Creating a healthy centre
Have you heard of a DMPS challenge? Well I certainly hadn’t before I met the holistic MD Fi (Rufina) Lam. I had heard of checking heavy metals from hair analysis tests, but this one was new to me.
Many health conditions are linked to elevated heavy metals in the body where tissues become inflamed and acidified from a consequent increase in free radicals and oxidative stress.
What I have discovered to date (and I invite you to research yourself also) is that there are various ways of checking heavy metals in your body. Hair analysis as stated, is one, and yet a problem with this approach is that if you have poor detoxification pathways (which may often be the case for people suffering heavy metal toxicity) then levels may be quite low or absent in this test despite the possibility of high levels stored in the body.
Then there is a test that can be done on serum, so looking at levels in the blood. These show what is circulating in the blood, but don’t give you an accurate idea of what is stored in the body either.
The last one I have now been exposed to is conducted via a urine tests done pre and post what is called ‘provocation’. So the first sample shows what is circulating in the body, and the second sample, after the provocation, shows stored levels in the body. There are a number of different agents that provoke a response, called chelators. The chelator (in my case DMPS) is given intravenously and binds to heavy metals in the body, which are then excreted in the urine and can be measured. Some people have reported side effects from such chelators. I for my part noticed nothing unusual during and after use.
I have been working on a health condition with Dr Fi over the last 6 months or so and hope to be sharing such work I have undertaken with her or her own articles in future issues. She is a rare find with additional qualifications in acupuncture, nutrition and homeopathy to name a few. She is a doctor who will travel the distance with you to discover root causes of imbalance. I have included below the Valla Beach Health Centre Logo with their explanation which I think gives you real insight into the foundations of this practice (the Gumbaynggir people are indigenous to where we live also). Do have a look at her website for a full bio and more detailed information www.vallabeachhealth.com