Dr. Valerie Nelson​

Board Certified Natural Integrative Doctor

Heavy Metal Toxicity

I started seeing Dr. Nelson after being diagnosed in January 2012 with heavy metal poisoning. Arsenic, lead, and cadmium were found in my blood which caused a variety of neuromuscular deficits – tremors, loss of balance, anxiety, insomnia, and foggy thinking. I am currently seeing a MD who ordered IV chelation therapy, which draws the metals out of my body. I have always believed in natural medicine. In fact, for the past 20+ years I had been seeing an herbalist who had put me on an oral heavy metal detoxification supplement. The oral detox I was taking apparently was not strong enough to draw the metals out of my system. Due to the symptoms I am experiencing, I have been unable to work and have had difficulty with activities of daily living.   

My anxiety worsened as I continued taking the supplements and the detox program I had previously been on. I was frustrated because I did not see any progress in my condition while receiving the IV chelation. I started to search for information on heavy metal poisoning, which I found to be alarming. I ordered some additional supplements to take on my own; however, they seemed to upset my gastrointestinal tract. I was taking so many supplements and needed some direction. A friend referred me to Dr. Nelson's website. I began to pray for direction from God. I kept repeating Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I believe I was led to Dr. Nelson as an additional professional to help the healing process begin. Having been off work for several months has left my husband and I in a financial bind. Knowing that Dr. Nelson's program is not covered by insurance did not affect my decision to see her. I NEEDED some additional help. I NEEDED to get better. I am 51 years old, and until this diagnosis I was walking our two dogs every day.

My husband and I initially went for a 30 minute footbath. We could not believe the toxins which were drawn from our bodies and how well we slept that night. I made an appointment with Dr. Nelson 3 weeks ago from today. Within the first week after being on her program, I was able to go to the park and walk with my walking stick. At first, it was not easy, but I kept reciting my favorite Bible verse. After 3 weeks on Dr. Nelson’s program, I can now leave my stick behind. Friends & family have told me my complexion looks so clear. I have been told by many that they can hear in my voice that I sound much calmer when they talk to me on the phone. I have noticed a difference in my emotions. I’m calmer and more peaceful. I started to sleep better, my bowel elimination improved, my nervousness continues to improve, and I am able to do some of the things around my home I was unable to do. I now am able to drive myself to physical therapy once a week and continue to learn exercises to regain my strength and stamina. I receive a footbath every week and can tell how important these are to my continued healing process. 

Dr. Nelson and her staff are excellent professionals to work with. They are quick to respond to any question or concern I may have or if it’s just to schedule a visit. Having email access has made communication with their office so convenient. I know I have to be patient with my healing and allow the supplements time to support this process. I know “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” because he gave me Dr. Valerie Nelson. *

May God Bless You in your healing journey!

Marina, Pittsburgh, PA