Heavy Metal Exposure and the Basics of Chelation Chemistry


Kurt Woeller, DO


Heavy metal exposure comes from many sources environmentally. All of us are exposed to various metals whether it’s from food, water, or air, and the bioaccumulation of these metals can lead to health challenges. It is well-known that there are certain metals like aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury that carry high toxicity potential and various metal binders can be used to assist in their removal from tissue spaces through the process of heavy metal detoxification, aka chelation. The focus of this lecture by Kurt N. Woeller, DO of Integrative Medicine Academy is to discuss certain metal exposures and the chemistry behind their chelation and why certain detoxifying agents are preferable over others.

Kurt Woeller DO

About the Author

Kurt Woeller, DO

Kurt N. Woeller, DO has been an integrative medicine physician and biomedical Autism specialist for over 20+ years. He is an author of several health books including Autism – The Road To Recovery, Methyl-B12 Therapy For Autism, Methyl-B12 for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, and 5 Things You MUST Do Right Now To Help With Your Rheumatoid Arthritis. He is an international speaker, educator, and practicing clinician offering specialized interventions for individuals with complex medical conditions. His health consulting practice for Autism alone is multinational with families from various countries. Dr. Woeller serves as a clinical and lab consult for Functional Medicine Clinical Rounds, as well as provides educational seminars for Mosaic Diagnostics (formerly Great Plains Laboratory). He is co-founder of Integrative Medicine Academy (www.IntegrativeMedicineAcademy.com), which is an online training academy for health practitioners learning integrative medicine.