Heavy Metals And Health: The Untold Story

Episode 43 48m


We live in an environment steeped in chemicals that our bodies were not designed to process. When it comes to toxins one plus one does not equal two. There is a compounded effect. Chronic toxicity can wreak havoc on our health and result in symptoms ranging from fatigue to sleep and skin issues. It can also be related to autoimmune issues, diabetes, hypertension, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism, and many other conditions. Unfortunately, conventional medicine rarely examines the role of toxic load when it comes to treating these conditions. ⁣

In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to assessing a patient's toxic load and supporting the body to detoxify and reduce high levels of heavy metals. They also share their personal experiences treating patients in this area.⁣

Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.⁣

In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:⁣

  • How heavy metals affect the immune system, gut health, chronic disease, and more⁣
  • Concerns over metal dental fillings⁣
  • Testing heavy metal levels ⁣
  • Lead exposure in our environment⁣
  • Optimizing your detoxification system with food⁣
  • Patients cases they have treated⁣
  • Heavy metal chelator treatment⁣


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Dr. Elizabeth Boham: We know there's a connection with lead and other heavy metals and hypertension, cardio vascular disease, digestive issues, and the immune system, which I think is so fascinating. Dr. Mark Hyman: Welcome to the Doctor's Farmacy. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman. That's Farmacy with an F, F-A-R-M-A-C-Y. Today, we're having a special episode of The Doctor's Farmacy called House Call with my colleague and friend, Dr. Elizabeth Boham, the medical director at the UltraWellness Center. She's on the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medical. She teaches physicians and providers all over the world about how to implement what we're doing here at the UltraWellness Center. She is just an awesome human being, and as what every doctor should, an MD, who's got a specialty in nutrition and..

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Ep. 43 - Heavy Metals And Health: The Untold Story