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Study on toxic load and its effect on human health

Announcement and excerpt from the study ‘Innovative approaches in diagnosing and cleansing of environmental toxicity’ that will be published by Dr. med. Ralf Oettmeier, chief physician and medical director of Alpstein Clinic in Gais, Switzerland in the following months.

In a study involving 50 patients, Dr. med. Ralf Oettmeier (Alpstein Clinic, Gais, CH) will present his results regarding the toxic load of patients, the link between toxic load and diseases and strategies for detoxification. In an excerpt, Dr. med. Ralf Oettmeier reports this link for three exemplary patient cases:

  • Case 1: Patient with chronic weakness, skin eczema, recurrent infections, depression and hormonal imbalances
  • Case 2: Patient with chronic fatigue due to numerous plastic fillings and some ceramic crowns
  • Case 3: Patient suffering from a severe chronic fatigue and neuropathy

With regard to the study ‚Innovative approaches in diagnosing and cleansing of environmental toxicity’ the IGL Laboratory was entrusted with the testing of samples for the presence of contaminants (toxins) before and during therapy. Our standard analysis the iEC ‚intracellular Electrical Capacity‘ method was used for this, which is a microchip based technology for the intracellular detection of contaminants in lymphocytes. With the iEC examination we can determine the level of more than 900 substances (toxins) from 23 substance groups at the moment (https://www.igl-labor.de/en/service/online-services/iec-selection-tool). iEC is a very flexible detection method to which we continuously add new substances or entire substance groups. It evolved to the gold standard in intracellular measurements.

In his study, Dr. med. Ralf Oettmeier addresses a still underestimated topic in medicine that we at the IGL Laboratory also focus on – the accumulation of toxins in the body and the resulting diseases. Due to our epigenetic research approach that we have been following for many years, we have seen the relevance of contaminants (toxins) and their epigenetic effects on health. Especially due to the continuous increase of contaminants in the environment that we are exposed to in different ways every day, the examination of the level of contaminants in our body is an increasingly important tool for the medicine of the 21st century. An increased exposure to contaminants (also low dose) and an insufficient detoxification activity of detoxification enzymes can lead to an increased accumulation of toxins in our body and cells. These toxins can impair various cellular processes and thus can cause a variety of diseases. Examples include cancer, chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, allergies and the chronic fatigue syndrome. The iEC method enables the measurement of the intracellular quality and quantity of toxins in lymphocytes and thus the examination of a potential toxic load (also at an early stage). On that basis different therapy options for detoxification and increasing the detoxification efficiency of the body are available to initiate an appropriate therapy that in turn can be monitored by our laboratory.

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