Toxins are ubiquitous. The unfortunate truth is if your eat food, drink water and breathe air, you’re toxic. A recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals: the following toxicants were found in the blood or urine of over 95% of the representative samples of Americans taken:
- PCBs – (polychlorinated biphenyls
- BPA – Bisphenol – A)
- Phthalate metabolites
- PBDE – flame retardants
- PFOA – Perflourinated compounds
Did you know that nearly 1 in 3* Americans have Thyroid Disease? *This includes thyroid cancer, postpartum thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, thyroid hormone resistance, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and thyroid nodules. And this is a conservative estimate! Hashimoto’s antibodies are present in up to 27% of the population alone, while thyroid nodules affect as many as 50% of our population.
Certain toxicants have been identified which directly correlate to the development of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis.
The Hashimoto’s Toxicity Testing identifies the level of these particular toxicants in the body and includes three (3) specific tests:
1.Nutrient & Toxic Elements – This Comprehensive Urine Profile (8 hour) measures urinary excretion of nutrient elements and toxic metals, including “classic” toxics such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. This is an ideal test for patients suspected of toxic element exposure as well as potential nutrient mineral wasting.
2.Glyphosate – This first morning urine test measures the glyphosate levels in the body. Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide. It is a broad-spectrum herbicide that is used in more than 700 different products for agriculture and forestry to home use. Usage of glyphosate has since amplified, after the introduction of genetically modified (GMO) glyphosate-resistant crops.
3.Toxic Effects CORE Profile – This Serum/Whole Blood/Urine* profile evaluates exposures to the six most common classes of toxic chemicals that are widespread in the environment and – within each class – the measurement of the individual compounds that are most frequently found to be problematic. This comprehensive screening profile for Toxic Body Burden allows the clinician to customize therapeutic interventions and efficiently modify therapies as toxicity levels respond.
*This test requires a blood draw and can be processed at your local blood draw patient service center. You may incur an additional blood draw/processing fee.