Are you exhausted, achy, bloated and constantly fighting off headaches or infections? You may be carrying an overload of free radicals – the leading cause of diabetes, artherosclerosis, and other common age-related conditions.
Free radicals are single-electron molecules looking for a pair – and in the process, damaging your DNA. This damage is often caused by heavy metals found in your food or environment.
If you: smoke or experience second hand smoke symptoms; drink from municipal water fountains; have mercury fillings in your teeth; eat contaminated foods; have lead-based paint in your home; or can create a chemical hazards list of solvents, cosmetic sprays and cleaning products you use at home or work, you may be struggling with heavy metal toxicity.
Dr. Borenstein has been removing these metals for decades with clinically validated, FDA approved intravenous Chelation Therapy.
By delivering EDTA (ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) intravenously he will enable this essential amino acid to bind with heavy metals like iron, lead, and calcium in your bloodstream, then flush them out via urine.
EDTA is not just a recent trend – it was first used in 1948 to treat lead toxicity. By addressing free radical damage, chelation therapy may not only resolve your heavy metal toxicity – it may regulate calcium and cholesterol metabolism, while reducing arteriosclerosis to potentially prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Dr. Borenstein understands the complexities of heavy metal toxicity, so he never rushes diagnostics or treatments. This functional medicine specialist will take his time to discover the root cause of your symptoms, before delivering Chelation Therapy in custom doses until you’ve recovered your energy and revived your whole health.
Noxious heavy metals – like lead, mercury, cadmium, and aluminum – can take various paths into your body, and their effects will vary depending on your age, genetics, general health, diet and environmental factors.
That said, these are some of the most common heavy metal symptoms Dr. Borenstein has resolved for hundreds of patients:
Besides general heavy metal detoxing, Dr. Borenstein has helped hundreds of patients address the root cause of, and mitigate the symptoms of:
Because heavy metals are not evenly distributed or uniformly excreted by your body, they require different forms of testing.
For example, methylmercury – an organic highly toxic form of mercury found in fish – can be detected in the blood but not in urine. Lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic, on the other hand, are easily detected with a urine test.
Dr. Borenstein may need to perform one or more of these diagnostic tests:
blood testing: metal levels will be high for about a week after major exposure, but then only about 1-5% of the total body burden will appear in the blood; thousands of small exposures may not show up in the blood;
hair testing: levels of heavy metals will be high in the hair for a few weeks after a major exposure, but after that, levels will be limited to your detoxification ability
urine testing: you will take a metal-chelating agent (like DMSA, DMPS, or EDTA) then collect your urine for six hours; the chelating agent pulls metals out of your tissues so they can exit in your urine; provides an accurate metal burden diagnosis
During your IV session you’ll be comfortably seated, and will be able to eat, drink, or even use your phone. The Manhattan Integrative Medicine IV suite is full of comfortable pillows, electrical outlets and plenty of high quality water. Each session lasts approximately 1 hour, depending on your tolerance – the heavier your toxic load, the longer the treatment may take.
Most patients tolerate Chelation Therapy very well, however you may experience some fatigue after expelling heavy metals. Dr. Borenstein may prescribe multi-minerals for you to take between therapies, to replenish essential minerals you may have lost as well.
Dr. Borenstein will customize a protocol to address your unique toxicity levels, and is highly experienced at preventing potential contraindications with any other medication you may be taking. Chelation therapy can be used in conjunction with some medications and vitamin supplements.
Dr. Borenstein recommends IV Chelation Therapy once or twice a week for at least 12 weeks. You should get retested no sooner than 3 months after your session so as to allow your body to get back into balance.
No more need to google “chelation therapy near me” – you’ve already found Manhattan’s top chelation therapy specialist. Dr. Borenstein is not just jumping on a trend – he’s been resolving heavy metal toxicity for decades with stellar results. Call Manhattan Integrative Medicine to schedule a consultation at (212) 262-2412 or contact us here.