We offer a variety of Intravenous (IV) Therapy at Lake Oswego Health Center. Our doctors have been trained in IV support for the immune system, comprehensive IV therapy for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, heavy metal testing and chelation, PK protocol, Vitamin C IV's, Multi-nutrient IV's and various other systemic treatments. In order to receive IV therapy, you must be an established patient. During your new patient visit, the doctors can assess which procedure will best fit your health needs. We look forward to helping you regain your health.
The problem with heavy metal testing is that 100% of us have elevated levels. We have to determine if any of your symptoms are connected to these specific metals. This is not a alternative concept. Please see the link below from the CDC regarding our exposures. There simply isn't a standardized, FDA approved treatment plan for deciding what is elevated and how to treat.
Did you know that an elevated lead level is linked to an ALL CAUSE MORTALITY increase. We need to pay attention to our environment and our exposures. It is beyond chewing lead based paint. There are so many other sources. Low level lead has been researched to show symptoms including: Imbalance, pregnancy induced high blood pressure, high blood pressure, decreased walking speed, decrease in children's IQ, depressio and panic, ADHD, gout, headaches, generalized fatigue, joint and muscle pains, abdominal pain, mood swings, decreased cognition, short term memory loss, and parkinsonian presentation.
Did you know that a diet high in fish, especially certain fish, increases your mercury levels. There are other environmental sources as well. Common symptoms in research studies include: fatigue, hair loss, trouble thinking, memory loss, muscle aches, headaches and inreased irritability. Please note that the largest exposure to mercury is likely from your diet and not your amalgam fillings. Most of the mercury is your blood is methylmercury. Pacific tuna accounts for about 40% of total human exposure to methymercury. We need to educate pregnant women and limit what sources of seafood our young children are consuming. It is estimated that there will be a 50% increase in the Pacific Ocean's mercury levels by the year 2050.
Cadmium has been linked in research to breast cancer, osteoporosis, kidney disorders, dental health problems, childhood developmental delays, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. A simple screening urine test can show elevated levels. Smoking is one common source of increased exposure.
Arsenic has been in the news alot lately. Yes we can find it in our chicken, rice, shrimp and apple juice. If you buy organic, levels should be less. However, the largest source is from our water. If you have your screening urine test and arsenic is elevated, test your water. You may want to buy a filter for your drinking water. Symptoms in research that have been connected to elevated levels include: cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, squamous cell carcinoma, shingles and elevated homocysteine.
TACT Trial on the benefits of chelation therapy: TACT TRIAL
List of practitioners who are certified to perform heavy metal chelation and other resources: http://www.acam.org
Information about Phosphatidylcholine IV's: http://www.pkprotocol.com
Meyer's Cocktail IV history: http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/7/5/389.pdf
Mercury levels in fish consumers: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=12676623
Mercury policy report: http://mercurypolicy.org
Alpha Lipoic Acid and mercury: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=toxicol+appl+pharmacol+1992%3A+114%3A88-96
Mercury and Glutathione research: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Hepatology+1995%3B+22%3A1469-73
CDC Feb 2015 report on human exposure to environmental chemicals: http://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/pdf/FourthReport_UpdatedTables_Feb2015.pdf
FDA list of mercury in fish: http://www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/metals/ucm115644.htm
The ocean, tuna and mercury: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/117-a345/