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"The healing techniques I shared are ultimately what worked for me."

-Dr. Aristotle Economou

I've been in private practice for over 25 yrs and I personally experienced the dangerous and life threatening effects of toxic heavy metals in 2006.

I was full of life, exercising daily, playing tennis, basketball, running, and many other activities. In only a matter of a few months, I became completely paralyzed and was confined to an electric wheelchair. Heavy metals not only devastated my professional and personal life but also destroyed the nerves and muscles throughout my body.

I ended up in the intensive care unit and in the hospital for 72 days. I required 24/7 care and could only move my eyes with slight movements at the wrists. I was hand-fed which took almost 2 hours per meal due to the challenges of chewing and swallowing food. I needed 100% help going to the bathroom and being lifted from the bed into the electric wheelchair. ( you can read my book about this experience and what I did: Change The Way You Heal. )

Through trial and error, combined with my background in integrative medicine and the help of colleagues, I discovered a targeted and effective method to heal and detoxify which resulted in my ability to walk again. It was not just one way but a blend of eastern and western healing techniques.

Today, I consult those seriously looking to detoxify from heavy metals.  My program begins with thorough laboratory testing of the biochemistry of your body. It's crucial to see how your ability to detoxify is functioning before beginning any heavy metal detoxification program. I see many people avoid this important and it is very dangerous to do so. If the proper protocol is not taken then a person may continue to suffer from chronic illness and are unable to overcome their health problem. This is then followed by a custom program that integrates a gentle, safe, and effective way to detox those toxic metals while supporting and strengthening your body.

Air, food and water are loaded with toxins found in our homes, office and outdoors. Its difficult to avoid them. Not just heavy metals but a multitude of other chemicals. This exposure results in a variety of diseases and health problems.

Conditions that don't seem to heal are generally associated with the presence of heavy metals. Some are minor problems while others are major. Examples include; fatigue, migraines, digestive issues, pain, allergies to other health problems such as cardiovascular issues, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer. Heavy metals are difficult to avoid.  The presence of metals in the environment such as mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium can have disastrous consequences for many of your organs including your liver, kidneys, muscles and nerves to name a few.
There are a variety of solutions to eliminate the metals from your body. The program I teach is the one that worked for me. It brought me from total paralysis to walking and enjoying my life again.  The approach to heavy metal detoxification is not a "one size fits all" as I have seen in many other programs.

To find out more about Heavy Metal Detoxification or our per-pregnancy detox program, make an appointment with Dr. Aristotle Economou of The Beverly Hills Wellness Clinic. Telephone consultations are also available.


Where do heavy metals come from?*

Our bodies have become virtual dumping grounds for hundreds of thousands of toxic compounds that invade our air, water and even the soil in which our
food grows.

Today more than 77,000 chemicals are in active production in this country, and more than 3,000 chemicals are in our food supply.

The EPA estimates that our bodies cannot metabolize over 20,000 of these chemicals. So what happens to them? These toxic substances are stored in fat cells throughout our bodies where they continue to accumulate. In fact, studies indicate that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our bodies.

Together, these chemicals and heavy metals create a situation of chronic toxic overload. As these toxins build up, they can cause enzyme dysfunction and
nutritional deficiencies, create hormonal imbalances, damage brain chemistry, and can even lead to cancer and other debilitating chronic

Heavy metals can damage what parts of the body?*

-Lungs -Muscular system -Central nervous system -Cardiovascular system -Gastrointestinal system -Kidneys -Liver -Bones -Endocrine system

Where are we exposed to heavy metals?*

-Lead pipes, and foods grown in lead contaminated soil. -Aluminum pots or pans. -Aluminum in deodorants. -Arsenic Pesticides, herbicides. -Eating contaminated fish or shellfish containing mercury. -Treated wood (including some saunas). -Breathing polluted air. -Release of mercury vapors from dental amalgams. -Cadmium exposure from brake pads, auto exhaust, tobacco smoke. -Contact with household products

Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity*

Heavy metal toxicity may look a lot like symptoms of other ailments, and thus it may not be immediately considered as the cause.
Symptoms include:
: Brain fog
: Infertility, especially abnormal sperm tests
: Weight gain or abdominal pain
: Central nervous system dysfunction
: Heart problems
: Anemia
: Systemic pain / general discomfort
: Persistent sadness / loss of interest in life
: Headaches
: Digestive problems : Tremors
: Muscle and joint pain
: Night sweats
: Fatigue
: Nervousness / feelings of instability
: Cold hands and feet
: Inability to lose or gain weight
: Allergies
: Dark circles under the eyes : Rashes
: Brain fog / poor concentration
: Chemical sensitivity
: Candida
: Low body temperature

How do you know if heavy metals are in my body?*

Dr. Aristotle evaluates your medical history and does a thorough analysis of your biochemistry through laboratory analysis.

What treatment is available?*

Keeping your mineral levels and detox pathways healthy is important. Based on your unique situation, Dr. Aristotle provides customized programs to help detoxify your system. He may suggest a detailed biochemistry analysis. One example is you may be asked to replace your amalgam fillings or depending on your level of toxicity you could be asked to decrease your consumption of fish until your mercury levels are balanced.

Which heavy metals are common?*

Heavy metals are persistent in the environment and have documented potential for serious health consequences. The most common are mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic and cadmium.

Are Heavy Metal detox consultations available?*

Yes. Please call our office to schedule a one-on-one consultation.