans, and human activity like coal burning.
  • Used in agriculture as germicides, fungicides, and as a preservative in some vaccines in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Consumption of large fish like tuna.
  • Amalgam fillings, exposure to broken fluorescent lights, skin lightening creams.
  • Occupational exposure like dentistry, agriculture industry, welders and coal workers (7).

(Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry)

Lead

  • Old paint and paint on imported products. Chips and dust from the paint in house dust and in soil around buildings (8).
  • Soil and dust close to roadways have accumulated lead from gasoline (until the 1970s, about lead1gram/L was added to petrol)
  • Water from faucets, pipes, fittings, and solders built prior to the 1970s.
  • Other – gasoline within 2 miles of small airports, imported glazes and paints (China, Mexico), medications imported from China, food grown on land treated with toxic-metal-laden fertilizer, current plumbing fixtures in the USA still allow some small content of Lead.

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


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