Dato’ Steve Yap
Masters’ in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine (USF Med Sch);
Advanced Fellow, Anti-Aging Regenerative Functional Medicine (USA);
Fellow, Integrative Cancer Therapies (USA);
Nutritional Therapy Council Certified Practitioner (UK);
President, Federation of Complementary & Natural Medical Associations M’sia;
Complementary Medicine Director, DSY Wellness Longevity Center (www.dsywellness.com).
It’s estimated that from birth till age 50, we would have ‘consumed’ up to two tons of toxic wastes from our food, water, beverages, medications, and environmental pollution. Since we’re constantly being exposed to toxic metals and chemicals, we may never be able to remove all toxins from our blood and body tissues. Water-based toxins may be removed through our kidneys and skin. In women, monthly menstruation cycle also helps in detoxification. However, most heavy metals are trapped in body adipose (fats) tissues and difficult to remove. Being bio-accumulative, these metals present in blood of an expecting mother could be passed on to her fetus through its placenta. Heavy metals have been linked to higher incidence of autism, attention deficit disorder, and mental retardation in children (Drum 2009).