Are Heavy Metal Tests Accurate for Menopausal Women?

Dr Christopher Shade

Chris Shade has a PhD in environmental science. He is the founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific®, specializes in the biological, environmental, and analytical chemistry of mercury in all its forms. He has patented a mercury speciation diagnostic process to analyze human toxicity and founded the only clinical lab in the world that gives a mercury speciation analysis. This means that they can determine where mercury toxicity may be coming from. 

Dr. Shade goes way beyond what most humans do and has designed cutting edge systems of nutraceuticals for detoxification and antioxidant protection, including advanced phospholipid delivery systems for both water- and fat-soluble compounds. If this just went over your head, don’t worry, he explains it all. He’s a scientist, and created a technology that increases the bioavailability of supplements and protocols which make them way more effective.Dr. Shade is in high demand all over the world to speak on the topics of mercury, environmental toxicities, neuroinflammation, immune dysregulation, and the human detoxification system. He has helped corporate executives, professional athletes, celebrities, children with autism, patients with chronic immune disorders and now women in menopause. He is passionate about changing the way the medical industry delivers care and helping us really understand health and our own bodies.

Today we talk about heavy metal toxicity and what we can do about it. 

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