The Centers for Disease Control has said that lead toxicity should be a top priority. Over 500,000 children have high lead levels in their blood. In this episode, you'll discover:
--Why children are at greater risk and more susceptible to absorbing toxic levels of lead, and the reason why boys absorb heavy metals more than girls,
--How lead toxicity is linked to symptoms such as anemia, anorexia, anxiety, confusion, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, hypertension, incoordination, irritability, abdominal pain, constipation, muscle pain, restlessness, and tremors.
--The link between lead toxicity and learning disabilities or hyperactivity in children. And why even a small exposure to lead can reduce a child's I.Q. permanently,
--The treatments for lead toxicity and less traumatic alternatives to I.V. Chelation that Dr. Prather uses such as oral chelation, mineral supplements, vitamins, and homeopathics.
--How most people suffering from lead toxicity have no idea what they have and the tests you should have to find out.
--Why Dr. Prather says about a third of his patients have some sort of heavy metal toxicity (aluminum, nickel, mercury, cadmium, or lead).
--The importance Dr. Prather places on getting to the underlying cause of a health issue (like the Structure/Function health care model) instead of just treating symptomatology (like the disease care model does).
--The inspiring story of a patient who went through two years of medical tests without doctors being able to figure out the problem, but found relief after just four weeks with Dr. Prather's treatment.
--The reason why everyone--including all children under the age of 5--should have a hair analysis every year to test for heavy metal toxicity.